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Wed. Nov. 27

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+

6-6:45am Wed. Nov. 27

Alive By 715

Start the rest of your week off right with free, fun, fitness. All ages and all fitness levels welcome (and encouraged)! Finish your sweat early enough to hit the shower and grab a cup of coffee before the office.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Wed. Nov. 27

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

9:30-10:15am Wed. Nov. 27

Babies Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, floor and lap games, and dance to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Infants to walking

10am-5pm Wed. Nov. 27

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

10:15-10:35am Wed. Nov. 27

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features 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: Infants/Babies

10:30-11:15am Wed. Nov. 27

Toddlers Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, floor and lap games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 1 to 2

11am-3:15pm Wed. Nov. 27

School's Out Open Skating

Session One 11:00am-1:00pm and Session Two 1:15pm-3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:45pm Wed. Nov. 27

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

School's Out Rink Rat Youth Hockey! Ages 15+ are NOT allowed to skate at Rink Rats. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Must have full equipment!

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

noon-8pm Wed. Nov. 27

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

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Nov. 27

Family Bingo

Drop in with the whole family during Thanksgiving school break to play BINGO for fun and prizes!

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-2:45pm Wed. Nov. 27

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+

3-8pm Wed. Nov. 27

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Wed. Nov. 27

Tween Dance Class

Dance for youth with BaredFeet involves movement fundamentals to learn about the body's natural functions, expressive exploration to develop dance vocabulary, and exposure to several music/dance styles and yoga in a low pressure class. Class…

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 3rd-8th Grade

5-8pm Wed. Nov. 27

Mehara Shrine: Festival of the Trees

The theme this year is "Tropical Christmas." This event, held in the Historic Masonic Ballroom, features fully decorated trees that will be raffled off. Tree raffle tickets are 50 cents each. Kids can get their pictures taken with Santa…

Masonic Center
616 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $2 admission

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Nov. 27

Evening Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older are not permitted to skate in Rink Rats! Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm. Pewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Nov. 27

Breathe & Stretch Yoga - Session 2

Relax for the evening with a slow, gentle flow with longer holds to help wind down. Learn new breathing and meditation skills. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Adults

7-9pm Wed. Nov. 27

DJ Trivia

Weekly general knowledge Trivia with Djtrivia of the Chippewa Valley. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places prizes.

Westside Bar & Grill
1807 N. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Any

7-9:30pm Wed. Nov. 27

Tony Sterling Presents: "Cool Britannia"

Tony Sterling Presents COOL BRITANNIA at Caffe Tempo. The much-acclaimed 92 KQRS House Band consisting of Chris Herriges and Jeffrey Allen will bring world-class musicianship to Tempo.

Caffe Tempo
2530 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $11 GA (includes a $2 Tempo Credit)

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Nov. 27

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $29

7-10pm Wed. Nov. 27

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages