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What to do around Wenatchee in February 2019

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Rick and Evelyn Williams are both retired teachers who have lived in Central Washington for 50 years. Since retirement they have been pursuing their creative talents and interests, with Rick in photography and Evelyn in watercolors. Their photos and paintings of a rustic nature will be part of First Friday at Two Rivers Art Gallery, Feb. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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). 

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.

Night Skiing, every Saturday during February, 4 – 8 p.m. Mission Ridge. Info: missionridge.com.

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

Write on the River Writers Competition, deadline is 2/15. Writers may submit nonfiction, such as an essay, article, or memoir: or fiction a short story or narrative. The short (1,000 words or less) entry may be complete as written or an excerpt. $1,200 in cash awards will be given to winners. Entry fee: $20 per submission or $40 per submission with three written critiques. Details: writeontheriver.org.

Numerica’s Winter Ice Gala, 2/1, 6 p.m. “Under The Big Top” entrance will be transformed into a dazzling circus set with featured performers from Fabulous Feet. Ladies and Gents will be awed by the contortionist and aerial silks artists. Plus, Wenatchee Youth Circus jugglers will light up the night.  Guests will be able to sip on champagne and taste scrumptious hors d’ oeuvres during the social hour. The first course appetizers are an assortment of served crab and lime quiche (delightful, airy mini quiche with a hint of fresh-lime, roma tomato and crab), bacon-wrapped dates and Spanakopita Bites-flakey phyllo filled with spinach and feta cheese. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $125. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

STEM club, 2/1, 15, 3/1, 15, 29, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Sign up to learn about coding and building robots. Wenatchee Library. Info: ncrl.org.

First Friday Events Include:

*Guided Art Tours for kids, 2/1, 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. Make a heart shaped bird feeder then board the bus to the museum where you will design a Valentine’s card. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624 or sdanko@libnktransitcom.

*Guided Art Tours, 2/1, 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. WVC’s Scott Bailey leads a short-guided discussion at The MAC Gallery of the landscape paintings of WVC student Sharatt Delong. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 2/1, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring Rustic Reflections by Rick and Evelyn Williams. Rick and Evelyn are retired teachers from this area. Wines by Errant Cellars. Music by guitarist Lance Tigner. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 2/1, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 2/1, 5. – 8 p.m. Ceremonial Closing featuring members of the Blue Sunset Singers of the Paschal Sherman Indian School and Wenatchi/P’Squosa elder Randy Lewis. Sharing traditions of dance, song, regalia and percussion – Lewis and the Blue Sunset Singers close out the Edward S. Curtis exhibit with a message of hope for the future of cultural retention. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 2/1, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Mission Street Commons, 2/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Robert Graves Gallery, 2/1, 5 – 7 p.m. Mike Delaney and his paintings. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*MAC Gallery, 2/1, 5 – 7 p.m. Sharatt Delong landscape artist. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 2/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*RadarStation, 2/1, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

*Pans Grotto, 2/1, 4 – 9 p.m. 3 N Wenatchee Ave. Ste 2. 

*Class with a Glass, 2/1, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St. 

*Mela, 2/1, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free. 

Follies 70th Anniversary, 2/1, 2, 7 p.m. plus a 1 p.m. matinee on 2/2. A variety show featuring local talent, sponsored by local businesses and individuals and directed by Jaime Donegan to raise funds for the Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild and Children’s Foundation. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $29-32. Info: numericapac.org.

Carmen: The Met Live in HD, 2/2, 9:55 a.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Guided SnowShoe hikes for families, 2/2, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Learn the basics of walking with snowshoes on an easy snowshoe walk. Stop and read a snow themed book and learn about winter animals. Snowshoes provided by the City of Wenatchee. Bring water and snacks, dress warmly and wear sturdy waterproof shoes. Squilchuck State Park. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

KOHO’s chili cook-off, 2/2, noon – 1 p.m. This is your chance to taste and vote on the region’s tastiest chili from some of the top restaurants and chefs in NCW. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Inward bound, 2/4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Explore how our mind-body connection determines our behavior. Inward Bound supports a greater awareness of the correlation between the physical body, habitual thought patterns, systems of beliefs, the mind-body connection, and the energy dynamics within us and around us. Cashmere Methodist Church, Cost: $395. Info: theripplefoundation.org.

Pybus University: Tackling Tax Reform, 2/5, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Learn the 10 things you should know. Learn from the pros: Homchick Smith and Associates. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Arctic National Wildlife refuge and Coastal Plain – A visual conversation, 2/5, 7 – 9 p.m. Join North Central Washington Audubon members Susan Ballinger and Tim and Mary Gallagher as they share stories and photographs of caribou, grizzly bears, birds, and plants from their adventures to the remote reaches of the coastal plain and Beaufort Sea of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Additionally, at the Wenatchee and Leavenworth presentations, Mark Oswood will share his work studying the ecology of Alaskan fresh waters. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Movie on the big screen: The Big Lebowski, 2/6, 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Red Barn Event, 2/6, 6:30 p.m. Join locals, Susan and Paul Ballinger, Tim and Mary Gallagher, as they share stories and photographs of caribou, grizzly bears, birds, and plants from their adventures to the remote reaches of the coastal plain and Bering Sea of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Local, Mark Oswood will share his work studying the ecology of Alaskan fresh waters. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Arboriculture Short Course, 2/7, once a week each Thursday through 3/21, 9 a.m. – noon. Confluence Technology Center. Learn tree management and ISA Certified Arborist Exam material. This week: tree nutrition and fertilization. Cost: 12 week course $110 or $10 per week. Info: 667-6540 or email Paula Dinius: pdinius@#wsu.edu.

Snowshoe Tour, 2/7, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Snowshoes provided. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org. 

Sustainable cooking for young adults, 2/7, 5 – 7 p.m. Learn how to eat healthy and on a budget. Join Jen Retasket and learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals. Ages 14 and up. Wenatchee Library. Info: ncrl.org/Wenatchee.

Holding Back Global Warming, 2/7, 7 p.m. The greenest corner of North America will play a critical role in determining the planet’s climate future. A lecture by Eric De Place. Grove Recital Hall, Wenatchee Valley College. 

Wenatchee Jazz Workshop presents The LA6, 2/7, 7:30 p.m. These musicians have performed and recorded all over the world. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10 – $24. Info: numericapac.org.

BNCW Home Show, 2/8, 9, 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Experts, ideas, innovations, inspirations covering ideas from building and remodeling and landscaping to finance and real estate. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $5. Info: buildingncw.org.

Movies at the library: the Lego movie, 2/8, 3:30 p.m. Free movie and popcorn. Wenatchee Library. Info: ncrl.org.

Wenatchee Jazz Workshop presents Student night, 2/8, 7:30 p.m. Over 150 local jazz students perform. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10. Info: numericapac.org.

Robotics Tournaments, 2/9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Elementary and middle school students compete in a teamwork challenge for a non-stop, action-packed day where they will compete with their custom-built robots using the VEX IQ system. Foothills Middle School. Cost: free. 

Inward bound, 2/9, 9 a.m. Explore how our mind-body connection determines our behavior. Inward Bound supports a greater awareness of the correlation between the physical body, habitual thought patterns, systems of beliefs, the mind-body connection, and the energy dynamics within us and around us. Cashmere Methodist Church, Cost: $395. Info: theripplefoundation.org.

Matters of the heart: heart dissection lab, 2/9, 10 a.m. – noon. A team of local medical professionals work with students (9 years old and up) to conduct an exploration of hearts in a dissection lab setting. Included in the day’s activities is an opportunity to create a take-home heart valentine. Registration is required and limited. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $25. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Summer Camp Fair, 2/9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about summer camps available in NCW. Over 20 organizations will be on hand to provide info. Sponsored by Icicle Creek Center for the Arts and Wenatchee Mom Blog. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org or Mike Caemmerer 548-6347.

Echo Ski Loppet, 2/9, 10 a.m. A loppet is a great gathering of skiers who ski on a specifically groomed trails, either classic (diagonal stride) or free (skating technique) of various distances. The Echo Ridge Ski Loppet is a non-competitive, timed event. Three loops will be available to choose from: 1) Novice 5 KM, 2) Best Echo Skate 15 KM, and 3) Best Echo Classic 10KM or complete all three loops for the 30K Echoathon. Hot homemade soups, fresh bread and warm refreshments available at the yurt. Echo Ridge Recreation area trailhead. Cost: $25 adults plus a $10 ski pass for non-season pass holders. Kids free. Info: lakechelannordic.org.

An Artful Evening, 2/9, 6:30 p.m. Fun, food and fundraising. All proceeds go to Roots Community School. Drinks, silent auction, dinner and live music and dancing! Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Cost: $50. Info: rootscommunityschool.com.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Sweetheart Musical soiree, 2/9, 7 p.m. Valentine-themed musical soiree. Evening includes wine and desserts in a lovely decorated setting. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $50. Info: numericapac.org.

Cold Winter Nights Comedy Series: Kurt Braunohler, 2/9, 7 p.m. Kurt is a comedian, actor, and pod caster who has committed his career to inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make the world a better place. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $22. Info: numericapac.org.

Red Wine and Chocolate, 2/9, 10, 16, 17. The Lake Chelan Wine Valley celebrates with romance, limousine rides, library wines, chocolate, wine. Info: lakechelanwinevalley.com.

Scientist Speaker Series: Water!, 2/12, 6 p.m. Robert Parrish from USFW, will talk about the Wenatchee Valley Beaver Project. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $100 or $80 for all four nights. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Pybus University: Learn to knit, 2/12, 7 – 8:15 p.m. This class will teach a basic cast-on and the knit stitch, the cornerstones of all knitting. Using these skills, attendees will be able to make a colorful coaster during the class. The instructors are members of the NCW Knitter’s Guild. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $10, materials included plus get a $5 Pybus coin. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Holland America Cruise event, 2/13, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Come discover the joy of cruising with Holland America Line and Seaborne. AAA Wenatchee. Cost: free. RSVP: 665-6299.

Get lit! Soldering stained glass workshop, 2/13, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Learn how to use design and construct your own personalized stained glass piece along with the basics of soldering. With the knowledge you gain from this class you will be able to make your own stained glass at home and apply your new soldering skills to any number of projects. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $20. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Red Barn Event: Digital Landform tour of Eastern Cascades, 2/13, 6:30 p.m. Join Karl Lillquist PhD, Central WA University Professor of Geography, for a digital landform tour of the Eastern Cascades. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Arboriculture Short Course, 2/14, once a week each Thursday through 3/21, 9 a.m. – noon. Confluence Technology Center. Learn tree management and is ISA Certified Arborist Exam material. This week tree soil and water relations. Cost: 12 week course $110 or $10 per week. Info: 667-6540 or email Paula Dinius: pdinius@#wsu.edu.

Snowshoe Tour, 2/14, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Wenatchee River Institute. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

PJ Masks Live: Save the Day, 2/14, Live musical production. PJ Masks series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $25. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Moonlight snowshoe stroll, 2/15, 5 – 7 p.m. Watch the sun set and walk along the Wenatchee River by light of the moon. Guided by Wenatchee River Institute naturalist field guides, experience our natural world at dusk on snowshoes. Reservations REQUIRED. Snowshoes available, hot cocoa to warm your bellies. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $10, $5 kids 12 and under. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org. 

Rails and ales Festival, 2/15, 5:30- 8 p.m. Closing of lower Orondo Ave and Mission Ridge is bringing the mountain literally. Snow and terrain park features form a mountain for an epic evening of skiing, snowboarding, music and fun. Live music and local craft beer. Foot of Orondo. Ave. near Badger Mountain Brewery. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Full moon Ski, 2/15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Grab a headlamp just in case and come out to the Icicle River trails to join Barb, one of our board of directors, for a ski and hot cocoa. Icicle River Trail Head. Cost: free. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Coyote’s Corner free art class: René Magritte, 2/16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist who became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. He wanted to challenge viewers to think about what they were looking at and to ask themselves, “What does this painting mean?” Children (ages 4 and up) and their guardians will join our Artist in Residence, Rick Adams, to draw an image inside the eye which reflects something you like to look at. Wenatchee Valley Museum Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Wenatchee Heart Breaker 5k, 2/16, 9 a.m. This run and walk event is held during Heart month to raise awareness about heart disease and ways people can commit to a healthy lifestyle. Presented by Confluence Health. On the Apple Capital Loop Trail. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $20. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Samson et Dalilia: The Met Live in HD, 2/16, 9:55 a.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Be the Hero-Auction for the animals, 2/16, 5 – 9 p.m. Dinner, boardwalk-style games, themed cocktails, extensive silent auction, live auction. Fundraiser for Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Wenatchee Convention Center. Cost: $65. Info: wenatcheehumane.org.

Empty Bowls community painting party, 2/17, 1 – 6 p.m. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Winter break snow camp, 2/19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Snowshoeing, learn to use a bow and arrow, track wildlife and use scientific tools in this exciting 4 day winter camp. Grade k – 5. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $200. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.

Scientist Speaker Series: Water!, 2/19, 6 p.m. Jason Lundgren from CCFEG will talk about the history of salmon and their decline in the Columbia River. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $100 or $80 for all four nights. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Pybus University: Foot Pain: a step in the right direction, 2/19, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Dr. Kevin Morris explores the miss-perception that foot pain is a normal part of life. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Birders: the central park effect, 2/19, 7 – 9 p.m. Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, and a septuagenarian bird-tour leader are among the lively cast of characters in this charming, lyrical documentary that transports the viewer to the dazzling, hidden world of America’s most famous park. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

TEDXwenatchee live stream, 2/20, noon – 5 p.m. A live stream event at Wenatchee Public Library. With a list of 18 local speakers talking about education. Cost: free. Info: ncrl.org/Wenatchee.

