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10am-6pm Sun. Oct. 14

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-4pm Sun. Oct. 14

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

noon-8pm Sun. Oct. 14

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 Sun. Oct. 14

Drum Making with Wayne Manthey

Making personal frame drums is a journey that is individually and spiritually meaningful. $50 non-refundable deposit required.

Soulstice Wellness Center
1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104
Eau Claire

Cost: 13 inch drum is $160 or a 16 inch drum is $185

2-3pm Sun. Oct. 14

Why is Venus Important?

Enjoy a fascinating talk by Senior Space and Engineering Scientist Sanjay Limaye when he comes to the gallery to discuss the planet Venus.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:30pm Sun. Oct. 14

Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour

Join Galaudet Gallery for an hour long tour that will explain the architecture and the historical residents of this 1882 Eau Claire gem. Enjoy learning about the many beautiful architectural elements and symbolism in this well cared space…

Galaudet Gallery
618 South Farwell Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

4:45-5:45pm Sun. Oct. 14

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.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center
3701 East Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

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

Age: 7+

7pm Sun. Oct. 14

CBD Infused Aerial Yoga

Enjoy a relaxing aerial hammock yoga class and sample (very legal) Blue Ridge Hemp CBD all-natural, vegan, non gmo topical essential oils.

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

Cost: $20

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