Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 05/13/2017

Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7-9am Sat. May. 13

Bird Identification for Beginners

The classroom presentation (May 5th) will focus on the basics of bird identification. We will discuss how to properly use visual and behavioral clues, binoculars, and a field guide. The outdoor field trip (May 13th) will be held at Hoffman…

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

Cost: FREE; Register at least 48 hours in advance

Age: All Ages

8:30am Sat. May. 13

Get it Dunn Run 5k and 1/2 Marathon

The route of this marathon will take runners along Red Cedar River, Lake Menomin and through historic downtown Menomonie. It benefits Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) whose mission is to encourage personal wellness and community betterment —…

Stout Lot 24
9th Avenue East & 6th Street East
Menomonie

Cost: $25-40 (cheaper the earlier you register)

Age: Adults and Kids 10+

9am-4pm Sat. May. 13

Incredible Life Makeover Workshop

This workshop empowers women to live in confidence and freedom. Learn your true identity as Father God sees you. The Biblical strategies and real life applications will nurture your intimacy with God and transform how you see yourself, others…


2524 Golf Road, Suite 2D (Second Story)
Eau Claire

Cost: Registration Fee $20 due the day of event

Age: Teens and Adult Women

9am-6pm Sat. May. 13

14th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for…

Allen Park
S. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. May. 13

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. May. 13

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 Sat. May. 13

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley 5k

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley 5K Celebration is a great family friendly non timed run. Fun and festivities begin at 9am, race at 10am. You can register on race day too. Join GOTR to celebrate it's 10 years of being in the Chippewa…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Before May 1: $20 for Adults, $10 for 12 & under| After May 1: $25 adult, $15 12 & under

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. May. 13

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. 13

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. 13

Little Foodies: Salad People

Learn all about the basics of food prep and healthy snack choices with Katie. Practice cleanliness and creativity as you build some adorable salad people, using lots of tasty and good-for-you ingredients. Registration is required for this…

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Sat. May. 13

WatercolorWorks!

Create your own abstract work of art with our Artist-in-Residence Holli Jacobson. Watercolor classes will be taking place conveniently next to the Waterworks exhibit.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sat. May. 13

Max-Bilt Swap Meet & Open House

Join Max-Bilt for an afternoon at the shop to explore the Swap Meet and enjoy the Open House. The lot will be full of unique items, including but not limited to used vehicle parts, furniture, vintage pieces, and antiques.

Max-Bilt Off Road & MFG
6129 Sandstone Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. May. 13

Population 485: On Stage

Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America. Adapted from the best-selling book by…

UWEC Kjer Theatre
1602 Park Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $20; Students: $15

Age: 10+

1:30-4pm Sat. May. 13

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. 13

Live Music on the Patio: Randy Adams

Enjoy live music from Randy Adams and have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy. Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain. No beverage carry-in…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sat. May. 13

Mom & Me Painting Party

Join guest artist Cyndi Kortbein from The Paint Shack for a fun painting party for parent and child teams, just in time for Mother’s Day! Follow step-by-step instructions to complete a sunflower-themed masterpiece. All materials provided.…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 for members, $20 non-members

Age: Kids ages 3-18 with their adult

2:30-3:30pm Sat. May. 13

Author Read-Aloud

Meet local author Nanci Mortimer for an electric storytelling session. She'll be reading her latest children's book, 'Electric Angel,' all about the wonder of big cities and the magic of music through the eyes of a young girl.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. May. 13

"Hands of Peace" Student Art Event

A biannual event that helps youth share the message of peace with the community through the arts. Its purpose is to expose kids to the experience of teamwork, public performance, tools for peace, and the benefits of self-expression. Will…

Memorial High School - Small Auditorium
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (Donations accepted)

3:30-4pm Sat. May. 13

Making a Gift for Mom

The best kind of gift is one that's made from the heart. Join CMEC all week long to craft a super special gift for Mom for Mother's Day.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-8:30pm Sat. May. 13

Burger Night on The Farm

Serving up burgers and brats - made from 100% grass-fed beef - locally sourced beer, wine, and other food stuffs. Celebrity chefs from favorite local restaurants, a bonfire, kids activities, the Farm Store will be open (cash only) and they'll…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Road
Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend, and fee for food and drink

Age: All Ages

4pm Sat. May. 13

Youth Tractor Safety Class

Eau Claire County UW-Extension is once again offering a Youth Tractor Safety class. Course consists of four classes. Upon completion of the training, youth will have their state license and federal license upon turning 14 years of age.

Fall Creek High School, Agri-Science Room
336 E. Hoover Ave
Fall Creek

6-11pm Sat. May. 13

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. 13

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

6:30-9pm Sat. May. 13

Father/Daughter Dance

This magical event is just for dads (or other male role models) and their daughters to enjoy an evening together with music and refreshments. Come dressed in your best for this night that you will not soon forget!

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Per person: Member $10 | Community $15

Age: 4+

7-10pm Sat. May. 13

9th Annual "A Night in the Desert" Belly Dance Show

Enjoy the exotic and elegant mysteries of belly dance with beautiful music and costumes. The show is a family friendly event that features local and not-so-local dance troupes. There will be a raffle, and donations will also be taken to great…

Fall Creek High School Auditorium
336 E. Hoover Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10:30pm Sat. May. 13

Spring Swing

Swing Dance supporting Menomonie Band Boosters featuring Menomonie High School and MHS Alumni Jazz Ensembles. Swing Dance lessons 7-7:45pm. Dancing starts at 8. Silent auction, dessert, and refreshments.

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.
Menomonie

Cost: $8 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. May. 13

Filmstock: Elk Mound High School Student Film Showcase

Elk Mound High School presents Filmstock; the first annual student film showcase. S students as they premiere their student films for the first time. Popcorn and other concessions will be available.

Elk Mound High School
405 University St
Elk Mound

Cost: $5

Age: Ages 12 and older

7:30-10:30pm Sat. May. 13

BOB Fest: Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

NHS Show Choir Booster presents a Battle of the Bands fundraiser event. High school bands are invite to show off their talents. Grand prize for the winner. MC/host: Joe Luginbill. Celebrity judges: Irie Sol & Whosah. Special performance by…

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 donation

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Sat. May. 13

Population 485: On Stage

Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America. Adapted from the best-selling book by…

UWEC Kjer Theatre
1602 Park Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $20; Students: $15

Age: 10+

7:30pm Sat. May. 13

ECCT Presents: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The crafty slave Pseudolus yearns for his freedom, and his young master Hero promises him just that. THe only catch? he must win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted courtesan Philia for him. What could possibly go wrong? Sondheim's…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. May. 13

Out of Love for the Truth: Martin Luther and Music of the Reformation

Vocal chamber ensemble Schola Cantorum will trace Lutheran choral tradition with their spring concert. “Out of Love for the Truth: Martin Luther and Music of the Reformation” will present music that outlines the development of the…

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

Cost: Advanced tickets for the performances can be purchased online for $12 ($7 for students) at http://scholaec.org; tickets will also be available at the door for $15 ($10 for students).

Age: All Ages

9-11pm Sat. May. 13

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