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Sat. Apr. 27

Springfest

Activities will include live music all weekend, Springfest 5k Fun Run, kubb tournament, family-friendly fun & activities, food & drinks, over 55 local vendors & exhibitors offering specials on everything spring & summer, and much more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: One Day $10, Three day $20

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Sat. Apr. 27

Huge Thrift Sale

Clothing for kids and adults, housewares, furniture, toys, books, collectibles, and more. Clothing is $3 per bag, all other items as marked. Don't forget the bake sale.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

8am Sat. Apr. 27

6th Annual Beaver Bolt

8am registration; 8:30am kids' 400 M Fun Run on Track; 8:45am 5K Bike Ride along Bartig Road; 9:15am 5K Run/Walk along Bartig Road. The proceeds of this event will defer the costs of field trips for students, supplies, and items for…

Augusta High School
E19320 Bartig Rd.
Augusta

Cost: $10-25

Age: All Ages

8:30am-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 27

Blended & Blessed Stepliving & Co-parenting Livestream

Single parents, co-parenting, and step-parents can receive encouragement, information, worship, and stories from national speakers including Ron Deal, author of "The Smart Stepfamily."

Peace Lutheran Church
501 E. Fillmore Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 per person

Age: Adults

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 27

Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up

The Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department is organizing the “Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up”. This event sends volunteers to locations throughout the city including community parks, neighborhood playgrounds, picnic areas, and…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 27

Indoor Thrift Sale

Joint Thrift Sale: Alano Club and Unitarian Society of Menomonie. Clothing, household items, books, toys, tools, small electronics--from garages, cupboards and closets. Baked sale, too.

Alano Club - Unitarian Society of Menomonie
105 NE 21st Street
Menomonie

9-11am Sat. Apr. 27

Earth Day Cleanup

Volunteer for the annual Earth Day Cleanup in downtown Chippewa Falls. All volunteers receive free t-shirt, bottled water and FREE breakfast at Central Lutheran Church. They supply gloves and garbage bags.

Chippewa Falls Main Street downtown
Harmony Courtyard - 200 block of Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 27

DCHS Spring Rummage & Bake Sale

There is always something for everyone at this huge thrift sale. Be sure to come out and see what treasures they have found this time.

Foxhole Bar
E4710 County Road BB
Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Apr. 27

Cedarbrook's Mission Possible Run for Water - 5k and 1mile

Begins at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 9am. 5k Run starts at 10am, Donut Dash will be at 10:30am, and the 1 Mile Walk will start at 11am. Awards will be given out at 11:30am.

Riverside Park
Hudson Rd 29 and County Rd P
Menomonie

Cost: Ticket prices TBA

9am-3pm Sat. Apr. 27

Bloomer Air - Air Pistol Match

The Wisconsin Air Pistol Association is hosting the Bloomer Air, Air Pistol competition. The competition will be a 10 meter olympic air pistol match. Classes will be offered for novices through seniors.

Bloomer Rod & Gun
17821 60th St
Bloomer

Cost: $10 entry fee

Age: Ages 14+

9-11:30am Sat. Apr. 27

Spring Bird Count for Kids

Celebrate birds and participate in citizen science. Start by learning about birds and binoculars. Kids ages 8–12 will go birding outside with bird mentors to record bird species and tabulate results. Ages 4-7 (must be accompanied by an…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $6, Nonmembers $8 (due by 4/23)

Age: Ages 4-12

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 27

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-5pm Sat. Apr. 27

9th Annual Clark County "Spring into the Arts" Tour

Features many of Clark County’s finest artists, guest artists and their creations - painters, potters, woodworkers, metal workers, jewelers, weavers, glass workers and much more.

Clark County WI

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Apr. 27

Eau Claire Tabletop Gamer Convention

Bring your game night to GamerCon. They'll have tournaments, casual game tables, vendors, and more.

Cedarcreek Community Church
3520 Eastwind Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Base Entry, See Website for full details

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Sat. Apr. 27

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

9:30am-5pm Sat. Apr. 27

Scheels Outdoor Expo

Local Scheels experts and vendor representatives will be on site to show you the latest in camping, watersports, fishing, yard games, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, GPS systems, fitness trackers and more. Also offering delicious food samples…

Scheels All Sports
4710 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Apr. 27

Hop for Hearing

Includes egg hunt games, face painting, arts & crafts, and pictures with bunnies, and drawings for prize baskets. Egg hunt run from 12-12:30pm. Prize drawings announced at 1pm. All proceeds donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, the Delta…

Bollinger Fields
3111 Eldorado Blvd
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Apr. 27

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures! Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Apr. 27

Pop Up Science: Orbiting Objects

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 orbiting objects.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 27

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. Apr. 27

Co+op Explorers Cook - Knife Skills

Kids ages 8-12 will learn about a variety of fresh produce. They will also learn simple knife skills and assemble a fruit salad to enjoy at the end of class.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Cost: $10

Age: 12 and under

10:30-11am Sat. Apr. 27

A Very Special Story Time with Tina Agnes

Tina Agnes is celebrating the release of her new children's book, The Resting Tree, with a Very Special Story Time at Dotters Books. She'll be reading her book, answering reader questions, and signing books.

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

10:30-11am Sat. Apr. 27

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Dotters will have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

11am-2pm Sat. Apr. 27

Teen Job Fair

Let the Y bring the opportunities to you this spring with our Teen Job Fair. Hosting an array of local employers looking to hire teens for a wide variety of positions. Meet with people from across the workforce, hand out your resume, schedule…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

11am-2pm Sat. Apr. 27

Teen Job Fair

Looking for your first job can feel intimidating, but it does not have to be. Let the Y bring the opportunities to you this spring with a Teen Job Fair. Meet with people from across the workforce, hand out your resume, or schedule an…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 14+

noon-11pm Sat. Apr. 27

Jam It For The Planet

Free family friendly activities; Earth Day superhero visit, guided kids activities, a creation station, local music and Earth Day Alstar band. After 7pm Minneapolis based Mark Joseph and national beat boxer Heatbox $7 dollars headline.…

The Plus
208 S. Barstow St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-2:30pm Sat. Apr. 27

Layered Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

Create a modern wall hanging for your space. This class is for beginners as well as anyone who may have experience with macrame. Instructor Julie Beaton will teach you the most commonly used knots to complete this BoHo style wall hanging.…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 14+

2-3:30pm Sat. Apr. 27

Container Gardening Class

Join Master Gardeners Jeannie Chromey and Kathy Turner for this hands on container gardening class. This program is suitable for all ages but children must bring an adult to assist them. Please bring a pot less than 12” in diameter, the…

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages - kids bring an adult

2:30-3pm Sat. Apr. 27

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

7-9pm Sat. Apr. 27

Confluence: One Night. Six Musicians

Performing together for the very first time are these five fabulous female artists: Morgana Hasil, Kari Larson, Lisa Schultz, Faith Ulwelling, and Karen Capper. Top that off with the opening act of John Hermanson and you have a night to…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Apr. 27

Hello Gorgeous! - An Intimate Tribute to the Music of Barbra Streisand

Funny, witty, and full of heart, Melody takes on a singer that many tribute artists will not attempt. This concert highlights the many faces of Barbra spanning from her early Jazz clubs all the way to her full stadium-style concerts.

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

Cost: $18 adults, $17 seniors, $9 youth

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Apr. 27

The Menomonie Singers Present: Easter Portion of Handel's Messiah

The choir will present the Easter portion of the classic work, Messiah, by George Frideric Handel. Conducted by Amy Vogt. Accompanied by Sean Vogt on the organ. This section of the Messiah is rarely performed.

First Presbyterian Church
130 W. Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Suggested Donation $10