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Events

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Sat. Apr. 7

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

8:30am-noon Sat. Apr. 7

Spring Fever 5k and 10k

Put on by the Indianhead Track Club the annual Spring Fever 5k and and 10k is fun for the whole family. There is a 10k run that starts at 8:30am and there is a 5k run that starts at 10am. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to…

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $25 for 5k or 10k $30 for both. Prices increase on 3

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Apr. 7

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-4pm Sat. Apr. 7

Introduction to Western Dressage II

This sport can be done with any type horse and rider. Come and see what Western Dressage is about. Red Tail is a heated facility. Clinician is Jennifer Bull of LongShot Farm. All levels of horse and rider are welcome. Riding. Lunch is Pot…

Red Tail Arabians LLC
N6093 840thSt
Elk Mound

Cost: $15 for Adults $5 for Youth

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Apr. 7

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

9:15am-2pm Sat. Apr. 7

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. The knowledge of what to do in an emergency, and perhaps even more importantly, what not to do could make the…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 15+

10-11:30am Sat. Apr. 7

Beginning Ukulele

Learn to play ukulele in one easy lesson. Whether you are just starting to play, or wanting to improve you enjoyment of this popular, easy to play instrument, instructor Rhonda Whitman brings years of local kindergarten teaching experience…

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts
107 Wilson Court
Menomonie

Cost: $15

Age: open

10-10:30am Sat. Apr. 7

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 Sat. Apr. 7

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

10am-1pm Sat. Apr. 7

Teen Job Fair

Looking for your first job can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to. Let the YMCA bring the opportunities to at this all new Teen Job Fair. Nelson Gym will host an array of local employers looking to hire teens for a wide variety of…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 13-18

10-11am Sat. Apr. 7

Co+op Explorers: Seed Starting Workshop

Co+op Explorers 12 & under will learn about starting seeds for produce and flowers, and start their own seeds to bring home in this hands-on workshop. Instructor: Becca Kleist

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

Cost: FREE (Registration required)

Age: 12 & under

10am-4pm Sat. Apr. 7

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. Apr. 7

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. Apr. 7

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

11am-2pm Sat. Apr. 7

Yarn Spinning Class

This Class is for Beginners to Advanced spinners. Beginners can learn about the spinning wheel and how to turn roving and natural fibers into yarn. For any one looking for more advanced techniques, experts can give one on one instruction.…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 16+

11-11:30am Sat. Apr. 7

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

noon-2pm Sat. Apr. 7

Making Marks: Art Class for Children

Three sessions for each age group.Class will explore both drawing and painting, gaining experience with different types of mark making. Real art materials will be provided. Pleas wear clothing that can get messy in the process of our…

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts
107 Wilson Court
Menomonie

Cost: $15

Age: Apr.5-8 Sprouts; May 9-16 Twigs

noon-8pm Sat. Apr. 7

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. Apr. 7

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

1:30pm Sat. Apr. 7

Theatre for Young Audiences: This is Not A Pipe Dream

This is Not a Pipe Dream is a Theatre for young audiences production, appropriate for kids grades K-6 and fun for the whole family. The show is one hour.

Haas Fine Arts Center
121 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 for children 12 and under

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Apr. 7

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

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Apr. 7

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

2-8pm Sat. Apr. 7

Loopy's Late Winter Family Beach Party

No admission and all ages are welcome. Plan a family outing and enjoy bounce houses, sand toys, bean bags, volleyball, giant jenga, hammerschlagen, and more. Open volleyball courts for adults from 8pm-midnight.

Loopy's Grill and Saloon
10691 Business 29
Chippewa Falls

2:30-3pm Sat. Apr. 7

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

3-4pm Sat. Apr. 7

Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour

Enjoy an hour long tour explaining the architecture and the history of this 1882 Eau Claire gem. Learn about beautiful architectural elements and symbolism with insights and revelations that will fascinate and intrigue.

Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour
618 S Farwell St
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Apr. 7

Y Rep Performance: James & the Giant Peach

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

5pm Sat. Apr. 7

Chippewa Humane Association Sin City Dinner and Murder Mystery

Chippewa Humane Association will be having their annual Purr and Paw event at the Eagles Club in Hallie. April 7 is the date. The theme this year will be a Murder Mystery In Sin City. There will be dinner, raffles and silent auction. Social…

Lake Hallie Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $38/person

7pm Sat. Apr. 7

Y Rep Performance: James & the Giant Peach

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Apr. 7

Chippewa Figure Skating Club’s Spring Show

Chippewa Figure Skating Club’s annual Spring Show is the BIG event of the year. Over 50 families/coaches work together to create this fun family event.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena
839 First Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $8, Student/Seniors $6

9pm Sat. Apr. 7

Sue Orfield at the Lakely

Jazz and blues, and a few other musical flavors thrown in for good measure.

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+