Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to this weekend? Here are some fun events happening locally:
This Friday and Saturday, it’s the annual Fiestas Mexicanas, a huge, family-friendly party with live music in Wenatchee’s Lincoln Park.
This Saturday, take the whole family on an educational and relaxing walk through nature. Sleeping Lade Mountain Resort in Leavenworth will host a bird walk with leader Heather Murphy, local wildlife biologist, nature journalist and artist. Bring your bincoculars and join in for the full hour and a half walk, a shortened version, or as your day allows. For info about the walk and everything else happening at Sleeping Lady, go straight to the resort’s website.
Wenatchee Wild Hockey is back Saturday night for a brand new season at the Town Toyota Center. Go Wild!
Saturday is NCW Youth Hunting and Fishing Day at the NCW Gun Club in East Wenatchee.
On Sunday at 11 a.m., join the nice people from iLa Yoga and the Hunter’s Wife Health Bar for a fun community hike up Saddle Rock. Meet new people! Hike! Maybe do some yoga?
Oh this would be fun with older kids: On Tuesday, come to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center for an evening with a real, live Bigfoot researcher! The program includes a talk, slideshow images and original songs.
It’s fruit-picking season at Stutzman Ranch!
And there are tons of fresh veggies at Annie’s Fun Farm in East Wenatchee right now.
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!
On Friday, Sept. 22, join the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust at Saddle Rock Trailhead for a Fall Family Hike. The Land Trust offers weekly kid-focused hikes. Explore our trails with fun, hands-on activities to get up close and personal with nature. These hikes are about 1.5 hours long and on easy to moderate terrain, with lots of breaks to explore and learn.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, SIP and STROLL your way through downtown Chelan. What a gorgeous time of the year for wine and shopping with friends.
Also on Sept. 23, stop by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center for “a different kind of story time,” this month with theatrical producer Don Fox reading “The Pout-Pout Fish.”
On Sept. 28th, GWATA is hosting an event at the Numerica PAC with the WVC Center for Entrepreneurship, Chamber of Commerce, Apple STEM Network, and Washington PTA. They’re showing the documentary “She Started It” — all about women tech entrepreneurs. Afterwards, a few female business owners will be on stage to share their thoughts and advice.
Family Game Night hosted by Pacific Crest Church returns to Pybus Public Market on Sept. 29.
On Oct. 7, get ready, set, GLOW! Serve Wenatchee Valley presents Light The Loop 2017. Grab your friends and family and take a short stroll (or run!) down a fun, lighted part of the trail. The night will be filled with glowing costumes, music from local musicians, activities for children and more.
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.