Events For 10/25/2019

Fri. Oct. 25

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 Fri. Oct. 25

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

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

9-11:30am 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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 0-6

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

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 anything they can imagine.

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

Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members

Age: K-2nd grade

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

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-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

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

11am-1pm Fri. Oct. 25

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 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

11:30am-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

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 details.

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

Cost: Free

Age: Grades K-5

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

1:30-3pm 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

4-5:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Active Voices: Poetry and Social Justice

Two Wisconsin Poets Laureate, Kim Blaeser (2015–2016) and Margaret Rozga (2019–2020) will read from their recent work and engage in dialogue about their poetry, its sources, and the roles they see it enacting in the world. They will welcome questions and comments from the audience.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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

5-9pm 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 activities that your kids will love.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages

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.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

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 covered. Online registration required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5 & up

5-8pm Fri. Oct. 25

AFS-Final Fridays Featuring artist Patty Q. Johnson

Featuring the vibrant and colorful paintings by local artist Patty Q. Johnson. Spend time touring the gallery and visiting with the Artisan Forge artists, enjoy music entertainment, and light snacks. A fun evening filled with art and inspiration.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: An Evening With the Authors Featuring B.J. Hollars

Enjoy the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the festival authors with delicious food ahead of B.J. Hollars’s presentation: Things that Go Bump When You Write: On Monsters, Martians and the Search for the Truth in the Strange.

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

Cost: $35 includes presentation and buffet

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 25

Fall Harvest Dinner

Down to Earth's in-house chefs will make a meal of seasonal favorites. A delicious vegetarian option will be available, on prior request. Wine available for purchase the evening of the event

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

Cost: $40/person

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

Steppin' Up for Dyslexia

Step into your favorite fun shoes and come for a Friday evening of all you can eat dinner, served at 6:30pm, with live & silent auctions, raffles, entertainment, & dancing. Wear your craziest shoes for a chance to win a prize.

Masonic Center 616 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 18+

6pm Fri. Oct. 25

On Tour: The Good Year Pimps

The Good Year Pimps are a Midwestern punk rawk rock n roll outfit based in Illinois. They'll be joined by Half Empty Glass and The John Buxton Experience. Doors at 6pm.

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

Cost: $20adv, $25door

Age: 21+

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

Schlegelmich House Escape Room with Tactical Escape 101

Find clues, solve puzzles, and escape the spooky, historic room before the timer hits zero. Proceeds benefit Chippewa Valley Museum. Group size must be a minimum of 4 people. Advance bookings required.

Schlegelmilch House Museum 517 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person

Age: 16+

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+

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 25

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7-8pm Fri. Oct. 25

Halloween Organ Concert (Pipe Screams)

An entertaining Halloween pipe organ concert. Fun for the family and entertaining musically. Come hear the beautiful Schlicker Pipe Organ.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

Live Music: Sam Weaver

Sam Weaver plays a mix of blues, folk, and soul sounding tunes.

Brewery Nonic 621 4th St. W, Menomonie

7pm Fri. Oct. 25

Live Music: 7Swing

7Swing is a dance band as well as the perfect band to sit back and relax with. Featuring Cathy Reitz on vocals, a rhythm section and Band and Swing favorites of the 30's, 40's and 50's, along with 3 horns make up the group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 25

Liscio Jazz

Liscio jazz group consists of seven musicians including active and retired music instructors and professional musicians from the greater Eau Claire area. Individuals have performed in many venues and are also accomplished arrangers and composers.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. Oct. 25

UWEC Film Series: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly pass, $20 yearly family pass

Age: Rated PG

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

7-9pm 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+

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Blue Jupiter

Blue Jupiter is the cutting edge of a cappella. Soaring pop and Broadway leads. Tight harmonies, unbelievable beatboxing, and most importantly - nothing else. No instruments. No DJ. No tracks. No calories. No carbs. This NYC-based quartet is just four mouths and four mics.

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

Cost: $18 adults, $17 seniors, $9 youth

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Postmodern Jukebox

The wildly-talented performers of Postmodern Jukebox take pop music back in time with their international tour. Hits from artists like Panic at the Disco!, Sia, Goyte, and Aerosmith are re-imagined in styles from brass band, vintage country, 1960s girl group, and many more.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $35.50

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Backtrack Vocals A Capella

Backtrack is an award-winning vocal ensemble based in New York City. Their exciting arrangements transform familiar tunes and showcase the top-notch vocal (and beatboxing) abilities of all of the members.

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

Cost: $25 GA, $22.50 students & seniors

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

UWEC Theater: Company

Revolves around a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Company is comprised of a number of short, musical vignettes linked by a celebration for Robert's 35th birthday.

Pablo Center at the Confluence - Jamf Theater 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Admission Fee Unknown

8-11pm Fri. Oct. 25

Live Music: Bree Morgan

Bree Morgan has always known that she was meant to be a musician. You can tell by the passion in her voice that she loves what she does. Since she was just a child, music was in her blood. She has performed across the Midwest in the bands Exit 69, and most recently Shotgun Jane.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

The Tomblands Live in The Venue

The Tomblands play Garage Psych and are based out of Chicago.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Fri. Oct. 25

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 Fri. Oct. 25

Friday Film Fest at Brewing Projekt

The Brewing Projekt is hosting a Fall Film Series on their back patio. Bring your favorite blanket & grab a beer. Movie lineup updated online. 9/6-The Goonies 9/13- Jurassic Park 9/20- Space Jam

The Brewing Projekt 1807 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11pm Fri. Oct. 25

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+

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