What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Looking for something fun to do? We have a few suggestions:

Celebrate the return of the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market at a kickoff party on Saturday at Pybus Public Market. (The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market returns June 8)

Lisa Bee’s is hosting a special Class with a Glass painting event on Friday.

The Taste of Cashmere is Friday.

The public is invited to check out the newly modernized Lincoln Elementary School at a Grand Re-opening party and ribbon cutting Friday afternoon.

It’s Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest time again up at the Wenatchee River Institute! (Saturday is the Family Discovery Day.)

Stage Kids presents Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” May 18-21 at the Numerica PAC.

The Girls on the Run 5k run is Saturday.

The Fabulous Feet Academy of Ballet’s Spring Showcase is at the Riverside Playhouse at noon and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The Dance Creations recital is Saturday, too, at the Wenatchee High School Auditorium.

The Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs are also Saturday. (You must register TODAY if you want to run!)

Stars on Ice comes to the Town Toyota Center on Sunday.

Also Sunday, it’s the Historic Homes Tour hosted by the museum.

The Wenatchee Valley YMCA is offering FREE community swim lessons to 500 children and 25 teens and adults, May 22-26 at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center.

The Leavenworth Film Festival comes to the Numerica PAC next Thursday.

Looking Ahead:

It’s Family Game Night at Pybus next Friday, May 26.

The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway is operating on Saturday, May 27.

A hands-on environmental workshop that introduces children to the outdoors and responsible recreation will be held May 30 at Wenatchee Public Library. The free Leave No Trace event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. It will include interactive instruction and activities and information on how to become a Leave No Trace steward. Since 1999, Subaru of America and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have teamed up each summer to teach skills and techniques to reduce the impact of outdoor activities on the environment. For more information, please contact Kim Neher at 663-1117, ext. 1117 or kneher@ncrl.org.

Every Week:

Catholic Family and Child Service hosts several play-and-learn events each week for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. The Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group meets Wednesdays at the First Methodist Church at 10 a.m., Thursdays at the Wenatchee Public Library at 10 a.m., and Fridays at the Hope Center at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The play sessions are free and no registration is required. For more information call 664-7350 ext. 3093.

The Wenatchee Mother-Baby Support Group at the Wenatchee Public Library meets from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays. (And now there’s a Toddler Group, too! The toddler group meets Mondays at noon at the library. This play-time focuses on movement, exploration, and learning to play together. It’s also a time for parents to visit, connect, and find ongoing support.)

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.

Bring the whole family out for RunWenatchee’s club run/walks on the Loop Trail every Thursday evening. (Club run check-ins recently moved to Pybus.)

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

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