Happy Thursday! Still making your 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.
Simply Deliberate‘s Jen Retaskat will teach a Sustainable Cooking for Young Adults class at the Wenatchee Library TODAY, 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.”
Wenatchee Jazz Workshop presents Jazznights. Pro Night is tonight. Tomorrow night, the students take the stage. For more about the program, check out this article in The Wenatchee World.
Friday is Numerica Night at Mission Ridge.
On Friday, enjoy popcorn and a screening of “The LEGO Movie” at the Wenatchee Library.
Also 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 on Friday night.
On Saturday, it’s the annual Summer Camp Fair at Pybus. This is a great opportunity to learn about options for summer fun from regional organizations. (Be sure to bring your kiddos to the Mom Blog booth where we’ll be making a cute Valentine’s Day craft!)
Also Saturday, local medical professionals will work with students (9 years old and up) to conduct an exploration of hearts in a dissection lab setting at the Wenatchee Valley Museum.
Saturday at 11 a.m., it’s Family Storytime at the Wenatchee Library.
Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge on Saturday.
On Sunday, take a guided snowshoe hike at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Park staff will also lead snowshoe hikes on Feb. 16 and 24.
This weekend or next, plan an escape to Lake Chelan’s Red Wine and Chocolate event.
“PJ MASKS LIVE” comes to the Town Toyota Center next 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 Seasonsin 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.
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.