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8am-4pm Sat. Apr. 6

Here We Grow Again - Spring Children's Consignment Fair

West Central Wisconsin's upscale children's consignment event. The place to find bargains on quality, name brand clothes, great toys, books, videos, baby equipment, and nursery furniture. Make some extra cash by consigning your child's/teens…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

8am-2pm Sat. Apr. 6

Spring Craft & Vendor Fair

The Chapel Heights United Methodist Church hosts this craft & vendor fair, sponsored by their Mission Team. Proceeds benefit Chippewa Valley area charities.

Chapel Heights United Methodist Church
300 E. Hamilton Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

8:30am-5pm Sat. Apr. 6

Lifeguard Review

Current Lifeguards can review knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 17+

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 6

Spring Moms' Market at Lily Pad Lab

Gives mom-crafters and entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase and sell their treasures to Lily Pad Lab-goers. It also gives Lily Pad Lab-goers a place to find unique, hand-made gifts and local services, and the opportunity to support other…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

9am-4pm Sat. Apr. 6

Lambing Time at Govin's Farm

Hold lambs, chicks, goats and piglets. With 100's of babies due, you might even be able to witness a birth of a farm baby. This is a great opportunity to learn about the farm and experience the farm animals. There is also face painting and…

Govin's Farm
N6134 670TH ST
Menomonie

Cost: $7.75 + tax

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 6

ACT Test Preparation

This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered. Plus, this year they’ve added a section on overall test preparation based on feedback from past…

University Of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9am-3pm Sat. Apr. 6

Awaken

Join Natasha Tompkins as she shares stories that will change your life. 513Free will be performing as the worship team.

Paradise Shores
26364 CTH M
Holcombe

Cost: $40

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Sat. Apr. 6

Kids Make Music - Spring Course

Sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: Ages 2-4

10-10:30am Sat. Apr. 6

Pop Up Science: Smelly Balloons

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is smelly balloons.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Apr. 6

Back Alley Bike Drive

Score a new ride for spring. SHIFT is donating their entire inventory of second-hand bikes to the public. Most bikes are in great condition with only minor repairs needed. Sale on last year's bikes, 20-40% off.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
615 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Apr. 6

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Apr. 6

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am-noon Sat. Apr. 6

Alcohol Ink Painting - Flower Painting or Set of Coasters

Create #2 5x7" matted flower paintings OR #4 coasters plus a trivet, no experience or artistic talent needed. Very fun technique with beautiful results.

Unleash the Artist Within
133 W Central St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35

Age: 10+

11am-4pm Sat. Apr. 6

Girls on the Run Family Day

Unicorn headband decorating station, Yoga lessons, Zumba, Performance and beat-boxing lessons with UWEC's all-female A Capella group Audacious, Running tips from Blue Ox Running and more. There will be a drop-off station to donate lightly…

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center
1005 Oxford Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Apr. 6

World Voice Day Celebration

A free public event to educate about and celebrate voices. Featuring performances by Uncommon Denominator, UWEC Theater and Music students, voice lessons by faculty, ‘explore your voice’ hands-on activities, and free food and giveaways.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Apr. 6

International Folk Fair

One of the largest cultural events in the Chippewa Valley for over 50+ years. Brings together different campus and community groups to share their cultural traditions through food, dance, music, language, art, and much more.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

12:30pm Sat. Apr. 6

Disney’s Aladdin Kids Dinner Theatre

When Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie inside it, he sees a whole new world filled with possibilities. With the Genie’s help, Aladdin must battle the evil Jafar for power and possession of the lamp and win the hand of the…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 GA

1-3pm Sat. Apr. 6

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

1-7pm Sat. Apr. 6

Angie Topper-Heikke Benefit

Angie Topper-Heikke, has been diagnosed with ALS, a debilitating, terminal disorder affecting the function of nerves and muscles. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward Angie's care. Includes entertainment, food, basket raffles, a live…

Foxhole Bar
E4710 County Road BB
Menomonie

Cost: $5 per person includes meal

Age: All Ages

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Apr. 6

Paint Pouring Class

Learn the fun new technique of acrylic paint pouring. Use the primary colors to paint a very colorful 12x12" painting OR a set of 4 coasters plus a trivet - pick your project (or do both for an additional $25). No experience or artistic…

Unleash the Artist Within
133 W Central St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35

Age: 10+

2:30-3pm Sat. Apr. 6

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Apr. 6

The Stringsmiths

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of music with one of Western Wisconsin's finest traditional bluegrass bands. This is a fundraiser for the Colfax Municipal Building Theater's elevator fund.

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Sat. Apr. 6

Y Rep Presents: The Tale of Snow White

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Apr. 6

WideSpot Players Present: Dearly Departed

This drop-dead funny comedy set south of the Mason-Dixon line is community theater at its finest. Director Nancy Lund and the locally cast Players will tickle your funny bone and it is fun for the whole family.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult/$10 Child (Ages 5-18)

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Apr. 6

Live Music: Davey J & Friends

Davey J & Friends brings a rotating cast to the stage, performing originals, rock, Americana, and folk like no one else can. Stop by for rollin' rhythms, good times, and songs to remember. 20 years of performing brings a uniquely freewheeling…

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-8:30pm Sat. Apr. 6

Y Rep Presents: The Tale of Snow White

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

7:30-11pm Sat. Apr. 6

Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus is an indie rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota. They are signed to Grand Jury Records in the United States and Transgressive Records in the UK. The band has performed at South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Summerfest and…

Zorn Arena
UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121
Eau Claire

Cost: Students: $15 in advance, 20 day of. General: $25 in advance, $30 day of

Age: All Ages