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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:45am-2:15pm Fri. Oct. 4

Manufacturing Day

A hands-on, manufacturing career exploration event for your high school juniors and seniors. Attendees will participate in multiple hands-on career exploration activities which will include the Colleges state-of-the-art Mobile Manufacturing…

CVTC Manufacturing Education Center
2320 Alpine Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Oct. 4

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30am Fri. Oct. 4

Sign Language Preschool Class

Join us for an 8 week sign language class. At the end we will have created a book and know all of the signs to Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 or $35 for 8 weeks

Age: 2-8yrs old

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 4

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, and young adult books, as well as audio books, music CDs .

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 4

The Pumpkin Patch at Valley Pasture Farm

Bring the whole family to the farm and participate in over 25 engaging activities to celebrate fall including wagon rides, corn maze, farm animals, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, and more!

Valley Pasture Farm
E7631 N County Road E
Elk Mound

Cost: $9/person - save $1 with a non-perishable donation for our local food pantry

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 4

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists 25th Anniversary Exhibit

The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists (CVWA) celebrate their 25th Anniversary with an exhibit highlighting the work of 20+ artists. The show will feature techniques that range from traditional watercolors to experimental works. These artists…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Fri. Oct. 4

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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Oct. 4

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 -3 and caregiver

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 4

Growing Readers Storytime

Features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an optional activity/play period. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Fri. Oct. 4

Ukiyo-e: Floating Fleeting Worlds

Discover the similarities and connections between three floating fleeting worlds: Japanese Edo Art, Art of and inspired by our night skies, Rockwell Kent's drawings for Walt Whitman’s poetry

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Fri. Oct. 4

DIY Birch Jewelry Make and Take

Stop in the shop anytime during the hours of 12-6 to create your own earrings or necklace.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

3-8pm Fri. Oct. 4

Used Book Sale

Children's, Civil War history, great fiction, fabulous finds, and much more. Come on out to the sale on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bring your friends.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

4-7pm Fri. Oct. 4

St Olaf Church Men's Club All You Can Eat Fish Fry

St Olaf Church Men's Club presents their famous "All You Can Eat Fish Fry". The menu features two flavors of batter-fried fish, plus baked fish, baked potato, French fries, vegetables, coleslaw and salad bar, plus beverage. Carry-outs are…

St Olaf Catholic Church Parish Center
2407 North Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors, $4 ages 5-12, FREE for 4 and under

Age: All Ages

4-9pm Fri. Oct. 4

Together Farms Burger Nights

Explore the grounds of Together Farms while eating gourmet burgers made from 100% grassfed beef. Serving beverages like beer & wine and other goodies. Gluten-Free and vegetarian options available. Relax by the bonfire, explore the hiking…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 4

Friday Family Nights

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Featuring Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Inflatables, Movies, Free Popcorn, and Special Entertainment.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 4

Justin Jay Arnold at Together Farms Burger Nights

Singer/songwriter Justin Jay Arnold returns for a night of all-original music with sandpapered vocals and genuine lyrics of a performer. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer,…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 4

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+

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 4

Live Music: Jim Miller

Menomonie singer/songwriter Jim Miller performs originals and covers of folk, rock and folk rock classics from such artists as Cat Stevens, Sandy Denny, Harry Chapin and many others and also tells the stories behind the songs.

Acoustic Cafe - Menomonie
102 Main St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 4

7th Annual Sherman Star River Run

A self-timed 2 mile fun run/walk to benefit the students of Sherman Elementary School. Before the main event 5:30pm-7pm there will be a DJ, Bounce House and Face Painter.

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 GA, $10 for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 4

Eau Claire Children's Theater: Spookley the Square Pumpkin

When he is shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by three hilarious spiders who convince him that, square or not, he, too, could be the Pick of the Patch. When a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm, Spookley realizes only…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission information online