Happy Thursday! What’s everybody up to this weekend? If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, read on for our list of local events.
Every Thursday in January and February (including today), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth.
Mindfulness Northwest is hosting courses in Wenatchee right now 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 is Free Youth Climbing Night at Riverfront Rock Gym.
On Saturday, 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.
Lake Chelan Winterfest happens again this weekend — live music, ice sculptures, wine and ale tasting and more.
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 Feb. 2, 10, 16 and 24.
There’s no school on Monday, so drop the kids at the YMCA for a day of supervised fun, including a lesson in graphic design.
The Wenatchee Valley Follies 70th Anniversary Show opens its four-show run next Thursday.
Date night next Friday: It’s the annual Numerica Winter Ice Gala.
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.
Tickets are on sale NOW for “PJ MASKS LIVE” at the Town Toyota Center on Feb. 14.
In March, join Cara Hackenmiller (director of Joyful Scholars Montessori School, TEDx Wenatchee speaker, and mother of three) for a Parenting With Empathy course. Cara has designed the course “to help parents find peaceful routines and strategies to raise responsible, respectful and empathetic children.” Participants will learn how to handle toddler tantrums with empathy, how to establish a chore system that works, and “a perfect one-liner that will get you out of any control battle with your child!” Register now for the March 2 class in Leavenworth or the March 16 class in Wenatchee. (And be sure to follow Cara’s Parenting with Empathy Facebook page!)
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.