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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Fri. Oct. 25

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

9am-6pm Fri. Oct. 25

DCHS Fall Rummage Sale

Come check out this huge rummage sale in Menomonie. There is always something for everyone of all ages, and then some more. Donation drop off will be on Wednesday, October 23rd from 9 am - 7 pm.

Menomonie Veterans Center
E4710 County Rd. BB
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

9:30am-3:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

School's Out Drop Off Camp

For half of the day your kiddo will have the chance to chop, cook, and prepare food in our Let’s Get Cooking Kitchen. After a play break or two in the museum exhibits, they’ll head to Mini Makers where they have the chance to make…

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

Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members

Age: K-2nd grade

9:30am Fri. Oct. 25

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. 25

Valley Art Association Fall Art Show

Enjoy a beautiful display of art for sale by 51 various Valley Art Association artists.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 25

Holiday Bazaar & Craft Sale

Bring Your Friends & Family! Local Vendors Featuring: Homemade Candles, Jams & Jellies, Seasonal Crafts, Papercraft Greeting Cards, USborne Books, Handcrafted Jewelry, Hand-painted Wine Glasses, Quilts & Knits, Fractal…

Dove Healthcare
3656 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Fri. Oct. 25

Cardboard Construction

A fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Stop in anytime to join the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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

11am-3:15pm Fri. Oct. 25

School's Out Open Skating

Session One 11:00am-1:00pm and Session Two 1:15pm-3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Oct. 25

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

11:30am-1:45pm Fri. Oct. 25

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

School's Out Rink Rat Youth Hockey! Ages 15+ are NOT allowed to skate at Rink Rats. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Must have full equipment!

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

noon-8pm Fri. Oct. 25

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 Fri. Oct. 25

Games Unplugged

Beat your librarian at Bananagrams, fend off Bugs in the Kitchen, visit Candyland and more - drop in all afternoon for games galore!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Fri. Oct. 25

Owl Pellet Dissection

Drop in to dissect an owl pellet, and ask a naturalist from Beaver Creek Reserve all of your feathered-friend related questions. This event is part of Raptor Week at the public library; be sure to check out the library's website for more…

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

Cost: Free

Age: Grades K-5

1:30-3pm Fri. Oct. 25

Teen Nailed It!

Inspired by the hit show, teen participants will try their hands at creating elaborate snacks to rival the prettiest photo. Whether they nail it or fail it, the outcome will be simply delicious. While supplies last, first come, first served.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4-7pm Fri. Oct. 25

Trunk or Treat

Come for some fun and games. Music, a chance to win some prizes, and plenty of candy.

Stokes, Prock and Mundt Funeral Chapel
535 S Hillcrest Pkwy
Altoona

Age: Allages

5-6:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Anti Bullying Seminar

The goal of this program is to minimize the effects of predatory behavior in grade school and middle school - aged children. Accomplished through role playing, small group discussion and empathy training. Some physical techniques will also be…

Visit Eau Claire Experience Center (Inside the Pablo Center)
128 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5 & up

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

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

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

Spook Night

A kid friendly Halloween “Spook Night” full of fun and excitement. DJ entertainment, huge inflatables, face painting, games and prizes. The Haunted Tunnel, Sea of Spiders and Touch and Feel Guessing Game are just a few of the spooktacular…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5/person, FREE for kids 2 and under

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 25

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. 25

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

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 25

Fright Night Haunted Barn

Be prepared to be haunted by your favorite horror films at the annual Haunted Barn. Proceeds go to Eau Claire 4-H, and Feed my People Food Bank.

Rockin' T-R Ranch
8020 Curvue Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 per person, or $6 with a nonperishable food item

Age: Accommodate to all ages

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

Troop 36 Haunted Trail

First annual haunted trail put on by Scout Troop 36. This is a fundraiser and food drive. Trail is through woods with warming house and concessions available after.


W6618 Langdell Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA for 13+ or $3 with non-perishable food item. FREE for Under 13 Free with non-perishable food item.

Age: 10+