Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/11/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Wed. Oct. 11

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

Wed. Oct. 11

Family Open Swim & Gym

Stay active this fall and winter at family open swim and gym. Admission fee allows families to enjoy time together in the pool and/or gym. Equipment will be provided for open gym. Appropriate indoor shoes required in gym. Children 8 and under…

South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Wed. Oct. 11

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park Pavilions
Riverfront Terr.
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

10-10:30am Wed. Oct. 11

Get Up & Go: Balloon Volleyball

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard! Today's game is Balloon Volleyball. Free with Museum membership or admission.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

10-11am Wed. Oct. 11

Healthy Hands Cooking – Lil’ Sprouts at Forage

You and your little one can participate together in fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks.…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $15/class

Age: Ages 2-6

10am-5pm Wed. Oct. 11

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 Wed. Oct. 11

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. Lap rhymes, songs, stories, parachute games, bubbles and social time for parents and tummy time for babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-12 months (pre-walkers)

11am-6pm Wed. Oct. 11

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past…

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: all ages

noon-8pm Wed. Oct. 11

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

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Oct. 11

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Includes Basketball, Volleyball, T-Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football, and Track. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 11

Par-te-Rec (Specialized Recreation)

This program is for adults with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Activities include: dancing, table games, bingo, card games, theme events days, and conversation. Registration is recommended. Meets most Wednesday nights. 9/27-4/25. …

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person (Pre-Registration Recommended)

Age: Adults 18+

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 11

Haunted Schlegelmilch Escape Room and Fundraiser

Solve the puzzles inside an 1871 historic house and escape the spooky rooms before the timer hits zero. All proceeds benefit the Chippewa Valley Museum. Reservations required. No discounts or coupons.

Schlegelmilch House Museum
517 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30/person (Groups of 4-12)

Age: Age 9+

6-7pm Wed. Oct. 11

Healthy Hands Cooking – Lil’ Sprouts at Forage

You and your little one can participate together in fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks.…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $15/class

Age: Ages 2-6

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 11

Charcoal Drawing Class (DeVona Brodt)

Artist Dee Brodt will help you unlock your inner Michelangelo by introducing you to the basic tools and techniques of drawing with charcoal in this four-hour class (broken up into two classes) aimed at beginners and those with little drawing…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $55

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 11

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6:20-7:05pm Wed. Oct. 11

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Includes Basketball, Volleyball, T-Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football, and Track. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30-7:25pm Wed. Oct. 11

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 Wed. Oct. 11

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

6:30-9pm Wed. Oct. 11

Indoor Open Swim

Indoor open swim is a fun activity for all ages! Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted. Wednesdays at South Middle School 6:30-9pm. Session 1: …

South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass (1 Punch) Children 2 and under are free.

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Oct. 11

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Wed. Oct. 11

Fall 2017 Rock Band Program

This program is led by two outstanding educators and local musicians, Eric Thompson and Paul Brandt. Students will learn classic songs in a supportive environment as they work together toward a performance at the Plus on Oct. 16. Playing in a…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: Grades 7-12

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Oct. 11

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Oct. 11

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+

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