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Sunday, April 3, 2016 11AM–4PM

Onalaska OmniCenter EVENT SPONSORS Altra Federal Credit Union Locations in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, La Crescent and Winona 787-4500 • altra.org Altra Federal Credit Union offers better rates, fewer fees, and friendly personal service. Altra is also dedicated to helping families achieve their goals. Start your children in the right direction with Altra. Visit altra.org to access information on Altra Jr., our FREE app that helps teach children simple money concepts by using hands-on games. You can also gain access to our M3 Money Club & Elements of Money youth programs. It’s where you belong! Gundersen Health System Pediatrics 1900 South Ave., La Crosse 775-6766 (La Crosse); 775-8138 (Onalaska) gundersenhealth.org From well child check-ups to care when your child is ill to complex medical needs, Gundersen is the place to go! We offer care for children through Family Medicine, Pediatrics (more than 15 Pediatric Specialties), Dental, Vision, Behavioral Health, ExpressCare Clinics, Urgent Care, and Emergency Services.

FUN SPONSOR Big Event Company W3416 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Salem 786-4017 • thebigecompany.com Since our business started in 2000, the Big Event Company’s No. 1 priority has remained the same – to provide excellent customer service at every event! Whether your guest list is for five or 5,000, we will help make your occasion one everyone will be talking about! So tour our website and see the wide variety of services we can offer for your next “Big Event.”

STAGE SPONSOR Sylvan Learning 1421 State Rd. 16, La Crosse 779-5711 • lacrosse.sylvan@yahoo.com Sylvan Learning works with all types of students. Some are trying to catch up, while others are seeking admission to top universities. We meet with your child to identify strengths and weaknesses. Then we meet with you to offer options. The system is remarkably simple and transparent. Phone or in-center consultations are not only free, but also welcomed.

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WKBT News8000 141 S. 6th St., La Crosse • 782-4678 news8000.com News 8 is your trusted source for local news, weather, and sports. We are family owned, community focused, and committed to keeping you well informed on air and online! Our Community. Your Station. Mid-West Family Broadcasting 93.3 FM, La Crosse • 782-1230 • Z933.com Z93 is committed to making a difference in our community. Service is our mission and an important aspect of our brand. You’ll find Z93 at many local nonprofit events, fundraisers, and festivals. Our commitment is so strong that we launched our own charity fund, Z-Care, to help those less fortunate in the La Crosse area.

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR Fayze’s Restaurant & Bakery 135 S. 4th St., La Crosse • 784.9548 fayzes.com Located right in the heart of historic downtown La Crosse, Fayze’s has created a tradition of mouthwatering recipes and flavors to suit any style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Fayze’s Restaurant and Bakery. Experience our comfortable, casual atmosphere while catching up with friends or dining with family. Order your favorite cocktails from our full service bar. Before you leave, check out our homemade bakery treats and a variety of sourdough breads, along with our signature Talame™ buns! Large group space is available for family reunions, rehearsal dinners, or parties.

Community Sponsors Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force • 1707 Main Street, La Crosse facebook.com/pages/Coulee-Region-Child-AbusePrevention-Task-Force/167796596589287 The Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force is a group of concerned organizations and community members from throughout the Coulee Region devoted to unifying their efforts in the prevention of child abuse. Pischke Motors 1460 W. Hwy 16, West Salem; 4th and Cameron, La Crosse 791-3000 • Pischke.com Pischke Motors is a family-owned dealership in business since 1920! Our goal is to bring you the value, service, and selection you’ve come to expect from Pischke Motors. We offer 4 lines of fuelefficient cars and trucks that will fit your needs. Your dollars go further at Pischke Motors.

FAMILY FUN EXPO HOST Coulee Parenting Connection cpclax.com We’re more than your regional parenting magazine. We’re a community devoted to making the most of opportunities for families in our area. From the website, to Facebook, to the award-winning magazine itself, we’re creating the connection to a better family life for nearly 25,000 readers throughout our region.

