Happy Thursday! Here are a few fun happenings we’re looking forward to this weekend and beyond:

The AppleSox  are home through Monday night.

On Friday, the Literacy Council is having a free book giveaway from 9 am-1 pm. Stop by the Wenatchee Community Center, learn more about the council, and pick up some books for your children to read over the summer

Friday night, Wenatchee Parks and Rec presents a free, family-friendly evening of music at Centennial Park.

Also Friday night, there will be candlelight vigil, a Lights for Liberty event in Wenatchee’s Memorial Park, part of a nationwide effort to shine a light on the conditions at migrant detention facilities. Bring candles, flashlights or glowsticks. (There will also be a vigil Friday night in Leavenworth.)

This Saturday, join local law enforcement officers for the Run With The Cops 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds will go to Special Olympics Washington.

Calvary Crossroads Church in Wenatchee is hosting a totally FREE week of vacation bible school, from 9 a.m.-noon next Monday-Friday. It is open to 4-year-olds through sixth graders.

On Tuesday afternoon, explore outer space with comet and planetarium demonstrations and make your own galaxy slime! It’s Science of Space at Pybus Public Market, brought to you by the Wenatchee Public Library.

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!

Looking ahead:

Next Friday night at Ohme Gardens, bring the family out for an outdoor screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.”

The 71st Annual Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree is happening July 19-21. Come out and celebrate a resilient community… and eat pie!

On July 20, the second annual Big Chill Ciderfest returns to Cashmere, offering an abundance of tastes from the region’s burgeoning cideries.

Family Game Night returns to Pybus on July 26.

There will be a Ladies Night/Little Black Dress Party to benefit Alatheia on July 26.

On July 31, celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at Pybus! Enjoy crafts, games, refreshments, and take your picture with Dobby. Costumes are encouraged!

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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