Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/05/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Oct. 5

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

8:45-9:35am Thu. Oct. 5

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…

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

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

Age: Ages 1-2

9-11:30am Thu. Oct. 5

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…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

9:30am Thu. Oct. 5

Stand In The Light Choir Rehearsals

A choir for people in the early to mid stages of memory loss and their singing partners and volunteers to come together and share their love of music. Rehearsals are 90 minutes starting at 9:30 with social time, snacks and singing. No…

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

Cost: $25/couple; Scholarships available

Age: People with memory loss

9:30-11:30am Thu. Oct. 5

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

9:50-10:40am Thu. Oct. 5

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…

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

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

Age: Ages 1-2

10-10:30am Thu. Oct. 5

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

10am-5pm Thu. Oct. 5

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

10:45-11:15am Thu. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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

11am-noon Thu. Oct. 5

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.

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. Oct. 5

Building Dreams: Art of Architecture and Invention Art Exhibit

This fall exhibit shows the art of an Eau Clairian’s patented inventions; architecturally inspired art and jewelry of our region and more creations. The gallery offers guided tours of their downtown Eau Claire 1882 Victorian Mansion as part…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 5

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park Pavilions
Riverfront Terr.
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

4-7pm Thu. Oct. 5

7th Annual Harvest Party

Join Just Local for good food, good beer, live music and general camaraderie.

Just Local Food
1117 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 5

All You Can Eat Chicken Dinner

Join the Westgate Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of the month. A salad bar and dessert are included. Drink specials will be available each night. Reservations accepted but not required. Call or e-mail for more information.

Westgate Sportsman Club
4909 Sportsman Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for senior, student & military, $6 for kids (6-12), FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Oct. 5

Y Arts Week: Learn About Instruments

Come learn how instruments make their own unique sound. Then, have a go at it yourself as you dream up your wildest creation.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Oct. 5

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:15-5:30pm Thu. Oct. 5

After School Science Club

Kids can learn, explore, and experience science fun. We’ll watch things grow, change, ooze, bubble, and burst. Science Club is a fun, entertaining, and stimulating class. We’ll explore current topics relevant to your child and the world…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 for all three sessions or $15 per class

Age: Grades K-5

4:30-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 5

The Bake Shop to benefit AIDS Walk Wisconsin

Join Séverine Stein, Cheryl Thiede, and Chef Michelle for a pop up bake and soup shop. Homemade French pastries, seasonal favorites, Cheryl's famous cheesecake, and of course soup. Enjoy the beautiful space with a glass of wine or beer, or…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: A la carte pricing

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Oct. 5

Language Exchange: Habla en la Cabra

Practice your second language with us, English or Spanish. We sip coffee and help each other practice conversational English and Spanish. Bring the family, all levels and ages are welcome. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa…

The Goat Coffee House
336 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Thu. Oct. 5

Shake the Sugar Detox

Gain incredible health benefits- Lose those stubborn pounds, Gain Energy, Have Clearer More Radiant Skin, Improve Brain Function, Balance Hormones, Resolve Mysterious Chronic Illnesses, Beat the Bloat. Gain valuable education from a…

Heidi Toy Functional Medicine / Educated Nutrition
2115 East Clairemont Avenue Suite 4B-1
Eau Claire

Cost: $139 for 5 week course

Age: 16+

5:30-6:20pm Thu. Oct. 5

Dance Buffet

An introduction to dance. They will be taught basic ballet and jazz dance moves along with placing an emphasis on listening and following directions. Children should come prepared to learn and have a blast.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 sessions

Age: Ages 3-4

6-7pm Thu. Oct. 5

3D Dabble: 3D Printing Series for Teens (Beginner)

Learn the basics of 3D modeling with the popular software, Sketch Up. Continue on to the next session to build on your 3D modeling knowledge. Presented by the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Registration and permission form required.

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

Cost: FREE/Registration Required

Age: Grades 8-12

6-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 5

Bust a Move 1

Come join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. To register go online or stop by or call the Altoona Parks &…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $20/Resident of Altoona; $25/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 4-6 years old

6-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 5

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-$35 depending on the class

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 5

Haunted Schlegelmilch Escape Room and Fundraiser

Solve the puzzles inside an 1871 historic house and escape the spooky rooms before the timer hits zero. All proceeds benefit the Chippewa Valley Museum. Reservations required. No discounts or coupons.

Schlegelmilch House Museum
517 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30/person (Groups of 4-12)

Age: Age 9+

6:30-7:15pm Thu. Oct. 5

Bust a Move 2

Come join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating memories! All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Class is Thursdays, October 5 - 26. To register go online or…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $30/Resident of Altoona; $35/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 7-12 years old

6:30-7:20pm Thu. Oct. 5

Hip Hop & Funk Dance

Hip Hop/Funk is the next step for your darlings and adds a new funky twist to the class. They will learn dance skills associated with Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk and Modern Dance. Children should bring their positive attitudes and bright smiles.…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 sessions + Recital

Age: Ages 5-8

6:30-9pm Thu. Oct. 5

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

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 5

Fall 2017 Rock Band Program

This program is led by two outstanding educators and local musicians, Eric Thompson and Paul Brandt. Students will learn classic songs in a supportive environment as they work together toward a performance at the Plus on Oct. 16. Playing in a…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: Grades 7-12

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 5

An Evening with Olate Dogs, Winners of "America's Got Talent"

Winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, The Olate Dogs are led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate. The show is a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. A classic comedy…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $25-50

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 5

CVTG Presents: Sister Act, The Musical

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy based on the hit 1992 movie. Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is placed in protective custody in the one place she won’t be a found: a convent. Filled with powerful gospel…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22; Order tickets online, by phone, or at the door

8-10pm Thu. Oct. 5

Conveyer

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Conveyer’s devotion to music and hard work is the common thread that connects its members.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace
302 10th Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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