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Sat. Apr. 21

Here We Grow Again - Spring Children's Consignment Fair

West Central Wisconsin's upscale children's consignment event. The place to find bargains on quality, name brand clothes, great toys, books, videos, baby equipment, and nursery furniture. Make some extra cash by consigning your child's/teens…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

8:30am-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 21

Stepfamily Rx Conference

Calling all stepcouples, single parents, and couples planning on creating a stepfamily. Important information regarding co-parenting, smart phones, teen anxiety/depression, and more. Call for more information.

Peace Church
501 E. Fillmore
Eau Claire

Cost: $40/Couple (includes breaks and lunch); $20/Single; Free childcare up to 5th grade (register early, limited space)

Age: Adults

9am Sat. Apr. 21

12th Annual Puddle Jump 5k Fun Run/Walk

Puddle Jump proceeds will help fund Longfellow's After-School 21st Century Community Learning Center (C.L.C.) and student scholarships for community programs. Groups can register as a team and receive t-shirts with their team name printed on…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: Pre-registration: $15 adults, $5 child, $20 team member, $30 per Longfellow family // Day-Of Registration: $20 adults, $10 children

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Apr. 21

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

9am-9pm Sat. Apr. 21

Sprinkler Party at Chaos

Bring your squirt guns for a day of fun with your friends at our Sprinkler Party. All Day daily admission is $12/person and kids under 36" are $6 each.

Chaos Water Park
5150 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $12/person; kids under 36" are $6 each

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 21

First Presbyterian Church Annual Thrift Sale

The sale will feature gently used clothing for all ages, outerwear, shoes, jewelry, household goods, small appliances, bedding, furniture, books, tools, sporting goods and lots of miscellaneous items. The proceeds will be divided between…

First Presbyterian Church
2112 Rudolph Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Apr. 21

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-5pm Sat. Apr. 21

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists Group Show

This collective show features artwork from members of the Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists group, showcasing techniques that range from traditional watercolor, to experimental and mixed media. These area artists bring different backgrounds…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Apr. 21

Earth Day - Donation Drop Off Event

Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity, The King's Closet, First Choice Recycling, Eau Claire County Humane Association and St. Francis Food Pantry will be collecting donations. Drive by, Drop off your donations and enjoy Earth Day. Contact any…

Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity Restore
145 N. Clairemont Avenune
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Apr. 21

Scheels Outdoor Expo

Local Scheels experts and vendor representatives will be on site to show you the latest in camping, watersports, fishing, yard games, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, GPS systems, fitness trackers and more. Also offering delicious food samples…

Scheels All Sports
4710 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Apr. 21

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge 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 Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Apr. 21

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

10-11:30am Sat. Apr. 21

Youth Artist Workshops

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA. Each month, a guest artist will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. An exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a talented local creator.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Apr. 21

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

noon-2pm Sat. Apr. 21

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-7pm Sat. Apr. 21

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC
N6093 84-th St
Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

noon-8pm Sat. Apr. 21

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. 21

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. 21

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

1-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 21

Earth Day Wellness Day: Detox Your Environment + Improve Your Health

Join Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Kristie Gering and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach Kris Greener as they share with you how to reduce or eliminate toxins in your home, food and body care products. Visit with local "clean…

Dove Wissota Health North Building - Community Room
County Highway I
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 (registration is required as seats are limited)

Age: Teen through adult

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Apr. 21

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

2:30-3pm Sat. Apr. 21

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

4:30-7pm Sat. Apr. 21

Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s largest national initiative. Play games, do activities, and learn about fun summer opportunities. All of the Y's programs will be highlighted throughout the evening, and they will be giving away prizes all night…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-7pm Sat. Apr. 21

Togetherhood Sports Equipment Giveaway

From March 5-April 11, the Eau Claire YMCA Togetherhood group will be collecting new and gently used athletic equipment. On Saturday, they'll give it all back. You don’t need to donate gear to pick up gear. All donated equipment will be…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-9:30pm Sat. Apr. 21

A Smashing Good Time - A Roller Derby Double Header

Two bouts for the price of one! Chippewa Valley Roller Derby takes on the Mad Wreckin' Dolls, then CVRD All-Stars will take on the Reservoir Dolls, both from Madison WI. This is guaranteed to be a Smashin' Good Time for the final home bout of…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 presale, $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Apr. 21

80's Party

Dress-up in your best 80's costumes to win prizes all night long. Free Jukebox and Happy Hour Specials all night long as well.

Princeton Valley Golf Course
2300 W. Princeton Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Apr. 21

Chippewa Falls High School Theater Presents: Miss Nelson is Missing

The Chippewa Falls High School Theater department is proud to announce their annual Spring play production based on the children's book "Miss Nelson is Missing!"by Harry Allard.

Chippewa Falls High School
735 Terrill Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for Students/Children

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Apr. 21

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin

The legendary Kevin Kling will grace WideSpot with his hilarious and often poignant story telling. Simone Perrin accompanies him with her sultry voice and soulful accordion.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 At the Door (availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. Apr. 21

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free. Dontations accepted

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