Food & Drink

Fri. Jul. 13 4-8pm

Netty Q's Italian Food Truck

Netty Q’s specializes in homemade rich delicious items and sides with flavor that will amaze you. Pair your foods with a cold Lazy Monk brew while enjoying the outdoors on their patio.

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

Nightlife

Fri. Jul. 13 6-9pm

After Dark Presents Friday Night in the Bunkhouse

Channel your modern day lumberjack. Enjoy music by Jerrika Mighelle, the art of working with metal with Mark Blaskey, play a variety of outdoor games, listen to Rob Kuchta share Paul tall tales, and then write your own yarn with inspiration from the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. The Marigold Food Truck will be serving amazing food and there will be adult beverages available.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum 1110 Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Jul. 13 6-8pm

Kristi Kruse Piano Concert

Kristi Kruse – composer, arranger, and pianist – will present a benefit concert at Lake Street UMC. All the proceeds will go to the bell tower fund. Tickets for this concert are $20 per person. (You may purchase advance tickets at the church or at the door)

Lake Street United Methodist Church Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Music

Fri. Jul. 13 7pm

Live Music: Dan Zerr and Friends

Dan Zerr, a member of Eggplant Heroes, will be offering up a variety of pop, folk, and Americana tunes, with a little help from his friends, including some of those Eggplant Heroes as well as many other talented local musicians. He'll also be playing songs from his solo CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Fri. Jul. 13 7:05pm

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers

The Eau Claire Express plays against the La Crosse Loggers with a postgame fireworks show. Gates at 6pm.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Jul. 13 7:30-10:30pm

John Conlee

During the past two decades, John Conlee has achieved a level of success that he has sustained by simply being himself and by making records that the listening public can relate to. He is a gifted entertainer, but he's not into the glitz and hype .

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $49-59

Age: All Ages

Music

Every Day from Jul. 14 to Jul. 14;

Rock Fest 2018

A massive rock n' roll festival featuring national and international performers. There will be tons of performances and exhibitions at various other stages and venues of the park. Featured headliners include Disturbed, Incubus, and Godsmack, with many other performances throughout the weekend.

Rock Fest Grounds 24447 County Hwy S, Cadott

Cost: See website for ticket packages and prices

Hot Spots

Sat., Jul 14; Event starts at 7am; Playoffs start at 12:45pm

12th Annual U.S. National Kubb Championship: Playoffs

All skill levels, experience, and ages are welcome to play. 128 team limit. If you have always thought about playing, but wondered if you were good enough, come out and watch/experience the Championship. The Championship is open to all levels and ages of players. Food served all day. Free entry for spectators. Group play, playoffs, and Silver and Bronze Brackets Finals on Saturday.

Eau Claire Soccer Park 3456 Craig Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: Teams: $70/team, Spectators: Free

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Sat. Jul. 14 7am

Water Street Races: Mile & 5K

Register on race day morning 7-8am. Starting line is on the corner of 1st and Water Streets. Enjoy pancakes and sausage by Davis Dogs after the race. No cost to race participants ( ticket on race bag); all others $3.50 each.

Menomonie Street Dental 1020 Menomonie St, Eau Claire

Cost: Registration cost information online

Hot Spots

Sat. Jul. 14 9am-4pm

Eau Claire Gardens in Bloom

Tour nine area gardens including monarch butterfly & native plant gardens, woodland fantasy gardens, professionally landscaped gardens, a neighborhood of unique garden styles and a community prairie restoration garden, and a sustainable no-till heirloom vegetable garden.

Tour of multiple locations, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Education

Sat. Jul. 14 9:30am-1:30pm

Become a Doula

This class was designed to prepare you with all the information you need to get started working with families through pregnancy, labor, birth, and other influential moments in their lives.

Gilette Room 800 Wisconsin St. (Banbury Place, Bld 2), Eau Claire

Cost: $55

Age: 18+

Hot Spots

Sat. Jul. 14 10am-noon

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Duke Otherwise

These open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. Duke Otherwise is a playful Wordsmith. A spirited performer. A skilled Guitarist and captivating Tap-Dancer. Using his distinct Baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will delight in together.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Words

Sat. Jul. 14 10am

Diane Kaufmann and Janelle Thompson Reading: "A Malawi Welcome"

Join local authors Diane Kaufmann and Janelle Thompson and illustrator Janelle Thompson for a reading/signing of their book “A Malawi Welcome”. This will be a multi-media presentation. Travel to Malawi, Africa without leaving Wisconsin and experience the lives of Malawian children through drawings, writing and video of these two Wisconsin travelers.

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

Leisure

Sat. Jul. 14 10-11am

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Different plants are in bloom each month, with over 120 native wildflower varieties in the sanctuary. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sat. Jul. 14 1-3pm

5th Annual Warlords and Warriors

Ever wonder what battle was like for knights in shining armour? Or how people cooked and lived while away from home. As the tours wind through the event site, people will see examples of the Society of Creative Anachronism participants' skills in pre-1600 arts, martial, period camping weaving and blacksmithing.

Whispering Pines RV and Camping grounds 12780 S Prairie Road, Osseo

Cost: Free tours

Hot Spots

Sat. Jul. 14 2-5pm

Live Music: 58 Belvedere

58 Belvedere is a trio performing original compositions by Dean Granros (guitar) and group improvisation. The raw edge of Granros' guitar combined with the extraordinary drum and bass team of Dave Power (The Staves, Aero Flynn) and Pat Keen (Wei Zhongle, Humbird) provides a new and unfiltered take on the idea of the jazz power trio.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Community

Sat. Jul. 14 3-5pm

Pub Sing

The popular Twin Cities pub sing comes to Menomonie. Folks bring their songs to share, and everyone joins in on the chorus. Songs of work, love, nature, drinking, community, inspiration and more. You can lead a song or sing along. Please no songbooks/sheets to hand out, and all songs unaccompanied.

The Duke and Dagger 120 6th Avenue West, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Jul. 14 7-10pm

Live Blues at Stones Throw: Sage Leary

Searing blues, classic and modern rock, singer/songwriter acoustic. The young and talented Sage Leary takes the audience on an adventure with his complex looping, wailing harmonica solos, and soulful lead guitar.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Jul. 14 7pm

Live Music: The Andy Hanson Band

Lead vocalist/ guitarist, Andy Hanson, and violinist/ backup vocalist, Rose Mish create songs based on memories and life experiences. By using striking violin, soothing guitar, and gentle harmonies, the Andy Hanson Band will surely tantalize any crowd.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sun. Jul. 15 8am

Monster Lake Swim

A 2-mile swim on Lower Long Lake. The start and finish will take place at Camp Manitou; check in is at 8:00 AM with a competitors meeting at 8:45 AM. Limited overnight camping will be available Saturday night with approval.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

Age: 14+

Recreation

Sun. Jul. 15 8am

12th Annual U.S. National Kubb Championship - Finals Sunday

The final 16 teams return Sunday morning. Four groups of four teams with a group play round robin. Top team in each group advances to the semifinals. Come welcome teams from out of town and/or cheer on your favorite local teams. Free entry for spectators. Food served throughout the day. This is your chance to see world class level kubb.

Eau Claire Soccer Park 3456 Craig Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sun. Jul. 15 1:30-4:30pm

Live Music: Anastasia

Featuring Anastasia, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and engineer/producer of electronic and acoustic works. Anastasia performs a quirky mix of standards, originals, deconstructed rock songs (heavily influenced by 1980's MTV), and the odd hymn.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Sun. Jul. 15 3-5pm

Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Calling all indigo girls - join us for an afternoon of natural dyeing. Learn the process of mixing dye from start to finish and take home two tea towels for your space. Cost includes tea towels, dyeing supplies + light snacks - must pre-register to attend.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Kids

Sun. Jul. 15 4-8pm

Ice Cream Social

Lazy Monk Brewing & Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor are teaming up to bring you an Ice Cream Social Night. Bring the whole family down to the Bier Hall for some delicious ice cream and camaraderie. Adults can get Bier Floats. Root beer floats also available. Sample different flavors to find your favorite.

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

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Day from Jul. 16 to Jul. 20, 9am-noon;

Summer Writing Camp

Tap into your writing talents with this exploratory camp for students. Learn creative techniques, interactive storytelling, technology tips, and tricks from experts as you uncover your writing potential.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $189

Age: Students entering grades 6-10

Hot Spots

Mon. Jul. 16 10am

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Paddington 2"

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. When a thief steals his present for his aunt's 100th birthday the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire 3109 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

Kids

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from Jul. 16 to Jul. 18, 10-11am;

Preschool Kids in the Kitchen

This cooking camp is for the youngest chefs and their caregiver. Chop, pour, stir and create yummy, healthy snacks. Spend time learning about kitchen and food safety and how to use simple kitchen tools. Read story, play games and have fun. Register online.

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

Cost: $20 per day

Age: 2-6 years

Kids

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from Jul. 16 to Jul. 19, 10:30-11:30am;

Spanish Woodland Adventure Camp

An 80% Immersion Spanish class using Miss Anita's learning songs, props, visual arts, stories, and lots of outdoor games. Walk in the bosque like Goldilocks, learn words for camping, sea life, places in the community, drink limonada and eat sandia (watermelon) and much more. A fun, engaging class.

Contact for Location Info

Cost: $55 for the session or $15 per day

Age: Ages 5-10

Kids

Every Day from Jul. 16 to Jul. 19, 1-3pm;

Camp Good to Grow

Follow food from the farm to the fork, as you plant your own produce and harvest healthy ingredients. ECASD and CFAUSD students are eligible for free tuition.

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

Cost: $80 Members/$90 Non

Age: Grades K-1st

Hot Spots

Mon. Jul. 16 1:30-3pm

DIY Discovery: Everything is Strawsome

DIY Discovery is a series of drop-in events for families featuring a different topic and activity each week. This week: create with Strawbees-small plastic connectors-and straws. With imagination, the sky's the limit!

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from Jul. 16 to Jul. 19, 2:30-3:30pm;

En La Playa / At the Beach Spanish Class

Learn lots of Spanish with music, stories, games, snack time, and visual arts. Act out Goldilocks, play Rojo light/Verde light, ask for snacks in Spanish.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for the session or $20 per day

Age: Ages 6-10

Kids

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from Jul. 16 to Jul. 19, 3:30-4:15pm;

Canta y Mueva / Sing and Move Spanish Class

Sing, move, play instruments, hear stories and learn lots of Spanish together with your children in this engaging class. Class includes Miss Anita's Spanish CD. Children play with the animals they learn about, ask for the snack using Spanish, dance with scares to her popular freeze dance and have lots of fun.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $45 - or pay $13 per session

Age: Ages 2-6

Kids

Mon. Jul. 16 5-8pm

Sports Camp

Bible lessons and songs are paralleled with spiritual lessons that are reinforced in sports. Sport Options: Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Dance, Team 45 (sports skills for 4-5 year olds), and Outdoor Recreation – Fishing. Includes a Friday Family Day with former NFL wide-receiver Jared Abbrederis! Register at machurch.net.

Menomonie Alliance Church 502 21st St. N, Menomonie

Cost: $15

Age: 4-12

Education

Mon. Jul. 16 6-8pm

Flower Bar Soap Workshop

A sweet combination of pressed florals + softly scented soap. Adding some beauty to your everyday regimen. Cost includes two take-home soaps, supplies + light snacks. Must pre-register online to attend.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Kids

Mon. Jul. 16 6:30pm

Adult Summer Crafting Series: Upcycled CD Coasters

Though you’re normally trying to protect CDs from damage, in this case, they can be the protectors- as beverage coasters. Put old CDs and DVDs to good use holding your summer drink. Use paint and stencils to transform them into bright and festive sets. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE; RSVPs preferred

Kids

Tue. Jul. 17 9:30-11:30am

Traveling Tuesdays

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. Travel to Blaeser Farms. Please remember to wear shoes. Field trip starts at 10:00 at Blaeser Farms or meet at 9:30 at River Source Family Center to caravan.

Blaeser Farms 21274 30th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

Kids

Tue. Jul. 17 1:30-3pm

No Sew Fleece Blankets

The library will provide all the materials to make these easy fleece blankets. The best part? The blankets the kids make will be donated to the Eau Claire County Humane Association.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 9-11

Kids

Tue. Jul. 17 1:30pm

Boogie in the Barnyard

Get ready to trot like a turkey, cha-cha like a chicken and polka like a pig with musician and author John Duggleby.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

Kids

Tue. Jul. 17 3-4pm

Movement Over Menomin: Kids Yoga

Kids kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring their friends and join us on the lawn of the Menomonie Public Library for some fun exercise and movement. This week's event is Kids Yoga.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Fitness

Tue. Jul. 17 6-8pm

Pound N Pour

Pound the Pavement and pack the parking lot in a music driven workout. Relax and recuperate afterwards in the Bier Hall or on the patio with an amazing Lazy Monk Bier. All fitness levels welcome. Cost includes price of the class and a Lazy Monk bier of your choice.

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

Cost: $15/person

Age: 21+

Hot Spots

Tue. Jul. 17 6:30pm

Tuesday Night Blues: Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke and Blue Max

Howard "Guitar" Luedtke & Blue Max is a Western Wisconsin rock blues band, that performs all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. Many who have seen Howard and Blue Max have become fans of Howard’s talented slide guitar playing and the band’s rockin’ electric blues sound.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Tue. Jul. 17 6:35pm

Eau Claire Express vs Waterloo Bucks

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Waterloo Bucks. Gates at 5:30pm

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

Words

Tue. Jul. 17 7pm

“Monsters in the Hallway” Reading by Jim Kosmo

Join local author Jim Kosmo for reading of his award winning book "Monsters in the Hallway", a murder mystery set in 1950s Eau Claire.

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

Hot Spots

Wed. Jul. 18 10am

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature"

Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park.

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

Kids

Wed. Jul. 18 1:30pm

Wednesday Performances: John Duggleby

John Duggleby entertains with musical fun featuring a "Boogie in the Barnyard" show with a singing chicken. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Wed. Jul. 18 5:30-6:35pm

Eau Claire Express vs Waterloo Bucks

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Waterloo Bucks. Buck night includes $1 hot dogs, $1 small sodas, $1 domestic beer for the first three innings, and $4 wine for the first three innings. Gates at 5:30pm

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Wed. Jul. 18 6-8pm

Par-Te-Rec: Rockstar Karaoke

Summer outdoor Par-Te-Rec program is for all individuals with varying abilities and exceptionalities, ages 18 and older. Participants will experience various activities, which focus upon socialization, aspiring to personal challenges, and building self-confidence.

Boyd Park 1202 Fairway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 each night or Season Pass

Age: 18+

Recreation

Wed. Jul. 18 6:30-9pm

Social Paddle - Paddle and Potluck

Each week the Pure Water Paddlers go to a different spot in the Chippewa Valley. Every level of paddler welcome. Bring your own kayak, canoe or SUP and meet others who enjoy the sport. Life jacket required. Check the website and facebook for any last minute changes.

6583 N Shore Dr, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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