After so many days stuck inside the house because of smoke, anybody else extremely ready for school to start again next week? Like, you’ve already got your kids’ lunches packed? Ditto. But we’ve still got one more weekend of summer fun to go, mamas, so let’s get to it:

The NCW Fair in Waterville opens TODAY! (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 on Friday afternoon.

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

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

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.

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

Tickets are on sale now for Leavenworth Summer Theater’s 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:

Family Game Night returns to Pybus next Friday, Aug. 31.

The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will be operating next Saturday, Sept. 1.

Beginning in 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.”

There will also be Mindfulness Meditation sessions at Ohme Gardens through September.

Join local fire, EMS and law enforcement at the annual 9/11 Spirit of America Remembrance Ceremony in Cashmere on Sept. 11.

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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