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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 15

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

10am-7pm Fri. Nov. 15

Pop Up Shop Cross Border Wear

Cross Border Wear's Pop Up Shop is a local, non-profit business that makes children's clothing. Each purchase helps disadvantaged children and gives jobs to women in Vietnam. Gear up on holiday shopping.

Mood Boutique
230 Main Street East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Fri. Nov. 15

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-4pm Fri. Nov. 15

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

10:15-10:45am Fri. Nov. 15

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. 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: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 15

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Siblings are welcome!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregiver

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 15

Growing Readers Storytime

Features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an optional activity/play period. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 15

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

2-2:45pm Fri. Nov. 15

FREE Senior Fitness Classes

Building Balance, Strength & Flexibility to prevent falls and regain independence. Plus, meet other local seniors. All abilities welcome.

Milestone Senior Living
5510 & 5512 Renee Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 55+

5-10pm Fri. Nov. 15

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Knights of Columbus 974 Progressive Bingo starting at 7pm, doors open at 5pm food and refreshments are available.

Knights of Columbus
236 Pumphouse Road
Chippewa Falls

5-9pm Fri. Nov. 15

Friday Family Nights

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Featuring Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Inflatables, Movies, Free Popcorn, and Special Entertainment.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

6-8pm Fri. Nov. 15

Board Game Night

An evening of family friendly board games. Award winning games will be supplied to play.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
615 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Fri. Nov. 15

Santa's PJ Party

Get the kids in their PJs and join a festive family celebration to welcome back Santa to Oakwood Mall. Features fun activities, music, goodie bags, milk & cookies, and of course, Santa. Check-in starts at 4:30pm.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Fri. Nov. 15

Chi-Hi Thespians present "An Evening of One-Acts"

Three, 30-minute plays including a series of disastrous blind dates, a comedic guide to staying alive during a zombie apocalypse, and a culmination of everything that could possibly go wrong during an exam. Featuring the high school improv…

Chippewa Falls HS Auditorium
735 Terrill St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 15

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+

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 15

University Symphony Orchestra

A sixty member student ensemble performing the symphonic repertoire of the 18th-20th centuries.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: $2-7

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 15

Eau Claire Children's Theater: Elf the Musical

Embrace you inner elf with this modern holiday classic! Buddy is an elf at the North Pole, or so he thinks. When his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth, he embarks on a journey to New York City,…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $24 for adults, $20 for seniors, $14 for students 13 and up w/ID, and $10 for youth 12 and under.