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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-10:15am Thu. Oct. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. 24

Valley Art Association Fall Art Show

Enjoy a beautiful display of art for sale by 51 various Valley Art Association artists.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Thu. Oct. 24

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

10:30am-noon Thu. Oct. 24

Pigeons and Princesses Party

Mo Willem's Pigeon is in a new book! Pigeon has to get on the bus, but not to drive it - to go to school. Join the library for a party featuring pigeons and princesses, plus popcorn, punch and more fun featuring Pigeon's favorite letter.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:30-11:15am Thu. Oct. 24

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

11am-3:15pm Thu. Oct. 24

School's Out Open Skating

Session One 11:00am-1:00pm and Session Two 1:15pm-3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:45pm Thu. Oct. 24

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

School's Out Rink Rat Youth Hockey! Ages 15+ are NOT allowed to skate at Rink Rats. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Must have full equipment!

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

noon-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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

1:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Carpenter Nature Center Raptor Show

Observe and learn about live raptors with the Carpenter Nature Center at the public library! This event is part of Raptor Week; be sure to check out the library's website for more activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids & Families

2:30-3pm Thu. Oct. 24

Pop Up Science: Stomp Rocket

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 building stomp rockets.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Thu. Oct. 24

Wisconsin Chiropractic Kids Day

An afternoon of fun celebrating WI Chiropractic Kids Day. FREE Nervous System Scans for children up to age 18, Superhero kids yoga, games, and healthy snacks.

Carlson Chiropractic Clinic
3119 Golf Road, Ste 103
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-18

3:30-5pm Thu. Oct. 24

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

4-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Blooms and Broomsticks

Register to win free flowers for a year. Enjoy 20% store wide, including flowers, plants, soaps, jewelry, candles, scarves and more. Take part in a bud vase bar for only $9.95 and create a spooky arrangement of your liking. Enjoy ceramic…

Lakeview Floral
1802A Stout Rd.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Oct. 24

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. 24

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

6:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Little Dancing Stars - Fitness Dance Classes

Get up and get moving building strong muscles and bones, enjoying music song and dance. While following direction taking turns yet building their confidence. The classes are structured for the dancers to gain many uses threw their years of…

Jean Marie's School of Dance
31 West Spring Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36 each month

Age: Starting age 3 years and older

7-11pm Thu. Oct. 24

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House
415 S. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Fright Night Haunted Barn

Be prepared to be haunted by your favorite horror films at the annual Haunted Barn. Proceeds go to Eau Claire 4-H, and Feed my People Food Bank.

Rockin' T-R Ranch
8020 Curvue Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 per person, or $6 with a nonperishable food item

Age: Accommodate to all ages