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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

6-6:45am Wed. Sep. 25

Alive By 715

Start the rest of your week off right with free, fun, fitness. All ages and all fitness levels welcome (and encouraged)! Finish your sweat early enough to hit the shower and grab a cup of coffee before the office.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Wed. Sep. 25

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

8:30-9:15am Wed. Sep. 25

My Baby and Me Class

This is an interactive class for babies and parents. Singing, dancing, craft project and more. Open Discussion at the end of class.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: Ages 1 and under

9-10:15am Wed. Sep. 25

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

9:30-10:45am Wed. Sep. 25

3k Mini-Preschool

Join us for a mini Preschool experience for children entering 4K next year. Parents attend siblings welcome for $1.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: 3 &4 yr olds

9:30-10:15am Wed. Sep. 25

Babies Make Music

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

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Infants to walking

9:30am-8:30pm Wed. Sep. 25

Journey into Happiness

Life-changing teachings direct from India. This event is being broadcast simultaneously in 40+ locations across the US and Canada and has impacted and transformed people's lives opening up happiness, joy, love and peace + deeper states of…

RANWW Conference Center
3460 Mall Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Early Bird $150; General Admission $200

Age: 14+

10am-4pm Wed. Sep. 25

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Wed. Sep. 25

Retrospective Art Show, William Benson

A display of curiosity, experimentation and lifelong expression. Bill Benson (1932-2018) professor emeritus, UW-Eau Claire. During his life he explored a variety of art forms in printmaking. As a member of Grace for 50 years, the congregation…

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Wed. Sep. 25

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

10-11:30am Wed. Sep. 25

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Public Library
1519 17th Ave.
Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10:15-10:35am Wed. Sep. 25

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features 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: Infants/Babies

10:30-11:15am Wed. Sep. 25

Toddlers Make Music

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

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 1 to 2

11am-1pm Wed. Sep. 25

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

12:30-3:30pm Wed. Sep. 25

Red Cedar Demonstration Farm 2019 Fall Field Day

The Dunn County Soil and Water Health Partnership will be hosting a fall field day at the Red Cedar Demonstration Farm (RCDF), located near the intersection of Hwy 12/29 East and Stokke Parkway, Menomonie, WI.

Red Cedar Demonstration Farm
Stokke Parkway
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

2-5pm Wed. Sep. 25

Ashtrology

Ash will give you a deeper understanding of your inner self, your near future, and of the relationships in your life. During your confidential session, Ash will reveal where your planets were in the cosmic landscape on the day you were born,…

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

Cost: $17+

Age: 18+

6-8:30pm Wed. Sep. 25

Family to Family

A free 12 week course taught by trained NAMI members who have lived with this experience. It offers support and education for families and friends of people with mental illness by providing knowledge and skills to help participants be able to…

Specific location provided after completed registration
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Sep. 25

Evening Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older are not permitted to skate in Rink Rats! Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm. Pewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

7-8pm Wed. Sep. 25

The Paint Shack - Acrylic Paint Pour

Come and experience this fun NEW way to use paint. At this class you will be learning different methods and techniques of acrylic paint pouring. Your projects will NOT be able to be taken home the day of. They will need to be picked up at a…

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Starts at $20

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Wed. Sep. 25

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages