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Sat. Nov. 11

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

7:45am-5pm Sat. Nov. 11

10th Annual Chippewa Valley Code Camp

Bringing together the brightest minds in West-Central Wisconsin to celebrate our shared passion for creating and developing software! Whether you sling C#, play with Python, rock Ruby, or love JavaScript or go nuts for Go, you’ll fit in…

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Sat. Nov. 11

29th Annual Eau Claire Hmong New Year Celebration

The general public is invited to celebrate the end of the harvest year and the beginning of the new year. Entertainment scheduled for Saturday.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Children under 5 and seniors over 65 are free; General Admission is $4

Age: All Ages

8am Sat. Nov. 11

Flip into Fall Gymnastics Meet

Come join us for a weekend full of head-over-heels excitement! The Eau Claire YMCA Gymnastics Center will host a meet for Y gymnasts from across the state. The meet will feature routines on bars, beam, floor and vault… you won’t want to…

YMCA Tennis Center
229 Moore St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult: $2, Child: $1

Age: All Ages

8am-6pm Sat. Nov. 11

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

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 11

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

9am Sat. Nov. 11

Uke & Brew

Learn the ukulele in a fun group setting while enjoying craft roasted coffee brewed by Colin Carey of the Eau Claire Coffee Club. 9 am class for total beginners. 10:30am class is for beginners that are comfortable with the basics.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 includes class & coffee; limited instruments for rent for $5

9am-4pm Sat. Nov. 11

Gifts Galore & More Holiday Boutique

Artisan quality crafts & gifts, fall/Christmas décor, clothing, jewelry, household items. The Sweet Shoppe has specialty cookies, treats. Vintage/collectable treasures, Snow Babies, Silent Auction, art, Packer items, Mayan Hands crafts; Fair…

First Presbyterian Church
2112 Rudolph Rd.
Eau Claire

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 11

21st Annual Christmas in the Northwoods Craft and Bake Sale

Includes basket raffles, full lunch menu, huge bake sale, and a large variety of handmade crafts all supporting Northwoods Elementary School.

Northwoods Elementary School
3600 Northwoods Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $2 Donation

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Nov. 11

Craft Fair & Cupcake Wars

Join Augusta Girl Scouts for a fun fall event. Come cast your vote for the best Scout's cupcakes, enjoy some lunch, and shop. Lots of handmade craft vendors, doTERRA, Thirty One, Paparazzi, Avon, Lipsense, Pure Living, and many more from our…

Community Center & Main Gym
601 Main Street
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Nov. 11

2nd Annual Free Photos with Santa

Kids can get their picture taken with Santa for free. There will be complimentary hot chocolate and cookies for all to enjoy.

Investment Management Associates
431 E Clairemont Ave, Suite A
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:45am Sat. Nov. 11

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

10-11:30am Sat. Nov. 11

Given Away – Kate Anne Kang

Minnesota writer Kate Gjerde, pen name Kate Anne Kang, will read from and speak about the writing of her memoir "Given Away." The book is a portrait of a childhood spent in two very different worlds – Korea and America.

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

Cost: Free will donation to benefit the Heyde Center requested.

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Nov. 11

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

11am-3pm Sat. Nov. 11

Menomonie Market Holiday Open House

Tour holiday wines, cheeses, a creative spin on traditional Thanksgiving sides, special promotions and more. Featured products & vendors include: Kickapoo Coffee, Deutsch Family Farms, Menomonie Market Deli- Pie, cheeseball pre-orders &…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-2pm Sat. Nov. 11

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. 11

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. 11

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-4pm Sat. Nov. 11

Machines Behaving Badly

Back for its 17th year the Voyagers after school program presents Machines Behaving Badly. See small student built robots smash each other to bits for your amusement and for the advancement of technology education. There may be opportunities…

Chippewa Falls Middle School
750 Tropicana Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 11

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

1:30-4pm Sat. Nov. 11

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

4-6:30pm Sat. Nov. 11

Paper Lantern Workshop

Create your own paper lantern. Perfect for Eau Claire's New Year's Eve Lantern Parade. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your lantern home at the end of the workshop.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

5:30-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 11

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+

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Nov. 11

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 Sat. Nov. 11

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

7pm Sat. Nov. 11

29th Annual Eau Claire Hmong New Year Celebration

The general public is invited to celebrate the end of the harvest year and the beginning of the new year. Entertainment scheduled for Saturday.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Children under 5 and seniors over 65 are free; General Admission is $4

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 11

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

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 11

UWEC's Singing Statesmen

Celebrating their 52nd Season as one of the premier university male choruses in the United States of America. The ensemble was established in 1966 by Morris D. Hayes, who sought to create an outstanding choral ensemble for male voices.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: $2-7

7:30-9pm Sat. Nov. 11

A Tribute to the Music of John Denver Layne Yost and Friends

Layne Yost's "Tribute to the Music of John Denver" is a faithful tribute that pays homage to the music and the man. Yost & Shimoda capture the simple soul of Denver's music through guitar and upright bass arrangements. Woven within the music…

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

Cost: Adults $14, Seniors $13, and Youth $10

Age: All Ages

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