Events For 07/05/2018

Thu. Jul. 5

Fall Creek Lions Fun Fest

Earl's Carnival Rides, Friday night fireworks, food, Sunday parade and car show, bingo after the parade, Saturday arts & crafts show, Saturday kids' fishing contest, Lion Pride 5k Run, Thursday yard games for kids, music by Divided Highway, Left Wing Bourbon, Big Bob's Breakfast, charcoal chicken, chicken chaser's ribs on Saturday, softball and mud volleyball tournaments.

Keller Park State Street, Fall Creek

Cost: All events except carnival are free, food and beverages available for purchase.

Age: All ages

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 5

Love Eau Claire Day Camp

Send your kids for mornings packed with sports, team building games, crafts, Bible stories, singing, snacks and even a li'l time for reading.

Cameron Park 1601 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: Families pay based on annual income

Age: Entering 2nd-5th grade

10am Thu. Jul. 5

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Captain Underpants"

Two overly imaginative pranksters spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, dimwitted superhero: Captain Underpants.

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

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11am Thu. Jul. 5

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-7pm Thu. Jul. 5

3rd Annual Red's Back Alley Market

Put together your look for the Eaux Claires Festival. Find booths with dried flower crowns, locally made jewelry, vintage wears from Prairie La Crosse and chic styles from Eau Claire's newest independent designer Cede. On-site chainstitch embroidery. Bring your favorite jean jacket for a custom festival look. Local coffee + food.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Jul. 5

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. You get to take your masterpiece home with you.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Thu. Jul. 5

Little Movers Storytime

For babies who love to move. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: Free

Age: Babies & their caregiver

10:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 5

Boomwhacker Orchestra

Join a collective orchestra and learn to play the world's easiest instrument - if you know your colors, you can play it.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: School - age

10:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 5

Coloring Therapy

Remember how much you enjoyed coloring as a child? Bring back the memories. They'll provide the materials; you do the creating. A fun way to meet people and relax.

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

11am-1pm Thu. Jul. 5

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

noon-7pm Thu. Jul. 5

Dollar Swim Day: Parks & Rec Celebration

July is National Parks and Recreation Month "A Lifetime of Discovery". Anyone who wears a Parks and Recreation t-shirt pays $1 admission.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $1, Children 2 and under are FREE

noon-5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

noon-6pm Thu. Jul. 5

Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

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-4pm Thu. Jul. 5

ArtFly / X

ArtFly is taking over the empty storefront at 305 S Barstow for an afternoon of art, music, and camaraderie. ArtFly / X is a contemporary exhibition featuring local artists and community-based art installations, aimed at engaging patrons of all kinds. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Empty Storefront at 305 S. Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-4pm Thu. Jul. 5

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

1:30-3pm Thu. Jul. 5

Children's Movie

The library will show a children's movie on Thursdays in June and July. Check in with the library closer to the date to find out more details.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 11 and under

1:30-2:15pm Thu. Jul. 5

Thursday Demonstration Series: Worldwide Insect Roadshow

Worldwide Insect Roadshow by John Hempel. Have you ever seen an insect as big as your head? Come and see insect specimens from across the globe. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE, Registration required

3-5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Night's Still Young Midwest Premier + Q&A with Director & Writer

Join director/cinematographer Brian Joseph Hollars and writer BJ Hollarsfor the midwest premier of their short film "Night's Still Young." An official selection of both the New York City Independent Film Festival and the New Hope Film Festival, "Night's Still Young" explores life's larger questions on a personal scale.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

3-5pm Thu. Jul. 5

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

4-5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4pm Thu. Jul. 5

Prex Claires 2018

Prex Claires was a smash hit in 2017, so Downtown Eau Claire is bringing it back for another year. Taking place just before the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, Prex Claires is a celebration of local music and art in venues throughout Downtown Eau Claire. Partnered with Blugold Radio 99.9 FM and Volume One.

Downtown Eau Claire

4-8pm Thu. Jul. 5

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music on Friday & Saturdays (schedule online). Bring chairs, blanket, or table in case they run out.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Anime Day

Menomonie Public Library will host teen programming during the summer. Today will feature Anime-related activities.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

4-7pm Thu. Jul. 5

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. Jul. 5

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)

5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Oxbeaux II

Volume One, New Belgium, and The Current present a unique outdoor music experience in the heart of downtown Eau Claire. There will be beer, cocktails, sodas, and food-a-plenty as you enjoy downtown Eau Claire before the fest. Featuring Hiss Golden Messenger, S. Carey, Chastity Brown, and Orchid Eaton.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the gate

5-6pm Thu. Jul. 5

High Five Free Yoga

Held in the grassy area across from the RCU building. Come and enjoy a session of free yoga in the park after work or on a weekend morning. No experience required.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Thu. Jul. 5

Henna Pop & Shop

Get some Henna during the week of Eaux Claires Music Festival. Henna paste will be drawn on the skin to create a temporary tattoo, that lasts 1-3 weeks. Walk-ins only, no appointments.

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

Cost: $5-10

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Jul. 5

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

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

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

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

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

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness has been bringing their passion and flair for Zumba to the Chippewa Valley for over 5 years now. Participants are eager to admit it's like dancing with family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $6/drop in; $40 unlimited monthly; $25 5-class punch card

6-8pm Thu. Jul. 5

Blue Ox Group Run/Walk

Enjoy a night with runners & walkers of all abilities as you traverse the beautiful downtown area along the river on a group run ranging from ~3.5 to 6 miles. Special events held about once per month with the weekly Thursday group-runs. See website for more details on the calendar.

Blue Ox Running 417 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Jul. 5

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Idle Empress + Chamber Noise + The Nunnery

Lauren Anderson leads Idle Empress with her guitar-driven, emotive songs. Chamber Noise is a psychedelic R&B band with a truly unique live show that blends visual elements into their groove-based tunes. Opener: Each of The Nunnery's performances is a calm, meditative experience, combining music + art with an audience.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Jul. 5

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

6:15-10pm Thu. Jul. 5

Thursday Bingo at the Moose Lodge

Doors open 6:15. Games start at 7. Regular and Progressive Bingo. 50/50 Raffle, All proceeds after expenses go to Charity. Food and Drink served. Lunch Served before play and at intermission. 17 games played for as low as $4. Different Fundraiser every night.

Menomonie Moose Lodge 720 19th Ave., Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All, under 18 must have Guardian

6:30pm Thu. Jul. 5


This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Devney Park Devney Dr., Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 6-8

6:35pm Thu. Jul. 5

Eau Claire Express vs Thunder Bay Border Cats

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. 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

7-8pm Thu. Jul. 5

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters Meeting

The Toastmasters are a mixed group of people who exercise public speaking skills through both prepared and impromptu speeches at every meeting. The mission of a Toastmaster club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills.

Mayo Health Clinic - Luther Hospital, Room 11103 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for Guests

Age: 18+

7-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 5

Music Over Menomin: Fighting Nice

Soon to be a world-famous alternative rock band, based in Eau Claire, WI. We have our roots in all sorts of business from punk rock to jazz. Band Members: Avery Van Gaard (Vocals), Austin Goodrich (Guitar), David Darnutzer (Bass), Matt Miller (Drums). 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. Jul. 5

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

7pm Thu. Jul. 5

Live Music: Brian Bethke + Eggplant Heroes

Kick off the Eaux Claires festival with local gigster Brian Bethke and local folk giant Eggplant Heroes.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Jul. 5

Yoga by the Lake

A bi-weekly yoga series hosted by Lake Wissota Golf and Events. A beautiful outdoor venue next to Lake Wissota for this class. Indoor space available if weather conditions are not ideal. All ages and ability levels welcome to participate. Bring your own mat or towel and water bottle.

Lake Wissota Bar & Grill + Golf Course 16108 97th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 when you pre-register for the class | $12 Drop In | $40 for a 5 class pass

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Jul. 5


This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Devney Park Devney Dr., Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 6-8

8-11pm Thu. Jul. 5

Vinyl Nights: DJ JTron

Spinning classics to currents and everything in between. Some you may have heard, others you haven't. Either way you're bound to have a good time. He'll be set up outside on the patio (weather pending).

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8:30-10:30pm Thu. Jul. 5

Live Music: D. Janakey

Enjoy some great craft beer and free live music featuring local artist, D. Janakey. D.Janakey is Midwestern singer-songwriter who's music is characterized by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, and love.

The Eau Claire Fire House 202 Gibson St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10pm Thu. Jul. 5

Live Music: Moon Ruin + Idle Empress + Sloslylove

Moon Ruin is the music project of Jared Bartman, playing Indie music out of Princeton, IL. Lauren Anderson leads Idle Empress with her guitar-driven, emotive songs. They'll be joined by Sloslylove, a local hip hop and electronica artist & producer.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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