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activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-4pm Fri. Aug. 24

Watercolor Classes by Jeff Nelson - Advanced

These classes will cover techniques including washes, gradient wash, splash bleed, masking, dry brush, spattering. To register, please contact instructor Jeff Nelson.

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

Cost: For the advanced class, the cost is $75 for two days without supplies, $85 with supplies (18" x 20" size).

Age: Ages Teen and above

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 24

The Chetek Gang: CJ Conner, Bruce Marsh, Don Olson and Nancy Dutmer

It must be something in the water. Chetek, Wisconsin is home to some of the best and most eclectic artists in western Wisconsin. This exhibit will feature the work of four Chetek-based artists. No cost for admission. Artwork will be available…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. Aug. 24

Get Up & Go: Simon Says

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

10:30-11:15am Fri. Aug. 24

Story Time - Meet Joe

Story time guest this week is Joe Luginbill from the Eau Claire School Board.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Aug. 24

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. 24

Super Small Science: Hovercrafts

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 memberships or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Aug. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. Aug. 24

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

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 24

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

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 24

Ginstrings Live

With 33 interchangeable strings and vibrant vocal harmonies, Ginstrings is an acoustic progressive string band driven by an indescribable passion for music. Winners of the 2016 NW String Summit Band Competition.

The Potter's Shed
260 Industrial Blvd
Shell Lake

Cost: $5, kids under 14 FREE

Age: All Ages