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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Sep. 13

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

8:30-9:30am Thu. Sep. 13

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:15-10am Thu. Sep. 13

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This class is aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory…

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

Cost: $50

Age: 1-2 yrs

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 13

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30am Thu. Sep. 13

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home…

Contact for location information

Cost: FREE

9:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 13

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 Thu. Sep. 13

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 Thu. Sep. 13

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 13

ABC's for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. The Lily Pad Lab will be filled with “invitations to play” with our ABCs and 123s. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time,…

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

Cost: $50

Age: 2-3yrs

10:45-11:45am Thu. Sep. 13

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

noon-4pm Thu. Sep. 13

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+

noon-5pm Thu. Sep. 13

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

4-8pm Thu. Sep. 13

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4:30-8pm Thu. Sep. 13

The Community Table 25 Year Anniversary Community Celebration

Celebrate 25 years of meals, service and community. Nourish your body and mind while supporting their fight against hunger & food insecurity. The event will encompass Food Trucks, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and baked goods sale.

The Community Table
320 Putnam St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Sep. 13

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Farm to Fork hosts an open mic on Thursday during its Wood-Fired Pizza Nights. Pizza nights offer wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB
Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 13

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+

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Sep. 13

Parent Cafe'

Enjoy an evening out with your family, sharing a family-style meal and parenting discussion facilitated by River Source Family Center Parent Educators. Tonight's theme is "Leaves and Pinecones and Dirt-Oh My!" Learn ways to explore a natural…

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 13

An Evening in Morocco

Learn to take seasonal produce and staple meal ideas and turn them into a tasty Moroccan inspired dinner. Join Amanda Mouttaki, owner of Marrakech Food Tours, American expat and blogger living in Morocco, and UWEC alumni for a cooking class…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 13

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+

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 13

Essential Oils - Session 1 (Back to School)

Come learn the basics of essential oils, how to use them, how they improve your health and wellness and why they are such a great natural alternative for your family. Each class will start out with a basic intro to essential oils. This…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $5/session

Age: 16+

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 13

Essential Oils - Session 1 (Back to School)

Come and learn the basics of essential oils, how to use them and how they improve your health and wellness and why they are such a great natural alternative for your family. This session will have a back to school focus. Pre-registration is…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $5/session

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 13

Teen Artist Reception

Teen-created art will be hanging September 4 through October 1. Please join us for a reception acknowledging the work of local teen artists featuring live music. Refreshments will also be served.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Young Adult Lounge
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Sep. 13

Valley Media Works' 40th Anniversary Party

Celebrating 40 years of public access media from Valley Media Works. Check out the interactive historical video display in the Prague Room, listen to AcoustiHOO in the bier hall, grab dinner from Smoke Stream, and sample the brews Lazy Monk…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 13

Tabletop Game Night

Do you love tabletop games? Frustrated that you can’t organize enough people to make things interesting? Drop in for Tabletop Game Night at the library’s Dabble Box makerspace.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-10pm Thu. Sep. 13

Thursday Bingo at the Moose Lodge

Doors open 6:15. Games start at 7. Regular and Progressive Bingo. 50/50 Raffle, All proceeds after expenses go to Charity. Food and Drink served. Lunch Served before play and at intermission. 17 games played for as low as $4. Different…

Menomonie Moose Lodge
720 19th Ave.
Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All, under 18 must have Guardian

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Sep. 13

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Sep. 13

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

6:30-7pm Thu. Sep. 13

PJ Story Night

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays. Children are encouraged to come in their PJs with a favorite stuffy in tow. Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. No sign-up required.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Age: Ages 2-7

7-7:45pm Thu. Sep. 13

Lyra All Levels Class

Learn lyra (aerial hoop) poses, entrances, transitions and dismounts; and condition in this fun, supportive class. All experience levels & total beginners welcome.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

8-10pm Thu. Sep. 13

Movies Over Menomin: The Karate Kid

An evening of free cinematic entertainment on the Library lawn. A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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