Friday, Aug. 18th, 2017

11am-3pm Fri. Aug. 18

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

1-4:30pm Fri. Aug. 18

Youth Theater Camp

Under the instruction of Michelle Meyer and Nancy Lund, students will enhance their on-and off-stage skills. No prior acting or drama experience is required - just a willingness to have fun.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $150

Age: Entering grades 5 - 11 in fall

2:30-3:15pm Fri. Aug. 18

Totality: Explore Eclipses! (Planetarium)

In honor of the Total Solar Eclipse happening August 21, the Museum planetarium show will feature the biggest star in the solar system, the sun. You'll learn about what happens to create a solar eclipse and get to see what the phenomenon looks like from a unique perspective. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. First come, first served.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-11:30pm Fri. Aug. 18

8th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Truck Show features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Light show Friday night & Saturday evening after a Monster Truck Show. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade. Beer gardens, food & vendors, outdoor exhibitors, live music and more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free for the Truck Show/Tickets for the Monster Truck Show $20 for adults $12.50 kids $10 pit pass

6:30-9pm Fri. Aug. 18

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 18

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun evening of painting made easy and exciting. A social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more. Sing up by Facebook (via message) or on their website.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $35 check Facebook or website for more details

7pm Fri. Aug. 18

A Tribute to Elvis

It’s been 40 years since Elvis died. Join master impressionist, Dave “Elvis” Ehlert as he pays tribute to The King.

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

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Aug. 19th, 2017

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 19

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 Pavilions Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-1pm Sat. Aug. 19

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past season had 15-20 farmers selling everything from vegetables to fruit, eggs, meats and handmade crafts.

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

Age: all ages

9-10am Sat. Aug. 19

High 5 Free Yoga

Enjoy free yoga all summer long. No experience necessary. A gentle, all-levels accessible practice, so makes for a great place start your yoga journey. Meet at the area around the Great Dane statue in front of the RCU building.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Aug. 19

Matthew J Baumgartner Annual 5K & Family Fun Day

5K Run/Walk with Silent Auction and more. Lunch will be served after the silent auction.

Elk Mound Village Park S405 Holly Ave., Elk Mound

Cost: Adults $30; 16 & under $20; No fee to come and look

Age: All Ages

10am-11:30pm Sat. Aug. 19

8th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Truck Show features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Light show Friday night & Saturday evening after a Monster Truck Show. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade. Beer gardens, food & vendors, outdoor exhibitors, live music and more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free for the Truck Show/Tickets for the Monster Truck Show $20 for adults $12.50 kids $10 pit pass

10am-5pm Sat. Aug. 19

A Day at the Winery

A day of fun with live music, vendors/shopping, wine tasting, kid games, facepainting, kids hair, & meet Elsa from Frozen.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE; $5/kid for all activities or $2/activity

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Aug. 19

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

11am-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 19

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

1:30-4pm Sat. Aug. 19

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. Aug. 19

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Sat. Aug. 19

Singer/Songwriters of the Chippewa Valley: Young to Old

Join us at The Local Store and hear from three area songwriters as they share their experiences and stories of songwriting. You'll hear from the "old" guy, Steve Szydel, with two young guns Jackson Taylor and Sage Learyas as well as two other up and coming local musicians from the area. Bring your pad and pencil and take notes.

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

Cost: FREE

Sunday, Aug. 20th, 2017

10am-2pm Sun. Aug. 20

8th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Truck Show features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Light show Friday night & Saturday evening after a Monster Truck Show. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade. Beer gardens, food & vendors, outdoor exhibitors, live music and more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free for the Truck Show/Tickets for the Monster Truck Show $20 for adults $12.50 kids $10 pit pass

10:15-10:55am Sun. Aug. 20

Twisty Tots Yoga

Join us with your sweet little tot to explore twisty yoga moves, relaxation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, while nurturing the bond between you and your toddler.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5/child; Parents Free

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-5pm Sun. Aug. 20

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. A coal-fired steam engine pulls one train, a G-16 gasoline powered-streamliner pulls the other.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

noon-3pm Sun. Aug. 20

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sun. Aug. 20

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun evening of painting made easy and exciting. A social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more. Sing up by Facebook (via message) or on their website.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $35 check Facebook or website for more details

1-3pm Sun. Aug. 20

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Aug. 20

Live Music: Micah Ryan

A well-balanced mixture of music including originals and covers that you are sure to connect to.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sun. Aug. 20

Comedy Show: Tim Hawkins

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. Tim's gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets $24-49 | $79 (Uber Fan Package

Age: All Ages

Monday, Aug. 21st, 2017

9am-noon Mon. Aug. 21

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

An interactive playhouse where children can bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for a day of creative, memory-making fun.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $4/child

Age: All Ages

9-10am Mon. Aug. 21

Community Yoga at Menomonie Public Library

Free community yoga on the library lawn, weather permitting, otherwise in the library meeting room. Designed to accommodate practitioners of all levels. Covers postures, philosophies and guided relaxation. Teresa Kruger, a 200 certified yoga and meditation instructor will be leading the class.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

9:30-10:15am Mon. Aug. 21

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age Birth to age 5

10am-noon Mon. Aug. 21

Dabble Box Open Lab

Join the Summer Library Program at the Dabble Box Open Lab. Explore the library's new Makerspace with your family. Check out the cool tools and materials we have to offer, and make something neat to take home.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Mon. Aug. 21

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Mon. Aug. 21

Downtown Block Party: A Solar Eclipse Extravaganza!

Gather for a downtown block party, complete with food trucks, balloon animals, face painting, Nano science, building blocks and more. And don't miss "TOTALITY: Explore Eclipses," a special show occurring in our Planetarium multiple times throughout the day.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-2:30pm Mon. Aug. 21

Eclipse Viewing Party on the Menomonie Library Lawn

On August 21 the first total eclipse of the sun since 1979 will occur in the U.S. While we won’t see a total eclipse here in Menomonie, it will be 85% eclipsed and still exciting to watch. The moon starts its passage between the sun and us at 11:46 am and ends the journey at 2:31 pm. Peak eclipse will be at 1:09 pm.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4:30pm Mon. Aug. 21

Youth Theater Camp

Under the instruction of Michelle Meyer and Nancy Lund, students will enhance their on-and off-stage skills. No prior acting or drama experience is required - just a willingness to have fun.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $150

Age: Entering grades 5 - 11 in fall

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Aug. 21

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra

Each meeting features lesson time for beginning and advanced students as well as a rehearsal as an ensemble. New members at all levels welcome. Students who have never played ukulele before should schedule an introductory lesson before attending.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 drop-in, $30 3-pass punchcard, $25 one-time registration fee

5:30pm Mon. Aug. 21

Prenatal Yoga at Latitude 44 Yoga Studio

This class is designed to strengthen and support your body throughout your pregnancy. Meditation, breath, and movement are used to focus on awareness and muscles that are key to a healthy pregnancy and labor. Connect with your body's innate wisdom and other moms-to-be in the area.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in (or membership, punch-card)

Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, 2017

9:30-11:30am Tue. Aug. 22

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages Birth to age 5

10-11am Tue. Aug. 22

Kids Yoga at Carson Park

With yoga for kids, your child can learn to feel good in their body, self-care, muscle strengthening, ease frustration, practice mental focus, perfect posture and self-awareness, develop intuition, connect with nature, be spiritually aware, and more. Kids 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-16

10am-noon Tue. Aug. 22

Dabble Box Open Lab

Join the Summer Library Program at the Dabble Box Open Lab. Explore the library's new Makerspace with your family. Check out the cool tools and materials we have to offer, and make something neat to take home.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Tue. Aug. 22

RSFC Traveling Tuesdays: Chippewa Falls Public Library

River Source Family Center's morning playgroups are on the move. Head to the Chippewa Falls Public Library at 10am, or meet up at 9:30am at River Source Family Center to caravan. Traveling Tuesdays are the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in summer.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

11am-3pm Tue. Aug. 22

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

11:30am-6pm Tue. Aug. 22

Grandparents Tuesdays at Fairfax Pool

Grandparents get into Fairfax Pool for FREE with child's admission or season pass.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with children's admission

1-4:30pm Tue. Aug. 22

Youth Theater Camp

Under the instruction of Michelle Meyer and Nancy Lund, students will enhance their on-and off-stage skills. No prior acting or drama experience is required - just a willingness to have fun.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $150

Age: Entering grades 5 - 11 in fall

2:30-3:15pm Tue. Aug. 22

Totality: Explore Eclipses! (Planetarium)

In honor of the Total Solar Eclipse happening August 21, the Museum planetarium show will feature the biggest star in the solar system, the sun. You'll learn about what happens to create a solar eclipse and get to see what the phenomenon looks like from a unique perspective. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. First come, first served.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Tue. Aug. 22

Tween Yoga

Have your tweens try Yoga. This yoga class is all about de-stressing, finding what you need to be happy in your body, and learning an amazing tool for dealing with all sorts of problems. Bring friends, do it side-by-side, and yet it's a solo practice to let the real you shine.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop in rate or Yoga Room Membership includes one free child per class.

Age: Geared toward 9-12 yr. olds

4-6pm Tue. Aug. 22

Teen Dabble Box Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint and knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens 6th grade-High School

6-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 22

Introductory Clay Class

Introduction to throwing clay on the wheel, extruding, slab building, hand-building and glazing pottery. Clay, glaze, use of tools and equipment, and two firings for approx. 5 pieces are included. Bring your ideas for projects or find some there.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $150 for 5 week course

Age: Adults & 10+ w/adult present

6:30-9pm Tue. Aug. 22

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 22

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The Plus until 11pm. August 1st concert will be at Phoenix Park, not Owen Park.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 22

Tuesday Night Blues: Sue Orfield Band

The Sue Orfield Band writes and plays songs that resonate with blues, funk, rock, and countrified world-beat sounds. Their music grooves with high energy and unexpected improvisations, while their compelling melodies will move you, amuse you, and even touch you. After Hours Blues Jam at the Plus until midnight.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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