Happy Thursday! There’s tons of fun stuff happening around the valley this weekend and beyond. Read on for our list of recommendations:
Every Thursday in January and February (including today), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth.
Date night idea: Comedian Brian Regan is coming to the Town Toyota Center tonight!
Friday afternoon at the Wenatchee Library, there’s a free screening of “Beauty and the Beast”.
The Wenatchee Wild are home at the Town Toyota Center on Friday and Saturday.
Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge on Saturday.
On Saturday, take a guided snowshoe hike at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Park staff will also lead snowshoe hikes on Jan. 21 and 26 and Feb. 2, 10, 16 and 24.
Beginning next week, Mindfulness Northwest will host two eight-week courses in Wenatchee that teach effective tools for reducing stress and feeling more relaxed, and for being kinder and gentler with ourselves and those we love.
The Washington Elementary PTSA is hosting a screening of “Science Fair” on Tuesday at the Numerica PAC. Following the film, there will be a short panel discussion.
On Wednesday, “The Signature Project” comes to the Numerica PAC. It’s a one-of-a-kind live performance and visual art piece that’s great for all ages.
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!
Calvary Crossroads Church in Wenatchee is hosting a FREE one-day parent summit next Saturday, Jan. 19, about parenting in this digital age.
Lake Chelan Winterfest happens Jan. 18-Jan. 27. It’s two weekends of live music, ice sculptures, wine and ale tasting and more.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, it’s the Martin Luther King Multicultural Festival at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
Also on Jan. 19, you can bring the family to Pybus Public Market for Bundle Up Fest. There will be s’mores, a petting zoo, hay rides, a 1K run for kids and a 5K run for the rest of us. Plus, a youth sports and activities fair..
Leavenworth’s Bavarian Icefest is the weekend of Jan. 19 and 20.
Does your big kid want to be a babysitter? The YMCA is offering a Child and Babysitting Safety Course on Jan. 21.
On Jan. 26, take your whole family on a Guided Snow Shoe Hike led by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Learn the basics of snowshoeing while exploring the family friendly trails of Saddle Rock.
There’s no school on Monday, Jan. 28, so drop the kids at the YMCA for a day of supervised fun, including a lesson in graphic design.
On Feb. 9, be sure to stop by the annual Summer Camp Fair at Pybus. This is a great opportunity to learn more about options for summer fun from regional organizations. Wenatchee Mom Blog is proud to co-sponsor the event again this year with Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
Registration is now open for the YMCA’s Lake Wenatchee Summer Camp, as well as winter swim lessons.
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 Wenatchee 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.