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8am-5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Eau Claire's 31st Annual Hmong New Year

Immerse yourself in authentic Hmong culture through couples "ball toss", performing arts, vendors, and of course plenty of food. Dress code is semi-formal and traditional attire is highly recommended.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 GA

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 9

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-5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Pine Harbor Studio Holiday Open House

Pottery, paintings, jewelry, soaps and many other handcrafted items created by local Chippewa Valley artists.

Pine Harbor Studio
7157 185th St.
Chippewa Falls

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 9

Christmas in the Northwoods Craft and Bake Sale

Basket Raffle, Full Lunch Menu, Huge Bake Sale, Over 60 different vendors with a variety of handmade crafts.

Northwoods Elementary School
3600 Northwoods Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $2 per person (children 12 and under are free)

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Nov. 9

Family Literacy Event

Highlighting the books of Eric Carle such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’, ‘The Grouchy Ladybug’, and more. Literacy-based activities for children of infant-8 years old. Book giveaways,…

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

4th Annual Eau Claire Global Market

Fair trade handcrafted products and food items from more than 40 countries, promoting sustainable livelihoods and community development. Food and beverages representing our global community will also be available.

First Congregational UCC
310 Broadway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 9

ACT Prep

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Centennial Hall Room 1204
1698 Park Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

10-11:15am Sat. Nov. 9

Saturday Morning Playgroup at FRC

Play 'N' Learn family playgropus are a free, fun, interactive experience that children and their parents or other caregivers can enjoy together. Saturday morning playgroups are held the second Saturday each month. Space is limited.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10:15-10:35am Sat. Nov. 9

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am Sat. Nov. 9

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

10:30-11am Sat. Nov. 9

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary.)

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11am-2pm Sat. Nov. 9

Chicken BBQ for Feed My People Food Bank

Fresh cooked grilled chicken meal with coleslaw, and a choice of potato salad or chips for $8 and the option of a new teavana drink or water for an additional $2. Drive thru or sit down. Proceeds benefit Feed My People Food Bank.

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall
2233 Birch St
Eau Claire

Cost: $8-10

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 9

Toddler- Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning. The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively. For Ages 5 and under with a participating adult.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with parent

11am Sat. Nov. 9

Cuentos: Tales From the Latino World

Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. Funny, touching, and exciting storytelling for the whole family, Cuentos is a…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 Adults; $10 for children under 12

noon-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

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

1-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

Pen & Paper with a Pro Day

The library will host gaming events each day from Nov. 4 -9 in celebration of International Games Week. On Saturday, enjoy simple pen and paper role-playing with volunteer expert Dungeon Master Mike.

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

Cost: FREE

1:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Memorial High School Theater: Shrek the Musical

Based on the hit 2001 animated film, Shrek the musical is the story of a hulking green ogre with a sour attitude on a quest to get his home back by rescuing a princess.

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, FREE for ECASD students

2-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

Intro to Go

The library will host gaming events each day from Nov. 4-9 in celebration of International Games Week. On Saturday, drop in to play or learn to play Go, an ancient abstract strategy board game.

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

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 9

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

7-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars

An all-star night of music with Pat Donohue, Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor, Dan Newton, and Peter Johnson. This stellar group of musicians, all former members of the Guys All-Star Shoe Band, play rock-a-billy to blues to folk and give the…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: Reserved $20, $23 At the Door (only until Sold Out)

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Menomonie High School presents "Badger"

In 1944, at the height of WWII, five women form an unlikely bond working together at Badger Ordnance Works near Baraboo. They represent more than 5 million women who overcame disadvantages and hardships to help their nation win a crucial war…

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.
Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA, $3 Seniors and Students to Grade 12

Age: Not suitable for small children

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

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+