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What to do around Wenatchee March 2020

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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 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.

Seeking poems — Call for submissions. The Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal is now accepting submissions through March 15 for its 2020 edition. Poets living in Central Washington (Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Yakima, Benton or Klickitat County) are eligible. Visit  www.shrubsteppepoetry.org and click on “Journal.”

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 Lanes Throwback Thursday Bowl, every Thursday, 1 – 10 p.m. Bowl for $3, food and beverage specials. Chelan Lanes. Info: chelanlanes.com.

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.

Fly Tying with Bruce Merighi, 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. 

Winter Art Exhibit, now through 3/27. The Lake Chelan Arts council presents a special art exhibit with the theme “Lake Chelan in Winter.” Eighteen artists submitted 35 works of art showcasing their unique talents depicting winter in and around the Lake Chelan area. Most of the artwork is for sale. Lake Chelan Public Library, 216 N Emerson. Cost: free. Info: artinchelan.com. 

Special Olympics: Cross Country Skiing Competition, 3/1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. 

Empty Bowls Festival – Artist Auction Bowls Gala, 3/1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Icicle Ridge Winery. Info: uvmend.org. 

Netting Application for insect management in apple orchards, 3/4, 4 – 5 p.m. Washington orchardists have begun employing shade-netting structures to protect their fruit from sunburn. Certain shade netting structures can create a barrier to insect pests, such as codling moth and stink bugs in apple orchards. We conducted field trials to test the ability of commercial shade netting to prevent codling moth and stink bug damage at the WSU research orchard and commercial apple blocks in Manson, WA. These trials indicated that direct pest densities and damage were lower in netted plots than in the conventional plots and the untreated plots. However, non-target effects were apparent and need to be carefully considered in future management programs. WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, 1100 N Western Ave. Cost: free. Info: applestemnetwork.org/science-in-our-valley.

Get Lit! Pet collar series, 3/4, 6:30 – 9 p.m. This is the first of three series. Learn how to use conductive thread to make a light-up pet collar and make a tag with our 3D printer. The collar will be constructed with nylon webbing, plastic release buckles and conductive thread. Bring pet’s neck measurement to class with you. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $45 includes all supplies for one project and a glass of wine. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Wenatchee High School presents: The Diary of Anne Frank, 3/4, 5, 6, 7, 7:30 and 3/7, 2 p.m. Directed by Paul Atwood. Live performance. Wenatchee High School. Cost: $15. Tickets: numericapac.org.

Wenatchee Valley Chamber Banquet, 3/5, 5:30 p.m. Come celebrate with the Chamber and presenting sponsor, Mission Ridge, to recognize the business and non-profit of the year. Highlights of the evening are the decorated tables by the many businesses in our community. Silent auction, no-host bar and entertainment. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $65. Info: wenatchee.org.

First Friday Events Include:

*Class with a Glass, 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 3/6, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. .

*Gypsy Lotus, 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

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

*MAC Gallery, 3/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

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

* Robert Graves Gallery, 3/6, 5 – 7 p.m. The immensity of our essence new paintings by Martha Flores. Martha uses color and form to express how we fail to see our similarities and see our differences instead. Gallery hours Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 3/6, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 1 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 11th anniversary show. Celebrating over 50 local and regional artist. Music by soft jazz duo Patric Thompson and Glenn Isaacson. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wells House, 3/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Tours will be given on the first and second floors with insider information including the 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, 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 3/6, 5. – 8 p.m. Come and see the artwork from students in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties.  Light refreshments. Cost: free. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

Team trivia and auction fundraiser, 3/6, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties will host a dinner, team trivia, raffle, plus silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner catered by Ravenous Catering wine by Horan Estates or beer by Icicle Brewing Co. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $50. Info: literacycouncildc.org or 682-6966.

Vox Docs Film Festival, 3/6, 7. A weekend festival showcasing the best documentaries of the year and titles that have been winning awards around the globe. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10-$15. Info: icicle.org.

509’s, 3/6, 6 – 8 p.m. Live performance on the railcar. Mike Bills (guitar, vocals) and Joe Guimond (bass, vocals) with Aaron Parrott on drums. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Mobile Meals Variety Show, 3/6, 7 p.m. A variety of music, song and dance for all ages. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $20. Ticket: numericapac.org.

Nick’s Bricks – a day of Lego play, 3/7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. In memory of Nicholas H. Vitulli. The goal of this event is to create an opportunity for kids of all skill levels to feel welcomed and experience the thrill of creating something new with lasting memories for a lifetime. Registration a must. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Enchanted Evening roaring 20s, 3/7, 5 – 11 p.m. Roaring ’20s theme and speakeasy vibe. Evening includes dinner, drinks, dessert dash, community awards, live and silent auction and dancing. All proceeds go to aid victims of crime healing journey and keeping SAGE’s (Safety, Advocacy, Growth and Empowerment) services free and confidential for all. Wenatchee Convention Center.  Cost: $70. Info: 663-7448.

