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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:30am-6pm Fri. Oct. 11

"Outdoor Stuff" Men's Sale

Stuff included at the sale: Yard/Garden, Hand Tools, Building Materials, Hardware, Automotive, Fishing/Hunting, Sporting goods, Paints/Brushes, Camping Stuff, Water Toys, Outdoor Furniture, etc. All proceeds will be donated to the…

English Lutheran Church of Bateman
20588 County Highway X
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Oct. 11

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. 11

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-7pm Fri. Oct. 11

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library will hold their autumn book sale. Books and Audio-visual materials for all ages as well as teacher materials will be available. A bag sale will be held on Saturday.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 11

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. 11

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. 11

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. 11

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. 11

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. 11

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

5-6pm Fri. Oct. 11

Beginner's All Ages Tarot Class

Learn about the history and practice of tarot as well as a spread or two to start you out on your journey. Bring your own deck or purchase one at The Broom & Crow before class starts.

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 11

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

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 11

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+

6:30-8pm Fri. Oct. 11

Flick & Float

YMCA supplies the flick, you bring the float. Gather in the small pool to watch fantastic family movies. Community members are welcome after 6:00 PM (photo ID required).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 11

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

7pm Fri. Oct. 11

Cadott Schools Presents: James and the Giant Peach

"Peachy-keen" enjoyment at Cadott High School with the amazing tale of a boy who takes an extraordinary trip across the sea in a peach that is home to lots of amazing creatures.

Cadott High School
426 Myrtle St.
Cadott

Cost: $12-Adults, $8-Students, 5 and under are FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 11

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

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 11

Menomonie Theater Guild: Newsies

Based on the real Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: Ticket information online

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 11

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling and heartwarming adventure story featuring an unforgettable young hero.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth

8:30-10:30pm Fri. Oct. 11

Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding

Beaver Creek Bird banders will once again open the banding station to allow you to see these charismatic night flyers. They cannot guarantee that a bird will be caught during your visit; but you will be able to learn about the birds, their…

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Donation