Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/15/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sun. Oct. 15

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

Sun. Oct. 15

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

Sun. Oct. 15

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

9am-5pm Sun. Oct. 15

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 Sun. Oct. 15

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

10am-6pm Sun. Oct. 15

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-4pm Sun. Oct. 15

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-9pm Sun. Oct. 15

5th Annual Riddle Me Readers Book Hunt

Each day of the book hunt, children K-5 can pick up a riddle at the youth services desk and hunt for the book that goes with that riddle. If they find the correct book, they can enter a prize drawing. 7 days, 7 riddles, 7 books, and 7…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Kindergarten - fifth grade

10am-6pm Sun. Oct. 15

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

10:15-10:55am Sun. Oct. 15

Twisty Tots Yoga

Join us with your sweet little tot to explore twisty yoga moves, relaxation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, while nurturing the bond between you and your toddler.

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5/child; Parents Free

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Sun. Oct. 15

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 Sun. Oct. 15

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 Sun. Oct. 15

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

1-3pm Sun. Oct. 15

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

1-3pm Sun. Oct. 15

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

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Oct. 15

Live Music: Shootin' Jack

Rock out to all your favorite rock, classic rock, and blues songs. Good tunes, family fun, and some tasty fish.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sun. Oct. 15

Pasta Palooza - HALO fundraiser

Illumin8 Youth Group is hosting a Pasta Palooza (spaghetti meal) and candle-lighting ceremony to benefit the expansion of the Halos of the St. Croix Valley to the Chippewa Valley area. At 6:30 they will be lighting candles to remember all…

Saving Grace Lutheran Church
2124 EastRidge
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adults, reduced pricing for others

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Oct. 15

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Oct. 15

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+

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