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6-6:45am Wed. Oct. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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

10-11:30am Wed. Oct. 16

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Public Library
1519 17th Ave.
Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10:15-10:35am Wed. Oct. 16

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

10:30-11am Wed. Oct. 16

Super Small Science: Thunderstorm Science

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week, learn all about thunderstorms.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool age

10:30-11:15am Wed. Oct. 16

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. 16

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

3-8pm Wed. Oct. 16

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

4-6pm Wed. Oct. 16

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic Open House

The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic is hosting an Open House to celebrate its new, permanent home and the achievements of the Helping Hands campaign. Enjoy live music by 3 of 7: The Cathy Reitz Trio, light refreshments, a ribbon cutting by the…

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
1030 Oakridge Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Oct. 16

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+

5:30-6:45pm Wed. Oct. 16

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. 16

Evening Open Skate

Every Wednesday and Sunday this Fall/Winter. No skate on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 1/22. Youth Skate Rental is free.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Wed. Oct. 16

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

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Oct. 16

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

7-10pm Wed. Oct. 16

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages