Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 08/04/2017

Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Aug. 4

Bloomer Community Fair

Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday.

Bloomer Community Fairgrounds
9th Ave.
Bloomer

Fri. Aug. 4

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

Fri. Aug. 4

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

8-9am Fri. Aug. 4

Floating Bliss SUP Yoga - Intro to Adult Paddle + Yoga

This 60 minute class will introduce you to Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. The first 60 minutes will focus on safety and basic paddling techniques, followed by 20 minutes of gentle yoga stretches/poses and ending with a 20 minute paddle back to…

Lake Altoona Park (Beach Area)
604 N Beach Rd
Altoona

Cost: $15 (Daily $3 parking pass required for Lake Altoona Park)

Age: 16+

8am-6pm Fri. Aug. 4

11th Annual City-Wide Thrift Sale for Alzheimer's Association

Azura Memory Care is hosting its 11th Annual City-Wide Thrift Sale to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The first $10,000 raised will be matched by Holiday Vacations. Donations can be dropped of the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the Sale…

The Shed
1515 Mayer Road
Altoona

8am-5:30pm Fri. Aug. 4

Camp Brunswick Outdoor Adventure Days

Activities Youth will be able to participate in are archery, teamwork & citizenship, outdoor skills & nature, zipline & climbing, crafts, and more. Call with questions, and more information about the schedule.

Camp Brunswick
S5070 William Court
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for Eau Claire Youth; $50 for non Eau Claire students and residents

Age: Grades K-5

9:30-10:30am Fri. Aug. 4

Floating Bliss SUP Yoga - Intro to Kids Paddle + Yoga

This 60 minute class will introduce your child/teen to Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. The first 20 minutes will focus on safety and basic paddling techniques, followed by 20 minutes of gentle yoga stretches/poses and ending with a 20 minute…

Lake Altoona Park (Beach Area)
604 N Beach Rd
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: 8-15 years

10-10:45am Fri. Aug. 4

Totality: Explore Eclipses! (Planetarium)

In honor of the Total Solar Eclipse happening August 21, the Museum planetarium show will feature the biggest star in the solar system, the sun. You'll learn about what happens to create a solar eclipse and get to see what the phenomenon…

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Fri. Aug. 4

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 Fri. Aug. 4

"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 Fri. Aug. 4

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

10:30-11am Fri. Aug. 4

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 Fri. Aug. 4

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

noon-8pm Fri. Aug. 4

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

noon-6pm Fri. Aug. 4

Blue Boxer Arts Grand Opening Celebration

Come see artisan demonstrations, sip coffee and enjoy snacks, make buttons and participate in a community weaving. Don't forget your knitting, crocheting, and beading projects while you're here.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

noon-5pm Fri. Aug. 4

200 Main Gallery Showing 'Four Accomplished Gents'

200 Main Gallery will host 'Four Accomplishe dGents', featuring works of Bob Gehrke, Mel Sundby, John Lawler and Andy Shafer. Their work - sculpture, painting and ceramic - can be seen nation and world-wide. We are very fortunate to have…

200 Main - Gallery & Studios
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

2:30-3:15pm Fri. Aug. 4

Totality: Explore Eclipses! (Planetarium)

In honor of the Total Solar Eclipse happening August 21, the Museum planetarium show will feature the biggest star in the solar system, the sun. You'll learn about what happens to create a solar eclipse and get to see what the phenomenon…

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Aug. 4

Artist Reception: Kelsey M. Wenberg & Scott Ellis

Live music by Tangled's house-band: Flannel & Boots, snacks, meet the artists, and enjoy good company.

New Tangled Up in Hue Location
505 S. Barstow St. Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Fri. Aug. 4

The Adventures of Paul Bunyan Book Launch Reception

The debut of a new book written by Diana Peterson and illustrated by Dacia Sjolund about Paul Bunyan and his adventures with Babe, the blue ox.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum
1110 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 4

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 Fri. Aug. 4

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

7:05pm Fri. Aug. 4

Eau Claire Express 2017 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park. June 3, at 7:05m vs. Mankato Moondogs June 4, at 5:05pm vs. Mankato Moondogs June 7, at 6:35pm vs. Rochester Honkers June…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

7:05pm Fri. Aug. 4

Eau Claire Express vs Duluth Huskies

Get to Carson Park to watch the Eau Claire Express take on the Duluth Huskies.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park
702 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

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