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Sat. Apr. 28

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

8am-3pm Sat. Apr. 28

Huge Thrift Sale

Clothing is $3/bag. Books, furniture, purses & bags, dishes, misc. household items. Fresh baked scones and coffee also available.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

8am Sat. Apr. 28

Spring Open House at Green Oasis

Head to the Green Oasis Gardens for our Spring Open House. Enjoy sales through out the garden center. Bare root will be available.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am Sat. Apr. 28

5th Annual Beaver Bolt

8am registration; 8:30am kids' 400 M Fun Run on Track; 8:45am 5K Bike Ride along Bartig Road; 9:15am 5K Run/Walk along Bartig Road. The proceeds of this event will defer the costs of field trips for students, supplies, and items for…

Augusta High School
E19320 Bartig Rd.
Augusta

Cost: $10-25

Age: All Ages

8am-11pm Sat. Apr. 28

Springfest

Activities will include live music all weekend, Springfest 5k Fun Run, kubb tournament, family-friendly fun & activities, food & drinks, over 55 local vendors & exhibitors offering specials on everything spring & summer, and much more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: One Day $10, Three day $20

Age: All Ages

8-11am Sat. Apr. 28

Run For Water 5k

A family-friendly run benefiting the outreach work of Cedarbrook church along with our friends at Living Water International-a non-profit dedicated to bringing clean water to communities in need around the world. You can pre-register (cost…

Red Cedar State Trail
921 Brickyard Road
Menomonie

Cost: $20 Individual race fee/$60 family or team race fee

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Apr. 28

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

10-10:30am Sat. Apr. 28

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. 28

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

10am-6pm Sat. Apr. 28

Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard Opening Day

This year Autumn Harvest releases two new wines. Featuring live music by Ellie May Kay. Food trucks will also be on-site.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Apr. 28

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1, hardcovers start at $2. Children and YA paperbacks start at $0.25 and hardcover at $0.50.…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Apr. 28

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

10:30am-noon Sat. Apr. 28

Maintaining Peace of Mind

With the right motivation, intention, and training, we can transform every situation into an opportunity to help ourselves and others. Lama Karma will offer techniques, including patience building and skillful conduct, that help our minds be…

Hay River KTC Meditation Center
N14085 County VV (not W)
Ridgeland

Cost: suggested donations

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Apr. 28

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

11-11:30am Sat. Apr. 28

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 Sat. Apr. 28

ECCT Presents: Go Dog, Go!

Dogs, dogs, everywhere! Eating lunch, driving cars, building things. Barking, singing, dancing dogs. Blue dogs. Yellow dogs. Red dogs. And most importantly find out the answer to the burning question- "Do you like my hat?"

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Sat. Apr. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

ECCT Presents: Go Dog, Go!

Dogs, dogs, everywhere! Eating lunch, driving cars, building things. Barking, singing, dancing dogs. Blue dogs. Yellow dogs. Red dogs. And most importantly find out the answer to the burning question- "Do you like my hat?"

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

Age: All Ages

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Apr. 28

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

2:30-4pm Sat. Apr. 28

Maintaining Peace of Mind

With the right motivation, intention, and training, we can transform every situation into an opportunity to help ourselves and others. Lama Karma will offer techniques, including patience building and skillful conduct, that help our minds be…

Hay River KTC Meditation Center
N14085 County VV (not W)
Ridgeland

Cost: suggested donations

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Sat. Apr. 28

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. Apr. 28

Swing Dance Fundraiser

Come at 6pm to learn how to Swing Dance from instructors, or at 7pm for the main event which will feature a live band and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 per person, children 10 and under are free.

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: $10 per ticket, $5 with a School ID, children 10 and under are FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. Apr. 28

Maintaining Peace of Mind

With the right motivation, intention, and training, we can transform every situation into an opportunity to help ourselves and others. Lama Karma will offer techniques, including patience building and skillful conduct, that help our minds be…

Hay River KTC Meditation Center
N14085 County VV (not W)
Ridgeland

Cost: suggested donations

Age: All Ages

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