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What to do in the Wenatchee area Feb. 2018

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Homegrown County 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.

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.

Mission Ridge has night skiing every Saturday night and live music.

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

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club: Reverse Thursdays, 2/1, 8, 15, 22, 3/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, all day. Take in the view of Icicle River Trails in the opposite direction. This is a fun way to feel like you are skiing a whole new trail. Icicle River Trail Head, 7505 Cyo Road. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Winter Adventure Walk, 2/1, 15, 22, 10 a.m. Grab your mittens and snow boots and join us at Barn Beach Reserve for a winter adventure walk. Explore the beauty and wildlife along the Wenatchee River. Snow permitting, this will include a basic introduction to snow shoeing. Snow shoes provided. Cost: free, $5 donation suggested.  Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Writing for Clarity, 2/1, 8, 15, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Do you want to get your life on track, sort out past troubles or plan for new undertakings? Writing by hand is a scientifically proven method of sorting our mental mayhem. Pybus Public Market. Info: Pat Turner, 884-6955.

The Hope Project, 2/1, 6:30 p.m. Dinner by Barb Andre Van-Lith of Ring-A-Bell’s Catering. Special guest, Smith Samah, Hope International School graduate. Tierra Learning Center. Cost: $50. Info: leavenworth.com.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2/2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The American Red Cross blood drive is at Pybus Market events room for its annual blood drive. Info: redcrossblood.org.

First Friday Events Include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 2/2, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring non-objective abstract presentations of Thought in Paint by artist Russ Hepler.  Wines by 37 Cellars. Music by guitarist Marlena La Paz. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 2/2, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 2/2, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Robert Graves Gallery, 2/2, 5 – 7 p.m. Cameron Anne Mason and Eva Isaksen artists reception. Info: robertgravesgallery.org.

*Mela, 2/2, 5 – 8 p.m. Paintings and drawings by Adele Little Caemmerer.

The Lucky Break Boys, 2/2, 6 – 8 p.m. Jeff Heminger and Bill Dobbins performs on the rail car. They play and sing a mix of bluegrass, folk, old-time standards, some fiddle tunes and some newer old stuff for variety. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Inward Bound, 2/3, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. An experiential workshop that teaches you to stay sane and productive in challenging situations and with challenging people. Organized by the Ripple Foundation. Wren Recital Hall, Leavenworth. Cost: $190. Info: theripplefoundation.org/courses/inward-bound.

Guided Snow Shoe Hike, 2/3, 10 a.m. Hike teaches beginners the basics of snowshoeing while exploring the family friendly trails of Saddle Rock. Hike leader will share fun and interesting information about winter animals and plants along the way. Hot cocoa at the end of the hike. Snow shoes provided by the City of Wenatchee. Meet at Saddle Rock Trail. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Conrad Rose Home Tour, 2/3, 10 a.m. – noon. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to tour the historic 111-year-old Conrad Rose Home (also known as Jones & Jones Funeral Home) with architect Mark Seman of MJ Neal Associates and learn about the renovation plans for one of Wenatchee’s iconic historic structures. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/our-events.

Koho’s Chili cook off, 2/3, noon – 1 p.m. Public gets to taste and vote on the region’s tastiest chili from some of the top restaurants and chefs in north central Washington. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Full Moon Ski and snowshoe party, 2/3, 7 p.m. Bring a headlamp, your skate/classic skis or snowshoes and play on Plain Valley’s ski and snowshoe trails. Bonfire and complimentary hot cocoa. Meet at Plain Hardware. Cost: free. Info: plainhardware.com.

Lip Sync Live, 2/3, 7 p.m. A wild contest where anything can happen. Contestants will show off their lip syncing abilities with musical numbers competing for prizes. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $12. All proceeds benefit Mission Creek Players. Info: numericapac.org.

Rockin’ Winter Ball, 2/3, 7:30 p.m. A benefit for the Women’s Resource Center. Featuring Laura Love, Nancy Zahn, Ben Smith, Brooke Lizotte, Rod Cook and Jon Bayless. BPOE Grand Ballroom. Cost: $50 includes two complimentary drink tokens and appetizers. Info: numericapac.org.

Cold Winter Nights comedy series, 2/3, 3/16, 8 p.m. Jay Larson has been on Comedy Central, Conan, Ferguson, The Pete Holmes Show, Tosh. O, Twin Peaks and Best Bars in America. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $20. Info: numericapac.org.

