Friday, Oct. 18th, 2019

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 18

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.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

5-7:30pm Fri. Oct. 18

St Mark Trunk or Treat

There will be family-friendly trick or treating in the parking lot as kids can trick or treat from decorated cars. A petting zoo will be in the parking lot too. Then come inside to the gym where we will have music, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, and facepainting. Fun for the whole family.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School 3307 State Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 18

8th Annual Teen Monster Ball

Must be 11-17 years old to attend. Permission slip required, which can be downloaded and printed out online.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 11-17

6-10pm Fri. Oct. 18

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+

7-9pm Fri. Oct. 18

Lake Holcombe Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail is ready to bring your biggest fears to life. Tickets and entrance will be at the football concession stand behind the Lake Holcombe School.

Lake Holcombe School 27331 262nd Ave, Holcombe

Cost: $6

Age: 12+

7-11pm Fri. Oct. 18

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

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 18

Menomonie Theater Guild: Newsies

Based on the real Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city.

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

Cost: Ticket information online

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2019

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 19

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

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

ACT Prep

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Centennial Hall Room 1204 1698 Park Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9-9:30am Sat. Oct. 19

Little Artists

Participants will create works of art as they learn and practice techniques such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. This program will introduce several concepts in a fun, hands-on, age-appropriate way, including color, form, texture, dimensions, and so much more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 19

Fall Fest 2019

Friday: Craft show. Saturday, Craft show from 9am-2pm, vintage baseball game at noon, bluegrass jam at 6:30pm. Beer available from Bloomer, Valkyrie, and Sand Creek Breweries. Concessions for sale, and chili cookoff at noon.

The Old School/Sand Creek Arts Center E9311 County Road I, Sand Creek

Cost: Free admission

Age: All ages

9:15-10am Sat. Oct. 19

Kids Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and engaging environment.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 19

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-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Wisconsin Science Festival: Let's Do Chemistry!

Launch a mini rocket with a chemical reaction, create foggy bubbles with dry ice, solve a colorful mystery, make your own dye from bug parts, and much more. Dr. Erik Hendrickson from UWEC will provide some chemistry demonstrations.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you'd like to enroll your archer or want to to help as a staff member, contact the church office.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church 531 E. South Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

10-10:30am Sat. Oct. 19

Pop Up Science: Draw a Circuit

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week we'll learn how to draw a circuit.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 19

Family Literacy Event

Families will enjoy theme based stories, crafts and a snack as well as tips and tricks for successful parenting and growing literacy skills. Children will be able to pick a free book to take home each month.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:15-10:35am Sat. Oct. 19

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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am Sat. Oct. 19

Kenny Ahern

Amazing comedic antics, hilarious physical comedy, and fun audience play. “To Laugh is to Live” is a delightful escapade for all ages! Space is limited; doors open at 10:15 a.m. In lieu of Family Storytime.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Oct. 19

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary.)

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11-11:45am Sat. Oct. 19

Toddler- Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning. The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively. For Ages 5 and under with a participating adult.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center 320 Putnam St Ste 123, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with parent

noon-11:58pm Sat. Oct. 19

Lincoln Street Live

A 12 hour event in downtown Augusta to celebrate the completion on the Lincoln Street/Hwy 12 construction project. There will be dancing in the street! Plus much more; children's games and activities, Bingo, Bands, Food and Beverages.

Downtown Augusta Lincoln Street/Hwy 12, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Oct. 19

WriteLab

This all-new program for middle school students allows for collaboration and idea-sharing as this group will help each other through the creative process by providing ideas and opinions while participating in fun and challenging writing activities.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 members, $30 community

Age: Ages 11-16

2pm Sat. Oct. 19

Menomonie Theater Guild: Newsies

Based on the real Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city.

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

Cost: Ticket information online

2:30-8pm Sat. Oct. 19

9th Annual Bruise-A-Thon Mixer

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby's 9th annual Bruise-A-Thon Mixer will feature 4 exciting roller derby bouts.. Adult beverages and concessions will be available. Come cheer on your favorite skaters as CVRD mixes it up with skaters from neighboring leagues.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:15pm Sat. Oct. 19

Kids Rock Band

Students learn specially composed songs while receiving instruction on playing guitar, keyboard, and drums, as well as singing. All materials provided. Amazing concerts, t-shirts, posters, and more. New students are invited to set up a free preview class before registering.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99 per month

Age: 4 to 6

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 19

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+

7-9pm Sat. Oct. 19

Lake Holcombe Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail is ready to bring your biggest fears to life. Tickets and entrance will be at the football concession stand behind the Lake Holcombe School.

Lake Holcombe School 27331 262nd Ave, Holcombe

Cost: $6

Age: 12+

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 19

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

7:30pm Sat. Oct. 19

Menomonie Theater Guild: Newsies

Based on the real Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city.

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

Cost: Ticket information online

Sunday, Oct. 20th, 2019

Sun. Oct. 20

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

10am-6pm Sun. Oct. 20

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

1-2:30pm Sun. Oct. 20

Teen Animanga Club

If you're enthusiastic about Anime and manga, this club is for you! Talk about favorite series, watch Anime, and more. Registration and parent permission slip required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

2pm Sun. Oct. 20

Menomonie Theater Guild: Newsies

Based on the real Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city.

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

Cost: Ticket information online

2:30-3pm Sun. Oct. 20

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

6:15-8:30pm Sun. Oct. 20

Evening Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older are not permitted to skate in Rink Rats! Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm. Pewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Oct. 20

Evening Open Skate

Every Wednesday and Sunday this Fall/Winter. No skate on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 1/22. Youth Skate Rental is free.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

Monday, Oct. 21st, 2019

9-11:30am Mon. Oct. 21

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

9:30-10:45am Mon. Oct. 21

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter and 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

9:30-10:45am Mon. Oct. 21

3k Mini-Preschool

Join us for a mini Preschool experience for children entering 4K next year. Parents attend siblings welcome for $1.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center 502 Bay St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: 3 &4 yr olds

9:30-11:30am Mon. Oct. 21

La Leche League of Eau Claire Meeting

Offers peer support to lactating parents and any parent who wants to feed their baby human milk. A typical meeting includes informal topical discussion led by a leader, as well as lots of time for sharing questions or concerns and encouraging one another. Children are welcome.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Mon. Oct. 21

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

3-8pm Mon. Oct. 21

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4pm Mon. Oct. 21

Performing Arts School of Dance at the Heyde Center

Looking for an age appropriate, joyful dance experience for your child? All ages, including private en pointe lessons (with doctor's permission for strength)

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

Cost: $130 + $20 registration fee for Semester One

Age: Ages 2.5+

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 2019

9-10:15am Tue. Oct. 22

Weekday Morning Playgroups

A free, fun, interactive experience that children and parents or other caregivers can enjoy together.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

9:30-10:30am Tue. Oct. 22

Terrific Two’s

A class for two year olds. Story time, dancing, free choice and crafts. Parents attend. Siblings may attend for $1.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center 502 Bay St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: Ages: 2

9:30-11:30am Tue. Oct. 22

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

Ongoing Events For 10/18/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

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