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Your guide to summery excitement in the Chippewa Valley

WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO More than 750 events, activities, and other scorching hot items of heated interest!

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hot > contents Hot Thoughts Opening Letter ................................8 Applaud Arts & Entertainment ..............................10 Savor Food & Drink ..................................................16 Splash Water-based Fun .........................................22 Tour Attractions & Family Fun ...............................28 Explore Natural Recreation ....................................36 Play Participation Sports ........................................40 Cheer Spectator Sports ...........................................44 Look Ahead Calendar of Events ............................48 The Red Flint Firecracker bike race hits the trails in June.

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Hot Thoughts DIEFFENBACHIA DAYS maybe we can all learn something from my poor old dieffenbachia plant By Volume One Managing Editor Eric Christenson

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bout five years ago, my mom gave me a potted dieffenbachia plant because I had a screened-in front porch at my place where it could sop up a bunch of sunlight. At the time it was nothing more than a cracked, dead stub above of a ball of sinewy roots. “There’s no pressure,” Mom told me. “You don’t even have to water it much.” So I took it. I put it out on the screen porch. I watered it. I watered it more. And nothing. So I kinda stopped thinking about it. Every so often, I’d throw it a splash of water, every attempt in vain. As May turned into June, I happened to glance at my fruitless pot on my way out of the house, and the tiniest, most adorable

again, Mom & Dad!), so I put my plant out on their deck in the backyard where it could get sufficient rays and where no preciously vengeful kittens could wage war with it. And it was amazing. It thrived. It became gorgeous and strong in the late summer sun. I swear the leaves were stretching like yawning lions, reaching towards the sky. The following winter it struggled again when I moved into a new apartment, losing leaves left and right. I didn’t understand it. I still don’t. It seems to only want to grow in the summertime. I assume it’s the only time that it feels it can relax and focus. It’s the only time it can breathe some fresh air and feel rejuvenated. It craves

It grew and grew and grew (a couple more stalks even popped up!) until I moved out in the fall and introduced it to my new roommate’s kitten, Sasha, who treated my unnamed dieffenbachia like a nebulous, floppy, green punching bag that deserved relentless punishment. little stem was barely cresting the soil. Immediately I was flush with pride; I beamed at my accomplishment. I was a gosh-darned nurturer; I had found my calling. I thought about naming it. Then I thought naming it would only tarnish its delicate, earthen innocence. It grew and grew and grew (a couple more stalks even popped up!) until I moved out in the fall and introduced it to my new roommate’s kitten, Sasha, who treated my unnamed dieffenbachia like a nebulous, floppy, green punching bag that deserved relentless punishment. I would leave the house, and come back to find entire detached leaves, broken and withering on the living room floor. Slowly, as fall changed to winter, Sasha was twisting the knife. Many of the leaves were crippled as I packed my things to start my life post-graduation. I’d be living back at my parents’ place again (Whoops! Sorry V1’s Hot Spots 2015

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warmth and wellness, just like we do. My dieffenbachia plant has taught me this (hear me out): Summer is a time to get out there and do stuff – to walk out into the world, soak up all the daylight you can, and enjoy yourself. Relax. Breathe. Use the extra daylight the same way my plant does. Make the most of your time in the sun. Now, my unnamed dieffenbachia that only grows in the summertime is straight up gawky. It has some leaves that are way longer than other ones and it’s tilting pretty hard to one side, but in the last couple of weeks, it’s gotten a little bigger, and there are a handful of new leaves on the way. Sasha lives in Minneapolis now – adorable as ever – finding other harmless things to ruthlessly destroy. And we’re all here in the Chippewa Valley at the start of yet another remarkably beautiful summer. So let’s get out there.


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>applaud AMAZING ARTS AND SIZZLING SHOWS

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series will celebrate its 10th season in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park this year.


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Lake Menomin.

Durand Music in the Park Fourth Wednes-

In a season where most people around here lock themselves behind doublepaned windows with the television blaring, stepping outside into the soft, humid summer air might seem like the hazy memory of a wispy dream. Well, here’s a bunch of activities to shake you from your air-conditioned slumber – and they don’t even require all that much physical movement. All you gotta do is look and listen. Feast you eyes and ears on the following concert series, film series, art exhibits, and more. If you’re wondering where many of the big events are, check out the events calendar on page 48. And if you’d like to get real specific about shows to see, pick up the latest issue of Volume One magazine. In the meantime, here’s a good shot of arts and entertainment activity to get you up and out the door.

MUSIC SERIES

Amazing musical experiences presented in handy serial format. Sounds Like Summer Concert Series

Thursdays June 4-Aug. 27, 6:30-8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne. org/concerts 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.

Tuesday Night Blues Tuesdays until Sep.

1, 6:30pm • Owen Park 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • chippewavalleyblues.com Organized by Chippewa Valley Blues Society, this family-friendly series invites talented local blues musicians to play weekly concerts. Aug. 4 concert held at Phoenix Park.

Ludington Guard Band Tuesdays Jun-

Altoona Music in the Park Every other

Monday evening: June 1, 15 & 29; July 13 & 27; Aug. 10 & 24, 5:30-7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 • zmanpga@charter.net A series of local music acts ranging from acoustic cover classics to rock ’n’ roll bands running throughout the summer.

Hoots & Happenings Sundays until Sep.

27, 12:30-4:30pm • Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm, N1321 566th Street, Menomonie • 664-8775 • eatmyfish.com Local songwriters perform at Menomonie’s premiere fish farm. Pondside fishing noon-6pm and hobo shorelunches 1-6pm.

Music Over Menomin Thursdays Jun.

18-Aug. 6 (plus an extra concert on Monday, Jul. 20), 7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Bring lawn chairs, blanket, picnic basket and enjoy free live music over

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Bring your sleeveless T’s and lighters ... Blue Ox Music Festival Jun. 11-13 • Whis-

pering Pines, 5024 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • See contact info for cost • 839-7500 • blueoxmusicfestival.com A three-day outdoor music festival celebrating the best of bluegrass, roots, and Americana music. Featuring performances by Pert Near Sandstone, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Justin Townes Earle, Jeff Austin Band, and more.

Country Fest 2015 Jun. 25-28 • Country Fest

Grounds, 24447 County Highway S, Cadott • See contact info for cost • (800) 326-3378 • countryfest.com The ultimate country music experience. Thursday performers include Rascal Flatts, Brett Eldredge, Thompson Square, and Danielle Bradbery. Friday performers include Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, and Neal McCoy. Saturday performers include Keith Urban, Lee Brice, and The Swon Brothers. Sunday performers include Toby Keith, Thomas Rhett, and Chase Rice.

Northwoods Blues Festival Jun. 26-27

• Washburn County Fairgrounds, 1000 W Beaverbrook Ave., Spooner • See contact info for cost • northwoodsbluesfestival.com Two days of live blues.

M.Y. Life Fest Jul. 11, noon-9pm • Schul-

tz’s Country Barn, 50996 Main St., Eleva • Suggested Donations of: $15 per person, $30 per couple, and $40 for a family • All ages • LUONG HUYNH

Aug., 8pm • Wilson Park band shell, Menomonie • ludingtonguardband.org A community concert band that was officially organized in 1888 with roots going back to 1877. They play a variety of classical band music, marches, overtures, show tunes and novelty pieces.

12 & 26; Aug. 9 & 23, 1-3pm • Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 • zmanpga@charter. net A series of local music acts ranging from acoustic cover classics to rock ’n’ roll bands running throughout the summer.

days (June 24 & July 22), 6-9pm • Memorial Park Bandshell, Durand • durandimprovementgroup.com Live music at Durand’s Memorial Park Bandshell. The July date also features a food fest called The Taste of Durand.

Eau Claire Municipal Band Wednesdays

Jun. 11-Jul. 30, 7:30pm • Sarge Boyd Bandshell, Owen Park, 1st St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • eauclairemunicipalband.org The oldest community musical organization in the city, the ECMB has been entertaining thousands of patrons since its inception. Now in its second century, the band continues to provide high-quality, free entertainment for audiences of all ages. The band is under the direction of Mr. Brad Stoughton.

Summer Concert Sundays Jun. 14, Jul.

26, Aug. 2, Aug. 9, and Aug. 30 with more dates TBA, 1:30-4pm • River Bend Vineyard & Winery, 10439 33rd Ave., Chippewa Falls • 720-9463 • RiverbendVineyard. com • Bring your friends and enjoy live entertainment from our patio or lawn, steps away from the vineyard and a world away from the everyday. Concerts are outside, so bring lawnchairs and blankets as seating is limited.

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park Every other Sunday: May 31; Jue 14 & 28; July

Have a blast with country music’s biggest stars at Country JAM (July 23–25).

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hot > arts & entertainment 831-6052 • MYLifeFest.com M.Y. Life Fest is the Chippewa Valleys only Christian Music Festival, featuring some of the top local Christian artists.

Rock Fest 2015 Jul. 16-19 • Rock Fest

Grounds, 24447 County Highway S, Cadott • See contact info for cost • (800) 326-3378 • rock-fest.com A massive rock n’ roll festival featuring national and international performers. Thursday performers include Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, and Finger Eleven. Friday performers include Nickelback, Three Days Grace, and Black Stone Cherry. Saturday performers include Judas Priest, Breaking Benjamin, and Hinder. Sunday performers include Avenged Sevenfold, Chevelle, and Pop Evil.

Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival Jul.

17-18 • Country Jam Fest grounds, Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • Two-day GA passes are $135 • eauxclaires.com The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival is a two-day arts festival at the Country Jam grounds that is curated by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National.

Driftless Music Festival Jul. 18, 1-10pm • Eckhart Park Viroqua WI, Decker St Next to Vernon Co Courthouse, Viroqua • FREE • driftlessmusicfestival.com Professional, eclectic music. Food and beverage available. visit online for more info.

Country Jam 2015 Jul. 23-25 • Country

Jam Grounds, 3443 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • $100 one day, $160 three days, $105 student/military three days, $1500 ultimate VIP • 839-7500 • countryjamwi. com 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.

Blues on the Chippewa Jul. 31-Aug. 2 •

Memorial Park, downtown Durand • See contact info for cost • bluesonthechippewa. com Numerous musicians and music lovers from all over the country gather in Durand for the blues. Also featuring a craft show and classic car/motorcycle show.

Ashley For the Arts Aug. 6-8 • Memorial

Park, Arcadia • $5 for three days • (608) 3236805 • ashleyforthearts.com 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, sky lantern launch, hot air balloons, car show, fireworks, inflatables, youth art area, aquatic center, playground, and much more.

Northwoods Rock Rally Aug. 13-15 •

N5496 County Road B, Glen Flora • See contact info for cost • ages 18+ • 888-8317625 • northwoodsrockrally.com Three days of unapologetic rock. Thursday performers include Fully Loadid and Big

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Deeks. Friday performers include 10 Years, Devour the Day, Wayland, Crystal and the Commotion, Paint Dry, Bad Trip Moses/Mad Alice, and Frantic Antics. Saturday performers include Candlebox, Skid Row, 3 Pill Morning, Apollo’s Beacon, Divided Highway, Anthem, and Truth Before Treason.

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival Aug. 14-16 • Somerset, WI • info@

summersetfestival.com • summersetfestival. com Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is the ultimate Summer experience. A celebration of everything we love about Summer. Featured performers include Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, deadmau5, and TheWeeknd. Dozens of other acts scheduled.

WHYS Radio (96.3 FM) Bluegrass Fest

Aug. 22 • Lake Altoona County Beach, 604 Beach Rd., Altoona • whysradio.org A great family friendly event.

ART EXHIBITS

Serving up hot, fresh art all summer long. Sculpture Tour Eau Claire Every day

• Along Water Street, N. Barstow Street, Phoenix Park, and the Mayo Clinic Health Systems campus in downtown Eau Claire • FREE • 829-8188, 552-3801 • sculpturetour.org.

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NORTHWOODS ROCK RALLY

Art at the Airport: Steve Johnson + Megan Johnson Every day until Jun. 30

• Main Terminal Building at the Chippewa Valley Airport, 3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • 590-3146.

Of the Earth: Paintings by Jessica Mongeon Every day until Jul. 4 • The Volume

One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org.

Anne Labovitz: Frail Features & Transcending Treeness Every day until Jun. 19

• Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com.

UW-Stout End of the Year Juried Student Exhibition Until Sep. 9 • The Furlong Gallery, 178 Micheel’s Hall, UW-Stout Campus, Menomonie • FREE • All ages • 2322261 • uwstout.edu.

Victorian Fashion in Mabel’s Menomonie In June and July: Mabel Tainter Center (205 Main St. E, Menomonie); In August and September: Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St., Menomonie) • $5 for Adults, $3 for children under 15/College Students, $12 for a family of 3 or more • 235-9726 • mabeltainter.org.

Mabel’s Toys In June and July: Rassbach

Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St. NE, Menomonie); In August and September: Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (205 Main St. E, Menomonie); in October and November: Wilson Place (101 Wilson Ct., Menomonie) • FREE • 235-9726 • mabeltainter.org. Reception opens on June 5, 5-7pm at the Rassbach Museum.

Draw Mabel’s Menomonie In June: Mabel

Tainter Center (205 Main St. E, Menomonie); In July and August: Wilson Place Museum (101 Wilson Ct, Menomonie); In September and October: Rassbach Heritage Museum (1820 Wakanda St., Menomonie) • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org.

Eggs-actly Jun. 1-Sep. 1 • L.E. Phillips Me-

morial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Artist reception: June 4, 7-8:30pm.

Fresh Art Spring Tour 2015 Jun. 5-7,

10am-5pm • A variety of locations in Durand, Arkansaw, Pepin, Plum City, Maiden Rock, Bay City, and Stockholm (see website for details) • freshart.org.

Art and Poetry Exhibit: Revisiting the Sistine Chapel Every day • Eau Claire Re-

gional Arts Center, 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • FREE • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts. com.

Barbara Shafer, Movement Every day •

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • FREE • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com.

Where Our Food Comes From Art Show at Galaudet Gallery Every day until Jun. 1, noon-8pm • Galaudet Gallery, 618 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire • FREE • 513-9994 • galaudetgallery.yolasite.com. V1’s Hot Spots 2015

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Wood Turners and Wood Carvers Exhibit Jun. 4-26 • The Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls • FREE • 726-9000 • cvca.net Artist reception: June 4, 5-7pm.

Sandra Churness Jun. 5-30 • Tangled Up

in Hue, 416 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • FREE • All Ages • 855-0090 • tangledupinhue.com.

My Medicine Part Two Jun. 18-Sep. 7 •

Galaudet Gallery, 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire • 513-9994 • galaudetgallery.yolasite. com.

High School Art Exhibit Jun. 26-31 • Ja-

net Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com Artist reception: July 2, 5-8pm.

Art at the Airport: Carol Gutsch + Tim Abraham Jul. 1-31 • Main Terminal Building at the Chippewa Valley Airport, 3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • 590-3146.

Romantic Landscapes by Marcus Clark

Jul. 7-Sep. 5 • The Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org.Artist reception: July 10, 6:30-8:30pm.

Confluence of Art Biennial Winners’ Exhibit Aug. 7-Sep. 18 • Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com Artist reception: Aug. 13, 5-8pm.

DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Movies, cars, stars ... a summer classic. Gemini Drive-In Fridays, Saturdays, and

Sundays, box office at 7:30pm, movies at dusk • 6730 Highway 12 West, Eau Claire • Adults $8.50, youth (4-11) $4, kids (3 and under) FREE • 874-5101 • gemini@miconcinemas.com • miconcinemas.com The Chippewa Valley’s largest movie screen has been in operation for decades, bringing you the classic, under-the-stars drivein experience. Grab some friends (or the family), pull into a grassy parking spot, and tune in the radio for some summer movie magic. Every show is a double-feature.

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>savor SUMMERTIME EATS & DRINKS

Check out Olson’s Ice Cream in downtown Chippewa Falls – a great spot for towering scoops of delicious frozen tastiness.


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hot > food & beverage There are certain kinds of food that appear during the summer months, and they knock your socks off with sun-kissed flavor. Many trustworthy people will blather on about “growing seasons” and “summer industries” and so forth, but the appearance of these foods is mostly due to the rotation of the Earth and its electro-magnetic forces which temporarily alter the makeup of edible foodstuffs. It’s all very scientific, and you shouldn’t bother yourself with the details. Just go ahead and enjoy the season’s bounty of farmers market vegetables, drive-in restaurant cheeseburgers, self-serve berry patches, and gloppy ice cream cones served from a giant, pedal-powered freezer. These tasty delights are only available for about one-quarter of the year, so act fast. And if you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy these scrumptious wonders, allow us to suggest an oft-overlooked location: outside. The combination of summer air and this magical chow is a rare gift. Peruse the following listings to find out where these foods are usually spotted.

FOOD FESTS Brewfest and Ribfest Jul. 11, 1-6pm •

Phillips Park, Chetek • 924-4440 • chetekbrewfest.com/Welcome.html Taste the microbrews and sample some of the finest ribs around. Live music will perform. $30 admission which includes a commemorative mug. Preregistration is recommended as only a certain amount of attendees are permitted.

The Taste of Durand Jul. 22, 6-9pm • Me-

morial Park Bandshell, Durand • FREE • all ages • 279-2255, 495-8475 • durandimprovementgroup.org Great music and great food. Whitesidewalls is the Upper Midwest’s premier doo-wop, rockabilly and rock and roll band.

Silver Spring National Mustard Day Jul.

30, 11:30am • Silver Spring Foods, 2424 Alpine Rd., Eau Claire • FREE admission Sign up for prizes, eat some brats, and trade in any bottle of non-Silver Spring mustard for a free one of ours. Bring a donation and support the Feed My People food bank.

FROZEN TREATS

pings and ingredients into one (or more) of the shop’s many high-quality ice creams.

Dairy Queen 2801 Golf Rd, Eau Claire •

835-5329 // 1160 Menomonie St., Eau Claire • 834-9323 // 2451 Birch St., Eau Claire • 835-2181 // 3057 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 832-9787 // In the Oakwood Mall at 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • 835-5958 // In the Metropolis Resort/Action City at 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire • 852-6000 // 124 E. Park, Chippewa Falls • 723-7911 // 1221 S. Broadway, Menomonie • 235-2320.

Dessert First 2425 Seymour Road, Eau

Claire • 833-8440 • getdessertfirst.com Famous for its multitude of many-flavored cupcakes, this bakery and café located at Awards and More Plaza likewise offers homemade cookies, muffins, scones, and other sweets. New this year is nonfat frozen yogurt – a perfect summer treat.

Lodie’s Summer Snow 2215 Fairfax St.,

Eau Claire • 456-3898 • Find Summer Snow on Facebook Over 60 flavors of shaved ice to choose from, and even more options when you add the extras like cream. A favorite spot for cool treats in the summer heat. Located in the parking lot of Harbor Freight Tools on London Road.

Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli 611 N. Bridge

Sometimes, it just tastes better chilly. 9 Degrees (Ice Cream Cart) 832-2048 •

braunp@att.net • 9-degrees.com Evening residential service in Eau Claire (see website for times and specific neighborhoods). Eau Claire’s own ice cream man serves up cold treats from a number of non-motorized tricycle carts. 9 Degrees uses Timm’s Dairy and Olson’s “Homaid” ice cream plopped into a crunchy waffle cone and offers other prepackaged treats.

Cherry Berry 2524 Golf Rd. Suite 1A, Eau

Claire • 514-4148 • cherryberryyogurtbar. com For 44 cents an ounce, customers can build their own frozen yogurt sundae.

Cold Stone Creamery 4613 Keystone

Crossing, Eau Claire • 831-8482 • coldstonecreamery.com Personal customization is the name of the game at Cold Stone where you can mix and match an armada of top-

St, Chippewa Falls • 723-4331 • olsonsicecream.com Heading down to Olson’s for some homemade ice cream is a favorite local pastime. Their fresh ingredients and tempting sundaes have kept people coming back for decades. Now you can grab some soup and a deli sandwich prior to dessert.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 2839 Mall

Drive, Eau Claire • 514-2270 • orangeleafyogurt.com Orange Leaf, dubbed “America’s Frozen Yogurt” is a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination. They offer 16 flavors and an enormous army of toppings to suit any taste. Check out the cool spoons.

Treats (Ice Cream Cart) 864-6483 • kap-

bardhi@aim.com • Find Treats on Facebook Ice cream via tricycle presented by Vangjel Kapbardhi, riding through areas of Eau Claire and Altoona handing out frozen sweet treats from a cart attached

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to the front of it. In June the cart will be at the VFW on Starr Ave. during volleyball games. You can also find Treats at Rock Fest, Country Jam, and other local events.

FARMERS MARKETS

Buy local from the region’s many farmers, growers, and herders. It’s good for you. Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market Saturdays, 7:30am-1pm; Wednesdays,

7:30am-1pm; Thursdays, noon-5pm • Phoenix Park Pavilions, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • all ages • 563-2644 • ecdowntownfarmersmarket.com Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Menomonie Farmer’s Market Satur-

The booming Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market in Phoenix Park has your fresh food needs covered.

days, 8am-1pm; Wednesdays 11:30am-6pm • Dunn County Fairgrounds, 17th St. SE, Menomonie • all ages • 265-4271, ext. 1330 • westcap.org/services/farmersmarket/ Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past season had

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15-20 farmers selling everything from vegetables to fruit, eggs, meats and handmade crafts.

Festival Foods Farmers Market Sundays

beginning Jun. 7 • Festival Foods parking lot, 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • all ages • (715) 838-1000 A variety of fresh produce from local farmers.

Chippewa Falls Farmers Market Thurs-

days beginning Jun. 11 • Market Lot, 53 E. Central St., Chippewa Falls • all ages • 723-6661 • chippewafallsmainst.org/ Farmers-Market.php Join us for fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, crafts, handcrafted items, woodcarvings, and much more every Thursday.

Eau Claire Farmers Market Tuesdays &

Saturdays Jun. 6-Oct. 24, 8am-2pm • Gordy’s County Market, 3310 E Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire • eauclairefarmersmarket.com Fresh and organic vegetables, flowers, herbs, and ornamental plants.

PICK-YOUR-OWN GARDENS

Call ahead for hours and to find out what’s in season!

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Appledore Woods W3865 County Rd. HH,

Eau Claire • 834-5697 • AppledoreWoods. com Appledore Woods has opportunities to pick your own strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. 

Augusta Blueberries E27020 E. Branch

Rd., Fairchild • 612-850-9852 • augustablueberries.com Several acres and varieties of cultivate Highbush blueberries in a parklike setting. Picking season runs mid-July through August and early September.

Blueberry Hills Farm N7900 Cty Rd J,

Menomonie • (651) 303-3372 • info@blueberryhillsfarmwi.com • blueberryhillsfarmwi. com Pick your own blueberries.

Blueberry Ridge Orchard E2795 Hagness

Rd., Eleva • 287-3366 • contact@blueberryridge-orchard.com • blueberryridge-orchard.com • Find Blueberry Ridge Orchard on Facebook Featuring 20 acres of cultivated highbush blueberries for U-pick and pre-pick.

Bushel and a Peck Market 18444 County

Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls • 723-0133 • apples@bushelandapeckmarket.com • BushelAndaPeckMarket.com Open in early August for pick-your-own apples, raspberries, and plums.

Cain’s Orchard W13885 Cain Rd., Hixton •

963-2052 • cain@discover-net.net • CainsOrchard.com Pick Highbush cultivated blueberries late July through August. (Bring a 5 qt. bucket). Pick 20 kinds of apples at the end of August through late October.

Charlotte’s Berry Patch 210 Kane Rd.,

Eau Claire • 832-7186 Open for raspberry and blueberry picking. Pickers can also enjoy the scenic flower garden. Call before you drive out.

Connell’s Family Orchard 19372 Coun-

ty Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls • 723-5889 • conorchard@aol.com • facebook.com/connellsfamilyorchard Forty acres of fruit and veggies. Pick tart cherries, blueberries in July, and apples starting in August. Pies, ice cream, carameled apples, jams, honey, and salsas are also available.

Govin’s Meats & Berries N6134 670th St.,

Menomonie • 231-2377 • jgovin@govinsmeatandberries.com • govinsmeatsandberries. com You-pick and pre-picked strawber-

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hot > food & drink ries. Naturally raised beef, free-range chicken, lamb, and pumpkins also for sale.

Grampa Glenn’s Organic Strawberries W11280 Cty Rd. B, Humbird (1/4

mile east of Humbird on Cty Rd. B just off 12/27) • 964-8663 • gstuve@centurytel.net • hgrampaglennsorganicberries. com Pick certified organic strawberries. Call in advance if you want someone to pick on your behalf.

Little Berry Farm W1832 Maple Rd., Eau

Claire • 559-0447 • berrygirls@littleberryfarmec.com • littleberryfarmec.com Offering naturally grown strawberries and raspberries that are healthy and delicious. Little Berry Farm do not use any chemicals or sprays.

Mac’s Berries 10439 130th Ave., Bloomer

• 568-1672 They have both u-pick and prepicked strawberries available. We also have pea pods for picking. If you want prepicked strawberries, call and we’ll reserve them for you to pick up at the farm.

Blackberry Community Farm County

Road S, Box 136, Wheeler • 658-1042 • blackberry@mosaictelecom.net • hblackberrycsa.wix.com/farm Delivering more than 40 kinds of seasonal, chemical free vegetables, fruits (strawberries, currants, raspberries, melons & apples) and herbs in deluxe and half shares. Members are welcome to visit or volunteer on the farm.

katydidranch.com Katydid Ranch is a 40 acre organic/permaculture farm located 8 miles SE of Eau Claire. Organic production practices and record keeping are followed so that in the future Katydid Ranch may apply for organic certification. CSA members can enjoy 5-12 vegetable/herb items in their weekly boxes from June through October.

Breezy Knoll Farm N14014 Fairview

MoonRise Farm W2161 County Rd. KK,

Rd., Fairchild • 206-0517 • judy@breezyknollfarmllc.com • breezyknollfarmllc. com Receive a bountiful harvest of fresh, seasonal, locally grown produce and herbs every week. With every CSA membership you also receive a weekly newsletter filled with stories, recipes and information about your vegetables.

Hogsquash Hollow E8295 County Road

BB, Colfax • 440-4059 • HogsquashHollow@ gmail.com • hogsquashhollow.blogspot. com A small family farm located along the Red Cedar River in Colfax. Receive a box of fresh, never sprayed, never GMO produce straight from the farm.

Jackson Hollow S1291 Hayes Valley Rd.,

AREA CSAs

Community Supported Agriculture Alchemy Family Farm 12453 County

Highway DD, Colfax • 271-2094 • Find this CSA on Facebook Lots of veggies, some fruits and herbs.

Mondovi • 946-3329 • info@jacksonhollow. net Chemical free produce, plus free range eggs and poultry raised by organic methods. Egg and Poultry shares are additional.

Katydid Ranch S7520 Cty Rd. JJ, Fall Creek • 877-9978 • Katydid.Organics@gmail.org •

Nelson • 578-6803 • MoonRiseFarm@hotmail.com • Facebook.com/MoonRiseFarmCSA Providing weekly deliveries of a diverse group of produce sustainably grown for a reasonable price.

Scenic Pastures Farm E17900 Scenic Dr.,

Fall Creek • 456-3037 • info@scenicpasturesfarm.com • scenicpasturesfarm.weebly. com Scenic Pastures Farm is a family farm that offers a 100% heirloom fruit and vegetable CSA and pastured chickens.

Special Treat Farm N674 Cty Rd. H,

Mondovi • (507) 272-0526 • farmovation. wordpress.com The CSA runs for 20 weeks, May-October. All shares include farm fresh eggs, and usually includes heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn. CSA members are welcome at the farm for work hours for discounts or visiting anytime.

Square Roots Farm E9985 W. Mallard Rd.,

Fall Creek • 577-4376 • squarerootsfarm. com Join the farm-to-table movement today with a CSA share from Square Roots Farm. Chemical-free vegetables are delivered from their farm directly to your door every week.

Sunbow Farm

S7805 Norrish Rd., Eau Claire • 379-7284 • sunbowfarm.com Serving the Chippewa Valley with fresh, local, green-grown produce, chicken, lamb, and certified organic herbs since 2003. Sunbow believes in connecting people to the land so all of their shares require an agreement to help at the farm. Members help with planting, weeding, maintenance, and picking.

Sylvan Hills E2161 530th Ave., Menomonie

• TheFarm@sylvanhillsfarm.com • SylvanHillsFarm.com A share includes a weekly pick-up of fresh, locally grown, certified organic produce that will amply feed a family. Items included are: tomatoes, beans, carrots, radishes, and more. 

Thornfield 330th Ave., Menomonie • 612-

961-7182 • thornfieldgarden@outlook.com • thornfieldgarden.com Twenty five acres of garden, field and woods where fruit, vegetables, honey and hops are produced as sustainably as possible. A source of very fresh, organically grown produce that tastes better than almost anything you can find at a store.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd., Mon-

dovi • 210-4740 • togetherfarms@gmail. com • togetherfarms.com Striving to raise the healthiest, happiest animals with lots of minerals and pasture, 100% grass-fed/ finished beef and lamb, pasture pork, chicken turckey and duck. GMO-free and no MSG, nitrates and other unpronouncable ingredients. V1’s Hot Spots 2015

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Chill out in the Fairfax Outdoor Pool in Eau Claire, where you can slide the waterslide, swim with friends, or work on your jumpshot.


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hot > water-based fun One of the best things about summer in Wisconsin is how all the water in the state has turned from a solid to a liquid, and it’s no longer cold enough to make your heart explode. Nope, the water is downright nice, and you should definitely find time to dive into a large body of it. The Chippewa Valley offers a number of public swimming pools and sandy lakeside beaches, so finding a place to model that brand new set of swimmin’ trunks should be as easy as falling out of a boat. And if you like water but you don’t like getting (completely) wet, there are plenty of rivers perfect for a canoe or kayak adventure. And! If that’s too much work, just plop yourself into an inner tube and let Mother Nature do all the work. The time has come: Grab some sun block, a paddle, a giant foam noodle, a life jacket, your flippers, a couple of kayaks, a big towel, a snorkel, and some friends – and go find yourself some water. The fun-soaked information on the following pages should help you out.

BEACHES

Swim at your own risk. Children should not be left unsupervised. Swimming and wading is not allowed during life-threatening weather or after dark. Glass containers, grills, or other hot cooking devices are not allowed on either the sand or grass areas of the beaches. Some locations do not allow pets. Remember your floaties.

— CHIPPEWA COUNTY 723-0331

POOLS

Notice how there’s no “p” in our “ool”? Bernard F. Willi Outdoor Pool On

Bridgewater Avenue, next to Marshall Park, Chippewa Falls • 726-2733 • This pool has a very shallow end for children and a deeper end that a water slide empties into.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax Park Dr., Eau

Stanley

Claire • 839-1680 • pr@eauclairewi.gov The facility includes a main pool with zero depth entry and an Olympic size, eight lane, 50 meter swimming area. A stationary waterslide, 22 feet high with a flume extending 150 feet, is one of the main attractions of the pool. The pool also features a “Raindrop” in the zero depth area of the pool. A separate diving well includes both a one-meter and a three-meter diving board.

Pine Point Park on Holcombe Flowage

Wakanda Outdoor Water Park 909 Pine

Lake Wissota State Park off County Hwy

O (Ray’s Beach on south end of Wissota, off County Hwy X)

Morris Erickson County Park on Long Lake (beach on Lower Long Lake), New Auburn

Otter Lake County Park 35309 170th Ave,

Ave E, Menomonie • 232-5050 • jstratton@ menomonie-wi.gov The large Wakanda Park features 13,914 square feet of water surface, a 230-foot-long, 31-foothigh waterslide, and a 20-foot-long, 12-foothigh drop slide.

Round Lake County Park off 117th St.

— CITY OF EAU CLAIRE 839-4902 Half Moon Beach off Whipple Street Riverview Park at 2711 Riverview Dr.

CANOEING & KAYAKING

— DUNN COUNTY 232-1581 Pine View County Park South of Menomonie, Eau Galle.

— EAU CLAIRE COUNTY 839-4783 Big Falls County Park off both County Hwy Q and County Hwy K

way St., Menomonie • 235-0750 • www.dunhamssports.com/ A one-stop shop for equipment related to fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and hunting, with snowshoeing gear available seasonally.

Environmental Adventure Center 105

Coon Fork Lake County Park off County

Hwy CF • 2 locations: swimming beaches on both the east and west sides of the 80 acre lake

Harstad County Park off Cty Hwy HHH, Augusta

Lake Altoona County Park off County ND, Augusta

The Chippewa Valley’s river rat outfitters, educators, rentals, and more. Dunham’s Sporting Goods 1501 N Broad-

Hilltop Center, Eau Claire • 836-3616 • langlodt@uwec.edu • uwec.edu/recreation/ eac Maintains largest inventory of outdoor equipment in Eau Claire. Rents tent and camping accessories, canoes, kayak (plus accessories), winter sport equipment (plus snowshoes), and fishing rods and reels. Equipment available on a first-come, firstserved, daily, weekend, or weekly basis to UW-Eau Claire ID holders only.

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Catch some fish and some fun from Eau Claire’s Braun’s Bay on Half Moon Lake. Farm & Fleet 2583 S Prairie View Road,

Chippewa Falls • 723-1806 • farmandfleet. com Farm & Fleet carries gear for fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, camping, horseback riding, and hunting.

Gander Mountain 6440 Scully Drive, Eau

Claire • 834-4594 • gandermountain.com This store’s equipment goes beyond its “hunt, fish, camp” slogan, also offering gear for canoeing, snowshoeing, kayaking, and geocaching.

Gordy’s True Value 111 W Columbia St.,

Chippewa Falls • 726-2510 // 17168 County Hwy J, Chippewa Falls • 715-726-2515 • gordyscountymarket.net Sells canoeing equipment (life vests, paddles), hunting equipment (rifle scope mounting), and fishing equipment (line winding, live bait year round), and hunting and fishing licenses.

Irvington Campground E4176 Cty Rd. D,

Menomonie • 505-5202, 235-2267 • menomoniecamping.com Campground with wooded and open site areas with full hook up, electric and water, rusting and seasonal sites available. They also rent canoes, kayaks, tubes and bikes, and provide a shuttle service as well.

Loopy’s 10691 Cty Hwy X (Bus. Hwy 29),

Chippewa Falls • 723-5667 • 723loop.com Loopy’s rents canoes, kayaks, and inner tubes all summer long. Their free shuttle will zip you into town so you can float down the Chippewa River and back to the shop. You can also rent a van for the trip. They even offer “driver safe” beverages, food, ice, and cooler tubes. Stop by Loopy’s restaurant and bar when you’re done.

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Riverside Bike & Skate 937 Water St.,

Eau Claire • 835-0088 • RiversideBikeSkate.com In addition to bikes and skates, Riverside rents canoes and kayaks. Canoe and kayak trips are available from one to four hours on the Eau Claire or Chippewa Rivers. Shuttle available for river trips.

Riverside Junction 27 S Highway S, Au-

gusta • 456-2434 • riverside@bluebuzz.net • riversidejunction.com Riverside Junction offers canoeing and kayaking on the Eau Claire River, plus trip planning, drop off/ pick up, and rentals.

Scheels 4710 Golf Road, Eau Claire •

833-1886 • scheels.com A comprehensive place for all your fishing, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, biking, camping, geocaching, and hunting needs. Experts in the store will be happy to share techniques and advice concerning these topics.

Stout Adventures 220 13th Ave E,

Menomonie • 232-5625 • stoutadventures@ uwstout.edu • uwstout.edu/urec/adventures UW-Stout has an amazing outdoor rental collection! University ID holders and community members with driver’s licenses can rent hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, winter sport (skis and snowshoes), and rock climbing equipment daily or weekly.

Wal-Mart 3915 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire

• 834-0733 // 180 Cedar Falls Road, Menomonie • 235-6565 // 2786 Commercial Blvd., Chippewa Falls • 738-2254 • walmart. com Fishing, hiking, biking, camping, geocaching, and hunting gear are readily available, and special items such as canoes and kayaks can be ordered online.

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WATER PARK

How can we make the awesomeness of swimming a year-round extravaganza? Chaos Water Park 5150 Fairview Dr., Eau

Claire • 715-852-6000 • ChaosWaterParkFun.com Looking for some family fun? Visit Chaos, the Valley’s only indoor waterpark which features multiple slides, an activity pool, hot tub, lily pads, lazy river and kiddie area. Visit ChaosWaterParkFun. com for admission and seasonal hours.

ALTERNATIVE WETNESS SKINNY DIPPING

According to Wisconsin State Statute 944.20 concerning lewd and lascivious behavior, exposing one’s unmentionable regions publicly and indecently – whether in the water or on land – can get you up to nine months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Unless no one sees you.

SLIP ‘N’ SLIDES

Looking for some low-tech, low-friction fun? Get this – they still make Slip ’N’ Slides! A basic version is around nine bucks, and you can upgrade to hoops and a finishing splash pool for around thirty bucks. Low on cash? You can always cobble together a DIY version using trash bags and cinderblocks. If you really want to ramp up the fun factor (and the risk of limb-damage) set that thing up on a grassy hill. Adults beware: you probably weigh more than the last time you slipped and slid, so don’t forget that force equals mass times acceleration.

SPRINKLERS

Call me conservative, but I much prefer a good old-fashioned sprinkler any ole’ day of the week. Whether it’s one of those that shoots water up in the air like a rainbow, or one of those rotating sprinklers that rifles water with precision, you’ll see us gleefully prancing through the spray in our front yards this summer. Expect us to act like it’s so cold every time that we scream and run, but then go right back in for more.

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>tour ATTRACTIONS, GAMES, AND FAMILY FUN

Choo-choo-choose to have a ride through beautiful Carson Park on one of the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association’s mini trains.


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hot > attractions & family fun Isn’t it hard to find good old-fashioned family fun nowadays? Heck, even when you find a perfectly good museum, there’s usually one person in the family – usually Uncle Rod – who pooh-poohs the place because he’d rather sit at home and watch reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond. Don’t worry. In the following pages, you’ll find plenty of firepower to fend off the naysayers and wet blankets. There should be something for everyone in this comprehensive collection of the Chippewa Valley’s many fine museums, exhibit halls, and other tour-worthy locales. You’ll also find a great spot for some hot go-kart action and some leisurely miniature train riding. Even old Uncle Rod won’t say no to that! And if he does, leave him at home. Even if you don’t have a family to romp around town with, these attractions are a great way to spend the day with your friends, so grab some people you know and get touring!

ATTRACTIONS Action City 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire •

715-852-6000 • ActionCityFun.com Action City, attached to the Metropolis Resort, is a 55,000 square foot family fun center featuring popular arcade games and fun attractions. Action City has the largest indoor go-kart track in the Midwest, laser tag, a climbing wall, batting cages, bumper cars, laser maze, mini bowling, an outdoor maze, outdoor go-kart track and a mini golf course.

Amish Tours by The Woodshed, Augusta By appointment only; May-Oct. • 105 West

Lincoln Street, Augusta • 286-5404 • woodshedheirlooms.com Augusta is home to one of the largest Amish settlements in Wisconsin, with more than 150 families. This “motor buggy” takes 1.5 to 2 hours, with stops at an Amish bakery and candy shop, woodshop, home, and farm.

Bullfrog Fish Farm N1321 566th St.,

Menomonie • 664-8775 • bullfrog@eatmyfish.com • eatmyfish.com Rent poles or bring your own, fish in the pond, and have your catch cleaned and packed on ice to take home for dinner. No license required; no catch limit. Live music Sundays throughout the summer.

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire 220 S.

Barstow St., Eau Claire • 832-KIDS • info@ cmec.cc • cmec.cc The interactive environment for children and their grown-ups in the Chippewa Valley that inspires imagination, discovery, creativity, and the love of learning. Everything in the museum is designed with a “learning through play” philosophy. When children take part in the activities of the museum, they are entering a world created just for them.

Carson Park Train Rides Open on Sun-

days and on July 4, noon-5pm • Carson Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • $3 adults, $2 children • (715) 831-0900 • chippewavalleyrailroad.com Enjoy a scenic, half-mile, miniature steam- and gasoline-powered train ride located in Eau Claire’s premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association.

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology 21 E. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls • 720-9206 • info.cfmit@gmail.com

• cfmit.org The museum was an idea that sprang from local citizens who wanted to record and preserve the history of important, unique and groundbreaking innovations in industry and technology that were developed right here in the Chippewa Valley. It opened in May 1998 and now has a variety of exhibits that include the Seymour Cray Supercomputer Collection, Leinenkugel’s, Mason Companies Inc., and other area historic exhibits.

Crystal Cave W965 State Road 29, Spring

Valley • 778-4414 • acoolcave.com Knowledgeable guides will lead you on a onehour tour through a maze of well-lighted passages where glistening cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and rippling flowstone can be seen hanging from the ceiling or covering the ledges. The cave is accessed by a series of steps and ramps that allow you to descend 70 feet underground where your journey follows welllit, graveled trails. The cave temperature hovers near 50 degrees, so a sweatshirt is recommended.

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire Every day •

Along Water Street, N. Barstow Street, Phoenix Park, and the Mayo Clinic Health Systems campus in downtown Eau Claire • FREE • (715) 829-8188, (715) 552-3801 • sculpturetour.org Enjoy this outdoor, interactive, free exhibit of sculptures displayed nearly year-round, 24 hours a day. The sculptures are owned by the artists who created them and are loaned to Eau Claire’s exhibit for 48-50 weeks. Each May a new set of sculptures arrives in the Eau Claire community for display and enjoyment.

Irvine Park Zoo Bridgewater Ave., Chip-

pewa Falls • 723-0051 • Info@irvineparkzoo.org The mission of this park is to foster public support for the animals of the Irvine Park Zoo by: educating the public about their preservation, creating a positive environment for the interaction of humans and animals, and to provide funding for the animals’ living quarters. See animals including foxes, buffalo, elk, cougars, a bobcat, whitetail deer, and monkeys.

Leinenkugel’s Brewery Tour 124 E. Elm

St., Chippewa Falls • (888) 534-6437 • leinielodge@leinenkugels.com • leinie.com See how Leinenkugel’s beer is handcrafted at

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hot > attractions & family fun the seventh-oldest brewery in the United States, learn about the history of the Jacob Leinenkugel family, and sample Leinie’s brews.

LOCAL HISTORY

the first towns and industries of the area’s European settlers, early farm families and communities, and more. The museum also houses a turn-of-the-20th-century ice cream parlor, an eight-foot-wide dollhouse, and the Glenn Curtis Smoot Library and Archives.

Colfax Railroad Museum 500 E. Railroad

S. of Menomonie on Hwy 25, Menomonie • 232-8685 • dunnhistory.org The house in which Caroline Woodhouse lived has been moved to the park from a nearby farm. Her granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink, based the 1935 Newbery Award-winning children’s book Caddie Woodlawn on her life.

Ave., Colfax • (715) 962-2076 • colfaxrrmuseum.org The Colfax Railroad Museum currently has a growing collection of railroad equipment from railroads that serviced the western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota region. The depot houses the large collection of lanterns, railroad china, and the nation’s largest railroad paper-weight collection.

Chippewa County Area History Center

Cook-Rutledge Mansion By appointment

Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park 9 miles

9am-4pm Tuesday • 123 Allen St., Chippewa Falls • 723-4399 • ccgswi@gmail.com The Chippewa County Area History Center and Museum building was formerly the Notre Dame Convent, built in 1883. Your tour will take you through the history of the Chippewa Valley and includes exhibits on furniture, photos, lumber-period toys, a seashell collection, lumberjack tools, Native American artifacts, military artifacts, railroad artifacts and much more.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1404 Carson

Park Drive, Eau Claire • 834-7871 • info@ cvmuseum.com • cvmuseum.com Visitors can view exhibits about the Ojibwe people,

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only • 505 W. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls • 723-7181 • info@cookrutledgemansion. com • CookRutledgeMansion.com The CookRutledge Mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the finest examples of High Victorian-Italianate architecture in the Midwest. Extraordinary hand-painted ceilings and walls, ornately carved woodwork, parquet floors, handcrafted silver doorknobs and hinge plates, and crystal chandeliers enhance the beauty of the interior.

Dells Mill and Museum E18855 County

Road V, Augusta • 286-2714 • dellsmill.com The five-story Dells Mill was built in 1864

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as a grist mill. Wisconsin had been a state for just 16 years and Augusta was a town for eight years. The area was barely settled and Augusta was just a pioneer community; there were no automobiles and almost no railroads. The future of this museum is uncertain, so call ahead before visiting.

Empire in Pine Lumber Museum County

Hwy C, Downsville • 232-8685 • dchs@discover-net.net • dunnhistory.org This award winning display exhibits the rich logging and sandstone quarry history of the Red Cedar Valley. The exhibit includes: Knapp, Stout & Co., blacksmith shop, muzzle-loading bunks, rare up-and-down saw, quarry tools, stonecutting examples, Dead Man’s Corner, 1865 Louisville Post Office, and village jail.

Fall Creek Historical Society Museum

E111940 County Road J, Fall Creek • 8772850 • kunztwo@centurytel.net • fcHistoricalSociety.com See items from Fall Creek’s history including a doctor’s office, a drugstore, dresses, and military uniforms. Also on the grounds are a washhouse, kitchen, and jail.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205

Main St., Menomonie • (715) 235-0001 • boxoffice@mabeltainter.com • mabeltainter. com The Mabel Tainter building includes a lavish 313-seat “crown jewel” Victorian theater and a historic reading room. It is a premier example of a restored vintage American theater. Take a self-guided tour to inspect the intricate hand-stenciling, hand carved white pine archways, rich walnut, mahogony, and oak woodwork, gleaming brass fixtures, leaded glass windows, and a rare working Steere and Turner tracker pipe organ with 1,597 pipes.

Old Courthouse Museum and Jail 315

W. Madison St., Durand • 672-5423 • OldPepinCountyCourthouse.org Wisconsin’s last remaining woodframe courthouse features an iron-latticed cellblock in the jail; upstairs courtroom in near-original condition; a tribute to Helen Parkhurst, railroad room, bridges of Durand, century-old paintings of C.H. Gleason, doctor and dentist office equipment, and appliances and tools used in the home, shop, and fields.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

1110 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • 835-6200 • paulbunyan1934@gmail.com • paulbunyancamp.org Take a step back into time when you visit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Begin your tour with an introductory movie on logging in the 1890s and then visit their barn, blacksmith shop, cook shanty, bunkhouse, and heavy equipment shed to experience a day in the life of a logger.

Russel J Rassbach Heritage Museum

1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie • 2328685 • dunnhistory.org This museum, headquarters of the Dunn County Historical Society and the Dunn County Genealogical Society, interprets the history of Dunn County through its collection of exhibits.

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• Find SAHSM on Facebook The museum houses exhibits on the Northwestern Lumber Company, children’s toys, the Stanley Fire, military displays, Dr. Mathwig’s wildlife display, a general store, harness maker, railroading, and much more. The Logging and Farming Building recognizes the contribution lumberjacks, farm families, and carpenters made to Stanley’s settlement and growth.

Wilson Place Mansion 101 Wilson Circle,

Menomonie • 235-2283 Wilson Place was built in 1859 by Capt. William Wilson, a principal in Knapp, Stout, & Co. lumber company, founder and first mayor of Menomonie, and the area’s first state senator. Three generations of Wilsons remade it from a colonial house to a Queen Annestyle mansion to a Mediterranean villa. Call for admission rates and tour times.

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum 312

N. Front St., Spooner • 715-635-5002, 715635-2479 • wisconsincanoeheritagemuseum. org Featuring displays comprised of canoes and canoe related ephemera, plus a 2500 square foot canoe shop.

SCIENCE & NATURE Chippewa Moraine Interpretive Center

13394 County Hwy M, New Auburn • 9672800 • dnr.wi.gov Exhibits and videos explain the glacial history of the region. Live and stuffed native animals are also on display. Visitors can also hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils, or snowshoe. Part of the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State Recreation Area.

Crystal Cave W965 State Road 29, Spring

Valley • 778-4414 • acoolcave.com Knowledgeable guides will lead you on a onehour tour through a maze of well-lighted passages where glistening cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and rippling flowstone can be seen hanging from the ceiling or covering the ledges. The cave is accessed by a series of steps and ramps that allow you to descend 70 feet underground where your journey follows welllit, graveled trails. The cave temperature hovers near 50 degrees, so a sweatshirt is recommended.

Eau Claire Planet Walk thomaspj@uwec.

edu The Eau Claire Planet Walk is a onemile scale model of the Solar System stretching from the Phoenix Park Farmers Market Pavilion (the Sun) to the Haas Fine Arts Center at UWEC (Pluto).

Hobbs Observatory S1 County Road K,

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hot > attractions & family fun between 8am and 2pm. Lecture series and telescopes take place on the third Saturday of every month…

and educational topic, and includes information about the current night sky.

Irvine Park Zoo Bridgewater Ave., Chip-

Wise Nature Center at Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek •

James Newman Clark Bird Museum

AERIAL FUN

pewa Falls • 723-0051 • Info@irvineparkzoo.org The mission of this park is to foster public support for the animals of the Irvine Park Zoo by: educating the public about their preservation, creating a positive environment for the interaction of humans and animals, and to provide funding for the animals’ living quarters. See animals including foxes, buffalo, elk, cougars, a bobcat, whitetail deer, and monkeys. Phillips Hall UW-Eau Claire, 101 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire • 836-3523 • youngjlm@ uwec.edu • uwec.edu/Biology/about/facilities.htm The bird museum, circular in shape, contains four dioramas and surrounds the planetarium in Phillips Hall room 002. The 530 species housed in the museum were collected by James Newman Clark from the 1870s through the 1920s. Two popular exhibits are the bald eagle and golden eagle, which require the university to hold a license to have them.

L.E. Phillips Planetarium Phillips Hall,

UW-Eau Claire 101 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire • (715 ) 836-5034 • planetarium@ uwec.edu • uwec.edu/planetarium Each one-hour show presents an entertaining

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877-2212 • bcr@beavercreekreserve.org • beavercreekreserve.org The Wise Nature Center is your starting point for exploring the reserve. Stop in, pay trail fees, rent equipment, grab a map, and check out the animal exhibits, observation deck, and nature store.

Heartland Aviation Mon-Sat: 5am-10pm,

Sun: 6am-10pm • 3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire • 835-3181 • customerservice@ heartlandaviation.com • heartlandaviation.com If you’re looking for ideas for a fun time, consider chartering a local plane for a tour of the of the Chippewa Valley. Heartland Aviation will gladly do so, call for a quote.

Skydive Wissota Wed: 4pm-9pm, Fri: 4pm-

9pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-9pm • 6482 County HWY K, Chippewa Falls • 726-1616 • info@ skydivewissota.org • skydivewissota.org Learn how to fly with Skydive Wissota. Schedule a training course or a tandem jump before showing up at the dropzone.

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hot > natural recreation It’s no secret that summer is the prime time to recreate outdoors. The best part about going outside during the warmer months is that you get to have fun while reconnecting with nature. And even if you don’t particularly enjoy hanging out with shrubs and bunny rabbits, at least all that foliage gives you something interesting to look at. Maybe you’re not an outdoorsy type of guy or gal, but don’t let it stop you from exploring a forest or two – you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find. If you like walking and/or riding a bicycle, the next few pages should make you weep with happiness. The bowl of the Chippewa Valley is crisscrossed with a surprising number of easilyaccessed hiking and biking trails, and there’s no shortage of eco-friendly activities. So get out there and partake in the mind-boggling magnificence of the northern Wisconsin wilderness. We promise that it probably won’t bite you.

HIKING & BIKING TRAILS

Lace up your boots and/or grease up your chain for these beautiful trails. 400 State Trail 22 miles (800) 844-3507 •

dnr.wi.gov The 400 State Trail is located between Reedsburg and Elroy with 5 communities conveniently spaced along the trail to provide small town hospitality. Part of the 101-mile State Trail System. A mostly level trail. Trail is used for bicycling, walking, and snowmobiling. There is also a 7-mile horse trail parallel to the bike trail between Wonewoc and LaValle.

Big Falls County Park 839-4783 • co.eau-

claire.wi.us Located in the town of Seymour, the trails at Big Falls cut through mixed coniferous/ hardwood forest on either side of County Highways Q and K.

Buffalo River State Park Trail (608) 534-

6409 or 608) 685-6223 • dnr.wi.gov 36 miles - This is a multi-purpose trail that parallels Hwy 10 passing through the communities of Mondovi, Eleva, Strum, Osseo and Fairchild connecting to Eau Claire County operated ATV trails.

Chippewa River State Trail 839-5032 or

232-1242 • fcrst@chippewa-river-trail.com • chippewa-river-trail.com 30 miles - This former railroad corridor parallels the Chippewa River and including river bottoms, prairies, sandstone bluffs, wetlands, and more. Trailruns from Phoenix Park in Eau Claire to Caryville. Joins the Red Cedar Trail in the Dunnville.

Deer Fly Trail 726-7920 • co.chippewa.

wi.us A hiking trail located in the County Forest in Northern Chippewa County. From the north, the trail entrance is located two miles west of junction of County Rd. M And E.

Duncan Creek Parkway Trail Chippewa

Falls • 723-0331 • chippewacounty.com 5 miles - This trail winds through the city of Chippewa Falls. Trail begins at the parking lot off 225th Avenue. Ideal for biking, hiking, and inline skating. Connects to Old Abe State Trail.

Eau Claire River Route 1.5 miles - Trail

goes from downtown Eau Claire to the East Side Hill. Start at the paved trailhead hidden across from the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library’s underground parking entrance.

The trail brings you across to the north side of the river on an old railroad trestle S bridge that offers spectacular views of the quarter-mile long Banbury Place industrial complex and of course, the valley. The trails in Phoenix Park and Boyd Park now connect and are ready for downtown cyclists.

Fairfax Park 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

• eauclaire-info.com Fairfax Park is a 75acre park located on the south side of Eau Claire, with accommodations including a baseball field, two Little League fields and walking trails. It can be accessed from either Golf Road or Fairfax Street. And, being the only park not connected to a body of water, it is equipped with an outdoor pool.

Hickory Ridge Trail (866) 723-0331 • 9

miles - This trail winds through the quiet and scenic oak and aspen forest. If consists of three challenging loops. Located in northern Chippewa County in the County Forest - the trail begins in a parking lot off of 225th Ave.

Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area 232-

1242 • travelwisconsin.com Numerous hiking trails throughout park: traversing prairie, woodland, and wetlands. A 60-foot tower provides viewing of a four county area.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Ave.,, Chippewa

Falls • 723-0051 • enjoyeauclaire.com 2 miles - This is a gently rolling trail for bikers and hikers. The trail is located in Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls on Bridgewater Avenue. Also features three miles of groomed cross country ski trail.

Lake Wissota State Park 18127 County

Hwy 0, Chippewa Falls • 382-4574 • dnr. wi.gov The park offers over 11 miles of scenic trails that pass along Lake Wissota’s shoreline and through woodland, prairie, lowland, forest, and marsh areas. Bikes are permitted on all but three of the trials. Also features 7.5 miles of groomed and tracked cross-country ski trails. There are also campsites located in the park. A State Park sticker is required.

Levis Mound Trail 743-5140 • levismound.

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easy meandering wooded singletrack to technical pitches and outstanding views of the surrounding 133,000 acre county forest.

Lowes Creek County Park 839-4738 •

co.eau-claire.wi.us 11 miles - All of the trails at Lowes Creek are multi-use so they appeal to runners, walkers, and mountain bikers. There’s something for every level of bike rider, including about 5 miles of the double-track (the cross country ski system) and over 6 miles of challenging (narrow) single track. The single track trails take the rider to all four corners of the park by winding through pine tree forests, crossing creek beds, and cruising along ridge lines. Parking pass required.

Old Abe Trail 711 North Bridge Street,

Chippewa Falls • 726-7920 • dnr.wi.gov 20 miles - A paved, multi-use trail running from Chippewa Falls to Cornell. It winds through agricultural and forestland while following the Chippewa River. Located just north of Eau Claire, one of the trailheads is northeast of Chippewa Falls on 97th Ave. It connects with the Chippewa River Trail in Eau Claire and the Red Cedar Trail in Menomonie.

Otter Creek Trail 2333 Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona • 3 miles - Located next to the Hillcrest Golf Course.

Putnam Trail Located at the end of Putnam

Drive in Eau Claire, Eau Claire • 836-2637 • uwec.edu A long portion of the trail has a sloped hill on one side, marshy woods that gives way to great views of Little Niagara creek on the other, and a beautiful canopy of branches and leaves overhead. You’ll forget you’re in the middle of a city of over 60,000 people.

Red Cedar State Trail 921 Brickyard

Road, Menomonie • 232-1242 • dnr.wi.gov 15 miles - This trail connects Menomonie to Dunnville and shadows the steep walls of the Red Cedar Valley. Wildlife along the trail includes pileated woodpeckers, songbirds, turkey, grouse, pheasants, fox, and deer. Connects to the 20-mile Chippewa River Trail.

Stage Coach Bicycle Route 831-2345 •

info@visiteauclaire.com • travelwisconsin. com 21 miles - Approximately 21 miles roundtrip with alternate loops. Mostly easy but a few steep hills. It’s a scenic route that follows along a lightly traveled road and is perfect for a family bicycle outing. Available year round and no pass is required. Trailhead located in Augusta just off Hwy 12/27 on Stone St.

Tower Ridge Recreation Area 1230 S

82nd Ave, Eau Claire • 839-4783 • co.eauclaire.wi.us The trails are wide, and they wind through oak forest and around and over a number of steep hills. Several places along the trails offer downright spectacular views of the Eau Claire River valley. The park is off County Rd. L in Eau Claire.

Wildwood Trail 200 Main St., Woodville

• 531-1923, 684-2874 The Wildwood Trail is a seven-mile off-road hiking, biking and snowmobiling trail on a former railroad right-of-way, which runs from the Village of Woodville south to the St. Croix/Pierce County line, through the Town of Eau Galle.

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hot > outdoor recreation TWO-WHEELED ENTHUSIASM

ride through the rolling hills of western Wisconsin countryside, and a run through historic Carson Park.

Pedal over to the Hot Spots events calendar for more great recreation events. Clear Water for Clean Water Event (Walk/Run/Bike) Jun. 6, 9am • Carson

Bike Week Kickoff Event in the Volume One Parking Lot Jun. 9, 6:30-10am • Vol-

Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • $10 each. (Children 5 & under FREE); additional donations welcome • 832-4624 • cornerstoneec.wufoo.com A walk, run, or bike event for the whole family to help provide ceramic water filter for the Makua people of Mozambique Africa. Hosted by Cornerstone Christian Church.

Trails Day Jun. 6, 10am-2pm • Red Cedar

Trail, Depot Visitors Center, (Hwy 29 just west of downtown), Menomonie • FREE • All ages • redcedarhoffman.org June 6 (rain date June 7) is National Trails Day. Come enjoy a free day at the Red Cedar Trail in Menomonie. Activities include fishing, biking, bike tune ups from Simple Sports, Raptor Center birds, prizes and more. Visit online for more information and a full time schedule.

6th Annual Eau Claire Triathlon Jun. 7,

8am • Half Moon Beach, Randall St, Eau Claire • Individuals: $57-$87 depending on date of registration; Teams of 2-3: $95-$125 depending on date of registration • eauclairetriathlon.com Beginners and veteran triathletes alike have used our Sprint Triathlon as a great way to get their summers started with a bang. Compete individually or as part of a team. The race course includes a swim in Halfmoon Lake, a bike

ume One parking lot, Corner of North Dewey St. and Galloway St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Join Volume One, The Wisconsin Bike Federation, BPAC, CVTA, Eau Claire Mobile Bike Repair and other important friends of a bike-friendly Wisconsin who will be on hand for the Bike Week kickoff party with free coffee, free breakfast/snacks from Mega Co-Op, “local celebrities” riding in, unique bikes and a whole bunch more. Wisconsin Bike Week runs June 8-13. Bike party at 7:30am.

Bike Maintenance 101 Jun. 9, 7pm • The

Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Sean of Eau Claire Mobile Bicycle Repair offers quick, friendly, on-the-spot professional service to Eau Clairians on a daily basis. Join him, and Dan from Bike Think, for a basic run-down of bike maintenance, tune-ups, and repairs.

Savvy City Cycling: A Bicycle-Commuting Workshop Jun. 10, 7pm • The Volume

One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Savvy City Cycling is a bicycle commuting workshop for beginners. Whether you’ve been riding for a while and want to commute to work

or school, or just starting out and need to learn the basics, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover safety, rules of the road, new city infrastructure projects, and share tips and tricks for making your bike part of your daily life.

Bike ‘n Brats Bonanza Jun. 13, 11am-

2pm • Mega! Co-Op East, 1201 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • 869-8491 • megafoods. com Free brat to everyone that bikes to the event, plus giveaways and live music.

Lake Eau Claire Clear Water Triathlon and Picnic Jun. 20 • C & G Hide Away Bar

on Lake Eau Claire, Augusta (Take Hwy 27 north of Augusta, turn R on County Road ND) • See contact info for cost • lakeeauclaire.org Entry fee includes a chicken dinner, beverages, raffles, and a live band for dancing. This non-timed events includes a 2.5 mile run/walk, 1 mile paddle, and 8 mile bike ride. Many various other fundraising will take place - something for everyone. Whether you are a runner or not, bring your family out for a fun day.

North Star Bicycle Festival Jun. 20 •

Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, 342 Main St E, Menomonie • 235-9087 • northstarbicyclefestival.com The Northstar Bicycle Festival has become a classic event for bicyclists in the area. The men’s course follows 101 miles of the rural roads of Dunn County, with the women’s course being 76 miles long.

Red Flint Firecracker Jun. 28 • Eau Claire

County Expo Center, 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire • See contact info for cost • chippewaoffroad.org The Red Flint Firecracker bike race has become known for its fabulous trails and family friendly venue. Featuring a mix of twisty pines, hard-packed Whoops and speedy ski trails, racers will find plenty to love about this year’s course. The weekend has plenty in store for you beginning with onsite camping Friday and Saturday nights.

Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour Jul. 18,

7:30am-4pm • Starting at Mequon, bike to Manitowoc, then head towards Door County and end in Sturgeon Bay • 262-785-4272 • events.lls.org/pages/wi/scenicshore1502015 The Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour is a two day, 150 mile, fully-supported cycling event that is open to riders of all ages and abilities. One of Wisconsin’s most popular bike rides, the Scenic Shore 150 is the largest locally organized and supported event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Just Du It! Youth Triathlon Jul. 25,

8:30am • Perrot State Park, Trempealeau • $20-$30 • agse 5-13 • offnfunning.org Join in this fabulous and fun run, bike, run duathlon for youth age 5-13. Bike, helmet and bib numbers, t-shirts, post du party, & random door prizes. Distances and challenges vary with ability and desires. Finishers medal for all! Registration limited. All the details and information can be found online.

Eau Claire Run Row Ride Aug. 8 • Race

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hot > outdoor recreation See contact info for cost • 839-5032 • ci.eauclaire.wi.us The triathlon follows the shores of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, WI and is a non-timed event. Ride 10 miles through Eau Claire streets county roads, then run three miles on the beautiful Chippewa River Trail up to Phoenix Park, then row the river route from Phoenix Park.

looks the Eau Claire River, giving this 43 acre park many scenic views. This park is for those who enjoy the quietness of nature, with no electricity or running water. The park offers facilities to accommodate the family or large group gatherings including a large reservable open shelter and ball field.

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CAMPGROUNDS AND STATE PARKS WITH CAMPING

Call for associated fees and to learn about amenities. Don’t forget the waterproof matches. Brunet Island State Park 23125 255th

St., Cornell • 239-6888 Many campers are drawn to Brunet Island State Park’s quiet lagoons and channels, perfect for fishing, canoeing, swimming, or just watching wildlife (the park is well-known for its roaming deer population). If you’re an adventurous camper, check out the Old Abe State Trail, a 20-mile abandoned railroad grade that connects Brunet Island with Lake Wissota State Park. You won’t leave disappointed.

Chippewa Moraine State Rec. Area

13394 Cty Hwy M, New Auburn • 967-2800 • dnr.wi.gov Situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the 3180-acre Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area offers unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The Chippewa Moraine is one of nine units of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.

Coon Fork Lake County Park Augusta •

839-4738 or 286-5536 • co.eau-claire.wi.us A regular winner of Volume One’s readers poll for best camping, this campground is located on the east side of Coon Fork Lake, and is for use by registered campers and their guests.

Country Villa Motel and Country Camping 10765 County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls

• 288-6376 • countryvillamotelandcamping.com Country Villa Motel and Country Camping offer guests a quiet, country atmosphere. Whether you’re in the Chippewa Falls area for Rock Fest, Country Fest, Country Jam, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, Oktoberfest, or just for a seasonal getaway, relax amidst beautiful scenery and affordable lodging.

Duncan Creek Campground 12528 102nd

Ave., Chippewa Falls • 723-1222 • travelwisconsin.com Campground offers spacious campsites, electrical hook-ups, playgrounds, fishing in Duncan Creek, canoe access, nestled the cool of large deciduous and coniferous trees.

Elmer’s Campgrounds 8027 Hwy 12, Fall

Creek • 832-6277 RV and tent options available. Firewood available, pet friendly, playground, RV Storage, laundry and more.

Harstad County Park Augusta • 839-4738

• co.eau-claire.wi.us Harstad Park over-

Hills

State

Rec.

Area

Menomonie • 232-1242 • dnr.wi.gov Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area offers 707 acres of preserved and restored wooded hills, wetlands, and prairie traversed with hiking and cross-country ski trails. It’s an excellent bird watching area. Outdoor group camp organized for youth groups camping only, otherwise limited to day use.

Irvington Campground E4176 Ct. Rd.D,

Menomonie • 235-2267 or 505-5202 • menomoniecamping.com 45 sites. The campground has wooded and open site areas with full hook up, electric & water, rustic & seasonal sites available.

Lake Wissota State Park 18127 County

Highway O, Chippewa Falls • 382-4574 • chippewacounty.com The park offers all the watery fun associated with a big lake, but also has a lot of secluded trails for hikers and mountain bikers, a playground, picnic area, and more. It has all the amenities of home (toilets, showers, electricity) and is perfect for families.

Stoney Creek RV Resort 50483 Oak Grove

Road, Osseo • 597-2102 and 1 (888) 349-6399 • stoneycreekrvresort.com Stoney Creek is big rig friendly, offers 18 hole mini golf, laundry facilities, free wi-fi internet, adult pool with basketball, kiddie pool with toys, volleyball and basketball courts, shortorder kitchen, covered wagon rides, game room, worship services, and more.

Sunshine Valley Campground E18250

Buse Road, Augusta • 286-4222 23 sites. Sunshine Valley Campground is located in Augusta, Wisconsin.

Twin

Campground

2004 • reservations@whisperingpinesosseo. com • whisperingpinesosseo.com Offering sites as large as three times a conventional campsite. Private bathrooms and showers available all year round.

Ave., New Auburn • 967-2148 • loonlakecampground.com If you are looking for a place for you and your family to enjoy the summer, look no further! This campground is tucked away on quiet Loon Lake in New Auburn, Wisconsin. This lake is shallow and quiet, which makes it the perfect lake for paddle boats, canoeing, and kayaking.

O’Neil Creek Campground 14912 105th

Ave., Chippewa Falls • 723-6581 • office@ oneilcreek.com • ONeilCreek.com You can camp, fish, or just relax. They have plenty of activities for both you and the kids, if you are so inclined. They have a general store, and there are two golf courses within five miles of the campground.

Pine Harbor Campground 7181 185th

St., Chippewa Falls • 723-9865 • pineharborcampground.comClean flush toilets, showers, and laundry facilities. Two play grounds: one 5 and under, one 5 and over. Pet friendly (on a leash). Hiking and biking trails. Free wireless internet.

Rock Lake Lodge & Campground 23015

153rd St., Bloomer • 568-4370 Go swimming in the heated, outdoor pool, play in the game room, take a walk and see elk and peacocks, go fishing on Rock Lake, bring your ATV’s/snowmobiles, and ride the trail or just relax around the campfire or at the lodge. The lodge has a full bar with homemade pizzas and sandwiches.

Sandy Hill Campground E21100 ND

Road, Augusta • 286-2495 • augustawi.com A very clean and peaceful spot for family camping.

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Whispering Pines Bar & Grill and Campground N12788 S Prairie Rd., Osseo • 597-

Loon Lake Campgrounds 10279 280th

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Springs

N6572 530th St., Menomonie • 235-9321 • twinspringscampingresort.com 75 sites. There are a variety of activities and amenities that will make your stay more enjoyable at Twin Springs Resort Campground, such as: a swimming pool, boat rentals, fire wood and ice for sale, bar and game room, nature trails, play areas for children, camping cabins, tiled showers with hot water, fire areas and fire rings, and more.

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hot > participation sports No one has ever accused the staff of Volume One of being overly athletic. Never in the history of the magazine has someone said, “You guys focus too much on sports. There’s more to life, you know.” No, they are not the sportiest of folks – but this has not stopped them from trying. And just because the magazine’s volleyball team holds the worst record in local league history, it doesn’t mean they don’t know where to (attempt to) get their game on. As a service to you, they’ve assembled a guide to the Chippewa Valley’s public courts, courses, and fields.

— HORSESHOE PITCHES

Most facilities require ample amounts of easy-going-ness.

Eau Claire Carson Park 101 Carson Park Dr. Altoona Lake Altoona County Park 604 Beach Rd.

Chippewa Falls Flag Hill in Irvine Park on Bridgewater Ave.

OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPORTING AREAS

Menomonie Leisure Center Park, For

VOLLEYBALL COURTS

Somewhere within these parks is what you’re looking for. For more info, call Chippewa Falls Parks & Rec., 723-3890 • Eau Claire Parks & Rec., 839-5032 • Menomonie Parks & Rec., 232-1664. These listings do not include school areas and private businesses, which may or may not be open to the public.

Bump, set, and serve up some fun.

Eau Claire Carson Park 101 Carson Park Dr. • Mount Simon Park on Addison St. • Riverview Park at 2711 Riverview Dr. • Rod & Gun Park 801 Schoettl Ave. Altoona Lake Altoona County Park 604 Beach Rd.

Chippewa Falls Irvine Park on Bridgewater Ave.

Menomonie Leisure Center Park, For

more info visit Menomonie Parks and Rec at 1412 6th St.

BASKETBALL COURTS

Some courts are not full. Most courts require you to “bring it.”

Eau Claire Boyd Park, 1202 Fairway St. • Cameron Street Playground, at 1601 11th St. • Demmler Park at 524 Putnam Dr. • Grover Heights Park at 122 Violet St. • Kessler Field 105 Walnut St. • McDonough Park at 800 McDonough St. • Mitscher Playground at 3507 Sharon Dr. • Newell Park 122 S. Michigan St. • North Riverfronts Park at 815 Forest St. • Oakwood Hills Neighborhood Park 4433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy. • Sudnet Park, 4703 Robbin Rd. • Zephyr Park on Shady Grove Rd.

Altoona Altoona City Park, on the cor-

ner of Bartlett Avenue and 10th Street W. • Devney Park on Devney Drive west of County Trunk A.

Chippewa Falls Buchanan Park, S. Main St. • Marshall Park Bridgewater Avenue,

Augusta Lake Eau Claire County Park

South Shore Dr., five miles north of Augusta off Hwy 27.

— BASEBALL & SOFTBALL DIAMONDS

Hurry up batter. It’s gotta be a short game, then I’ve gotta get home for lunch.

Eau Claire Carson Park 101 Carson Park Dr. • Bollinger Fields Stein Blvd. • Fairfax Park at 4200 Fairfax St. • Kessler Field at 105 Walnut St. • Mount Simon Park on Addison St. • Newell Park at 122 S. Michigan St. • Zephyr Park on Shady Grove Rd. Altoona Altoona City Park on the corner

of Bartlett Avenue and 10th Street West • Cinder City Park Spooner Ave. & 10th St. • Devney Park on Devney Drive west of County Trunk A.

Menomonie Elmwood Park on 4th Ave. • Fowlers Court Park on 4th Ave. • Phelan Park at 21st Ave. E. • Wakanda Park on

Chippewa Falls Casper Park W Canal St. • Marshall Park Bridgewater Ave. Menomonie Elmwood Park on 4th Avenue, Menomonie • Fowler Court Park on 4th Avenue, Menomonie • Wakanda Park

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Augusta Lake Eau Claire County Park

Chippewa Falls.

Pine Ave.

more info visit Menomonie Parks and Rec at 1412 6th St. • Wakanda Park on Pine Ave.

Augusta Lake Eau Claire County Park

South Shore Dr., five miles north of Augusta off Hwy 27.

SKATE PARKS

A couple of places to gleam the cube. Eau Claire Skateboard Plaza Along

the bike trail near Lakeshore Shelter, 900 Broadway St., Eau Claire • 839-5039 • PR@eauclairewi.gov • eauclairewi.gov The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department installed a 3,000 square foot facility in August of 2013. Intended for skateboards, inline skates, and BMX bikes only, this park is free and is open to the public.

Marshall Park Skate Park, Chippewa Falls Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls

• parkforest@chippewafalls-wi.gov • 7230051 • ci.chippewa-falls.wi.us Intended for skateboards, inline skates, and BMX Bikes.

Menomonie Skate Park Phelan Park

at 21st Ave. E (south end), Menomonie • 232-1664 • menorec@menomonie-wi.gov • menomonie-wi.gov Huge, with plenty of features for different skill levels. All concrete with some great lines and a generally good flow. Includes a 6’vert, quarter, two 6’ regular transitioned quarters, a small 4’ bowled corner, pyramids, and more.

DISC GOLF COURSES

Two great sports that taste great together. Brickyard Disc Golf Course 302 Brick-

yard Road, Menomonie • 9 holes, 1,797 feet (alt. course 3,006 feet), natural tees A very

on Pine Ave.

South Shore Dr., five miles north of Augusta off Hwy 27.

TENNIS COURTS

What’s with all the racquet?

Eau Claire Carson Park 101 Carson Park Dr. • McDonough Park at 800 McDonough St. • Owen Park on 1st Ave. Altoona Devney Park on Devney Dr. west of County Trunk A • Altoona City Park on

— SOCCER FIELDS

Can you bend it like Beckham?

Chippewa Falls Buchanan Park S. Main St. • Marshall Park Bridgewater Ave.

Eau Claire Boyd Park 1202 Fairway St. • Bollinger Fields on Stein Blvd. • Eau Claire Soccer Park Hamilton Ave. • Grover Heights Park 1022 Violet Ave. Chippewa Falls Casper Park W Canal St.

Menomonie Phelan Park at 21st Ave. E.

Menomonie Phelan Park at 21st Ave. E.

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hot > participation sports technical course, it traverses hills, valleys and plateaus. Dual tees. Two permanent pins per hole: yellow A pins and orange B pins. 2 practice baskets on Putting Plateau marked for putting games.

Chippewa Falls Middle School 750 Tropicana Blvd., Chippewa Falls • PlayDG.com/ Chippewa 18 holes, 5,107 feet, par 62, mixed tees Wonderfully creative, wrapped around the school and surrounding woods. Varied elevations. Mix of open and wooded.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire • PlayDG.com/delong • 18 holes, 1,942 feet, par 54, natural tees The front 9 works its way around a track. It works well for putting practice and is also wheelchair friendly. The back 9 resembles your typical course, however, it is quite short and mostly wide open.

Lamb

Creek 5699 County Road D, Menomonie • 9 holes, 2,088 feet, par 29, concrete tees This course is owned and operated by Pioneer Grill and Saloon and winds through tight woods and over Lambs Creek with rolling elevation along the basin. Menomonie Middle School 920 21st St SE, Menomonie • 12 holes, 2,438 feet, par 39, grass tees Beautiful countryside with elevation on half the course. Referred to as the “sunset course,” play 1-2 hours before sunset and enjoy the expansive panoramic view and colors from hole 6 basket and 7 tee.

Mount Simon Park Addison St., Eau Claire Located on Dells Pond, you can access this 49-acre park from Madison Street or Birch Street. Mount Simon Park has a boat landing and dock, two pavilions, two lighted sand volleyball courts and a 9 hole, 2,165 foot, par 34 disc golf course.

Northstar Middle School 2711 Abbe Hill Drive, Eau Claire • 9 holes, par 27, gravel tees Some difficult holes, as well as some very solid chances for birdies. First 3 are open, in a valley behind the school, then a few holes in the woods. Not open to public during school hours.

The Campus “9” Upper Campus, UWEC, Eau Claire • 836-5601 • wibergad@uwec.edu • 9 holes, mixed tees Course is interspersed around campus dorms, mostly flat areas.

Tower Ridge Park Off County Rd. L, Eau

DOG PARKS Happy Tails Dog Park 841 Chippewa

Crossing Boulevard, Chippewa Falls • contact@happytailsdogpark.org • happytailsdogpark.org Open year-round, this park has 53+ fenced acres, a walking trail around the perimeter, and a small d og area. Dog waste bags provided but no water as of yet, so please bring your own.

Off Leash Recreation Area intersection of

Gateway Drive and House Road, Eau Claire • info@ecdogpark.com • ECDogPark.com Open daily till dusk - A facility where people may responsibly exercise their dogs without leashes. This fenced, nine-acre area is open year-round on a daily basis until dusk.

Menomonie Dog Park Brickyard Road,

Menomonie • doghouse@wwt.net 11.5 acre area available for dogs and their owners, founded and supported by “Friends of the Menomonie Dog Park.” Dog park permits are available at City Hall and the park.

GOLF COURSES

A number of locations to ruin a good walk. Chippewa Valley Golf Club 2200 Crest-

wood Dr., Menomonie • 235-9808 and 1(800) 494-8987 • info@cvgolf.com • CVGolf.com 18 holes, 6,324 yards, par 71, public. This course was designed to flow on 187 acres of maturely wooded, naturally rolling terrain with dramatic elevation changes between the tees and greens. Rental clubs available.

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club 828 Club-

view Lane, Altoona • 836-8420 • office@ecgcc.com • ecgcc.com 18 holes, 6,574 yards, par 71, private. This hilly course features undualting greens that make it challenging to read. Some elevation changes occur on the fairways and there is a lake that comes into play on one hole.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory

Rd., Eau Claire • 878-4543 • info@golfhickoryhills.com • golfhickoryhills.com 18 holes, 4,770 yards, par 63, public. This course is easy to walk. Most of the small greens are elevated, and water hazards come into play on at least three different occasions. Operating hours are from daylight to dark, with the clubhouse open at 7am. The signature hole is #7, a 146-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot past a pond in order to reach the green.

Lake Hallie Golf Club 2196 110th St., Chip-

Claire • PlayDG.com/towerridge • 18 holes, 3,730 feet (alt. course 5,775 feet), par 78, natural tees This is a very challenging course that is heavily wooded with many elevation changes. Long, narrow fairways, dual tees.

pewa Falls • 861-5442 • LakeHallieGolf.com 18 holes, 5,787 yards, par 70, public. This wooded course was built on hilly terrain, so expect many uneven lies. There are trees that line many of the fairways, and the front nine is more open than the back.

Wakanda Park on Pine Avenue, Menomonie

Lake Wissota Golf Course 16108 97th

• PlayDG.com/wakanda 18 holes, 5,545 feet, par 65 Wakanda Park is a challenging course with a good variety of open and wooded shots, as well as water hazards. There is also a good mix of short and long holes. The park also has baseball diamonds and basketball courts. V1’s Hot Spots 2015

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Ave., Chippewa Falls • (888) 382-4780 • LakeWissotaGolf.com 18 holes, 6,015 yards, par 71, public. This course requires many straightaway tee and approach shots to the green. Hole #3 is a long par 3 with a blind shot to a green guarded on the right by a bunker and a pond. One green is located

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Menomonie Golf & Country Club 802 Heller

Rd., Menomonie • 235-3595 • menomoniegolf. com Nine holes, 1,911 yards, par 30, public. This course has hazards on every hole in the form of trees or water. Watch out for the “Cathedral of the Pines” on #3 and the river that flows through the center of the course and comes into play on 3 holes.

Mill Run Golf Course 3905 Kane Rd., Eau Claire

• 858-7960 • WildRidgeGolf.com 18 holes, 6,078 yards, public. Mill Run Golf Course has been a local favorite for Eau Claire area golfers since it’s inception in 1981. It makes up for the lack of overall distance with strategically placed hazards, bunkers, and subtly breaking greens.

Ojibwa Golf & Bowl 8140 136th Street, Chip-

pewa Falls • 723-8823 • info@ojibwagc.com • OjibwaGC.com Nine holes, 2,882 yards, par 35, public. Close to downtown Chippewa Falls, this gorgeous course is surrounded by mature pine trees. Water hazards come into play on several holes. The terrain is hilly and the small greens are in excellent condition.

Pine Meadow Golf Club 4324 Fairfax Park

Dr., Eau Claire • 832-6011 • pinemeadowgolfclub.com Pine Meadow features nine holes in a clean environment with courteous staff for an excellent golfing experience. They also have leagues for all ages, equipment rentals, and a bar and restaurant on the premises.

Pinewood Golf Course N4545 440th St.,

Menomonie • 235-2900 • golfatpinewood@ gmail.com • golfpinewood.com Nine holes, 1,558 yards, par 29, public. An excellent course for beginners, youth, and seniors, these greens are fairly level and virtually hazard-free, except for a few sand traps.

Princeton Valley Golf Course 2300 W. Princ-

eton Ave., Eau Claire • 834-3334 • princetonvalley1@aol.com • princetonvalleygolf.net Nine holes, 3,325 yards, par 36, public. This scenic course is located in the base of a valley. The course is tight and features a beautiful rolling layout with tree framed fairways.

Timber Terrace Golf Course 1117 Pump-

house Rd., Chippewa Falls • 726-1500 • info@ timberterracegolfcourse.com • TimberTerraceGolfCourse.com Nine holes, 2,900 yards, par 35, public. This very scenic course was built on hilly terrain, so you can expect many uneve n lies. Pine trees line all the fairways and water hazards come into play on a few holes.

Whitetail Golf Course E8414 760th Ave., Col-

fax, WI 54730 • 962-3888 and (877) 283-7657 • bobbiejo@whitetailgolf.com • whitetailgolf.com Known for its well-manicured grounds and greens, Whitetail Golf Course features 18½ holes carved into the countryside of Northwest Wisconsin. The front nine lends golfers ample space and demanding distance, while the narrow carved-out holes on the back nine require precision play.

Wild Ridge Golf Course 3905 Kane Rd., Eau

Claire • 834-1766 • wildridgegolf.com 18 holes, 7,000 yards, public. This is a championship golf course. Enjoy the view from the breathtaking elevated first tee which has been cut of the woods to the wind blown links style of the par three 17th hole. V1’s Hot Spots 2015

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hot > spectator sports When’s the last time you got down to business and did some honest-to-goodness rooting? It has probably been a while, and it has probably been even longer since you root-root-rooted for the home team. You’ve probably forgotten how good it feels to jump to your feet along with hundreds of other local fans when good ol’ what’s-his-name hammers out a home run. You’ve probably forgotten how good those peanuts and hot dogs taste when you’re eating them while sitting high in the bleachers. And you’ve probably forgotten what it looks like when a whole town rallies around a small group of guys who are giving one hundred and ten percent. Well, maybe it’s time you remembered. In the next couple of pages, you’ll find the home game schedules for Eau Claire’s semi-pro sports teams (along with a few other spectator events), so you’ll know exactly where and when to paint your face and hold aloft your giant foam finger. So get out there and show some pride for the hometown team. After all, if they don’t win, it’s a shame.

EAU CLAIRE CAVALIERS BASEBALL Home games held at Carson Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available • All ages • 715838-9222 • eauclairecavaliers.org June 5, 7:30pm vs. Eau Claire Bears and held at Bollinger Field (not Carson Park); June 6, 3pm vs. St. Paul Capitals; June 10, 7pm vs. Beef River Bulldogs; June 26, 7:30pm vs. Sparta Millers; June 27, 1pm vs. Prescott Pirates; June 28, 1pm vs. Luck Renegades; July 1, 7pm vs. Whitehall Wolves; July 2, 7:30pm vs. Burnsville Bulldogs; July 6, 7pm vs. Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks and is held at Casper Park in Chippewa Falls (not Carson Park); July 9, 7pm vs. Spooner Bandits; July 22, 7pm vs. Menomonie Eagles; July 24, 7pm vs. Westmont Red Sox; July 25-26, noon vs. Westmont Red Sox; July 28, 7pm vs. Haugen Hornets; July 30, 7pm vs. Hallie Eagles.

Waterloo Bucks; July 3, 6:35pm vs. Willmar Stingers; July 4, 6:05pm vs. Willmar Stingers; July 5, 5:05pm vs. St. Cloud Rox; July 6, 6:35pm vs. St. Cloud Rox; July 7, 6:35pm vs. Rochester Honkers; July 8, 6:35pm vs. Rochester Honkers; July 14, 6:35pm vs. Mankato Moondogs; July 15, 6:35pm vs. Mankato Moondogs; July 16, 6:35pm vs. Alexandria Blue Anchors; July 17, 7:05pm vs. Alexandria Blue Anchors; July 18, 6:35pm vs. Lakeshore Chinooks; July 29, 1:05pm & 7:05pm vs. Wisconsin Rapids Rafters; July 31, 7:05pm vs. Rochester Honkers; August 1, 6:35pm vs. Thunder Bay Border Cats; August 2, 5:05pm vs. Thunder Bay Border Cats; August 3, 6:35pm vs. Duluth Huskies; August 5, 6:35pm vs. Duluth Huskies.

gusta Athletics; June 5, 7:30pm vs. Eau Claire Cavaliers; June 10, 7:30pm vs. Osseo Merchants; June 12, 7:30pm vs. Menomonie Eagles; June  20, 1pm vs. Cadott Red Sox; June 24, 7:30pm vs. Hallie Eagles; July 17, 7:30pm vs. Haugen Hornets; July 19, 1pm vs. Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks.

MENOMONIE BLUE CAPS BASEBALL Home games played at Phelan Park, Menomonie • dunnhistory.org/bluecaps • Find the Menomonie Blue Caps on Facebook June 13, 10:30am vs. Afton Red Socks, Rum River Rovers; Aug. 8, 10 vs. Minneapolis Quicksteps (Menomonie Blue Bonnets vs. Minneapolis Lady Quicksteps also taking place). The Blue Caps play vintage baseball rules and wear jerseys of the era.

CHIPPEWA VALLEY PREDATORS FOOTBALL Home games held at Carson Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • $8 ages 13+ at the gate, $6 ages 13+ at Gordy’s, $4 ages 6-12, FREE to veterans and ages up to 5, $40 season tickets (includes six games) • cvpredators.com June 6, 6pm vs. Menomonie Thunderhawks at UW-Stout (not Carson Park); July 4, 6pm vs. Menomonie Thunderhawks; July 18, 6pm vs. Lakeshore Cougars; June 20, 6pm vs. Illinois Cowboys.

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Home games held at Bollinger Fields, Stein Blvd, Eau Claire • 715-271-6267 • leaguelineup.com/ecbears June 3, 7:30pm vs. Au-

Home games held at Williams Stadium at UW-Stout, 1600 S Broadway St., Menomonie • thawksfootball.com June 6, 7pm vs. Chip-

Home games held at Carson Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • General admission: $7 general, $11 Superstition Sunday // Grandstand: $9 general, $13 Superstition Sunday // Box: $12 general, $16 Superstition Sunday // Fan Deck: $26 // Season tickets, 10- and 20game voucher packs, and group discounts available • all ages • (715) 839-7788 • northwoodsleague.com/eau-claire-express/ June 7, 5:05pm vs. Waterloo Bucks; June 8, 6:35pm vs. Waterloo Bucks; June 9, 6:35pm vs. Lakeshore Chinooks; June 11, 6:35pm vs. Thunder Bay Border Cats; June 12, 7:05pm vs. Thunder bay Border Cats; June 13, 6:35pm vs. Alexandria Blue Anchors; June 14, 5:05pm vs. Alexandria Blue Anchors; June 18, 6:35pm vs. Rochester Honkers; June 19, 7:05pm vs. Mankato Moondogs; June 20, 6:35pm vs. Mankato Moondogs; June 21, 5:05pm vs. St. Cloud Rox; June 22, 6:35pm vs. St. Cloud Rox; June 23, 6:35pm vs. Waterloo Bucks; June 24, 6:35pm vs.

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pewa Valley Predators; June 20, 7pm vs. Fox Valley Force; July 4, 6pm vs. Chippewa Valley Predators (held at Carson Park, not UW-Stout); July 18, 7pm vs. River City Rough Riders.

RACES AT RED CEDAR SPEEDWAY Fridays until Sep. 25; plus Aug. 13 and Sep. 26, 7pm • Red Cedar Speedway, 1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park, Menomonie • $13 adults; $10 students & seniors • All ages • 235-6318 • redcedarracing.com The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track racing seven weekly stock car classes. See contact info for details.

SKI SPRITES OF THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY Every Wednesday and Sunday from Jun. 7 to Sep. 2, 6:30pm • Lake Altoona County Beach, 604 Beach Rd., Altoona • (715) 8349042 • skisprites.com Enjoy a show by Eau Claire’s premiere water ski performers.

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hot > events & happenings If you’re gonna sweat, you might as well have fun doing it – and there’s more to do than ever around here. Here’s a broad look at some of the big events happening in the Chippewa Valley in June, July, and August. For the most upto-date listings and event info, pick up a regular issue of Volume One, or click over to VolumeOne.org. All events are subject to change; call ahead for details. Shootin’ Down Senior Hunger - Trap Shoot Jun. 4, 3:30-

JUNE EVENTS Altoona Music in the Park: Steve Szydel + Special Guest Sage Jun. 1, 5:30-7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Steve Szydel is a singer-songwriter from Altoona whose influences include Johnny Cash and John Denver.

Chicks, Cars, Cash, & Clothes Jun. 2, 8:15am-4pm •

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center, 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire • $37, $42 after May 15 • Susie at (608) 212-4008 and Danielle at (715)579-5366 • chicks-carscash-clothes.eventbrite.com This conference is hosted by women-owned businesses to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to purchase and maintain a car, obtain a loan, purchase life insurance, make investments, and start estate planning. Featuring speakers, a vendor show, and fashion show.

27th Annual Senior Americans Day Jun. 2, 8:30am-4pm

• UW-Eau Claire Davies Center • $45 • 55+ • 836-3636 • uwec.edu Choose from 45 inspiring breakout sessions on local history, cultural diversity, wellness and creativity. Attend health screenings and have a photo taken in The Joy Booth. Enjoy lunch with your friends and peruse dozens of exhibit booths where you can pick up valuable information and register for fabulous door prizes.

Tuesday Night Blues: Code Blue w/ Catya & Sue Jun.

2, 6:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com Code Blue has been playing clubs, restaurants, and Blues Festivals since the Spring of 2006. Primarily a Blues band emphasizing original and traditional blues, Code Blue also throws in some original and classic R&B and Swing.

United Way of Dunn County Annual Spring Carnival & Agency Fair Jun. 3, 4:30-7pm • Dunn County Rec Park,

620 17th St., Menomonie • FREE • 235-3800 • uwaydunn.org The 3M Wizards will once again pay a visit, and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available, weather permitting. The event will include dozens of children’s games, information about our agencies’ services and food. There also will be face painting, a caricature artist and a door prize.

Cinder City Days Every Day from Jun. 4 to Jun. 7 • Cin-

der City Park, Spooner Ave and 10th St., Altoona • FREE • Visit Cinder City Days on Facebook or visit cindercitydays.com A fun community event for all. Live music (Friday: Crowded Heads, Saturday: Phoenix), carnival, big parade, softball tourney, dart tourney, bean bag tourney, charcoal chicken, car show, annual craft & vendor sale, Spectrum Shuffle Run/Walk For Autism, Doll & Pet Parade, breakfast events, and free Blue Bus rides.

Phenology Hike for Elder Explorers Jun. 4, 9:30-11am

• Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends $3 Nonmembers $5 Max: 10 • 55 and older • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter.htm Led by BCR naturalist Jim Schwiebert, this 60-minute hike on Reserve trails will document the changes taking place in the woods at the Reserve. The hike will be capped off with coffee, a treat, and further discussion about the changes and things we’ve seen on the hike. Expect about a mile long hike with uneven terrain and stairs. Conference Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire • FREE • wisconsinjobcenter.org Employers are ready to hire! Dozens of local Employers from multiple business sectors will be present at the Wisconsin Career Expo. Pre-registration required.. Stop in to a local Wisconsin Job Center any time up until this event to pre-screen and receive a ticket. 10:00-10:30am veterans only. 10:30am3pm general public.

Artist Reception: Wood Turners and Wood Carvers Exhibit Jun. 4, 5-7pm • The Heyde Center for the Arts,

3 South High St., Chippewa Falls • FREE • 726-9000 • cvca.net The Chippewa Valley Wood Turners Guild (CVWG) is a group of enthusiastic men and women from all walks of life, ages, and skill levels who come together to learn, educate, and advance the craft of turning a piece of wood into an item of beauty. The West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild (WWWCG) members are a highly talented group of individuals with one common interest, which is to take a plain piece of wood and turn it into a work of art. This exhibit features the work of members from both guilds along with opportunities to learn more about carving and turning.

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Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Easychair (reunion show!) + The Jaggernauts + Brian Bethke Jun.

4, 6:30-8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/ concerts After disbanding for several years, Easychair is back. An eclectic four piece from the Eau Claire area that hit the scene in 2002, the band quickly built a substantial following built on soulful roots rock. Their music has been compared to The Black Crowes, The Allman Brothers, Train, and Led Zeppelin. The Jaggernauts is a high-energy, melodic rock band with a style that puts together the best of 90s alternative and 70s glam rock. The group features the talents of Hanson, Chris Ramey, Joey Gunderson, Matt Florence, and Greg Kernkamp.

Artist Reception: Eggs-actly Jun. 4, 7-8:30pm • L.E.

Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Selected artists were invited to “get cracking” and create original works of art that represent their interpretation of anything having to do with eggs. Scramble on down to the library to see this egg-ceptional show.

Bird Bugs & Blooms Bash Jun. 5-7 • Presentations at

University of Wisconsin - Stout, Field trips throughout Chippewa Valley • Early Bird $20 weekend pass • All ages • birdsbugsbloomsbash.com The Chippewa Valley’s first Nature Festival, indoor activities (presentations and keynote speakers) will be based at UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center however many sessions will be elsewhere. Choose from prairie walks, bird banding, blue bird monitoring adventures, photographing wildlife, canoeing, conservation discussions, and more. Visit online for details.

Durand Funfest Jun. 5-7 • Downtown Durand • http://du-

randimprovementgroup.org/ Annual Durand Funfest held two weeks after Memorial Day Weekend. Great music, carnival, food, grand parade and much more.

Thorp Dairy Days Jun. 5-7 • City of Thorp • Find this

event on Facebook Softball, 5K & 10K runs, tractor pulls, music, Saturday breakfast, Sunday parade (starts at noon), horse pull, polka music, flea market, and fireworks.

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July 4 • Carson Park

Bring the whole family out to this big event. Activities include sporting events, music, fireworks, programs at the Chippewa Valley Museum and Paul Bunyan Camp, train rides, live music, food vendors, football and baseball games at 6pm, and much more.

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CHIPPEWA VALLEY AIR SHOW July 4-5 • Chippewa Valley Regional Airport • 8:30-4:30pm

Gates open at 8:30am and the show starts at noon. Enjoy a summery day outside with a thrilling showcase of jet and plane demonstrations, including the Blue Angels, the US Air Force Skydiving Team, and many other acrobatic demos.

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Jubilee 2015 Jun. 4, 6-9:30pm • The Florian Gardens,

2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire • $90, $650 table of eight • 832-ARTS (2787) • eauclairearts.com Luxe and mysterious, Jubilee 2015 will be an evening celebrated as an exclusive summer Masquerade Ball. The Ball will be held at the Florian Gardens and will commence with a champagne reception at 6pm, elegant 3 course dinner, live auctions, and an awards presentation. Featured artist: Terry Meyer. Emcee: B.J. Hollars.

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EAUX CLAIRES MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL July 17-18 • Country Jam fest grounds on Crescent Ave., Eau Claire

This two day music and arts fest is carefully curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner. Besides their own groups, Eaux Claires will also feature Aero Flynn, Doomtree, Field Report, Haley Bonar, Indigo Girls, Low, Polica, S. Carey, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, and many more performers.

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ASHLEY FOR THE ARTS Aug. 6-8 • Memorial Park, Arcadia

This three day fair aims to entertain and inspire people of all ages by promoting the works of artists around the globe. There will be live music, car shows, a youth art area, aquatic center, playground, hot air balloons, a sky lantern launch, and fireworks. But the best part? Admission is five dollars all weekend long.

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EAU CLAIRE BIG RIG TRUCK AND TRACTOR SHOW Aug. 14-16 • Chippewa Valley Technical College Parking Lot, 617 W. Clairemont Ave.

This family friendly event allows spectators to interact with big rig drivers and get up close to some of the most state-of-the-art big rigs in the country. Also featuring antique tractors, trucks, firetrucks, law enforcement vehicles, and tricked out semis. Exhibitors, demonstrations, and food vendors available all weekend long. SAM BOOS

Wisconsin Career Expo Jun. 4, 10am-3pm • Menards

8pm • Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club, 801 Schoettl Ave., Eau Claire • $50/person, $25 for students, $60 for walkons, $5 meal will be available for purchase • 839-4735 • adrcevents.org/seniorhunger Come and support homebound seniors with this fun outdoor event! Silent Auction, and prizes for registrants will be available. Register by phone or online.

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hot > events & happenings Elk Mound Library Summer Book Sale Jun. 5, 8am5pm; Jun. 6, 8am-noon • Elk Mound Public Library, E 101 Menomonie St., Elk Mound • Fill a bag for $5 • 9171070 • elkmound.menomonielibrary.org Proceeds go to the library.

Fresh Art Spring Tour 2015 Jun. 5-7, 10am-5pm • A va-

riety of locations in Durand, Arkansaw, Pepin, Plum City, Maiden Rock, Bay City, and Stockholm (see website for details), • freshart.org Featuring 13 of the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valley areas of Wisconsin. Meet painters, clay artists, quilt makers, glass artists, jewelers, textile artists, photographers, weavers, iron artists and more. Each gallery and studio offers a unique experience.

16th Annual Reach Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Jun. 5, 11am-6pm • Hickory Hills Golf Course,

E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire • $75-85 • all ages • 8784543 • cvga.com/hickoryhillsgc/ Annual golf tournament where all proceeds go to Reach, Inc. This is a very inexpensive tournament where everyone is welcome. There are great door prizes, a silent auction, and a dinner after golf. Each golfer gets gifts.

Discover Wisconsin - Eau Claire Episode Screening w/ Visit Eau Claire Fun Patrol Jun. 5, 5:30-8pm • The

Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Join us in the Volume One Gallery for two commercialfree screenings of an episode of Discover Wisconsin featuring Eau Claire at 6pm and 8pm. The Visit Eau Claire Fun Patrol will also be on hand from 5:30-8pm with bean bag toss, a prize wheel, and overall awesomeness.

Eau Claire County Relay For Life Jun. 5, 6pm • Carson

Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • ci.eau-claire.wi.us The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across

the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

Mabel’s Toys Exhibit Opening Jun. 5, 7-9pm • Russell

J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda St. NW, Menomonie • FREE • 235-9726 • mabeltainter.org As part of the Mabel Tainater 125th Anniversary celebration, please join us for the Exhibit Opening of Mabel’s Toys-a look at historic games from the turn of the 20th century at the Rassbach Herritage Museum. The last of 3 rotating exhibits, Mabel’s Toys will be on display at the Rassbach Herritage Musuem for June and July, then travel to the Mabel Tainter for August and September, and complete it’s tour at the Wilson Place Mansion for the months of October and November.

Chippewa Valley LogJam: Wild West Fest & Steampunk Spectacular Every Saturday, Sunday Jun. 6 to Jun.

21 • Eagle Ridge Campground, 2302 Nelson Rd., Chippewa Falls • See contact info for admission cost • cvlogjam. com Set in the 1800’s on the Chippewa River, the Chippewa Valley LogJam is home to music, magic, comedy and fun with a focus on diversity. This mix of Wild West and Steampunk means you never know what you’re going to see, from cowboys to mad scientists, fan favorites (in a certain blue police box) to classic standbys, there’s something for everyone.

ages • 529-6186 • lilypadlab.com Lily Pad Lab will have its very own plot of land in the Southside Community Gardens at Fairfax Park. We are super excited and want to celebrate! Help us celebrate and join us at the park for food, games, crafts, and digging in the dirt.

Trails Day Jun. 6, 10am-2pm • Red Cedar Trail, De-

pot Visitors Center, (Hwy 29 just west of downtown), Menomonie • FREE • All ages • redcedarhoffman.org June 6 (rain date June 7) is National Trails Day. Come enjoy a free day at the Red Cedar Trail in Menomonie. Activities include fishing, biking, bike tune ups from Simple Sports, Raptor Center birds, prizes and more. Visit online for more information and a full time schedule.

June Bloom Wine & Food Event Jun. 6-7, 10am-5pm • Wineries along the Great River Wine Road (see website for exact locations), • $25 advance tickets, $10 designated drivers • greatriverroadwinetrail.org Enjoy a long weekend of romance and adventure on the Great River Road Wine Trail! This special event presents ample opportunities to sample fine food and wine, from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Each winery on the Great River Road Wine Trail will feature their award winning wines and ciders paired with an array of local foods designed with gourmet flair.

Ride Against Violence Poker Run Jun. 6, 10am • Sun-

Spooner, Altoona • cvasw.org A 10k, 5k, and one mile fun run in support of the Autism Society Chippewa Valley.

set Tavern, Hwy 54 West, Black River Falls • $10/person, $15/couple • Delicious food, plus auctions, door prizes, and raffles available as well. Proceeds benefit the Bilton Refuge House-Jackson County Outreach Program.

Clear Water for Clean Water Event (Walk/Run/Bike)

Chippewa Valley Motorcycle Show and Blessing Jun.

Kids’ Garden Grand Opening Jun. 6, 10-11:30am • Lily

Ladies Day Out: Shopping and Drinks Jun. 6, noon-4pm

Spectrum Shuffle Jun. 6, 8am • Park Pavilion, 10th &

Jun. 6, 9am • Carson Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • $10 each. (Children 5 & under FREE); additional donations welcome • 832-4624 • cornerstoneec.wufoo.com A walk, run, or bike event for the whole family to help provide ceramic water filter for the Makua people of Mozambique Africa. Hosted by Cornerstone Christian Church. Pad Lab, 2524 Golf Rd S2D, Eau Claire • $5/child • All

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6, 11am-3pm • Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire • FREE • 833-6200 • cvtc.edu Motorcycle show with judging and trophies, bike blessing, vendor and food booths, family games/activities, and music. Proceeds will benefit Wheels of Liberty and Royal Rangers boys ministry. • The Pourhouse, W301 Menomonie St, Elk Mound • 379-

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4402 • elkmoundpourhouse.com Enjoy drink specials, raffle drawings and tons of shopping from vendors during the Elk Mound Community thrift sales from 12-4pm. Nerium, Scentsy, Thrive-Thirty One, Jewelry etc. at The Pourhouse Patio.

Beer and Blues Jun. 6, 7-9pm • Mabel Tainter Center for

the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie • 21+ • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org Enjoy an evening of the Blues presented by Patrick Pesek-Herriges, Barbara Lyon, and with special guest, Dale Freberg.

ECCT Presents: Carousel In Concert Jun. 6, 7:30-

9:30pm; Jun. 7, 1:30-3:30pm • State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • $20 adult, $16 seniors, $12 student, $8 youth • 839-8877 • ecct.org It’s been over 30 years since Carousel has been presented in the Chippewa Valley. Experience some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest hits as this award-winnin musical is brought to the stage in a unique concert setting with costumes, staging, and best of all, the orchestra right on stage!

6th Annual Eau Claire Triathlon Jun. 7, 8am • Half Moon

Beach, Randall St, Eau Claire • Individuals: $57-$87 depending on date of registration; Teams of 2-3: $95-$125 depending on date of registration • eauclairetriathlon. com Beginners and veteran triathletes alike have used our Sprint Triathlon as a great way to get their summers started with a bang. Compete individually or as part of a team. The race course includes a swim in Halfmoon Lake, a bike ride through the rolling hills of western Wisconsin countryside, and a run through historic Carson Park.

Prospecting for Gold Jun. 7, 9am-noon • Wise Nature

Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends $5 Adult/$3 Child; Nonmembers $8 Adult/$4 Child • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter.htm Learn the basics of where to look for gold, what tools you will need and how to use them. Learn panning techniques from some of “the old timers” from our local Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) chapter. Equipment provided. Registration and full payment required by June 5.

Hoots & Happenings: The Konsela Old Time Music Band Jun. 7, 1:30-4:30pm • Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm,

N1321 566th Street, Menomonie • FREE admission • 6648775 • eatmyfish.com Toe tappin’ jams. Pondside fishin’ noon-6pm. Hobo shorelunches served 1-6pm.

Bike Week Kickoff Event in the Volume One Parking Lot Jun. 9, 6:30-10am • Volume One parking lot, Corner

of North Dewey St. and Galloway St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Join Volume One, The Wisconsin Bike Federation, BPAC, CVTA, Eau Claire Mobile Bike Repair and other important friends of a bike-friendly Wisconsin who will be on hand for the Bike Week kickoff party with free coffee, free breakfast/ snacks from Mega Co-Op, “local celebrities” riding in, unique bikes and a whole bunch more. Wisconsin Bike Week runs June 8-13. Bike party at 7:30am!

Tuesday Night Blues: Tommy Bentz Band Jun. 9,

4-9:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com Tommy Bentz’s greatest asset may be his confident and mature electric slide guitar style, yet others will argue that his insightful lyrics and adept layering of sound are what keep them coming back. Bentz represents a man with spirit, drive, thoughtful journeys, and a musical ability that so many musicians strive to achieve.

Bike Maintenance 101 Jun. 9, 7pm • The Volume One

Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Sean of Eau Claire Mobile Bicycle Repair offers quick, friendly, onthe-spot professional service to Eau Clairians on a daily basis. Join him, and Dan from Bike Think, for a basic rundown of bike maintenance, tune-ups, and repairs.

Savvy City Cycling: A Bicycle-Commuting Workshop

Jun. 10, 7pm • The Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 5520457 • VolumeOne.org Savvy City Cycling is a bicycle commuting workshop - for beginners. Whether you’ve been riding for a while and want to commute to work or school, or just starting out and need to learn the basics, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover safety, rules of the

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UWEC’s Summer Cinema Series features big screen movies, side activites, free popcorn, and more – Wednesdays at 8pm on the west lawn of the Haas Fine Arts Center. road, new city infrastructure projects, and share tips and tricks for making your bike part of your daily life.

UWEC Summer Cinema: Big Hero 6 Jun. 10, 8pm • West

lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire, • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. In Big Hero 6, the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Meet up and ride from Volume One and The Local Store to the showing, starting at 8:15pm.

Blue Ox Music Festival Jun. 11-13 • Whispering Pines,

5024 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • Early bird three-day general admission tickets for $99 and three-day perk pass tickets for $199; electrical campsites available for $175 • 839-7500 • blueoxmusicfestival.com A three-day outdoor music festival celebrating the best of bluegrass, roots, and Americana music. Featuring performances by Pert Near Sandstone, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Justin Townes Earle, Jeff Austin Band, and more.

Dollar Swim Day - Feed Our Community Jun. 11,

11:30am-7pm • Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $1/person or season pass, 2 & under are free • All ages • 839-1680 Anyone who brings in one non-perishable item gets in for $1.

Meet-up & Ride-In to Sounds Like Summer Jun. 11,

5:15pm • Meet-up Points include the Hibbard Parking lot at UWEC at 5:30pm, Flynn Elementary School on the Eastside Hill at 5:15pm, Boyd Park at 5:30pm, and Marshfield Clinic Riverview Center (1000 Starr Ave.) at 5:15pm, • 552-0457 • volumeone.org/concerts Find fellow Eau Clairians at separate meet up and meet-up points in Eau Claire to ride in to the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park. Participate in the RideIn, arrive at the free Bike Valet service at Phoenix Park, and receive and special offer to redeem at Mega Co-Op’s vendor tent at the concert.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: The Gentle Guest + Them Coulee Boys + Yata Jun. 11, 6:308:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts The Gentle Guest is Eric Rykal and company, back for

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a night of blaring trombones, strumming guitars, picking banjos, bootstomps, and whiskey-soaked vocals hot on Americana folklore. Allegedly founded at a bible camp in 2012, Them Coulee Boys have come quite a long way since then. Crafting a brand of folk rock that incorporates elements of bluegrass, punk, and jam, Them Coulee Boys are prolific, caring, and a fiercely good time onstage and off.

Eau Claire County Breakfast in the Valley Jun. 12,

5-10am • Eau Claire County Expo Center, 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire • Cost is $6 adults, $2 children under 12. Tickets are available at the door. • 839-3755 • co.eauclaire.wi.us Attendees can expect a delicious breakfast including. In addition to the great breakfast, there will be agricultural product displays, door prize drawings, a cow milking contest at 7:30am and milk-drinking contest at 9am with local celebrities, a visit from the newly crowned 66th Alice in Dairyland, a petting zoo, antique tractors, agricultural displays, and much more.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Parade of Homes Jun.

13-30 • Various homes throughout the Chippewa Valley, • cvhomebuilders.com This year’s event will feature 22 homes by 15 builders, including Ashley Construction, Bungalow Point Homes, C&E Wurzer Builders. C&M Home Builders and Real Estate, and Hauser Homes.

Flapjacks For Food Education Jun. 13, 7am-noon • For-

age-Banbury Place Bld. 13-Suite 214, Galloway Street, Eau Claire • $7 adults, $4 children 8 & under Healthy habits can be fun and easy to have. In partnership with the Eau Claire Area School District, The Junior League of Eau Claire is expanding their Kids in the Kitchen program to help teach fourth graders healthy eating habits “in the kitchen.” This event aims to raise funds to offer the highest quality program.

Thin Mint Sprint Jun. 13, 8:30am • Pine Pavilion, Carson

Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • gsnwgl.org/thingsto-do/events/thin-mint-sprint Join us for the only 5k in the area fueled by Girl Scout cookies-the Thin Mint Sprint! Kids can run in our Shortbread Shuffle 1K, and everyone will enjoy DJ entertainment, inflatables, a community expo, and more. Register early to snag a wicking t-shirt and awesome swag bag.

Bike ‘n Brats Bonanza Jun. 13, 11am-2pm • Mega! Co-

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Finally Found You feat. Swan Lake Ballet Studio Jun.

13, 6:30-8:30pm • Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie • $9-$10 • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org Directed by Ganna Kotenko. “Finally Found You” features optimistic classical ballet dances choreographed by students, parents, and ballet masters. This performance will bring you joy.

29th Annual Spooner Car Show and Swap, Craft, and Flea Market Jun. 14, 6:30am-3pm • Spooner County

Fairgrounds, Spooner • $3, kids 12 and under FREE with paying adult • 456-8450 (Harold), 505-0457 (Gary) At 6:30am gates open for show cars, vendors and the public. Breakfast served at 7am. From 10am-2pm brats, hot dogs, chilidogs, nachos, chips, pop, and water served. Trophies and cash drawings awarded at 2pm (must be present to win). Presented by the Badger Wheels chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club.

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park: Jeff White Jun. 14,

1-3pm • Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Alt country & outlaw folk songwriter.

Maxx’s Splash Bash: Surf’s Up Jun. 14, 1-4pm • Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $4/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All Ages • 839-1680 Join us for music, games, and inflatable fun.

Hoots & Happenings: Layne F. Yost Jun. 14, 1:30-

4:30pm • Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm, N1321 566th Street, Menomonie • FREE admission • 664-8775 • eatmyfish.com Acoustic singer/songwriter covering the likes of John Prine, Neil Young, and John Denver. Pondside fishin’ noon-6pm. Hobo shorelunches served 1-6pm.

Summer Concert Sundays: Sue Orfield & AcoustiHoo

Jun. 14, 1:30-4:30pm • River Bend Vineyard & Winery, 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls • FREE admission • 720-9463 • riverbendvineyard.com AcoustiHoo brings together sounds across styles. A little blues, some gypsy jazz, or a folk melody are equally as likely to be next on the set list.

Afternoon Teddy Bear Tea for Children at the Mabel

Jun. 14, 2-4pm • Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie • Tea $7, Tea and an Exhibit Tour $12 • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org As part of the Mabel Tainter 125th Anniversary celebrations, and in conjunction with the Mabel’s Toys Exhibit, please join us for an Afternoon Teddy Bear Tea at the Mabel Tainter. Children are encouraged to bring their Teddy Bear or other stuffed animal for tea time. Kris Winter will also be doing story time with the children and children will also have a chance to play with some replica games that Mabel Tainter herself would have played with. No reservations needed. The event included tea and light refreshments.

39th Annual Blugold Booster Golf Outing Jun. 15,

12:15pm • Wild Ridge and Mill Run Golf Course, 3905 Kane Rd., Eau Claire • $180 • 836-2546 • wildridgegolf. com Several contests, door prizes, lunch and dinner provided, meet Blugold athletes, plus live music afterwards. Register by June 1. Proceeds benefit the Blugold Booster Club.

2015 Mehara Shrine Circus Jun. 15, 3pm & 7:30pm

at the Dunn County Rec Park, Menomonie; Jun. 16-17, 11am & 7:30pm at Carson Park, Eau Claire • $16 adults, $14 children 12 years and younger The biggest show in town. Tickets on sale now at Gordy’s County Markets in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Lake Wissota.

Altoona Music in the Park: Two Frets Up Jun. 15, 5:30-

7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Duo Two Frets Up features Andrea Christopherson on fiddle and Larry Radle on guitar play a nice mix from classic country to classy swing.

Moms Night Out at From The Vine Jun. 15, 6:30-8pm •

From the Vine Wine Room, 2526 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • $20 • Indended for Moms • 833-8989 • fromthevineftv.com Join us for a fabulous night of wine, food and friends. Relax and try new wines during a special presentation with From the Vine staff about each wine. Bring your friends and enjoy a night out. We will meet at From the Vine.

Wearable Art Jun. 16, noon-2pm • Eau Claire Regional

Arts Center, 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • $35 • 832-

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hot > events & happenings 2787 • EauClaireArts.com Eau Claire’s scarf painting experience! Wearable Art is a 1.5 to 2-hour workshop with friends and wine as you create your own painted scarf and learn a little bit about textile art. An instructor will guide you through the creation of your very own wearable masterpiece.

Tuesday Night Blues: Mojo Lemon Jun. 16, 6:30pm •

Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com Voted “Best Blues Band in the Chippewa Valley” 2008-2013, Mojo Lemon Blues Band has been a staple in the Western Wisconsin music scene for a decade. Although the meaning of the band’s name is up for interpretation, there is no question that the fellas in Mojo Lemon are passionate about what they do.

and jazz tones. honeyTree came into existence when Matt & Suzie K. collaborated their musical talents with friends Kat & Ryan S. and Chad & Keri W.

Music Over Menomin: The Cutaways Jun. 18, 7-8:30pm

• Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. The Cutaways are sometimes plugged in and rockin’, while other times acoustic and more subdued.

UV Splash 5K Jun. 19, 7-10:30pm • Northern Wisconsin

State Fairgrounds, 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls • See contact info for cost • 839-8877 • cd5k.com A night-time 5K benefitting ECCT. Billed as “The Night’s Brightest 5K,” runners will start with a clean white shirt and be splashed with colored water that glows at black light stations along the race route, and will be covered with glowing color by the end of the race. Packet pick-up 7-9pm with the dash beginning at 9:30pm.

ECCT Presents: 110 in the Shade Jun. 18-20, 7:30pm;

Lake Eau Claire Clear Water Triathlon and Picnic Jun.

Acoustic Bat Survey at Beaver Creek Reserve Jun. 18,

North Star Bicycle Festival Jun. 20 • Greater Menomonie

E10934 County Hwy HH, Osseo • FREE • 597-6605 • fostercheesehaus.com Randy Sinz on guitar/vocals and Sue Orfield on tenor sax/keyboard- along with guests. bringing you an evening of blues, old rock and roll, and originals. Enjoy the music and some fantastic wood-fired pizza.

Withee Days Jun. 19-21 • Withee Fairgrounds & Ball-

Annual Horsepower for Veterans Motorcycle Run & Fundraiser Jun. 20 • Trinity Equestrian Center, 5300 St.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: honeyTree + Todd Barneson + Undlin & Wolfe Jun. 18, 6:30-8:30pm

2015 Stanley Rodeo Jun. 19-20 • Chapman Park, Stan-

UWEC Summer Cinema: Into the Woods Jun. 17, 8pm

• West lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire, • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. In this film, a witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Film Showing: Wild Jun. 18, 10am • The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, 1010 Oakridge Dr., Eau Claire • 717-6028 • sacredhearteauclaire.org A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

Two Rivers Jun. 18, 5:30-8:30pm • Foster Cheese Haus,

• Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts honeyTree offers its listeners music for the soul, blending folk, country

Jun. 21, 1:30pm • The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • $20 adult, $16 seniors, $12 student, $8 youth • 839-8877 • ecct.org In the hot and drought-stricken American southwest, spinster Lizzie Curry’s advances are rebuffed by File, the divorced sheriff. Charismatic travelling con man Bill Starbuck restores Lizzie’s selfconfidence, all while promising the local farmers he can provide some much-needed rain in this beautiful musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. 8-10pm • Citizen Science Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Hwy K, Fall Creek • Friends $5, Nonmembers $8 • 877-2212 This program will begin with a short educational presentation on the bats of Wisconsin, then join in on a night hike as BCR conducts an Acoustic Bat Survey, updating the Reserve’s bat species list. Registration and full payment required by June 16. park, Main St., Withee • 229-2782 • clarkcountytourismwi.org/eventscalendar.html Softball tournament, food and entertainment on Fri; afternoon games, evening live music, food & beverage on Sat; Chicken BBQ, parade, & softball on Sun. ley • 644-5481 • stanleyrodeo.com Held on Father’s Day weekend, check out this annual rodeo event. Also featuring truck and tractor pull, horse games, and more.

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20 • C & G Hide Away Bar on Lake Eau Claire, Augusta (Take Hwy 27 north of Augusta, turn R on County Road ND) • See contact info for cost • lakeeauclaire.org Entry fee includes a chicken dinner, beverages, raffles, and a live band for dancing. This non-timed events includes a 2.5 mile run/walk, 1 mile paddle, and 8 mile bike ride. Many various other fundraising will take place - something for everyone. Whether you are a runner or not, bring your family out for a fun day. Area Chamber of Commerce, 342 Main St E, Menomonie • 235-9087 • northstarbicyclefestival.com The Northstar Bicycle Festival has become a classic event for bicyclists in the area. The men’s course follows 101 miles of the rural roads of Dunn County, with the women’s course being 76 miles long. Before and after the race a expo will be available for all competitors and spectators. Rd 37, Eau Claire, Eau Claire • Registration $25/ person or $35/ couple • 835-4530 • trinity-ec.com Registration includes continental breakfast, run, and BBQ chicken meal after the run. Pre-register by June 1 and receive a veteran-made paracord bracelet. The run leaves Trinity 11:45am/returning about 3pm. There will also be a silent auction.

Leinie Lodge Annual Family Reunion Jun. 20, 9am • Leinie Lodge, 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls • 888-534-

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6437 • leinie.com/default.aspx The Leinenkugel brothers invite you to an annual celebration at the Leinie Lodge to say thank you to Leinie loyalists. Come enjoy family, food, beer sampling, and entertainment. Check the website for specific events and times.

CVSCC Autocross Jun. 21 & Sep. 27 • Chippewa Valley Technical College, West Campus, 3623 Campus Rd., Eau Claire • cvscc.org The Chippewa Valley Sports Car Club is a member of the Metropolitan Council of Sports Car Clubs (Met Council) and features two autocross events each year as part of the Met Council Series.

Thorp Lions Demolition Derby Jun. 21 • Northside Park,

Thorp • 669-5535 • travelwisconsin.com See contact info for details.

Chase Trempealeau Jun. 21, 9am-2pm • Elmaro Vine-

yard, Delaney Rd, Trempealeau • Cost varies with registration date; kids 13 and under FREE • ages 5+ • offnfunning.org A cycle, hike and seek (think scavenger hunt) for all ages and abilities. It’s you, a teammate, a couple of bikes, one map and one mission: To find as many checkpoints as possible before time expires. Race concludes with a complementary glass of wine, a plate of pasta, live music, and fun conversation! Competitive and funning divisions available.

St. Patrick’s Cornerstone Celebration: Irish Pub Block Party + The Shillelagh Lads Jun. 21, noon-5pm • Ox-

ford & Fulton Streets • Adults: $8 advance, $10 at the gate; $5 children ages 5-12 • all ages Sacred Heart-St. Patrick Parish is proudly celebrating the 150-year anniversary of St. Patrick Church with a celebration. The celebration starts with 10am Mass with a chicken dinner to follow. Irish Pub Block Party noon-5pm featuring music by the Shillelagh Lads. Free church tours at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

FATFAR - Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta

Jun. 21, noon • Chippewa River in Chippewa Falls • 21+ • 723-5667 • 723loop.com The world’s largest tubing and float event starting at noon. Join the fun and float down the Chippewa River. Loopy’s will have food and entertainment all day, along with tube rentals.

Hoots & Happenings: Davey J. Jun. 21, 1:30-4:30pm

• Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm, N1321 566th Street, Menomonie • FREE admission • 664-8775 • eatmyfish. com Acoustic-electric guitarist and songwriter with a distinctive down-home sound for all seasons playing blues, rock & roll, reggae, and original roots music. Pondside fishin’ noon-6pm. Hobo shorelunches served 1-6pm.

Tuesday Night Blues: Annie Mack Jun. 23, 6:30-8:30pm

• Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com What do you get when you combine blues,roots,gospel,country and soul? A powerful and eclectic mix that makes up the rich layering that is the essence of Annie Mack.

L.E. Phillips Library Wednesday Performances: Jim Lenz Jun. 24, 10:30am & 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memo-

rial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Comedy science show.

Durand Music in the Park: Robby Vee & His Rock-NRoll Caravan Jun. 24, 6-9pm • Memorial Park Bandshell, Durand • FREE • all ages • 279-2255, 495-8475 • durandimprovementgroup.org Join in on an evening of electricity and music hosted by second generation rocker and Rockabilly Hall of Famer Robby Vee.

Magic Treehouse: The Knight of Dawn Jun. 24, 6:30pm;

Jun. 25, 10am, 1:30pm, & 6:30pm Jun. 26, 10am & 1:30pm • The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • $5 all ages • 839-8877 • ecct.org Two siblings, Jack and Annie, return to visit the Magic Tree House filled with a magnificent collection of books that can transport the reader to the wonderful faraway settings featured in their pages.

UWEC Summer Cinema: The Great Gatsby Jun. 24,

8pm • West lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film

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Country Fest 2015 Jun. 25-28 • Country Fest Grounds,

24447 County Highway S, Cadott • See contact info for cost • (800) 326-3378 • countryfest.com The ultimate country music experience. Thursday performers include Rascal Flatts, Brett Eldredge, Thompson Square, Danielle Bradbery, and Slamabama. Friday performers include Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Neal McCoy, Chase Bryant, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Kottke Band, and Saddlebrook. Saturday performers include Keith Urban, Lee Brice, The Swon Brothers, RaeLynn, Blackjack Billy, Madison County, and Spitfire Rodeo. Sunday performers include Toby Keith, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith, The Cadillac Three, and Back Home Boys.

Colfax Free Fair Jun. 25-28 • E Railroad Ave., Colfax • Facebook.com/ColfaxFair For details, find this event on Facebook.

Dollar Swim Day - Floatie Day Jun. 25, 11:30am-7pm

• Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $1/person or season pass, 2 & under are free • All ages • 839-1680 Anyone who brings a floatable device gets in for $1.

L.E. Phillips Library Thursday Demonstrations: Dance Demonstration with Diamond School of Dance Jun. 25,

1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • School age children • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info See contact info for details.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Eggplant Heroes + Klezmazel + Sean Jordan Jun. 25, 6:30-8:30pm •

Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Eggplant Heroes is an Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a

rich and eclectic musical experience (with an occasional poem by Wisconsin poet laureate Garland thrown in). Klezmazel is a local ensemble playing Klezmer music. Klezmer is considered the folk music of the Yiddish peoples of Eastern Europe. The center of the musical style was Romania, and the same sound is popularly identified with Gypsy music.

Music Over Menomin: Transistor Radio Jun. 25,

7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. Transistor Radio plays popular Motown and American Soul hits of the 70’s.

CVTG presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Jun. 25-7:30pm; Jun. 28, 1:30pm • State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • $20 adults, $18 seniors, $10 youth • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph and his coat of many colors.

Northwoods Blues Festival Jun. 26-27 • Washburn County Fairgrounds, 1000 W Beaverbrook Ave., Spooner • See contact info for cost • northwoodsbluesfestival.com Two days of live blues.

The Local Store’s 4th Anniversary Sale Weekend! Jun.

26-27, 9am-9pm • The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • 5520457 • VolumeOne.org Join us for a sale in celebration of The Local Store’s 4th Anniversary! We’ll have fun stuff and great deals going on all weekend! Receive 10-25% OFF storewide AND receive a $5 gift card when you spend $50 or more!

The Lady With All The Answers Jun. 26, 7pm; Jun. 27, 2pm & 7pm; Jul. 16, 7pm • Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie • $13-$15 • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org In this one-woman comedy praised from New York to L.A., Ann Landers dispenses advice,

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reflects on her own life and reveals her own heartaches. Don’t miss this funny, heart-warming show starring Alice Bayerl and directed by Lucy Weidner.

Menomonie Airfest & Autorama Jun. 27, 8am-5pm •

Menomonie Municipal Airport, 1390 Indianhead Dr., Menomonie • FREE admission • Fly-in, pancake breakfast, car show, Harley-Davidson show, airshow performers, radar run, kids activities, helicopter candy drop, helicopter and biplane rides, flight simulator, food, vendors, fun for all ages.

RCU Charity Classic Jun. 27 • Phoenix Park, Eau Claire

• Visit online for admission cost • RCU.org A 10K walk/ run, two mile walk/run, and half and quarter mile mile children’s race presented by RCU. Proceeds benefit Beaver Creek Reserve. Pre-registration and packet pick-up Friday, June 26, 5-7pm at the RCU Corporate Center in Phoenix Park. Pre-registered participants get a free t-shirt. Medals awarded to the top females and males in each age group of each race.

14th Annual Stepping Stones’ Garden Tour in Menomonie Jun. 27, 9am-2pm • Multiple locations in

Dunn county, • Advance tickets $13 or $15 day of tour (Tickets are available at Stepping Stones Office at 1602 Stout Road as well as Lakeview Floral, Season’s Harvest Greenhouse, Bobolink Nursery LLC, Bookends on Main,and La dee dah gift shop, and tour sites on June 27) • all ages • 309-9274 Tour seven outstanding gardens in Dunn County. Proceeds support all the services provided by Stepping Stones. Volunteers and gardeners will be on site to answer questions.

Learning about Dragonflies & Damselflies Jun. 27,

9:30-11:30am • Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends $5 Nonmembers $8 • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter.htm Join Ryan Chrouser from the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society to learn about the biology and ecology of the local dragonflies and damselflies. To begin, the short presentation will include tips on species identification and how citizen scientists can get involved. Be prepared for a trip

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out to the trails after the indoor presentation. Bring an insect net if you have one. Registration and full payment required by June 19.

Red Flint Firecracker Jun. 28 • Eau Claire County Expo

Center, 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire • See contact info for cost • chippewaoffroad.org The Red Flint Firecracker bike race has become known for its fabulous trails and family friendly venue. Featuring a mix of twisty pines, hard-packed Whoops and speedy ski trails, racers will find plenty to love about this year’s course. The weekend has plenty in store for you beginning with onsite camping Friday and Saturday nights.

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park: Two Rivers Jun. 28,

1-3pm • Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Featuring Sue Orfield, Randy Sinz, and Gregg Wheeler.

Hoots & Happenings: Larry Past & Al Julson Jun. 28,

1:30-4:30pm • Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm, N1321 566th Street, Menomonie • FREE admission • 664-8775 • eatmyfish.com Acoustic folk rock on guitars and ukulele with influences including Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, the Rolling Stones, and Sister Hazel, plus original songs. Pondside fishin’ noon-6pm. Hobo shorelunches served 1-6pm.

Summer Adoption Get-Together Jun. 28, 6-8pm • Fair-

fax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • FREE • All ages • 832-6644 x1520 Free admission for adoptive families to the Fairfax Pool in Eau Claire. Adoptive families must pre-register by 6/23/15 for this event and children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Catholic Charities Post Adoption Resource Center. RSVP in advance.

Altoona Music in the Park: Electric Barn Boys Jun. 29, 5:30-7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Featuring Randy Sinz, Gregg Wheeler, and John Lynch.

Volunteer Butterfly House Guide Training Jun. 29,

7-8pm • Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve. org/naturecenter.htm Learn about native butterflies and help visitors to identify them while volunteering in BCR’s beautiful Butterfly House as a Volunteer Guide. Guides answer questions and share their love and enthusiasm for butterflies. If you cannot attend, contact Jim Schwiebert at the Reserve to set up a personal training time.

Parent and Child Smallmouth Fly Fishing Clinic Jun. 30,

9am-noon • Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends $10 Nonmembers $15 • 10 years and older • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/ naturecenter.htm Enjoy the thrill of catching smallmouth bass on a fly-rod. This introductory mini-camp will provide a parent/child experience that will last a lifetime. Parent/child teams will learn the art of fly casting and fly fishing and what equipment to use. All equipment and supplies are provided. Wear shoes that can get wet. Register and pay by June 24.

Tuesday Night Blues: The Swamp Kings Jun. 30, 6:30-

8:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com The Swamp Kings, a Cajun Boogie and Swamp Blues band from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota have gained popularity with their upbeat and energetic performances. The Swamp Kings style is rhythmic, energetic and raw blending Cajun Boogie, New Orleans Funk and Swamp Blues.

JULY EVENTS L.E. Phillips Library Wednesday Performances: Mixed Nuts Jul. 1, 10:30am & 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memorial

Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Adrenaline-driven family comedy.

UWEC Summer Cinema: The Sandlot Jul. 1, 8pm • West

lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire, • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. In The Sandlot, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.

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hot > events & happenings Augusta Bean and Bacon Days Jul. 2-5 • City of Augusta • 286-2555 • beanandbacondays.info A full weekend of events, including fireworks and a car show.

Dollar Swim Day - Feed Our Community Jul. 2, 11:30am-

7pm • Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $1/ person or season pass, 2 & under are free • All ages • 839-1680 Anyone who brings in one non-perishable item gets in for $1.

L.E. Phillips Library Thursday Demonstrations: Introduction to Survival Jul. 2, 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memo-

rial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • School age children • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Presented by Kyle Beach of the Chippewa Falls YMCA.

Artist Reception: High School Art Exhibit Jul. 2, 5-8pm

• Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com Artwork by area high school students.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: The Millenium + Pit Wagon + Jesse Gonzalez Jul. 2, 6:30-

8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts The Millenium strives to bring more non traditional elements into their sound. Incorporating indie, acoustic and electronic styles in a sometimes eclectic fashion, fans appreciate a genuine sound showcasing undeniably catchy and melodically driven tracks intertwined with a playful and inventive blend of acoustic guitar and keyboard. Pit Wagon plays music for porch-sitters and sippers. With strings and voices, they share true stories that everybody knows—tough luck, rough nights, and rougher neighbors. Just like Wisconsin’s beer and cheese, their dirty country sound and lyrical folk wisdom leave a lasting and authentic aftertaste.

Music Over Menomin: Ian Alexy Jul. 2, 7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomon-

ielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. Ian Thomas Alexy is a guitarist singer and songwriter, whose musical styles include rock n roll, folk, blues, pop and hard rock.

the inflatable climbing wall, giant slides, obstacle course, rocket bouncer, and much more. Enjoy live music, delicious food, eating contests for the kids, and a game show. Stay for the fireworks at dusk.

Chetek Liberty Festival Jul. 3-5 • City of Chetek • 924-

Shark Week Jul. 6-10, 11:30am-7pm • Fairfax Pool,

4440 • chetek.net Softball tournament, horseshoe pitching contest, parade, street dances, live bands, beach party, waterski shows, art and craft fair, and fireworks.

Eau Claire Fourth of July Celebration Jul. 4 • Carson

Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • 834-7871 • visiteauclaire.com Be a part of this festive event, activities include sporting events, music, & fireworks Carson Park’s Paul Bunyan Camp will be open 10am-4:30pm, An OldFashioned Family fourth of July at the Chippewa Valley Museum 11am-4pm, Fairfax Pool public swim 11:30am7pm, Carson Park Train Rides noon-5pm, live music, food vendors, Predators Game vs Menomonine Thunderhawks football game at 6pm, Eau Claire Express vs. Willmar Stingers baseball game at 6:05pm, plus Festival Foods “Fireworks Extravaganza” at 10pm.

City of Altoona 4th of July Celebration Jul. 4 • Cinder

City Park, Spooner Ave., Altoona • FREE admission and parking • all ages Live music by Big Deeks, concessions, local food vendors, a car show, helicopter rides, cribbage tournament, hot dog eating contest, kids zone inflatable park, and huge fireworks display.

2015 Chippewa Valley Air Show Jul. 4-5, 8:30am-

4:30pm • Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, 3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire • Tickets $20/Advance $30/Gate $10 Parking FREE/Kids 12 & Under (Extra $20 for Premium Box Seat Upgrade for Saturday OR Sunday!) • 839-4900 • chippewavalleyairshow.com Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels! Hosted by the Boys Scouts of America Chippewa Valley Council.

FreedomFest 2015 Jul. 4, noon-10pm • Wakanda Park

(Pine Ave. E on Lake Menomin), Menomonie, • $3; ages up to three get in FREE • menomoniechamber.org Menomonie’s 4th of July Celebration at Wakanda Park! New this year: Relax in the beer garden while the kids explore

4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $4/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All Ages • 839-1680 Fairfax Maxx’s favorite week of the season! Join us for sharky fun and games throughout the week.

Kids from Wisconsin Jul. 6, 7pm • Central campus mall,

UW-Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 836-4833 • uwec. edu/Activities Wisconsin’s official music ambassadors of goodwill perform many genres of music. Nearly 700 young artists have participated in the program with many going on to excel as performers, music educators, college professors, entertainers, choreographers and top professionals in a wide variety of fields. Rain site: Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center.

Tuesday Night Blues: Dave Rogers Jul. 7, 6:30-8:30pm

• Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com Dave became interested in the guitar at age 12 because his older brother played guitar in a local band and he really looked up to him and what he was doing. At that time, everything seemed to be guitar or Guitar Hero-oriented and he could not get enough of the guitar.

Northern Wisconsin State Fair Jul. 8-12 • Northern

Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls • 723-2861 • northernwistatefair.com Annual fair with livestock, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands, and free grandstand entertainment.

L.E. Phillips Library Wednesday Performances: Truly Remarkable Loon Jul. 8, 10:30am & 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Comedy juggling.

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hot > events & happenings UWEC Summer Cinema: How to Train Your Dragon Jul.

8, 8pm • West lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire, • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. In this film, a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Maxx’s Splash Bash: Pirates Plunge Jul. 9, 1-4pm •

Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $4/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All Ages • 839-1680 Join us for music, games, and inflatable fun

L.E. Phillips Library Thursday Demonstrations: Physical Comedy and Improv Workshop Jul. 9, 1:30pm • L.E.

Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • School age children • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Presented by A Touch of Magic.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Michael Perry & the Long Beds + Troppo Big Band + John & Rose

Jul. 9, 6:30-8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/ concerts While the music made by Perry and the Long Beds has been variously described as ‘country folk,’ ‘roughneck folk,’ ‘folk-twang,’ and Americana, they prefer the description given by an audience member after a benefit concert in Perry’s old high school gym: “You sound just like Gordon Lightfoot… only zippier!” Troppo Big Band traditionally features five saxophones, four trombones, six trumpets, piano, drums, guitar, bass, and a vocalist. The big band plays traditional and modern jazz, pop, and special charts attendees will recognize.

The 39 Steps Jul. 9-11, 6:30pm • The Oxford, 1814 Ox-

ford Ave., Eau Claire • $28 • 839-8877 • ecct.org Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 150 zany characters played by a ridiculously talented cast of four, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good oldfashioned romance!

Music Over Menomin: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and Deb Klossner Jul. 9, 7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Li-

brary, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. Howard Luedtke has been playing guitar since the arrival of the Beatles in 1964. Featuring a rockin’ blues sound.

Artist Reception - Romantic Landscapes by Marcus Clark Jul. 10, 6:30-8:30pm • The Volume One

Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne. org Painting is in Marcus’ blood. Famous or notable paintings created by Marcus’ ancestors can be found during each generation dating back to the founding of the United States. His work is a testament to the idea that some painters are born with a gift inspired by genetics. Marcus has a love for the painted image and a desire to share his vision. In this show, the New Americana project are painted from early and new historical photography. Marcus currently resides in Rice Lake.

U.S. National Kubb Championship Jul. 11-Jul. 12 • Eau

Claire Soccer Park, corner of Craig & Hamilton, Eau Claire • usakubb.org The U.S National Kubb Championship is the largest kubb tournament outside of Europe. It is one of three, two-day tournaments in the world, along with the World Championship in Sweden and the Swedish Championship. It is also the second largest tournament in the world with painted kubbs and kings. Day of Kubb for kids on July 10.

Water Street Races: Mile & 5K Jul. 11, 7am • Menomonie

Street Dental, 1020 Menomonie St., Eau Claire • See contact info for cost • indianheadtc.org/itc/wsm.htm Register

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on race day morning 7-8am. Starting line is on the corner of 1st and Water Streets. Find registration info on Active. com.

M.Y. Life Fest Jul. 11, noon-9pm • Schultz’s Country

Barn, 50996 Main St., Eleva • Suggested Donations of: $15 per person, $30 per couple, and $40 for a family • All ages • 831-6052 • MYLifeFest.com M.Y. Life Fest is the Chippewa Valleys only Christian Music Festival, featuring some of the top local Christian artists. Local vendors will be on site. Proceeds go to the Northwestern Wisconsin FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Visit online for more information.

Chippewa Valley Cars and Coffee Second Saturdays, 8-11am • Action City, 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • 852-6000 • Facebook.com/cvcandc Chippewa Valley Cars and Coffee is an informal gathering of automotive enthusiasts. Don’t worry if your car isn’t fast, or if it isn’t a show car. Show up anyways.

Cornell Area All School and Community Reunion Jul.

11, noon-11pm • Mill Yard Park, 51 Bridge Street, Cornell • cornellwi.com This great get-together only happens once every five years and is scheduled for July 11. The community loyalty has made this 5 year event a great success in the past and open to everyone. For 2015, a golf outing, kickball tournament, music and more.

Water Safety Fest Jul. 11, 1-3pm • Fairfax Pool, 4200

Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $4/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All ages • 839-1680 Join Eau Claire Parks & Recreation lifeguards and learn about basic water safety. Learn basic rescue techniques and play safety games.

Brewfest and Ribfest Jul. 11, 1-6pm • Phillips Park,

Chetek • 924-4440 • chetekbrewfest.com/Welcome. html Taste the microbrews and sample some of the finest ribs around. Live music will perform. $30 admission which includes a commemorative mug. Preregistration is recommended as only a certain amount of attendees are permitted.

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Live Filming of the Sue Orfield Show feat. Musician Guest Tom Luer & Project Popular Jul. 11, 7pm • The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • $10 in advance, $12 at the door • 839-8877 • ecct.org See contact info for details

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park: Paul Bonstrom Jul.

12, 1-3pm • Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Acoustic performer blending folk, country and soft rock hits from the likes of James Taylor, Glen Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Buffett, Eagles and many others.

Afternoon Tea at the Louis Smith Tainter House Jul. 12,

2-4pm • Louis Smith Tainter House, Broadway at Crescent, Menomonie • Tea $7, Tea and Tour $12 • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org As part of the Mabel Tainter 125th Anniversary celebrations please join us for an Afternoon Tea at the Louis Smith Tainter House. As the older brother of Mabel Tainter, and heir to the Tainter Fortune, parents Andrew and Bertha Tainter had this historic home commissioned for their son, Louis Smith Tainter. Take this opportunity to explore this historic home and enjoy an afternoon tea. No reservations required.

The Reluctant Dragon Jul. 12, 4pm & 7pm; Jul. 13-14,

10am & 1pm • The Grand Theatre, 102 W. Grand Ave, Eau Claire • See contact info for cost • all ages • 832-7529 • cvtg.org A charming stage play appropriate for all ages, presented by the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild.

Summer Institute Jul. 13 • Sam Davey Elementary, 3000

Starr Ave, Eau Claire • FREE • ages 4-12 • 852-3200 • uwec.edu From art to animals, math to music, stories to science and so much more, Summer Institute makes learning fun for your elementary age child. For more info on registration, fees, and classes please visit online. Presented by UWEC’s Continuing Education.

Altoona Music in the Park: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke

Jul. 13, 5:30-7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Local blues legend.

2015 Beaver Creek Butterfly Count Jul. 14, 9:30am •

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • No Fee - There is a suggested $3 donation (not required) to cover BCR’s cost - per counter - assessed by NABA, payable on the day of the count. • 8 years and older • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter. htm Join other butterfly enthusiasts for the annual Beaver Creek Reserve Butterfly count. Meet at the Wise Nature Center to review species likely to be seen; then get directions for the count and receive a route assignment. The results are forwarded to the North American Butterfly Association. Register by July 13.

Tuesday Night Blues: Special Guest Charlie Parr Jul.

14, 6:30-8:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com Charlie Parr has traveled the world with his four instruments; his guitar, his banjo, his voice and his foot. Many reviewers have referred to Charlie as one of the last few traditional bluesmen. From the grit in his voice to the stop of his feet, Charlie makes music true to his heart and the origins of blues.

L.E. Phillips Library Wednesday Performances: Glen Gerard Jul. 15, 10:30am, 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memo-

rial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Magician.

UWEC Summer Cinema: The Theory of Everything Jul.

15, 8pm • West lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire, • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. The Theory of Everything provides a look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Rock Fest 2015 Jul. 16-19 • Rock Fest Grounds, 24447

County Highway S, Cadott • See contact info for cost • (800) 326-3378 • rock-fest.com A massive rock n’ roll festival featuring national and international performers. Thursday performers include Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, Finger Eleven, Nothing More, Islander, and Vaudeville. Friday performers include Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Black Stone Cherry, Jackyl, Starset, A.D.D., and King Shifter. Saturday performers include

The Eau Claire County Fair (July 29–Aug. 2) features animal judging, 4-H exhibits, kids’ activities, a cowboy mounted shooting competition, and much more. Judas Priest, Breaking Benjamin, Hinder, Adelitas Way, Shaman’s Harvest, and TBA. Sunday performers include Avenged Sevenfold, Chevelle, Pop Evil, All That Remains, Kyng, and Emergent.

Tales From the Brothers Grimm Jul. 16, 10am, 1:30pm

& 6:30pm; Jul. 17, 10am & 1:30pm • The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • $5 all ages • 839-8877 • ecct. org A series of short plays based on familiar tales from the Brothers Grimm including The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Golden Goose and The Bremen Town Musicians.

Dollar Swim Day - Parks & Recreation Month Jul.

16, 11:30am-7pm • Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $1/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All Ages • 839-1680 Anyone who wears a Parks & Rec t-shirt gets in for $1.

L.E. Phillips Library Thursday Demonstrations: Illustration Workshop Jul. 16, 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memo-

rial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • School age children • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Presented by Jeremy Provost, children’s book author.

Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Night Jul. 16, 6-8:30pm

• The Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • $9 • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Join the Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Group for a night of uninstructed sketching with a clothed figure model. There is a participation fee of $9 to cover the cost of the live model. The event is facilitated by local illustrator & animator Monica Bruenjes. Visit artistmonica.com/ DrawingNight/ for more info or contact Monica at contact@artistmonica.com.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Meridene + J.E. Sunde + Sayth & North House Jul. 16, 6:30-

8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Meridene is an impressive local pop and rock band that features well-developed songwriting and powerful performances. Their success is a sound somewhere between the pop-formula of The Shins and the intelligence of Cursive with traces of Death Cab For Cutie. Ten years ago J.E. Sunde began a band named The Daredevil Christopher Wright with his brother and a friend. When the band took a break, Sunde began a solo project. Inspired by the sounds of the 60s and 70s and musicians like Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen he began writing and arranging his own music.

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Music Over Menomin: Jayson Collins Septet Jul. 16,

7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. Jayson Collins and his band have been a part of the Chippewa Valley music scene since 2004 playing jazz and big band styles.

The Lady With All The Answers Jul. 16, 7pm • Mabel

Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie • $13-$15 • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org In this one-woman comedy praised from New York to L.A., Ann Landers dispenses advice, reflects on her own life and reveals her own heartaches. Don’t miss this funny, heart-warming show starring Alice Bayerl and directed by Lucy Weidner.

Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival Jul. 17; Jul. 18 •

Country Jam Fest grounds, Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • Two-day GA passes are $135; two-day Enhanced Chippewa Passes are $250; camping passes sold separately and start at $100 • eauxclaires.com The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival is a two-day arts festival at the Country Jam grounds that is curated by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National.

Oaklahoma! Jul. 17-18, 7:30-9pm; Jul. 19, 2-3:30pm •

The Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls • Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6 • 726-9000 • cvca.net Set in the West just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.

Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour Jul. 18, 7:30am-4pm •

Starting at Mequon, bike to Manitowoc, then head towards Door County and end in Sturgeon Bay • 262-7854272 • events.lls.org/pages/wi/scenicshore1502015 The Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour is a two day, 150 mile, fullysupported cycling event that is open to riders of all ages and abilities. One of Wisconsin’s most popular bike rides, the Scenic Shore 150 is the largest locally organized and supported event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Driftless Music Festival Jul. 18, 1-10pm • Eckhart Park

Viroqua WI, Decker St Next to Vernon Co Courthouse, Viroqua • FREE • driftlessmusicfestival.com Professional, eclectic music. Food and beverage available. visit online for more info.

Music Over Menomin: North of Dixie Jul. 20, 7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonieli-

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brary.org A special Music Over Menomin event as part of the Menomonie Chamber’s Business After Hours. Everyone is invited. North of Dixie is foot stomping Northwoods music. Original music, old time mountain songs and a little swing thrown in.

Tuesday Night Blues: Howard Luedtke & Blue Max

Jul. 21, 6:30-8:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com One of the most versatile band’s around, Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blue Max is a Western Wisconsin rock blues band, that performs all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. Many who have seen Howard and Blue Max have become fans of Howard’s talented slide guitar playing and the band’s rockin’ electric blues sound.

Dunn County Fair Jul. 22-26 • Dunn County Fairgrounds,

620 17th Street, Menomonie • 232-4005 • dunncountyfair. org The Dunn County Fair provides entertainment, rides, live music, tractor pull, races, demo derby, and 4-H events for all visitors.

L.E. Phillips Library Wednesday Performances: Duke Otherwise Jul. 22, 10:30am & 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips

Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Musician.

Durand Music in the Park: Darlene & the Boys Jul. 22,

6-9pm • Memorial Park Bandshell, Durand • FREE • all ages • 279-2255, 495-8475 • durandimprovementgroup. org Darlene And The Boys is a fun, professional country/ variety band that always strives to entertain an audience. Today is also “Wacky Wednesday” in which there will be Washington Square vendors and town bargains 11am6pm.

The Taste of Durand + Durand Music in the Park feat. Whitesidewalls Jul. 22, 6-9pm • Memorial Park Band-

shell, Durand • FREE • all ages • 279-2255, 495-8475 • durandimprovementgroup.org Great music and great food. Whitesidewalls is the Upper Midwest’s premier doo-wop, rockabilly and rock and roll band.

ECCT Presents: West Side Story Jul. 22-25, 7:30-

9:30pm; Jul. 26, 1:30-3:30pm • State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • $20 adult, $16 seniors, $12 student, $8 youth • 839-8877 • ecct.org In New York City, two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between two warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice makes West Side Story one of the most heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

UWEC Summer Cinema: The Duff Jul. 22, 8pm • West

lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. In The Duff, a high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

L.E. Phillips Library Thursday Demonstrations: Live Animals with Zoozort Jul. 23, 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips

Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • School age children • 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info See contact info for details.

Country Jam 2015 Jul. 23-25 • Country Jam Grounds,

3443 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • $100 one day, $160 three days, $105 student/military three days, $1500 ultimate VIP • 839-7500 • countryjamwi.com 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. Thursday performers include Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, and Granger Smith (more TBA). Friday performers include Blake Shelton, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, LoCash, and The LACS. Saturday performers include Eric Church, Gary Allan, Jerrod Niemann, Ashley Monroe, Sasha McVeigh, and Elizabeth Lyons.

Crazee Daze Jul. 23, 7:30am-4pm • Durand Courthouse

Museum, 315 W Madison St., Durand • 672-5709 • du-

Runs, walks, races, and run-walk-races such as the RCU Charity Classic in Phoenix Park (June 27) are running all summer long. rand-wi.com Downtown Durand sponsors Crazee Daze. Businesses and vendors line up the streets and near the Durand Courthouse Museum with sale items, food, drink & many crafts, fresh produce etc.

“Blue Dragon Fantasy; Faded Memories and Short Stories” and “The Legacy Anthology”. The author will have free refreshments available as well. Visit online to find out more.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Liscio + Equinox Jazz Group + Dan Zerr Jul. 23, 6:30-8:30pm •

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park: Mark Healey Jul. 26,

Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Liscio jazz group consists of six musicians including active and retired music instructors and professional musicians from the greater Eau Claire area. Individuals have performed in many venues and are also accomplished arrangers and composers. The group plays a wide range of straight ahead jazz as well as New Orleans-style jazz. Equinox Jazz Group, led by Freddy Sklenar on piano and saxophones traditionally features Todd Bartlett on Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Mellophone, David Barney Barneson on Drums and Karl Anderson on bass playing straight ahead jazz including some original tunes.

Music Over Menomin: Evergreen Grass Band Jul. 23,

7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. EGGB is unapologetic anti-grass from Eau Claire.

Jamboree Days Jul. 24-26 • Lion’s Memorial Park, Park

St., New Auburn • 237-2223 Community festival which includes; softball and volleyball tournaments, kids activities, charcoal chicken dinner, live music, beer gardens, firefighter water games, and parade at noon on Sunday.

Just Du It! Youth Triathlon Jul. 25, 8:30am • Perrot State

Park, Trempealeau • $20-$30 • agse 5-13 • offnfunning. org Join in this fabulous and fun run, bike, run duathlon for youth age 5-13. Bike, helmet and bib numbers, tshirts, post du party, & random door prizes. Distances and challenges vary with ability and desires. Finishers medal for all! Registration limited. All the details and information can be found online.

Book Reading & Signing: Ryan Keith Johnson Jul. 25,

2-3pm • The Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE • 552-0457 • ryankeithjohnson.blogspot.com Author Ryan Keith Johnson will be doing a reading of his latest work; “The King’s Retribution”, “Lion Ascend” , “The Temple of the Incubus”, “What I Think About You; Song Lyrics and Poetry”,

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1-3pm • Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Original Contemporary “Classic Rock”, who has also performed as the bassist for Badfinger.

Summer Concert Sundays: Sue Orfield Band Jul. 26,

1:30-4:30pm • River Bend Vineyard & Winery, 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls • FREE admission • 7209463 • riverbendvineyard.com The Sue Orfield Band performs original music that spans many genres from blues, rock and funk to jazz and bluegrass with a little ethnic vibe thrown in. Their music grooves with high energy and unexpected improvisations. Their melodies will sometimes amuse you and often move you.

Friends of Sacred Heart Hospital Annual Golf & Tennis Classic Jul. 27 • Eau Claire Country Club, 828 Clubview Ln, Altoona • See contact info for cost • 717-4925 • she. thankyou4caring.org/pages/classic As part of Sacred Heart Hospital’s Giving Hope 125th Anniversary Campaign, proceeds from this year’s Classic will benefit the transformation of the hospital’s Emergency department. Register online or by phone.

Altoona Music in the Park: Two Rivers Jul. 27, 5:30-

7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Featuring Sue Orfield, Randy Sinz, and Gregg Wheeler.

Wearable Art Jul. 28, 6-8pm • Eau Claire Regional Arts

Center, 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • $35 • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com Eau Claire’s scarf painting experience! Wearable Art is a 1.5 to 2-hour workshop with friends and wine as you create your own painted scarf and learn a little bit about textile art. An instructor will guide you through the creation of your very own wearable masterpiece.

Tuesday Night Blues: The Kingsnakes Jul. 28, 6:30-

8:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com The Kingsnakes are back and bringing rockin’ blues back to The Chippewa Valley. Whether you are an old fan or a new convert don’t miss this high energy act.

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hot > events & happenings Eau Claire County Fair Jul. 29-Aug. 2 • Eau Claire

County Expo Center, 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire • 839-4712 • eauclairecountyfair.com A youth and familycentered fair with animal judging, 4-H exhibits, low cost games and activities for children, educational exhibits and moderately-priced concessions including homemade pies.

UWEC Summer Cinema: The Avengers Jul. 29, 8pm •

West lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire, • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Bloomer Community Fair Jul. 30-Aug. 2 • Bloomer Com-

munity Fairgrounds, 9th Ave., Bloomer • bloomerchamber.com/bloomer-community-fair Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday

Dollar Swim Day - NFL Kick-Off Jul. 30, 11:30am-7pm

• Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $1/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All Ages • 839-1680 Anyone wearing Green Bay Packer or NFL attire gets in for $1.

Silver Spring National Mustard Day Jul. 30, 11:30am •

Silver Spring Foods, 2424 Alpine Rd., Eau Claire • FREE admission Sign up for prizes, eat some brats, and trade in any bottle of non-Silver Spring mustard for a free one of ours. Bring a donation and support a local charitable cause.

Tortoise and Hare 5k and Free Kids Fun Run Jul. 30,

5-8pm • Owen Park, 1st Ave, Eau Claire • $20/kids fun run free • all ages • indianheadtc.org/itc/tortoise-hare. htm 17th annual 5k run/walk. Packet pickup and registration starts at 5pm at Owen Park. 6:30 run/walk starts at Demmler Park with shuttles provided from Owen park starting at 5:45pm. Kids fun run and awards follow race at Owen park at 7pm. Register by visiting online.

Summer Wild Edibles Jul. 30, 6-8:30pm • Wise Nature

Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends $5 Nonmembers $8 • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter.htm Join a Beaver Creek Naturalist for a taste of some summer wild edibles. Take a hike and look for some common, easily-identified, wild edible plants. Nibble a few things on the hike, and then sample some cooked greens and a wild beverage or two. Registration and full payment required by July 28.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: The Jim Pullman Band + Hemma + D. Janakey Jul. 30, 6:30-8:30pm

• Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Jim Pullman and crew feature intricate syncopations, thumpin’ rhythms, and lush washes of tone. Songs tend to have big thick hooks, infectious melodies, and heartfelt lyrics. Hemma is the full band project of Hannah Hebl, playing original songs in the spirit of American songwriting with country, rock, blues influence.

Music Over Menomin: Chasing Mabel Jul. 30, 7-8:30pm

• Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. Chasing Mabel rocks, playing your favorite mix of tunes—from 90’s alt rock to the hottest hits from today.

Blues on the Chippewa Jul. 31-Aug. 2 • Memorial Park,

downtown Durand • See contact info for cost • bluesonthechippewa.com Numerous musicians and music lovers from all over the country gather in Durand for the blues. Also featuring a craft show and classic car/motorcycle show.

Chetek Crazy Days Jul. 31-Aug. 1 • City of Chetek • 9244440 • chetekwi.net Sidewalk and in-store sales throughout the city from early morning into the evening hours.

Chippewa Valley Slam Fest Jul. 31-Aug. 2 • Wagner’s

Lanes, 2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire • cvslamfest.com Four sporting events (basketball, volleyball, running, and

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bowling) rolled into one weekend filled with live music, great food, inflatables, vendor booths, and fun. CV Slam Fest will have something fun for everyone in the family. Join us this summer at Wagner’s Lanes for a tradition in the making.

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Blues on the Chippewa Jul. 31-Aug. 2 • Memorial Park, downtown Durand • See contact info for cost • bluesonthechippewa.com See description on page 67.

Chetek Crazy Days Jul. 31-Aug. 1 • City of Chetek • 9244440 • chetekwi.net See description on page 67.

Eau Claire County Fair Jul. 29-Aug. 2 • Eau Claire

County Expo Center, 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire • 839-4712 • eauclairecountyfair.com See description on page 67.

Chippewa Valley Slam Fest Jul. 31-Aug. 2 • Wagner’s

Lanes, 2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire • cvslamfest.comSee description on page 67.

Bloomer Community Fair Jul. 30-Aug. 2 • Bloomer

Community Fairgrounds, 9th Ave., Bloomer • bloomerchamber.com/bloomer-community-fair See description on page 67.

Beaver Creek Butterfly Festival Aug. 2, 12:30-3:30pm

• Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends: Adult $4, Child $2 (12 & under), Nonmembers: Adult $5, Child $3 (12 & under); Walk-ins: $8 for adults and $4 for children • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter.htm Celebrate the unique wonder and beauty of our native butterflies. Miniseminars provide information on Wisconsin butterflies, butterfly gardening, and how to raise your own. There will be guided tours of the butterfly house and games and crafts for the kids. Registration and full payment encouraged by July 30.

Tuesday Night Blues: Sparky & the Wipers Aug. 4,

6:30-8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com Local boogie blues.

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship Aug. 6-9 • Carson Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • 577-5364 • uschainsawchamps.com, paulbunyancamp.org.

Ashley For the Arts Aug. 6-8 • Memorial Park, Arcadia

• $5 for three days • (608) 323-6805 • ashleyforthearts. com 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, sky lantern launch, hot air balloons, car show, fireworks, inflatables, youth art area, aquatic center, playground, and much more.

1st Annual Midwest Craft Brewers Conference Aug. 6,

8:30am-4:30pm; Aug. 7, 8-11:30am • UW-Stout - Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie • $300/ person before July 13 ($350 after); $250/person for two or more from the same company before July 13 ($300 after); $100 student registration with valid ID • 232-5484 • uwstout.edu This two-day event provides valuable knowledge and information for those in the craft brewing industry. Topics include, growing/sourcing hops, food and beer pairing, fermentation science, craft brewery sustainability, legal and business knowledge, insurance, marketing and building a beer brand, and product distribution.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Ian Alexy & the Deserters + Sarah Lou Richards + Kyle Robl Aug. 6,

6:30-8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ian Alexy has performed as a solo artist and as a member of Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. He has eight releases on his own label CIC Records and has played hundreds of shows all over the country touching down on almost all of the lower 48 states. Taking inspiration from artists as diverse as mainstream acts like the Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert, and Bonnie Raitt to alternative singer-songwriters Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and David Wilcox, Sarah Lou Richards has crafted a debut cache of self-penned tunes that show off her talent not only as a vocalist but also as lyricist.

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dine, sightsee, attend car shows and parades, and discuss the Corvette brand. If you have Corvette interest, come check us out. Potluck at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7pm.

L.E. Phillips Library Wednesday Performances: Glen Gerard Jul. 15, 10:30am, 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memo-

rial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • (715) 8391648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Magician.

UWEC Summer Cinema: The Theory of Everything Jul.

15, 8pm • West lawn of Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire, • FREE • all ages • uwec.edu/activities/programs/ Popcorn and punch provided. Activities start at 8pm. Film begins at dusk. The Theory of Everything provides a look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Rock Fest 2015 Jul. 16-19 • Rock Fest Grounds, 24447

County Highway S, Cadott • See contact info for cost • (800) 326-3378 • rock-fest.com A massive rock n’ roll festival featuring national and international performers. Thursday performers include Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, Finger Eleven, Nothing More, Islander, and Vaudeville. Friday performers include Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Black Stone Cherry, Jackyl, Starset, A.D.D., and King Shifter. Saturday performers include Judas Priest, Breaking Benjamin, Hinder, Adelitas Way, Shaman’s Harvest, and TBA. Sunday performers include Avenged Sevenfold, Chevelle, Pop Evil, All That Remains, Kyng, and Emergent.

Tales From the Brothers Grimm Jul. 16, 10am, 1:30pm

& 6:30pm; Jul. 17, 10am & 1:30pm • The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • $5 all ages • (715) 839-8877 • ecct.org A series of short plays based on familiar tales from the Brothers Grimm including The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Golden Goose and The Bremen Town Musicians.

Dollar Swim Day - Parks & Recreation Month Jul.

16, 11:30am-7pm • Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $1/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All Ages • (715) 839-1680 Anyone who wears a Parks & Rec t-shirt gets in for $1.

L.E. Phillips Library Thursday Demonstrations: Illustration Workshop Jul. 16, 1:30pm • L.E. Phillips Memo-

rial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • Tickets required for entrance. Tickets are FREE and available one week in advance of each performance. • School age children • (715) 839-1648 • ecpubliclibrary.info Presented by Jeremy Provost, children’s book author.

Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Night Jul. 16, 6-8:30pm •

The Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • $9 • 715-552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Join the Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Group for a night of uninstructed sketching with a clothed figure model. There is a participation fee of $9 to cover the cost of the live model. The event is facilitated by local illustrator & animator Monica Bruenjes. Visit www.artistmonica.com/ DrawingNight/ for more info or contact Monica at contact@artistmonica.com.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Meridene + J.E. Sunde + Sayth & North House Jul. 16, 6:30-8:30pm

• Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • (715) 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Meridene is an impressive local pop and rock band that features well-developed songwriting and powerful performances. Their success is a sound somewhere between the pop-formula of The Shins and the intelligence of Cursive with traces of Death Cab For Cutie. Ten years ago J.E. Sunde began a band named The Daredevil Christopher Wright with his brother and a friend. When the band took a break, Sunde began a solo project. Inspired by the sounds of the 60s and 70s and musicians like Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen he began writing and arranging his own music.

Music Over Menomin: Jayson Collins Septet Jul. 16,

7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • (715) 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. Jayson Collins and his band have been a part of the Chippewa Valley music scene since 2004 playing jazz and big band styles.

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hot > events & happenings Music Over Menomin: AcoustiHOO with Sue Orfield

to the landing behind Hobbs Ice Center.

The Swampers: Celebrating the Chippewa River Aug.

2pm • Half Moon Beach, Eau Claire • mayoclinichealthsystem.org Presented by Mayo Clinic Health Systems supporting hospice care and bereavement services in our area, The Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival is fresh and exciting new event in our area. Teams will race head-tohead on the Half Moon Lake in the heart of Eau Claire.

Aug. 6, 7-8:30pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie • FREE • all ages • 232-2164 • menomonielibrary.org Enjoy live music over Lake Menomin. AcoustiHoo brings together sounds across styles. A little blues, some gypsy jazz, or a folk melody are equally as likely to be next on the set list. 6, 7:30-9pm • The Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls • See contact info for cost • 726-9000 • cvca.net Guided by the musical lumberjack aggregation known as The Swampers, the audience will experience their voyage down the mighty Chippewa via projected visuals, tales, and swampgrass ballads by Jerry Way. Each tributary and community in the Chippewa Valley will be explored, culminating at the Mississippi with a search for Pepie, the Lake Pepin Monster.

Pure Water Days Aug. 7-9 • Downtown Chippewa Falls •

723-0331 • visitchippewafallswi.com YMCA races, sporting events, kids’ games, fireworks, live entertainment, food, kids parade and large parade on Saturday and many other city-wide events.

Miscast 2015 Aug. 7-8, 7:30pm • The Oxford, 1814

Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • $20 adults, $16 seniors, $12 students, $8 youth • 839-8877 • ecct.org When a male performer sings a Broadway song written for a female performer, and vice versa, the results are sometimes thoughtprovoking, often hilarious and always entertaining.

Eau Claire Run Row Ride Aug. 8 • Race begins and

ends at Hobbs Ice Center Parking Lot, 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire • See contact info for cost • 839-5032 • ci.eau-claire.wi.us The “Tri” Eau Claire Run Row Ride is a fun event to raise money for youth recreation scholarships. The triathlon follows the shores of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, WI and is a non-timed event. Ride 10 mines through Eau Claire streets county roads, then run three miles on the beautiful Chippewa River Trail up to Phoenix Park, then row the river route from Phoenix Park

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Kyuki-Do Tournament Aug. 8, noon • Eau Claire Indoor

Sports Center, 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire • 552-1200 • ecsportscenter.com Martial arts academy participants from across the Midwest will compete at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center.

A Pirate’s Life For Me Aug. 8, 2pm • The Oxford, 1814

Oxford Ave., Eau Claire • $5 • 839-8877 • ecct.org Part of ECCT’s summer class program this musical full of pirates and wannabe- pirates is sure to keep audiences laughing. The performers learn and rehearse the entire show in one week.

You Crazy Monkey Youth Obstacle Course Aug. 8, 3pm

• Ashley for the Arts, 555 Memorial Park Dr., Arcadia • $10-20 • ages 5-13 • offnfunning.org You Crazy Monkey is an obstacle course designed for all the crazy monkey’s out there. Youth get a chance to run, climb, crawl, balance and maneuver their way around this obstacle filled course! Held in partnership with the annual Ashley for the Arts celebration. Learn more online.

Sparky and Friends Aug. 8, 6-10pm • Munson Bridge

Winery, W6462 Bridge Rd., Withee • $5 (includes cheese buffet) • 21+ • 229-4501 • munsonbridgewinery.com Sparky and Friends heat up the event tent at Withee’s beautiful Munson Bridge Winery.

St. James Car Show and SummerFest Aug. 9, 8am-5pm

• St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 2502 11th St., Eau Claire • FREE • All ages • 835-5887 • stjameseauclaire.org Join us for the 24th annual St. James Summerfest and Car Show! View antique, stock, custom, streetrod

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and other fantastic cars and trucks. Affordable family fun that includes live entertainment by Moonshine, food, beer, games for the kids, BINGO, wagon rides, and more.

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park: Rich Schroeder Aug.

9, 1-3pm • Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Menomonie’s Rich Schroeder will play acoustic guitar and sing country western music.

Summer Concert Sundays: Preston Gunderson Aug.

9, 1:30-4:30pm • River Bend Vineyard & Winery, 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls • FREE admission • 7209463 • riverbendvineyard.com Preston Gunderson is a singer songwriter based out of Minneapolis, MN. With his powerful voice, and catchy melodies, Gunderson’s songs have been bringing in listeners of all ages and capturing major attention.

Frozen Week Aug. 10-14, 11:30am-7pm • Fairfax Pool,

4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $4/person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All ages • 839-1680 “Hot and cold are both so intense, put ‘em together it just makes sense!” Join us for winter themed activities and frozen festivities.

Altoona Music in the Park: Rich Schroeder Aug. 10, 5:30-7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Playing acoustic guitar and singing country western music.

Summer Fest & Family Night in the Park 2015 Aug. 1,

11am • S. Barstow Street & Phoenix Park, downtown Eau Claire • downtowneauclaire.org Come on down for one of the best events of the summer. Barstow Street turns into a pedestrian mall and features all kinds of entertainment, activities, food vendors, car show, and much more 11am4pm. Afterwards head over to the Great Lawn of Phoenix Park for Family Night in the Park, traditionally screening a family friendly film on an inflatable screen.

Tuesday Night Blues: Deep Water Reunion Aug. 11,

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hot > events & happenings Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com The members of Deep Water Reunion now utilize their combined experience to soar on their own. Formed five years ago with the premise of channeling all of that hard learned education into a new sound and show, and driven by a mutual love of the Blues, they understand that each performance should include all that there is to give.

Chippewa Valley Corvettes Second Tuesdays, 6:30pm •

Irvine Park, Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls (6:30pm potluck, 7pm meeting) • 456-8726 • ChippewaValleyCorvettes.com A club for the Corvette enthusiast, owner or not. We are non-profit, donating to charities each year. We drive, dine, sightsee, attend car shows and parades, and discuss the Corvette brand. If you have Corvette interest, come check us out.

Northwoods Rock Rally Aug. 13-Aug. 15 • N5496 County

Road B, Glen Flora • See contact info for cost • ages 18+ • 888-831-7625 • northwoodsrockrally.com Three days of unapologetic rock. Thursday performers include Fully Loadid and Big Deeks. Friday performers include 10 Years, Devour the Day, Wayland, Crystal and the Commotion, Paint Dry, Bad Trip Moses/Mad Alice, and Frantic Antics. Saturday performers include Candlebox, Skid Row, 3 Pill Morning, Apollo’s Beacon, Divided Highway, Anthem, and Truth Before Treason.

Artist Reception: Confluence of Art Biennial Winners’ Exhibit Aug. 13, 5-8pm • Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau

Claire St., Eau Claire • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com The Janet Carson Gallery is proud to present the Confluence of Art Biennial Winners’ Exhibit. Best of Show was awarded to Keith Kaziak, of Wausau, for his iron-works sculpture, The Mighty Samson (isolation). John Capper won First Place for his wood-works sculpture, Melted Table.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: The Dust of Men + The Rattlenecks + Al Julson & Larry Past Aug. 13,

6:30-8:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire

• FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts The Dust of Men are are gritty atmospheric alternative folk/southern rock from Eau Claire. The Rattlenecks are a 3-part harmony outfit from Eau Claire, WI. After spending their formative years singing and playing guitar in the rolling hills of Eleva-Strum, veterans Jim Pullman, Todd Barneson, and Gabe Koxlien mixed their old chemistry into a new batch of songs with inspired percussionist Davy Sumner.

Eau Claire Big Rig Truck & Tractor Show Aug. 14-16 •

CVTC Parking Lot, 617 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • FREE to the public • ECTruckShow.com This family friendly event allows spectators to interact with big rig drivers and get up close to some of the most state-of-theart big rigs in the country. Also featuring antique tractors, trucks, firetrucks, law enforcement vehicles, and tricked out semis. Exhibitors, demonstrations, food vendors all weekend long, plus a lights parade Saturday night.

Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop for Special Olympics

Aug. 14, 6-9am • Dunkin Donuts, 2836 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • All ages • specialolympicswisconsin. org It’s usually firefighters who climb ladders and walk on roofs, but this morning local law enforcement officers will sit, stand, and beg to be let down from Dunkin’ Donuts stores across Wisconsin. To get off the roof, officers seeking donations for Special Olympics. Officers will also be working the drive thru to collect tips.

An Evening with Cole Porter Aug. 14, 7pm; Aug. 15, 2pm & 7pm; Aug. 16, 2pm • Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E, Menomonie • $15-$20 • 235-0001 • mabeltainter.org Enjoy a performance of Cole Porter’s classic hits, featuring Menomonie’s finest vocalists directed by Lucy Weidner.

Chalkfest Aug. 15 • UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall (park-

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art event you know and love. More than 100 artists will create sidewalk art masterpieces, but with the additional space and amenities of UWEC, Chalkfest can now offer more chalking area, a perfect setting for live music, an expanded kids space, more vendors, an interactive science component, plenty of parking, and more.

Buttercup Whitewater Slalom Race Aug. 16, 8am-4pm

• Old Hwy 178 Bridge, Hwy 178 North, Jim Falls • 2260842 • jimfallswhitewater.blogspot.com Class II whitewater slalom race. A citizen level race that draws competitors from across the United States and as well as abroad. Great spectator viewing from the foot bridge that crosses over the coarse or from the shore line.

Tuesday Night Blues: The Whyte/Orfield Band Aug.

18, 6:30-8:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com Three time Grammy award nominee, Ellen Whyte, has released her fourth album, appropriately titled: Four Way Stop, a soaring achievement from an accomplished singer songwriter. Long time Portland, Oregon KINK FM 102 Blues Show radio personality, Bob Ancheta raved that it gave him “goose bumps!”

19th Annual Junior Achievement Golf Outing Aug. 20, 11am • Wild Ridge and Mill Run Golf Course, 3905 Kane Rd., Eau Claire • 858-7960 • wildridgegolf.com Play 18 holes of golf with former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler, enjoy dinner, raffles, and a live auction while supporting Junior Achievement.

Dollar Swim Day - Back to School Aug. 20, 11:30am-

7pm • Fairfax Pool, 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $1/ person or Season Pass. Children 2 & under are free • All Ages • 839-1680 Anyone who brings in a school supply to donate to children in need gets in for $1.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Dingo Factory + The Bent Corsicles + Paul Tweed Aug. 20, 6:308:30pm • Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire •

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hot > events & happenings FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Dingo Factory is a fun and jaunty pop and rock band featuring great vocal harmonies and and inspired lead piano. Members include drummer Patrick Bedard, bassist Matthew Brenner, guitarist Chris Hale and pianist Christopher Kuter. The Bent Corsicles is bassist Bentley Harder, vocalist Megan Corse, and singer/songwriter/guitarist Phil Circle with occasional special guests.

Chippewa River Rendezvous Aug. 22-23 • Mill Yard

Park, Park St., Cornell • 579-4571 • chippewarendezvous.wix.com/home Travel back to the 1600s and learn about the history of Wisconsin and the people who lived here. There will also be prize drawings, silent auctions, historical demonstrations, worship service, delicious food and a large modern day flea market, car show, craft fair and “Bountiful” Farmers market as well as Historical Trader Row.

WHYS Radio (96.3 FM) Bluegrass Fest Aug. 22 • Lake Altoona County Beach, 604 Beach Rd., Altoona • whysradio.org A great family friendly event.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America Team Hope Walk Aug. 22, 8:30am • Carson Park, Carson Park

Dr., Eau Claire • $15 adults, $20 other In Advance: $15 adults, $20 other • ci.eau-claire.wi.us Please join HDSA at the Team Hope Walk in Eau Claire. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s Disease and their families.

Beekeeping at the End of the Season Aug. 22, 1-4pm • Wise

Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends $40 Nonmembers $45 • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter.htm This program is a follow up to the beginner’s course offered last spring. It is a great class for new beekeepers or those in search of a refresher on what to do before winter sets in. Members of the Chippewa Valley Beekeepers Association will be on hand to discuss. Registration and full payment required by August 17.

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park: Steve Szydel + Howard “Guitar” Luedtke Aug. 23, 1-3pm • Irvine Park,

Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 From 1-1:45pm Steve Szydel performs. Local blues legend Howard Luedtke performs 2-4pm.

Altoona Music in the Park: Steve Szydel Aug. 24, 5:30-

Annual festival with more than 250 quality arts and crafts booths, great food from Chippewa Valley restaurants, talented performers on three stages, beer & wine garden, children’s games and rides, free petting zoo.

7:30pm • 10th Street Park Pavilion, 10th St., Altoona • FREE • all ages • 210-3501 Steve Szydel is a singer-songwriter from Altoona whose influences include Johnny Cash and John Denver.

Discover Downsville Day Aug. 29 • Downsville • FREE

Tuesday Night Blues: Nick Foytik Band Aug. 25, 6:30-

Aug. 29, 8am-noon • Phoenix Park Pavillion, Eau Claire • FREE • Saturday will be a day to recreate on the river with guided canoe and kayak paddles, a bike ride, bank fishing and aquatic invasive species demonstrations. The WDNR will also be shocking fish and bringing them to shore for observation. Bring your own canoe/kayak.

8:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • chippewavalleyblues.com The Nick Foytik Band is a progressive blues band with strong traditional roots. The band’s style coincides with Nick’s original solo performances, and expands with a vibrant rhythm section, taking it to a new electrified level.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Irie Sol + Doks Robotiks + Lizzy Diane Aug. 27, 6:30-8:30pm • Phoe-

nix Park, Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • 552-0457 • VolumeOne.org/concerts Irie Sol’s diverse instrumentation features reggae, funk, jazz, rock, and hip hop. Combining a longtime staple of the Eau Claire music scene with a genre currently taking the city by storm, Doks Robotiks blends jazz with hip-hop into a volatile cocktail best served in a live setting. Lizzy Diane is a melancholic enchantress producing sultry, bittersweet freak folk with undertones of dark chocolate and tobacco.

Celebrate the Lower Chippewa River Conference Day 1

Aug. 28, 1-9pm • The Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls • Friends and Nonmembers $20 • 877-2212, ext. 118 • beavercreekreserve.org A chance to learn, share experiences, and celebrate the Chippewa River. This event will be a great opportunity to have dinner, enjoy live music and network with natural resource professionals and other involved citizens from the Chippewa Valley. Cost includes catered dinner with a drink ticket and live entertainment. Register online and pay by Aug. 21.

Festival in the Pines Aug. 29-30 • Carson Park, Carson

Park Dr., Eau Claire • 552-5504 • festivalinthepines.com

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• 664-8311 • discoverdownsvillewi.com Join us for a fun family event, food, entertainment and parade at noon.

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Wearable Art Aug. 29, noon-2pm • Eau Claire Regional

Arts Center, 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • $35 • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts.com Eau Claire’s scarf painting experience! Wearable Art is a 1.5 to 2-hour workshop with friends and wine as you create your own painted scarf and learn a little bit about textile art. An instructor will guide you through the creation of your very own wearable masterpiece.

Exploring Spiders of the Northwoods Aug. 29, 4:30-9pm

• Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek • Friends $20 Nonmembers $25 • 877-2212 • beavercreekreserve.org/naturecenter.htm Author Larry Weber will debunk some spider myths and fears. By looking into the interesting lives of spiders, it might just offer a new found respect and appreciation for the positive impacts spiders have on our daily lives. Two sessions available: 4:30–6pm and 7–9pm. Registration and full payment required by August 26.

Doggie Swm Fest Aug. 30, noon-3pm • Fairfax Pool,

4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire • $10/dog (Spectators free) • All ages • 839-1680 All Proceeds Benefit Eau Claire’s Off-Leash Dog Park. Fairfax Pool will be open exclusively to the canine crowd for this special event. (Sorry, no people allowed in the pool on this day.) Activities include water retrieval, open swim, and a lure course. Conces-

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Summer Concert Sundays: Matt Wahl Aug. 30, 1:30-

4:30pm • River Bend Vineyard & Winery, 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls • FREE admission • 720-9463 • riverbendvineyard.com Suntry music, a little folk, a little country and a lot of sunshine. Matt sings and plays the acoustic guitar, ukulele and harmonica.

RECURRING EVENTS

Burger King Classic Car Show Thursdays in the

summer, 5:30-8pm • Jun. 4 • Burger King, Hastings Way, Eau Claire // Jun. 11 • Burger King, Golf & 93, Eau Claire (Mustang Magic) // Jun. 18, 5:308:30pm • Burger King, North Crossing, Exit 59, Eau Claire // Jun. 25 • Burger King, 228 W. River St., Chippewa Falls // Jul. 2 • Burger King, Hallie (Fire engine show/Salute to our heroes) // Jul. 16 • Burger King, Hastings Way, Eau Claire (Nifty 50s) // Jul. 23 • Burger King, W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire (Trick your truck) // Jul. 30 • Burger King, Golf Rd. & 93, Eau Claire (Muscle Car Mania/70s) // Aug. 6 • Burger King,  544 Main St., Menomonie // Aug. 13 • Burger King, North Crossing, Exit 59, Eau Claire • FREE • burgerkingclassiccarshows.com Featuring twist contests, kids activities, “pin-up” photo ops, specialty nights. All our favorite classic cars, plus special spotlight on feature era cars.

First Fridays in Downtown Eau Claire First Fridays •

S. Barstow, N. Barstow, and W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire • 839-4914 • downtowneauclaire.org The first Friday of every month, several locations in downtown Eau Claire offer special deals, events, and extended hours.

Carson Park Train Ride Open on Sundays and on July 4,

noon-5pm • Carson Park, Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire • $3 adults, $2 children • 831-0900 • chippewavalleyrailroad.com A one-quarter sized steam train gives one-half mile rides through Carson Park.

Wine & Whimsy Jun. 5, 10, 17, and 26; Jul. 1, 8, 17,

and 22; Aug. 4, 12, 21, and 25, 6-8:30pm • Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • $35 • 8322787 • EauClaireArts.com Wine and Whimsy is a workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. If you have always wanted to learn to paint, but don’t know where to begin, this is the experience for you. Everything you need is provided.

Session Tunes First Saturdays, noon-2pm • Altoona

Public Library, 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona • FREE • 8395029 • altoonapubliclibrary.org Join local musicians Dean Langby and Mari Carlson in the Community Room for a folk-fueled jam session. Play tunes you know and learn some you don’t. Come along just to listen or sing, too.

Ludington Guard Band Tuesdays Jun-Aug., 8pm • Wilson

Park band shell, Menomonie • ludingtonguardband.org A community concert band that was officially organized in 1888 with roots going back to 1877. They play a variety of classical band music, marches, overtures, show tunes and novelty pieces.

Ski Sprites of the Chippewa Valley Every Wednesday,

Sunday from Jun. 7 to Sep. 2, 6:30pm • Lake Altoona County Beach, 604 Beach Rd., Altoona • 834-9042 • skisprites.com Enjoy a show by Eau Claire’s premiere water ski performers.

Chippewa Valley Corvettes Second Tuesdays, 6:30pm •

Irvine Park (Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls), 6:30pm potluck, 7pm meeting • 456-8726 • ChippewaValleyCorvettes.com A club for the Corvette enthusiast, owner or not. We are non-profit, donating to charities each year. We drive, dine, sightsee, attend car shows and parades, and discuss the Corvette brand. If you have Corvette interest, come check us out.

Pizza Plus Big Band Wednesdays Jun. 10-Aug. 12, 7:309:30pm • The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire • 834-

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7530 • pizzapluseauclaire.com This big band features local musicians playing sax, trombone, piano, bass, drums, and more.

Eau Claire Municipal Band Wednesdays Jun. 10-Jul. 29,

7:30pm • Owen Park Bandshell, 1st Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • all ages • eauclairemunicipalband.org The oldest community musical organization in the city, the ECMB has been entertaining thousands of patrons since its inception. Now in its second century, the band continues to provide high-quality, free entertainment for audiences of all ages. The band is under the direction of Mr. Brad Stoughton.

Chippewa Valley Cars and Coffee Second Saturdays un-

til Oct. 10, 8-11am • Action City, 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire • FREE • 852-6000 • facebook.com/cvcandc Chippewa Valley Cars and Coffee is an informal gathering of automotive enthusiasts. Don’t worry if your car isn’t fast, or if it isn’t a show car. Show up anyways.

Coffee & Canvas Jun. 13 & 30; Jul. 14 & 31; an Aug.

11 & 28, noon-2:30pm • Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • $35 • 832-2787 • EauClaireArts. com Coffee & Canvas is a 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends in front of a canvas with coffee. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.

Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Night Jun. 18, Jul. 16,

Aug. 20, 6-8:30pm • The Volume One Gallery, Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • $9 • 715-552-0457 • VolumeOne.org Join the Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Group for a night of uninstructed sketching with a clothed figure model. There is a participation fee of $9 to cover the cost of the live model. The event is facilitated by local illustrator & animator Monica Bruenjes. Visit www.artistmonica. com/DrawingNight/ for more info or contact Monica at contact@artistmonica.com.

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Hotspots is Volume One Magazine's annual guide to summer events, activities, and more in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley.

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