Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 2018

6-7pm Wed. Sep. 26

Introductory Pickleball - Session 2

Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis & table tennis. This is your chance to learn the rules and find your passion for the sport. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

Fairway Park

Cost: $10/session

Age: 13+

6:35-7:20pm Wed. Sep. 26

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Includes Basketball, Volleyball, T-Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football, and Track. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 2018

Thu. Sep. 27

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

8:30-9:30am Thu. Sep. 27

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:15-10am Thu. Sep. 27

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This class is aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: 1-2 yrs

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 27

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 27

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10:15am Thu. Sep. 27

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 27

ABC's for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. The Lily Pad Lab will be filled with “invitations to play” with our ABCs and 123s. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art. Taught by Ms. Barb

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: 2-3yrs

10:45-11:45am Thu. Sep. 27

The Hillcrest Dog Walk

Join ChiroElite's clinic pup Surly on a casual 3 mile walk through the old Hillcrest golf course trail. The walk starts at ChiroElite in Altoona and follows a beautiful public walking trail along Otter Creek. All well mannered dogs are welcome to join. Please RSVP by phone or email.

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab 1219 10th St. W, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Thu. Sep. 27

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

noon-4pm Thu. Sep. 27

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included. Beverages and smiles are always free.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

5-9pm Thu. Sep. 27

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Farm to Fork hosts an open mic on Thursday during its Wood-Fired Pizza Nights. Pizza nights offer wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Quick Start Tennis 1

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Altoona City Park 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 4-5 years old

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 27

Quick Start Tennis 3

Children will continue to develop their skills they learned in Quick Start 2 while spending more time learning to play and apply rules of individual or doubles play, encourage and support others and continue their development of being a good sport.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $40 Resident/ $45 Non-Resident

Age: 7-12 years olds

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

Tabletop Game Night

Do you love tabletop games? Frustrated that you can’t organize enough people to make things interesting? Drop in for Tabletop Game Night at the library’s Dabble Box makerspace.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Quick Start Tennis 2

Children will continue to improve on their form, tennis skills and fundamentals from Quick Start 1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, keeping score and develop sportsmanship.

Altoona City Park 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 6-7 years old

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Sep. 27

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

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

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

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

Young Writers Workshops: Culture Quest

Explore and expand your world with a readers theater presentation of Mitali Perkins’ "You Bring the Distant Near" followed by fun food, a diverse book “tasting,” a community art project, and a Breakout EDU treasure hunt.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10-18 + families

Friday, Sep. 28th, 2018

Fri. Sep. 28

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

Fri. Sep. 28

46th Annual Warrens Cranberry Festival

Cranberry marsh tours, art and craft show, antique and flea market, farmers market, food booths, and gigantic parade.

Warrens, WI

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

9-10am Fri. Sep. 28

Cool, Calm, & Connected Kids

Are you desiring to connect with your child even in the not-so-calm moments? This class is all about engaging in play with your child, while learning 5 strategies designed to calm the brain and build relationships. The smaller class size will make it possible for more individualized help as needed.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-5 yrs

10am-6pm Fri. Sep. 28

Valley Pasture Farm - Fall Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, corn maze, lawn games, and mini-golf course. Food stands with produce available.

Valley Pasture Farm E7631 N County Road E, Elk Mound

Cost: $8.50/person, Age 2 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Sep. 28

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.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Sep. 28

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 to 3 and caregivers

10:30-11:30am Fri. Sep. 28

Tiny Scientists - Monarch Lab

You and your child will share in learning about it means to be a scientist by raising and releasing Monarch Butterflies. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-6yrs

11-11:30am Fri. Sep. 28

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open 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

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Sep. 28

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re sure to have fun in this high-energy course.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6-8pm Fri. Sep. 28

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

6-9pm Fri. Sep. 28

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

Saturday, Sep. 29th, 2018

Sat. Sep. 29

46th Annual Warrens Cranberry Festival

Cranberry marsh tours, art and craft show, antique and flea market, farmers market, food booths, and gigantic parade.

Warrens, WI

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Sat. Sep. 29

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 29

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. Sep. 29

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

8-11am Sat. Sep. 29

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

9am-4pm Sat. Sep. 29

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

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

ACT Test Preparation

Taking the ACT is a big deal for college admission - but you don’t have to stress about it if you get yourself test-ready! We’ve got a full program that walks you through each exam section.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Centershot Youth Archery

An 8-week course for youth ages 10+. No experience is necessary, and bows are provided. Call or email to register.

Chippwa Valley Bible Church 531 E. South Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 10 yrs. and older

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 29

Valley Pasture Farm - Fall Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, corn maze, lawn games, and mini-golf course. Food stands with produce available.

Valley Pasture Farm E7631 N County Road E, Elk Mound

Cost: $8.50/person, Age 2 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Sep. 29

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.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Young Writers Workshops: 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.

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

10:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Young Writers Workshops: Word Zazzle Zoo

What size is an idea? What shape is a story? Join local writers Sara and Jessi for a morning exploring different ways to catch new writing ideas and shape them into satisfying stories.

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

Age: Grades 3-5

10:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

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

10:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

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

11am-5pm Sat. Sep. 29

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

11am Sat. Sep. 29

ECCT Presents: Pinkalicious The Musical

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of the predicament.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket price TBA

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Sep. 29

ECCT Presents: Pinkalicious The Musical

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of the predicament.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket price TBA

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Sep. 29

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

4-9pm Sat. Sep. 29

St. Mary's Assumption Fall Festival w/ Robby Vee & his Caravan Band

Annual fall festival to include Youth Mass at 4pm; the Taste of Italy from 5-8pm then concluding with Robby Vee & his Caravan Band from 6-9 pm. Taste of Italy, home cooked italian dinner, serving spaghetti and meatballs, stuffed shells, alfredo with chicken, lasagna, salad, bread and ice cream -

St. Mary's Assumption 911 W. Prospect St, Durand

Cost: FREE Entertainment | Dinner: Adults $11, Children 5-12 is $6. Kids 4 and under Free. Tickets required.

Age: All Ages

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