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Mon. Jul. 9

Fairfax Pool: Shark Week

Fairfax Maxx's favorite week of the season! Sharky fun and games throughout the week.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25/person or Season Pass; Children 2 & under are free

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Mon. Jul. 9

Summer Institute: Eau Claire

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.

Sam Davey Elementary
3000 Starr Ave.
Eau Claire

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

9am-noon Mon. Jul. 9

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 Mon. Jul. 9

Camp Discovery

Children will be challenged to discover the wonder and beauty of God's creation by investigating science and nature through daily field trips.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: Age 3 - 5th grade

9:30-10:15am Mon. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

Chippewa Valley Photographers Exhibit - Curated by Lloyd Fleig and Claude Schilling

Curated by Lloyd Fleig and Claude Schilling, this exhibit features the artwork of seven local photographers Lowell Stevens, Beverly Wickstrom, Lloyd Fleig, Claude Schilling, Adam Schilling, Ashley Gasser, and Jeff Gutsch. No cost for…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Mon. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Despicable Me 3"

Instead of returning to a life of crime, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive…

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10:15-10:35am Mon. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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. All ages open labs offer time for self-guided exploration with staff on hand to…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Mon. Jul. 9

Parachute Games

Enjoy jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 3+

11am-1pm Mon. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

Pop Up Science: UV Bracelets

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is UV bracelets.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Mon. Jul. 9

Punk Your T-Shirt

Tired of wearing those ordinary, everyday t-shirts? Bring a t-shirt to the library and we will help you take it to the next level. Other supplies will be provided.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

1-4pm Mon. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

DIY Discovery: A-MAZE-ing Challenge

DIY Discovery is a series of drop-in events for families featuring a different topic and activity each week. This week: turn a regular 'ol box into a challenging maze.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Mon. Jul. 9

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

1:30-4:30pm Mon. Jul. 9

St. Paul's Lutheran Vacation Bible School

Exciting afternoons full of Bible lessons, crafts, science experiments, games, snacks, songs and fun. Preregister at website to attend or help volunteer.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School
1100 9th Street
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool-rising 6th graders

5:30-6:15pm Mon. Jul. 9

Fitness Fusion - Session 2

If you enjoy getting active and being being outdoors, this class is for you. We will combine fitness and exploring the beauty of River Prairie Park. This class will focus on cardio and strength. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks and…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

6-6:30pm Mon. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

Yoga - Session 3

Whether you're yoga curious or have already introduced yourself to the practice, come flow with me. This class with practice the traditional principles of yoga. Each class will start and end with Savasana and meditation. Pre-register online…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

6:30-7:15pm Mon. Jul. 9

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

6:35pm Mon. Jul. 9

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 Mon. Jul. 9

Eau Claire Express vs Rochester Honkers

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Rochester Honkers. Dog bandanas will be given away to fans. Gates open 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 Mon. Jul. 9

Fandoms Collide

From Hamilton to Harry Potter, Dr. Who to Stranger Things, represent! Cosplay as a favorite character, try a fandom trivia challenge, and more! Snacks served. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7pm Mon. Jul. 9

“Libraries Rock” Music History Series

Come on down to the library and learn more about these topics on musical legends: Forging Rock and Roll with Elvis, Motown & the Mainstream, Punk & Revisiting the Rock Rebel.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

7:30-10pm Mon. Jul. 9

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

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