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What to do in Wenatchee April 2018

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

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.

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.

Wenatchee Farmers Market comes indoors, every Saturday, 9 a.m.  – 2 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.

Spring Break Adventure Camp, 4/2-6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Play outside, learn science and nature skills, build forts, track wildlife, create maps and use scientific tools in this kid’s camp program. The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Cost: $225. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Jordan World Circus, 4/2, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

The Buzz about bees – types of hives, 4/2, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Discover the types of hives available as well as the pros and cons. Instructors Chris Church and Stan Peak. The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Cost: by donation. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Hi-Tech Sewapalooza, 4/3-6, 9 a.m. – noon or 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Spend your Spring Break learning to sew circuits into wearable gadgets, i.e.: light-up superhero capes, plushie game controllers, light-up bracelets, purring animal pillows, light-up stuffed animals. Grades 3 -7. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/our-events.

Webinar Series: Pollinator Management, 4/4, 18, 9 – 10 a.m. Info: naturalareas.org/webinars.php.

Firewise Landscaping, 4/4, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Chelan Fire District #1 and WSU Master Gardeners will provide information on Firewise landscaping. Fire Station 11 on Easy St. Cost: free.

First Friday Events Include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 4/6, 5 – 8 p.m. April opens with the annual Watercolor Society show. Twenty artists will be featured. Wines by Gilbert Cellars poured by NW Public Radio. Music by jazz duo Well Strung, Jac Tiechner and Steve Sanders. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 4/6, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 4/6, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*Robert Graves Gallery, 4/6, 5 – 7 p.m. Featuring Northwest Artists Ceramics Invitational. Info: robertgravesgallery.org.

*Mela, 4/6, 5 – 8 p.m. 17 N. Wenatchee Ave. Cost: free.

Trivia night at the library, 4/6, 7 -9:30 p.m. Are you ready to show off your nerdy side? Bring your own two or eight person team or join a team when you arrive. Prizes. Wenatchee Public Library. Cost: free. Info: wenatchee.org.

SageFest: Trail Maintenance and Construction, 4/7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join the Land Trust and Central Washington Evergreen Mountain Bike Association in tackling maintenance all over the Sage Hills Trails, as well as start construction of the new Burt’s Trail at Horse Lake Reserve. RSVP: hanne@cdlandtrust.org.

WVC Open house, 4/7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Alumni activities including a free luncheon at Wells House, time capsule opening from the classes of 1992 and 1993, women’s soccer alumni game, workshops, financial aid, student support programs. Wenatchee Valley College. Cost: free. Info: wvc.edu/openhouse.

Taste Leavenworth, 4/7-8. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Lots of culinary, art, music and festivals going on during this spring sensation. Get your passport packed with juicy coupons redeemable for locally made or pear-inspired delights throughout Leavenworth. Info: Leavenworth.org.

Film series: Reel Rock 12, 4/7, 7 p.m. Reel Rock 12 brings you stories from the edge, featuring big names and breakout stars. Starring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage; and introducing Maureen Beck, a one-handed crusher who’s gonna knock your socks off. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $14 advance or $16 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Movie on the big screen: Disney’s Toy Story, 4/8, 5 p.m. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $3.

Environmental Film and lecture series: United by Water, 4/11, 7 – 9 p.m. United by Water shows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1943. The film, narrated by Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016 from the building of the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey and the landing at Kettle Falls by the tribal canoe families. This moving film highlights the need to recognize the importance of salmon runs in the Columbia River and our shared journey to reconnect to the Columbia River and restore those salmon runs. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 donation. Info: wvmcc.org.

H20MG! Make sense of Water scarcity in an insecure world, 4/11, 7 p.m. In this talk, learn about water scarcity and its effects both globally and at local levels. You will be challenged to consider how to value water in its different uses and explore whether taking an ethical approach to water issues changes how we manage and govern water on our increasingly thirsty and crowded planet. The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Cost: by donation. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra, 4/11, 7:30 p.m. The Duke Ellington Orchestra has been performing worldwide for the past 91 years under the guidance of three generations of the Ellington family. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $29-39. Info: numericapac.org.

Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve, 4/12, 6 -11 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?  Citizen Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions. Learn more about becoming a CDLT citizen scientist volunteer by contacting Conservation Fellow, Susan Ballinger at susan@cdlandtrust.org  or call 667-9708.

Horse Lake Reserve eBird Monitoring Project, 4/12, 5,10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/16, 9/20, 10/11, 11/8. Meet at 6 a.m. at the end of the pavement on Horse Lake Road to carpool up the gravel road. Walk a 5-mile route, stopping at 7 points to conduct 10-minute counts. All data is entered into eBird. Learn about bird use within the variety of habitats that include areas burned in the 2015 wildfire. Info: susan@cdlandtrust.org or 669-7820.

Jacobson Preserve Trail Maintenance, 4/12, 4 – 6 p.m. Annual spring maintenance to fix erosion damage and trail tread. Hike 2 miles using hand tools for earthwork. Bring water bottle, wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately. CDLT will supply all necessary tools and equipment. RSVP hanne@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Live performance: Black Umfolosi, 4/13, 7 p.m. Performing music inspired by the traditional song and dance from their native Southern Africa with beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivaled, Black Umfolosi have become firm favorites around the world with people of all ages and cultures due to their natural ability to communicate passion and feelings in their songs. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Trail Construction at Horse Lake Reserve, 4/14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 4/26, 5/10, 3 – 6 p.m. Help us build a new trail. Roughly 1.5 mile trail will be built entirely by hand and will access new terrain and new views as it connects the Burt’s barn to the lower end of the Glacier View Trail. CDLT will supply lunch and snacks and all tools and equipment. RSVP hanne@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Gold Treasure and more show, 4/14-15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Over 40 vendors that will be selling prospecting and rock hound 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. Haystack hunt for kids ages 2 -10, 11 a.m. Door and raffle prizes. Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere. Cost: $5, children 12 and under free. Info: 860-1145.

The Met: Live in Hd – Luisa Miller, 4/14, 9:30 a.m. Rarely performed, this  Verdi gem is a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala in the first Met performances of the opera in more than 10 years. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Upper Valley Walking tour, 4/14, 10 a.m. – noon. Downtown historical walking tour takes 1-2 hours on flat ground and is about 2 miles long. Upper Valley Museum at Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: $5. Info: 548-0728.

Shine Car and Cycle Show, 4/14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. New and vintage cars, motorcycles and muscle cars. Hot Rodzz Espresso at Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra: POPS American Masters, 4/14, 7 p.m. Bernstein’s ubiquitous Overture to Candide, Gershwin’s charming Rhapsody in Blue (performed by Ecuadorian pianist, Wilson Alvarez), Aaron Copland’s film score dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, and Grofé’s picturesque orchestral suite describing our geographical wonder will be performed. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $18-$37. Info: numericapac.org.

Live Performance: Dangerous Women: Victorious, 4/15, 2 p.m. Acclaimed regional actors, musicians, artists, writers and dancers bring women’s history to life on stage.  Dangerous Women’s third annual production unleashes women’s struggle for the right to vote in the United States. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Upper Valley Nature Walk at Ski Hill, 4/17, 5/2, 2 – 5 p.m. Join Connie McCauley to explore Ski Hill area, looking at wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Meet at the Ski Hill parking lot, 10701 Ski Hill Drive, Leavenworth. RSVP hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Environmental Film and Lecture series: leave it to beavers, 4/17, 7 p.m. Beavers are one of nature’s most industrious critters and their hydro-engineering activities transform the landscape. Trout Unlimited will host an evening dedicated to beaver history, ecology and ecosystem services, including the film Leave it to Beavers, a guest presentation and more. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 donation suggested. Info: wvmcc.org.

Twelfth Night, 4/18, 6:30 p.m. Seattle Shakespeare Company performs live. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10. Info: numericapac.org.

Mountain Home Preserve eBird Monitoring Project, 4/19, 5/17, 6/28, 7/19, 8/30, 9/27, 10/18, 11/15. Meet 6 a.m. at the Safeway store in Leavenworth. Susan Ballinger will pick up carpoolers in Wenatchee at 5:30 a.m. at the Penny Road Park and Ride. Walk 2.2-mile route stopping at 5 points to conduct 10-minute counts. Info: susan@cdlandtrust.org or 667-7820.

Flywheel Investment Conference, 4/19, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. A unique opportunity for angel investors, venture capital and private equity firms, entrepreneurs, startups and community members to come together to connect, learn and develop resources for building companies. Stanley Civic Center. Info: flywheelconference.com.

Horticulture series: How Roots work, 4/19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn how roots grow, absorb and move water, nutrients and pesticides; proper tree planting technique; and bee protection during construction. Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center and Arboretum. Cost: $10. Info: 667-6540.

Girls Night Out, 4/19, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Includes fun items from participating stores plus complimentary bites, beverage ticket and raffle ticket. Receive one raffle ticket for every $10 spent at participating venues. Downtown Wenatchee. Cost: Swag Bags – $25 at the Chamber of Commerce. Info: eventbrite.com.

Annual Summit, 4/20, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. North Central Accountable Community of Health is hosting this summit to update the public on current work and share progress on the six selected transformation projects. Red Lion. Register: bit.ly/ncach2018summit.

Leavenworth Ale Fest, 4/20-21. Local, regional and international brews with the emphasis on independent breweries. Live music, food, free coffee and non-alcoholic drinks. Festhalle, Leavenworth. Info: leavenworthalefest.com.

Nutcracker Hunt, 4/20-21. For visitors of all ages.  Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. Info: nutcrackermuseum.com.

Chelan Earth Day Fair, 4/21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Educational displays, recycling, electric vehicles, kids activities, book sale, food vendors, plant sale. Riverwalk Park. Cost: free. Info: lakechelan.com.

Wen-Con, 4/21,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pop-culture convention with guest stars, vendors, artists, games, panel discussions, prizes, cosplay and many other activities. Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

Earth Day Science Fair, 4/21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet local scientists, participate in hands-on projects, build with Legos. Lego robotics and apple sorter demonstrations, earth science activities, a water filtration station and much more. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: free. Info: wvmcc.org.

CDLT/CVCH Hiking Challenge, 4/21, 11 a.m. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Columbia Valley Community Health invite you to hike for your health.  Join us for the 2018 Foothills Hiking Challenge. 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. You can complete the hike on your own, or join us for our Third Saturday hikes. At the Third Saturday, we’ll be stationed at the bottom of Balsamroot Trail to check people in and hand out tickets for prizes. A guided hike will begin one hour after the start of the check-in time. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Leavenworth Mountain Film Festival, 4/21, 7 p.m. Showcasing the best recent short films with a focus on outdoor pursuits and the natural world. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $15. Info: numericapac.org.

Wenatchee Apollo Club: International Choral Festival, 4/21, 7 p.m. Featuring one Canadian Choir and five US choirs – each presenting three numbers. Wenatchee High School Auditorium. Cost: $15. Info: numericapac.org.

CALEB KLAUDER and REEB WILLMS, 4/21, 7:30 p.m.  Cashmere Community Concerts.  Caleb and Reeb form a vocally-driven duo whose music stands out as subtle, powerful, and compelling; delivering a pure, honest and classic sound to audiences both regionally and internationally.  CCC at Cashmere Riverside Center.  Cost: $3 at the door and pass the hat $8-$11. Info: cashmereconcerts.com.

Earth Day Trail Work Party, 4/22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Spend Earth Day getting earthy and dirty — doing trail work on the new Burt’s Trail at Horse Lake Reserve. This roughly 1.5 mile trail will be built entirely by hand, and will access new terrain and new views at the Reserve as it connects the Burt’s barn to the lower end of the Glacier View Trail. This is arduous but rewarding work: volunteers will use hand tools to construct trail tread. Bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather. CDLT will supply lunch and snacks, and all tools and equipment. RSVP hanne@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for families, 4/22, 3 – 5:30 p.m. The Land Trust will be stationed at the beginning of the trail to help you get started, and Land Trust staff, local volunteers and nature lovers will be stationed along the trail to help you navigate, complete the scavenger hunt, and learn more about the plants and animals of our beautiful Foothills. Return to the starting booth with a completed scavenger hunt and win a nature journal to take home. Jacobson Preserve. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Live Performance: RighteousGirls, 4/24, 7 p.m. New York-based flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi (an Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute alum) “Rattle speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects” (NYC Jazz Record) while continually expanding their creative reach by bringing 21st Century music to new audiences. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $18 advance or $20 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Last Tuesdays Artists, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 5 – 7 p.m. Open to all interested artists, painters, drawers, sketchers, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, weavers, writers, musicians… it’s all about joining with other fellow artist to create your own work during a 2-hour session. Canyon Wren Recital Hall. Cost: free. Info: icicle.org.

Horse Lake Run, 4/26, 8 a.m. Half-marathon, 7-mile and 5-mile trail runs are held on the 1,700-acre Horse Lake Reserve. Fundraiser for Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Proceeds will go directly to trail construction and maintenance at the Reserve. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Blossoms and Brews, 4/26, 4 p.m. Beverages from Icicle Brewing Co., Badger Mountain Brewing, Deschutes, Iron Horse, Columbia Distributing, Jones Winery and more will be featured at the beer garden during the Festival. Memorial Park. Cost: $1 cover charge.

Wildflower Hike at Jacobson-Native Plant Appreciation Week, 4/26, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Join Hillary Clark for a nature walk to explore what’s blooming and learn about what we can do to encourage native plants in our area. Leave with a list of plants found at Jacobson Preserve. RSVP hillary@cdlandtrust.org or 667-9708.

Unwind+Explore Retreat, 4/27-29.  Thirty-three mind-body-spirit facilitators are offering 64 different classes and personal sessions, seeking a rich menu of options encourages relaxation and personal growth. Fourteen different locations. Info: unwindexplore.com/april-retreat-2018.

Spring Bird Fest Art Exhibit, 4/27 – 5/20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Northwest Birds and their habitats exhibition. The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, Leavenworth. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Funtastic Shows Carnival, 4/27, 3 p.m. thru 5/6. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $40 wrist bands includes unlimited rides, three game tickets and a food item. Info: appleblossom.org.

Live Performance: Body Music, 4/27, 7 p.m. Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. BODY MUSIC ignites audiences with music you can SEE, dance you can HEAR. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Columbia Chorale: A bit of Broadway and all that jazz, 4/27, 7:30 p.m. A medley of Gershwin favorites will be included along with guest jazz musicians from the Wenatchee area. Wenatchee High School Auditorium. Cost: $15. Info: numericapac.org.

Horse Lake Trail Run, 4/28, 8 a.m. Half marathon, 7-mile and 5-mile trail runs in the Wenatchee foothills. Fundraiser for the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and its trail building and maintenance program. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Master Gardener Plant Sale, 4/28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale will feature more than 20 varieties of tomatoes including both heirloom and favorite hybrids. Good selection of perennials, vegetable and herbs grown by Master Gardeners. Over 3,000 plants for sale. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Apple Blossom Youth Parade, 4/28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Starts at Triangle Park goes down Orondo Ave.

Corvette Show, 4/28, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Wenatchee Valley Corvette Club will host a collector quality Corvettes car show and learn about pets looking for a loving home. Proceeds benefit Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Rocky Reach Dam. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheevalleycorvetteclub.com.

WSU Master Gardener Plant Sale, 4/28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Firewire and waterwise plants, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, perennials and more. Pybus Public Market. Info: chelandouglas.wsu.edu/mg/.

The Met: live In HD – Cendrillon, 4/28, 9:55 a.m. Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $22 advance or $24 at the door. Info: icicle.org.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway train, 4/28-29, 1- 5 p.m. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen, east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Life is a cycle, 4/28, 3:30 p.m. Learn to bike for transportation in a group ride with local biking experts. The route is Saddlerock Pub and Brewery to the Saddlerock trailhead and back to Saddlerock Pub and Brewery. Upon completion receive an awesome swag and $5 discount on the Saddlerock’s Wenatchee pizza. Cost: $10. Info: facebook.com/events/1504402579676436/.

Wenatchee Community Concert: Duo Baldo, 4/30, 7 p.m. Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi perform. High energy classical music with comedy and a touch of slapstick. Wenatchee High School auditorium. Info: wenatcheeconcerts.org.

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