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Sat. Oct. 13

Scarecrow Makin' Saturdays

Complete your fall decorating with a scarecrow you make yourself at Down to Earth. Pick up your pumpkins and mums while you're there. They'll provide everything you need to create your unique masterpiece.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15/scarecrow

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 13

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

9am Sat. Oct. 13

Chippewa Valley Montessori Footslog Trail Run & Nature Walk

A 5K trail run/walk at 9am (packet pickup starts at 8:30am) and family friendly 1 mile nature walk at 10:30am. This event takes place on the beautiful Lowes Creek Trails in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Proceeds of this fun, family friendly event…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: 5k trail run/walk $20; 1 mile nature quest $15. Price increases after 9/19

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

STEM Day Camp

A fun day of learning with Blugold Beginnings mentors and UW-Eau Claire faculty about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at UW-Eau Claire. $20 registration fee includes t-shirt, lunch, and project supplies. Register by October 5th.

University Of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 Includes t-shirt, lunch, and project supplies

Age: Third through fifth grade

9am-2:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

Babysitter Training

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Please bring a bag…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 13

Local Indoor Art Market – Art on the Ridge

Come and Enjoy Local Artisans and Crafters. Displays of original art, handmade crafted items, and vintage electronic treasures. Door prizes are given away too.

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 13

ACT Test Preparation

Taking the ACT is a big deal for college admission - but you don’t have to stress about it if you get yourself test-ready! We’ve got a full program that walks you through each exam section.

UW-Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 13

Grossology: The Science of Bodily Functions

Are your kids fascinated by snot, farts and other impolite bodily functions? Come for a morning devoted to gross science. Dive into the ickiest parts of the human body and learn why they're actually important for keeping people healthy.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 13

Glass Pumpkin Patch

Bring the whole family and take a walk through the glass pumpkin patch. Each glass pumpkin is hand blown by the owners of The Glass Orchard and ready to decorate your home for the harvest season or be given as a gift. Glass pumpkins and…

The Glass Orchard
130 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Oct. 13

17th Annual West Wisconsin Railroad Club Train Show

The show will feature operating model trains in many sizes for all ages to see. There will be vendors selling model trains, accessories, toys, railroad theme hats and shirts throughout the event. Sign up to win a train set.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $6, Children $3; FREE for children 5 and under

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Oct. 13

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. 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: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Oct. 13

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not…

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Oct. 13

Toddler-Parent Movement Development Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning, help them tire those bodies and use their creativity, and see your child in a new light! With BaredFeet, Co.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center
320 Putnam St Suite 123
EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

noon-8pm Sat. Oct. 13

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

noon-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

Eau Claire County Humane Association's 50th Anniversary

Bring the whole family, including your dog(s) to participate in these fun festivities: access to the walking trails and agility yard, enter the Packer's raffle to win 4 tickets and a parking pass to the December 9th game against the Atlanta…

Eau Claire County Humane Association
3900 Old Town Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

Bowl Painting Party

Paint a bowl that will be donated to Feed My People Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year next spring - Empty Bowls. A $5 suggested donation to help cover the cost of materials. No experience necessary. Limited supplies. RSVP by phone.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation

Age: Ages 8+

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

Beginner Cosplay Workshop

Get tips, tricks, and techniques for any beginner cosplayer. Bring an item to modify, your ideas, and any large materials needed for your project. Tools & small supplies will be available. Space is limited and registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

2-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

Succulent Planter Workshop

No Pre-Registration required. $12 for a small planter (choose your planter, 2 plants and any decorations) $20 for a large planter (choose your planter, up to 5 plants, and any decorations). All materials provided.

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 or $20

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

The Science of Baking

Learn about the science behind baking with Richard Thomas, owner of Barking Dog Bakery and former owner of The Creamery Restaurant and River Valley Bakery.

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12+

4-5pm Sat. Oct. 13

Healthy Kids Running Series - Eau Claire

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events. Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active…

Pinehurst Park
3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 2 - 8th grade

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 13

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+

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 13

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

7:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

Phantom Tollbooth

Enchantment Theatre Company is thrilled to bring this captivating story to the stage. Using puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects and original music, the wonder and adventure of the story comes alive. Journey along with Milo to the…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-35

Age: All Ages

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