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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Thu. Aug. 31

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

9:30am Thu. Aug. 31

Stand In The Light Choir Rehearsals

A choir for people in the early to mid stages of memory loss and their singing partners and volunteers to come together and share their love of music. Rehearsals are 90 minutes starting at 9:30 with social time, snacks and singing. No…

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1120 Cedar St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25/couple; Scholarships available

Age: People with memory loss

9:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 31

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

10-10:30am Thu. Aug. 31

Archaeological Dig

It's time to dig in and see what a real archaeologist does and discovers! What will your pint-sized paleontologist dig up>?

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

10am-5pm Thu. Aug. 31

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

11am-3pm Thu. Aug. 31

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-7pm Thu. Aug. 31

Dollar Swim Day: NFL Kick-Off

Anyone wearing Green Bay Packer or NFL attire gets in for $1.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $1/person or Season Pass; Children 2 & under are free

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Aug. 31

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. 31

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

1:30pm Thu. Aug. 31

3rd Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover

What kind of mischief will your stuffed animals get up to if left in the library all night? Drop off your stuffed animal Wednesday, then come back on Thursday for an afternoon storytime and slideshow featuring hidden camera footage of stuffed…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

2:30-3pm Thu. Aug. 31

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 31

Burger King Classic Car Shows - Gangster Night

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Gangster Night. Bring your flapper dress and your model A, or just come to see all the vintage cars and fashion.

Burger King - Golf Road
2626 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Aug. 31

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. 31

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. 31

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Jim Pullman Band + FM Down w/ Billy Krause

The Jim Pullman Band has been a staple of Eau Claire’s indie rock scene for a full decade, with four albums under their belt and a fifth in the works. FM Down plays unabashed rock and roll, pure and simple, drawing comparisons to Foo…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 31

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. 31

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