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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Dec. 5

Old and New Works by Anders Shafer

Anders Shafer has selected his works, from the 1970s to the present, that were significant to his development. Most of the works are sequential visual stories. Gallery is located on the library's second floor.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7am-9:30pm Tue. Dec. 5

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

8:30am-3:30pm Tue. Dec. 5

Adobe Photoshop Basic

This seminar introduces you to Adobe Photoshop, a photo editing software program. Learn the basic features for navigating the environment and using Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. Photoshop allows you to edit, colorize, fix…

CVTC Applied Technology Center, Room 204A
2322 Alpine Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $149

Age: Adults

9:30-11:30am Tue. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

Super Space Quest Planetarium Show

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Guests will lie down under the stars in CMEC's inflatable planetarium and visit all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Tue. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

Super Space Quest Planetarium Show

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Guests will lie down under the stars in CMEC's inflatable planetarium and visit all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Tue. Dec. 5

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

11:30am-noon Tue. Dec. 5

Super Small Science: Musical Water Glasses

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is musical water glasses.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

noon-8pm Tue. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

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

3:45-5pm Tue. Dec. 5

Teen Minecraft Club

Six laptops are available, but players are encouraged to bring their own laptops, if possible. The library has 1 Minecraft account that may be shared amongst players. If you do not have your own Minecraft Club Account, please be prepared to…

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

5-6pm Tue. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

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÷

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Dec. 5

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun day/evening of painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $35 but somem special events are $10-$40

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Dec. 5

Teen Litwits Book Club

A new book club just for teens. Talk about books you love (or hate) without fear of non-readers getting you down. Snacks will be served. Registration is required. To register, log on to the Teen Page of the library's website or call Youth…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30-9pm Tue. Dec. 5

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

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