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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Sep. 21

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

9-10am Fri. Sep. 21

Cool, Calm, & Connected Kids

Are you desiring to connect with your child even in the not-so-calm moments? This class is all about engaging in play with your child, while learning 5 strategies designed to calm the brain and build relationships. The smaller class size will…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-5 yrs

10am-5pm Fri. Sep. 21

15th Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour

A tour of four studios and the work of 18 potters. See the studios and kilns, talk to the potters about their work. Lots of work for sale refreshments served. A fun family event.

Various Locations in Western Wisconsin

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-4pm Fri. Sep. 21

Beginning Drawing Class

This class will introduce you to the delight of drawing and an art form that you can translate to any medium. Artist Deb Blake will help you break down the skill of drawing with easily mastered techniques. Learn the basics of form and…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $110

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Sep. 21

Valley Pasture Farm - Fall Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, corn maze, lawn games, and mini-golf course. Food stands with produce available.

Valley Pasture Farm
E7631 N County Road E
Elk Mound

Cost: $8.50/person, Age 2 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Sep. 21

The Chetek Gang: CJ Conner, Bruce Marsh, Don Olson and Nancy Dutmer

It must be something in the water. Chetek, Wisconsin is home to some of the best and most eclectic artists in western Wisconsin. This exhibit will feature the work of four Chetek-based artists. No cost for admission. Artwork will be available…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Sep. 21

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.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Sep. 21

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 to 3 and caregivers

10:30-11:30am Fri. Sep. 21

Tiny Scientists - Monarch Lab

You and your child will share in learning about it means to be a scientist by raising and releasing Monarch Butterflies. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects.

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-6yrs

11-11:30am Fri. Sep. 21

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

2pm Fri. Sep. 21

Create Your Own Diary

Join the Chippewa Falls Public Library to explore diaries galore and create your own one-of-a-kind diary.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School Age

4-8pm Fri. Sep. 21

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Fri. Sep. 21

Live Music: Wolves at the Door

Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Sep. 21

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6-7:30pm Fri. Sep. 21

Draw Your Own Henna Workshop

Practice the designs and application of the henna paste. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful design on your hand or any other place you would like your henna to reside. Bring and friend and draw on each other or draw…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 10+

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Sep. 21

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire