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activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-3pm Mon. Oct. 28

Middle School School's Out

Looking for something fun, enriching, and productive for your middle school student to do on one of their scheduled days off? Drop them off at the Y for a day filled with leadership and team-building activities, games, volunteer work and…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45 | Community $60

9-11:30am Mon. Oct. 28

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…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30am-3:30pm Mon. Oct. 28

School's Out Drop Off Camp

For half of the day your kiddo will have the chance to chop, cook, and prepare food in our Let’s Get Cooking Kitchen. After a play break or two in the museum exhibits, they’ll head to Mini Makers where they have the chance to make…

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

Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members

Age: K-2nd grade

9:30-10:45am Mon. Oct. 28

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. 28

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

10am-5pm Mon. Oct. 28

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

10-11:30am Mon. Oct. 28

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. 28

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

11am-3:15pm Mon. Oct. 28

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 Mon. Oct. 28

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

3-8pm Mon. Oct. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

2nd Annual Community Soup Cooking Contest

Students, parents, community members, faculty and families are invited to sample soups and enjoy the fall concert afterwards. Event is FREE, but donations raise money for Augusta's Police K-9 fundraiser. Entry information available online.

Augusta High School
E19320 Bartig Rd.
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Mon. Oct. 28

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. 28

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+

5:45-6:45pm Mon. Oct. 28

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. 28

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