Education

Fri. Sep. 21 9:30am-8:30pm

Autumn at the River Wisconsin Master Gardener Association Conference

Join with Master Gardener Volunteers and interested gardeners from around Wisconsin for a two day “Autumn at the River” garden conference. On Friday there are several tour options of area horticultural attractions and an evening dinner and keynote talk. Saturday morning we start by visiting the Eau Claire farmers market.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: See Registration

Age: Adult

Food & Drink

Fri. Sep. 21 5-8pm

Ian Alexy at Together Farms Burger Night

Ian’s musical styles include rock n roll, folk, blues, indie-rock and pop. He is also a member of the Americana duo Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 7-10pm

Live Music: Cathy Reitz

Featuring Cathy Reitz on vocals. Be prepared for a Soothing, Jazz feel. Cathy is a successful, active, and established musician from the Eau Claire area. She sings favorites of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, along with classics from the decades before and after.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 7:30pm

​Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International) and praised for “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal), the widely acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music.

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

Cost: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 9pm-1am

Live Music: False Heather

Playing rock and roll from the 80s, 90s, 00s, and today.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 9pm

Live Music: Bat House

Bat House is a quartet of humans creating a shape shifting brand of psych rock. Growing from the gritty and colorful world of Boston’s music scene, the music they create pushes the envelope, shifting in and out of its psych-rock core by playing with jazz, punk, pop and electronic sounds.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 advance; $10 door

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sat. Sep. 22 7am-2pm

62nd Annual Kiwanis Paul Bunyan Flapjack Feed

All proceeds will go to support local youth and community programs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Carson Park. Silent Auction in collaboration with Clear Water Kiwanis Club. Tickets available at Festival Foods - proud sponsor of the event.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: Advance Tickets (available at Festival Foods) are $7 adults and $4 children under 12; ($8 and $5 at the door)

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Sep. 22 9am-4pm

Beaver Creek Play Day

Come out to Beaver Creek Reserve for a full day of nature-themed play as we debut our new Family Nook. The Butterfly House will be open from 11am-3pm. Kids yoga from Lattitude 44 Yoga, hikes and much more. More details as the date approaches.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

Sat. Sep. 22 9am-5pm

Cadott Booya Days

Free Booya soup, arts and crafts vendors and entertainment for the entire family go throughout the day on Main Street. Thrift sales begin the Thursday before this fall event and continue through Saturday.

Main Street, Cadott

Cost: Free BOOYA, all other purchases require payment

Age: All Ages

Education

Sat. Sep. 22 9:30am-noon

Basic Embroidery Class

Over the Edge Quilt Guild of Menomonie is offering a basic hand embroidery class on. All supplies will be provided other than scissors. Cost is free for members of Over the Edge Guild and $5 for the public. Register by 9/17 by calling Barb Hauck.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA, FREE for members of the Over the Edge Quilt Guild

Age: Ages 10+

Education

Sat. Sep. 22 11am-1pm

Paint Pouring Art Class

Are you ready for some colorful fun? Join Charlene and Colleen in the Dabble Box. Wear some paint clothes or grab an apron, get a canvas and your favorite paint colors, and pour away. For ages 18 and up. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Music

Sat. Sep. 22 3-11pm

Backyard BBQ Featuring Blacklite District and October Rage

National Recording Artist Blacklite District returns for a high energy rock show with October Rage. There will also be a Free Rat Rod & Classic Car Show, Flea Market, Thrift Sale and Farmers Market 3-7pm. Charcoal Chicken Feed 3pm-7pm benefitting The Girls Scout Troup 3307. Music at 7:30pm.

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per person

Age: 21+

Education

Sat. Sep. 22 3-4pm

How To Adult (kind of)-Bare Essential Cooking

Basic "How To's" for Patrons ages 16-25 yrs. Bare Essential Cooking: Learn how to cook easy recipes for dorm living or creative easy meals on your own. Recipes will be available and snacks provided.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 16-25 yrs

Food & Drink

Sat. Sep. 22 5-8pm

Bourbon House Acoustic at Together Farms Burger Night

Bourbon House Acoustic performs a variety of energetic rock covers and originals. Their shows are rockin’, soulful and groovy. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Sep. 22 5:45pm

Kids Aerial Hoop Class

Super fun beginners aerial hoop class for kids age 4-12. Your child will learn how to safely enter & exit the hoop, beginners poses, tricks and more. Class limited to 6 for safety and to ensure each child gets adequate time in the hoop. Be sure to register ASAP to reserve your child's spot.

Moonrise Aerials Studio; Building 13; Suite 122 Banbury Place Building 13 (930 Galloway St), Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 4-12

Fitness

Sat. Sep. 22 6:45pm

Budget Aerial Silks Class

No experience needed! Bring out your inner Cirque-du-Soleil goddess in this quick class, perfect for total beginners. Learn how to climb the silks, how to foot lock, and tons of pretty poses in a supportive, judgement-free atmosphere.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Music

Sat. Sep. 22 7-9:30pm

The Butanes

The Butanes are the real deal, igniting their potent brand of blues, classic R&B, and soul like no other around these parts. Grab some friends, hit the Great River Road, and get ready to dance.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Advance, $18 at the door (only until sold out)

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Sep. 22 7-10pm

Live Music: Kevin Lombardo

The Ivory is welcoming Kevin Lombardo. He is an amazingly talented musician that focuses on playing 70's contemporary/classic rock arranged acoustically.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Leisure

Sat. Sep. 22 7-10pm

Hogwarts After Dark

Wizards and muggles alike are invited to a spellbinding celebration of all things Harry Potter. Event includes Bewitching Brews & Muggle Food, "Magical" Creatures from the ECCHA, NEWT-Level Trivia Contest, Local Artisans in “Diagon Alley”, Horcrux Scavenger Hunt, Divination Prophecies, Sorting Hat Roast by Clear Water Comedy, Themed Crafts in the Dabble Box, and Transfiguration by TG Makeup & Hair.

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

Cost: $12 advance; $15 at the door

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Sep. 22 7:30pm

The History of Rock n’ Roll: Johnny Rogers Band

From Branson to Europe to Las Vegas, Rock 'n' Roll showman Johnny Rogers will transport you back to a time when you went to your favorite malt shops and danced to your favorite bands.

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

Cost: Reserved Seats: $25/seat. General Admission: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 youth

Music

Sat. Sep. 22 7:30pm

The Metro Presents: The Willis Clan

The Willis Clan is a family of 12 brothers and sisters from Nashville, TN. With 6 siblings at the core of the band, their music is a mix of Irish, country, bluegrass and pop fused in their own way with original songs and tunes.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance; $30 door

Kids

Sun. Sep. 23 10am-4pm

Fall Festival - St Joseph's Catholic Church

Polka Mass with the Lima Polka Choir at 10am. Meal served from 11:30am-2pm. Dinner includes baked ham and turkey breast dinner. Carryouts are available. 50/50 Bingo. Raffle includes firewood and Kwik Trip gas card, silent auction, country store with baked goods & crafts, cake walk, bean bag toss, football toss, fish pond, and more. Raffle at 3pm, Bingo during the meal.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church 417 W Street, Menomonie

Cost: Event is FREE; Meal prices are $9 adults; $5 for ages 6-12; Ages 5 & under are Free

Age: All Ages

Open Houses & Shopping

Sun. Sep. 23 11am-3pm

13th Annual Impressions Bridal Fair & Women's Expo

100 area businesses, huge bridal fashion show, thousands of dollars in prizes, bride's bags, sampling and give-aways, concessions and much more.

Chippewa Valley Expo Center 5150 Menard Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Advance, $9 at the Door (buy 4 tickets, get one free) Children 12 and Younger and Grooms are Free

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Sun. Sep. 23 3-5pm

Rec The Park

Experience active recreation opportunities in McDonough Park. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the trail, challenge your family in the obstacle course, play yard games like Kubb, cornhole, spike ball, Kan Jam and more.

McDonough Park 800 Centre St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Mon. Sep. 24 5:30-7:30pm

Women's Giving Circle Fall Educational Event

The community is invited to this free event on "Cyberbullying: A Growing Concern for Communities." Learn how to prevent and respond to adolescent misuses of technology and how they affect our children. No RSVP is required. Refreshments will be served.

Grace Lutheran Communities 206 N. Wilson Dr., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Tue. Sep. 25 5-8pm

eHeroes at Together Farms Burger Night

eHeroes is a micro-helping of Eggplant Heroes. Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Sep. 26 4:30-6pm

Corrugated Sculpting with Ray Kaselau

Children will have the opportunity to learn how local artists use art to express themselves and try it on in these free workshops. Work will be displayed online. Space is limited, only one workshop per child (can be put on waiting list).

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center 320 Putnam st., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 6th-8th grade

Words

Wed. Sep. 26 5-7pm

Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach

Join Joe Niese and Bob Dorais as they celebrate the release of their book about Gus Dorais. A native of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Dorais was one of the state’s first football stars and became one of the most revered players and coaches in the first half of the 20th century.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Sep. 26 6-8pm

Write Memoir: Letting our Senses Guide our Stories

Use the five senses to recall meaningful life memories and write about them. Recall memorable moments worth writing about to create your personal life map. Open your mind to new perspectives on writing memoirs. Register today.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $139

Age: 18+

Food & Drink

Wed. Sep. 26 8-9:30pm

Restaurant Week Trivia Night

How much do you know about food and the restaurants in the Chippewa Valley? Put a team together and show off! September 21-30 is Restaurant Week in the Valley. Check out the plus's new menu, and have a chance to win food, event giveaways, and prizes. Every team who plays will win something.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Sep. 27 5pm

Terrarium Workshop

Discover why terrariums are growing so popular and how they are a great way to get kids excited about gardening. A simple glass container can be transformed into a self sustained tropical oasis. Bring your own glass container or purchase one here.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

Business & Entrepreneurship

Thu. Sep. 27 6-9pm

Business Plan Basics

A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business, or launch a new product.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

Music

Thu. Sep. 27 6pm-2am

Smile Empty Soul, FLAW and Code Red Riot

Smile Empty Soul will blow the roof off The Playhouse with their smash hit songs including "Bottom of the Bottle" with Co-Headliners FLAW and Very Special Guests Code Red Riot (feat: Corky from Otherwise & The Blue Man Group) and TBA.

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $13 adv or $20 day of show

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Thu. Sep. 27 6-8pm

Beer + Yoga "Bottoms Up" Oktoberfest

Pair the feel good stretches of yoga and the liquid love of a good brew and you are set for a fabulous night. Bring your own mat. Enjoy an all levels yoga class served up by Wendy Oberg then the flowing continues with a generous Oktoberfest inspired Beer tasting.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 Please pre-register so we have the right amount of beverages on hand

Age: 21+

Words

Thu. Sep. 27 6:30-8pm

Joe Niese and Bob Dorais Author Event

Join Joe Niese as he discusses his new book, Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach. A native of Chippewa Fall, Dorais was one of the state’s first football stars and became one of the most revered players and coaches in the first half of the 20th century.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Kids

Thu. Sep. 27 6:30-7:45pm

Culture Quest

A reader's theater presentation of Mitali Perkins’ book You Bring the Distant Near at 6:30, followed by fun food, a diverse book “tasting,” a community art project, and a Breakout EDU treasure hunt. No registration required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10-18 and their families

Comedy

Thu. Sep. 27 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Ryan Kahl

Clear Water comedy founding member Ryan Kahl returns to headline The Plus Thursday night for the first time ever.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Kids

Fri. Sep. 28 6-8pm

Father Daughter Hoppin' Hoedown

Fathers (or special cowboy) grab your favorite cowgirl(s) and put on your best cowboy/cowgirl outfit. The night will start off with a farm themed dinner and will be followed by activities and dancing. Pre-registration required. Register online or call by 9/21.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $20 resident of Altoona/couple; $25 non-resident of Altoona/couple; $10/add'l daughter

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Sep. 28 6-9pm

Girls on the Run GLOW Scavenger Hunt

This glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt is a fun evening full of tricky clues and challenges. Teams of 3-5 will scour the new River Prairie looking for clues to win awesome prizes. The scavenger hunt will go into the evening hours, so be prepared with your most glowing gear. Awesome prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd & Most Glowing Teams.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: Early Bird Team ( team of 3-5 before 9/15): $50, Team (team of 3-5 after 9/15): $60

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 28 7-10pm

Live Music: Jackson Jalowitz

Takes life experiences and feelings, and makes people feel that with his Lyrics. Blending Some Traditional Covers with Country music from the 90's to what you hear on the Radio today, dusting in a few originals.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 28 7:30pm

Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd Tribute

This band of six accomplished musicians meticulously recreates the unique sound and spectacular visual shows of Pink Floyd.

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

Cost: $23-25

Music

Fri. Sep. 28 8pm

Gallery Friday: Chris Koza

Rogue Valley frontman Chris Koza has completed a new solo album titled In Real Time; a twelve-song collection confronting the perception of time, the oasis of the in-between, and the allure of the ocean. The Portland-raised, Minnesota-based singer-songwriter has consistently produced and released music over the past decade.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 GA

Music

Fri. Sep. 28 9pm-1am

Live Music: The Commotion

The Commotion promotes a high energy, fun atmosphere that will make you want to jump out of your seats and let loose! We play a variety of music starting back in the 60's, rocking and rolling all the way to today's hits including rock, country, pop, and blues music.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Causes

Sat. Sep. 29 8-11am

15th Annual HIKE for the Homeless

Join the Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley to benefit Beacon House, a shelter for families, and related programs. The event includes hiking, refreshments, music & activities for kids. Registration & Pre-Hike Activities begin at 8 am.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Children 11 & under, $15 Student 12 & older, $20 adult, $40 family

Causes

Sat. Sep. 29 8am-noon

Chippewa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

All funds raised through this walk further the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Registration required. No fee required, but every walker is asked to make a personal donation. Held rain or shine.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Avenue, Hibbard Hall 102, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Sep. 29 10:30am-noon

Young Writers Workshop: Stories Save

Join local writer Andrew Patrie for an exploration of how our experiences can be the most fertile soil for growing stories and relationships. Paper, pencils, and prompts will be provided to get you writing and sharing. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-8

Kids

Sat. Sep. 29 10:30am-noon

Young Writers Workshop: Word Zazzle Zoo

What size is an idea? What shape is a story? Join local writers Sara Bryan and Jessi Peterson for a morning exploring different ways to catch new writing ideas and shape them into satisfying stories. Registration is required. This event is part of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 3-5

Community

Sat. Sep. 29 11am-5pm

30th Annual International Fall Festival

Now in its 30th year, the Annual International Fall Festival renews the emphasis on Eau Claire’s international culture, language, food, and music. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Downtown Eau Claire Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sat. Sep. 29 1-8pm

Spaghetti feed supporting our local vets

All proceeds go to the goal of providing life enriching fishing adventures for veterans and their families. Music provided by Spindrift from 4-8pm. Door prizes, cash bar, and raffles.

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 adults and kids under age 8 are $5

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sat. Sep. 29 2-5pm

Live Music: Derek Ramnarace

Derek Ramnarace leads the "Old Soul Society" and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter's emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences everywhere. He tours as a solo artist both in the Midwest and Nationally.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

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