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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-7pm Fri. Nov. 17

30th Annual Humane Association Craft & Bake Sale

Offers a wide variety of homemade art and craft items, holiday décor, pet related items and delicious homemade cookies, breads, candies, cakes & pies.

Hickory Hills Golf Course
E4080 Hickory Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 17

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

9am-5pm Fri. Nov. 17

Pine Harbor Studios Open House

Get a jump on Christmas shopping at this annual fall sale. Featuring multiple local artists. Pottery, paintings, soaps, industrial furniture and other hand crafted items will be available for purchase.

Pine Harbor Studio
7157 185th St.
Chippewa Falls

10-10:30am Fri. Nov. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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-8pm Fri. Nov. 17

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

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 17

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

5-11pm Fri. Nov. 17

The Hope of Glory Fall Conference 2017

Learn how to apply the Principles of the Kingdom of Heaven to your own life. There will be worship services, preaching, teaching, testimonies, and a healing service.

Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center
5872 33rd Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Fri. Nov. 17

Santa's PJ Party at Oakwood Mall Cafe Court

Get the kids in their PJs and join us for a FREE festive family celebration.This holly jolly good time features fun activities, music, goodie bags, milk & cookies, and of course the big guy himself. Non-perishable food items accepted for Feed…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 17

Feel Good Fridays: Live Music + Meditation

November's Feel Good Fridays will offer wine & cheese along with guest musician, Alex Holty, mixing ambient tunes on the Bischoff 1608 guitar. Anthony will lead a guided meditation at 7pm to get you started on good vibes through the holiday…

The Tuning Tree
515 South Barstow, Suite 117
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 17

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 Fri. Nov. 17

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

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 17

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 Fri. Nov. 17

Wind Symphony/Symphony Band with Artist-in-Residence

The UWEC Symphony Band, an ensemble comprised of music majors and talented non-music majors, is committed to the study and performance of the finest standard and contemporary works for band. This ensemble is open to university students by…

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

Cost: This event is ticketed

7:30-9pm Fri. Nov. 17

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

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