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Wed. Oct. 24

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

Wed. Oct. 24

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. Oct. 24

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

9:30-10:15am Wed. Oct. 24

Mommy and Me Yoga - Session 1

This class focuses on you, your child and what they want to do. Some classes will be different than others, but they will always be relaxing, fun and full of laughter.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 6 months-4 years and parent

10-11:30am Wed. Oct. 24

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Public Library
1519 17th Ave.
Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10:15am Wed. Oct. 24

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

10:30-11am Wed. Oct. 24

Super Small Science: Exploring Frozen Freshwater

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Wed. Oct. 24

Get Up & Go: Keep It Up

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard. This week's activity is keep it up with balloons.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Oct. 24

Dancing with the Dawn

Enjoy rhythm, discovery, and explore Ed Abbey’s ideas about the wilderness inside and outside. Rhythm artworks show dancing and dawn and the idea of discovery is found in NASA’s current Dawn Mission to Ceres.

Galaudet Gallery
618 South Farwell Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Wed. Oct. 24

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

4-4:30pm Wed. Oct. 24

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. Oct. 24

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

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 24

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop

Understand the nature of fluid acrylics as we walk through basic techniques and materials with hands-on practice. Create two unique works of art using 8x10” canvases. You do not need any art experience to create a masterpiece. All…

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 8+

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 24

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

6-7:30pm Wed. Oct. 24

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information. Second and Fourth Wednesdays the group meets for a burger night…

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall
2233 Birch St
Eau Claire

Age: 50+

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Oct. 24

Sun Salutations Yoga - Session 1

Practice these asana sequences and enjoy a cool down meditation. This asana flow can be used to slow down, focus inward, and transition from day to night. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: Adults and teens 13+

6:30-9pm Wed. Oct. 24

Family Open Swim and Gym

Stay active this Fall and winter at Family Open Swim and Gym. Equipment will be provided for the open gyms. Appropriate indoor shoes are required in the gym. Children 2 and under are FREE.

South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

6:35-7:20pm Wed. Oct. 24

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

7-9pm Wed. Oct. 24

Messages From Beyond

Gather with Psychic Tami Muska-Flach for a group reading. Tami will communicate with your loved ones that have passed over to deliver messages to you in a comfortable and safe environment. Not everyone is guaranteed a reading.

Tanglewood Greens
2200 Crestwood Dr.
Menomonie

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Age: All Ages

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