Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2018

10-11:30am Wed. Nov. 14

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Ave., Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10:15am Wed. Nov. 14

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

10:30-11am Wed. Nov. 14

Super Small Science

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: FREE with Admission

11-11:30am Wed. Nov. 14

Get Up & Go: Learning At Home Activities

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

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

Cost: FREE with Admission

4-4:30pm Wed. Nov. 14

Swan Lake Ballet (Ages 2-5)

Have fun, exercise, and learn the art of dance. Swan Lake offers various different classes such as lyrical, jazz, choreography, and more with different age brackets. Consult their website online for more information.

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

Cost: FREE sample class, consult with instructor for tuition prices

Age: Ages 2-5

6-8pm Wed. Nov. 14

Geodesic Connections

Let your imagination run wild with these constructions. These 3D printed parts can be used to connect inexpensive PVC piping into large complex structures. Presented by Hans Mikelson from CVTC. All materials provided. For grade 11 to adult.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grade 11 to adult

6-7pm Wed. Nov. 14

Treatment Foster Care Informational Session

Do you have what it takes to be a Kid Hero in your community? (No superpowers required) Become a Treatment Foster Parent. Join this informational session at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Community Services office. You are under no obligation to become licensed as a foster parent by attending this event.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Community Services 2004 Highland Avenue, Suite M, Eau Claire

6-8pm Wed. Nov. 14

Your Journey Together

Your Journey Together is a 12-week parenting class for those looking to enhance their parenting experience. Childcare is provided. Space is limited, registration is required.

Family Support Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Nov. 14

Family Open Swim and Gym

Stay active this Fall and winter at Family Open Swim and Gym. Equipment will be provided for the open gyms. Appropriate indoor shoes are required in the gym. Children 2 and under are FREE.

South Middle School 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 15

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-noon Thu. Nov. 15

Mini Makers - Open Lab

They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Nov. 15

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

4-4:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

Introductory Dance Tap + Ballet + Jazz + More

Introducing children who are interested in dance, to tap ballet song and dance and more. Gain strong muscles while learning dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 W Spring St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36 monthly

Age: 3-4 years +

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

Young Writers Program

The teen version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where students are able to choose their own word count goals and write with reckless abandon. The group will help each other through the process by providing ideas while completing fun and challenging writing activities.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $20, Community $30

Age: Ages 11-16

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

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 $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

Friday, Nov. 16th, 2018

8:30-9:30am Fri. Nov. 16

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9am-7pm Fri. Nov. 16

31st Annual Humane Association Craft & Bake Sale

A wide variety of homemade art and craft items, holiday décor, pet related items and homemade cookies, breads, candies, cakes & pies.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30-10:30am Fri. Nov. 16

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

10-10:30am Fri. Nov. 16

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Kids 3+

10:15am Fri. Nov. 16

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. Nov. 16

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

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 16

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 independently or with their caregivers.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

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 sure to have fun in this high-energy course.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6-7pm Fri. Nov. 16

Santa's PJ Party

Get the kids in their PJs and join a festive family celebration to welcome back Santa to Oakwood Mall. Features fun activities, music, goodie bags, milk & cookies, and of course, Santa. Check-in starts at 4:30pm.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

Fantastic Beasts Teen Late Night

Are you excited about the Crimes of Grindelwald? Celebrate the newest Fantastic Beasts movie with a library late night! Hunt for escaped “beasts,” sample non-mag snacks, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Registration and parent permission slip required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:40-7:40pm Fri. Nov. 16

Kids Circus Party

In this class, your child will learn the basics of aerial silks, lyra hoop, acro, hooping and more. Balance, coordination, strength, flexibility or creative expression, students gain self-esteem, learn valuable lessons about teamwork and tolerance, and develop their physical and mental agility.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 4-13

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

ECCT Presents: Cinderella

Contemporary songs, gags, and mayhem. Jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and stepsisters and cheer on Cinderella in her quest to attend the ball and fulfill her destiny.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24 adult, $20 seniors, $14 student, $10 youth

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2018

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

Fall Market Place

Vendors, crafters, a bake sale and silent auction.

Halmstad Elementary School 565 E. South Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Nov. 17

Montessori MALLternative Craft & Vendor Fair

The Montessori Parent Group offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Holiday shopping at the Mall. A relaxing atmosphere to shop from area vendors and local artisans.

