Events For 08/09/2018

Thu. Aug. 9

Ashley For the Arts

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, hot air balloon launch, car show, fireworks, inflatables, youth art area, playground, and much more.

Memorial Park, Arcadia

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

Thu. Aug. 9

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more about shopping and selling with JBF online.

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center 2300 Spooner Ave., Altoona

Age: All Ages

8am Thu. Aug. 9

Camp Wabi

This partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System incorporates healthy living into the traditional camp experience and supports youth with obesity. Although some campers are nervous coming in, they often report it as the highlight of their summer when they leave. The information gained at Wabi is a life-changing experience for the whole family.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

9-10:30am Thu. Aug. 9

Musical Playground

Musical Playground is a week of fun, free activities, games and instrument making for children K-5th grades. Led by UWEC music educators. Priority registration by Aug 3rd.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Children grades K-5

9:30am Thu. Aug. 9

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home mom.

Contact for location information

Cost: FREE

10am Thu. Aug. 9

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Sherlock Gnomes"

After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.

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

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11am Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

Mini Makers - Open Lab

They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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-4:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

New Reserve Wine Release

Introducing the 2017 Bourbon Barrel Shiraz. Aged in a bourbon barrel, our Reserve Shiraz is layered and complex, with notes of brown sugar, vanilla and mocha framed by soft tannins and a hint of oak on the finish.

River Bend Winery & Distillery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

11:30am-7pm Thu. Aug. 9

Book Lovers Day at the Pool

Reading is for everyone! In celebration of National Book Lover's Day on August 9, join Fairfax Maxx for book themed activities.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: Admission: $4.25/day or season pass

noon-5pm Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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-1pm Thu. Aug. 9

Marshfield Medical Center - Eau Claire - Volunteer Information Session

Do you enjoy making a difference in your community and enriching the lives of people every day? Marshfield Medical Center – Eau Claire is looking for individuals to join their Volunteer Services program. Opportunities exist throughout…

Marshfield Clinic 2116 Craig Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

noon-4pm Thu. Aug. 9

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included. Beverages and smiles are always free.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

12:30-3:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

Camp Construction

When everyone works together, the outcome can be bigger and better than you ever dreamed. Be a part of this collaborative construction camp and you'll be surprised at what you learn and what you create. ECASD and CFAUSD students 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

3-5pm Thu. Aug. 9

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

4-8pm Thu. Aug. 9

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

4-7pm Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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

5-9pm Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

Dinner Jazz: Knox Freeman

Knox Freeman is a malleable duo comprised of Dave Power on drums and Pat Keen on bass. Knox takes on various forms, performing as a trio with a special guest from time to time.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

Burger King Classic Car Show - Pony Car Passion

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Pony Car Passion.

Burger King - Downtown Chippewa Falls 228 W. River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Jim Pullman Band + Snifter + Graham Barnes

The Jim Pullman Band has been a staple of Eau Claire’s indie rock scene for a full decade. Snifter creates music that can drift from catchy melodic pop tunes into improvisational noise, rhythmic loops, basement-rock and back again. Local songwriter Graham Barnes writes heartfelt acoustic guitar-driven songs.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Aug. 9

Lean Start-Up: Is Your Idea Really a Business?

Attendees to this class will learn how to use the Lean Start-Up methodology to turn an idea into a viable business.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 9

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

6-8:10pm Thu. Aug. 9

Family Faith Mission

A VBS-like experience for the whole family that you won’t want to miss. Each of the three nights will include video adventures, music, mystery, games, Bible exploration, snacks, and fun. Families will learn and play together as they rotate through engaging stations

Cedarcreek Community Church 3520 Eastwind Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Aug. 9

Succulent Planter Workshop

Create your very own succulent garden. Learn how to arrange and care for your cute little succulents and you'll walk away with a garden you can call your own. All materials included. Space is limited.

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

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

Songa - Live Music

Meet Songa, an acoustic duo featuring Mario and Sherry Friedel, rooted in the Nashville songwriting tradition, producing original Latin and Contemporary Americana music.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

6:15-10pm Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

Winifred Glass Jensen Book Signing

Her debut novel, Sara's Daughter, is based in the Midlands of England, which are know for a temperate climate year-round. But the year 1835 was different the weather changed bringing bone chilling winds, rain and fog. During this dark turn of nature's folly in early March of that year, the tale of Emily Bowles begins.

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

Cost: FREE

6:35pm Thu. Aug. 9

Eau Claire Express vs Mankato Moondogs

The Eau Claire Express play against the Mankato Moondogs. It's National Mustard Night. 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

6:35pm Thu. Aug. 9

Silver Spring Mustard Night

Get to the Eau Claire Express for Silver Spring's new event, Mustard Night! Loaded tickets, mustard exchange, games & prizes, colonel mustard, and so much more.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Price of admission to Eau Claire Express game

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

Music Over Menomonie: Yata, Sinz, and Orfield

Yata, Sue Orfield and Randy Sinz. Three veteran musicians bringing you a collection of artful, soulful songs. While their inventive music fits nicely into the folk/americana genre, it reaches beyond this into jazz and blues and more. 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. Aug. 9

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

7:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

The Swampers: The Farmer Feeds Them All

The musical lumberjack aggregation known as “The Swampers” features Amanda Tanzer Schafer, Kathy Danielson, Judy Brist, Jerry Way, Tim Danielson, and Rob Kuchta telling local stories, singing “swampgrass” harmonies and playing a wide variety of folk instruments.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6, Family of Four $32

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Aug. 9

A Real Super Time: A Post-Superhero Play

Superheroes have lost their powers and are trying to get them back. And they're not very good at it. Written and directed by Logan Toftness.

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

Cost: $15 GA; $10 students

Age: Ages 12+

7:30-9pm Thu. Aug. 9

Root Chakra Healing: Release Your Worries & Reclaim Your Intuition

Sometimes roots block the flow (think water pipes) and sometimes we need greater roots to feel confident. This class will balance out both. Go home feeling freer, with more of the real you, and less worries in mind.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

8-11pm Thu. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

Clear Water Comedy Showcase Night with Vince Caldera

Tonight is Showcase Night, where you have a chance to see up and coming comedians from Minneapolis/St. Paul- shorter sets, long on laughs.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

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