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8am-5pm Fri. Aug. 23

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

9:30am-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 23

Journey into Happiness

Life-changing teachings direct from India. This event is being broadcast simultaneously in 40+ locations across the US and Canada and has impacted and transformed people's lives opening up happiness, joy, love and peace + deeper states of…

RANWW Conference Center
3460 Mall Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Early Bird $150; General Admission $200

Age: 14+

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 23

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

noon-8pm Fri. Aug. 23

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

3-5pm Fri. Aug. 23

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. 23

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

5-11pm Fri. Aug. 23

Relay for Life of the Chippewa Valley

Food trucks, live music from local bands, bounce houses and many more activities, luminaria ceremony, and survivor dinner. Raises cancer funds for current patients as well as survivors.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Fri. Aug. 23

Anti-Bullying Seminar

Research shows that bullying peaks in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades. The goal of this program is to minimize the effects of predatory behavior in grade school and middle school-aged children. This will be accomplished through role playing,…

Visit Eau Claire Experience Center (Inside the Pablo Center)
128 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 yrs and up

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 23

Kelsey Miles at Together Farms Burger Nights

Miles is one of Wisconsin's newest and hottest high-energy rock, blues, and soul performers. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6:30-10pm Fri. Aug. 23

Food Truck Cinema

Enjoy a meal and a movie under the beautiful Altoona sky. Eat, drink and be merry with a variety of delicious food truck options while enjoying a flick on the giant movie screen.

Prevea Amphitheater in River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place

Cost: FREE movie; Food Truck prices may vary

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Aug. 23

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. 23

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway
1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

8-9:30pm Fri. Aug. 23

Live Concert: The Midwest Project

The Midwest Project is a new quartet lead by pianist Colin Heshmat, who will present original composition inspired by working and playing in the Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Eau Claire areas. Colin will be joined by Sue Orfield on…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $12

Age: All Ages