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Sun. Aug. 12

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

7am-5pm Sun. Aug. 12

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

8am Sun. Aug. 12

SOLD OUT: Big Top Trip

Travel with Wisconsin Public Radio for their Big Top Trip August 12th-13th. This trip includes transportation, a ticket to the Big Top Chautauqua show and Lake Superior Train Museum, two meals, and lodging. Prices start at $275 for double…

Pick Up Available in Eau Claire

Cost: Single Occupancy- $365 Double Occupancy- $275

Age: 18+

8am-4pm Sun. Aug. 12

St. James the Greater Summer Fest

Family, friendly entertainment. Outdoor Mass followed by a supper with a freewill offering. The fun continues on August 12th with a Car Show at 8am, live music by 40 Fingers, a chicken dinner, a beer garden for the adults, and free…

St. James Catholic Church
2502 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am Sun. Aug. 12

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

10am-noon Sun. Aug. 12

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

11am-4pm Sun. Aug. 12

Eau Claire Exotic Pet Expo

With over 100 tables of vendors, this is the largest pet expo in the area. Find great deals on pet supplies, as well as exotic pets from responsible breeders, all while supporting small local businesses.

Eau Claire Expo Center
5530 Fairview Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3/adult, $1/child (ages 4-12), kids 3 and under free!

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. Aug. 12

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. A coal-fired steam engine pulls one train, a G-16 gasoline powered-streamliner pulls the other.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

noon-8pm Sun. Aug. 12

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

noon-3pm Sun. Aug. 12

Augusta Health & Rehabilitation 50 Year Celebration

Join Augusta Health and Rehabilitation in celebrating 50 years and enjoy free and friendly activities including caricatures, food and refreshments, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and raffles.

Augusta Health & Rehabilitation
901 Bridge Creek Lane
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sun. Aug. 12

Summer Concert Sundays: Olive Sings

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with some tunes in the vineyard with local favorite Olive Sings and some wines. Olive Sings is an acoustic duo made up of the sweet, brilliant vocal styling of Kayla Zoltak and the down home, old time sounds of Seth…

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sun. Aug. 12

Summer Concerts at Riverbend Winery

Bring you friends and enjoy live entertainment from our patio or lawn, steps away from the vineyard and a world away from the everyday. Concerts are outside, so bring lawn-chairs and blankets as seating is limited.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Aug. 12

Live Music: Eric Sorensen

A Multi-Instrumentalist Singer/Songwriter that has been performing at a number of venues for over thirty years. Expect to hear some 6 & 12 string guitar, mandolin, harp, and didgeridoo. Styles range from folk to jazz to classical, reggae to…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:05pm Sun. Aug. 12

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

2:05pm Sun. Aug. 12

Eau Claire Express vs St. Cloud Rox

The Eau Claire Express play against the St. Cloud Rox. Postgame Poster Giveaway and autographs with the team. Gates at 1pm.

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

3-6pm Sun. Aug. 12

Live Music: Derek Ramnarace

Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter's emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences everywhere. He tours as a solo artist both in the Midwest and Nationally. His band, The Old Soul Society is a Wisconsin…

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent/guardian

5-7pm Sun. Aug. 12

Teen Workshops

This programming will focus on professional development and general life skills. Concise, informative, and hands-on, these interactive workshops will leave you feeling prepared and confident to tackle things like writing your first resume,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $12, Community $20

Age: 13+

6:30pm Sun. Aug. 12

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

6:30-8:40pm Sun. Aug. 12

Cornerstone's Hero VBS

At VBS Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives

Cornerstone Christian Church
310 W. Polk Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-11

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Aug. 12

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

7-8pm Sun. Aug. 12

CBD Infused Aerial Yoga

Enjoy a relaxing aerial hammock yoga class and sample (very legal) Blue Ridge Hemp CBD all-natural, vegan, non gmo topical essential oils. Class is limited to 7 students; you must pre-register to reserve your hammock.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire