What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Still making your family’s weekend plans? We have a few suggestions for this weekend and beyond:

The 20th Annual Janice Franz Talent Show is back tonight and Friday. Proceeds from the shows this year will go to Wendy Skalisky, a local volunteer at the Wellness Place who is currently battling breast cancer.

The Wenatchee Wild are home at the TTC Friday and Saturday nights.

Live music and night skiing at Mission Ridge on Saturday.

On Saturday, dancers from Next Step Dance Studio will perform “A Night of Disney” at the Numerica PAC. (I’ll be in the audience trying not to weep with pride when a certain little blonde girl takes the stage in her Winnie the Pooh costume and pigtails…)

Explore the night sky with planetarium expert Dirk Horton at the Wenatchee River Institute this Saturday. (We wrote about the program on the blog last month.)

St. Joseph School’s Have-a-Heart Auction fundraiser is this Saturday night.

Looking Ahead:

There’s a two-day parenting class next weekend at Lincoln Elementary. It’s all about the Love & Logic method, which we wrote about last year.

Local history comes alive at the museum next weekend during the annual People of Our Past program. Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26.

“A Different Kind of Story Time” returns to the museum on Saturday, Feb. 25. This time, Dave Williams will be reading “Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein. All ages are welcome.

Wenatchee Public Library is hosting a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party and Community Literacy Fair on March 4. Families with young children are invited to this free event from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring games, crafts, songs, stories and cake. All children ages 5 and younger will receive a free book. For more information, visit ncrl.org or call 662-5021.

Every Week:

Friday evenings in February and March, the Eastmont Parks Department is hosting art classes for kids.

Public ice skating most days at the Town Toyota Center rink.

The Saddlerock EPC Parent/Toddler Program happens every Tuesday morning. Come for play time, learning, songs and stories. It’s a free program for parents and children ages 1-5.

The indoor playground at Pybus is open for the season. It’s a warm place full of toys for toddlers to play with during the cold months. With a few exceptions, the play area will be open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon each week through March.

The Wenatchee Mother-Baby Support Group at the Wenatchee Public Library, 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays.

Indoor Park Play Time at Apple Valley Gymnastics, 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays.

For kids 6 and younger, head to the play gym at Sport Gymnastics, open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Story times at the Wenatchee Public Library. (Preschool Story Time: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Bilingual Story Time: Mondays at 6 p.m..; Pajama Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; Baby/Toddler Story Time: Fridays at 10 a.m.; NEW Family Story Time: Saturdays at 11 a.m.)

You’ll find a hands-on children’s activity and craft room upstairs at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Kids and their grown-ups get in free and it’s open during regular museum hours.

The Wenatchee Valley Mall Kids Club gets together for adventures the third Saturday of every month.

For more events, this week and every week, go to ncwcalendar.com.

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