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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-5pm Thu. Aug. 22

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

9:30-11am Thu. Aug. 22

Stand in the Light Memory Choir Fall Season

Fall season begins with rehearsals on August 22nd and ends on November 21st with the fall concert. Registration will be done at rehearsals.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1120 Cedar St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Suggested $20.00 registration per person

Age: People in early-mid memory loss

9:30-10:15am Thu. Aug. 22

Little Kids Make Music - Class

Children and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments in this class. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are explored.…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2 to 4

9:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 22

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-5pm Thu. Aug. 22

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-2:30pm Thu. Aug. 22

Bridging Memories: A Day for Families of Those with Dementia

Bridging Memories for those living with dementia and their family members. Find joy and humor in your journey by bridging memories together. Guest Host: Jim Adams - author of "Other Me's". Registration required. Pontoon rides, nature walks,…

Kamp Kenwood
19161 79th Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Aug. 22

Indianhead Chapter of the American Sewing Guild

Solvy Sandwich, ASG member Linda Marie Rogers will demonstrate the use of Solvy Water Soluble Stabilizer and will explain the many uses for it in our own projects.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

10:30-11:15am Thu. Aug. 22

Little Kids Make Music - Class

Children and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments in this class. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are developed…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2 to 4

noon-8pm Thu. Aug. 22

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-5pm Thu. Aug. 22

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

3-7pm Thu. Aug. 22

Dabble Day Maker Fest

Kids of all ages can let their creative energy flow into a work of art or craft. Dabble in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math.) Explore hands-on activities and demos. Live music from Klezmazel from 3-4pm and Greg Gilbertson…

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

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 22

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - Hastings Way
926 S. Hastings Way
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6pm Thu. Aug. 22

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Travis Lee + Eggplant Heroes + The Rattlenecks

Travis Lee’s multi-faceted music is a large yet hushed pop rock sound that calls to mind West Coast sunsets and late night drives. Eggplant Heroes play music that spans folk, gospel and literary traditions. The Rattlenecks was formed by…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7pm Thu. Aug. 22

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

6:15-6:45pm Thu. Aug. 22

One Day Wonders- Cowboys & Cowgirls

Giddy-Up so you don't miss out on feeling like a cowboy or cowgirl for the night. All Cowboys and Cowgirls are encouraged to dress in their favorite western outfit. Parents bring your child and enjoy some bonding. During this time you will…

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident- $8; Non-Resident- $10

Age: Ages 2-4

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 22

Sounds like Summer Concert Series

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One's Thursday night gig in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa River in June, July, and August. Enjoy a pre-show set from area…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-9pm Thu. Aug. 22

GOTR Glow Scavenger Hunt

Starting at the Boys and Girls Club, teams (3-5 people) (family, or friends or coworkers!) weave their way through downtown Eau Claire, completing challenges and solving clues. GOTR GLOW will begin at 7pm and finalize at 9pm. Team check-in…

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center
1005 Oxford Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: Early Bird Pricing $50 per team. $60 after August 12th.

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Aug. 22

Herbal Immersion Walk with River Prairie Apothecary

Learn about a variety of medicinal herbs and experience their healing properties. Participants should dress for the weather, and bring a notepad. Bring a small bag & scissors as you will most likely go home with some fresh herbs. Well-behaved…

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

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Aug. 22

Self Defense - Session 3

Learn how to subdue your opponent and gain compliance in a self defense situation. Classes will cover situations including: front attacks, rear attacks, and striking defenses, as well as kicks, punches, open hand strikes and more.

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 8-15