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This event is hosted by Coulee Parenting Connection. While many businesses, schools, and organizations will be represented at the event, and directories may be distributed to local students according to the policies and procedures of each school district, this is not an event coordinated or endorsed by any public or private school district. Editor/Publisher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lissa Carlson lissa@cpclax.com Associate Publisher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Jaquette Copy Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Seidel Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seth Langreck Account Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meg Schoh Art Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison Lee Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Wilson

P.O. Box 2576, La Crosse, WI 54602 608.317.8748 lissa@cpclax.com | cpclax.com Family Fun Expo 2016 is an annual guide brought to you by Coulee Parenting Connection to support the Family Fun Expo event. Schedules, fees, and other information printed in this guide may be abbreviated due to space or periodically change from time of publication. Readers are strongly encouraged to verify information with programs and businesses directly. Phone area codes are 608 unless otherwise specified, and cities listed without reference to state are in Wisconsin. CPC does not necessarily endorse the claims or contents of advertising or editorial materials. Parents are urged to thoroughly research any decisions involving their children. Copyright 2016 by Coulee Parenting Connection, LLC. All rights reserved. All material, including artwork, advertisements, and editorial, may not be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher.

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Event Schedule

Fun Show Family Stage 11AM

Opening Announcements

11:15AM

La Crosse Area Family YMCA Dance Team

11:45AM

The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular

12:30PM

Applause Dance Academy

1:00PM

Magic by Isaiah

1:45PM

Misty’s Dance Unlimited

2:15PM

The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular

3:00PM

Magic by Isaiah

3:45PM

Closing Announcements

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Expo Checklist

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Step right up and get your Big Top Bingo card at the Expo entrance. Visit participating booths and get bingo on your card for a chance to win one of today’s giveaways! Drop your completed card at the Coulee Parenting Connection booth. Winners announced during closing announcements on the Fun Show Stage. Need not be present to win.

Big Top Bingo Prizes:

» Wee Swim Free 6-week session of children’s swim lessons ($89 value)

» Applause Dance Academy Gift basket with fun, summer items and apparel, and a $50 gift certificate good for any Applause Dance Academy class

» Y of La Crosse Three month family memberships » McDonald’s Free Premium Salads or Big Macs for

one year (one per week for 52 weeks; a $260 value)

Car Seat Round-Up!

Plan of the Day

BIG TOP BINGO!

Do you have an outdated car seat that is no longer in use? Bring your seats over to the Car Seat Round-Up! Collected seats will be properly disposed of. This event is sponsored by the Safe Kids Coalition of the La Crosse Coulee Region and partners.

Indoor Turf—Birthday Parties, Leagues, Batting Cages,

Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Flag Football and More!

24/7 Fitness Facility Drop In Childcare Group Fitness Classes Registered Dietitian Personal Training Crossfit udx Massage Dynamic Physiotherapy My life health center Reaching your potential

FREE One Week LWC Trial

Expires 5/31/2016

Inflatables & More Casino Parties Games Galore Carnival Games Decor Packages

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See page 6 for the full Family Stage line up!

Enjoy lunch or snacks!

The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular This stage show combines science and comedy for insanely unique, hilarious educational fun! Join chemist Dr. Beaker for science experiments that will blow your mind!

Look for Pischke Motors’ cars in and around the Expo. 8 • Family Fun Expo 2016

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Drop off your cake mix and frosting here, to be assembled into kits for kids in need!

All Glazed Up! Mini-Canvas Classes FREE photos here

Don’t miss the PHOTO BOOTH! hours: 11AM–2PM

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Exhibitors & Participants Let this be your guide to dozens of options for summer fun, as well as resources your family can use all year.

Phone numbers without area code reference are 608. Cities without state reference are Wisconsin. Allergy Associates of La Crosse

2727 Midwest Dr., Onalaska 782-2027 • lacrosseallergy.com Allergy Associates of La Crosse, Ltd., is an internationally recognized allergy clinic that helps you identify and treat the cause of your allergies.

All Glazed Up!

205 Pearl St., La Crosse 782-7248 • allglazedup.com Come ready to paint at the Expo! Let All Glazed Up! and Art Rageous Art Centers’ instructors lead you in a Mini Canvas Painting Class - right at our booth! Stop by and sign up for the class you’d like. Classes are about 45 minutes long, limited to 20 people per session, and recommended for ages 6 and up. There is no cost to participate.