Fat Bike meet up ride, 2/4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Leavenworth Winter Sports Club is hosting a meet up ride for people to ride fat bikes and check out their trail system. Learn about proper tire pressure and tricks to riding fat bikes. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Paws N’ Pints Benevolent night, 2/6, 6 – 10 p.m. Silent auction, raffle, this season’s t-shirt sale and live music. Meet the Stevens Pass Avalanche Rescue dogs and handlers. 25 percent of sales donated to Leavenworth Mountain Association. Munchen Haus in Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: munchenhaus.com.

Pybus University: Older Adult Falls, Prevention and Safety, 2/6, 7 – 8:15 p.m. This class will cover why fall prevention matters, risk factors, assessment and interventions for home safety and fall prevention. Instructor Kerri Walker. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Sip and Paint, 2/7, 6 – 8 p.m. Come create the perfect Valentine. A relaxing and fun night to learn to paint step by step alongside your friends. All supplies provided. Light fare provided and wine/cider available for purchase. Aprons provided. Broken Barrel, 220 9th St, Suite C, Leavenworth. Cost: $30. Info: facebook.com/brokenbarrelshop.

Wenatchee Jazz Workshop: Jazznights, 2/8, 7:30 p.m. Professionals return for their 10th year here in Wenatchee. They will perform standard, straight ahead jazz as well as original compositions. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10 – $24. Info: numericapac.org.

Lance Tigner, 2/9, 6 – 8 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Lance is a well-traveled guitarist/vocalist who has played professionally as a front man in many bands from Seattle and Honolulu. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Jazz Student Night, 2/9, 7:30 p.m. Over 150 jazz students from Wenatchee and Eastmont will perform. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10. Info: numericapac.org.

BNCW Home Show, 2/9 – 11. Booths filled with home building ideas, contractors, vendors, seminars. Friday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Town Toyota Center.

Live at the Met: L’Elisir d’Amore, 2/10, 9 a.m. Pretty Yende debuts a new role as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani in this charming production. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $5 – $22. Info: icicle.org.

Summer Camp Fair, 2/10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Programs for kids. A great opportunity to learn more about options for summer fun from regional organizations. Pybus Public Market.

Chocolate and Wine, 2/10, 11, 17, 18, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Who needs romance when you’ve got red wine and chocolate? Chocolate pairing by Tempurr Artisan Confections. Try creamy truffles, creative mendiants and chocolate salted caramels. Winegirls Wine. Info: winegirlwines.com/winery.

Sip and Paint, 2/10, 2 – 4 p.m. Spend a relaxing afternoon painting alongside your friends, or make new ones. All supplies provided to complete your own Love Stone with step by step instruction. No experience necessary. Aprons provided. Woodpecker, Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth. Cost: $30 with wine available for purchase by the glass. Info: sleepinglady.com.

Wenatchee Apollo Club: This is My Country – A Choral Tapestry, 2/10, 6:30 p.m. With an evening of songs that have helped define the meaning of the word “American”, the Wenatchee Apollo Club takes you on a musical journey of patriotic favorites, folk tunes, spirituals, songs the cowboys sang on the move west, songs that commemorate some of America’s greatest cities and states, and, of course, a “short stop” on Broadway. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15 – $20. Info: numericapac.org.

Pybus University: Que Syrah, Syrah, 2/13, 7 p.m. Many wine drinkers are familiar with Syrah and enjoy drinking it, but most don’t know the origins and significance of this wonderful wine grape. Syrah has an interesting past and this class will cover its interesting history and background, taste profile, and importance in the world of wine. Instructor Rhett Humphrey. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Sip and Paint, 2/14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Step by step instruction to paint alongside your friends or sweetie. Variations on the painting will be provided for couples who want to have feathers that can hang side by side. All supplies provided to complete your vary own Valentine Feather masterpiece. Acrylic painting on 4×13 inch hanging wood. Special $6 glasses of wine. Cost: $35. Bavarian Bistro, Leavenworth. Info: facebook.com/bavarianbistroandbar.

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest, 2/14, 7 p.m. A cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world’s largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem. Barn Beach Reserve. Cost: donation. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Early Morning Birding & ID Skills building, 2/14, 7:30 – 10 a.m. Join Susan Ballinger on this low-key morning birding outing. Walla Walla Point Park. Info: susan@cdlandtrust.org.

