Events For 07/21/2016

Thu. Jul. 21

Rural Library Play N' Learn Playgroups

Playgroups at Fall Creek, Augusta, Fairchild, and Altoona public libraries hosted Eau Claire Family Resources Center. Free, fun interactive creative learning time for parents and children. Each family will receive a featured book. Call ahead to reserve your space. Fall Creek: Every third Tuesday, 9:30-10:45 Augusta: Every third Tuesday, 5:30-5:45 Fairchild: Every third Thursday, 10:00-11:45 Altoona: Every third Friday, 10:00-11:45 or 12:30-1:45

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Thu. Jul. 21

The Adventurers - Youth Choir Camp

Join two of Eau Claire’s most experienced music educators, Cathy Reitz and Traci Ohlmann, on a journey of global proportions. Students will improve their singing abilities and their appreciation for music in its many forms as they work together. A concert on the last day of camp will showcase what they have learned and help them share it with friends and family. Go online to reserve places and for full schedule information.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $55

Age: 2nd & 3rd grade; 4th-6th grade

8am-3pm Thu. Jul. 21

Summer Institute 2016 - Eau Claire

From art to animals, math to music, stories to science and so much more, Summer Institute makes learning fun for your elementary age child. Hands-on activities, new friends, and educational enrichment. Visit the Facebook page to stay current on information.

Sam Davey Elementary 3000 Starr Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Contact for cost information

Age: K-5

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 21

Summer Writing Camp

There are as many ways to tell a story as there are people in this world. Find YOUR creative voice at UW-Eau Claire this summer. You'll choose the track that most interests you: poetry, novels & short stories, creative nonfiction & memoirs, digital composition, or combination of genres.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Fee $169 per student - early bird through June 17 $189 per student - after June 17

Age: Grades 6-10

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 21

Materials Engineering: Nano-Medicine Delivery

Nanotechnology is all about matter on a nanometer scale. Did you know that one nanometer is 100,000 times smaller than a human hair? In this course, learn how nanotechnology is revolutionizing our approach to medicine delivery.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $169 Early Bird Registration through June 17 $189 Standard Registration after June 17

Age: Grades 6-8

9am-4pm Thu. Jul. 21

Adventures in Geocaching

You will learn the basics about global positioning systems and the Earth's longitude and latitude grid. Geocaching is a world-wide scavenger hunt that takes players into all sorts of interesting places. You will be able to test your new skills searching for geocaches at a local area park. Use of GPS units, transportation and park admission included. Bring a lunch and come dressed for being outside. (Insect repellent will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.)

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: $45 for Friends, $55 for Nonmembers, FREE for ECASD Students

Age: 7th & 8th Graders

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 21

Love Eau Claire Day Camp

Bring your kids for a summer packed with sports, team building games, crafts, science activities, Bible stories, singing, snacks and even a li'l time for reading. Register online.

Cameron Park 1601 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: See registration information online.

Age: kids entering 3rd-5th grade

9-10:30am Thu. Jul. 21

Taste the Marieke Gouda Tour Experience

Enjoy a 1.5 hour guided tour of our barn, milking parlor and cheese making process. Sample 3 award winning Marieke Gouda cheeses at the end of the tour. 10% discount on all purchases in our store (excl. café). No appointments necessary. Same tour starts also at 1 pm every day except Sundays

Marieke Gouda and Penterman farm 200 W Liberty Drive, Thorp

Cost: $10/adults; $5/kids 6-12; FREE for kids 5 and under

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:15am Thu. Jul. 21

Gentle Slow Flow Yoga with Heidi Dix

An hour of breathing, movement, and relaxation. Perfect for beginners, back health, mood management, arthritis, healthy aging and more. All ages and abilities. The health benefits are profound and vital energy will feel amazing.

The Center 3701 Hwy 12 (E. Clairemont Ave), Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop in OR 8 weeks for $64

9:20am-2:20pm Thu. Jul. 21

Basket Weaving Workshop

Emma's Workbasket. 11” in diameter and 5” tall. This basket is woven on a oak base with a nice handle attached. You will have lots of color choices in class and have so much fun weaving this very utilitarian basket. This basket is great for beginners as well as seasoned weavers.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: $37

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 21

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: Children birth to age 5

10-11:15am Thu. Jul. 21

Lap Swim

6 lanes available for the morning group, and 2 lanes for the evening shift.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25 or Fairfax Season Pass

Age: All Ages

10-11am Thu. Jul. 21

Shallow Water Aerobics

Call the Parks & Recreation cancellation line at (715) 839-2913 to find out if a particular class has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25 or Fairfax Season Pass

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Thu. Jul. 21

Chippewa Valley Museum Summer Classes - Museum Explorers

Each 90-minute class features hands-on experiences, as students explore museum exhibits to learn about local culture and heritage in a series of exciting history adventures. Kids can meet Joe Luginbill and the cast of a new TV show, paint on a real canvas, explore kitchens from the past and prepare a snack, tour the Farm Life exhibit and make and taste cheese, discover the wonders of transportation with an exhibit scavenger hunt, enjoy games galore at the historic Schlegelmilch House.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $5/class for members, $8/class for non-members; $3/$4 for each additional child

Age: Ages 3-5

10am Thu. Jul. 21

Micon Cinemas Summer Kids Shows: The Peanuts Movie

Life always seems complicated for good ol' Charlie Brown, the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown develops a crush on her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy world. As a World War I flying ace, the lovable beagle pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful poodle named Fifi.

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

Cost: $0.25

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Thu. Jul. 21

US National Parks Photography Exhibit

Exhibit Photographer Rick Koziel curates a guest exhibit featuring photographs of the United States Wildlife Parks by area photographers.

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

Cost: Donations will be accepted

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Jul. 21

UW-Stout School of Art & Design End of the Year Juried Student Show

The UW-Stout School of Art & Design End of the Year Juried Student Show is an exhibition of student fine art from various disciplines. The show was juried by Professor Emeritus, Paul Delong and will remain up until September 16th.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

10:15-10:35am Thu. Jul. 21

Little Movers Playtime

For babies who love to move. Interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, stories, bubbles, and social time for parents and children.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 12-24 months

11am-3pm Thu. Jul. 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, Non-members: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2-15) $1

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Thu. Jul. 21

Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

Join us for locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, crafts, handcrafted items, and much more every Thursday.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Jul. 21

The New Medicine Art Exhibit

This New Medicine restores vigor and vitality and is one continuous round of pleasure with 40 marvelous artworks from 10 artists. This medicine goes down easy with over 40 artworks from 10 juried artists speaking about healing and rebellion against negative connotations to medicine through sheer beauty and truth.

Galaudet Gallery 618 S. Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Thu. Jul. 21

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

1:30-2:15pm Thu. Jul. 21

Electrical Zap! by Science Alliance

Hands-on interactions featuring the hair-raising Van de Graaff generator and the exciting buzz of the Tesla coil get kids charged up about electricity! Free tickets are required for entrance and are available one week in advance of performance.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 7-12

1:30-3pm Thu. Jul. 21

Altoona Public Library: Children's Movie

Join us for a children's movie every Thursday! June 9: Zootopia June 16: Finding Nemo Rated June 23: The Good Dinosaur June 30: Kung Fu Panda 3 July 7: The Peanuts Movie Rated July 14: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip July 21: Space Jam

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: G-PG

1:30-3pm Thu. Jul. 21

Mom and Me

A support group for women and youth survivors of domestic violence. This support group is free and confidential, all ages of youth are welcome. 24-hour advanced registration required for each session, which is needed for snack, activity and childcare preparation. Attend as many sessions as you would like.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

Youtube University

School-age children will explore a world of knowledge - each week we'll begin by watching a short YouTube clip or two and then do a related activity or experiment.

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

Cost: FREE

2-11pm Thu. Jul. 21

Country Jam 2016

Country Jam USA is the outdoor music festival that you won’t want to miss this summer. It’s a weekend full of friends, fun, and the best live country music. Big stars, big hits, big fun. Thursday performers include Jackson…

Country Jam Grounds, 3443 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $165 three day admission, $115 three day student/military admission, $105 one day general admission, plus reserved seating, VIP experience, ultimate VIP, party pit, and skybox tickets also available

2-3:30pm Thu. Jul. 21


Hang out, play around, make stuff and different tech tools, toys, and crafts.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 10-17

3-6pm Thu. Jul. 21

UWEC Surplus Sale

The UWEC surplus department is selling an enormous variety of furniture, electronics, office supplies, computers and other interesting things that were put out of service by the university and are now available to the public. Stock is sold at well below market value.

UWEC Surplus Store 651 University Dirve, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Thu. Jul. 21

Lap Swim

6 lanes available for the morning group, and 2 lanes for the evening shift.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25 or Fairfax Season Pass

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Thu. Jul. 21

Steak and Wine Night at Cottage Winery

Enjoy a juicy, grilled steak paired with Cottage Winery's delicious wine list. Enjoy your meal on the patio with gorgeous country views. Meal includes Steak, potato, salad, and roll for $15. First come, first served. Indoor/Outdoor dining. Please call ahead for groups 8+

Cottage Winery & Vineyard N7391 County Road F, Menomonie

4-5:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

Stretch It! Yoga with Tina Tharp

Yoga with Tina Tharp. For grades 6-12. 1 Book Review = $1 to Crossroads Community Center. Donation will be made by Fairmount Santrol. The reader who turns in the most book reviews will win a Kindle Fire!

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-6pm Thu. Jul. 21

High 5 Free Yoga

No experience necessary. Connect with the Chippewa Valley Yoga community. We offer a gentle all levels accessible practice. Bring a mat, a towel or feel free just to practice on the fresh grass. Thank you to Volume One & Tangled Up in Hue's Artists market.

Phoenix Park - In front of the RCU building, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Jul. 21

Chip Carving Classes by Jan Jenson

You will learn old world style chip carving while doing a practice piece and then chip carving on a small project. Chip carving is a fun and addictive hobby where you use a special knife to create designs on wood. For more information, or pictures of projects, contact Jan. Class is limited to 12.

1908 Mitchell Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $50; $40 for West WI Wood Carvers Guild members

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

Tai Chi in the Park

Tai Chi in the Park, instructor Carol Rudd. Every Thursday May thru August, weather permitting. Park location changes every month. Come and join in the fun, no experience required.

Riverview Park (on the island) 2800 Riverview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

Zumba Classes with Z.Vida Fitness

Cindy & Emily are dedicated to bringing you the best Zumba classes in the area. All ages and fitness levels are welcome - and no RSVP is needed - so stop by and check out Z.Vida, then come back with your friends.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center 3701 East Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Jul. 21

The Coffee Grounds Cocktail Club

They’ll range from everyday favorites to introducing you to new, trendy or mixologist concocted. Every meeting you’ll go home with a recipe for a cocktail or cocktail component and be able to try 2-3 cocktails. At the first meeting try gin and tonics with a selection of 3 different gins.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 21+

6:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

Paint and Sip @ Cheers Pablo

A social art event where you paint a canvas selected for that class. Classes generally last 2 to 3 hours. Come alone, bring a friend, or fill an entire class with friends. No experience necessary. Selected canvases for each class available online, or choose one from the gallery.

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

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

Sounds like Summer Concert Series: Michael Perry & the Long Beds + Paul Tweed Band + Brett Newski

Local author Michael Perry is known for his way with words, but every now and again he turns his folksy vignettes into country ballads and foot-stomping strummers. With the help of one of the best backing bands around, The Long Beds, Perry delivers an authentic folk-country show, singing songs filled with characters worthy of their own novels. For the Paul Tweed Band, music has always been the hobby, the escape, something to do to get out of the work a day world. Blues, country, and rock all have their place within this special blend of original Americana music. Former local Brett Newski has spent the last few years nomadically touring the world, bringing his one-of-a-kind solo show to places like Vietnam, South Africa, and Australia.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

Adult Craft Night: Needle Felting

Learn how to needle felt! Take home a soft and sweet needle felted figure that you create yourself! Browse library resources about felting and other fiber crafts. Space is limited. Please call the library or stop by to sign up.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6:40-7:40pm Thu. Jul. 21

Zumba® with PS- Get Fit, LLC

First class is always free, $5 drop-ins or punch cards available.

Pinehurst Fitness 3027 North Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Jul. 21

Amp Quiz Trivia at Bug Eyed Betty's

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 Get there early to stake out your spot. Most locations offer a FREE pitcher to the…

Bug Eyed Betty’s, 1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

7pm Thu. Jul. 21

Music Over Menomin: North of Dixie

Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. North of Dixie is a 5 piece band that plays an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, and old time jazz/swing. Shelly Miller lays down the banjo and acoustic guitar sounds. John Lynch adds the rhythm guitar. John Utphall on fiddle sounds. Bob Boone on mandolin, and Jeff Heath on bass.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:15-9:15pm Thu. Jul. 21

Love in a Bottle: Couples Massage Workshop

Reduce stress and connect with your loved ones in this massage and AromaTouch workshop. Learn to relax and reduce stress with basic massage techniques you can do at home, and the benefits of AromaTouch

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $30, $65 (with oil kit), $110 (with deluxe kit)

7:15-9:15pm Thu. Jul. 21

Soft Touch Infant/Toddler Massage

Sooth your infant/toddler’s tension naturally, while strengthening your bond, in this 1 hour massage and aroma workshop. Learn infant/toddler massage techniques plus how to safely incorporate essential oils into everyday life.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15/First Child, $35/Family

7:30pm Thu. Jul. 21

The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical

Five teens go camping near Phantom Lake, where a shell-shocked ex-soldier has been transformed into a revolting monster by atomic waste. As the teens go missing, a professor and his beautiful graduate assistant work to stop the creature before it is too late in this campy stage adaptation of a "drive-in theater"-style monster movie. Enjoy a musical score packed with catchy tunes inspired by classic musicals, 1950s rock-n-roll, and vintage science fiction in this world premiere at the Mabel Tainter.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $20 for Adults/Seniors and $12 for children and students (with valid ID)

Age: All Ages

9pm Thu. Jul. 21

Music/Karaoke at Hallie Bar & Grill

Drink, sing, and be merry. Music, music videos, and karaoke go until close. Happy Hour prices start at midnight. Fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

9pm Thu. Jul. 21

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Casey Nelson + Ellie Hino

Both hilarious stand-ups in their own right, when this comedy duo (and happily married couple) takes the stage together their act, which combines stand-up and music, has audiences howling with laughter as they clap to the beat. Doors @ 8pm

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 (includes FREE drink)

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

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