Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/26/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:30-11am Thu. Oct. 26

Babysitter Training

This class will provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will learn and practice skills in these six critical areas: leadership, safety, age-appropriate…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $40, Community: $60

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-4pm Thu. Oct. 26

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)

9-11:30am Thu. Oct. 26

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

9:30am Thu. Oct. 26

Stand In The Light Choir Rehearsals

A choir for people in the early to mid stages of memory loss and their singing partners and volunteers to come together and share their love of music. Rehearsals are 90 minutes starting at 9:30 with social time, snacks and singing. No…

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

Cost: $25/couple; Scholarships available

Age: People with memory loss

9:30-11:30am Thu. Oct. 26

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages Birth to age 5

10-10:30am Thu. Oct. 26

Mini Makers: Instrument Making

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. The project this week is making an instrument.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

10-10:30am Thu. Oct. 26

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Oct. 26

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

10:45-11:15am Thu. Oct. 26

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

noon-6pm Thu. Oct. 26

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-8pm Thu. Oct. 26

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-5pm Thu. Oct. 26

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

1:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

Chat with the Chief

Ever wondered what it's like to be a police officer? Police Chief Matt Kelm will talk all about his job and answer kid's questions about police work.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

5-7pm Thu. Oct. 26

Language Exchange: Habla en la Cabra

Practice your second language with us, English or Spanish. We sip coffee and help each other practice conversational English and Spanish. Bring the family, all levels and ages are welcome. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa…

The Goat Coffee House
336 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Thu. Oct. 26

Shake the Sugar Detox

Gain incredible health benefits- Lose those stubborn pounds, Gain Energy, Have Clearer More Radiant Skin, Improve Brain Function, Balance Hormones, Resolve Mysterious Chronic Illnesses, Beat the Bloat. Gain valuable education from a…

Heidi Toy Functional Medicine / Educated Nutrition
2115 East Clairemont Avenue Suite 4B-1
Eau Claire

Cost: $139 for 5 week course

Age: 16+

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

Painting for Junior Achievement

Discover your inner artist at this FUNdraiser benefiting Junior Achievement. The fundraiser features a new winter painting titled “Cardinal with Ornament." This will be painted on a 10" x 22” wooden board. Painting experience is not…

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per person

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

Parent Cafe'

This free family event includes a family-style meal, craft time for you and your child, and an adult facilitated discussion. Childcare is provided. Tonight's topic is "Powerful, Purposeful Play", and is presented by River Source Family Center…

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

One Day Wonder-Haunted Halloween

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack. Come dressed in your favorite costume to celebrate Halloween and have a scary fun time creating spooky projects. Online or in-office registration required.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $10/Resident of Altoona; $12/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 2-5 years old

6-9pm Thu. Oct. 26

Cardinal Appears Wall Art Class

Create this beautiful piece of art work for your home, or a gift for someone. Instruction through the process of creating this inspirational piece of art work. All materials and supplies needed for you to create your wall art piece.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $45 (Sigh up online)

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

Kitchen Remodeling Seminar

Kitchen remodels are one of the most popular remodeling projects and one of the ways to add value to your home. Learn where to start, the planning process and design, what to expect during the renovation, and and more.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room
4319 Jeffers Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Includes Free Ticket to 2018 Home & Garden Show

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

Bust a Move 1

Come join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. To register go online or stop by or call the Altoona Parks &…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $20/Resident of Altoona; $25/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 4-6 years old

6-9:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

Connell's Family Orchard Field of Screams

Haunted walk through the corn. Free wagon ride to the field. Hot cider, coffee, and bakery treats available. Last ticket sold at 9:30pm.

Connell's Orchard
19372 County Hwy OO
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $9, Children $6

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 26

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+

6-7pm Thu. Oct. 26

3D Dabble: 3D Printing Series for Teens (Intermediate)

In this Intermediate 3D modeling course, teens will build upon the basic modeling techniques taught in the Beginning session. Presented by the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Registration and permission form required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE/Registration Required

Age: Grades 8-12

6:30-7:15pm Thu. Oct. 26

Bust a Move 2

Come join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating memories! All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Class is Thursdays, October 5 - 26. To register go online or…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $30/Resident of Altoona; $35/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 7-12 years old

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 26

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

6:30-9pm Thu. Oct. 26

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 Thu. Oct. 26

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 Thu. Oct. 26

Haunted Barn

Want to get in the Halloween spirit? Come with your friends to the Haunted Barn! This is a fun event for people of all ages and the scare level is adjusted to your very own needs. Come with a nonperishable food item to donate. All proceeds…

Rockin' T-R Ranch
8020 Curvue Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 with a nonperishable food item, $7 without - per person

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Thu. Oct. 26

Open Mic

Whether you’re a rock band, singer/songwriter, poet, spoken word artist, juggler, magician, comedian or a rapper, you are welcome to sign up and perform. You name the instrument - guitar, trumpet, banjo, ukulele. Welcomes performers of all…

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace
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