Happy Thursday! What’s everybody up to this weekend? We’ve rounded up some fun stuff happening around the valley. And if you’re still making your trick-or-treat plans, be sure to check out our full list of Halloween events.
Tonight at the Numerica PAC, come see “Underwater Dreams,” a documentary that follows a remarkable group of inner city Phoenix high school kids and their robotics team.
The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is this Saturday at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
O’Grady’s at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort is hosting a weekend of pumpkin carving this Saturday and Sunday.
It’s a Community Apple Cider Squeeze in Leavenworth on Saturday!
The Wenatchee Valley Museum is hosting a Different Kind of Story Time this Saturday. Vern Smith will read “The Jazz Fly” by Matthew Gollub. It’s all about musical insects and celebrates the spirit of jazz. Avalon Music will have several instruments on hand for demonstrations and for children to try.
The Wenatchee Wild are back home at the Town Toyota Center this Friday and Saturday.
The Wenatchee Public Library will host several “Not-So-Spooky” Halloween Story Times later this month: 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 25, 11 a.m. on Oct. 28, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. For the full schedule, go to the library’s website.
Next Friday, Oct. 27, it’s a live Dinosaur Zoo at the Numerica PAC. From the PAC: “Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide — but don’t!”
It’s Family Game Night again at Pybus Public Market on Friday, Oct. 27.
Next Saturday, Oct. 28, is Make A Difference Day, and Wenatchee goes BIG for this one every year. Want to get involved? Just go online, find a project that speaks to you, and volunteer to help.
On Halloween night, Inspirations Ceramic & Art Cafe will host a Halloween Family Paint event. Come decorate pumpkin jars, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins dishes, plaques, lanterns or other spooky pieces to enjoy year after year.
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.
(World photo/Mike Bonnicksen. Talon Garcia, 4, at right, plays with a solar car at the Washington State University Clean Energy Institute booth at last year’s Mini Maker Faire.)