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Sat. May. 12

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

8:30am Sat. May. 12

7th AnnualGet it Dunn Run 5k and 1/2 Marathon

The route of this marathon will take runners along Red Cedar River, Lake Menomin and through historic downtown Menomonie. It benefits Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) whose mission is to encourage personal wellness and community betterment —…

Stout Lot 24
9th Avenue East & 6th Street East
Menomonie

Cost: $40

Age: Adults and Kids 10+

9am-5pm Sat. May. 12

7th Annual Chippewa Valley Rib Fest

Rib Competition that is open to the public to come out and compete or just walk on thru and try ribs, chicken, brats, hot dogs, and much more all grilled on the Big Green Egg! Also featuring Wood Fired Pizza demonstrations to make your own…

Swimrite Pools and Spas
5705 State Road 93
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. May. 12

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley 5k

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley 5K Celebration is a great family friendly non timed run. Fun and festivities begin at 9am, race at 10am. You can register on race day too. Join GOTR to celebrate it's 10 years of being in the Chippewa…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Before May 1: $20 for Adults, $10 for 12 & under| After May 1: $25 adult, $15 12 & under

Age: All Ages

9am-6pm Sat. May. 12

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

9am-2:30pm Sat. May. 12

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

9:45-10:30am Sat. May. 12

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

10-11am Sat. May. 12

Native Wildflower Guided Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour through the Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3:30pm Sat. May. 12

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-1pm Sat. May. 12

Make a Water Slide Decal Pendant

Make a gorgeous pendant perfect for Mother’s Day. Using brightly colored sheet glass and a water slide decal, you can make a personalized pendant. Choose from several decal designs and colors of sheet glass.

The Glass Orchard
130 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $20/project-Drop-in

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. May. 12

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

10am-5pm Sat. May. 12

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. 12

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-noon Sat. May. 12

Concert of Sacred Organ and Vocal Music

Concert of sacred organ and vocal music presented by Dr. Sean Vogt, his student, Joseph Shakal of Chippewa Falls and the vocal group, Songa. The concert will be followed by a lunch of spaghetti and meatballs. $7 for adults, $5 for young…

First Presbyterian Church
130 W. Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Freewill offering

11-11:30am Sat. May. 12

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

11am Sat. May. 12

2018 Storm Open Golf Outing

Help support the 2018 10U Storm Fastpitch softball team. Your $50 entry includes 9 holes of scramble golf (with cart), burger/brat lunch with all the fixings, and the chance to win great prizes. Call/email to reserve your tee-time today.

Lake Hallie Golf Course
2196 110th St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $50/ golfer ($180 for team of four)

Age: All ages

11-11:45am Sat. May. 12

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

11:30am-noon Sat. May. 12

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 Sat. May. 12

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. 12

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. 12

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

1-4pm Sat. May. 12

Thank You Notes: Community Music Party

Musical performances, art, and activities for families. Guests include the Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire, Cathy Reitz and 7 Swing, and Chef Amy Huo's Locavore Mobile Kitchen. Activities include an instrument petting zoo, face painting, lawn…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. May. 12

Live Music: Jack and Kitty

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Emmy Award winning duo Jack and Kitty specializing in Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk music. These vaudevillian songsters love to perform concerts nationwide, playing a variety…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. May. 12

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

4-8pm Sat. May. 12

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

6:30-10pm Sat. May. 12

Menomonie High School Spring Swing

Menomonie High School Jazz Bands and Alumni Band will be featured in a night of Jazz music and dancing. Doors open at 6:30, dance lessons at 7:00, featured bands from 8-10pm. Also included is a silent auction and decadent desserts.

Menomonie High School
1715 5th Street West
Menomonie

Cost: $8 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Sat. May. 12

Jim Herrick and Friends-Kick off to Summer Concert

Jim Herrick and his friends will be performing a kick off to summer concert. This concert is fund raising for an elevator for the municipal building. The concert is located on the 2nd floor of the building.

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

Cost: $10.00 general seating admission

7-10pm Sat. May. 12

A Night in the Desert Belly Dance Show

Come and enjoy the exotic and elegant mysteries of belly dance. This show is a family friendly event that features amazing dancers from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. This is Samsara's 10th annual belly dance show.

Fall Creek High School Auditorium
336 E. Hoover Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. May. 12

UWEC MisterWives Concert

UWEC's University Activities Commission hosts MisterWives as the spring 2018 concert. Tickets are on sale now, at UWEC's Service Center or online.

Zorn Arena
UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 students, $20 public

Age: All Ages

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