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What to do around Wenatchee in October

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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.

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.

The Walking Club, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday. Take the first step towards improving your health. Hosted by Pybus Market, Columbia Valley Community Health and Worx Gym. Meet at Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

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).

Leavenworth Community Farmers Market, every Thursday, 4 – 8 p.m. Local eggs, meats, cheeses and breads, produce, fruit, prepared foods, local crafts and more. Lions Club Park. Cost: free.

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.

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 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and every Thursday, 3 – 7 p.m. thru October. Stop by and explore the unique mix of vendors offering seasonal fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, one-of-a-kind artisan goods and tasty cuisine. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Pack Walks every Saturday, 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.

Hot Rodzz Espresso Saturday Night Cruise-Ins, every Saturday night, 4:30 p.m. Hot rods and motorcycles cruise on in. Check out the cars and motorcycles, $1 tacos. Pybus Public Market parking lot.

Cooking Demo with Ruth Leslie, every last Saturday of the month. Ruth will cook with ingredients from the market. 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.

Wellington Town Site Tour, 10/1, 10 a.m. Meet at the Upper Valley Museum to share a ride up Stevens Pass. Narrated tour of the site of the 1910 tragic railroad disaster. Cost: $20 must RSVP. Info: uppervalleymuseum.org.

AlphenFolk, 10/1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Music and folklore of the Alps with authentic instruments, singing and yodeling. At the gazebo downtown Leavenworth.

Wenatchee Community Concert Association: Neave Trio, 10/1, 2 p.m. The Neave Trio has enjoyed tremendous international success in concert series and at festivals worldwide and has distinguished themselves as ambassadors of music to a wider audience through their innovative concert presentations. Wenatchee High School auditorium. Info: wenatcheeconcerts.org.

Icicle Creek Family Film Festival: Kedi, 10/1, 2 p.m. Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. This is a documentary of seven cats that will charm their way into your heart. At 1:30 p.m. meet some furry friends from the Wenatchee Valley Human Society and learn about the new Community Cats Program. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10, $5 youth. Info: numericapac.org.

Wine and cheese pairing, 10/1, 5 p.m. Join the Pybus Cheese Shop, D’Olivo and Jones of Washington for an evening of Autumn delights. Enjoy a flight of wines paired perfectly with your favorite fall flavors of cheeses, oil and vinegars, and other tasty treats. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $20. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Icicle Creek Family Film Festival: El Jeremias, 10/1, 5 p.m. This 2015 Mexican comedy film is about a bright child, who after learning he’s a genius, struggles to succeed despite his family’s poverty and ignorance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10, $5 youth. Info: numericapac.org.

Environmental Film: Lost Homeland, 10/3, 7 p.m. A fun program on the history of the Methow tribe, the Columbia Reservation and the beautiful valley and river system that sustained indigenous hunter/gatherer populations for centuries presented by historian E. Richard Hart and biologist/musician Ken Bevis. Hart will use slides of newly discovered images featured in his book Lost Homeland, while Bevis will perform original songs inspired by the beauty of the Methow Valley. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 donation. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Coffee with a cop, 10/4, 1 -2 p.m. Café Columbia. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Early Morning Birding & ID Skills Building, 10/4, 7:30 a.m. Come along with naturalist and Land Trust Conservation fellow Susan Ballinger on this low-key morning birding outing. Walla Walla Point Park. Info: susan@cdlandtrust.org.

Evil Dead The Musical, 10/4, 7:30 p.m. This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $21-$35. Info: numericapac.org.

Flamenco Workshop, 10/5, 6 p.m. Join Encarnacion, Eric, and Jesus for a two hour Flamenco workshop for all abilities! Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Info: icicle.org.

Bonnie Birch Trio, 10/6, 13, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Accordion music live at the gazebo downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Wings and Wheels, 10/6-8. Car show, vendors, entertainment, carnival at Eastmont Community Park, helicopter rides and air show at Pangborn Airport. Info: 886-6108.

Fall Family Day Hikes – Our Wild Foothills, 10/6, 3:30 p.m. Join the Land Trust at Saddle Rock Trailhead for weekly kid-focused hikes. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Oktoberfest, 10/6, 13, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. 10/7, 14, noon – 2 a.m. Live music, German food, arts and crafts, activities for the whole family, and beer. Downtown Leavenworth. Info: leavenworthoktoberest.com.

