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Thu. Jun. 13

Kids Kraft Day

Kids Kraft Day is an opportunity for young people to create art with experienced artists in the beautiful Valley Art Gallery. A variety of new projects will be offered each week. Drop Ins welcome.

Valley Art Gallery & Gifts
304 N. Bridge St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2

Age: Ages 7 and over

9am-4pm Thu. Jun. 13

Invasive Plant Field Day

Come learn about local invasive species from state experts, mapping techniques, Q&A, and a tour around Menomonie. Lunch is included by the Woodfire Eatery of Lucette. Register on the IPAW website to reserve your spot.

Lucette Brewing Company
910 Hudson Rd.
Menomonie

Cost: $20 for general public, free for IPAW Members

Age: Adults and Age 15+

9am-4:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 13

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 Thu. Jun. 13

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Feel free to drop in anytime…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Jun. 13

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

noon-5pm Thu. Jun. 13

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

noon-2:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

Pioneers at The Falls: The Chippewa Falls Saga Script & Songs by Jerry Way

The story of early Chippewa Falls is told in word, song and projected visuals at the historic Heyde Center for the Arts by balladeer Jerry Way. You will be treated to a relaxing journey to Chippewa Falls of yesteryear of this dramatic one-man…

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

Cost: Lunch and Show Tickets: $34 adults, $33 seniors

Age: All Ages

1-6pm Thu. Jun. 13

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+

1-4pm Thu. Jun. 13

Cartoon Day

An afternoon of celebrating all of your favorite animated characters from Bugs Bunny to SpongeBob. Cartoon themed games and activities will be offered.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

2pm Thu. Jun. 13

Carden Circus - Menomonie

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…

Dunn County Recreation Park
1700 Block Stout Road
Menomonie

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

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Thu. Jun. 13

Pop Up Science

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related.

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Jun. 13

Painting & Popcorn

Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice boxes are provided to fuel that creative energy.

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

Cost: $5 with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Jun. 13

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

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

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 Thu. Jun. 13

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - 94 Exit at Hwy 12
6124 North Crossing Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-7:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

Zumba Fundraiser in the Park for CV-LGBTQ+

A sizzlin' hot summer Zumba fundraiser. Soak up the sun as we party at the new River Prairie Park Pavilion and raise money for the CV-LGBTQ+ Community Center. Admission cost is by donation only.

River Prairie Park Pavilion
1500 Bluestem Boulevard
Altoona

Cost: Donations Encouraged

Age: All Ages

6:15-7pm Thu. Jun. 13

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

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

Sounds like Summer Concert Series

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One's Thursday night gig in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa River in June, July, and August. Enjoy a pre-show set from area…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

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 Thu. Jun. 13

Carden Circus - Menomonie

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…

Dunn County Recreation Park
1700 Block Stout Road
Menomonie

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

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

Music Over Menomin: Poppa Bear Norton

This Minnesota based high octane, country western, two-man, musical marvel takes all the humor, sorrow, self-deprecation, and storytelling that once made country music great, then carefully, but not to carefully add some trucker speed, black…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 13

Youth Self Defense - Session 1

Learn how to subdue your opponent and gain compliance in a self defense situation. Classes will cover situations including: front attacks, rear attacks, and striking defenses, as well as kicks, punches, open hand strikes and more.

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 8-15

7:30pm Thu. Jun. 13

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. Their primary location is Carson Park Stadium, but check their website for information and update about upcoming games.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages