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Fri. Jul. 13

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

Fri. Jul. 13

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Annual fair with food vendors, carnival, livestock exhibitions, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands, and free grandstand entertainment. Music events…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Ticket pricing information available online

5am-10pm Fri. Jul. 13

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am Fri. Jul. 13

5th Annual Kid Kubb - U.S. Junior Kubb Championship

All teams are guaranteed three matches, each of which has a 30 minute time limit. All players will receive a Kid Kubb 2017 pennant, U.S. Championship shirt, and Culver's frozen custard. Teams can pay in advance or at Kid Kubb. Registration…

Eau Claire Soccer Park
3456 Craig Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: $10/player

Age: Age 12 or younger

9:30-11am Fri. Jul. 13

Adult Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

90-minute class of paddle skills, yoga and open paddle time. Enjoy Mother Nature paddling to a quiet spot, anchoring, experiencing a unique yoga session with stretch and a variety of yoga poses ending with Savasana. Registration required.

Coon Fork Lake County Park
E 25501 County Road CF

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 15+

10-11:30am Fri. Jul. 13

Camp Space Quest

Travel the whole galaxy in just one morning! Put on your space helmets, watch an outta this world Planetarium show and come back to Earth with a whole new appreciation for what you'll see in the night sky.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: Grades 4K-K

10am-4pm Fri. Jul. 13

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 Fri. Jul. 13

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)

10:15-11am Fri. Jul. 13

Musical Storytime

For three- and four-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. This storytime is supercharged with special musical guests each week. 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

10:30-11am Fri. Jul. 13

Get Up & Go: Summer Snowball Fight

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork that can carry home to your own backyard. This week's activity is a summer snowball fight.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. Jul. 13

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

11am-8pm Fri. Jul. 13

Food Truck Friday

Up to 8 food, snack, and drink trucks will be serving lunch and dinner in the old “Railroad Lot” behind Galloway Grille. Take a break from the office, grab some grub, and snag a patch of grass or a bench by the river - or bring the whole…

The Old "Railroad Lot"
Parking Lot Behind Galloway Grille
Eau Claire

Cost: Free to attend, consult food truck menus for prices

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Fri. Jul. 13

Kevin's Juggling & Balloons

Kevin will demonstrate amazing juggling tricks and twist balloons for attendees. Packed with music, games, and an air balloon band.

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Jul. 13

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 Fri. Jul. 13

Super Small Science: Elephant Toothpaste

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is elephant toothpaste.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Jul. 13

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

1-6pm Fri. Jul. 13

Free Play Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you. Unstaffed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Fri. Jul. 13

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

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

1:30-4:30pm Fri. Jul. 13

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool-rising 6th graders

4-8pm Fri. Jul. 13

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4:30-9pm Fri. Jul. 13

Family Fun Friday at the Farm

Open yard for play, bean bag toss, horse shoes, 9 hole Frisbee golf, walking trails along the buffalo river and more. Bring your furry family members too, dogs are welcome here. Kitchen/bar will be open, wood-fired pizza & a great selection…

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Fri. Jul. 13

Live Music: Randy Adams

Randy Adams is a singer and guitarist playing both originals and covers. Music, art, food, wine, coffee, and desserts.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Jul. 13

Ordinary Magic Art Classes For Kids of All Ages

Drawing, weaving, crochet, painting, architecture design & Having Fun. Your child will discover, explore, imagine & create works of art.

Ordinary Magic
1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per student

Age: K-15

6:30-9pm Fri. Jul. 13

Saigon Food Stand Cooking Class

Embrace the summer heat by learning to prepare three Vietnamese food stand-style dishes. Keeping the ingredients fresh and flavorful to offset the soaring temps. Appetizer: Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, entrees: Vietnamese sticky rice with…

930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: All ages

7:05pm Fri. Jul. 13

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

7:05pm Fri. Jul. 13

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers

The Eau Claire Express plays against the La Crosse Loggers with a postgame fireworks show. Gates at 6pm.

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