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9-10:30am Sun. Aug. 27

Bath Bombs + Bath Salts Workshop

Baths are the ultimate ritual of unwinding. Spice up the tub with bombs and salts. Learn how to make your own bombs + salts with essential oils + herbs. Cost includes 1 bath bomb + 2 packages of salt as well as a light breakfast.

Red's Mercantile
224 N Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

noon-3pm Sun. Aug. 27

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

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

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sun. Aug. 27

East Meets West Art Exhibit

Enjoy paintings, drawings, watercolors, crystals, jewelry, prints, photography, sculptures and music from 50 juried artists influenced by Eastern and Western healing modalities inspiring fun and health by seeing beyond what exists and into…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. Aug. 27

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. A coal-fired steam engine pulls one train, a G-16 gasoline powered-streamliner pulls the other.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

1-3pm Sun. Aug. 27

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

1-4pm Sun. Aug. 27

Small Wonders by Marcella Edmund

The art exhibit features sculptural containers of architectural form that reflect their function, to hold specific collections of tiny treasures mined from history.

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

Cost: FREE to members / $7 entry to museum

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Aug. 27

Live Music: Riverboat Randy and Dockside Dave

Guitar, vocals & harmonica. Foot Stompin' Blues and Ragtime from the 1920's & 1930's.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Sun. Aug. 27

Floating Bliss SUP Yoga - Open Paddle

This 90 minute class will introduce water safety and paddling techniques, with free time to venture on your own. Perfect for folks who want a great upper body and core workout, or to just paddle at your own leisurely pace.

Dells Pond Boat Launch - Mt. Simon Park
1100 Addison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 16+

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