Thu. Nov. 17

Rural Library Play N' Learn Playgroups

Playgroups at Fall Creek, Augusta, Fairchild, and Altoona public libraries hosted Eau Claire Family Resources Center. Free, fun interactive creative learning time for parents and children. Each family will receive a featured book. Call ahead to reserve your space. Fall Creek: Every third Tuesday, 9:30-10:45 Augusta: Every third Tuesday, 5:30-5:45 Fairchild: Every third Thursday, 10:00-11:45 Altoona: Every third Friday, 10:00-11:45 or 12:30-1:45

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

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Thu. Nov. 17

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.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10am Thu. Nov. 17

Lily Pad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move! Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle courses.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 (6 weeks), Drop in $8 (Call Ahead)

Age: Ages 18 months - 6 years

9:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 17

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: Children birth to age 5

10-10:30am Thu. Nov. 17

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

10:15-10:35am Thu. Nov. 17

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move! Lap bounces, rhymes, songs and bubbles. Followed by social and play time for caregivers and babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 12-24 months

10:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 17

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 (6 weeks), Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

10:45-11:15am Thu. Nov. 17

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 Thu. Nov. 17

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Nov. 17

Making Memories with Santa

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

1-2pm Thu. Nov. 17

Lily Pad Lab: Afternoon Adventures

Children are invited for an adventurous afternoon, a class designed to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your non-nappers. Have fun with art, sensory activities, do science projects, play with letters and numbers as well as provide large scale motor skills activities (obstacle courses, running games, balloon play, etc.).

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (6 weeks), Drop in $12 (Call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

4-7pm Thu. Nov. 17

Black Friday Preview Sale and Business Expo

Bring your family and friends/ With the holiday season shortly following, this is a great way to give the community a way to shop local deals, learn about local businesses, win raffle prizes and even bring the kiddos for photos with Santa.

Off Broadway Banquet Center and the Shops Off Broadway 1501 N. Broadway Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-5:45pm Thu. Nov. 17

Lily Pad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move! Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle courses.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 (6 weeks), Drop in $8 (Call Ahead)

Age: Ages 18 months - 6 years

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 17

Two Rivers

The regulars: Randy Sinz, Sue Orfield and Gregg Wheeler. These folks will be joined by a host of talented friends, makin' music and havin' fun doin' it.

Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Hwy HH, Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Nov. 17

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Loose Parts

In this class we will play with both natural and synthetic materials, as well as food and art supplies, set up in multiple stations around our room. Children can design and redesign how they would like to play with the materials in tons of different ways making each class period unique and always unexpected.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (5 weeks), Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2 – 6

6-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 17

Family to Family Classes

NAMI Family-to-Family is for families, caregivers and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members.

Lake Hallie Goodwill Community Room 2759 Prairie View Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

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