Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/13/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Oct. 13

Snake Week

Do you love slithering, slinking, sneaky snakes? Watch for opportunities to read to our friendly pet snake (don’t worry, he’s stuffed), participate in our snake scavenger hunt, craft your own snake to take home, and more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fri. Oct. 13

WINLAN Party 8

This is WINLAN's 8th installment of the popular video gaming and board gaming LAN party event held twice a year in Eau Claire, WI. Around 140 attendees are expected throughout the 3 day event. Your admission goes to the Children’s Museum of…

Banbury Place - Building D2, Suite 104
800 Wisconsin Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Oct. 13

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-4pm Fri. Oct. 13

Fall Camp

Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather up at Camp Manitou. Visit a pumpkin patch, jump in the leaves, have adventures in the woods, cook over a fire, and play classic camp games. Transportation provided. Two night overnight camp.

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

Cost: Member: $120, Community: $160

Age: Grades 2-7

9am-6pm Fri. Oct. 13

Dunn County Humane Society's Fall Rummage & Bake Sale

This rummage & bake sale benefits the Dunn County Humane Society. Selling clothing, books, games, collectibles, furniture, toys, kitchenware, sporting goods, lawn/garden equipment, tapes/dvd/cds, glassware, pictures, tools, baked goods,…

Menomonie Veterans Center
E4710 County Rd. BB
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Oct. 13

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Head to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and hear all kinds of stories about the constellations in tonight's sky.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

10am-2pm Fri. Oct. 13

Children's Day at Caffe Tempo

Chalk Art Contest. Eau Claire's "Barney Fife" Ken Anderson will be here with the "Mayberry" Police Car. Prizes. Games. Free espresso for all kids five and under.

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5:30pm Fri. Oct. 13

Friends of the Menomonie Library Fall Book Sale

Thousands of books for sale, most of which are $1 or less. DVDs of movies and TV series, music, audiobooks, puppets, record albums, and games. All money raised goes to benefit library programming.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: Prices Vary

Age: All Ages

10-11am Fri. Oct. 13

Storybook Hiking Trail

Join BCR for a fun fall activity followed by a guided tour on the Storybook Hiking Trail. Explore fall-themed songs, interactive stories, and movement activities that encourage children to think about the ever-changing world around them.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 per child, Nonmembers $5 per child, Adults FREE

Age: Ages 4-8 and their families

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 13

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

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 13

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

10:15am Fri. Oct. 13

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

10:30-11am Fri. Oct. 13

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

It's a starry, starry night (or day) at the Museum. Head to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and hear all kinds of stories about the constellations in tonight's sky.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

10:30-10:50am Fri. Oct. 13

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

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 13

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-5pm Fri. Oct. 13

Raid, Ouimette, Wyman: Visiting Artists at 200 Main Gallery

Retired Art Professor, Tiit Raid shares his brilliant paintings, Art teacher, George Ouimette has unique ceramic hand-built pieces and Keith Wyman shares his one-of-a-kind benches, tables and other pieces, with integrated concrete, steel and…

200 Main - Gallery & Studios
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

noon-10pm Fri. Oct. 13

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 Fri. Oct. 13

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

1:30-2:15pm Fri. Oct. 13

Snake Discovery

Experience the wonderful world of snakes in this all-ages program. Includes hands-on time with live reptiles.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-8pm Fri. Oct. 13

Menomonie Gun Show

Buy, sell and trade modern and antique firearms, ammo, optics, knives, military and hunting related items.

Visionquest
N4439 440th St.
Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 13

5th Annual Hipps Pub Twisted Trail of Terror

The Twisted Trail of Terror returns for it's 5th Season and is bigger and better then ever before with new and added scares. It is recommended that children under age 9 visit before dark.

Hipps Pub
s7650 State Hwy 37
Eau Claire

Cost: $5/person; 3 and under FREE; $3 Bargain Night Oct. 15

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 13

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. 13

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

6:30-8pm Fri. Oct. 13

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

6:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 13

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

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 13

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House
415 S. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

8-10pm Fri. Oct. 13

Sammy Obeid

Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian American (try saying that really fast) Sammy knows a lot about mixin’ it up. After double majoring in Business and Math at UC Berkeley – which is why he does comedy now – Obeid blends his education…

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, Great Hall
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