Events For 10/12/2019

Sat. Oct. 12

UWEC Homecoming Celebration

From the parade to the Blugold Fever Fest, and football game in Carson Park, you won't want to miss UW-Eau Claire's annual Homecoming celebration. It's the largest alumni gathering of the year and celebrating UW-Eau Claire.

Locations include the Carson Park Football Stadium, and the UWEC Davies Center, UWEC

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 12

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-1pm Sat. Oct. 12

The Oz Run

The Oz Run is a family friendly race event including a half marathon, 5K, and Munchin Mile. A party in Emerald City will follow the race with live music, a petting zoo, food, and other activities.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Varies per race

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Oct. 12

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

8-9am Sat. Oct. 12

Momma Strong Bootcamp

Variable intensity bootcamp style class focused on all levels of fitness for expecting, current, or future moms. Targeted towards toning muscle, reducing body fat, and loaded with nutrition and fitness advice from a certified nutrition and fitness coach.

Lake Wissota Family Chiropractic 107 N Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 drop-in or 6 classes for $50

Age: 18+

8:30am-6pm Sat. Oct. 12

"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 Playground & Pavilion Project at ELCB.

English Lutheran Church of Bateman 20588 County Highway X, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 12

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

9-9:30am Sat. Oct. 12

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, dimensions, and so much more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 12

Beginning Watercolor Class

Learn basic materials / techniques for successful watercolor painting. Explore papers, brushes, tools and paint and their use in painting. Essentials will be taught through painting a simple landscape. Try watercolor, no stress or pressure.

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

Cost: $30 per 3 hr sesson

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 12

Anandaworks Wellness Open House

Move. Rest. Eat. Repeat. Meet the crew. Try stuff. Power up with Ingrid & Sue for TRX & Barre. Chill with Christine for TRE. Dance like you mean it with Lynn. Zen out with Tracy & Ingrid for Yoga, Meditation & Reiki. Eat amazing food. Tour the Zen Den & the Big Studio.

Anandaworks Wellness 320 Putnam Street, Suite 110, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 12

Intuitive You with Krisitna Bloom

In this class you will learn to many things, such as how to prepare yourself for intuitive communication. Learn personal energy management techniques. Filters & how they affect messages and perceptions. Receive and interpret messages. Includes program & lunch both days.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: $200 for the weekend class

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 12

Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Peggy Rozga: Writing Activist Poems

Hear her story and listen to her poetry inspired by her life of seeking justice. How can we make our voices heard in times of turmoil and fear? Hosted by Chippewa Valley Writers of Menomonie with financial support from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets

First Congregational United Church of Christ 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Oct. 12

16th Annual Western Wisconsin Model Train Show

The show will feature operating model trains in many sizes for all ages to see. There will be vendors selling model trains, accessories, toys, railroad theme hats and shirts throughout the event.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Adults, $3 School Age Children, FREE for Children 5 years and under

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 12

Pick of The Patch

Outlaw Farms opens up to the public to enjoy the animals and purchase fall items. Items available for purchase are fall mums, pumpkins, squash, gourds, straw, and much more.

Outlaw Farms E16755 Scenic Drive, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

10am-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Fall Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, DVD's, audio-books, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. All proceeds from the sale go directly to programming at the Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Prices vary, free admission

Age: All Ages

10-11:15am Sat. Oct. 12

Saturday Morning Playgroup at FRC

Play 'N' Learn family playgropus are a free, fun, interactive experience that children and their parents or other caregivers can enjoy together. Saturday morning playgroups are held the second Saturday each month. Space is limited.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 12

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-noon Sat. Oct. 12

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-2pm Sat. Oct. 12

Fall Creek Fall Merchant Fest

Fall Creek Fall Merchant Fest 40 + Vendors. Food, music, shopping, games, and more.

Kristis Sweets and Treats 123 S State St, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 12

Dotters Books First Birthday Celebration

Stop in for donuts and home baked treats, Story Time at 10:30am, a raffle you can enter for a chance to win books, galleys, and other goodies (no purchase necessary) and general merriment and gratitude for a fantastic year.

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Oct. 12

Pop Up Science: Smelly Baloons

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is smelly balloons.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Oct. 12

Weekend Brunch: Nick Seeger

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Seeger. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics. From the bar pick from a variety of classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:01am-6:01pm Sat. Oct. 12

Benefit Event for Bridge to Hope

Featuring local artists and artisans selling unique and fun wares. The event is FREE, but donations of gently used purses, backpacks, and suitcases are sought and greatly appreciated for a donation drive to benefit victims of domestic abuse. .

Mood Boutique 230 Main Street East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Sat. Oct. 12

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

10:30-11:30am Sat. Oct. 12

Grisly Demises: East Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour

A walking tour of the East Lawn Cemetery. These walks are only rescheduled in extreme weather conditions, so come prepared with walking shoes, light jacket, and/or an umbrella; whatever the weather requires.

East Lawn Cemetery East Lincoln Street/Highway 12 and East Street, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Oct. 12

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

11am Sat. Oct. 12

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 he can save the day.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Admission information online

11am-5pm Sat. Oct. 12

HCC Walk-In Eggroll Sale

Hmong Christian Church is hosting its annual walk-in eggroll sale. Frozen, pre-cooked (packaged in vacuum seal, air tight bags) and hot-ready-to-eat eggroll options for sale that day. Cash or check. Proceeds will go toward kitchen expansion and building improvements.

