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Fri. Oct. 6

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

9am-4:30pm Fri. Oct. 6

Progressive Media Project Op-ed Writing Workshop

By participating in this workshop, you will learn how to effectively communicate your ideas as an op-ed writer, receive editorial and op-ed placement support from The Progressive magazine’s editorial team, understand how to use social media…

UWEC Davies Center, Room 311
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 14+

9-11:30am Fri. Oct. 6

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

9am-3pm Fri. Oct. 6

Transracial Parenting 101

Whether you are a professional, advocate or parent, this conference will explore the various aspects of transracial adoption. Guest speaker Robert O'Connor will explore the role that culture plays in serving diverse families and communities…

Dove Healthcare West - Community Room
1405 Truax Blvd
Eau Claire

Cost: $30-$75

Age: Adults

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 6

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

10-11:30am Fri. Oct. 6

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

10am-5pm Fri. Oct. 6

Fresh Art Tour: Autumn 2017

Seventeen sites featuring dozens of artists with a range of work from pottery to textiles, painting, photography, metal, jewelry and more. This event, always held on the first three day weekend of October, is primed for the peak color…

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave. E

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 6

Valley Pasture Farm - Fall Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, corn maze, lawn games, and mini-golf course. Food stands with produce available.

Valley Pasture Farm
E7631 N County Road E
Elk Mound

Cost: $8.50/person, Age 2 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Oct. 6

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

10:30-10:50am Fri. Oct. 6

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…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

11am-1pm Fri. Oct. 6

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

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 6

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…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Fri. Oct. 6

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

4-7pm Fri. Oct. 6

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

6-11pm Fri. Oct. 6


Two sisters come of age in ‘90s New York when they discover their dad’s affair. Eventually, they learn he’s not the only cheater in the family.

UW-Stout, Applied Arts 210

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 6

5th Annual Dog Art Show Reception

Each year local artists come together and create dog related art pieces which they donate for this month long art show. This year TUIH will be donating the proceeds from the Dog Art Show to the Eau Claire County Humane Association. There…

New Tangled Up in Hue Location
505 S. Barstow St. Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 6

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+

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 6

Night Corn Maze

Bring your flashlight for some after-hours fun in a 10 acre corn maze. Weather permitting. Last admission at 9pm.

Leffel Roots Apple Orchard
W2369 Maple Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for ages 13+, $5 for ages 5-12, FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 6

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

6:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

Chippewa Valley Rock N' Roll Kickball Classic

This two-day tournament is returning for its seventh year and teams are ready to rumble. The classic is not just for the players – everyone is invited – free of charge! In addition to kickball there will be a DJ. Other activities include…

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.

Cost: FREE (Register teams by Sep. 19)

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 6

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

7:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 6

Dueling Dummies – David Malmberg - Ventriloquism and More

Comedy, voice tossing, story telling, and music - a veritable cornucopia of entertainment that will keep you talking and laughing for some time to come.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6  

Age: All Ages

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