Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Mon. Jul. 23

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. 23

Ukulele for Beginners

Summer is the time for recharging and fun. Sign up your student for something interesting like learning the basics of the ukulele. This class will provide a great foundation for playing this interesting instrument.

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $189

Age: Students in grades 6-9

9am-noon Mon. Jul. 23

ACT Prep Summer 2018

A full program that walks you through each exam section. Full subject reviews Refresh your memory in reading, writing, math, English and scientific reasoning with a full class on each ACT subject area taught by expert instructors. You’ll…

UW-Eau Claire Campus: HHS
239 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Age: Youth

9am-noon Mon. Jul. 23

Vacation Bible School

There's a place saved for you at the table. Bring your appetite and join us this summer for a feast in God's Word. Kick Off Event: Sunday, July 22, at the 9:45 a.m. worship service.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: Ages 3-12

9:30am-12:30pm Mon. Jul. 23

Kids in the Kitchen Camp

This exciting cooking camp will inspire all young chefs. Spend time getting to know cooking tools, practice kitchen safety and learn about where food comes from. Each young chef will learn to create snacks and meals for the whole family.

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

Cost: $200

Age: Grades K-8

9:30-10:15am Mon. Jul. 23

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

10-11:30am Mon. Jul. 23

Camp Healthy Habits

Take a tour through the human body, work to get those summer wiggles out and learn fun tips and tricks to keep your mind, body and soul in tip-top shape. ECASD and CFAUSD students eligible for free tuition.

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

Cost: $70 Members/$80 Non

10am-5pm Mon. Jul. 23

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. 23

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. 23

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 Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10:15-10:35am Mon. Jul. 23

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

10:30-11am Mon. Jul. 23

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+

10:30am-12:30pm Mon. Jul. 23

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

11am-1pm Mon. Jul. 23

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. 23

Pop Up Science: Invisible Sunblock

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 invisible sunblock.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-7pm Mon. Jul. 23

Blugold Beginnings: Golf Outing Fundraiser

This fundraiser helps to provide funds for the Blugold Beginnings program that educates and inspires students to believe that post-secondary education is important and possible for them, especially for underrepresented, low-income and…

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane
Altoona

Cost: Registration information available online; Must register for a team by July 2

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Mon. Jul. 23

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. 23

DIY Discovery: Inventors Workshop

DIY Discovery is a series of drop-in events for families featuring a different topic and activity each week. This week: design and build a wondrous creation at this hands-on inventors free-for-all.

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. 23

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

3:30-5:30pm Mon. Jul. 23

Hunter Wasser Watercolor Portraits with Paula Gorski

Children will have the opportunity to learn how local artists use art to express themselves and try it on in these free workshops. Work will be displayed online. Space is limited, only one workshop per child (can be put on waiting list).

Da Vinci Workshop
930 Galloway St, Bldg 13, Ste 103
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 3rd and 4th graders

4-6pm Mon. Jul. 23

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

5:30-6:15pm Mon. Jul. 23

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+

6:15-7:15pm Mon. Jul. 23

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. 23

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+

7pm Mon. Jul. 23

“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. 23

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