Looking for something fun to do? We have a few suggestions for this weekend and beyond:
“Guys and Dolls” runs through May 13 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.
Four North Central Regional Library branches will be celebrating May the 4th Be With You events on Friday. What started as a pun shared by fans has become an annual May 4 tradition called Star Wars Day to celebrate a galaxy far, far away. At Wenatchee Public Library, visitors can do trivia, coloring pages, a photo booth and anyone who comes in costume will get their name in a drawing for prizes. In addition, there will be a Star Wars themed baby/toddler story time at 10 a.m., Jedi training at 11 a.m., a Chewbacca bookmark craft from 1 to 3 p.m., and a showing of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi at 3 p.m. Cashmere Public Library will host a beaded lightsaber craft, selfie station, Jedi training and cupcakes from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Star Wars activities are also planned at Okanogan Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Republic Public Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Several library locations will be handing out free comics on Saturday as part of national Free Comic Book Day. Libraries in Cashmere, Chelan, Twisp, Oroville, Republic, George, Ephrata and Moses Lake will have free comics on hand while supplies last. Check http://www.ncrl.org for hours and locations of the branch libraries.
The Apple Blossom Festival grand parade is Saturday!
The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway is running this weekend.
On Tuesday, the Wenatchee Valley Museum is hosting a Lego Make and Take event for kids.
The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market returns for the season on Saturday, May 12.
The fun annual event, Touch A Truck, is coming up on Saturday, May 12 at the Town Toyota Center.
The Wenatchee MOPS Run for Your Mother 1K and 5K is on May 12 at Pybus.
Want to learn about becoming a foster parent? There are two big events happening in May. On May 14, Hayley Stoebner of FosteringWA will teach a class called “Mythbusters” at the Wenatchee School District Office. This class is essentially an information class about who is eligible to become a foster parent. There are many myths about who can become a foster parent and this class aims to dispel most of those myths. Email Hayley for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then on May 20, stop by Pybus Market for the Foster Care Fair hosted by FosteringWA.
Stage Kids is bringing “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” to the Numerica PAC May 17-20.
Chelan PUD is hosting Kids Fest at Walla Walla Point Park on May 19.
Get the whole family moving with Kids Yoga classes.
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.
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.
For more events, this week and every week, go to ncwcalendar.com.
(Photo credit: Wenatchee World/Mike Bonnicksen. Gamblers sing “Luck Be a Lady Tonight,” in “Guys and Dolls,” with performances now through May 12 at the Numerica PAC.)