Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide 6/10/16

Check out these great family events going on for the upcoming weekend and week!  You can find out more about these events as well as many other events at Chippewa Valley Family Magazine!  Click HERE!

Cinder City Days 
A fun community event for all. Live music, carnival, softball, baseball, car show, darts and bean bag tourney, charcoal chicken in the park, car show, and breakfast events. Annual craft & vendor sale, Spectrum Shuffle Run/Walk For Autism, Doll & Pet Parade, and free Blue Bus rides.
Location: Cinder City Park, Altoona
Dates/Times: June 9-12
Cost: FREE, $15 wristband for carnival access

Chill on the Hill – Introducing Children to the Arts
Tuesday mornings at the Heyde Center rot eh Arts will soon be filled with the sounds of beautiful music, amazing talent, and the cheery enthusiasm of young artists and musicians. Chill on the Hill allows children age 5-10 to explore visual, theatre and musical arts in a fun environment.
Location: Heyde Center
Dates/Times: Jun. 14, 11am
Cost: FREE

liveART 6 & Plein Air Paint at Manyfires Art Studio and Farm

Sit down in the grass and listen to live music, grab a chair and sketch with an instructor, and hike the land of the beautiful farm to find different artists, talk to them about their work, and purchase pieces to take home.
Location: Manyfires Studio & Farm (14008 Olson Dr., Fall Creek)
Dates & Times: Jun 18, 9am-5pm
Cost: FREE
6th Annual Ager House Midsummer Celebration
Midsummer is one of the biggest holidays of the year in the Nordic countries. Come celebrate with ice cream and strawberries, flower crowns, kubb, tours of the museum, music, and more. Experience Eau Claire’s own center for nordic culture.
Location: Ager House
Dates & Times: Jun 18, 1-3pm
Cost: FREE

Chippewa Valley Family Events: Weekend of 6/3

Here are some of the events happening in the area!  Check out the Chippewa Valley Family Magazine website for more events and more information!  Click HERE!

Chippewa Valley Family Magazine Family Fun Guide

Take a Kid Fishing

What is more fun than sitting on a dock and watching a worm swim? Kid’s enjoy casting practice, fishing in Lake Hallie, winning prizes and eating hot dogs. The event is held rain or shine. Licenses are not required. Some fishing poles are available to borrow from the Optimist Club. New this year: minnow races. So come and have some fun. Hallie Optimist Club raises money for youth programs that help bring out the best in kids.

Cost: FREE


Saturday Jun. 4



Lake Hallie Sportsmans Club

2910 109th Street

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729



Wilson Place Mansion Turn of the Century Pets Exhibit

Join us at Wilson Place Mansion, home of Menomonie’s founding families, for our summer exhibit: Turn of the Century Pets. Learn all about how animals went from working for us to being beloved family members. We are exploring this topic from the 1870’s through to the 1930’s. Come hear stories and see amazing pictures and artifacts from Dunn County.

Cost: $5 Adults $3 Kids 12 and under


Every Saturday from Jun. 4 to Aug. 20, 10am-3pm;


Wilson Place Mansion

101 Wilson Circle

Menomonie, WI 54751


Taste of the Valley

Phoenix Park will be transformed into a festival grounds celebrating the culinary arts and showcasing the fine restaurants and specialty shops in our area. Fest-goers will be treated to local musical entertainment throughout the day and the kiddies have plenty to do as well, so families can spend the day.

Cost: FREE



Jun. 511am-5pm

Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide 5/13/16

Check out this week’s picks from Chippewa Valley Family magazine!  For more information and other events, click HERE!


The Past Passed Here

Journey back in time 150+ years and experience early Wisconsin’s “living history”! Explore dozens of authentic French fur trade camps and participate in hands-on camp activities and Interact with dozens of colorful and knowledgeable re-enactors. Enjoy old-fashioned food, live music and family fun.

Location: Allen Park in Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3/person, FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages






69th Annual Doll & Pet Parade

Water Street Merchants present the 69th Annual Doll & Pet Parade. This year’s theme is a Beach Party. Featuring bands, treats, clowns, prizes and more for the entire family.

