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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Oct. 9

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. Oct. 9

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. Oct. 9

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

9:30-10:30am Tue. Oct. 9

Traveling Tuesdays

Travel to Niblett's Apple Shed. Admission includes: wagon ride, picking apples, tour of cooler & apple sorter, and ending with a story, popcorn and apple cider. Field trip starts at 9:30 at field trip site or meet at 9pm at River Source…

Niblett's Apple Shed
18027 Cty Hwy OO
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 per child

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Tue. Oct. 9

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-noon Tue. Oct. 9

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

An Alzheimer’s Association educational program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s & dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.

Lake Street United Methodist Church
Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Oct. 9

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. Oct. 9

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

11am-1pm Tue. Oct. 9

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Tue. Oct. 9

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

4-6pm Tue. Oct. 9

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. Oct. 9

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. Oct. 9

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

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Oct. 9

Tween Yoga - Session 1

This class offers tweens an opportunity to safely explore who they are and the roles they might play in the world. This class incorporates discussion, yoga poses, relaxation and meditation. Pre-Registration can be done online or at the…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: 9-12 years old

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Oct. 9

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 Tue. Oct. 9

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 Tue. Oct. 9

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 Tue. Oct. 9

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

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Oct. 9

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. Oct. 9

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. Oct. 9

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