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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:30-9:30am Fri. Nov. 16

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-7pm Fri. Nov. 16

31st Annual Humane Association Craft & Bake Sale

A wide variety of homemade art and craft items, holiday décor, pet related items and homemade cookies, breads, candies, cakes & pies.

Hickory Hills Golf Course
E4080 Hickory Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

Wisconsin Westie Rescue Holiday Bazaar

Unique gift-giving items, festive holiday decor, and delectable baked goods. All proceeds from donations and fundraising directly support Wisconsin Westie Rescue.

Schlegelmilch House Museum
517 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30-10:30am Fri. Nov. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 16

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. 16

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. 16

Stars in a New Constellation Art Exhibit

Reaching as far out as we can go, Stars in a New Constellation has on display star inspired art with astronomical art, meditational art, seasonal art, jewelry art--with a good dose of Holiday cheer.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

Whiskey Trail Live

Whiskey Trail is a country duo from the blue collar shipping town of Duluth, Minnesota. The duo is made up of vocals by Heidi Pack, and guitar by Jake Birdseye.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

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

6-7pm Fri. Nov. 16

Santa's PJ Party

Get the kids in their PJs and join a festive family celebration to welcome back Santa to Oakwood Mall. Features fun activities, music, goodie bags, milk & cookies, and of course, Santa. Check-in starts at 4:30pm.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

Fantastic Beasts Teen Late Night

Are you excited about the Crimes of Grindelwald? Celebrate the newest Fantastic Beasts movie with a library late night! Hunt for escaped “beasts,” sample non-mag snacks, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Registration and parent…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:40-7:40pm Fri. Nov. 16

Kids Circus Party

In this class, your child will learn the basics of aerial silks, lyra hoop, acro, hooping and more. Balance, coordination, strength, flexibility or creative expression, students gain self-esteem, learn valuable lessons about teamwork and…

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

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 4-13

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

ECCT Presents: Cinderella

Contemporary songs, gags, and mayhem. Jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and stepsisters and cheer on Cinderella in her quest to attend the ball and fulfill her destiny.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $24 adult, $20 seniors, $14 student, $10 youth

Age: All Ages

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