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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Jun. 27

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

8am-noon Thu. Jun. 27

Toy Sale

A toys sale to help raise money for new playground equipment. Stop by for some great deals on toys, books, crafts & more.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Age: 0-5 years

8am-3pm Thu. Jun. 27

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

9:30-10:15am Thu. Jun. 27

Little Kids Make Music - Class

Children and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments in this class. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are explored.…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2 to 4

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jun. 27

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. 27

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

10am-noon Thu. Jun. 27

Indianhead Chapter of the American Sewing Guild

Laminating on Fabric or Wrapper, ASG member Cindi Moist will demonstrate how to apply Heat N Bond Iron on Vinyl to fabric and candy wrapper bags.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

10:15am Thu. Jun. 27

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

10:30-11:15am Thu. Jun. 27

Little Kids Make Music - Class

Children and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments in this class. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are developed…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2 to 4

noon-8pm Thu. Jun. 27

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. 27

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. 27

Dollar Swim Day: Floatie Day

Anyone who brings a floatable device pays $1 admission.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $1

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Thu. Jun. 27

Circus Skills Workshop

Learn juggling, balloon balancing, and balloon sculpting from professional entertainer, Jeff McMullen. 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

1:30pm Thu. Jun. 27

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

2:30-3pm Thu. Jun. 27

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. 27

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

4-7pm Thu. Jun. 27

Saving Grace Pie and Ice Cream Social And Raffle

Delicious food: BBQ Plate $7; Hot Dog Plate $6. Meals include beans, chips, pickle, ice cream, pie and beverage. Pie, ice cream and a beverage for only $4. (Take outs available.) Raffle tickets for a 55” TV available in Church

Saving Grace Lutheran Church
2124 EastRidge
Eau Claire

Cost: Meals are $4-$7

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jun. 27

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. 27

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. 27

Burger King Classic Car Show

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

Burger King - Lake Hallie
2752 120th St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

6:15-7pm Thu. Jun. 27

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

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Jun. 27

Will it Waffle?

What can you cook on a waffle iron? Try an assortment of yummy food items to see if they turn out delicious or #wafflefails. Supplies are limited, first come first served.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 27

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. 27

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 Thu. Jun. 27

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 Thu. Jun. 27

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers

The Eau Claire Express play against the La Crosse Loggers.

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

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 27

Colfax Music in the Park

Rain location is the Colfax Fairgrounds building on Railroad Avenue. Bring your lawn chair. Popcorn and root beer floats will be sold at the concerts. Annual pie sale by the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group on August 15.

Tower Park
Main Street and Highway 40
Colfax

Cost: FREE

7-8:30pm Thu. Jun. 27

Music Over Menomin: North of Dixie

Five musicians playing originals by Johnny Lynch (Guitar) and Shelly Miller (5 string banjo and guitar). John Utphall plays Swing-Era Jazz Violin, Bob Boone plays Mandolin & Jeff Heath plays bass guitar. Enjoy our mix of music from The…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Jun. 27

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. 27

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild: "Footloose"

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he isn’t prepared for what he finds. In Footloose, you’ll enjoy the…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 youth, $25 GA

Age: All Ages