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What to do around Wenatchee December 2017

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Homegrown Country Jam, every first and third Monday, 7 – 10 p.m. Riverside Pub.

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub.

Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. masters crew rowing, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. novice kayak paddle group, Saturdays, 7 a.m. masters crew rowing. Info: wenatcheepaddle.org.

Upper Valley Running Club Run, every Tuesday night through the fall, 4:30 – 6 p.m. check in time. Maps available for a marked 3 mile trail route. Run or walk. Participate 10 or more times and earn a run club tech tee. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. Info: sleepinglady.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).

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.

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 Farmers Market comes indoors, every Saturday, 9 a.m.  – 2 p.m. 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.

Christmas Lighting Festival, 12/1, Over 1/2 million lights light up every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Christmas with live musical performance of your favorite Christmas songs with St. Nickolaus arriving at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays festivities kick into gear starting at noon. Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: Leavenworth.org.

Small Town Christmas, 12/1 – 12/25, noon to midnight. Fun family events each weekend: Santa photos, free holiday matinees, children’s activities and more. Downtown Chelan. Info: historicchelan.org/small-town-christmas.

Russ Hepler, 12/1 – 12/14, 9 am. – 1 p.m. Monday – Thursday.  Art showing at Robert Graves Gallery. On Wenatchee Valley College campus. Cost: free. Info: robertgravesgallery.org.

First Friday events Include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 12/1, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring the contemporary impressionist paintings by Jennifer Evenhus. Music by guitarist Lance Tigner. Wines by Cougar Crest Winery. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 12/1, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 12/1, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Wells House, 12/1, 5 – 8 p.m. Come check out the holiday decorations and see the recent renovations. Tours available. Light refreshments served.

Seth Garrido, 12/1, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Winter Life Snowshoe Tours, 12/2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, (every Saturday and Sunday)10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free guided snowshoe tours that begin at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Visit the hatchery to see juvenile fish and the guided tour is on the Icicle Creek Nature Trail. Cost: free. Info: 548-7641.

Bah Humbug, 12/1, 2, 6:30 p.m. and 12/2, 1:30 p.m. Come share the magic of this musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite Christmas classic. Live performance by Stage Kids of WA. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $13 – $19. Info: numericapac.org.

A Handbell Christmas, 12/1, 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with Leavenworth’s Marlin Handbell Ringers and friends. Singers Maren Cagle and David Harvill, flute duo Susan Ballinger and Amy Carlson and more. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door.

Leavenworth Village Voices Together at Christmas, 12/1 and 12/8 at 7:30 p.m. and 12/10 at 4 pm. The choir aims to inspire the Christmas spirit by sharing the joy and hope of Christmas with a variety of sacred, secular and even humorous choral pieces. Featured guest artists include pianist Steve Morton, the Christmas Brass, Gracie Camp, and the Village Voices Ladies’ Ensemble. Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene at 111 Ski Hill Drive. Info: www.leavenworthvillagevoices.org.

Christmas Lighting craft fair, 12/2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Leavenworth Senior Center. Info: 548-6666.

Christmas in Cashmere, 12/2, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary warm beverage, holiday treats, goodie bags, kids craft station, festive music and entertainment as you cozy up around a fire pit or take a photo at a Christmas themed photo stand with family and friends awaiting the arrival of the big man himself – Santa Claus.

NCW Woodworker’s Guild show, 12/2, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 12/3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chairs, rockers, wall cabinets, bar stools, tables, sideboard and small boxes on display. Autumn Doucet will be on hand to demonstrate her carving skills. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society brunch, 12/2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wreath raffle, giving tree and other wonderful ways to celebrate the season of giving. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $30, raffle tickets, $5. Info: wenatcheehumane.joinme.org/2017luncheon.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway’s Christmas runs, 12/2, 16, noon – 4 pm. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Santa Events, 12/2, 4:30 p.m. Downtown Wenatchee. Santa pictures 12/9, 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free pizza, photos, and crafts with Santa on 12/9. Wenatchee Convention Center. Info: wendowntown.org.

Babette’s Feast, 12/2, 5:30 p.m. Movie and multi-course dining experience, featuring Chef Richard Kitos. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $65 includes movie, meal and drinks. Info: icicle.org.

Mingle and Jingle, 12/3, noon. Come get in the Holiday spirit. Downtown Wenatchee.

Santa Arrives, 12/3, 1 p.m. Santa arrives by helicopter at Pybus Public Market. Photos with kids to follow. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Bronn Journey Christmas Concert, 12/5, 6, 7, 7:30 p.m. Bronn, Katherine and the harp bring music that is nothing short of glorious. Community United Methodist Church, Leavenworth. Info: leavenworthumc.org.

Wenatchee Big Band in Concert, 12/6, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Live performance. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Backcountry film festival, 12/6, 7 p.m. The festival is hosted by the Wenatchee-based nonprofit, El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club. The festival showcases eight inspirational and thought-provoking films that embody El Sendero’s mission to promote and protect winter wildlands and access for human-powered snow sports on public lands. The films communicate issues that impact quiet winter recreation and the environment or tell an interesting story about fun on the snow. Raffle, films and refreshments. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15, kids 12 and under free. Info: numericapac.org.

Sip Sip Hooray, 12/7, 6 – 10 p.m. GWATA’s annual holiday party. Includes a full dinner by Ring-A-Bell’s Catering, complimentary champagne toast, music and fun raffle prizes plus a no –host bar. BPOE Ballroom. Cost: $40 member, $55 public. Info: gwata.org.

The Saddle Rockers, 12/8, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker, 12/8, 9, 7 p.m. and 12/10, 2 p.m. Joined with the Fabulous Feet Academy of Ballet live performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $18- $37. Info: numericapac.org.

Snowy Owl Family Christmas, 12/8, 7:30 p.m. 12/9, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A Bavarian Christmas: Rollicking Christmas music, dances, wacky commercials, and a hilariously touching Christmas story for the whole family. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $12 – $22. Info: icicle.org.

Annual Holiday Art Show, 12/8, 4 – 8 p.m. Four artists selling their wares for one night only. Amber Zimmerman – fused glass ornaments and necklaces, art prints and cards. MP Pottery – functional hand made stoneware, inspired by nature. Siri Jewelry – original designs hand fabricated with recycled precious metals and Whiskey Jack Designs – cards, prints and hand painted cork hats. Gibbs Graphics, 11801 Hwy 2, Leavenworth.

Free Pictures with Santa, 12/10, 16, 17, 23, 1 – 3 p.m. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Slim Chance, 12/15, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide, 12/15, 7:30 p.m., 12/16, 1 p.m. A festive concert of music, dance, storytelling and songs of the season brings warmth and joy into the heart of winter. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door, Students $12 and kids under 12 free. Info: icicle.org.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL AND GIFT FAIR, 12/16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vendors include Tupperware, Obsession Glass, Doterra, H2O @ Home, Stampin Up and others.  Baked goods and homemade crafts are also available.  Proceeds help fund the 2018 Youth Mission Trip to Houston. 1408 Washington St., Wenatchee.

Annual Christmas Bird Count, 12/16, 4 p.m. Birders will be assigned a route and meet their leader at a designated area. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Info: Gretchen Rohde 393-0088.

Early morning birding and ID skills building, 12/20, 7:30 – 9:45 a.m. Join Susan Ballinger on this low-key morning birding outing. From beginner to expert, learn from fellow birders and hone your bird ID skills. Walla Walla Park (meet at the north end of the park near the restrooms). Info: susan@cdlandtrust.org.

Old Time Radio Show: It’s a Wonderful life, 12/21, 7:30 p.m. Local performers bring the classic story of It’s A Wonderful Life to the stage in 1940s style radio hour as it is broadcast live on KOHO 101. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $11 – $21. Info: numericapac.org.

Lance Tigner, 12/22, 6 – 8 p.m. Live holiday music on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, 12/26, 7:30 p.m. Filled with over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites, don’t miss snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, ornaments and of course Santa. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $35 – $75. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Family Fun New Year’s Eve party, 12/31, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Bonfire, smore’s, food special in the Lodge, torchlight parade. Winter wonderland at Echo Valley Ski and Tubing area, Chelan. Cost: $10, 5 and under free. Info: lakechelan.com.

New Years Eve Concert, 12/31, 7 – 9 p.m. (traditional dinner music) and 10 – midnight (classic rock and roll). Waterdog performs. Cost: free. Apple Drop at 9 p.m. and midnight. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

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