Cost: FREE


Age: All Age




Hoots & Happenings at The Fish Farm

Catch some local music at the side of the pond, Sunday afternoons at the Fish Farm during their annual Hoots & Happenings Season. Local favorites will play while you drop your lures and eat some Hobo Shorelunches.

Cost: FREE

LOCATION: Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm
Menomonie, WI 54751

Age: All Ages


Every Sunday until Sep. 25, 1:30-4:30pm;

Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide- 5/6/16

Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide from Chippewa Valley Family

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale
Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chairs, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more about shopping and selling with JBF online.
Altoona Hobbs Sports Center
Friday (6) and Saturday (7) 10am-8pm

Stepping Up
Janelle’s School of Irish Dance presents their 10th Annual Irish dance show “Stepping Up”. A family-friendly show filled with great music & dance. The dance school has taken a step up & jumped outside the box to bringing you a show filled with a unique variety of dances that will keep you (men, women, & children alike) at the edge of your seats.
Cost: Admission by donation
North High School
May 7  6-8pm

Muffins with Mom
Looking for a fun way to spend Mother’s Day Weekend? Look no further. Fall Creek Library will have muffins, juice and great book recommendations all for free so you can spend time with your Mom, grandma, or other leading lady in your life.
Cost: FREE
May 7  9-11am

Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide! 4/29/16

Here are this week’s featured events from Chippewa Valley Family!

Springfest 2016
Get ready for Springfest 2016; back this year and bigger than ever. 3 days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel 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.
Starts Friday at 4pm
Cost: $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE
Makerspace Spring Open House
Join Club MTC for interactive demos, tours, family activities, and more. Learn what’s possible at your local Makerspace. Club MTC Makerspace is a community workshop for hobbyists, crafters, inventors, educators, and tinkerers of all ages and provides the tools and technology necessary to build, hack, fix, or create just about anything you can conceive.
Location: CLub MTC Makerspace in Chippewa Falls
Saturday 9am-5pm
Cost: FREE
Mother’s Day Shopping Bazaar
Free swag bags and prizes to the 1st 500 shoppers. Enjoy live entertainment, food, product demos & lots of shopping. Tons of vendors. 
Location; Eau Claire Expo Center
Saturday 9am-3pm
Cost: FREE

Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide! 4/15/16

Here are this week’s featured events from Chippewa Valley Family!


Be Your Own Barista

Like cafe au lait? Learn how to make your own cool drinks for yourself and your friends. Barista Kate Hearley will show you how. Event is open to students grade 6-12.

Location: Menomonie Public Library

Date/Times: Saturday 1-2:30pm

Cost: FREE


Chippewa Valley Bike Swap

Come to buy or sell new and used bikes, parts, clothing and accessories. This is an outdoor event.

Location: Eau Claire County Expo Grounds

Dates/Times: Saturday Noon-6pm

Cost: Admission is free


Sports Challenge Day

The Eau Claire Adult Special Olympics athletes challenge the Altoona EMS and other area EMS players to games in volleyball, bocce, and basketball. A family friendly event including a concession stand featuring walking tacos, nachos, and drinks and a bouncy house (weather permitting) and face painting. Ends with a raffle at 4pm.

Location: Eau Claire Sports Warehouse

Date/Times: Sunday 1-4pm

Cost: FREE


Mommy Mingle

Once the kids are off at school, come enjoy free coffee and breakfast on us (while supplies last) and meet other mommies. Bring your little ones for awesome playtime or take advantage of free childcare! Daddies, nannies and caretakers welcome, too. April’s topic will be babies (teething, the spit-up, the sleep schedules, the lack of sleep schedules).

Location: Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

Dates/Times: Wednesday 9;30am

Cost: Free with Membership or Admission

Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide- 4/8/16

Here are this week’s events from Chippewa Valley Family!

Children’s Museum: Rangoli Design with Colored Sand

Join the Children’s Museum this April and “travel” to India without ever leaving the Chippewa Valley by creating your own Rangoli design! When you’re finished, stay and play the afternoon away at any of the interactive exhibits.

Cost: Free with Museum Membership or Admission

Saturday at 10:30 and 3:30

Sunday at 2:30


7th Annual Southview Elementary Craft/ Vendor Fair

Enjoy a day of shopping and eating while supporting Southview’s PTO. Great Spring show with 50 crafters and vendors showcasing a wide variety of items. There is also a Buy One Get One Scholastic Book Fair.

Saturday from 9am-3pm at Southview Elementary

Cost: FREE



LEGOs are provided for imaginative play as children create masterpieces that will be displayed in the library for a month.

Monday 3:30-4:45 at Altoona Public Library

Cost: FREE 

Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide- 4/1/16

Check out these fun events coming up this weekend from Chippewa Valley Family!

AniManga! at the LE Philips Memorial Public Library
Anime/Manga fans ages 10 and up will gather to watch some favorite shows, make crafts, eat festive food and geek out.
Saturday, April 2nd 2-3pm
Cost: FREE

Chippewa Figure Skating Club’s Show at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena
The Chippewa Falls Figure Skating Club will be hosting its Annual Spring Ice Show on Saturday at the Chippewa Falls Ice Arena. Tickets available at the door.
Saturday 2pm, Sunday 2pm
Cost: Tickets are available at the door

Music Makers: Early Childhood Music Class at the Eau Claire Music School
Introduces young students the enjoyment and benefits of music in a relaxed and fun social setting. Through crafts, songs, dances, and musical instruments, students will develop musical knowledge and skills.
Saturday April 2nd at 9am
Cost: $25 for three classes or $10 for a weekly drop in (discounts for siblings)


Chippewa Valley Family Fun Guide- 3/25/16

Check out these events coming up this weekend and early next week from Chippewa Valley Family!

Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Hallie Town Hall
Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes and take your photos with the Easter Bunny! Cost is $6 for adults and kids 12 and under are FREE!
SATURDAY MARCH 26th 8-11am
Address: Hallie Town Hall
13033 30th Ave, Chippewa Falls

Free Easter Dinner at Hope Gospel Mission
Join us for a FREE, delicious home-made ham dinner to celebrate Easter!
8 S. Farwell Street Eau Claire WI

Easter Egg Hunt at Action City
Search for Easter Eggs filled with tickets/tokens and other goodies around Action City. Eggs will also be hidden outside (weather permitting). A few lucky Easter Eggs will be filled with large prizes which include: A FREE Birthday party at Action City or Chaos Water Park, FREE Unlimited Play at Action City, FREE Water Park admission and more.
Address 2402 Lorch Ave
Eau Claire WI

NanoDays at Children’s Museum of Eau Claire
Put on a lab coat because things are about to get messy. Hosted by very smart students and faculty from the UWEC Materials Science Center, NanoDays 2016 is the biggest event for the smallest science—Nanoscience. Kids of all ages will enjoy this science-fair style event full of hands-on, interactive experiment stations all over the Children’s Museum. FREE
TUESDAY MARCH 29th 6:30-8pm
220 S. Barstow St. Eau Claire

The 6 Worst Things You Can Do To Your Body

Researchers in Australia just finished a six-year study that involved more than 230,000 people over the age of 45.  And they found there are six main things that put you at risk for an early death.

1.  Smoking.  People who smoked had a 94% higher mortality rate.  Meaning you’re 94% more likely to die early.

2.  Not getting enough exercise, 72%

3.  Sitting for more than seven hours a day.  You’re 33% more likely to die early.  And that’s even if you exercise.

4.  Sleeping more than nine hours a night.  It increases your chance of dying by 31%.  People who slept LESS than seven hours only increased their chance of dying early by 9%.

5.  Poor diet.  It increased people’s chances of dying by 11%.  But it goes up to 21% if you eat like crap AND drink too much.

6.  Drinking too much.  It increases your chances of dying by 8%.  But if you drink a lot AND smoke, it’s 180%.

People who did all six were over five times more likely to die over the course of the study than people who didn’t do any of them.