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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-1pm Tue. Jul. 9

Discovery Day: Let's Eat!

Discovery Days are Drop In and Play days with a fun theme. Let's Eat! Explore food with all of the senses, talk about where food comes from and learn about healthy eating habits. For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups. Older siblings are welcome.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

9-10:30am Tue. Jul. 9

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

9am-9:59pm Tue. Jul. 9

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

9:30am-4pm Tue. Jul. 9

Beaver Creek Butterfly Count

Join other butterfly enthusiasts for the annual Beaver Creek Reserve Butterfly count. Meet at the Wise Nature Center to review species likely to be seen, then get directions for the count and receive a route assignment.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE ($3 donation recommended)

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jul. 9

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 Tue. Jul. 9

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

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 Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Tue. Jul. 9

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

10-11:30am Tue. Jul. 9

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

10-11am Tue. Jul. 9

Traveling Tuesdays: Blaeser Farms

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. This morning, the playgroup is graveling to Blaeser Farms. Field trip starts at 10am at field trip site or meet at 9:30 at River Source Family Center to caravan.

Blaeser Farms
21274 30th Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10am-noon Tue. Jul. 9

Painting on Photographs with Kristi Schumacher

Anyone can “photoshop” photos on the computer, but it’s more rewarding to do it by hand with colored pencils. This way you color in only what you want, and use your creativity. Enhancing a black & white photo with colored pencils.

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

Cost: $55

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

​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. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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

1-2pm Tue. Jul. 9

Beginner Ukulele Class for Kids

The ukulele is an affordable and portable instrument that can be played alone or with others. It’s a great place to start for anyone who wants to learn how to make music. Our beginner uke class covers proper technique, playing melody and…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: Grades 3-6

1:30-3pm Tue. Jul. 9

DIY Discovery: It's a Bird! Kites

If you run, it will fly! Make a colorful bird kite with paper and string, markers, and googly eyes. 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. Jul. 9

Zooniverse Citizen Science Camp

Upper elementary grade kids will explore and participate in science projects worldwide via the Zooniverse web portal.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 8+

2:30-4:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

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

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

Book Bug

Program includes time for games, reading, computer use, and much more. Stay for a short time or the whole thing, attendance will earn each child a free book to keep.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 11 and under

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

Lung Health Conversations

As a Lung Health specialist with over 40 years in healthcare, Carol has a wealth of information to share about breathing problems. Bring your questions and learn how to better cope with lung disease. As an asthmatic herself, Carol knows what…

Healing Choices Oasis LLC
2711 Pleasant St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-6pm Tue. Jul. 9

Teen Summer Program: Writing Workshop

This one is geared for teens who like fan-fiction or are interested in creative writing. They will get some easy writing tips, an opportunity to peer edit, and some free writing time.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

5-6pm Tue. Jul. 9

Adult Dance - Yoga, Conditioning and Contact Improvisation

This 6 week, donation-based class is for all-levels. Dance-yoga is a more flowing and expressive form of yoga that connects with music, and gain some conditioning (geared toward dancers but all welcome), and learning and jamming in Contact…

Anandaworks Wellness Center
320 Putnam St ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

Lutheran Social Services Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Learn about what it takes to be a foster parent, how the skills you already have will help you, goals of the foster care process, how LLS provides training and assistance, and how foster parents work with biological families.

Lutheran Social Services
123 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Jul. 9

Tball For Tots

Tball for Tots will focus on the basic skills of running bases, hitting and throwing as well as many fun games. This is a great chance for 4 year olds to have fun learning in a non-competitive environment.

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $30; Non-Resident $35

Age: Age 4yo

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

Tuesday Night Blues: Brian Naughton

Brian Naughton, a recording artist, singer, songwriter and guitarist born in St. Paul, Minnesota, possesses a signature sound driven by an energetic mix of Blues, Rock, Funk and Soul, originating far from the Twin Cities. There'll be food…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Tue. Jul. 9

Charlie Parr feat. Jason Dea West

A wonderful night of music, food and summertime cheer. Jason Dea West of Intuitive Compass opens, Charlie Parr rounds the night out with knee-slapping backhome country folk music. SmokeStream Street Food will be serving dinner in the lot.

Zymurgy Brewing
624 Main Street. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

Teen Litwits, Pizza edition

Talk about books you love (or hate) with other teens. Pizza and fizzy beverages will be served. Popular teen books will be raffled off at each meeting. June 11: Crush by Svetlana Chmakova, July 9: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, August 13: On…

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

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

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. Jul. 9

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

7-7:45pm Tue. Jul. 9

Beginner Ukulele for Adults

Covers proper technique, playing melody and chords, and basic music theory. I

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $48

9:30-10:30pm Tue. Jul. 9

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