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What to do in the Wenatchee area for August

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Looking for free, music? Check out Mike Bills Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the railcar at Pybus. Seth Garrido plays at the railcar on Aug. 4, and Slim Chance on Aug. 11.

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.

Mountain bike racing, every Tuesday during the summer. Racing for all ages. Squilchuck State Park. Info: wenatcheevalleymtb.wordpress.com.

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).

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.

Guided Explorations of Barn Beach Reserve, all summer Thursdays, 10 a.m. No need to register, just stop by and enjoy the native plants and animals, learn about the history of this iconic Leavenworth landmark. Tour takes about 45 minutes.

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.

City of Quincy Farmers Market, every first and third Saturday through September, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Lauzier Park. Cost: free. Info: social media.

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.

Bye Bye Birdie, 8/1, 5, 10, 15, 19, 24, 20, 9/1, 8 p.m. Don’t miss this hip swiveling musical comedy set at the dawn of the sensational ‘60s and studded with splashy production numbers that spill off the stage. Hatchery Park Stage at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Directed and choreographed by Casey Adam Craig. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

Early morning birding & ID skills Building, 8/2, 30, 7:30 – 9:45 a.m. Join Susan Ballinger on this low-key morning birding outing. Meet at north end near the restrooms at Walla Walla Point Park. Info: susan@cdlandtrust.org.

The Sound of Music, 8/2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, 9/2, 3, 8 p.m. The Leavenworth village classic story of the von Trapp family, becomes a truly magical evening in the mountains, out under the stars. Directed by Kevin McKee. Ski Hill Amphitheater, Wenatchee National Forest. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

GWATA’s Summer Social, 8/3, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Buffet dinner, raffle prizes and live music by Eden Moody. Highlander Golf Course. Info: gwata.org.

The Infinity Project, 8/3, 6:30 p.m. The nations hottest Northwest journey tribute band. Ohme Gardens. Cost: $29. Info: ristickets.com.

Short Shakespeareans: The Taming of the Shrew, 8/3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 7 p.m. 8/5, 12, 2 p.m. Riverside Playhouse. Info: numericapac.org.

Hot August Nights: La Cage aux folles, 8/3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 7 p.m. 8/4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 8 p.m. 8/12, 2 p.m. Live performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $25, $29. Info: numericapac.org.

Annie, 8/3, 9, 11, 17, 22, 26, 31, 8 p.m. The world’s most beloved musical makes its way to Leavenworth. Directed by Paul Atwood. Hatchery Park, Leavenworth. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

Seth Garrido, 8/4, 7 – 9  p.m. Live on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

First Friday venues include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 8/4, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring. Wines by. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

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

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 8/4, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 8/4, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

AlpenFolk, 8/4, 5, 12, 5 – 9 p.m. 8/6, 13, 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Music and folklore of the Alps with authentic instruments, singing and yodeling. At the Gazebo, downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Train, 8/5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Children’s Art Class: Little Pets, 8/5, 10 – 11 a.m. An hour long art class for children ages 4 and up. Class taught my local artist, Natalee Aalgaard. Cost: free. Call to register, 888-6240.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 8/5, 12, 19, 26, 8, p.m. At the Gazebo, downtown Leavenworth.

Slim Chance, 8/11, 7 – 9 p.m. Live music on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Children’s Charity Classic golf tournament, 8/11, 1 p.m.  Proceeds benefit Royal Family kids. Sponsor a hole, sponsor a child or sponsor a team. Wenatchee golf and Country Club. Info: 662-5632.

Historical Walking tours of Leavenworth: Railroad/mill walks, 8/12, 10 a.m. Tour begins at Upper Valley Museum, Leavenworth. Cost: $5 donation. Info: uppervalleymuseum.org.

Squirrels of Shame, 8/12, 3 – 6 p.m. Live performance. Benson Vineyards, Manson. Info: bensonvineyards.com.

Musikkapelle Leavenworth, 8/12, 3 – 6 p.m. 8/26, noon – 3 p.m. The Bavarian Village town band. German marches, waltzes and polkas. At the Gazebo, downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Concert Series: Shawn Mullins, 8/12, 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins’ newest album addresses his perceived relationship failures. In fact, many were written as he was falling out of his third marriage. Live performance. Meadow Stage, Leavenworth. Cost: $28 advance or $30 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

David Crowder, 8/12, 7:30 p.m. Christian artist David Crowder will perform live with opening act Jon Guerra. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Blues and Brews, 8/17, 6 – 9 p.m. Featuring Badger Mountain Brewery, food by Mike’s Meats and Seafood, music by the Bucket List Blues Band.  Numerica Credit Union, East Wenatchee. Cost: free. Any donations benefit the Wenatchee Valley Human Society.

Write on the River Four Minutes of Fame, 8/17, 6 p.m. Sleeping Lady. Read your poetry, essay, short fiction, journal entry, or other original work, on O’Grady’s back patio. Or simply come and listen. Sign up: info@writeontheriver.org.

Mike Bills, 8/18, 7 p.m. Live music on the railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Gordanairs, 8/19, 1 – 5 p.m. 8/20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Brothers, Gordon and Danny have been playing music together for over 30 years. German tradition songs. At the Gazebo, downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Lake Chelan Slam n’ jam, 8/19-20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Three on 3 basketball tournament. Proceeds benefit the Chelan Youth AAU programs. Don Morse Memorial Park. Info: lakechelan.com.

Lake Chelan Creative Arts Festival, 8/19-20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy fine arts and crafts by juried artists and the Rustique Divas will bring booths full of vintage, antiques and re-purposed treasures. Food, vintage trailers, fun activities and a few surprises. Riverwalk Park.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Train, 8/19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Wellington Tour, 8/19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 1, 1910 was the deadliest avalanche in North American history that swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. This tour will visit this site and four other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played important roles in the history of the Great Northern Railway Company. Join historian and museum curator Melanie Wachholder on this tour. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

American Fool, 8/19, Live performance. Benson Vineyards, Manson. Info: bensonvineyards.com.

Color Rush 5k fun run, 8/20, 8 a.m. The best excuse you’ll have all summer to make a huge mess without a run-in with the law or mom. A fundraiser that encourages fitness in the outdoors, while raising money to support Youth United. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $40. Info: colorwenatchee.com

Citizen Science: eBird monitoring, 8/23, 6 – 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? Join Susan Ballinger at the Mountain Home Preserve. And 8/24, 6 – 11 a.m. at Horse Lake Reserve. Info: susancdlandtrust.org.

Low Input turf grass, 8/24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This program will examine field trials of different grass species and suitability of use to reduce water, fertilizer and herbicide inputs. North Central Regional Library on Columbia St. Cost: $10. Info: 667-6540.

Beyond the Orange Doors, 8/24, noon – 1 p.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the YWCA’s iconic orange double doors? Get a firsthand look at the facility, emergency shelter, transitional housing and learn about the life changing work that the YWCA does. Light lunch and refreshments provided. Sign up: info@ycwancw.org or phone 662-3531 ext. 118.

Children’s Art Class: Jar Aquariums, 8/26 10 – 11 a.m. An hour long art class for children ages 4 and up. Class taught by local artist, Natalee Aalgaard. Cost: free. Call to register, 888-6240.

Kevin Jones Band, 8/26, 3-6 p.m. Live performance. Benson Vineyards. Info: bensonvineyards.com.

Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival, 8/26, 6 – 9 p.m.  Town Toyota Center.

Rock’n Road Trip, 8/27, 6:30 – 10 p.m. Featuring Fuel, Eve6, Marcy Playground and Dishwalla. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $45 and $30.

Car and Bridge Dance, 9/9, all day. Open to all makes and models, bikes too!.  Live music, beer garden, dancing on the old bridge at 7 p.m. Downtown Lake Chelan. Cost: free.

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