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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Nov. 22

Letters to Santa

Children ages 3 and up may drop a letter in Santa’s special mailbox November 22 through December 6 in Youth Services. Children will receive responses between December 16 and 21.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3+

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 22

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-5pm Fri. Nov. 22

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. 22

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

10am-7pm Fri. Nov. 22

Eau Claire County Humane Association's Holiday Craft & Bake Sale

Baked goods, handcrafted holiday and pet themed items. In addition to our new and gently used holiday & pet decor, supplies, costumes, treats + much more. On Saturday visit Santa's Club House from 11am - 1 pm. Bring your kids and pets to take…

Hickory Hills Golf Course
E4080 Hickory Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Fri. Nov. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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-7pm Fri. Nov. 22

20th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair

Work of 50+ regional artisans will be featured. The juried art fair includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, authors, food, fiber art and much more. The event features live music, wine tastings from the River Bend Winery, soups from the Acoustic…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

2-2:45pm Fri. Nov. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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

6-7pm Fri. Nov. 22

Voyagers After School Program Presents: Robin Hood

He steals from the rich and gives to the poor! Follow the adventures of Robin Hood and his Merry Men (and Women!) as they fight against the excessive taxation of Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham with an archery contest to win a…

Chippewa Falls Middle School
750 Tropicana Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Fri. Nov. 22

The Human Element - Movie

Human activity has now surpassed all other forces shaping our world. The film investigates how altering the elements is in turn affecting everyday Americans right now, and features subjects who are often overlooked victims of climate change.…

Unity Christ Center
1808 Folsom St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free-will offering received

Age: All Ages

8pm Fri. Nov. 22

Live Music: Broken Heartland String Band

Special beer release w/ music from Broken Heartland String Band - Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk & Americana from the Twin Cities. Beer Release: Moonchild Special Dubbel, 7.2%. Our take on a Belgian-style Dubbel is brewed with our house saison yeast…

Zymurgy Brewing
624 Main Street. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+