Happy Thursday! If you’re looking for something fun to do, read on for a list of local events. (And don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before heading to bed Saturday night!)
The Wenatchee Public Library will host sensory-friendly storytimes on Thursdays, starting today through April 11.
Simply Deliberate‘s Jen Retaskat will teach a Sustainable Cooking for Young Adults class at the Wenatchee Library TODAY 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.”
The KPQ Home Show is this weekend at the Town Toyota Center.
Saturday and Sunday, Foothills Middle School PTSA is hosting a Barnes & Noble book sale fundraiser in Pybus Maret’s LocalTel Event Center. There will be thousands of books for sale, presentations by young adult authors, board games, puzzles, Legos and prizes.
Saturday at 11 a.m., it’s Family Storytime at the Wenatchee Library.
Celebrate children’s literacy and favorite children’s author Dr. Seuss on Saturday at the Chelan Public Library. There will be games, ooblick, door prizes and more!
The 40th Annual Regional High School Art Show reception and awards ceremony happens this Saturday afternoon at the Wenatchee Valley Museum.
The Women’s Service League’s My Girlfriend’s Closet shopping event kicks off with a special preview party next Thursday, March 14, then opens to the general public March 15-17. You can find some really good deals at this annual sale, and it benefits local non-profit organizations benefiting women and children.
The WHS musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” opens next Thursday.
Next Saturday, 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 16 class in Wenatchee. (And be sure to follow Cara’s Parenting with Empathy Facebook page!)
Next Sunday, March 17, is ST. PATRICK’S DAY! To celebrate early, there’s the annual parade in Cashmere on Saturday. Then on Sunday, there’s the “Shortest Parade in the World” in downtown Wenatchee that begins at 7 p.m. at Orondo and Mission Streets. Afterwards, parade awards will be handed out at Pybus Public Market.
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.
The most popular annual event at Mission Ridge returns Saturday, March 23: the Dummy Downhill contest, in which participants strap dummies in wacky costumes to skis and then launch them down a hill. Kids love creating these things and coming up to watch the action.
Family Day at Lisa Bee’s is coming up on Friday, April 5.
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.