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Thu. Nov. 28

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+

8am Thu. Nov. 28

12th Annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot

Participate in either a 5-mile run or an untimed 2-mile fun run/walk and is ope to everyone of all ages and abilities. Bring your favorite cuddly companion for the 2-mile Dog Jog. Meant for the whole family, not just seasoned athletes.…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Registration information online

9-11:30am Thu. Nov. 28

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 28

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10:15-10:35am Thu. Nov. 28

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature 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: Babies

10:30-11:15am Thu. Nov. 28

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

11:30am-1pm Thu. Nov. 28

Benefit Lunch for Pet Food Drive

All proceeds will go to purchasing pet food for St Francis Food pantry for the annual pet food drive sponsored by Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital, Pet Food Plus, and Chippewa Valley Cat Club. Food leftovers will go to Sojourner House.

Unity Christ Center
1808 Folsom St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: All Ages

1pm Thu. Nov. 28

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The entire community is invited to a free Thanksgiving dinner. Please call the contact number to arrange delivery.

Love Church
710 Main Street East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5-9:30pm Thu. Nov. 28

32nd Annual Christmas Village Opening Night

The lights go on at 5pm at the Christmas Village located at Irvine Park on Bridgewater Avenue in Chippewa Falls. The park will be only open to foot traffic from 5-6:30pm that night than vehicle traffic 6:30-9:30pm.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Nov. 28

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30pm Thu. Nov. 28

Little Dancing Stars - Fitness Dance Classes

Get up and get moving building strong muscles and bones, enjoying music song and dance. While following direction taking turns yet building their confidence. The classes are structured for the dancers to gain many uses threw their years of…

Jean Marie's School of Dance
31 West Spring Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36 each month

Age: Starting age 3 years and older