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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-3pm Fri. Jun. 15

Camp Kid Business

Take your lemonade stand to the next level in this hands-on business camp. Tour downtown businesses, meet local entrepreneurs and pitch your very own product or idea to a panel.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: Grades 4th-5th

10am-4pm Fri. Jun. 15

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 Fri. Jun. 15

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

10-11am Fri. Jun. 15

Summer Art Lessons: PreSchoolers

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Private, more intensive classes are available upon request, flexible scheduling and affordable prices. All materials are…

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

Cost: $10

Age: PreSchool Age (3-5)

10-11am Fri. Jun. 15

Storybook Hiking Trail

An engaging guided tour of the Storybook Hiking Trail and a fun summer activity. Explore seasonal-themed songs, interactive stories, movement activities, and crafts that encourage children to think about the ever-changing world around them…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 per child, Adults free, Nonmembers $5 per child, Adults free

Age: Ages 3 - 8, plus adult

10:15-11am Fri. Jun. 15

Musical Storytime

For three- and four-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. This storytime is supercharged with special musical guests each week. 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

10:30-11:15am Fri. Jun. 15

Summer Story Time: All About Teeth

The guest reader this week likes to spend time talking about floss, brushes and paste. Martin Dental will be leading the story hour, and the Tooth Fairy might even make an appearance.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique
129 N. Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. Jun. 15

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 Fri. Jun. 15

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Jun. 15

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-noon Fri. Jun. 15

Super Small Science: Oil & Water

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Fri. Jun. 15

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

3-4pm Fri. Jun. 15

Teen Summer Book Club

Come to the June meeting having already read "A Study in Charlotte" by Brittany Cavallaro. Discuss the book and choose the books for the rest of the summer.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens going into grades 6-12

3pm Fri. Jun. 15

"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

4-8pm Fri. Jun. 15

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

4:30-9pm Fri. Jun. 15

Family Fun Friday at the Farm

Open yard for play, bean bag toss, horse shoes, 9 hole Frisbee golf, walking trails along the buffalo river and more. Bring your furry family members too, dogs are welcome here. Kitchen/bar will be open, wood-fired pizza & a great selection…

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Jun. 15

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

7-9pm Fri. Jun. 15

MusicRewind: Light Hits of the 60s & 70s

The talented and humble Nicklaus Lovelien performs favorite Light Hits from the 60's and 70's, and maybe even a couple from the 80's. Bring your cares and worries and leave them at the door if only for a couple of hours this Friday night.…

Living Room Coffee House
2006 Cameron St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Jun. 15

"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

7pm Fri. Jun. 15

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

7pm Fri. Jun. 15

Eau Claire Express vs St. Cloud Rox

The Eau Claire Express plays against the St. Cloud Rox. There will be princesses wandering the ballpark, and postgame fireworks show. Princesses scheduled to appear (subject to change) include: Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Belle from Beauty…

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

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