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9-10:30am Tue. Nov. 14

Cornell 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.

First Presbyterian Church
211 South 4th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

9:15am-noon Tue. Nov. 14

CVTC Career Tours

Curious about college? Career Tour participants will tour CVTC’s campuses and explore programs of interest through classroom/lab visits and talking with instructors and current students.

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Business Education Center Auditorium)
620 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 14

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-5pm Tue. Nov. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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

10:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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. 14

Super Small Science: Seeing Sounds

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 learning how to see…

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

2-4pm Tue. Nov. 14

Tech Tuesdays

Stop by to get free personal training on your e-reader, iPad, laptop, or tablet in the Dabble Box (behind the Information & Reference area). We also offer one-hour appointments.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Tue. Nov. 14

Teachable Tuesdays

Hang out at the YMCA for hands-on, and interactive projects. Switch between a STEM challenge or activity and an arts lesson or project.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:45pm Tue. Nov. 14

Intermediate Yoga

Karen will add alignment yoga principles to your practice and focus on strength, balance, and creating joy. She is 500 hour RYT. Her practice will help to prepare your mind and body for functional movement and for various activities such as…

The Yoga Center of Eau Claire
2524 Golf Road Suite 2F
Eau Claire

Cost: $14 drop in, passes available for multiple classes

Age: 14÷

6-7pm Tue. Nov. 14

Celebrate Dinovember Storytime

A special 30-minute family storytime inspired by the hilarious book What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe and Susan Tuma, followed by a dino-dig and scavenger hunt. No registration needed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 2-6

6-8pm Tue. Nov. 14

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

6-7pm Tue. Nov. 14

Find Your Roots in Naturalization Records

Learn about the library's new genealogy program. Presenter Steve Szabados will begin with a history of the naturalization process and a review of the requirements, and then examine where ancestors were naturalized which is the key to finding…

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Nov. 14

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 Tue. Nov. 14

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. 14

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