Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to this weekend? We found a ton of fun stuff happening locally:
Tonight, come to a FREE screening of 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. Bring the young girls in your life for inspiration and encouragement!
The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is back at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery today and Friday. (New this year: Thursday and Friday are student days, and there are no Saturday activities this year, but following the student field trips on Thursday, the public is invited for a free Salmon Festival Open House from 3-6 p.m.)
On Friday, it’s Family Game Night at Pybus Public Market.
The Wenatchee Wild are back home at the Town Toyota Center on Friday evening.
On Saturday, Lisa Bee’s is hosting KIDS DAY! The Reptile Man…A magician…face painting and more!
On Saturday, 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 Wednesday, the Cashmere Public Library is hosting ABC Storytime with Special Author Barbara deRubertis.
Meet the Candidates for Wenatchee School Board at a forum on Wednesday at Newbery Elementary School.
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 museum is hosting two “Different Kind of Story Times” in October. On Oct. 7, it’s Rob Spradlin reading “Dog Breath” by Dave Pilkey. And on Oct. 21, it’s Vern Smith reading a book, followed by “an instrument petting zoo”.
Next Saturday, 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.
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.
(Wenatchee World photo/Mike Bonnicksen. Storyteller Philip Lacey tells the Yakama Nations legend of The Last Salmon to visitors at the 2014 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival.)