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Mon. Nov. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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-noon Mon. Nov. 20

Friendsgiving Fun

Head to the Fall Creek Public Library and join in the Thanksgiving fun. Themed activities, games, crafts, stories and a snack will be provided. Registration is required contact by phone or email by Thursday, November 16th.

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: Children of All Ages

10am-5pm Mon. Nov. 20

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 Mon. Nov. 20

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

11am Mon. Nov. 20

School's Out Open Skating

When school is out, kids can come and ice skate. Fee includes skate rental. Note: Limited skates available. Participants encouraged to bring own skates. Session 1: 11am to 1pm, Session 2: 1:15pm to 3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person Per Session, or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11:30am Mon. Nov. 20

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

When school is out kids can come play hockey. Open hockey time for youth players. 11:30AM - 12:30Pm Mite/Squirts (ages 7-10), 12:45PM - 1:45PM Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14). Must have full equipment.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass

Age: 7-14 Years

noon-8pm Mon. Nov. 20

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 Mon. Nov. 20

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

noon-8pm Mon. Nov. 20

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

1:30pm Mon. Nov. 20

Young Writer's Workshop

Aspiring authors in grades 3 and up can get creative as they learn tips, tricks and tools to make their writing stronger with local authors Sara Bryan and Jessi Peterson.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free

Age: Grades 3 and up

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Nov. 20

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

5-8pm Mon. Nov. 20

Pet Nights with Santa

Bring your four-legged friend to see Santa and pose for a photo. Cats and dogs only, please. Pre-order your photos and save over 30% by pre-purchasing online. Santa's house is located in the Sears wing. Photo package information available…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

5:30pm Mon. Nov. 20

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)

7-9pm Mon. Nov. 20

The World Cultural Center Invites You to a Projection of Paris

Many of you have gone to Paris, but more have not. Join a young dynamic couple as they share their excitement and love of the most admired capital in the World. Monuments, architectures, castles and side trips are on the menu. Complimentary…

Spirit Lutheran Church
1310 Main St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; Reservation Required

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Mon. Nov. 20

UWEC Music: Women's Chorus and Novum Voce

Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Frank Watkins, embraces women from all academic disciplines with the philosophy that music learning and ensemble singing can be a tool for future success in any field.

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

Cost: $4-6

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