What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Happy Thursday! Looking for something fun to do with the family? Read on for our big list of local events:

There’s a winter adventure walk happening today in Leavenworth.

Come to the Wenatchee Public Library on Friday afternoon for Family-Friendly Board Game Friday.

Friday evening, 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 Wenatchee Wild are home Friday and Saturday at the TTC.

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.

A Different Kind of Story Time happens again Saturday at the museum. This time, Jeff Heminger reads “The Island of the Skog”.

Also 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.)

Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge Saturday night.

This weekend, plan a couples escape to Lake Chelan’s Red Wine and Chocolate event.

Looking ahead:

On March 10, TEAMS Learning Center is holding its first-ever Sock Hop Fundraiser and the whole family is invited.

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.

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.

(Photo credit: World photo/Mike Bonnicksen.  Josh West of Wenatchee jumps while participating in the third annual Rails and Ales rail jam last year.)

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