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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9:30-11:30am Tue. Aug. 29

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

10-11:30am Tue. Aug. 29

Colossal Fossils

Have you ever wanted to touch the dinosaur skeletons you see in museums? In this multimedia presentation kids will get hands on with REAL fossils! Free with Museum membership or admission. Registration is required. This program is limited to…

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission, but must register online

10am-5pm Tue. Aug. 29

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 Tue. Aug. 29

"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 Tue. Aug. 29

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

10-11am Tue. Aug. 29

Kids Yoga at Carson Park

With yoga for kids, your child can learn to feel good in their body, self-care, muscle strengthening, ease frustration, practice mental focus, perfect posture and self-awareness, develop intuition, connect with nature, be spiritually aware,…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-16

11am-3pm Tue. Aug. 29

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

11:30am-6pm Tue. Aug. 29

Grandparents Tuesdays at Fairfax Pool

Grandparents get into Fairfax Pool for FREE with child's admission or season pass.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with children's admission

noon-1:30pm Tue. Aug. 29

Colossal Fossils

Have you ever wanted to touch the dinosaur skeletons you see in museums? In this multimedia presentation kids will get hands on with REAL fossils! Free with Museum membership or admission. Registration is required. This program is limited to…

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission, but must register online

noon-8pm Tue. Aug. 29

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

2:30-3pm Tue. Aug. 29

Design a Dino

Pick the characteristics of your dinosaur and watch it come to life right before your very eyes! Free with Museum membership or admission.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

4-7pm Tue. Aug. 29

Chippewa Falls Happy Tails Dog Park Dog Swim

9th annual Happy Tails Dog Swim to benefit the Dog Park improvements and maintenance. Proof of current rabies vaccination required.

Bernard F. Willi Community Pool
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per dog per day

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Tue. Aug. 29

Tween Yoga

Have your tweens try Yoga. This yoga class is all about de-stressing, finding what you need to be happy in your body, and learning an amazing tool for dealing with all sorts of problems. Bring friends, do it side-by-side, and yet it's a solo…

The Yoga Room
2839 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop in rate or Yoga Room Membership includes one free child per class.

Age: Geared toward 9-12 yr. olds

4-6pm Tue. Aug. 29

Teen Dabble Box Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint and knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens 6th grade-High School

5-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 29

Stardust Car Shows: Chevy Night

Stardust Car Shows are classic car shows with a cause. Every show we raise money for a different community group.

The Classic Garage
2111 Third St.
Eau Claire

6-8pm Tue. Aug. 29

Chopped JR Viewing Party

Come support a local kid & ECCT performer, Castle Dettinger as he competes on Food Network's Chopped Jr. Come sample farm to table fare and watch the live stream at the Oxford.

Eau Claire Children's Theatre
1814 North Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Donation

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 29

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 29

Tuesday Night Blues: Joyann Parker Band

Joyann Parker is a powerful indie blues musician from the Twin Cities. After Hours Blues Jam at the Plus until midnight.

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Tue. Aug. 29

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

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