Tuesday, Apr. 25th, 2017

10am-5pm Tue. Apr. 25

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Tue. Apr. 25

Mini Gardens

Little fingers will have no trouble digging in and making these adorable little gardens. They're perfect to start seedlings in and transplant into home gardens, or simply watch them as the grow on any countertop.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Apr. 25

Softball Open Gym Pitching

Join us for our Softball pitching open gym for some extra practice with Coach Wirz. Must have your own catcher.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per participant

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Tue. Apr. 25

Launch Reception for "Color Eau Claire" Coloring Book

A new adult coloring book titled “Color Eau Claire,” featuring 40 images of local places, will be released at this reception. At 7pm, the book’s creator and illustrator Patricia A. Hawkenson will give a book talk and presentation of images to local businesses featured in the book.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8pm Tue. Apr. 25

Swan Lake Ballet Studio - Spring Kids Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8/class, $20-36 for 5 classes, $28-55 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 3-13

6:30-9pm Tue. Apr. 25

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Apr. 26th, 2017

9:30-11am Wed. Apr. 26

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center 1731 17th Avenue, Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

9:30am Wed. Apr. 26

Musik Makers: Preschool Music Time

introduces young students and their families the enjoyment and benefits of music in a relaxed and fun social setting. Through songs, dances, and musical instruments, students will develop musical knowledge and skills.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 (siblings under 2 are FREE)

9:45-11am Wed. Apr. 26

Tinkergarten

Getting children back into nature with an outdoor early childhood learning environment. 18 months to 8 years old. Discounts for multiple children. Choose Wednesday or Saturday class.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140

Age: 18 month - 8 years

10am-5pm Wed. Apr. 26

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Wed. Apr. 26

Mini Gardens

Little fingers will have no trouble digging in and making these adorable little gardens. They're perfect to start seedlings in and transplant into home gardens, or simply watch them as the grow on any countertop.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

10:45-11:30am Wed. Apr. 26

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Enjoy a special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Each week we will have songs and fingerplays and stations/activities geared especially for this age group.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $40, Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Babies at crawling age

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Battle of the Band Auditions

NHS Show Choir Booster presents their first annual BOB Fest 2017 on 5/13. Show your talents off to the judges in this audition, which includes a member of Irie Sol. Entertain with your own spin on a cover or debut your original songs. Auditions are first come, first serve. Any genre welcome. E-mail with questions.

Eau Claire North High School 1801 Piedmont Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: High School Students

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirts (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm; Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm. Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Age 15+ not permitted to skate in Rink Rats.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-14

6:30-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

Indoor Open Swim

Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass, FREE for children 2 and under

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Wed. Apr. 26

Frog Fest

Frog Fest 2017 is an annual event not only at Beaver Creek, but throughout Wisconsin each spring as the ponds begin to thaw. The Wisconsin Frog Fest circuit hosts 11 frog performers and 1 toad. Join Reserve naturalist Ruth Forsgren as she helps you to identify by sight and sound our local performers.

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

Cost: Friends: Adult $5 Child $3 Nonmembers Adult $8 Child $5

Age: 5+

Thursday, Apr. 27th, 2017

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 27

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10am Thu. Apr. 27

Lily Pad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move. Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle courses.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $40, Drop in $8

Age: Ages 18mo - 5yrs

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 27

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Thu. Apr. 27

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 27

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

10:30-11am Thu. Apr. 27

Mini Gardens

Little fingers will have no trouble digging in and making these adorable little gardens. They're perfect to start seedlings in and transplant into home gardens, or simply watch them as the grow on any countertop.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

11am-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

Robbins Elementary PTO Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

1/2 delicious smoked Chicken, warm buttery roll, baked beans, and cheesy potatoes. Drive up service available (except 3:15-4pm). Pre-ordering recommended. Free business delivery - five order minimum. Proceeds directly benefit Robbins Elementary students and educators. Rain or shine.

Robbins Elementary 3832 E Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $8.50 per meal

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 27

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 28th, 2017

Fri. Apr. 28

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship, and a 5k Fundraiser for the Chippewa Area Boys and Girls Club mentor program. See the full schedule online and celebrate all that is spring in the Chippewa Valley.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10:15am Fri. Apr. 28

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 28

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Plant Lab

You and your child will share in learning about plants, the Earth, and what it means to be a scientist. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects. Work together to start Lily Pad Lab’s garden by starting lots of seedlings.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

Art Explorers

Budding artists age 3 and up can participate in a 4 week storytime series exploring the world of art. Read about different artists, including the artists who create picture books and then experiment with different materials to create our own works of art.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE; Registration required

Age: 3+

10:30-11am Fri. Apr. 28

Mini Gardens

Little fingers will have no trouble digging in and making these adorable little gardens. They're perfect to start seedlings in and transplant into home gardens, or simply watch them as the grow on any countertop.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

3-7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Donation Drop-Off for Memorial High School Band Thrift Sale

Do your spring cleaning and support a good cause. Drop off donated items (clean and in good condition). No donation is too small. Check online to see what items are accepted.