Altra Federal Credit Union

Locations in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, La Crescent and Winona, Minn. 787-4500 • altra.org Altra Federal Credit Union offers better rates, fewer fees, and friendly personal service. Altra is also dedicated to helping families achieve their goals. Start your children in the right direction with Altra. Visit altra.org to access information on Altra Jr., our FREE app that helps teach children simple money concepts by using hands-on games. You also can gain access to our M3 Money Club & Elements of Money youth programs. It’s where you belong!

Applause Dance Academy

2000 Hwy 16 E., La Crosse 797-2547 • applauselacrosse.com At Applause we offer smaller class sizes at reasonable tuition rates, and our instructors follow the highest standards for dance education. We offer all levels of ballet, tap, jazz, and children’s classes, as well as many specialty classes, performance groups, and our very popular barre workout class! Come dance with us!

Aquinas Catholic Schools

521 S. 13th St., La Crosse 784-8585 • aquinasschools.org Aquinas Catholic Schools provide an integrated approach to faith and knowledge and are open to students of all faiths. Offering family-like environments, staff members are not only teachers, but also they are role models, helping to nourish the spiritual and moral lives of our students. Inspired by the Gospel, our students reach out to serve others in our parishes and in our community.

Art Rageous Art Centers

500 Holmen Square, Holmen 526-8787 • artrageousac.com See the All Glazed Up! listing for canvas classes... right at the Expo!

Au Pair Childcare

331 N. Mill St., Galesville 632-0372 • askclareaboutaupair@gmail.com The Au Pair program is a quality childcare solution now available to families in the Coulee Region. Carefully screened and trained, au pairs provide childcare you can trust like family and help around the house. If you want the world for your children, au pairs are a unique form of cultural exchange, too!

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Big Event Company

W3416 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Salem 786-4017 • thebigecompany.com; events@thebigecompany.com Since our business started in 2000, the Big Event Company’s No. 1 priority has remained the same – to provide excellent customer service at every event! Whether your guest list is for five or 5,000, we will help make your occasion one everyone will be talking about! So tour our website and see the wide variety of services we can offer for your next “Big Event.”

BioLife Plasma Services

1278 Rudy St., Onalaska 783-6707 • biolifeplasma.com BioLife Plasma Services is an industry leader in the collection of high quality plasma. All donors can receive up to $70 each week! Go to biolifeplasma.com to register and download a bonus coupon. Save a life at BioLife!

BMO Harris Bank

1145 Main St., Onalaska 783-1511 • bmoharris.com We focus on building relationships with a vision to be the bank that defines great customer experience – building that reputation with new customers and deepening it with existing customers! We’re building our presence and making it easier for customers to do business with us through an integrated network of branches, mobile banking, online banking, and ATMs, along with the expertise of our mortgage specialists, commercial bankers, and financial planners.

Buhr Family Cleaning

1832 Caroline St., La Crosse 317-6217 • buhrcleaning.com Buhr Family Cleaning has a staff that is hard working and honest. Our goal is to make sure our customers are happy! If you are too busy to clean, organize, or declutter, we can help. We have over 30 years of experience, are fully insured, and can provide you with awesome references! Call us today for a free estimate.

Burrachos

9432 State Rd. 16, Onalaska 781-5900 • burrachos.com Burrachos is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant. Based out of western Wisconsin, Burrachos prides itself in providing great food with the freshest ingredients. You get to choose the ingredients you like, and it is made right in front of you with personable, genuine, great service!

Camp St. John’s Northwestern

1101 Genesee St., Delafield 262-646-7297 • sjnma.org Camp St. John’s Northwestern offers four, oneweek high-energy adventure camp sessions for boys, ages 10-16. We combine leadership and adventure skills training in a structured program, while having fun promoting growth in physical activity, leadership, teamwork, and self-confidence. Accredited by the American Camping Association, each session includes the Academy’s popular activities, such as paintball, rappelling/rock climbing, “The Mud Pit,” and archery, to name a few!

Carroll’s Popcorn & Frozen Yogurt

Valley View Mall, 3800 Hwy 16, Ste. 134, La Crosse • 779-0222 • lacrossepopcorn.com Carroll’s Popcorn & Frozen Yogurt pops traditional and unique varieties of gourmet popcorn every day, and offers deliciously healthy frozen yogurt with an amazing toppings bar loaded with fresh fruit and other sweet and savory treats. Located in the Valley View Mall by the food court, Carroll’s has provided popcorn for hundreds of meetings, parties, and weddings in the La Crosse area!

