Thursday, Jul. 18th, 2019

10:30-11:15am Thu. Jul. 18

Little Kids Make Music - Class

Children and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments in this class. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are developed through engaging activities. Registration ongoing is space is available.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2 to 4

noon-5pm Thu. 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

noon-7pm Thu. Jul. 18

Lion King Week

A week of Lion King themed activities as we celebrate the release of Disney/Pixar's film "The Lion King".

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Thu. Jul. 18

Kid Kraft Day

A variety of classes will be taught by local artists on Thursdays this summer. Drop ins welcome. Limit of 12 participants.

Valley Art Gallery & Gifts 304 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 6 and up

1:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Illustration Demonstration

Watch as professional illustrator Jeremy Provost recreates his published illustrations live before your eyes. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of the program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

In the Dark

Discover what the darkest (or nearly darkest) places hold with experiments and activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

2:30-3pm Thu. Jul. 18

Pop Up Science: Draw a Circuit

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related! This week's activity is drawing a circuit.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Thu. Jul. 18

Irvine Park Zoo Fundraiser

An evening of giving back and celebrating the opening of The Lion King. Enjoy a hot dog or brat with chips and a soda for just $5 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls. The Lion King will open at 6pm at Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls.

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

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - Menomonie 544 Main St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5:30-6pm Thu. Jul. 18

Quick Start Tennis 2- Session 2

This program is designed to continue the on form and fundamentals taught in QS1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, to keep score and develop sportsmanship. There will be racquets available for use.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts 2303 Garfield Ave, Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: 6-7

5:30-6pm Thu. Jul. 18

Quick Start Tennis 1 - Session 2

This program is designed to teach 4-5 year olds the very basic fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere! There will be racquets available for use.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts 2303 Garfield Ave, Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: Ages 4-5

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Special Kids Nights

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night. Snacks included, with themed sensory activities and extra staff support.

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

Cost: FREE

5:30-6pm Thu. Jul. 18

Quick Start Tennis 2- Session 1

This program is designed to continue the on form and fundamentals taught in QS1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, to keep score and develop sportsmanship. There will be racquets available for use.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts 2303 Garfield Ave, Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: 6-7

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

Quick Start Tennis 3- Session 2

This program will continue to develop the skills learned in QS2 while spending more time learning to play and apply rules of individual or doubles play. We will also continue to use and develop sportsmanship skills.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts 2303 Garfield Ave, Altoona

Cost: Resident $35; Non-Resident $40

Age: 7-13 or proper skill level

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

Tball For Tots

Tball for Tots will focus on the basic skills of running bases, hitting and throwing as well as many fun games. This is a great chance for 4 year olds to have fun learning in a non-competitive environment.

Devney Park Devney Dr., Altoona

Cost: Resident $30; Non-Resident $35

Age: Age 4yo

6pm Thu. Jul. 18

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: D. Janakey + Hemma + Pit Wagon

D. Janakey's transfixing sounds call to mind past lives weaved into stark yet powerful story-songs imbued with rich poetics. Hemma paints narrative landscapes of longing, lust, mistrust and deep intrigue for the art of the con. Just like Wisconsin’s beer and cheese, Pit Wagon's dirty country sound and lyrical folk wisdom leave a lasting and authentic aftertaste.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

T-ball 2

This program is designed to teach 6-8 year olds the fundamentals of the game, increase hitting and fielding skills, and get in to some game play. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team on the first night of practice.

Devney Park Devney Dr., Altoona

Cost: Resident $55; Non-Resident $65

Age: Ages 6-8

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Sounds like Summer Concert Series

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One's Thursday night gig in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa River in June, July, and August. Enjoy a pre-show set from area singer/songwriters at 6pm. Multiple food vendors will have food for sale. Pets are allowed at the concert.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:35pm Thu. Jul. 18

Eau Claire Express 2019 Season

Catch a local baseball match featuring the Eau Claire express. Full of activities for kids, food, beverages, and more. Check out their website for details about nightly promotions.

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. Jul. 18

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers

The Eau Claire Express play against the La Crosse Loggers.

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. 18

Self Defense - Session 2

Learn how to subdue your opponent and gain compliance in a self defense situation. Classes will cover situations including: front attacks, rear attacks, and striking defenses, as well as kicks, punches, open hand strikes and more.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: Ags 8-15

7-8pm Thu. Jul. 18

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 15.

Tower Park Main Street and Highway 40, Colfax

Cost: FREE

7-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Music Over Menomin: Weapons of Brass Destruction

The Weapons’ “musical roots are definitely from the Crescent City, but don’t look for run-of-the-mill dixieland here; funky R&B, afro, and mambo grooves feature prominently in our repertoire. Think Dirty Dozen, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth, and Youngblood.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Oliver!

Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. A delightful community theater musical production directed by Nancy Scobie with musical direction by Jerry Way and featuring a local cast, crew and musical accompaniment.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth

Age: All Ages

Friday, Jul. 19th, 2019

9am-6:59pm Fri. Jul. 19

Spacesuit and Saturn V Lego Rocket Display

Designed and built by UW-Stout Professor Dr. Alan Scott. The Public is welcome to take a closer look or take a selfie on the "Moon". This display is part of a month-long series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Jul. 19

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the GIANT parachute!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Fri. Jul. 19

Y Rep Presents: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Jul. 19

Move & Groove Storytime

For three- and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and flannels. This storytime features special movement activities each week! All are welcome, and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Jul. 19

Summer Family Storytimes

An active half hour of stories, music, rhymes and movement.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

noon-7pm Fri. Jul. 19

Lion King Week

A week of Lion King themed activities as we celebrate the release of Disney/Pixar's film "The Lion King".

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Fri. Jul. 19

Intro to Volleyball Skills Camp

The Eau Claire Sport Warehouse is hosting a 4th and 5th grade intro to volleyball skills camp. This camp is a great opportunity for young athletes to learn the fundamentals of playing volleyball.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Age: 4th and 5th grade

1-2:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Y Rep Presents: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

1-6pm Fri. Jul. 19

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

4-9pm Fri. Jul. 19

Together Farms Burger Nights

Explore the grounds of Together Farms while eating gourmet burgers made from 100% grassfed beef. Serving beverages like beer & wine and other goodies. Gluten-Free and vegetarian options available. Relax by the bonfire, explore the hiking trails, and check out the Farm Store. Live music schedule available online.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Jul. 19

G'man at Together Farms Burger Nights

G'man is an acoustic singer-songerwiter. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-9pm Fri. Jul. 19

Family Dance Party

Families of all ages are invited to dance together in a safe environment. Find some movin' and shakin' and expressin' with your loved ones and neighbors to music of all varieties: folk, country, classical, pop, from other cultures and more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Jul. 19

Music at the Potters Shed

Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin! Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so…

Potters Shed 260 Industrial Blvd., Shell Lake

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Jul. 19

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway 1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park, Menomonie

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Teen Late Night

Registration & parent permission slip required. Teens take over the library! Expect snacks, after-hours games, and general shenanigans. June 21: Silent Library - July 19: Fabulous Fandom - August 16: Finale Blast

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Oliver!

Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. A delightful community theater musical production directed by Nancy Scobie with musical direction by Jerry Way and featuring a local cast, crew and musical accompaniment.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Jul. 20th, 2019

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jul. 20

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-1pm Sat. Jul. 20

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

9am-noon Sat. Jul. 20

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Jul. 20

One Small Step

Join the Children's Museum for an outta this world celebration, at half the cost. An event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Stellar activities include planetarium shows, hands-on STEM, making space snacks, and more.

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

Cost: $3.50 daily admission, members get in free

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Jul. 20

Pop Up Science: Draw a Circuit

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related! This week's activity is drawing a circuit.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Jul. 20

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11am-3pm Sat. Jul. 20

Youth Artist Workshop

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA as we host an artist mentor on the third Saturday of each month. This instructor will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. You will not want to miss this opportunity to express your creativity.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. Jul. 20

Together Farms Burger Nights

Explore the grounds of Together Farms while eating gourmet burgers made from 100% grassfed beef. Serving beverages like beer & wine and other goodies. Gluten-Free and vegetarian options available. Relax by the bonfire, explore the hiking trails, and check out the Farm Store. Live music schedule available online.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

1-2pm Sat. Jul. 20

Kids Needle Felt Workshop

No experience necessary for this needle felt project. Instructor Alie, will guide the children in the art of needle felting. Make two projects while playing with fiber and "painting" with the colors and texture of wool. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 6+

1:30-3pm Sat. Jul. 20

DIY Discovery: Shoebox Diorama

Design the Room of Requirement, the Boxcar Children's train car, or other favorite storybook scenes in your very own shoebox diorama. This event is part of a drop-in series for families featuring a different activity each week. All materials provided, while supplies last.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 7/18/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Lion King Week

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Jul. 19, noon-7pm

T-ball 2

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Jul. 23, 6:30-8:30pm

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 19, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets