Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 10/28/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Oct. 28

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. 28

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-5pm Sat. Oct. 28

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

8:30am Sat. Oct. 28

Carson Park Five and Ten + Kid's BOO-gie Run

Half Moon 5K run/walk and Carson Park 10 mile run. Kids and adult costume contest and Paul Bunyan lookalike contest at 11am. Pancake breakfast 8:30-11:30am.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum
1110 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: See contact info for cost

8:30-11:30am Sat. Oct. 28

Pancake Breakfast and Family Fun Day

Family fun day and pancake breakfast in conjunction with the Carson 5 & 10 run/walk.

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 adults, $5 kids

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 28

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-2pm Sat. Oct. 28

7th Annual Hillcrest PTO Craft and Vendor Show

With over 50 crafters and vendors to shop, door prizes throughout the day, and a concession available, this is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping.

Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
2333 Hillcrest Pkwy.
Altoona

Cost: $1 suggested donation at the door

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 28

Spooktacular Family Fun Day

Action City Family Fun 10am to 4pm. 30 Homemade & Direct Sale Vendors from 9am to 3pm. Drawings, Auctions & Face Painting.

Action City
2402 Lorch Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 for 5 hours of Action City Fun w/ Pizza & Soda Buffet included

Age: All Ages

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 28

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

9:30am-noon Sat. Oct. 28

Adventures in Geocaching

Geocaching is a “treasure” hunting game where players search for hidden containers called caches, using GPS (global positioning system) units. Participants will learn basic GPS use and have a chance to practice their new skills during…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $10 per group, Nonmembers $15 per group

Age: Age 5 - adult

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 28

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 Sat. Oct. 28

Pooches & Pumpkins

There will be treats for Fido, doggy dress up, a photo op, pumpkin painting for the kids, and prizes awarded for the best pet costume. The winner will receive a goody basket filled with treats for you and your pet.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

10:15am Sat. Oct. 28

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

10:30am-noon Sat. Oct. 28

An Unfortunate Party

It would be an unfortunate predicament, a word which here means event, to miss out on the many atrocious, a word which here means terrible, games, activities, prizes, and photo booth opportunities as we celebrate Lemony Snicket's "A Series…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11am-4pm Sat. Oct. 28

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

noon-5pm Sat. Oct. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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

12:29-3pm Sat. Oct. 28

Most Likely to Succeed: Documentary

A documentary examining the history of U.S. education, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that engage students, energize teachers,…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

12:30-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 28

Most Likely To Succeed-Screening and Discussion

A feature-length documentary that examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the possible shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

1-2pm Sat. Oct. 28

No Rock, Just Paper & Scissors: Crafting

A Paper-Crafting series for kids one Saturday per month this fall.

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

Age: Grades 3-6

1:30-4pm Sat. Oct. 28

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

2pm Sat. Oct. 28

Bluegrass at the Oxford Feat. Highview

In its third year, The Bluegrass at the Oxford concert series features four concerts from October to February. The Seeger Boys open the show, and then various other bluegrass bands from western Wisconsin come in to play.

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10, children half price

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Sat. Oct. 28

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

4:30-6:30pm Sat. Oct. 28

Hallie Optimist Kids Halloween Party

Bring your friends to the Hallie Optimist Annual Halloween Party. Dress in your favorite costume for the contest. Food, fun, and treats.

Lake Hallie Village Hall
13033 30th Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids of all ages

5-9pm Sat. Oct. 28

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. 28

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

6-9:30pm Sat. Oct. 28

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 Sat. Oct. 28

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 Sat. Oct. 28

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. 28

Halloween Bash at Action City

Get a "JUMP" on Halloween by showing off your costume at Action City's Halloween Bash. There will be dancing, games, activities, a costume contest and more! Prizes for best costume.

Action City
2402 Lorch Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Dance only: $5/person in advance or Dance & Play: $20/person in advance

Age: 5+

7-10pm Sat. Oct. 28

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

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 28

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. 28

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

7:30-10pm Sat. Oct. 28

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is "the premier American ragtime ensemble" as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by young virtuoso Andrew…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Oct. 28

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

8-10pm Sat. Oct. 28

Live Music: Red Tide

Inspired from the sweet lullabies of the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, this acoustic/singer-songwriter band offers contemporary, soulful listening. Red Tide Duo is composed of two best friends, Kelsey Nocek and Cate Lucas.

The Cabin
UWEC Davies Center
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Sat. Oct. 28

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