First Friday events include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 10/6, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring Lynn Wright Brown. The gallery will present a whole new show by over 50 local and regional artists. Music by Connie Celustka on hammered dulcimer. Wines by Ryan Patrick Winery. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 10/6, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 10/6, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Robert Graves Gallery, WVCollege, 10/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Tom McClelland will show his sculptures and illustrations through Oct 19. Refreshments and artist talk at 6 p.m. Cost: free.

Seth Garrido, 10/6, 7 p.m. Live performance on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Eric and Encarnacion’s Flamenco de Raiz, 10/6, 7 p.m. An intimate evening of passion and soul with special guest Jesus Montoya. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Lake Chelan Crush, 10/7-8, all day. Come taste, stomp and dance. Watch the grapes tumble through the press and taste the raw juice it produces. Info: lakechelan.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10/7, 8 a.m. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Saddle Rock hike with Sen. Brad Hawkins, 10/7, 9 a.m. Walk with our state senator up Saddle Rock. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Knight Fright Ride and Run, 10/7, 10 a.m. Wear costumes, prizes awarded for a 5 k run/walk or bike ride. Proceeds to benefit students in need. Walla Walla Point Park. Info: wvc.edu/alumni.

The Met: Live in HD – Norma, 10/7, 9:55 a.m. This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans Snowy Owl Theater. Info: icicle.org.

Apple Label Swap Meet, 10/7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Whiskey River, 10/7, 3 – 6 p.m. Live performance at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery, Manson. Info: bensonvineyards.com.

Death and the Maiden, 10/7, 6:30 p.m. pre concert talk, 7 p.m. concert. Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra live performance. Numercia Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon from river to table, 10/11, 7 p.m. Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Wenatchee River Institute, Leavenworth.

Mowgli, 10/11, 7:30 p.m. Eugene Ballet Company presents this mind blowing live performance of dancers and puppeteers as Mowgli befriends and grows up with Baloo the Bear. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring, 10/12, 11/9. 8 a.m. – noon. 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? Mountain Home Preserve. 10/19, 8 a.m. – noon Horse Lake Reserve. Contact Susan Ballinger @ susan@cdlandtrust.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: The Never Ending Story, 10/12, 7:30 p.m. Numercia Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Twelve Angry Men, 10/12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 7:30 p.m. 10/22, 2 p.m. Music Theatre of Wenatchee’s live performance. Riverside Playhouse. Info: mtow.org.

Trails in Motion Film Festival, 10/13, 7 p.m. Nine films. Each film offers an exciting and inspirational view into the world of trail and ultra-running, all the while showcasing some of the planet’s most breathtaking trail running destinations in the process. A fundraiser for Wenatchee Valley Tread, a regional trails organization. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15 or $17 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Pybus Photography Competition and Show, 10/14, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 10/15, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

The Lucky Break Boys, 10/13, 7 p.m. Live performance on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Oktoberfest Trail Runs, 10/14, 10-mile, 5-mile and kids race. Wenatchee National Forest lands. Start and finish at Leavenworth Ski Hill facility. Info: runwenatchee.com/event/oktoberfesttrailruns.

Fire and Ice Geology Tour, 10/14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tour shows the site of the largest landslide to have occurred in the country. Learn to read and thereby understand the features of the basalt cliffs. Once upon the Waterville Plateau, will see evidence of the continental ice sheet that once covered this area: Withrow Terminal Moraine, Kames, Eskars, Drumlins and Kettles. See the Grand Terrace at Brewster and the source of the Glacial Erratics that cover so much of the Waterville Plateau. Finally, see the volcanic feeder dikes at Pine Canyon. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymsuem.org/our-events or 888-6240.

Historical Walking Tour: Railroad/Mill Walk, 10/14, 10 a.m. Two hour walk. Upper Valley Historical Museum Leavenworth. Info: 548-0728.

Larry Murante, 10/14, 3 – 6 p.m. Live performance at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery, Manson. Info: bensonvineyards.com.

Volta Piano Trio, 10/14, 7 p.m. Formerly known as the Icicle Creek Piano Trio, the Volta Piano Trio has established itself as one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier chamber ensembles. Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Leavenworth. Cost: $22 or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Fall Harvest Roundup, 10/15, 1 – 4 p.m. Rocky Reach Dam.

Environmental Film and Lecture series: Coppermine River Trip, 10/17, 7 p.m. In late July of 2016, four men from Wenatchee pushed off from the shore of Point Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territory and launched down the Coppermine River. After 24 days of paddling, the four reached their destination, the Arctic Ocean and the Inuit village of Kugluktuk. Andy Dappen, Neal Hedges, Paul Hessburg and Robbie Scott give a presentation about their 350-mile canoe trip in the Canadian Arctic, complete with photos and poetry. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 donation. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring, 10/19, 11/16, 6 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? Horse Lake Reserve. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Beyond the orange doors, 10/19, noon – 1 p.m. Take a short 50 minute lunch break and see what goes on behind the YWCA’s iconic orange double doors. Light lunch and refreshments provided and learn what YWCA is all about. RSVP: info@ywcancw.org or 662-3531 ext. 118.

Norman Baker, 10/20, 7 p.m. Live performance on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Autumn Community Cider Squeeze, 10/21, noon – 3 p.m. Lawn games, sample hot cider and enjoy a smore. Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverintitutue.org.

Chelan Chase, 10/21. 5k run. Riverwalk Park in Chelan. Info: chelanchase.com

Makerfaire, 10/21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new. Family-friendly showcase of inventions, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, student and commercial exhibitors. Wenatchee Convention Center. Info: Wenatchee.makerfaire.com.

The Met: Live in HD – Die Zauberflote, 10/21, 9:55 a.m. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. Snowy Owl Theater. Info: icicle.org.

TGR: Rogue Elements, 10/21, 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. An adventure film filled with fury and glory and witness the unimaginable whims of Mother Nature. Presents by REI. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $14 or $16 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

JEFF SCROGGINS & COLORADO, 10/21, 7:30 p.m.  Cashmere Community Concerts.  “High energy, high mountain, bluegrass explosion,” with powerful vocals, tight harmonies and musicianship. CCC at Cashmere Riverside Center.  Cost: $3 at the door and pass the hat $8-$11. Info: cashmereconcerts.com

Write on the River Retreat, 10/22 -25. Join a fellowship of writers for four days of uninterrupted writing with as much solitude of camaraderie as you like, in a private lodge surrounded by quiet, riverfront beauty and supported by companions who are also working on their writing. JR’s Riverfront Retreat, Leavenworth. Info: writeontheriver.org.

An Inconvenient Sequel Truth or power, 10/26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cameras follow Al Gore behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Featuring a live streamed interview with Al at 3:45 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $12 or $14 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Horticulture series: Cultivating resilient communities, 10/26, 8:30 a.m. – noon. This program will cover strategies for landscape scale urban tree management. Confluence Technology Center. Cost: free. Info: dnrtreelink.wordpress.com/2017.

Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo live, 10/27, 7:30 p.m. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $9-$35. Info: numericapac.org.

Make a difference day, 10/28. Submit project ideas, list your planned activities or learn how you can participate. Info: Laurel Helton, 663-6662 or Margie Kerr, 670-5684, or www.wenatcheemkdd.com.

Make a Difference day: Restoration Planting, 10/28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Help plant 2,000 sagebrush seedlings as part of an on going fire recovery effort at Horse Lake Reserve. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Make A Difference day, 10/28, 9 a.m. – noon. Be a part of a national event and help spruce up the Barn at the Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Meet in the parking lot. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Interfaith Amigos Workshop, 10/28, 3 p.m. A 90-minute workshop with Interfaith Amigos Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Dave Brown and Rabbi Ted Falcon. With their willingness to openly address the usual taboos of interfaith dialogue — the awkward parts of each tradition — the Interfaith Amigos create a more authentic conversation, between themselves and with their audiences. Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Leavenworth. Cost: $15. Info: icicle.org.

Five minutes of Fame, 10/28, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop will give half off your room for the weekend, plus complimentary dessert Saturday night and continental breakfast Sunday morning. Sign up by Oct. 20: info@writeontheriver.org; reserve a room by Oct. 15: sunmountainlodge.com.

Interfaith Amigos, 10/28, 7 p.m. Interfaith dialogue for challenging times. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $18 or $20 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

YWCA presents Hallow-Queens Drag Show, 10/28, 8 p.m. A fun Halloween themed drag evening. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $25. Info: numericapac.org.

Trick or Treat on the Ave, 10/31, 3 – 5 p.m. Bring your super heroes and ghosts and goblins downtown Wenatchee for treats.

Free Halloween Photos, 10/31, 4:30 p.m. Bring your super hero’s and goblins to Mike West Leavenworth Realty for free photos.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Halloween Run, 10/31, 5-8 p.m. Ride the mini train. 155 N. Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost $2.

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