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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Oct. 19

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Oct. 19

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30-10:30am Fri. Oct. 19

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 19

Holiday Bazaar & Craft Show

Homemade seasonal crafts, papercraft greeting cards, USborne books, paparazzi jewelry, mittens, pampered chef, Mary Kay, aprons, quilts & knits, Scentsy, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Sarah’s Garden Beeswax Products, & bake sale (benefits Bob’s…

Dove Healthcare
3656 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 19

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. 19

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

1:30-3pm Fri. Oct. 19

Sock Monster Sewing

Turn stray socks into monsters, as silly or a scary as you like. Supplies including socks will be available, but feel free to bring clean stray socks to contribute.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

3:30-5:30pm Fri. Oct. 19

Teen Slime Fest

Teens are invited to come to the library to make slime and watch a Halloween movie. Feel free to wear your Halloween costume to this event. Registration is encouraged.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: For Grades 6-12

5-7:30pm Fri. Oct. 19

St Mark Trunk or Treat

Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween costume to get candy from decorated cars We will also have a fun family event inside our gym at the same time. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, lemonade, and popcorn will be served. Music will be…

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Fri. Oct. 19

Live Music: Steven John Rindt

Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 19

Live Music: MoeDell

MoeDell plays Americana alt-country with creative lyrics and a unique voice. Melodies and rolling rhythms tell tales from light to dark, and from silly to endearing.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Oct. 19

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

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 19

Kyle Jorris

Known for his crazy talents like comedy, juggling, storytelling, puppetry, unicycling, and more, Kyle Jorris presents the Gospel in one of the most entertaining and truly unique way you have ever seen.

Metropolis Resort
5150 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; RSVP requested

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 19

Essential Oil Workshop

Create up to 2 of your very own essential oil blends; either spritzers or creams; with the help of Joyce Sobotta of Aromatherapy Nature's Way. She will teach you about the wonderful benefits of essential oils, and how they can help to boost…

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

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 19

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+

6:30-7:30pm Fri. Oct. 19

Free Friday Pop Ups - Restorative Yoga with LeeAnn

No skill needed. Just lay down, relax, and let restorative yoga specialist LeeAnn do all the work.

ANANDAWORKS Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam Street, Suite 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 13+

6:40pm Fri. Oct. 19

Partner Aerial Hammock Workshop

Bring a friend, partner, or a family member for an unforgettable night of making shapes in the air together in aerial hammocks. Use the hammocks and a partner to explore new stretches & shapes, have fun, and connect. No aerial experience…

Moonrise Aerials Studio
Banbury Place Building 13 (930 Galloway St), Room 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 per couple

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 19

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