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October 2014

    • 9/27 to 10/4
      Scarecrow Makin' Days & Contest

      At Down To Earth Garden Center, in Eau Claire. Saturday, September 27th and October 4th  10:00 am - Eau Claire.Your fall decorating isn’t complete without a scarecrow!  Bring in some old, funky clothes, boots, hats & other fashion accessories to create a prized scarecrow. We’ll provide the straw and clean up the mess!  Post pictures of your scarecrows on our Facebook page for all to enjoy and be inspired. A prize will be awarded to the person who creates the most unique scarecrow!

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    • 10/2
      Paint the Town Pink

      4-7 pm. Downtown Chippewa Falls. Over 30 participating businesses, food, wine tasting, sales, and much more.  

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    • 10/2
      Terrarium Miniature Garden Workshop at Down To Earth Garden Center

      5:00 pm. Build your own; only pay for what you take home.Come discover why terrariums are growing so popular and how they are a great way to get kids excited about gardening.  Bring your own container or purchase one here.

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    • 10/3 to 10/31
      Dust on My Boots

      October 3-31, 2014. Artist Reception: Friday, October 3, 7-9pm at Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls. During the month of October 2014, the Heyde Center for the Arts in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire will be hosing "Dust on My Boots", a veteran's  only visual arts exhibition featuring veteran's artwork from around the midwest.  The exhibit will who that art can be a medium by which veterans who have been in conflict zones can talk about their struggles returning to civilian life, post-traumatic stress disorder, and their experiences in the military and/or war.  Admission:  FREE.Sponsored by the William and Gertrude Casper Foundation.

       

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    • 10/4
      Parade of Colors Fall Hike on the Ice Age Trail

      Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center, 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn WI 54757, This annual hike begins at the Chippewa Moraine Visitors Center between 9am and 11am. Several hike options will be available and include a shuttle, refreshments, and fun. For information call 715-967-2164.

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    • 10/4
      Annual Booya & Fall Festival

      1:00 am - 3:00 pm at Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek. Mark your calendars to attend this fun-filled family event complete with mouth-watering booya, food, hikes and other activities.

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    • 10/5
      Chippewa Falls CROP Hunger Walk

      Registration at 12:30, Walk/Run at 1:00 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield St, Chippewa Falls. The 1 mile of 5 K walk/run fundraiser to fight hunger locally and abroad. Walks begin and end at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church..For more information or to receive a registration packet, contact Patty Frederick at prfred54@gmail.com

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    • 10/7
      Harvest Meatball Supper, Quilt, Craft and Bake Sale

      4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1300 Mansfield Street, Chippewa Falls,Delicious meal of:  Meatballs, Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Coleslaw, Buttered Corn, Cranberry Relish, Rolls, Beverages and even PIE! Beautiful quilts and crafts and Yummy Baked Goods Adults $9 /Children 5-10 $3.50

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    • 10/9
      Phenology Hike for Elder Explorers

      This program is targeted for our older nature lovers. This hike of an hour or so is led by a Beaver Creek Reserve naturalist and takes place on the Reserve trails. Explorers can document the changes taking place in the Reserve s woods. The walk will be capped off with coffee and a treat and further discussion about the changes and things seen on the trials. 9:30am.

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    • 10/11
      Women's Club Arts and Crafts Fair

      at Bloomer Elementary School, 401 8th Avenue, Bloomer. Starts at 9am.  Contact: Carole Schmidt at 715-568-4113. 

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    • 10/11
      Spooky Stacker Stomp 5K

      8am-12pm, Highway 64 & Park Road in Cornell. Join the Cornell Area Betterment Association as they kick off the 1st annual Spooker Stomp. Registration starts at 8am, walk begins at 10am, with a 100 meter kids dash at 9am. Get on your Halloween garb and run or walk through the fall foliage in Brunet Island State Park. 

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    • 10/11 to 10/25
      Playin with Pumpkins at Down To Earth Garden Center

      Oct. 11th, 18th, 25th  10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Bring the kids for FREE miniature pumpkin painting.  Plus, free pumpkin cookies and hot apple cider in the café.  We will have pumpkins in a variety of shapes and sizes, straw bales, mums, gourds and cornstalks for all your fall decorating!  Larger pumpkins available to be purchased and painted too.

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    • 10/12 to 10/19
      Intro to Skating Clinic

      11:45am-12:45pm on October 12, 2-3pm on October 18 and October 19. At Chippewa Ice Arena on First Avenue in Chippewa Falls. This is a free Intro to Skating Clinic open to children 3 years and up.

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    • 10/13
      Ladies Night-Fall Event

      Starting at 5:30pm at Foreign 5 on Bridge Street. Call to reserve your place 715-723-6389.

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    • 10/13
      Fall Basket Workshop at Beaver Creek Reserve

      1-5 pm or 5:30-9:30 pm, at Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek.Participants will have their choice of a variety of small and medium-size baskets.  All baskets will be made up as kits.  Basket materials range from $10-$25 and are paid directly to Linda on class night. Participants choose which kit(s) they want to make on the day of the workshop.Registration and payment required by October 2.
      Friends $12 Nonmembers $15

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    • 10/14
      The Lady With All the Answers

      7 pm,  Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls. This one-woman show provides a compelling portrait of this folksy, funny frank, and slightly eccentric writer and personality.  Eppie Lederer was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and for several years was a happy mid-western housewife.  When her family moved to Chicago, she applied for a job to assit the woman writing the syndicated "Ann Landers" advice column for the Chicago Sun-Times.   At the height of her popularity, Ann Landers was read by some 90 million people.  Her daily dialog with America helped shape the social landscape for almost half a century.  Admission:  $16 Adults,  $15 Seniors,  $10 Youth.

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    • 10/15
      White Cane Walk

      10am-1pm at Irvine Park Activity Room (Next to the Main Pavilion). To celebrate 50 years of The National White Cane Safety Day and to Bring More Awareness to the Public. All blind and visually impaired people using white canes, guide dogs, human guides or wheel chairs, along with the public and community are welcome. Speakers, Walk, Lunch, Door prizes. Pre-register for lunch & door prizes by October 10. For more information call Renee at 715-379-9011.

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    • 10/17
      Restrepo

      6:30pm at Heyde Center For the Arts, South High Street, Chippewa Falls. RESTREPO is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.Admission: free (but tickets are required – please reserve tickets by calling 715-726-9000, emailing cvca@cvca.

    • 10/18
      The Hunts

      Seven brothers and sisters make up this indie-folk band from the southlands of Chesapeake, Virginia. Known as The Hunts, they have collaborated for over ten years on one another’s musical gifts to create their compelling sound. Adults $17, seniors $16, youth $7. 7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street in Chippewa Falls. 

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    • 10/18
      Family Adventures in Geocoching

      9:30 am - 12:00 pm at Beaver Creek Reserve, Citizen Science Center,  S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek. Geocaching is a  treasure  hunting game where players search for hidden containers called caches, using GPS (global positioning system) units. This class is designed as an introduction to geocaching. This program is geared for families with school-aged children. Registration and full payment required by October 15.
      Friends $10 (per family)     Nonmembers $15 (per family)

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    • 10/18
      Snout Golf Tournament

      October 18, 11am. Sign up at the Snout starts at 11am,  Golf @ noon Ojibwa Golf & Bowl. Bring a four man team or a single.
       $26.00 includes 9 holes, 1/2 cart, games, & food. Beginners to Advanced players.

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    • 10/23
      Every Day is Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

      The Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Cost is Adults: $10.00, Children $5.00.  Tickets are available at the door.  Call for carry outs!  715-723-3639 Zion United Methodist Church, 1102 Superior Street (Corner of Elm and Superior St.) Chippewa Falls, WI.

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    • 10/25
      YMCA Fall Fundraiser

      5:30pm-1am at Loopy Dome located at 10691 County Hwy X, Chippewa Falls. A night of casual adult entertainment at Chippewa Valley's famous Loopy Dome. The evening will include a feast of themed foods that will satisfy everyone s palate.  Your ticket will also include free beer and soda through 8:30 pm.  Laugh to nationally recognized comedian Mary Mack.  We will also have fun raffles and games, concluding the evening with one of the Chippewa Valley s hottest bands to dance the night away.This offers a fun-filled night of adult entertainment all while raising funds for the YMCA Annual/Strong Kids Campaign.

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    • 10/25
      Men Who Cook

      6-9pm at the Northern Wi State Fairgrounds, This fundraiser will feature 25 local men who will share samplings of their best dish. Enjoy food, drinks and company in support of the Boys & Girls Club in Chippewa Falls. $30 per person $50 per couple. Tickets available at Gordy's County Market and Northwestern Bank and online....
       

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    • 10/26
      Cornell's Annual Fall Bazaar

      held at the Cornell High School from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Glenda Rablin at 715-239-0786

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    • 10/27
      10th Annual Trunk N' Treat

      At Eau Claire Ford and Lincoln, 2909 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire from 5:30-7:30pm. Free Family Event - children and adults come dressed in costume (costumes optional), and check out the decorated vehicles while enjoying FREE treats.

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    • 10/31
      Downtown Trick or Treat

      in Chippewa Falls from 3-5pm.  Residential until 7pm.

    • 10/31
      Madam Mirabella's Improv-Comedy-Murder Mystery

      Are the dead walking among us in Chippewa Falls? What has been causing the flickering lights, rattling windows and randomly flushing toilets at Heyde Center for the Arts? Who is the restless soul who wanders the halls unseen moaning ghostly songs? Must this spirit INSIST on only singing show-tunes, especially ones from Annie Get Your Gun over and over again - always just a little off-key until everyone has been driven completely batty? Seriously, it has GOT to stop or there is going to be heck to pay. With your help, 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!  Admission: adults $15, seniors $14, youth $77:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street in Chippewa Falls. 

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    • 10/31
      Trunk or Treat at River Valley Church

      5pm-7pm at the  341 W Prairie View Road Chippewa Falls. Free event for the whole family! Bring your Kiddos trick or treating here for a safe & fun time! There will be coffee and cookies for the parents! 5pm-7pm Oct 31st. Rose Bennesch, rvcckids.3078@gmail.com.

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      Activities at the Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center

      The Senior Center has a wide variety of classes and activites from Clown Class to Bingo. Call or stop by the Center located at 1000 East Grand Avenue in Chippewa Falls. 715-720-1666.

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      Area History Center & Genealogical Society

      Tour a 50-room museum and research genealogy and local history in the extensive library. The Chippewa County Historical and Genealogical Societies are located at 123 Allen St., Chippewa Falls. Open Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the last Saturday of each Month 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. except June, July or December. Open by appointment. Info: 715-723-4399.

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      Autumn Harvest Winery

      May thru October, 19947 County Hwy J, Chippewa Falls 715-720-1663. Nestled in the heart of apple orchard country the Autumn Harvest Winery produces fruit & grape wines as well as fruit & grape wine blends. Visitors can enjoy complementary wine tasting,sample gourmet foods and indulge in farm fresh apples harvested from their orchard.

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      Beaver Creek Reserve

      Look at the calendar of events for a list of many things to do at this local reserve.

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      Chippewa Falls Bernard F. Willi Municipal Pool

      June 6 through August 24, 2015 Chippewa Falls Bernard F. Willi Municipal Pool will be open. Located across from Irvine Park this public outdoor pool has a zero depth area with small fountains and dumping buckets for younger children and a deeper area, reaching a maximum depth of 5 feet, and a 256 ft. linear slide that empties into the pool. There is a minimal entrance fee per person to help maintain the pool. You will find it to be a great place to swim on a hot summer day. Hours: M-F 12-6, Sa/ Su 1-6pm 715-726-2733 in season.

