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activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Jun. 28

Augusta Bean and Bacon Days

Events include Ms Augusta Pageant; charcoal chicken, bbq, brats, hot dogs; softball tournament, burnout tournament, dances, fireworks, Run for the Bacon 5k, craft & vendor fair, demolition derby, auto and truck show, parade, horse pull…

City of Augusta

Cost: FREE for spectators, $7 for car entry

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Thu. Jun. 28

Blugold Beginnings Science Technology Art Engineering Math (STEAM) Day Camp

Students will receive academic instruction in STEAM related areas, team building activities, take STEAM related field trips, and participate in other fun activities around campus and in the community throughout this day summer camp…

Centennial Hall, UWEC
1698 Park Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $150 includes lunch and snacks

Age: Grades 6-12

8am-3pm Thu. Jun. 28

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.

8:25am-3:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

STEM+ Camp

Is the sky really blue? Can a house float up into the sky using balloons like in UP? Would the bat signal really work? STEM+ Camp is a day camp where students entering grades 3-8 can confirm or bust myths like these using STEM+ (Science,…

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Cost for the week: Early Bird: $50 morning only/$60 full day/week After 5/31: $60 morning only for the week/$85 for the full week

Age: Ages 8-14

9am-noon Thu. Jun. 28

Love Eau Claire Day Camp

Send your kids for mornings packed with sports, team building games, crafts, Bible stories, singing, snacks and even a li'l time for reading.

Cameron Park
1601 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Families pay based on annual income

Age: Entering 2nd-5th grade

9am-noon Thu. Jun. 28

Master Chefs

Children will experience real-life skills of shopping, cooking, basic kitchen knowledge, and healthy eating habits while serving others. They will learn to connect God’s word to their lives and share it with others.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: Children grades 2-5

9am-noon Thu. Jun. 28

Camp Cooking & Booking

Children will experience adventures in cooking, crafting, and playing while leaders share related stories from the Bible and children’s literature.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $55

Age: Ages 3 through 1st grade

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 28

Lily Pad Lab Little Summer Camp

Three fun-filled days with the Lily Pad Lab. Spend time doing activities from all your favorite Lily Pad Lab Classes. Be ready for sensory fun, art, science, gardening, snacking, moving our bodies and making lots and lots of messes. Group…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $25/day

Age: Ages 2-6

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 28

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

10-11am Thu. Jun. 28

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 Thu. Jun. 28

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Lego Ninjago"

The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10am-noon Thu. Jun. 28

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

10:15-10:35am Thu. Jun. 28

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. 28

Canta y Mueva: Sing and Move Spanish Class

Learn Spanish with action songs, instruments, dancing, stories, outdoor games like Rojo light, Verde light. Write and illustrate a story about woodland animals. Learn sports, fruit, and we will have a picnic in the bosque (woods).

Contact for location information
Chippewa Falsl

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 2-10 years

10:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 28

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

11am-1pm Thu. Jun. 28

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-8pm Thu. Jun. 28

Sense of Place: HERE Art Exhibit

View how 42 local and international artists explored their Sense of Place: HERE using realism, abstractions, sculptural expressionism, botanicals, surrealism, wildlife and architectural photography, contemporary, artist books and other ways…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Thu. Jun. 28

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

noon-7pm Thu. Jun. 28

Dollar Swim Day: Floatie Day

Anyone who brings a floatable device pays $1 admission.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $1, Children 2 and under are FREE

1-4pm Thu. Jun. 28

Camp Design & Build

From drawing designs to making models to trying 3D printing, this camp is a must for the up-and-coming architect. Get your hands on real tools of the trade and learn how to create a structure from start to finish.

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

Cost: $80 Members / $90 Non

Age: Grades 2nd-3rd

1-4pm Thu. Jun. 28

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 Thu. Jun. 28

The Adventurers: World Music Camp

Join two of Eau Claire’s most experienced music educators, Cathy Reitz and Traci Ohlmann, on a journey of global proportions. Students will improve their singing abilities and their appreciation for music in its many forms as they explore…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $74 for non-members; $24 for current students

Age: 1st-5th Grade

1:30-2:15pm Thu. Jun. 28

Thursday Demonstration Series: Science of Sound

Science of Sound with Peter Johnson. Learn cool things about sound, including how to turn a table into a big speaker. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE, Registration required

1:30-3pm Thu. Jun. 28

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

3-5pm Thu. Jun. 28

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

4-7pm Thu. Jun. 28

Family Game Night

Our collection has something for everyone with more than 80 games to choose from.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Jun. 28

En La Playa: At the Beach Spanish Class

A fun, 80% Immersion Spanish class designed for those who have had some previous Spanish, but beginners are welcome to try it too. Learn with songs, games and stories, words for camping, boating, fishing and sea animals. Drink limonada, eat…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 5-10 yrs

4-5pm Thu. Jun. 28

Perform-o-rama Teen Series: Intro to the Slam

Release your inner rock star at these performance events. Curious about poetry performance? This beginners workshop is for you!

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

Cost: FREE, Registration required

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

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)

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

Burger King Classic Car Show - It's a Jeep Thing & Salute to Heroes

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is "It's a Jeep Thing" and "Salute to Heroes". Come honor our veterans with a military themed show - complete with vintage military vehicles.

Burger King
2752 120th St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

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

5:30-6pm Thu. Jun. 28

One Day Wonders - Red, White & Blue

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack. Join the holiday fun by creating a patriotic craft. Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done online or by stopping by the Altoona Parks & Recreation…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: $10 Resident of Altoona; $12 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 2-5 years old

6-7:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

Raising A Wild Child

This class covers all the information you’ll need to introduce your new baby (or older children) to nature in ways that are both fun and safe.

Scheels All Sports
4710 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

6-8pm Thu. Jun. 28

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

6-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

The Science of Sound

Demonstrations and hands on experiments in sound with Peter Johnson.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

6:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

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. 28

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. 28

Eau Claire Express vs Willmar Stingers

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Willmar Stingers. Travel neck pillows and Express T-shirts will be given away to fans. 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

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 28

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. 28

Music Over Menomin: North of Dixie

North of Dixie is a perennial favorite at Music Over Menomin returning to play their own brand of foot stomping Northwoods music, old-time mountain songs, and swing. Live music on the Library lawn, overlooking Lake Menomin. Bring a picnic and…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Jun. 28

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

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