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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-5pm Fri. Jul. 19

Annual Daylily Dig to Help Malawi (and Your Garden)

Beautiful daylilies in a beautiful setting. You pick 'um, they dig um. From small flowers to tall blooms that dance in the breezes. Come and enjoy the view of the Chippewa River Valley, listen the the frogs singing in the pond. Donations go…

Sundance Hill Farm (off 50th Ave between T and F)
5207 70th St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: By donation

Age: All ages

9am-6:59pm Fri. Jul. 19

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

10-10:30am Fri. Jul. 19

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the GIANT parachute!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Jul. 19

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

10-11:30am Fri. Jul. 19

Y Rep Presents: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Jul. 19

Move & Groove Storytime

For three- and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and flannels. This storytime features special movement activities each week! All are welcome, and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Jul. 19

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

noon-7pm Fri. Jul. 19

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

noon-8pm Fri. Jul. 19

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-2pm Fri. Jul. 19

Intro to Volleyball Skills Camp

The Eau Claire Sport Warehouse is hosting a 4th and 5th grade intro to volleyball skills camp. This camp is a great opportunity for young athletes to learn the fundamentals of playing volleyball.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse
2983 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Age: 4th and 5th grade

1-6pm Fri. Jul. 19

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Y Rep Presents: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Fri. Jul. 19

Food Truck: Smokin' Joe's BBQ

Smokin' Joe's BBQ food truck will be serving up some delicious brisket, pulled pork, and more, with lots of side options to choose from. Stop in to Zymurgy Brewing Co for a great beer and some good ole fashioned southern BBQ.

Zymurgy Brewing
624 Main Street. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-9pm Fri. Jul. 19

Together Farms Burger Nights

Explore the grounds of Together Farms while eating gourmet burgers made from 100% grassfed beef. Serving beverages like beer & wine and other goodies. Gluten-Free and vegetarian options available. Relax by the bonfire, explore the hiking…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

5-11pm Fri. Jul. 19

Summertime Southern Ball

A delightful evening enjoying the dances of the Civil War era. Music by Mari Carlson & Co. with caller Dominic Gruetzmacher. All dances will be taught, no experience necessary. Attire is Civil War era period ensembles or formal evening wear.…

Lilydale Dance Hall & Event Center
6343 County HWY N
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $23-48

Age: 15+

5-8pm Fri. Jul. 19

G'man at Together Farms Burger Nights

G'man is an acoustic singer-songerwiter. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-9pm Fri. Jul. 19

Family Dance Party

Families of all ages are invited to dance together in a safe environment. Find some movin' and shakin' and expressin' with your loved ones and neighbors to music of all varieties: folk, country, classical, pop, from other cultures and more.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Fri. Jul. 19

American Hitmen with DJ Harm

Northwoods is excited to announce that American Hitmen will be taking the Northwoods stage. Opening for them is DJ Harm. From the battlefields in Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all.…

Northwoods Brew Pub
50819 West St
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Jul. 19

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

7-9:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Teen Late Night

Registration & parent permission slip required. Teens take over the library! Expect snacks, after-hours games, and general shenanigans. June 21: Silent Library - July 19: Fabulous Fandom - August 16: Finale Blast

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7pm Fri. Jul. 19

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway
1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park
Menomonie

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Oliver!

Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. A delightful community theater musical production directed by Nancy Scobie with musical direction by Jerry Way and featuring a local cast, crew and musical…

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth

Age: All Ages