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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7am-9:30pm Tue. Dec. 10

Christmas Village

Irvine Park Christmas Village will be open from dawn to dusk. The display will include more than 100,000 Christmas lights and over 100 life-size Christmas scenes that replicate the Victorian era and the city's early history. The park becomes…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9-10:30am Tue. Dec. 10

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

New Hope-Assembly of God
318 S. 7th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-5 yrs

9:15-10:30am Tue. Dec. 10

Tuesday Morning Play 'N' Learn Playgroup

A free, fun, play-based learning and socializing experience that children ages 0-5 and parents (or grandparents, or caregivers!) can enjoy together.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Children ages 0-5

9:30-11:30am Tue. Dec. 10

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

10am-7pm Tue. Dec. 10

Friends of the Library Holiday Sale

The sale will offer gently used books, DVDs, CDs and other items for holiday gift-giving at low, consumer-friendly prices. Specially selected, like-new books will be available at exceptional prices.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Tue. Dec. 10

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 Tue. Dec. 10

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two-and three-year-olds. All storytimes features 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: Toddlers

11am-3pm Tue. Dec. 10

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

Art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Tue. Dec. 10

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

1-1:45pm Tue. Dec. 10

Gentle Yoga- Session 3

This gentle yoga class is designed to create greater balance, mobility, and strength in the physical body. This class includes standing and balance postures. Participants should have the ability to getup and down from floor. Pre-register…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages (great for 50+)

2-3pm Tue. Dec. 10

College and Career Navigation Sessions

Chippewa Valley Technical College is sponsoring FREE 1-hour sessions to cover topics including but not limited to College Navigation (all colleges-not just CVTC) and Career Navigation. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: Free, 1 hour sessions

Age: 16+

3-7pm Tue. Dec. 10

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

4:45-5:15pm Tue. Dec. 10

Pre-Ballet Holiday Fun Class

An introduction to ballet and creative movement which incorporates lots of Holiday themes and props. Great exercise and Holiday fun for ALL kids.

En Avant School of Dance
3330 North Town Hall Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: Ages 3-4

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 10

5th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4 | $2 on Tuesdays

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Tue. Dec. 10

Lung Health Conversations

As a Lung Health specialist with over 40 years in healthcare, Carol has a wealth of information to share about breathing problems. Bring your questions and learn how to better cope with lung disease. As an asthmatic herself, Carol knows what…

Healing Choices Oasis LLC
2711 Pleasant St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Dec. 10

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire the creative in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Dec. 10

Youth Yoga - Session 3

Practice many yoga sequences through light, beautiful songs, stories and movements. This class is a great way to introduce your children to the basics of yoga in a fun and exciting way. Pre-register through Altoona Parks and Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $10

Age: Ages 5-8

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Dec. 10

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that has been wildly popular since the '90s. Join the awesome and energetic crew of instructors from Z. Vida Fitness in bringing the fun back into fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

6:15-7pm Tue. Dec. 10

Tween Yoga - Session 3

This class will incorporate discussion, yoga poses, relaxation and meditation. It leads through an inner journey as they discover the essence of themselves to provide confidence and more. Pre-register through Altoona Parks and Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $10

Age: Ages 9-17

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Dec. 10

Kitchen Basics for Teens

In this cooking class just for teens, participants will enjoy a social and fun environment in which to explore a variety of cuisine. Learn the basics any teen needs to know to find his or her way around a kitchen, but also delve into more…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 11-16

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 10

Teen Litwits Book Club

Talk about books you love (or hate!) with other teens. Teens vote on a new title to read each month. Snacks served. Registration requested.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 10

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

Designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way. Work to creatively solve problems through experimentation and discover…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $56

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 10

YMCA Camp Manitou Parent Information Meeting

Interested in providing your child with a classic overnight camp experience? Camp Director, Brian Moore, will cover general camp information, registration tips, answer questions, and address any concerns you may have.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Tue. Dec. 10

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019

Come celebrate the great outdoors. Screenings focus on high adrenaline action-packed films from some of the most spectacular locations worldwide.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $19 GA, $10 for age 16 and younger, $4.75 for UWEC students

Age: All Ages