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Wed. Jul. 25

Eau Claire County Fair

A youth and family-centered fair with animal judging, 4-H exhibits, low cost games and activities for children, educational exhibits and moderately-priced concessions including homemade pies. Check out antique tractors, cowboy mounted…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE Admission, FREE Parking

Age: All Ages

Wed. Jul. 25

Dunn County Fair

The Dunn County Fair provides entertainment, rides, live music, tractor pull, races, demo derby, and 4-H events for all visitors.

Dunn County Fair Grounds
620 17th St.
Menomonie

Cost: $1/person; $2 after 4pm on Fri & Sat; $10 for season pass; free parking

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jul. 25

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8-9am Wed. Jul. 25

Body/Mind/Spirit Class

Experience your full wellness potential through tapping into your spiritual practice, embodiment practices, creative movement expressions, and understanding basic mental health.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam st.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Wed. Jul. 25

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 Wed. Jul. 25

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 Wed. Jul. 25

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 Wed. Jul. 25

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 Wed. Jul. 25

Musik Makers: Summer Water Music Series

Will introduce preschoolers and their families to musical skills in a fun and active setting. Explore the world of water with songs, dances, and instruments. Class will be held partially outdoors (weather permitting) and feature water play.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $24; FREE for ECMS families

Age: Ages 2-5

9:30am-12:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

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

10am-5pm Wed. Jul. 25

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 Wed. Jul. 25

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "The Emoji Movie"

Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11:30am Wed. Jul. 25

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 Wed. Jul. 25

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

10:15-10:35am Wed. Jul. 25

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

11am-noon Wed. Jul. 25

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

An outta this world show. Lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in tonight's sky. Stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-6pm Wed. Jul. 25

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. Jul. 25

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

noon-1pm Wed. Jul. 25

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

An outta this world show. Lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in tonight's sky. Stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Jul. 25

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

1-4pm Wed. Jul. 25

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

1:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Wednesday Performances: Fox and Branch

Sing, clap, and dance along with this nationally recognized folk duo. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

YouTube University

School-age kids will learn and explore new worlds through curated YouTube clips and a related activity or experiment.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FRE

Age: School age

3-5pm Wed. Jul. 25

Nailed It!

You've seen the memes, people trying to replicate decorated cupcakes, cake pops, etc. Now, let's see how you can do. You will get to eat the evidence. Reservations are preferred, call the Library or email.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

3:30-7:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

"Christmas in July" Artisan Sale

Artisan-crafted jewelry, home accessories, and wearables. Select "Christmas in July" items to tuck away for gifts or to treat yourself. Marilyn Kanne creates jewelry with semi-precious gemstones, crystals, silver and copper. Kathy Lancette…

Maevyn's Lair
5393 North Shore Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Wed. Jul. 25

All Church Thrift Sale

Household, linens, garden, sports, toys/games, books (and more books) plants and more.

First Congregational United Church of Christ (Menomonie)
420 Wilson Ave.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Fierce Freedom's 11th Annual Just Us for Justice Run/Walk

This energizing event includes family friendly activities, special awards given for top finishers, a fun photo booth with props from Visit Eau Claire, and treats for purchase from Summer Snow. Participants can also look forward to a tasty…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Registration information available online

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jul. 25

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+

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Belly Dance Classes

Learn the foundation of belly dance in Level 1. Everyone is welcome to drop-in and add a bit of dance energy to your day. Each class consists of detailed instruction of two foundational belly dance moves, plus time to test out all the…

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness
308 N Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Drop-in $15; call for monthly rates

Age: 16+

6-6:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Adult Grounding Group

30 minutes of bare feet connecting with the earth, or “earthing” can reduce inflammation in the body. Come ground with others in the community for a relaxing, social approach to wellness.

Boyd Park
1202 Fairway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages(under 18 with adult)

6-8pm Wed. Jul. 25

Kubb Night at Irvine Park

Kubb every Wednesday (except for July 4th). They have 3 pitches ready for play at 6pm each week. All skill levels are welcome. Whether you're learning or an expert, all are welcome. Bring beverages to enjoy.

Flag Hill Pavillion, Irvine Park
Bridgewater Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Wed. Jul. 25

Durand Music in the Park

Live music at Durand's Memorial Park Bandshell. Check out their website for developments on which bands are booked which dates.

Memorial Park
2nd Avenue East
Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Jul. 25

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Summer Rink Rat Hockey

Ever Wednesday April - August. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10) from 6:15-7:15pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10 only

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

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 $5/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Kids Got Talent Show

Wednesday nights are performance nights at the library in the summer.Reading program kids can sign up by July 14th.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Rock'N On the River Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night at the River Prairie park in Altoona you can enjoy live music. Shows start at 6:30pm and food trucks will be onsite.

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Jul. 25

91st Assembly District Democratic Candidates Forum

Jodi Emerson, Eric Larsen, Rich Postlewaite and Thomas Vue will participate in a facilitated forum July 25th. This dynamic exchange will provide understanding of each candidate’s values and proposals in their quest to represent citizens of…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Jul. 25

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure. July 4th…

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Wed. Jul. 25

UWEC Summer Cinema: "Once"

A vacuum repairman moonlighting as a street musician and a Czech immigrant who earns a living selling flowers while being an aspiring singer-songwriter collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Rated PG

9pm Wed. Jul. 25

UWEC Summer Cinema Series

Each week will have a special theme in conjunction with the film. Enjoy giant lawn games, free popcorn & beverages, and food vendors. BYO blankets and chairs. Learn about summer events on campus and programs at the public library. Activities…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE