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Fri. Jul. 27

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

Fri. Jul. 27

Chippewa Valley Slam Fest

Four sporting events (basketball, volleyball, running, and bowling) rolled into one weekend filled with live music, great food, inflatables, vendor booths, and fun. CV Slam Fest will have something fun for everyone in the family. Join us this…

The Complexx (at Wagner's Lanes)
2159 Brackett Ave.
Eau Claire

Fri. Jul. 27

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

9am-noon Fri. Jul. 27

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 Fri. Jul. 27

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 Fri. Jul. 27

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

10am-4pm Fri. Jul. 27

Friday Kids' Day at the EC County Fair

Inflatable rides, games, safety demos, educational displays, big trucks, games, petting zoo. Tickets are 50 cents each or $10 for an unlimited play wristband.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Parking is FREE; Game Tickets are 50 cents each or $10.00 for an unlimited play wristband; Food available for purchase.

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Fri. Jul. 27

Camp 9-1-1

Meet the real-life heroes that keep people safe everyday and get a behind-the-scenes look at how rescue crews and their vehicles work.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: Grades K-1st

10-11:30am Fri. Jul. 27

Family Hike

Get outside with your little ones and enjoy the outdoors with a beautiful summer hike. Before and after the hike, gather for tot-friendly outdoor education activities. Great for families with little ones of all ages.

Lowes Creek County Park
S. Lowes Creek Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; registration required

10am-4pm Fri. Jul. 27

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. 27

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. 27

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

10:30-11:15am Fri. Jul. 27

Story Time - Creative Storytelling

Guest reader Kurt Lothe, a local teacher, will be telling stories with his imagination, without books.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique
129 N. Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. Jul. 27

Get Up & Go: Red Light, Green Light

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 game of Red Light, Green Light.

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. 27

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-1pm Fri. Jul. 27

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. 27

Super Small Science: Ice Orbs

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

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. 27

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. 27

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. 27

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 Fri. Jul. 27

Backyard Science Club

Participate in citizen science projects, including nature-mapping for Project Snapshot and more.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 4-6

4-8pm Fri. Jul. 27

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
Mondovi

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

Age: All Ages

4:30-9pm Fri. Jul. 27

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
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Fri. Jul. 27

Live Music: Larry Past & Chris Andresen

Acoustic Folk, Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Americana. Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and desserts.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Fri. Jul. 27

Teen Summer Program

Activities include Teen Iron Chef, Harmonica Lessons, Carpool Karaoke, Rock Band, Tech Day, Music Trivia, and Late Night Lock In (special sign-up required). Check weekly schedule online.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Jul. 27

Car Show at the Eau Claire County Fair

Open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. People's Choice trophy as well as many door prizes. Bring your best ride and your appetite for some delicious fair food.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, donations to support The Fair accepted

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Jul. 27

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

6-7:30pm Fri. Jul. 27

Raising A Wild Child

This class covers all the information you’ll need to introduce your new baby (or older children) to nature in ways that are both fun and safe.

Scheels All Sports
4710 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

6:30-9pm Fri. Jul. 27

Bun me - Vietnamese Street Food Cooking Class

Back in Vietnam, Thao’s go-to street food favorites were sautéed corn (bap xao), banh mi, and bubble tea. Learn how to create those warm weather dishes and add a little of variety to your summer cookouts. Banh mi is a versatile Vietnamese…

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

Cost: $60

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Jul. 27

Teen Late Night

Teens take over the library! Expect snacks, after hours games, and general shenanigans. Registration and permission slips required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7:05pm Fri. Jul. 27

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers: Russian Bar Trio Performance + Funeral Giveaway

The Eau Claire Express plays against the La Crosse Loggers. The Russian Bar Trio will perform, there will be a prepaid funeral giveaway, and 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

7:05pm Fri. Jul. 27

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