Catholic Charities Pregnancy Support and Adoption Services

3710 East Ave. S., La Crosse 782-0710 • cclse.org For more than 140 years, Catholic Charities has provided expert support through our adoption and pregnancy support programs. We continue to build relationships with expectant parents who are considering adoption, while also working with families wishing to grow their family through adoption. Experienced and caring adoption professionals are here to help you every step of the way. Our services are available to anyone - regardless of age, religion, or race. Catholic Charities would like to walk with you on this life-changing journey.

The Center of Chiropractic

1840 E. Main St., Onalaska; 402 S. 6th St., La Crosse 785-2225 • backandbrain.com Our offices love treating families! We offer a wellness lifestyle program for kids, family discount programs, and adult rehabilitation care. Insurance accepted and wellness plans are available.

Children’s Museum of La Crosse

207 5th Ave. S., La Crosse 784-2652 • funmuseum.org Families who play together at the Children’s Museum learn while having fun…that’s silly smart! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, climbing wall, party packages, gift shop, scout events, summer day camps, and more! For ages 1-10 with adult. $7/person. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Chuck E Cheese’s 4444 State Rd. 16, La Crosse 781-6441 • chuckecheese.com Chuck E Cheese’s offers the ultimate place where a kid can be a kid and parents can enjoy every minute. That is why Chuck E himself takes pride in providing a safe, family fun environment. Chuck E Cheese’s will be attending the Family Fun Expo on April 3 - visit him for gifts, photos, and fun!

Citizens State Bank

620 Main St., La Crosse 785-2265 • citizensstatebank.us Hey, kids! Looking for a way to save for summer fun? Open a minor savings account at Citizens State Bank and become a Smart Saver! Earn a prize each time you make a deposit and enjoy an awesome interest rate on your savings. Visit our booth to learn more!

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1537 Losey Blvd. 608-519-5440

Things we want you to know: IMPORTANT 911 EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFORMATION. The U.S. Cellular Home Phone Device (“Device”) in conjunction with Home Phone Service (“Service”) (together, the “U.S. Cellular Home Phone”) is a Commercial Mobile Radio Service and not a landline phone service. U.S. Cellular does not represent or warrant that the U.S. Cellular Home Phone is equivalent to landline phone service. 911 calls made using the U.S. Cellular Home Phone Service are routed using U.S. Cellular’ s automatic location technology and users should be prepared to provide their physical address to emergency responders. While the Device does contain a GPS chip, its connection may be limited due to the Device’s location within the home. The GPS chip will work best if the Device is located near a window or other opening. A corded or cordless landline phone must be connected to the Device in order for the U.S. Cellular Home Phone to operate. A corded or cordless landline phone is not included. While the Device does have a backup battery, if the landline phone to which the Device is connected requires external electric power to operate, Service (including the ability to make and receive 911 calls) will not be available during a power outage. Neither U.S. Cellular nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for any service outage and or inability to access emergency service personnel, nor shall U.S. Cellular or any of its affiliates be responsible for the acts or omissions of emergency response center personnel. SERVICE USE AND LIMITATIONS: The U.S. Cellular Home Phone is solely a wireless voice service. Data services typically available on handheld wireless phones or other wireless devices are not available through U.S. Cellular Home Phone. U.S. Cellular Home Phone is not compatible with services requiring data including, but not limited to fax service, DVR services, credit card machines, medical alert services or some High-Speed or DSL Internet services. The U.S. Cellular Home Phone may not be compatible with certain home security systems. Please check with your home security system provider to confirm the compatibility requirements of your home security system. Service coverage may vary. See uscellular.com/maps for the latest coverage information. Service may be interrupted or limited due to weather, terrain, customer equipment or network limitations. Coverage indoors may also vary. U.S. Cellular does not guarantee coverage. A new 2-yr. agreement (subject to a pro-rated $150 Early Termination Fee) required. Agreement terms apply as long as you are a customer. A $35 Device Activation Fee and credit approval may apply. Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee applies (currently $1.57/line/month); this is not a tax or government PA359969 required charge. Additional fees, taxes and terms apply and vary by service and equipment. See store or uscellular.com for details. Limited-time offer. Trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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Exhibitors & Participants Communities Off n’ Funning

P.O. Box 34, Galesville 484-0602 • offnfunning.org Communities Off n’ Funning is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting kids, families, and communities up, out, and active throughout the Coulee Region! We offer unique ways to get active and social within the community and contributes developmental time, resources, and volunteer efforts to area Up, Out, & Active organizations that share in our mission.

