Events For 07/18/2018

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

8am-3pm Wed. Jul. 18

Summer Institute: Eau Claire

Summer Institute has a 40-year tradition of teaching and delighting children across the Chippewa Valley. Your kids will love the variety of activities, and you will appreciate the small classes that promise high quality learning.

Sam Davey Elementary 3000 Starr Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 per class for Eau Claire district students and those who live in the district; $85 per class for all other students.

8-9am Wed. Jul. 18

Body/Mind/Spirit Class

Experience your full wellness potential through tapping into your spiritual practice, embodiment practices, creative movement expressions, and understanding basic mental health.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center 320 Putnam st., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-9am Wed. Jul. 18

Body + Mind + Spirit Fitness Class

For people who really want wellness, who want more intention in their yoga, more joy in their wellness, and who have been absent from selfcare for awhile. Lynn Buske has 20 years of experience in teaching and all things wellness and spirituality.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center 320 Putnam St, Ste 123, Eau Claire

Cost: Free-will offering

Age: 18+

9am-noon Wed. Jul. 18

Summer Writing Camp

Tap into your writing talents with this exploratory camp for students. Learn creative techniques, interactive storytelling, technology tips, and tricks from experts as you uncover your writing potential.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $189

Age: Students entering grades 6-10

9am Wed. Jul. 18

One Million Cups

An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Eau Claire. The coffee is encouraged.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

9am-noon Wed. Jul. 18

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

9:30am Wed. Jul. 18

Musik Makers: Summer Water Music Series

Will introduce preschoolers and their families to musical skills in a fun and active setting. Explore the world of water with songs, dances, and instruments. Class will be held partially outdoors (weather permitting) and feature water play.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24; FREE for ECMS families

Age: Ages 2-5

10-11am Wed. Jul. 18

Dance as Exercise

Use techniques developed by Martha Graham, to stretch and strengthen all muscle groups, and to renew the spirit. The workout is done almost exclusively on the floor. And, the class is open to beginners and dancers, alike.

Banbury Place Dance Studio 930 Galloway Street, Building 13, Rm 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per month

Age: Adults

10am Wed. Jul. 18

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature"

Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park.

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

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11am Wed. Jul. 18

Preschool Kids in the Kitchen

This cooking camp is for the youngest chefs and their caregiver. Chop, pour, stir and create yummy, healthy snacks. Spend time learning about kitchen and food safety and how to use simple kitchen tools. Read story, play games and have fun. Register online.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 per day

Age: 2-6 years

10-11am Wed. Jul. 18

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

10:15-10:35am Wed. Jul. 18

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:30am Wed. Jul. 18

Spanish Woodland Adventure Camp

An 80% Immersion Spanish class using Miss Anita's learning songs, props, visual arts, stories, and lots of outdoor games. Walk in the bosque like Goldilocks, learn words for camping, sea life, places in the community, drink limonada and eat sandia (watermelon) and much more. A fun, engaging class.

Contact for Location Info

Cost: $55 for the session or $15 per day

Age: Ages 5-10

11am-1pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

11am-6pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

11am-noon Wed. Jul. 18

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

An outta this world show. Lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in tonight's sky. Stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Wed. Jul. 18

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

An outta this world show. Lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in tonight's sky. Stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

1-3pm Wed. Jul. 18

Knot Just Knitting - Crafting Group

Crafters are invited to bring their latest project and enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Meet new people, create new items, and even learn a thing or two. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more.

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

1-3pm Wed. Jul. 18

Camp Good to Grow

Follow food from the farm to the fork, as you plant your own produce and harvest healthy ingredients. ECASD and CFAUSD students are eligible for free tuition.

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

Cost: $80 Members/$90 Non

Age: Grades K-1st

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

YouTube University

School-age kids will learn and explore new worlds through curated YouTube clips and a related activity or experiment.

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

Cost: FRE

Age: School age

1:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

Wednesday Performances: John Duggleby

John Duggleby entertains with musical fun featuring a "Boogie in the Barnyard" show with a singing chicken. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

En La Playa / At the Beach Spanish Class

Learn lots of Spanish with music, stories, games, snack time, and visual arts. Act out Goldilocks, play Rojo light/Verde light, ask for snacks in Spanish.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for the session or $20 per day

Age: Ages 6-10

3-5pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

3:30-4:15pm Wed. Jul. 18

Canta y Mueva / Sing and Move Spanish Class

Sing, move, play instruments, hear stories and learn lots of Spanish together with your children in this engaging class. Class includes Miss Anita's Spanish CD. Children play with the animals they learn about, ask for the snack using Spanish, dance with scares to her popular freeze dance and have lots of fun.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $45 - or pay $13 per session

Age: Ages 2-6

4:30-5pm Wed. Jul. 18

Free Ballet Sample Class

Try a free sample class. Swan Lake Ballet promotes classical choreography through professional instruction while helping each student develop dancing skills.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

5-8pm Wed. Jul. 18

Sports Camp

Bible lessons and songs are paralleled with spiritual lessons that are reinforced in sports. Sport Options: Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Dance, Team 45 (sports skills for 4-5 year olds), and Outdoor Recreation – Fishing. Includes a Friday Family Day with former NFL wide-receiver Jared Abbrederis! Register at

Menomonie Alliance Church 502 21st St. N, Menomonie

Cost: $15

Age: 4-12

5-8pm Wed. Jul. 18

Locavore at Modicum Brewing

Stop by for a beer and dinner and take a moment to relax in the middle of the week. Enjoy a farm-fresh dinner before music at River Prairie.

Modicum Brewing Company 3732 Spooner Ave Suite A, Altoona

Cost: Food priced a la carte

5:30-6:35pm Wed. Jul. 18

Eau Claire Express vs Waterloo Bucks

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Waterloo Bucks. Buck night includes $1 hot dogs, $1 small sodas, $1 domestic beer for the first three innings, and $4 wine for the first three innings. Gates 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

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jul. 18

Fitness Fusion - Session 2

If you enjoy getting active and being being outdoors, this class is for you. We will combine fitness and exploring the beauty of River Prairie Park. This class will focus on cardio and strength. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks and Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

Belly Dance Classes

Learn the foundation of belly dance in Level 1. Everyone is welcome to drop-in and add a bit of dance energy to your day. Each class consists of detailed instruction of two foundational belly dance moves, plus time to test out all the elements of this fun, energetic, empowering, improvisational dance style.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Drop-in $15; call for monthly rates

Age: 16+

6-8pm Wed. Jul. 18

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6-7:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

Dove Healthcare Summer Concert Series: Emma Bagnall

Bring a lawn chair for night of food, fun, and music in the courtyard. Held rain or shine. All local musicians. Emma Bagnall is a singer/songwriter.

Dove Healthcare 3656 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Jul. 18

Kubb Night at Irvine Park

Kubb every Wednesday (except for July 4th). They have 3 pitches ready for play at 6pm each week. All skill levels are welcome. Whether you're learning or an expert, all are welcome. Bring beverages to enjoy.

Flag Hill Pavillion, Irvine Park Bridgewater Ave, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Jul. 18

Par-Te-Rec: Rockstar Karaoke

Summer outdoor Par-Te-Rec program is for all individuals with varying abilities and exceptionalities, ages 18 and older. Participants will experience various activities, which focus upon socialization, aspiring to personal challenges, and building self-confidence.

Boyd Park 1202 Fairway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 each night or Season Pass

Age: 18+

6-9pm Wed. Jul. 18

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

6-6:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

Adult Grounding Group

30 minutes of bare feet connecting with the earth, or “earthing” can reduce inflammation in the body. Come ground with others in the community for a relaxing, social approach to wellness.

Boyd Park 1202 Fairway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages(under 18 with adult)

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

6:15-7:15pm Wed. Jul. 18

Mindful Horse Circles

Experience how sitting in silence while watching horses has a way of healing us. Simply pausing in nature, slowing to the rhythm of the horse and noticing your breath can increase your sense of well-being, reduce blood pressure, and release endorphins.

Equine Inspired Wellness, LLC 21837 108th Ave., Cadott

Cost: $20/person

Age: Age 14+

6:30-9pm Wed. Jul. 18

Social Paddle - Paddle and Potluck

Each week the Pure Water Paddlers go to a different spot in the Chippewa Valley. Every level of paddler welcome. Bring your own kayak, canoe or SUP and meet others who enjoy the sport. Life jacket required. Check the website and facebook for any last minute changes.

6583 N Shore Dr, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

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

7pm Wed. Jul. 18

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

7-9pm Wed. Jul. 18

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse writing prompts. Settle in and join the quiet writing at SHIFT's back tables 7-8:30 pm. Feel free to socialize in the front area or at the bar. Wherever you sit, join the group debriefing at the back tables 8:30-9.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

7-9pm Wed. Jul. 18

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Summer Practice

Interested in checking out roller derby? CVRD is always recruiting. Summer practices are perfect for learning to skate, learning the rules, and meeting the team. No prior experience necessary.

National Guard Armory 1730 North Lane, Eau Claire

Age: 18+

7pm Wed. Jul. 18

Live Big Band Jazz on The Patio

The Plus proudly hosts live jazz every Wednesday, all summer long. Come relax and enjoy our outdoor patio with some of the most talented musicians in the Chippewa Valley.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-8:15pm Wed. Jul. 18

Everything Zen (All Levels Restorative Style Candlelight)

Everything Zen is about incorporating everything you have available to create Zen in our life - yoga poses, bolsters, blankets, essential oils, sounds, breath, hot stones, soothing music, breath work and meditation all in a candlelit setting.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in rate

Age: 18+

7:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure. July 4th concert is at 3pm.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Jul. 18

Eau Claire Bears Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Bears. May 18, 7:30pm vs. Menomonie Eagles at Carson Park May 28, 1-4pm vs. Eau Claire Cavaliers at Carson Park June 3, 12:30-5pm vs. Tilden Tigers at Cinder…

Field Location Varies By Game

Age: All ages

8pm Wed. Jul. 18

UWEC Summer Cinema: "School of Rock"

Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school. Activities begin at 8pm, movie begins at dusk.

Haas Fine Arts Center, West Lawn 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Rated PG

8pm Wed. Jul. 18

General Knowledge Trivia at The Plus

Tonight's theme: no theme! Geography? Current Events? Science? Fashion? Sports? Just stuff! How much do you know? Put a team together and come test your general smarts and skill.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Jul. 18

Adult Open Broomball

Helmets and sticks are available on first-come, first-serve basis.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: 18+

Ongoing Events For 07/18/2018

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