Rails and Ales, 2/16, 5 – 8 p.m. An epic evening of skiing, snowboarding, music and fun in the heart of downtown Wenatchee. Come watch some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the state throw down in this ski and snowboard rail jam contest. Mission Ridge closes down Orondo Ave and brings the mountain to you. But don’t let the title fool you – this is an awesome event for the whole family to enjoy. Badger Mountain Brewery outdoor beer garden (21+ only) featuring local craft beer from Badger Mountain Brewing, Wenatchee Valley Brewing, Columbia Valley Brewing, and Icicle Brewing. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Eden Moody, 2/16, 6 – 8 p.m. Live performance. Eden describes her music as “sweet’n spicy country-pop with a South American twist.” Eden is a singer-songwriter …. a blonde with a brunette’s brain, a red’s intensity, and a colored soul; American citizen, culturally Brazilian; part woman, part honey badger. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Loving Vincent, 2/16, 7 p.m. The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the painting of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $7 – $12. Info: icicle.org.

Great Backyard Bird Count at Stormy Creek Preserve, 2/17, 10 a.m. Join Phil Archibald and Virginia Palumbo and learn about birds and explore the beautiful natural area of Entiat Valley. Register: hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

A Different Kind of Story Time, 2/17, 11 a.m. – noon. Join us for  children’s story time. We will have a new set of actors, stories and crafts. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/our-events.

Kiwanis Kids Karnival, 2/17, 1 – 4 p.m. The Kiwanis Clubs Division 52 present the kids karnival. Over 20 games and activities of fun and to test children’s skills and talents plus lots of prizes. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Life’s a beach: Auction for the Animals, 2/17, 5 p.m. Dinner, signature cocktails, silent auction and a fast-paced, entertaining live auction that features a variety of items including: experience trips, travel packages, culinary experiences, sport memorabilia, art and much more. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $65. Info: wenatcheevalleyhumane.org.

Nature and Music, 2/17, 7 p.m. Pieces inspired by nature featuring flute and harp duo Jennifer Rhyne and Catherine Case in concert. Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: $12 – $22. Info: icicle.org.

Empty Bowls Painting, 2/18, 1 – 4 p.m. Wenatchee Valley Empty Bowls is an annual event designed to bring together the community through creative expression and hunger relief education. At this event community members are invited, in exchange for a $10 donation, $35 for a family of up to five, to come and paint a commemorative ceramic bowl at one of four community paintings and attend a simple soup and bread dinner. Each year the event is sponsored both financially and in-kind by local businesses and organizations who are passionate about reducing the effects of hunger and building a healthy and happy community. Pybus Public Market. Info: Kaylee Peterson: kayleep@cdcac.org. The soup and bread dinner will be March 10 at Wenatchee High School.

Fly Tying Evening Series, 2/20, 27, 3/ 6, 13, 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Do you fly fish? Would you like to fly fish? You need flies. Come learn the basics of fly tying to make you a success as you fish our local rivers. Provided by the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers and assisted by Trout Unlimited. Learn about fly fishing equipment, philosophy and the basic entomological connections between aquatic food sources and local fish. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $50. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/events/fly-tying-evening-series.

Environmental Film & Lectures series: the million dollar duck, 2/20, 7 – 9 p.m. This documentary film focuses on the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp contest, the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. This film explores the eccentric nature of the contestants who enter each year for a chance at wildlife art stardom, while also reflecting upon the history and challenges facing the continued existence of this successful conservation program. Duck stamps and duck stamp art will be on display and informational handouts available. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/our-events.

Pybus University: The Connected Family, 2/20, 7 – 8:15 p.m. From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, we’re all trying to figure out how to stay connected. Join Wenatchee Valley’s own Social Media Trainer, April Welch, as she shows us what apps are out there (and how to use them on our smartphones).  This class will cover: the best smartphone apps for sending videos, why Instagram is the best thing since scrapbooking and how to speed up your typing on a smartphone screen and so much more. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Sip and Paint, 2/21, 6 – 8 p.m. Learn to paint step by step alongside your friends. All supplies provided to complete your own Peacock Feather masterpiece. Acrylic painting on 11×14 inch canvases. No experience necessary. Light fare provided and wine available for purchase. Icicle Ridge Winery. Cost: $30. Info: icicleridgewinery.com.

