Happy Valentine’s Day! Still making your weekend plans? Read on for our weekly roundup of local happenings:
“PJ MASKS LIVE” comes to the Town Toyota Center TONIGHT!
Every Thursday in January and February (including TODAY), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth.
On Friday, 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.
The Wenatchee Wild are home again at the Town Toyota Center on Friday and Saturday nights.
Saturday at 11 a.m., it’s Family Storytime at the Wenatchee Library.
The Kiwanis Kids Carnival happens Saturday in the Pybus events room. The carnival is free to all children and will feature games, face painting and prizes.
There will be a free art class for kids at the Wenatchee Valley Museum on Saturday.
Also Saturday, 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.”
Also Saturday, you can take a guided snowshoe hike at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Park staff will also lead a snowshoe hike on Feb. 24.
Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge on Saturday evening.
Lake Chelan’s Red Wine and Chocolate event continues this weekend.
Simply Deliberate‘s Jen Retaskat will teach a Sustainable Cooking for Young Adults class at the Wenatchee Library 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.”
Local history comes alive at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Feb. 23 and 24 during the annual People of Our Past program.
Pybus Public Market’s annual Family Art Night happens on Feb. 26.
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!)
On March 23, Sustainable Wenatchee is partnering with Joyful Scholars Montessori for their Joyful Tour of Sustainable Living. They’re offering classes on eco-parenting, cloth diapering, chicken keeping, biofeedback, fermentation and more. Take one class for $15, two for $30 or 3 classes for $35. All participants receive a reusable bag, sticker and all proceeds benefit Joyful Scholars Montessori. Afternoon vendors and a kids activity will be available.
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.
(Photo credit: Mike Bonnicksen/Wenatchee World. Austin Preuss, of Leavenworth snowboards down a ramp at the 2017 Rails and Ales.)