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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jul. 30

Kids In the Kitchen Camp

Spend time getting to know cooking tools, practice kitchen safety and learn about where our food comes from. Each young chef will learn to create snacks and meals for the whole family

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $200

Age: Finished Grades 2-6

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

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. 30

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 Tue. Jul. 30

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

10-11am Tue. Jul. 30

Traveling Tuesdays: Chippewa Candy Shop

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. This morning, the playgroup travels to the Chippewa Candy Shop. Field trip starts at 10am at field trip site or meet at 9:30 at River Source Family Center to caravan.

Chippewa Candy Shop
322 N. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 per child making the craft

Age: 0-5 years

10am-noon Tue. Jul. 30

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

10:15am Tue. Jul. 30

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. 30

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. 30

​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. 30

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. 30

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. 30

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 Tue. Jul. 30

Shark Week

This is Fairfax Maxx's favorite week of the season. Join us for shark fun and games throughout the week.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1-2pm Tue. Jul. 30

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

1:05pm Tue. Jul. 30

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

1:05pm Tue. Jul. 30

Eau Claire Express vs Willmar Stingers

The Eau Claire Express play against the Willmar Stingers.

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

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

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. 30

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

4-6pm Tue. Jul. 30

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. 30

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

5-6pm Tue. Jul. 30

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

5:30-7:30pm Tue. Jul. 30

Parent Cafe: Discipline for Young Children

Join other parents for a casual meal and to talk about parenting joys and challenges. Discussing discipline for young children. Meal and child care provided. Registration is required, as space is limited.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Families with children age 0-5

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

Quick Start Tennis 3- Session 2

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. We will also continue to use and develop sportsmanship skills.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts
2303 Garfield Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $35; Non-Resident $40

Age: 7-13 or proper skill level

5:30-6pm Tue. Jul. 30

Quick Start Tennis 2- Session 2

This program is designed to continue the on form and fundamentals taught in QS1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, to keep score and develop sportsmanship. There will be racquets available for use.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts
2303 Garfield Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: 6-7

5:30-6pm Tue. Jul. 30

Quick Start Tennis 2- Session 1

This program is designed to continue the on form and fundamentals taught in QS1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, to keep score and develop sportsmanship. There will be racquets available for use.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts
2303 Garfield Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: 6-7

5:30-6pm Tue. Jul. 30

Quick Start Tennis 1 - Session 2

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. 30

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. 30

Tuesday Night Blues: Dee Miller Band

A Minnesota musician who has a performance pedigree that spans many years on the local and Midwest Blues scene. Dee’s “barrelhouse” style of singing has earned her the label “Duchess of the Blues” in the Twin Cities and regionally.…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 30

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. 30

T-ball Game Play

Have your children gain even more t-ball experience in this short two week game play program. Players will be split into teams and will play a t-ball game the entire hour. This program will focus on all aspects of a t-ball game including…

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $15; Non-Resident $20

Age: Ages 5-8

7-7:45pm Tue. Jul. 30

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

7:05pm Tue. Jul. 30

Eau Claire Express vs Willmar Stingers

The Eau Claire Express play against the Willmar Stingers.

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