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9am-noon Thu. Nov. 7

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Thu. Nov. 7

Fall Book Sale

The Eau Claire School Library Friends will be holding a book sale. Hardcover and paperback books for children, teens and adults, as well as, textbooks, professional resources and educational materials will be for sale. Elementary paperbacks…

Eau Claire Area School District
500 Main St.
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

9-10:15am Thu. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

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-7pm Thu. Nov. 7

UW-Stout SOAD Faculty Show

The work of 20+ UW-Stout School of Art & Design faculty will fill both spaces of the Furlong Gallery with a vast range of medias and disciplines. Check the Furlong website for venue hours.

Furlong Gallery
178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

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. Nov. 7

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

10:30am Thu. Nov. 7

Giant Games Week

Try your hand at giant-sized family games, available on a drop-in basis all week.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Thu. Nov. 7

Art Class Painting Schaefer/Miles

Adults and teens welcome. Follow along as you paint your own idea from start to finish. Beginner to Advanced. Tips and Techniques. Creative Camaraderie. Tips and techniques -Acrylic, Oil Painting- Pastel, Charcoal, Pencil Drawing.

Schaefer Miles Studio at Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Teen and Adult

3:30-5pm Thu. Nov. 7

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

4-7:30pm Thu. Nov. 7

All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner

All you can eat Chicken Dinner the first Thursday of the month.

Westgate Sportsman Club
4909 Sportsman Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $13 Adults $11 Military, Senior and Student $6 kids 6-12 5 and under free

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Nov. 7

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:30-6:30pm Thu. Nov. 7

St. John's Lutheran Church Chicken & Biscuit Dinner and Live Auction

14th Annual Dinner and Auction. Dinner includes chicken & biscuit with roasted vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. All for a free will donation. Live auction starts at 6:15pm featuring pottery, gift cert. from local businesses, hand…

St. John's Lutheran Church
1804 Highland Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Donation for dinner

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Nov. 7

Artists Reception: UW-Stout SOAD Faculty Show

The work of 20+ UW-Stout School of Art & Design faculty will fill both spaces of the Furlong Gallery with a vast range of medias and disciplines. Refreshments served at this reception for the artists. Exhibition will hang from Nov. 4 - Dec.…

Furlong Gallery
178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Nov. 7

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+

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 7

Video Game Olympics

The library will host gaming events each day from Monday, November 4 through Saturday, November 9 in celebration of International Games Week. On Thursday, drop in to show your gaming prowess. Or not.

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

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:15pm Thu. Nov. 7

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

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Nov. 7

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

6:30pm Thu. Nov. 7

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

7-9pm Thu. Nov. 7

Disney's "The Little Mermaid" FCHS

Based on the wildly popular animated film, Disney's "The Little Mermaid" brings all of your favorite characters to life.

Fall Creek High School
336 E. Hoover Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: $7 Adult, $5 Student/Senior Citizen, $1 Children 5 and under

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Nov. 7

Stout Theatre: The Elephant Man

Inspired by life of John Merrick, a story of transcending humiliation with dignity and compassion.

Harvey Hall Theatre
3rd Street East, UW-Stout
Menomonie

Cost: $15 GA, $12 for ages twelve and under

Age: 13+