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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-3pm Tue. Nov. 21

YMCA Gymnastics All Day Open Gym

These special open gyms are for days off from school. Full-day (8:30 AM-3:00 PM) and half-day (8:30-11:00 AM or 12:00-3:00 PM) options are available. This program includes craft activities, and the full-day option also offers lunch.

YMCA Tennis Center
229 Moore St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $20, Community: $30

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 21

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 Tue. Nov. 21

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

10am-5pm Tue. Nov. 21

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 Tue. Nov. 21

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

10:30-11am Tue. Nov. 21

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 Tue. Nov. 21

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

11am Tue. Nov. 21

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

11-11:30am Tue. Nov. 21

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 Tue. Nov. 21

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

11:30am-noon Tue. Nov. 21

Super Small Science: Frozen Powers

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 about frozen…

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

noon-8pm Tue. Nov. 21

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 Tue. Nov. 21

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 Tue. Nov. 21

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

2-3pm Tue. Nov. 21

Audacious Audio Exploration

For kids in grades 4 through 7. Explore the science of sound using BOSEbuild speaker cubes.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FRE

5-6pm Tue. Nov. 21

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. 21

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÷

6-9pm Tue. Nov. 21

UKE - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Tue. Nov. 21

NAMI Chippewa Valley Educational Meeting

Gives children a practice and routine that integrates physical, mental and emotional development. Children develop more personal awareness and learn specific strategies to maintain focus and manage their emotions and impulses.

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

Cost: FREE and Open to the public

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Nov. 21

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. 21

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. 21

Steve Szydel at Caffe Tempo

Chippewa Valley Singer-Songwriter Steve Szydel makes his first appearance at Caffe Tempo. Steve will be performing only his original music tonight. Come down to The Phoenix Park Neighborhood, catch his performance then admire the lighted…

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Tue. Nov. 21

UWEC Jazz Ensembles: III/IV

The grammy-award winning UWEC jazz program will host an ensemble concert featuring Jazz III and Jazz IV.

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