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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-10:15am Thu. Sep. 19

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

9-11:30am Thu. Sep. 19

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 19

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 19

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 Thu. Sep. 19

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

10am-4pm Thu. Sep. 19

Advance Portrait Drawing: A Two-Day Workshop with Devona Brodt

Students will learn to set up a drawing of a portrait and how to create an accurate line drawing of the image. They will receive individualized instruction on shading, blending, highlighting, and other techniques to create a like-like…

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

Cost: $160

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Thu. Sep. 19

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:15am Thu. Sep. 19

Kids Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and engaging…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

10:30am-noon Thu. Sep. 19

Children's Tour of the Orchard

Bring the kids out for a walking tour of the orchard. Learn about how apples and pumpkins grow, see how they polish the apples, and ask all your questions. All ages welcome. Stay after to pick apples or try the corn maze.

Leffel Roots Apple Orchard
W2369 Maple Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Thu. Sep. 19

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

1-6pm Thu. Sep. 19

Tarot & Spiritual Counselling

Kim offers tarot card readings and spiritual counseling through mediumship, automatic writing and other metaphysical gifts. Appointments are welcome, otherwise walk-ins are first come first serve. Appointments can be made by calling the shop,…

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

Cost: $15+

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Sep. 19

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

4-8pm Thu. Sep. 19

Grand Opening AR Workshop Chippewa Falls

Join us for the Grand Opening of AR Workshop Chippewa Falls. Free food and drinks. Drawings for door prizes. Free DIY make and take projects. We look forward to providing a place in downtown Chippewa Falls for families and friends to…

AR Workshop Chippewa Falls
224 N. Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

4-5pm Thu. Sep. 19

Beyblade Club

Join your friends for an after-school Beyblade Club. Kids are encouraged to bring their own Beyblades and stadiums; the library will have a limited number of Beyblades to share.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades K-5

5-6pm Thu. Sep. 19

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+

5:30-6:15pm Thu. Sep. 19

Kids Rock Band

Students learn specially composed songs while receiving instruction on playing guitar, keyboard, and drums, as well as singing. All materials provided. Amazing concerts, t-shirts, posters, and more. New students are invited to set up a free…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99 per month

Age: 4 to 6

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Sep. 19

Special Kids Nights

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night.…

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

Cost: FREE

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Sep. 19

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30pm Thu. Sep. 19

SOAD Speaker Series - Matt Jones

The SOAD Speaker Series Committee Invites all to attend the first speaker of the 2019-2020 series, Matt Jones, Storyboard Artist for Netflix Animation.

Applied Arts 321
415 13th Ave E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Sep. 19

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway
1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park
Menomonie

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Sep. 19

Cirque Italia: Water Circus

Cirque Italia brings its nationally touring water circus to Eau Claire's Oakwood Mall. New show, new performers, new acts all above their 35k gallon water stage. Combining hand-balancing acts, contortionists, the "wheel of death", a…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket prices available online