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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Mon. Oct. 14

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

9:30-10:15am Mon. Oct. 14

Mommy & Me Yoga

Bring your kiddos and experience yoga through songs, games, books and yoga adventures. This is a great way for you and your little yogi to strengthen coordination and body awareness. Register prior or onsite day of.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $5/time

Age: 6 mo.-4 yrs old and parent

9:30-10:45am Mon. Oct. 14

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

9:30-10:45am Mon. Oct. 14

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter and fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-11:30am Mon. Oct. 14

Stanley Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library
154 Fourth Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10:15-10:35am Mon. Oct. 14

Lap Tots Storytime

For one and two-year-olds who are transitioning from baby to toddler. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Baby-Toddler

2-3pm Mon. Oct. 14

One World Taiko: Japanese Taiko Drumming

Taiko means “drum” in Japanese and One World Taiko is a professional Japanese drum ensemble that will captivate people of all ages with their heart pounding beats, dynamic movement and rhythmic grooves.

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

Cost: Adults $6, Youth $3, Senior caregivers free.

Age: All Ages

3-8pm Mon. Oct. 14

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

3:30-5pm Mon. Oct. 14

After School Art and Play

Drop in after school for hands-on creative fun.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

4pm Mon. Oct. 14

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+

5-7pm Mon. Oct. 14

Indigenous People's Day Celebration

Celebrating Indigenous People's Day and recognizing the permanent display of the 12 Tribal flags of Wisconsin, re-launch of the University of WI-Eau Claire seal and introduction of the land recognition. Keynote speaker: Regent Edmund…

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-7pm Mon. Oct. 14

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information. Second and Fourth Mondays the group meets for a burger night…

Pine Meadow Golf Club
4324 Fairfax Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Age: 50+

5:30-6:30pm Mon. Oct. 14

Fall Fitness

This class will start with a full body workout leading to the practice of asana (pose) and breathing exercises. Pre- Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: 15+

5:30-7:30pm Mon. Oct. 14

NERF War Special Event

A non-skating event. Tickets can and should be pre-purchased online. Ticket includes slice of pizza, 12oz soda, slushie, or 16oz water, 20 arcade tokens, use of nerf guns & ammo, playground (max 11 yo). Observing adults are not charged.

High Roller Skating Center
3120 Melby Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: Kids 6+

5:45-6:45pm Mon. Oct. 14

ABCs of ASL

Learning a new language can build self-confidence, empathy for others, and respect for new experiences. This program introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 non-members

Age: Ages 7-10

6-7pm Mon. Oct. 14

Evening Storytime

Join us for this family storytime series. No registration required. September: I've Got the Going-to-Bed Giggles, October: Monster Bash, November: Counting Sheep, December: Pajama Rama

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Families

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Oct. 14

Vinyasa Yoga Flow- Session 2

This class focuses on integrating movement with breath. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength. All levels welcome. Pre-register through Altoona Parks & Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Adult

6:30-8pm Mon. Oct. 14

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

6:30-9pm Mon. Oct. 14

Confident Birth 6 Week Fall Class Series

Experienced Childbirth Instructors, Amanda and Tim Gunderson, teach an in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications,…

Register for Address

7-9pm Mon. Oct. 14

The World Cultural Center: "Over America"

With Tom Skerritt. Celebrate the scenic differences of the country in a spectacular visual essay on the beauty and grandeur that is America. Every detail, from wave-swept coasts to majestic mountains. Wonderful photography taken from a…

Spirit Lutheran Church
1310 Main St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages