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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-1pm Tue. Aug. 13

Discovery Day at FRC: Let's Make a Splash

Explore water with all our senses and enjoy related activities. Older siblings welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids 0-5 and their grown-ups

9-10:30am Tue. Aug. 13

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

New Hope-Assembly of God
318 S. 7th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-5 yrs

9am-3pm Tue. Aug. 13

Camp in the Community

Play games, create crafts, learn songs, make new friends, learn about God and the community. Camp Leaders are trained, high-energy, young adult staff from Wisconsin United Methodist Camps and are assisted by members of Trinity United…

Trinity United Methodist Church
201 W. Central Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 per Camper ($25 family maximum)

Age: Entering Grades 1-6

9am-noon Tue. Aug. 13

Science of Slime Camp

Maximize your curiosity. Spend time inside and out and will watch things grow, move, change and even explode. Play with science through chemical experiments, field studies, hikes, gardening, cooking, research, and making lots of slime.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $150

Age: Finished grades K-6

9:30-11:30am Tue. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

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-2pm Tue. Aug. 13

Watercolor: A Mid-Century Focus on Color and Line

Create a “funky,” 1960s style still-life that features colors you love, white spaces and strong lines to tie the painting together. Don’t worry about perfect drawing for this piece. It’s a very fun and freeing way to paint. Enjoy a…

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

Cost: $75

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Tue. Aug. 13

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

11-11:45am Tue. Aug. 13

​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. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

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 Tue. Aug. 13

Lutheran Social Services Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Learn about what it takes to be a foster parent, how the skills you already have will help you, goals of the foster care process, how LLS provides training and assistance, and how foster parents work with biological families.

Lutheran Social Services
123 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

2:30-4:30pm Tue. Aug. 13

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

4-6pm Tue. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

Lung Health Conversations

As a Lung Health specialist with over 40 years in healthcare, Carol has a wealth of information to share about breathing problems. Bring your questions and learn how to better cope with lung disease. As an asthmatic herself, Carol knows what…

Healing Choices Oasis LLC
2711 Pleasant St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-6pm Tue. Aug. 13

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

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. Aug. 13

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

6:15-7pm Tue. Aug. 13

Pigskin Pals

Bring your little ones to learn the basics of flag football. We will go over throwing, catching, kicking, punting, hand-offs, positions and much more in a fun and laid back atmosphere.

Cinder City Park- Hagen Field
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $30; Non-Resident $35

Age: Ages 3-5

6:30pm Tue. Aug. 13

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

6:30-8:40pm Tue. Aug. 13

Cornerstone Roar! VBS

Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Wild Bible Adventures, and create fun crafts that they'll play with all year

Cornerstone Christian Church
310 W. Polk Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-11

6:30pm Tue. Aug. 13

Tuesday Night Blues: Sue Orfield Band

Writes and plays songs that resonate with blues, funk, rock, and countrified world-beat sounds. Their music grooves with high energy and unexpected improvisations, while their compelling melodies will move you, amuse you, and even touch you.…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 13

Teen Litwits, Pizza edition

Talk about books you love (or hate) with other teens. Pizza and fizzy beverages will be served. Popular teen books will be raffled off at each meeting. June 11: Crush by Svetlana Chmakova, July 9: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, August 13: On…

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