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Fri. Apr. 28

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship,…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

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…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10:15am Fri. Apr. 28

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 28

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Plant Lab

You and your child will share in learning about plants, the Earth, and what it means to be a scientist. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects. Work together to start Lily Pad Lab’s…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

10:30-11am Fri. Apr. 28

Mini Gardens

Little fingers will have no trouble digging in and making these adorable little gardens. They're perfect to start seedlings in and transplant into home gardens, or simply watch them as the grow on any countertop.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

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+

3-7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Donation Drop-Off for Memorial High School Band Thrift Sale

Do your spring cleaning and support a good cause. Drop off donated items (clean and in good condition). No donation is too small. Check online to see what items are accepted.

Memorial High School Auxiliary Gym
2225 Keith Street
Eau Claire

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

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,…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

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

6-11pm Fri. Apr. 28

BDP Film Series: Lego Batman

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin…

UW-Stout, Applied Arts 210

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

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

7pm-4am Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Relay For Life

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Join us at our event to bring the UWEC community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer…

UW-Eau Claire McPhee Indoor Track
Upper Campus
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Menomonie High School Theatre Presents: "Grease"

The witty dialogue and catchy hit songs such as “We Go Together” keep Grease one of the most popular musicals of all time

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.

Cost: Tickets $3 students and senior citizens $5 adults Free with activity pass Tickets will be for sale, at the door, 1 hour prior to the beginning of each performance

Age: Parental Guidance Suggested

7:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

The Menomonie Singers: From Vienna

The Menomonie Singers present Schubert's Mass in G and other choral selections of composers who have lived and worked in Vienna. Small orchestra of local musicians will accompany the Mass and perform a Janacek suite. Dr. Jerry Hui, conductor.…

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1120 Cedar St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

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

8-11pm Fri. Apr. 28

Let Your True Colors Show: Queer Prom

If you're an LGBTQIA+ youth or ally in 9th-12th grade, come for a night of FREE great music, dancing, drag performers, appetizers, games, and even a photo booth. There is no dress code, so dress as formally or casually as you're comfortable…

930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Suggested Donation OR Non-Perishable Food Item

Age: Youth 9th-12th Grade