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8am Tue. Aug. 7

Camp Wabi

This partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System incorporates healthy living into the traditional camp experience and supports youth with obesity. Although some campers are nervous coming in, they often report it as the highlight of their…

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

9-10:30am Tue. Aug. 7

Musical Playground

Musical Playground is a week of fun, free activities, games and instrument making for children K-5th grades. Led by UWEC music educators. Priority registration by Aug 3rd.

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Children grades K-5

9:30am-12:30pm Tue. Aug. 7

Girls Empowerment Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

This one-day camp for girls ages 7-11 (9:30am) & 12-15 (1pm) includes 3 hours of activity on land and water at beautiful Coon Fork Lake County Park in Augusta. Experience a new freedom learning water safety, paddling techniques, and…

Coon Fork Lake County Park
E 25501 County Road CF
Augusta

Cost: $60

9:30-11:30am Tue. Aug. 7

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

10-11am Tue. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Peter Rabbit"

When one of McGregor's relatives suddenly moves in, he's less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter -- a resourceful…

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11am Tue. Aug. 7

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

10:15am Tue. Aug. 7

Jim Gill's Nationwide Campaign for Play

Sing, clap, dance, and sneeze along with award-winning musician and author, Jim Gill. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of the program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am-12:30pm Tue. Aug. 7

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

10:45-11:45am Tue. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

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-4pm Tue. Aug. 7

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included.…

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio
2807 East Hamilton Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

noon-7pm Tue. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

Camp Construction

When everyone works together, the outcome can be bigger and better than you ever dreamed. Be a part of this collaborative construction camp and you'll be surprised at what you learn and what you create. ECASD and CFAUSD students eligible for…

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

Cost: $80 Members/$90 Non

Age: Grades K-1st

1-4pm Tue. Aug. 7

Girls Empowerment Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

This one-day camp for girls ages 7-11 (9:30am) & 12-15 (1pm) includes 3 hours of activity on land and water at beautiful Coon Fork Lake County Park in Augusta. Experience a new freedom learning water safety, paddling techniques, and…

Coon Fork Lake County Park
E 25501 County Road CF
Augusta

Cost: $60

1-3pm Tue. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

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

2-3pm Tue. Aug. 7

Pint Size Polkas

Uncle Mike's music will have patrons of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing. The program combines music, comedy, and education into a high-energy musical performance guaranteed to bring a smile to many faces.

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-10

3:30-6pm Tue. Aug. 7

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

4-6pm Tue. Aug. 7

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

4-5:30pm Tue. Aug. 7

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

5:30-8pm Tue. Aug. 7

National Night Out

A community event that brings citizens together to get to know neighbors and local police. Free music, food, carnival games, camaraderie, dunk tank, prizes and fun. Sponsored by Metropolis Resort.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8:10pm Tue. Aug. 7

Family Faith Mission

A VBS-like experience for the whole family that you won’t want to miss. Each of the three nights will include video adventures, music, mystery, games, Bible exploration, snacks, and fun. Families will learn and play together as they rotate…

Cedarcreek Community Church
3520 Eastwind Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 7

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Introductory throwing and hand-building clay class using wheel, slab roller, and extruder. Clay, glazes and firing included. Student choice of projects with instructor guidance.

Meadowsong Studios
E15501 County Road D
Fall Creek

Cost: $150

Age: Adults and Kids age 10+

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 7

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. Aug. 7

Tuesday Night Blues: Odds Lane

The music of Odds Lane starts with a simple base of driving Blues Rock guitar riffs and funky R&B grooves. Next mix varying amounts of reggae, new wave, swamp boogie, and garage rock. Then serve with a melody that will delightfully linger on…

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Aug. 7

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