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What to do around Wenatchee October 2019

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Rocky Reach Hydro Project, now through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and ample parking for recreational vehicles and buses. Guided tours by appointment. Info: facebook.com/visitrockyreach. 

Homegrown Oldies Jam, every first and third Monday, 7 to 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. Cost: free. 

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub. Cost: free.

Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. novice kayak paddle group, Saturdays, 7 a.m. masters crew rowing. Info: wenatcheepaddle.org.

Upper Valley Running Club, every Tuesday, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Check-in at the gravel lot across from O’Grady’s Pantry. Maps will be available for a marked 3-mile trail route, partly along Icicle Creek. Run or walk, by yourself, with a friend or with your family. Participate 10 or more times and earn an Upper Valley Running Club tech tee. Info: sleepinglady.com.

From scratch, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Every Tuesday in the Cashmere Valley Bank Community Kitchen at Pybus Public Market, Linda Brown will be cooking meals made from scratch for you to take home. Order ahead of time on her website and pick up from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Info: fromscratchatpybus.com/welcome.

1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 7:45 a.m. sharp. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Come join this supportive, dynamic community and hear from two businesses that are between 1 – 5 years old. Discover how we can help move them forward in a positive environment, fueled by caffeine. Coffee provided by Mela Coffee Roasting. Wenatchee Valley Chamber office, 137 N. Wenatchee Ave. 

Mid Week Farmers Market, every Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. South parking lot of Pybus Public Market. 

Conversations around death/death conversations group, meets every third Wednesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Does your family really know what you want? Do you have a current will? Who gets what? This is a an information group that is looking at what we or our family should expect upon our passing. Chelan Senior Center. Cost: free. Info: Concie Luna 630-2972.

Shrub-steppe poetry podium, every last Wednesday, 4 – 5 p.m. A free, poetry-only public reading. Read your own poems or the work of a favorite poet. The Radar Station, 115 S. Wenatchee Ave. Info: sfblair61@gmail.com.

Leavenworth Community Farmers Market, every Thursday through August, 4 – 8 p.m. Offers everything from local eggs, meats, cheeses and bread to local produce, fruits, prepared foods, local crafts and more. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth.

Weekly Club Runs, every Thursday check in between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Pybus Public Market south entrance. Either a 5k or 10k walk or run on the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail. Complete 10 weekly runs and receive a free shirt. Cost: free (other than a smile). 

Chelan Thursday evening farmers market, 4 – 7 p.m. 20 plus vendors. Riverwalk Park. Cost: free. Info: chelanfarmersmarket.org.

2 Left Feet, every Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. 2 Left Feet is a loose organization of local dance enthusiasts who would like to see more dancing in the Wenatchee Valley. Beginner lesson at the top of the hour followed by carefree social dancing. No partner necessary to join in the fun. Dance style will be 1940s swing with a bit of salsa, blues, waltz or tango thrown in. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org. 

Game Night, every 4th Friday. Board games, card games or any games you bring. Open to families and all ages. Hosted by Pacific Crest Church. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Valley Farmers market, every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Local farmers, artisans, winemakers, bakers and chefs make up the friendly, hardworking vendors. West parking lot of Pybus Public Market.

Quincy Farmers Market, first and third Saturdays thru September, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lauzier Park, 1600 13th Ave. SW, Quincy.

Jam at the Crow, 7 – 10 p.m. Every first Sunday. The Club Crow in Cashmere, 108 1/2 Cottage Ave. Cost: free.

Village Art in the Park, now thru 10/21. Friday through Sunday and Thursdays will be added during the months of July and August. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Pacific Northwest’s longest continually run outdoor art show. Downtown Leavenworth. Commissions are used as: $8,000 scholarships for students pursuing a higher education in the arts, financial support for art programs in local schools and community projects that are of an artistic nature. Info: villageartinthepark.org.

Become a Wenatchee Naturalist, September through December. Explore local plants, animals and landscapes. Do fieldwork in beautiful locations. Learn from expert scientists. Pass your knowledge on to others…. become a steward of the Wenatchee Valley. Info and registration: ced.wvc.edu or 682-6900.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway, 9/1, 10 a.m. – 2. p.m. Home of the Nile Saunders Orchard mini train. All train runs are weather permitting. Birthday rents available by appointment. Wenatchee Riverfront Park. Cost: $2. Info: Steve Sleeman 663-2900.

Music in the Park, 9/1, 4 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a family-friendly Sunday afternoon in the park listening to Mugsy’s Groove. Bring a picnic and chairs. Riverwalk Park, Downtown Chelan. Cost: free. 

The Sound of Music, 9/1, 8 p.m. The story of the von Trapp family. Live performance. Ski Hill Amphitheater, Leavenworth. Cost: $14 – $35. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

Theater Under the stars: The Miserable Phantom of the Op’ry, 9/1, 8 p.m. A musical comedy mash-up parody (that we call a “Farsical”) mixes two Broadway classics with country music and then adds a lot of cornball hillbilly hijinks. 204 W Okanogan Ave, Chelan. Cost: From $19. Info: theaterunderthestars.org.

Chelan County Fair, 9/5 – 8. Live music all days. Dachshund Dash, noon Saturday. Rodeo Saturday, 7 p.m. The Marlin James Band Saturday, 9:30 p.m. Rodeo Sunday, 1 p.m. Carnival, barns and exhibits, games, animals, food vendors and more. Chelan County Fairgrounds, 5700 Wescott Cashmere. Info: chelancountyfair.com.

Lake Chelan Car show, 9/6 from 5 p.m. and all day 9/7, BBQ, live music, beer garden, show –n –shine. Riverwalk Park.

Lake Chelan Sailing Regatta, 9/7, 8. Hosting for the 2019 San Juan 21 Western Nationals. This event will feature skippers and boats from the western half of North America vying to become the classes next nationals Champions. Expect to see 30 – 50 sailboats navigating the clear blue waters of Lake Chelan.

First Friday Events Include:

*Class with a Glass, 9/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 9/6, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. (in front of RadarStation).

*Gypsy Lotus, 9/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 9/6, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*MAC Gallery, 9/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 9/6, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 9/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Pans Grotto, 9/6, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

*RadarStation, 9/6, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 9/6, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 9/6, 5 – 8 p.m. Featured artist is cartoonist Dan McConnell. Music by guitarist Paul Graves. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 9/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 9/6, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Cost: free. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 9/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

Sleeping Lady bird walks, 9/7, 8 – 9:30 a.m. Join Heather Murphy, a local wildlife biologist, nature journalist and artist. Meet at the gazebo in the organic garden at Sleeping Lady. Bring your binoculars and join in for the full hour and a half walk. Cost: free. Info: sleepinglady.com.

Railroad history tour, 9/7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Randy Dasho will take you on a guided tour of the Wellington site where the deadliest avalanche occurred. Meet at Wenatchee Valley Museum and board a tour bus stopping at other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass. Cost: $45. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Kabob Fest, 9/7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kabob (pork and chicken) marinated and served in pita bread, baklava ice cream sundaes, bottled water, coffee and baklava to go. Good food, music and good company. Three Hierarchs Orthodox Christian Church, 1915 N Western Ave (across from the Wenatchee Cemetery). Cost: $6. Info: wenorthodox.com. 

Blind Date with Lilac, dinner and auction, 9/7, 5 – 8 p.m. Fundraiser for Lilac Services for the Blind. Dinner catered by Country Boys BBQ. Impairment activities and inspirational speakers who will talk about how Lilac’s services has helped them. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $40 pp or $75 per couple. Info: Stephen Evitt 888-4254.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 9/7, 8 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration with information and fun facts about this alpine folk instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

Pybus University: Reducing Stress and Finding resiliency with mindfulness and self-compassion, 9/10, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Learn simple tools that reduce stress and increase resiliency. Instructor, Oori Silberstein, teaches practical, evidence-based skills that reduce stress and burn out, and increase emotional resiliency. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Elephant Man, 9/12, 13, 14, 7:30 p.m. and 9/14, 2:30 p.m. Live performance by the Mission Creek Players. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $25. Info: numericapac.com.

Four minutes of fame, 9/12, 6:30 – 9 p.m.  WOTR presents Four Minutes of Fame, a free open mic event for sharing original poetry or prose. On the deck at South restaurant in Leavenworth. Reading slots are open to all but are limited; sign up at info@writeontheriver.org.

Building NCW home tour and remodeling expo, 9/13-15. Chefs on tour, 9/12. Eleven homes on tour. Info: buildingncw.org/events. 

Movies in the gardens, 9/13,  8:30 p.m. Bring the family, spread out on the lawn and enjoy The Lego Movie 2 under the stars. Ohme Gardens. Cost: $3, kids 2 and under free. Concessions available. Info: ohmegardens.org.

Lions Club community breakfast, 9/14, 7 – 11 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and milk. Proceeds go to Lions Club projects, locally and worldwide. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. 

Reading Forest Health on Nason Ridge, 9/14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join forest health specialist Connie Mehmel on a hike along Nason Ridge and learn about the interactions of trees, under story plants, insects and diseases. RSVP required. Info: hillary@cdlandtrust.org. or 667-9708.

Historical walking tours of Leavenworth, 9/14, 10 a.m. The railroad and mill tour is along the Wenatchee River and you will see some remains of the mill. Walk will be on dirt trails, with one hill and sidewalks. Wear good walking shoes and bring water. Walks start at the Lions Club Park and are one to two hours long. Cost: $5 donation. Info: Upper Valley Museum, 548-0728.

Home and Garden Tour, 9/14, noon – 5 p.m. The Cascade Medical Foundation is hosting their annual home and garden tour. The tour features five homes in the Plain area, most overlooking the river. Cost: $20. Info: cascademedicalfoundation.org.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 9/14, 8 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration with information and fun facts about this alpine folk instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

White River Salmon Tour, 9/15, 1 – 4 p.m. Experience and learn about sockeye salmon’s return to the White River with local fish biologist Chuck Peven. RSVP required. Info: hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Harvest dinner on the old bridge, 9/15,  5 – 10 p.m. Harvest Moon Dinner will include wine tasting, a four-course dinner with wine pairings, dessert and a live auction with auctioneer. Dine, celebrate, listen to light jazz and enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Chelan from the newly renovated historic bridge. Info: 509 682-4322 or historicchelan.org.

Pybus University: Acrylic Pour painting, 9/17, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Learn to create a gorgeous abstract by pouring paint on a canvas. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $10. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

An Evening with George Winston, 9/17, 7:30 p.m. Live concert. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $30 and $37. Info: pac.org.

Glenn Miller Orchestra, 9/18, 7:30 p.m.  Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $37-$42. Info: pac.org.

Community Science: ebird monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve, 9/19, 7 – 10:30 a.m. Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data? Learn more about becoming a CDLT citizen scientist volunteer by contacting Susan Ballinger at susan@cdlantrust.org or 667-9708.

PNW Cruise and travel show, 9/19, 4 – 7 p.m. Learn about all the places you can sail including Alaska, Hawaii, the California Coast or even the Panama Canal… all from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. A AAA Wenatchee event. Pybus Public Market. Info: 665-6299.

Guided Tours for kids, 9/20, 10:30 a.m. These tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations, which are easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed-route system. Ride the bus to Owl Drug and watch for trains as you traverse the Riverwalk Bridge on the way to experience a ride on the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway. This popular destination has delighted young and old for 30 years. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624 or sdanko@linktransit.com.

Sleeping Lady bird walks, 9/21, 8 – 9:30 a.m. Join Heather Murphy, a local wildlife biologist, nature journalist and artist. Meet at the gazebo in the organic garden at Sleeping Lady. Bring your binoculars and join in for the full hour and a half walk. Cost: free. Info: sleepinglady.com.

NCW walk to end Alzheimer’s, 9/21, 8:30 a.m. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against this disease. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: 207-7999.

Hike for health, 9/21, 9 – 11 a.m. Improve your health, be part of a team, take home prizes and be entered to win one of the many grand prizes at the end of the hiking season. Odabashian to Coyote Dunes (2.6 miles, 1.5 hours). Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Quincy Basin Geology tour, 9/21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ice Age Floods using the Grand Coulee and Upper Crab Creek drainages, filled the Quincy Basin at a rate up to 16.5 million cubic meters of water per second. This tour, led by Ken Lacy, will examine the incredible erosive consequences of the floodwaters escaping the Quincy Basin, via Lynch, Potholes and Frenchman Springs Coulee. Meet at the Wenatchee Valley Museum to board a tour bus. Cost: $45. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Free Bike helmet fitting and give-away, 9/21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seattle Children’s and Pybus Market Charitable Foundation are hosting a free bike helmet fitting and give-away for kids ages 1 to 18. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Fall into spring: plant and prepare now for next year, 9/21, 10 a.m. – noon. Perennials, bulbs, tubers, trees, and grasses for year-round beauty and color will be discussed. Community Education Garden, 1100 N Western Ave. Cost: free. 

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, 9/21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the return of the salmon to our northwest rivers. The rivers that are home to the salmon also provide sustenance for birds, frogs, salamanders, foxes, deer, bugs, bears and countless trees, brushes and flowers. Learn about the connections between our rivers, salmon and people, and other wildlife and habitats through educational and recreation activities. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Cost: free. Info: salmonfest.org.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway, 9/21, 10 a.m. – 3. p.m. Home of the Nile Saunders Orchard mini train. All train runs are weather permitting. Nile Saunders Memorial Run. Wenatchee Riverfront Park. Cost: $2. Info: Steve Sleeman 663-2900.

Safety Fair, 9/21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event will include important safety information, fun activities and exhibits that will help community members be better prepared for emergencies such as wild land fires and other major disasters. Free lunch served. Lake Chelan Fire Department. Cost: free. Info: 682-4475.

Guild B Home Tour and Art Sale, 9/21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring four of the area’s most beautiful homes. This fundraising event gives participants the opportunity to view some of the most spectacular Lake Chelan homes they have always wondered about. The art sale at Tsillan Cellars will feature local and regional artists who will donate 25% of their proceeds to purchase new hospital equipment. Cost: $25. Info: lchealthwellness.com.

Bacon, Bourbon, bluegrass and brews, 9/21, 5 – 8 p.m. It’s Museum Day and they are celebrating the year of music with an enticing blend of bourbon, bacon and brews. Featuring live music from Killdeer String Band and Chumlilies. All ticket holders will receive four tasting tickets and two full pour tokens. Samples of bacon and pork appetizers are included in the ticket price. Cost: $55. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 9/21 and 9/288 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration about this alpine instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

Pybus University: Youth and cultural exchange in the Wenatchee Valley, 9/24, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Hear from exchange students and local experts on the whole exchange programs. Patrick Bodell from Rotary Exchange International and Wenatchee Valley Misawa Sister City Association will speak. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Murder mystery dinner, 9/26, 6 – 8:30 p.m. You are a passenger on the luxurious Oriental Express. Your fellow passengers number several unsavory characters, almost certainly up to no good. You don’t know whom you can trust. A passenger is murdered. Who dun it? Dinner will be pasta, salad, bread and a dessert. Wenatchee Valley Museum. Cost: $45 members – $55 non- members. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Autumn Leaf Festival, 9/27, 28, 29, all day. Come celebrate the turning colors of the autumn leaves. Grand parade at noon. Info: autumnleaffestival.com.

LEAVENWORTH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY  USED BOOK SALE, 9/27 thru 10/6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Thousands of quality used books for adults and children. All proceeds support the many children’s and adult programs and library expenses to benefit our community and promote literacy. Downtown Leavenworth at 8th and Commercial Streets. Cost:  $1 and $2. 

Movies in the gardens, 9/27,  8:30 p.m. Bring the family, spread out on the lawn and enjoy Toy Story 4 under the stars. Ohme Gardens. Cost: $3, kids 2 and under free. Concessions available. Info: ohmegardens.org.

Two day dahlia Show, 9/28, noon to 5 p.m. 9/29, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Come see the State’s best collection of dahlias in what many flower growers consider to be the best venue in Washington. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org. 

Lions Club community breakfast, 9/28, 7 – 11 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and milk. Proceeds go to Lions Club projects, locally and worldwide. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. 

Native heritage bus tour, 9/28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore culturally significant locations from Peshastin Pinnacles to the Wenatchee Heights with Native American guide Randy Lewis. Meet at the Wenatchee Valley Museum to board a tour bus. Cost: $55. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

SAGE’s When I grow up 5k fun run/walk, 9/28, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Support prevention efforts against child abuse. Costumes are strongly encouraged, so please dress up as to what you want to be when you grow up. Adults and children of all ages are invited. Register at: 710 N Chelan or 663-7446. Pybus Public Market. 

Community Science: ebird monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve, 10/4, 7 – 11:30 a.m. Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data? Learn more about becoming a CDLT citizen scientist volunteer by contacting Susan Ballinger at susan@cdlantrust.org or 667-9708.

Walking the Wild Side: The Nature of Nature Writing, 10/12, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Write on the River and the Wenatchee River Institute bring together three north central Washington writers with unique perspectives on observing, recording and sharing words about the natural world. Writers are Ana Maria Spagna, Heather Murphy and Derek Sheffield. Cost: $60-$70. Info: www.wenatcheeinstitute.org or www.writeontheriver.org.

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