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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Sep. 17

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

Tue. Sep. 17

Performing Arts School of Dance at the Heyde Center

Looking for an age appropriate, joyful dance experience for your child? All ages, including private en pointe lessons (with doctor's permission for strength)

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

Cost: $130 + $20 registration fee for Semester One

Age: Ages 2.5+

9-10:15am Tue. Sep. 17

Weekday Morning Playgroups

A free, fun, interactive experience that children and parents or other caregivers can enjoy together.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

9:30-10:30am Tue. Sep. 17

Terrific Two’s

A class for two year olds. Story time, dancing, free choice and crafts. Parents attend. Siblings may attend for $1.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: Ages: 2

9:30-10:30am Tue. Sep. 17

St. Mark Power Hour

Hear a Bible story, sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a snack. There is also lots of time to play.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: Ages 0-5 and their caregivers

9:30-11:30am Tue. Sep. 17

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Tue. Sep. 17

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists 25th Anniversary Exhibit

The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists (CVWA) celebrate their 25th Anniversary with an exhibit highlighting the work of 20+ artists. The show will feature techniques that range from traditional watercolors to experimental works. These artists…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Tue. Sep. 17

Toddler Tales Storytime

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

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Toddlers

10:30-10:50am Tue. Sep. 17

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 -3 and caregiver

10:45-11:15am Tue. Sep. 17

On My Own Playgroup

For children 3-5 to attend and play.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

11-11:30am Tue. Sep. 17

Growing Readers Storytime

Features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an optional activity/play period. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am-5pm Tue. Sep. 17

Government Center Farm Stand

The EC City/County Health Department hosts a farm stand for local farmers to sell their produce in the city. Support your community's farmers and grab some wonderful fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Eau Claire County Government Center
Corner of Lake St and 2nd Avenue
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Tue. Sep. 17

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint and knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-6:30pm Tue. Sep. 17

Youth Art Workshop - Metalwork

Part of BaredFeet, Co.'s FREE Youth Art Workshops, where local professional artists share their trade with youth to help them build their tools for self-expression. Register by the day of the event by email.

D. Allen Signatures
1800 Galloway St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 4-9

5-8pm Tue. Sep. 17

I-Ching & Tarot Card Reading

I-Ching is an ancient Chinese divination practice that uses 3 special coins and the I-Ching book to give you insight to your life. Aimee offers traditional Tarot Card readings as well.

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8+

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Tue. Sep. 17

Cars & Trucks: Downtown Car Show

Head to Grand & Graham Ave for car & motorcycle shows, food trucks, music, and more.

Graham & Grand Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Sep. 17

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire the creative in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Sep. 17

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that has been wildly popular since the '90s. Join the awesome and energetic crew of instructors from Z. Vida Fitness in bringing the fun back into fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

6-9pm Tue. Sep. 17

Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire (UKE)

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Sep. 17

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

Designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way. Work to creatively solve problems through experimentation and discover…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 7-10

7-8pm Tue. Sep. 17

Kardemimmit Concert

Shift Café and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the award-winning Finnish folk group, Kardemimmit.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
615 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages