Wednesday, Aug. 15th, 2018

6-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 15

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Introductory throwing and hand-building clay class using wheel, slab roller, and extruder. Clay, glazes and firing included. Student choice of projects with instructor guidance.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $150

Age: Adults and Kids age 10+

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 15

Summer Rink Rat Hockey

Ever Wednesday April - August. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10) from 6:15-7:15pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10 only

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 15

Rock'N On the River Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night at the River Prairie park in Altoona you can enjoy live music. Shows start at 6:30pm and food trucks will be onsite.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:40pm Wed. Aug. 15

Cornerstone's Hero VBS

At VBS Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives

Cornerstone Christian Church 310 W. Polk Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-11

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 15

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $5/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

Thursday, Aug. 16th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 16

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: Birth to age 5

10-11:30am Thu. Aug. 16

Camp Diggin' For Dinos

Excavate an adventure packed with fossilized fun. Uncover clues of the past as you embark on a prehistoric dino dig, learn about extinct animals and even cast your own fossils. ECASD and CFAUSD students eligible for free tuition.

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

Cost: $70 Members/$80 Non

Age: Grades 4K-K

10am Thu. Aug. 16

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Peter Rabbit"

When one of McGregor's relatives suddenly moves in, he's less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter -- a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

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

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11am Thu. Aug. 16

Summer Storytime

Summer storytime and activities for children birth-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

10am-noon Thu. Aug. 16

Mini Makers - Open Lab

They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:45am Thu. Aug. 16

The Hillcrest Dog Walk

Join ChiroElite's clinic pup Surly on a casual 3 mile walk through the old Hillcrest golf course trail. The walk starts at ChiroElite in Altoona and follows a beautiful public walking trail along Otter Creek. All well mannered dogs are welcome to join. Please RSVP by phone or email.

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab 1219 10th St. W, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Thu. Aug. 16

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included. Beverages and smiles are always free.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

noon-5pm Thu. Aug. 16

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

noon-7pm Thu. Aug. 16

Dollar Swim Day: Back to School

Anyone who brings in a school supply to donate to children in need gets in for $1.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $1/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Thu. Aug. 16

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

3-5pm Thu. Aug. 16

All Ages Open Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. All ages open labs offer time for self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Thu. Aug. 16

Countdown to Kindergarten

Visit the Children's Museum of Eau Claire for this special celebration, just for your up-and-coming school-ager! Hop on a real school bus, get moving at recess, practice a morning meeting, sign up for a library card, snap a first-day-of-school pic in the photo booth and more.

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

Cost: FREE

4-7pm Thu. Aug. 16

Countdown to Kindergarten

Is your child entering kindergarten this year? Visit the Children's Museum to hop on a real school bus, get moving at recess, practice a morning meeting, sign up for a library card, go through a lunch line, take a first-day-of-school photo and more, all for free. Homeschoolers are invited too.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Kindergartners & families

4-7pm Thu. Aug. 16

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

5-9pm Thu. Aug. 16

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Farm to Fork hosts an open mic on Thursday during it Wood-Fired Pizza Nights. Pizza nights offer wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden. Other Pizza Nights are on Friday & Saturday.

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. 16

Burger King Classic Car Show - Trick Your Truck

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Trick your Truck. Bring your modified and tricked out vehicles to show off.

Burger King 2752 120th St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 16

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

6pm Thu. Aug. 16

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Orchid Eaton + Micah Ryan + Travis Lee

Orchid Eaton is the basement pop duo of Matt Leavitt (EMOT) and Brian Moen (Laarks, The Shouting Matches). Micah Ryan captures the heart through melodic music and lyrics birthed from life experience with the goal of taking his listeners on a journey down long-forgotten roads. Opener: Travis Lee writes lush, looping electronic songs.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 16

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

6:30-8:40pm Thu. Aug. 16

Cornerstone's Hero VBS

At VBS Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives

Cornerstone Christian Church 310 W. Polk Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-11

7-8pm Thu. Aug. 16

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

Friday, Aug. 17th, 2018

Fri. Aug. 17

9th 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 admission for the Truck Show | $18-25 for monster truck showdown

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 17

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

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 17

Camp Painting & Popcorn

Paints, snacks and a blank canvas. Budding artists will complete a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home, while munching on treats to fuel the creative energy.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: 1st-2nd

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

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

10:30-11am Fri. Aug. 17

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

11:30am-noon Fri. Aug. 17

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

1-4pm Fri. Aug. 17

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

2-3pm Fri. Aug. 17

Teen Summer Book Club

Come to the June meeting having already read "A Study in Charlotte" by Brittany Cavallaro. Discuss the book and choose the books for the rest of the summer.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens going into grades 6-12

3pm Fri. Aug. 17

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. 17

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

5-7pm Fri. Aug. 17

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

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 17

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

7-11pm Fri. Aug. 17

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

8:30pm Fri. Aug. 17

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

Saturday, Aug. 18th, 2018

Sat. Aug. 18

9th 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 admission for the Truck Show | $18-25 for monster truck showdown

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 18

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-1pm Sat. Aug. 18

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. 18

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. 18

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

10-11:30am Sat. Aug. 18

Youth Artist Workshops

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA. Each month, a guest artist will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. An exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a talented local creator.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

10:30am-noon Sat. Aug. 18

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

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

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

noon-3pm Sat. Aug. 18

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

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

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

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