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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Oct. 12

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

9-10am Fri. Oct. 12

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
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-5 yrs

10am-7pm Fri. Oct. 12

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library Book Sale

Books for all ages as well as audiovisual materials will be offered for sale. A bag sale will be held on Saturday. Donations of newer, gently used books may be donated up until the time of the sale.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 12

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. 12

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. 12

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. 12

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
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-6yrs

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 12

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-8pm Fri. Oct. 12

Dancing with the Dawn

Enjoy rhythm, discovery, and explore Ed Abbey’s ideas about the wilderness inside and outside. Rhythm artworks show dancing and dawn and the idea of discovery is found in NASA’s current Dawn Mission to Ceres.

Galaudet Gallery
618 South Farwell Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Oct. 12

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

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 12

Nick Hensley Live

Nick Hensley’s Love Songs For Angry Men has maintained a full schedule since 2002, averaging more than 200 shows a year. He has shared the stage with several national-level acts.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

6pm Fri. Oct. 12

Steppin' Up For Dyslexia

Attendees will enjoy beer, wine, & amazing food. A DJ will keep things moving with a Diamond Dig, chances to win at Wine or Dine, Rollin’ in the Dough for a chance to win $500 cash, get great prizes at the Lady Luck or Macho Man tables…

Children's Dyslexia Center
616 Graham Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 12

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+

6:30pm Fri. Oct. 12

DIY WI Cutout Sign

Choose from one of their designs including the option to include wood cut in the shape of Wisconsin that you would put your stencil on.

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $35-45

Age: All Ages

6:40-8pm Fri. Oct. 12

Intro to Aerials Workshop

Get your first taste of the aerial life with this introductory class that will encourage you to explore your own strength and grace in a fun and supportive environment. This workshops will go over the basic skills and safety that allow a play…

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

Cost: $45

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 12

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

7pm Fri. Oct. 12

Cadott Schools Presents: The Wizard of Oz

Cadott Schools is proud to present the classic musical, The Wizard of Oz! Take a trip down the yellow brick road and let’s travel “Over the Rainbow” together. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Cadott High School
426 Myrtle St.
Cadott

Cost: $12-Adults, $8-Students

Age: All Ages

8-10:30pm Fri. Oct. 12

Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding

Northern Saw-whet Owl migration is getting underway and Beaver Creek Bird Banders will once again open the banding station to allow you to see these charismatic night flyers.

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends free, Nonmembers $1 per child, $3 per Adult

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