What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Gold panning at last year’s Apple Days at the Cashmere Museum.

Happy Thursday! What is everybody up to this weekend? We found a ton of fun stuff happening locally. (And stay tuned. We’ll publish a big list of Halloween events early next week!)

It’s Oktoberfest time in Leavenworth!

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.

This weekend, it’s Wings and Wheels time in East Wenatchee. Car show, cruise, swap meet, helicopter rides, entertainment and more. As part of the festival, Saturday is the free Kids’ Activity Day at Eastmont Community Park.

On Saturday, 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 Saturday, it’s Apple Days at the Cashmere Museum.

The Wenatchee Valley Museum is hosting two “Different Kind of Story Times” in October. This Saturday, it’s Rob Spradlin reading “Dog Breath” by Dave Pilkey. (In this classic dental hygiene story, Hally Tosis is a very good dog with a very big problem – bad breath. Hally’s human family tries a variety of tactics to rid her of the problem including trying to scare away the smell. When nothing seems to work, the family considers finding a new home for Hally. “This is a cute story with a very happen ending,” said museum education director Selina Danko. “It is relatable, lighthearted and fun.” The free event is appropriate for children of all ages and is open to the public. A craft activity facilitated by students from the Wenatchee High School Drama Club is included.) And on Oct. 21, it’s Vern Smith reading a book, followed by “an instrument petting zoo”.

On Sunday, it’s Grace City Church’s Downtown Hoedown, from 4-8 p.m.

The Wenatchee Wild are back home at the Town Toyota Center on Wednesday evening.

Bring the whole family to a Jungle Book ballet performance at the PAC next Wednesday: “Mowgli” by the Eugene Ballet Company.

Looking Ahead:

The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

O’Grady’s at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort is hosting a weekend of pumpkin carving on Oct. 21-22.

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.