Happy WINDY Thursday! Still making your weekend plans? Read on for our big list of local events:
Friday afternoon, enjoy popcorn and a movie at the Wenatchee Public Library. This week, it’s “Hook”, with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.
On Saturday, it’s the annual Summer Camp Fair at Pybus. This is a great opportunity to learn about options for summer fun from regional organizations. (Be sure to bring your kiddos by the Mom Blog booth where we can all make cute Valentine’s Day crafts together!)
Also on Saturday, 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.
Beginning Saturday at 11 a.m., the Wenatchee Public Library will host a series of Valentine’s Day-themed story times.
Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge Saturday night.
The BNCW Home Show is this weekend at the Town Toyota Center.
On Sunday, a church in East Wenatchee is hosting a “free” shopping day for children’s clothes.
This weekend or next, plan a couples escape to Lake Chelan’s Red Wine and Chocolate event.
There’s a winter adventure walk happening next Thursday in Leavenworth.
Next Friday, 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.
Next Saturday, it’s the Kiwanis Kids Carnival in the Pybus events room. The carnival is free to all children from kindergarten through 5th grade and will feature 20+ games and activities, plus lots of prizes.
Next Saturday, the Cashmere Museum will host a workshop for kids in grads 3-5. The “Medicine Bag Workshop: Meaning, Art, and Use” will be focused on the symbols, colors and iconography of the Medicine Bag, a sacred and culturally significant object in Native American traditions. Children will learn about the meaning and use of the Medicine Bag, and then will make their own. They will then take a tour of the museum, looking at other objects on display that connect to those same colors and symbols about which they learned. (The workshop will be held again on March 3 and 17.)
The Wenatchee Wild are home next Friday and Saturday at the TTC.
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.