Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 08/05/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Aug. 5

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

6-7am Sat. Aug. 5

Floating Bliss SUP Yoga - Sunrise Paddle

If you're a morning person, this 60 minute paddle only class is for you. Imagine starting your Saturday floating on the water with Mother Nature as the backdrop, and only the sound of your paddle entering the water.

Dells Pond Boat Launch - Mt. Simon Park
1100 Addison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 16+

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 5

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

8-9am Sat. Aug. 5

Floating Bliss SUP Yoga - Intro to Adult Paddle + Yoga

This 60 minute class will introduce you 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 paddle back to…

Dells Pond Boat Launch (Mt. Simon Park)
1100 Addison St
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 16+

8am-1pm Sat. Aug. 5

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

9am-1pm Sat. Aug. 5

Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day

AIS Snapshot Day is a one day event where volunteers gather at local rendezvous points around the state to receive training on species identification and monitoring techniques. After the training, volunteers go to nearby lake and river access…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE (registration deadline 8/1)

9-10am Sat. Aug. 5

High 5 Free Yoga

Enjoy free yoga all summer long. No experience necessary. A gentle, all-levels accessible practice, so makes for a great place start your yoga journey. Meet at the area around the Great Dane statue in front of the RCU building.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Aug. 5

Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival 2017

The Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival is a fresh and exciting festival to promote community wellness and teamwork, and raise funds to support hospice services. Fifty-two teams will paddle sleek, Hong Kong-style dragon boats along a 250-meter…

Half Moon Lake
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

9:30-11am Sat. Aug. 5

Floating Bliss SUP Yoga - Adult Paddle + Yoga

This 90 minute class consists of 20 minutes of safety and getting anchored in the water, plus 50 minutes of stretch, vinyasa flow/yoga poses and ending with 20 minutes of paddling back to shore.

Dells Pond Boat Launch - Mt. Simon Park
1100 Addison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 (Class is $25 when you bring your own equipment)

Age: 16+

10am-5pm Sat. Aug. 5

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 Sat. Aug. 5

"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 Sat. Aug. 5

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

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 5

PBS Kids Get Up & Go! Day

This free event features lots of fun physical movement and hands-on activities for the entire family.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Youth

11am-3pm Sat. Aug. 5

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 Sat. Aug. 5

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-5pm Sat. Aug. 5

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

1:30-4pm Sat. Aug. 5

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

3-4pm Sat. Aug. 5

A Little Bit of Broadway

Vocal and piano students of Juliana Schmidt, Menomonie music teacher and performer, will present solos and ensembles from Broadway shows on the Mabel Tainter theater stage. Donations at the door will go to the Mabel Tainter Center for the…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: Donation

6:30-9pm Sat. Aug. 5

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

6:34pm Sat. Aug. 5

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

6:35pm Sat. Aug. 5

Eau Claire Express vs Thunder Bay Border Cats

Get to Carson Park to watch the Eau Claire Express take on the Thunder Bay Border Cats.

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

Cost: Get to Carson Park to watch the Eau Claire Express take on the Willmar Stingers.

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Aug. 5

Saturday Night Bingo

Family fun for all ages, however children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Concessions available.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
418 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Prices of bingo cards range from $2 to $14.

Age: All ages

9-11pm Sat. Aug. 5

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city. Look through telescopes and see galaxies, nebula, star clusters, colorful double stars, and much more. Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Age: All ages

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