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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Wed. Sep. 19

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

7:30am-1pm Wed. Sep. 19

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

9:30-10:30am Wed. Sep. 19

St. Mark Kids Power Hour

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this free program. Hear a Bible story, sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a snack. There is also lots of time to play.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5 and their caregivers

10am-5pm Wed. Sep. 19

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 Wed. Sep. 19

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features 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: Infants/babies

11am-6pm Wed. Sep. 19

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Wed. Sep. 19

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+

4-4:30pm Wed. Sep. 19

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

5:45-6:30pm Wed. Sep. 19

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Includes Basketball, Volleyball, T-Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football, and Track. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6-7pm Wed. Sep. 19

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+

6-8pm Wed. Sep. 19

Beginning Knitting 1

In this 4-session class you will learn the basics while you complete your own sampler scarf. Perfect class for beginners who are new to knitting.

Stitch Supply Co.
913 South Hillcrest Parkway
Altoona

Cost: $75 for the 4 session series

6-7pm Wed. Sep. 19

Treatment Foster Care Informational Session

Do you have what it takes to be a Kid Hero in your community? (No superpowers required) Become a Treatment Foster Parent. Join this informational session at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Community Services office. You are under no…

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Community Services
2004 Highland Avenue, Suite M
Eau Claire

6-8pm Wed. Sep. 19

Your Journey Together

Your Journey Together is a 12-week parenting class for those looking to enhance their parenting experience. Childcare is provided. Space is limited, registration is required.

Family Support Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Sep. 19

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

6:35-7:20pm Wed. Sep. 19

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Includes Basketball, Volleyball, T-Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football, and Track. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

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