Happy Thursday! Looking for something fun to do? Read on for a list of upcoming local events:
The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market returns for the season today! (The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is back for the season, too, open every Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Pybus.)
The AppleSox are home tonight.
On Friday, Ohme Gardens is hosting a screening of “Monsters University.” (And have you heard? This year you can check out FREE passes to the gardens from Wenatchee Public Library. Really… free!)
Big fun in Leavenworth on Friday: It’s the Summer Kick-Off Concert, a benefit for Mountain Sprouts Children’s Community. Food, games, live music and crafts — all in a gorgeous mountain meadow setting.
Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday at Washington State Parks.
The Greater Wenatchee Toy Show returns to the Wenatchee Convention Center on Saturday. Fun for the whole family!
This Saturday in Leavenworth, it’s the annual Bike n’ Juice kid event! This one is fun: bike racing, obstacle courses for all ages, juice, cookies, lunch, raffles, face painting, bike decorating and more.
The Methow Kids’ Free Fishing Day is Saturday.
Next Friday night, come out to Lisa Bee’s for dinner and live music.
The annual Wenatchee Pride Festival is coming up next Saturday, June 15 at Lincoln Park. It’s a family-friendly event with something for everyone, with a children’s play area. There will also be music, games, art, food and a beer and wine garden.
The Wenatchee City Pool opens for the season on Saturday, June 15.
Also on June 15, Perri the Poetry Fairy will visit the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. She’ll entertain children ages 4-10 with silly poems, funny poems, story poems, limericks and more, and she’ll help the kids do a fun craft project, too!
The fourth annual Father’s Day Weekend Ale Trail in Downtown Wenatchee happens Saturday, June 15.
June 24-28, Tutor Doctor North Central Washington is presenting a great opportunity for high school students to prepare for the SAT test.
Calvary Crossroads Church in Wenatchee is hosting a totally FREE week of vacation bible school, from 9 a.m.-noon on July 15-19. It is open to 4-year-olds through sixth graders.
Story times for children of all ages at the Wenatchee Public Library.
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: Wenatchee World/Don Seabrook. Joey Chadwick, 3, gets tangled with other cyclists in the 2014 Bike ‘n Juice event in Leavenworth.)