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Fri. Jul. 3 9am-9pm

First Fridays at The Local Store

On the first Friday of every month, several locations in downtown Eau Claire offer special deals, events, and extended hours. Stop by the Local Store this Friday and receive a 15% off any purchase over $30. We're open until 9pm!

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Age: all ages

Kids

Fri. Jul. 3 11am

Music & Movement

It's back! Swing by the 2nd floor every Friday and join the Museum team for movin' n groovin' fun, just for kids 5 and under. Parachute play, hula hoops, bubble wrap & more!

Eau Claire Children's Museum 220 S Barstow, Eau Claire

Age: ages 5 and under

Music

Fri. Jul. 3 7pm

Eggplant Heroes

Local folk supergroup Eggplant Heroes are releasing their second full-length CD, "Better Weather." Join them in the V1 Gallery for a special in-store performance.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

Fri. Jul. 3 7-10pm

The Blackshots

Born in a barn loft, The Blackshots formed in early 2014 (though current members Cole Kampa, Miles Adams, and Evan Peterson had played together in previous incarnations of the group). While leaning primarily toward a modern alternative rock sound, The Blackshots also bring in sounds of blues, folk, psychedelia, contemporary, and punk. Listeners can expect a diverse balance of recognizable covers and exciting originals.

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Fourth of July Celebration

Be a part of this festive event, activities include sporting events, music, & fireworks Carson Park's Paul Bunyan Camp will be open 10am-4:30pm, An Old-Fashioned Family fourth of July at the Chippewa Valley Museum 11am-4pm, Fairfax Pool public swim 11:30am-7pm, Carson Park Train Rides noon-5pm, live music, food vendors, Predators Game vs Menomonine Thunderhawks football game at 6pm, Eau Claire Express vs. Willmar Stingers baseball game at 6:05pm, plus Festival Foods "Fireworks Extravaganza" at 10pm.

Carson Park Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Kids

Sat. Jul. 4

City of Altoona 4th of July Celebration

Live music by Big Deeks, concessions, local food vendors, a car show, helicopter rides, cribbage tournament, hot dog eating contest, kids zone inflatable park, and huge fireworks display.

Cinder City Park Spooner Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE admission and parking

Age: all ages

Causes

Sat. Jul. 4 7:30am

Firecracker 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk

Registration begins at 7:30am and races begin at 8:30am (5K) and 9:45am (1-mile). Both the 5K and 1-mile race will be chip timed for runners and walkers. Back by popular demand, a free Kids Fun Run, geared toward youth ages 10 and younger, will be held after both races. Part of the Menomonie's Freedom Fest event.

Wakanda Park 909 Pine Ave. E., Menomonie

Cost: Preregistration is $20 and is required to guarantee a race shirt. Race day registration is $25; family rates also are available

Causes

Every Day from Jul. 4 to Jul. 5, 8:30am-4:30pm;

2015 Chippewa Valley Air Show

Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels! Hosted by the Boys Scouts of America Chippewa Valley Council.

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport 3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets $20/Advance $30/Gate $10 Parking FREE/Kids 12 & Under (Extra $20 for Premium Box Seat Upgrade for Saturday OR Sunday!)

Leisure

Sat. Jul. 4 9am-5pm

4th of July Sale at The Local Store!

The Local Store will be open from 9am-5pm on the 4th of July this Saturday! Bring your family and friends down for a unique, local shopping experience while you celebrate the holiday. We'll be offering 10-15% off storewide.

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Age: all ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Jul. 4 noon-10pm

FreedomFest 2015

Menomonie’s 4th of July Celebration at Wakanda Park! New this year: Relax in the beer garden while the kids explore the inflatable climbing wall, giant slides, obstacle course, rocket bouncer, and much more. Enjoy live music, delicious food, eating contests for the kids, and a game show. Stay for the fireworks at dusk.

Wakanda Park (Pine Ave. E on Lake Menomin), Menomonie

Cost: $3; ages up to three get in FREE

Music

Sat. Jul. 4 2:30-6:30pm

Last Open Road

Last Open Road is a four piece Classic Rock & Blues band that’s driven by blistering guitar leads, a screamin' keyboard, strong vocals, and a thumping backline. Stevie, Dave, Jimmy and Eric are hauling the mail and the news is rockin’ blues. Come check it out!

Jake's Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie

Music

Sat. Jul. 4 7:30-11pm

Bear Creek Band appearing at Freedom Fest

Bear Creek Band is a well established four piece "extreme variety" band featuring an excellent female vocalist and covers popular tunes ranging from Lady Antebellum to Lady GaGa.

Wakanda Park Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Jul. 4 8pm

Fireworks over the Chippewa River

Firework show over the Chippewa River starting at dusk. Please bring something to sit on. Featuring drink specials, 21 craft beers, 4 specialty drinks, and 6 signature drinks.

The Mallard Bar 11939 170th St, Chippewa Falls

Music

Sat. Jul. 4 9pm-1am

Schuh Fly

Schuh Fly plays a variety of popular 50s, 60s, 70s Classic Rock & Country music and some more current hits. Many songs covered were number one on the charts. Performing Beatles, Buffet, CCR, Cash, Clapton, Diamond, Eagles, Orbison and…

C&G’s Hideaway Bar E19986 County Road Nd, Agusta

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Wellness

Sun. Jul. 5 1-3pm

Science & Spirituality with Robert Freck

We'll explore how they grew apart and how we can help bring them back together. Robert Freck is a microelectronics Engineer & Scientist from Washington DC who brings a unique perspective about different ways of looking at the world.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All ages

Music

Sun. Jul. 5 2-6pm

Bear Creek Band

Bear Creek Band is a well established four piece "extreme variety" band featuring an excellent female vocalist and covers popular tunes ranging from Lady Antebellum to Lady GaGa.

Jake's Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Art Ongoing

Every Day from Jul. 6 to Aug. 28;

Celebrating the Chippewa River - Photography Exhibit

Guest Curator Claude Schilling is assembling an art exhibit by top area photographers to capture the amazing Chippewa River and many ways it impacts the Chippewa Valley. This is part of a wider collaborative theme that recognizes the need for conservation offers important steps we can take to preserve it.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Education

Mon. Jul. 6 9am-noon

Digital Photography Camp

Come learn how to visualize, compose and capture amazing still images with a digital camera. Then use photo editing software to perfect your photos. Visit online for more info.

UW-Eau Claire-Centennial Hall Park Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $189

Age: ages 12-16

Education

Every Monday from Jul. 6 to Jul. 27, 9-11:30am;

Beginning Acrylics Class

Try your hand at Acrylics during this beginner class. Supplies: Canvas any size, basic colors, 3 brushes, notebook.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30, $20 members

Fitness

Every Monday from Jul. 6 to Jul. 27, 9:30-10:15am;

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin’ & Groovin’ class is filled with laughter and fun. This class promotes language and play through the use of instruments, song and dance. No registration is required. Free to all families.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Kids

Mon. Jul. 6 10am

Micon Cinemas Summer Kids Shows: How to Train Your Dragon 2

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire 3109 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: 25 cents

Kids

Every Day from Jul. 6 to Jul. 10, 11:30am-7pm;

Shark Week

Fairfax Maxx's favorite week of the season! Join us for sharky fun and games throughout the week.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free

Age: All Ages

Education

Every Monday, Wednesday from Jul. 5 to Jul. 22, 5-7pm;

Want to learn Spanish and actually retain it?

Visit redlinguistics.com/services/ for details. First session starts July 5th in Eau Claire.

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost varies

Age: all ages

Every Monday until Aug. 31, 5-6pm;

Kids in the Garden

Register online or call.

Menomonie Community Garden 2500 9th St. East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Nightlife

Mon. Jul. 6 6-8pm

The Paint Shack: Cheers to You!

Come and enjoy a fun evening of painting! We make painting easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Sign up on our Facebook event, web site, or text your name, date, and location of event to the provided phone number.

Pine Meadow Golf Club 4324 Fairfax Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Recreation

Every Monday, Thursday from Jul. 6 to Aug. 13, 6:30-7:30pm;

Wellness Walking

This class is designed to get people out of the house and exploring wellness. The majority of the time will be utilizing local trails to walk with interval training mixed in. When it is time to interval train, modifications can be made in order to encompass all fitness levels. To register or for more information, stop by the Altoona Parks & Rec office or call.

10th Street Recreation Center 9th St. & Bartlett Ave., Altoona

Cost: $2/time or punch card

Leisure

Mon. Jul. 6 6:35pm

Eau Claire Express: Celebrity Appearance by former Cincinnati Bengal Ickey Woods

Attend a home game featuring the Eau Claire Express baseball team.

Carson Park Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: General admission: $7 general, $11 Superstition Sunday // Grandstand: $9 general, $13 Superstition Sunday // Box: $12 general, $16 Superstition Sunday // Fan Deck: $26 // Season tickets, 10- and 20-game voucher packs, and group discounts available

Food & Drink

Every Monday from Jul. 6 to Aug. 3, 8-11pm;

Live Band Karaoke with Jenny and The Jets

Jenny and the Jets is a karaoke band with Nick Foytik on guitar, Billy Angell on keyboards, Bentley Harder on bass, and John LeBrun on drums. These music veterans team up with Jennifer Hazen, for Eau Claire's unique live karaoke band. Come to Pizza Plus, get on stage and join in the fun.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Visual Art

Every Day from Jul. 7 to Sep. 5;

Romantic Landscapes by Marcus Clark

Painting is in Marcus' blood. Famous or notable paintings created by Marcus' ancestors can be found during each generation dating back to the founding of the United States. His work is a testament to the idea that some painters are born with…

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Education

Every Tuesday from Jul. 7 to Aug. 18, 9-11:30am;

Free Healthy Living with Diabetes

Learn about self-management and maintaining an active lifestyle while living with diabetes. workshops are open to people 18 years and older who have diabetes, are pre-diabetic or who live with someone who has diabetes. Topics include medications, sick day management, blood sugar monitoring and skin and foot care.

Menomonie Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar 2321 Stout Rd., Menomonie

Education

Tue. Jul. 7 9:30-11:30am

Traveling Tuesday Fieldtrip

River Source Family Center will be traveling to Irvine Park Fountain and Playground. You can meet at River Source Family Center at 9:30am to caravan or you can go directly to Irvine Park Fountain and Playground at 10am.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Education

Tue. Jul. 7 10:30am

Social Security - Your Questions Answered

Share strategies designed to help guard valuable assets and protect pre- and post-retirement income, the impact of longevity, withdrawal strategies, anticipate rising costs, insurance/LTC protection & healthcare costs.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Tue. Jul. 7 11-11:45am

Chill on the Hill - Songs and Stories with Jerry Way

As part of its commitment to involve youth in arts and cultural activities, the CVCA/Heyde Center provides an early introduction of children to the arts and culture through the offering of free, forty-five minute presentations of various arts and cultural activities at the Heyde Center during the summer.

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

Age: ages 4-10

Nightlife

Tue. Jul. 7 6-8pm

The Paint Shack: Rainbow Flower at Night

Come and enjoy a fun evening of painting! We make painting easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Sign up on our Facebook event, web site, or text your name, date, and location of event to the provided phone number.

Bowl Winkles 1616 N Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Music

Tue. Jul. 7 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday Night Blues: Dave Rogers

Dave became interested in the guitar at age 12 because his older brother played guitar in a local band and he really looked up to him and what he was doing. At that time, everything seemed to be guitar or Guitar Hero-oriented and he could not get enough of the guitar.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Every Tuesday from Jul. 7 to Jul. 28, 6:30pm;

Pizza and Pages: Book Discussions

Registration is required. July 7: The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang July 14: Super Human by Michael Carroll July 21: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes July 28: Who is AC? by Hope Larson

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

Music

Tue. Jul. 7 7:30pm

Kids from Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s official music ambassadors of goodwill perform many genres of music. Nearly 700 young artists have participated in the program with many going on to excel as performers, music educators, college professors, entertainers, choreographers and top professionals in a wide variety of fields. Rain site: Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center.

Central campus mall, UW-Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Kids

Every Day from Jul. 8 to Jul. 12;

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Annual fair with livestock, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands, and free grandstand entertainment.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Kids

Every Wednesday from Jul. 8 to Jul. 29, 9-10am; Every Wednesday from Jul. 8 to Jul. 29, 10:30-11:30am;

Summer Discovery Days

Join us for themed Discovery Days at the Family Resource Center play area. Discovery stations will include activities for children to discover through play that are related to the week’s theme. Registration is required and can be done…

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

Cost: FREE

Kids

Wed. Jul. 8 10-11:30am

Picturing the Past (Children's Painting Party)

Presented by guest artist Cyndi Kortbein from The Paint Shack kids will learn to paint their own masterpieces along with decorating a fun “Picasso Cupcake” for a snack. The featured painting, “Keep Dreaming” is a colorful rendition of a dreamcatcher, complete with wispy feathers and beads.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Age: ages 6-12

Music

Wed. Jul. 8 noon-1pm

The Threshold Singers of Eau Claire

The singers are women who sing healing and comforting songs for people who are seriously ill, dying, or grieving. Members of the group will discuss their work in homes, hospitals, and nursing facilities, and demonstrate some of their songs.

Mayo Clinic Healing Garden, Mayo Clinic Health Systems 1400 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Wed. Jul. 8 1-2pm

WI Dialect Research

Come and be part of research that is looking at what kinds of dialects we speak in Wisconsin.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Wed. Jul. 8 1-2:30pm

The Parenting Class

The Parenting Class will cover general parenting topics such as: communication, responsibility, co-parenting, dealing with children's anger, discipline and routines. A certificate will be presented upon completion. Register online or call.

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

Cost: $10

Age: All ages

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire

Ongoing Events For 10/29/2012

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc