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Sat. Apr. 22

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-5pm Sat. Apr. 22

54th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale

A fun event for the entire family. Vendors will sell all sorts of rocks, fossils, minerals, jewelry, and other rock related stuff. There'll be food and fun things for the kids to do, too.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Apr. 22

Earth Day Service Event: Ice Age Trail Clean Sweep

Get outside, enjoy the Ice Age Trail, and contribute your effort to removing branches and debris from the trail and get it ready for spring users. Bring work gloves and water resistant work boots, and prepare for ticks (long pants tucked…

Ice Age Trail Crossing on Deer Fly Trail
25475 Deer Fly Trail
New Auburn

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens and up

9am-1pm Sat. Apr. 22

Earth Day Event: Computers, Electronics, and Appliances Recycling Day

Recycle computers and most electronics for free. All appliances, TVs, and CRT tube monitors will have reduce prices. First Choice offers free or reduced rates through the week of Apr. 17-21.

First Choice Computer Recycling
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Apr. 22

Puddle Jump 5k Fun Run/Walk

Puddle Jump proceeds will help fund Longfellow's After-School 21st Century Community Learning Center (C.L.C.) and student scholarships for community programs. Groups can register as a team and receive t-shirts with their team name printed on…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: Pre-registration: $15 adults, $5 child, $20 team member, $30 per Longfellow family // Day-Of Registration: $20 adults, $10 children

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Apr. 22

Spring Cleaning - Detox Your Body From The Inside Out

This presentation will display information about the proposed dangers of various toxins in daily life and you need to protect yourself and your family from the toxins in edibles, water, cookware, food storage, cleaning supplies, medications…

My Life Health Center
1650 Hallie Road
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, Learning Atmosphere

9am-3pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 22

The Amazing Eau Claire Cleanup

The Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department is organizing the “Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up”. This event sends volunteers to locations throughout the city including community parks, neighborhood playgrounds, picnic areas, and…

City of Eau Claire Parks and Trails
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Apr. 22

If The Shoe Fits Kids Dance Classes

Various dance classes from mommy and me to jazz and modern. Main focus is starting at the beginning, so no experience is required.

If The Shoe Fits Dance Studio
102 W Grand Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $35-$45 per month

Age: Ages 3-13

9:30am-12:30pm Sat. Apr. 22

Leather Journal Workshop

Come and hand-bind a genuine leather journal with a local bookbinder. Participants will cut paper and sew signatures into their own artistic and practical journal cover. It's even refillable. Pre-registration required.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $65

Age: 12+

9:45-11am Sat. Apr. 22

Tinkergarten

Getting children back into nature with an outdoor early childhood learning environment. 18 months to 8 years old. Discounts for multiple children. Choose Wednesday or Saturday class.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140

Age: 18 month - 8 years

10am-noon Sat. Apr. 22

March for Science and Climate

This Earth Day, there will be a march from Phillips Science Hall to Phoenix Park, following the Planet Walk along the trail. Hear short speeches along the way to support science and climate action. Carry a sign to show you love science and a…

UW-Eau Claire Phillips Hall
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

10am-4pm Sat. Apr. 22

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-11:45am Sat. Apr. 22

Swan Lake Ballet Studio - Spring Kids Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival,…

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8/class, $20-36 for 5 classes, $28-55 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 3-13

11am Sat. Apr. 22

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

11am-2pm Sat. Apr. 22

Menomonie Market Earth Day Event

Celebrate Earth Day at Menomonie Market. Learn about their new recycling program and how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle more. Save 20% off their entire bulk department all day. Seed planting for the kids and free samples throughout the…

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, Family Friendly

11am-2pm Sat. Apr. 22

Earth Day Celebration and Bulk Sale

Stop by Menomonie Market Food Co-op for a fun, earth-friendly celebration. Enjoy activities and samples, and learn about our new recycling pilot program. 20% off bulk items all day.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sat. Apr. 22

Scheels Outdoor Expo

Check out the latest and greatest in camping, watersports, fishing, yard games, kayaks and stand up paddle boards, GPS, fitness trackers and much more! Enjoy food samples made by our in-house Chef, Ron Peters hot off the Traeger Grills and…

Scheels All Sports
4710 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Apr. 22

LGBTQ+ Open Mic

This event provides an opportunity for members of the LGBTQ+ community to share peotry, prose, music, personal stories, etc. and others to listen and gain better understanding. This is a platform for all members of the LGBTQ+ Community that…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Apr. 22

Eau Claire YMCA - Free Open Gymnastics

The YMCA offers open gymnastics as a part of their 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.

YMCA Tennis Center
229 Moore St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

1:30pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

2-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 22

Warren Nelson & Friends in Concert

The Big Top Chautauqua founder and performer, Warren Nelson — along with Jack Gunderson, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, and Otis McLennon —will bring the Big Top to WideSpot. The troupe will illuminate the stage with stories and songs for two…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 At the Door (until sold out)

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Apr. 22

Y-Rep: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Come enjoy a performance of Y-Rep’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Tickets may be purchased at the YMCA in advance or at the door the day of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adult, $5 youth

3:30-4pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

6-11pm Sat. Apr. 22

Warmachine/Hordes Journeyman League

Warmachine/Hordes is a 30mm skirmisher war game set in the Fantasy/Steampunk world of the Iron Kingdoms. A Journeyman League is the perfect opportunity to try out or get into Hordes / Warmachine. Featuring a friendly, casual atmosphere, each…

The District Company
315 Graham Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for duration of the league (7 weeks)

Age: 10+

6:30-9pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

7-10pm Sat. Apr. 22

4th Annual Springtime Shimmy

This annual belly dance show at the Acoustic Café, offers Eau Claire, and beyond, a colorful, energetic, swirling dance experience that provides something for everyone! Performers from the Chippewa Valley and Minnesota showcase several…

Acoustic Cafe
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Apr. 22

Warren Nelson & Friends in Concert

The Big Top Chautauqua founder and performer, Warren Nelson — along with Jack Gunderson, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, and Otis McLennon —will bring the Big Top to WideSpot. The troupe will illuminate the stage with stories and songs for two…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 At the Door (until sold out)

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

7pm Sat. Apr. 22

Y-Rep: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Come enjoy a performance of Y-Rep’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Tickets may be purchased at the YMCA in advance or at the door the day of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adult, $5 youth

7pm Sat. Apr. 22

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

7-8pm Sat. Apr. 22

Song of the Earth: An Earth Day Celebration

A night filled with music and songs celebrating Earth Day, featuring UW-Stout vocal ensembles. Performing music that depicts the beauty of nature, poems about wind, spirituals that conjure water, music inspired by the sound of the rain…

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
910 9th St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $5 online or at door

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Sat. Apr. 22

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: Musician's Choice

ECCO presents its season finale "Musician's Choice". Music includes Bach Brandenburg Concerto I, Bach Keyboard Concerto I with Own Lovell, soloist, Haydn cello Concerto I with Paul Kosower, soloist and Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style…

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $23, Seniors $20, Students $8

Age: All ages

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