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Saturday, October 21st 2017

Learn to Skate (session 1A)

The Winter Olympics are approaching fast, get inspired and try out Ice skating! No prior experience needed, but ability to stand on the ice is preferred and helmets are encouraged. Ages 3-12, registration deadline October 13th!

When: 8:15 am - 9:00 am
Cost: Resident $20, Non-Resident $30

ACT® Test Prep Course

This unparalleled ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT®test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses.

When: 8:15 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $185

Learn to Skate (session 1B)

The Winter Olympics are approaching fast, get inspired and try out Ice skating! No prior experience needed, but ability to stand on the ice is preferred and helmets are encouraged. Ages 3-12, registration deadline October 13th!

When: 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Cost: Resident $20, Non-Resident $30

Logan High School Craft Fair

Over 80 crafters from all over the tri-state region will be in attendance. Items include jewelry, toys, furniture, soaps, candies, yard decorations, food, pottery and gifts of all kinds.

Food will be available. Door prizes from vendors.

When: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Meet a Pet Therapy Dog

Meet our friend & pet therapy dog Mishka and her owner. Ask questions about Mishka, dogs, or the therapy programs.

When: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free with Admission

Kids Build Workshop

Local 1143 carpenters will be here to help your child build a project to take home. Learn how to use tools and build safely! All supplies and tools will be provided. For ages 5-11 with an adult. Limited to 20 participants: Please pre-register to reserve your spot!

When: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE with Admission

Math & More

Join UWL Math Education students as they help us discover the wonders of Math through hands-on activities!
Activities at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:00

When: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free with Admission

Enchanted Forest Trick-or-Treat Hike

Enchanted Forest is a non-scary, trick-or-treat hike through Myrick Park, where your child can dress up in their Halloween costume and meet friendly characters as they collect candy and other goodies along the way.

Upon reaching the end of the hike, families will find a fall festival waiting for them, with activities, games, music, petting farm, and refreshments! Those who purchase tickets before Oct. 20th at 3 pm will enter through the “fast lane” and avoid long lines!

2017 is the 18th year of the Enchanted Forest and proceeds from the event benefit WisCorps.

When: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Pre-purchased tickets are $5 for youth & $3 for adults. Day of tickets are $7 for youth & $4 for a

Pumpkin Carving

Join in the fun of carving more than 500 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes in preparation for Ghoulees in the Coulees!

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rainbow Ridge Pumpkin Patch

Rainbow Ridge Farm holds many delights for the fall season. Enjoy a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, great photo opportunities, games, and crafts for kids!

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free admission

Family Storytime With Flair at La Crosse Main Libray

Come to the library for a fun family storytime with crafts, music, and treats!

When: 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Cost: Free

Spooktacular Kids Day at Clearwater Farm

Fun activities for families including crafts, face painting, animal time, games a costume contest and food available for purchase.

When: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $5 per child -$1 off if you are a Clearwater Farm or Onalaska Jaycee member -$1 off for a nonperisha

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

Monday – closed, Tues-Fri – 1-6 pm, Sat and Sun – 11am-6pm

Hidden Trails is one of Wisconsin's oldest corn mazes offering a pumpkin patch, weekend wagon rides, farm animals, and fall decor and more! Check out website for their events for more activities such as dog day on Oct. 21st and 22nd!

When: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: 3 and under are FREE, Ages 4-10 $6, Ages 11 and up $9

Banned Books Art

In conjunction with National Banned Books Week, the Pump House connects and celebrates both literary and visual arts in this special juried exhibit. 14 Artists and 20 works were accepted, and will be available for viewing and sale in the Kader Gallery.

When: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free


This colorful, abstract series is an EXPLORATION of the ELEMENTS of art. Color, shape, size, transparency, opaqueness, texture and movement. Front Gallery exhibit.

When: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Tews Corn Maze

From hayrides to pig and duck races to yummy food, Tews Corn Maze holds fun for the whole family! Open on weekends and available on weekdays by appointment

When: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free admission

10 Years of Inspire(d) Media

Celebrate Inspire(d) magazine, reporting positive news from the driftless region for 10 years. Family fun, live music from Stanton West, pumpkins and gourds, and more!

When: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Stories We Tell

La Crosse Dance Center and Pump House present The Stories We Tell.

When: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: Member $15, General Public $18, Day of Show $21

House of Shadows

Spooky scary skeletons await you! The Not So Scary attraction (6-7PM) is suitable for the faint of heart where the ghouls are still sleeping and a flashlight is provided to help guide your way. The Very Scary attraction (begins 7PM) finds the ghouls wide awake and daring you to enter!

When: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Not so Scary $6, Very Scary $10, Spook Pass $20

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