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Fri. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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…

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9-10am Fri. Oct. 5

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-5pm Fri. Oct. 5

Fresh Art Tour: Autumn 2018

A fine art and artisanal craft tour throughout Pepin, Pierce, and Buffalo counties. Features 17 artist's studios and galleries that cover a range of work including textiles, painting, photography, metal, jewelry, and more. Art demonstrations…

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave. E

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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

11am-8pm Fri. Oct. 5

Food Truck Friday

Up to 8 food, snack, and drink trucks will be serving lunch and dinner in the old “Railroad Lot” behind Galloway Grille. Take a break from the office, grab some grub, and snag a patch of grass or a bench by the river - or bring the whole…

The Old "Railroad Lot"
Parking Lot Behind Galloway Grille
Eau Claire

Cost: Free to attend, consult food truck menus for prices

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 5

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

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 5

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.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 5

Howard Luedtke Acoustic Live

Say the name Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, and little more needs to be said. Howard is a staple in the Blues scene and with good reason. He has 40 plus years of playing guitar in both the Midwest and on the international stage.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Oct. 5

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

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 5

Night Corn Maze

Bring your flashlights for fun in the night maze. Weather Permitting (check the Facebook page for updates). Last entrance at 9pm.

Leffel Roots Apple Orchard
W2369 Maple Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for ages 13+; $5 for Ages 5-12

Age: Ages 5+

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 5

Movie Night - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Fall Creek Public Library hosts a movie night where you can watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Refreshments will be provided.

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 5

Incredible Life Makeover: Becoming Beautiful Brides Event

Inviting women across the Chippewa Valley; be pampered and encouraged though worship, life-transforming messages, and spa-like luxuries. Workshops relating to improving your marriage, communication and organizational skills offered - as well…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: See brochure for pricing details; group discounts

Age: Ages 10 and over are invited.

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 5

ECCT Presents: Pinkalicious The Musical

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket price TBA

Age: All Ages