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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8-11am Tue. Jun. 12

B is for Birding

Designed to help young nature-lovers discover the marvels of the bird world, this camp will introduce beginning ornithologists to bird identification, proper use of binoculars, and simple field guides. After some inside classroom time, take…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $20-$30

Age: Ages 7-9

8:30-10:30am Tue. Jun. 12

Bitty Breakfast on the Farm

Rise 'n' shine with us to celebrate June Dairy Month. Have a tasty breakfast, petting zoo with chickens, goats and baby calves, face painting, fun farm activities and opportunities to learn about the different ways to appreciate the rich…

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

Cost: $10 per person/$40 max per family

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Tue. Jun. 12

Trinity Sports Camp

This camp will offer skills and instruction in various physical activities. Leaders will focus on teamwork, fair play, and Christian values.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 3-8

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jun. 12

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 Tue. Jun. 12

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 Tue. Jun. 12

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 Tue. Jun. 12

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 Tue. Jun. 12

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Captain Underpants"

Two overly imaginative pranksters spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously…

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10:15-10:35am Tue. Jun. 12

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Tue. Jun. 12

Summer Family Storytime

Bring the whole family for an active half hour of stories, music, rhymes and movement.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:30-11am Tue. Jun. 12

Summer Story Time

Summer Story Time! Every Tuesday in June and July.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: For ages 2-8

10:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

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

10:45-11:45am Tue. Jun. 12

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 Tue. Jun. 12

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

11:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups Confirm age groups online. All materials are always provided, students may bring their own if they wish. Finger Painting, Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Beginner Painting, Shapes, Tempera, WaterColor, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $15, $35, $45

Age: K-12th Grade

11:30am-1:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Fun Fundraiser Firefighters

Stop by HeatherWood and enjoy a hot dog bar along with beans, coleslaw, chips & drink for only $5. Eau Claire fighters will help serve the food. All proceeds will be given to Community ECFF Charity. Also, Dunk a Hunk for $1. These proceeds…

Heatherwood Assisted Living
4510 Gateway Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

noon-7pm Tue. Jun. 12

Grandparent's Day

Every Tuesday, grandparents free with child admission, $4.25 or Season Pass.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Grandparents free with child admission, $4.25 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Tue. Jun. 12

ARTmobile

The ARTmobile connects children with the visual arts. Children are invited to work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Tue. Jun. 12

10th Street Recreation Center Open Play

This drop in program has supervised activities for children kindergarten through eighth grade; children are allowed to come and go. While at the Recreation Center they will be encouraged to participate in ongoing activities. Should not be…

Altoona City Park Pavillion
10th Street West
Altoona

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

1-3pm Tue. Jun. 12

Beginning Ukulele Camp

Flynn Elementary School music teacher, Liz Ahrens, and Nick Poss, owner of the music school, will lead this introduction to the ukulele. Students will learn how to play melodies, chords, and songs, plus they’ll about the history of the…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $69 for non-students; $19 for current students

Age: 3rd grade - 6th grade

1:30-2:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Musical games, special guests and a chance to try out an array of instruments.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

1:30-3pm Tue. Jun. 12

Harmonica Workshop

At this workshop, kids will get to learn some fun harmonica music and will get one to keep. Please call or stop by the library to register for this musical program.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids ages 9-11

2pm Tue. Jun. 12

71st Annual Mehara Shrine Circus

The biggest show in town. Tickets on sale now at Gordy's County Markets Chippewa Falls, and Lake Wissota.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 adults, $14 children 12 years and younger

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jun. 12

Summer Minecraft Club

Come play Minecraft at the library Tuesdays in June and July. Laptops will be available to use. The library has an account that players can also use.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens going into grades 6-12

4-5:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups Confirm age groups online. All materials are always provided, students may bring their own if they wish. Finger Painting, Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Beginner Painting, Shapes, Tempera, WaterColor, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $15, $35, $45

Age: K-12th Grade

4-6pm Tue. Jun. 12

Teen Dabble Lab

Hang out, play, and explore everything the Dabble Box makerspace has to offer from gaming to coding, crafting to creating. Use 3D pens, art supplies, button makers, a 3D printer, and much more. There's something for everyone!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-9pm Tue. Jun. 12

44th Annual Parade of Homes

Tour 15 amazing home throughout the Chippewa Valley, presented by Great American Fireplace. Tickets available online, in advance at Royal Credit Union locations, or at the first home you visit.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room
4319 Jeffers Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 through June 8th, $10 June 9th - 16th

5pm Tue. Jun. 12

Teen Summer Program

Activities include Teen Iron Chef, Harmonica Lessons, Carpool Karaoke, Rock Band, Tech Day, Music Trivia, and Late Night Lock In (special sign-up required). Check weekly schedule online.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

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

6-8:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Love Builds Up: Nature Workshop

Come help build a GaGa ball pit and work on the church garden, plus cook-outs, bonfires, nature art, bird feeders, trails, exploring for wildlife, music and much more. Be spiritually nurtured through nature and community. Registration is now…

First Presbyterian Church
2112 Rudolph Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Tue. Jun. 12

Lower Chippewa River Alliance Annual Awards Dinner

Join with the members of the Lower Chippewa River Alliance in honoring Dave Carlson for his life-long stewardship of the Chippewa River and surrounding environments. Program starts with a social hour & pot-luck dinner at 6pm. The awards…

Lions Pavilion at Riverview Park
2800 Riverview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15pm Tue. Jun. 12

Teen Litwits Book Club

Talk about books you love (or hate) with other teens. Pizza and fizzy beverages will be served. Top teen books will be raffled off at each meeting. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:15-7pm Tue. Jun. 12

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

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups Confirm age groups online. All materials are always provided, students may bring their own if they wish. Finger Painting, Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Beginner Painting, Shapes, Tempera, WaterColor, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $15, $35, $45

Age: K-12th Grade

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Tuesday Night Blues: Squishy Mud

Squishy Mud is an exciting Blues based Band With an eclectic mix of covers and original compositions. Squishy loves to transition from Electric Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, Blues Rock, Electrified Traditional Blues and Power Blues along with a…

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

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

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

T-Ball

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 6-8

6:30-8pm Tue. Jun. 12

Family Night at the Y

Grab your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or grandchild and check out the newly designed YMCA family nights. Each night will feature a hands-on activity for families and children to complete together. Leave the prep and clean up to us as you…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $7, Community $12

Age: All Ages

7pm Tue. Jun. 12

71st Annual Mehara Shrine Circus

The biggest show in town. Tickets on sale now at Gordy's County Markets Chippewa Falls, and Lake Wissota.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 adults, $14 children 12 years and younger

7:30-8:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

Moms Only Yoga

Get the quiet you need in a super calm space, with a yoga practice designed just for moms to work out the crazies and rejuvenate for tomorrow. Be ready to roll right into bed. Pregnant moms welcome. Sorry, no kiddos. Please sign up ahead.…

Tuning Tree
515 South Barstow, Suite 117
Eau Claire

Cost: $10/class or $30/4 classes

7:30pm Tue. Jun. 12

T-Ball

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 6-8

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