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10am-noon Sun. Jul. 22

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

10am-1pm Sun. Jul. 22

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest

Ar weekly farm-focused weekend brunch with live music from 10am to 1pm. The menu boasts an array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more. The bar offers a…

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE, consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. Jul. 22

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. A coal-fired steam engine pulls one train, a G-16 gasoline powered-streamliner pulls the other.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

noon-8pm Sun. Jul. 22

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-3pm Sun. Jul. 22

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. May 16, 7:30-10pm vs. Tilden Tigers May 19, 5-9pm vs. Brill Millers May 23, 7:30-10:30pm vs. Cadott Red Sox May 27, 3-6pm vs. Sparta Miller May 28, 1-3pm…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jul. 22

Live Music: Steve Szydel

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Steve Szydel, He writes original tunes and performs many cover songs. You can find him on stage playing an acoustic 12 string guitar as well as the porch board and a harmonizer.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sun. Jul. 22

The Stringsmiths: Traditional Bluegrass

A hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band from Northwest Wisconsin. Founded in 2010 we are a group of friends and musicians who share a passion for traditional bluegrass music. Influenced by greats such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The…

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

2-5pm Sun. Jul. 22

Live Music: Yata, Sinz, Orfield with Ellen Whyte

Yata, Sinz and Orfield are joined by Grammy award nominee Ellen Whyte on tour from Oregon. This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of blues, folk and swing jazz with vocals, guitars and tenor sax.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

3-7pm Sun. Jul. 22

Live Music: Transistor Radio

Transistor Radio was born at The Stone's Throw in Eau Claire Wisconsin. It was the brainchild of lead guitar player Chris Connell to bring back the sounds of the 70s played on the Transistor Radio.

Pioneer Grill & Saloon
E5699 Cty. Hwy. D
Menomonie

4-6pm Sun. Jul. 22

Dare to Care Fashion Show

A debut fashion show along with raffle prizes, music, local art, and a sample sale. Cross Border Wear is a not-for-profit children's clothing company focused on providing for orphaned and disadvantaged children with a focus on education. For…

Menomonie Golf and Country Club
802 Heller Rd.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sun. Jul. 22

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach
604 Beach Rd.
Altoona

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $3/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Jul. 22

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

7-8pm Sun. Jul. 22

CBD Infused Aerial Yoga

Enjoy a relaxing aerial hammock yoga class and sample (very legal) Blue Ridge Hemp CBD all-natural, vegan, non gmo topical essential oils. Class is limited to 7 students; you must pre-register to reserve your hammock.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

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