Music (all ages)

Check Venue For Hours Thu. Jul. 31

Bloomer Community Fair

Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday at 12:30pm.

Kids

Check Venue For Hours Thu. Jul. 31

18th Annual Hallie All Star Youth Tournament

Hosted by the Hallie Boys Baseball team there are over 85 teams participating in this tournament. Food and beverages will be available with music on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Hallie Park

Music

Check Venue For Hours Thu. Jul. 31

Buffalo County Fair

The Buffalo County Agricultural Fair has a long and vibrant history that spans back into the mid-1800's. The original mission was set up by the Buffalo County Agriculture Society and includes "...improvement of agriculture, and the study of…

Age: All ages

Education

7am-3:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training

MSHA required training for anyone who works at a mine site. This three-day program covers all aspects of the initial training requirements for owners and operators under 30 CFR Part 46. The objective of this three-day course is to train new/inexperienced miners on the safety and health hazards in the surface non-metal mining industry.

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center

Cost: $350

Age: Adult

Fitness

9am Thu. Jul. 31

Beginning/Continuing Yoga

Suited to beginning and continuing students, this class combines core strengthening, beginning yoga poses, quiet sitting and introductory breathing techniques into a balanced yoga practice.

Education

9am Thu. Jul. 31

Zumba

A Latin based shake your booty aerobic workout for any level. Instructor: Emily Balow.

Cost: $5

Stage

9am-4pm Thu. Jul. 31

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Kids

9-10am Thu. Jul. 31

Yoga Center Kids Club

Kids can join us at the Lily Pad Lab while their parent or caregiver enjoys a class at the Yoga Center. Kids will be having fun playing games, doing crafts, reading books, singing, and much more.

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $90 (includes adult yoga class as well as kid's club)

Age: Kids only

Kids

9:15-10:30am Thu. Jul. 31

Soccer Olympiad Games

Grandparents are invited to introduce their grandchildren to the world of sport and leisure through a unique Eau Claire Parks and Recreation program.

Carson Park

Cost: $25 4 year old city resident; $35 4 year old non resident; $7 5 & 6 year old resident; $40 5 & 6 year old non residant

Age: Ages 4-6; Senior

Kids

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 31

Play & Learn

Need to get out of the house and experience something new? Spend some time with your child at River Source Family Center during our Play & Learn sessions! Our fun and playful setting encourages learning through free play, interactive learning, activities, and story time.

River Source Family Center

Cost: FREE

Fitness

9:30-10am Thu. Jul. 31

RAW Fitness HIIT Class

RAW Fitness HIIT class is the ideal workout for those looking to maximize their time and burn calories after the workout. These classes are appropriate for any fitness level as we always offer modifications. Bring a water bottle and towel.

Manz Elementary School

Kids

10-10:30am Thu. Jul. 31

Menomonie Public Library: Summer Storytime

Bring the Whole Family. Stories, songs, and activities for children. Includes half hour of optional play time. Children must be accompanied by adult.

Menomonie Public Library

Age: ages birth-5

Uncategorized

10am-3pm Thu. Jul. 31

Red Cross Blood Drive

For appointments please log onto redcrossblood.org and Search by Sponsor Code 0171031. Driver's license or donor card is required.

Kids

10:15am Thu. Jul. 31

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: Little Movers

For babies who love to move. Interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, storytime, and bubbles, followed by social time for parents and children. For more information and program registration, call Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or e-mail ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Kids

10:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 31

Tiny Scientists - Summer Lab

Bring your curious little explorers to discover the world around them. During each parent/child class we will explore different parts of summer. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art…

Lily Pad Lab

Age: ages 2-6

Kids

10:45am-noon Thu. Jul. 31

Soccer Olympiad Games

Grandparents are invited to introduce their grandchildren to the world of sport and leisure through a unique Eau Claire Parks and Recreation program.

Carson Park

Cost: $25 4 year old city resident; $35 4 year old non resident; $7 5 & 6 year old resident; $40 5 & 6 year old non residant

Age: Ages 4-6; Senior

Leisure

11am-7pm Thu. Jul. 31

Paint Your Own Wine Glass

Paint your own wine glass while enjoying delicious wines, and gorgeous views. No reservation required, stemware included.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard

Cost: $6

Food & Drink

11:30am-1:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

Silver Spring National Mustard Day

Sign up for prizes, eat some brats, and trade in any bottle of non-Silver Spring mustard for a free one of ours. Bring a donation and support the Feed My People food bank.

Silver Spring Foods

Cost: FREE admission

Kids

11:45am-12:15pm Thu. Jul. 31

Musikgarten Music and Movement

Musikgarten classes are a wonderful bonding experience as you sing, bounce, rock, play instruments and dance with your child. Brain development, attention span and musical ability are also developed as your child imitates tonal and rhythm patterns and moves to the music.

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $35

Food & Drink

noon-5:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

Join us every Thursday afternoon for fresh grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, brick oven pizzas, salsas, jams, jellies, soaps, wood carvings, crafts, and much more.

Market Lot

Food & Drink

noon-5pm Thu. Jul. 31

Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, art, coffee, and more. An Art Market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Visual Art

1-5pm Thu. Jul. 31

ARTmobile

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. Join us at Phoenix Park for awesome projects that will inspire your whole family to create art.

Cost: FREE

Kids

1-2:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

School Age Science Club

Science Club is an awesome time for parents and their school age child to learn, explore, and experience science together. Each week we will be doing an Engineer’s Challenge, a Nature Exploration, a Chemist’s Experiment and making a yummy Chef’s Creation. Register online.

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $50, 20% sibling discount

Age: ages 4-8

Kids

1:30-3:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library: Teen Workshops

Join us for teen-centric summer activities. July 17, Science of Spin Yo-yo Workshop; July 24, Stop-Animation Workshop; July 31, 3-D Printing Workshop. Pleas register at 715-839-5007.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

Food & Drink

2:15-2:45pm Thu. Jul. 31

L.E. Phillips Public Library: Kids' Meal Distribution

Each bag contains easy-to-prepare foods for two breakfasts and two lunches. This free program is offered through Feed My People Food Bank and is open to any child who may benefit from receiving meals over the summer when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: Children

Education

3:30-6pm Thu. Jul. 31

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

Join this 6-week workshop to help gain control of your life through self-manageable action plans and peer support. Meet new people, share what you know, and come up with new ways to improve your life. Please register by phone.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Cost: FREE

Age: Adult

Food & Drink

4-7pm Thu. Jul. 31

Ladies Night

Drink specials, hourly drawings, and 5% discount on any bottle purchase.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard

Fitness

4-5:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

Yoga Classes for Beginners through Intermediate

Easy flow poses work you through whole body for range of movement, flexibility and strength. Modifications with the chair are shown and used to aid in balance. Classes end with various forms of relaxation including meditation, progressive…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $5 per class for members and $7 for nonmembers. First class is FREE

Education

5pm Thu. Jul. 31

Zumba

A Latin based shake your booty aerobic workout for any level. Instructor: Emily Balow.

Cost: $5

Education

5-7pm Thu. Jul. 31

Habla en la Cabra

Practice Spanish. Join us in our summer book discussion. We will be reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Spanish and gathering weekly to discuss it. All ages and levels welcome! 5-6pm book discussion in Spanish, 6-7pm free conversational practice.

The Goat Coffee House

Education

5-6pm Thu. Jul. 31

Weight Wise Class

$40 for four consecutive weeks; join at any time; call 715-838-6731 to register.

Mayo Clinic Health Systems

Cost: $40

Fitness

5:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

The Grind Fitness Factory Boot Camp

High intensity cardiovascular workout consisting of timed drills and plyos at individual stations, taught by a skilled motivational instructor. Only 35 minutes-but works every muscle. Beginners and athletes encouraged to attend.

