Friday, Oct. 31st, 2014

Visual Art

9am-4:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Art and Poetry Exhibit: Revisiting the Sistine Chapel

An on-going exhibit with paintings by Anders Shafer and Poem by Max Garland will be held at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center through June 2, 2015. Shafer is a full-time artist working in painting and drawing. His work has been shown in…

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

9am-4:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Barbara Shafer, Movement

An on-going exhibit in the dance studio on the second floor of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Fitness

9-10am Fri. Oct. 31

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Flow the entire hour through each asana (posture). This is great class for students have been practicing Yoga for at least 6 months. Instructor: Rachel.

Excite! Wellness Studio

Cost: $10

Kids

9am-1pm Fri. Oct. 31

Drop in and Play

Need a change of scenery? The Family Resource Center has a wonderful play area which is open for parents and children to enjoy together.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County

Cost: FREE

Music

9:30-10am Fri. Oct. 31

Music and Movement

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to shake their sillies out. Adult supervision required.

Menomonie Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschoolers

Education

9:30am-noon Fri. Oct. 31

Knitting Einstein Coat

You will feel like a genius when it's done. And, there are only two seams! A project for the beginner as well as new construction techniques for those with more experience. Choose between the Einstein Coat in sizes for an adult, child or…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $22.50, $15 members

Kids

9:30-11am Fri. Oct. 31

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School: Play N Learn Play Group

All are welcome! Join this fun and free play group for pre-school aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activities, and lots of learning through play. Snack will be provided. Community resources and food pantry will be available.

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

10am-5pm Fri. Oct. 31

Kurt Buetow: Looking Upstream

Local artist and designer, Kurt Buetow will be exhibiting a wide variety of hand-crafted tents, furniture, and wearable goods. Reception is Sep. 24, 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served. Gallery hours for Saturday are noon-3pm.

Furlong Gallery

Cost: FREE

Kids

10:15am Fri. Oct. 31

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library: Preschool Storytime

A 30-minute storytime for preschool age children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs, and movement activities.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Words

10:15am Fri. Oct. 31

Halloween Storytimes

Join us for fun stories, songs, dancing, activities, costume parade, and other Halloween fun. Oct. 30 event for ages 0-2, Oct. 31 event for ages 2+.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Fitness

10:30-11:30am Fri. Oct. 31

RAW Fitness HIIT/Foam Roller Class

30 min. HIIT class (adapted for all levels) followed by a 30 min. foam roller class! You can come to both or just one! Learn how to use a foam roller to prep your muscles for a workout, treat day-to-day stiffness and loosen up after a workout. RAW Fitness offers the only foam roller class in town!

No classes Oct. 20-24 and Nov. 26-28.

The Center

Cost: $10

Age: ages 8+

Music

10:30-11am Fri. Oct. 31

Record Rodeo

Kids ages 2-5 are invited to bring their parents to this unique class focusing alternately on singing, dancing, song games, fitness activities, and popular stories straight from vintage children's records that many parents grew up listening to on vinyl! Drop-ins are welcome.

Eau Claire Music School

Cost: $4

Age: ages 2-5

Leisure

11-11:50am Fri. Oct. 31

News Flash with Jo

Join us just before lunch on Fridays as Joanne looks up weird and funny events on the Internet … She has a real talent for finding some really odd & hilarious things. You might even accidentally learn a thing or two about surfing the net.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Cost: FREE

Music

11:30am-12:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

MaryLeigh Roohan

Saratoga Springs teen singer/songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan takes the stage with a degree of charm, confidence, and talent that marks her as a natural for a future career in music. She has a lovely, simple voice well-suited to her spare folk guitar arrangements and a knack for writing engaging ballads.

The Cabin

Cost: FREE

Kids

1:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

That's Adorable: Story Time

Every Friday at 1:30pm, That's Adorable offers a free family-friendly story time for all ages. Each week offers a different theme read by the stores owner. At least once/month and in summer there is a guest reader. Kids can earn stamps to earn free books as well. Find our schedule on Facebook.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique

Cost: FREE

Kids

1:30-5pm Fri. Oct. 31

Halloween Fun @ That's Adorable

Our weekly story time, Friday at 1:30pm, will feature Halloween, so dress in your costume. New this year will be free make & take kids Halloween crafts from 2-3pm for the first 25 kids. Plus we participate in downtown trick-or-treating from 3-5pm

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique

Kids

3-5pm Fri. Oct. 31

Downtown Trick-or-Treating – Menomonie

Children are invited to enjoy trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses on Halloween. Dress up, bring your parents and parade up and down Main Street. Map on website shows participating businesses www.mainstreetmenomonie.org

Downtown Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Kids

5-7pm Fri. Oct. 31

Trunk or Treat at River Valley Church

A free event for the whole family. Bring your kiddos trick-or-treating here for a safe and fun time. There will be coffee and cookies for the parents.

Food & Drink

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 31

Friday Night Fish Fry

Join us for an amazing All you can eat Cod dinner, with all you can eat fries and slaw too, just $10.99. Two piece portion for seniors or children - (no refills) just $8.99. Full menu offered open-close every day. Happy hour goes until 6 pm, come early. Family Friendly environment!

The Pourhouse

Fitness

5:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Abs on Fire

Thirty minutes of a hard "core" work out with Dragonfly's personal trainer Josh Bafford.

Cost: $8

Leisure

6-7:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy our 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

Age: 21+

Kids

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 31

The Twisted Trail of Terror

The Twisted Trail of Terror is back at Hipps Pub and all ages are welcome to come out and get scared. This is an interactive trail that weaves through the outdoors. There are crazed butchers, beasts, wicked scare crows, witches and much more. The Horrifying Scares change each and every night.

Hipps Pub

Cost: $5

Age: all ages

Kids

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 31

St. Mark Trunk or Treat

Ar you looking for a family safe and fun environment to do your trick or treating? St. Mark Lutheran Church and School (Corner of State and Hamilton) is hosting a Trunk or Treat on October 31st. Cars will be decorated in the parking lot and will hand out candy to trick or treaters. Come join us!

St. Mark Lutheran Church

Cost: FREE

Fitness

6:15-6:45pm Fri. Oct. 31

Intro to Powerlifting and Olympic Movements

Free weights focusing on overall strength (slower pace than circuits, abs and hard core). Instructor: Josh. Held every Friday except on holidays.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness

Cost: $8

Movies

7pm Fri. Oct. 31

UWEC Campus Films: Maleficent

Maleficent explores the untold story of the iconic villain from the 1959 Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty, relating the tale of betrayal that turns her pure heart to stone. Driven by vengeance and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) places an irrevocable curse upon the king’s newborn child, Aurora.

Woodland Theatre

Cost: FREE for students; $4 community member card

Age: Rated PG

Nightlife

7pm Fri. Oct. 31

UWEC Hilltop Center: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Giant FREE cookie for "Best Team Name." Team…

Music

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 31

Schuh Fly Halloween Party

Schuh Fly playing Slim's Halloween Party, featuring popular 50s, 60s, 70s Classic Rock & Country music and some more current hits. Many of the songs covered were number one on the music charts. Join Schuh Fly for live music that you’ll love.

Slim's Lake Hallie Tavern

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

7pm Fri. Oct. 31

Liscio Quartet feat. Roxanne Litchfield Holey

Liscio Quartet featuring Roxanne Litchfield Holey is a variation of the seven piece jazz group, Liscio. This lighter side of Liscio focuses on some of the best of small combo jazz music and vocal standards.

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Kids

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 31

Hallelujah Party!

A fun night for kids and adults with music, games, food, a costume contest and bonfire. Come out after trick-or-treating and celebrate the harvest season with us.

Christian Family Center

Cost: FREE

Music

7pm Fri. Oct. 31

Them Coulee Boys

Them Coulee Boys are a folk/bluegrass band from the northwoods of Western Wisconsin. Drawing their sound from The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, and whatever other records they find in their garage, TCB has a unique sound. On stage, they are raw and energetic.

Acoustic Cafe, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Uncategorized

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 31

Spooky Hollow Haunted Barn

Spooky Hollow Haunted Barn is a family ran haunted house 5 miles east of Mondovi or 4 mile west of Eleva. There is a corn maze along with the haunted barn.

Cost: $7

Wellness

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 31

Active Hope: Finding Our Way

Active Hope Workshop on October 31 (7-9 pm) and November 1 (8 am to 4 pm) These are times of great changes, filled with threats to our planet and people, yet also containing promise. Cultivate hope. Learn tools for cooperative action. Engage heart, mind and soul. Join others. Support each other.

The Center EC

Cost: Free will offering

Age: ages 18+

Education

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month…

Eau Claire YMCA Fitness and Training Center

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Kids

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Madam Mirabella's Improv: Comedy-Murder Mystery

Are the dead walking among us in Chippewa Falls? Must this spirit insist on only singing show-tunes? Silly psychic Madam Mirabella will answer these questions and more in a family-friendly, frighteningly funny and interactive night you'll never forget. Be ready to laugh, but beware ... you just may be tickled ... to death!

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $7 youth

Stage

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Arthur's Halloween

Arthur thinks everything about Halloween is scary – D.W.’s costume, even his morning snack! – but he’s most afraid of the big spooky house on the corner where no one wants to go trick-or-treating. Arthur’s fears are eventually…

The Oxford

Cost: Reserved seating tickets are $8 for youth/students and $12 for seniors/adults

Music

8-10pm Fri. Oct. 31

MaryLeigh Roohan

Saratoga Springs teen singer/songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan takes the stage with a degree of charm, confidence, and talent that marks her as a natural for a future career in music. She has a lovely, simple voice well-suited to her spare folk guitar arrangements and a knack for writing engaging ballads.

The Cabin

Cost: FREE

Music

8pm-2am Fri. Oct. 31

Hobbsy's Halloween Bash

Halloween Party with a costume contest, cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Music and Karaoke by Gary & Lisa.

Hobbsy's

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

8pm-midnight Fri. Oct. 31

The Night Hawks

Come on out and celebrate Halloween with "The Night Hawks". This is going to be a scary event. Dress up and join in the fun. Steve, Jackson, Tom and Tim will laying it down right up to midnight ... lets hope for a full moon.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge

Cost: See contact info for cost

Music

8:30pm-midnight Fri. Oct. 31

The Thundermen

The Thundermen celebrate Halloween at Sammy's. Join us in your costume for pizza and dancing.

Sammy's Pizza

Cost: $2

Age: 21+

Full Slate

9pm Fri. Oct. 31

Chippewa Haunted History Tour

Join us on a one mile walk through historic downtown and learn the history of our favorite haunts. Please visit and like our Facebook page page for more into. Click the Haunted Chippewa history tour tab for into and reservations.

Haunted Chippewa History Tour

Cost: $10

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