Write on the River, writing contest: 1,000 word limit, $100 cash prize. No entry fee. High school and running start eligible. Judges are five local authors and writing professionals. Deadline: March 31. Info: writeontheriver.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.
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 email@example.com.
Jam at the Crow, 7 – 10 p.m. Every first Sunday. Special guest Donna Dupras who is lead vocalist for the Seattle area band Scratch Daddy. The Club Crow in Cashmere, 108 1/2 Cottage Ave. Cost: free.
The Disquisition of Wood as Art, now through 3/23. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Artist Ronald Gerton wood and cast bronze sculptures at Robert Graves Gallery at Wenatchee Valley College.
Camp Fire Boys and Girls Benefit Luncheon, 3/1, noon. Camp Fire has after school programs at Columbia, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, and Mission View schools, Boys and Girls youth clubs, and Co-ed summer camp at Camp Zanika. The keynote speaker is Michelle McCormick, owner of Stage Kids. Proceeds will benefit Camp Fire youth programs in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Adams counties. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: free. RSVP: 663-1609.
Film Series: The Beatles, 3/2, p.m. Documentary film directed by Ron Howard features footage of their concert years of 1963 to 1966. It also follows how the Fab Four began to change and grow. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door.
Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, 3/3, 7 p.m. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.org.
First Friday events include:
*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 3/3, 5 – 8 p.m. Showcasing members’ art. Music by harpist Suzanne Grassell. Wines by Jones of Washington. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.
*Merriment Party Goods, 3/3, 5 – 8 p.m. Our March First Friday artist is our very own merry manager, Krystal Devine. She is bringing her macrame and yarn art to share. Come and say hi. Sips and snacks available. 23, S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free. Info: facebook.com/merrimentpartygoods.
*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 3/3, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.
*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 3/3, 5. – 8 p.m. High School Art Show continues through May 6. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.
*Robert Graves Gallery, 3/3, 5-7 p.m. Ronald Gerton wood and cast bronze sculptures on display. Refreshments. Cost: free.
*220: Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern, 3/3, 5 – 7 p.m. The art group, 220, got its start in an advanced painting seminar, Art 220, at Wenatchee Valley College. 220 meets monthly to critique work and collaborate on community art ventures. Now in their third year, 220 members share their response to the theme Repetition, Rhythm, and Pattern in an exhibit at Caffe Mela, through the month of March.
Mobile Meals Spring Variety Show, 3/3, 7 p.m. Featuring music by Bonga Marimba Band, Apollo Club and Children’s Choir, All Strings Considered, Fabulous Feet Dance Studio, Columbia River Community Flute Choir, DBB Bongo Brothers, Eastmont Jr. High Jazz Band, and An Daire Academy Irish Dancers. Plus an Apple Blossom Preview of Young Frankenstein. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $12. Info: numericapac.org.
Mike Bills, 3/3, 6 – 8 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Bakke Cup, 3/4, all day. The Leavenworth Classic: Alpine GS, Ski Jumping and Nordic. Leavenworth Ski Hill. Info: skileavenworth.com.
Lego Building Competition, 3/4, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bring your own legos and build and compete. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Special Olympics Competition, 3/4, 8 a.m. – noon. Town Toyota Center, Icicle Trail at Fish Hatchery for cross-country skiing competition. Mission Ridge for other skiing events.
Voices and Strings, 3/4, 7 p.m. The Columbia Chorale will partner with Wenatchee High School Chamber Orchestra to present works from three musical time periods – Baroque, Romantic and 20th Century. Grace Lutheran Church. Tickets at Numerica Pac.
Nissebakken Tele Race, 3/5, all day. If you can drop a knee, you can participate in this giant slalom race of two runs. Theme: Superhero costume. Prizes awarded, potluck to follow. Info: skileavenworth.com.
Four minutes to fame, 3/6, 6:30 p.m. Local writers reading excerpts from their work. Come and listen or secure your spot for a reading. Milepost 111 Brewing Company, Cashmere. Info: writeontheriver.org.
EDM Antigone, A Digital Rock Opera, 3/7, 6:30 p.m. Music, dance and drama with high-tech lighting and sound. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15. Info: numericapac.org.
Environmental Film and Lecture Series: A River between us, 3/7, 7 p.m. A documentary on the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly 300 miles in length, flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its waters for generations. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: cdlandtrust.org.
Pybus University: hammered metal spiral necklaces, 3/7, 7 p.m. Join artist and jewelry maker Juliana Marquis and learn the basics of hammered metal jewelry making. You will learn to manipulate wire into organic forms ending in an artistic creation you can wear around your neck. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Bird ID skills building, 3/8, 7:30 – 9:45 a.m. Come along with naturalist Susan Ballinger on this outing for birders of all levels, from beginner to expert. Hone your field ID skills and learn to contribute to the online birding tool eBird, which lets you track your findings and contribute real data used by scientists to monitor bird populations around the world. Walla Walla Point Park. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage Door, 3/9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 7:30 p.m. Saturday matinees 2 p.m. Wenatchee High School drama club performs. WHS auditorium. Cost: $10 adults, $5 students. Info: numericapac.showare.com.
KPQ Home Show, 3/10-12, times vary. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.
Just Us, 3/10, 6 – 8 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Diabetes Smackdown, 3/11, 12. A groundbreaking day-and-a half seminar that reveals exactly what is stopping you in your life. Learn how to create new results that lead to long lasting health and vitality. Cost: $125. www.diabetessmackdown.com.
Vox Docs Film Festival, 3/10, 11.
* Friday 3/10, 7 p.m. The JT LeRoy Story: Documentary that chronicles a 16-year-old literary sensation JT LeRoy and the mastermind behind it all, author Laura Albert. Opening night party 10 p.m. at Blewett Brewing Company, downtown Leavenworth.
* Saturday, 3/11, 11 am. Cameraperson: A stunning achievement in 25 years of work of Kirsten Johnson a touching and complex look at the person behind the camera. 1:15 p.m., Zero Days: This documentary thriller explores the potential consequences of cyberwarfare, including the looming threat of weapons like the Stuxnet computer virus. 5 p.m. Gleason: Documentary on former New Orleans Saints and WSU football player Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS after being diagnosed at the age of 34. 7:30 p.m. Crazywise: Documentary on what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15 advance or $17 at the door, weekend pass $60 for all five films. Info: icicle.org.
Squirrel Cup Ski Racing, 3/11, 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. U8, U10, U12 and U14. Dual slalom and super G. Mission Ridge. Info: Wenatchee.org.
St. Paddy’s 5k Run and Walk, 3/11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The runnin’ and wearin’ o’ the green. O’Grady’s at Sleeping Lady. Cost: $35. Info: runwenatchee.org.
Wayne Kelly Memorial, 3/11, noon. Top Dog Parade and King County Firefighters pipes and drums performance. Downtown Chelan. Cost: free. Info: lakechelan.com.
Opera Series: La Traviata – The Met: Live in HD, 3/12, 2 p.m. Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valery in Verdi’s famous opera. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $12-$22. Info: icicle.org.
White River Snowshoe Tour, 3/12, 9 a.m. – noon. Join wildlife biologist Heather Murphy for a naturalist’s snowshoe tour of the White River. Heather will discuss this special area’s importance to forests, birds, mammals and salmon. Carpool from Leavenworth park and ride. Info: cdlandtrust.org.
Pirates of Penzance, 3/13, 7:30 p.m. Swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens and the delightfully dotty model of a modern Major-General for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. A musical theater masterpiece. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $19-$35. Info: numericapac.org.
Pybus University: Family Art Night, print making, 3/14, 7 p.m. Join professional artist Terry Valdez and his fellow art assistants for an evening of Print Making explorations. No experience necessary. Ages 5 to 95. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Lose fat without surgery, 3/15, 5 – 7 p.m. Learn about Coolsculpting. Slide presentation followed by free evaluations. Valley Plastic Surgery. Cost: free. Info: 667-2535.
Wenatchee Chamber Banquet, 3/15. Wenatchee Valley Convention Center. Events include an online auction, silent auction, a social hour and awards for Non-Profit of the Year, Business of the Year, Cornerstone Award, and Legacy Award. Info: 662-2116 or email email@example.com. Cost: $50.
Monthly movie on the big screen: Rocky, 3/16, 6:30 p.m. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a struggling Philadelphia boxer who is scorned by his gym’s owner, patronized by a loan shark and rebuffed by a shy “plain-Jane”, whose butcher brother keeps engineering a romantic match. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.
Q and A with ultra runner Max King, 3/16, 6:30 p.m. Max, 36, and a Bend, Ore., resident, won the 2014 IAU 100-Kilometer World Championships and the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships. In 2016, he earned the bronze medal at the 2016 NACAC Cross County Championships. He also has won several national titles at distances ranging from the half- marathon to various ultra marathons. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Film Series: Magnus, 3/16, 7 p.m. Genius, champion, child. Portrait of Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $7-10. Info: icicle.org.
My Girlfriend’s closet, 3/17-19. Women’s gently used clothing and accessories for sale. Proceeds go to non-profit organizations that help the homeless in the community. 212 Fifth St. #9, Wenatchee.
St. Patrick’s Day parade, 3/17, 7ish. The shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route in the world. One block long at the corner of Orondo and Mission Street. Parade staging 6:15ish. Trophy award ceremony at Pybus 8ish.
Gavin McLaughlin, 3/17, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Mandy Harvey 3/17, 7 p.m. Award winning singer, songwriter and motivational speaker who has an invisible disability. She lost her hearing at the age of 18. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $14-$25. Info: Wenatchee.org.
Insider Hawaii, 3/17, 7 p.m. The Hawaiian Islands offer an array of magnificent wonders, but beyond these are little known treasures and out-of the way experiences. Explore with us, some of the secret spots, insider tips, little-known locales, suggested tours, itineraries, walking and driving tours. AAA Wenatchee, 221 N Mission RSVP 665-6299.
Caveman Roar and Pour 5k Trail Run, 3/18. Cave B Estate Winery, Quincy. Info: runwenatchee.com.
Entiat Kite Festival, 3/18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 200 free kites for kids. Live music, vendors for food, kite related paraphernalia, stunt kite fliers on hand to demonstrate their skills. Kiwanis Park, Entiat. Info: Alan Moen 784-5101.
Home is where the heart is, 3/18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley Appleaires perform. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $18 adults, $25 seniors, $15 youth. Info: numericapac.org.
Dummy Downhill, 3/18, 4 – 6 p.m. Create in either human or animal forms weighing no more than 100 pounds a dummy on skis or a snowboard. Mission Ridge.
Fern Hill Bluegrass, 3/18, 7:30 p.m. Fern Hill approaches its bluegrass music in the style of the classic bands of the ’50s and are one of the few bands in the Northwest that plays in the traditional style of Jimmy Martin and Bill Monroe. Cashmere Riverside Center. Cost: $3 cover charge and hat pass, $8 to $11 per person suggested. Info: cashmerecoffeehouse.com.
Vernal Equinox, 3/20, 6:30 – 8 p.m. It is the beginning of spring, and you will learn about the bones of your garden. The various sections of the demonstration garden will provide hands on easy to see ways to put together your garden. How do you plan a vegetable garden, site annuals and perennials, create raised beds, be ecologically sound by composting? What plants thrive in NCW with the least amount of problems? Class is taught by WSU Master Gardener Bonnie Orr. WSU Community Education Garden at Springwater and Western. Cost: free.
Pybus University: Mythbusters about foster parenting, 3/21, 7 p.m. This class will dispel many of the myths about who can become a foster parent and answer some common questions about being a foster parent. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
The Bluebird Man, 3/21, 7 p.m. Al Larson was one of the first citizen scientists to take up the North American Bluebird Society call to action in 1978. Since then, the 91-year-old has developed a string of 300 nest boxes in the remote Owyhee Mountains on the Oregon/Idaho border. This film captures the dedication of this conservationist as he monitors every stage of the breading process from nest building to egg laying, hatching and the fledgling of the bluebird chicks. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 donation.
eBird 101 Workshop, 3/22, 6 p.m. Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, 10 N Wenatchee Ave. or 3/23, 9 a.m. Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division St., Leavenworth. Do you like to bird? Would you like to see your observations contribute to something greater? Then become a citizen scientist with eBird. Cost: free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Series: It’s So Easy and OTHER LIES, 3/23, 7 p.m. Guns n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s journey through fame, fortune, addiction and finally sobriety. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $7-$10. Info: icicle.org.
Saddle Rockers, 3/24, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Trails in Motion Film Festival, 3/24, 7 p.m. The finest trail running and ultra running films. Sponsored by Run Wenatchee. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $12.
Opera Series: Idomeneo – The Met: Live in HD, 3/23, 9:55 a.m. James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $12-$22. Info: icicle.org.
Icebreaker LAX Jamboree, 3/25, 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse club jamboree generally attracts 25-30 youth teams from throughout the PNW. Walla Walla Point Park.
Pybus University: Dahlias: A garden of earthly delights, 3/28, 7 p.m. This class will provide a hands-on demonstration of how to plant and care for your dahlias, how to select dahlias to grow, understanding dahlia terminology and how to interpret a dahlia catalog. Tools, accessories, soil preparation, staking, labeling and tending will be discussed. Bring your questions and ideas. Taught by members of the North Central Washington Dahlia Society. Everyone in attendance will receive a free tuber. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Innovator Award Luncheon, 3/30, 11:30 a.m. Wenatchee Convention Center.
Film Series: The Eagle Huntress, 3/30, 7 p.m. A 13-year-old Kazakh girl becomes the first eagle hunter in 12 generations. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $7-$10. Info: icicle.org.
Concert: Quartet San Francisco with Alex DeGrassi, 3/31, 7 p.m. Non-traditional in their delivery, QSF redefines the sound of chamber music. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15-$30. Info: icicle.org.
Rocklyn Road, 3/31, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the Railcar. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.
Hike the PCT, 3/31, 7 p.m. Tami Asars’ interactive slideshow shares everything you need to know, including access, camp-to-camp mileage and best places to stake your tent on the Pacific Crest Trail. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: by donation.
Mariachi Northwest Festival, 3/31, 7:30 p.m. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.
Plan your short PCT Trip, 4/1, 1 – 3 p.m. Author Tami Asar will be on hand to talk about her new book, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington — which 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. A Book for all Seasons. Cost: free.
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. AAA Wenatchee, 221 N Mission RSVP 665-6299.