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Events

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Mon. Dec. 11

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

Mon. Dec. 11

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

7am-9:30pm Mon. Dec. 11

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

9am-noon Mon. Dec. 11

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. Dec. 11

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. Dec. 11

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

10-11:30am Mon. Dec. 11

Stanley 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.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library
154 Fourth Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10am-5pm Mon. Dec. 11

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

noon-8pm Mon. Dec. 11

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. Dec. 11

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 Mon. Dec. 11

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

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Dec. 11

LEGO Club

LEGOs are provided in the library's community room for imaginative play. Creations will be displayed in the library for a month. No sign up required. Meets the second Monday of the month.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-12

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Dec. 11

"Mocha Joe and Me" Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe. Cozy up with this loveable canine and read him your favorite story. Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign up for 15 minute sessions.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12 and under

4-7pm Mon. Dec. 11

Car Seat Check

Get your child’s car seat inspected by a certified car seat technician. Car seats are checked for proper size and installation, as well as possible recalls. Learn about correct use of car seats, and ensure proper seat belt fit for older…

CVTC West Campus, Emergency Services Education Center
3623 Campus Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Dec. 11

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. Dec. 11

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

5-6:30pm Mon. Dec. 11

Special Kids Night - Holiday Workshop

Offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night. Free admission for kids with special needs and families. Includes pizza party, and a holiday-themed…

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

5:30pm Mon. Dec. 11

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)

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Dec. 11

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

7-9pm Mon. Dec. 11

Open Gym Pickleball

Join us for open gym Pickleball. Monday and Wednesday nights at DeLong Middle School. No play 11/20, 11/22, 12/25, 12/27, 1/01, 1/22, 2/26, 3/19,and 3/21. Appropriate gym shoes required.

Delong Middle School
2000 Vine St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person, or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Adults 18+

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