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Sat. Nov. 10

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

8am-noon Sat. Nov. 10

Warriors Wellness Fair

All veterans are welcome to join Team Red, White & Blue for free Physical Therapy assessments, chair massages, fitness classes and giveaways. Continental breakfast and snacks available. A DJ from B-95 will be here from 9-11 doing a live…

Optimum Therapies, LLC
517 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

9am-5pm Sat. Nov. 10

Menomonie Holiday Shopping Expo

Kids2Camp, Ltd is hosting the Menomonie Holiday Shopping Expo at UW-Stout's Field House. Will feature artists, crafts, authors, area businesses and direct sales vendors. 70+ booths plus face-painting and an ornament making station. Door prize…

UW-Stout
302 10th Ave.
Menomonie

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 10

22nd Annual Christmas in the Northwoods Craft & Bake Sale

Bring in the holiday season with over 75 vendor booths, huge bake sale, amazing basket raffles and full lunch menu.

Northwoods Elementary School
3600 Northwoods Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $2 Donation

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Nov. 10

3rd Annual Eau Claire Global Market

Fair trade handcrafted products and food items from more than 40 countries, supporting organizations that promote sustainable livelihoods and community development. Food and beverages representing our global community will also be available.

First Congregational UCC
310 Broadway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Nov. 10

The Breakfast Fairy: Benefit for Special Needs Show Choir

Forage is hosting a poppyseed muffin sale (plus lots of other baked goods and savory breakfast items, tea and coffee) to support Hearts in Harmony, the newly formed special needs show choir for the children of the Chippewa Valley.

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Nov. 10

Pine Harbor Studio Fall Open House

Features over 10 artists and their work including pottery, paintings, soaps, jewelry, scarves, bags, framed prints, stained glass and other hand crafted items available for purchase.

Pine Harbor Studio
7157 185th St.
Chippewa Falls

9am-2:30pm Sat. Nov. 10

Babysitter Training

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Please bring a bag…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-2pm Sat. Nov. 10

Local Indoor Art Market – Art on the Ridge

Come and Enjoy Local Artisans and Crafters. Displays of original art, handmade crafted items, and vintage electronic treasures. Door prizes are given away too.

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Nov. 10

Girl Scouts 2nd Annual Craft Fair and Cupcake Wars

Shop 30+ various crafters and vendors of the area and enjoy lunch put on by the Girl Scouts. There will also be a bake sale and raffles drawn every half hour. All Veterans are treated to a free cupcake and coffee.

Augusta Community Center
601 Main Street
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Nov. 10

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

10am-2pm Sat. Nov. 10

3rd Annual Freedom Boutique & Donation Drive

Includes beautiful, gently-worn, clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women. Also holding a donation drive for victims and survivors of trafficking - which includes basic toiletry needs like soap, toothpaste, and shampoo.

Fierce Freedom Offices
2519 N Hillcrest Pkwy Suite 100
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Nov. 10

Winter Evergreen Porch Pot Class

May's will provide the pot and several different types of evergreens. They'll help you create your very own porch pot and decorate it in style.

May’s Floral Garden
3424 Jeffers Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 + decorations

10am-4pm Sat. Nov. 10

Ski Swap 2018

Bring in your unwanted skis, snowshoes, or snowboard gear, and Spring Street Sports will sell it the day of the swap. Get cash for your gear or buy yourself gear, with 15% of all sales going to the EC Ski Striders for trail development in the…

Spring Street Sports
12 W. Spring St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Nov. 10

The Dollipops

Sing, dance, and laugh with the engaging, high-energy, highly interactive new kids' show - The Dollipops!

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $10

10:15am Sat. Nov. 10

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. 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: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Nov. 10

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not…

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 10

Toddler-Parent Movement Development Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning, help them tire those bodies and use their creativity, and see your child in a new light! With BaredFeet, Co.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center
320 Putnam St Suite 123
EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

11:30am-4pm Sat. Nov. 10

18th Annual Machines Behaving Badly Robot Combat Event

24 middle school kids each building a 3 pound combat robot. What could possibly go wrong? Come see parts fly within the confines of a safe arena. Technology education at its funnest and finest. The official motto of Machines Behaving Badly:…

Chippewa Falls Middle School
750 Tropicana Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids of any chronological age

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 10

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

5-7pm Sat. Nov. 10

BaredFeet, Co. Open House Extravaganza

Celebrate one year of successful wellness and arts educational programs for everyone. Silent auction by local artists, class samples, wellness info, youth art program info, food, dance performance by The Company, live music by Daniel Zerr,…

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center
320 Putnam Street, Suite 123
Eau Claire

Cost: Donations

Age: All Ages

6-11pm Sat. Nov. 10

11th Annual Country Inn CARES

This year, Country Inn Cares sponsors the Chippewa County Humane Association. There will be many items available to bit on in this silent auction, as well as 4 raffle tables. This year's theme is "Renaissance Faire."

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Sat. Nov. 10

Danville "Soup Supper"

Come early for the Danville concert "The Times They Are A-Changin’" and enjoy an all you can eat soup supper with friends and family. Three different soups and rolls/crackers along with coffee/tea/milk. There will be other beverages and…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Meal is $6 adults/seniors, $3 youth, $15 family; $12/quart after show starts

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Nov. 10

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

7pm Sat. Nov. 10

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

7-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 10

Joyann Parker

Powerhouse music. Driving force voice. Joyann Parker, winner of the 2018 Blues Blast Sean Costello Rising Star Award, on our stage and ready to amaze you.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 At the Door (only until Sold Out)

Age: 21+

7:30-10pm Sat. Nov. 10

ECCO Concert "Baroque Treasures"

An evening of music by Johan Sebastian Bach, including excerpts from the Passions of St. John and St. Matthew, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Concerto for Oboe and Violin. Pre-concert talk by Gary Don at 6:45 in the Clearwater Room.

Pablo Center at the Confluence - Jamf Theater
128 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $29 includes all fees and taxes, under 21 no charge

Age: Adults and kids age 12+

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 10

The Singing Statesmen Concert

Playful in their demeanor, serious in their art — the Singing Statesmen, under the direction of Elizabeth Joosten, never fail to entertain an audience. From running on stage to wearing white gloves, swaying along to the music with them is…

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youth, $2 for students

Age: All Ages

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