Happy Thursday! What’s everybody up to this weekend? We have a few suggestions…
Every Thursday in January and February (including today), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth.
Beginning THIS 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 Wenatchee Wild are home at the Town Toyota Center on Friday and Saturday.
Friday evening, the YMCA is holding an introduction to its Ment2B mentorship program. Ever considered mentoring a child? Come to this event and learn all about how to get involved.
Lake Chelan Winterfest happens this weekend and next. It’s two weekends of live music, ice sculptures, wine and ale tasting and more.
Calvary Crossroads Church in Wenatchee is hosting a FREE one-day parent summit on Saturday, all about parenting in this digital age.
Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge on Saturday.
On Saturday, it’s the Martin Luther King Multicultural Festival at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
Also on Saturday, 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 happens on Saturday and Sunday.
Does your big kid want to be a babysitter? The YMCA is offering a Child and Babysitting Safety Course on Monday.
On Monday, take a guided snowshoe hike at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Park staff will also lead snowshoe hikes on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 10, 16 and 24.
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!
Next Friday, Jan. 25, it’s Free Youth Climbing Night at Riverfront Rock Gym.
Next Saturday, 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.
(Photo credit: Michelle Naranjo/Wenatchee World. Zachary Cantua, 11, testing out the ice slide at last year’s Lake Chelan Winterfest.)