Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to? Here are a few things we’re looking forward to this weekend and beyond:
The 70th Annual Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a really fun event every year. Come out and celebrate a resilient community… and eat pie!
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.
Date night tonight: Live music at Ohme Gardens.
Stage Kids Washington presents Disney’s Winnie the Pooh at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Two shows on Friday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Final performance is Saturday at 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. More information at stagekidswa.org.
The hills are alive again! The Sound of Music is back for another fabulous season in Leavenworth.
Friday night, Wenatchee Parks and Rec presents a free, family-friendly evening of music at Centennial Park.
On Friday evening, stop by Lake Wenatchee State Park for a program about the glacial history of the area. Then on Saturday at the State Park, there’s an afternoon Rocks Rock! Junior Ranger geological program, plus an evening of songs and stories.
The Kids’ Market returns Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market. Come out and support young entrepreneurs selling homemade or homegrown goods.
Does somebody in your family love classic cars? Check out the Hot Rodzz Espresso cruise-ins on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
Another date night: Lyle Lovett is performing at the Town Toyota Center on Sunday.
Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Elisa Kleven will visit several local libraries next week, starting with Entiat on Monday! In her interactive drawing and story-making workshops, children will develop their own characters, build stories around them, and then create mixed-medium artwork of their own. In addition to Entiat, she will be at our Quincy, Twisp, Pateros, Wenatchee, Chelan, Ephrata, Warden, Cashmere and Peshastin library. Check out the online calendar at ncrl.org for her schedule.
The AppleSox are home on Tuesday.
There will be a Ladies Night/Little Black Dress Party to benefit Alatheia on July 21.
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at the Wenatchee Public Library on July 31. There’ll be costumes! Games! Crafts! Birthday cake!
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.