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9am-1pm Thu. Aug. 29

Discovery Day: Let's Get Ready For School!

Prepare for fall transitions and new experiences. We will be talking about colors, shapes, letters and numbers. Practice a brief separation from your grown-up with one of our staff. Take home a new book to enjoy!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids 0-6 and their grownups

9:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 29

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

9:30-10:15am Thu. Aug. 29

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

10:30-11:15am Thu. Aug. 29

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. 29

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. 29

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

noon-7pm Thu. Aug. 29

Dollar Swim Day: NFL Kick-Off

Anyone who wears a Green Bay Packer or NFL attire pays $1 admission.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $1

Age: All Ages

1-2pm Thu. Aug. 29

Beginner Ukulele Class for Kids

The ukulele is an affordable and portable instrument that can be played alone or with others. It’s a great place to start for anyone who wants to learn how to make music. Our beginner uke class covers proper technique, playing melody and…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: 3rd through 6th grade

3-5pm Thu. Aug. 29

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 29

Burger King Classic Car Show

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

Burger King
4800 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-9pm Thu. Aug. 29

Renegade Road Music Live

Birthed out of the small town of Castle Rock, RR came together in April of 2016. The music background's and experience of the band members add a edgy bluesy/rock vibe to their modern, southern rock style country sound.

Northwoods Brew Pub
50819 West St
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Aug. 29

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: TeawhYB + Orchid Eaton + Irie Sol

TeawhYB is an alternative R&B/Hip-Hop artist who ignites emotion and positivity through his music. Orchid Eaton’s work is chock full of sunny hooks, soaring melodies, and an untouchable lo-fi crunchiness. Irie Sol delivers authentic…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7pm Thu. Aug. 29

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

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 29

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