Saturday, Sep. 15th, 2018

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 15

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. 15

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

10:15am Sat. Sep. 15

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

11am-11pm Sat. Sep. 15

16th Annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Dust off your dirndls and lederhosen and take part in the 16th Annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest. Each year, over 14,000 come out to the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds to enjoy a weekend of live music, family-friendly entertainment and an array of authentic German cuisine.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $8 per day, $12 for 3 day pass

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

Live Music: 58 Belvedere

58 Belvedere is a trio performing original compositions by Dean Granros (guitar) and group improvisation. The raw edge of Granros' guitar combined with the extraordinary drum and bass team of Dave Power (The Staves, Aero Flynn) and Pat Keen (Wei Zhongle, Humbird) provides a new and unfiltered take on the idea of the jazz power trio.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

Healthy Kids Running Series - Eau Claire

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events. Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends!

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 2 - 8th grade

4-7pm Sat. Sep. 15

Painting Party

Celebrate the beginning of Autumn with The Painted Lotus. A relaxed painting party for beginners and experienced artists alike. A great opportunity to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones. All Supplies provided, snacks and beverages available.

The Painted Lotus Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 8+

8-9pm Sat. Sep. 15

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free. Dontations accepted

Sunday, Sep. 16th, 2018

11am-4pm Sun. Sep. 16

16th Annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Dust off your dirndls and lederhosen and take part in the 16th Annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest. Each year, over 14,000 come out to the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds to enjoy a weekend of live music, family-friendly entertainment and an array of authentic German cuisine.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $8 per day, $12 for 3 day pass

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Sep. 16

Kids of Steel Triathlon

Each athlete will swim in the Y pool, run to Owen Park, and bike on the Chippewa River Trail. All distances are determined by age. Parents are allowed to run alongside their athlete or wait at the finish line to cheer. All participants will receive a triathlon t-shirt and finisher’s medallion.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $20, Community $25

Monday, Sep. 17th, 2018

9:30-10:15am Mon. Sep. 17

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10:15am Mon. Sep. 17

Lap Tots Storytime

For one and two-year-olds who are transitioning from baby to toddler. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Baby-Toddler

4:30-6:15pm Mon. Sep. 17

Performing Arts School of Dance

Your little one will discover the joy of dance in this beginning ballet class. Lots of fun and creativity while developing grace, ballet technique and beautiful posture. 4:30pm for ages 3.5 to 5; 5:15pm for ages 5-8.

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

Cost: By Semester

Age: Ages 3.5-8

6:15-7pm Mon. Sep. 17

Tweens YOGA

Empower your pre-teen with a yoga class designed just for them. Focus will be on developing great posture, balance and coordination.

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

Cost: By Semester

Age: Ages Ages 10-14

Tuesday, Sep. 18th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Tue. Sep. 18

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 Tue. Sep. 18

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two-and three-year-olds. All storytimes features 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: Toddlers

10:45-11:45am Tue. Sep. 18

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-4pm Tue. Sep. 18

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+

4-6pm Tue. Sep. 18

Kids in the Kitchen - Orchard Fresh Apple Pie at Forage

Enjoy the season's bounty from Ferguson's Orchards. Bring your kids to Forage and learn about the different varieties of baking apples, sample seasonal favorites and make a pie (complete with lattice crust) to take home and enjoy. Supporting local farmers, one meal at a time.

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

Cost: $38

Age: Kids ages 6+

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 2018

7:30am-1pm Wed. Sep. 19

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

10:15am Wed. Sep. 19

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features 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: Infants/babies

11am-6pm Wed. Sep. 19

Menomonie Farmers Market

The long-running 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

noon-4pm Wed. Sep. 19

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+

6-7pm Wed. Sep. 19

Treatment Foster Care Informational Session

Do you have what it takes to be a Kid Hero in your community? (No superpowers required) Become a Treatment Foster Parent. Join this informational session at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Community Services office. You are under no obligation to become licensed as a foster parent by attending this event.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Community Services 2004 Highland Avenue, Suite M, Eau Claire

6-8pm Wed. Sep. 19

Your Journey Together

Your Journey Together is a 12-week parenting class for those looking to enhance their parenting experience. Childcare is provided. Space is limited, registration is required.

Family Support Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Sep. 20th, 2018

8:30-9:30am Thu. Sep. 20

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)

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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

10:45-11:45am Thu. Sep. 20

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. 20

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

noon-4pm Thu. Sep. 20

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. 20

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

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

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

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

Kids in the Kitchen - Orchard Fresh Apple Pie at Forage

Enjoy the season's bounty from Ferguson's Orchards. Bring your kids to Forage and learn about the different varieties of baking apples, sample seasonal favorites and make a pie (complete with lattice crust) to take home and enjoy. Supporting local farmers, one meal at a time.

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

Cost: $38

Age: Kids ages 6+

Friday, Sep. 21st, 2018

10:15am Fri. Sep. 21

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

Saturday, Sep. 22nd, 2018

7am-2pm Sat. Sep. 22

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

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 22

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-1pm Sat. Sep. 22

Menomonie Farmers Market

The long-running 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

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

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

9am-5pm Sat. Sep. 22

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

9am-4pm Sat. Sep. 22

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

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

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

10:15am Sat. Sep. 22

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

2:30-5:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

Live Music: Yata, Sinz, Orfield with Ellen Whyte

Yata, Sinz and Orfield are joined by Grammy award nominee Ellen Whyte on tour from Oregon. This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of blues, folk and swing jazz with vocals, guitars and tenor sax.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-5pm Sat. Sep. 22

Healthy Kids Running Series - Eau Claire

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events. Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends!

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 2 - 8th grade

Sunday, Sep. 23rd, 2018

10am-4pm Sun. Sep. 23

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

Monday, Sep. 24th, 2018

9:30-10:15am Mon. Sep. 24

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-11:30am Mon. Sep. 24

Stanley Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library 154 Fourth Avenue, Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10:15am Mon. Sep. 24

Lap Tots Storytime

For one and two-year-olds who are transitioning from baby to toddler. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Baby-Toddler

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 2018

9-10:30am Tue. Sep. 25

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

First Presbyterian Church 211 South 4th Street, Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

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