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Thu. Sep. 6

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

7:30am Thu. Sep. 6

7th Annual Bethel Boogie

A 5k/10k and kids' half mile fun run, 10 mile bike ride and 30 mile bike sprint (in 10 mile intervals). Pick up your packet on site 7:30-8:30am. There'll be food, fun, and prizes. Craft and vendor fair from 9am-1pm. See website for full…

New Auburn Pavilion
New Auburn

Cost: Registraiton information online

Age: All ages

8:30-9:30am Thu. Sep. 6

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9-11:30am Thu. Sep. 6

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…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 6

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 6

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: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Thu. Sep. 6

The Chetek Gang: CJ Conner, Bruce Marsh, Don Olson and Nancy Dutmer

It must be something in the water. Chetek, Wisconsin is home to some of the best and most eclectic artists in western Wisconsin. This exhibit will feature the work of four Chetek-based artists. No cost for admission. Artwork will be available…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:45am Thu. Sep. 6

The Hillcrest Dog Walk

Join ChiroElite's clinic pup Surly on a casual 3 mile walk through the old Hillcrest golf course trail. The walk starts at ChiroElite in Altoona and follows a beautiful public walking trail along Otter Creek. All well mannered dogs are…

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab
1219 10th St. W

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Thu. Sep. 6

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included.…

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio
2807 East Hamilton Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

noon-8pm Thu. Sep. 6

Sense of Place: HERE Art Exhibit

View how 42 local and international artists explored their Sense of Place: HERE using realism, abstractions, sculptural expressionism, botanicals, surrealism, wildlife and architectural photography, contemporary, artist books and other ways…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Thu. Sep. 6

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

3:30-4:30pm Thu. Sep. 6

Crafternoon at the Augusta Library

Celebrate National Read a Book Day by making bookmarks. All supplies will be provided. Adult Supervision required for children under 7 years of age.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St

Cost: FREE

Age: School age children

4-8pm Thu. Sep. 6

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Sep. 6

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-9pm Thu. Sep. 6

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Farm to Fork hosts an open mic on Thursday during its Wood-Fired Pizza Nights. Pizza nights offer wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 6

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

A Zumba dance party class hosted by Z. Vida Fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water bottle, and a sweat towel if needed and plan to have a great time moving and grooving to hit music from all around the world.

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Sep. 6

Burger King Classic Car Show - Last Summer Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. The final show of the year.

Burger King - West Side
2833 North Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 6

Introductory Pickleball - Session 1

Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis & table tennis. This is your chance to learn the rules and find your passion for the sport. Pre-Registration is required.

Fairway Park

Cost: $10/session

Age: 13+

6-9pm Thu. Sep. 6

Salsa Fest

A buffet of 12 salsa. Plenty of beer, wine, and cocktails to drink with your salsa and chips. Friendly salsas for everyone and some blow your lid salsas for the daredevils.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds
4212 Southtowne Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

6:15-10pm Thu. Sep. 6

Thursday Bingo at the Moose Lodge

Doors open 6:15. Games start at 7. Regular and Progressive Bingo. 50/50 Raffle, All proceeds after expenses go to Charity. Food and Drink served. Lunch Served before play and at intermission. 17 games played for as low as $4. Different…

Menomonie Moose Lodge
720 19th Ave.

Cost: Varies

Age: All, under 18 must have Guardian

6:30-8pm Thu. Sep. 6

Wisconsin Women's Network Networking event

Join the Wisconsin Women's Network in Eau Claire for our latest friendraiser. Enjoy complimentary snacks, drinks, and great company. Learn how women in your community are making a difference at this free networking event.

Red's Mercantile
224 N Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-7:45pm Thu. Sep. 6

Lyra All Levels Class

Learn lyra (aerial hoop) poses, entrances, transitions and dismounts; and condition in this fun, supportive class. All experience levels & total beginners welcome.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

8-10pm Thu. Sep. 6

Movies Over Menomin: Back To The Future

An evening of free cinematic entertainment on the Library lawn. Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages