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Sat. Apr. 29

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

6am-8pm Sat. Apr. 29

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s largest national initiative, providing activities centered around healthy living. Fill out your ‘passport’ with your completed challenges and return the sheet to the service desk.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Apr. 29

Memorial High School Band Thrift Sale

Huge selection of items at low prices including clothing, toys, books, housewares, seasonal, home decor, furniture and much more. Bag Sale 11:30am to 1pm, $5/bag. Money raised supports the Memorial High School Band Program.

Memorial High School Auxiliary Gym
2225 Keith Street
Eau Claire

8am-3pm Sat. Apr. 29

UUC Spring Thrift Sale

Including $3 bag sale on clothing; books; furniture; bedding; kitchen appliances and supplies; boutique items; home decor; games & toys; shoes; purses and much more.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

8am-1pm Sat. Apr. 29

Mondovi Garden Club Annual Spring Plant Sale

Quality, proven plants donated by our members will enhance your home and garden. Coupled with the Friends of the Library Book Sale this will be a fun morning.

Marten Center
Mondovi

Cost: All Plants will be priced at $3

Age: All Ages

8-11am Sat. Apr. 29

4th Annual Beaver Bolt

8am registration; 8:30am kids' 400 M Fun Run on Track; 8:45am 5K Bike Ride along Bartig Road; 9:15am 5K Run/Walk along Bartig Road. To guarantee a T-shirt, must register by April 14. Proceeds from this event help fund Augusta Elementary…

Augusta High School
E19320 Bartig Road
Augusta

Cost: $10-25

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 29

Dog & Cat Microchip Clinic

Low-cost Microchip Clinic for dogs and cats. No appointment necessary. You do not need to be a Dunn County resident to participate. All pets must be on a leash. Engraved pet tags also available starting at just $7. The microchip procedure…

Keyes Chevytown (Service Dept Entrance)
303 Oak Avenue
Menomonie

Cost: $10 plus tax

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Apr. 29

SpringFest 5K for Kids

5K and 1 Mile that loops through beautiful Irvine Park. Join this fun event and receive some great race goodies. Adult registration includes a t-shirt, admission to SpringFest, and refreshments. The first 150 children registered will receive…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20-25 GA; Children Under 13 Free

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Apr. 29

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

9:45-11am Sat. Apr. 29

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-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 29

Fishing Fundamentals Clinic

Registration open from 10-10:30am. Parents must accompany their children under 16 yrs. Indoor instruction from 10:30am–12:30 pm. Learn about: Safety, Invasive Species, Knot Tying, Fish Identification/Handling, Lure types/Board, Bait and…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Geared towards those under 18

10am-6pm Sat. Apr. 29

Autumn Harvest Opening Day

Celebrate the opening of Autumn Harvest's 2017 season with live music from Jerrika Mighelle + QuinnElizabeth from 3-5pm.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Apr. 29

Spring Psychic & Wellness Fair

Judy Meinen of Angel Care Healing Touch, along with Maple House Arts, bring you their annual fair featuring 35 vendors, readers and healers. Free presentations throughout the day by Judy, Joe "the Rock Guy" Rothengass, and more.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
5872 33rd Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Apr. 29

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. 29

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

10:30-11am Sat. Apr. 29

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.

11am Sat. Apr. 29

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

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Apr. 29

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.
Menomonie

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

1:30-4pm Sat. Apr. 29

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. 29

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

5:30pm Sat. Apr. 29

The Lor Brothers

Come watch renowned break dancers, The Lor Brothers, at this free event.

CVTC, Casper Conference Center
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-9pm Sat. Apr. 29

Hot Pants & Faceplants: CVRG vs Fox City Roller Derby

It’s time to break out the hot pants and get ready to cheer as the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls take on Fox Cities Roller Derby from Appleton, WI. Doors open at 5:30 pm, game starts at 6:30 pm

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 presale, $10 at the door

Age: All ages, kids under 12 are free

6-11pm Sat. Apr. 29

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. 29

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

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Apr. 29

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.
Menomonie

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 Sat. Apr. 29

One World Taiko - Traditional Japanese Drumming

Taiko means “drum” in Japanese and One World Taiko is a professional Japanese drum ensemble that captivates audiences of all ages with its heart-pounding beats, dynamic movement, and rhythmic grooves. One World Taiko’s music is drawn…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $10; Seniors $9; Youth $5; Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $25

Age: All Ages

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