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What to do around Wenatchee in February

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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.

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. 

Conversations around death/death conversations group, meets every third Wednesday, 9 – 10:30 p.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, 5 – 6:30 p.m. A free, poetry-only public reading. Read your own poems or the work of a favorite poet. Riverside Pub, 538 Riverside Dr, Wenatchee. Info: sfblair61@gmail.com.

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). 

Leavenworth Waterfront Park Trail Snowshoe Tours, every Thursday in February, 10 a.m. – noon.  Join local naturalist guides for a free snowshoe stroll on the Waterfront Park Trail along the Wenatchee River. Enjoy the feeling of being in the wilderness while remaining in close proximity to the bustling downtown area. All ages and experience levels welcome. Snowshoes provided. Dress for cold weather and bring a snack and warm beverage. Cost: free. Wenatchee River Institute. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org or call Rachel 548-0181 ext. 5. 

Thursday Night Drags, 6:30 p.m. sharp every Thursday. Four person teams with up to 3 additional racers for alternates. Participate on skis or snowboard. Race venue is Elip. Skill levels from intermediate to expert. Racers must be 16 or older. Mission Ridge. Info: Lindsay Davisson, 421-2425 or mrst.us/Thursday-night-drags.

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.

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

Live at the met: porgy and Bess, 2/1, 9:55 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Winter Art Exhibit, 2/1 through 3/27. The Lake Chelan Arts Council presents a special art exhibit with the theme “Lake Chelan in Winter.” Lake Chelan Public Library, 216 N Emerson. Cost: free. Info: artinchelan.com.

Snowshoe Tour at Fish Hatchery, 2/1, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Start from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, joined by area naturalist guides on a one mile snowshoe trail along Icicle Creek and learn about native wildlife and ecology along the Way. All skill levels are welcome, with snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, 12790 Fish Hatchery Rd. Cost: $12. Info: 548-0181. 

Guided Snowshoe hikes for families, 2/1, 10 a.m. – noon. Learn the basics of walking with snowshoes then go on an easy snowshoe walk. We’ll stop and read a snow-themed book and learn about winter animals. Enjoy hot chocolate back at the trailhead. Bring water and snacks, dress warmly and wear sturdy, waterproof shoes. Saddle Rock Trailhead. Cost: $8 adults, children 12 and under $6. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Ranger-guided Snowshoe trail hike at Lake Wenatchee, 2/1, 1 p.m. and every Saturday in February. Sno-Park pass required. Info: www.parks.wa.gov.

Have a heart Auction, 2/1, 5 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner, silent and live auction. Annual fundraiser for the school. St. Joseph Catholic Church. Info: stjosephwen.org.

Adult Walking Program, 2/3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 7 – 9 a.m. The city of Leavenworth invites residents to participate in a winter walking program. Leavenworth Festhalle. Cost: free. Info: Leavenworth.com.

Environmental Film series: The true cost, 2/4, 7 – 9 p.m. A documentary about the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having in our world. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Harlem Globetrotters, 2/4, 7 – 9 p.m. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $24 – $243. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Pybus University: DIY Felt Flower Valentine Wreath, 2/4, 7 – 8:45 p.m. Learn how to create your own plastic yarn by reusing your grocery shopping bags, form a foam wreath frame from old pool noodles, make flowers out of left over felt and paper. Bring two plastic grocery bags the same color and a pair of scissors. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $10 must register. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Get lit! Jewelry, 2/5, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Learn how to use soldering, circuitry and basic jewelry making to create a brass and LED pendant or earrings for your Valentine – or yourself. Adults only. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $35 includes supplies and a glass of wine. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Professional Development summit: John Norlin, 2/6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Keynote morning speaker Brian Higgins, teacher, comedian, puppeteer and strategic thinker. Lunch keynote speaker John Norlin, curriculum developer, teacher and Program Administrator for the Whole Child K-12 in Washington State, cofounder of CharacterStrong a curriculum and training that transforms the way schools and organizations teach social-emotional learning, character development and puts a focus on relationships first. Afternoon keynote speaker Brian Higgins. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $55. Info: Wenatchee.org/event/calendar. 

Book turned movie night, 2/6, 5:30 p.m. Join us for a showing of a popular book-turned movie and discuss how the two formats compare. Chelan Library. Cost: free. Info: ncrl.org/chelan.

Rails and Ales, 2/7, 5:30 – 8 p.m. An evening of skiing, snowboarding, music, fun and an outdoor beer garden featuring local craft beer. South end of Orondo St. downtown Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Friday night music – the Nate Weakely Project, 2/7, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pubuspublicmarket.org.

