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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 19

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

8am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Haunted Hustle 5k Run/Walk

A family friendly, Halloween-themed run/walk benefiting area non-profit organizations! Event attendees will also enjoy kids' activities, onsite vendors and a silent auction. Sponsored by the Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-30

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 19

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

9-9:30am Sat. Oct. 19

Little Artists

Participants will create works of art as they learn and practice techniques such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. This program will introduce several concepts in a fun, hands-on, age-appropriate way, including color, form, texture,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 19

Lake Street United Methodist Church Bazaar

Handcrafted items of Woodworking, Home Decor, Crafts, Candy, Pantry, Knit/Crochet/Sew, Bakery, Cards, Christmas, & "old but nice" Vintage Treasures. aturday: Coffee & Rolls 9-10:30 AM, Lunch 11am-1pm. Sunday: Pancake/Fr. Toast Breakfast…

Lake Street United Methodist Church
337 Lake Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

ACT Prep

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Centennial Hall Room 1204
1698 Park Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Sat. Oct. 19

Kids Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and engaging…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 19

"Black Magic" Pastel with Kay Brathol-Hostvet

Black papers and other supports can help create mystery in your work, as well as make your colors sing! Explore the use of different black papers for two or three projects. Geared toward those with some soft pastel experience but beginners…

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

Cost: $110

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you'd like to enroll your archer or want to to help as a staff member, contact the church office.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church
531 E. South Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

10-10:30am Sat. Oct. 19

Pop Up Science: Draw a Circuit

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week we'll learn how to draw a circuit.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Wisconsin Science Festival: Let's Do Chemistry!

Launch a mini rocket with a chemical reaction, create foggy bubbles with dry ice, solve a colorful mystery, make your own dye from bug parts, and much more. Dr. Erik Hendrickson from UWEC will provide some chemistry demonstrations.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Family Literacy Event

Families will enjoy theme based stories, crafts and a snack as well as tips and tricks for successful parenting and growing literacy skills. Children will be able to pick a free book to take home each month.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

UWEC Presents: A Science Experience

10am—The Physics of Cold: A liquid nitrogen show! (P117). 11am—Learn about the Real Birds and the Bees! Programming on insects and LIVE displays/activities and Tour of the James Clark Bird Museum! (P007)

UW-Eau Claire Phillips Hall
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Family Friendly

10am-8pm Sat. Oct. 19

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 Sat. Oct. 19

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

10:15-10:35am Sat. Oct. 19

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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Oct. 19

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary.)

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10:30am Sat. Oct. 19

Kenny Ahern

Amazing comedic antics, hilarious physical comedy, and fun audience play. “To Laugh is to Live” is a delightful escapade for all ages! Space is limited; doors open at 10:15 a.m. In lieu of Family Storytime.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Oct. 19

Toddler- Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning. The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively. For Ages 5 and under with a participating adult.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with parent

11am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

The Science of Photography

Playing with light - exploring the science of photography from the pinhole camera to the smartphone in your back pocket.

Eliza Porter's Photography Studio
515 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12+

noon-6pm Sat. Oct. 19

Magical U Marketplace

A stupendous day packed with local Witchy Vendors, Crafting, Divination, Bardic Performance, and a very candid Info Booth. Enjoy some delish local craft beverages, grab a bite to eat at the Together Farms food truck. Silent Auction benefiting…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Admission

Age: All Ages

noon-11:58pm Sat. Oct. 19

Lincoln Street Live

A 12 hour event in downtown Augusta to celebrate the completion on the Lincoln Street/Hwy 12 construction project. There will be dancing in the street! Plus much more; children's games and activities, Bingo, Bands, Food and Beverages.

Downtown Augusta
Lincoln Street/Hwy 12
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Oct. 19

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

1-4pm Sat. Oct. 19

Art Class Painting Schaefer/Miles

Adults and teens welcome. Follow along as you paint your own idea from start to finish. Beginner to Advanced. Tips and Techniques. Creative Camaraderie. Tips and techniques -Acrylic, Oil Painting- Pastel, Charcoal, Pencil Drawing.

Schaefer Miles Studio at Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Teen and Adult

1-2:30pm Sat. Oct. 19

WriteLab

This all-new program for middle school students allows for collaboration and idea-sharing as this group will help each other through the creative process by providing ideas and opinions while participating in fun and challenging writing…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 members, $30 community

Age: Ages 11-16

1-7pm Sat. Oct. 19

Ray's of Sol Grand Opening

Ray's of Sol Grand Opening. Halloween fun with lots of treats and sweet deals.

Rays of Sol
2519 N Hillcrest Parkway
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 19

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the…

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
10 South Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 19

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the…

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters
205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Oct. 19

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

2:30-8pm Sat. Oct. 19

9th Annual Bruise-A-Thon Mixer

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby's 9th annual Bruise-A-Thon Mixer will feature 4 exciting roller derby bouts.. Adult beverages and concessions will be available. Come cheer on your favorite skaters as CVRD mixes it up with skaters from…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sat. Oct. 19

The Science of Ayervedic Medicine

Get familiar with the field of Ayurveda and learn how to achieve beauty and wellness by employing clean, natural, and balanced living by attending this free session with Tracy Adkins.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 30+

5:30-6:15pm Sat. Oct. 19

Kids Rock Band

Students learn specially composed songs while receiving instruction on playing guitar, keyboard, and drums, as well as singing. All materials provided. Amazing concerts, t-shirts, posters, and more. New students are invited to set up a free…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99 per month

Age: 4 to 6

6-10pm Sat. 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+

7-9pm Sat. Oct. 19

UWEC Clearwater Choral Festival

This evening of choral music brings together high school student musicians from across the state. The concert features performances by the UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir, the High School Festival Honor Choir, high school soloists, and the River…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 gen admission, .50 youth 17 and under, and UWEC/CVTC students, plus ticket and facility fees

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Sat. 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

7-9pm Sat. Oct. 19

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 Sat. Oct. 19

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

8-9pm Sat. Oct. 19

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows…

Hobbs Observatory
S1 County Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.