​Take part in hundreds of events each year in Chippewa Falls & surrounding areas.

Dust on My Boots

October 3-24, 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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Survive & Thrive Engaging Life After Cancer

at the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA. This 10 week program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-noon will help survivors engage life after cancer. The program is free for cancer survivors and is brought to you as a public educational program by the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA. Call Jan for more information at 715-723-2201-ext 111.

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Get Your Nutrition in Shape!

At the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA. Weight Loss/Healthy Living Learning Series..Eight classes held on Tuesday nights from 7 to 8pm, October 7-November 25. $85 members/$150 non-members. Call 715-723-2201 for more information.

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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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The Haunted Chippewa History Tours

October 18, 25 at 9pm. See and hear all the macabre that Chippewa Falls has to offer. Learn the history of the lawless loggers all the way up to modern hauntings. The tour begins at one of Chippewa Falls' most haunted locations, the Historic James Sheeley House!  Tickets for this event are $10 per person or $5 with a valid active or retired Military ID. Call 715-94-GHOST or visit to reserve your spot. (Reservations are highly encouraged.) The tour is a 1.1 mile walking tour through downtown Chippewa Falls, so dress comfortably.

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Candidate Forum

The Chippewa Herald and the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association are once again this year sponsoring a political forum to give voters an opportunity to hear from the candidates.The forum will feature six area candidates for state office, and starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls.Invited to participate in the forum are: Incumbent Tom Larson (R-Colfax) and challenger Gary Stene (D-Colfax) from the 67th Assembly District; incumbent Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie) and challenger Jeff Peck (D-Town of Lafayette) of the 68th Assembly District; and incumbent Terry Moulton (R-Town of Seymour) and challenger Phil Swanhorst (D-Town of Lafayette) of the 23rd Senate District.The forum is free and will be moderated by Herald Editor Ross Evavold. Anyone wishing to submit questions that could be posed to the candidates should send an email before Thursday to

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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RCU Spook Night Halloween

5:00pm-9:00pm at the EC Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road Eau Claire. Trick or Treat!!! Bring the whole family into the Sports Center on Friday, October 25th from 5:00pm-9:00pm for a kid friendly Halloween "Spook Night" sponsored by RCU. There will be plenty of fun and excitement for everyone with DJ Entertainment, Huge Inflatables, Treats, Games and Prizes. The Haunted Tunnel, Sea of Spiders and Touch and Feel Guessing Game are just a few of the spooktacular activities that your kids will love!
$5 admission, children 2 and under are FREE!

B&D Metal Fab Ribbon Cutting

4pm at 1350 First Avenue in Chippewa Falls. Join us in welcoming the new owners!

2014 Ski Swap

It is set to commence at 9:00 AM, Saturday, November 8th at Spring Street Sports in Chippewa Falls. Bring in your unwanted skis, snowshoes, or snowboard gear between October 24th and November 7th and Spring Street Sports will sell it for you. Spring Street Sports will help you set the price, with 15% of the sale price going to the Eau Claire Ski Striders for ski trail development in the Chippewa Valley. Unsold items may remain on sale at Spring Street Sports until 01-31-15. You can get cold, hard, cash for your old gear, buy new gear, and help make the community a better place to live.

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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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Haunted Hustle 5K Walk/Run

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Owen Park, Eau Claire.Featuring a 5K walk/run, a half mile Spooky Sprint for the kids, costume contests and entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Bolton Refuge House. The Haunted Hustle is guaranteed to be a great time for all! $25 for Adults and $12 for Kid�s 12 and under Sponsor Contact: Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

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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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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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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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Business After Hours at Highland Fitness

Chippewa Falls Chamber members join us at Highland Fitness from 5-6:30pm to meet and network in a casual setting outside of normal business hours. This months BAH (Business After Hours) co-sponsors are US Bank and Marshfield Clinic. Cost is $5/member or $35 for an annual pass. Call us for more information at 715-723-0331.

Downtown Trick or Treat

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

Optimist Club Halloween Dance for Area Middle School Students

6:30-8:30 pm at Chippewa Falls Middle School, 750 Tropicana Blvd., Chippewa Falls.The Chippewa Falls Optimist Club is hosting a FREE and safe dance event on Halloween for children in grades 6-8 in the Chippewa Falls and surrounding communities. This is a lock-in event. If you leave the event you will not be able to re-enter. Contests and loads of fun! Contact: Cathy Greenseth 715.723.6518.

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 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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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,

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