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Sat. Mar. 24

Wisconsin ArtsWest 39

This year 81 artists from 22 communities submitted 144 works to be judged for entry into the show. The juror for the exhibit is Cameron Anderson, an artist and a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sat. Mar. 24

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30am Sat. Mar. 24

3rd Annual Easter Brunch

Pancakes, sausage, and orange juice. Free will donation. All proceeds going to The Alzheimer's Association. The Easter Bunny will be there.

Lake Hallie Memory Care
4407 124th Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free Will Donation

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Mar. 24

Chippewa Valley Annual Homeschool Curriculum Fair

Perfect for lovers of books, toys, crafts, and curricula. Home educators from west central Wisconsin will sell thousands of new and used treasures in Calvary’s large gymnasium. Chippewa Valley Lightning Bolts will provide concessions.

Calvary Baptist Church
3036 Epiphany Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Mar. 24

Govin's Lambing Barn

Come see and hold all the farm babies at Govin's. We have lambs, chicks, piglets, goats, alpacas and more. It may even be possible to see a birth while you are here. We also offer pony rides, face painting, wool spinners and crafts. Lunch &…

Govin’s Meats & Berries
N6134 670th St
Menomonie

Cost: $7.75/person & children under 24 months are free.

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Mar. 24

Kamp KiWA (Kids With Asthma)

A half day asthma camp for children who are new to asthma or struggling with symptoms. It's designed to provide coping skills and fun activities that empower kids to lead normal lives. As a life-long asthmatic, Carol is eager to share her…

Healing Choices Oasis LLC
2711 Pleasant St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $120-150

Age: 8-12 years with parent

9-10:30am Sat. Mar. 24

Community Breakfast for The Salvation Army Hygiene Hub

Hundreds of families are helped through The Salvation Army's "Hygiene Hub". Supplies are always needed. Have fun helping people in our community by giving Personal Care, Household Care, Baby Care items when you come to enjoy free breakfast…

The Salvation Army - Bread of Life Center
2211 South Hastings Way
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - Bring an item to help stock the shelves of the "Hygiene Hub"

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Mar. 24

Winter Market of Menomonie

A typical Winter market day is presented by 15-20 farmers and artists selling everything from vegetables to fruits, eggs, breads, meats and handmade crafts. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week. All…

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Mar. 24

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest

A farm-focused weekend brunch with live music. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics, and the stage offers such names as Shane Leonard, Nick Seeger, Mari Carlson, Colin Heshmat, and many others. Visit The Lakely…

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE, consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Mar. 24

Pour Painted Easter Eggs

Create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. Light snack and beverages.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Mar. 24

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

10am-4pm Sat. Mar. 24

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

10am-9pm Sat. Mar. 24

Easter Bunny at Oakwood Mall

There's an egg-ceptionally wonderful Easter Bunny headed to Oakwood Mall. Take the eggs-press lane and reserve your place in line online. Bring your furry (or not so furry) family members to meet the Easter Bunny for Pet Night on 3/26.

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

10am-3pm Sat. Mar. 24

Grow Your Own Grass Easter Basket

Grow your own Easter basket and decorate with pussy willow catkins. Make a beautiful spring accent for your home. Class includes a liner, potting mix, grass seed, willow catkins, make a tissue paper butterfly accent, and decorate one hand…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1 for $10; or 2 for $15

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Mar. 24

Create Your Own Felted Bunny

Create a tiny felted bunny for Easter. These adorable wool bunnies make great gifts or keepsake. Join us for this fun teen and adult craft. We will be using felting needles to mold our natural & dyed wool into bunnies (1.5"x1" in size).

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1 for $5 or 3 for $10 per person

Age: Teen & Adult

10:15am Sat. Mar. 24

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:30-11am Sat. Mar. 24

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

11-11:30am Sat. Mar. 24

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

11am-3pm Sat. Mar. 24

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Day

Meet at Camp Manitou for a great afternoon of family fun. Hike out to a remote side of camp and learn the process of making maple syrup, from tapping the trees to boiling down the sap. Enjoy pure maple syrup with a meal of pancakes and bacon.

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

Cost: Member $7, Family $20 | Community $10, Family $25

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Mar. 24

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

12:30-1:30pm Sat. Mar. 24

Paint Saturdays

K-5 students are invited to the Second Floor of the UW-Stout Library on Saturday afternoons to learn the basics of using a variety of media and materials in creative projects taught by UW-Stout pre-service teachers.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor
315 10th Ave E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-12 years old

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Mar. 24

Paint Saturdays

K-5 students are invited to the Second Floor of the UW-Stout Library on Saturday afternoons to learn the basics of using a variety of media and materials in creative projects taught by UW-Stout pre-service teachers.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor
315 10th Ave E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-12 years old

2-3pm Sat. Mar. 24

Yoga for Teens

Whether a beginner or expert, all body types and abilities are welcome. Teens will learn ways to take care of their bodies, emotionally and physically through breathing, yoga poses and relaxation techniques. ncrease your confidence,…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

2:30-3pm Sat. Mar. 24

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

3-5pm Sat. Mar. 24

Pub Sing

The popular Twin Cities pub sings come to Menomonie. Folks bring their songs to share, and everyone joins in on the chorus. Songs of work, love, nature, drinking, community, inspiration and more. You can lead a song or sing along. Please no…

The Duke and Dagger
120 6th Avenue West
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Sat. Mar. 24

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

4-4:30pm Sat. Mar. 24

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

5:30-9:30pm Sat. Mar. 24

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

6:30-9pm Sat. Mar. 24

Class Reunion: A Mystery Musical Comedy

A family-friendly “who-done-it” featuring loads of comedy and harmonious singing. Many years have passed since the “kids in the class” walked the halls of old, soon-to-be-demolished Crandall High School, but tonight they are gathered…

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

Cost: Dinner Show - Adults $34, Seniors $33, Youth $27 Show Only – Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Mar. 24

5th Annual Springtime Shimmy at the Acoustic

Lasa Anahata brings to Eau Claire a dynamic belly dance show not to be missed. Dancers from the Chippewa Valley and Minnesota always provide colorful, energetic, and creative performances to an amazing array of music. They really kick up the…

Acoustic Cafe
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages