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Mon. Jul. 8

45th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and…

City of Chetek

9-11am Mon. Jul. 8

Park Pop-Up Play

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library staff invites you to pop in and play at park locations this summer! Try a variety of activities, including LEGO bricks, crafts, snacks, yard games, an obstacle course, a reading corner, and good ol’…

McDonough Park
800 Centre St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-9:59pm Mon. Jul. 8

Spacesuit and Saturn V Lego Rocket Display

Designed and built by UW-Stout Professor Dr. Alan Scott. The Public is welcome to take a closer look or take a selfie on the "Moon". This display is part of a month-long series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30-10:45am Mon. Jul. 8

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter and fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-11:30am Mon. Jul. 8

Stanley 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.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library
154 Fourth Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10am-noon Mon. Jul. 8

Mini Makers: Open Lab

They 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. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Mon. Jul. 8

Maker Mondays

Drop in for a new creative project each week.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:15am Mon. Jul. 8

Lap Tots Storytime

For one and two-year-olds who are transitioning from baby to toddler. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Baby-Toddler

1-3pm Mon. Jul. 8

LEGO Club

Free build with LEGO bricks and a weekly challenge for you to try. They supply the LEGO bricks, you supply the imagination.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Mon. Jul. 8

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

5-7pm Mon. Jul. 8

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information. Second and Fourth Mondays the group meets for a burger night…

Pine Meadow Golf Club
4324 Fairfax Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Age: 50+

5:30-8:30pm Mon. Jul. 8

T-Ball 1

This program is designed to teach 4-5 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 4-5

6-6:30pm Mon. Jul. 8

Everybody Dance Now 1- Session 1

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn basic dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30pm Mon. Jul. 8

Kickin' it Country Summer Concert Series

Weekly in July and August at the Prevea Ampitheater you can get your hoedown on down. Food trucks will be on site. July 1: Bonafide July 8: Bear Creek Band July 15: Electric Barn Boys July 22: North of Dixie July 29: Buffalo…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:15pm Mon. Jul. 8

Everybody Dance Now 2- Session 1

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn basic dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $30; Non-Resident $35

Age: 7-13

6:35pm Mon. Jul. 8

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 Mon. Jul. 8

Eau Claire Express vs Duluth Huskies

The Eau Claire Express play against the Duluth Huskies.

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

9:30-10:30pm Mon. Jul. 8

Popcorn and Planets: An Evening of Stargazing

An evening of star-gazing on the first cloudless night on the library lawn. Several planets should be viewable in early July. A telescope will be available. Look for other prominent objects in the night sky. Bring a ground blanket or folding…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE