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Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Surfacing July 10th-12th, the first annual Subfest! The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Rahr West Art Museum, and Capitol Civic Center will be hosting this event. There will be plenty to do, such as new exhibits at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr West Art Museum, classic WWII submarine movies at the Capitol Civic Center, outdoor vendors, fireworks, family activities, and more! Check out our website for a schedule of events and more information!

Karen Duvalle, 920-684-0218x105,

Joe “The Trick-Star” Odhiambo

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The World's Greatest Basketball Dribbler (12-time Guinness World Record Holder) Joe Odhiambo is originally from Kenya, East Africa. Joe’s humble upbringing taught him the drive and work ethic which have allowed him to become the best in his class. Despite some tough life lessons and experiences, Joe helps children and young adults realize that even though we may start the race in different places, at the end of the day, what we put in is what we will get back. Joe was an NBA All-Star Performer (2006 - 2010) and a former Phoenix Suns performer. Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $3, Family of four $20

Debra Johnson, Executive Director

10th Annual Lambing Time on the Farm

Govin's Farm - Menomonie Saturday and Sunday March 21st - 22nd, Saturday and Sunday March 28th - 29th, Friday and Saturday April 3rd - 4th Saturday and Sunday April 11th - 12th From 10am – 4pm
Bounce into spring with a visit to Govin's Lambing Barn. Enjoy watching the lambs nursing and bouncing around their mothers, while learning more about these wooly creatures. It may even be possible to see the birth of a lamb. There will be lambs, chicks, piglets, goats & lots of other baby farm animals to see & hold. Bring the family and don’t forget your camera! There will also be horse drawn wagon rides, face painting, pony rides, wool spinners and crafters

Julie Govin

Outdoor Ed-Venture 2015

Cornell Mill Yard Park
Free, family-friendly event boasting information booths and hands-on activities and demonstrations of outdoor recreational activities including fishing, boating, geocaching, biking, water safety and much, much more! Door prizes, free goodie bags for kids and delicious lunch available for purchase

Andrea Smith, Community Ed Director (715) 861-8011 P.O. Box 517 Cornell, WI 54732


Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Two Time Options: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. open to youth organizations and families and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. open for families
The maple syrup season is short but sweet. Families and youth groups are invited to learn the basics of how to tap a maple tree before they head down to the grove to assist with tapping a tree of their choosing. Each group will decorate a tree marker with their own unique design to leave on their tree after tapping. The markers are designed to help families and groups find their tree again, as we strongly encourage participants to come back during the sap run and see how their tree is doing. Participants will also get a chance to visit the sugar shack where the syrup is made, and before leaving taste an ice cream treat featuring some of last season’s syrup. After the season is complete, families and groups will be able to stop back at the Reserve and pick-up their own 8 oz. bottle of syrup made with sap from their tree and their photo of their tapping adventure.
Registration and full payment required by Mar. 11.
Friends $20 per family Non-member $30 per family *Youth Group/Organization $30
* We define a group as up to 6 people, if you have more than 6 people you need to register for additional spots.

Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212

Trivia Night

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 421 S. Farwell St. Eau Claire, WI
Family trivia night in the social hall downstairs. Food/beer/wine available for a donation, as well as a 50/50 raffle. Tickets $10 at the door or in advance. Advance tickets find out 3 trivia categories

Tracy Hirsch, 715-834-0690,

CVTC Family Night

CVTC-Eau Claire
Come join us for a FREE fun-filled family night. Big Hero 6 will be playing on multiple screens and snacks and activities will be provided.

Call 715-833-6267 or

Guiding Good Choices

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Centennial Hall Room 1920 (Eau Claire, WI)
Guiding Good Choices is an interactive program for parents, family members and professionals who work with youth in grades 4-8.

Participants will learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use and other adolescent problem behaviors, and develop into healthy adults.

You can register today for this FREE program by visiting or by calling 1-800-898-9472. Free lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. Be sure to complete the program for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

If you have additional questions about the program, visit the website or email Ashley Normington at

Marshfield Cultural Fair

UW-Marshfield/Wood COunty campus, 2000 W. 5th St., Marshfield WI 54449
Annual gathering of international music, performances, food, dance, children's activities and fun.

Julie Tharp (715-389-6514)

Flick & Float

Eau Claire YMCA, Eau Claire, WI
We supply the flick, you bring the float! Second Friday of each month in the small pool. Non-members must show photo ID. FREE for everyone!
February 13 The Fox and the Hound
March 13 Horton Hears a Who

Jen Zwicky

Family Karaoke Nights

Eau Claire YMCA
FREE for all ages
2nd Friday of every month, 4:30-6:00 pm
Come on down to the Eau Claire YMCA and sing your heart out! Family Karaoke Nights are designed to be a fun time for the whole family. We will have our karaoke machine, selections of 80’s, 90’s, and Disney songs, and other activities on-hand. Drop in and give it a try!


"Let's Explore" Spring Activities for the Family

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Spring officially arrives on March 20—- join this workshop to explore fun spring family activities (built around great children’s books)—including projects to do at home and places to go. Bring your ideas of spring things you like to do with your kids! Plan to leave with lots of ideas for warmer days! Space is limited. Register online at or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.

Family Resource Center

Family Fun Night!

Eau Claire YMCA
Bounce Out the Stigma ,,, Mighty Mike. Learn what it takes to be self driven and have a heart bigger than a basketball! "Mighty Mike" Simmel is a veteran of the Harlem Wizards professional entertainment basketball team who lives with the challenges created by epilepsy. Mike founded "The Bounce Out the Stigma Project" which condenses an interactive basketball show with the themes of goal setting, anti-bullying, confidence building, healthy living and disability awareness. Please register by 11/14 (to order shirts) by calling 715-834-4455. $10 per person. Includes t-shirt and photographs with Mighty Mike.

Eau Claire County Citizen Police Academy

Eau Claire
For further information or for application material on this fun, yet educational event, go to

Sgt. Travis Holbrook