Events For 07/19/2018

Thu. Jul. 19

American Barnstormers Tour

Join the Barnstormers of the American Barnstormers Tour for three days of open cockpit biplane rides, vintage biplane static displays, and daily aerobatic demonstrations. Featuring some of the rarest and most beautiful biplanes in the USA.

EAA Chapter 509 Clubhouse, Chippewa Valley Regional Airport 3800 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Free admission, Biplane Rides $80/passenger

Age: All Ages

Thu. Jul. 19

Country Jam

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.

Country Jam Grounds, 3443 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket information available online

7:30-9am Thu. Jul. 19

YP Morning Mingle: The French Press

Grow & build your network over coffee. This locally owned cafe makes an amazing variety of caffeinated beverages & made from scratch breakfast, lunch & bakery items. All Young Professionals members & non-members are welcome to attend.

The French Press 2823 London Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8am-3pm Thu. Jul. 19

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.

9am-noon Thu. Jul. 19

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-noon Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

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 Thu. Jul. 19

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. Jul. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 19

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 Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

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-5pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

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

12:30-3:30pm Thu. Jul. 19

Book Bug

Each of these sessions will include games, reading, activities, and more. Stay for a short time or the whole thing, attendance will earn each child a free book to keep. If a child attends 3 weekly programs they will earn a free ticket for a field trip to the Great Lakes Aquarium on Aug. 23.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 11 and under

1-4pm Thu. Jul. 19

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 Thu. Jul. 19

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

1:30-3pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

Thursday Demonstration Series: Ask a Scientist

Ask a Scientist with Dr. Erick Hendrickson. Demonstrations of some cool science experiments. 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

2:30-3:30pm Thu. Jul. 19

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 Thu. Jul. 19

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 Thu. Jul. 19

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

4-8pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

Uke It Up: Intro to Ukulele

Perform-o-Rama: Uke It Up encourages you to release your inner rock star. Get started playing the world's friendliest instrument, the ukulele. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4-7pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

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)

5-6pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

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

5-9pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 19

Burger King Classic Car Show - Beach Party

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Beach Party. Bring your sunny clothes and your lawn chairs because we are partying like it’s a retro beach night.

Burger King - Menomonie 544 Main St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: picard + Stare Across + DeKam & Johnson

picard emerged from Eau Claire’s hardcore scene as a space without boundaries for lead singer Jason Ulwelling to try something new. Stare Across take the audience on an epic journey of melodic sounds and ear crushing riffs. Dekam & Johnson provide a soundtrack for your life, blending aspects of blues, R&B, country, funk, and rock.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Jul. 19

HATCH Pitch Competition

Help decide which local entrepreneurs will be able to compete for the $5,000 cash prize. HATCH Pitch competitions are social events where local entrepreneurs pitch their idea to a panel of judges to see who will move onto the regional finals for a $5,000 Grand Prize.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Jul. 19

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

6-8pm Thu. Jul. 19

A Divine Evening: An Oracle Card Reading Workshop

This 2 hour workshop will cover the basics of Oracle Card reading, connect together with Reiki energy, cover some simple do’s and don’ts, and then you'll get busy practicing with one another. You’ll also take home a workbook with practical information and helpful tips and tricks for continued practice.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 16+

6:15-10pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19


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

6:40-7:40pm Thu. Jul. 19

Zumba with PS - Get Fit

All fitness levels are welcome and no experience is needed. Great way to get back to exercising or crank it up and push yourself even more.

Pinehurst Fitness 3027 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: New, 3 classes/$5 or $5 drop-in or punch cards, 6 classes for $25

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Jul. 19

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+

7-8pm Thu. Jul. 19

Music Over Menomin: Jim Herrick and Friends

Jim Herrick and Friends is a band from Colfax, WI. Their specialty is the Blues, and they cover a wide range of musical styles. Includes Jim Herrick, Scott Housenga, Tom “Fred” Wittek, Mike Mullen, Josh Entzminger, and George Entzminger. 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. 19

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

7-8pm Thu. Jul. 19

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. 19


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

7:30-9pm Thu. Jul. 19

The Faces of Lake Wisconsin: A Documentary of Women in Southern Wisconsin

An atypical and poetic documentary that seeks to learn more about southern Wisconsin through the voices and faces of the women who live there. The film brings together 17 women from 18 to 87 years old. Born in France, Valérie Lanciaux is a trained actor, filmmaker, and educator.

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

Cost: Free will donations encouraged

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Thu. Jul. 19

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

8:30pm Thu. Jul. 19

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Courtney Baka

A comedian, writer and recovering mall goth. With her dry wit and unique perspective she finds the comedy in a tragic world. She has studied at The Second City in Chicago, performed in festivals such as Limestone and 10,000 Laughs, and is a writer for the punk rock satire site The Hard Times.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with valid student ID

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