Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 08/12/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Aug. 12

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

Sat. Aug. 12

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

Sat. Aug. 12

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

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 12

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. 12

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. 12

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-noon Sat. Aug. 12

Horses for Chickens - I

Get past your fears to live life to its fullest. Start your journey by observing the horses to build your intuition skills and learn how horses communicate to build respectful relationships.

Equine Inspired Wellness, LLC
21837 108th Ave.
Cadott

Cost: $125

Age: 13+

9am-8pm Sat. Aug. 12

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)

9-10am Sat. Aug. 12

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

9:30-11am Sat. Aug. 12

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

Age: 16+

10am-5pm Sat. Aug. 12

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. 12

"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-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 12

Marigold Cafe at River Bend

Marigold Cafe is a local food truck that specializes in Italian fare. They offer delicious grilled paninis and decadent gelato. It's recommended to bring your own seating in case the patio is full.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 12

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-9pm Sat. Aug. 12

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

10-11am Sat. Aug. 12

Tween Yoga

Yoga for children ages 7-12. This class is intended to develop the students' practice and build awareness of ones strength both physically and mentally. This is a slow-flowing class incorporating yoga poses and education. Tweens are welcome…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Age 7-11

11am-4pm Sat. Aug. 12

Mystic Thrift Sale

Mystic Grill is having a Thrift sale for everyone to come and shop to check out! Happy hour is 11 am to 2 pm with food specials and will have a variety of things to look at.

Mystic Grill
23583 County Highway SS
New Auburn

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Aug. 12

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

11:45am-12:30pm Sat. Aug. 12

Little Yogi & Me

Yoga for minis. Moms & Dads, bring your little ones and let's have some fun. Little Yogi & Me classes make for a fun family outing that incorporates fitness, movement, and education for everyone. You must enroll both yourself and your child…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for adults $5 for Little Yogis

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sat. Aug. 12

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 Sat. Aug. 12

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 Sat. Aug. 12

Open House

Northside Pet Hospital is hosting an open house. The public is welcome to tour our remodeled clinic, learn about the new animal rehabilitation services, receive prizes and freebies, and enjoy snacks.

Northside Pet Hospital
1727 Western Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1pm Sat. Aug. 12

41st Annual Pure Water Days Parade & RiverFest

Head down after the Pure Water Days Parade for live music, giant inflatables, kids games, prizes, food, a beer tent, arts and crafts vendors, and more. Parade starts at 1pm, Riverfest starts at 2pm.

Allen Park
S. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 12

Live Music: Cooker John

A longtime folk and blues musician.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Aug. 12

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

2-5:30pm Sat. Aug. 12

Live Music with Jerrika Mighelle

A Jerrika Mighelle show is not just about her music as she also provides an authentic experience through her style of honest, playful, and lighthearted banter that makes you feel that you are old friends. Every show is a truly unique…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

2-5pm Sat. Aug. 12

Live Music on the Patio: Jerrika Mighelle

Jerrika Mighelle began playing music with her sisters in the Eau Claire band, QuinnElizabeth, where she has developed her stage presence over their past 10 years of performing. You can bring your own chair to this event.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-7pm Sat. Aug. 12

The Thundermen

The Thundermen perform at the annual Wheaton Township Days. There will be lots of activities for the kids. Food and refreshments will be available.

Wheaton Township Ball Fields
State Hwy. 29
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. Aug. 12

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

6:35pm Sat. Aug. 12

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. 12

Eau Claire Express vs St. Cloud Rox

Get to Carson Park to watch the Eau Claire Express take on the St. Cloud Rox.

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

7-9:30pm Sat. Aug. 12

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. 12

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