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Sat. Sep. 7

Cleghorn Harvest Festival

Featuring food, fireworks, bingo, softball, bean bag tournament, live music, harvest fest hustle 5k, crafters & farmers market, train museum, ice cream and pie social, wood carving demo, grand parade and ol' timers celebration, kids games,…

Downtown Cleghorn
Cleghorn

Sat. Sep. 7

9th Annual Chippewa Valley Rock N' Roll Kickball Classic

This two-day tournament is full of family friendly fun. In addition to kickball, the tournament features music, yard games and plenty of food (BBQ, beer and hot dogs) and refreshments.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: FREE to attend

7am-noon Sat. Sep. 7

Tiffany Train Ride

Ride the rails through the Tiffany Wetland Bottoms with Beaver Creek Reserve staff. Spend the morning on an open-air, antique train while exploring the wetlands. Be sure to pack a cooler, dress for the weather and bring field guides and…

Tiffany Wildlife Area
WI-25
Nelson

Cost: Friends $25, Nonmembers $35, Register by 9/3.

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 7

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-3pm Sat. Sep. 7

Huge Thrift Sale

Huge thrift sale, household items, toys, books, furniture, and clothing. $3/bag.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

8am-1pm Sat. Sep. 7

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 Sat. Sep. 7

Loop de Lori Triathlon & 5K Fun Run

Includes a 3.4 mile wooded trail run, 17 mile bike, and 3.5 mile kayak or canoe triathlon. It can be done as an individual or in teams. A 5k Family fun run starts 30 minutes after the triathlon. Proceeds to Lori Kleich Endowment Fund for…

Loopy's Grill and Saloon
10691 Business 29
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $40 for Triathlon, $10 for 5k fun run

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Sep. 7

Yellowstone Art Trail

Visit 10 different locations with 32 artists displaying and selling their art. Unique one-of-a-kind art and designs! Take in the beautiful scenery, the historical locations on the tour, plus specialty shops and restaurants. Just follow the…

Cadott, Boyd & Eastern Lake Wissota of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
26054 135th Avenue
Cadott

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Sep. 7

Low Cost Microchip Clinic

Dunn County Humane Society offers a low cost microchip clinic twice a year. The cost of $10 per animal includes registration of the chip, and engraved tags will also be available on site.

Johnson Motors of Menomonie
1603 Hwy 12
Menomonie

Cost: $10 per animal

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Sat. Sep. 7

Kids Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and engaging…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

10am-2pm Sat. Sep. 7

12th Annual Farm-City Day

Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day is free event about fun, sharing and educating, as well as fostering a mutual understanding between our agricultural and non-agricultural residents.

Denmark Dairy
E7455 County Rd B
Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 7

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you'd like to enroll your archer or want to to help as a staff member, contact the church office.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church
531 E. South Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

10am-4pm Sat. Sep. 7

Introduction to Painting with Soft Pastels with Kay Brathol-Hostvet

Many students fall in love with pastels after taking this workshop! Soft pastels are fun to use, colorful, versatile, and expressive. You’ll be introduced to this dry painting medium through two exercises on different papers.

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

Cost: $110

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Sep. 7

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. 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

Cost: FREE

11am-3pm Sat. Sep. 7

Cornerstone Fun Fest

Features a petting zoo including a camel, other exotics, & farm animals! Face painting, Free carnival games w/prizes, a bounce climb slide inflatable, dunk tank, giveaways, and live music. Food for purchase available from Davis Dogs. …

Cornerstone Christian Church
310 W. Polk Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. Sep. 7

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-1pm Sat. Sep. 7

Kids 4 Week Aerial Hammock Series

Build confidence, learn sequencing, and have a blast while building new skills and making new friends.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 4 Classes

Age: Ages 8-13

noon-8pm Sat. Sep. 7

Sense of Place: THERE - Song of Myself

Galaudet Gallery takes you THERE, where you can experience local and global artists exploring questions about politics, rule breaking and self. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and more in realism, figuration, abstraction,…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1pm Sat. Sep. 7

FIRST Robotics FRC Team Information Session and Robot Demonstration

Pablo Center is launching a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team for area high school students. Hear from two existing teams and see their robots in action. Ask questions, see the robots up close, and learn more about designing, building,…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Sep. 7

Judged Wood Carving Show

A judged wood carving show, sponsored by the West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild.

Masonic Lodge
650 Bridgewater Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Sep. 7

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Sep. 7

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

2-3:30pm Sat. Sep. 7

Intermediate All-Ages Tarot Class

You will learn more advanced card spreads and delve more into doing card readings for yourself and others. Bring your own deck or purchase one at The Broom & Crow before class starts. We carry decks suitable for children and adults. Deck…

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Sep. 7

Live Music: Wise Jennings

Wise Jennings have made a name for themselves delivering high energy shows with a unique song writing and performance style. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Sep. 7

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

5-7pm Sat. Sep. 7

Holy Ghost Parish's 48th Annual Parish Picnic

A delicious roast beef sandwich meal will be served after the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, and the full picnic with fair style food, Bingo, games, bouncy houses, raffles, and silent auction will be held on Sunday after the 11 am Mass.

Holy Ghost Parish
412 South Main Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Sat. Sep. 7

Sam Ness at Together Farms Burger Nights

Sam Ness was born in small town Wisconsin and is taking the Madison music scene by storm. Ness has a rugged charm, sharp lyrics, and husky voice that carries poetry set to music. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5:30-6:15pm Sat. Sep. 7

Kids Rock Band

Students learn specially composed songs while receiving instruction on playing guitar, keyboard, and drums, as well as singing. All materials provided. Amazing concerts, t-shirts, posters, and more. New students are invited to set up a free…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99 per month

Age: 4 to 6

6-9pm Sat. Sep. 7

Live Music: Steve Szydel

Steve writes original tunes and performs many cover songs. You can find him on stage playing an acoustic 12 string guitar as well as the porch board and a harmonizer. He writes songs that tell a story and hopes his audience can relate to the…

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Sep. 7

Live Music: Songa

Mario and Sherry Friedel are Songa, rooted in the Nashville songwriting tradition, producing original acoustic Americana music. An eclectic mix of American influences of country, blues, folk and bluegrass, instrumentally woven guitars,…

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Sep. 7

Stefan Geisinger Band

Born in Rice Lake, WI, Stefan started his first blues band by the age of 23. After performing the blues for eight years, he created the Stefan Geisinger Band, which includes Buck Barrickman and Travis Nicolai.

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

Cost: $20 GA, $18 for students and seniors

Age: All Ages