Events For 10/24/2019

Thu. Oct. 24

Chippewa Valley Book Festival

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival celebrates the written word through author readings and book signings, school visits, meals with authors, and includes workshops and programs for writers of all ages. The 2019 festival will feature more than twenty authors at area libraries, schools, and other community locations. The festival runs October 21-27, 2019, and features programs daily for seven days with Saturday and weekday evening programs in Eau Claire and around the Chippewa Valley.

Multiple Locations

8:30am-4pm Thu. Oct. 24

Supervisory Management: Business Writing

Being able to effectively communicate is an assumed skill of employees in the professional landscape. However, when it comes to business writing in the digital world, it can be challenging to get your point across. Learn how to write to get results.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

9-11:30am Thu. Oct. 24

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

10:30am-noon Thu. Oct. 24

Pigeons and Princesses Party

Mo Willem's Pigeon is in a new book! Pigeon has to get on the bus, but not to drive it - to go to school. Join the library for a party featuring pigeons and princesses, plus popcorn, punch and more fun featuring Pigeon's favorite letter.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11am-1pm Thu. Oct. 24

Lunch Break Open Skating

A great way to meet new friends and get some exercise.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

11am-3:15pm Thu. Oct. 24

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

11:30am-1:45pm Thu. Oct. 24

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-5pm Thu. Oct. 24

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

1-6pm Thu. Oct. 24

Tarot & Spiritual Counselling

Kim offers tarot card readings and spiritual counseling through mediumship, automatic writing and other metaphysical gifts. Appointments are welcome, otherwise walk-ins are first come first serve. Appointments can be made by calling the shop, by Facebook message, or stopping in.

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

Cost: $15+

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Carpenter Nature Center Raptor Show

Observe and learn about live raptors with the Carpenter Nature Center at the public library! This event is part of Raptor Week; be sure to check out the library's website for more activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids & Families

2:30-3pm Thu. Oct. 24

Pop Up Science: Stomp Rocket

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 building stomp rockets.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Thu. Oct. 24

Wisconsin Chiropractic Kids Day

An afternoon of fun celebrating WI Chiropractic Kids Day. FREE Nervous System Scans for children up to age 18, Superhero kids yoga, games, and healthy snacks.

Carlson Chiropractic Clinic 3119 Golf Road, Ste 103, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-18

3:30-5pm Thu. Oct. 24

Tween Scene

Come, create, and hang out with other tweens (grades 3-6). Tween Scene is a weekly drop-in series featuring a different activity each week, from art to technology and beyond.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 3-6

4-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Blooms and Broomsticks

Register to win free flowers for a year. Enjoy 20% store wide, including flowers, plants, soaps, jewelry, candles, scarves and more. Take part in a bud vase bar for only $9.95 and create a spooky arrangement of your liking. Enjoy ceramic demonstrations, premium chocolate samples and witch's brew, all while you browse.

Lakeview Floral 1802A Stout Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Amp Quiz Trivia at Pokegama Inn

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill 840 Banks Ave., Chetek

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Whiskey Club at The Ivory

Taste whiskey all over the world. Offering "Roundtable Meetings" where you will get a chance to learn the history of different Whiskeys, taste test the inventory, and share whiskey stories with people of all ages. Sample a “Flight of the Night” which will include 4 different Whiskeys.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Classic Cuisine Pop Up Harvest Dinner at Forage

A farm to table 5 course harvest feast with wine prepared by local caterers Ellen Price and Jen Monroe of Classic Cuisine. As many ingredients as possible will be offered from local producers and growers. Grass fed pork and beef will be featured from Together Farms.

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

Cost: $80

Age: 21+

6-9pm Thu. Oct. 24

Master Cooking Class: Home Cooked Holiday

Take the stress out of planning and cooking for the holidays. Let Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse inspire your upcoming Thanksgiving meal. Chef Wamsley will guide you through the step-by-step process on how to prepare your very own luxurious feast, home cooking techniques and more.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: 21+

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Costume Dance Party WERQ Style

Costume Party, Dance Off; WERQ Hip Hop Style. Come dressed, best dressed gets a PRIZE! Come ready to dance and have a scary good time. No experience needed. No registration needed.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

6:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Little Dancing Stars - Fitness Dance Classes

Get up and get moving building strong muscles and bones, enjoying music song and dance. While following direction taking turns yet building their confidence. The classes are structured for the dancers to gain many uses threw their years of school events and more.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36 each month

Age: Starting age 3 years and older

6:45pm Thu. Oct. 24

Thursday Night: Open Jam

Join the Stone's Throw for local talent or take the stage yourself. Everyone is welcome.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 24

Amp Quiz Trivia at Monk's

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Monk's Bar & Grill 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Open Mic & Musician Gathering

Open mic with quality sound & lights hosted by Jeff White. Free drink for all performers. Sign up at 6:15pm. Happy hour at 9:30pm with $2 rails & pints!

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Creepy Creatures Film Series: Night of the Living Dead

A group barricades themselves in a farmhouse to remain safe from flesh-eating "living dead" monsters who are ravaging the area. Outdoors, weather permitting. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. Themed costumes encouraged with prizes for best costumes. Popcorn and beverages will be available.

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum 1820 Wakanda St. NW, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents discretion

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: "Small Animals": Parenting in the Age of Fear

Building on her own harrowing experiences, Brooks will reveal how expectations of parents have changed over the course of a single generation, and how these expectations—fueled by fear rather than reality—pressure mothers to report one another.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, ticket required

7pm Thu. Oct. 24

Local Lit: Out Loud

Anyone who has published in Local Lit is invited to come read one or two pieces. We've read you, now we want to hear you.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Thu. Oct. 24

Fall Music Open Microphone

Open mic night at the café has returned hosted by Blaine Howard. Bring your talents to the stage and become part of the local scene. Sign up 6-7pm, plug in to our equipment and perform in front of a live audience. Music, poetry, comedy and spoken word are all welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

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 Thu. Oct. 24

Improv for Business and Entrepreneurs

Looking to improve your leadership skills, training, and communication skills? Learn valuable and practical lessons through the fun of improvisational theatre in this two-hour monthly workshop led by Eau Claire Improv Company.

CoLab 312 S Barstow Street, Suite 2, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Thu. Oct. 24

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

7:30-9pm Thu. Oct. 24

Dj Trivia at the Sandbar

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

SandBar & Grill 17643 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt

The Eclipse Sessions, John Hiatt's newest collection, offers up his strongest set of songs in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $29.50

8-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Spooky Screenings on The Patio: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Grab a blanket and bring your favorite people for a night under the stars, complete with nostalgic Halloween films and glowing fire pits! Treat yourself to a craft drink and some delicious locally-sourced food.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Witching Hour

Clear Water Coemdy's silly and spooky Halloween comedy special. Featuring standup, sketches, stories, and characters (plus free candy!)

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA| $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Oct. 24

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Thu. Oct. 24

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+

9pm Thu. Oct. 24

Karaoke at Cowboy Jack's

Sing the night away at Cowboy Jack's every Thursday from 9-midnight for Karaoke night.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Ongoing Events For 10/24/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Kids Make Music

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

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 19, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets