Happy Thursday! If you’re looking for something fun to do, read on for a list of local events.
The Wenatchee Public Library will host sensory-friendly story times on Thursdays through April 11.
Simply Deliberate‘s Jen Retaskat will teach a Sustainable Cooking for Young Adults class at the Wenatchee Library TODAY. 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.”
Friday is Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA.
On Saturday, 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.
Also Saturday, it’s Non-Profit Day at Pybus Public Market.
The most popular annual event at Mission Ridge returns Saturday: 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.
Saturday at 11 a.m., it’s Family Story Time at the Wenatchee Library. Later Saturday afternoon at the library, there will be a Spring Break Party for preschoolers, kids in early elementary school and their families. Snacks, STEM activities, stories, crafts and more!
If your child has Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder, there will be a sensory-friendly showing of the new “How to Train Your Dragon 2” this Saturday at noon at Gateway Cinema.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Jordan World Circus will perform at the Town Toyota Center.
The WHS musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” runs through this Saturday.
Here’s a perfect excuse to hire a sitter and head out with your friends: The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is holding its annual Night at the Museum event on Saturday. Explore the museum at night, while you enjoy beer, wine and live music.
The Cashmere Museum will host a free class for kids in grades 3 – 6 on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The class is called “How do you eat a woolly mammoth?” and will include hands-on activities. Kids will also get a tour of the museum to see examples of objects discussed in the class. Call the museum to sign up: 782-3230.
Registration is now open for a new YMCA program called HYPE! — a PE program for homeschoolers 6 to 16 years old with set curriculum including games to develop strength and coordination, health and nutrition education, learning the basics of team sports, and lots of fun! Kids will spend one hour at the YMCA with a Homeschool PE coach. Classes start April 3.
The Mariachi Northwest Festival is next Friday at the Town Toyota Center.
On Monday, April 1, local mom and fitness coach Ali Wells is hosting a stroller fitness class. It’s the season-opener for her group, Wenatchee Family Fitness. The class begins at 10 a.m. at Walla Walla Point Park.
Family Day at Lisa Bee’s is coming up on Friday, April 5.
On April 13, TEAMS Learning Center is holding its annual Sock Hop fundraiser at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. There will be a classic car show, a dance, a costume contest and more. And kids are welcome!
There will be a free art class for kids at the Wenatchee Valley Museum on April 13.
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.