What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to this weekend? We found a ton of fun stuff happening locally:

It’s St. Joe’s Harvest Fest time again!

On Friday, 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.

Friday at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in Leavenworth, come for the Fall Equinox Celebration, Artisan Jewelry and Art Show. For info about the event and everything else happening at Sleeping Lady, go straight to the resort’s website.

Saturday is Railroad Day at the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway.

On Saturday,  SIP and STROLL your way through downtown Chelan. What a gorgeous time of the year for wine and shopping with friends.

Also on Saturday, 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.”

At the Cashmere Library next Monday through Friday, check out Little Bits STEM Event Week: Electronic Bits click together to make something run, DIY electronics. Creative minds explore! Recommended for ages 8 years and up. Sign up online.

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is back at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery next Thursday and Friday.

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!

Looking Ahead:

Next Thursday, 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, local 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 next Friday, Sept. 29.

The Wenatchee Wild are back home at the Town Toyota Center on Friday, Sept. 29.

Next Saturday, Sept. 30, Lisa Bee’s is hosting KIDS DAY! The Reptile Man…A magician…face painting and more!

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Cashmere Public Library is hosting ABC Storytime with Special Author Barbara deRubertis.

Meet the Candidates for Wenatchee School Board at a forum on Oct. 4 at Newbery Elementary School.

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.

Also on Oct. 7, it’s Apple Days at the Cashmere Museum.

Also ALSO on Oct. 7, it’s the free Kids’ Activity Day at Eastmont Community Park.

Every Week:

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.

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