TEDXwenatchee live stream, 2/20, noon – 5 p.m. A live stream event at Pybus Public Market. With a list of 18 local speakers talking about education. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Snowshoe Tour, 2/21, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Snowshoes provided. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

Arboriculture Short Course, 2/21, once a week each Thursday through 3/21, 9 a.m. – noon. Confluence Technology Center. Learn tree management and is ISA Certified Arborist Exam material. This week tree identification and selection. Cost: 12 week course $110 or $10 per week. Info: 667-6540 or email Paula Dinius: pdinius@#wsu.edu.

Movies at the library: how to train your dragon 2, 2/22, 3:30 p.m. Free popcorn and a movie. Wenatchee Library. Info: Wenatchee@ncrl.org.

Andre Feriante and Troy Chapman, 2/22, 7 p.m. Journey through the history of the world according to the guitar. Andre Feriante and Troy Chapman present their personal collection of musical instruments from around the world. All are relatives of the Guitar. From the ancient Oud and Tar, to the small but mighty Ukulele and Charango. This duo of virtuoso musicians will present a selection of music that corresponds to the origins of each instrument. Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Saxsational, 2/22, 7 p.m. Rob explores the new generation of popular music with a regional school band or community jazz ensemble and performs a repertoire of swing era classics along with trendy pop, rock and R&B songs. Parents and presenters are proud to see their children in a professional concert setting. Rare saxophones and crowd-pleasing swing. A Wenatchee Community Concert Association event. Wenatchee High School. Cost: $70. Info:wenatcheeconcerts.org.

Washington Nordic Cup #4, 2/23, 11 a.m. Cross-country ski race. Plain Hardware. Info: ncwcup.org or skiplain.com.

People of our past, 2/23, 6 p.m. Celebrating the 100th year of the Apple Blossom Festival. A themed dinner. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $35 members, $40 non members. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Mission Creek Players presents Lip Sync Live, 2/23, 7 p.m. Contestants 18 and up will show off their lip syncing abilities with musical numbers, competing for prizes. Wenatchee Convention Center Ballroom. Cost: $12 advance or $15 at the door. Info: numericapac.org.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, 2/23, 7 p.m. With an emphasis on the people, places and fisheries that help make up the vast world of fly fishing, the 2019 F3T will take you from Alaska to Florida, South Dakota to French Polynesia, British Columbia to the coast of Australia and more. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15 advance or $17 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Scientist Speaker Series: Water!, 2/26, 6 p.m. Jeremy Cram from WDFW will talk about the new and emerging fish population trends in the Wenatchee River. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $100 or $80 for all four nights. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Pybus University: Annual Family Art night, 2/26, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Art night goes 3D sculpture is taught by artist Terry Valdez. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

WDA Annual banquet, 2/27, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Dinner and awards. Wenatchee Convention Center. Info: wendowntown.org.

Red Barn Event: In the temple of wolves, 2/27, 6:30 p.m. Rick Lamplugh lives in Gardiner, Montana, at Yellowstone’s north gate. He writes to protect wildlife and preserve wild lands. ‘In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone’ is an Amazon bestseller about the wolves and ecology of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley, as well as Rick’s experience of living and volunteering there for three winters. Rick will share his experiences and imagery. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Snowshoe Tour, 2/28, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Wenatchee River Institute. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

Arboriculture Short Course, 2/28, once a week each Thursday through 3/21, 9 a.m. – noon. Confluence Technology Center. Learn tree management and is ISA Certified Arborist Exam material. This week tree soil and water relations. Cost: 12 week course $110 or $10 per week. Info: 667-6540 or email Paula Dinius: pdinius@#wsu.edu.

Take it on the road, 2/28, 6:30 p.m. If you’ve been crafting a story, memoir or poem, maybe creating another chapter of a novel, how about taking it on the road? Find out what fellow writers think of your latest literary outpouring at Write On The River’s winter open mic event, “Four Minutes of Fame.” Read your writing (published or in-process, any theme or genre, poetry or prose) to local writers and enjoy an evening of socializing, sharing your work and gaining a little insight into your craft. It’s easy, it’s casual, and it’s free. Bob’s Burgers & Brew in East Wenatchee. Sign up: marlene@team-farrell.com.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra Presents Astronomy, 2/28, 7 p.m. Featuring the thunderous movie-soundtrack feeling of Holst’s The Planets. Wenatchee’s Appleaires perform in the Neptune movement. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $21-$40. Info: numericapac.org.

Scientist Speaker Series: Water!, 3/5, 6 p.m. Aaron Penvose from TU will talk about the water use in the Wenatchee Valley and TU’s efforts in the region to improve instream flow. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $100 or $80 for all four nights. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

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