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Fri. Nov. 9

Giant Games Week

Celebrate International Games Week with GIANT games at the library. Try super-sized versions of Guess Who?, Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe, and more. Games will be available in Youth Services after storytime during regular library hours.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-9:30am Fri. Nov. 9

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)

9am-4pm Fri. Nov. 9

Community Book Sale, Sponsored by School Library Friends

Hardcover and paperback books for children, teens and adults, as wells, textbooks, professional resources and educational materials will be for sale. Many elementary paperbacks will be 10 for $1.

Eau Claire Area School District
500 Main St.
Eau Claire

9:30-10:30am Fri. Nov. 9

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)

10-10:30am Fri. Nov. 9

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Kids 3+

10:15am Fri. Nov. 9

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Nov. 9

Pop Up Science

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related.

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

Cost: FREE with Admission

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 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

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 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

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 9

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

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 9

Joyann Parker Live

Joyann Parker is a must-see addition to the Indie Blues music scene and brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across…

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with Parent

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 9

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6pm Fri. Nov. 9

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney, determined to catch him in…

UW-Stout Applied Arts Building, Room 210
712 S Broadway
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Nov. 9

FCHS Musical Production of "Bye Bye Birdie"

A loving send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss.

Fall Creek High School Auditorium
336 E. Hoover Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors, $15 and under

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Nov. 9

Glowga for Tweens and Teens

Glowga will be a a positive and encouraging night of true connection! Students will move through a yoga sequence, paint themselves with glow paint, and dance! Snacks will be provided.

The Yoga Room
2839 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members

Age: 10-17

7pm Fri. Nov. 9

Chi Hi's Fall Play: No Mother to Guide Her

Boo the villain and cheer the hero in this Victorian-era melodrama with lots of fun modern twists. The over-the-top action brought to you by: a heroine with amnesia, a dastardly villain, a butler with a record, an overbearing matron, and many…

Chippewa Falls High School
735 Terrill Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 students, $5 adults

Age: All ages

9pm Fri. Nov. 9

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney, determined to catch him in…

UW-Stout Applied Arts Building, Room 210
712 S Broadway
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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