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Premiere Issue

July/August 2012

Your Go-To Guide for kid and family activities and events happening throughout the Wenatchee Valley

Playdate In the Park!

~Find YOUR favorite park in the Valley

What are YOUR family traditions? ~Fourth of July ~New School Year

Calendar Highlights:

~4th of July Festivities ~Summer Day Camps ~On the Safety Trail ~The MOMolouges ~Kids Fishing Derby ~Demo Derby ~and MUCH more!

FREE! Please Take Me Home!

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#SafetySmarts Rocky Reach Dam June 30 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE Details at chelanpud.org “On the Safety Trail” Things to Do: • Explore the inside of a fire truck • Watch the Hazard Hamlet electrical safety demonstration Appearances by: • Fishin’ Magician Dave Graybill • Cash, the Karelian bear dog • National Forest Service • Smokey Bear • CCSO Sgt. Kent Sisson • McGruff the Crime Dog • Chelan County Fire District 1 with Sparky the Fire Dog • Washington State Patrol

• Try the RiverCom 911 safety simulator • Watch a Chelan County PUD lineman safety demonstration • Buy healthy snacks at Rocky Reach Café • Meet Seamor the talking sea serpent • Visit stops “On the Safety Trail” to earn a prize

www.chelanpud.org 509.663.7522

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In Every Issue:

5 Nikki’s Note 12 Road Trip 14 What’s Your

What's Inside

Tradition

16 Reading Corner 18 Storytimes 23 Take Five 24 Calendar of Events

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Special Features:

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Playdate in The Park

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Kids in the Kitchen

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10 Meet Makenna 19 Vacation Bible

Schools

20 Summer Camps 23 Date Night

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Please be sure to check out our sponsors!

Suppoort them by shopping local! (and tell them Kid Connect sent you!) 2 Chelan County PUD

19 Faith Lutheran Preschool

34 Smallwoods Harvest

3 Performing Arts Center

25 Wok About Grill

35 Columbia Grove

8 Wenatchee Valley Mall

27 Eastmont Lanes

16 Gayla’s Pastry

29 Seeds Learning Center

17 Academic Toolbox

31 Dream Alley Studios

18 Beautiful Blessings

33 Weinstein & Schwab

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Covenant Church

35 L-Bow the Clown 36 Columbia River Music Conservatory


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Owner: Nikki Cox (509) 834-8977 nikki@ncwkidconnect.com To Advertise with Kid Connect, email ads@ncwkidconnect.com Be a part of Kid Connect! Local writers, photographers, experts or parents are invited to contribute. Please email or call to discuss. We love to hear from you! Please email us at kidpics@ncwkidconnect.com with pictures of your kiddos and we will fit as many as possible throughout the next issue. Please include the child’s name. Do you have a story idea, or a local event we should know about? Please let us know!

Who's On The Cover?

Nikki's Note As summer came so quickly, it is now halfway over! Oh, how the time can fly by…… especially when you have a household of little ones running around. Although, at the same time, it can also seem to drag on and on if you are like me and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of another little one (or, maybe in your case, your first one)! My name is Nikki Cox and I welcome you to North Central Washington Kid Connect’s premiere issue! I am so excited to be able to share this magazine with you! It has been a long time coming and something I have been craving since my family moved here to Wenatchee in March of 2011. This magazine is written for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of all children ages newborn through teenagers. My promise to you is to provide as much information as possible to keep you “in the loop” as to what is going on around the valley that you can enjoy with your entire family. In this issue, we take you on the journey of meeting little Makenna, who lives with Larsen’s Syndrome. This issue will also introduce some topics that you will see in every issue such as Road Trip ideas, Holiday Traditions, Favorite Books for both mom and child, “Take Five”- a quick devotional, and also ideas for how your family can help serve and give back to our community. I hope you enjoy reading this magazine as much as I have enjoyed creating it. I also hope you help pass it around and share it with other parents. If you are interested in being a part of Kid Connect, please see to the left.

Hannah Cox is a 2 year old who lives in Wenatchee. And, yes, she is my youngest daughter! She is wild and crazy and not afraid of anything! She loves to play with her dollies, help mommy in the kitchen and follow around her best friend and big sister, KaeLee around 24/7.

Now, hurry up and enjoy the rest of your summer! It will be gone before you know it!

Nikki

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PLAYDATE Walla Walla Point Park

Rotary Park 1810 Maple Street

1357 Walla Walla Ave

8 acres with basketball court, picnic shelters, walking trail, play equipment and splash pad (open 11am-8pm 7 days a week during summer)

70 acres with restrooms, picnic shelters, four-plex sports field,swimming, walking trail, tennis, volleyball, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, fishing platform

Lincoln Park 1410 Mission St 22 acres with a Large Play Structure, picnic areas, athletic fields and a stage

Eastmont Community Park N Georgia Ave & Grant Rd. 26 acres with aquatic center, sports field, 4 baseball diamonds, 4 picnic shelters, horseshoe pit, walking trail, children’s playground, basketball and tennis courts, racetrack and restrooms

Other Parks to check out:

Chase Park Confluence Point Park Rainbow Park Hydro Park 6

Western Hills Park Ohme Gardens Rocky Reach Dam Tedford park

Centennial Park Locomotive Park Wenatchi Park Cottage Avenue Park


in the PARK

Pennsylvania Park

Pioneer Park

219 Pennsylvania Ave

220 Fuller Street

Wading pool open Tues-Sat 1-5pm through Aug. 18, lots of open space, play equipment

7 acres with skate park, play equipment, outdoor pool, picnic area

Washington Park

Kiwanis Methow Park

110 South Miller St.

420 Methow Street

Wading Pool (open Tues-Sat 1-5pm through Aug. 18), picnic shelter, open space and play equipment

Wading Pool open Tues-Sat 1-5pm through Aug. 18, picnic shelter, play equipment, soccer and basketball areas

Kenroy Park N James Ave & 8th St NE

5 acres with 2 Picnic Shelters, Playground and Skateboard Park

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BRING YOU:

Every Second SATURDAY of the month from NOON-2:00pm Join Your Wenatchee Valley Mall and United Way to make a family story project with your kids. All you need is your family. Everything else will be provided. Quality time doesn’t get much better than this! And don’t forget – it’s all FREE! 511 Valley Mall Pkwy #200 in East Wenatchee (509) 884-6645

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in the s d i K Kitchen

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very kid loves to be a helper. And every kid feels so proud and special when they are allowed to help with “adult” things. I know for me, my kids love to “help” with emptying the dishwasher, folding clothes, separating laundry, putting clothes into the washer and dryer, wrap the cord up after I vacuum, etc. and they are only 2 and 3 years old. Although it takes a lot of patience and quite a bit of extra time, the lessons they learn from it and the character and responsibility they build are more than worth it. A bonus is the time you get to spend with them. They don’t care what you do with them during that time, they just like to be with you. Another way to get your kids involved is to get them into the kitchen. Find age-appropriate tasks that your kids can help with. Even just letting them sit on the counter to watch you is exciting enough to them! This recipe is perfect for those times when it’s your turn to bring snacks for your playdate group, MOPS, Sunday school, preschool, or even for a birthday party or a sports team. Have your kids paint (or color with markers) the clothespins, glue on the eyes, or maybe even just pick out the snacks to go in the baggies. This easy recipe is sure to be a hit wherever you go….. for both the kids AND the parents! Go ahead and let them envy the amount of time you have on your hands to create something so cool…… it’ll be our little secret how long it actually took….!


RECIPE

You Will Need: • Clothespins • Googly eyes • Colorful pipe cleaners • Snack-sized ziplock baggies • Snacks for filling o Can use goldfish, assorted cereals, grapes, blueberries, dried fruit, yogurt rasins, etc. How To Do It: • Decorate the clothespins with either paint or markers • Glue on the googly eyes • Fill the Baggies with your goodies, leaving enough “empty space’ in the middle • Clip on your clothespin • Add the pipe cleaners into the clothespin and twirl the ends a bit to resemble antennae

GIVE SOLES FROM HEAVEN

This is a ministry through Columbia Grove Covenant Church here in East Wenatchee that gives shoes to children in need just in time for back to school. They partner with Serve Wenatchee Valley and their annual Back To School Clothing Giveaway event. Every year, they give away more than 1,000 new pairs of shoes! This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, August 18th from 8:00am-12:00pm at Saddlerock Presbyterian Church. (1400 S Miller Ave in Wenatchee) The Back to School Giveaway doesn’t just give away shoes, either! They give away clothes, haircuts, face painting, balloons, books, goodies, food and more! If you and your family would like to help with this ministry and be a part of something amazing, please contact Linda Belton at the Columbia Grove church office 860-4001 or at 679-5497 or Serve Wenatche Valley at 663-4673. Please visit solesfromheaven.com for more information. You can donate shoes, monetary gifts or help at the event itself!

BACK!

KID CONNECT is proud to be a part of the great Wenatchee Valley and loves to keep business local and give back to the community. Every issue will give you and your family an opportunity to do the same. This issue, our focus is on :

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T E A E N M EN K A M

Makenna is a 9 year old girl who lives here

in East Wenatchee with her parents and her little brother, Connor. She is a bright-spirited young girl who has the whole world at her fingertips and she sure is eager to explore it! She loves to camp, play piano and hang out with her family and friends. If you were talking to Makenna over the phone, she would seem just like any other 9 year old girl, giddy about life and looking forward to her next sleepover with her best friends. But Makenna is a special girl, living with Larsen’s Syndrome. Larsen’s is a condition characterized by congenital dislocation of multiple body joints. Larsen’s Syndrome is unique in that it only affects 1 in 100,000 people. Shawn and Melissa, