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9am-noon Thu. Nov. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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

10-10:30am Thu. Nov. 16

Mini Makers: Hammer Time

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's project is experimenting with hammers.

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. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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-8pm Thu. Nov. 16

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 16

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 S Farwell St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Nov. 16

Popcorn & Painting: Hibernating Fawn

A special Painting & Popcorn class at the Museum. Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice boxes provided to fuel the…

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

Cost: Free with admission or membership

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Nov. 16

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

5-9pm Thu. Nov. 16

2nd Annual Sip & Shop

Hang out with your friends and sip and glass of wine, soda, drink a craft beer and have an appetizer while you shop. Re-purposed goods, blown glass, henna, handmade lotions, clothing, books, wool mittens and a variety of other goods. Kick off…

Bye the Willow
501 N. High St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Thu. Nov. 16

One Day Wonder - Turkey Trott

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack. You will be creating a festive turkey decoration to add to your holiday celebrations. Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done online or by stopping…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $10/Resident of Altoona; $12/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 2-5 years old

6-7pm Thu. Nov. 16

Treatment Foster Care Informational Sessions

Do you have what it takes to be a Kid Hero in your community? (No superpowers required) Become a Treatment Foster Parent. To learn more join us for an informational session at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Community Services office.


2004 Highland Avenue, Suite M
Eau Claire

6-7pm Thu. Nov. 16

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

6-9pm Thu. Nov. 16

2nd Annual Reach for the Stars

A dinner, a silent art auction, and a performance by the Special Angels. Other performances to be announced.

The Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $50 per person or $350 for a table of 8

6:15pm Thu. Nov. 16

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

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Nov. 16

Free First Time Home Buyer Seminar

Join the Chippewa Valley Real Estate team for a First Time Home Buyer Seminar. From top to bottom we will cover what it takes financially, and mentally to go through the entire process. Learn how to receive a $1,000 closing cost credit.

Chippewa Valley Real Estate
1825 Brackett Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 16

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

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Nov. 16

Stand in the Light Concert

This is the Fall concert for the Stand in the Light choir for people with memory loss, their care partners and singing volunteers. The special guests are Barry Anderson and Jen Burleigh-Bentz. Cathy Reitz, Director and Nancy Wendt,…

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1120 Cedar St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

6:30-9pm Thu. Nov. 16

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. 16

Anastasia Vischnevsky at Caffe Tempo

Anastasia Vischnevsky makes her first appearance at Caffe Tempo. The excellent acoustics and elegant urban setting will compliment her musical art in a very uplifting way.

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Nov. 16

ECCT Presents: Annie

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre performs the 7-time Tony award winning musical Annie at the State Theatre for the last time.

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 youth, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Thu. Nov. 16

Last Lists of My Mad Mother - By Julie Jensen

A humorous yet poignant look at Alzheimer's disease. It reveals the humor within the tragedy, without taking away from the seriousness of the issue. Ma cares about ribbons and bows, intransitive verbs and keeping to her rigid schedule. Her…

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

Cost: Show only Admission: Adults $14, Seniors $13, Youth $7 ----Buffet dinner and show: Adults $32, Seniors $31, Youth (under 13) $19

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Thu. Nov. 16

Open Mic

Whether you’re a rock band, singer/songwriter, poet, spoken word artist, juggler, magician, comedian or a rapper, you are welcome to sign up and perform. You name the instrument - guitar, trumpet, banjo, ukulele. Welcomes performers of all…

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace
302 10th Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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