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      Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

      Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, otherwise tours by appointment. Located at 21 E Grand St Chippewa Falls.For more information, contact: 715-720-9206 or Skip August:  715-723-8493,  skip.august@gmail.com Jim Mandelert: 715-271-9719 , mandelrt@charter.net.  

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      Connell's Family Orchard

      Open daily 9am-6pm, August- mid November. Homemade pies, ice cream, salsa, jams, honey, caramel apples.Located in apple country at 19372 County Hwy OO in Chippewa Falls. Call 715-723-5889 or email conorchard@aol.com.

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      Cook Rutledge Mansion Tours

      Open year round by appointment or tours available Thursday thru Sunday at 2:00pm during the months of June, July and August. Adults $5.00 Children free Docent led tours of historic house museum built in 1873 and fully restored.Open during off season for groups, contact Melanie Berg at 715-723-7181.

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      Farmers Market in Downtown Chippewa Falls

      Thursdays June 12  through October 16, 2014, Farmers Market in Downtown Chippewa Falls. The Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 12-5:30. They will be held in the Market lot between Spring and Central across the Rainbow Bridge.For more information please call 715-723-6661.

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      Green Oasis Gardens Classes

      1403 122nd Street in Chippewa Falls has many different classes. Call 715-832-0800.

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      Infinity Beverages and Winery & Distillery Tasting Lounge

      Stop in for a taste, a glass, a bottle or even a case! Open Year-Round, Tuesday: 4pm - 8pm, (Token Tuesdays), Wednesday: 4pm - 8pm, (Cocoa Cabal), Thursday: 12pm - 8pm, Friday: 12pm - 8pm, (Live Tunes), Saturday: 12pm - 8pm. Or anytime by appointment. Located in building 13 in Banbury place located at 930 Galloway Street, downtown Eau Claire. Call 402-Drink iB.

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      Irvine Park Petting Zoo

      Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Daily 10am-6pm. The Petting Zoo has a variety of friendly farm animals including: pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, baby chicks, a pony, and an iguana. Kids are invited to explore the Petting Zoo and learn about the animals through touch and play. Admission to the petting zoo is free but donations are appreciated.Irvine Park summer hours will be 7:00am to dark. Irvine Park offers a variety of activities and sports for people of all ages. There are horseshoe pits, picnic grounds, hiking trails, playgrounds, bird watching, and a sand volleyball court. Irvine Park has some of the finest facilities available for reservation including the Main Pavilion with complete kitchen, the Band Stand/Gazebo, and a variety of shelters. (715)723-0051 for more information. 

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      Leinenkugels Tours

      Monday-Thursday & Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,Friday 9 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,Sunday 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Brewery Tours every half-hour during the Leinie Lodge hours of operation, seven days a week. The Leinie Lodge is closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. For more information on Leinenkugels Call toll free (888) LEINIES, Maximum 15 people per tour Reservations Recommended

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      O'neil Creek Winery

      Open May thru December, 15369 82nd Street, Bloomer Wisconsin. Creator of fruit and specialty wine. They have Wine Women and Wednesday and Artist of the month. Check the website for hours and events. 

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      River Bend Vineyard & Winery

      Open 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, 11am-7pm Wednesday thru Friday.  Open May thru December, 10439 33rd Ave, Chippewa Falls (715) 720-WINE (9463) The tasting room offers complimentary wine sampling as well as wine sales by the glass and bottle. Gifts and accessories for the wine enthusiast are also available. The eight-acre vineyard is just steps away from the tasting room-perfect for a relaxed afternoon

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      Stanley Area Historical Society Museum

      Stanley Area Historical Society Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. June, July and August, September.The museum features four distinct buildings with over 12,000 sq. feet and is full of interesting and educational exhibits.  A 1906 Cadillac and an unusual beer tap collection are featured in the most recently opened building.  Small groups and bus tours welcome.  All buildings are handicap accessible and a wheelchair is available for use. Contact Persons: David Jankoski 715-644-5880 or Betty Plombon 715-644-5492.

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