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Mon. Nov. 13

Creative Ballet Classes

Develop grace, self-esteem, creativity and stage presence in a fun ballet class which will lead to a presentation of excerpts from the Nutcracker on stage on December 21.

Cost: $120 plus $20 registration fee

Age: Ages 3-14

9am-noon Mon. Nov. 13

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 Mon. Nov. 13

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

9:30-10:15am Mon. Nov. 13

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Mon. Nov. 13

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

10-11:30am Mon. Nov. 13

Stanley Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library
154 Fourth Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10:15am Mon. Nov. 13

Lap Tots Storytime

For one- and two-year-olds transitioning from baby to toddler storytime. Stories, songs, and parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 1 & 2 year olds

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Nov. 13

LEGO Club

LEGOs are provided in the library's community room for imaginative play. Creations will be displayed in the library for a month. No sign up required. Meets the second Monday of the month.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-12

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Nov. 13

"Mocha Joe and Me" Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe. Cozy up with this loveable canine and read him your favorite story. Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign up for 15 minute sessions.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12 and under

3:30-8pm Mon. Nov. 13

The Ingredients for Happiness - CVFCA Caregiver Town Hall Meeting

The Chippewa Valley Family Caregiving Alliance will be holding its 15th Annual Caregiver Town Hall Meeting. Featured speaker will be Tom Kidd who will discuss "The Ingredients for Happiness". Registration is required by phone or by website.

Peace Lutheran Church
501 E. Fillmore Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Caregivers - Seniors

4-7pm Mon. Nov. 13

Car Seat Check

Get your child’s car seat inspected by a certified car seat technician. Car seats are checked for proper size and installation, as well as possible recalls. Learn about correct use of car seats, and ensure proper seat belt fit for older…

CVTC West Campus, Emergency Services Education Center
3623 Campus Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Nov. 13

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra

Each meeting features lesson time for beginning and advanced students as well as a rehearsal as an ensemble. New members at all levels welcome. Students who have never played ukulele before should schedule an introductory lesson before…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 drop-in, $30 3-pass punchcard, $25 one-time registration fee

5-6pm Mon. Nov. 13

Sensory Night at the Trampoline Park

Action City will provide a quieter, toned down experience for those with special needs. This is an all ages, all bodies, all abilities event.

Action City
2402 Lorch Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10/child for 2 hour pass

Age: All Ages

5:30pm Mon. Nov. 13

Prenatal Yoga at Latitude 44 Yoga Studio

This class is designed to strengthen and support your body throughout your pregnancy. Meditation, breath, and movement are used to focus on awareness and muscles that are key to a healthy pregnancy and labor. Connect with your body's innate…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in (or membership, punch-card)

6pm Mon. Nov. 13

Speed Oiling

A fun, free, fast-paced doTERRA Event. Learn about some awesome doTERRA products. Bring a guest for a free gift.

4 Mile Restaurant & Bar
S5786 Hwy. 37
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Everyone Welcome

6-8pm Mon. Nov. 13

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

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Nov. 13

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

7-9pm Mon. Nov. 13

Open Gym Pickleball

Join us for open gym Pickleball. Monday and Wednesday nights at DeLong Middle School. No play 11/20, 11/22, 12/25, 12/27, 1/01, 1/22, 2/26, 3/19,and 3/21. Appropriate gym shoes required.

Delong Middle School
2000 Vine St.
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