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Events

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9:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 7

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: Birth to age 5

10-11am Thu. Jun. 7

Summer Storytime

Summer storytime and activities for children birth-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

10am-5pm Thu. Jun. 7

Art Exhibit by Michael Haynes + Priscillamae Olson + Kristi Schumacher

A large collection of artwork by these artists will be exhibited at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Most of the artwork shall be available for purchase, and a price list will be provided to visitors.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Thu. Jun. 7

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely Artist in Residence

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely will host muralist Molly Z. from Chicago over 2 weeks while she creates a new mural on a massive downtown canvas – a 40’ tall by 80’ wide wall (3,200 square feet) – at the high-traffic intersection of…

The Oxbow Hotel
516 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Jun. 7

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll also provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Thu. Jun. 7

Bubble Wrap Silk Painting Workshop

No mistakes, just happy, beautiful wearable art. Have fun creating beautiful, natural, and sustainable, and eco-friendly textiles.

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

Cost: $40

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:45am Thu. Jun. 7

The Hillcrest Dog Walk

Join ChiroElite's clinic pup Surly on a casual 3 mile walk through the old Hillcrest golf course trail. The walk starts at ChiroElite in Altoona and follows a beautiful public walking trail along Otter Creek. All well mannered dogs are…

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab
1219 10th St. W
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Thu. Jun. 7

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Thu. Jun. 7

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

noon-7pm Thu. Jun. 7

Dollar Swim Day - Hawaiian Day

Anyone who wears Hawaiian themed attire pays $1 admission.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $1

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Jun. 7

All Ages Open Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. A service of your public library and the first fee-free makerspace in the…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Thu. Jun. 7

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4-10pm Thu. Jun. 7

Lifeguard Review

This class is intended for those who currently hold lifeguard certification and wish to renew.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 17+

4-5pm Thu. Jun. 7

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Jun. 7

4th-8th Grade Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Techniques, Beginner Painting, Intermediate Painting, Art, Acrylic, WaterColor, Tempera, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
930 Galloway St Building 13 Suite 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 4th-8th Grade (9-14)

5-9pm Thu. Jun. 7

45th Annual Altoona Cinder City Days

Featuring "Diamond Rio" on June 9th and Karaoke contest finale on June 8th at Altoona's new outdoor amphitheater at River Prairie Park. Other events include a carnival, boys baseball, softball, and dart tournaments; Spectrum Shuffle for…

Most events at Cinder City Park, check website for full schedule/locations
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: Diamond Rio Ticket Prices On Website |Free Admission To Other Parks

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jun. 7

Quick Start Tennis

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere

10th Street Park
Altoona

Cost: $30-40 resident; $35-45 non-resident

Age: Ages 4-12

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 7

Burger King Classic Car Show - Mopar Madness

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Mopar Madness.

Burger King - Hastings Way
926 S. Hastings Way
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Jun. 7

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Waldemar + Nici Peper + Savannah Smith

Waldemar is lush and intricate, featuring dual drummers, trombone, synths, post-80's inspired guitars, poignant lyricism and layers of vocal harmonies. Nici Peper is an Americana singer-songwriter whose lyrics reflect the soul and honesty of…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 7

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

6-8pm Thu. Jun. 7

Summer Rock Band Experience: Advanced

This program is led by two outstanding local musicians who are also experienced educators. Students will learn classic songs in a supportive environment as they work toward performing at Phoenix Park as part of the Family Day Downtown.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99 for non-students; $49 for students

6:15-7pm Thu. Jun. 7

Sports Jamboree

The goal of this program is to provide an introduction to the basic skills of basketball, soccer, t-ball, & tennis and a few fun games. This will be strictly instructional, with no competition involved.

Altoona City Park Pavillion
10th Street West
Altoona

Cost: $30 resident; $35 non-resident

Age: Ages 4-6

6:15-10pm Thu. Jun. 7

Thursday Bingo at the Moose Lodge

Doors open 6:15. Games start at 7. Regular and Progressive Bingo. 50/50 Raffle, All proceeds after expenses go to Charity. Food and Drink served. Lunch Served before play and at intermission. 17 games played for as low as $4. Different…

Menomonie Moose Lodge
720 19th Ave.
Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All, under 18 must have Guardian

6:35pm Thu. Jun. 7

Eau Claire Express 2018 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park.

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 Thu. Jun. 7

Eau Claire Express vs Bismarck Larks

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Bismark Larks. Express T-Shirts will be given away to fans. Gates at 5:30pm.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park
702 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Thu. Jun. 7

Live Music: Sundae & Mr. Goessl

Sundae + Mr. Goessl, features award-winning vocalist Kate Voss and Seattle's busiest freelance guitarist, Jason Goessl. This charming husband/wife duo incorporates humor, vintage style, interesting instrumentation, nostalgia and serious chops…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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