Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Oct. 20

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. 20

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-noon Sat. Oct. 20

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

9-11am Sat. Oct. 20

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

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 20

Costumes Against Cancer 5K Fun Run

The American Marketing Association is hosting its 2nd annual 5K, 1 mile run/walk. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of our late Advisor Chuck Tomkovick. The race will start and end at the University of…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults- $25, Students- $18, Kids 12 & Under- $10

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 20

Lake Street United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar

Handcrafted items: woodworking, home decor, crafts, candy, pantry, knit/crochet/sewing, bakery, cards, Christmas, vintage treasures. Proceeds to missions. Accessible to all abilities. Saturday: Coffee & rolls 9 -10:3am, Lunch: 11am-1pm.…

Lake Street United Methodist Church
337 Lake St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Oct. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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

1-4pm Sat. Oct. 20

ARTmobile

Work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile. Suitable for all ages.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-8pm Sat. Oct. 20

8th Annual Bruise-A-Thon Roller Derby Mixer

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby's 8th annual Bruise-A-Thon Mixer will feature 4 exciting roller derby bouts in one day. See skaters from across the Midwest. Concessions and adult beverages available.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for all 4 games

Age: All Ages

4pm Sat. Oct. 20

Y-Rep Productions: The Snow Queen

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their version of the children's story, "The Snow Queen," on which "Frozen" was based. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the YMCA or at the door the night of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Youth (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 20

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+

6-8pm Sat. Oct. 20

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

7pm Sat. Oct. 20

Y-Rep Productions: The Snow Queen

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their version of the children's story, "The Snow Queen," on which "Frozen" was based. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the YMCA or at the door the night of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Youth (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 20

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

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