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activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Tue. Jul. 24

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 Tue. Jul. 24

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 Tue. Jul. 24

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 Tue. Jul. 24

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 Tue. Jul. 24

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jul. 24

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

10am-noon Tue. Jul. 24

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

A digital playground for you every week. Create and play with coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality Sandbox, and more.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Tue. Jul. 24

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

10-11am Tue. Jul. 24

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

10-11am Tue. Jul. 24

Free Kids Yoga at Carson Park

Can bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Follow the signs – near the playground. ​

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids all ages

10am-5pm Tue. Jul. 24

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

10am Tue. Jul. 24

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 Tue. Jul. 24

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. 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 Tue. Jul. 24

Summer Story Time

Summer Story Time! Every Tuesday in June and July.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: For ages 2-8

10:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

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 Tue. Jul. 24

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

10:45-11:45am Tue. Jul. 24

The Hillcrest Dog Walk

Join ChiroElite's clinic pup Surly on a casual 3 mile walk through the old Hillcrest golf course trail. The walk starts at ChiroElite in Altoona and follows a beautiful public walking trail along Otter Creek. All well mannered dogs are…

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab
1219 10th St. W
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Tue. Jul. 24

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

11-11:45am Tue. Jul. 24

Chill on the Hill Youth Art Classes

CVCA/Heyde Center provides an early introduction of children to the arts and culture through the offering of forty-five minute presentations of various arts and cultural activities at the Heyde Center during the summer.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

11:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

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

noon-7pm Tue. Jul. 24

Grandparent's Day

Every Tuesday, grandparents free with child admission, $4.25 or Season Pass.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Grandparents free with child admission, $4.25 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Tue. Jul. 24

ARTmobile

The ARTmobile connects children with the visual arts. Children are invited to work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Tue. Jul. 24

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

1:30-2:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Musical games, special guests and a chance to try out an array of instruments.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

3-4pm Tue. Jul. 24

Movement Over Menomin: Cross Fit Kids

Kids kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring their friends and join us on the lawn of the Menomonie Public Library for some fun exercise and movement. This week's event is Cross Fit for Kids.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

3:30-6pm Tue. Jul. 24

Book Bug

Each of these sessions will include games, reading, activities, and more. Stay for a short time or the whole thing, attendance will earn each child a free book to keep. If a child attends 3 weekly programs they will earn a free ticket for a…

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 11 and under

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jul. 24

Summer Minecraft Club

Come play Minecraft at the library Tuesdays in June and July. Laptops will be available to use. The library has an account that players can also use.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens going into grades 6-12

4-5:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

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

4-6pm Tue. Jul. 24

Teen Dabble Lab

Hang out, play, and explore everything the Dabble Box makerspace has to offer from gaming to coding, crafting to creating. Use 3D pens, art supplies, button makers, a 3D printer, and much more. There's something for everyone!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

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

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

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

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

Tuesday Night Blues: The Whyte/Orfield Band

Three time Grammy award nominee, Ellen Whyte, has released her fourth album, appropriately titled: Four Way Stop, a soaring achievement from an accomplished singer songwriter. Sue Orfield plays the tenor saxophone with the whimsy of Sonny…

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Jul. 24

Star Wars Trivia Night

So you think you know Star Wars? Prove it at the Star Wars Trivia Night at Tanglewood Greens.

Tanglewood Greens
2200 Crestwood Dr.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

7:30-8:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

Moms Only Yoga

Get the quiet you need in a super calm space, with a yoga practice designed just for moms to work out the crazies and rejuvenate for tomorrow. Be ready to roll right into bed. Pregnant moms welcome. Sorry, no kiddos. Please sign up ahead.…

Tuning Tree Healing Services
515 South Barstow St Suite 117
Eau Claire

Cost: $10/class or $30/4 classes

7:30pm Tue. Jul. 24

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