How are you guys holding up in all this smoke? It’s not fun at all, is it? But as Cashmere mama Kristi Aherns posted along with this gorgeous image, “At least all this smoke makes for good sunset photo-ops.”

Read on for our weekly list of local events:

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

The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will be operating this Saturday.

The annual Zucchini Car Races return Saturday at Pybus. It’s free for kids to come down and make a zucchini car and race it on the track.

On Saturday evening, bring a chair and enjoy live music at this year’s annual firefighter benefit concert in Plain Valley, the Moonlight Music Fest.

The Rustique Divas Vintage Market returns this weekend to Riverwalk Park in Chelan, part of the Lake Chelan Creative Arts Festival.

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

Looking ahead:

The NCW Fair in Waterville opens next Thursday, Aug. 23.(The Chelan County Fair is Sept. 6-9.)

There will be a free screening of the film “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” at the Wenatchee Library next Friday afternoon.

Stevens Pass is hosting a weekend of Kids Adventure Games next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For ages 6-14.

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 United Way’s Color Rush fun-run returns Sept. 16.

The interactive dinosaur show, Jurassic Quest, comes to the Town Toyota Center on Sept. 21-23.

Every Week:

Story times for children of all ages at the Wenatchee Public Library.

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.

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.

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