Happy Thursday! Read on for our big list of local happenings. (Did we miss your event? Let us know and we’ll add it!)
The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market returns for the season today! (The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is Saturday in the Pybus parking lot.)
The AppleSox play at home tonight.
Big fun in Leavenworth on Friday: It’s the Summer Kick-Off Concert, a benefit for Mountain Sprouts Children’s Community. Food, games, live music and crafts — all in a gorgeous mountain meadow setting.
This Saturday in Leavenworth, it’s the annual Bike n’ Juice kid event! This one is fun: bike racing, obstacle courses for all ages, juice, cookies, lunch, raffles, face painting, bike decorating and more.
Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday at Washington State Parks.
The Methow Kids’ Free Fishing Day is Saturday. The Greater Wenatchee Family Fishing Day held at Beehive Reservoir is Sunday.
Saturday night, come out to Lisa Bee’s for dinner and live music.
Celebrate Father’s Day with the third annual Ale Trail in Downtown Wenatchee on June 16.
A scavenger hunt, listening to the story “Jody’s Beans” — about scarlet runner beans — and then planting your own to take home are just part of the garden-related fun things for kids of all ages coming up on Saturday, June 16 at the Community Education Garden in Wenatchee.
The Wenatchee City Pool opens for the season on Saturday, June 16.
Aviation Day is coming up at Pangborn on June 16. Lots of cool aircraft will be out for the whole family to explore.
The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will run again on Sunday, June 17.
The Wenatchee Pride Festival comes to Pybus on June 23. Bring the whole family down to the market “to peacefully connect as a community of LGBTQ+ families and straight allies and come together as one to show that love trumps all.”
For all you dog lovers: The Dog Days of Summer family show returns to the Town Toyota Center on June 30.
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/Don Seabrook. Joey Chadwick, 3, from Rochelle, Illinois, gets tangled with other cyclists in the 2014 Bike ‘n Juice event in Leavenworth. Visiting relatives in Leavenworth, Joey brought his bike from Illinois to participate in his first bike race. It didn’t take him long to wipe away the tears and enter another race later on in the day!)