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6-7am Wed. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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

8am-5pm Wed. Aug. 21

McIntyre Library Book Sale

Huge book sale! $1 hardcovers, $.50 paperbacks, $.50 children's books; $5 a bag. Cash only.

McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9:30-10:15am Wed. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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

10am-noon Wed. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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

10:30-11:15am Wed. Aug. 21

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

noon-8pm Wed. Aug. 21

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

1-6pm Wed. Aug. 21

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

3-5pm Wed. Aug. 21

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

3-8pm Wed. Aug. 21

Chippewa Falls Happy Tails Dog Park Dog Swim

Proof of current Rabies Vaccination Required. Dog Swim Suit Competition Judging at 6pm.

Bernard F. Willi Community Pool
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 Per Dog

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Aug. 21

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

6-7pm Wed. Aug. 21

Chippewa Valley Neighbor Welcome Gathering

CONNECT is an informal organization that aims to help bring people together across the Chippewa Valley. New neighbors and longtime residents are invited to join us for a casual gathering to meet others, enjoy light refreshments, and get…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

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

7pm Wed. Aug. 21

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

7-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 21

Author Reading with Richard Tepler

Richard will read from his first children’s book, “Walk With Me, Sawyer Bear”, a collection of poems teleporting the reader to joyful skies and warm familial relations. Tepler is a former preschool and kindergarten teacher in Ladysmith.

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

7-10pm Wed. Aug. 21

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

7-9pm Wed. Aug. 21

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