Fri. Nov. 18

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 Fri. Nov. 18

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

9am-7pm Fri. Nov. 18

29th Annual Humane Association Craft & Bake Sale

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

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:15am Fri. Nov. 18

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

9:30-11am Fri. Nov. 18

Play N Learn Play Group

Join this fun and free play group for preschool-aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activities 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 Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschoolers and parents

10am-6pm Fri. Nov. 18

Family Friday's at the Studio

Bring your family in to paint Canvas or ceramics, and you'll receive 15% off your entire studio purchase.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Fri. Nov. 18

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

Stories, songs and fun designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-6

10:30-11:15am Fri. Nov. 18

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

Learn Spanish through music, stories, crafts and games. Guest instructor Anita Wahl will share her talent for teaching Spanish through her fun, unique Spanish songs and chants. Each student will receive Ms. Anita’s original CD to continue learning at home.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 1-5

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 18

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. Lasts 15-20minutes.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-3 and caregivers

11am-1pm Fri. Nov. 18

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 18

Growing Readers

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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-4pm Fri. Nov. 18

NutriSource Pet Foods Demo

Looking for something you and your pet can do together? Join Pet Food Plus for a NutriSource Pet Foods Product Demo. The NutriSource Pet Foods rep will be here to answer any questions & hand out samples to those interested in trying their food.

Pet Food Plus 2819 E Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages + Pets

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 18

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

1:30-2pm Fri. Nov. 18

Family Story Time

Weekly story time. Adventure with trains, read about pirates, have a guest reader and more. Check Facebook for our weekly theme.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique 129 N. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12 & under with families

3-9pm Fri. Nov. 18

Annual "They Hunt, We Shop" at Banbury Place

Businesses include: Vintage Junkies, Lady Amelia's Antiques and Art, Lake Girl, Francie's Finds, Piirakkoi LLC, Elderberry Farms and more. There will be Antiques, Vintage items, consigned clothing and accessories, Lake Girl Outlet items, and more.

Banbury Place, Building 13 930 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Nov. 18

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

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

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 18

A Christmas Carol

Based on Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol, the Chippewa Falls High School presents the story of an old man who hates Christmas. One fateful Christmas Eve, he is visited by three ghosts warning him that his anger toward Christmas must end, or his greed will consume him. Will Scrooge become a kinder person after seeing the past, present, and future? Come see this holiday show to find out!

Chippewa Falls Senior High School 735 Terrill St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 for students & children, $5 for Adults - Tickets sold at the door only.

Age: All Ages

7:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 18

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire presents "Dona Nobis Pacem"

The choral concert, “Dona Nobis Pacem”, will present music that were written during tumultuous time in Britain and Germany during the 17th century. Featuring works by Byrd, Hassler, Schein, Schütz, and Tallis. Reception and guided discussion will follow the concert.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 18

ECCT Presents: The Little Mermaid Encore Production

Be part of her world again with the Encore Production of this popular musical. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. It's a love story for the ages with irresistible songs.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $12 Student, $18 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

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