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Sat. Mar. 31

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. 31

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

9-10am Sat. Mar. 31

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is coming to the River Prairie Center! Breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, breakfast potatoes, bacon and choose of beverage. Doors open at 9am; breakfast will be served at 9:15am. Participants must…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: Adult-$8.50; Child-$6.00; 3 and under free

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Mar. 31

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-noon Sat. Mar. 31

Chipppewa Valley Easter Egg Hunt

All families are invited to the 8th Annual 2018 Chippewa Valley Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event will feature a wide variety of free, family friendly activities for the entire Chippewa Valley to enjoy! The grounds open to the public at…

Pine Pavilion, Carson Park
741 Pavillion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Mar. 31

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

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Mar. 31

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all the necessary items to create some huge and innovative structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: FREE with admission

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 31

Visit with the Easter Bunny

Come in for some fun Easter Treats and play with the Easter Bunny. The kids loved him last year, and he sure loved playing basketball and hopping through the Playhouse with them. Great opportunity to take photos and make lasting family…

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, adults and infants under 12 months are free

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. Mar. 31

Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Altoona Parks & Recreation Department for a free Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will be held in River Prairie Park and does not require pre-registration. There will be separate hunts for different ages. Ages 0-3 will start at 10:15a.m.;…

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-9 years old

10am-9pm Sat. Mar. 31

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-1pm Sat. Mar. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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

10:15am Sat. Mar. 31

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

noon-8pm Sat. Mar. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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

2-4pm Sat. Mar. 31

Godspell

Multi-generational production of Godspell - 2012 Revised Version. The show offers a modern telling of Jesus's life and lessons of tolerance and love and features songs such as "Day by Day" and "All Good Gifts."

First Congregational United Church of Christ (Menomonie)
420 Wilson Ave.
Menomonie

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Sat. Mar. 31

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

6-10pm Sat. Mar. 31

Showtime Championship Wrestling - One Tough Weekend

Showtime Championship Wrestling returns to Chippewa Falls. "One Tough Weekend" will be an action packed, entertaining night of wrestling the whole family can enjoy. Special guest national TV stars "Tough Guy Inc" - the team of "Brutal" Bob…

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Front Row $15; General Admission $12; $2 Discount for Military & Special Olympians

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 31

Godspell

Multi-generational production of Godspell - 2012 Revised Version. The show offers a modern telling of Jesus's life and lessons of tolerance and love and features songs such as "Day by Day" and "All Good Gifts."

First Congregational United Church of Christ (Menomonie)
420 Wilson Ave.
Menomonie

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

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