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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Sep. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 20

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

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 20

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)

10am-5pm Thu. Sep. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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

5-9pm Thu. Sep. 20

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. 20

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+

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 20

Quick Start Tennis 3

Children will continue to develop their skills they learned in Quick Start 2 while spending more time learning to play and apply rules of individual or doubles play, encourage and support others and continue their development of being a good…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $40 Resident/ $45 Non-Resident

Age: 7-12 years olds

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

Quick Start Tennis 2

Children will continue to improve on their form, tennis skills and fundamentals from Quick Start 1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, keeping score and develop sportsmanship.

Altoona City Park
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 6-7 years old

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

Quick Start Tennis 1

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Altoona City Park
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 4-5 years old

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

Kids in the Kitchen - Orchard Fresh Apple Pie at Forage

Enjoy the season's bounty from Ferguson's Orchards. Bring your kids to Forage and learn about the different varieties of baking apples, sample seasonal favorites and make a pie (complete with lattice crust) to take home and enjoy. Supporting…

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

Cost: $38

Age: Kids ages 6+

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Sep. 20

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

6:15-10pm Thu. Sep. 20

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

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

CBD: The Whats and Whys

Learn how cannabinoids naturally interact with the body’s systems and become familiar with the array of products available. CBD is a natural alternative to painkillers aiding in many chronic health issues.

Soulstice Wellness Center
1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-7:45pm Thu. Sep. 20

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

7-9pm Thu. Sep. 20

Enchanted Evening of Mystical Musings

Interactive channeling experience incorporating a fusion of inspired healing, laughter, and insights. Connect to your own intuition. This venue is listed as one of EC's 5 Haunted Must-Go's.

Banbury Place Building D2, Eau Clare Room, 3rd Floor Skyway
800 Wisconsin Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $45, call to reserve your spot

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