Cost: First class is always FREE; punch cards and memberships can be purchased for a fee after

Kids

5:45-6:45pm Thu. Jul. 31

Tiny Scientists - Summer Lab

Bring your curious little explorers to discover the world around them. During each parent/child class we will explore different parts of summer. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art…

Lily Pad Lab

Age: ages 2-6

Visual Art

6-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

ARTmobile

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. Join us at Phoenix Park for awesome projects that will inspire your whole family to create art.

Cost: FREE

Fitness

6-7pm Thu. Jul. 31

Z.Vida Fitness ZUMBA Classes

Join us for an exhilarating hour of fun Zumba fitness. Classes are geared to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. Throw on some comfy workout gear, grab a water bottle, and get ready for a crazy great time of burning calories while dancing among friends. Need not be coordinated to attend.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center

Cost: $5

Visual Art

6-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

Wine & Whimsy

Wine and Whimsy is a 2.5-hour workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. If you have always wanted to learn to paint, but don't know where to begin, this is the experience for you.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

Education

6-8pm Thu. Jul. 31

Comic Collective

Draw, share, geek about comics. Open studio, last Thursday of every month. Feel free to come early.

The Hundredth Monkey

Cost: $5 suggested donation for the space

Fitness

6:10pm Thu. Jul. 31

Insanity Workout

INSANITY is a cardio class based on max interval training. This class will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. No equipment or weights needed. You…

Cost: $5 (30 mins), $6 (50 mins)

Causes

6:15pm Thu. Jul. 31

Menomonie Moose Lodge Bingo

6:15pm doors open, hot and cold lunch served, 7:30pm games Start. 17 games total including Progressive Bingo. All proceeds after expenses donated to charitable causes and scholarships. Under 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian.

Menomonie Moose Lodge 1584

Music

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Liscio + honeyTree + Dan Zerr

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…

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Education

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 31

Summer Wild Edibles

We’ll take a hike and look for some common, easily-identified, wild edible plants. We’ll nibble a few things as we hike, and then sample a cooked green and a wild tea or two. A list of some plants to try and their use will be provided. Come and join us for a taste of summer from the wild.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: Registration and payment required by July 29. Friends $5 Nonmembers $8

Nightlife

7pm Thu. Jul. 31

Latigo & Lace: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Cost: FREE

Music

7pm Thu. Jul. 31

Colfax Music in the Park: Youth Showcase

Young people from the region will perform, hosted by Colfax singers Mary Bjork and Christy Michaels. Rain location for all concerts is the Colfax auditorium, next to the downtown park.

Tower Park

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Nightlife

7pm Thu. Jul. 31

Bug Eyed Betty's: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Recreation

7-10pm Thu. Jul. 31

Kubb Competitions

Weather permitting there will be Kubb competitions every Thursday night at 7pm at the Lake Hallie Sportsman's Club. Team of 2-6 are required in order to participate and teams will be assigned based on the number of players available.

Lake Hallie Sportsmans Club

Stage

7-9pm Thu. Jul. 31

The Taming of the Shrew

See a Shakespeare play performed by the high school students who were enrolled in the summer Shakespeare Workshop at The Grand. "The Taming of the Shrew" will be presented on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1. Tickets will be available…

The Grand Theatre

Fitness

7-7:45pm Thu. Jul. 31

Family Expressive Movement

All ages are welcome in this family class. Come experience how good creative moving feels and let loose with your family. Yoga is always incorporated in BaredFeet classes for wellness.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness

Cost: $15 per class, per family—2 person minimum or $65 for the series

Age: all ages

Music

8pm Thu. Jul. 31

Open Stage

Hosted by local songwriter Greg Fox with a ten piece band ready for you to pick up and play. Available instruments include drums, hand drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, mandolin, plus four microphones. Happy hour…

Stones Throw

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

8pm Thu. Jul. 31

Open Mic Night

See contact info for details. Doors at 8pm.

House of Rock

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

56 total

Ongoing Events For 7/31/2014

Daily or Weekly Events (galleries, classes, etc)

High School Art Show

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Aug. 1;

Janet Carson Gallery

Cost: Free

FACESandFLAWS

Every Day until Aug. 24;

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Barbara Shafer, Movement

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4:30pm;

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE