Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/09/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Mon. Oct. 9

Snake Week

Do you love slithering, slinking, sneaky snakes? Watch for opportunities to read to our friendly pet snake (don’t worry, he’s stuffed), participate in our snake scavenger hunt, craft your own snake to take home, and more.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Mon. Oct. 9

Creative Ballet Classes

Develop grace, self-esteem, creativity and stage presence in a fun ballet class which will lead to a presentation of excerpts from the Nutcracker on stage on December 21.

Cost: $120 plus $20 registration fee

Age: Ages 3-14

Mon. Oct. 9

Fall Ballet Classes

Taught by a great team of four enthusiastic teachers who love to teach ballet, lyrical, and jazz dance. Check online schedule for breakdown of schedule, pricing, and age brackets.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 5-7, 7-9, 10-14

9-11:30am Mon. Oct. 9

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

9am-noon Mon. Oct. 9

Columbus Day Play Craft & Learn

Ms. Becca will help with a fun, Columbus Day Craft and participants will learn a little about Christopher Columbus.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, Adults and Infants under 12 months Free!

Age: All Ages

9:30-10:15am Mon. Oct. 9

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Mon. Oct. 9

Hugh Mandelert Retrospective - Art and Addiction

This exhibit is a retrospective of the artwork of Hugh Mandelert, which has been generously loaned to the Heyde Center from the private collections of community members. The theme of the exhibit “Art and Addiction” serves as a catalyst…

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Mon. Oct. 9

Lap Tots Storytime

For one- and two-year-olds transitioning from baby to toddler storytime. Stories, songs, and parachute games.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 1 & 2 year olds

noon-8pm Mon. Oct. 9

Building Dreams: Art of Architecture and Invention Art Exhibit

This fall exhibit shows the art of an Eau Clairian’s patented inventions; architecturally inspired art and jewelry of our region and more creations. The gallery offers guided tours of their downtown Eau Claire 1882 Victorian Mansion as part…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Oct. 9

LEGO Club

LEGOs are provided in the library's community room for imaginative play. Creations will be displayed in the library for a month. No sign up required. Meets the second Monday of the month.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-12

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Oct. 9

"Mocha Joe and Me" Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe. Cozy up with this loveable canine and read him your favorite story. Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign up for 15 minute sessions.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12 and under

4-7pm Mon. Oct. 9

Car Seat Check

Get your child’s car seat inspected by a certified car seat technician. Car seats are checked for proper size and installation, as well as possible recalls. Learn about correct use of car seats, and ensure proper seat belt fit for older…

CVTC West Campus, Emergency Services Education Center
3623 Campus Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Oct. 9

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra

Each meeting features lesson time for beginning and advanced students as well as a rehearsal as an ensemble. New members at all levels welcome. Students who have never played ukulele before should schedule an introductory lesson before…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 drop-in, $30 3-pass punchcard, $25 one-time registration fee

5:15-5:45pm Mon. Oct. 9

Ballet Classes (Age 3-5)

Classes hosted by a team of four enthusiastic teachers who love to teach ballet, lyrical, and jazz dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per class/$20 for 5 classes/$30 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 3-5

5:15-6pm Mon. Oct. 9

Sport Tykes ABC’s

Youth can feel free to run until their heart’s content. Several activities are planned according to the letter of focus for that week. (Aa = animal walks, aim, airplanes, etc.) Children learn how to take turns, follow directions, and make…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Age 3 & 4

5:30pm Mon. Oct. 9

Prenatal Yoga at Latitude 44 Yoga Studio

This class is designed to strengthen and support your body throughout your pregnancy. Meditation, breath, and movement are used to focus on awareness and muscles that are key to a healthy pregnancy and labor. Connect with your body's innate…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in (or membership, punch-card)

6pm Mon. Oct. 9

College Goal Wisconsin

Receive free on-site assistance completing your FAFSA. The FAFSA is the form students need to complete each year to be considered for grants and loans to help pay for college. Check the provided website for a list of what materials to bring…

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

6:05-6:50pm Mon. Oct. 9

Sport Tykes Soccer

Come join in the fun and learn skills specific to dribbling, kicking, and blocking the ball. Children will get a chance to participate with others along with learning the basic rules of the game in a group setting. (Shin guards are…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30-7:25pm Mon. Oct. 9

Water Fitness

Indoor deep or shallow water fitness class. Pre-registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome if spots available and must use the City Pass for admission. The program will be 2 punches per time. Session #1 Runs: Sept. 18 - Oct 25.

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: Pre-Register, or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: 16+

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Oct. 9

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-$35 depending on the class

7-9pm Mon. Oct. 9

The Blue Eyed Blondes

It won’t be your usual Columbus Day when you spend it with Swedish emigrants Lina Lonnberg and Kristoffer Emanuelsson, The Blue Eyed Blondes. These “rascally youngsters from the countryside” will entertain you with their own brand of…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: Free will donations

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire