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8:30-11:30am Sat. May. 6

5th Annual Walk for Hunger Nyre You

The ½ or 3 mile walk raises funds for the Feed A Child Nyre You program that supports hunger through weekend food bags for students who attend Altoona Schools, 4K weekend food bags and the Altoona HS food pantry. More info at Feed A Child…

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
2245 Hayden Ave
Altoona

Cost: $10/person or $30/family

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. May. 6

3rd Annual CVTC Auto Club Car Show & Swap Meet

Rain or Shine CVTC Student Parking Lot, Eau Claire Dash Plaques to first 100 Show Cars Spectators & Show Cars are free.

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: Show Cars and Spectators are Free; Swap Vendors $10

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. May. 6

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-noon Sat. May. 6

Make a Thunder Gourd

In this two hour class you will decorate a gourd, and a membrane and spring. When finished the beautiful gourd makes a wonderful thunderous sound. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Younger children can assist with painting and…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Members $30, Nonmembers $35 (per gourd); register by May 3rd

Age: Ages 8-Adult

9:45-11am Sat. May. 6

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-4pm Sat. May. 6

27th Annual Pottery and Painting Sale

Wood fired functional pottery by Willem Gebben and Oil Paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints by Hjordis Olson. See the studios and Kiln. Refreshments. Beautiful rural setting enjoy some time in nature.

Hillcrest Pottery
N 8751 County Road A
Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-3pm Sat. May. 6

Astronomy Day in the Chippewa Valley

Planetarium shows, activities and displays about astronomy for all ages. See a working radio telescope, meteorites, and telescopes. Learn about constellations, radioactivity, and the August total solar eclipse, examine the sun using a…

UWEC campus, Phillips Science Hall near planetarium
101 Roosevelt Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. May. 6

Chippewa Valley It Works Gives Back to Down Syndrome

An event to raise awareness and fundraising for Down Syndrome. Vendors, crafting, small business sellers, pool tournament from 10am-5pm, dart tournament from 11am-6pm, and Moonshine Band from 7-11pm.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. May. 6

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. May. 6

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. May. 6

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. May. 6

Celebrate Mom at Menomonie Market

Celebrate your mom at Menomonie Market. Enjoy a free gift basket raffle, mimosa and chocolate samples, demos from EB Ranch, Beloved Sisters and Dairyland Bakery.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Sat. May. 6

Springtime Artisan Market

A weekend of art, demos, food, entertainment, conversations and fun. Artisans will have their doors open, and the Gallery will be lit up. 20 outside artisans will set up tents to showcase their talents. The smells of good food and sounds of…

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. May. 6

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Young Artists - Plein Air Paint-Phoenix Park

Young Artists is a 2 hour paint workshop outside in Phoenix Park, and wants to inspire the next generation of creative minds. A fun and qualified instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own outdoor masterpiece. Admission…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: Kids and their grown-ups

1:30-4pm Sat. May. 6

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

2-5:30pm Sat. May. 6

Live Music on the Patio: Steve Szydel

Live music with Steve Szydel on the patio at Autumn Harvest Winery. Wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy. Guests are can bring their own chairs.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-3:30pm Sat. May. 6

The String Connection/Full Connection Orchestra Concert

The String Connection, an adult string orchestra, with guests, forming The Full Connection, (full orchestra) featuring a concert of string and full orchestra music, featuring Beethoven's Symphony #1. Celebrating The String Connection's 10th…

Saving Grace Lutheran Church
2124 EastRidge
Eau Claire

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Sat. May. 6

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Quick Paint in Phoenix Park

Quick Paint in Phoenix Park! Registered GO Paint! Chippewa Valley painters will have 2 hours to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of Phoenix Park. Prizes awarded. Participating artists are required to register. Contact for more information…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: See registration information, FREE to watch

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Sat. May. 6

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. May. 6

Picnic With A Purpose for Roxanne Litchfield-Holey

A benefit for Roxanne Litchfield-Holey's medical expenses. Picnic supper from 6-7pm. Brats, hotdogs, potato salad, beans, chips, beverage & dessert Benefit concert from 7-8pm with musical numbers by friends of Roxanne.

St. John's Lutheran Church
1804 Highland Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Donation to Cover Medical Expenses

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. May. 6

11th Annual Irish Dance Show

Janelle’s School of Irish Dance will be joined by the Shillelagh Lads for this annual performance. A team-up of traditional Irish music, dance, and excitement.

North High School Auditorium
1801 Piedmont Rd
Eau claire

Cost: Admission by Donation

Age: All ages!

6-11pm Sat. May. 6

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. May. 6

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. May. 6

4th Annual FCPL Swing Dance Fundraiser

Live Swing Band, light finger food, prize raffle. Tickets for sale soon at the FCPL Circulation Desk. Dressed up or dressed as you are, but wear your dancing shoes.

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: $5 pre-registration, $6 at the door

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. May. 6

Recording of "Says You!" At the Lismore

Explore words and whimsy at a live presentation of Says You!, the popular weekend game show. Says You!’s expert panelists try to outwit one another and the audience over obscure words, turns of phrase and listener questions. Two shows will…

The Lismore
333 Gibson Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Students: $25, General Admission: $30, Premium: $65

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. May. 6

Pat Donohue - Grammy Winning Guitarist

Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week on MPR’s Prairie Home Companion and he’s coming to WideSpot! His influences are rooted in legendary bluesmen, yet his blend of jazz,…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door (until sold out)

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. May. 6

Memorial High School Spring Play: "To Art and Beyond"

A group of bored and disconnected students arrive at an art museum for a class field trip, and are surprised to meet up with magic and mayhem along the way. Famous works of art like "The Thinker" and "American Gothic", "The Scream", and more…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. May. 6

Jesse McCartney Concert

It might be hard to believe that Jesse McCartney just celebrated a decade in show business. For teenagers and tweens in the early 2000's, his smash hit "Beautiful Soul," made him a household name. This throwback concert is sure to make your …

Zorn Arena
UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for Public | $10 for UWEC Students (before day of event) $25 for Public | $15 for UWEC Student (day of and at the door)

Age: All Ages

9-11pm Sat. May. 6

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city. Look through telescopes and see galaxies, nebula, star clusters, colorful double stars, and much more. Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Age: All ages

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