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9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 14

2nd Annual Hope Lutheran Vendor Fair

Craft & vendor fair with 30+ vendors and food available.

Hope Lutheran Church
2226 Eddy Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Apr. 14

Cat Show

See purebred cats and household pets compete for awards. Daily raffle, shop cat themed merchandise, make ‘n take cat toy with admission, costume contest, and more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St, Creative Arts Building C
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 GA, $2 ages 7 and under

9am-4pm Sat. Apr. 14

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-2:30pm Sat. Apr. 14

Babysitter Training

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-1pm Sat. Apr. 14

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

9:45-10:30am Sat. Apr. 14

Tween Yogis

This class is intended to develop the students' practice and build awareness of ones strength both physically and mentally. His is a slow-flowing class incorporating yoga poses and education. Tweens are welcome to join class solo as…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Ages7-12

10am-noon Sat. Apr. 14

Container Garden Class

Create your one of a kind annual container garden for your porch, patio, or garden spot. Bring your own containers, or purchase one there.

Green Oasis Garden Center
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Purchase plant and container (or byo)

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Apr. 14

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Cookies and Canvas Youth Painting Workshop

Focuses on the delicate details and patterns found in traditional folk art. Folk art includes paintings, carvings, furniture, textiles, and other objects produced by people using traditional techniques passed down to them through the…

Blue Canvas Art Studio
930 Galloway Street - Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 16
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Kids

10am-2pm Sat. Apr. 14

Spring Fling Gifts and Goodies Sale

Craft and Vendor show. Over 20+ local vendors and crafters with a wide variety of gifts and goodies.

Anson Town Hall
13830 County Hwy S
Jim Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Apr. 14

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. Apr. 14

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

11am-1pm Sat. Apr. 14

Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Eau Claire chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby to see what steps are being taken locally and nationally to help curb climate change in a bipartisan way.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Apr. 14

Little Yogi & Me

Moms & Dads, bring your little ones and let's have some fun. Little Yogi & Me classes make for a fun family outing that incorporates fitness, movement, and education for everyone. This class occurs the second Saturday of each month. You must…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $10 Kiddos: $5

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-2pm Sat. Apr. 14

Make a Dream Catcher - All Ages Class

Instructor Raven will teach the basics of how to make a dreamcatcher using a brass ring, string, and various beads. You may bring your own charms to add if you like. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All Materials Included.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Sat. Apr. 14

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-4pm Sat. Apr. 14

54th Annual Spring Art Show

Nearly 100 local artists - old and young, novice and experienced - submit their two and three-dimensional art works each year to this community exhibit. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, and other…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Apr. 14

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

12:30-2:30pm Sat. Apr. 14

"10 Great Ways to Share Your Faith" Workshop

Learn how to be a joyful witness to the Gospel. St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) presents a workshop and training on “10 Great Ways to Share Your Faith." SPSE is a Catholic Christian organization, but they welcome all with an interest…

Notre Dame Parish Life Center (Rose Room)
22 S. Prairie St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free (goodwill offerings accepted for our ministry)

Age: 15+

12:30-1:30pm Sat. Apr. 14

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

1-3pm Sat. Apr. 14

Container Garden Class

Create your one of a kind annual container garden for your porch, patio, or garden spot. Bring your own containers, or purchase one there.

Green Oasis Garden Center
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Purchase plant and container (or byo)

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Apr. 14

The Syzdels at Caffe Tempo

A Saturday afternoon performance by the wonderful duo well known throughout the area, The Syzdels will bring their music and charm to Tempo for the first time together.

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Apr. 14

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. Apr. 14

Teen Paint & Plant

Teens are invited to come on down to the library to paint a flower pot and plant a bit of green to brighten a room or outdoor space. Choose from seeds or plant starters. Registration is required and may be done online or by contacting Youth…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

2:30-3pm Sat. Apr. 14

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. 14

Mini & Me Aerial Yoga

Have fun, relax, connect, and fly! The perfect bonding date for you and your child. Learn basic aerial yoga poses and gentle inversions in our hammocks with your child. Taught by a certified aerial yoga teacher who can safely guide you and…

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $25; pre-registration required

Age: Children must be potty trained

3-5pm Sat. Apr. 14

National Library Week Button Challenges

Celebrate National Library Week. The amazing button maker will be out in Youth Services, so stop by all week. A new literary challenge will be available each day to prompt your creativity.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-9:30pm Sat. Apr. 14

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+

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