Hmong Christian Church 2749 70th Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15/dozen

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Oct. 12

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

noon-2pm Sat. Oct. 12

Musical Pumpkins

Come to the orchard and pick the perfect pumpkin. Stay and paint or carve it while listening to the traditional bluegrass music of the River City Ramblers.

Leffel Roots Apple Orchard W2369 Maple Road, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

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 activities.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 members, $30 community

Age: Ages 11-16

1-4pm Sat. Oct. 12

Beginning Watercolor Class

Learn basic materials / techniques for successful watercolor painting. Explore papers, brushes, tools and paint and their use in painting. Essentials will be taught through painting a simple landscape. Try watercolor, no stress or pressure.

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

Cost: $30 per 3 hr sesson

1pm Sat. Oct. 12

Cribbage Tournament

Sign up starts at 11am. Game starts at 1pm. Best 2 out of 3 will advance to a single elimination tournament. With prizes for 1st - 4th place winners.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

1-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

Chaturanga Conditioning, Alignment, & Play w/ Michelle Anthony

There is so much going on in chaturanga and lots of opportunities to refine safe alignment. Join Michelle in this workshop and get 1-1 feedback and alignment cues.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

Age: 18+

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

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 restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

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

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

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 restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

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

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Oct. 12

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

2-5pm Sat. Oct. 12

Live Music: Kaiged Acoustic

Kim and Paige (Mother and Daughter duet) along with Kricket on acoustic bass play a variety of songs, from classic rock, country, and current hits. Rich blended harmonies. Performing at numerous vineyard/wineries with easy listening & relaxing music.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sat. Oct. 12

Day of the Dead Shadowboxes

The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is vibrant and festive holiday in Latin America celebrating life and remembering those who've passed on. Join us for Shadowbox crafting in honor of this holiday! Bring a photo of a loved one, if you'd like, to dedicate your shadowbox to them.

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

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

2:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

4-H Discovery Day

Do your kids like to "do" things? Come see some of the projects your child could participate in as part of 4-H. A variety of hands-on activities will be available, demonstrated by youth and adult volunteers.

Eau Claire Public Library, downstairs 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: grades K-13

3-5pm Sat. Oct. 12

First Jobs 101

Class participants will learn a number of things, from where to look for opportunities, to how to fill out an application or craft a resume, to how to set an appropriate pay rate, to interview tips for landing the job, and so much more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 YMCA members, $45 community

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 12

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+

6:30-11:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

Rock the Dome for the Y with Boogie & the Yo-Yoz

A night filled with celebrating the YMCA Cause All ticket sales and a portion of the bar sales go towards benefiting the Chippewa Falls YMCA Annual Campaign that provides sponsored memberships to individuals and families in the Chippewa Valley who can normally not afford them.

Loopy's Grill and Saloon 10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls

Cost: General $20, VIP $40

Age: 21+

7pm Sat. Oct. 12

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

7pm Sat. Oct. 12

Live Music: Davey J & Friends

Davey J & Friends brings a rotating cast to the stage, performing originals, rock, Americana, and folk like no one else can. Stop by for rollin' rhythms, good times, and songs to remember. 20 years of performing brings a uniquely freewheeling but tight performance style of the combo.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 12

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

7:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

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

7:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

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

8-10pm Sat. Oct. 12

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society sponsor public observing sessions on clear Saturdays May though October (except 8/6/16). Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours. Come out and enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city.

Hobbs Observatory S1 County Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Age: All ages

8pm Sat. Oct. 12

Metal Masquerade with LUSUS, Morningstar, Ghosts of Sun, Truth Before

An Adult After-Hours Night of theatrical hard rock & metal as we welcome LUSUS with special guests Morningstar to Eau Claire on their Jet-black Tour, along with legendary local band Ghosts Of The Sun and headliners, Truth Before Treason.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $8 advance, $10 door

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Oct. 12

Live Music: Ever Road

Every Road plays country, rock, and variety.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. Oct. 12

Live Music: Reverend Hylton

Justin finds new influences every day by listening to music and getting deep into the lyrics and feelings behind different songs. Justin is always looking for something new and feels the creative undertone of the music he hears.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

8pm Sat. Oct. 12

Live Music: Last Open Road

LOR is a 4-piece band playing rock/blues music from the 60's forward. Together for a decade, expect a tight sound of unique tunes suited for the dancing or listening crowd.

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire

8pm Sat. Oct. 12

Live Music: Uncommon Denominator

Uncommon Denominator is an Eau-Claire based cover band that plays nothing but the classics. From today’s hits to funky tunes of the past, they bring together an entertaining musical experience.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Age: 21+

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Oct. 12

Late Night Jazz: Cathy Reitz

The Cathy Reitz Trio features Cathy on vocals and melodica and two of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Sat. Oct. 12

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

11pm Sat. Oct. 12

Fright Month Movie Series

Fright Month is back at Micon Cinemas. Classic scary movies every weekend in October. Reserve your seats in advance online. First weekend: Blair Witch Project. 2nd weekend: Friday the 13th. Third Weekend: Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. Fourth Weekend: Pet Semetary.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

Age: 18+

Ongoing Events For 10/12/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

ACT Prep

Every Saturday until Nov. 16, 9am-noon

Kids Make Music

Every Thursday 10:30-11:15am Saturday 9:15-10am until Dec. 19

Events with Tickets