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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-1pm Sat. Nov. 16

Lefse Fest

Explore the Norwegian culture and enjoy a fun day of Lefse making and eating. Silent auction and raffle. Help support the L.E. Phillips Senior Center in their Fit for the Future campaign to expand the senior center and meet the growing needs…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center
1616 Bellinger St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults $5 kids 6-17 and 5 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 16

Food Pantry Bake Sale

Come satisfy your sweet tooth and give to those who need a little extra help. All proceeds will be split between the Cornell and Lake Holcombe Food Pantries. We will be accepting baked goods donations through 11/15 and Cash and…

Humble Beginnings Auto
27703 State Hwy 64
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 16

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-noon Sat. Nov. 16

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

9:15-10am Sat. Nov. 16

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

10am-6pm Sat. Nov. 16

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-noon Sat. Nov. 16

Family Literacy Event

Families will enjoy theme based stories, crafts and a snack as well as tips and tricks for successful parenting and growing literacy skills. Children will be able to pick a free book to take home each month.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10am-3pm Sat. Nov. 16

Veterans Day Craft and Vendor Event

Craft and Vendor event with the proceeds being donated to Klein Hall, Chippewa Falls ( A part of the Veterans Housing and Recovery Program) in honor of all of the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Frog Hop
23027 County Highway X
Cadott

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am-1:15pm Sat. Nov. 16

What’s It Worth? Antique & Collectible Appraisal Event

Want to know what your treasured item is worth? Find out from guest appraiser Mark Moran. Appraisals are by reservation only. Registration begins October 1. Call 715-839-4834 to schedule your 4-minute appointment. Please provide a description…

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

Cost: FERE

10:15-10:35am Sat. Nov. 16

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

10:30-11am Sat. Nov. 16

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

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 16

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

11:30am-4:30pm Sat. Nov. 16

19th Annual Machines Behaving Badly: Robot Combat Event

24 middle school kids each building a 3 pound combat robot. What could possibly go wrong? Come see parts fly within the confines of a safe arena. Technology education at its funnest and finest. The official motto of Machines Behaving Badly:…

Chippewa Falls Middle School
750 Tropicana Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 16

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

noon-4pm Sat. Nov. 16

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

noon-3pm Sat. Nov. 16

Free Thanksgiving meal

Free complete Thanksgiving meal. Plus bake sale sponsored by Fairchild Church of Hope.

Fairchild Rod and Gun club
300 Pond Road
Fairchild

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Nov. 16

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.

5-7pm Sat. Nov. 16

BaredFeet, Co. 2nd Annual Extravaganza

Enjoy music by Greg Gilbertson, a performance by the BaredFeet Dance Company, local art silent auction, programming, food and dancing. Help raise funds to provide more quality, free programming for folks in basic wellness and art education!

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St #123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:15pm Sat. Nov. 16

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

6-7:30pm Sat. Nov. 16

Planning for College

Financial advisors Sara Cramer and Mike Kauls will share tips to make college more affordable.

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

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 16

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 Sat. Nov. 16

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 Sat. Nov. 16

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.

8-9pm Sat. Nov. 16

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows…

Hobbs Observatory
S1 County Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.