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Fri. Jun. 1

Thorp Dairy Days

Carnival, food vendors, youth baseball tournament, truck pull, music, a Sunday parade (starts at noon), polka music. Free admission all 3 days.

Northside Park
North Washington Street and West Park Street

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fri. Jun. 1

Chippewa Valley Nature Festival

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders throughout the Chippewa Valley. Get up close to raptors and bats. Expand your natural knowledge with workshops as well as field trips by foot and canoe. Test your expertise at the Bird Bowl hosted by…

Cost: $25 Adult Early Bird, $35 Adult after May 15

Age: All Ages

8am-6pm Fri. Jun. 1

Elk Mound Community Thrift Sale

Stop out and visit the 50+ sales in the area. Also, stop at the fire station to get your map. The firefighters will also be serving food and hosting a bake sale. Sponsored by Elk Mound Firefighters Association.

Elk Mound Fire Station
202 E Menomonie St
Elk Mound

10am-5pm Fri. Jun. 1

Fresh Art Spring Tour

Self-guided meander to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valleys. Travel the famous Great River Road and backroads of western Wisconsin, discover pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. More information…

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave. E

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. Jun. 1

Get Up & Go: Line Jumping

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

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. Jun. 1

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

11:30am-noon Fri. Jun. 1

Super Small Science: Fizzy Paint

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-6:30pm Fri. Jun. 1

The REACH Foundation 19th Annual Golf Outing

Take part in the REACH Foundation's fun, economically priced, and charitable golf outing to support our wide range of supportive programs for adults and children with disabilities. 18 holes of golf. 2 carts per 5 person team. Registration…

Hickory Hills Golf Course
E4080 Hickory Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $85 before 5/7, $95 after 5/7

Age: All Ages

3pm Fri. Jun. 1

ChemCeed's Annual Golf Outting/Relay for Life

Chemceed's 5th annual 9 hole, 2 person golf scramble. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Registration includes: 9 holes of golf, 1/2 cart, swag bag, dinner, 1 drink ticket, raffles, golf games, trophies and fun.

Lake Wissota Golf Course
16108 97th Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $50/golfer

4:30-9pm Fri. Jun. 1

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Jun. 1

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+

7:05pm Fri. Jun. 1

Eau Claire Express 2018 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

7:05pm Fri. Jun. 1

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers: Fireworks Friday

The Eau Claire Express plays against the La Crosse Loggers. Seat cushions will be given away to fans. Fireworks display after the game. Gates at 6pm.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park
702 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

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