Happy Thursday! Man, it is HOT out there! How’s everybody holding up? If you’re thinking of venturing outside and are looking for something fun to do, we’ve got you covered:
The All of Creation Art Camp for Kids is happening TODAY from 10 a.m. to noon at Pybus Public Market.
There will be a free screening of the film “Labyrinth” at the Wenatchee Library on Friday afternoon.
On Friday, Wenatchee Parks and Rec presents a free, family-friendly evening of music at Centennial Park.
Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center in Entiat is hosting a birthday party for Smokey Bear on Saturday.
Take a walking tour of historic downtown Leavenworth on Saturday.
Through Saturday, Wenatchee’s own Short Shakespeareans’ present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Riverside Playhouse. Come out to support this troupe of talented young actors AND celebrate the 40th season of Short Shakes!
Date night idea: This year’s Hot August Nights show at the Numerica PAC is “The Full Monty.” Several performances between now and next Saturday.
On Sunday, 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.
On Tuesday, bring the little ones to the Wenatchee Library for a musical story and craft. This week, the story is “Peter and the Wolf.”
Tickets are on sale now for Leavenworth Summer Theater’s upcoming season of shows: “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady” and “Little Women.”
A local mom is now offering sewing classes for ages 8 to adult. Want your kids to learn to sew? Sign up now!
The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will be operating on Aug. 18.
The NCW Fair in Waterville opens on Aug. 23.
BIG date night fun: The annual Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival is coming up Aug. 25 at the Town Toyota Center.
Family Game Night returns to Pybus on Aug. 31.
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.”
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.