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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Nov. 7

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

9am-2:30pm Tue. Nov. 7

Chippewa Valley School Journalism Association

CVSJA works to promote communication and journalism to area high school students and has been active for the past 60 years.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

9:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 7

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-7pm Tue. Nov. 7

Veterans Day Card Making

Come to Picture This to make a thank you card for a local veteran to show your appreciation for their service.

Picture This
6021 Arndt Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Tue. Nov. 7

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

10am-5pm Tue. Nov. 7

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

10-10:30am Tue. Nov. 7

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

10:15am Tue. Nov. 7

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

10:30-11am Tue. Nov. 7

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

10:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 7

Tiny Scientists - Test Kitchen

During the Test Kitchen you and your little one(s) will use the 5 senses to explore the textures, tastes, colors, smells and sounds of food and find out what awesome things you can create and eat. No class Nov. 21.

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

Cost: $60

Age: Ages 2-5

10:30-10:50am Tue. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

Super Small Science: Making a Spectroscope

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This program is free with Museum membership or admission and is for kids ages 2-5 with parent or caregiver. This week's activity is making a…

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

3:45-5pm Tue. Nov. 7

Teen Minecraft Club

Six laptops are available, but players are encouraged to bring their own laptops, if possible. The library has 1 Minecraft account that may be shared amongst players. If you do not have your own Minecraft Club Account, please be prepared to…

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

5:15-5:45pm Tue. Nov. 7

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

5:30-9:30pm Tue. Nov. 7

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $185, Community: $225

Age: Ages 16+

6-9pm Tue. Nov. 7

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

6-8pm Tue. Nov. 7

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

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Nov. 7

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

6:30pm Tue. Nov. 7

Teen Litwits Book Club

A new book club just for teens. Talk about books you love (or hate) without fear of non-readers getting you down. Snacks will be served. Registration is required. To register, log on to the Teen Page of the library's website or call Youth…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30-7pm Tue. Nov. 7

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

6:30-9pm Tue. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

Live Music: Robin Mink and Betsy Harris

Recent Nashville import, Robin Mink, reunites with Nashville duo partner Betsy Harris for a performance. Original electric, acoustic, folk, Americana. Mink's guitar fills blend with Harris' unique style for a sound unlike anything you've ever…

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Nov. 7

Branson Country Christmas: Ozark Jubilee

Features an all star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. This year the Ozark Jubilee presents the Branson Classic Country Christmas. Salutes the music of the great legends of country music in the first half of the show as well as a tribute…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25-30 (Tickets subject to change.)

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Nov. 7

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+

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