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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Thu. Nov. 14

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

9-10:15am Thu. Nov. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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. Nov. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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

1-4pm Thu. Nov. 14

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

5-8pm Thu. Nov. 14

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

5-6pm Thu. Nov. 14

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+

5:15-6pm Thu. Nov. 14

Kids Rock Band Free Preview Class

This innovative program allows students who have had no prior musical experience to start making music immediately and helps more experienced players to develop musical skills like reading music, playing with others, and songwriting.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 8 to 11

5:30-6:15pm Thu. Nov. 14

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

6-6:45pm Thu. Nov. 14

Rize Nutrition Presentation

Join Rize Nutrition at Mood Boutique Nov 14th and discover how to live a healthy lifestyle with shopping discounts to follow.

Mood Boutique
230 Main Street East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Nov. 14

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. 14

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

7-8pm Thu. Nov. 14

Snakes of Wisconsin

Join a naturalist as we learn interesting facts about one of Wisconsin’s most misunderstood creatures and discover why snakes are so important to our state! You will even have a chance to meet a live snake that lives here at Beaver Creek.…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $7, Nonmembers $5

Age: All Ages