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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Oct. 25

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 Thu. Oct. 25

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

11am-1pm Thu. Oct. 25

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

11:30am-12:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 25

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

noon-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

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

12:45-1:45pm Thu. Oct. 25

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

1-3pm Thu. Oct. 25

We Can End Homelessness in Eau Claire

Organized by several local agencies, this is a community meeting with consultant Erin Healy to coordinate a plan to end homelessness in Eau Claire. Ms. Healy has worked with other communities, including La Crosse, to succeed in reaching goals…

RCU Corporate Center
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:15-3:15pm Thu. Oct. 25

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

1:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

Colossal Fossils

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of dinosaurs. This event includes hands-on activities and fascinating fossil facts. Two showings available for even more mammoth fun.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Oct. 25

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

4-7pm Thu. Oct. 25

Chemistry is Outta This World

Through exciting experiments, kids will find the science in their everyday lives and unlock the confidence to discover, create and problem-solve using chemistry. Families can launch a mini rocket with a chemical reaction, create foggy bubbles…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Art Reception: Maureen Skroski

Maureen Skroski, has been creating pastel paintings in her log cabin studio since retiring from teaching art with Eau School District. Inspired by local landscapes, color and nature, the style is interpretative.

Riverwood Art and Frame
4639 Keystone Crossing
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

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+

6pm Thu. Oct. 25

Colossal Fossils

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of dinosaurs. This event includes hands-on activities and fascinating fossil facts. Two showings available for even more mammoth fun.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Tabletop Game Night

Do you love tabletop games? Frustrated that you can’t organize enough people to make things interesting? Drop in for Tabletop Game Night at the library’s Dabble Box makerspace. Not convinced? Research suggests board games develop brain…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:45pm Thu. Oct. 25

Adaptive Aerial Yoga

Aerial yoga class in Lycra hammocks adjusted for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Ambulatory CP, and other children with motoric delays or movement delays!

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 5-10 years old

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Reversible Wood Sign Workshop

Come learn how to make a reversible wood sign. All materials, refreshments, and beverages are included in this instructor-led class, and you will get to make a beautiful, framed 16x16 wood sign, with your choice of design (seasonal, holiday,…

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 25

Eau Claire County 4-H Haunted Barn

The haunted barn is fun for all ages. At the event there will be concessions, and a bonfire. The proceeds benefit Eau Claire County 4-H and Feed My People Food Bank.

Rockin' T-R Ranch
8020 Curvue Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA or $5 with a canned food item

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Thu. Oct. 25

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House
415 S. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7:30-10:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

Live Music: Jeff White

Americana/Alt-country & Outlaw Folk from the hills of western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the wide emotional spirit of human nature.

The Varsity Club
2106 N Clairemont
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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