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Sat. May. 5

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

8:30-11:30am Sat. May. 5

6th Annual Walk for Hunger Nyre You

The ½ or 2 mile walk raises funds for the Feed A Child Nyre You program that supports hunger through weekend food bags for students in the Altoona School District and the Altoona High School food pantry. Come at 8:30am for children’s…

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
2245 Hayden Ave
Altoona

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. May. 5

Amazing Eau Claire Cleanup

Downtown Eau Claire partners with City of Eau Claire’s Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department to present Downtown’s largest community service project! Hundreds of volunteers spend the day cleaning up local river trails, roads, gardens…

Downtown
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. May. 5

Local Indoor Art Market – Art on the Ridge

Enjoy local artisans, crafters, and makeup artistry by Shonna. Displays of original art, handmade crafted items, and vintage electronic items. Door prizes too.

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-6pm Sat. May. 5

Springtime UPtown Artisan Market

A huge weekend of art, demos, food, entertainment, conversations and FUN. Artisan Forge Studios Artisans will have their doors open as well as our Gallery being lit up. Bringing artists together in a creative, collaborative environment to…

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:15am-2pm Sat. May. 5

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+

10am-1pm Sat. May. 5

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest

Ar weekly farm-focused weekend brunch with live music from 10am to 1pm. The menu boasts an array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more. The bar offers a…

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE, consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. May. 5

Decorate a Flower Pot for Mom

Learn to mod podge a terra cotta pot by adding colorful prints, bring your own photos, and acrylic paint to decorate. Add ribbon and twine to finish your Mother's Day gift.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15; Register for a class time

Age: All Ages

10am-3:30pm Sat. May. 5

Mother's Day Succulent Rose Bowl

Create mom a sweet succulent gift. Class Time: 10-11:30 am, 1-1:30 pm, and 2-3:30 pm Please call to register for class time. Includes: (1) glass rose bowl, (3). 2" succulents, potting mix, moss, glass rock, and ribbon.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. May. 5

Astronomy Day in the Chippewa Valley

Planetarium shows, activities and displays about astronomy for all ages. See a working radio telescope, meteorites, and telescopes. Learn about constellations, radioactivity, and examine the sun using a solar-filtered telescope.

UWEC campus, Phillips Science Hall near planetarium
101 Roosevelt Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. May. 5

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Youth Quick Paint and Awards Ceremony

Young painters will have 2 hours to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of Phoenix Park. Awards will be given out starting at 12:30pm. Cash prizes awarded to be awarded by Mel Sundby of Manyfires Art Studio. First Place: $50. Second Place: $30.…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; but register by email

Age: 18 and under

10am-5pm Sat. May. 5

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-4pm Sat. May. 5

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

11-11:30am Sat. May. 5

Earth's Wild Ride (Planetarium Show)

Take a wild ride through the history of planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am Sat. May. 5

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

11:30am-noon Sat. May. 5

Earth's Wild Ride (Planetarium Show)

Take a wild ride through the history of planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sat. May. 5

Serious Art: Terry Meyer and Holli Jacobson

Artists Terry Meyer and Holli Jacobson don't take themselves too seriously. That's evident in their artwork. Terry paints horses, landscapes and sailboats, often in an abstract form; Holli paints with whimsical abstract shape and attitude.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

noon-2pm Sat. May. 5

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. May. 5

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

1-3pm Sat. May. 5

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Family Plein Air Paint workshop at Phoenix Park

Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your painting home at the end of class. An outdoor painting class for kids and their grown-ups. Admission includes juice, water, and snacks.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: Kids and parents only

1pm Sat. May. 5

Kids Circus Party

In this class, your child will learn the basics of aerial silks, lyra hoop, acro, hooping and more. Develop balance, coordination, strength, flexibility or creative expression, students gain self-esteem, learn valuable lessons about teamwork…

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

1:30-3pm Sat. May. 5

Kids Class - Wet Felt Flower

I Dream in Color will show you how to create a wet felted flower. The students will have a variety of colors available to choose from to make their flower base and at the end of the class they will have a flower to take home.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 6+

1:30pm Sat. May. 5

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

2-5pm Sat. May. 5

Live Music at Autumn Harvest Winery

Enjoy live music on the patio at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard. It’s recommended to bring your own seating in case the patio fills up

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

3:30-5pm Sat. May. 5

Learn the Art of Wet Felting

There will be a variety of colors to work with and embellishments available. You will learn the steps to wet felted flower. Shape and create your flower and at the end of the class you will have a lovely gift to take with you.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 14+

6-8:30pm Sat. May. 5

Reel Time

Teaming with traditional Irish music, dance, and excitement— Janelle's School of Irish Dance brings to you a show like none other, and bound to keep you at the edge of your seat with your toes tapping.

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: By donation

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. May. 5

Father/Daughter Dance

This magical event is just for dads (or other male role models) and their daughters to enjoy an evening together with music and refreshments. Daughters who register by April 21 are eligible to receive a FREE corsage on the big night.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: 4+

7-9:30pm Sat. May. 5

The Jimmys - Powerhouse Blues

Winners of numerous Wisconsin Area Music Awards. Their all-star rhythm section and rich vocal harmonies will blow you away and Widespot always makes room to dance when The Jimmys are in the house.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 at the door (availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

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