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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Sep. 26

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

Thu. Sep. 26

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 Thu. Sep. 26

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. 26

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 26

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

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 26

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

10am-2pm Thu. Sep. 26

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 Thu. Sep. 26

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-noon Thu. Sep. 26

Indianhead Chapter of the American Sewing Guild

Sashiko by ASG member Judy Rommel. Sashiko is a Japanese Art of "visible mending". Judy will explain this functional running stitch and how it can be used for hand quilting, repairing or embellishing.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

10:15-10:35am Thu. Sep. 26

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. 26

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

noon-5pm Thu. Sep. 26

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

1-3pm Thu. Sep. 26

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. 26

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

4-6pm Thu. Sep. 26

Tuning Into Your Intuition

Local Intuitive, Medium and Tarot reader --Kim Del Valle Walker -- will be at the shop to teach you how to tap into your own unique magic. Learn to trust the messages you receive from the universe. Tune into your own abilities to connect with…

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

Cost: $25

Age: 18+

4-7pm Thu. Sep. 26

Fall Block Party Fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimers

Raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. A Chicken Dinner, Silent Auction, Music & Entertainment, Bouncy House, Kids Games, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, & Balloon Animals, Craft & Bake Sale, Dementia Live Simulation Educational Experience…

BeeHive Homes of Eau Claire Assisted Living
5075 Stonewood Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages, kid friendly

4:30-7pm Thu. Sep. 26

Fall Meatball Dinner

Meatballs (hand rolled), real mashed potatoes, rich brown gravy, rutabagas, Lefse, cole-slaw, dinner rolls, ice cream dessert, choice of beverages (decaf coffee, milk, tea, ice water.)

Masonic Center
616 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 each, $5 for 12 and under, FREE for 6 and under

5-6pm Thu. Sep. 26

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. 26

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Sep. 26

eHeroes at Together Farms Burger Nights

Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF &…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Sep. 26

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