Concordia Language Villages

8659 Thorsonveien Rd. N.E., Bemidji, Minn. 800-222-4750 concordialanguagevillages.org Concordia Language Villages offers language immersion programs in 15 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Since 1961, youth ages 7-18 have experienced the excitement and fun of an international adventure at our language camps! No previous language experience is necessary, and all levels of language learners are welcome.

Coulee Christian School

230 W. Garland St., West Salem 786-3004 • couleechristian.org Coulee Christian School is a non-denominational Christian school with a mission to pursue academic excellence while equipping students to be bold ambassadors for Jesus Christ. Coulee Christian School educates students from 3K through 12th grade and is located in West Salem.

Coulee Region United Soccer Association (CRUSA), Rush Wisconsin West

P.O. Box 2714, La Crosse crusa-soccer.com; rushwiwest.com CRUSA is the Coulee Region’s premier developmental soccer academy program. We offer boys and girls ages 4 to 17 opportunities to develop fundamentally through year-round training. Whatever your child’s skill or commitment level, CRUSA offers the opportunity to play in either our recreational, competitive, or Youth Academy Programs. Rush WI West is the Coulee Region’s premier and only accredited academy in the Coulee Region. In addition, our players compete in the WYSA State League. We provide professional coaches and our goal is to bring the best coaches and players together at each age group u8-u14. Tryouts are required for all teams. To learn more about our upcoming June tryouts visit www.rushwiwest.com.

Edvest

101 E. Wilson St., Madison 888-338-3789 • edvest.com Edvest, Wisconsin’s official 529 College Savings Plan, is designed to help families save for higher education expenses. Get started today with $25, and give your earnings the opportunity to grow tax-free. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/Edvest529 or visit edvest.com.

Gerrard-Hoeschler Realtors

600 3rd St., Ste. 200, La Crosse 782-2300 • GHrealtors.com Gerrard-Hoeschler, Realtors® has been a locallyowned, family business for over 60 years and boasts the area’s largest and most knowledgeable staff. We exist to help people improve their lives, increase their happiness through home ownership, provide professional satisfaction for our agents, and to give back to our community.

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Buying, selling, building or relocating - whatever your real estate needs – we will open the best doors in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota for you.

Girl Scouts

2710 Quarry Ln., La Crosse 800-236-2710 • gsbadgerland.org Hello, girls! Check out GirlTime, a summertime “at-home” program. In June, July, and August, girls receive a booklet filled with activities, puzzles, projects, and quizzes. And it’s our tradition to earn a patch so you’ll receive a Girl Scout patch, too. GirlTime is ideal for girls considering joining Girl Scouts. Current Girl Scouts welcome too!

Ground Round Grill & Bar

9348 Hwy 16, Onalaska 783-9300 • groundroundonalaska.com Ground Round Grill & Bar, with its two-room concept, provides an atmosphere and menu that is inviting to families and fun for adults too! Twice daily happy hour, 2 for 1 burgers Tuesdays, kids eat for 99-cents Sundays, and more! Burgers to steaks, pastas to healthy choices – we’ve got what you like!

Gundersen Health System Pediatrics 1900 South Ave., La Crosse 775-6766 La Crosse; 775-8138 Onalaska gundersenhealth.org From well child check-ups to care when your child is ill to complex medical needs, Gundersen is the place to go! We offer care for children through Family Medicine, Pediatrics (more than 15 Pediatric Specialties), Dental, Vision, Behavioral Health, ExpressCare Clinics, Urgent Care, and Emergency Services.

