Happy Thursday! Still making your family’s weekend plans? Read on for our weekly roundup of local happenings:
Every Thursday in January and February (including TODAY), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth.
This one’s not for the little kids, but it’s a important topic: TODAY at noon, the YWCA is hosting a lunch and discussion of the #MeToo movement with audience Q and A time.
The beloved talent and variety show, the Wenatchee Valley Follies 70th Anniversary Show, opens its four-show run tonight! (I mean, how fun is this?!)
Date night on Friday: It’s the annual Numerica Winter Ice Gala.
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.
Saturday at 11 a.m., it’s Family Storytime at the Wenatchee Library.
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. 10, 16 and 24.
Simply Deliberate‘s Jen Retaskat will teach a Sustainable Cooking for Young Adults class at the Wenatchee Library next Thursday, and again on Feb. 21, March 7 and 21. Learn how to prepare healthy meals for under $50 per week. From the class description: “The class is an excellent introduction to cooking in a limited kitchen setting, such as a dorm room or small bachelor apartment, and will cover clean eating principles, nutrition information, what to look for when grocery shopping and what to avoid.”
Next Friday, Feb. 8, enjoy popcorn and a screening of “The LEGO Movie” at the Wenatchee Library.
Also next Friday, SPORT Gymnastics is hosting a Parents’ Night Out. Drop your kids (ages 4-10) off at the gym at 6 p.m. for four hours of play.
The Wenatchee Wild are home again at the Town Toyota Center next Friday night.
Next Saturday, 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.
Feb. 9-10 and Feb. 16-17, plan an escape to Lake Chelan’s Red Wine and Chocolate event.
Tickets are on sale NOW for “PJ MASKS LIVE” at the Town Toyota Center on Thursday, Feb. 14.
On Feb. 15, it’s the annual Rails and Ales event in downtown Wenatchee. There will be skiing, snowboarding, live music and more, all right in the heart of town.
There will be a free art class for kids at the Wenatchee Valley Museum on Feb. 16.
Also Feb. 16, Cashmere kid-lit author Dan Gemeinhart will visit A Book For All Seasons in Leavenworth to sign copies and meet readers of his latest, “The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise.”
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.