Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 08/11/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Aug. 11

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

Fri. Aug. 11

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

Fri. Aug. 11

Pioneer Days 2017

The Pioneer Days is an event hosted by the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club. Features historical displays of craftsmanship as well as steam engines, tractor pulls, flea market, silent auction, pancake breakfast, kids events,…

Pioneer Park
Hwy 37 & 85 Porterville Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; children 10 and under get in FREE

Fri. Aug. 11

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

6-10am Fri. Aug. 11

Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop for Special Olympics

Local law enforcement officers will sit, stand, and jump around to be let down from the rooftop of Dunkin’ Donuts stores across Wisconsin. To get off the roof the officers are asking you to make a donation into a bucket they will lower from…

Dunkin' Donuts
2836 N. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Donations include free coffee

Age: All Ages

8am-5:30pm Fri. Aug. 11

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

10-10:45am Fri. Aug. 11

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. 11

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. 11

"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 Fri. Aug. 11

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-10pm Fri. Aug. 11

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

11am-3pm Fri. Aug. 11

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 Fri. Aug. 11

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 Fri. Aug. 11

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

2:30-3:15pm Fri. Aug. 11

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

5:30pm Fri. Aug. 11

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 11

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. 11

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

7:30-9pm Fri. Aug. 11

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

8-10pm Fri. Aug. 11

GOTR GLOW Scavenger Fun

Teams of 4-6 will weave there way through downtown EC, finding clues and doing fun actives along the way. Prizes for 1st, & 2nd place finishers. Bonus prizes for most glowing team. Team building, family fun.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: $90/team before 7/10; $100 after 7/10

Age: All Ages

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