HG Orthodontics

1200 Main St., La Crosse 500 N. Holmen Dr., Holmen 1403 Waterloo Ave., West Salem 782-6778; 800-203-9067 hgorthodontics.com Voted the No. 1 Orthodontic Care Provider by the readers of Coulee Parenting Connection, HG Orthodontics is recognized for its family fun atmosphere and its unmatched modern orthodontic technology! Dr. Holly and Dr. Brandon are Specialists in Orthodontics and are committed to creating amazing smiles in LESS time for their patients. Anyone over the age of 7 is invited to join our SMILESQUAD Team! Call for a new patient examination at one of our convenient locations!

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

1140 Main St., La Crosse 400 Mason St., Onalaska 782-9622 • laxymca.org The Y is accessible to all regardless of age, income, or background. Whatever activity you, your family, or your child engages in – from child care to sports to camp – you’ll have a safe, positive environment to play, learn, and grow! We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. Children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

La Crosse Loggers Baseball

1225 Caledonia St., La Crosse 796-9553 • lacrosseloggers.com The La Crosse Loggers is a summer collegiate baseball franchise in the Northwoods League. The Loggers play 36 home games May-August, all of which are played at Copeland Park, aka “The Lumberyard.” The Loggers’ mission is to provide affordable family entertainment on a nightly basis with firework shows, in-game promotions, live entertainment, great baseball, and so much more! Visit our booth for Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream, the “Ice Cream of the Future.” Watch for our mascot, Logger Dog, as he joins in the fun and excitement of the day!

La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department

400 La Crosse St., La Crosse 789-7533 • cityoflacrosse.com The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department’s mission is to enrich our community through stewardship of the environment and through provision of quality recreation, facilities, and fun.

La Crosse Wellness Center

2839 Darling Ct., La Crosse 781-7627 • laxwc.com The La Crosse Wellness Center is dedicated to empowering its members through a collaborative approach to health and wellness with a 24/7 fitness facility, indoor turf (leagues, family fun nights, birthday parties, and more!), group fitness classes, registered dietitian, personal trainers, and more! There is something for everyone!

LaVida Massage of Onalaska

1220 Crossing Meadows Dr., Ste. 270, Onalaska 783-3008 • lavidamassageonalaskawi.com LaVida Massage of Onalaska, a health and wellness center, provides therapeutic massage for the entire family. Open 7 days a week with extended evening hours.

Leithold Music

116 4th St. S., La Crosse 784-7555 • leitholdMusic.com For a lifetime of pleasure, satisfaction, and fun— MAKE MUSIC! Visit the Leithold Music booth and ask about lessons and rentals. Play the “Magic Piano” for a treat!

Little Minds Learning Center

(NOW offers two locations) 2531 E. Main St., Onalaska 1100 Linden Dr., Holmen 855-LMLC-KID • littlemindslc.com Expo attendees who in enroll in April get two weeks of paid tuition (no application fees). A premier education experience at an affordable price! Contact enrollment@littlemindslc.com today!

Living Waters Bible Camp

E8932 Reo Ave., Westby 634-4373 • lwbc.org Living Waters Bible Camp is a year round Living Waters Bible Camp is a year-round camp and retreat facility in a beautiful valley in south western Wisconsin. In this natural setting, we focus on Bible and Creation training. Our mission is “Building Servant Leaders.” We train Christ followers through the truth of God’s Word and adventures in His creation! Guests enjoy camp as summer campers, guest groups, and school groups.

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Exhibitors & Participants Local Lupus Alliance

W436 Sunshine Dr., Stoddard 788-1909 • locallupus.org The Local Lupus Alliance is a nonprofit. Our purpose is to raise awareness, educate, and assist patients and others who have been adversely affected by lupus within our community and surrounding areas; and grow partnerships and collaborate to bring about compassionate care and healing. Each year we put on a fundraiser called Goosebumps 6/24 Hour Run/Walk at Goose Island Park. It is a great way to challenge yourself and help a great cause at the same time! We’d love to have you learn more about us; visit our website!

Mary Kay - Kat Solberg

21201 Kale Rd., Sparta 317-4952 • marykay.com/katsolberg Mary Kay Cosmetics is the No. 1 best-selling brand of skincare and color cosmetics. We work with you to customize skincare to you and your individual needs. Schedule your free pampering session today!

