Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to? 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.
Date night tonight: Live music at Ohme Gardens.
Friday night, Wenatchee Parks and Rec presents a free, family-friendly evening of music at Centennial Park.
Alatheia Riding Center hosts their annual Little Black Dress Event — with theme “Red Carpet Edition” — Friday evening to raise money and awareness for the healing power of horses. Sip beer and wines from Chateau Faire Le Pont at a no-host bar, enjoy appetizers and conversation with friends and then dance the night away. Guests must be 21 or older or accompanied by a parent.
The AppleSox are home on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The hills are alive again! The Sound of Music is back for another fabulous season in Leavenworth.
On Saturday afternoon, stop by Lake Wenatchee State Park for a Junior Ranger program about animal footprints.
Does somebody in your family love classic cars? Check out the Hot Rodzz Espresso cruise-ins on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
Next Friday, it’s Family Game Night at Pybus Market, hosted by Pacific Crest Church.
On Saturday, July 29, 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 July 29. The free, hour-long class will teach your kiddo how to make paving stone hand prints.
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at the Wenatchee Public Library on July 31. There’ll be costumes! Games! Crafts! Birthday cake!
The Pacific Science Center will bring its traveling Jolts & Volts program to several North Central Regional Library branches this summer. Electricity will be illuminated in a series of shocking experiments, including the hair-raising Van de Graaf Generator and Tesla Coil.
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.
The Kids’ Market returns Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market on August 19. Come out and support young entrepreneurs selling homemade or homegrown goods.
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.