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Events

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Wed. Jun. 20

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

Wed. Jun. 20

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

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jun. 20

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

8am-4:30pm Wed. Jun. 20

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 Wed. Jun. 20

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 Wed. Jun. 20

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

9am-noon Wed. Jun. 20

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

9:30am-noon Wed. Jun. 20

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

10-11am Wed. Jun. 20

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. 20

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 Wed. Jun. 20

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Paddington 2"

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. When a thief steals his present for his aunt's 100th birthday the prized book, Paddington embarks on an…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11:30am Wed. Jun. 20

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 Wed. Jun. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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 Wed. Jun. 20

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

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Jun. 20

YouTube University

School-age kids will learn and explore new worlds through curated YouTube clips and a related activity or experiment.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FRE

Age: School age

1:30pm Wed. Jun. 20

In Capable Hands

Join the Reading Rock Stars Summer Library Program for Wednesday Performances. In Capable Hands is a comedy juggling duo for all-ages fun. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Wed. Jun. 20

Ice Cream Social

Pies, ice cream, sundaes, soda floats, hot dogs, chili dogs, BBQ’s, potato salad, and baked beans.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
417 W Street
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:15pm Wed. Jun. 20

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

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jun. 20

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. 20

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

6-6:30pm Wed. Jun. 20

Adult Grounding Group

30 minutes of bare feet connecting with the earth, or “earthing” can reduce inflammation in the body. Come ground with others in the community for a relaxing, social approach to wellness.

Boyd Park
1202 Fairway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages(under 18 with adult)

6-7pm Wed. Jun. 20

Treatment Foster Parent Informational Session

Become a Treatment Foster Parent. Come for an informational session at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Community Services office. You are under no obligation to become licensed as a foster parent by attending this event.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Community Services
2004 Highland Avenue, Suite M
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Jun. 20

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

6-7pm Wed. Jun. 20

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 Wed. Jun. 20

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

6-8pm Wed. Jun. 20

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

6:15-7:15pm Wed. Jun. 20

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. 20

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. 20

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

6:30-7:15pm Wed. Jun. 20

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

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 20

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

6:35pm Wed. Jun. 20

Eau Claire Express vs Waterloo Bucks

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Waterloo Bucks. Eagles concert ticket giveaway. Buck night includes $1 hot dogs, $1 small sodas, $1 domestic beer for the first three innings, and $4 wine for the first three innings. 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 Wed. Jun. 20

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 Wed. Jun. 20

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. 20

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. 20

UWEC Summer Cinema: "Coco"

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Rated PG

9pm Wed. Jun. 20

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