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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Thu. Nov. 2

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

9:15-10:05am Thu. Nov. 2

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

9:30am Thu. Nov. 2

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. Nov. 2

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

10-10:30am Thu. Nov. 2

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

10-10:30am Thu. Nov. 2

Mini Makers: Straw Roller Coasters

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's project is building straw roller coasters.

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Nov. 2

Valley Art Association – Annual Member Exhibit/Show

No cost for admission to the exhibit. There will be artwork available for sale. The theme of the exhibit is "Happy Accidents,"  which is defined as focusing on art planned one way and for some reason the finished piece was different than…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 2

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. No class Nov. 23.

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

10:45-11:15am Thu. Nov. 2

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

noon-6pm Thu. Nov. 2

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

1-3pm Thu. Nov. 2

Wildlands School: The Science of Project Based Learning

Explore the science of project-based learning at the Wildlands School at Beaver Creek Reserve located in Fall Creek, WI.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Contact for admission information

3-9pm Thu. Nov. 2

Wisconsin Honey Producers Association Fall Conference

Ross Conrad; Author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Agriculture; David Tarpy, Honey Bee Biology; and Dr. Marla Spivak of the U of M bee lab. Young commercial beekeepers panel, honey show, Queen's auction, Kids & bees expo…

Holiday Inn South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $60, Spouse $20, Child 12-18 $20; Non-Member $70, Spouse $30, Child 12-18 $30; Fri Lunch $15; Sat Banquet $30

Age: All ages

4-7:30pm Thu. Nov. 2

All You Can Eat Chicken Dinner

Join the Westgate Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of the month. A salad bar and dessert are included. Drink specials will be available each night. Reservations accepted but not required. Call or e-mail for more information.

Westgate Sportsman Club
4909 Sportsman Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for senior, student & military, $6 for kids (6-12), FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Nov. 2

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-7pm Thu. Nov. 2

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

5:30-7pm Thu. Nov. 2

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+

6-8pm Thu. Nov. 2

Artist Reception for Valley Art Association – Annual Member Exhibit/Show

No cost for admission to the exhibit. There will be artwork available for sale. The theme of the exhibit is "Happy Accidents,"  which is defined as focusing on art planned one way and for some reason the finished piece was different than…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Nov. 2

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. Nov. 2

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

In this special inventor's workshop, teens will look at how to 3D design special interlocking components. This class builds upon the Beginning and Intermediate 3D Dabble sessions. 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. Nov. 2

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

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 2

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: $10-40

Age: All Ages

8:30-10:30pm Thu. Nov. 2

The Maine

The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona. The band expanded their musical realm into production which resulted in their fourth EP, the self-recorded and produced, "Imaginary Numbers" in 2013. They are on their world tour.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, Great Hall
302 10th Ave E
Menomonie

Cost: $15 GA, $10 pre-sale

Age: All Ages

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