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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Mon. Jun. 18

Incredibles Week at the Pool

A week of Dash, Violet, Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and Jack-Jack themed activities to celebrate the release of Disney/Pixar's film "Incredibles 2".

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25/day or season pass

Mon. Jun. 18

Intercultural Leadership Summer Camp

The head meets the heart as meaningful encounters across differences empower students to see themselves as effective leaders, fostering relationships, consensus, maturity, and success. Games, collaborations, field trips, videos, and guest…

UW-Stout Campus

Cost: Day Camp $300 / Overnight Camp $450

Age: 8-12th grade

8am-4:30pm Mon. Jun. 18

CVTC STEM Camp

This year the camp incorporates two primary themes: environmental sustainability and stewardship through the process of assessing alternative energy technologies (fuel cell, solar, and wind) to power electric cars as well as nanotechnology…

CVTC Gateway Campus
2320 Alpine Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $40/camper (breakfast, lunch, snacks included)

Age: Entering grades 7-12

8am-3pm Mon. Jun. 18

Summer Institute: Chippewa Falls

Summer Institute has a 40-year tradition of teaching and delighting children across the Chippewa Valley. Your kids will love the variety of activities, and you will appreciate the small classes that promise high quality learning.

Hillcrest Elementary
1200 Miles Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 per class for Chippewa Falls district students and those who live in the district; $85 per class for all other students.

9am-noon Mon. Jun. 18

Manufacturing Boot Camp for Students

Chippewa County businesses will be hosting students to teach them about a careers in manufacturing. This is more than just tours– it will give students hands on experience, job skills, and learn about job opportunities. Students will…

Various Locations

Cost: FREE

Age: 16+

9am-noon Mon. Jun. 18

Camp Tell the Good News

Children will learn creative communication skills as they work together to create short opening video segments to introduce the Bible story and theme of the day for Vacation Bible School. Students will also write opening and closing prayers…

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $55

Age: Completed grades 4-6

9am-noon Mon. Jun. 18

Great Pretenders

Let your child’s imagination run free in this high energy, dynamic, imaginative play and art class. Children will learn Bible stories, read great literature, build cooperative play skills, and use various art mediums to create items that…

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $55

Age: Ages 3-7

9:30am-noon Mon. Jun. 18

Nature Nuts

Designed to encourage the inherent curiosities of young nature-lovers. Daily activities are geared towards discovery of the natural world. Adventures may include things like adopting a tree, meeting a Rock Wizard, searching for the elusive…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $55-65

Age: Ages 5-6

9:30-10:15am Mon. Jun. 18

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Mon. Jun. 18

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

10-11am Mon. Jun. 18

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)

10am Mon. Jun. 18

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "My Little Pony"

Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embark on an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. They meet new friends and face exciting challenges as they travel beyond Equestria to defeat the evil…

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10am-4pm Mon. Jun. 18

Introduction to Painting with Soft Pastel

Soft pastels are fun to use, colorful, versatile, and expressive. You'll be introduced to this dry painting medium through two exercises on different papers. This workshop is also good as a refresher course for those with some experience. All…

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

Cost: $110

Age: Teen and above

10-11:30am Mon. Jun. 18

Camp Summer Crafts

It's back to basics with this creative camp. Design dream catchers, bracelets, painted rocks and more to take and display at home.

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

Cost: $70 Members / $80 Non

Age: 4K-K

10:15-10:35am Mon. Jun. 18

Lap Tots Storytime

For one- and two-year-olds. 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: Preschool

10:30am-12:30pm Mon. Jun. 18

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

11am-1pm Mon. Jun. 18

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 Mon. Jun. 18

Pop Up Science: Rising Seas

Museum Playologists have several fun and interactive science kits to break out with the kids and explore all things STEAM. This week's activity is from the Earth & Space Kit: Rising Seas.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Mon. Jun. 18

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

1:30-3pm Mon. Jun. 18

DIY Discovery: Wind Chimes

This is a drop-in series for families, featuring a different topic and activity each week. Create your own wind chime to hang up outdoors.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, Registration required

1:30-3pm Mon. Jun. 18

LEGO Club

Summer LEGO club meets on Mondays in June and July.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-11

4-6pm Mon. Jun. 18

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

4:30-8pm Mon. Jun. 18

Summer Dance Classes

Have FUN, exercise, and learn the art of dance! Enroll in 9 week summer ballet and jazz /lyrical series.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Jun. 18

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra - Summer Session

The Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra is an all-ages, all-abilities ensemble that plays arrangements of music ranging from traditional Hawaiian tunes to contemporary music.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $24 for non-students; $10 for current students

5:30-6:15pm Mon. Jun. 18

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+

6-7pm Mon. Jun. 18

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

6-6:30pm Mon. Jun. 18

Everybody Dance Now

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn a combination of dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Dance 1, for ages 4-6, is from 6-6:30pm.…

10th Street Recreation Center
10th Street
Altoona

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

Age: Age 4-13

6:15-7:15pm Mon. Jun. 18

Zumba with PS - Get Fit

All fitness levels are welcome and no experience is needed. Great way to get back to exercising or crank it up and push yourself even more.

Excite! Wellness Studio
107 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: New, 3 classes/$5 or $5 drop-in or punch cards, 6 classes for $25

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Jun. 18

Yoga - Session 2

This is class is for anyone who wants to practice the fundamental principles of yoga. Each class starts and ends in Savasana and meditation. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

6:30-7:15pm Mon. Jun. 18

Everybody Dance Now

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn a combination of dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Dance 1, for ages 4-6, is from 6-6:30pm.…

10th Street Recreation Center
10th Street
Altoona

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

Age: Age 4-13

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Jun. 18

Summer Rock Band Experience: Beginner

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

7:30-10pm Mon. Jun. 18

Eau Claire-area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC
2158 EastRidge Center
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10:30pm Mon. Jun. 18

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. May 16, 7:30-10pm vs. Tilden Tigers May 19, 5-9pm vs. Brill Millers May 23, 7:30-10:30pm vs. Cadott Red Sox May 27, 3-6pm vs. Sparta Miller May 28, 1-3pm…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages

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