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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

6-6:45am Wed. Oct. 2

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. Oct. 2

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. Oct. 2

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. Oct. 2

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. Oct. 2

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. Oct. 2

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

10am-5pm Wed. Oct. 2

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 Wed. Oct. 2

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

10:15-10:35am Wed. Oct. 2

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. Oct. 2

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

noon-8pm Wed. Oct. 2

Ukiyo-e: Floating Fleeting Worlds

Discover the similarities and connections between three floating fleeting worlds: Japanese Edo Art, Art of and inspired by our night skies, Rockwell Kent's drawings for Walt Whitman’s poetry

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Wed. Oct. 2

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+

5:30-7pm Wed. Oct. 2

Riverside Machine and Engineering Career Exploring

Exploring is partnering with Riverside Machine & Engineering to offer students hands-on career experiences in the field of machines and engineering. Participants will get a behind the scene look at the process of manufacturing their very own…

Riverside Machine and Engineering
2445 Alpine Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: $34 for all sessions

Age: Ages 12-18

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Oct. 2

Dunn County Humane Society Exploring Program

Exploring is partnering with Dunn County Humane Association to offer students a hands-on learning experience in a career within Veterinary Science. Students will get to tour a variety of places including Leerburg, Hoof & Paw Vet Clinic.

Dunn County Humane Society
302 Brickyard Road
Menomonie

Cost: $34 for all program sessions; contact for funding assistance

Age: Ages 12-18

5:30-6:45pm Wed. Oct. 2

Wednesday Evening Playgroup

Play 'N' Learn playgroups are a free, fun, interactive experience that children and parents or other caregivers can enjoy together. Evening playgroups are held the first and third Wednesday each month.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 2

AR Workshop Chippewa Falls Family Halloween Workshop

Create personalized decor with a Halloween theme. Work together with your children to make a decor piece you will be proud to hang on your wall. Light refreshments and sweets. Online registration required prior to class

AR Workshop Chippewa Falls
224 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Varies by project

Age: 5-adult

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Oct. 2

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. Oct. 2

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