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activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

6-7am Wed. Jul. 17

Alive by 715

A workout group for everyone, regardless of fitness level. Get ready to smile and sweat.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jul. 17

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

9am-9:59pm Wed. Jul. 17

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

9:30-10:15am Wed. Jul. 17

Babies Make Music - Class

Caregivers and babies will learn rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your baby’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 for 10 weeks

Age: 3 months to toddler

9:30-11am Wed. Jul. 17

Play 'N' Learn Playgroup

A fun, interactive experience for children and caregivers to enjoy together. Registration is encouraged but not required. Activities include sensory experiences, crafts, music/movement, story and snack time.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Children 0-7 and their grown-ups

9:30-11:30am Wed. Jul. 17

Lily Pad Lab's Little Summer Camp

Spend time doing activities from all your favorite Lily Pad Lab Classes: Tiny Scientists, Test Kitchen, Meaning Messes and Music and Motor! Sensory fun, art, science, gardening, snacking, and more. Group activities, stations, story times,…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for 1 day

Age: Ages 2-6

10am-noon Wed. Jul. 17

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

10am-5pm Wed. Jul. 17

Ebb and Flow – Water

The 16 artists artists are a mix of some of the most recognized local artists and some new to the area.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Wed. Jul. 17

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

10:15am Wed. Jul. 17

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features 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: Infants/Babies

10:30-11:15am Wed. Jul. 17

Toddlers Make Music - Class

Caregivers and toddlers will learn rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your toddlers’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 1 to 2

10:30-11am Wed. Jul. 17

Super Small Science: Planet Painting

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments! This week's activity is planet painting.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30am-8pm Wed. Jul. 17

2019 Classic Golf Outing

American Lutheran Communities is sponsoring its annual Summer Classic Golf Outing at The Valley Golf Course in Mondovi! The 4-person scramble will include a lunch and dinner buffet for golfers. Raffles, golf games and a hole-in-one contest…

The Valley Golf Course
S80 Golf Road
Mondovi

Cost: $70

11-11:30am Wed. Jul. 17

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard! This week's activity is kiddo yoga with a certified children's yoga instructor from Wright Way Yoga.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Wed. Jul. 17

Party in the Park

Weather permitting, the Chippewa Falls Library will host a gathering at the stage in Riverfront Park for active games, parachute play, music and movement fun.

Riverfront Park
Bridge St. and River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

noon-8pm Wed. Jul. 17

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-7pm Wed. Jul. 17

Lion King Week

A week of Lion King themed activities as we celebrate the release of Disney/Pixar's film "The Lion King".

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

Half Pint & Oscar

Professional clowns entertain the whole family with silly antics and physical comedy. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

Cost: FREE

1:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

Science or Sci-Fi?

Explore the bizarre, unexplained or just plain weird throughout the universe!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

3-4pm Wed. Jul. 17

Let's Get Cooking: Rice Krispies

Learn about healthy snacks and basic food prep skills! You'll be able to take the tasty treat you create home with you, along with the lessons learned. This week's recipe is rice krispies. 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

3-5pm Wed. Jul. 17

Family 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 in this open lab…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

Free Youth Soccer Clinics - Eau Claire United Soccer Club

Licensed soccer coaches will lead the players in fun soccer games designed to develop individual player soccer skills. 5-6 years old will be from 5-5:40pm and 7-8 year olds will be from 5:45-6:30pm.

Eau Claire Soccer Park
3456 Craig Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-8

5:30-8:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

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

6-8pm Wed. Jul. 17

Summer Soup 'Shots'

Learn to make soup shots that taste like some favorite summer cocktails - minus the alcohol. Sangrita Soup, Cucumber Mojito, and Pina Colada.

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $45

6-7:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

Dove Healthcare Summer Concert Series

Bring a lawn chair for night of food, fun, and music in the courtyard. Held rain or shine. All local musicians.

Dove Healthcare
3656 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

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 Wed. Jul. 17

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach
604 Beach Rd.
Altoona

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $5/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

Rock'N On the River Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night at the River Prairie park in Altoona you can enjoy live music. Shows start at 6:30pm and food trucks will be onsite. June 12: The Thundermen June 19: Sage June 26: Drivin Miss Dixie July 3: HGT Band July 10: JFT…

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:15pm Wed. Jul. 17

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

7-10pm Wed. Jul. 17

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Jul. 17

Music at the Potters Shed

Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin! Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so…

Potters Shed
260 Industrial Blvd.
Shell Lake

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Jul. 17

Live Jazz on The Plus Patio

The Plus proudly hosts live jazz every Wednesday, all summer long. Relax and enjoy their outdoor patio-connected to both The Plus and The Rev in downtown Eau Claire, with some of the most talented musicians in the Chippewa Valley. Free and…

The Plus
208 S. Barstow St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Jul. 17

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. Their primary location is Carson Park Stadium, but check their website for information and update about upcoming games.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages

7-8:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

Building and Testing a Mars Lander

Intended for elementary age youth. Bring a hot glue gun and sticks. A parent or guardian must help with the hot gluing. Deadline to register is June 25. Email to register.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE (Pre-registration is required by June 25th)

Age: Elementary

7:30pm Wed. Jul. 17

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure.

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Wed. Jul. 17

UWEC Summer Cinema Series

Free music, fun and crazy activities and yard games before the movie. BYO blankets and chairs. Film at 9pm. Free popcorn. June 5: Wonder Woman June 12: Teen Titans Go! June 19: Iron Man June 26: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles July 10:…

Campus Mall - UW Eau Claire
Lower Campus
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE