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Mon. Oct. 22

Dino Week

Dinosaur-themed activities all week in Youth Services. Challenge yourself to a dinosaur scavenger hunt; snuggle up and read in a dinosaur reading nest; try a dinosaur craft and more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Mon. Oct. 22

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

11am-1pm Mon. Oct. 22

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

3:30-5:30pm Mon. Oct. 22

Metalwork with Dean

Children will have the opportunity to learn how local artists use art to express themselves and try it on in these free workshops. Work will be displayed online. Space is limited, only one workshop per child (can be put on waiting list).

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam st.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 6th-8th grade

4-6pm Mon. Oct. 22

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

4:30-5pm Mon. Oct. 22

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. Oct. 22

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

5:15-5:45pm Mon. Oct. 22

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

6-7pm Mon. Oct. 22

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

6:05-6:50pm Mon. Oct. 22

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

6:30-8pm Mon. Oct. 22

YMCA Family Nights

Grab your son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild and check out YMCA Family Nights. Each night will feature a hands-on activity for parents and children to complete together. Leave the prep and clean up to us as you enjoy time well-spent…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: (Per person) $7 Member, $12 Community

Age: Families

7:30-10pm Mon. Oct. 22

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