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What to do around Wenatchee in January

By on December 22, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Holidays on Ice, now until late January weather permitting. Outdoor ice-skating at Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. Skate rentals are on site. Info: theholidaysonice.com.

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.

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 January and 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.

Write on the River writer’s competition, now thru 2/1. Six writers will share the winnings of a total of $1,200 in cash prizes for short (1,000 word) fiction or nonfiction on any theme or topic. Cost is $20 per submission or $40 per submission that includes three written critiques. Info: writeontheriver.org.

First Day Hike, 1/1, 10 a.m. – noon. Kick off the New Year with a first day hike. Enjoy a winter wonderland just up the hill from town as park staff guide you through wandering trails and magical forested views. Learn a little bit about the history of the park and some of the flora and fauna. Snowshoes, hiking poles, water, snacks, winter attire and footwear recommended. Moderate, 2 miles. Dogs allowed on leash. Squilchuck State Park. Info: (509) 670-4587.

Book turned movie night, 1/4, 5:30 p.m. Join us for a showing of a popular book-turned move and discuss how the two formats compare. Chelan Library. Cost: free. Info: ncrl.org/chelan.

First Friday Events Include:

*Class with a Glass, 1/3, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 1/3, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. (in front of RadarStation was).

*Gypsy Lotus, 1/3, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 1/3, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*MAC Gallery, 1/3, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 1/3, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 1/3, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Pans Grotto, 1/3, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

* Robert Graves Gallery, 1/3, 5 – 7 p.m. Array of art pieces by Robert Graves Gallery members, including ceramics, bronze, paintings and sculpture. Refreshments. Cost: free. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 1/3, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 1/3, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring Twist artist Ginger Reddington. Music by guitarist Brian Ohme. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1/3, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1/3, 5. – 8 p.m. Beauty of Bronze exhibit. Light refreshments. Cost: free. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 1/3, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

Snowshoe Tour at Fish Hatchery, 1/4, 11, 18, 25, at 1 p.m and 2/1 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join area naturalist guides on a one-mile snowshoe trail along the Icicle Creek, learning about native wildlife and ecology along the way. All skill levels welcome. Snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Cost: $12. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Bridal Premiere 2020, 1/4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Door prizes and fashion show by Katrina’s. Town Toyota Center. Cost: free. Info: katrinaweddingboutiuqe.com.

Winter Wine Walk, 1/4, 11, 18 , 19, 25, 5 – 9 p.m. Bring your snowshoes and begin your Winter Wine Wonderland through the vineyards, a welcome home bonfire, a three course meal catered by Smokeblossom and of course your favorite wine. Icicle Ridge Winery. Reservations only. Info: icicleridgewinery.com.

Seattle Mariners Caravan, 1/7, 4 – 5:15 p.m. Select members of the Seattle Mariners will visit and give out autographs and free photos session for the public. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Change a Child’s Story, 1/7, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Information night for CASA programs. CASA is court appointed special advocates who is a powerful voice for abused and neglected children. They help change the lives of kids in foster care. 431 Douglas St. Info: 662-7350 or arleneg@cdcasa.org.

Adult STEM night, 1/7, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to program NC Regional Library’s newest Sphero RVR robot, inspired by students and educators. Enjoy yourself while working on motor skills with Beat Saber, a virtual reality rhythm game. With a pair of light sabers, slice through flying blocks representing musical beats of adrenalin pumping music while surrounded by a futuristic world. No-host beer and wine available. Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn, Leavenworth. Cost: free, donations accepted. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

2020 Kick-off party, 1/9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2019 was a year of monumental growth for GWATA and in celebration for your continued support and advocacy for technology, entrepreneurship and STEM education in NCW we will have an evening of networking, refreshments and fun. Mercantile, 14 N Wenatchee Ave. Cost: $30. Info: gwata.org.

Exit Laughing by Paul Elliott, 1/9, 10, 11, 16, 17 18, 3, 24, 25, 7:30. 1/11, 18, 2 p.m. Live production by Music Theatre of Wenatchee. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

Snowshoe Tour at Fish Hatchery, 1/10, 17, 24, 31, 1 p.m. Join area naturalist guides on a one-mile snowshoe trail along the Icicle Creek, learning about native wildlife and ecology along the way. All skill levels welcome. Snowshoes, gaiters and poles provided. Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Cost: $12. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Family movie at the library, 1/11, 2 p.m. Bring your popcorn and a beverage and watch a family friendly movie. Chelan Library. Cost: free. 

