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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Jun. 20

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

Thu. Jun. 20

100th Colfax Free Fair

Entertainment, food, carnival rides, bean bag gournament, petting zoo, 4-H, and FFA exhibits. Fireworks on Friday night.

Colfax Fairgrounds
Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Thu. Jun. 20

Menomonie City-wide Garage Sales

Menomonie city wide garage sales. Maps of sales will be located at each participating sale.

City of Menomonie
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Thu. Jun. 20

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 Thu. Jun. 20

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 Thu. Jun. 20

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 Thu. Jun. 20

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

10-11am Thu. Jun. 20

Let's Get Cooking!

Learning all about healthy snacks and basic food prep skills! Plus you'll be able to take the tasty treat and the lessons learned home to your very own kitchen. Feel free to drop in anytime during the one-hour window.

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. 20

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-8pm Thu. Jun. 20

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-5pm Thu. Jun. 20

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-7pm Thu. Jun. 20

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

1:30pm Thu. Jun. 20

In the Dark

Discover what the darkest (or nearly darkest) places hold with experiments and activities.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

1:30pm Thu. Jun. 20

Korean Dance and Drumming

Experience interactive and hands-on music, dance and drumming with Brooke Newmaster of Kgam Studio. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of the program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Thu. Jun. 20

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

3-5pm Thu. Jun. 20

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 20

Burger King Classic Car Show

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

Burger King - Downtown Chippewa Falls
228 W. River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jun. 20

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. 20

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

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Jun. 20

Special Kids Nights

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night.…

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

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Thu. Jun. 20

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

6:15-7pm Thu. Jun. 20

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. 20

Free Family Movie

Bring the whole family for our Free Family Movie Series this summer provided by River of Life at the Old State Theater in Menomonie. Free popcorn.

River of Life
639 Broadway Street South
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 20

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. 20

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

7-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 20

Music Over Menomin: Rhythm Posse

Drawing inspiration from great session bands like Booker T & The MGs, The Meters, Funk Brothers, The Wrecking Crew, the heart and soul of Rhythm Posse is the rhythm section. The Posse got it’s start in 2010 as the stage band for the Stage…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 20

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