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:

Today, in a sure sign that spring is almost here, it’s opening day at Rocky Reach. Bring the kiddos out for fun at one of the coolest play areas in the region.

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

Saturday at Pybus Public Market, it’s Nick’s Bricks, a day of LEGO play, display, prizes, music and more.

This Saturday and again on March 17, 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.

Looking ahead:

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

At “A Different Kind of Story Time” at the Wenatchee Valley Museum on March 10, the story is “Oh the Thinks You Can Think.” Come for the story. Stay for the craft.

Bring the kids to the Wenatchee Valley Museum on March 13 for a LEGO Make-and-Take event.

Family Art Night at Pybus is March 20.

March 23 is Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA.

On Saturday, March 24, local mom and fitness coach Ali Wells is hosting a family fitness class. It’s the season-opener for her group, Wenatchee Family Fitness. The class begins at 10 a.m. at Walla Walla Point Park.

Itching to get out into nature? Many of our favorite foothills hiking and biking trails open for the season on April 1.

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.

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