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Events

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9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

5th Annual Altoona Athletic Boosters Craft and Vendor Fair

50+ crafters and vendors will sell their wares. There will be concessions, raffles, and a bake sale. Hosted by the Altoona Athletic Booster Club.

Altoona High School
711 7th Street West
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

34th Annual Craft Show

Arts, Crafts, Vendors and Homemade Concessions. Over 80 Exhibitors. Lunch Available.

McDonell Area Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2 Admission

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Nov. 17

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

9am-6pm Sat. Nov. 17

Deer Hunting Widow Celebration

Boutique exclusively sourced by local artisans and crafters is having a Deer Hunting Widow Celebration. Come for wine tasting and with a purchase be entered into our door prize drawing.

Simply Enjoyed Treasures
1518 Main Street Unit B
Bloomer

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

Halmstead Fall Marketplace

Craft and vendor show to Halmestead Elementary. Several vendors, crafters, a bake sale and concessions put on by the girl scouts and a silent auction.

Halmstad Elementary School
565 E. South Ave.
Chippewa Falls

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

Fall Market Place

Vendors, crafters, a bake sale and silent auction.

Halmstad Elementary School
565 E. South Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Nov. 17

Montessori MALLternative Craft & Vendor Fair

The Montessori Parent Group offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Holiday shopping at the Mall. A relaxing atmosphere to shop from area vendors and local artisans.

Chippewa Valley Montessori‎
400 Cameron St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

34th Annual McDonell Country Expo

Over 80 vendors for you to shop from - get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Sponsored by the McDonell Music Boosters. Concessions available too.

McDonell Area Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

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

10-10:30am Sat. Nov. 17

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 Sat. Nov. 17

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-noon Sat. Nov. 17

Holiday Crafting for Kids

Bring the children to the Reserve for a morning of creative fun. Using a variety of materials including natural and/or recycled items, children will make simple ornaments and decorations for the holidays. Activities are suitable for…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends Child $6 Nonmember Child $8

Age: Age 5+

10:15am Sat. Nov. 17

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. 17

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

11am-1pm Sat. Nov. 17

Paint Pouring Returns

Join Charlene in the Dabble Box to learn a few techniques and then create your own paint pour project. Registration is required, and starts Wednesday, October 31.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 17

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

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 17

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

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 17

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital…

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

Cost: Pricing packages online

1pm Sat. Nov. 17

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

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

Learn to Curl

2-hour sessions will teach the unique sport, including delivery, release, sweeping, strategy, and real game play. Local curlers help prospective curlers build a foundation to become involved in other curling opportunities. Bring a pair of…

Eau Claire Curling Club
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $10, FREE for college students with a school ID, FREE for ages 18 and under

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Nov. 17

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

2:30-4:30pm Sat. Nov. 17

Incredibles 2

A Free film screening at the Augusta Public Library. Everyone's favorite Super family is back in Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Nov. 17

XPW Maximum Overdrive

X-Force Power Wrestling brings to you Maximum Overdrive, where the action will be through the roof as these talented warriors kick it into Overdrive to put together a great show for everyone.

Chippewa Falls High School
735 Terrill Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15-front row $13-floor seats $10-general admission Kids 6 and under-FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 17

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

7:30-9pm Sat. Nov. 17

The Krismas Kookies - A Second Helping of Krismas Kookies

Comical, sometimes sentimental, but always entertaining, a Krismas Kookies concert features original music in four part harmony with a light-hearted and humorous look at the holiday season and winter in Wisconsin.

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

Cost: Tickets $12 adults, $11 seniors, $8 youth.

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. Nov. 17

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, Dontations accepted

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