Chippewa Valley Montessori‎ 400 Cameron St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

5th Annual Altoona Athletic Boosters Craft and Vendor Fair

50+ crafters and vendors will sell their wares. There will be concessions, raffles, and a bake sale. Hosted by the Altoona Athletic Booster Club.

Altoona High School 711 7th Street West, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

34th Annual McDonell Country Expo

Over 80 vendors for you to shop from - get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Sponsored by the McDonell Music Boosters. Concessions available too.

McDonell Area Catholic High School 1316 Bel Air Blvd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

31st Annual Humane Association Craft & Bake Sale

A wide variety of homemade art and craft items, holiday décor, pet related items and homemade cookies, breads, candies, cakes & pies.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

Halmstead Fall Marketplace

Craft and vendor show to Halmestead Elementary. Several vendors, crafters, a bake sale and concessions put on by the girl scouts and a silent auction.

Halmstad Elementary School 565 E. South Ave., Chippewa Falls

10-10:30am Sat. Nov. 17

Pop Up Science

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related.

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

Cost: FREE with Admission

10am-noon Sat. Nov. 17

Holiday Crafting for Kids

Bring the children to the Reserve for a morning of creative fun. Using a variety of materials including natural and/or recycled items, children will make simple ornaments and decorations for the holidays. Activities are suitable for school-age children. Snack included.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends Child $6 Nonmember Child $8

Age: Age 5+

10:15am Sat. Nov. 17

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. 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: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Nov. 17

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 17

Toddler-Parent Movement Development Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning, help them tire those bodies and use their creativity, and see your child in a new light! With BaredFeet, Co.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center 320 Putnam St Suite 123, EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

11am-1pm Sat. Nov. 17

Paint Pouring Returns

Join Charlene in the Dabble Box to learn a few techniques and then create your own paint pour project. Registration is required, and starts Wednesday, October 31.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 17

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, and save $5 on your photo package. 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

1:30pm Sat. Nov. 17

ECCT Presents: Cinderella

Contemporary songs, gags, and mayhem. Jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and stepsisters and cheer on Cinderella in her quest to attend the ball and fulfill her destiny.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24 adult, $20 seniors, $14 student, $10 youth

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Nov. 17

XPW Maximum Overdrive

X-Force Power Wrestling brings to you Maximum Overdrive, where the action will be through the roof as these talented warriors kick it into Overdrive to put together a great show for everyone.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15-front row $13-floor seats $10-general admission Kids 6 and under-FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Nov. 17

The Krismas Kookies - A Second Helping of Krismas Kookies

Comical, sometimes sentimental, but always entertaining, a Krismas Kookies concert features original music in four part harmony with a light-hearted and humorous look at the holiday season and winter in Wisconsin.

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

Cost: Tickets $12 adults, $11 seniors, $8 youth.

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 17

ECCT Presents: Cinderella

Contemporary songs, gags, and mayhem. Jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and stepsisters and cheer on Cinderella in her quest to attend the ball and fulfill her destiny.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24 adult, $20 seniors, $14 student, $10 youth

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. Nov. 17

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, Dontations accepted

Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2018

noon-6pm Sun. Nov. 18

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, and save $5 on your photo package. 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

1:30pm Sun. Nov. 18

ECCT Presents: Cinderella

Contemporary songs, gags, and mayhem. Jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and stepsisters and cheer on Cinderella in her quest to attend the ball and fulfill her destiny.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24 adult, $20 seniors, $14 student, $10 youth

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sun. Nov. 18

Introductory Dance: Ballet/Jazz

No prior experience is required to enroll. Introduce children interested in ballet and jazz to beginner technique in a relaxed class setting. This program is great for those looking to test the waters before joining a more advanced studio.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 5-8

4:30-6:30pm Sun. Nov. 18

Frozen Party with Sundae Bar

High Roller Skating Center is hosting a Frozen party. You can meet & greet with Elsa & Olaf in person and make your own frozen sundae. Admission includes rentals, playground, and sundae. This event is limited to the first 75 kids. Reservations recommended. Tickets can be purchased online.

High Roller Skating Center 3120 Melby Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 for kids

Monday, Nov. 19th, 2018

9:30-10:15am Mon. Nov. 19

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

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