Happy Thursday! Looking for something fun to do with the family? Read on for our big list of local events:
Simply Deliberate‘s Jen Retaskat will teach a Sustainable Cooking for Young Adults class TODAY at the Wenatchee Library, and again on 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.”
Every Thursday in January and February (including TODAY), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth.
Saturday at 11 a.m., it’s Family Storytime at the Wenatchee Library.
Local history comes alive at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Saturday and Sunday during the annual People of Our Past program.
On Sunday, you can take a guided snowshoe hike at Lake Wenatchee State Park.
Night skiing and live music at Mission Ridge on Saturday evening.
Pybus Public Market’s annual Family Art Night happens on Tuesday.
Next Friday is opening day at Rocky Reach Dam and Discovery Center.
Next Saturday at Pybus Public Market, it’s Nick’s Bricks, a day of LEGO play, display, prizes, music and more.
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!)
There will be a free art class for kids at the Wenatchee Valley Museum on March 2.
On March 4, there will be a free class at the Wenatchee Library called “The Healing Power of Play.” From the event description: “When your child asks you to play, do you scramble to find reasons to say no? If you say yes, do you find yourself distracted, glancing at your phone or bored out of your mind? Why is playing with kids so hard to do? In this free class, learn some basics about child-led play. How to play with your children in ways that build trusting relationships and family connection. How often do you need to play with your kids? When is it important to let them play on their own? Learn from local parent coach and play advocate, Dylan Spradlin from Transforming Childhood and bring in some fun!
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.