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Wed. Aug. 2

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

Wed. Aug. 2

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

7:30am-1pm Wed. Aug. 2

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park Pavilions
Riverfront Terr.
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

9am-12:15pm Wed. Aug. 2

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 Wed. Aug. 2

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

An interactive playhouse where children can bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for a day of creative, memory-making fun.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $4/child

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Wed. Aug. 2

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

10am-5pm Wed. Aug. 2

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-noon Wed. Aug. 2

The Paint Shack

Painting made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Also paint on wood, bags, glasses and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Ranges from $10-45 depending on class

10am Wed. Aug. 2

"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 Wed. Aug. 2

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Lego Batman: The Movie"

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11:30am Wed. Aug. 2

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Multiple exciting art activity centers offered in our open-air studio space. All parents welcome to assist their children, parents must stay for children 6 and under. Activity changes due to weather and other circumstances may be necessary.…

Meadowsong Studios
E15501 County Road D
Fall Creek

Cost: $15/session, $65/5 sessions

11am-3pm Wed. Aug. 2

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

11am-6pm Wed. Aug. 2

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past…

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: all ages

noon-8pm Wed. Aug. 2

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

1-4pm Wed. Aug. 2

Afternoons of Inventioneering

A featured project will be presented at 1pm followed by open build invention time. Make hovercraft, launch jets, topple towers and more.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

1-4pm Wed. Aug. 2

Kids Collaborative Bowl Making on the Wheel

Try throwing clay on the wheel and then successfully create a bowl with instructor’s and student’s hands guiding the clay in tandem. Choose the glaze for your bowl and we will glaze it for you or return after bisque fire (2-3 weeks) and…

Meadowsong Studios
E15501 County Road D
Fall Creek

Cost: $50 for one child per hour, $80 for 2 kids per hour

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Aug. 2

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Enjoy the fun of ATS® belly dance with a great group of women in a casual learning environment. Learn the basic belly dance movement techniques as well as playing finger cymbals. Grab a friend and come have a blast sharing this fun activity…

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness
308 North Barstow
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 1st 8 week session

Age: 16+

6-8pm Wed. Aug. 2

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6-8pm Wed. Aug. 2

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

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 2

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach
604 Beach Rd.
Altoona

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $3/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 2

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

6:30-9pm Wed. Aug. 2

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