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What to do in the Wenatchee area for May

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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.

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 tmcanterbury@gmail.com.

Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market every Saturday from May 13 to 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.

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

WVC Lecture Series: Jaime Ramierez Chicano Studies, 5/4, 2 p.m. Wenatchi Hall in the McArthur Lecture Hall room 2105.

Upper Valley Nature Walks at Ski Hill, 5/4, 5 p.m. and 5/9, 2 p.m., 6 p.m.  Join Connie McCauley to explore the Ski Hill area looking at wildflowers, birds and wildlife. 2 to 3 hour walk. Meet at the Ski Hill parking lot in Leavenworth. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner, 5/4, 6 p.m. Mexican buffet, live music, full bar, wine pull and complimentary drink of your choice. Rancho Grande. Cost: $25. Info: lakechelan.com.

Film Series: The Lovers and the Despot, 5/4, 7 p.m.  Kim Jong II stars as the world’s most dangerous film geek in this true-life thriller. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door.

First Friday events include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 5/5, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring Ellensburg artist Jeannie Rae Johnson. Jeannie is an accomplished oil painter and teacher. Music by guitarist Ron Evans. Wines by Icicle Creek Winery. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Merriment Party Goods, 5/5, 5 – 8 p.m. Victor and Kellie of VvB KvB Art are local glass, painting and metal sculpture artists. They have been married for 26 years and making hand crafted one of a kind art together for 28 years. Come meet Victor and Kellie, see their incredible art, and enjoy sips and snacks. 23, S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free. Info: facebook.com/merrimentpartygoods.

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

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 5/5, 5. – 8 p.m. High School Art Show continues through May 6. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

Native Plant Stewardship Course: Conserving and restoring shrub-steppe habitats, 5/4, 6 – 8 p.m. Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, 18 N Wenatchee Ave. Explore examples of shrub-steppe habitats around Wenatchee. The course provides 15 hours of direct training in shrub-steppe ecology, identification of native and invasive plants, restoration skills other conservation actions, supplemented by selected reading and videos for study at home. Info: Jim Evans, 206 678-8914 or jimevans@centurytel.net.

Awesome Blossom Festival events include: (Info: appleblossom.org.)

*Memorial Park Food Fair, now until 5/7

*Entertainment at Memorial Park, now until 5/7

*Funtastic Shows Carnival, now until 5/7

*Apple Blossom Golf Tournament, 5/4, 9:30 a.m. Highlander Golf Course

*Arts and Crafts Fair, now until 5/7. Memorial Park

*Apple Blossom Run, 5/4, 8 a.m.

*Apple Blossom Cruz-In, 5/4, 6 p.m.

*Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show, 5/4-6, Eastmont Community Park

*Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, 5/6, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. Triangle Park on Miller St.

*Apple Blossom Fun Fly, 5/6-7, Red Apple Flyers

*Grand Parade, 5/6, 11 a.m.

*Pybus Fine Art Sunday, 5/7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Apple Pie and Dessert Bake-Off, 5/7, 10 a.m. Festival Office

Geology of the Upper Wenatchee River Valley, 5/6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join geologist Kelsay Stanton for a geologic tour in the Leavenworth area, up the Wenatchee River Valley to Lake Wenatchee.  The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Cost: $35 non-members. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Train, 5/6-7, 1-5 p.m. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Concert Series: Flying Karamazov Brothers, 5/6, 7 p.m. The zany juggling and comedy troupe has been delighting audiences for four decades.  Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

Art Lovers Sunday, 5/7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet and visit with local artists who are actually practicing their craft. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Mountain Biking at Horse Lake, 5/9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join Adam Vognild, Land Trust supporter and co-owner of The Inner Circle Gym to explore the area, learn some tips, and meet fellow mountain bikers. The ride will be for beginner-to-intermediate bikers and will last about 2-2.5 hours. Meet at the Horse Lake Trailhead. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Bird ID Skills building, 5/10, 24, 7:30 a.m. Join Susan Ballinger for an outing to hone your field ID skills. Walla Walla Point Park. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

River Ramble at Rocky Reach Dam, 5/11, 12, 5 – 8 p.m. Learn how wildlife and plants have created traditions that have been passed down from the vibrant peoples who once thrived along our rivers. Build a tipi, play Native American sports and games, see the reptile man, dance with Native American drummers and dancers. Learn about traditional plateau fishing, flint napping and atlatl. Rocky Reach Dam. Info: 633-7522.

Film Series: Mr. Gaga, 5/11, 7 p.m.  An artistic genius redefines the language of modern dance. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Guardianship Forum, 5/12, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn, network and raise dialogue concerning seniors and disabled individuals who have or may need guardianship. Keynote speaker Dr. Susan Wehry. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Cost: free.

Wells House Open House, 5/12, 4 – 7 p.m. A grand re-opening with a chance to meet the volunteers and craftspeople who refurbished the house. Also part of the Historic Homes Tour 5/21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Wenatchee Valley college campus. Cost: free.

GS Long’s Hell on Hooves Rough stock rodeo, 5/12, 13, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Bull riding, saddlebronc riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, bull poker, mutton bustin’, pony rides, mechanical bull. Touch a truck on 5/13, Town Toyota Center. Cost: $20. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival, 5/13. Kiwanis breakfast at the Grange Hall basement, 6:30 – 10 a.m. Pig Jig Fun Run, Manson’s Business Center, 8:30 a.m. Street Fair, downtown Manson. Quilt Show, upstairs at the Grange Hall. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parade downtown Manson, 11 a.m. Apple Blossom Dinner at the North Shore Church 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 3 on 3 basketball Tournament. Info: mansonappleblossom.com.

Dahlia Tuber Sale, 5/13, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. NCW Dahlia Society will be selling and offering tips about growing and caring for dahlias. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Iris Show and Sale, 5/13, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Eastern Washington BBQ Championship, 5/13, 14, 8 a.m. Live music and public sampling of BBQ pork, chicken, brisket and ribs. BBQ cooking demos from the pros, beer and brats. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Historical Walking Tours of Leavenworth, 5/13, 10 a.m. Railroad and mill walk. Upper Valley Museum. Cost: $5 donation. Info: 548-0728.

Geology Hike at Mountain Home, 5/13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join geologist Brent Cunderia for a hike from atop Mountain Home Ridge. RSVP required. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Central Wash U Opera: The Magic Flute, 5/13, 7 p.m. and 5/14, 2 p.m. Opera students present Mozart’s classic live on stage at the Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

Benevolent Beer night, 5/15, 5 – 10 p.m. Drink for a good cause. 25 percent of all sales will go to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust to help protect land, water and recreation access in our area. Icicle Brewing Company. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Coffee with a Cop, 5/16, 10 – 11 a.m. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.  Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Environmental Film and Lecture series: Ten parks that changed America, 5/16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 donation. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Leavenworth Bird Fest, 5/18-21, all day. Celebrate the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season while enjoying field trips, events and free family activities. Info: leavenworthspringbirdfest.org.

Bird fest events include:

*5/18, 19, 20, 1 p.m. Paddleboards and birds, meet at Leavenworth Outdoor Center. Cost: $30.

*5/18, 7 p.m. Dinner and a movie: “A Birder’s Guide to Everything.” Snowy Owl Theater for movie. Cost: $10.

*5/19, 6 a.m. Birding by pontoon boat. Meet at the Cove Resort on Fish Lake. Cost: $30.

*5/19, 6 a.m. Songs of the sage. Meet at Bird Fest Central, 347, Division St.

*5/19, 6 a.m. Wetland birds. Meet at Bird Fest Central, 347 Division St. Cost: $45.

*5/19, 6 a.m. Birding at Badger Mountain. Meet in East Wenatchee, 19th St parking lot at the Apple Capital Loop Trail. Cost: $35.

*5/19, 7 a.m. Birding by ear for beginners, Waterfront Park. Cost: $10.

*5/19, 8 a.m. Birds and flowers of Sauer Mountain. Meet at Bird Fest Central. Cost: $15.

*5/19, 20, 21, 8 a.m. Early birds and Kayaks. Meet at Leavenworth Outdoor Center. Cost: $30.

*5/19, 9:30 a.m. Backyard birding. Meet at Bird Fest Central. Cost: $10.

*5/19, 20, 10 a.m. Naturalist bird art with Maria Coryell-Martin. Meet at Canyon Wren Hall. Cost: $65 includes lunch.

*5/19, 3 p.m. Casual Friday. Meet and greet keynote speaker Clay Taylor. Bird Fest Central.

*5/19, 3:30, p.m. and 5/20, 4:30 p.m. 5/21, 7 a.m. Birding by River Raft. Meet at Bird Fest Central. Cost: $35.

*5/19, 6 p.m. Sip and Paint. The Barn at Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $30.

*5/19, 8:30 p.m. and 5/20, 9 p.m. Owl prowl. Meet at Bird Fest Central. Cost: $20.

*5/20, 6 a.m. Birds and blooms on Horse Lake Reserve. Meet at Bird Fest Central. Cost: $35.

*5/20, 6 a.m. Birding by ear: Flycatchers, Warblers. Cost: $30.

*5/20, 6 a.m. Birds and wine near Leavenworth. Meet at Barn Beach Reserve. Cost: $55.

*5/20, 8 a.m. Sleeping Lady bird walk. Meet at gazebo in the organic garden at Sleeping Lady. Cost: free.

*5/20, 8 a.m., 1 p.m. Bikes and birds Wenatchee. Meet at Penny Road Park and ride near the Confluence. Cost: $15.

*5/20, 9 .m. Migration marketplace. Bird Fest Central and Barn Beach Reserve.

*5/20, 9:30 a.m. Magnificent migrations. Meet at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

*5/20, 1 p.m. Wild flower walk. Meet at Ski Hill parking lot. Cost: $5.

*5/20, 6 p.m. Birders BBQ. Red-Tail Canyon Farm. Cost: $20.

*5/21, 6 a.m. Morning on Mountain Home. Meet at Bird Fest Central. Cost: $35.

*5/21, 6 a.m. Birding Blewett Pass and Table Mountain. Meet at the park and ride and the Big Y. Cost: $35.

*5/21, 6 a.m. Birding in the Coulee. Meet at Bird Fest Central. Cost: $75. Must reserve, no walkups.

*5/21, 8:30 a.m. Birds of farm, field, pond and woods. Meet at Bird Fests Central. Cost: $20.

*5/21, 9:30 a.m. Birds and brunch at Grunewald Guild. Cost: $20.

*5/21, 10 a.m. Sense of place. Meet at River Haus Sunroom and Barn Beach Reserve.

The Lion King Jr., 5/18-20, 6:30 p.m. 5/21, 1:30 p.m., 5/21, 4 p.m. Experience stunning artistry, unforgettable music, and exhilarating choreography as Stage Kids WA brings the African Savannah and Disney’s The Lion King Jr. to life. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15 advance or $18 at the door. Info: numericapac.org.

Future Planning with your parents, 5/19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Are you caring for a senior now or have questions regarding future planning with your parents?  May is National Aging Life Care Month.  Come celebrate by meeting your local Aging Life Care Manager.  Kerri Walker will be hosting an open house to answer questions regarding senior resources in our area, caregiving issues and the importance of advance care planning including financial and legal issues pertaining to seniors. Wenatchee Public Library, 310 N Douglas St. Cost: free. Info: primepointcare.com or 509 433-8735.

Life is a Cycle Bike event, 5/19, 6 p.m. Every mile you bike for transportation can reduce the risk for heart disease, save a pound of pollution from going into our air, and put $0.48 back in your pocket. Biking to work has increased by 60% across the US since 2000. Learn about bike commuting from the experts who build your local bike infrastructure. Life is a Cycle will also provide strategies for blended commuting with a car or public transportation. Walla Walla Point Park. Cost: $5. Proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Info: lifeisacycle.bike.

Writers’ Conference, 5/19-21. Wenatchee Valley College. Info: writeontheriver.org.

Friends of the Wenatchee Public Library book sale, 5/19, 5 – 8 p.m. 5/20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Paper and hardback books, CDs, DVDs, videos and books on tape. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Girls on the Run of Columbia Valley, 5/20, 9 a.m. 5k run begins at Pybus Public Market and continues around Apple Capital Loop Trail. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Being Mortal, 5/20, 9 a.m. – noon. What matters near the end of life will be discussed by a conversation on the reality of Being Mortal. Speakers: Dr. Steve Voorhies, co director of Confluence Health Hospice, Julee Linderman RN, palliative/hospice care, Dr. Lance Jobe, emergency room physician, Jeff Wilson, director of Heritage Memorial Chapel, mortuary concerns, Dr. Cici Asplund, family practice/advance care planning, Scott Langager, Hospital Chaplain, Confluence Health and Neil Molenaar will be panel moderator. Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 140 S Miller.

Bugs, butterflies and blooms in the Entiat, 5/20, 9 a.m. – noon. Join Phil Archibald and learn about spring wildflowers, songbirds and butterflies along the Entiat River. RSVP a must. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Opera Series: Der Rosenkavalier, 5/20, 9:55 a.m. Strauss’ rich romantic masterpiece. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

Red Devil Challenge, 5/20, 8 a.m. 25k, 10k and 1.7m trail runs. Starts at Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest. Info: funwenatchee.com.

The Running of the Grapes, 5/20, 5k vineyard challenge, 5k fun run and 2.5k fun run. Bring the dog and stretch your legs. Includes a silent auction, kids games, hot dogs on the grill and a wagon ride or two up to the winery for a tour. Sponsored by Lake Chelan Rotary. Proceeds go to scholarships for Lake Chelan valley students as well as a future park project. Info: chelanvineyardrun.com.

Historic Homes Tour, 5/21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A self-guided tour of seven historic buildings. A reception and no-host bar 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $20 advance or $25 at the door. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Chamber music series: Adult Piano Concert, 5/21, 5 p.m. “Who’s on First” — a duo-piano recital for one, two, three and four hands with William Chapman Nyaho and Lisa Bergman. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22.  Info: icicle.org.

Stars on Ice, 5/21, 4 – 6 p.m. U.S. Champion and 2016 World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner, reigning two-time U.S. Champion Gracie Gold, and 2015 U.S. Ice Dance Champions and two-time World Medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, will highlight a star-studded cast that will also include reigning Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and four-time U.S. Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Jeremy Abbott. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $33. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Valley Academy of Learning Spring Concert, 5/23, 5 – 7 pm. The music students of Connie Celustka and Jimmi Wilson will perform on piano, guitar and in a children’s choir. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wildflower Walk in the Foothills, 5/24, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Join Susan Ballinger and bring your camera for a walk that will cover less than one mile at a slow pace. Jacobson Preserve. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Memorial Day Parade, 5/25, 7 – 7:30 p.m. Honoring police officers, soldiers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty and those that have served and are currently serving our country. Downtown Chelan.

Film Series: Peter and the Farm, 5/25, 7 p.m.  A hard-drinking farmer and rugged individualist confronts his own legacy on the land. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $10 advance or $12 at the door.

Family Game Night, 5/26, 7 -9 p.m. Pacific Crest Church will be hosting, games include board, card or any game you would like to bring. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

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