Happy Thursday! What’s everybody up to this weekend? Here’s our weekly list of fun stuff happening around the valley. (For all things Halloween, be sure to check out our full list of Halloween events.)
On Friday afternoon, the Wenatchee Public Library is screening the classic ’90s Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus.” Costumes are encouraged!
On Friday night, 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!”
Also Friday, it’s Family Game Night at Pybus Public Market.
Friday night is Trivia Night at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
Saturday 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. Two of our favorite projects: Wenatchee Pediatric Dentistry is teaming up with a special little girl for a Kids Helping Kids event. And Wenatchee Valley Coats for Kids.
The Wenatchee Wild are back home at the Town Toyota Center this Saturday.
For the grown-ups: On Saturday, YWCA presents the Hallow-Queens Drag Show at the Numerica PAC. All proceeds benefit YWCA’s Emergency Shelter for women and women with children. Recommended for ages 16+.
The Wenatchee Public Library will host several “Not-So-Spooky” Halloween Story Times: 11 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 28, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 31. For the full schedule, go to the library’s website.
On Sunday, it’s the Spooky Sushi DIY party at Iwa Sushi and Grill.
Also on Sunday, Riverfront Rock Gym is hosting a family-friendly Bat Hang Halloween Party, with games, candy and prizes.
On Halloween night Tuesday, 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.
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 1, come celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. There will be live music, dancing, crafts and festive food. The event is FREE.
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.