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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Nov. 23

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+

9am-1pm Sat. Nov. 23

Menomonie Farmer's Market - Winter Market

Local producers only farmer's market featuring Menomonie area farmers, bakeries, food producers and artists. Free parking.

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 23

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-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

35th Annual Craft Show

Over 80 Exhibitors. Homemade Concessions. Sponsored by McDonell Music Boosters.

McDonell Area Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

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

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

6th Annual Altoona athletic Boosters Craft & Vendor Fair

Some of the 50+ Crafters and vendors include Scentcy, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tasetfully Simple, LipSense, Operations scrap, Clever Container, Color Street and 31 bags. There is also Justorian Alpacas, barn Board Creations and Me& You…

Altoona High School - Auditorium
711 7th St West
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

Halmstad Fall Market Place

Annual Craft and Vendor show with silent auction, and bake sale. This event benefits the elementary school, and the bake sale is put on by our local girl troop.

Halmstad Elementary School
565 E. South Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Nov. 23

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

10am-5pm Sat. Nov. 23

3rd Annual UWEC GeekCon

Aa celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting. 50+ vendors, and 15+ panelists.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA or two non-perishable food items; FREE to UWEC faculty/staff

10am-noon Sat. Nov. 23

Holiday Crafting for Kids

Using a variety of materials including natural and /or recycled items, children will make simple ornaments and decorations for the upcoming holidays. Activities are suitable for school-age children. Pre-schoolers need an accompanying adult.…

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

Cost: Friends Child $6, Nonmember Child $8

Age: Ages 3 - 12

10am-noon Sat. Nov. 23

Reiki Share

Reiki-attuned & non-attuned folk are both welcome to join this Saturday morning group. Free Chakra-balancing tea samples brewed for attendees, hand-blended by our shop herbalist, River Prairie Apothecary.

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

10:15-10:35am Sat. Nov. 23

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. 23

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. 23

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

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 23

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. 23

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. 23

Tinsel and Tidings

Stroll through beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local businesses. Silent auctions and raffles for trees, and gift baskets. Hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating, ornament making, meet and greet Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as live music.

Metropolis Resort
5150 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

Paganism 101: A Year & A Day Exploration

Want to learn more about Paganism, Witchcraft, and the Metaphysical, in general? This is the class you've been waiting for. Each month will cover a different topic. You will buy a workbook at the first class that will be your reference guide,…

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $18 first class/$8 each class after

Age: All Ages

6:30-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 23

Could You Survive a Dystopia? Teen Late Night

You've read about dystopian worlds, but have you ever wondered how you would manage? Test your "survival" skills as you go through special teen late night challenges, and find out whether you'd make it to the end. Registration and parent…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 23

Red 5 Featuring Bassist Chris Bates

This outstanding seven member lineup allows Chris’ composing to expand into lush orchestral territories, while retaining its solid groove-based foundation. A night of harmonic and textural music.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 23

Art Opening at Raw Deal

Opening night for the November art exhibit at the Raw Deal. Recent paintings by Lori Mirmesdagh and works by Peter Tuvnes. Music by Josh Nielsen of KIZIK an original rock/folk band from Oregon. New songs and experimental material.

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages