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Events

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Tue. Jun. 19

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

Tue. Jun. 19

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 Tue. Jun. 19

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 Tue. Jun. 19

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 Tue. Jun. 19

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 Tue. Jun. 19

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jun. 19

Traveling Tuesdays

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. Travel to Klinger's Farm Market. Field trip starts at 10:00 at field trip site or meet at 9:30 at River Source Family Center to caravan.

Klinger Farm Market
12756 132nd St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2.00/child, adults free

Age: Ages birth to 5 years

9:30am-noon Tue. Jun. 19

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jun. 19

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 Tue. Jun. 19

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-noon Tue. Jun. 19

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

CMEC is opening up a digital playground for you every week. Create and play with coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality Sandbox, and more. The experience is limited only by your imagination. Feel free to drop in anytime during…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Tue. Jun. 19

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

10-11am Tue. Jun. 19

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

10-11am Tue. Jun. 19

Free Kids Yoga at Carson Park

Can bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Follow the signs – near the playground. ​

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids all ages

10am-5pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

10:15-10:35am Tue. Jun. 19

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

10:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

10:30-11am Tue. Jun. 19

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. 19

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

10:45-11:45am Tue. Jun. 19

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. 19

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

11-11:45am Tue. Jun. 19

Chill on the Hill Youth Art Classes

CVCA/Heyde Center provides an early introduction of children to the arts and culture through the offering of forty-five minute presentations of various arts and cultural activities at the Heyde Center during the summer.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

11:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

noon-7pm Tue. Jun. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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

1-4pm Tue. Jun. 19

Build-And-Learn Banjo Camp

Students will build their own mountain-style banjo under the direction of instructor Nick Poss and be introduced to a variety of playing styles. Students will also learn about the history of the banjo, listen to great performers, and explore…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $159 for non-students; $99 for students

Age: 5th grade and up

1:30-3pm Tue. Jun. 19

Community Garden and Wind Chime Workshop

Celebrate summer by planting flowers in our community garden and making windchimes.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 9-11

1:30-2:30pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

3-7pm Tue. Jun. 19

Community Health and Wellness Fair

A day of fun for everyone at this free community health fair. Door Prizes, Community Resource Booths, and Snacks & refreshments provided.

Oakwood Hills Retirement Community
4316 Oakwood Hills Pkwy
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jun. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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

5pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

5:30-7:45pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

5:30-8:30pm Tue. Jun. 19

Eau Claire Juneteenth Celebration

Join Uniting Bridges, Inc. and celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery. Bring community together to reflect on & experience the growing diversity in the Eau Claire area. Enjoy free food, lots of fun and music…

Pine Pavilion, Carson Park
741 Pavillion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

6-9pm Tue. Jun. 19

U.K.E. - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7pm Tue. Jun. 19

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. 19

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. 19

NEW LOCATION! Tuesday Night Blues: Brian Naughton Band

UPDATE: Due to flooding, Tuesday Night Blues has been moved to The Stones Throw (304 Eau Claire St.). • Brian Naughton, a recording artist, singer, songwriter and guitarist born in St. Paul, Minnesota, possesses a signature sound driven by…

Stones Throw
304 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 19

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. 19

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 Tue. Jun. 19

Eau Claire Express vs Waterloo Bucks

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Waterloo Bucks. Gates 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

6:35pm Tue. Jun. 19

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

7:30pm Tue. Jun. 19

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