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What to do around Wenatchee in August

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

Homegrown Oldies Jam, every first and third Monday, 7 to 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. Cost: free. 

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

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.

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.

From scratch, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Every Tuesday in the Cashmere Valley Bank Community Kitchen at Pybus Public Market, Linda Brown will be cooking meals made from scratch for you to take home. Order ahead of time on her website and pick up from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Info: fromscratchatpybus.com/welcome.

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. 

Mid Week Farmers Market, every Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. South parking lot of Pybus Public Market. Shop local fruits and vegetables.

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.

Leavenworth Community Farmers Market, every Thursday through August, 4 – 8 p.m. Offers everything from local eggs, meats, cheeses and bread to local produce, fruits, prepared foods, local crafts and more. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth.

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). 

Chelan Thursday evening farmers market, 4 – 7 p.m. 20 plus vendors. Riverwalk Park. Cost: free. Info: chelanfarmersmarket.org.

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 Valley Farmers market, every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Local farmers, artisans, winemakers, bakers and chefs make up the friendly, hardworking vendors. West parking lot of Pybus Public Market.

Quincy Farmers Market, first and third Saturdays thru September, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lauzier Park, 1600 13th Ave. SW, Quincy.

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

Village Art in the Park, now thru 10/21. Friday through Sunday and Thursdays will be added during the months of July and August. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Pacific Northwest’s longest continually run outdoor art show. Downtown Leavenworth. Commissions are used as: $8,000 scholarships for students pursuing a higher education in the arts, financial support for art programs in local schools and community projects that are of an artistic nature. Info: villageartinthepark.org.

Kids Table, 8/1, 4 – 8 p.m. Stop by the Chelan/Douglas Land Trust table at the Leavenworth Farmers Market for some fun, hands-on activities exploring wildlife that live on the land CDLT helps to protect. Learn about bears, cougar, deer and more. See and touch real animal skins and learn how animals’ adaptations help them survive in the wild. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Summer Scholarship fundraiser, 8/1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Join GWATA and Sabey Data Centers for a buffet dinner, no host bar, live music by the 509’s, networking and a silent auction. Highlander Golf Course. Cost: $40-$65. Info: gwata.org.

Summer concert: beer garden at the museum, 8/1, 7 – 9 p.m. Listen to Kevin Jones live on the Centennial Park stage from the Wenatchee Valley Museum parking lot and have beer or wine. Cost: $1 cover charge. 

Theater under the stars: Perry Hotter and the high school musical, 8/1, 9, 10, 14, 15, 23, 24, 28, 29, 8 p.m. A hilarious hodge-podge of magical-musical merriment and mayhem. 204 W Okanogan Ave, Chelan. Cost: $24, family five pack $99. Info: theaterunderthestars.org.

Hot August Nights: Hands on a hard body, 8/1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 7 p.m. 8/2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 8 p.m. 8/10, 2 p.m. Live performance. For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor, and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $29 – $43. Info: numericapac.org.

Comedy @ The Grizzly, 8/1, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by Kermet Apio. Red Lion Hotel’s Grizzly Lounge. Info: wenatchee comedy.com.

Hello, Dolly!, 8/1, 7, 9, 13, 17, 22, 27, 30. 8 p.m. Thrilling dance numbers, riotous comedy and of course  – Mrs. Dolly Levi. Hatchery Park. Cost: $14-$35. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

Community Science: ebird monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve, 8/2, 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.

The traditional realism of Julie Peterson will be featured during First Friday at the Two Rivers Art Gallery, 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Julie, an East Wenatchee resident, paints landscapes and wildlife. “People often say they could just walk into the scene, because it has a three dimensional appearance,” she said.

First Friday Events Include:

*Guided Art Tours, 8/2, 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. Minimalist painter John McCabe draws on an array of life experience in his work including art excursions through central Mexico, public school teaching and fish buying. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624.

*Class with a Glass, 8/2, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Collapse, 8/2, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. (in front of RadarStation).

*Gypsy Lotus, 8/2, 5 – 8 p.m. 1 S Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 8/2, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*MAC Gallery, 8/2, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Mela, 8/2, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

*Mission Street Commons, 8/2, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Pans Grotto, 8/2, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

*RadarStation, 8/2, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 8/2, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 8/2, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring the Traditional Realism of Julie Peterson. Music by soft jazz duo Patric Thompson and Glenn Isaacson. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 8/2, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

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

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 8/2, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

Nic Allen, 8/2, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

The Sound of Music, 8/2, 6, 10, 14, 16, 21, 24, 28, 31, 9/1.  8 p.m. The story of the von Trapp family. Live performance. Ski Hill Amphitheater, Leavenworth. Cost: $14 – $35. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

Theater Under the stars: The Miserable Phantom of the Op’ry, 8/2, 3, 7, 8, 16, 17, 21, 22, 30, 9/1, 8 p.m. A musical comedy mash-up parody (that we call a “Farsical”) mixes two Broadway classics with country music and then adds a lot of cornball hillbilly hijinks. 204 W Okanogan Ave, Chelan. Cost: $24, family five pack $99. Info: theaterunderthestars.org.

Paddle Boarding Competition, 8/3, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Field’s Point Landing to Riverwalk Park, Chelan. 14.2 miles. All proceeds benefit Chelan Volunteer Fire Dept., District 7. Info: windermeresupcup.com.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway, 8/3, 10 a.m. – 2. p.m. Home of the Nile Saunders Orchard mini train. All train runs are weather permitting. Birthday rents available by appointment. Wenatchee Riverfront Park. Cost: $2. Info: Steve Sleeman 663-2900.

Find your way gnome treasure hunt, 8/3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eleven locations have been ambushed by tiny gnomes. Complete the hunt and you’ll receive a treasure and be entered in our gnome Grand Prize giveaway. Pick up maps with clues in downtown Cashmere at Ardeta Park. Cost: free. Info: cashmerechamber.org.

Chelan to Africa Benefit and auction, 8/3, 5 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of live music by Kevin Jones Band while raising funds for two organizations focused on helping children. Thrive Chelan Valley is a non-profit committed to providing programs and services to help local youth and Touching Tiny Lives Foundation is a non-profit that operates a safe house for children in a country where 30% of the population is HIV positive. Benson Vineyard Estate Winery. Info: chelantoafrica.com.

Pirates of Penzance, 8/3, 8, 15, 20, 23, 29, 8 p.m. Bumbling bobbies, a bevy of beautiful maidens, and a comical modern major general round out the cast of this delightful musical comedy featuring lilting melodies and clever patter songs in the absolute best British tradition. Ski Hill Amphitheater. Cost: $14-$35. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 8/3, 8 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration with information and fun facts about this alpine folk instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

Music in the park, 8/4, 4 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a family-friendly Sunday afternoon in the park listening to live music. Riverwalk Pavilion, Chelan. Cost: free. 

Stevens Pass Volunteer cleanup day, 8/7, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Come remove trash from the mountain slopes. Volunteers will have an opportunity to ride a ski lift to reach cleanup areas. Complimentary BBQ lunch is provided. Stevens Pass Mountain Resort. Info: stevenspass.com.

Short Shakespeareans Show: The Comedy of Errors, 8/7, 8, 9, 10, 7 p.m. 8/10, 2 p.m. Two sets of twins endure a montage of mistaken identities and a series of encounters with unusual characters, resulting in one wacky, magical comedy. Riverside Playhouse. Tickets: numericpac.org.

Summer Bloom Day, 8/8, 4 – 8 p.m. Special activities and foods in celebration at the Thursday Leavenworth Farmers Community Market. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. Info: leavenworth.org.

Comedy @ The Grizzly, 8/8, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by Jon Dore. Red Lion Hotel’s Grizzly Lounge. Info: wenatchee comedy.com.

Just Us Band, 8/9, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Lions Club community breakfast, 8/10, 7 – 11 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and milk. Proceeds go to Lions Club projects, locally and worldwide. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. 

Historical walking tours of Leavenworth, 8/10, 10 a.m. Town walk. Walks start at the Lions Club Park and are one to two hours long. Cost: $5 donation. Info: Upper Valley Museum, 548-0728.

Sleeping Lady Organic Garden Tour, 8/10, 10 a.m. Join garden staff for a tour, learn about environmentally friendly gardening techniques; and earn your Sleeping Lady Green Thumb patch. In addition to using natural fertilizers, and regular crop rotation to improve the soil, the staff attracts beneficial insects to maintain the health and sustainability of the garden. The tour will include a stop in the greenhouse, which extends the growing season providing the Sleeping Lady culinary team with fresh produce and herbs throughout the year. Info: sleepinglady.com.

Family fun summer art class, 8/10, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Must register: weantcheevalleymuseum.org. 

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 8/10, 8 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration with information and fun facts about this alpine folk instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

Weird Al, 8/13, 7:30 p.m. Weird Al Yankovic presents a rock and comedy symphonic experience. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com. 

Pruning trees for structure and longevity, 8/15, 9 a.m.  Learn pruning types and strategies used for structure, restoration and retrenchment management. North Central Regional Library, 16 N Columbia St. (not the Wenatchee Library). Afternoon will go to Riverwalk Park for some hands on pruning. Presented by Paula Dinius. Info: 667-6540, www.gardening.wsu.edu.

Comedy @ The Grizzly, 8/15, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by Cory Michaelis. Red Lion Hotel’s Grizzly Lounge. Info: wenatchee comedy.com.

Ncw quilt and fiber art festival, 8/16, 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Displaying 300 plus quilts: traditional, modern, landscape and whimsical. Featured quilt artist is Debbie Hiatt. Special exhibit is “Prince” Cherrywood Challenge 2018 – live tour. Merchant mall and artisan market, silent auction and quilt raffle. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $7. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Guided Travel Tours for kids, 8/16, 1 p.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. Take advantage of the longer summer days for this afternoon road trip through historic dryland wheat fields. Escape the August heat to see some cool glow-in-the-dark rocks and start your own NCW rock collection. Stroll through Waterville’s historic downtown; check out the courthouse, Nifty Theatre and the 116-year-old Waterville Historic Hotel.  All tours begin and end at Columbia Station. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624 or sdanko@llinktransit.com.

Older and Wiser, 8/16, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Hike for Health, 8/17, 9 – 11 a.m. Improve your health, be part of a team, take homes prizes and be entered to win one of the many grand prizes at the end of hiking season. Stormy Creek Preserve (Entiat River Valley). Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Perri the poetry fairy, 8/17, 10 – 11 a.m. Children ages 4-11 and their caregivers will hear silly poems, funny poems, story poems, limericks and more. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Tomato Gala, 8/17, 10 a.m. – noon. Festive tomato-tasting extravaganza. Experience new flavors and vote for your favorite heirloom, slicer, cherry and paste tomato. Community Education Garden, 1100 N Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

Family fun summer art class, 8/17, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Must register: weantcheevalleymuseum.org

Moonlight Music Fest and car show, 8/17, 2 – 7 p.m. Live music featuring The 509’s and Mugsy’s Groove. Bring your own chair and refreshments. Downtown Plain. Info: lwfr.org.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 8/17, 8 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration with information and fun facts about this alpine folk instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway, 8/18, 10 a.m. – 2. p.m. Home of the Nile Saunders Orchard mini train. All train runs are weather permitting. Birthday rents available by appointment. Wenatchee Riverfront Park. Cost: $2. Info: Steve Sleeman 663-2900.

