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8am-3:30pm Sat. May. 4

5th Annual Early Learning Conference

Learn fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate physical activities that use inexpensive equipment and make use of small places. This presentation is designed for anyone who seeks practical, motivating, fun ways to promote physical activity…

The Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $60 before 4/14; $75 after 4/15

Age: 16+

9am-2pm Sat. May. 4

2nd Annual Hope Lutheran Craft and Vendor Show

Great variety of crafts and vendors. Including Hand soaps, bath balms, hand towels and much more. Vendors are Scentsy, Tupperware, Thrity-One, Paparazzi jewelry, Avon and more! Lunch available by the Hope Lutheran ASP Mission Youth.

Hope Lutheran Church
2226 Eddy Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. May. 4

Pine Harbor Studio Open House

Pottery, paintings, jewelry, soaps and many other handcrafted items created by local Chippewa Valley artists.

Pine Harbor Studio
7157 185th St.
Chippewa Falls

9am-4pm Sat. May. 4

School of Odd KIDS: Slime Saturday

Bring your little humyns to Odd Humyns for slime Saturday. They're pre-making a bunch of slime for your little humyn to mix in whatever they wish (while supplies last!). They'll have glitters, food coloring, and more to turn that blank slime…

The Salon at Odd Humyns
209 North Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per individual slime

9-11:30am Sat. May. 4

7th Annual Walk for Hunger Nyre You

Walk, Silent Auction, bake sale, food, children's events and more. 9am registration, 10am 1/2 or 2 mile walk. Free will donation. Supports hunger through weekend food bags for students in the Altoona School District and financially supports…

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
2245 Hayden Ave
Altoona

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: All ages

9am-2pm Sat. May. 4

Arts and Craft Fair Clear Creek Museum Fundraiser

Handcrafted Creations from Local Artists and Crafters, fabric baskets, rosemaling, jewelry, steampunk journals and much more. About two miles west of Foster, WI on Cty. Hwy HH then right on North Raven Drive to site.

Clear Creek Town Hall
12455 North Raven Drive
Strum

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. May. 4

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

9:15-10am Sat. May. 4

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

10am-6pm Sat. May. 4

Opening Day Celebration at Autumn Harvest Winery

Kick off Autumn Harvest's wine season with food trucks, live music from Ellie May Kay and the Machine, and the launch of their new, fruity wine. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. May. 4

Pop Up Science: Ready, Set, Fizz

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with the kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is ready, set, fizz!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. May. 4

Astronomy Day for the Chippewa Valley

Planetarium shows, activities and displays about astronomy for all ages. See a working radio telescope, meteorites, and telescopes. Learn about constellations, radioactivity, and infrared radiation.

UWEC planetarium, Phillips Science Hall
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

10:30am-noon Sat. May. 4

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you! Join the Chippewa Falls Public Library for Star Wars Day Celebration with Jedi Challenges, games, crafts and more!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:30-11am Sat. May. 4

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

11:30am-10pm Sat. May. 4

Together Farms Burger Nights

Explore the grounds of Together Farms while eating gourmet burgers made from 100% grassfed beef. Serving beverages like beer & wine and other goodies. Gluten-Free and vegetarian options available. Relax by the bonfire, explore the hiking…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. May. 4

Naked Flowers: Poetry Revealed

See inside X-Rayed Flowers; read a Poem Flower; enjoy abstracted and Americana flowers along with other floral inspired sights during their spring show.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. May. 4

Teen Crunch & Cram

Young Adult Lounge Studying for exams? Grab your books and study at the library! Study space, a quiet atmosphere, and snacks will all be available in the Young Adult Lounge.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-3pm Sat. May. 4

Tea Party & Paper Dolls

Have fun making paper dolls from artist Jean Arneson’s original American Collection of Jeannie Paper Dolls© while you enjoy delicious tea and sandwiches. (They may even find a fun hat for you to wear!). Welcome daughters, grand-daughters,…

Valley Art Gallery & Gifts
304 N. Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10-

Age: Ages 5+

2-5pm Sat. May. 4

Autumn Harvest Winery Outdoor Concerts

Autumn Harvest Winery hosts a wide array of local favorite and touring musicians at these summer concerts. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

2-10pm Sat. May. 4

Graduation Celebration

Party for UW-Stout grads & their families in the taproom. Tarot readings from 2pm - 8pm, Bubbles BBQ Food Truck from 11am - 7pm, and the funky melodic hip hop of the Mackinacks starting at 8pm.

Zymurgy Brewing
624 Main Street. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages before 8PM, 21+ After 8

3-5pm Sat. May. 4

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Quick Paint in Phoenix Park

Quick Paint in Phoenix Park! Registered GO Paint! Chippewa Valley painters will have 2 hours to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of Phoenix Park. Prizes awarded. Participating artists are required to register. Contact for more information…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: See registration information, FREE to watch

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. May. 4

Sofas for Service Spaghetti Feed

Spaghetti feed fundraiser for Sofas for Service, an organization that provides furniture and household items for Veterans in need. Eat in or take out the Spaghetti meal. Silent auction also. Come eat and help those who have served to keep us…

Saving Grace Lutheran Church
2124 Eastridge Center
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults, $5 for 12 and under

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. May. 4

Phoenix Gymnastics Showcase

The members of Phoenix Gymnastics would enjoy showing you what they have been working on. They will have multiple skill levels performing.

Bloomer High School
1310 17th Ave.
Bloomer

Cost: $5, kids 4 and under free

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. May. 4

Parents' Night Out

Are you in need of a night out? Bring your child to the YMCA on Parents’ Night Out, an event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. They will provide dinner for the kids, pool time, games,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: Ages 5-12

5:30-8:30pm Sat. May. 4

Klezmazel Farms Burger Nights

Klezmazel takes their cue from a 500 year old tradition of ethnic music most closely associated with the Jews and Gypsies of Eastern Europe. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides,…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: $10-25

6-10pm Sat. May. 4

Showtime Championship Wrestling: 3rd Annual Benefit for Special Olympics

Showtime Championship Wrestling returns, featuring Night 2 of the 2019 Lyndon Cartman Memorial Tournament. The 8 winners from Night 1 in St Paul will battle in Chippewa through 3 rounds to determine the Winner of the 2019 Lyndon Cartman…

Eagles Club Banquet Hall
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Front Row $15; General Adission $12; $2 Discount for Special Olympians & Military Personnel

Age: All Ages