Happy Thursday! How’s everybody holding up post-Christmas? Still making your New Year’s Eve plans? We can help. Read on for our list of NYE parties and events, plus more fun stuff for the whole family:

Today and tomorrow at local libraries, it’s Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production of the children’s book, “Ada’s Violin”.

The Wenatchee Wild are home at the TTC this weekend.



  • New Years Eve Concert and Apple Drop featuring Waterdog: 7-9 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31, Pybus Public Market, pybuspublicmarket.org, 888-3900. From 7-9 p.m., listen to traditional dinner music before the apple drops to welcome in the East Coast New Year. The second set of music will run 10 p.m.-12 a.m., to usher in 2018 on local time.
  • Double Deal with Debra and Cleo Gilstrap: 6-9:15 p.m. Dec. 31, Wenatchee Senior Activity Center, $10, featuring live music and dancing, 662-7036. Includes a snack. Dance into the new year with Double Deal at the Wenatchee Senior Activity Center. The New Year’s Eve Dance starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9:15 p.m. Bring a snack to share. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the front desk and at the door.
  • Black and White New Year’s Eve Party: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Wenatchee Eagles #204, 1208 N. Wenatchee Ave., $20-$35, 662-6700.
  • Tom Landa & The Paperboys New Years Eve Dinner Concert: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31, Wenatchee Convention Center, $25 or $60 with dinner, 670-7772, brownpapertickets.com/event/3102506.
  • NYE at McGlinn’s with These Guitars Say Sorry: 8:30 p.m., Dec. 31, McGlinn’s, Wenatchee, 663-9073.

East Wenatchee

  • Rock’in New Years Eve: 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Dec. 31, Wild River Sports Bar and Grill, East Wenatchee, 888-9453.
  • New Year’s Eve Cosmic Party: 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31, Eastmont Lanes, $15 per person, partywirks.com/store/eastmontlanes, 509-884-3593.


  • New Years at Hitching Post Tavern with Himiko Cloud, LAPS and Human Element: 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Dec. 31, 5720 Vale Rd, Cashmere, 782-3250.
  • NYE with JunkBelly and Shoot Jake: 9 p.m.- 12 a.m., Dec. 31, 108 Cottage Ave, Cashmere, 782-3001.


  • Echo Valley Ski Area is hosting a New Year’s Eve Family Celebration on Sunday, with skiing, boarding, tubing, plus food in the lodge, a bonfire, s’mores and a parade.
  • New Year’s Eve at Campbell’s Resort: 5-9 p.m., Dec. 31,Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan, $70 dinner, $40 wine pairings. Dinner is served at Campbell’s Resort, and it’s a four-course meal. Check out the menu at campbellsresort.com (fresh shucked oysters, prime rib, cauliflower soup and chocolate lava cake are some of the options) and make reservations at 682-4250.
  • New Years Eve Prom: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Dec. 31, Lake Chelan Eagles, free, bring a potluck dish, members and invited guests only.


  • New Year’s Eve at Copper Glance: 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Copper Glance, Winthrop, free, copperglancewinthrop.com.
  • New Year’s Eve bash — Rivertown Ramblers: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 31, Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, $5 suggested donation for musicians, methowvalleyciderhouse.com, 341-4354, 341-4353.
  • On New Years Day, bring the family to Lake Wenatchee State Park for a guided snowshoe hike.

Looking ahead:

On Jan. 11, it’s a Winter Adventure Walk at Barn Beach Reserve in Leavenworth.

Lake Chelan Winterfest happens Jan. 12-Jan. 21. It’s two weekends of live music, ice sculptures, wine and ale tasting and more.

On Jan. 13, it’s the Multicultural Festival at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center is showing “Back to the Future” on the theater’s big screen, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $3.

On Jan. 27, it’s A Different Kind of Story Time at the museum. This month, Eloise Sheets will read “Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo”.

Every Week:

The popular Indoor Playground for toddlers and their parents is up and running again at Pybus Public Market. This program is a cooperative effort of Pybus and the Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department – cost is $1.25 per child, or just $1 for Wenatchee City residents. It is a great way to get take the little ones to the Park on those mornings when it is too cold to be outside.

The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is open (and indoors) Saturdays at Pybus Public Market.

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 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 and 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays.

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.)

Play family-friendly board games at the Wenatchee Public Library every Friday!

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 have moved to Pybus.)

For more events, this week and every week, go to ncwcalendar.com.