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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Sep. 11

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

9-10am Tue. Sep. 11

Tiny Scientists - Monarch Lab

You and your child will share in learning about it means to be a scientist by raising and releasing Monarch Butterflies. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects.

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-6yrs

9-10:30am Tue. Sep. 11

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. Sep. 11

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: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Tue. Sep. 11

The Chetek Gang: CJ Conner, Bruce Marsh, Don Olson and Nancy Dutmer

It must be something in the water. Chetek, Wisconsin is home to some of the best and most eclectic artists in western Wisconsin. This exhibit will feature the work of four Chetek-based artists. No cost for admission. Artwork will be available…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Sep. 11

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two-and three-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Toddlers

10:30-10:50am Tue. Sep. 11

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Siblings are welcome.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to 3 and caregivers

10:45-11:45am Tue. Sep. 11

The Hillcrest Dog Walk

Join ChiroElite's clinic pup Surly on a casual 3 mile walk through the old Hillcrest golf course trail. The walk starts at ChiroElite in Altoona and follows a beautiful public walking trail along Otter Creek. All well mannered dogs are…

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab
1219 10th St. W
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Tue. Sep. 11

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

noon-4pm Tue. Sep. 11

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included.…

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio
2807 East Hamilton Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

4-6pm Tue. Sep. 11

Teen Tinker Lab

Pop down to Teen Tinker Lab at the Dabble Box each Tuesday. The Dabble Box makerspace has a wide range of tech, crafts, and art supplies sure to brighten up those dreary afternoons.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-6pm Tue. Sep. 11

Young Artists Studio

An informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire and ignite the creativity in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

5-6pm Tue. Sep. 11

Little Artists

This class focuses on early development of artistic techniques, art history, and enhanced motor skills. Every week we will focus on a new subject and complete a project to take home. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate in class,…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 7-13

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Sep. 11

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

A Zumba dance party class hosted by Z. Vida Fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water bottle, and a sweat towel if needed and plan to have a great time moving and grooving to hit music from all around the world.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center
3701 East Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

6-7:15pm Tue. Sep. 11

First Practice & Ice Cream Event

Do you like to sing? Know a boy who does? This is a great chance to give the Chippewa Valley Boys Choir a try. Join them for their first practice of the season, followed by ice cream treats. A fun night of singing, friends, and socializing.

Lake Street United Methodist Church
337 Lake St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Boys Grade 2 through Grade 12

6-7pm Tue. Sep. 11

Introductory Pickleball - Session 1

Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis & table tennis. This is your chance to learn the rules and find your passion for the sport. Pre-Registration is required.

Fairway Park

Cost: $10/session

Age: 13+

6-8:30pm Tue. Sep. 11

Cheeseheads: The Documentary

Free film screening with free refreshments, followed by discussion with the film maker John Mitchell. What starts out as a journey to discover the Cheesehead passion, turns into the journey of a lifetime.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Sep. 11

Kitchen Basics for Teens

Participants will enjoy a social and fun environment while they explore a variety of cuisine. Learn the basics any teen needs to know to find his or her way around a kitchen, while also delving into more specialized techniques.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 11-16

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Sep. 11

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

This program is designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Sep. 11

Teen Litwits Book Club

Talk about books you love (or hate!) with other teens. Teens vote on a new title to read each month. Snacks served.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

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