Sportsmen Show, 2/23 – 25. The latest in outdoor gear, fishing boats, motors and accessories, plus guides and lodges from all over the Northwest and more. Daily hunting and fishing seminars. Live reindeer, elaborate display of northwest big game animals, fishing and scavenger hunt for kids. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $9 adults, $4 kids 6-12, under 6 free. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Wild Ideas Spring Social, 2/23, 5:30- 7 p.m. Three short inspiring 5-minute talks about how we share our land with wildlife from local experts and an update on Chelan/Douglas Land Trust projects. Catch up with friends and meet new people interested in our land, water and trails. Beer provided by Wenatchee Valley Brewing and wine for purchase plus finger food. Pybus Public Market. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Just Us band, 2/23, 6 – 8 p.m. Live performance. Band members are Kyle Flick (guitar), Brad Blackburn (drums), Mark Sele (bass), Heather Houtz (vocals) and Bonnie McClaine (vocals). Enjoy a night of Blues, Classic Rock and Pop. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Heart Breaker 5k, 2/24, 9 a.m. In partnership with Confluence Health, RunWenatchee is proud to present this event during heart month to raise awareness about heart disease and ways people can commit to a healthy lifestyle. The course is an Apple Capital Loop Trail classic – from just outside Pybus Public Market to Walla Walla Point Park and back. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Write on the River Winter Workshop, 2/24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In the morning, Seattle based writer and speaker William Kenower presents: Fearless Writing. This workshop will shine a light on some of the dark questions about talent, intelligence, time and money that haunt many writers and provide tools to keep your attention where it needs to be to write what you most want to write. In the afternoon, Seattle based author Nicholas O’Connell presents: The Hero’s Journey: Writing a Quest Narrative. This workshop helps you give structure and suspense to writing that might otherwise be flat and static and whether you write personal essays, travel pieces, investigative journalism or memoir, you’ll learn to propel readers forward into the narrative. (Plus a
Q & A on 2/23, 7 p.m. at Leavenworth Library.) Wenatchi Hall at Wenatchee Valley College. Cost: $45 members or $60 non members.

Live at the Met: La Boheme, 2/24, 9:30 a.m. The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $5-22. Info. Icicle.org.

People of our past, 2/24, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 2/25, 2 p.m. Local history comes alive at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Five actors will portray real characters whose lives contributed to the development of the Wenatchee Valley. Characters will perform short monologues and occasionally interact as their lives intersect in 1905 Wenatchee. This year’s characters are community builder Belle Culp Reeves (Emma Standerford), town sheriff and theater owner Ed Ferguson (Jeff Heminger), pioneer farmers Dora and M.O. Tibbits (Peter Kappler and Megan Kappler) and developer Arthur Gunn (David Harvill). Veteran Cynthia Brown is directing the show this year. The daytime shows are free with no reservation necessary. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free except for 6 p.m. gala, $35 members, $40 non members. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/our-events.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Water Music, 2/24, 7 p.m. Water Music will examine four composers who were inspired by water: Smetana’s tone poem representing the Bohemian river; Elgar’s settings of poems based on the seas surrounding England sung by mezzo-soprano, Melissa Schiel; Britten’s four orchestral intermezzos from his opera, Peter Grimes; and, Strauss Jr’s classical waltz inspired by Europe’s second-longest river. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $18 – $37. Info: numericapac.org.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, 2/24, 7 p.m. Featuring the stories, characters and fisheries that help make up the vast world of fly fishing, the 2018 F3T will take you from Michigan to Honduras to Greenland and more. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $7 – $14. Info: icicle.org.

Pybus University: It will never happen to me: identity theft, fraud and scams,  2/27, 7 – 8:15 p.m. This presentation is about the many aspects of personal financial safety. Learn how to keep financial information safe, how to avoid scams and fraud and how to avoid complacency. In this age of rapidly evolving technologies, criminals are on the prowl for new ways to access and exploit your personal and financial information and threaten your safety and security. Education and awareness are key to not falling prey. Instructor Anne Crain. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

WDA Appreciation Dinner, 2/28, 5:30 p.m. Dinner and celebration. Convention Center. Cost: $30 member, $40 non member. Info: wendowntown.org.

Columbia Chorale presents An American Panorama, 3/3, 7 p.m. A concert of music representing American composers from the 18th century to the present, including William Billings, Stephen Foster, Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, James Mulholland, Gilbert Martin, Seth Houston, Eric Whitaker, Vijay Singh and our very own resident composer, Ron Lodge. Grace Lutheran Church. Cost: $8 – 15. Info: numericapac.org.

The Atomic Bombshells, 3/3, 7:30 p.m. Get ready to have your socks knocked off by The Atomic Bombshells, Seattle’s internationally celebrated, polished and perfectly-choreographed, professional burlesque troupe, as they present a show that celebrates the feminine form with good humor and style. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $27 – $35. Info: numericapac.org.

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