Mayo Pediatrics

700 West Ave. S., La Crosse 785-0941 • mayoclinichealthsystem.org Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare brings the knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic to you, close to where you live. From primary to specialized care, your local care team delivers expert, whole-person care so you get exactly the care you need, when you need it.

McDonald’s

9398 US Hwy 16, Onalaska 783-7274 • mccourtesy.com Courtesy Corporation-McDonald’s owns and operates 56 McDonald’s in western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, and Decorah and Clear Lake, Iowa. We’re a fast-paced, progressive company that places high priority on providing hospitality to our customers, encouraging our employees, and serving our communities. Come visit our booth to learn more about the NEW Happy Meal and taste some of our delicious fresh fruit!

Mid-West Family Broadcasting Z93 782-1230 • Z933.com Z93 is committed to making a difference in our community. Service is our mission and an important aspect of our brand. You’ll find Z93 at many local nonprofit events, fundraisers, and festivals. Our commitment is so strong that we launched our own charity fund, Z-Care, to help those less fortunate in the La Crosse area.

Misty’s Dance Unlimited

980 12th Ave. N., Onalaska 779-4642 • mistysdance.com From your child’s first dance to their graduation performance, MDU has a class for everyone! We specialize in beginners of all ages through pre-professional levels. But MDU is More Than Just Great DancingTM! Our dancers go beyond technique to develop important life skills, becoming respectful, confident, and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with the community.

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Norwegian Ridge Language Camp

163 W. Main, Spring Grove, Minn. 507-498-2267 • norwegianridge.org “Frozen Norway, Our Future, Our Peace, Our Hope!” language camp is set in Spring Grove, the first Norwegian settlement in Minnesota. Students learn Norwegian culture and traditions, basic language, and discover Norway through geography, history, and experiences. iPads are used to assist learning. Students enjoy homemade Norwegian meals and make new friends! Limited space; call now.

Onalaska Family Chiropractic Wellness Center

1115 Riders Club Rd., Onalaska 519-8112 • facebook.com/ onalaskafamilychiropractic OFCW is a new practice to the La Crosse/ Onalaska area! Our passion and focus is in family, wellness-based chiropractic care with emphasis on prevention and maintenance of degenerative spinal disorders, the subluxation complex, and correction of scoliosis. Dr. Paul is also certified in the Webster’s technique and has great experience with chiropractic for infants, children, and pregnant mothers.

Once Upon A Child

3133 State Hwy 16, La Crosse 782-6822 • onceuponachildlacrosse.com Once Upon A Child buys and sells NEW and gently used kids clothing, toys, and baby gear, offering you the opportunity to recycle your children’s nearly new items and get paid on the spot. We buy all seasons, all the time, and we’re always looking for toys, books, strollers, swings, and other baby gear. Located next to Plato’s Closet, near Pier 1 and Famous Dave’s!

The Playground & Batter’s Box

1213 Gilmore Ave., Winona, Minn. 507-458-1213 • theplaygroundwinona.com Indoor Playground! Let the kids jump on the bounce pillow, play on the playset, go down the slides, build with the building blocks and repeat. Let them be a kid at The Playground where every day is play day. The Batter’s Box offers indoor cages for baseball and softball. Hitting, pitching, recreation, team training. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Council 211 S. Main, Prairie du Chien 800-732-1673 • prairieduchien.org Prairie du Chien is a great, affordable family vacation destination! This charming historic community offers plenty of fun and educational activities for the family. Located 60 miles south of La Crosse, along the Mississippi River, you will find unique attractions, historic events, and a variety of lodging and dining options.

Revive Chiropractic Wellness Center

1438 Main St., Onalaska 519-2519 • revivechiropractic.net Our MISSION is to educate and empower individuals and families to express full vibrant life by providing tools, services and practical resources on natural living and disease prevention. Our VISION is that each patient who walks through our doors would begin a path toward vibrant, abundant health!

River City Chiropractic

577 Braund St., Onalaska 406-2488 • rcc.chiropractors.com River City Chiropractic offers chiropractic and massage services. Stop by our booth for a free sample of Biofreeze and discuss any health questions you may have!

Riverfront Inc.

