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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-10:30am Tue. Aug. 28

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

First Presbyterian Church
211 South 4th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Aug. 28

Traveling Tuesdays: End of Summer Celebration

An end of summer celebration. Please remember to wear sunscreen. There will be a pot luck, so bring a treat to share.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

9:30-11:30am Tue. Aug. 28

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

10am-noon Tue. Aug. 28

Da Vinci's Workshop Art Classes for Young Artists Presents: Yarn Bomb

Learn to wrap, finger knit, crochet, and knot. In this fiber art class you will learn how to make stuff from yarn. Then, we will cover cool objects with our yarn creations. This class is taught by Paula Gorski, local…

Banbury Place Building 13, Room 103
930 Gallowy St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 6-12

10am-5pm Tue. Aug. 28

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

10-11am Tue. Aug. 28

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

10-11am Tue. Aug. 28

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

10:30am-12:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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

noon-4pm Tue. Aug. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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

4pm Tue. Aug. 28

36th Annual WIN Buckshot Run for Special Olympics - Tuesday

This 2 mile run/walk in beautiful Carson Park is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. Check in begins at 4pm and the race begins at 6pm with awards following at 7pm.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20-$35

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Tue. Aug. 28

10th Annual Chippewa Falls Happy Tails Dog Park Dog Swim

This event will benefit volunteer operation and maintenance of the dog park. Dog friendly vendors on site. Proof of current rabies vaccination required. Dog swim suit competition judging at 6pm.

Bernard F. Willi Community Pool
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per dog per day

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

Kid's Back to School Workshop: Design Shoes & Tote Bag Workshop

Provide your own clean, white canvas sneakers. Tote bag & other materials included in the workshop along with a snack and drink. A fun way to inject uniqueness and personality into your back to school wardrobe.

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 8 & up

6-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

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+

6:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

Tuesday Night Blues: Charlie Parr

Fans who have been following Charlie Parr through his previous 13 full-length albums and decades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based songwriter has a way of carving a path straight to the gut.

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

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

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