Happy Thursday! Are your kids whining about being bored this summer? We feel your pain and we’ve got you covered. Here are a few things we’re looking forward to this weekend and beyond:
There’s so much going on at local libraries — from story times to puppet shows to craft groups. Check out the full calendar of library events. Here’s one this afternoon that looks super cool: “It’s Not Magic, It’s Science!” science experiment show at Wenatchee Public Library.
The hills are alive again! The Sound of Music opens for another fabulous season in Leavenworth this weekend.
Friday night, Wenatchee Parks and Rec presents a free, family-friendly evening of music at Centennial Park.
Take a walk around downtown Friday night and take in some of the region’s freshest artwork. First Friday Art Walks are totally kid-friendly (and totally free!).
The AppleSox are home this weekend.
On Saturday at 2 p.m., stop by Lake Wenatchee State Park for a Junior Ranger program all about fire safety, with hands-on demonstrations. (Later that night, come back for a presentation about regional geology.)
Does somebody in your family love classic cars? Check out the Hot Rodzz Espresso cruise-ins on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
The 70th Annual Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree is happening July 14-16. Oh my goodness you guys, this one is so much fun!! Come out and celebrate a resilient community… and eat pie!
Stage Kids Washington presents Disney’s Winnie the Pooh at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Two shows on Friday, June 14 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Final performance is Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. More information at stagekidswa.org.
The Kids’ Market returns next Saturday, July 15, at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market. Come out and support young entrepreneurs selling homemade or homegrown goods.
Date night: Lyle Lovett is performing at the Town Toyota Center on Sunday, July 16.
There will be a Ladies Night/Little Black Dress Party to benefit Alatheia on July 21.
The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is open every Thursday.
The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is open Saturdays and Thursdays at Pybus Public Market.
The Chelan Farmers Market happens on Thursdays.
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.