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

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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Chippewa Falls Library Toddler Time Book Kid

 (ages 8-35 months) Fingerplays, puppets and ryhmes for parents and little ones. 10:15am at Chippewa Falls public library Fall Storytime.Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central Street. Contact: Chippewa Falls Public Library 715-723-1146 X109

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Used Book Sale

Visit McDonald Hall in St. Joseph’s Hospital from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 3. St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Colleague Activities Committee will collect new and used books and then sell them to purchase food baskets for those in need in the Chippewa Valley. Book prices will start at 25 cents. For more information, contact St. Joseph’s Hospital Volunteer Services at 715-717-7939. To donate, drop off new and used books from Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Tuesday, sept 26, at the information desk at the main lobby of the hospital, 2661 Highway I.

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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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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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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Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum

This event has been cancelled. 7:15am at Ojibwa Golf & Bowl, 8140 136th Street.  

Oasis Fashion Show

to Benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 5:30pm 1403 122nd st. Lake Hallie. Join us for an evening of fun, fashion, friends, and help support the fight against breast cancer. Enjoy FREE refreshments & a complimentary photo of your party! So put on your best party attire and get ready for a great night out! All cover charges will benefit the National Cancer Foundation.

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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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24th Annual Silent/Live Auction

at McDonell High School Commons & Gym at 6:30 p.m.  McDonell Booster Club Presents....."Spirit of the Macks", a professional auction to benefit athletics at McDonell High School. For more informaiton contact Brian Heidtke, 715-225-0350 or Debbie Schemenauer 715-864-1567.

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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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Red White and Blue String Golf Tournament

How about one more awesome golf tournament before the cold sets in? This Saturday, we are hosting our annual Red, White, & Blue String Tournament sponsored by Lake Wissota Golf and The Edge Pub & Eatery. Bring your 3-some out for one of the best tournament formats you will ever find! Prices are $45 for non-members and $15 for members - includes golf, cart, range balls, and prizes. Call the pro shop for details and to sign up your team!

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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Spartan Promotional Group Ribbon Cutting

4pm at their new location downtown Chippewa Falls, 411 N. Bridge Street, Ste 204 (second floor of BMO Harris Bank). Join us!

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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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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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It's a Wrap!

6:30-8:30 pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls. Painting with  air set  silk dyes and a paintbrush, you will create interesting textures and designs using bubble wrap and plastic wrap UNDER the silk.  This is is an entry level class no prior art experience required.  $30 per person.

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Saftey Day 2014

The safety conference that experts in a wide variety of safety and health-related topics. Sessions are fast-paced, relevant, and based on today's OSHA standards and regulation. 7:30am-3pm at the CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus.

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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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Ultimate Performance Gymnastics & Cheer Ribbon Cutting

6pm at 4289 124th Street, Chippewa Falls. Ultimate Performance Gymnastics and Cheer (UPGC) built a 21,000 sq. ft. gymnastics and cheer facility on a 4-acre site in DGS Business Park next to Lake Hallie Memory Care.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Infant Loss Awareness Walk

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. In acknowledgement, St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Birth Center and Spiritual Care Services are hosting a walk in honor of those babies who have died during pregnancy or shortly after birth.The group walk will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Irvine Park on Highway 124. The group will meet at the park’s duck pond and proceed to the bridge on Old Bear Den Road for a brief memorial service. The walk will continue on Old Bear Den Road and back to the duck pond.Families who have suffered a loss, either recently or at any time, are encouraged to walk. All family members and support people also are welcome. For more information, call St. Joseph’s Hospital Birth Center at 715-717-7421.
 

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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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.

Clean Sweep

At the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. 8am-noon. Household Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep.This is a chance for Chippewa County residents get rid of their household hazardous waste, old appliances, mattresses, box springs, scrap metal and electronics. Household hazardous waste: Free Electronics: Free Appliances: $10 Mattress or Box Spring: $10 NO FURNITURE OR TIRES PLEASE.Contact: Renee Yohnk Email: ryohnk@co.chippewa.wi.us

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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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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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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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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!

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.

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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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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