Happy Thursday! Still making your weekend plans? Read on for our big list of local events:
Today is World Read Aloud Day. Come to the Wenatchee Public Library anytime between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and listen to a read-aloud.
There’s a winter adventure walk happening today in Leavenworth.
This evening, come to a FREE parenting workshop at Sage Hills Church: “Alone Together”. From the description: “Helping parents engage their children in conversations about modern technology from a Christian perspective.”
Friday is Groundhog Day and, fittingly, the Wenatchee Public Library will screen the Bill Murray classic, “Groundhog Day” on Friday afternoon. Stop by for popcorn and a movie.
The Wenatchee Wild are home at the TTC this weekend.
On Saturday, take the whole family on a Guided Snow Shoe Hike led by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Learn the basics of snowshoeing while exploring the family friendly trails of Saddle Rock.
The KOHO Chili Cookoff at Pybus is happening this Saturday.
Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge Saturday night.
Next Saturday, Feb. 10, be sure to stop by the annual Summer Camp Fair at Pybus. This is a great opportunity to learn more about options for summer fun from regional organizations. Wenatchee Mom Blog is proud to co-sponsor the event this year along with Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
Also on Feb. 10, you’ve got two opportunities to express your artistic side while sipping wine: Sip and Paint at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in Leavenworth, 2-4 p.m.; or create a one-of-a-kind Valentine booklet collage at Class with a Class in Wenatchee, 1-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 17-18, plan a couples escape to Lake Chelan’s Red Wine and Chocolate event.
On Feb. 16, it’s the annual Rails and Ales event in downtown Wenatchee. There will be skiing, snowboarding, live music and more, all right in the heart of town.
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.
Get the whole family moving with Kids Yoga classes.
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.