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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-3pm Tue. Jun. 25

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

9-10:30am Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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

10-11:30am Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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

10am-noon Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

Traveling Tuesdays: Irvine Park

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. This morning, the playgroup travels to Irvine Park Meet at the duck fountain and look at the animals! Field trip starts at 10am at field trip site or meet at 9:30 at River Source Family Center to…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10-11am Tue. Jun. 25

Preschool Kids In the Kitchen Camp

This cooking camp is for the youngest chefs and their guardians. Chop, pour, stir, and create yummy, healthy snacks. Spend time learning about kitchen food safety and how to use simple kitchen tools. Read stories, play games, and have fun…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 per day

Age: 2-6 years

10:15am Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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. 25

​Chill on the Hill

As part of its commitment to involve youth in arts and cultural activities, the Heyde Center provides an early introduction of children to the arts and culture through the offering of forty-five minute presentations of various arts and…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

11-11:45am Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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

1:30-3pm Tue. Jun. 25

DIY Discovery: Catapults!

Experiment with mini catapults to launch items around the room and test catapult launch techniques. 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

2:30-3pm Tue. Jun. 25

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

2:30-4:30pm Tue. Jun. 25

Riverfront Yard Games

The goal of this event is to encourage people to get outside, be active, and connect with each other. Riverfront Yard Games will be on Tuesdays throughout the summer, from 2:30-4:30 at the Chippewa Falls River Front Park.

Riverfront Park
Bridge St. and River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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

5-6pm Tue. Jun. 25

Teen Summer Program: Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga

An instructor is teaching a beginners yoga class at the library. All skill levels and body types welcome! The class will be in the dark and each participant gets glow sticks. Register by contacting the library.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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

6:15-7pm Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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. 25

Tuesday Night Blues: Bridget Kelly Band

Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions.…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jun. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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. 25

Eau Claire Express vs Mankato Moon Dogs

The Eau Claire Express play against the Mankato Moon Dogs.

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