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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jun. 13

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
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

9am-noon Wed. Jun. 13

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

10-11am Wed. Jun. 13

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 Wed. Jun. 13

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 Wed. Jun. 13

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 Wed. Jun. 13

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Despicable Me 3"

Instead of returning to a life of crime, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10:15-10:35am Wed. Jun. 13

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

11am-6pm Wed. Jun. 13

Menomonie Farmers Market

The long-running Menomonie Farmers Market features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. Jun. 13

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

11am-noon Wed. Jun. 13

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the gorgeous constellations in our galaxy. Then, stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Wed. Jun. 13

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the gorgeous constellations in our galaxy. Then, stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Wed. Jun. 13

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 Wed. Jun. 13

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

2pm Wed. Jun. 13

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

3-5pm Wed. Jun. 13

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

3-4pm Wed. Jun. 13

Music of the Mississippi

Blues with the Everett Smithson Band (with bonus free harmonica and lesson for kids courtesy of the Minnesota Blues Society).

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-7pm Wed. Jun. 13

Charcoal Chicken Dinner

Menu: charcoal chicken dinner, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, beverage, and dessert. Carry outs are available.

Jim Falls United Methodist Church
13883 County Hwy S South
Jim Falls

Cost: 1/4 chicken dinner $9; 1/2 chicken dinner $11; children (ages 5-12) $4.25

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Wed. Jun. 13

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

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jun. 13

Fitness Fusion - Session 1

If you enjoy being active and outdoors, this class is for you! We will combine fitness while exploring the beauty of River Prairie Park. This class will focus on cardio and strength. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks &…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

5:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

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.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 4-5

6-7:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information. Second and Fourth Wednesdays the group meets for a burger night…

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall
2233 Birch St
Eau Claire

Age: 50+

6-8pm Wed. Jun. 13

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6-8pm Wed. Jun. 13

Kubb Night at Irvine Park

Kubb every Wednesday (except for July 4th). They have 3 pitches ready for play at 6pm each week. All skill levels are welcome. Whether you're learning or an expert, all are welcome. Bring beverages to enjoy.

Flag Hill Pavillion, Irvine Park
Bridgewater Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

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 Wed. Jun. 13

Par-Te-Rec

Summer outdoor Par-te-Rec program is for all individuals with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Experience various activities, which focus upon socialization, aspiring to personal challenges, and building self-confidence. Some of the…

Boyd Park
1202 Fairway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or Season Pass

Age: 18+

6-7pm Wed. Jun. 13

Cardio Tennis

Are you ready for a heart pumping, full body, calorie burning workout that doubles as a fun group activity? Participate in the increasingly popular workout that can be enjoyed by all ages, fitness and skill levels. Participants please bring…

10th Street Park
Altoona

Cost: $40/session

6:15-7:15pm Wed. Jun. 13

Mindful Horse Circles

Practice being in the present moment by observing the horses. Must call to register.

Equine Inspired Wellness, LLC
21837 108th Ave.
Cadott

Cost: $20/date

Age: 14+

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

Summer Rink Rat Hockey

Ever Wednesday April - August. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10) from 6:15-7:15pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10 only

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

Rock'N On the River Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night at the River Prairie park in Altoona you can enjoy live music. Shows start at 6:30pm and food trucks will be onsite.

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

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.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 4-5

7-8:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

Jack & Kitty Family Night Music Performance

Jack and Kitty perform “organic, vaudeville acoustic folk” and have been called “one of the most entertaining acoustic groups in the Midwest” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A rich musical stew forms the blend of Jack and Kitty’s…

Durand Community Library
604 7th Ave.E.
Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Jun. 13

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

7:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure. July 4th…

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Jun. 13

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.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 4-5

8pm Wed. Jun. 13

UWEC Summer Cinema: "High School Musical"

Two high school star-crossed lovers must struggle to make it to auditions for the high school musical while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon. Activities begin at 8pm, movie begins at…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Rated PG

9pm Wed. Jun. 13

UWEC Summer Cinema Series

Each week will have a special theme in conjunction with the film. Enjoy giant lawn games, free popcorn & beverages, and food vendors. BYO blankets and chairs. Learn about summer events on campus and programs at the public library. Activities…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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