Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/14/2017

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Events

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Sat. Oct. 14

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

Sat. Oct. 14

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

Sat. Oct. 14

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

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 14

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. 14

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-5pm Sat. Oct. 14

Glass Pumpkin Patch

Bring the whole family and take a walk through the glass pumpkin patch. Each glass pumpkin is hand blown by the owners of The Glass Orchard and ready to decorate your home for the harvest season or be given as a gift. Glass pumpkins and…

The Glass Orchard
130 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 14

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-3pm Sat. Oct. 14

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

9am-3pm Sat. Oct. 14

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

9:45-10:45am Sat. Oct. 14

Tween Yoga

This class is intended to develop the students' practice and build awareness of ones strength both physically and mentally. This is a slow-flowing class incorporating yoga poses and education. Tweens are welcome to join class solo as…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Ages 7-12 (parents welcome)

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 14

Pumpkin and Tractor Event

Pick as many pumpkins as you want, and all they ask is you make a free-will donation. Many of these pumpkins are huge, and there's a large variety. All proceeds go to Community Foundation of Dunn Co.

Checker Flag Farm
E6498 690th Ave
Menomonie

Cost: Pick as many pumpkins as you want for a free-will donation.

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Oct. 14

16th Annual Train Show

See many operating layouts from tiny trains on tables to huge trains on the floor. Displays of train related things; sellers of new trains; sellers of pre-owned trains; sellers of videos, pictures and accessories. American trains and foreign…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $6, Age 6-16 $3, 5 and under Free

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 14

Go a Little Nuts with Girl Scouts

Watch "Nut Job 2" and find out how to join the Girl Scouts, where troops meet, or even how you can be a volunteer with Girl Scouts. Join that day to be entered into a drawing for great items for a camping trip. 9-10 am.

Micon Downtown Cinema
315 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3

Age: Age 5+

10am-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 14

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

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 14

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. 14

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

10:30am-1:30pm Sat. Oct. 14

Menomonie Market Owner Appreciation Kick-Off

Help us celebrate the kick-off our our 2017 Owner Appreciation Days with demos from Nordic Naturals, Dairyland Bakery, Riojana Wine, Apple Spice, and more. Everyone is welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am-noon Sat. Oct. 14

"Mocha Joe and Me" Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe. Cozy up with this loveable canine and read him your favorite story. Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign up for 15 minute sessions.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12 and under

11am-noon Sat. Oct. 14

Wine & Cork Succulent Magnet Class

Create a miniature planter made from a wine cork. This succulent magnetic piece of art can adorn your fridge in class.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

11-11:30am Sat. Oct. 14

Little Yogi and Me

Yoga for minis. Moms & Dads, bring your little ones and let's have some fun. Little Yogi & Me classes make for a fun family outing that incorporates fitness, movement, and education for everyone. This class is not heated.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for adults $5 for children

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Sat. Oct. 14

Rosary for Peace

All are welcome to gather in prayer and solidarity for a "Rosary for Peace" on Saturday, October 14th in the Rose Garden. October is rosary month and October 13th is the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun and sixth apparition of Our…

Rose & Lily Garden (at Marshall Park)
Corner of Jefferson and Bridgewater Streets
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-3pm Sat. Oct. 14

White Cane Day Celebration

Exhibits, games, snacks, information and hands-on experiences. Learn about: library services, canes, guide dogs and travel apps, recreational opportunities, braille, low and high tech solutions for everyday tasks. Network with others living…

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

Cost: FREE

noon-5pm Sat. Oct. 14

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 Sat. Oct. 14

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. 14

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-2pm Sat. Oct. 14

Family Paint

A 2 hour paint workshop for you and your family. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your painting home at the end of class. Open to kids and their grown-ups only.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

1-3pm Sat. Oct. 14

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 14

Live Music: Caleb Horne

Caleb Horne of JFT Party Band and Eggplant Heroes, performs solo, playing guitar, mandolin, ukelele, and a few others. Currently residing in Eau Claire, Caleb has toured the midwest and parts south, crafting a unique and original style of…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Oct. 14

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

3pm Sat. Oct. 14

Y Rep Performance: The Spell of Sleeping Beauty

Will Princess Briar Rose and her prince live happily ever after? Watch a fabulous performance of this famous fairy tale.

The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
102 West Grand Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $10, Kids: $5

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Sat. Oct. 14

My Father’s Dragon

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20-$30; Youth $10 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. Oct. 14

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

5:30pm Sat. Oct. 14

Jack O' Lantern Festival & 5K Zombie Run

Join us for a cryptic, fall evening 5K Zombie Run that will take runners through the haunted woods of Spooner. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to dress up in their scariest zombie attire. Day of race registration 2:30-4:30pm.…

Spooner Municipal Parking Lot
Walnut St.
Spooner

Cost: See contact info for cost

6-9pm Sat. Oct. 14

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 Sat. Oct. 14

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

6:30-9pm Sat. Oct. 14

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 Sat. Oct. 14

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

7pm Sat. Oct. 14

Y Rep Performance: The Spell of Sleeping Beauty

Will Princess Briar Rose and her prince live happily ever after? Watch a fabulous performance of this famous fairy tale.

The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
102 West Grand Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $10, Kids: $5

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Oct. 14

The Landscape of Guitar w/Patchouli & Terra Guitarra

Patchouli & Terra Guitarra bring you The Landscape of Guitar in a groundbreaking art & music production. Experience harmonies like Simon & Garfunkel, guitars like the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gough all in one musical multi-media…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult, $10 Child (5-18) Reserved, $18/$13 at the door until sold out

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Oct. 14

Fire & Rain - A Tribute to the Music of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Carole King

Folk-pop duo Swearingen & Kelli return to Chippewa Falls with their tribute to the most beloved songs of the '70s and the artists who performed them. The term “singer – songwriter” came into use in the early 1970s to define…

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

Cost: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $8

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Sat. Oct. 14

Live Music: Olive Sings

With a sound made for the back porch Olive Sings blends bluegrass, folk and blues to create a down home sound that is uniquely their own.

The Cabin
UWEC Davies Center
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Sat. Oct. 14

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