Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everybody is having a wonderful day with the people you love. If you’re looking for something fun to with the family, read on for our weekly list of local events:
Today, it’s one of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions: The 10th Annual Turkey on the Run 5K, 12K and Kids Dash.
The Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Pybus Public Market happens Friday.
Also Friday at Pybus, a night of free, live music performed by Nic Allen.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Leavenworth: It’s Christkindlemarkt, an Annual Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family!
The Wenatchee Wild are home at the Town Toyota Center this Friday and Saturday.
The annual Sip and Shop event at Mountain Springs Lodge in Plain is this Saturday.
Saturday night at the Wenatchee Public Library, it’s a Spelling Bee For Adults!
Tickets are on sale NOW for “PJ MASKS LIVE” at the Town Toyota Center on Feb. 14. Don’t wait! This one is going to be super popular! (Tickets would make great Christmas presents…)
Registration is now open for two upcoming YMCA programs:
- The first is YMCA’s Itty Bitty Basketball Program. These program, for ages 4-7, is designed to introduce children to the fundamentals of basketball as well as learn skills and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment.
- The second is a new YMCA program called HYPE! — a PE program for homeschoolers 6 to 16 years old with set curriculum including games to develop strength and coordination, health and nutrition education, learning the basics of team sports, and lots of fun! Kids will spend one hour at the YMCA with a Homeschool PE coach.
Stage Kids will perform “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at the Numerica PAC, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Tickets are $13-20 tickets in advance and $15-22 tickets at the door.
LeAnn Rimes is coming to the Town Toyota Center on Friday, Nov. 30.
Does your big kid want to be a babysitter? The YMCA is offering a Child and Babysitting Safety Course on Nov. 30.
The Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival happens Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 7-9. Dec. 14-16.
Christmas Family Fun Day at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is Saturday, Dec. 1.
Santa is coming to Firehouse Pet Shop and Grooming on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale, Raffle, Bazaar and Santa Visit is Saturday, Dec. 1. Santa Claus arrives by firetruck at 11:30 a.m.
Also on Saturday, Dec. 1, it’s the annual Christmas in Cashmere community event.
Santa will arrive at Pybus Public Market (in a bright red helicopter!) on Dec. 2.
Also on Sunday, Dec. 2, it’s the 7th Annual Wenatchee Valley Empty Bowls Painting Party at Pybus. The event raises funds for the NCW Food Distribution Center and awareness about hunger in out community. It includes a community bowl painting party at Pybus, as well as a soup dinner in the spring.
Dec. 4 at the Cashmere Library, it’s a Kids’ Painting Class.
The Numerica Wings ‘N Wishes Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. There will be live reindeer, Christmas caroling, cookies, cocoa and, of course, Santa!
Bring the kids for Breakfast With Santa at the Wenatchee Valley Mall on Dec. 15.
The indoor playground at Pybus is open for the season. It’s a warm place full of toys for toddlers to play with during the cold months. With a few exceptions, the play area will be open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon each week through March.
Story times for children of all ages at the Wenatchee Public Library.
The Wenatchee YMCA offers Toddler Time Thursdays, open gym for little ones every Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Wenatche YMCA offers Parent/Tot Water Fitness classes every Friday at noon.
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.
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: Mike Bonnicksen/Wenatchee World. The 2015 Turkey on the Run Race.)