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9am-3pm Fri. May. 17

Middle School School's Out Days

Drop off your kids at the Y for a fun, enriching, and productive day. Leadership & team-building activities, games, volunteer work, and more. Lunch provided. Weather permitting, group my leave the Y for field trips. Child receive's a full day…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $60

9-11:30am Fri. May. 17

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. May. 17

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…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-11am Fri. May. 17

4K Space Camp

Travel the galaxy in this 5-week camp for 4K kids! Put on your space helmets, enjoy planetarium shows and come back to Earth with a whole new appreciation for the night sky. Camp includes 5 sessions beginning Friday, May 3. Choose between the…

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

Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members

Age: 4K

10am-8pm Fri. May. 17

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…

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. May. 17

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. May. 17

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Head to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the…

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. 17

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

11:30am-12:30pm Fri. May. 17

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 17

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Head to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. May. 17

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

12:45-1:45pm Fri. May. 17

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

1-3pm Fri. May. 17

What Happened to Brian?

Silence is not always golden. At times it's like a disappearing dream of yesterday, that can only echo through one's heart. Such an occasion occurred June 26, 2017, after Remembering Uniroyal 25 years later. Join Dennis Miller of his…

Arts, Etc
930 Galloway St, Building #13 Suite 3
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:15-3:15pm Fri. May. 17

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

3:30-5pm Fri. May. 17

4K Space Camp

Travel the galaxy in this 5-week camp for 4K kids! Put on your space helmets, enjoy planetarium shows and come back to Earth with a whole new appreciation for the night sky. Camp includes 5 sessions beginning Friday, May 3. Choose between the…

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

Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members

Age: 4K

4-9pm Fri. May. 17

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

4-7pm Fri. May. 17

Music by Sage Leary - Arts, Etc Grand Opening

Help celebrate Arts Etc. Grand Opening with live music from Sage Leary, food trays, and other treats.

Arts, Etc
930 Galloway St, Building #13 Suite 3
Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Fri. May. 17

3rd Annual "Be a Hero" Fun Run

This event is organized by Anu Family Services, Inc. and is an untimed, family friendly 5k run/walk where participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite hero, whether it be a superhero or every day hero.

Oak Pavilion, Carson Park
814 Pavilion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults - $15, Youth - $10, Team of 6 People - $75, Foster Families - FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9:30pm Fri. May. 17

Lifeguard Training

Provide participants with 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 over.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 15+

5:30-7:30pm Fri. May. 17

Live Music: Past & The Present

Performing a diverse mix of cover songs and original music inspired by classic rock of the 60s/70s and current alt/folk; an incandescent, mesmerizing, slightly psychedelic blend of catchy pop melodies and moody, modernized torch songs.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 17

Luke Fischer at Together Farms Burger Nights

Primarily a guitarist, Luke Fischer also performs on bass and drums. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5:30-6:30pm Fri. May. 17

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 17

Live Music: joe g

Hear everything from his own originals to Johnny Cash, Amos Lee, Tom Petty, Elvis, Taylor Swift, Radiohead, Tom Petty, Marvin Gaye to Chris Stapleton.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages with parent

6-8pm Fri. May. 17

Downtown Classics: The Wizard of Oz

Get over the rainbow excited, The Wizard of Oz is landing on the big screen at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater.

Micon Downtown Cinema
315 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4

Age: All Ages

6-9:30pm Fri. May. 17

Big Band Bash

The Big Band Bash is NHS Band Parents Inc.’s largest fundraising event. The event proceeds, go directly to support North High School band students with instruments, uniforms, clinics, and scholarships that do not fit into the school…

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Students

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Fri. May. 17

Bike Rodeo and Glow Ride

Deck out your bike, trike, scooter or skateboard in the wackiest colors and glow-sticks you can find. There will be: a glow in the dark bike parade around the fairgrounds, free PRIZES from the raffle drawing, a bike skills obstacle course,…

Parkview Elementary School
501 Jefferson Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. May. 17

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Food and refreshments are available at 5pm. Profits go to local charities.

Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council 974
236 Pumphouse Road
Chippewa Falls

7-9pm Fri. May. 17

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. May. 17

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

The low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for earldom in the D’Ysquith family. Can he knock off his relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhust? A murderous romp filled with clever music,…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket information available online

7:30-9pm Fri. May. 17

LYRA - Russian Vocal Ensemble

A concert of Russian folk songs and the beautiful chants of the Russian Orthodox Church. The members of this vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia are all professional musicians who perform in the city’s churches and musical theaters.

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

Cost: Tickets: adults $10, seniors $9, youth $4

Age: All Ages