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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

6-7am Wed. Jul. 31

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. 31

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-noon Wed. Jul. 31

ACT Prep Summer 2019

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9:30-10:15am Wed. Jul. 31

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. 31

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

9:30am-12:30pm Wed. Jul. 31

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

10am-noon Wed. Jul. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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. 31

Super Small Science: Shaving Cream Science

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

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Wed. Jul. 31

Get Up & Go: Balloon Baseball

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 balloon baseball.

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. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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

1-4pm Wed. Jul. 31

Harry Potter’s Birthday Celebration

Drop-in to celebrate the amazing Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter, on his birthday. Play games, try your hand at Muggle crafts, and sample some wizard desserts. Costumes encouraged!

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

Cost: FREE

1-6pm Wed. Jul. 31

Soultribe Healing

Akashic Reiki: Leslie will peer into your Soul Book in the Akashic Records to answer your most burning questions. Receive messages from your Spirit Guides, deities, and ancestors. Reiki: Leslie channels positive energy into your body's…

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10+

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Wed. Jul. 31

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. 31

Let's Get Cooking: Bread in a Bag

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 bread in a bag. 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. 31

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

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jul. 31

Youth Soccer - Session 1

Learn the basic fundamentals of ball control and rules. A jam packed this session full of fun skills and drills to get your little soccer player ready to play.

Cinder City Park
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $30; Non-Resident $35

Age: Ages 4-5

6-7:30pm Wed. Jul. 31

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

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 31

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. 31

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

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Jul. 31

Youth Soccer - Session 2

Learn the basic fundamentals of ball control and rules. A jam packed this session full of fun skills and drills to get your little soccer player ready to play.

Cinder City Park
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $35; Non-Resident $40

Age: Ages 6-8

6:30-7:15pm Wed. Jul. 31

Everybody Dance Now 2- Session 2

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: Ages 7-13

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 31

Everybody Dance Now 1- Session 2

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

6:35pm Wed. Jul. 31

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 Wed. Jul. 31

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

7-10pm Wed. Jul. 31

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. 31

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. 31

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

7:30pm Wed. Jul. 31

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. 31

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