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Fri. May. 18

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

Fri. May. 18

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-7pm Fri. May. 18

Veterans & Home Front Heroes Appreciation Week

This Living Heritage Legacy Tour will cherish past Heritage & future Legacy – at 50 plus locations. Another 27 moving Salutes will be performed on the route.“What really happened behind the scenes and beneath the radar screen”, will be…

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. May. 18

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-6pm Fri. May. 18

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. 18

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

11am-1pm Fri. May. 18

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. May. 18

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

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 18

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 Fri. May. 18

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 - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

1-6pm Fri. May. 18

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

4-7pm Fri. May. 18

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be having their famous "All you can eat fish fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center
2407 North Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adult, $10 seniors (65 and older), $4 children 5-12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

4-8pm Fri. May. 18

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

4:30-9pm Fri. May. 18

Family Fun Friday at the Farm

Open yard for play, bean bag toss, horse shoes, 9 hole Frisbee golf, walking trails along the buffalo river and more. Bring your furry family members too, dogs are welcome here. Kitchen/bar will be open, wood-fired pizza & a great selection…

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. May. 18

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

5:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 18

Live at Northwoods Brewpub: eHeroes

eHeroes is a micro-helping of Eggplant Heroes. Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. Expect some sweet originals and some tasty covers from the likes of John…

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with Parent

6-9pm Fri. May. 18

MHS Fine Arts Night

The third annual MHS Fine Arts Night centers on the theme "Body". This multi-genre event is the culmination of collaborations among teachers and students. Visitors will examine "Body" through visual art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, world…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. May. 18

MHS Human Trafficking Play

Follows the story of a teenage girl who gets conned into the dangerous world of trafficking. Through this play, we attempt to reveal the truth of human trafficking and the wide range of people impacted by it. Caution - Sexually suggestive…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Community Members, Free with MHS ID

Age: 12+

6-10pm Fri. May. 18

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

6:30-9:30pm Fri. May. 18

NHS Big Band Bash

The Big Band Bash supports North High School band students with instruments, uniforms, clinics, and scholarships. This year’s Big Band Bash will feature Nels Gilbertson-Urtel, a silent auction, raffle, delectable desserts and our North High…

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. May. 18

Bill W. and Dr. Bob - Story of the Two Men Who Pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous

In 1929, famous New York stockbroker Bill Wilson crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has also been an alcoholic for thirty years, often going into the operating room with a hangover.…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $14, seniors $13, youth $7

Age: All Ages