Happy Thursday! Here are a few fun happenings we’re looking forward to this weekend and beyond:

A local mom is now offering sewing classes for ages 8 to adult. Want your kids to learn to sew? Sign up now!

The AppleSox are at home tonight.

There will be a free screening of the film “Up” at the Wenatchee Library on Friday afternoon.

Family Game Night returns to Pybus on Friday.

There will be a Ladies Night/Little Black Dress Party to benefit Alatheia on Friday.

On Friday, Wenatchee Parks and Rec presents a free, family-friendly evening of music at Centennial Park.

On Saturday, “the first major cider festival in North Central Washington” is coming to Cashmere. The Big Chill offers an abundance of tastes from the region’s burgeoning cideries.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at the Wenatchee Library on Tuesday. Enjoy crafts, refreshments, games, and take your picture with Dobby! Costumes are encouraged! All ages are welcome.

Tickets are on sale now for Leavenworth Summer Theater’s upcoming season of shows: “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady” and “Little Women.”

Looking ahead:

On Aug. 3, head to downtown Wenatchee for the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale. Big savings and a lot of fun.

Columbia Valley Community Health will host its 9th Annual Back to School Health Fair on Aug. 4 to provide 1,000 free backpacks to students.

On Aug. 12, TEAMS Learning Center invites you to its annual parent & teacher seminar, with special presenter, Patricia Nan Anderson. The topic: “How to Get Kids to Do What You Want.” The event will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Pybus Public Market. Cost is $25 per person.

The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will be operating on Aug. 18.

BIG date night fun: The annual Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival is coming up Aug. 25 at the Town Toyota Center.

Beginning this September at Pybus, there will be two 8-week courses of instruction in mindfulness: one about stress reduction and the other about self-compassion. The classes are being offered by Mindfulness Northwest, a non-profit based in Bellingham that teaches classes all around the state. From its website: “Mindfulness is the simple yet powerful ability of the mind to attend more fully to the present moment’s experience.”

Every Week:

The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is open every Thursday.

The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is open Saturdays and Wednesdays at Pybus Public Market.

The Chelan Farmers Market happens on Thursdays.

Village Art in the Park in Leavenworth is back every weekend through October.

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 from Marisol Woodward on Instagram.)

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