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What to do around Wenatchee in April

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Rocky Reach Hydro Project, 4/1 through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Re-opening in April: Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and there is ample parking for recreational vehicles and buses. Guided tours by appointment. Info: facebookcom/visitrockyreach. 

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub.

Homegrown Country Jam, every first and third Monday night, 7 to 10 p.m. Riverside Pub.

Upper Valley Running Club, every Tuesday, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Check-in at the gravel lot across from O’Grady’s Pantry. Maps will be available for a marked 3-mile trail route, partly along Icicle Creek. Run or walk, by yourself, with a friend or with your family. Participate 10 or more times and earn an Upper Valley Running Club tech tee. Info: sleepinglady.com.

Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. novice kayak paddle group, Saturdays, 7 a.m. masters crew rowing. Info: wenatcheepaddle.org.

1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 7:45 a.m. sharp. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Come join this supportive, dynamic community and hear from two businesses that are between 1 – 5 years old. Discover how we can help move them forward in a positive environment, fueled by caffeine. Coffee provided by Mela Coffee Roasting. Wenatchee Valley Chamber office, 137 N. Wenatchee Ave. 

Shrub-steppe poetry podium, every last Wednesday, 4 – 5 p.m. A free, poetry-only public reading. Read your own poems or the work of a favorite poet. The Radar Station, 115 S. Wenatchee Ave. Info: sfblair61@gmail.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). 

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.

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

Book-it theatre presents: new shoes, 4/1, 11 a.m. A live theatrical performance based on a picture book by Susan Lynn Meyer. Leavenworth Library. Cost: free. Info: ncrl.org/locations/Leavenworth-public-library.

Rockets to robots: spring break camp, 4/2, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Discover the beauty behind how robots move. Build your own robot and explore the mechanics of all their moving parts. Discover the science behind rocket ships, build your own designs and launch them into the sky. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $100. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Fly Tying Class, 4/2, 6 – 8 p.m. Learn about fly fishing equipment, philosophy and the basic entomological connections between aquatic food sources and local fish. All materials and tools provided. Students receive 6 – 8 flies to get started on their own fishing adventures. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $60. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Horan Natural Area, 4/2, 7 p.m. The NCW Audubon Society will present an overview of the history and current conditions in the Horan Natural Area and discuss feature opportunities to create a world-class urban, wild land park for the future. Light refreshments with no-host wine bar. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway, 4/4, 7 p.m. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $35-$75. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Piano Battle, 4/4, 7:30 p.m. Whether or not they are friends in real life, mercy is the last thing on their mind when fighting on stage. Winning the audience’s heart is the only thing that counts. Pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis battle in competition and you are the judge. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $25-$35. Info: numericapac.org.

Chelan Winery Tandem Skydives, 4/5, noon – 5 p.m. Skydive and land at one of Chelan’s top wineries. There will be a glass of wine waiting for you upon landing. Info: skydivechelan.com/winery-tandem or call 881-0687.

First Friday Events Include:

*Guided Art Tours, 4/5, 5:30 p.m. First Fridays with professional artist talks, mini lessons, and collector prints. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station. Tours help familiarize you with local art venues and artists. Popular art instructor Chester Ferrell leads a short hands-on mini lesson and talk at the Wenatchee Valley Museum. This will be a chance to take a closer look at a few hand-picked pieces from the regional high school show in a fun, relaxing environment. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624.

*Class with a Glass, 4/5, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 4/5, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. (in front of RadarStation).

*Gypsy Lotus, 4/5, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 4/5, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*MAC Gallery, 4/5, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 4/5, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 4/5, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Pans Grotto, 4/5, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

*RadarStation, 4/5, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

*Robert Graves Gallery, 4/5, 5 – 7 p.m. Ceramic vessels and masks by Gary Dismukes on display. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

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

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 4/5, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring 20 artists of the Wenatchee Watercolor Society. Music by Jac Tiechner. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 4/5, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

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

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 4/5, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.  

Leavenworth Film Festival, 4/5, 6, 6 p.m. Showcasing the best recent short films with a focus on outdoor pursuits and natural world. Leavenworth Festhalle. Info: leavenworth.com.

Slim Chance, 4/5, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Icicle Creek Spring Chamber Festival, 4/5, 7 p.m. Canyon Wren Hall. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Writing Workshops: Focus on fiction, 4/6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Focus on honing your fiction writing craft. Paula Coomer, author and writing coach, will discuss short story writing and introduce the art of assemblage: using found images, themes and details from life to create stories that bring the reader fully wake in, “Short Stories 101.” Matthew Sullivan, author and teacher, will discuss ways to use suspense to create more compelling work by exploring how pacing, plot escalation and character development work together to ratchet up reader expectations in, “Keep Em Hanging.” Wenatchee Valley College. Cost: $85. Info and register: writeontheriver.org.

SageFest: Foothills Trail maintenance, 4/6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Horse Lake trailhead, break into groups, work on the trails, then meet at the trailhead for a 1 p.m. BBQ. Info: Olivia@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Taste Leavenworth, 4/6, 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Leavenworth is the largest producer of organic pears. Each April Leavenworth’s finest shops, lodging and restaurants feature culinary specials with a ‘pear’ticular focus. Art events, music, pear cocktails, pear chocolates, pear salads, pear sausage and more! Downtown Leavenworth. Info: leavenworth.org.

Spring Fling, 4/6, 6 p.m. Celebrating the upcoming new season at the PAC. Get dressed-up for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and check out the new season. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: free. RSVP: rsvp@numericapac.org.

Fly Tying Class, 4/9, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Learn about fly fishing equipment, philosophy and the basic entomological connections between aquatic food sources and local fish. All materials and tools provided. Students receive 6 – 8 flies to get started on their own fishing adventures. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $60. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: The Breakfast Club, 4/10, 6:30 p.m. Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Soil, turf and trees, 4/11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Best management practices for both turf and trees include good soil health, proper moisture and aeration, along with pest and disease monitoring and treatment as needed. Presented by Paula Dinius, WSU Chelan Co. Extension and Ben Thompson, WA DNR Urban and Community Forestry. Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center. Cost: $10. Register: 667-6540 or pdinius@wsu.edu. 

Spring Fashion Show and Tea, 4/11, 1 p.m. A fundraising event featuring styles from upper valley shops. Sponsored by PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization for women) raising funds for educating women. Icicle Village Resort. Cost: $30. Info: vschasse@gmail.com or 888-5309. 

Upper Valley Nature Walk, 4/11, 2 – 5 p.m. Join Connie McCauley to explore the Ski Hill area, looking at wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Meet at the Ski Hill parking lot, 10701 Ski Hill Dr. Leavenworth. Info: hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Community Science: eBird monitoring, 4/11, 6 – 11:30 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? Learn more about becoming a CDLT citizen scientist volunteer by contacting Susan Ballinger at susan@cdlantrust.org or 667-9708. Meet on the pavement on Horse Lake Rd to carpool then walk a 5 mile route. 

Chelan Winery Tandem Skydives, 4/12, noon – 5 p.m. Skydive and land at one of Chelan’s top wineries. There will be a glass of wine waiting for you upon landing. Info: skydivechelan.com/winery-tandem or call 881-0687.

Spelling Bee Fundraiser, 4/12, 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Participate in a dinner, auction and team spelling competition to support free English as a second language classes for adults through the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties. Each “hive” (table) of 8 adult teams will be in a spelling competition against other hives. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $60. Info: literacycouncilcd.org.

Nic Allen, 4/12, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Educated, 4/12, 7 p.m. Author Tara Westover will be speaking at Wenatchee High School about her memoir of transformation from unschooled, rural Idaho fundamentalist to a Cambridge University PHD. 

Trail maintenance in the foothills, 4/13, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Light to moderate work involving a 2-5 mile hike using hand tools. RSVP Olivia@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Gold treasure and more show, 4/13, 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Over 40 venders selling prospecting and rockhound supplies, metal detectors, jewelry, art, gems and minerals, rocks, gold pay dirt bags, fudge, ATVs and more. Truck and  cars on display. Learn how to pan for gold. Coin and toy hunt for kid’s ages 2-10. Free metal detecting hunt with paid admission. Coins and metal tags for prizes will be buried on the fairgrounds. Door and raffle prizes. Food available. Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere. Cost: $5, children 12 and under free. Info: 860-1145. 

Historical Walking tours of Leavenworth, 4/13, 10 a.m. One to 2 hours town walk. Start at Lions Club Park. Cost: $5 donation. Info: 548-0728.

Wen-Con, 4/13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. A pop-culture convention with guest stars, vendors, artists, games, panel discussion, prizes, cosplay and many other activities. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $18. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Coyote’s Corner free art class, 4/13, 11 a.m. – noon. Ages 4 – 11 and their guardians. Artist of the month is Roy Lichtenstein using comic strip images to make art. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

K9s and wines, 4/13, 2 – 5 p.m. This family event features K9 demonstrations, raffle, silent auction, prizes for the kids. Meet Chelan County Sheriffs K9 handlers and their furry partners. Proceeds raised help purchase new equipment and training for the dogs. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: k9sandwines.com.

Leavenworth Ale Fest, 4/13, 6:30 p.m. Over 40 breweries and cideries with live music and fun. Benefits local non-profit Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. Festhalle. Cost: $45 includes tasting glass and 8 taster tokens. Info: icicle.org.

Shakespeare in love, 4/13, 7 p.m. Live performance by Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $21-$40. Info: numericapac.org.

Early wildflower walk at Sam Hill, 4/14, 1 – 4 p.m. Join Jack Mynatt and Washington Native Plant Society members Don and Ann Schaechtel for a wildflower walk. Info: hillary@cdlandtrust.org.

Fred Meyer Easter Egg Hunt, 4/14, 2 – 4 p.m. Prizes, fun and a candy in every egg. Three age groups. Eastmont Community Park by the Aquatic Center. Cost: $1. Info: east-wenatchee.com.

A plastic ocean, 4/16, 7 – 9 p.m. Journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in the ocean. In this documentary Craig travels to 20 locations around the world over four years and uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free, popcorn and no-host bar. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Community Science: ebird monitoring at Mountain home preserve, 4/18, 6 – 10 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? Learn more about becoming a CDLT citizen scientist volunteer by contacting Susan Ballinger at susan@cdlantrust.org or 667-9708.

Flywheel Investment Conference, 4/18, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Entrepreneurs, investors, and community members come together to cultivate momentum for growing companies. The conference is a full-day event, and includes educational seminars, speaker panels, an investment competition, and resources from professional service providers. Stanley Civic Center. Cost: $60 includes lunch and networking. Info: gwata.org.

Girls Night Out, 4/18, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Purchase a swag bag that includes itinerary map and coupon book. Chamber of Commerce will offer a four 2 ounce tasting of rose for $10. Info: wendowntown.org.

Trail maintenance in the foothills, 4/18, 3 – 6 p.m. Light to moderate involving hiking 1 – 3 miles using hand tools. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Guided Art Tours for kids, 4/19, 9:30 –  a.m. These tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations, which are easily accessed with Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station. Visit the Winnie the Pig sculpture garden, play a plant sensory and seed identification game. Finish the day with some play time at Rotary Park. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it or catch the next bus. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624 or sdanko@linktransit.com.

Chelan Winery Tandem Skydives, 4/19, noon – 5 p.m. Skydive and land at one of Chelan’s top wineries. There will be a glass of wine waiting for you upon landing. Info: skydivechelan.com/winery-tandem or call 881-0687.

Cashmere Chamber auction and recognition dinner, 4/19, 5:30 p.m. Business and citizen of the year to be announced. Dinner with silent and live auctions support Chamber programs and events. Chelan County Expo Center. Info: cashmerechamber.org.

Seattle Shakespeare Co: Macbeth, 4/19, 6:30 p.m. This taut, pared-down, bilingual adaptation (English/Spanish) tells a tale of murder and dark ambition. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $17-$25. Info: numericapac.org.

Lance Tigner, 4/19, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Hike for health series, 4/20, 9 – 11 a.m. Improve your health, be part of a team, take home prizes and be entered to win one of many grand prizes at the end of the hiking season. See: cdlandtrust.org for rules and hike schedule.

Easter Egg Hunt, 4/20, 1 – 4 p.m. Over 20,000 Easter eggs hidden. Three different age groups. Cow train rides, ball pit bounce house, prop maze, hay wagon rides and petting zoo. Smallwood’s Harvest. Cost: free. Info: Leavenworth.org.

Lake Chelan Spring Release, 4/20, 21, 27, 28. The vine wake up in April and the brilliant whites and delightful pinks have been bottled and are ready to taste. 

Apple Blossom Festival 100 year documentary premier, 4/20, 7 p.m. The documentary follows the 2018 Apple Blossom royalty selection process as well as the events of 2018 Festival. North 40 Productions produced this film and tracts the evolution of the Apple Blossom Festival from 1920 to present day. The film pays tribute to the people who started the festival and all those who have been involved in the last hundred years. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15. Info: numericapac.org.

Leavenworth Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, 4/21, 1 p.m. Enchantment Park. Cost: free. Info: leavenworthlions.com.

Earth Day scavenger hunt for families, 4/22, 4 – 6 p.m. Usually takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete the hunt. See: cdlandtrust.org for rules and location.

Flutist Paul Taub, 4/23. 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., a Flute Choir Master Class. 7 p.m. Evening recital. For 39 years, Paul was on the facility of the Cornish College of Arts in Seattle and was a founding performer with the Seattle Chamber Players. Flutists are welcome to participate in the afternoon master class. Info: Suzanne Carr at suzanne.flute1@gmail.com. 11011 S. Miller, Wenatchee, at the Wenatchee Church of the Nazarene.

Wildflower walk – Jacobson Preserve, 4/23, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Join Susan Ballinger on a stroll looking at the native plants in our foothills. RSVP required: hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Get Lit: greenhouses, 4/24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Learn the science behind greenhouses and how to make one for your home or backyard. Adults only. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $20 includes one small mobile greenhouse and a glass of wine. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Comedy for a cause, 4/24, 7 p.m. A night of justice, impact and comedic relief featuring celebrity immigration panel and comedy show, benefiting YWCA NCW’s Social Justice programs. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: ywcancw.org.

Full wildflower walk – balsamroot trail, 4/25, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Join Susan Ballinger on a stroll amid blooming wildflowers. RSVP required: hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Memorial Park entertainment stage, 4/25 through 5/5, noon. Live entertainment and food fair starts off Apple Blossom Festival. 

Blossoms and brews, 4/25 through 5/5, 4 p.m. Beverages from Icicle Brewing Co., Badger Mountain Brewing, Deschutes, Iron Horse, Columbia Distributing, Jones Winery and more. Memorial Park. 

Trail maintenance at horse lake reserve, 4/25, 3 – 6 p.m. Small groups to do brushing and hazard reduction along the 2 – 5 mile route. RSVP required: 667-9708.

Hello Beautiful woman’s conference, 4/26-28. This dynamic 2-day conference is designed to equip, encourage and challenge you to thrive in all aspects of life. Experience life-changing speakers, inspiring worship, practical workshop and so much more. Northshore Bible Church, 123 Wapato Point Pkwy, Manson. Info: 699-9362 or sowerscc.com.

Spring Saunters, 4/26, 10 a.m. – noon. Join area naturalists from the Wenatchee River Institute for a guided spring tour along the Waterfront Park Trail in Leavenworth. Learn about local and migratory birds, flowers, cultural history and more. Meet at 347 Division St. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Chelan Winery Tandem Skydives, 4/26, noon – 5 p.m. Skydive and land at one of Chelan’s top wineries. There will be a glass of wine waiting for you upon landing. Info: skydivechelan.com/winery-tandem or call 881-0687.

Upper Valley Nature Walk, 4/26, 2 – 5 p.m. Join Connie McCauley to explore the Ski Hill area, looking at wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Meet at the Ski Hill parking lot, 10701 Ski Hill Dr. Leavenworth. Info: hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

PBJ&M Band, 4/26, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Film: Reel Rock 13, 4/26, 7 p.m.  A collection of the year’s best climbing films, delivering jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor. Cost: $15 advance or $17 at the door. Snowy Owl Theater. Info: icicle.org.

Columbia Chorale presents songs from the British isles, 4/26, 7:30 p.m. Featuring folk tunes, madrigals, stage pieces and classical works by well-known composers from England, Ireland and Scotland. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $20. Info: numericapac.org.

Horse Lake 25k, 7-mile and 5 mile trail runs, 4/27, 7 a.m. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Dahlia Tuber Sale, 4/27, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. NCW Dahlia Society will be offering tips and answer questions about growing and caring for dahlias along with selling tubers from some of the top dahlias in the country. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Valley Pickleball Tournament, 4/27, 28, 8 a.m. Prizes, SWAG and champion awards. Eastmont Pickleball complex, 255 N Georgia Ave. Free for spectators. 

Rustique Divas Vintage Market, 4/27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Regional artisans and vendors selling antiques and collectibles, hand-crafted jewelry, home décor, furniture and everything in between. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free.

Plant Sale, 4/27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Master Gardener plant sale. Pybus Public Market. Info: extension.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/gardening/mg/.

Two Rivers Medieval Faire, 4/27,  28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch knights jousting, meet lords and ladies and talk to Ogres and fairies. Shop for unique wares but watch out for pirates. Enjoy minstrels, storytellers, relax at the Green Dragon Tavern and feast at the food court. Chelan County Expo Center, 5700 Westcott Dr. Cashmere. Cost: $10. Info: 2riversmedievalfaire.org.

Keyes Fibre Youth Parade, 4/27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parade starts at Triangle Park goes down Orondo Ave turns west on Wenatchee Avenue, ends at 7th and Wenatchee Ave..Cost: free.

Leavenworth Firefighter Challenge, 4/27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Climbing 1,665 vertical feet over 6.2 miles of rugged National Forest terrain will test the physical and mental endurance of the toughest competitors. Games and activities for kids including a chance to touch and explore a District #3 fire engine. Awards and raffle prizes. Leavenworth Ski Hill.  Info: lwffc.org.

North Country, 4/27, 7 p.m. Based out of Seattle, North Country is one of the premier traditional bluegrass bands. Cashmere Community Concerts at Cashmere Riverside Center. Cost: $3 at the door and pass the hat $8-11. Info: cashmereconcerts.com.

The Malpass Brothers, 4/28, 2 p.m. Retro traditional country artists with magnetic personalities, Christopher and Taylor give new life to classic country music. A Wenatchee Community Concert event. Wenatchee High School. Info: wenatcheeconcerts.org.

Rotaryfest presents “Hot Havana Nights,” 4/28, 4 p.m. The evening includes dinner, silent auction, one-bid board, live auctions and “Dessert Dash.” Raffles and a chance to win a Caribbean Cruise for two. Leavenworth Feshalle. Info: leavenworthrotaryfest.com.

Funtastic Shows Carnival, 4/29 through 5/5. One price wrist- bands available daily for $40 includes rides, three game tickets and a food item. Town Toyota Center. 

Disney’s Newsies, 5/1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 7:30 p.m. 4/5, 4 p.m., 5/11, 2 p.m. Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” A Music Theatre of Wenatchee production. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $27-$31. Info: numericapac.org.

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