Events For 07/28/2016

Thu. Jul. 28

Dunn County Fair

The Dunn County Fair provides entertainment, rides, live music, tractor pull, races, demo derby, and 4-H events for all visitors.

Dunn County Fair Grounds 620 17th St., Menomonie

Cost: $1/person; $2 after 4pm on Fri & Sat; $10 for season pass; free parking

Age: All Ages

Thu. Jul. 28

Eau Claire County Fair

A youth and family-centered fair with animal judging, 4-H exhibits, low cost games and activities for children, educational exhibits and moderately-priced concessions including homemade pies.

Eau Claire County Expo Center 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Thu. Jul. 28

Bloomer Community Fair

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

Bloomer Community Fairgrounds 9th Ave., Bloomer

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 28

Intro to Engineering: 3D Printing

Discover 3D printing and how it is changing our future. In this course you will design an object on the computer and then 3D print it. You will learn elements of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and how 3D printers work.

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-noon Thu. Jul. 28

ACT Test Preparation

Want to improve your ACT test score? Prepare for the ACT Test. Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results. Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback. Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts. Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $179 early bird (deadline of June 25); $199 standard (after June 25)

Age: Grades 9+

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 28

Intro to Engineering: 3D Printing

In this course you will design an object on the computer and then 3D print it! You will learn elements of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and how 3D printers work. This course is intended for students new to CAD and 3D printing.

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

9-10:30am Thu. Jul. 28

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

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 28

Advanced Jazz Combo Camp

Take your improv to the next level as you learn music theory, arranging, and ensemble playing with multi-instrumentalist jazz educator, Paul Brandt. Work in a small group of like-minded players focused on honing their craft. Registration limited to 6 students. To register, submit an application online.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $139

9:15-10:15am Thu. Jul. 28

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 28

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

10-11:30am Thu. Jul. 28

Menomonie Area Memory Cafe

Menomonie Area Memory Cafe is a safe, comfortable and engaging environment for those with early stage memory loss and their caregivers. A place where you can socialize and connect with others.

United Methodist Church 2703 Bongey Dr, Menomonie

Cost: Free

10-11:15am Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

Micon Cinemas Summer Kids Shows: Hotel Transylvania 2

Now that Dracula has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac's cantankerous, old-school dad pays an unexpected visit.

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

Cost: $0.25

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

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

10am-noon Thu. Jul. 28

Young Artists

A 2-hour workshop to help inspire young creative minds. A fun and qualified instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your painting home at the end of class. This unique event benefits the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, Inc.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 6-10, 11-18

10:15-10:35am Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

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

11:30am-7pm Thu. Jul. 28

Dollar Swim Day - Feed Our Community

Anyone who brings in one non-perishable item gets in for $1.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $1/person or season pass, 2 & under are free

Age: All ages

noon-6pm Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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

1-3pm Thu. Jul. 28

Read Off Your Fines

15 minutes of reading = $1 off your fines. Call for more details.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 0-18

1:30-3pm Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

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

4-7pm Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

Stand Up Paddle Board Workshops

This 3 hour course is designed to introduce and expose participants to sufficient skills and knowledge. There will be 2 hours of instruction and guided paddling, along with one hour of free-time paddling, under the supervision of instructor.

Half Moon Lake Beach, Eau Claire

Cost: $45 community members / $35 university ID holders

Age: Minimum age 10

5-6pm Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

2nd Annual Junior Amateur Talent Show Competition

Are you an aspiring singer, dancer, musician, or entertainer? Register for your chance to win a cash prize and move on to the WI State Fair now.

Dunn County Fair 620 17th Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 2-18

6:30pm Thu. Jul. 28

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+

6:30-9pm Thu. Jul. 28

Adult Paint (and other Art) & Sip

Directed painting, glass mosaic, felting, print-making, bisque ware painting, or other project. Check website for media offered for this specific night. Relax and make art.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $35

Age: 15+

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 28

Sounds like Summer Concert Series: Ben Shaw + FM Down + Savannah Smith

Ben Shaw spent the better part of the 90s touring as a solo artist and with celebrated Eau Claire band The Embellishment. 2016 finds him with a fantastic new solo album, Feet to the Fire, and a collection of local talent to back him for this special homecoming show. FM Down plays unabashed rock and roll, pure and simple. Drawing comparisons to Foo Fighters, The Killers, and Jimmy Eat World, this four-piece outfit has been a staple of the Eau Claire music scene since 2010. Eau Claire native Savannah Smith writes catchy folk-pop songs and has recently wrapped up recording on her first full-length album.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Thu. Jul. 28

Eau Claire Express 2016 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park. June 4, 6:35pm vs. Willmar June 5, 5:35pm vs. Willmar June 7, 5:35pm vs. La Crosse June 8, 6:35pm vs. St. Cloud June 9,…

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $7 general admission tickets, $9 reserved grand stand tickets, $12 reserved box tickets, $26 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

6:40-7:40pm Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

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

7-9:30pm Thu. Jul. 28

World Flute Society Evening Concert Series

Featuring Three Award-Winning Performers/Groups Each Night. Tickets are Available at the Door. Musical styles include Celtic, Native American, Chinese, World Fusion, Classical flute, Indian, Middle Eastern, Meditational, Japanese, Aztec, and Mayan. Join us for an amazing musical and cultural journey of inspiration and richly diverse music. Four nights of amazing music.

Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 General Seating; $5 Students With ID; Free to children under 10

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Jul. 28

Music Over Menomin: Ann Hoyt Wazelle

Enjoy live music over Menomin. Ann Hoyt Wazelle, operatic soprano, will perform.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Jul. 28

A Midsummer Night's Dream

It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tale. This magical comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies and band of players is presented as part of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild's annual Shakespeare Workshop.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for youth

7-10pm Thu. Jul. 28

James Ignacio on the Fill Inn Station Patio

Enjoy the acoustic music of James Ignacio on the patio. Bring your friends and enjoy dine or join us for a beverage on the beautiful patio at the Fill-Inn Station. Indoors if weather dictates. Favorite ballads and songs from 60s-today; bridging country, folk, rock, Americana.

Fill-Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free music on the patio

7-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 28

Healthy Happy Hour

An evening of taste testing and summer cocktails. Learn how super food nutrition and cleansing can be a convenient part of a healthy lifestyle.

Indulge Salon and Spa 3119 Golf Rd. Ste. 104, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Jul. 28

ECCT Presents: The Wizard of Oz

Like so many girls her age, Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. Flying witches and monkeys, amazing special effects, and favorite songs make this a great way to end the season.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $12 Student, $18 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

7:30-11pm Thu. Jul. 28

Biotic Survey - Nightime Flyers - Bats and Moths

The Nighttime Flyers Biotic Inventory program will involve an Acoustic Bat Survey using an acoustic bat monitoring device, and a Moth Survey. Bring a camera.

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3, Nonmembers $5; Register by 7/21

9pm Thu. Jul. 28

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. 28

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Jordan James

One of the original founders of Clear Water Comedy, headlines for the first time after 5 years. Jordan's conversational, detailed approach to his stage performance is deeply personal, friendly, absurd, and reflective. Doors @ 8pm.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 (includes FREE drink)

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

10pm Thu. Jul. 28

Drunk Drivers + The Figgs + The Rattlenecks

The Drunk Drivers play rock. The Figgs have toured nationwide and have a hearty discography. The Rattlenecks are a three-part harmony outfit created from childhood friendships built years ago in the Eleva-Strum area. Doors @ 8.

House of Rock 422 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $7 cover

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 07/28/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc