Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/27/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-5pm Fri. Oct. 27

23rd Annual Halloween Open

One of the most popular tournaments for USTA members in Northwest Wisconsin. Flights for many abilities offered, to participate in the tournament, register online.

YMCA Tennis Center
229 Moore St.
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Fri. Oct. 27

YMCA Gymnastics All Day Open Gym

These special open gyms are for days off from school. Full-day (8:30 AM-3:00 PM) and half-day (8:30-11:00 AM or 12:00-3:00 PM) options are available. This program includes craft activities, and the full-day option also offers lunch.

YMCA Tennis Center
229 Moore St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $20, Community: $30

Age: All Ages

8:30-11am Fri. Oct. 27

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 Fri. Oct. 27

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 Fri. Oct. 27

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-3:30pm Fri. Oct. 27

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all the necessary items to create some huge structures.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 27

Holdiay Bazaar & Craft Show

Save the date and bring your friends and family to shop local vendors for homemade crafts and holiday gifts.

Dove Healthcare
3656 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 27

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Bag…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 27

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. 27

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. 27

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

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 27

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. 27

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. 27

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. 27

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

1-3pm Fri. Oct. 27

Word Game Graze

Play fast and fun word games like Word A Round, Bananagrams, PicWits!, Apples to Apples Junior, and Word on the Street. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with rules and game rotation.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Fri. Oct. 27

Make a Mask

Create your own disguise, as silly or scary as you want.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

3-5pm Fri. Oct. 27

Menomonie Downtown Trick or Treating

Trick-or-Treaters are invited to visit participating downtown businesses to receive treats. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Downtown Menomonie
Main Street
Menomonie

4:30pm Fri. Oct. 27

Teen Halloween Spectacular: Frankenstuffies

This is your opportunity to channel your inner Sid from Toy Story. Take apart dolls and stuffed animals and put them back together again-Frakenstein style. Teens do not have to bring their own stuffed animal to attend this event, but can if…

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

4:30-6:30pm Fri. Oct. 27

Monster Bash

The Y's Schaaf and Hobbs Gyms are transformed into a Halloween jamboree, complete with "spooky" tunnel, carnival games, a costume contest, DJ music, and prizes. Bring the whole family down in their spookiest and silliest costumes for this…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 27

Royal Credit Union Spook Night

Join RCU and the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center for an evening of halloween fun. Play games, enjoy the haunted tunnel, have your face painted, dance to DJ entertainment, watch halloween movies, bounce on inflatables, and much more.…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for all ages (cash only)

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 27

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

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 27

Abstract Flower Paintings with Fluid Acrylics

Learn to create abstract flower paintings with fluid acrylics This is a fun way to create colorful designs and the best part about it is that anyone can do it. Create a fabulous piece of artwork. You’ll love the abstract designs that you…

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

Cost: $30 (materials provided)

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 27

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

6-9:30pm Fri. Oct. 27

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

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 27

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. 27

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

7-8:15pm Fri. Oct. 27

Pipe Screams

Costumed performers present entertaining organ music of the fun variety. There will be a return performance by the Bone Singers, and some other creepy surprises.

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Freewill offering

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 27

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. 27

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

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 27

Big Daddy Weave: Set Free Tour

Big Daddy Weave is one of the top artists in Christian music: they are one of the genre's biggest headlining artists, the second most played artist at Christian AC-Monitored radio in 2014 and the recipient of multiple industry awards and…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25-75

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 27

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

7:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 27

CANCELLED: Bill W. and Dr. Bob

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

Cost: Adults $14, Seniors $13, Youth $7

Age: All Ages

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