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What to do around Wenatchee in November 2019

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Novel Seminar, Write on the River is now accepting applications for a seven-week novel seminar with Kay Kenyon. Topics include concept, character, plotting and narrative techniques as well as writing critiques. Deadline for applications is Dec. 30; classes begin Feb 12. Kay is the author of 15 novels and is a frequent speaker at regional writing conferences. Info: www.writeontheriver.com.

Write on the River’s 13th annual writers competition opens. Short fiction or nonfiction, $1,200 in cash awards, online submission by February 1. See submission guidelines at writeontheriver.org.

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, 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.

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). 

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, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Local farmers, artisans, winemakers, bakers and chefs make up the friendly, hardworking vendors. Inside Pybus Public Market.

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

Beaver Project Field Trip, 11/1, 9 a.m. Field trip starts at the Wenatchee River Institute with a 40-minute presentation about beavers, the Project’s beaver-inspired work, and a demonstration of how live beaver traps are structured. Participants will then tour beaver habitat and several relocation sites in the Leavenworth area. Cost: $28 for WRI members and $35 for non-members. Bring your own snacks and hydration, dress for the elements. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

First Friday Events Include:

*Class with a Glass, 11/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 11/1, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. (in front of RadarStation).

*Gypsy Lotus, 11/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

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

*MAC Gallery, 11/1, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 11/1, 5 – 8 p.m. Scintilla Project Group Exhibition opening reception. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 11/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Pans Grotto, 11/1, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

*RadarStation, 11/1, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

* Robert Graves Gallery, 11/1, 5 – 7 p.m. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 11/1, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 11/1, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring the late Walter Graham. Walter is noted for painting in oils, watercolors, and worked in wood, bronze, tile and murals. Music by Connie Celustka. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 11/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 11/1, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Cost: free. Info: Wenatchee.org.

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

Wellness Place Gala Benefit, 11/1, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious dinner by Chef’s Edge, live and silent auction to support neighbors in need and community fellowship through connection and inspiration. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $60. Info: wellnessplacewenatchee.org.

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Celebration Dinner, 11/1, 6 – 9 p.m. Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is having their annual dinner. Foods prepared by Ravenous Catering. Wine from Chelan Ridge Winery and beer from Icicle Brewing co. Leavenworth Festhalle. Cost: $42 includes appetizers, dinner and dessert. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Dia DeLos Muertos, 11/1, 6 – 8 p.m. Celebrate Day of the Dead with this free event. Live music, dancing, crafts and delicious food. Bring photos in honor of your lost loved ones. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Healthcare enrollment fair, 11/2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get the answers to your questions on healthcare without paying a fee. Wenatchee Community Center Veterans Hall. 

Coyote’s Corner Drop in art class, 11/2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Create an art dice inspired by artist Joan Miro. Children 4 to 11 and their guardians are encouraged to attend this free event. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

The Addams Family, 11/2, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Music Theatre of Wenatchee performs live. A comical play that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Riverside Playhouse. Cost: $20. Info: numericapac.org.

Halloween Spooktacular, 11/2, 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra performs live. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $21-40. Info: numericapac.org.

Scintilla Project, 11/2, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. A craft fair that features work by Wenatchee’s finest artists, who blend artistic expression and extraordinary craftsmanship. Work is in silver, ebony, cashmere, encaustic, clay, grass, waxed linen, paper, fibers, felt, oil paint, wool, silk and words. Hand made jewelry, paintings, wearable art, baskets, cards, sculpture, scarves, ceramic vessels and poetry chapbooks. Designer Flooring Showroom, 19 N Wenatchee Ave. 

Ski Hill clean up, 11/3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fall cleaning to get ready for the snow season. Ski Hill Leavenworth. Info: skileavenworth.com. 

Kairos, 11/3, 2 p.m. A concert specially designed for families to enjoy an afternoon of classical music. Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: $20 or $22 at the door, kids 16 and under free. Info: icicle.org.

NCW College and career expo, 11/5, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Over 100 exhibitors. Wenatchee Valley College Student Rec Center. 

Washington Wildlife, 11/5, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn about the Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Relocation Project with Richard Harris, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Cashmere Milepost 111 Brewing co. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Pybus University: Samples of Italian cured meats, 11/5, 7 – 8 p.m. Learn more about the process it takes to create delightfully flavored meat and the attention to detail, old world value, and dare we say, love, infused into each delicious bite? Instruction by Cured by Viscounti. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Register: curedbyvisconti.com.

Science in our Valley, 11/6, 4 – 5 p.m. Dr. Carolina Torres, Endowed Chair, WSU, will speak about her work in the Post-Harvest Systems. WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, 1100 N Western Ave. 

Piatigorsky Foundation Fall Concert, 11/6, 6:30 p.m. Featuring soprano Jessica Rivera and piano accompanist Molly Morkoski. The Grove Recital Hall at Wenatchee Valley College.

Book to movie night, 11/7, 5:30 p.m. A showing of a popular book turned movie then discuss how the two compare. Lake Chelan Library. Cost: free.

Wenatchee Wildife. 11/7, 6 p.m. Learn about Lampfrey Eels with Ann Grote of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.509 Bierwerks, Wenatchee. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Red Barn event: adventures in storytelling, 11/7, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Do you have a story to share? If you have a 5 – 7 minute story to tell related to nature, travels, or just being outdoors – we want to hear from you. Stories can be poignant, funny, gripping or just plain ridiculous. Contact Carolyn at executive_director@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org. Doors open at 6:30 for community social no-host bar and presentation begins at 7. Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: free.

40 hour Basic mediation training, 11/8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24. Learn the process of mediation, communication skills and conflict dynamics to promote peaceful constructive approaches to conflict and its resolution, whether in the workplace, home or in the community. Info: wvdrc.org/training.

Community Science: ebird monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve, 11/8, 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.

Alchemy Tap Project, 11/8, 7 p.m. A Seattle-based performance company of tap dancers ages 16 and up. Cost: $22 or $24 at the door. Snowy Owl Theater. Info: icicle.org.

Circle Mirror Transformation, 11/8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 8 p.m. Four lost New Englanders enroll in a six-week-long community-center drama class and begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A crafted diorama, a Petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Live performance by the Full Circe Theatre Company. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $20. Info: numericapac.org. 

The Met: Live in HD: Madame Butterfly, 11/9, 9:55 a.m. Hui He stars as Cio-Cio San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $5-22. Info: icicle.org.

Ponderosa Pine Basket Weaving Workshop, 11/9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ponderosa pine are one of the most iconic trees in the Wenatchee Valley. Grasp the art of basket weaving with pine needles from Leavenworth weaver Christi Lewis. Wenatchee River Institute, 34 Division St, Leavenworth. Cost: $75 WRI member or $85 non-member, lunch included. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Holiday Open House and wine walk, 11/9, noon – 5 p.m. Kick off the Holiday shopping season in Downtown Wenatchee. Sip, stroll and shop through the heart of downtown. Cost: $35 or $60 per couple. Ticket includes a signature tasting glass and 12 tasting tokens. Info: wendowntown.org.

Break the sugar cycle, 11/9, 1 – 3 p.m. This class taught by Dr. Allegra Hart from Naturae Naturopathic Clinic will discuss why it is important to break the sugar cycle, how to stop the cravings, and what foods you can eat to help nourish your body while beating inflammation. Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Cost: free. Register by emailing your name, email address, phone number and the number of people in your group at info@naturaeclinic.com.

Family movie at the library, 11/9, 2 – 4 p.m. Bring your popcorn and a beverage and watch a family friendly movie. Lake Chelan Library. Cost: free. 

Icicle Creek Youth Symphony Youth Concert, 11/10, 3 p.m. Live performance. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: free but donations accepted. Info: icicle.org.

Alzheimer’s association town hall, 11/12, 1 – 2:15 p.m. Learn more about federal and state legislation and public policy related to Alzheimer’s and other dementia. After a presentation by a panel of experts, there will be opportunity for questions. Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington, 50 Simon St. SE East Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 206-363-5500.

Washington Wildlife, 11/12, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn about the Cascade Red Fox and Wolverine Project with Jocelyn Akins PhD, Cascade Carnivore Project Conservation Director. Cashmere Milepost 111 Brewing Co. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Environmental film and speaker series: Birds of prey, 11/12, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This film follows Neil Rettig’s return to the Philippines 36 years after he and his crew captured the first-ever recorded images of the eagle in the wild. Decades later, at the age of 64, Neil returns to the Philippine jungle on a grueling expedition to find the reclusive raptor and once again film a pair of eagles as they attempt to raise a newborn chick. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Pybus university: is my adolescent depressed?, 11/12, 7 – 8 p.m. Join CVCH and their community partners for a panel discussion where parents can be helped to identify the key things to look for in detecting and combating depressed adolescents.  Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Science in our Valley, 11/13, 4 – 5 p.m. Dr. Virginia Emery of Beta Hatch, will talk about innovation in agriculture: animal feed from bugs, from forklift to farm. WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, 1100 N Western Ave. 

Monthly movie on the big screen: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 11/14, 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Take care of your gear and it will take care of you, 11/14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Repairing instead of replacing prevents waste and saves resources – both the planet’s and your own. Wenatchee River Institute and Waste Loop are offering an outdoor gear repair café to connect people with broken and worn stuff with experienced, helpful people who like to fix stuff. Bring your gear in need of repair as well as any tools or resources that can help others fix theirs. The event is free with beer and wine for purchase. All proceeds go to Wenatchee River Institute programs. Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn, 347 Division St. Leavenworth. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Matilda, 11/14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 7 p.m. also 11/16, 23, 2 p.m. The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. A Wenatchee High School production. Wenatchee High School. Cost: $18. Info: numericapac.org.

Sage Hills Trail Maintenance, 11/16, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking 2-3 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way. CDLT will provide trail maintenance instruction, snacks, lunch, water to refill your bottle, gloves and tools. Bring your own water bottle and wear clothing you can get dirty, including sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Info: Olivia@cldlandtrust.org. or 667-9703.

Snow Fest, 11/16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bavarian Boondockers present a snowmobile winter power sports event with avalanche seminar, a raffle, industry professionals, giveaways, swag, food and a movie premier. Leavenworth Festhalle. Info: bavarianboondockers.com.

Christmas Holiday Faire, 11/16, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. New and vintage gifts and holiday trimmings. Baklava and international sweets. Three Hierarchs Orthodox Church, 1915 N Western Ave. Info: 393-9550.

Banff Mountain film festival, 11/19, 6 – 10:30 p.m. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports. Leavenworth Festhalle. Cost: $18 advance or $20 at the door. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Washington Wildlife, 11/19, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn about the Wildlife Overpass and Habitat Connectivity with Peter Singleton – US Forest Service, Patricia Garver-Darda – Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Brian White – WA Dept. of Transportation’s I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Highway Reconstruction Project. Cashmere Milepost 111 Brewing Co. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Pybus University: Winter Wilderness survival with live rescue dog demonstration, 11/19, 7 – 8 p.m. This class will inform and educate you about the 10 Essential Systems for Wilderness Survival. Members of the Chelan County Volunteer Search and Rescue will be giving a demonstration with rescue dogs to show how they search for live people using an item with human scent on it. Class instructors are Nate Fussleman and Nick Wood. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Stage Kids presents The Music Man, 11/20, 21, 22, 23, 6:30 p.m. 11/23, 1:30, 11/24, 4 p.m. Live performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $14-22. Info: numericapac.org.

Film: TGR: Roadless, 11/22, 7 p.m. Bryan Iguchi teams up with fellow snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice to explore an untamed part of Wyoming. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15 or $17 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

The Met: Live in HD: Akhnaten, 11/23, 9:55 a.m. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Pybus Market Holiday Artisan Fair, 11/23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Over 40 local and regional vendors including crafts, holiday gifts, décor, jewelry, art and more. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Sip and Stroll, 11/23, 4 – 7 p.m. Explore the history of the buildings while experiencing a full bodied syrah, a silky smooth cabernet franc, a crisp pinot gris and even a cider or two. Downtown Chelan. 

CALEB KLAUDER & REEB WILLMS, 11/23, 7:00 p.m.  Cashmere Community Concerts.  Performing original songs and tunes as well as their favorite picks from traditional and country repertoires.  CCC at Cashmere Riverside Center.  Cost: $3 at the door and pass the hat $8-$11. Info: cashmereconcerts.com.

Washington Wildlife, 11/26, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn about the Grouse of the Columbia Basin and Habitat Connectivity with Michael Schroeder, Upland Bird Research Scientist, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Cashmere Milepost 111 Brewing Co. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Turkey on the run 12k and 5k, kids race, too, 11/28, 9 a.m. A great way to kick off your holiday season. This annual event has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition in the community. Beneficiary is Women’s Resource Center. Wenatchee Rotary Park, Western Ave and Maple Street. Cost: $35. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Fowl Play 5k, 11/28, 8:30 a.m. Gather at the city gazebo with the runners taking off at 9 a.m. A quick run through the streets and park finishing where you started. All in support of the Cascade High School Tennis Team and courts. Info: eventbrite.com/e/fowl-play-5ktickets.

Christkindlmarkt, 11/29, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 11/30, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and 12/1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A Bavarian-style Christmas Market. Includes entertainment, authentic Bavarian foods, handmade arts and crafts and other gifts, a lantern parade and Santa Claus as well as the Christkind and St. Nicholas. Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free. 

Holiday Lighting Ceremony, 11/29, 5:45 – 6 p.m. Watch the concourse be instantly turned into a festive holiday spectacle as we flip on the switch. Live music 6 – 8 p.m. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Santa’s Arrival fireworks show, 11/29, 8 p.m. Santa arrives in the Chelan 7 vintage parade truck and makes his way to the downtown Christmas tree. Sing Christmas carols and the parade continues to Riverwalk Park for marshmallow roasting and fireworks. Downtown Chelan.

A Tuna Christmas and Friends, 11/29, 30, 7:30 p.m. An intimate evening of Christmas hilarity. Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: $22 or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Breakfast with Santa, 11/30, 9 a.m. Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. Hear stories from Mrs. Claus, many crafts, face painting and holiday music and entertainment. Campbell’s Resort, Chelan.

Holiday Craft Bazaar, 12/7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band will host its annual Holiday Craft Bazaar in the Commons at Wenatchee High School. The Band Boosters are now accepting application from vendors who sell handmade items such as holiday decor and ornaments, jewelry, soaps and lotions, baked goods, wall art and handpainted items, glassware, pottery, doll clothes, baby items, yard art, wood crafts, pottery, and much more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, visit the Craft Bazaar on Facebook at GACRAFTBAZAAR. 

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