Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 05/20/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7-11am Sat. May. 20

24th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast

The meal includes all you can eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles, sausage, cheese curds, pudding snacks, ice cream, milk and coffee. Activities to be featured at the dairy breakfast include a bake sale, antique model T and tractor display, petting…

Prestrud Dairy LLC
N14255 190th Street
Prairie Farm

Cost: $6/person, children 5 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. May. 20

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past…

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

Age: all ages

9am-5pm Sat. May. 20

6th Annual Chippewa Valley Rib Fest

Rib Competition that is open to the public to come out and compete or just walk on thru and try ribs, chicken, brats, hot dogs, and much more all grilled on the Big Green Egg! Also featuring Wood Fired Pizza demonstrations to make your own…

Swimrite Pools and Spas
5705 State Road 93
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30am-12:30pm Sat. May. 20

Workshop: Leather Wrap Around Journal

Attendees will be tearing, cutting and folding paper signatures and hand-stitching them onto 100% genuine cowhide. Apply a coating for water resistance on top, to seal them up. They're even refillable.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $65 per person; pre-registration required

Age: 12+

9:45-11am Sat. May. 20

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-8pm Sat. May. 20

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2 Donation - First Day only

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. May. 20

Keeping Kids Entertained on the Trail

A day hike offers a great opportunity for families to bond and to instill children with an understanding and appreciation of nature. This session will allow families to experience activities and trail games that get kids excited about a day…

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

Cost: Friends $6; Nonmembers $10 per family

Age: Families of children up to 13yo

10am-3pm Sat. May. 20

Great Steps: Walk for Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that can affect up to 1 in every 3,000 births; yet sadly it is still very unheard of by many. This walk is family orientated, fun, and designed to raise awareness for the disorder. there will be food,…

Irvine Park Main Pavilion
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20 preresgistration $25 day of

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. May. 20

25th Annual Mutt Strut N' Tabby Trot 5K Fun Run & Pet Walk

24th Annual Mutt Strut N' Tabby Trot 5K Fun Run and Pet Walk. Registration is at 10am and the Run/Walk start at 11am. Participating pets must be up-to-date on rabies vaccination and be leashed. Event also includes a bounce house, pet expo,…

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center
620 17th Street SE
Menomonie

Cost: $25 per person

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. May. 20

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. 20

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. 20

Cereal Mosaics & Birdfeeder Sculptures

With your favorite breakfast treat, make colorful mosaics and tasty birdfeeders to hang at home.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-4:30pm Sat. May. 20

Firewoods Pizza at River Bend

Stop out at River Bend winery for fresh, delicious wood-fired pizza. It's recommended to bring your own seating in case the patio is full.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

11am-2pm Sat. May. 20

31st Annual Fido & Friends Fun Run

Fundraiser for the Eau Claire County Humane Association. Registration begins at 11am with the fun run starting at noon. Your furry friend is welcome to participate in the talent show. Vendor tables to visit and food concessions will be…

Carson Park- Pine Pavilion
741 Pavillion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $30/person

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. May. 20

Keeping Kids Entertained on the Trail

A day hike offers a great opportunity for families to bond and to instill children with an understanding and appreciation of nature. This session will allow families to experience activities and trail games that get kids excited about a day…

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

Cost: Friends $6; Nonmembers $10 per family

Age: Families of children up to 13yo

1:30-4pm Sat. May. 20

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

2-5pm Sat. May. 20

Live Music on the Patio: Ellie May Kay

Live music with Ellie May Kay 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

3:30-4pm Sat. May. 20

Cereal Mosaics & Birdfeeder Sculptures

With your favorite breakfast treat, make colorful mosaics and tasty birdfeeders to hang at home.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. May. 20

Memorial High School Evening of Jazz

25th Anniversary of Evening of Jazz for Memorial High School Jazz Band Students. This event will feature a dance lesson by "Two To Tango"at 6pm. Event starts at 7pm. Special pieces performed by Memorial High School Alumni. Desserts,…

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

Cost: Students $5, Adults $10

Age: All ages welcome

6:30-9pm Sat. May. 20

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

7-9pm Sat. May. 20

Showtime Championship Wrestling

A family Friendly wrestling event to benefit the Eau Claire Adult Special Olympics athletes. Featuring 7 action filled matches plus local professional wrestling stars J.D.Bandit, Devlin Caine, Aaron Sacrifice, Nathan Sensation, manager…

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 for Special Olympics Athletes, Military Personnel, & kids under 12: $12 General Admission

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Sat. May. 20

Steve Szydel Performance: Re-release of Fairchild

Join Steve Szydel for a performance in celebration of his latest run of his CD, Fairchild. This album is dedicated to his son, Seth, born with Down syndrome who we lost a couple years ago. Some proceeds will go to a wonderful program: Special…

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30-9:30pm Sat. May. 20

Holy Rocka Rollaz

The classic early rock 'n' roll and rockabilly of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and more, played just the way those legends played it.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $30 VIP / $25 Adults / $23 Seniors & Students

Age: All Ages, Family Friendly

9-11pm Sat. May. 20

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