Happy Thursday and welcome to your weekly events roundup! This week we’re making Independence Day plans. There are plenty of places to watch the sky light up this Fourth of July. Here are some of the Fourth events (and other fun stuff) we’re looking forward to:

Family Game Night returns to Pybus on Friday.

Also Friday at Pybus, the Wenatchee Library presents Trivia Night.

On Friday, Ohme Gardens is hosting a screening of “Star Wars The Last Jedi”.

Cashmere Founders’ Days is a family-friendly, two-day community celebration happening this Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, the Wenatchee River Institute and Cascade Garden Club will host a Community Celebration and open house at WRI in Leavenworth. Includes kid activities.

The AppleSox  are home next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Tickets are on sale now for Leavenworth Summer Theater’s upcoming season of shows: “The Sound of Music,” “Pirates of Penzance” and “Hello, Dolly!” All shows begin in July.

The Wenatchee City Pool is open for the season.

Did you know you can check out FREE passes to Ohme Gardens from Wenatchee Public Library? Really!

And now… FOURTH OF JULY events!

Start your Independence Day at Pybus with the “Breakfast of Champions,” with proceeds going to local veterans groups. Grab some pancakes, scrambled eggs and ham for just $6. Vets eat for free.

At 8 a.m. on the Fourth, Run Wenatchee’s 4th of July River Run kicks off on the Loop Trail behind Pybus.

The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will be up and running on the Fourth, for any little ones who love a good choo choo ride!

The official Wenatchee Valley 4th of July celebration will happen on Thursday at Walla Walla Point Park. Gather with neighbors and friends for a full day of live music, theater, a flag ceremony and, of course, fireworks. Highlights include L-Bow the Clown, a magic show, live music, and a salute and flag ceremony for U.S. armed forces. The Wenatchee Valley Symphony will play during the big fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Leavenworth celebrates Independence Day with Kinderfest, a free event packed with fun for the whole family. There will be balloons, cotton candy, shaved iced, popcorn and prizes, plus a bouncy house, games and crafts.

Manson will celebrate with a fireworks show beginning at dark in Manson Bay on Thursday.

Stop by the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center next Wednesday and Thursday for the Festival of America, two days of patriotic fun. The big fireworks show is Thursday, but there will be live music both days, as well as food and arts vendors.

On Saturday, July 6, there’s the Chelan Rockin’ Fireworks Show in Don Morse Park. Bring chairs, blankets and anyone who enjoys a good show to the beach to watch the sky light up.

Looking ahead:

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.

Every Week:

The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market is open every Thursday.

The Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is open Saturdays and Wednesdays at Pybus Public Market.

The Chelan Farmers Market happens on Thursdays.

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.

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