Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018

4-7pm Thu. Aug. 9

Family Game Night

Our collection has something for everyone with more than 80 games to choose from.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

4th-8th Grade Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Techniques, Beginner Painting, Intermediate Painting, Art, Acrylic, WaterColor, Tempera, Modeling Clay, and Art History.

The Painted Lotus 930 Galloway St Building 13 Suite 209, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 4th-8th Grade (9-14)

5-9pm Thu. Aug. 9

Wood Fired Pizza Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Offering wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden. Fully stocked bar, featuring local and micro brews, wines and spirits. Open Mic every Thursday from 6-9. Gather around the fire pit, enjoy walking trails, play disc golf, yard games, and more.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: Free to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

Burger King Classic Car Show - Pony Car Passion

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Pony Car Passion.

Burger King - Downtown Chippewa Falls 228 W. River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6pm Thu. Aug. 9

One Day Wonders - Thomas the Train

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack! Toot! Toot! All aboard! Let's create art inspired by the famous blue steam engine. Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done online or by stopping at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $10 Resident of Altoona; $12 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 2-5 years old

6pm Thu. Aug. 9

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Jim Pullman Band + Snifter + Graham Barnes

The Jim Pullman Band has been a staple of Eau Claire’s indie rock scene for a full decade. Snifter creates music that can drift from catchy melodic pop tunes into improvisational noise, rhythmic loops, basement-rock and back again. Local songwriter Graham Barnes writes heartfelt acoustic guitar-driven songs.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

Sounds like Summer Concert Series

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 singer/songwriters at 6pm. Multiple food vendors will have food for sale. Pets are allowed at the concert.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 9

Ordinary Magic Art Classes For Kids of All Ages

Drawing, weaving, crochet, painting, architecture design & Having Fun. Your child will discover, explore, imagine & create works of art.

Ordinary Magic 1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per student

Age: K-15

6:35pm Thu. Aug. 9

Silver Spring Mustard Night

Get to the Eau Claire Express for Silver Spring's new event, Mustard Night! Loaded tickets, mustard exchange, games & prizes, colonel mustard, and so much more.

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

Cost: Price of admission to Eau Claire Express game

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Thu. Aug. 9

Eau Claire Express 2018 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Thu. Aug. 9

Eau Claire Express vs Mankato Moondogs

The Eau Claire Express play against the Mankato Moondogs. It's National Mustard Night. Express t-shirts will be given away to fans. Gates open 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

7-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

Music Over Menomonie: Yata, Sinz, and Orfield

Yata, Sue Orfield and Randy Sinz. Three veteran musicians bringing you a collection of artful, soulful songs. While their inventive music fits nicely into the folk/americana genre, it reaches beyond this into jazz and blues and more. Live music on the Library lawn, overlooking Lake Menomin. Bring a picnic and a favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Aug. 9

Colfax Music in the Park

Rain location is the Colfax Fairgrounds building on Railroad Avenue. Bring your lawn chair. Popcorn and root beer floats will be sold at the concerts. Annual pie sale by the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group on August 16.

Tower Park Main Street and Highway 40, Colfax

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

The Swampers: The Farmer Feeds Them All

The musical lumberjack aggregation known as “The Swampers” features Amanda Tanzer Schafer, Kathy Danielson, Judy Brist, Jerry Way, Tim Danielson, and Rob Kuchta telling local stories, singing “swampgrass” harmonies and playing a wide variety of folk instruments.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6, Family of Four $32

Age: All Ages

Friday, Aug. 10th, 2018

Fri. Aug. 10

Ashley For the Arts

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, hot air balloon launch, car show, fireworks, inflatables, youth art area, playground, and much more.

Memorial Park, Arcadia

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

Fri. Aug. 10

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more about shopping and selling with JBF online.

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center 2300 Spooner Ave., Altoona

Age: All Ages

5am-10pm Fri. Aug. 10

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym (5:30-7pm).

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am Fri. Aug. 10

Camp Wabi

This partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System incorporates healthy living into the traditional camp experience and supports youth with obesity. Although some campers are nervous coming in, they often report it as the highlight of their summer when they leave. The information gained at Wabi is a life-changing experience for the whole family.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

8am-5:30pm Fri. Aug. 10

Camp Brunswick Outdoor Adventure Days (Day 1)

The Chippewa Valley Council - Boy Scouts of America & Camp Brunswick area proud to announce the return of Outdoor Adventure Days! We will again have 2 separate "Brunswick Outdoor Adventure Days" available for Elementary Co-Ed youth in Grades K-5 for Summer 2018.

Camp Brunswick S5070 William Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: K-5

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 10

Camp Creature Costumes

Let your imagination run WILD at this day camp focused on creating cute animal-themed costumes and pretend play.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: Grades K-1st

10-11am Fri. Aug. 10

Summer Art Lessons: PreSchoolers

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Private, more intensive classes are available upon request, flexible scheduling and affordable prices. All materials are always provided, students may. Finger Painting, Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Tempera, Finger Paint, Modeling Clay, Creating Shapes, Crafting.

The Painted Lotus Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: PreSchool Age (3-5)

10am-10pm Fri. Aug. 10

Pioneer Days 2018

Hosted by the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club. Features historical displays of craftsmanship as well as steam engines, tractor pulls, flea market, silent auction, pancake breakfast, kids events, chicken dinners, parades and an antique and classic car swap meet/show.

Pioneer Park Hwy 37 & 85 Porterville Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; children 10 and under get in FREE

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

Story Time - Music in the Store

Local group Wandarlie will be singing the stories.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Fri. Aug. 10

10th Street Recreation Center Open Play

This drop in program has supervised activities for children kindergarten through eighth grade; children are allowed to come and go. While at the Recreation Center they will be encouraged to participate in ongoing activities. Should not be considered an alternative to individual child care.

Altoona City Park Pavillion 10th Street West, Altoona

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

3pm Fri. Aug. 10

Movie Friday for Teens

Every Friday in August come to the library at 3:00 for a free movie. Movie titles are TBA. For those going into grades 6-12.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:30-9pm Fri. Aug. 10

Family Fun Friday at the Farm

Open yard for play, bean bag toss, horse shoes, 9 hole Frisbee golf, walking trails along the buffalo river and more. Bring your furry family members too, dogs are welcome here. Kitchen/bar will be open, wood-fired pizza & a great selection of local beer/wine available.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Aug. 10

Wood Fired Pizza Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Offering wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden. Fully stocked bar, featuring local and micro brews, wines and spirits. Open Mic every Thursday from 6-9. Gather around the fire pit, enjoy walking trails, play disc golf, yard games, and more.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: Free to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Fri. Aug. 10

Raising A Wild Child

This class covers all the information you’ll need to introduce your new baby (or older children) to nature in ways that are both fun and safe.

Scheels All Sports 4710 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 10

Ordinary Magic Art Classes For Kids of All Ages

Drawing, weaving, crochet, painting, architecture design & Having Fun. Your child will discover, explore, imagine & create works of art.

Ordinary Magic 1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per student

Age: K-15

7:05pm Fri. Aug. 10

Eau Claire Express 2018 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

7:05pm Fri. Aug. 10

Eau Claire Express vs Mankato Moondogs: Fireworks Friday

The Eau Claire Express play against the Mankato Moondogs. Rally towels will be given away to fans. Postgame fireworks show. Gates open 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

7:30pm Fri. Aug. 10

The Swampers: The Farmer Feeds Them All

The musical lumberjack aggregation known as “The Swampers” features Amanda Tanzer Schafer, Kathy Danielson, Judy Brist, Jerry Way, Tim Danielson, and Rob Kuchta telling local stories, singing “swampgrass” harmonies and playing a wide variety of folk instruments.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6, Family of Four $32

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Aug. 11th, 2018

Sat. Aug. 11

Ashley For the Arts

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, hot air balloon launch, car show, fireworks, inflatables, youth art area, playground, and much more.

Memorial Park, Arcadia

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

Sat. Aug. 11

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more about shopping and selling with JBF online.

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center 2300 Spooner Ave., Altoona

Age: All Ages

6:30am-noon Sat. Aug. 11

Leinenkugel's Pure Water Days Races

Pure Water Days is a weekend long festival for the entire family, which is held each year in Chippewa Falls. The Pure Water Days festival events begin on Friday and end Sunday afternoon. The Leinenkugel’s Pure Water Days races are held at the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA. There are five different races to involve the entire family.

Chippewa Falls YMCA 611 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Price Varies

Age: All Ages

7am-10pm Sat. Aug. 11

Pioneer Days 2018

Hosted by the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club. Features historical displays of craftsmanship as well as steam engines, tractor pulls, flea market, silent auction, pancake breakfast, kids events, chicken dinners, parades and an antique and classic car swap meet/show.

Pioneer Park Hwy 37 & 85 Porterville Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; children 10 and under get in FREE

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 11

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

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

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am Sat. Aug. 11

Camp Wabi

This partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System incorporates healthy living into the traditional camp experience and supports youth with obesity. Although some campers are nervous coming in, they often report it as the highlight of their summer when they leave. The information gained at Wabi is a life-changing experience for the whole family.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

8am-1pm Sat. Aug. 11

Menomonie Farmers Market

The long-running Menomonie Farmers Market features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

Babysitter Training

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 11

Ordinary Magic Art Classes For Kids of All Ages

Drawing, weaving, crochet, painting, architecture design & Having Fun. Your child will discover, explore, imagine & create works of art.

Ordinary Magic 1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per student

Age: K-15

10-11am Sat. Aug. 11

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour through the half acre Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Sat. Aug. 11

4th-8th Grade Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Techniques, Beginner Painting, Intermediate Painting, Art, Acrylic, WaterColor, Tempera, Modeling Clay, and Art History.

The Painted Lotus 930 Galloway St Building 13 Suite 209, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 4th-8th Grade (9-14)

noon-3pm Sat. Aug. 11

Summer Henna Pop & Shop

Stop in the Shop on Saturdays to get some Henna for the summer. Walk-ins only. If there is a line, there will be a sign up sheet for you to reserve a time and come back for your Henna. Children 16 years and younger must have a parent or guardian present.

Tangled Up in Hue 505 S. Barstow St., Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-10

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

Intro to Aerial Hammock for Teens

An introductory class to the versatile aerial hammock especially made for teens. Explore the world of aerial hammock and work on strength, flexibility, and coordination. Class is limited to 7 students; you must pre-register to reserve your hammock.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 13-19 (Teens)

1pm Sat. Aug. 11

42nd Annual Pure Water Days Parade & RiverFest

This year's theme is Under the Sea. Enjoy over 70 parade entries before heading down the street to Allen Park for RiverFest. Giant inflatables, kids games, tons of prizes, a balloon artist, live music, food trucks, a beer tent, arts and crafts vendors and much more. Parade starts at 1pm, RiverFest starts at 2pm.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2pm Sat. Aug. 11

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour through the half acre Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups Confirm age groups online. All materials are always provided, students may bring their own if they wish. Finger Painting, Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Beginner Painting, Shapes, Tempera, WaterColor, Modeling Clay, Crafting.

The Painted Lotus Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209, Eau Claire

Cost: $15, $35, $45

Age: K-12th Grade

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