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activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:30am-3:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

Create Professional Business Documents

You use documents to communicate, transact business and analyze business productivity. Whether internal or external, printed or electronic, for a document to really have impact, it needs to look polished and professional. Create and format a…

CVTC Applied Technology Center
2322 Alpine Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $119

Age: Adults

9:30am Thu. Jun. 14

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home…

Contact for location information

Cost: FREE

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 14

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

10am Thu. Jun. 14

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

10am-noon Thu. Jun. 14

Flag Day & Veterans Memorial Brick Dedication

The Dunn County Veterans Memorial Committee of Downtown Menomonie and the Community Foundation of Dunn County invite area residents to the 18th annual dedication of new bricks at the Dunn County Veterans Memorial.

Dunn County Veterans Memorial
2nd Street and Crescent Street
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Jun. 14

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

10-11am Thu. Jun. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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

10:15-10:35am Thu. Jun. 14

Little Movers Storytime

For babies who love to move. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

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

Cost: Free

Age: Babies & their caregiver

10:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 14

Boomwhacker Orchestra

Join a collective orchestra and learn to play the world's easiest instrument - if you know your colors, you can play it.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School - age

10:45-11:45am Thu. Jun. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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

1-4pm Thu. Jun. 14

Cartoon Day

An afternoon of celebrating all of your favorite animated characters from Bugs Bunny to SpongeBob. Cartoon themed games and activities will be offered.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Thu. Jun. 14

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 Thu. Jun. 14

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

1:30-3pm Thu. Jun. 14

Children's Movie

The library will show a children's movie on Thursdays in June and July. Check in with the library closer to the date to find out more details.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 11 and under

2pm Thu. Jun. 14

71st Annual Mehara Shrine Circus

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

Dunn County Ice Arena
620 17th Street SE
Menomonie

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

3-5pm Thu. Jun. 14

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

3:15pm Thu. Jun. 14

School Age Book Club

Kids ages 9-11 are invited to come to the library and vote on a book to read for the summer. They will then meet again on 7/26 to discuss the book. Participate in a rock painting craft and game.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 9-11

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

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. 14

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

5-8pm Thu. Jun. 14

Shootin' Down Senior Hunger Trap Shoot

Join this fun event benefitting your local community seniors, all trap shooting experience is accepted. Shooting mentors are available per request. $50 a person, $250 for a team. Prizes, Raffles, and games for everyone.

Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club
801 Schoettl Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $50 per shooter, $60 for walk-ins, $250 for team

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

Burger King Classic Car Show - Everything GM

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week's theme is all things GM.

Burger King - 94 Exit at Hwy 12
6124 North Crossing Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

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 Thu. Jun. 14

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 Thu. Jun. 14

Tabletop Games

Drop in for Game Night at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s Dabble Box makerspace.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Jun. 14

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Resonant Rogues + Red Tide + Intuitive Compass

The Resonant Rogues style includes Appalachian old-time, Balkan folk music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz. Red Tide plays soulful listening inspired by the ebb and flow of the ocean. Opener: Intuitive Compass is the talents of…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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

6:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

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

6:35pm Thu. Jun. 14

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. 14

Eau Claire Express vs St. Cloud Rox

The Eau Claire Express plays against the St. Cloud Rox. Express T-shirts will be given away to fans. Gates open 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

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 14

Colfax Music in the Park

Rain location is the Colfax Fairgrounds building on Railroad Avenue. Bring your lawn chair. Popcorn and root beer floats will be sold at the concerts. Annual pie sale by the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group on August 16.

Tower Park
Main Street and Highway 40
Colfax

Cost: FREE

7-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

Music Over Menomin: Jayson Collins Septet

The Jayson Collins Septet is a high energy jazz group playing a mix of energetic and eclectic original tunes with the likes of Thelonious Monk and Dave Holland. Live music on the Library lawn, overlooking Lake Menomin. Bring a picnic and a…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Jun. 14

71st Annual Mehara Shrine Circus

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

Dunn County Ice Arena
620 17th Street SE
Menomonie

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

7pm Thu. Jun. 14

"Esther"

When a call for a new queen is sent out throughout the Persian Empire, a young Jewish woman, Esther, joins many other women at the palace for a year of preparation before going before the King. Whe becomes the last hope for her people, the…

Calvary Baptist Church
3036 Epiphany Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Jun. 14

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