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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9:30pm Tue. Nov. 28

Christmas Village

Irvine Park Christmas Village will be open from dawn to dusk. The display will include more than 100,000 Christmas lights and over 100 life-size Christmas scenes that replicate the Victorian era and the city's early history. The park becomes…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9-10:30am Tue. Nov. 28

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 28

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. 28

Hugh Mandelert Art Society

Many of Hugh's students have family members who share their creative genes and love for the arts. They are also subjects of inspiration for us and find their way into many of our paintings. The Hugh Mandelert Art Society is a group of artists…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Nov. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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 Tue. Nov. 28

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. 28

Super Small Science: Animal Insulation

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 animal…

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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

1-2:30pm Tue. Nov. 28

Homeschool Club Featuring Snake Discovery

Calling all Homeschool families. Snake Discovery LLC brings live reptiles for this hands-on style of learning program that will grab the attention of all ages. Plenty of props and LIVE examples are used for a well-rounded and engaging program…

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Tue. Nov. 28

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

5-8pm Tue. Nov. 28

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:45pm Tue. Nov. 28

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÷

6-8pm Tue. Nov. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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+

7:30pm Tue. Nov. 28

UWEC Artists Series - Me La Amargates Tú

Me La Amargates Tú is an ensemble of multinational talent, with a mission of presenting the unique musical styles of the Jewish Sephardic music and Spanish sounds of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The melodies bring influences from…

UWEC Schofield Auditorium
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $17 GA, $15 for UW system faculty/staff age 62+, $7 for UW System student or under age 17, $3.50 for student tickets in advance

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