Happy Thursday! Looking for something fun to do with the family? We have a few suggestions:

Friday is opening day at Rocky Reach Dam and Discovery Center.

There will be a free art class for kids at the Wenatchee Valley Museum on Saturday.

Saturday at Pybus Public Market, it’s Nick’s Bricks, a day of LEGO play, display, prizes, music and more.

Saturday at 11 a.m., it’s Family Storytime at the Wenatchee Library.

Date night idea: Stand-up comedian Kelsey Cook will perform at 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Numerica PAC.

On Monday, there will be a free class at the Wenatchee Library called “The Healing Power of Play.”

Looking ahead:

Simply Deliberate‘s Jen Retaskat will teach a Sustainable Cooking for Young Adults class at the Wenatchee Library on March 7 and again on March 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.”

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.

Every Week:

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.

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