Fitness

Every Friday until Aug. 31, 9:30-11am;

Adult Stand Up Paddle Board + Yoga

A 90-minute class of paddle skills, yoga and open paddle time. Enjoy Mother Nature paddling to a quiet spot, anchoring, experiencing a unique yoga session with stretch and a variety of yoga poses ending with Savasana. Registration required.

Dells Pond Boat Launch - Mt. Simon Park 1100 Addison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: 14+

Kids

Fri. Aug. 17 10-11:30am

Family Hike

Get outside with your little ones and enjoy the outdoors with a beautiful summer hike. Before and after the hike, gather for tot-friendly outdoor education activities. Great for families with little ones of all ages.

Big Falls County Park 11998 N 110th Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; registration required

Kids

Fri. Aug. 17 10:30-11:15am

Story Time - Cops & Kids

Guest reader will Kyle Roder from the Eau Claire Police Department.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique 129 N. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Aug. 17 10:30-11am

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Aug. 17 11:30am-noon

Super Small Science: Monster Masks

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Fri. Aug. 17 3-11pm

Stone Space Gallery Grand Opening

Stone Space Gallery is celebrating its grand opening with food, music, and art exhibitions. Food is provided by Franko's. Music by Josh Wurzer, Orenda Fugue, Frank 'n Friends, Monkey Glue, Sloslylove, and zeuspointO.

Stone Space Gallery 431 Water Street, Eau Claire

Food & Drink

Fri. Aug. 17 4-8pm

Davis Dogs Food Truck

Davis Dogs is a family owned and operated food truck.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Food priced a la carte

Kids

Fri. Aug. 17 5-7pm

Blackbeard the Pirate

Missoula Children's Theater and local children collaborate to bring you this classic tale. Perfect for the entire family

Colfax Municipal Building 613 Main St., Colfax

Cost: Adults $10; Children under 12; $5 at the door

Education

Fri. Aug. 17 5-7pm

Bulgogi and Kimchi Cooking Class

Bulgogi and Kimchi are among the most popular Korean dishes. Lalaine will teach you how to prepare fresh kimchi and savory bulgogi. You will have these two dishes, with rice, for your dinner, so come with a hearty appetite.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 5-7:30pm

Live Music: Jerry Brewer

Country Artist Jerry Brewer's southern style voice and lyrics will help you nail the authenticity you need in a variety of moods and Country-themed genres. Join us for live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino N5734 Hwy 12, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Fri. Aug. 17 5-8pm

Together Farms Burger Night Featuring Paul Bonstrom

Paul Bonstrom is a fingerstyle guitarist from Wisconsin. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving classic sides, beverages, and more. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and tables.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Fri. Aug. 17 6-9pm

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse First Annual Wine Expo

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is proud to announce that they are the recipient of the 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Join the experts at this exciting and exclusive event for food, fun and most importantly, wine. Bottles from their list of over 100 wines, many exclusive to Johnny's, will be available to sample.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 early bird (until 8/1); $25 GA

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 7pm

Live Music: Girl Band

Jen Hazen of Davy J and Friends, Jenny and the Jets, Milk and Whiskey and Weapons of Brass Destruction teams up with three amazing women in a new collaboration: Sultry Kai Ulrica of Wolves at the Door and RavenWolf, Flutist Julie Majkowski of The Chippewa Valley Flute Ensemble, Guitarist and bass player Kori Riesenweber of Beacon James.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 7-10pm

The Shilelagh Lads Live

The Shillelagh Lads are an Eau Claire, Wisconsin based band that focuses on providing audience members with a dynamic, spectacular traditional Irish show, all in a community centered, pub-like arena. Voted "Best Folk Performers of 2012" by Volume One Magazine's Reader Poll. They may perhaps be the most enjoyable, fun, and engaging show you will see this year.

The Potter's Shed 260 Industrial Blvd, Shell Lake

Cost: $5, kids 14 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 7pm

Free All Ages Metal Show

Return of Thunderlung (crushing EC prog metal with new lineup), with support from Thrallfrost (desolate ND black metal) Infernal Altar (EC black/death metal maniacs) Incriminating Silence (EC/MN melodic metal). Donations for touring bands encouraged. Goes until midnight.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Aug. 17 7-11pm

80s Night at Action City

Head to Action City in your most righteous neon clothes, side ponytail, and leggings. They'll be playing 80s music all night and will be giving out prizes for the best themed outfits. Throwback DQ treat specials available.

Action City 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: 2 hour combo for $15

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 7-10pm

Live Music: Cathy Reitz

Featuring Cathy Reitz on vocals. Be prepared for a Soothing, Jazz feel. Cathy is a successful, active, and established musician from the Eau Claire area. She sings favorites of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, along with classics from the decades before and after.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 8pm

Live Music: Through The Kitchen Hole

Fresh off their set at the Rockonsin Competition at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Eau Claire's own Through The Kitchen Hole plays The Plus for the first time. Enjoy rock covers from this group of talented musicians.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Aug. 17 8:30pm

Family Movie Night

Bring your lawn chair and watch Paddington 2 under the stars. Popcorn and beverage provided. Lawn games begin at 8:30pmwith the movie starting when it is dark enough. All are welcome to this FREE family event. In the case of rain, event will be moved inside.

West Ridge Church 3906 Kane Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 8:30pm

Late Night Jazz: Bloomer Boy

Bloomer Boy was born back in 2010 when Jeremy Boettcher and Sean Carey discovered the insane guitar player, Dean Granros, on a horse farm outside of Bloomer, WI, bringing a youthful take on jazz standards and some of Dean’s original compositions.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Aug. 17 9pm

Live Music: Drew Davis

Drew Davis will play at the Stones Throw.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Fitness

Sat. Aug. 18 9am

Menomin Meander

Ride the new Menomin Loop with support & fun all the way around the lake. A more relaxed option for the Sadistic Century bike ride. The route begins at the Dunn County Recreation Park, with a rest stop at Wakanda Park. A meal option will be available for $5 at the end of the ride. Please wear helmets.

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center 620 17th Street SE, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sat. Aug. 18 9am-1pm

Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day

Volunteers gather at rendezvous points to receive training on species identification and monitoring techniques. After the training, volunteers go to nearby water access sites, notate species presence, and then return to their rendezvous site to verify findings with a local coordinator.

Lafayette Town Hall 5765 197th Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE; Register by Aug 15

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 18 11am-4:30pm

Sangria Saturday + Firewoods Pizza

Due to popularity, River Bend will be bringing back their house-made Sangria for one day only. Firewoods Pizza will also make fresh pizzas to go along with your sangria. It is recommended to bring your own seating, just in case the patio is full.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Music

Sat. Aug. 18 noon-8pm

WHYS Radio Annual Bluegrass Festival

Bands include the Georgia Rae Family Band, The Steamboat Bandits, Timbre Junction, Rock Creek Song Dogs, U.K.E., and more. Expect a relaxed, lazy day at the park with large shady trees, a beach, and picnic tables. Food available for purchase, and craft beer will be on tap. Kids activities, and Kubb (sign up online).

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: Advance: $12 single, $17 family; Gate: Single $15, Family $20

Age: All Ages

Education

Sat. Aug. 18 1-4pm

Make a Mala Necklace Workshop

Mala Necklaces are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation. 108 beads make up the body of this necklace. Learn what a Mala is, how to wear it and make these sacred necklaces step by step. Choose from a variety of wood or stone beads and different colors for your tassel.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 16+

Hot Spots

Sat. Aug. 18 1:30-4:30pm

Live Music: Duffy from Eggplant Heroes

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Duffy Duyfhuizen from Eggplant Heroes, His musical influences include urban folk (Paul Simon), Jersey rock (Bruce Springsteen), and country folk (John Prine and Townes van Zandt).

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sat. Aug. 18 2-5pm

Live Music with Greg Gilbertson

Effortlessly producing texturally exciting instrumental guitar pieces as vibrant as a Monet, he has continued in the tradition acoustic fingerstyle guitar made prominent by artists Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke. Communicating deep abstract emotions via his guitar he leaves enough room for your imagination to soar.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 18 3-9pm

Brewery Olympics

13 local breweries from Wisconsin will compete in a variety of obstacles for a chance to win a golden trophy. Competition begins at 3pm. Hickory Kist BBQ will grill up chicken, ribs, and corn. Live music from Sue Orfield and Catya.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/person includes one free meal ticket and four free biers

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 18 5-7:30pm

Festival Puertorriqueño: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Event

Traditional Puerto Rican food will be sold to benefit the Hispanic Federation, a relief organization that focuses on causes that directly affect Hispanic people around the world. The menu include surrulitos (corn fritters), tostones (fried plantain) guava paste with fresh white cheese, asopao de gandules, piñon (Puerto Rican “lasagna”) with rice and beans, flan, and tembleque.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $50/person

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 18 5-8pm

Jeff White at Together Farms Burger Night

Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the wide emotional spirit of human nature. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Music

Sat. Aug. 18 7pm

Live Music: 7Swing

7Swing is a dance band as well as the perfect band to sit back and relax with. Featuring Cathy Reitz on vocals, a rhythm section and Band and Swing favorites of the 30's, 40's and 50's, along with 3 horns make up the group.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 18 7-11pm

Live Music: 40 Fingers

Classic 60's & 70's rock songs, but only the ones you can dance to, and few 80's-plus favorites. Four voices + 5 instruments means lots of fun and variety for your dancing pleasure. Fingers delivers a classic oldies punch that will have you shaking and shimmying all night long. Rain or shine outdoors.

Garden Pub and Grille 210 3rd St. Hwy 35, Pepin

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 18 8pm

Live Hip Hop at The Plus: FLOW Recent Album Release

Mistah and DohPey are excited to release their new album with you titled 'Flow-Recent'. This show will be hosted by the online famous comedian Action Jaxon. You will also see multiple performances by both touring and local acts, including DJ Moses, Miles Blvd, and Jay TheClone.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 18 8-11pm

Live Music: Colin Heshmat Trio

The Colin Heshmat quartet is a locally formed group that performs jazz standards and original composition. The group’s composition work strives to push the definition of jazz outward and provide relevancy to a new generation.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Aug. 18 8:30pm

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Sat. Aug. 18 9pm

Kat-Wag Bash

Lance Katcher of Midwest Mayhem Promotions and Booking and Austin Wagner of Entropy O.A.C. are joining birthdays to have a bash. Featuring Freak When Sees. And a talented artist to do Corpse Face Painting for the event.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Sun. Aug. 19 10am-1pm

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Shane Leonard

A farm-focused weekend brunch with lively instrumental tunes from Shane Leonard 10am-1pm. An array of midwestern and other brunch classics with a variety of classic and original morning drinks.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Consult menu for food prices

Kids

Sun. Aug. 19 1:30-4:30pm

Live Music: Two Frets Up

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Two Frets Up, a Duo that plays a wide variety of music from Country, Country Rock, Trop Rock, Bluegrass, Rock and Oldies.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sun. Aug. 19 2-6pm

Live Music: Mojo Blues Band

Scorching blues by regional faves Mojo Blues Band.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Wellness

Sun. Aug. 19 2:15-7pm

Walking in Beauty, Walking in Peace: An Afternoon of Mindfulness

Monastics from Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh will lead mindful sitting, outdoor walking, and eating meditation. Talk by monastic. Vegan Potluck. Part of two week midwest tour by eight monastics, including 5 day retreat.

Simply Dunn E4606 County Rd. C, Downsville

Cost: $5 Registration. Donation for monastics welcome

Age: 17 plus

Fitness

Sun. Aug. 19 3-4pm

HIP HOP Yoga

You will flow through fun yoga sequences set to hip hop music. This is a heated Vinyasa class. The loud Hip-Hop music will allow you to tap into freedom and transformation through movement. The room is candlelit and will be darker than usual.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Drop or Free with Unlimited monthly membership

Age: 16+

Education

Every Day from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21;

The Menomonie Singers Conductor Audition

Started in 1989, the Menomonie Singers is a non-profit, adult, auditioned choir which performs 4 to 5 concerts per year. The Singers rehearse at UW-Stout. Currently, singers are from Dunn County and other cities in Western Wisconsin. They are a mix of many professions, including UW-Stout faculty members and some Stout students. The group frequently sings four-part, a cappella music.

UW-Stout, Menomonie

Kids

Mon. Aug. 20 11:30am-noon

Pop Up Science: Smelly Balloons

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Business & Entrepreneurship

Mon. Aug. 20 noon-1pm

Food Entrepreneurship Roundtable Event

Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners gathering in the same field to share their experiences and best practices, network, and find new and innovative ways to collaborate. Learn about license requirements, permits, and basic outline of steps to take when deciding to start your own business.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Education

Every Monday from Aug. 20 to Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30pm;

Confident Birth Childbirth Class Series

This 8 week natural childbirth class series is a great fit for any expectant couple due this fall (Oct-Dec). An in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications, breastfeeding, postpartum & newborn care.

Contact for Location

Community

Tue. Aug. 21 5-8pm

Celebrate the State Theatre

Join in celebrating the State Theatre one last time. This party will celebrate with local food trucks, art for purchase, music in the lobby and much more.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Business & Entrepreneurship

Tue. Aug. 21 6-9pm

Business Plan Basics

A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business, or launch a new product.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

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