Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/07/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Oct. 7

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

Sat. Oct. 7

Fall Ballet Classes

Taught by a great team of four enthusiastic teachers who love to teach ballet, lyrical, and jazz dance. Check online schedule for breakdown of schedule, pricing, and age brackets.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 5-7, 7-9, 10-14

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 7

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

8am-1pm Sat. Oct. 7

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past…

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: all ages

9am-3pm Sat. Oct. 7

46th Annual Harvest Home Tour and Tea

Tea, coffee, and home made treats served at church. Lefse, baked items, garden goods, and crafts as well as raffle basket tickets for purchase. $5 will pay for your admission to the tea AND to the three beautiful homes open for you to tour. …

English Lutheran Church of Bateman
20588 County Highway X
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 (admission to the tea and tour)

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Oct. 7

Parade of Colors Fall Hike on the Ice Age Trail

From panoramic views of lakes and fall colors to an intimate walk past 21 glacial lakes reflecting the colorful wooded hillsides, the Parade of Colors offers hikes of 2, 4, or 6 miles tailored to participant’s level of interest. Arrive…

Obey Intepretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn

Cost: FREE; Donations accepted for trail maintenance

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 7

21st Annual Thorp Pumpkin Festival

This fall festival includes 130+ arts/crafts & food booths, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides, an iron man obstacle challenge, and Civil War and French & Indian War reenactments. Contests include pumpkin recipes, pumpkin painting and…


Washington St.
Thorp

9:15am-2pm Sat. Oct. 7

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…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $70, Community: $95

Age: Ages 15+

10am-2pm Sat. Oct. 7

EAA Fall Fly-in & Chili Feed

The Experimental Aircraft Association EAA 509 is hosting their Annual Fall Chili Feed. The event will have aircraft on display, a fly-in drive-in Chili Feed, and Young Eagle airplane rides for kids age 8-17 (with parent/guardian's…

EAA Chapter 509 Clubhouse, Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
3800 Starr Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: ALL - Young Eagles Ages 8-17

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 7

Y Arts Week: Youth Paint Along Extravaganza

Choose one of several different paintings, and discover how to master it like a true artist. Leave for the afternoon with your very own piece of artwork.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Oct. 7

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
Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 7

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 Sat. Oct. 7

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:30-11:15am Sat. Oct. 7

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party

Join the library as they celebrate readers on their 1000 Books journey. Enjoy refreshments, stories, crafts and special guests Elephant & Piggie and Bruce the Bear. Open to all children who have participated (or would like to!) in the 1000…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

11am Sat. Oct. 7

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.
Altoona

Cost: FREE (Register teams by Sep. 19)

noon-6pm Sat. Oct. 7

Rally for Rob: A Cancer Benefit

Diagnosed with Stage 4 lung & bone cancer just a month ago, this avid motorcyclist, family-man, & Eau Claire native is now fighting back. For $20 receive lunch, a chance at door prizes, & 2 raffle tickets toward 20+ prizes. All proceeds…

Labor Temple Lounge
2233 Birch St # 6
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-10pm Sat. Oct. 7

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+

noon-8pm Sat. Oct. 7

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

1-4pm Sat. Oct. 7

Rug Braiding Workshops

Learn the skills needed to create a braided wool rug. Practice the steps with instructor Beverly Ramey, including preparing the materials, braiding, lacing, and finishing the rug. Have a good start on a small rug by the end of the workshop…

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

Cost: $30 museum members, $35 non-members

Age: 12+

1-3pm Sat. Oct. 7

ARTmobile

Drop-in and make art with the ARTmobile. All projects are free, open to the public, and designed for all-ages.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 7

Living in Freedom

"Living in Freedom” is the subject of a talk by Zen teacher and author Steve Hagen. The talk will be preceded by a meditation. Instruction will be provided.

Simply Dunn
E4606 County Rd. C
Downsville

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 7

Live Music: Al Julson and Larry Past

Al Julson & Larry Past play acoustic Folk Rock on guitars & ukulele. Influences include the likes of Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, the Rolling Stones to Sister Hazel plus their own originals.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Oct. 7

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

2-5:30pm Sat. Oct. 7

Live Music on the Patio with Randy Adams

An afternoon of live music by Randy Adams. Wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy. Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain. No beverage carry-in…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-9pm Sat. Oct. 7

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby 7th Annual Bruise-a-thon

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby is hosting their 7th annual Bruise-a-thon Mixer. The event will feature four action packed games with mixed teams that include skaters from CVRD as well as neighboring Midwest leagues.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. Oct. 7

Live Music: ONE Accord

Creating a variety of jazz and blues music that comes from the heart.

Princeton Valley Golf Course
2300 W. Princeton Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Oct. 7

Gizmo's Fall Festival & Ovarian Cancer Benefit

Live music from Ryan Richard and the Linemen, covering 50s music through today. Lots of giveaways, drink specials, high value raffles, food specials and lots more. All proceeds will go to Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance. "WOCA"

Gizmo's Bar & Grill
110 E Lincoln
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 7

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 Sat. Oct. 7

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 Sat. Oct. 7

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

7:30pm Sat. Oct. 7

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 Sat. Oct. 7

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city. Look through telescopes and see galaxies, nebula, star clusters, colorful double stars, and much more. Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Age: All ages

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