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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-10:15am Tue. Oct. 8

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. Oct. 8

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 Tue. Oct. 8

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

10-10:30am Tue. Oct. 8

Learning Together Playgroup

Children attend with their parents and play together.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

10am-5pm Tue. Oct. 8

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. Oct. 8

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. Oct. 8

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. Oct. 8

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. Oct. 8

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

noon Tue. Oct. 8

Lutheran Social Services Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Learn about what it takes to be a foster parent, how the skills you already have will help you, goals of the foster care process, how LLS provides training and assistance, and how foster parents work with biological families.

Lutheran Social Services
123 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1:30-3:30pm Tue. Oct. 8

Silk Scarf

Using silk dyes and a paintbrush you will create interesting textures and designs with bubble wrap and plastic wrap UNDER the silk. You and your inner artist will be amazed at how fun and fast it is to create a beautiful piece of wearable…

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

Cost: $45

Age: All Ages

2-3pm Tue. Oct. 8

College and Career Navigation Sessions

Chippewa Valley Technical College is sponsoring FREE 1-hour sessions to cover topics including but not limited to College Navigation (all colleges-not just CVTC) and Career Navigation. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: Free, 1 hour sessions

Age: 16+

3-5pm Tue. Oct. 8

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-7pm Tue. Oct. 8

Harvest Meatball Supper and Extravaganza

Harvest Meatball Supper and Extravaganza. Bake sale, crafts and quilts.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1300 Mansfield St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults $4 children ages 5-10; free 4 and under

5-6pm Tue. Oct. 8

Lung Health Conversations

As a Lung Health specialist with over 40 years in healthcare, Carol has a wealth of information to share about breathing problems. Bring your questions and learn how to better cope with lung disease. As an asthmatic herself, Carol knows what…

Healing Choices Oasis LLC
2711 Pleasant St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Oct. 8

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. Oct. 8

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+

6:30-8pm Tue. Oct. 8

Discovering Stories: Telling and Writing

Karen Loeb, Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence, will lead participants in imaginative exercises and small group storytelling to release their creativity. This writing workshop is for adults interested in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Oct. 8

Teen Litwits Book Club

Talk about books you love (or hate!) with other teens. Teens vote on a new title to read each month. Snacks served. Registration requested.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Oct. 8

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