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What to do around Wenatchee for April

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NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. Riverside Pub. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m.

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).

2 Left Feet, every Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. 2 Left Feet is a loose organization of local dance enthusiasts who would like to see more dancing in the Wenatchee Valley. Beginner lesson at the top of the hour followed by carefree social dancing. No partner necessary to join in the fun. Dance style will be 1940s swing with a bit of salsa, blues, waltz or tango thrown in. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Tread Lightly Fridays, noon. This concept is simple – as a business or employee, do something environmentally mindful each Friday. This could mean riding a bike to work, utilizing a self-container for take-outs, selling locally sourced foods, composting waste, or something else entirely. It can be as simple or complex as you like. This project, as part of the Our Valley What’s Next community visioning and development initiative, aims to help reduce the community’s carbon footprint while having fun at the same time. Participating businesses and individuals will receive attention on the Tread Lightly Friday Facebook page. There also will be classes held to educate businesses on how they can “tread lightly” and save money at the same time. Contact Tandi Canterbury with The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar at 509 264-7466 or tmcanterbury@gmail.com.

Pack Walks every Saturday starting April 22, 9 a.m. Loop trail behind Pybus market. All dogs must be on a leash and bring doggie waste bags. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheefido.org.

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

Retro Fools Day, 4/1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Showcase your Euro carving skills in the slalom race and earn time deductions based on how old your gear is. Beer garden and view the stunt ditch while listening to some retro tunes. Best retro gear could win you a prize. Stevens Pass. Info: leavenworth.com.

Women’s Escape, 4/1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Enjoy skiing and snowboarding, yoga in the lodge, coffee, half-day instruction, camaraderie, lunch, and happy hour with appetizers and one free drink ticket. Mission Ridge. Info: missionridge.com.

Taste Leavenworth, all of April, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Each April Leavenworth says “auf Wiedersehen” to winter with a month-long celebration called Spring Sensations. Shop, dine, lodge with specials in a “pear”ticular focus. Downtown Leavenworth. Info: Leavenworth.com.

Plan your short PCT Trip, 4/1, 1 – 3 p.m. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington breaks down our state’s more than 500 miles of PCT into stunning routes that can be easily knocked off in four to several days. Full color maps and profiles, and detailed and engaging route descriptions, including sites, history, flora, and fauna. A brand-new guide from the author Tami Asars of the Mountaineer’s Mount Adams and Wonderland trail guides. A Book for all Seasons. Cost: free.

Spring Break at the Lake, 4/1-16. All day. There is something for everyone — from family scavenger hunts, fashion shows, baking and cookie decorating classes to wine tasting and hiking at Echo Ridge – you won’t get bored. Lake Chelan. Info: lakechelan.com.

Upper Valley Nature Walks at Ski Hill, 4/6, 2 p.m. 4/18, 20, 5 p.m. Join Connie McCauley to explore the Ski Hill area, looking at wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Meet at Ski Hill parking lot. RSVP: hillary@cdlandtrust.org.

Canadian Wanderings, 4/6, 7 p.m. Join John King, AAA’s wide-roaming Travel Research Coordinator and Cartographer, as he presents “Canadian Wanderings,” an informative talk following the Trans-Canada Highway to national parks, scenic routes and out-of-the-way gems found across Canada. Plus, guests will receive a souvenir booklet with dozens of hand-drawn maps. AAA Wenatchee, 221 N Mission. RSVP 665-6299.

For the Love of Spock, 4/6, 7 p.m. The late Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, examines the enduring appeal of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock in this documentary feature narrated by Chris Pine (the actor who plays Capt. James T. Kirk in the most recent movie remakes of Star Trek). Much of the film is actually narrated by Leonard Nimoy as well, who jumped at the chance to work with his son. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

First Friday events include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 4/7, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring The Wenatchee Watercolor Society. Music by Well Strung, Jac Tiechner and Steve Sanders. Wines by Stemilt Creek Winery. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Merriment Party Goods, 4/7, 5 – 8 p.m. Sips and snacks available. 23, S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free. Info: facebook.com/merrimentpartygoods.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 4/7, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 4/7, 5. – 8 p.m. High School Art Show continues through May 6. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

Leavenworth Film Festival, 4/7, 6 p.m. come as you are film and party, 4/8, 5:30 p.m. dress to the nines and swagger down the red carpet after hitching a free ride in a limousine. Showcasing the best recent short films with a focus on outdoor pursuits and the natural world. Leavenworth Festhalle. Cost: $10-$20. Info: leavenworthfilmfestival.org.

Slim Chance, 4/7, 6 – 8 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wen-Con, 4/8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pop-culture convention with guest stars, vendors, artists, games, panel discussion, prizes, cosplay and many other activities. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $18. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Leavenworth Town Walk, 4/8, 10 a.m. Tour begins at the Upper Valley Museum in Leavenworth. Find out what the buildings and shops in the Barvarian Village use to be. Where was City Hall? What about the old Opera House? The jail? What buildings were first to be remodeled to the Barvarian theme? Tours last from one to two hours. Cost: $5. Info: uppervalleymuseum.org.

K9s and Wines, 4/8, 2 – 5 p.m. Chelan County Sheriff’s office and Jones of Washington are teaming up for this family –friendly event. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Dave Stamey, 4/8, 7 p.m. Live performance by Dave Stamey who has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been twice voted Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in 14 states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $23 advanced or $25 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

SweetHearts for Kids, 4/12, noon – 1 p.m. Celebrate Children’s Home Society of Washington’s SweetHearts for Kids benefit luncheon that supports Wenatchee children.  Jason Gorney, director of Innovation for Children’s Home Society of Washington, will serves as the keynote speaker. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $40. Info: childrenbshomesociety.org.

Jordan World Circus, 4/12, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Aerialist, acrobats, rare white tigers, clowns and animals. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Lecture Series: Dustin Clark, The Politics of History: The Historian’s Craft and Why the past matters, 4/13, 2 – 3 p.m. WVC campus in Wenatchi Hall, McArthur Lecture Hall room 2105. Info: wvc.edu/events.

Film Series: Fire at Sea, 4/13, 7 p.m. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi has accumulated an incredible array of footage, portraying the history, culture and daily lives of the islanders on the island of Lampedusa, 150 miles south of Sicily. Focusing on 12-year-old Samuele, as he explores the land and attempts to gain mastery of the sea, the film slowly builds a breathtakingly naturalistic portrait of the Lampedusan people and the events that surround them. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advanced or $12 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Cheryl Strayed – Livestream, 4/13, 7 p.m. Tickets to see Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, are sold out but see a livestream at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Cheryl’s talk will be preceded by an exhibit hall full of local experts and enthusiasts sharing information about our trail systems, our land and the outdoor opportunities that surround us. Cost: free. Info: numericapac.org.

The Geology of the inland pacific northwest, 4/14, 7 p.m. Explore North Central Washington geology with YouTube rock star and award winning University of Central Washington professor Nick Zentner. The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Wenatchee marathon, half marathon and 10k Run, 4/15, 6:30 a.m. Races start at the Performing Arts Plaza. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Lake Chelan Earth Day Fair, 4/15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Honoring Mother Earth. Live music, food, crafts, book sale, garden center, alternative vehicles, renewable energy, energy conservation and more. Riverwalk Park, Chelan. Cost: free. Info: chelanearthdayfair.org.

Easter Extravaganza, 4/15, 9 a.m. – noon. Kids and Easter bunny photos, storytelling, live band, bouncy house, raffle, Easter piñata, face painting, fire truck and more. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Sponsored by Hospitality Ministries.

Hot Rodzz Car Show, 4/15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Easter Sunrise Service and Egg Hunt, 4/16, 7 a.m. Three golden eggs and tons of special eggs will be hidden around the mountain. Prizes inside each egg. Stevens Pass. Cost: free. Info: stevenspass.com.

Wildflower Walk in the Foothills, 4/17, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Join Susan Ballinger on a walk less than one mile at a slow pace. RSVP: hillarycdlandtrust.org.

Environmental Film: The Buzz on Native Bees, 4/18, 7 p.m. Dr. Don Rolfs, a life-long naturalist and retired dentist is building a field guide, with over 600 species of native bees in Washington State, he will give a one-hour slide show and discussion. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 donation. Info: wvmcc.org.

Feet Don’t Fail me now!, 4/18, 7:30 p.m. Tap and music show by Rhythmic Circus that mixes a live rock band and hard-hitting percussive dance guaranteed to enthrall all ages with its infectious rhythm. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $20-$35. Info: numericapac.org.

Upper Valley Nature Walks at Icicle Ridge Trail, 4/19, 9 a.m. – noon, 4/24, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join Mall Boyd on an exploration of the Icicle Ridge Trail looking at wildflowers and wildlife. RVSP: hillary@cdlandtrust.org.

Right Tree, Right Place, 4/20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This program will discuss selecting the proper trees considering the site, risks and benefits and the best management practices. There will be four ISA arborist CEU’s for this program. Presented by Paula Dinius, Urban Horticulturist, WSU Extension, Ben Thompson, Urban And Community Forestry Specialist and WA DNR. Confluence Technology Center. Cost: $10. Pre-register: pdinius@wsu.edu.

P.E.O. SPRING FASHION FLING and TEA, 4/20, 1 p.m. Will feature clothing from Upper Valley shops, tea, finger sandwiches, cookies and a raffle. Proceeds go toward scholarships for students and women continuing or returning to obtain higher education. Reservations must be made as seating is limited. Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth, Cost: $25. Reservations: Jimi Wilson 763-3445 or jbwilson@nwi.net.

Native Plant Stewardship Course: Conserving and restoring shrub-steppe habitats, 4/20, 5/4, 6 – 8 p.m. Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, 18 N Wenatchee Ave. 4/25, 4/27, 6 – 8 p.m. Wenatchee Public Library. All day field trip 4/22, will explore examples of shrub-steppe habitats around Wenatchee. The course provides 15 hours of direct training in shrub-steppe ecology, identification of native and invasive plants, restoration skills other conservation actions, supplemented by selected reading and videos for study at home. Info: Jim Evans, 206 678-8914 or jimevans@centuryel.net.

Girls Night Out, 4/20, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Purchase a swag bag for $25 that includes fun items from participating stores plus complimentary bites, beverage ticket and raffle ticket. Receive one raffle ticket for every $20 spent. Bag pickup at Merriment Party Goods. Info: wendowntown.org.

Movie on the Big Screen: Ghostbusters, 4/20, 6:30 p.m. The original Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd classic. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.com.

Spring Shindig, 4/20, 7 – 9 p.m. Desserts, savories, coffee and lively conversation. Short update from Chelan County Land Trust’s executive director, Curt Soper, on current projects and recent successes. Cashmere Riverside Center. RSVP: hillary@cdlantrust.org.

Film Series: The Music of Strangers, 4/20, 7 p.m. This film follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Leavenworth Ale-Fest, 4/21, 6 – 10 p.m., 4/22, 1 – 9 p.m. Offering brew tasting with over 40 ales and ciders, food from local businesses and music by popular Northwest bands. Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. Cost: $20 Friday, $25 Saturday $35 both days. Info: nutcrackermuseum.com.

Ron Fowler, 4/21, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Opera Series: Eugene Onegin – The Met: Live in HD, 4/22, 9:55 a.m. Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Gold Treasure and more show, 4/22, 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 56 vendors selling prospecting and rock hound supplies, metal detectors, jewelry, art, jerky, gems and minerals, gold pay dirt bags, ammunition, toys, sporting goods, ATVs and more. RVs on display. Learn how to pan for gold. Activities for kids, door prizes, raffle prizes. Food available. Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere. Cost: $5, children 12 and under free. Info: 860-1145.

Shine Car and Cycle Show, 4/22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wide range of new and vintage cars, motorcycles and muscle cars. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt, 4/22, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Park at the WRAC, local volunteers and nature lovers will guide you along the trail, learn more about plants and animals. RSVP: hillary@cdlandtrust.org.

Concert Series: Emily Bear, 4/22, 7 p.m. At age 15, Emily Bear is one of the most astonishing and prolific musical talents of our time – composing, orchestrating, and performing in a remarkably diverse collection of styles. She has performed at many of the world’s most famous venues including Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, and Blue Note, among others. Cost: $23 advance or $25 at the door. Snowy Owl Theater. Info: icicle.org.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra: Disney in Concert, 4/22, 7 p.m. Performing the magical music from Disney movies. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $25 – $65. Info: numericapac.org.

RURAL DELIVERY, 4/22, 7:30 p.m.  Cashmere Community Concerts.  One of the Pacific Northwest’s longest reigning, tried and true bluegrass bands.  Rich harmonies and energetic presence, all delivered with down home, genuine warmth.  CCC at Cashmere Riverside Center.  Cost: $3 at the door and pass the hat $8-$11. Info: cashmereconcerts.com

Springfest, 4/23, all day. Live music, pond skim, chuck a duck, dummy downhill, beer gardens and more. Stevens Pass. Info: stevenspass.org.

Early Wildflower walk at Sam Hill, 4/23, 1 – 4 p.m. Join Ann Schaechtel for a walk just inside Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth. RSVP: hillary@cdlandtrust.org.

Leavenworth Earth Day, 4/23, noon – 4 p.m. Fun and educational afternoon full of activities, music and food. Lions Club Park. Info: leavenworthearthday.org.

Theater Series: Dangerous Women: Spellbound, 4/23, 2 p.m. This year’s production illuminates mystical women from history who dared to embrace their own power and vision. The performers include Mandi Wickline, Susan Gubsch, Kara Woods Hunnicut, Susan Butruille, Rhona Baron, Momi Palmieri, Nadege Margaria, Martha Flores, Gracie Camp, Harriet Bullitt, Arlene Wagner, Holly Blue, Cindy Rietveldt, Emily Bebber, Christina Davitt, Amy Carlson and Jana Sparks. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $20 advance or $22 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Bird ID Skills building, 4/26, 7:30 9:45 a.m. Join Susan Ballinger and hone your filed ID skill and learn to contribute to the online birding tool eBird. Walla Walla Point Park. Info: susan@cdlandtrust.org.

Awesome Blossom Festival, 4/27 – 5/7. Info: appleblossom.org. Events include:

*Memorial Park Food Fair, 4/27

*Entertainment at Memorial Park 4/27

*Funtastic Shows Carnival, 4/28

*Blossoms and Brews, 4/28

*Nothing but Vettes car show, 4/29, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Rocky Reach Dam

*Rustique Divas Vintage Market at Pybus Market, 4/29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Renaissance Fair, 4/29 – 30. Chelan County Expo Center

*Youth Parade, 4/29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Art 4 Kidz, 4/30, Memorial Park

* Youth Day, 4/30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Memorial Park

*Apple Blossom Golf Tournament, 5/4, 9:30 a.m. Highlander Golf Course

*Arts and Crafts Fair, 5/4 – 7. Memorial Park

*Apple Blossom Cruz-In, 5/4, 6 p.m.

*Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show, 5/4-6, Eastmont Community Park

*Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, 5/6, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. Triangle Park on Miller St.

*Apple Blossom Run, 5/4, 8 a.m.

*Apple Blossom Fun Fly, 5/6-7, Red Apple Flyers

*Grand Parade, 5/6, 11 a.m.

*Pybus Fine Art Sunday, 5/7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Apple Pie and Dessert Bake-Off, 5/7, 10 a.m. Festival Office

Film Series: I am not your negro, 4/27, 7 p.m. Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Raoul Peck, the film envisions the book Baldwin never completed – a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcom X, using only the writer’s original words. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Rocklyn Road, 4/28, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Good News… Songs from African-America, 4/28, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by Columbia Chorale featuring spirituals and other music influenced by the African-America experience. Local voice instructor/soprano Leslie McEwen will join the Chorale as a featured soloist. Grace Lutheran Church.

Dahlia Tuber Sale, 4/29, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. NCW Dahlia Society will be selling tubers at low prices and offer tips and answer questions about growing and caring for dahlias. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Horse Lake Trail Runs, 4/29, 8 a.m. 5-mile, 7-mile and half-marathon. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Train, 4/29-30, 1-5 p.m. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Icicle Creek New Play Festival, 4/30, 1 p.m. Alex And Aris by Moby Pomerance: staged reading. A washed-out school teacher travels across a country to take the only job he can, educating a group of young boys. So it is that, in the middle of nowhere, Aristotle meets Alexander — a lad of 14 — for the first time. The effect they have on each other will shape the world. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $12. Info: icicle.org.

Icicle Creek New Play Festival, 4/30, 7 p.m. One Night Only by Katie Bender: staged reading. Harry Houdini is dying but the show must go on. Driven to give the performance of a lifetime, One Night Only follows the magician as he grapples with ambition, family, and his final, truly impossible escape. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $12 or $20 for both plays. Info: icicle.org.

Young Frankenstein, 5/3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 7:30 p.m. 5/7, 4 p.m. 5/13, 2 p.m. Music Theatre of Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom musical. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15 – $29. Info: numericapac.org.

Film Series: The lovers and the despot, 5/4, 7 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. In 1970s South Korea, actor Choi Eun-hee and her ex-husband, film director Shin Sang-ok, were divorced, estranged and both struggling with stalled careers. Unfortunately, both their lives seemed changed forever when they were individually kidnapped in 1978 by their biggest fan, Kim Jong-il, despot of North Korea. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Train, 5/6-7, 1-5 p.m. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

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