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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-1pm Sat. May. 18

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

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

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. May. 18

33rd Fido & Friends Fun Run/Walk

This sponsor themed 1-3 mile Run/Walk will benefit the homeless animals at Eau Claire County Humane Association. A breakfast menu will be available at the concession stands as well as sponsor booths and family-friendly activities that will…

Pine Pavilion, Carson Park
741 Pavillion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Registration is $30 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. May. 18

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…

Cost: $199

9:30am-2:30pm Sat. May. 18

Cars & Trucks: Downtown Car Show

Head to Grand & Graham Ave for car & motorcycle shows, food trucks, music, and more.

Graham & Grand Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-8pm Sat. May. 18

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

10am-noon Sat. May. 18

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

10-10:30am Sat. May. 18

Pop Up Science: Draw a Circuit

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 drawing a circuit.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. May. 18

Mutt Strut n' Tabby Trot

Join Dunn County Humane Society and other animal lovers for this annual 5K fun run/walk. This event is a fundraiser for DCHS and proceeds go toward the care of the cats and dogs residing with them. There will also be activities for…

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center
620 17th Street SE
Menomonie

Cost: Run/Walk registration $25/individual, $50/family

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. May. 18

Kickin it in the Park for NF

A fun filled walk to help raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis. You can form a team and come in costume or come as you are. Enjoy the beauty of Irvine park as you walk the one mile handicap accessible walk or complete the three mile loop.…

Irvine Park Main Pavilion
Inside Irvine Park, Jefferson Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Preregistration is $20, Day of is $25, Children 4-12 $12, 3 and under are free

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. May. 18

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. May. 18

AKF Martial Arts Eau Claire Grand Re-Opening

Check out AKF's newly remodeled facility. Watch their DELTA team Demonstration at 11am. Anti-bullying seminar at 11:45-12:45pm. Try-It classes age 3-6 at 1-1:30pm and age 7+ from 1:30-2pm. Online registration for seminar and classes is…

AKF Martial Arts Academy of Eau Claire
1606 S. Hastings Way, Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: Free and open to public

Age: Ages 3 and up

11am-5pm Sat. May. 18

2nd Annual Family Music Fest

A day filled with music, activities, and learning for the whole family at the Eau Claire Music School. Classes, lessons, and performances all available free of charge. End the day with a free concert by Minneapolis folk duo, Fellow Pynins.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Sat. May. 18

Teen Plant and Paint

Spring is (finally) in the air and flowers will soon be blooming. Teens are invited to paint a flower pot and plant a bit of green to brighten a room or outdoor space. Choose from seeds or plant starters. All materials provided, while…

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

Cost: FREE

11am-3pm Sat. May. 18

Youth Artist Workshop

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA as we host an artist mentor on the third Saturday of each month. This instructor will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. You will not want to miss this…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. May. 18

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. 18

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. 18

Book Overview Public: Hosted by Daniel G Cavanaugh

In observance of Armed Forces Day , Dr. Dan Cavanaugh, US Army Colonel (Retired) will present an overview of his book "Soldier Surgeon - A Memoir"

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. May. 18

Valley Art Gallery Featured Artists

Jean Arneson & Lynne Maslowski will have a reception showcasing their art. Their art includes oil paintings, prints, cards featuring local scenes and unique jewelry made with artist beads, precious metals and leather. Enjoy refreshments &…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. May. 18

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the…

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters
205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sat. May. 18

Finding Your Life Purpose: Conversations for Exploring Your Career Path

This free career coaching workshop helps you find your career direction! Discover how to find life purpose, jump start your career and lean in the direction of your passion.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. May. 18

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the…

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
10 South Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. May. 18

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

2pm Sat. May. 18

The Beth Jean Show

Beth Jean brings a dazzling children’s show packed with sparkling scenes and songs. From sailing on the seas, to soaring in space, this mini-musical will entertain kids and amuse adults.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $8 adult, $5 student

2-5pm Sat. May. 18

Live Music: The Foxfire Affair

These multi-instrumentalists entertain with an acoustic guitar, mandolin, Cajon, and other instruments to complement their varied musical selections. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. May. 18

Arts, Etc Grand Opening: Music by Greg Gilbertson

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

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Sat. May. 18

Cruise In 2019 Summer Series Car Shows

Vintage, Muscle, Classic, Rat Rod and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in and attend our Annual Cruise In 2019 Summer Series Car Shows! Check out unique shops and restaurants including Olson's Ice Cream and Chippewa Candy…

Chippewa Falls Main Street downtown
514 North Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free to public and vehicle owners

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. May. 18

eHeroes at Together Farms Burger Nights

Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF &…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-8pm Sat. May. 18

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

6:30-9pm Sat. May. 18

Father/Daughter Dance

This magical masquerade evening is just for girls and their dads (or other male role models) to enjoy an evening together with music and refreshments— complete with the chance to craft and decorate your own masquerade mask. Come dressed in…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: Ages 4+

7-9pm Sat. May. 18

Robbie Fulks

A singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. May. 18

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

8-9pm Sat. May. 18

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows…

Hobbs Observatory
S1 County Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.