Looking for something fun to do this Father’s Day weekend and beyond? We have a few suggestions:
The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival is this weekend in Cashmere. It’s family-friendly and a lot of fun.
Aviation Day is this Saturday at Pangborn. Lots of cool aircraft will be out and available to explore.
Also Saturday, it’s the Calvary Crossroads Church Block Party, with bouncy houses, games and water fun.
The Kids’ Market returns Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market. Come out and support young entrepreneurs selling homemade or homegrown goods.
The AppleSox are home this weekend.
Take Dad along on a beer tour of Wenatchee at the Ale Trail event. The trail features breweries and cideries from across Washington State.
Mission Ridge is hosting a Father’s Day BBQ and beer tasting on Sunday.
The exhibit this month at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is all about the maker movement, with hands-on activities for the whole family.
Cashmere Founders’ Days is a family-friendly, two-day community celebration happening next Friday and Saturday.
The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is open every Thursday.
The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is open Saturdays at Pybus Public Market.
Village Art in the Park in Leavenworth is back every weekend through October.
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.
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.
(Wenatchee World file photo/Mike Bonnicksen. Kian Dye, 15, of Portland, Zach Top, 13, of Pasco, and Jake Monroe, 14, of Cashmere get together for a jam session in the campground at the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival in 2011.)