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What to do around Wenatchee in January

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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, 9:30 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.

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.

Snowshoeing AT Lake Wenatchee State Park, 1/1, 11 a.m. This hike for first-timers in snowshoes or adults with children. Easy with varying views, plenty of opportunities for snowball fights and memorable photo. Limited number of snowshoes are available to rent. Hot cocoa and light snacks available. Cost: free. Info: Amanda Fisher 763-3101 or lake.wenatchee@parks.wa.gov.

Arboriculture Short Course, 1/3, 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. First week will be tree biology. Cost: 12 week course $110 or $10 per week. Info: 667-6540 or email Paula Dinius: pdinius@#wsu.edu.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/3, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/4, 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

Basketball showcase, 1/4, 3:30 p.m. Wenatchee vs Eastmont boys and girls teams. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $5. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

First Friday Events Include:

* Guided Art Tours, 1/4, 5:30 – 7:10 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. Terry Valdez will highlight his “Confluence of Communities” funnel series. Guests will then board Current B to tour the RGG members show at the Robert Graves Gallery. Cost: free. Info: 664-7624 or sdanko@libnktransitcom.

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 1/4, 5 – 8 p.m. featuring the oil paintings of western artist Dean Rainey. The gallery will have a whole new show of over 50 local and regional artists. Local wines.  Music by pianist Jeannie McPherson. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 1/4, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1/4, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Lemolo Café and Deli, 1/4, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 114 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Mission Street Commons, 1/4, 5 – 8 p.m. 218 S Mission St.

*Robert Graves Gallery, 1/4, 5 – 8 p.m. Sexton Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, Ninth St entrance.

*MAC Gallery, 1/4, 5 – 7 p.m. Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center, 1300 Fifth St.

*Ye Olde Bookshoppe, 1/4, 5 – 8 p.m. 11 Palouse St.

*Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1/4, 5 – 8 p.m. 137 N Wenatchee Ave.

*Radar Station, 1/4, 4 – 9 p.m. 115 S Wenatchee Ave.

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

*Class with a Glass, 1/4, 5 – 8 p.m. 10 S Columbia St.

*Mela, 1/4, 5 – 8 p.m. Nosh provided. Cost: free. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

Skirennen Nordic Race, 1/5, all day. Fun race for all ages. Leavenworth Golf Course. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Night Skiing, 1/5, 4 – 8 p.m. and every Saturday night at Mission Ridge. Info: missionridge.com.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/5, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

Bridal Premiere, 1/5, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Door prizes, fashion show by Katrina’s. Town Toyota Center. Cost: free. Info: katrinasweddingboutique.com.

Anna Gullickson, 1/8, 6:30 p.m. Anna Gullickson will share her story of being an outdoor enthusiast and how her unique jobs and experiences inspired her to continue to follow her passion from flying floatplanes, ski patrolling, working to save the Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, saving abused and neglected animals, to changing her diet and opening her eyes to the world around her. Turns out you don’t have to be anyone special to make a difference and create a positive impact on the world around you. Barn Beach Reserve. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Arboriculture Short Course, 1/10, 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.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/10, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

Monthly movie on the big screen: Wayne’s World, 1/10, 6:30 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3. Info: numericapac.org.

Witness for the prosecution, 1/10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 7:30 p.m. Matinee: 1/20, 2 p.m. Live performance by the Music Theatre of Wenatchee. Riverside Playhouse. Info: numericapac.org.

Brian Regan, 1/10, 7:30 p.m.  Live performance by one of the best stand up comedians in the country. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $35. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/11, 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

El Sendero Backcountry film festival, 1/11, 7 p.m. Ten short films showcasing the beauty and importance of our winter wild lands. Sponsored by El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club.  Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15. Info: Gus Bekker 860-7332. Tickets: numericapac.org.

The Met: Live in HD – Adriana Lecouvreur, 1/12, 9:55 a.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/12, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

Cross Country Ski Basics for Women, 1/12, 10 a.m. – noon. Plain Valley Ski Trails. Info: skiplain.com.

Bavarian Bruisefest, 1/12, 13, 10 a.m. This 10-team tournament is in downtown Leavenworth. Hosted by Apple City Roller Derby. Festhalle. Info: applecityrollerderby.com.

Night Skiing, 1/12, 4 – 8 p.m. and every Saturday night at Mission Ridge. Info: missionridge.com.

Seattle Mariners, 1/15, 4 – 5:15 p.m. Seattle Mariners players and team officials make a stop at Pybus Market to answer questions and sign autographs. They also have prizes to give away. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Arboriculture Short Course, 1/17, 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, 1/17, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

Les Miserables School Edition, 1/17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 7 p.m. The Eastmont High School Drama and Choir present this enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Directed by Tara Abbott and Cynthia Brown. Eastmont High School Auditorium. Cost: $10 students, $15 adults. Tickets: numericapac.org.

Villalobos Brothers, 1/17, 7:30 p.m. Brothers Ernesto, Alberto and Luis use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $17-$25. Info: numericapac.org.

Winter Fest, 1/18 – 27. Kids activities, Apple Bin train rides, wine tasting, bubble bar, alefest, brewers and distillers night and battle of the bloody Mary. Downtown Chelan. Cost: free. Info: lakechelan.org.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/18, 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

Taste of the Northwest, 1/18, 5 p.m., 1/19, 6 p.m. Featuring fresh shucked oysters, clam chowder and bread bowls, loads of Washington wineries, Northwest breweries, whiskey tastings, live music, playoff football, drink specials and more. Campbell’s Resort. Cost: $45. Info: lakechelan.com.

Bavarian Ice Fest, 1/19, 20, 8 a.m. The village is still dressed in over half a million twinkling lights and this weekend is a flurry of frosty frivolity. Games include Frisbee Sweep, Ice Cube Scramble, Smooshing and more. Snow sculptures, snowmobile sled pull, live ice carving, Stevens Pass grom playground, snowball toss and ice fishing.  Plus snowshoe demo day at Ski Hill 10 a.m. on Sunday, fireworks 6 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free. Info: Leavenworth.com.

Bundle Up Fest and activities fair, 1/19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 5k run for kids and adults, hay rides, s’mores and a petting zoo. The Youth Sports and Activities Fair will have information about sports, dance, drama and all things fun for kids. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: 888-3282 or pybuspublicmarket.org.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/19, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

Night Skiing, 1/19, 4 – 8 p.m. and every Saturday night at Mission Ridge. Info: missionridge.com.

Cold Winter nights comedy series: Andrew Sleighter, 1/19, 7 p.m. Andrew’s laid-back style and clever writing has won him appreciation from fans and respect from his peers. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost $22. Info: numericapac.org.

Winter Piano Festival Faculty Concert, 1/19, 7 p.m. With Christina Dahl, Oxana Ejokina, Gilbert Kalish and Seth Knopp. Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: $22. Info: icicle.org.

Empty bowls community painting, 1/20, 1 – 6 p.m. The purpose of this event is to “Inspire creativity, build community, and raise awareness about food insecurity and hunger In Chelan and Douglas Counties.” With a $10 donation you receive a blank bowl that you will paint (all materials provided). Your donation includes admission to a dinner in the spring. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Full moon ski and snowshoe party, 1/20, 7 p.m. Bring a headlamp, your skate/classic skis or snowshoes and play on Plain Valley’s ski and snowshoe trails. Cost: free. Weather permitting. Info: skiplain.com.

Story time, 1/23, 9:30 a.m. Monthly tours for children and their caregivers. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Hot cocoa and cookies served, then board the Link bus to ride to the Wenatchee Public Library for a special story time featuring Paul Zelinsky’s “The Wheels on the Bus.” Cost: free. Info: 664-7624 or linktransit.com/tours.

Arboriculture Short Course, 1/24, 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 nutrition and fertilization. Cost: 12 week course $110 or $10 per week. Info: 667-6540 or email Paula Dinius: pdinius@#wsu.edu.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/24, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

Timbrr! Winter Music Festival, 1/25, 26, 8 a.m. Over 17 artists perform. Leavenworth Festhalle. Info: winter.timbermusicfest.com.

Empty Bowls Glazing Days, 1/25, 26, 27, 28, 29. Sleeping Lady will host the 23rd Annual Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls is a key fundraiser for Community Cupboard, a program of Upper Valley MEND. The Empty Bowls Festival is an annual fundraiser that supports the Community Cupboard food bank and art education in local schools. Hundreds of Upper Valley residents participate in this unique event every year, which is coordinated entirely by local volunteers. Participants buy un-decorated bowls made by local artists and paint them with a design of their choice. The bowls are then fired and returned to their owners at a community dinner in March. As well as being able to decorate your own bowl you can bid on bowls painted by local artists in the Artist Bowl Auction prior to the community dinner. Info: uvmend.org.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/25, 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

Chicks on Sticks, 1/26, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Only rule: mandatory pink! Have fun and bring awareness to breast cancer. Proceeds will be donated to The Wellness Place in Wenatchee. Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Info: skileavenworth.com.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/26, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is offering free guided snowshoe tours. Snowshoes supplied, as are poles and gaiters for those who need them. Reservations required. 548-7641.

Cross Country Ski Basics for Women, 1/26, 10 a.m. – noon. Plain Valley Ski Trails. Info: skiplain.com.

Guided SnowShoe hikes for families, 1/26, 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.

Night Skiing, 1/26, 4 – 8 p.m. and every Saturday night at Mission Ridge. Info: missionridge.com.

Arboriculture Short Course, 1/31, 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 installation and establishment. Cost: 12 week course $110 or $10 per week. Info: 667-6540 or email Paula Dinius: pdinius@#wsu.edu.

Snowshoe Tour, 1/31, 10 a.m. – noon. Join naturalist guides for a snowshoe stroll along the river front trail in Leavenworth. Snowshoes provided. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheeriverinsititute.org.

Follies 70th Anniversary, 1/31, 2/1, 2, 7 p.m. and 2/2, 1 p.m. Local talent singing and dancing to raise funds for the Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild and Children’s Foundation. Directed by Jaime Donegan. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $27 – $32. Info: numericapac.org.

Winter Ice Gala, 2/1, 6 p.m. A formal dinner and professional ice show benefiting the Arena Youth Enrichment Fund. Special guests Mirai Nagasu, the first female to land a triple axel at the Olympics in 2018 and Ross Miner, 2018 US National Silver Medalist. Local stars are Liam Kapeikis, 2018 US Figure Skating Bronze National medalist, intermediate men and the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $125. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Guided Snow Shoe 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.

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