The Met live in HD: Wozzeck, 1/11, 9:55 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Environmental Film and Lecture series: Protected and the passage, 1/14, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Protected: A wild and Scenic River Portrait follows river paddler, author, and conservationist, Tim Palmer, through the enchanting waters of Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast, which has the highest concentration of National Wild and Scenic Rivers in the US. The Passage by filmmaker Nate Dappen chronicles parallel canoe trips up the Inside Passage, the first one his parents completed in 1974 and the second they completed as a family in 2017.  Andy Dappen, Nate’s uncle, will be on hand to introduce the film and talk a bit about the experience. Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: wentcheevalleymuseum.org.

Get Lit! LIght Shards, 1/15, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Learn how to use circuitry to wire an acrylic light to a base. Adults only. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $35 includes all supplies and a glass of wine. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, 1/16, 6 – 7:30 p.m. When looking for ways to reduce plastic waste and shrink your carbon footprint, making your own shampoo and conditioner bars in one more step toward that goal. The class is offered by The Bubblery, a soap company in Leavenworth. Learn how to make shampoo and conditioner by formulating a palm and sulfite free vegan based mixture designed to benefit your hair type. Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn, Leavenworth. Cost: $38. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Winter Art Exhibit, 1/17 – 26. The Lake Chelan Arts council presents a special art exhibit with the theme “Lake Chelan in Winter.” Radiance Winery’s Manson Tasting Room, 71 Wapato Way, then 1/30 through March 27 at the Lake Chelan Public Library, 216 N Emerson. Cost: free. Info: artinchelan.com.

Lake Chelan Winterfest, 1/17, 18 25, 26, all day. Ice sculptures, wine tasting, ale tasting, activities for kids, a polar bear splash, massive beach bonfire, fireworks and more. Downtown Chelan. Cost: free info: lakechelanwinterfest.com.

Dancing with the stars, 1/17, 7:30 p.m. Six prominent community members are paired with a professional to learn a ballroom dance routine over one week. They are then costumed, video highlights and a judges panel are added, and the contestants are put into a show where the audience will vote for who will win the mirror ball trophy. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $23-37. Info: numericapac.org.

Winterfest Comedy, 1/17, 18, 9:30 p.m. Drew Barth, one of the fastest rising comedians in the PNW will bring his snarky and observational sense of humor in a live performance at the Ruby Theatre in Chelan. Cost: $25-$35. Info: rottenapplepresents.com/events/drew-barth-winterfest-2020.

The Essence of Story, 1/18, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Write on the River presents a chat on The Essence of Story. Career novelists Kay Kenyon will discuss the basic building blocks of stories, concept, character and plot — and how to optimize them. Wenatchee Library. Info: writeontheriver.org. 

Martin Luther King Multicultural Fest, 1/18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Celebrate the rich diversity of our region through booth displays of art, food, crafts, clothes, pictures and more. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Cold Winter Nights Comedy Series, 1/18, 7:30 p.m. Graham Kay performs live. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $22. Info: numericapac.org.

Empty Bowls, 1/19, 1 – 6 p.m. Fundraising event for the NCW food distribution center. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $10 per bowl, $35 per family includes soup and bread meal on March 14. 

Bavarian Icefest, 1/18, 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Frisbee Sweep, Ice Cube Scramble, snow sculptures, snowmobile sled pull, live ice carving, snowball toss and ice fishing. Fireworks at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Downtown Leavenworth. Info: leavenworth.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: The Godfather, 1/22, 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Planetarium and Moonlight snowshoe stroll, 1/24, 5 p.m. Travel through space and time by visiting the stars from season to season, rewinding and fast-forwarding, as well as viewing the stars as they appear real time in the night sky above. Then travel outdoors through the soft moonlight on a guided snowshoe stroll, identifying the winter constellations viewed earlier from the planetarium. Prepare for cold, nighttime temperatures and hot cocoa will await you at the end. Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn, 347 Division. St, Leavenworth. Cost: $28. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Wenatchee Rotary Auction-Building community, 1/25, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. An evening of food, fellowship and teaming together to raise over $120,000 of proceeds to support organizations and projects here in the valley. This year’s proceeds will help fund local service grants to organizations serving youth, homeless and the hungry, Interact club project with Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, college scholarships, World Community Service Project for clean water and sanitation. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $65.

El Sendero Backcountry film festival, 1/25, 7 p.m. Ten short films full of snowy, cinematic adventure. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15. Info: Gus Bekker 860-7332. 

Last Tuesday Artists, 1/28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. All interested artists, painters, drawers, sketchers, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, weavers, writers, musicians… it’s all about joining with other fellow artists to create your own work during a 2-hour session. Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Environmental Film and speaker series: the Eagle Huntress, 1/28, 7 – 9 p.m. This documentary is a bout a Kazakh nomad girl in Mongolia who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her family. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Numerica Winter Ice Gala, 1/31, 6 – 9 p.m. Formal dinner and show. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com

Down North, 1/31, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by a soul punk band based in Seattle. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $22. Info: numericapac.org.

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