Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/20/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-1pm Fri. Oct. 20

Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area, Lake Powell Work Day

Come help Lower Chippewa River Alliance volunteers and DNR staff remove invasive species. Lunch will be provided.

Meet at parking lot, end of Fuller Rd./County Line Rd.
Between Dunn & Eau Claire Counties

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Oct. 20

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

10-10:30am Fri. Oct. 20

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-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

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 Fri. Oct. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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

10:30-11am Fri. Oct. 20

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

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

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

6-11pm Fri. Oct. 20

Annabelle

12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Soon afterwards, they become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation:…

UW-Stout, Applied Arts 210

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 20

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 Fri. Oct. 20

Kids' Night Out

Parks & Recreation staff will spend a fun filled evening with the kids playing gym games and having fun in the pool! Bring your swim suit, towel, and change of clothing. A healthy snack is provided. Pre-registration is recommended.

Delong Middle School
2000 Vine St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Pre-Registration Fee $10. Walk-in Fee $12 or City Pass (4 punches)

Age: 4-12

6:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

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. 20

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

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 20

Spooky Hollow Haunted Barn

Spooky Hollow Haunted Barn is a family ran haunted barn/corn maze. 5 miles east of Mondovi or 4 mile west of Eleva. Be sure to check the map on their Facebook page because GPS will probably not take you to the right location.

Spooky Hollow Haunted Barn
W141 Segerstrom Road
Mondovi

Cost: $8

7-8pm Fri. Oct. 20

Art & Science: Color

This is the kick off event for a program which investigates ways in which the concept of color is represented in various aspects of human culture and science: everything from the ideas of the color spectrum and the electromagnetic spectrum,…

Foster Gallery
UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

Autumn Swing Dance - 7 Swing

Get up and dance to the fantastic live sounds of 7 Swing – a swingin' line-up of top swing and jazz music from the 30s – 50s. This group is an active and established group of professional musicians from the Eau Claire area.

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