Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/21/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Oct. 21

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. 21

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. 21

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

8:30am-noon Sat. Oct. 21

Costumes Against Cancer 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

The inaugural "Costumes Against Cancer" 5k run/1 mile walk. The course is flat, fast, and fun. Proceeds of this event will go to the American Cancer Society! This race is also an officially timed event with unique race bibs for…

Lower Campus, UWEC
Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for children, $15 for students, and $20 for adults

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 21

Oasis Fall Festival

Scavenger hunt maze, balloon maze, pumpkin lollipop game, Hula Hoop toss pumpkin game, gourd tic tac toe game, pumpkin bracelet or spider web decoration, pumpkin flavour filled with treats for kids, picture areas.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2 (Wear your costume and get in free)

9am-3pm Sat. Oct. 21

Elk Mound Booster Club Annual Fall Craft Show

More than 200 crafters and vendors will fill the gyms and hallways of the Elk Mound High School and Moundview Elementary. Free admission and free babysitting are always a part of these show. Concessions are available. All proceeds to support…

Elk Mound High School
405 University St
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Oct. 21

Primp, Pamper, and Prevent Retreat Center

Retreat Center All Inclusive Tickets includes: wood sign & canvas by Cheers Pablo, massages, card making, rock paining, hairstyling, manicures, health section, bloody mary bar, appetizer making.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20/Person All Inclusive Ticket

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Oct. 21

Haunted Hustle 5K & Spooky Sprint

Featuring a 5K walk/run and Spooky Sprint for the kids, costume contests and entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Girls on the Run, Boy Scouts, Bolton Refuge House, Sojourner House, Miracle…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Individual - $25 early bird / $30 regular | Kids - $10 early bird / $15 regular -- Group (5+) - $20 per person early bird / $30 per person regular

Age: All ages

9am-5pm Sat. Oct. 21

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

10-10:45am Sat. Oct. 21

Youth Art Workshop: Nature Creations

Collect leaves, create leaf press journals and leaf prints, as well as experiment with leaf rubbings

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 for residents, $18 for non-residents

Age: Ages 5-7

10am-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

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 Sat. Oct. 21

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

10-11:30am Sat. Oct. 21

Girls In Science

Girls in Science is a unique time for girl scientists to sore. We’ll learn about some of the many female scientists who have been a huge impact on our world and do our own exploring, discovering and investigating current problems impacting…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 for both sessions or $20 per class

Age: Ages 5-10

10:15am Sat. Oct. 21

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

10:30-11am Sat. Oct. 21

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

11am-4pm Sat. Oct. 21

Pop up at Bomb Taco featuring Fontinalis

Fontinalis is inspired by fly fishing and cooking over natural wood riverside. Serving market driven, lake region food. Menu items include, Fried Lake Trout sandwich with dill aioli and pickled chilis. Charred Brat with braised kale, pickled…

Bomb Taco
504 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

11-11:30am Sat. Oct. 21

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

noon-5pm Sat. Oct. 21

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. 21

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. 21

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

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 21

Howl-A-Ween Hafla-Big Bad Wolves and other Beasts

Bring your alter-ego Big Bad Wolf, or maybe another favorite Beastie, to life at this HOWL-a-WEEN Hafla. This is always a fun afternoon of Halloween craziness where you can just let loose and let your creative juices flow. Belly dancers of…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per person; kids under 13 FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Oct. 21

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

4-6pm Sat. Oct. 21

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

5-8pm Sat. Oct. 21

Connecting Cultures Through Cuisine

An international experience including an international buffet, music, presentations, and speakers related to different countries and cultures. The goal is to improve awareness, appreciation, and acceptance of different cultures in the…

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.
Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

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

6-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

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. 21

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

6:30-10pm Sat. Oct. 21

Jeremy Messersmith - House Concert

Jeremy Messersmith, solo acoustic concert in a private residence, plus a potluck. Bring a dish to share and a beverage for yourself.

Address sent upon ticket purchase
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 adults; $10 kids

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

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. 21

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 Sat. Oct. 21

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

7:30-10pm Sat. Oct. 21

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: Schubert + Tchaikovsky

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Schubert’s Symphony No. 7 – ‘Unfinished’ Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 – ‘Pathetique’. Take a trip through the Romantic period of music and hear showstoppers by Schubert and…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $28 Adult, $25 Senior, $20 Non-student under age 40, $7 Youth/Student

7:30-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures - "Blues - Grass"

A little bit blues, a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock, and a little bit kitchen sink – a style of music that some fans have come to call “blues-grass.”  You'll hear some great original songs inspired by the styles of Shane…

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6  

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Sat. Oct. 21

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