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Events

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Thu. Aug. 10

Fairfax Pool: Book Week

Reading is for everyone! In celebration of National Book Lover’s Day on August 9, join Fairfax Maxx all week with book themed activities based on some of your favorite books

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25/Day or Season Pass

Thu. Aug. 10

Ashley For the Arts 2017

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, sky lantern launch, hot air…

Memorial Park
Arcadia

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

Thu. Aug. 10

Camp Wabi

Camp Wabi incorporates healthy living into the traditional camp experience in a partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System to support youth with obesity. The information gained at Wabi is a life-changing experience for the whole family.

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

Age: Grades 6-10

9am-noon Thu. Aug. 10

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 10

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

9:30am Thu. Aug. 10

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home…

Hope Lutheran Church
2226 Eddy Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am Thu. Aug. 10

JBF Kids' & Maternity Sale

JBF is both consignment & a wholesale event with new & used items at discounted prices. Everyone is welcome to shop, sell & save. Consignors make 70-75%, Shop Early & access to online inventory.

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE (Donations to Local Food Shelf Accepted)

10am Thu. Aug. 10

Micon Summer Kids Shows: Surprise Movies

The Micon Summer Kids Show series screens movies weekly throughout the summer for just a quarter per kid. The movies for these dates have not yet been determined, but there will definitely be something on the screen. Check their website as it…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

10am-6pm Thu. Aug. 10

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

The world's best carvers create one-of-a-kind sculptures during the four days with an award ceremony and auction on Sunday. Guest carvers create smaller pieces auctioned off daily. Kids' activities and food available for the entire event.…

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum
1110 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Thursday, FREE; Friday-Sunday, Adults, $6/one day, $12/event; kids ages 6-17 FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Aug. 10

Children's Drawing Class

Learn to draw a variety of subjects. We will study line, form, tone, perspective and more. Drawing supplies furnished, but please bring your own drawing paper or pad at least 8"x`10." Instructor Vicki Casper

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts
107 Wilson Court
Menomonie

Cost: $15

Age: 8-12

10am-5pm Thu. Aug. 10

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 Thu. Aug. 10

"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

11am-3pm Thu. Aug. 10

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-5pm Thu. Aug. 10

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

noon-8pm Thu. Aug. 10

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 Thu. Aug. 10

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

1-3pm Thu. Aug. 10

Children's Drawing Class

Learn to draw a variety of subjects in this three session class. Study form, line, tone, perspective, and more. Drawing supplies furnished, but please bring your own drawing paper or pad at least 8"x10". Instructor Vicki Casper

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts
107 Wilson Court
Menomonie

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 13-18

1-4pm Thu. Aug. 10

Kids Yoga Camp

This summer, give your child the opportunity to experience yoga and mindfulness in this fun and unique 1/2 day summer camp. Each day your child will get to move, explore, and create different tools to add to his or her mindfulness tool kit.…

The Yoga Room
2839 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $149-$169 (Signup by 7/29)

Age: Ages 8-11

1-4pm Thu. Aug. 10

Kids YOGA Camp

Give your child the opportunity to experience yoga and mindfulness in this fun and unique 1/2 day summer camp. Through yoga, arts and crafts, games and creative movement your camper will learn coping skills to de-stress, develop awareness of…

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire's Yoga Studio
2839 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $149 for members $169 for non-members (deadline is 7/29)

Age: Going into 2nd-5th grade

1-3pm Thu. Aug. 10

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 10

Burger King Classic Car Show - Nifty 50s

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Nifty 50’s. Bring your 50’s car as we celebrate the decade of poodle skirts and diners.

Burger King - Downtown Chippewa Falls
228 W. River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Aug. 10

Habla en la Cabra

Practice your Spanish with other area Spanish speakers and help others practice their English. All levels welcome, no registration necessary. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexion de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House
336 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Aug. 10

Habla en la Cabra Language Exchange

Practice Spanish with the help of native speakers and return the favor! All levels welcome. Shortened summer hours. Provided by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House
336 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 10

Sounds like Summer Concert Series

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One's Thursday night gig in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa River in June, July, and August. Enjoy a pre-show set from area…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-9pm Thu. Aug. 10

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

6:30pm Thu. Aug. 10

WI Invasive Plant Species and What to do About Them

The Lake Wissota Garden Club hosts Christopher Gaetzke, chair of the Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership. His presentation utilizes his years of experience in dealing with identification and best control techniques for non-native invasives…

Lafayette Town Hall
5765 197th St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 10

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: LASKA + Boats & Bridges w/ Red Tide

Songwriting sisters Hannah, Bex, and Mookie (LASKA) weave influences of alternative, Americana, and desert rock with raw emotions in their songs. Boats & Bridges are a five piece folk-rock band formed in 2015 at UWEC. Inspired by the sweet…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Thu. Aug. 10

The Swampers: Wissota in the Making

A century ago, the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light & Power Company hired 700 workers, set up a temporary town, and build the hydro dam that creates Lake Wissota. A visual history of this time, now archived by the Chippewa County Historical Society,…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults  $11, Seniors $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Thu. Aug. 10

Teen Summer Library Lock-In

Pizza, games, movies, and library hide-and-seek.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Age: For grades 6-12.

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