Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to? Here are a few things we’re looking forward to this weekend and beyond:
On Friday, it’s Family Game Night at Pybus Market, hosted by Pacific Crest Church.
On Saturday, it’s Entiat River Appreciation Day hosted by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Come out for a free BBQ lunch, magic show, kids activities and more.
There’s a free children’s art class at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday. The free, hour-long class will teach your kiddo how to make paving stone hand prints.
Cashmere’s Pioneer Village is turning 50 and is celebrating Saturday with a party. There will be free admission to the museum and village, with certain cabins open to the public, birthday cake and ice cream, crafts and pioneer-era games, and music.
The Chelan Jr. Rodeo is this weekend. There’ll be saddle bronc, roping, barrel racing, steer roping and more.
Friday night, Wenatchee Parks and Rec presents a free, family-friendly evening of music at Centennial Park. This week’s band is Wenatchee’s favorite — JunkBelly.
The AppleSox are home this weekend.
Bring the kids to the Nutcracker Museum in Leavenworth, where they can go on a Nutcracker Hunt. Regular museum admission rates apply. All the details are on the museum’s website. Sounds fun!
The hills are alive again! “The Sound of Music” is back for another fabulous season in Leavenworth. Leavenworth Summer Theater is also staging productions of “Annie” and “Bye Bye Birdie” this year.
At 11 a.m. this Saturday, stop by Lake Wenatchee State Park for a free program by The Reptile Man. Scott Petersen, “The Reptile Man,” from The Reptile Zoo in Monroe will delight audiences with a unique presentation highlighting a collection of reptiles found in the Pacific Northwest.
Does somebody in your family love classic cars? Check out the Hot Rodzz Espresso cruise-ins on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
There’s so much going on at local libraries this summer — from story times to puppet shows to craft groups. Beginning Monday, the Pacific Science Center will bring its traveling Jolts & Volts program to several North Central Regional Library branches. Electricity will be illuminated in a series of shocking experiments, including the hair-raising Van de Graaf Generator and Tesla Coil. Check out the full calendar of library events. And on Monday at the Wenatchee Public Library, celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with costumes, games, crafts and cake!
This year’s Hot August Nights production, “La Cage Aux Folles,” opens at the Numerica PAC on August 3.
You are invited to join the Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition of the Wenatchee Valley for the first annual Great Northwest Milk Drive on Saturday, August 5 at the Wenatchee Farmers Market located in front of Pybus Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, mothers from around the valley are invited to this family friendly event to learn more about milk banking, start the donation process, and celebrate donor moms. For more information, please call Jody Ceesay at 664- 3771.
Lisa Bee’s is hosting an afternoon of lawn games (for the 21 and over crowd only!). Games, beer, wine and sunshine on Saturday, Aug. 5.
Rhea Lana’s of Wenatchee holds a couple big “upscale children’s consignment events” each year. On August 6, it’s the Fall/Winter Sale! The sale will be at 212 5th Street, in the same space that houses My Girlfriend’s Closet and the Halloween store every year.
The Kids’ Market returns to the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market on Saturday, August 19. Come out and support young entrepreneurs selling homemade or homegrown goods.
The Rustique Divas Vintage Market returns on Aug. 19-20 to Riverwalk Park in Chelan.
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.