Memorial High School Auxiliary Gym 2225 Keith Street, Eau Claire

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

6:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

The Menomonie Singers: From Vienna

The Menomonie Singers present Schubert's Mass in G and other choral selections of composers who have lived and worked in Vienna. Small orchestra of local musicians will accompany the Mass and perform a Janacek suite. Dr. Jerry Hui, conductor. Beth Wacek, piano accompanist.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Menomonie High School Theatre Presents: "Grease"

The witty dialogue and catchy hit songs such as “We Go Together” keep Grease one of the most popular musicals of all time

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: Tickets $3 students and senior citizens $5 adults Free with activity pass Tickets will be for sale, at the door, 1 hour prior to the beginning of each performance

Age: Parental Guidance Suggested

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

ECCT Presents: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Everyone knows the story of the 3 little Pigs, but have you ever wondered if there was more to the story? Could one wolf really cause that much damage? In this musical adaptation of the popular children's story, Alexander T. Wolf takes the stand and finally has his say about what really happened.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Fri. Apr. 28

Let Your True Colors Show: Queer Prom

If you're an LGBTQIA+ youth or ally in 9th-12th grade, come for a night of FREE great music, dancing, drag performers, appetizers, games, and even a photo booth. There is no dress code, so dress as formally or casually as you're comfortable with. This event will be alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free, as well as chaperoned by volunteers.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Suggested Donation OR Non-Perishable Food Item

Age: Youth 9th-12th Grade

Saturday, Apr. 29th, 2017

Sat. Apr. 29

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship, and a 5k Fundraiser for the Chippewa Area Boys and Girls Club mentor program. See the full schedule online and celebrate all that is spring in the Chippewa Valley.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

6am-8pm Sat. Apr. 29

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s largest national initiative, providing activities centered around healthy living. Fill out your ‘passport’ with your completed challenges and return the sheet to the service desk.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Sat. Apr. 29

UUC Spring Thrift Sale

Including $3 bag sale on clothing; books; furniture; bedding; kitchen appliances and supplies; boutique items; home decor; games & toys; shoes; purses and much more.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

8am-1pm Sat. Apr. 29

Mondovi Garden Club Annual Spring Plant Sale

Quality, proven plants donated by our members will enhance your home and garden. Coupled with the Friends of the Library Book Sale this will be a fun morning.

Marten Center, Mondovi

Cost: All Plants will be priced at $3

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Apr. 29

Memorial High School Band Thrift Sale

Huge selection of items at low prices including clothing, toys, books, housewares, seasonal, home decor, furniture and much more. Bag Sale 11:30am to 1pm, $5/bag. Money raised supports the Memorial High School Band Program.

Memorial High School Auxiliary Gym 2225 Keith Street, Eau Claire

8-11am Sat. Apr. 29

4th 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. To guarantee a T-shirt, must register by April 14. Proceeds from this event help fund Augusta Elementary Activity Account & High School Football program.

Augusta High School E19320 Bartig Road, Augusta

Cost: $10-25

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Apr. 29

SpringFest 5K for Kids

5K and 1 Mile that loops through beautiful Irvine Park. Join this fun event and receive some great race goodies. Adult registration includes a t-shirt, admission to SpringFest, and refreshments. The first 150 children registered will receive a Micon movie pass and Culver's custard coupon, (shirt available for purchase).

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20-25 GA; Children Under 13 Free

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 29

Dog & Cat Microchip Clinic

Low-cost Microchip Clinic for dogs and cats. No appointment necessary. You do not need to be a Dunn County resident to participate. All pets must be on a leash. Engraved pet tags also available starting at just $7. The microchip procedure takes just seconds.

Keyes Chevytown (Service Dept Entrance) 303 Oak Avenue, Menomonie

Cost: $10 plus tax

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Apr. 29

If The Shoe Fits Kids Dance Classes

Various dance classes from mommy and me to jazz and modern. Main focus is starting at the beginning, so no experience is required.

If The Shoe Fits Dance Studio 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $35-$45 per month

Age: Ages 3-13

9:45-11am Sat. Apr. 29

Tinkergarten

Getting children back into nature with an outdoor early childhood learning environment. 18 months to 8 years old. Discounts for multiple children. Choose Wednesday or Saturday class.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140

Age: 18 month - 8 years

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire