Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 2017

9am-noon Wed. Nov. 29

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:30-11am Wed. Nov. 29

Bloomer Playgroup

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

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center 1731 17th Avenue, Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10-10:30am Wed. Nov. 29

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Come to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and hear all kinds of stories about the constellations in tonight's sky! Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Wed. Nov. 29

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. Lap rhymes, songs, stories, parachute games, bubbles and social time for parents and tummy time for babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-12 months (pre-walkers)

10:30-11am Wed. Nov. 29

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Come to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and hear all kinds of stories about the constellations in tonight's sky! Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Nov. 29

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so go online to make a reservation and get to see the big guy on time!

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

5:30-7pm Wed. Nov. 29

Peaceful Parenting: Conscious Discipline

Topic: Creating a Safe Environment for your child's developing Brain "The brain functions optimally when the child feels safe." Learn how to be your child's "Safekeeper" and create a "Safe Place" at home. Make N' Take activity provided. Free dinner and childcare available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, must register by 11/27

Age: school aged children

6:30-9pm Wed. Nov. 29

Indoor Open Swim

Indoor open swim is a fun activity for all ages! Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted. Wednesdays at South Middle School 6:30-9pm. Session 1: October 4 - December 20 (No swim 11/22). Session 2: January 3 - April 25 (No swim 3/21). Note: Open swim is only available 8-9pm on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

South Middle School 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass (1 Punch) Children 2 and under are free.

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Nov. 29

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

Thursday, Nov. 30th, 2017

7am-9:30pm Thu. Nov. 30

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 a Christmas village. Bring your family and friends to view this spectacular scene.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Thu. Nov. 30

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play. Please check their online schedule before going.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

9am-noon Thu. Nov. 30

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:05am Thu. Nov. 30

Little Language Lab

Toddlers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations. Suggestions and techniques will be shared and discussed on ways to enhance your child's language development. No class Nov. 23 & 24.

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-2

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

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 Thu. Nov. 30

Mini Makers: Strings + Things

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's project is creating masterpieces with string.

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

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

ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art. No class Nov. 23.

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3 yrs

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 30

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so go online to make a reservation and get to see the big guy on time!

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

5-8pm Thu. Nov. 30

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities on Thursdays & Saturdays.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Thu. Nov. 30

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

Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017

7am-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

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 a Christmas village. Bring your family and friends to view this spectacular scene.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Fri. Dec. 1

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play. Please check their online schedule before going.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

10-10:30am Fri. Dec. 1

Super Space Quest Planetarium Show

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Guests will lie down under the stars in CMEC's inflatable planetarium and visit all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Fri. Dec. 1

Play N Learn - Play Group

Join this fun and free play group for pre-school aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activity and lots of learning through play. Snack will be provided. Community resources and food pantry will be available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-school children and parents

10-10:50am Fri. Dec. 1

Little Language Lab

Toddlers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations. Suggestions and techniques will be shared and discussed on ways to enhance your child's language development. No class Nov. 23 & 24.

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-2

10:15am Fri. Dec. 1

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Dec. 1

Super Space Quest Planetarium Show

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Guests will lie down under the stars in CMEC's inflatable planetarium and visit all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-10:50am Fri. Dec. 1

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 language skills and nurture a love of reading.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Fri. Dec. 1

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, but parents are asked to remain in the children's area in case they are needed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:15am-noon Fri. Dec. 1

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Enjoy a special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Each week we will have songs and fingerplays and stations/activities geared especially for this age group. No class Nov 24.

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

Cost: $40, Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Babies at crawling age

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 1

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so go online to make a reservation and get to see the big guy on time!

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

4-7pm Fri. Dec. 1

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be having their famous "All you can eat fish fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center 2407 North Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adult, $10 seniors (65 and older), $4 children 5-12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

5-6:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

4th Annual"Let it Glow!" Phoenix Park Tree Lighting

Enjoy free hot chocolate and horse-drawn wagon rides through Downtown's North Barstow District from 5-6:30pm. Hear from a few guest speakers and we'll flip the switch on this year's lights at 5:30pm.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

5:30-8pm Fri. Dec. 1

Holiday Night at the Museum

Sign up your little elves for the Museum's only drop-off event. Get some shopping done, grab a nice dinner, or take some me time while the CMEC staff play with the kids. Multiple craft & project stations, a make-your-own pizza workshop, and more. Registration required.

