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Fri. Sep. 28

46th Annual Warrens Cranberry Festival

Cranberry marsh tours, art and craft show, antique and flea market, farmers market, food booths, and gigantic parade.

Warrens, WI

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Fri. Sep. 28

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

9-11:30am Fri. Sep. 28

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: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9-10am Fri. Sep. 28

Cool, Calm, & Connected Kids

Are you desiring to connect with your child even in the not-so-calm moments? This class is all about engaging in play with your child, while learning 5 strategies designed to calm the brain and build relationships. The smaller class size will…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-5 yrs

10am-6pm Fri. Sep. 28

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

10:15am Fri. Sep. 28

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Sep. 28

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Siblings are welcome.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to 3 and caregivers

10:30-11:30am Fri. Sep. 28

Tiny Scientists - Monarch Lab

You and your child will share in learning about it means to be a scientist by raising and releasing Monarch Butterflies. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-6yrs

11-11:30am Fri. Sep. 28

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

4-8pm Fri. Sep. 28

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

5-9pm Fri. Sep. 28

Friday Family Night

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, inflatables, movies, free popcorn, and special entertainment. Check the movie schedule online.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Sep. 28

Live Music: Olive Sings and Hymn for Her

Olive Sings is an acoustic duo made up of the sweet, brilliant vocal styling of Kayla Zoltak and the down home, old time sounds of Seth Gamble. Hymn For Her plays a wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Sep. 28

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6-7:30pm Fri. Sep. 28

Draw Your Own Henna Workshop

Practice the designs and application of the henna paste. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful design on your hand or any other place you would like your henna to reside. Bring and friend and draw on each other or draw…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 10+

6-9pm Fri. Sep. 28

Girls on the Run GLOW Scavenger Hunt

This glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt is a fun evening full of tricky clues and challenges. Teams of 3-5 will scour the new River Prairie looking for clues to win awesome prizes. The scavenger hunt will go into the evening hours, so be…

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place

Cost: Early Bird Team ( team of 3-5 before 9/15): $50, Team (team of 3-5 after 9/15): $60

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Sep. 28

Father Daughter Hoppin' Hoedown

Fathers (or special cowboy) grab your favorite cowgirl(s) and put on your best cowboy/cowgirl outfit. The night will start off with a farm themed dinner and will be followed by activities and dancing. Pre-registration required. Register…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place

Cost: $20 resident of Altoona/couple; $25 non-resident of Altoona/couple; $10/add'l daughter

Age: All Ages