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Mon. Sep. 17

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

9:30-10:15am Mon. Sep. 17

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: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Mon. Sep. 17

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 Mon. Sep. 17

Lap Tots Storytime

For one and two-year-olds who are transitioning from baby to toddler. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Baby-Toddler

4:30-5pm Mon. Sep. 17

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

4:30-6:15pm Mon. Sep. 17

Performing Arts School of Dance

Your little one will discover the joy of dance in this beginning ballet class. Lots of fun and creativity while developing grace, ballet technique and beautiful posture. 4:30pm for ages 3.5 to 5; 5:15pm for ages 5-8.

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

Cost: By Semester

Age: Ages 3.5-8

5-6pm Mon. Sep. 17

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

5:15-5:45pm Mon. Sep. 17

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

5:15-6pm Mon. Sep. 17

Sport Tykes ABC’s

Youth can feel free to run until their heart’s content. Several activities are planned according to the letter of focus for that week. (Aa = animal walks, aim, airplanes, etc.) Children learn how to take turns, follow directions, and make…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Age 3 & 4

6-7pm Mon. Sep. 17

Introductory Pickleball - Session 2

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-Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

Fairway Park

Cost: $10/session

Age: 13+

6-8:30pm Mon. Sep. 17

Bowl Painting Party

Paint a bowl that will be donated to Feed My People Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year next spring - Empty Bowls. This event is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation to help cover the cost of materials. No experience necessary.…

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:05-6:50pm Mon. Sep. 17

Sport Tykes Soccer

Come join in the fun and learn skills specific to dribbling, kicking, and blocking the ball. Children will get a chance to participate with others along with learning the basic rules of the game in a group setting. (Shin guards are…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6:15-7pm Mon. Sep. 17

Tweens YOGA

Empower your pre-teen with a yoga class designed just for them. Focus will be on developing great posture, balance and coordination.

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

Cost: By Semester

Age: Ages Ages 10-14

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Sep. 17

Ebb & Slow Flow Yoga - Session 1

This practice of asana and breathing exercises help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body to build flexibility and strength while minimizing the chance of injury. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: 13+

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Sep. 17

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

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Sep. 17

Confident Birth Childbirth Class Series

This 8 week natural childbirth class series is a great fit for any expectant couple due this fall (Oct-Dec). An in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the…

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7:30-10pm Mon. Sep. 17

Eau Claire - Area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC
2158 EastRidge Center
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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