First Friday Events Include:

*Class with a Glass, 2/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 2/7, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

*Gypsy Lotus, 2/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 2/7, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*MAC Gallery, 2/7, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 2/7, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 2/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Pans Grotto, 2/7, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

* Robert Graves Gallery, 2/7, 5 – 7 p.m. Drawing and prints from the collection of Dr. Donald S Smith. This exquisite collection of mid-century art is by well-respected California artist. Gallery hours Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 2/7, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 2/7, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring artist photographer Jean O’Keefe. Jean uses a Canon 5DSR camera to shoot and create a picture using digital darkroom software that help her develop creative expressions of her photographs. Her presentations are unique in color and clarity. Music by guitarist Lance Tigner. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wells House, 2/7, 5 – 7 p.m. Come view pictures of weddings that have taken place at the Wells House through the years. Tours will be given on the first and second floors with insider information including history about the house and the original owners, fun facts about its college days, and interesting details uncovered in the renovation. Light refreshments. Off 9th St at the end of Nelson on the Wenatchee Valley college campus.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 2/7, 5. – 8 p.m. This month come and see the Hartsfield Family Quilt Collection. An exhibit showcasing a quilt collection that represents one family’s craft practice from the time of slavery through the mid -20th century. The earliest quilt dates back to Tennessee in the 1850s.  Light refreshments. Cost: free. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 2/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

Active Listening Workshop, 2/8, 9 a.m. – noon. Learn to listen – listen to learn: an active listening workshop is a community education class presented by Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center. Learning how to listen improves relationships, conversations and comprehension. Participants seeking professional or personal growth and development will gain practical experience learning invaluable communication skills. Wenatchee Community Center Veteran’s Hall. Cost: $45. Info: wvdrc.org or info@wvdrc.org or 888-0957.

Cascades Wildlife Tracking Certification Class, 2/8, 9, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. each day. Learn to recognize area mammal, bird, reptile and invertebrate tracks and to interpret animal movement and behavior. A hidden world of wildlife sign is revealed, the ability to find subtle evidence of animal presence is developed. David Moskowitz, professional wildlife tracker, naturalist, educator and author will lead the class. Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division St Leavenworth. Cost: $290. Info: Rachel Bishop 548-1081 ext 5or rbishop@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Washington Nordic Cup Race, 2/8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come cheer on young Plain Valley Nordic Team skiers. Plain Hardware and Plain Valley Ski Trails. Cost: free. Info: wncup.org.

Coyote’s corner Drop in art class, 2/8, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. ages 4 to 11 and their guardians can join Maria Gonzalez for an art class. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Family movie at the library, 2/8, 2 p.m. Bring your popcorn and a beverage and watch a family friendly movie. Chelan Library. Cost: free. 

Skirennen Nordic Race, 2/9, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Classic Cross Races for all ages and abilities. Leavenworth Ski Hill. Cost: free. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Fly Tying with Bruce Merighi, 2/11 and every Tuesday until 3/10, 6 – 8 p.m. Learn about fly-fishing equipment, philosophy and the basic entomological connections between aquatic food sources and local fish – with minimal Latin. Learn and understand the beginning fly tying techniques, including the use of tools and various fly tying materials enabling the independent tying of diverse patterns. Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn, 347 Division St, Leavenworth. Cost: $70, includes five evenings with materials and tools provided. Info: Rachel Bishop 548-0181 ext 5 or rbishop@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org. 

Pybus University: Salmon in our streams, 2/11, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Learn about this iconic species and its importance to our streams, forest, and communities. Speaker Greer Maier. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Janice Franz Talent Show, 2/12, 13, 14. 7 p.m. This year’s proceeds go to Hannah Johnson who suffers from papillary thyroid cancer. Wenatchee High School. Cost: $8. Tickets at the door.

Canoeing the Hood River-An adventure to the vanishing arctic, 2/12, 7 p.m. Gordon Congdon, Paul Hessburg, Gary Womeldorff and Andy Dappen spent 23 days canoeing the Hood River, an Arctic river flowing northeasterly from the lakes of Nunavut (northern Canada) to the Arctic Sound. This presentation – part discussion part slideshow set to ballad poetry written by Paul during the journey – captures the essence of the adventure while describing the scope, scale and importance of what’s being lost in the vanishing Arctic. Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: Casablanca, 2/13, 6:30 p.m. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Matters of the heart, 2/15, 10 – 11 a.m. A team of local medical professionals work with students (9 years old an up) to conduct an exploration of hearts in a dissection lab setting. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $35. Registration required. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Kiwanis Kids Carnival, 2/15, 1 – 4 p.m. There will be 20- plus games and activities of fun to test children’s skills and talents, plus lots of prizes. For children kindergarten through 5th grade accompanied by adult. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Pawscars Gala, 2/15, 5:30 – 9 p.m. This star-studded awards gala features a no-host champagne cocktail hour (or whatever tickles your fancy), magnificent silent action, raffle items, dinner and awards presented by a very entertaining Master of Ceremonies. Fund raiser for Wenatchee Valley Humane Society to help support the over 5,000 animals they shelter each year. Wenatchee Valley Convention Center. Cost: $65. Info: wenatcheehumane.org.

Cold Winter nights comedy series: Amy Miller, 2/15, 7:30 p.m. Amy has won Portland’s Funniest in Helium’s 2015 contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest Comedian for 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. She was the first woman to win each position and the only one to win all three. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $22. Info: numericapac.org.

Empty Bowls, 2/16, 1 – 6 p.m. Inspire creativity, build community and raise awareness about food insecurity and hunger. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $10 donation per bowl, includes soup and bread meal on 3/14. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Winter Break Snow Camp, 2/18 – 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Spend four, fun filled days playing outside and learning new things. For kindergarten through 3rd grade. Barn Beach Reserve. Cost $200. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Adult Creative Arts Club, 2/20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Whatever your creative passion is come and create, learn and share. A small project will be provided. Chelan Public Library. Register at ncrl.org/chelan.

AAA Wenatchee Holland Line and Seabourn, 2/20, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Discover the joy of cruising. AAA Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: aaawa.com/stores/storelocations/Wenatchee.

Friday night music – Well Strung, 2/21, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pubuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, 2/21, noon – 7 p.m. 2/22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 2/24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The latest in outdoor gear, the newest in fishing boats, motors and accessories, plus guides and lodges from all over the Northwest seminars and more. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $9, kids $5 under 6 free. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Moonlight Snowshoe stroll, 2/21, 5 p.m. Take a guided snowshoe stroll along the whispering Wenatchee River on Leavenworth’s Riverfront Park Trail and Barn Beach Reserve property. Experience the natural world at dusk and then ambient-let darkness, while on snowshoes. Talk about the night sky constellation and waterscape along the way. Snowshoes provided. Stroll ends by 7 p.m. with hot cocoa. The tour will start at the Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division St, Leavenworth. Cost: $20. Info: Rachel Bishop 548-0181 ext 5 or rbishop@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Columbia Chorale presents Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, 2/21, 7:30 p.m. Live performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Costs: $20 – $25. Info: numericapac.org.

Heart 5k breaker, 2/22, all day. RunWenatchee, Confluence Health and Wenatchee Valley Medical Group are putting on this race to raise awareness about heart disease and about ways to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Race starts and ends at Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Beatles vs Stones, 2/22, 7:30p.m. A musical showdown. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $27-$35. Info: numericapac.org.

Murder mystery dinner, 2/25, 6 p.m. You have been invited to a Mardi Gras masquerade hosted by Marshall Inglewood, the Governor of Louisiana. The party will be held at the governor’s posh New Orleans mansion. You will arrive at an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing, but as it turns out, something mysterious is afoot. Wells House. Cost: $55. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Pybus University: working towards zero waste, 2/25, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Join Jana Fischback, executive director of Sustainable Wenatchee, in a discussion about ways to produce less garbage. What can be recycled and how can you avoid it entirely. Pybus Public Market. Must register. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Four Minutes of Fame, 2/27, 6:30 p.m. Want to try out a few pages of your recent inspiration? Eager to read from your just-published memoir? Got poems? Join local writers for a fun and casual evening sharing original work at Write On The River’s winter open mic event  at Milepost 111 in Cashmere. Sign up to read at marlene@team-farrell.com. Free.

Wenatchee Downtown Association Annual Banquet, 2/26, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Info: wendowntown.org.

Special Olympics Winter Games, 2/27 – 3/1. Sports and competition. Locations vary. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Soulsha, 2/28, 7 – 9 p.m. Soulsha is a party, a revolution and an adventure through different traditions. It brings together some of Boston’s top musicians in Scottish, West African and Fun music to create a sound you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

The met live: Agrippina, 2/29, 9:55 a.m. – 2 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Fiesta, 2/29, 7 p.m. Featuring Mexican tenor, Jose Iniguez. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $21-$40. Info: numericapac.org.

Festival of Choirs, 3/21, 6:30 p.m. Six choirs will perform at Wenatchee High School. Two choirs from Yakima, one from Leavenworth and two from Wenatchee. The concert will finish with three mass choir numbers. Cost: $15.

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