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Monday, July 8

Summer Institute Eau Claire: 8 a.m.—12:15 p.m. at Putnam Heights Elementary School, 633 W. MacArthur Ave., Eau Claire. Summer Institute runs July 8-18 and costs $15 per class. Summer Institute has a 40-year tradition of teaching and delighting children across the Chippewa Valley. Your kids will enjoy the variety of activities, and you will appreciate the small classes that promise high quality learning.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing rocket on display: July 8-19 at Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd., Menomonie. Spacesuit and Saturn V LEGO Rocket on display at the library. Books on the Apollo missions, large poster for selfies on the moon.

Popcorn and Planets: An Evening of Stargazing: 9:30 p.m., first cloudless night between July 8-12 at Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd. Outside near the lake. See the Menomonie Public Library Facebook page for details and updates. Bring a ground blanket or folding lawn chair and bug repellent. Several planets should be viewable in early July. A telescope will be set up. We’ll also look for other prominent objects in the night sky.

Thursday, July 11

Live music from Pit Wagon on the lawn of Menomonie Public Library: Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd. Join the library for its 10th season of free live music from local artists. Bring a chair or blanket, picnic and your favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance. Pit Wagon will be performing July 11.

Voter registration drive: 7-8 p.m. at Colfax Music at the Park.

Saturday, July 13

Garden tour: Eau Claire Garden Club “Gardens in Bloom” tour; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., tickets are $15, available at eauclairegardenclub.com or Festival Foods locations or the day of the event.

Monday, July 15

‘First Man on the Moon’ documentary showing: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd., Menomonie. Moon pies and Tang also offered along with the PBS Nova documentary ‘First Man on the Moon.’

Tuesday, July 16

Community Health Coalition Conference: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Results of the 2019 Dunn County Community Health Needs will be revealed at the first Community Health Coalition Conference at UW-Stout. The Dunn County Community Health Coalition event, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, will be a celebration of the coalition. The conference is free and open to community members. To register go to www.uwstout.edu/Health-Dunn-Right. Lunch will be provided.

Model Rocketry Assembly and Testing: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd., Menomonie. Ages: Upper elementary to high school youth. Pre-registration required—deadline to register is June 25. To register, send an email to Alan Scott, scotta@uwstout.edu with the subject line: “Modern Rocketry.” Include the name of the youth to be registered in the body of the email. Dr. Scott will confirm registration. Model rockets and engines will be supplied by the library.

Wednesday, July 17

Building and Testing a Mars Lander: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd., Menomonie. Ages: Elementary-age youth. Bring hot glue gun and sticks. Pre-registration required. A parent must help with the hot glueing. Deadline to register is June 25. To register, send an email to Alan Scott, scotta@uwstout.edu with the subject line: “Mars Lander.” Include the name of the youth to be registered in the body of the email. Dr. Scott will confirm registration. Mars Lander kit will be supplied.

Thursday, July 18

Live music from Weapons of Brass Destruction on the lawn of Menomonie Public Library: Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd. Join the library for its 10th season of free live music from local artists. Bring a chair or blanket, picnic and your favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance. Weapons of Brass Destruction will be performing July 18.

Friday, July 19

Community Health Coalition Conference: July 16, 8 a.m.-4: p.m.; Results of 2019 Dunn County Community Health Needs, UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, free and open to the public, register at www.uwstout.edu/Health-Dunn-Right.

Saturday, July 20

46th Annual Stockholm Art Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Stockholm’s village park, N2030 Spring St. Many of the region’s most talented artists will show off their art at the event, which will also have locally sourced food and drink, four different musical acts and open-all-day village galleries and cafes.

Thursday, July 25

Live music from Jim Herrick and Friends on the lawn of Menomonie Public Library: Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd. Join the library for its 10th season of free live music from local artists. Bring a chair or blanket, picnic and your favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance. Jim Herrick and Friends will be performing July 25.

Red Cedar Film Festival: July 25-28 at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts and Wilson Park Band Shell, Menomonie, $10 single screening pass, $40 festival pass, $80 VIP pass, visit Redcedarfilm.org for more information.

Thursday, August 1

Live music from The Cutaways on the lawn of Menomonie Public Library: Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd. Join the library for its 10th season of free live music from local artists. Bring a chair or blanket, picnic and your favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance. The Cutaways will be performing Aug. 1.

Thursday, August 8

Live music from Yata, Sinz and Orfield on the lawn of Menomonie Public Library: Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd. Join the library for its 10th season of free live music from local artists. Bring a chair or blanket, picnic and your favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance. Yata, Sinz and Orfield will be performing Aug. 8.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Momentum West regional housing summit: 1900 College Dr., Rice Lake. In addition to data from the Realtors Association, the day will feature presentations and discussions centering on regional efforts such as Home Sweet Menomonie, a collaborative effort in Eau Claire and Altoona to address housing needs, case studies on Barron County programs and development, private sector use of tax credits, a panel discussion of home builders, placemaking and state programs to assist in housing development.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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