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What to do in the Wenatchee for December

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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 a as well as writing critiques. Deadline for applications is Dec. 30; classes begin Feb. 23. Kay is the author of 15 novels and is a frequent speaker at regional writing conferences. Info: writeontheriver.com.

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.

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.

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.

Christkindlmarkt, 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. 

Christmas in Cashmere, 12/1, noon – 3 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary warm beverage, holiday treats, goodie bags, indoor arts and crafts, festive music and entertainment as you cozy up around a fire pit or take a photo at one of our Christmas themed photo stands. Downtown Cashmere. Info: cashmerechamber.org.

Empty Bowls, 12/1, 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. 

Ringing in the Season with the Marlin Handbell Ringers, 12/2, 3, 7, 7:30 p.m. Icicle Village Resort. Tickets at the door. 

Pybus University: Yoga and Mediation for Aging with grace, 12/3, 7 – 8 p.m. This class will be taught using chairs and standing. Wear clothing that is not restrictive to movement and allows you to take arms overhead, bend at the knee joint and waist comfortably. No yoga mats required. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Bronn Journey Harp Concert, 12/3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 7:30 p.m. A Christmas tradition in Leavenworth. Community United Methodist Church, Leavenworth. Info: bronnjourney.com.

Get lit: stained glass, 12/4, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Learn how to use design and construct your own personalized stained glass ornaments along with basics of soldering. Wenatchee Valley Museum. Cost: $35. Info: wenatcheevalleymusuem.org.

Cascade Wolverine Project, 12/4, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Learn about the Cascade Wolverine Project’s support of wolverine recovery in the North Cascades. A raffle, social and no-host refreshments available. Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn, 347 Division St in Leavenworth. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

FESTIVAL OF TREES Public Viewing, 12/5-7, 10 a.m. The Stanley Civic Center will come alive with a variety of trees and wreaths decorated by community members – take home one of your own by bidding in the silent auction. Numerica Performing Arts Center.

Book turned movie night, 12/5, 5:30 p.m. Join us for a showing of a popular book-turned-movie and discuss how the two formats compare. Chelan Library. Info: ncrl.org/chelan.

Christmas Bazaar, 12/6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 10 – 3  on Sundays. A full house of vendors and a variety of crafts. Chumstick Grange #819. 

Wings n wishes, 12/5, 6 p.m. Christmas carols, cookies and cocoa, s’mores, live reindeer and more. Santa arrives on a fire truck, lighting starts at 6:30 and photos with Santa at 6:45 p.m. School choir performs. East Wenatchee City Hall. Cost: free.

Kenny G, 12/5, Town Toyota Center. Cost: $35. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

First Friday Events Include:

*Class with a Glass, 12/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 12/6, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. (in front of RadarStation).

*Gypsy Lotus, 12/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 12/6, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*MAC Gallery, 12/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 12/6, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 12/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Pans Grotto, 12/6, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

*RadarStation, 12/6, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

* Robert Graves Gallery, 12/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 12/6, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 12/6, 5 – 8 p.m. Feature oil painter Rod Weagant. Music by harpist Suzanne Grassell. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wells House Open House, 12/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Tours will be given on the first and second floors with insider information including history about the house and the original owners. All decked out in holiday decorations. 1260 Fifth St. Wenatchee.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 12/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 12/6, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Cost: free. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 12/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

Christmas Lighting festival, 12/6 through 22. On Friday evenings the lights are all on. Live music with St Nickolaus arriving at 4:30 p.m. at the Front Street Gazebo. On Saturday and Sundays the festivities kick into full gear with Santa arriving with holiday characters marching from the Festhalle to the Gazebo. Live music, carolers strolling, sledding in Front Street Park (snow permitting). Lighting ceremony starts at 4:45 p.m. Info: leavenworth.org.

Holiday Spice, 12/6, 7 p.m. and 12/7, 1 p.m. The Numerica Festival of Trees a premier holiday event and fundraiser for the Numerica Performing Arts Center kicks off with a poignant holiday revue featuring the area’s best performers and the Holiday Spice Big Band saluting the season through dance, music, comedy and theater performances. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $23-$37. Info: numericapac.org.

Village Voices Concert – Christmas in the Mountains, 12/6, 13, 19, 7:30 p.m. Live performance of holiday favorites. Church of the Nazarene, Leavenworth. Cost: $20. Info: leavenworthvillagevoices.org.

Little Black dress party, 12/6, 7:30 p.m. Grab that little black dress, your girlfriends, and get ready to dance and enjoy some cocktails. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $30. Info: numericapac.org.

WHS holiday craft bazaar, 12/7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Over 100 craft vendors, raffle, children’s area and food vendors. Money raised support the WHS Golden Apple Marching Band. Wenatchee High School Commons. Info: facebook/com/gacraftbazaar.

Bazaar/Craft fair, 12/7, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Leavenworth Senior Center, 423 Evans St.

Christmas family fun day, 12/7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Catch the holiday spirit with family crafts and activities. Refreshments and Christmas music. Wenatchee Valley Museum. Cost: $10 per family. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Craft fair, bake sale and luncheon, 12/7, 14, 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Craft fair from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., lunch served from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. includes homemade meal with dessert and beverage. Hot drinks served all day. Community United Methodist Church. Info: leavenworthumc.org.

Dinner and live auction, 12/7, 5 p.m. Enjoy dinner with friends, live entertainment and a live auction featuring experiences and custom decorated trees. Numerica Performing Arts Center. 

Holiday gala and live auction, 12/7, 6 – 9 p.m. Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths will be auctioned off. Guests enjoy an array of heavy appetizers, holiday sweets, champagne, local wines and beer. Live music, a Raise the Paddle opportunity and a surprise appearance by a very special guest. The Historic Downtown Chelan Association. Info: historicchelan.org.

Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas, 12/7, 21, 7 p.m. Features the fiery fiddle of violin virtuoso Geoffrey Castle, energetic and beautiful Celtic dancing with The Seattle Irish Dance Company Dancers and singing. Leavenworth Festhalle. Cost: $40. Info: leavenworthfesthalle.com.

A Handbell Christmas, 12/7, 7:30 p.m. Featuring 12 ringers and 108 handbells, singers, musicians and more. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15 advance or $17 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Santa in Downtown Wenatchee, 12/8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Take photos with Santa. Pizza and crafts. Convention Center. Cost: free. Info: wendowntown.org.

Santa arrives, 12/8,  9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 1 p.m. Santa comes by way of a red fire truck. Have your picture taken with Santa. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Sing Along Handel’s Messiah Benefit Concert for Serve Wenatchee, 12/8, 6:30 p.m. Come and sing along or just enjoy listening. Wenatchee High School auditorium. 

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra presents the nutcracker, 12/12, 13, 14, 7 p.m. and 12/15, 2 p.m. The Symphony joins Fabulous Feet Academy of Ballet in this live performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $21-40. Info: numericapac.org.

Winter wreath class, 12/13, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Join Amy Wall, artist, florist and event planner to craft a festive wreath. Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division St, Leavenworth. Cost: $28. Register: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Family Workshop: LED Christmas tree, 12/13, 6 – 8 p.m. Families will make a tabletop Christmas tree out of LED lights complete with origami presents to complete the decorative scene. Listen to holiday music as you work. Wenatchee Valley Museum. Cost: $30. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

TiNgstad and Rumbel, 12/13, 7:30 p.m. For over 34 years, Grammy Award-winning artists Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed and recorded music together. Their blending of Americana finger style guitar, double reeds; and the ocarina lends magic to any season and fills the world with hope and beauty. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: 22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Holiday Craft fair, 12/14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vendors include Stampin Up, Color Street Nails, Usborne books, Paparazzi, Mary Kay, baked goods, homemade crafts and more. Proceeds help fund 2020 Youth Summer of Service work in the Pacific Northwest. Grace Lutheran Church.

Bazaar/Craft fair, 12/14, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Leavenworth Senior Center, 423 Evans St.

Ugly Sweater cookie decorating and sing-along, 12/14, noon – 2 p.m. Decorate cookies while in your ugly sweater. Prizes awarded for the ugliest sweater. Sing along with Dave Gellatly as he performs Christmas carols on the 100-year-old Liberty Theater Wurlitzer pipe organ. Wenatchee Valley Museum. Cost: $2 adults, kids free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Wells House Holiday Tea, 12/14, 12:30 p.m. Tea, light luncheon, live music and a holiday wreath silent auction. RSVP only. Cost: $50. Info: 888-6240.

Family movie at the library, 12/14, 2 p.m. Bring your popcorn and beverage for a family friendly movie. Chelan Library. Info: ncrl.org/chelan.

The Gothard Sisters Celtic Christmas, 12/14, 7 p.m. Family friendly show includes sibling harmony, Irish step-dancing, the sisters’ signature humor and heart and even a Christmas eve disaster story. Leavenworth Festhalle. Cost: $40. Info: leavenworthfesthalle.com.

Wicklines’ down home family Christmas, 12/14,  7:30 p.m. and 12/15, 1 p.m. Group leader, Kentucky born Bob Wickline, is a parent, singer-songwriter, poet, public school teacher and public speaker. THE WICKLINE GROUP is comprised of Bob Wickline (lead vocals, guitar, drums); wife Lynda (vocals and percussion); daughters Mandi & Marcee (vocals); Karla Jo Tupper (vocals, flute, penny whistle, recorder); Dave Thomas (vocals, lead guitar, mandolin, flute); Sherman Hayes (Bass); and Dave Michalski (drums).  Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Village Voices Concert – Christmas in the Mountains, 12/15, 1 p.m. Church of the Nazarene. Cost: $20. Info: leavenworthvillagevoices.org.

Old time radio show: Miracle on 34th street, 12/17, 7:30 p.m. Live performers bring this 1940s style radio hour in a live musical radio play. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $13-$23. Info: numericapac.org.

Crosby Associates LLC presents Affiniti Celtic Christmas, 12/18, 7 p.m. A trio of Irish girls performing a fusion of classical Christmas music with an Irish flair. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $28. Info: numericapac.org.

Adult Creative Arts club, 12/19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Whatever your creative passion is, join us to create, learn and share. Must register. Chelan Library. Info: ncrl.org/chelan.

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide, 12/20, 7:30 p.m. and 12/21, 2 p.m. Three generations of the Boulding family, set the stage ablaze with the Tara Academy Irish Dances, lively fiddling of award-winning Canadian artist Jocelyn Pettit, soulful songs with Dublin guitarist Colm MacCarthaigh, powerful vocals and sing-along led by son-in-law Prescott Breeden and dynamic percussionist Matt Jerrell. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Columbia Chorale presents A Feast of Carols, 12/20, 7:30 p.m. Over 70 singers perform live. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $20-$25. Info: numericapac.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: Elf, 12/21, 2 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: White Christmas, 12/22, 4 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 12/22, 7 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Living Nativity, 12/22, 23, 24, 7:30, and 8 p.m. The Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene will present the outdoor Living Nativity. Cost: free. 

A Tuna Christmas and Friends, 12/27, 28, 7:30 p.m. An intimate evening of Christmas hilarity: wacky Christmas characters from Tuna, Texas; crazy commercials; wonderful Christmas songs and music from the valley’s best musicians. Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, 12/31, 7 – midnight. Bring in the new year with two sets of live music. Apple Drop at 9 p.m. sharp. (midnight east coast time) and again at midnight Wenatchee time. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

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