3000 South Ave., La Crosse 785-3549 • riverfrontinc.org Riverfront is a nonprofit organization focused on providing a continuum of innovative support for individuals with any disability. Riverfront works alongside youth ages 3-18 and adults to offer educational experiences in areas of independent living and employment skills training. Riverfront is a resource and “The Source,” facilitating individuals’ ability to live, learn, and work in each of the communities we serve.

Shenanigans Entertainment Center 2100 Dawson Ave., La Crosse 783-3333 • shenanigansfun.com Shenanigans is the No. 1 family entertainment center with laser tag, rock wall, mini bowling, high ropes course, bounce house, paintball, dozens of arcade games, and the human hamster ball.

Sherry Sipusich - JuicePlus+

5824 Fox Chase Dr., Hokah, Minn. 507-459-5152 • sherrysipusich.juiceplus.com Juice Plus+ is a company with a mission-driven statement to “inspire healthy living around the world.” We impact lives with: fruits, veggies, + berries in either a gummy or capsule form; plantbased protein drink: chocolate or vanilla; plantbased energy bars; Tower Garden (a system to grow your own food). FREE gummies for children with an adult order!

Shepherd’s Flock Preschool

1215 Redwood St., Onalaska 781-9445 • flockps1215@yahoo.com With our Savior’s love and guidance, Shepherd’s Flock Preschool seeks to provide a program to aid children in their spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development in a loving Christian environment, where the love of God is shared with all children enrolled in our preschool. Love is shared here!

St. Paul’s Lutheran School

1201 Main St., Onalaska 783-4822 • stpaulsonalaska.org St. Paul’s Lutheran School is open to all students in Pre-K through 8th grade. We partner with parents and the congregation to provide a strong academic, Christ-centered education that equips students for life. Opportunities for a diverse learning environment include band and sports. At St. Paul’s Lutheran we teach young minds and prepare young hearts.

Sylvan Learning

1421 State Rd. 16, La Crosse 779-5711 • lacrosse.sylvan@yahoo.com Sylvan Learning works with all types of students. Some are trying to catch up, while others are seeking admission to top universities. We meet with your child to identify strengths and weaknesses. Then we meet with you to offer options. The system is remarkably simple and transparent. Phone or in-center consultations are not only free, but also welcomed.

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The Toy Shop

115 2nd St. S., La Crosse 519-9598 • thetoyshoplacrosse.com The Toy Shop is an independent, family-owned toy store in beautiful Downtown La Crosse! We carry fun and unique toys, puzzles, and games for every kid and kid-at-heart. We offer many brands, from the names you love, like Melissa & Doug and Brio to small companies you may not have seen before. Stop in today for some real family fun!

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Todd Trautmann, Financial Consultant

505 Empire St., Holmen 399-1285 • thrivent.com Thrivent Financial is a Christian membership organization that helps families be wise with money so that they can live their lives more generously and help their communities thrive. Having conversation around what is important allows for us to implement protection and/or savings plans for those goals that are important to you.

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U.S. Cellular Agent/Cell.Plus

1537 Losey Blvd., La Crosse 519-5440 • cell-plus.net Parenting is tough enough without technology getting in the way! Stop by our booth to get valuable information & resources designed to equip you in leading children more safely through today.

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Franciscan Healthcare 800-362-5454

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center

929 Jackson St., La Crosse viterbo.edu/fac The Fine Arts Center provides high quality arts and entertainment experiences for all ages. Performances include dance, theatre, classical and contemporary music, family entertainment, and more. The Fine Arts Center also hosts camps, workshops, and residency activities for children and adults. Visit our website for details.

WeeSwim Academy

P.O. Box 188, West Salem 608-799-8183 • weeswimacademy.com WeeSwim Academy offers high-quality swim lessons in an indoor warmer water environment year-round. Our talented instructors will teach your child a foundation of lifetime skills of swimming and water safety. Locations in Onalaska and Sparta.

WKBT News8000

141 S. 6th St., La Crosse 782-4678 • news8000.com News 8 is your trusted source for local news, weather, and sports. We are family owned, community focused, and committed to keeping you well informed on air and online! Our Community. Your Station.

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Family Fun Expo 2016  

Coulee Parenting Connection hosts the Family Fun Expo 2016 at Onalaska's OmniCenter.

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