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8:30-10:30am Tue. Jun. 11

Bitty Breakfast on the Farm!

Rise ‘n’ shine with CMEC to celebrate June Dairy Month! Have a tasty and hearty breakfast, petting zoo with chickens, goats and baby calves, face painting, fun farm activities and opportunities to learn about the different ways to…

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

Cost: $10 person, $40 per family max

9am-4:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

Colored Pencil: A Three Day Workshop with Allan Servoss

This is a three-day workshop with award winning artist Allan Servoss for all skill levels and covers basic to advanced colored pencil techniques on various surfaces. Particular attention will be paid to composition, form, still-life to…

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

Cost: $190

Age: All Ages

9-10:30am Tue. Jun. 11

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. Jun. 11

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. Jun. 11

Dabble Box Makerspace 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. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Tue. Jun. 11

Traveling Tuesdays: Olson's Ice Cream

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. The playgroup travels to Olson's Ice Cream. Field trip starts at 10am at field trip site or meet at 9:30 at River Source Family Center to caravan. If a field trip is cancelled due to inclement…

Olson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Deli
611 N. Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10-11:30am Tue. Jun. 11

Creative art and open play

Story time, songs, art activities, games and open play.

B’utiful kids Learning Center
502 Bay st
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 entry and $1 for each additional child

Age: 5 and under

10:15am Tue. Jun. 11

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two-and three-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Toddlers

11-11:45am Tue. Jun. 11

Youth Yoga at Carson Park

Kids of all ages can come and experience yoga games and poses in the outdoors. Under 5 need adult to attend. Can bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Follow the signs – near the playground. Parents can stick around for some relaxation. No…

Carson Park Playground
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-5pm Tue. Jun. 11

Government Center Farm Stand

The EC City/County Health Department hosts a farm stand for local farmers to sell their produce in the city. Support your community's farmers and grab some wonderful fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Eau Claire County Government Center
Corner of Lake St and 2nd Avenue
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

noon Tue. Jun. 11

Lutheran Social Services Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Learn about what it takes to be a foster parent, how the skills you already have will help you, goals of the foster care process, how LLS provides training and assistance, and how foster parents work with biological families.

Lutheran Social Services
123 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

12:30-2:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

Creative art and open play

Story time, songs, art activities, games and open play.

B’utiful kids Learning Center
502 Bay st
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 entry and $1 for each additional child

Age: 5 and under

1-6pm Tue. Jun. 11

Lifeguard Training

Provide participants with knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 15+

2pm Tue. Jun. 11

Carden Circus - Eau Claire

Audiences will hold their collective breath as acrobats tumble and spin through the air. Boys and girls of all ages will be mesmerized by the amazing daredevils and the allure of the aerial artistry high above. Asian elephants, terrifying…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 GA, $14 for children 12 and under, FREE for children under 3

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Tue. Jun. 11

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jun. 11

Summer Teen Minecraft Club

Come play Minecraft at the library on Tuesdays in June and July! Laptops and an account will be available to share. All players play together on a joint server.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

4-5:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

Fiddle Master Class by Teho.

Teho is a Finnish power­fiddle duo that explodes musical boundaries while having roots deeply in the tradition. Their music combines fluently Finnish traditional fiddling, Norwegian Halling, Swedish Polska, Bebop, Western Swing, and…

Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, UWEC
121 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Tue. Jun. 11

45th Annual Parade of Homes

This year tour 15 new homes and 3 remodeled homes (new for 2019! at the Parade of Homes presented by Great American Fireplace. Event runs June 8 - 15th with remodeling entries open June 8 and 9th. Tickets are available online.

Throughout the Chippewa Valley (Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Altoona and Bloomer)

Cost: $8 through June 7th, $10 after June 7th

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Tue. Jun. 11

Cars & Trucks: Downtown Car Show

Head to Grand & Graham Ave for car & motorcycle shows, food trucks, music, and more.

Graham & Grand Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Tue. Jun. 11

Teen Summer Program: Nailed It!

Just like the baking show on Netflix! Teens can try their hand at cake decorating. No skill required! Yes, they do get to eat whatever they make.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

5-7pm Tue. Jun. 11

Pizza on the Patio

Join Down to Earth for their June Pizza on the Patio event. They'll be baking wood-fired pizzas in their patio pizza oven. Bring the family for alfresco dining.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: Food priced a la carte

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Jun. 11

Youth Yoga- Session 2

Practice many yoga sequences through light, beautiful songs, stories and movements. This class is a great way to introduce your children to the basics of yoga in a fun and exciting way.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5-8

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

Quick Start Tennis 3 - Session 1

This program will continue to develop the skills learned in QS2 while spending more time learning to play and apply rules of individual or doubles play. Continue to use and develop sportsmanship skills.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts
2303 Garfield Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $35; Non-Resident $40

Age: 7-12 or proper skill level

5:30-6pm Tue. Jun. 11

Quick Start Tennis 1 - Session 1

This program is designed to teach 4-5 year olds the very basic fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere. There will be racquets available for use.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts
2303 Garfield Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: Ages 4-5

6-7:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

Lush Terrarium Workshop

Spend the night with a friend creating the perfect addition to any coffee table; a unique glass terrarium. Just bring yourself and some enthusiasm to get your hands a little dirty. Your ticket includes necessary supplies, the finished product…

Lakeview Floral
1802A Stout Rd.
Menomonie

Cost: $40

Age: 16+

6:15-7pm Tue. Jun. 11

Tween Yoga - Session 2

This class will incorporate discussion, yoga poses, relaxation and meditation. It leads through an inner journey as they discover the essence of themselves to provide confidence and more.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5-8

6:15-7pm Tue. Jun. 11

Sports Jamboree

This program will provide a fun introduction to the basic skills of basketball, soccer, t-ball & tennis and a few fun games! This is strictly instructional, no competition involved.

Altoona City Park
10th St & Hayden Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $30; Non- Resident $35

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

Tuesday Night Blues: Paul Tweed Band

Paul Tweed Band is from the Chippewa Valley (Luddington if you must know) and is a blues, rock, and originals outfit. There'll be food vendors and plenty of fun.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

Teen Litwits, Pizza edition

Talk about books you love (or hate) with other teens. Pizza and fizzy beverages will be served. Popular teen books will be raffled off at each meeting. June 11: Crush by Svetlana Chmakova, July 9: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, August 13: On…

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

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

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

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Jun. 11

T-ball 2

This program is designed to teach 6-8 year olds the fundamentals of the game, increase hitting and fielding skills, and get in to some game play. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team on the first night of practice.

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $55; Non-Resident $65

Age: Ages 6-8

7pm Tue. Jun. 11

Carden Circus - Eau Claire

Audiences will hold their collective breath as acrobats tumble and spin through the air. Boys and girls of all ages will be mesmerized by the amazing daredevils and the allure of the aerial artistry high above. Asian elephants, terrifying…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 GA, $14 for children 12 and under, FREE for children under 3

Age: All Ages