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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-10:15am Thu. Oct. 10

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. Oct. 10

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. Oct. 10

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. Oct. 10

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. Oct. 10

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 Thu. Oct. 10

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. Oct. 10

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-8pm Thu. Oct. 10

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

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 10

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. Oct. 10

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

2:30-3pm Thu. Oct. 10

Pop Up Science: Smelly Baloons

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is smelly balloons.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-5pm Thu. Oct. 10

Tween Scene

Come, create, and hang out with other tweens (grades 3-6). Tween Scene is a weekly drop-in series featuring a different activity each week, from art to technology and beyond.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 3-6

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Oct. 10

Painting & Popcorn

Calling all pint-sized Picassos! Join us for our next Painting & Popcorn class! Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice…

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

Cost: $5 with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Oct. 10

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. Oct. 10

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

5:30-9:30pm Thu. Oct. 10

Remember When: Celebration and Fundraiser

Join Emcee Judy Clark from WEAU Channel 13 News for a night filled with childhood stories, nostalgic games, trivia, live interviews, laughter, and fun. Proceeds support Chippewa Valley Museum children's programs.

The Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $45

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Oct. 10

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

7pm Thu. Oct. 10

Live Music: Jason Dea West

Solo Western Folk sensation is best known for his song writing with Intuitive Compass and Barefoot Surrender. He is an American troubadour to the very marrow, telling tales of times forgotten, times to come & roads traveled.

Zymurgy Brewing
624 Main Street. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE