Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 08/01/2017

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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Aug. 1

Biomedical and Kinesiology Camp

Students will have the opportunity to explore biology, anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology. Students will visit with professionals in bio-medical and kinesiology fields to learn more about careers. Students will also have the opportunity…

Overnight in UWEC Residence Halls

Cost: $325 per student

Age: Grades 6-12

Tue. Aug. 1

Summer Writing Camp

Tap into your writing talents with this exploratory camp for students. Learn creative techniques, interactive storytelling, technology tips, and tricks from experts as you uncover your writing potential. Learn how to uncover your own writing…

UWEC Campus

Cost: $169 Early Registration; $189 Standard Fee; Register by July 31

Age: Students entering grades 6-10

9am-12:15pm Tue. Aug. 1

3rd Annual Nordic Summer Camp

Sponsored by the Waldemar Ager Association and Museum. Enrolled kids can learn language, geography, art, music, and games. Limited to 20 campers.

Ager House
514 W. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 7-12

9am-noon Tue. Aug. 1

ACT Test Preparation

Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results. Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback. Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts. Learn test-taking…

UW-Eau Claire Campus (Room TBD)
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $179 early bird, $199 standard

Age: Grades 10-12

9am-noon Tue. Aug. 1

Love Eau Claire - Day Camp

Each day kids will play sports, make a cool craft, hear a story from the Bible, have snack, sing fun songs and even have a li'l time for reading.


Eau Claire

Cost: Registration fee information available online

Age: Entering 3rd-5th Grade

9:30-11:30am Tue. Aug. 1

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 Tue. Aug. 1

Small Wonders by Marcella Edmund

The art exhibit features sculptural containers of architectural form that reflect their function, to hold specific collections of tiny treasures mined from history.

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

Cost: FREE to members / $7 entry to museum

Age: All Ages

10am Tue. Aug. 1

"Building Bridges" Group Summer Art Show

Selected artists were invited to create art that relates to their personal concept of building bridges. The work displayed in this show will reflect each of the artist’s interpretation of that theme. The group summer show may be viewed…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Tue. Aug. 1

Dabble Box Open Lab

Join the Summer Library Program at the Dabble Box Open Lab. Explore the library's new Makerspace with your family. Check out the cool tools and materials we have to offer, and make something neat to take home.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Tue. Aug. 1

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Storks"

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11am Tue. Aug. 1

Kids Yoga at Carson Park

With yoga for kids, your child can learn to feel good in their body, self-care, muscle strengthening, ease frustration, practice mental focus, perfect posture and self-awareness, develop intuition, connect with nature, be spiritually aware,…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-16

10:30-11am Tue. Aug. 1

Summer Family Storytimes

Bring the whole family for an active half hour of books, songs, rhymes and movement.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11am-3pm Tue. Aug. 1

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

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

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

11:30am-6pm Tue. Aug. 1

Grandparents Tuesdays at Fairfax Pool

Grandparents get into Fairfax Pool for FREE with child's admission or season pass.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with children's admission

noon-8pm Tue. Aug. 1

East Meets West Art Exhibit

Enjoy paintings, drawings, watercolors, crystals, jewelry, prints, photography, sculptures and music from 50 juried artists influenced by Eastern and Western healing modalities inspiring fun and health by seeing beyond what exists and into…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Tue. Aug. 1

Read Off Your Fines

Calling all kids to come to the library and read off your fines as part of the Summer Library Program. Read for 15 minutes to knock $1 off of your fines. Check with Youth Services for details.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Youth

2-3pm Tue. Aug. 1

Party in the Pages

Celebrate books you know and love like Captain Underpants, I Survived and Rainbow Magic, plus discover new favorites with book trailers, games, music and more.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age kids

4-5pm Tue. Aug. 1

Tween Yoga

Have your tweens try Yoga. This yoga class is all about de-stressing, finding what you need to be happy in your body, and learning an amazing tool for dealing with all sorts of problems. Bring friends, do it side-by-side, and yet it's a solo…

The Yoga Room
2839 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop in rate or Yoga Room Membership includes one free child per class.

Age: Geared toward 9-12 yr. olds

4-6pm Tue. Aug. 1

Teen Dabble Box Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint and knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens 6th grade-High School

5-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 1

Stardust Car Shows: Ladies' Night

Stardust Car Shows are classic car shows with a cause. Every show we raise money for a different community group.

The Classic Garage
2111 Third St.
Eau Claire

5:31-8pm Tue. Aug. 1

National Night Out

A community event that brings citizens together to get to know our neighbors and local police while celebrating the united stand that we take as partners against crime and disorder in our community. Carnival games, dunk tank, popcorn,…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 1

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun evening of painting made easy and exciting. A social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more. Sing up by Facebook (via message) or…

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $35 check Facebook or website for more details

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 1

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 1

Tuesday Night Blues: Tommy Bentz Band

Bentz's love of music gives him the flexibility to perform in rock, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass and newgrass bands. This week's concert held at Phoenix Park rather than Owen Park. After Hours Blues Jam at the Plus until midnight.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 1

Group Guitar for Beginners

For absolute beginners: This class will introduce you to the joy of making music with the guitar. Students will learn proper technique, chords, and scales as they play songs together as an ensemble. Taught by singer/songwriter Tim Litscher of…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $64, free for current students of the ECMS

Age: Ages 13+

6:30-9pm Tue. Aug. 1

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

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire