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What to do around Wenatchee in December 2018

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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 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.

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).

Writing for Clarity, every Thursday, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Bring a notebook and pen. Meet at Pybus Public Market in front of the community kitchen. Cost: free. Info: 393-6779 or 884-6955.

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, every Saturday through December, 8 a.m.  – 1 p.m. Pybus Public Market.

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

Christmas Art Gallery by Dean Rainey, all of December, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Paintings, wooden sculptures and bronzes. 9 S Wenatchee Ave.

Master Gardener Foundation Christmas sale, 11/30, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  and 12/2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Amaryllis bulbs, holiday themed dish towels, garden books, unique tools for the gardener, gloves, soaps, metal garden art, dress up butterfly wings for children, little chef hats, rolling pins, t-shirts, kitchen utensils, knives, toffee popcorn stocking stuffers and more. Pybus Public Market.

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast and craft bazaar, 12/1, 8 – 11:30 a.m. Yummy pancake breakfast, raffle items and drawings. Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd. Info: plainhardware.com.

Christmas Crafts, 12/1, 7, 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Great Christmas items. Leavenworth Senior Center. Info: 548-6666.

Christmas Lighting Craft fair, bake sale and luncheon, 12/1, 7, 8, 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Includes homemade meal with dessert and beverage with hot drinks served all day long. Community United Methodist Church. Info: 548-5619.

Christmas Bazaar, 12/1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A large variety of hand-crafted items by local vendors including soaps, knitted items, jewelry, baked goods and more. Chumstick Grange Hall, 621 Front St. Leavenworth. Info: leavenworth.org.

Christmas Family Fun Day, 12/1, 10 a.m. Refreshments, Christmas music, and write letters to Santa. Crafts include making beaded snowflakes, popcorn-cranberry garlands, refrigerator magnets, decorating salt dough holiday shapes and pinecone ornaments. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $10. Info: wvmcc.org.

Santa photos with your pet, 12/1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Firehouse Pets and Grooming. Cost: $10 donation. Fundraiser for Wenatchee Valley Fido.

Holiday Brunch, 12/1, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wenatchee Valley Humane Society event. Brunch by Chef’s Edge Catering, a no host Bloody Mary and mimosa bar and wreath raffle plus a small take and make craft project. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $35. Info: wenatcheehumane.org/brunch18.

Christmas in Cashmere, 12/1, noon – 3 p.m. Complimentary warm beverage, holiday treats, goodie bags, kids craft station, festive music from local students and entertainment with fire pit. Free photos with Santa at the fire hall. Free library story reading downtown on stage. Downtown Cashmere. Cost: free.

Santa, 12/2, 1 – 3 p.m. Santa arrives at Pybus Public Market in a red helicopter. Photo with kids to follow. Pybus Market. Cost: free.

Christmas Lighting, 12/1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. Live music, carolers, roasted chestnuts, sledding, free cookies and lights on around 4:30 p.m. Downtown Leavenworth. Info: Leavenworth.org/events/christmas-lighting-festival.

Festival Trees live auction and gala, 12/1, 6 – 9 p.m. Appetizers, holiday sweets, champagne, local wines and beer. Live music. Bid on decorated trees and wreaths. Funds benefit Thrive Chelan Valley. Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $40. Info: lakechelan.com.

WHS CHORAL Department presents: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, 12/1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wenatchee High School. Cost: $18. Info: numericapac.org.

Stage Kids WA presents Beauty and the Beast Jr, 12/1, 6:30 p.m. 12/1, 1:30 p.m., 12/2, 4 p.m. Live performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $13-$22. Info: numericapac.org.

Marlin Handbell Ringers, 12/1, 7:30 p.m. Festive concert featuring 12 ringers and 108 handbells, singers Maren Cagle and David Harvill and more. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15 advance or $17 at the door. Info: marlinhandbells.com.

Marlin Handbell Ringers, 12/3, 7:30 p.m. Icicle Village Resort. Cost: $12. Info: marlinhandbells.com.

Night at the museum, 12/4, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy the colorful and fascinating nutcrackers in the museum. Take holiday photos with the giant Mouse King or Karl, the museum mascot. Refreshments and a nutcracker hunt. Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. Cost: free. Info: nutcrackermuseum.com.

Celebrate Recovery, 12/4, 11, 18, 25, 6 – 9 p.m. Christ centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Plain Community Church. Cost: free. Info: plaincommunitychurch.org.

Pybus University, 12/4, 7 p.m. The Healer Within: nurturing lifelong vitality with John Neff. Learn how to use Qigong and Tai Chi practices to energize, strengthen and revitalize yourself. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Bronn Journey Harp Concert, 12/4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m. Community United Methodist Church, 418 Evans St., Leavenworth. Cost: $17. Info: leavenworth.org.

Wenatchee Big Band, 12/5, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Playing some of the big-band standards plus Christmas music live on the concourse. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Christmas Tree Lighting, 12/6, 6 p.m. Live reindeer, tree lighting, Christmas carols, cookies and cocoa, s’mores, arrival of Santa on a fire truck. Bring your camera for free pictures with Santa. East Wenatchee City Hall. Cost: free. Info: east-wenatchee.com.

Holiday Art Show, 12/7, 4 – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Gibbs Graphics, 11801 Hwy 2, Leavenworth. Info: gibbs-graphics.com.

Taste and Tour, 12/7, 14, 21, 28, 5 – 6 p.m. See how cider is made. Current flavors are cider with lemon and ginger pear. Chelan Craft Cidery, 806 Manson Hwy. Cost: free.

PBJ&M, 12/7, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Village Voices “Christmas in the Mountains” Concert, 12/7, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene. Cost: $20. Info: leavenowrthvillagevoices.org.

Santa in downtown, 12/8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Photos with Santa, pizza and crafts. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: free. Info: wendowntown.org.

Free photos with Santa, 12/8, 1 – 3 p.m. Bring your camera or phone to snap as many photos as you like. Santa will have a treat for each person who visits him. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Marlin Handbell Ringers, 12/8, 3 p.m. George Coffee House. Cost: $3. Info: marlinhandbells.com.

The Nutcracker, 12/7, 8, 7 p.m., 12/9, 2 p.m. The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra and Fabulous Feet Academy perform live. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $18-$30. Info: numericapac.org.

First Friday Events Include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 12/7, 5 – 8 p.m. Seeing and feeling: twenty years of brushwork. Featuring Brad Brisbine, Wenatchee outdoorsman, oil painter and architect. Wines by Horan Estates Winery. Music by harpist Suzanne Grassell. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 12/7, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 12/7, 5. – 8 p.m. The Beauty of Bronze exhibit. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 12/7, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Mission Street Commons, 12/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Robert Graves Gallery, 12/7, 5 – 8 p.m. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*MAC Gallery, 12/7, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 12/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 12/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Radar Station, 12/7, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

*Pans Grotto, 12/7, 4 – 9 p.m. Theme for the month is “A Wizardly Christmas.” Have you ever wondered what a witchy Christmas would look like? From chocolate frogs to mythical creatures come check out our artists interpretation of the holiday. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2..

*Class with a Glass, 12/7, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St.

*Mela, 12/7, 5 – 8 p.m. An exhibition of ceramics, collage, textiles, contact botanical printing and eco-dyeing by karen dawn dean. William Luckensmeyer will perform original compositions on acoustical guitar. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide, 12/7, 8, 7:30.  Three generations of the Boulding family, set the stage ablaze with the Tara Academy Irish Dancers, lively fiddling of award-winning Canadian artist Jocelyn Pettit, soulful songs with Dublin guitarist Colm MacCarthaigh, powerful vocals and sing-along led by son-in-law Prescott Breeden, and dynamic percussionist Matt Jerrell. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $30 advance or $32 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Cascade Elementary Holiday Bazaar, 12/8, 9 a.m. Many vendors and crafters. 2330 N Baker Ave. Info: cascadecubspto@gmail.com.

Holiday craft fair, 12/8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church’s Youth Team is holding a fundraiser at Grace Lutheran Church. Vendors include Stampin Up, Color Street Nails, Usborne books, Paparazzi, Mary Kay and others.  Baked goods and homemade crafts are also available.  Proceeds help fund 2019 Youth Summer of Service work in the Wenatchee valley. 1408 Washington St, Wenatchee.

Coyote’s corner art class, 12/8, 11 a.m. – noon. William Wegman, an American artist best known for creating a series of compositions involving primarily his own Weimaraner dogs in various costumes and poses. Create Weimaraner art inspired by William Wegman. Children (4 to 11). Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wvmcc.org.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway, 12/8, noon – 4 p.m. Ride the mini train. Christmas run. 155 N Worthen St, Riverfront Park. Cost: $2.

Santa’s Brunch, 12/9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Get into the Holiday spirit by decorating cookies, sipping on hot cocoa and visiting with Santa. Mimosa bar for adults and decorate your pancakes at the hotcake bar. Tsillan Cellars. Info: tsillancellars.com.

Village Voices “Christmas in the Mountains” concert, 12/9, 1 – 3 p.m. Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene. Cost: $20. Info: leavenworthvillagevoices.org.

Free photos with Santa, 12/9, 1 – 3 p.m. Bring your camera or phone to snap as many photos as you like. Santa will have a treat for each person who visits him. Plus build a gingerbread house. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

The Human Element, 12/9, 1 – 3 p.m. A film by photographer James Balog, tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature. 350Wenatchee, 504 S Chelan. Light snacks provided. Cost: free. Info: 350wenatchee.org.

Marlin Handbell Ringers, 12/11, 6 p.m. Live performance. Refreshments. Eastmont Baptist Church. Cost: free. Info: marlinhandbells.com.

Albert Rookard, 12/14, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Christmas around the world, 12/14, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Holiday music from around the world performed by Columbia Chorale. The Columbia Vocal Ensemble will also perform. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

Winter Life Snowshoe Tours, 12/15, and every Saturday through 1/27/19, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Guided snowshoe tours at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: 548-7641.

A Lavender Culinary Christmas, 12/15, noon to 4 p.m. The Lavender Ranch at Crescent Bar is hosting a number of food businesses that use it’s lavender in their products. Items range from lavender lemon sorbet,  lavender havarti cheese and white chocolate lavender scones plus many more. 117 Freese Rd., Quincy. Free.

Holiday teas at the wells house, 12/15, 16, 12:30 – 3 p.m. The house will be decorated in festive vintage early 1900s style for the season. Don your hats and gloves for an afternoon tea. The Wells House. Info: wvmcc.org.

Free photos with Santa, 12/15 and 12/16, 1 – 3 p.m. Bring your camera or phone to snap as many photos as you like. Santa will have a treat for each person who visits him. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Holiday Movie on the big screen: It’s a wonderful life, 12/16, 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Holiday movie on the big screen: The Muppet Christmas Carol, 12/17, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Holiday movie on the big screen: Gremlins, 12/18, 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Music and Storytelling, 12/19, 3 – 5 p.m. Join flute musician Gary Stroutsos for an afternoon of Native American music and storytelling. Leavenworth Public Library. Cost: free.

Winter Life Snowshoe Tours, 12/21, and every Friday through 1/27/19, 1 p.m. Guided snowshoe tours at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: 548-7641.

Free photos with Santa, 12/21 and 12/22 1 – 3 p.m. Bring your camera or phone to snap as many photos as you like. Santa will have a treat for each person who visits him. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Lance Tigner, 12/21, 6 – 8 p.m. Live music on the rail car. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, 12/21, 7:30 p.m. Old time radio show. From the live sponsor spots, to the use of period microphones, to the sounds effects crew right there with the actors – the result is a nostalgic evening of entertainment from yesteryear. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15 – $21. Info: numericapac.org.

The Met: Live in HD: La Traviata, 12/22, 9:55 a.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Living Nativity, 12/22, 23, 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Outdoor living nativity reenactment, narrated and with live animals. Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene. Cost: free.

Wickline: A Canyon Wren Christmas, 12/22, 7:30 p.m. Local favorites present a bluegrass Christmas celebration. Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Leavenworth. Cost: $18 advance or $20 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Christmas Eve candlelight service, 12/24, 5 – 6 p.m. and 9 – 10 p.m. Special evening of music, Christmas carols and the reading of the Christmas story. Leavenworth Church of The Nazarene.

Christmas eve candlelight service, 12/24, 6 p.m. Plain Community Church.

Winter Life Snowshoe Tours, 12/28, 12/29, and every Friday through 1/27/19, 1 p.m. Guided snowshoe tours at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: 548-7641.

New Year’s eve celebration, 12/31, 7 – midnight. Live music from 7 – 9 and 10 – midnight. Apple drop at 9 p.m. sharp. (midnight east coast time) and again at midnight. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

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