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Fri. Aug. 10

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more…

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

Age: All Ages

Fri. Aug. 10

Ashley For the Arts

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, hot air balloon launch, car show,…

Memorial Park
Arcadia

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

5am-10pm Fri. Aug. 10

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-5:30pm Fri. Aug. 10

Camp Brunswick Outdoor Adventure Days (Day 1)

The Chippewa Valley Council - Boy Scouts of America & Camp Brunswick area proud to announce the return of Outdoor Adventure Days! We will again have 2 separate "Brunswick Outdoor Adventure Days" available for Elementary Co-Ed youth in Grades…

Camp Brunswick
S5070 William Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: K-5

8am Fri. Aug. 10

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 Fri. Aug. 10

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

9:30-11am Fri. Aug. 10

Adult Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

90-minute class of paddle skills, yoga and open paddle time. Enjoy Mother Nature paddling to a quiet spot, anchoring, experiencing a unique yoga session with stretch and a variety of yoga poses ending with Savasana. Registration required.

Coon Fork Lake County Park
E 25501 County Road CF
Augusta

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 15+

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 10

Camp Creature Costumes

Let your imagination run WILD at this day camp focused on creating cute animal-themed costumes and pretend play.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: Grades K-1st

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 10

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Drawing is a relaxing hobby, a foundation skill for all arts, and a useful tool in planning home and garden projects. Kay will alleviate any fears through fun drawing exercises with straightforward directions to get you started. All materials…

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

Cost: $110

Age: High School and above

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 10

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. Aug. 10

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-10pm Fri. Aug. 10

Pioneer Days 2018

Hosted by the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club. Features historical displays of craftsmanship as well as steam engines, tractor pulls, flea market, silent auction, pancake breakfast, kids events, chicken dinners, parades and an…

Pioneer Park
Hwy 37 & 85 Porterville Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; children 10 and under get in FREE

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 10

The Friends of the Library Book Sale

A wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1 and hardcovers start at $2. Children and young adult paperbacks start at $.25 and hardcover start at…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. Aug. 10

Get Up & Go: Balloon Tennis

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Fri. Aug. 10

Story Time - Music in the Store

Local group Wandarlie will be singing the stories.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Aug. 10

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. Aug. 10

Super Small Science: Fizzy Paint

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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. Aug. 10

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 Fri. Aug. 10

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

3pm Fri. Aug. 10

Movie Friday for Teens

Every Friday in August come to the library at 3:00 for a free movie. Movie titles are TBA. For those going into grades 6-12.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4-8pm Fri. Aug. 10

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

4:30-6:30pm Fri. Aug. 10

Chili Bowl Challenge and Cook Off

This event is a fundraiser for the Wheaton Fire Department and will feature a chili cooking competition, a reaper chili eating competition, fire trucks, and a raffle. This event is open to the public, and the cost is $5 to sample the chili.…

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center
5872 33rd Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 to enter chili cooking competition, $5 to enter the reaper chili eating competition, $5 to sample chili, $1 or 3/$5 raffle tickets

Age: All Ages

4:30-9pm Fri. Aug. 10

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. Aug. 10

Live Music: Two Frets Up

Two Frets Up is a duo playing a wide variety of music from country, country rock, trop rock, bluegrass rock, and oldies. Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Fri. Aug. 10

Draw Your Own Henna Workshop

Practice the designs and application of the henna paste. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful design on your hand. Bring and friend and draw on each other or draw on yourself. Pre-Registration is required. Coffee and…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 10+

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 10

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. Aug. 10

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

7:05pm Fri. Aug. 10

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

7:05pm Fri. Aug. 10

Eau Claire Express vs Mankato Moondogs: Fireworks Friday

The Eau Claire Express play against the Mankato Moondogs. Rally towels will be given away to fans. Postgame fireworks show. Gates open at 5:30pm.

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

7:30pm Fri. Aug. 10

The Swampers: The Farmer Feeds Them All

The musical lumberjack aggregation known as “The Swampers” features Amanda Tanzer Schafer, Kathy Danielson, Judy Brist, Jerry Way, Tim Danielson, and Rob Kuchta telling local stories, singing “swampgrass” harmonies and playing a wide…

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6, Family of Four $32

Age: All Ages