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Fri. Apr. 21

Here We Grow Again - Spring Children's Consignment Fair

West Central Wisconsin's upscale children's consignment event. The place to find bargains on quality, name brand clothes, great toys, books, videos, baby equipment, and nursery furniture. Make some extra cash by consigning your child's/teens…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

9am-6pm Fri. Apr. 21

Dunn County Humane Society Rummage/Bake Sale

Rummage/Bake sale to benefit the animals. Donation drop off date: April 19, 9-7. Baked goods, clothing of all sizes, household, books, games, furniture toys, seasonal, linens.

Menomonie Veterans Center
E4710 County Rd. BB
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 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…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

10am-5:30pm Fri. Apr. 21

Friends of the Menomonie Library Spring Book Sale

The Menomonie Public Library is bursting at the seams with books and media. Thousands of books for sale, most of which are $1 or less. DVDs of movies and TV series, music, audiobooks, puppets, record albums, and games. All money raised goes…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 21

Art Explorers

Budding artists age 3 and up can participate in a 4 week storytime series exploring the world of art. Read about different artists, including the artists who create picture books and then experiment with different materials to create our own…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE; Registration required

Age: 3+

3:30-4pm Fri. Apr. 21

Seed Bombs

Using tissue, soil and seeds, squish, squeeze and place our bomb in a cup to dry. Then, as Spring warms into Summer, kids can tear away the cup, place the bomb in a small hole in the ground, cover it with soil and wait for it to sprout.

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

Cost: FREE with museum membership or admission

4-7pm Fri. Apr. 21

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be holding their famous All You Can Eat Fish Fry in the Father Agnew Parish Center. The Menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

St. Olaf Church
2407 North Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $4 children 5-12, free up to age 5, carryout $9

5-6:30pm Fri. Apr. 21

Jazz Fest 52nd Street: Sylvan Springs Jazz Group in the Volume One Gallery

As part of Eau Claire Jazz Fest's 52nd Street, join Sylvan Springs Jazz Group for a performance in the Volume One Gallery. They work mostly with three to eight musicians doing the varying styles of jazz and blues with different instrument…

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 wristband, provides access to all downtown jazz fest venues

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 21

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring,…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

5:45-6:30pm Fri. Apr. 21

Eau Claire YMCA- Free Family Zumba Night

Part of the YMCA Healthy Kids Day initiative, a free community event to help parents begin thinking early about ways to keep their kids both physically and intellectually active this summer.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 21

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Fri. Apr. 21

Jazz Fest 52nd Street: Jayson Collins Grouptet in the Volume One Gallery

As part of Eau Claire Jazz Fest's 52nd Street, join the Jayson Collins Grouptet for a performance in the Volume One Gallery. They're a high energy jazz septet playing through a mix of joyful and eclectic soul, jazz and rhythm and blues.

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 wristband, provides access to all downtown jazz fest venues

Age: All Ages

7pm-4am Fri. Apr. 21

Menomonie Area Relay for Life

Relay for Life is the opportunity for people to come together to celebrate the lives of those affected by cancer, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight back to raise money for the American Cancer Society. It's an overnight…

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Sports & Fitness Center
220 13th Ave E, Sports & Fitness Center
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 21

Chippewa Falls High School Theater Presents: The Little Prince

The Chippewa Falls High School Theater Department presents their annual spring play, this time being a theatrical production of The Little Prince, adapted from the world famous French novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Chippewa Falls High School
735 Terrill Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students, FREE for children 5 and under

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 21

51st Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival Headliner Concert

Entertaining audiences with flashy performances, Doc Severinsen is best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Intending to retire in 2006, Doc moved to Mexico where he ended up meeting guitarist Gil…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-20

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 21

Peter Phippen and Rahbi Crawford

A Grammy Award nominee and four-time Native American Music Award nominee, Peter Phippen is a nationally and internationally respected world flute specialist, recording artist, scholar, educator, and producer. In his approach to world flute…

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

Cost: $20 Adults / $18 Seniors & Students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 21

ECCT Presents: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Everyone knows the story of the 3 little Pigs, but have you ever wondered if there was more to the story? Could one wolf really cause that much damage? In this musical adaptation of the popular children's story, Alexander T. Wolf takes the…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire