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What to do in Wenatchee in September

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Evergreen State in Pink is a watercolor by Nicki Isaacson. She is the featured artist through September at Two Rivers Art Gallery, 102 N. Columbia, Wenatchee.

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. Riverside Pub. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m.

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.

Upper Valley Running Club Run, every Tuesday night through the fall, 4:30 – 6 p.m. check in time. Maps available for a marked 3 mile trail route. Run or walk. Participate 10 or more times and earn a run club tech tee. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. Info: sleepinglady.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).

Leavenworth Community Farmers Market, every Thursday, 4 – 8 p.m. Local eggs, meats, cheeses and breads, produce, fruit, prepared foods, local crafts and more. Lions Club Park. Cost: free.

Guided Explorations of Barn Beach Reserve, all summer Thursdays, 10 a.m. No need to register, just stop by and enjoy the native plants and animals, learn about the history of this iconic Leavenworth landmark. Tour takes about 45 minutes.

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.

Tread Lightly Fridays, noon. This concept is simple – as a business or employee, do something environmentally mindful each Friday. This could mean riding a bike to work, utilizing a self-container for take-outs, selling locally sourced foods, composting waste, or something else entirely. It can be as simple or complex as you like. This project, as part of the Our Valley What’s Next community visioning and development initiative, aims to help reduce the community’s carbon footprint while having fun at the same time. Participating businesses and individuals will receive attention on the Tread Lightly Friday Facebook page. There also will be classes held to educate businesses on how they can “tread lightly” and save money at the same time. Contact Tandi Canterbury with The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar at 509 264-7466 or tmcanterbury@gmail.com.

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. and every Thursday, 3 – 7 p.m. thru October. Stop by and explore the unique mix of vendors offering seasonal fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, one-of-a-kind artisan goods and tasty cuisine. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

City of Quincy Farmers Market, every first and third Saturday through September, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Lauzier Park. Cost: free. Info: social media.

Pack Walks every Saturday, 9 a.m. Loop trail behind Pybus market. All dogs must be on a leash and bring doggie waste bags. Cost: free. Info: wenatcheefido.org.

Hot Rodzz Espresso Saturday Night Cruise-Ins, every Saturday night, 4:30 p.m. Hot rods and motorcycles cruise on in. Check out the cars and motorcycles, $1 tacos. Pybus Public Market parking lot.

Cooking Demo with Ruth Leslie, every last Saturday of the month. Ruth will cook with ingredients from the market. 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.

Bye Bye Birdie, 9/1, 8 p.m. A hip swiveling musical comedy set at the dawn of the sensational ‘60s and studded with splashy production numbers that spill off the stage. Hatchery Park Stage at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Directed and choreographed by Casey Adam Craig. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

The Sound of Music, 9/2, 3, 8 p.m. The Leavenworth village classic story of the von Trapp family, becomes a truly magical evening in the mountains, out under the stars. Directed by Kevin McKee. Ski Hill Amphitheater, Wenatchee National Forest. Info: leavenworthsummertheater.org.

First Friday events include:

*Two Rivers Art Gallery, 9/1, 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring award winning artist Nicki Isaacson. The gallery will present a whole new show by over 50 local and regional artists. Music by pianist Jeannie McPherson. Wines by Errant Cellars. Complimentary refreshments. 102 N Columbia, Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: 2riversgallery.com.

*Tumbleweed Bead Co., 9/1, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments served. 105 Palouse St. Cost: free. Info: tumbleweedbeadco.com.

*Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 9/1, 5. – 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Info: Wenatchee.org.

*RadarStation, 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibits showcasing works in the pop-surrealism and lowbrow movement, culling from artists all over the country but with a focus on local talent. Handmade and locally created art and curiosities available in the gift shop. 115 S Wenatchee Ave. Info: radarstationart.com.

Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Auxiliary’s 23rd Annual Yard & Bake Sale, 9/2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 9/3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sales by donation, Fire Station 93, 19015 Beaver Valley Rd (next to Beaver Valley School in Plain).

Sleeping Lady Bird Walks, 9/2, 16, 8 – 9:30 a.m. Join Heather Murphy, local wildlife biologist, nature journalist and artist. Sleeping Lady area. Cost: free. Info: sleepinglady.com.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Train, 9/2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nile Saunders Memorial Run. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Alphenfolk in the Gazebo, 9/2, noon – 2 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m.  9/3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 9/4, 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 9/10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live music and folklore of the Alps with authentic instruments, singing and yodeling. Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Twilight Alphorn Serenade, 9/2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 8 pm. End your day with the soothing tones of the Leavenworth Alphorns. Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Chelan County Fair, 9/7-10. Live music, Sammy Kershaw and The Olson Bros Band, live entertainment, 4H and FFA display of animals, food booths, rodeo, dog classes, carnival rides, predators of the heart,  pirate’s parrot show, Jeff Evans’ magic game show, Dachshund dash,  lawnmower races, arts and crafts, and so much more. Chelan County Fairground, Cashmere. Info: chelancountyfair.com.

Trailhead Talk Series, 9/7, 6 – 7 p.m. Sagebrush to orchards – the transformation of our valley, 1900 – today. Learn about our valley’s early history. Using historic photos, local historian Chris Rader will tell the story of how a sagebrush valley has turned into orchards with the opening of the Highline Canal in the early 1900s. Saddle Rock Trailhead. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Quilt and Fiber Art Festival, 9/8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 9/9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pat Koehler is featured artist. Over 300 quilts, displays of fiber art, dolls and beading, quilt raffle. Jim Tharpe of Seattle is host with a display of his family’s quilts that date back to the 1800s, some with folklore stories and connection to historical events. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $5.

Fall Car Show and Bridge Dance, 9/8, BBQ 6 p.m., 9/9, all day. live music, beer garden. Show and shine car show. Downtown Chelan Riverwalk Park. Info: lakechelancarshow.com.

Piatigorsky Foundation Concert, 9/8, 6:30 p.m. In memory of Wilfred Woods. Featuring cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Lisa Bergman. The Grove Recital Hall, Music and Art Center. Cost: free.

Lake Chelan Shore to Shore half-marathon and 10k run, 9/9, 8 a.m. Half-marathon starts at Lakeside Park on the south shore of Lake Chelan and ends on the north shore in Manson. 10k run starts west of Chelan on Highway 150 and ends in Manson. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 9/9, 9 a.m. 2 mile walk. Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Free bike helmet fitting and giveaway, 9/9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kids from ages to 1 to 18 must be present to be fitted. West entrance of Pybus Public Market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Quincy Valley Balloon Festival and Pyrotechnics Experience, 9/9 – 10, 6 a.m. weather permitting. Watch the balloons take flight. At dusk hot air balloon will not lift off the ground but will illuminate for a night glow. Saturday evening bring your lawn chair or blanket to watch the fireworks show like no other. Food vendors, beer and wine garden. Lauzier Park in Quincy. Cost: free.

Quincy Valley Consumer Awareness Day, 9/9, all day. Food, live entertainment, parade at 10 a.m. local tours, car show, tractor pull, produce sale at 9 a.m., petting zoo, kids games, farm to market fun run, cook offs,  and more.  Quincy High School Festival grounds.

Beat the Beast, 9/9, 5k and 2k run. Quincy. Info: runwenatchee.com.

The Great Escape Geology Tour, 9/9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ice Age Floods using the Grand Coulee and the Upper Crab Creek drainages, filled the Quincy Basin at a rate up to 16.5 million cubic meters of water per second. This tour will examine the incredible erosive consequences of the floodwaters escaping the Quincy Basin, via Lynch, Potholes and Frenchman Springs Coulees. And examine the eight mile wide Drumheller Channels, through which most of the Quincy Basin floodwaters drained largely down the Lower Crab Creek drainage, toward the Columbia River at Beverly, Wa. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Info: wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

Cascade Couples Golf Championship, 9/9, 10, 11 a.m. Leavenworth Golf Course. Info: leavenworthgolf.com.

Historical Walking tours of Leavenworth, 9/9, 10 a.m. Town Walks. Tour begins at Upper Valley Museum, Leavenworth. Cost: $5 donation. Info: uppervalleymuseum.org.

Leavenworth Fall Wine Walk, 9/9, noon – 5:30 p.m. Stroll, sip and savor through downtown Leavenworth. Complimentary wine glass, bottle tote, prizes, specialty cheeses from the Cheesemonger, live music. Cost: $45pp, $80 per couple. Info: cascadefarmlands.com.

Musikkapelle in the Gazebo, 9/9, noon – 3 p.m. The Bavarian Village town band performs live. Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Sport Gymnastics Golf Tournament, 9/10. Highlander Golf Course. Info: sportclassicgolf.com.

Sip, eat and paint, 9/10, 4 – 6 p.m. Spend a relaxing afternoon painting alongside friends or making new ones. Includes a glass of wine or beer and a small plate. All art supplied to complete your own bird painting on salvaged wood with instructor Dzhan Wiley. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. Cost: $55. Info: sleepinglady.com.

Early Morning birding and ID skills building, 9/13, 7:30 – 9:45 a.m. With Susan Ballinger. Walla Walla Point Park. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Bree Loewen, Found: A life in Mountain Rescue, 9/13, 7 – 9 p.m. Bree will share stories and images from her newly released book. Wenatchee River Institute. Cost: by donation. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.

Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9. 7 a.m. – noon. 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? Mountain Home Preserve. Contact Susan Ballinger @ susan@cdlandtrust.org.

Trailhead Talk Series, 9/14, 6 – 7 p.m. Home landscaping tips inspired by our Foothills. Susan Cusick leads this talk and gives tips and pointers about what works in our area. Saddle Rock Trailhead. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Building North Central Washington Home Tour and Remodeling Expo, 9/15-17. Eleven homes to view. Chefs on Tour on 9/14. Info: buidlingncw.org/events.

Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring, 9/15, 10/19, 11/16. 6 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? Horse Lake Reserve. Contact Susan Ballinger @ susan@cdlandtrust.org.

M-Pact, 9/15, 7:30 p.m. Imagine…  The smooth soul of Sam Smith, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and groove of Bruno Mars, the sophisticated harmonies of Take 6, and the brass bite of the Michael Bublé Big Band… All created by the human voice alone. Live performance. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

HawkFest 2017, 9/15 and 9/16. Join the Chelan/Entiat Ranger District, North Central Washington Audubon Society and HawkWatch International this fall for the eighth annual HawkFest. This free family event combines educational activities in Pateros with a field trips to the Wells Wildlife Area and Chelan Ridge HawkWatch site. On Friday, Sept. 15, there is a raptor ID and migration workshop at the Pateros Fire Hall with Dr. Dave Oleyar from HawkWatch International.Register in advance for the field trips and workshop at ncwaudubon.org., or visit the exhibits at Pateros any time during that Saturday.

Youth Hunting and Fishing Day, 9/16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. NCW Gun Club, East Wenatchee. Cost: free. Info: Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Facebook page.

British Car Show, 9/16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to all British cars, trucks and motorcycles. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Lake Chelan Community Hospital Home Tour, 9/16, 10 a.m. – 4 pm. Art show at Tsillan Cellars featuring Northwest artists. Cost: $20. Info: lakechelanhometour.com.

Fall White River Salmon Tour, 9/17, 1 – 4 p.m. Experience and learn about sockeye salmon’s return to the White River with local fish biologist Chuck Peven. RSVP required. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Wenatchee River Institute Fall Banquet and Fundraiser, 9/20, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Join Wenatchee River Institute for a night filled with food, drink, music and an auction. Dinner by Ravenous catering. No host bar of local beers and wine, homemade desserts. Cashmere Riverside Center. Cost: $50. Info: wenatcheeriverinstitute.org.

Trailhead Talk Series, 9/21, 6 – 7 p.m. Tips for outdoor photos with phones and cameras. Local photographer Frank Cone will give tips and offer guidance for taking landscapes and close-ups. Saddle Rock Trailhead. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Glengarry Glen Ross, 9/21-23, 7 p.m. 9/23, 2 p.m. Live play with Mission Creek Players. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $22. Info: numericapac.org.

 Leavenworth Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, 9/22 – 10/1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Thousands of quality used books for sale at just $1-$3.  Corner of  8th & Commercial Streets in downtown Leavenworth. Proceeds benefit all Leavenworth Library children’s programs and many library expenses.

Harvest Festival, 9/22, 6 p.m. 9/23, all day. Festival kicks off Friday night with dinner, dance and open beer garden. Saturday, food, beverages, arts and crafts, entertainment, magician, children’s carnival games, inflatable bounce toys, a pumpkin patch. And beer garden. The playgrounds of St. Joseph’s Catholic school. Info: stjosephwen.org.

Fall Family Day Hikes – Insect Investigations, 9/22, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. Explore our trails with fun, hands-on activities to get up close and personal with nature. Learn more about the creepy crawlies that live in our foothills. Saddle Rock Trailhead. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Autumn Leaf Festival and Parade, 9/23, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. parade at noon, 9/24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

NCW Dahlia Show and exhibition, 9/23, 24, all day. Come see the State’s best collection of dahlia’s. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Train, 9/23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Railroad Day. Ride the mini train. 155 N Worthen east end of the railroad pedestrian bridge. Cost: $2.

Loverboy and Survivor, 9/23, 7:30 p.m. Live performance by rock band. Songs include, Lovin Every Minute of It and This could be the Night, Girls in Love are some of the fan favorites. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $39. Info: towntoyotacenter.org.

Just Plain Fun Run, 9/24, 11 a.m. 3 mile trail run and family walk. All proceeds to benefit Beaver Valley School in Plain. Info: plainhardware.com.

Shanty Chor, 9/24, 4:30 p.m. Live performance singing sailor work songs. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org.

Geology of the Icicle Valley, 9/25, 4 – 6 p.m. Join geologist Kelsay Stanton and look at the geology underfoot and in the surrounding landscape and see evidence of glaciers and identify local rocks. Sam Hill property. Cost: free. Info: cdlandtrust.org.

Wenatchee Naturalist, 9/27. 12-week fall course at Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education Program. Susan Ballinger is the designer and instructor. Explore habitats along local rivers and learn about the animals and plants and their roles in the ecosystem. The mission is to cultivate awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the Wenatchee River region by developing an active corps of well-informed community volunteers. This course is designed for curious adults who enjoy learning about the natural world, but have limited formal science training. Info: wenatcheenaturalist.com.

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, 9/28, 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come and take part in the many inter-generational hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, wildlife “edu-tainment,” music, art and experience a meaningful cultural exchange with Native Americans in their tribal village. Leavenworth Fish Hatchery.

An evening with Darrell Hammond, 9/28, 7:30 p.m. New York Times bestselling author and longest-tenured cast member in Saturday Night Live history will share his personal story of trauma and how he lives every day for recovery. Hammond’s life story will shock, and then it will heal. Town Toyota Center. Cost: $30. Info: towntoyotacenter.com.

OkTOberfest, 9/29, 10/6, 13, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. 9/30, 10/7, 14, noon – 2 a.m. Live music, German food, arts and crafts, activities for the whole family, and beer! Don’t miss tapping the keg every Saturday at 1 p.m. Downtown Leavenworth. Info: leavenworthoktoberest.com.

Bonnie Birch Trio in the Gazebo, 9/29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Accordion music. Downtown Leavenworth. Cost: free.

Icicle Creek Family Film Festival, 9/29, 30. Heidi will show 7 pm. at Snowy Owl Theater on 9/29. Workshop: Stop Motion for Creative young minds, at Canyon Wren Recital Hall on 9/30, 10 a.m. Workshop: Family Filmmaking with Jonah Kozlowski at Snowy Owl Theater, 9/30, 10 a.m. Noon to 4 p.m. family food and bouncy houses face painting, sno-cones, ice cream and more. Best of Fest: Children’s Film Festival, at Snowy Owl Theater. 9/30, 1:30 p.m. Kubo and the Two Strings, 9/30, 4 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Petting zoo 10/1, 1:30, Numerica Performing Arts Center. Kedi, 10/1, 2 p.m. at Numerica Performing Arts Center. El Jeremias, 10/1, 5 p.m. at Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $10 per screening or fest pass, $30. Info: icicle.org.

The Association, 9/29, 7:30 p.m. Live performance. Rock and Roll Band from 1967. Songs include: Cherish, Never My Love, Windy, Along Comes Mary. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

Oktoberfest Marathon and half-marathon, 9/30, 7 a.m. Start near Alpine Lakes Wilderness area, loop through the Icicle Canyon the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth through wooded riverfront trails. Info: runwenatchee.com.

Wellington Town Site Tour, 9/30, 10/1, 10 a.m. Meet at the Upper Valley Museum to share a ride up Stevens Pass. Narrated tour of the site of the 1910 tragic railroad disaster. Cost: $20 must RSVP. Info: uppervalleymuseum.org.

Evil Dead the musical, 10/4, 7:30 p.m. Hilarious live stage show that takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Info: numericapac.org.

Wings and Wheels, 10/5 – 8. Friday Cruise, Saturday car show, carnival, free kids activities, wine tasting, craft and food vendors and more.  Eastmont Community Park and Pangborn Airport, East Wenatchee.

The Golden Age Senior Prom, 10/6, 4 – 7 p.m. Live music, Prom King and Queen, photographer, drinks and appetizers. All proceed go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by Highgate Senior Living. Pybus Public Market. Cost: $15 pp or $25 couple. Tickets: Highgate Senior Living, 1320 S Miller.

Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire, 10/21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A showcase of invention, imagination, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to entrepreneurs to artists to performers to scientists to garage tinkerers. Wenatchee Convention Center.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, Saturday, Oct. 28. To submit project ideas, list your planned activities, or learn how you can participate, call coordinators Laurel Helton 663-6662 or Margie Kerr 670-5684 and/or visit the website wenatcheemkdd.com.

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