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Fri. Aug. 2

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

The world's best carvers create one-of-a-kind sculptures with an award ceremony and auction on Sunday. Family activities & inflatables. Friday night features a social night with entertainment, sculpture auction, and pizza, beer, and wine. Sue…

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum
1110 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Thursday, FREE; Friday-Sunday, Adults, $6/one day, $12/event; kids ages 6-17 FREE

Age: All Ages

Fri. Aug. 2

Bloomer Community Fair

Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday.

Bloomer Community Fairgrounds
9th Ave.

8am-6pm Fri. Aug. 2

13th Annual Azura's City-Wide Thrift Sale to Benefit Alzheimer's Association

tems are not priced and the value is determined by the buyer. The community can donate items to the sale on Wed. July 31 & Thur. Aug. 1 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Grandview Heights Apartments. Donated items are tax-deductible; however, not…

Grandview Heights Apartments
4740 Keystone Crossing
Eau Claire

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 2

Camp Diggin for Dinos

Excavate an adventure packed with fossilized fun. Uncover clues of the past as you embark on a prehistoric dino dig, learn about extinct animals and even cast your own fossils.

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

Cost: $60 members, $70 non-members

Age: Ages 4K-K

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 2

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

10:15am Fri. Aug. 2

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. Aug. 2

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

11am-7pm Fri. Aug. 2

Food Truck Friday

Up to 8 food, snack, and drink trucks will be serving lunch and dinner on Phoenix Park along the Riverfront Terrace drive. Take a break from the office, grab some grub, and snag a patch of grass or a bench by the river - or bring the whole…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: Free to attend, consult food truck menus for prices

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Aug. 2

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 Fri. Aug. 2

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

3-5pm Fri. Aug. 2

Teen Summer Program: Movie Friday

The library is offering a free movie for teens every Friday afternoon in August! Those in attendance get to vote on that day's film. Snack provided!

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

4-9pm Fri. Aug. 2

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

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Aug. 2

Briz & Lazy at Together Farms Burger Nights

Briz & Lady is a husband and wife duo that met doing acoustic open mic nights. Instead of the traditional wedding march, they composed their own original song for their big day. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 2

Intro to Watercolor Tecniques

Sign up and join Sara as she will explore and experiment with basic watercolor techniques.

Arts, Etc
930 Galloway St, Suite #16
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 12 +

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 2

Bring Back the 80's Karaoke Party

Prizes will be awarded for best costume of the night, so dress to impress in your best 80's garb.

Augusta Lions Hall
200 E. Lincoln St.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Aug. 2

August 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

7pm Fri. Aug. 2

Cinderella (If the Shoe Fits)

"Cinderella! (If the Shoe Fits)" is an 80s pop music parody about self-respect that will have your whole family singing, laughing and dancing!

Cedarbrook Church
N6714 470th St.

Cost: $12 GA or $8 for age 12 and under

Age: All Ages