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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-6pm Fri. Nov. 10

Christmas Preview Open House

Come celebrate the season with us and check out Christmas decorations for indoors and outdoors.

May’s Floral Garden
3424 Jeffers Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 10

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

10am-7pm Fri. Nov. 10

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 Fri. Nov. 10

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

10-10:50am Fri. Nov. 10

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

10am-4pm Fri. Nov. 10

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

10:15am Fri. Nov. 10

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Nov. 10

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

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 10

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

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 10

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

11:15am-noon Fri. Nov. 10

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Enjoy a special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Each week we will have songs and fingerplays and stations/activities geared especially for this age group. No class Nov 24.

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

Cost: $40, Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Babies at crawling age

noon-5pm Fri. Nov. 10

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

5:30-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 10

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 Fri. Nov. 10

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

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 10

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

6:30-8pm Fri. Nov. 10

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

6:30-9pm Fri. Nov. 10

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

6:30-9pm Fri. Nov. 10

Kids Night In, Parents Night Out

Drop your kiddo off for a fun-filled night of acro yoga, kids yoga games, and more!

The Yoga Room
2839 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members

Age: 5-11

7-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 10

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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 10

Cinderella Ballet by the Continental Ballet Ballet

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

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