Music in the park, 8/18, 4 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a family-friendly Sunday afternoon in the park listening to live music. Riverwalk Pavilion, Chelan. Cost: free. 

Leavenworth unplugged, 8/19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reconnect with nature, family and friends. Leavenworth Fisheries Complex. Cost: free. Info: friendsofnwhatcheries.org.

Kids Makers Market, 8/22, 4 – 8 p.m. Kids day at the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market. Youth learn and practice their entrepreneurial skills and earn money. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth.

Comedy @ The Grizzly, 8/22, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by Greg Santos. Red Lion Hotel’s Grizzly Lounge. Info: wenatcheecomedy.com.

Trivia Night with the Wenatchee public library, 8/23, 7 – 9 p.m. Teams compete for prizes. Snacks proved by the Friends of the Library. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free.  Info: ncrl.org/Wenatchee. 

Dos Dudes, 8/23, 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Lions Club community breakfast, 8/24, 7 – 11 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and milk. Proceeds go to Lions Club projects, locally and worldwide. Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. 

Sleeping Lady Organic Garden Tour, 8/24, 10 a.m. Join garden staff for a tour, learn about environmentally friendly gardening techniques; and earn your Sleeping Lady Green Thumb patch. In addition to using natural fertilizers, and regular crop rotation to improve the soil, the staff attracts beneficial insects to maintain the health and sustainability of the garden. The tour will include a stop in the greenhouse, which extends the growing season providing the Sleeping Lady culinary team with fresh produce and herbs throughout the year. Info: sleepinglady.com.

Family fun summer art class, 8/24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Must register: weantcheevalleymuseum.org 

Wenatchee wine and food festival, 8/24, 6 – 9 p.m. Meet the wine makers and taste the award winning wines, plus enjoy locally hand-crafted distilled spirits, craft beers as well as a wide selection of amazing food. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $45. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 8/24, 8 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration with information and fun facts about this alpine folk instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

Reo Speedwagon and featuring Great white, 8/27,  7:30 p.m. Live entertainment. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $47 and up. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Comedy @ The Grizzly, 8/29, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by Adam Ray. Red Lion Hotel’s Grizzly Lounge. Info: wenatchee comedy.com.

Movie Night at Ohme Gardens, 8/30, 8 – 10 p.m. Captain Marvel. Inflatable screen, bring your own chairs. Cost: $3. Info: ohmegardens.com.

Family fun summer art class, 8/31, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Must register: weantcheevalleymuseum.org. 

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 8/31, 8 p.m. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. The evening serenade is followed by a brief demonstration with information and fun facts about this alpine folk instrument. Front Street Park, Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: leavenworth.com.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway, 9/1, 10 a.m. – 2. p.m. Home of the Nile Saunders Orchard mini train. All train runs are weather permitting. Nile Saunders Memorial Run. Wenatchee Riverfront Park. Cost: $2. Info: Steve Sleeman 663-2900.

Become a Wenatchee Naturalist. If you are looking for a way to deepen your connection to both the natural and human aspects of our collective home, consider becoming a Wenatchee Naturalist. Registration is now open for the next 50-hour Wenatchee Naturalist course offered by Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Continuing Education, Sept. 18-Dec. 11, 2019. The course is designed to allow participants to meet new friends, discover lovely local places to visit again, and to gain new eyes for the natural wonders of North Central Washington. To date, over 200 people, ages 12-81, have completed the course and become Wenatchee Naturalists. Instructor Susan Ballinger teaches the Wednesday evening course and four Saturday field trips on Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec. 7. Field trips explore habitats along the White, Entiat, Columbia, and Wenatchee River corridors, guided by expert guest field scientists. Info: Susan Ballinger (skylinebal@gmail.com; 509.669.7820). Visit the newly launched Wenatchee Naturalist website at http://www.wenatcheenaturalist.com/. Register for the WVC Continuing Education course at https://www.wvc.edu/directory/departments/conted/

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