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Fri. May. 11

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

5am-11pm Fri. May. 11

Concert and Grand Opening at Tanglewood Greens

Enjoy two-for-one golfing, food and drink specials, and beginning at 6pm, a live concert featuring Royal Bliss, The Voodoo Fix and Filthy Sweet! Concert tickets are $15 in advance.

Tanglewood Greens
2200 Crestwood Dr.
Menomonie

Cost: Concert tickets - $15

Age: All Ages

5am-10pm Fri. May. 11

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5am-10pm Fri. May. 11

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Fri. May. 11

A Colossal Fossil Event

The Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology and Colossal Fossils are proud to present an incredible, hands-on science adventure that features dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, and amazing Wisconsin history. Learn about Tyrannosaurus Rex,…

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center
1009 W. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 GA, FREE for ages 3 and under

Age: All ages

9-11:30am Fri. May. 11

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

10am-3:30pm Fri. May. 11

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-6pm Fri. May. 11

The Arc of Dunn County Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser

Get your Mother's Day hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, fruit and veggie plants while supporting The Arc of Dunn County. All proceeds go to support services and programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and…

Cenex/Menomonie Co Op
2320 Hwy 25 N
Menomonie

10am-6pm Fri. May. 11

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

10:30-11am Fri. May. 11

Parachute Games

Kiddos will enjoy jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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 Fri. May. 11

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the different constellations in our sky. Shows start promptly at listed times with room for just 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 11

Sky Stories! (Planetarium Show)

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the different constellations in our sky. Shows start promptly at listed times with room for just 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Fri. May. 11

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-8pm Fri. May. 11

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

1-6pm Fri. May. 11

Free Play Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you. Unstaffed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Fri. May. 11

15th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for…

Allen Park
S. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Fri. May. 11

2nd Annual "Be a Hero" Fun Run

This event is organized by Anu Family Services, Inc. and is an untimed, family friendly 5k run/walk where participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite hero, whether it be a superhero or every day hero. there will be a Family Fun…

Oak Pavilion, Carson Park
814 Pavilion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults - $20, Youth - $15, Foster Families - $10/person

Age: All Ages

4:30-7:30pm Fri. May. 11

97th Year Anniversary Celebration

Live Music, Great Food, Silent Auction, Proceeds go to local veteran's unmet needs and funding to construct a Desert Storm/Iraqi Freedom monument of history and Veterans Tribute of the last 100 years of wars from 1921 to 2021. Call or email…

VFW Club 305
1300 Starr Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Fri. May. 11

Family Carnival

Carnival Games & Inflatable Rides. Children's Dance with DJ- Rock N Roll to go plus. Every EC4T site will have a fun carnival game. Light snack. Free fun for the entire family.

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. May. 11

Friday Family Nights

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie & color, free popcorn. In the youth area: dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 per person; Family of 5+ $20 Max

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Fri. May. 11

Banana Leaf Kitchen Pop-up: Xoi Saigon

Those quirky caterers of Vietnamese cuisine, Banana Leaf Kitchen, are offering their sticky rice to-go again, back by popular demand. Plus a vegetarian option. Menu: Vietnamese chicken sticky rice (xôi gà xé) and Vegetarian sticky rice…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend, menu items priced a la carte

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. May. 11

Memorial High School Evening of Jazz

Dancing, desserts, and silent auction. Performances by Memorial High School Jazz Band Students. Group dance lesson provided by Two To Tango at 6pm. Special Guest Adam Bever.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $10 GA, $5 student

Age: All Ages

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