Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/12/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Oct. 12

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

8:45-9:35am Thu. Oct. 12

Little Language Lab

Toddlers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations. Suggestions and techniques will be…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-2

9-11:30am Thu. Oct. 12

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

9:30am Thu. Oct. 12

Stand In The Light Choir Rehearsals

A choir for people in the early to mid stages of memory loss and their singing partners and volunteers to come together and share their love of music. Rehearsals are 90 minutes starting at 9:30 with social time, snacks and singing. No…

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1120 Cedar St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25/couple; Scholarships available

Age: People with memory loss

9:30-11:30am Thu. Oct. 12

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages Birth to age 5

9:50-10:40am Thu. Oct. 12

Little Language Lab

Toddlers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations. Suggestions and techniques will be…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-2

10-10:30am Thu. Oct. 12

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Oct. 12

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

10-10:30am Thu. Oct. 12

Mini Makers: Simple Machine Build!

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. The project this week is building a winch.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

10:45-11:15am Thu. Oct. 12

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

11am-noon Thu. Oct. 12

ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3 yrs

noon-6pm Thu. Oct. 12

Raid, Ouimette, Wyman: Visiting Artists at 200 Main Gallery

Retired Art Professor, Tiit Raid shares his brilliant paintings, Art teacher, George Ouimette has unique ceramic hand-built pieces and Keith Wyman shares his one-of-a-kind benches, tables and other pieces, with integrated concrete, steel and…

200 Main - Gallery & Studios
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

noon-8pm Thu. Oct. 12

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

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 12

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

4-6pm Thu. Oct. 12

Family Maker Night!

Is your Halloween costume missing that magical touch? Come for our Family Maker Night, where we'll be sewing, gluing and creating all kids of pieces to bring your little wizards' and witches' garb to life.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

5-7pm Thu. Oct. 12

Language Exchange: Habla en la Cabra

Practice your second language with us, English or Spanish. We sip coffee and help each other practice conversational English and Spanish. Bring the family, all levels and ages are welcome. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa…

The Goat Coffee House
336 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Oct. 12

Run With the Cops 5K for Special Olympics

Join dozens of law enforcement officers for this 5k to benefit local Special Olympics athletes. Do you have what it takes to outrun the cops? Will there be “jail time” if you lose to a cop? This unique evening glow run follows a 5k run…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Thu. Oct. 12

Shake the Sugar Detox

Gain incredible health benefits- Lose those stubborn pounds, Gain Energy, Have Clearer More Radiant Skin, Improve Brain Function, Balance Hormones, Resolve Mysterious Chronic Illnesses, Beat the Bloat. Gain valuable education from a…

Heidi Toy Functional Medicine / Educated Nutrition
2115 East Clairemont Avenue Suite 4B-1
Eau Claire

Cost: $139 for 5 week course

Age: 16+

5:30-6:20pm Thu. Oct. 12

Dance Buffet

An introduction to dance. They will be taught basic ballet and jazz dance moves along with placing an emphasis on listening and following directions. Children should come prepared to learn and have a blast.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 sessions

Age: Ages 3-4

6-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 12

Bust a Move 1

Come join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. To register go online or stop by or call the Altoona Parks &…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $20/Resident of Altoona; $25/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 4-6 years old

6pm Thu. Oct. 12

Writers Read: Teen Open Mic NIght

Writers Read turns its mic over to the next generation of literary voices for a night. Students can have up to 5 minutes to read original poetry & prose. Bring your work, gather your courage, and bring your words to life in front of an…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 7-12

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 12

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 Thu. Oct. 12

3D Dabble: 3D Printing Series for Teens (Intermediate)

In this Intermediate 3D modeling course, teens will build upon the basic modeling techniques taught in the Beginning session. Presented by the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Registration and permission form required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE/Registration Required

Age: Grades 8-12

6:30-9pm Thu. Oct. 12

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

6:30-7:15pm Thu. Oct. 12

Bust a Move 2

Come join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating memories! All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Class is Thursdays, October 5 - 26. To register go online or…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $30/Resident of Altoona; $35/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 7-12 years old

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 12

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

6:30-7:20pm Thu. Oct. 12

Hip Hop & Funk Dance

Hip Hop/Funk is the next step for your darlings and adds a new funky twist to the class. They will learn dance skills associated with Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk and Modern Dance. Children should bring their positive attitudes and bright smiles.…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 sessions + Recital

Age: Ages 5-8

7-11pm Thu. Oct. 12

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House
415 S. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 12

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

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