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Events

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Sat. Nov. 4

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

7am-10pm Sat. Nov. 4

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

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 4

DIY: Winter Medicinals

Create your own winter medicine cabinet in this hands on class. Make elderberry syrub, winter tea or tincture, and fire cider with herbs to take home.

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

Cost: $50

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 4

Flynn Fall Market & Craft Show

An our annual fall market and craft sale. The Flynn PTA is hosting a wide variety of vendors and artists with "cash and carry" goods as well as concessions and prize drawings. This event is for all ages and is open to the community.

Flynn Elementary School
1430 Lee St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Nov. 4

2nd Annual Eau Claire Global Market

This event will feature fair trade handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing and coffee, all created by artisans from around the world in support of solutions to global problems.

First Congregational UCC
310 Broadway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:15am-2pm Sat. Nov. 4

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a certification in Adult CPR/AED and Infant CPR…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $70, Community: $95

Age: Ages 15+

10am-noon Sat. Nov. 4

The Science of the Bodily Functions: Gross-ology!

Visit CMEC for a morning devoted to gross science as we dive into the ickiest parts of the human body and learn why they’re actually important for keeping us healthy. Activities include booger slime, blood biology, big lungs,…

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Nov. 4

DeLong Middle School FUSE PopUp

Select DeLong Middle School students and young entrepreneurs that competed in the FUSE Challenge are welcomed to Red's Mercantile to sell their wares.

Red's Mercantile
224 N Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10-10:45am Sat. Nov. 4

Youth Art Workshops

Topics include Sculpey Mini Sculptures, Mosaic Masterpieces, Canvas Painting Party, Pop Art, Music Mania, Silly Science, and more.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 for residents, $18 for non-residents

Age: Ages 5-7

10-11am Sat. Nov. 4

Black Bears Of Wisconsin

Dave Schmitt of Haycreek Outfitters, BCR Volunteer and nature-lover, will present a fun and informative program on black bears of Wisconsin suitable for elementary age to adult learners.

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

Cost: FREE (Register by 11/2)

Age: Ages 5+

10:15am Sat. Nov. 4

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:30-11am Sat. Nov. 4

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Come to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and hear all kinds of stories about the constellations in tonight's sky! Shows start…

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Nov. 4

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Come to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and hear all kinds of stories about the constellations in tonight's sky! Shows start…

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-2pm Sat. Nov. 4

Cardinal Appears Wall Art Class

Create this beautiful piece of art work for your home, or a gift for someone. Instruction through the process of creating this inspirational piece of art work. All materials and supplies needed for you to create your wall art piece.

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

Cost: $45 (Sigh up online)

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Nov. 4

Pop up at Bomb Taco featuring Fontinalis

Fontinalis is inspired by fly fishing and cooking over natural wood riverside. Serving market driven, lake region food. Menu items include, Fried Lake Trout sandwich with dill aioli and pickled chilis. Charred Brat with braised kale, pickled…

Bomb Taco
504 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

noon-5pm Sat. Nov. 4

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-10pm Sat. Nov. 4

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+

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 4

ARTmobile

Drop-in and make art with the ARTmobile. All projects are free, open to the public, and designed for all-ages.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sat. Nov. 4

Lantern Making Workshop

Create your own paper lantern that can be used in Eau Claire's New Year's Eve Lantern Parade in Downtown Eau Claire. See for details. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art, and you take your lantern home at the end of the…

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

Cost: $15

1:30pm Sat. Nov. 4

ECCT Presents: "The Boxcar Children"

"One night, under a full moon, four orphaned children set out on their own and turned an abandoned boxcar into their home." In this heartwarming story, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny discover the perils of life on the run and joys of…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $14 Adults/Seniors, $8 Youth/Students

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Nov. 4

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

3-4pm Sat. Nov. 4

Galaudet Gallery Queen Anne Mansion Tours

Experience the architecture, craftsmanship, symbolism and fine art with a Guided Tour of the main floor of this exquisite Queen Anne style building

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: $5.00

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Sat. Nov. 4

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

6-8pm Sat. Nov. 4

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

6-10pm Sat. Nov. 4

10th Annual Country Inn C.A.R.E.S.

This year, the Country Inn of Chippewa Falls sponsors the Chippewa County Humane Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization serving Chippewa and the surrounding counties. The theme this year will be "Pretty in Pink: An 80s Prom" with…

Loopy's Grill and Saloon
10691 Business 29
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. Nov. 4

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

7-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 4

Salsa del Soul

Enjoy some of the best Latin American music entertainment around. Some of the finest talent in the Twin Cities Latin music scene will bring you to your feet. For easy online ticketing, visit their website.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door (until Sold Out)

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Sat. Nov. 4

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: Suites for Your Sweet

Concert of Romantic music. Ralph Vaughan Williams "Chaterhouse Suite", "Oboe Concerto", Gustav Holst's "St. Paul Suite", Leos Janacek's "Idyll Suite." Steven Maijala Oboist.

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Student $9, Senior $20, Adult $23

Age: 10+

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