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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-3pm Tue. Jun. 18

Summer Institute: Chippewa Falls

Summer Institute has a 40-year tradition of teaching and delighting children across the Chippewa Valley. Your kids will love the variety of activities, and you will appreciate the small classes that promise high quality learning. Students…

Halmstad Elementary School
565 E. South Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15

Age: K-5

8:30am-6pm Tue. Jun. 18

Summer STEAM Experience

Students are invited to explore career paths with UW-Stout faculty experts while engaging in science, technology, engineering, art and math in a hands-on setting. Camp activities and career panels will provide well-rounded experiences.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center
221 10th Avenue E.
Menomonie

Cost: Overnight Campers: $450, Day Camers: $300

Age: 8-12 graders

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jun. 18

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

9:45-11:45am Tue. Jun. 18

Tadpole Toddler Camp with Beaver Creek Reserve

Now you and your smallest explorers will have a chance to join in all the fun at Beaver Creek Reserve! Get ready for a morning of music, movement, meaningful messes, munching and lots of exploration of our natural world!

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Single Day Pricing: Friends - $12, Nonmembers - $15; Full Week Pricing: Friends - $55, Nonmembers - $65

Age: 2-4 years

10am-noon Tue. Jun. 18

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. 18

Traveling Tuesdays: Klinger's Farm Market

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. This morning, the playgroup travels to Klinger's Farm Market. 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…

Klinger Farm Market
12756 132nd St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2/child (adults free)

Age: 0-5 years

10-11:30am Tue. Jun. 18

Write Away Tween Writer's Group

Taming the wild topic, raising your voice, lights, camera, verbs and dynamite dialogue. Located in the Mezzanine. Instructors Jan Drehmel and Sue Houkom

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 9-12

10am-noon Tue. Jun. 18

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

A digital playground for you every week. Create and play with coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality Sandbox and more. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Jun. 18

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

10:30-11am Tue. Jun. 18

Summer Family Storytimes

An active half hour of stories, music, rhymes and movement.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11-11:45am Tue. Jun. 18

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. 18

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-8pm Tue. Jun. 18

Sense of Place: THERE - Song of Myself

Galaudet Gallery takes you THERE, where you can experience local and global artists exploring questions about politics, rule breaking and self. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and more in realism, figuration, abstraction,…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-7pm Tue. Jun. 18

Toy Story Week

A week of fun with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Zurg to celebrate the release of Disney/Pixar's film "Toy Story 4".

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Tue. Jun. 18

DIY Discovery: Foldable Fun

Fold-crinkle-cut! Create surprising creatures and cards using simple paper and ink. This event is part of a drop-in series for families featuring a different activity each week. All materials provided, while supplies last.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Tue. Jun. 18

The Big Fun Show

A one man circus of comedy magic and juggling!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

2:30-3pm Tue. Jun. 18

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. 18

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

4-6pm Tue. Jun. 18

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

4:30-6pm Tue. Jun. 18

Family Night

Games, crafts, and more. Bring the family for an evening of fun.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay st
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 + $1 additional child

Age: All ages

4:30-7:15pm Tue. Jun. 18

Tuesday Night Football Skills Camp

Willie McCalebb will be hosting a Tuesday Night Football Skills Camp. Ages 8-12 are from 4:30-5:45pm, and ages 13-19 are from 6-7:15pm. Register online.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse
2983 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10/athlete

4:30-6:30pm Tue. Jun. 18

Youth Art Workshop - Needle Felting

Local professional artists share their trade with youth to help them build their tools for self-expression. Register by the day of the event and email with child's name and age and title of workshop. Space is limited.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 2-7

5-7pm Tue. Jun. 18

Free Fire Extinguisher Training

Come for a hands-on training on how to use a fire extinguisher. Sponsored by the Augusta-Bridge Creek Fire and Rescue. Meet in the parking lot behind the library anytime between 5-7pm.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Tue. Jun. 18

Teen Summer Program: Henna Tattoos

The library will provide the supplies and teens can enjoy designing and applying their own temporary tattoos.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Jun. 18

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. 18

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 Tue. Jun. 18

Artrepreneur: The Artist Portfolio and Statement

Experienced artist and advocate, CV Peterson will lead you through how to create an effective artist statement and portfolio.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

6-8pm Tue. Jun. 18

Sustain Us! Nature Workshop for All Ages

First Presbyterian's 4th annual Nature Workshop. This year's theme is "Sustain Us!" Learn how you can live sustainably with the earth and also focus on a healthy, sustaining spirituality. Cookouts, Nature Education and Conservation, Wildlife…

First Presbyterian Church
2112 Rudolph Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Tue. Jun. 18

Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire (UKE)

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7pm Tue. Jun. 18

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. 18

Tuesday Night Blues: Mojo Lemon

Voted “Best Blues Band in the Chippewa Valley” 2008-2014, Mojo Lemon Blues Band has been a staple in the Western Wisconsin music scene for a decade. There'll be food vendors and plenty of fun.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 18

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. 18

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

6:35pm Tue. Jun. 18

Eau Claire Express 2019 Season

Catch a local baseball match featuring the Eau Claire express. Full of activities for kids, food, beverages, and more. Check out their website for details about nightly promotions.

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

6:35pm Tue. Jun. 18

Eau Claire Express vs Thunder Bay Border Cats

The Eau Claire Express play against the Thunder Bay Border Cats.

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