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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Thu. Nov. 9

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Thu. Nov. 9

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. 9

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. 9

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. 9

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 Thu. Nov. 9

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 Thu. Nov. 9

Mini Makers: Den Dioramas

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's project is creating den dioramas.

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. 9

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 Thu. Nov. 9

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 9

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. 9

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. 9

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

4-6pm Thu. Nov. 9

Family Maker Night: Paper Mache

Dip into your creative side with a Family Maker Night featuring papier-mâché. They'll provide all the tools and supplies. You bring your imagination. Free for the whole family with Museum membership or admission.

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

Cost: FREE with membership and Admission

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Nov. 9

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

5:30-9:30pm Thu. Nov. 9

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+

6-8pm Thu. Nov. 9

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

6-7pm Thu. Nov. 9

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

6-8pm Thu. Nov. 9

Taste of the North - Food as Art

Two floors of incredible food, drink and enjoying the company of friends. Many of the Chippewa Valley’s best culinary artisans come out to share their skills and talents all the while raising money for the Heyde Center. The funds raised…

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

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

6:15pm Thu. Nov. 9

Menomonie Moose Lodge Bingo

Regular and Progressive Bingo. Doors open at 6:15. Game starts at 7pm. Hot and cold Lunch served.

Menomonie Moose Lodge
720 19th Ave.
Menomonie

Cost: $4 and up

Age: Minors must have guarian

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 9

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

6:30-9pm Thu. Nov. 9

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 Thu. Nov. 9

Fly Tying Speaker

Master fly tier Bob Haase of Eldorado, Wis. will present a program on fly tying at the November meeting of the Wisconsin Clear Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Haase has been tying flies for 65 years and recently published “Bob’s Fly…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Nov. 9

Bill Miller - Grammy Award Winning Native American Musician

3-time grammy award winning musician Bill Miller will perform original music and also talk about his personal story and how it influenced his music. A Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin, Miller is a performer, songwriter, activist,…

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9:30pm Thu. Nov. 9

The Addams Family Musical

Fall Creek High School students bring to stage everyone's favorite creepy, and kooky neighbors, The Addams Family.

Fall Creek High School Auditorium
336 E. Hoover Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Students, $1 ages 5 and under

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Nov. 9

Cinderella Ballet by the Continental Ballet Ballet

The Continental Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. It's beautiful, touching, and hilarious. Cinderella and her Prince make a heart-warming dream come true while the hilarious stepfamily inspires…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $28-35

Age: All Ages

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