Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/17/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Oct. 17

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

9:15-10am Tue. Oct. 17

Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 1-5 yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move. Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, group movements and obstacle courses.

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

Cost: $40, Drop in $8

Age: Ages 1-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Oct. 17

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

10am-9pm Tue. Oct. 17

5th Annual Riddle Me Readers Book Hunt

Each day of the book hunt, children K-5 can pick up a riddle at the youth services desk and hunt for the book that goes with that riddle. If they find the correct book, they can enter a prize drawing. 7 days, 7 riddles, 7 books, and 7…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Kindergarten - fifth grade

10-10:30am Tue. Oct. 17

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 Tue. Oct. 17

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 Tue. Oct. 17

L.E. Phillips Library: Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Features stories, songs, and activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 & 3 year olds

10:30-10:50am Tue. Oct. 17

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

10:45-11:15am Tue. Oct. 17

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

11-11:30am Tue. Oct. 17

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am-noon Tue. Oct. 17

Super Small Science: Body Part Representations

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This program is free with Museum membership or admission and is just for kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

noon-8pm Tue. Oct. 17

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

5:15-5:45pm Tue. Oct. 17

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Oct. 17

Photography Field Shoot

Improve your ability to take pictures through hands-on experience in the field. Bring your own camera and film, either 35mm or digital. Online registration is available online or stop by the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office to register in…

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $5/Resident of Altoona; $10/Non-Resident of Altoona

6-8pm Tue. Oct. 17

Abstract Flower Paintings with Fluid Acrylics

Learn to create abstract flower paintings with fluid acrylics This is a fun way to create colorful designs and the best part about it is that anyone can do it. Create a fabulous piece of artwork. You’ll love the abstract designs that you…

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 (materials provided)

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Tue. Oct. 17

UKE - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Oct. 17

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

6:30-7pm Tue. Oct. 17

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

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Oct. 17

Tribal Art Workshops

Create a personalized walking stick and explore Ojibwe culture and traditions with artist and Lac Courte Oreilles member Dick Mindykowski. Learn about trapping and tanning, as well as the methods used to hand-harvest the wood and other…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 small walking stick, $30 large

Age: All Ages (kids with an adult)

6:30-9pm Tue. Oct. 17

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

7-9pm Tue. Oct. 17

Open Gym Volleyball

Open gym Volleyball. Tuesday nights at Northstar Middle School. Appropriate gym shoes required.

Northstar Middle School
2711 Abbe Hill Dr.
Eau Claire

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

Age: Adults 18+

7-8:30pm Tue. Oct. 17

Fantastic Falcons

Falcons are some of the world's fastest animals. Join us for an evening program to learn more about these fascinating birds. The evening will close with a chance to meet Aurora, Beaver Creek's own educational falcon. Program is appropriate…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends FREE, Nonmembers Adults $5, Children $3

Age: Age 10 - adult

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