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

Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Fri. Oct. 18

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. 18

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-8pm Fri. Oct. 18

Sports Memorabilia, Coin & Autograph Show

Sports Card, Memorabilia, Coin & Autograph Show. A great 40+ table show. Buying, selling, and trading. Plus autographs of former Packer and Badger greats: David Robinson, Ron Dayne, and more.

Macy's
4800 Golf Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 18

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

10:15-10:45am Fri. Oct. 18

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. 18

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. 18

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

11am-6pm Fri. Oct. 18

Fall Fest 2019

Friday: Craft show. Saturday, Craft show from 9am-2pm, vintage baseball game at noon, bluegrass jam at 6:30pm. Beer available from Bloomer, Valkyrie, and Sand Creek Breweries. Concessions for sale, and chili cookoff at noon.

The Old School/Sand Creek Arts Center
E9311 County Road I
Sand Creek

Cost: Free admission

Age: All ages

noon-8pm Fri. Oct. 18

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

3-4pm Fri. Oct. 18

Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour

Join Galaudet Gallery for an hour long tour that will explain the architecture and the historical residents of this 1905 Eau Claire gem. Enjoy learning about the many beautiful architectural elements and symbolism in this well cared space…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Fri. Oct. 18

St Mark Trunk or Treat

There will be family-friendly trick or treating in the parking lot as kids can trick or treat from decorated cars. A petting zoo will be in the parking lot too. Then come inside to the gym where we will have music, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks,…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 18

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. 18

8th Annual Teen Monster Ball

Must be 11-17 years old to attend. Permission slip required, which can be downloaded and printed out online.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 11-17

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 18

The Science of Beer & Barbeque

Dive deep into the genius behind brewing a good beer, from the biology of raw materials through chemical reactions in the brewing process. Then experience how additional complex chemical reactions of water, wood smoke, and meat make a…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 18

Living With a Terminal Illness

The Wisconsin Science Festival brings you Kurt Jacobson, former pastor for 28 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. He has benefited from a new, targeted therapy that has pushed his cancer into remission. He will speak about hope…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 18

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+

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 18

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

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 18

Lake Holcombe Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail is ready to bring your biggest fears to life. Tickets and entrance will be at the football concession stand behind the Lake Holcombe School.

Lake Holcombe School
27331 262nd Ave
Holcombe

Cost: $6

Age: 12+

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 18

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