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

Cost: $10/child for members, $15/child for non-members

Age: For K through 5th grade

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 1

Teen Fandom Fest

Calling all nerds! Are you a fan of anything? Celebrate the books/tv shows/movies you love at the library. Games, crafts, activites, and food. Registration for this event is encouraged but not required. Stop by or call the library for more information.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

6th Annual Clearwater Winter Parade & Event

6:30pm Fireworks from Grand Ave footbridge will kick off the parade. Parade route begins on West Grand Avenue and proceeds down 1st Avenue. Grace Lutheran Church is hosting a warming area and offering free hot chocolate before the parade.

Parade Route goes from West Grand Avenue to 1st Avenue; Events Held at Hobbs Ice Center, 915 Menomonie St

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 1

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

7pm Fri. Dec. 1

Jingle Jams at the Local Store

A FREE, seasonal local music series in the Volume One Gallery. Watch the show, shop the store, or just hang out and celebrate the holidays. Show starts at 7pm, free, all ages. Check online for more up to date band lists.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. Dec. 1

Jingle Jams: Billy Krause

Join Billy Krause in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

UWEC Jazz Ensemble I

The Grammy award nominated jazz study program will hold an ensemble concert.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; $2 for UWEC faculty staff/students; $5 Senior/Youth/Other college

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 1

Menomonie Theatre Guild: A Charlie Brown Christmas

The classic Peanuts television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang find the real meaning of Christmas.

Menomonie Theater Guild Studio 502 W. 2nd St., Menomonie

Cost: Ticket price TBA

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017

7am-9:30pm Sat. Dec. 2

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 a Christmas village. Bring your family and friends to view this spectacular scene.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

8:30-10:30am Sat. Dec. 2

Church of Notre Dame Cookie Walk

An abundant array of cookies, candies and other homemade goodies. Make your way around directing the Cookie Walk volunteers to the goodies of your choice. Choose as many as you want. Weigh your tray, pay and you are on your way.

Notre Dame Life Center 117 Allen St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $7/pound

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Dec. 2

Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Cookie Walk

Wonderful Christmas aromas and music set the scene for this special Cookie Walk. A beautiful and delicious assortment of cookies, candies, and other holiday goodies for sale. Go early for the best selection.

Christ Church Cathedral 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

9-11am Sat. Dec. 2

Breakfast with Santa

Families can enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Santa. Children can decorate sugar cookies and make a Christmas ornament. Families will also be able to give an early Christmas gift by bringing a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry. Must register to attend.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $6/person; 3 and under free (register by 11/27)

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 2

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:15am-2pm Sat. Dec. 2

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a certification in Adult CPR/AED and Infant CPR with First Aid.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $70, Community: $95

Age: Ages 15+

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 2

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities on Thursdays & Saturdays.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. Dec. 2

Paint with Santa

A special Holiday Childrens art class. Kids will enjoy cookies with Santa Clause as well as the hour and a half paint class and wrap.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: Ages 3+

10am Sat. Dec. 2

48th Annual Frigid 8 and Thermal 3

An eight-mile and three-mile run. Through the open fields, rolling hills, and dairy farms west of Chippewa Falls. Each participant receives a long sleeve shirt. There will be several prizes, food, beverages, and home-cooked chili. The race may be cold, but that just makes you the hottest thing out there.

Our Saviours Lutheran Church 1300 Mansfield St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Contact for admission information

10am Sat. Dec. 2

Saturday Morning Kids Series with Joanne Linden

Each Saturday morning we will have a special guest on hand to read a story or two in the V1 Gallery. Afterwards kids can pick from a handful of local coloring pages to color here or at home and enter to win a $50 Local Store Gift Card. After kids turn in their drawings, they will be up on Volumeone.org/store for public voting.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

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