Deep Sea Diver: Black Box Concert, 3/7, 7:30 p.m. Jessica Dobson is the fearless multi-instrumentalist, singer and bandleader for Deep Sea Diver. Deep Sea Diver, urgently and deliberately move you from rock experimentation to dreamy soundscapes, Kraut-esque drum and bass grooves to angular danci-ness, and full-fledged orchestration to bare bones simplicity. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $22. Ticket: numericapac.org.

Pybus University: Keeping your kids busy and happy all summer, 3/10, 7 – 8:15 p.m. This class will explore all the various benefits the Y’s summer youth and teen programs offer to help keep kids engaged, continue in their learning and the benefits of making the best summer ever. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Environmental film and speaker series: albatross, 3/10, 7 – 9 p.m. A documentary that reveals the extent to which plastics are damaging our environment reaching even the most remote places on Earth. This event features a no-host bar, free popcorn and treats. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Technology for trade: new tools and new rules for water use efficiency in agriculture and beyond, 3/11, 4 – 5 p.m. Dr. Claudio Stöckle’s research is in the Land, Air, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (LAWREE) research emphasis area. His focus is on the development and application of analytical tools to study, understand and manage the interaction between soil, weather, and crops. He is particularly interested in modeling the environmental impact of agricultural production at the field and water shed levels and in further enhancement and support of the Agricultural Crop Systems Modeling Software (CROPSYST) he developed. WSU Tree Fruit Research Extension Center, 1100 N Western Ave. Cost: free. Info: applestemnetwork.org/science-in-our-valley.

Get Lit! Pet collar series, 3/11, 6:30 – 9 p.m. This is the second of three series. Finish the collar and designing the tag. Bring a laptop to class. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $45 includes all supplies for one project and a glass of wine. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Red Barn Event: Forest Health – What’s eating the trees, 3/12, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Forest health specialist Connie Mehmel will talk abut the amazing ways that insects and fungi interact with their host trees and forest tree responses and adaptations. Beer and wine available for purchase. Red Barn, 347 Division St. Leavenworth. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Disenchanted!, 3/12, 7:30 p.m. Live performance. Poisoned apples, glass slippers, who needs ‘em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $27-$44. Tickets: numericapac.org.

Winter Shrub and Twig identification class, 3/13, 9 – 11 a.m. Learn to tell plant species apart from one another without the presence of leaves. Discover species distribution, which tells a big part of the landscape’s story. Taught by Jennifer Hadersberger. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $35. Bring notepad and pencil. Dress warm. Tea and coffee provided. Must register. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

My girlfriend’s closet, 3/13, 14, 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Women’s gently used clothing and accessories for sale. Proceeds go to non-profit organizations. Former Hastings building. 315 9th St, Wenatchee. 

KPQ Home Expo, 3/13 – 15. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Just Us Band, 3/13, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

The Gothard Sisters, 3/13, 7 p.m. Live performance.  Blending Celtic, folk, classical world and northwest musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

The Met: live in HD: Der Fliegende Hollander, 3/14, 9:55 a.m. Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Hike for Health Series, 3/14, 9 – 11 a.m. Improve your health, explore new places, be part of a team, take home prizes and be entered to win one of the many grand prizes at the end of hiking season. Horan Natural Area via Walla Walla Point Park. Meet at Walla Walla Point Park at the parking area closest to the playground. Dogs allowed on leash. Sponsored by Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Columbia Valley Community Health. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

White River Snowshoe Tour, 3/14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Team Naturaleza’s Elisa Lopez and CDLT’s Susan Ballinger for a naturalist’s snowshoe tour of the White River. This trip will explore this special area’s importance to forests, birds, mammals and salmon. Stops on the tour will also highlight the American Indian and historical use of the land and current conservation projects. We’ll have a chance to warm up at Tall Timber Ranch Lodge halfway through the day. Must reserve: 667-9708 or hillary@cdlandtrust.org. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Spring Brewfest, 3/14, noon – 4 p.m. Live music, raffle, frosty cold beer, Irish whiskey and Irish fare. Fire pits and live dart competition with prizes. Pacific Northwest breweries will be showing off new spring releases and Irish whiskey experts will be on hand to showcase a variety of Irish whiskies. Breweries include: Rogue, Guinness, Smithwick, and Independent Pear Cider. Spirits include: Redbreast, Jameson and Rogue Whiskies. Campbell’s Resort, Chelan. Cost: $35. Info: campbellsresort.com.

Regional High School art awards ceremony, 3/14, 1 – 3 p.m. Recognizes winners in 7 categories as well as Best of Show. Refreshments available. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Empty Bowls, 3/14, 5 – 8 p.m. Soup and bread meal at Wenatchee High School. 

Cold Winter Nights comedy series: Todd Barry, 3/14, 9 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $22. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

Pybus University: Don’t be spooked by your mammogram, 3/17, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Join two new Breast Imagers from Confluence Health as they walk you through this process and answer questions. Must register. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Movie on the big screen: Field of Dreams, 3/18, 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Get Lit! Pet collar series, 3/18, 6:30 – 9 p.m. This is the third of three series. Wrapping up the tags or picking them up. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $45 includes all supplies for one project and a glass of wine. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Red Barn event: Up close and personal with bears and cougars, 3/18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This presentation with Rich Beausoleil is designed to share research and inform participants of how bears and cougars live, interact with each other and orient themselves on the landscape. Will also discuss carnivore-human interactions and bring some perspective to what at times seems to be a sea of conflicting interpretations. No host bar. Red Barn, 347 Division St. Leavenworth. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Job and resource fair, 3/19, 3 – 6 p.m. Dress professionally, be prepared to be interviewed and bring your resume. Businesses and resources will be on hand. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 10 and Pybus Market Charitable Foundation. Priority of service for Veterans. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: eboylston@esd.wa.gov.

Empty Bowls festival – Community Soup supper, CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS 3/19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Upper Valley Mend, 1001 Front St., Leavenworth. Info: uvmend.org.

Jordan World Circus, 3/19, 6:30 p.m., 3/20, 10:30 a.m. Come see death defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. Ride and pet different types of animals. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $18 adults, $14 kids 3 to 12, free under 3. Tickets an hour before the show at the door. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Winter Twig Identification, 3/20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jennifer Hadersberger will be offering a Winter Twig identification professional development class for those in the field of wetland delineation. Wenatchee River Institute. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Caveman Roar and Pour 5k trail run, 3/21. Cave B Estate Winery, Quincy. Info: caveb.com/cave-b-estate-winery-events##events.

Non-profit day, 3/21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is to provide a platform for nonprofit organizations to promote themselves, spread awareness about the great work they do and recruit new volunteers. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $20. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

A night at the museum, 3/21, 6 p.m. A night of food, fun and entertainment and thanking our sponsors. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $60. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Festival of Choirs, 3/21, 6:30 p.m. Six choirs will perform, two from Yakima, one from Leavenworth and two from Wenatchee. The concert will finish with three mass choir numbers. Wenatchee High School. Cost: $15 at the door. Info: 884-9342.

Miss East Cascades Scholarship pageant, 3/21, 7 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $18. Info: numericapac.org.

DownTown mountain boys – Cashmere Community Concerts, 3/21, 7 – 9:30 p.m. Pacific Northwest’s most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band. Cashmere Riverside Center, 20-1 Riverside Dr. Cost: $3 at the door, $8-11 hat pass. Info: cashmerecoffeehouse.com.

Environmental film and speaker series: Canoeing the vanishing arctic, 3/24, 7 – 9 p.m. This presentation by Andy Dappen will cover a canoe trip that local Wenatchee residents embarked on in order to explore the rapidly changing Arctic. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Pybus University: watercolor place cards for your spring table scape, 3/24, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Hands on workshop make Spring-theme hand lettered place cards. Participants will create their own watercolor designs, learn the basics of faux calligraphy and modern script through step-by-step instruction by Chalk Chic Mama. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $10. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Twisp documentary, 3/25, 5:30 p.m. Beer, wine and hors d‘ oeuvres. At 6 p.m. Our Valley Our Future will hold its award ceremony recognizing major contributors to the collaborative nonprofit and community in 2019. A 40-minute film: Twisp: The Power of Community centers on the qualities that enable the community to thrive, when so many other towns around the state are dying, or being swallowed up by development. The film also reveals how a community can work together to address big challenges, despite possessing a diversity of opinions. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. 

Community Science: ebird monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve, 3/26, 7:30 – 11 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.

Science on tap! Cosmic Crisp, 3/26, 6 – 7 p.m. Kate Evans will discuss the process of the Cosmic Crisp apple and explain the background to the project that took 20 years to develop and release. Badger Mountain Brewery. Cost: $1 for a raffle ticket. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Trails in Motion Film Festival, 3/26, 5 p.m. This event features several short films. Overall running time is about two hours. There will also be tons of swag given away. Pybus Public Market. Info: runwenatchee.com.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, 3/26, 7 p.m. Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with his fun, energetic and extremely entertaining performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org. 

Slim Chance, 3/27, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Mariachi Northwest Festival, 3/27, 7 p.m. Featuring Shaila Durcal, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Bailadores de Bronce and Mariachi Huenachi. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Pybus University: real self-care, 3/31, 7 – 8:15 p.m. In this program you will learn what Self-Compassion is, you will hear a little about the research around it, and mostly, you will learn some simple and effective tools you can take home and begin using right away to help you care for yourself and others more effectively. Must register. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

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