Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to this weekend? Looking for fun ways to spend the last glorious days of summer before school starts? Here are a few ideas:
Starting TODAY, it’s NCW Fair time in Waterville. (The Chelan County Fair is Sept. 7-10.)
Family Game Night returns to Pybus Public Market tonight.
The next FREE children’s art class is coming up Saturday at the museum.
OK, this looks seriously cool… Stevens Pass is hosting a weekend of Kids Adventure Games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For ages 6-14.
Here’s the big one: The Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival is this Saturday night at the Town Toyota Center. Wine… Food… Music…. More wine! This is the ultimate date night.
“The Sound of Music” is still running for a few more days in Leavenworth. Leavenworth Summer Theater is also staging productions of “Annie” and “Bye Bye Birdie” this year.
Does somebody in your family love classic cars? Check out the Hot Rodzz Espresso cruise-ins on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
Annie’s Fun Farm in East Wenatchee is now open for U-Pick veggies!
It’s apple-picking season at Stutzman Ranch.
There’s so much going on at local libraries right now — from story times to puppet shows to craft groups. Check out the full calendar of library events.
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!
Next Saturday, Sept. 2, stop by Lake Wenatchee State Park for a free program that will teach your Junior Ranger all about the salmon life cycle.
On Sept. 10, Sleeping Lady Mountain Report in Leavenworth will host a Sip, Eat and Paint event. “Spend a relaxing autumn afternoon painting step by step alongside friends, or making new ones. Includes a glass of wine or beer and a small plate ; all supplies for you to complete your own Bird Painting on salvaged wood, with step by step instruction by teacher Dzhan Wiley. No experience is necessary. Aprons provided, but clothing for painting is suggested.” Check out all the fun Sleeping Lady events on the resort’s website!
Sept. 12 is KIDS DAY with the Wenatchee Wild at the Town Toyota Center.
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.