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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Apr. 6

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

Fri. Apr. 6

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

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 6

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

10:15am Fri. Apr. 6

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

11-11:30am Fri. Apr. 6

Habitat Earth (Planetarium Show)

Check out the inflatable Planetarium to view a stunning journey through the vast networks of life on planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. Apr. 6

Habitat Earth (Planetarium Show)

Check out the inflatable Planetarium to view a stunning journey through the vast networks of life on planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. Apr. 6

Parachute Games

Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy jumping, dancing, moving, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 3+

noon-8pm Fri. Apr. 6

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

1-6pm Fri. Apr. 6

Free Play Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you. Unstaffed.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Fri. Apr. 6

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

4-7pm Fri. Apr. 6

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be having their famous "All you can eat fish fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center
2407 North Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adult, $10 seniors (65 and older), $4 children 5-12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 6

Friday Family Nights

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie & color, free popcorn. In the youth area: dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 per person; Family of 5+ $20 Max

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 6

Live Music: Jorgensen Tagg

The incredibly talented Jorgensen Tagg has a sound that is powerful and undeniably fresh, taking root in rock, blues, pop, and soul and a southern kissed classic rock sound. The troubadours are fast making an indelible mark on the Local and…

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

6-9pm Fri. Apr. 6

Arbor Place Plein Air Reception

Art reception for Arbor Place Plein Air. Come see a weeks worth of landscape paintings from 20+ artists, all created in Dunn County. Proceeds from art sales will benefit Arbor Place Inc. in Menomonie, WI.

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 6

Kids' Night Hike

Kids, don't want to go to bed? Go out after dark and explore Beaver Creek Reserve. Go on a hike to explore nocturnal sights, sounds, and adaptations. Parents, bring a book or explore the Discovery Room while your kids are out adventuring.…

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

Cost: Friends $5, Nonmembers $8; register by 3/30

Age: Ages 10-12

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 6

Spotlight Night

Variety Show fundraiser for the Colfax High School Music Department includes music, dance, skits, audience participation, voting, live auction.

Martin Anderson Gym, Colfax High School
601 University Ave
Colfax

Cost: $5 each (family max $15), under kindergarten free

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 6

ECCT Presents: Charlotte's Web the Musical

This exciting, new musical version of Charlotte's Web brings a new dimension to E. B. White's beloved novel with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse ("Annie", "Bye Bye Birdie"). Wilbur, Charlotte, Templeton and all the barnyard animals along…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

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