Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar

Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Sep. 19

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

Tue. Sep. 19

Fall Ballet Classes

Taught by a great team of four enthusiastic teachers who love to teach ballet, lyrical, and jazz dance. Check online schedule for breakdown of schedule, pricing, and age brackets.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 5-7, 7-9, 10-14

Tue. Sep. 19

Teen Art Show

Check out the amazing art that teens created over the summer. Bring the whole family to see the teen-created art adorning the walls of the Young Adult Lounge.

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

Cost: FREE

9am-noon Tue. Sep. 19

Jeff Nelson Watercolor Class

Beginner to advanced level artists are welcome to attend. This class covers techniques including washes, wet into wet, masking, hand cut stamps, rigger brushes, and gouache. By the end of the class each participant will be able to leave with…

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

Cost: $50 if you bring your own materials or $60 if you don't

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Tue. Sep. 19

Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 1-5 yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move. Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, group movements and obstacle courses.

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

Cost: $40, Drop in $8

Age: Ages 1-5 yrs

9:30-10:30am Tue. Sep. 19

St Mark Children's Power Hour

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this free program. Hear a Bible story, sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a snack. There is also lots of time to play. Visit the website to pre-register or just show up.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 and caregivers

9:30-11:30am Tue. Sep. 19

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: Ages Birth to age 5

10-10:30am Tue. Sep. 19

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Tue. Sep. 19

Fuzebeads

The artistic possibilities are endless when you melt colored beads into a pattern.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (with museum admission)

10am-5pm Tue. Sep. 19

Hugh Mandelert Retrospective - Art and Addiction

This exhibit is a retrospective of the artwork of Hugh Mandelert, which has been generously loaned to the Heyde Center from the private collections of community members. The theme of the exhibit “Art and Addiction” serves as a catalyst…

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Sep. 19

L.E. Phillips Library: Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Features stories, songs, and activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 & 3 year olds

10:30-11:30am Tue. Sep. 19

Tiny Scientists – Monarch Lab

During Tiny Scientists – Monarch Lab you and your child will share in learning about what it means to be a scientist by raising and releasing Monarch Butterflies. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science…

Morning Class: Lily Pad Lab, 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School) | Evening Class: Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: $60, Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

10:30-10:50am Tue. Sep. 19

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

10:45-11:15am Tue. Sep. 19

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

11am-1pm Tue. Sep. 19

Lunch Break Open Skate

Go ice skating during the Lunch Break Skate at Hobbs Ice Arena. Monday through Friday.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person; Includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Tue. Sep. 19

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

11:30am-noon Tue. Sep. 19

Super Small Science

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This program is free for preschoolers and their grown-ups.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschoolers

2:30-3pm Tue. Sep. 19

Gem Suncatchers

Add beauty to your window with a homemade suncatcher. Pick out the prettiest gems and watch the sunlight catch the colors.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (WIth Museum admission)

3:30-6pm Tue. Sep. 19

Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution Program

Ruby's Pantry is a faith-based food distribution program for everyone who eats. Doors will open at 3:30pm. Distribution is 4:30-6pm. No checks accepted; cash only. Volunteers are welcome from 1:30pm until all is cleaned up.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church
531 East South Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20 cash donation

Age: 18+

5-7:30pm Tue. Sep. 19

Stardust Car Shows: Year End Show

Stardust Car Shows are classic car shows with a cause. Every show we raise money for a different community group.

The Classic Garage
2111 Third St.
Eau Claire

5:15-5:45pm Tue. Sep. 19

Ballet Classes (Age 3-5)

Classes hosted by a team of four enthusiastic teachers who love to teach ballet, lyrical, and jazz dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per class/$20 for 5 classes/$30 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 3-5

6-8pm Tue. Sep. 19

"Home" String Art/Palette Signs

Combine string art with a painted phrase: "Home". Begin with the Stencils for the lettering and the state (MN also available) and finish with some fun string art patterns to overlap the shape of the state.

Banbury Place, Building 13
800 Wisconsin St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

6-8pm Tue. Sep. 19

Inkle Weaving Workshop

Enjoy two nights of fiber art fun with local artist Marcella Edmund. Create a long strap of colorful fabric suitable as a wall-hanging, bracelet, or bookmark. Great for beginners as well as those with prior weaving experience. All materials…

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

Cost: $35 museum members, $40 non-members

Age: 16+

6-7pm Tue. Sep. 19

Tiny Scientists – Monarch Lab

During Tiny Scientists – Monarch Lab you and your child will share in learning about what it means to be a scientist by raising and releasing Monarch Butterflies. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science…

Morning Class: Lily Pad Lab, 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School) | Evening Class: Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: $60, Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

6-9pm Tue. Sep. 19

UKE - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Sep. 19

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more. Sign up on Facebook, on their website, or by phone.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-35 depending on the class

6:30-7pm Tue. Sep. 19

Ballet Classes (Age 3-5)

Classes hosted by a team of four enthusiastic teachers who love to teach ballet, lyrical, and jazz dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per class/$20 for 5 classes/$30 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 3-5

6:30-9pm Tue. Sep. 19

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

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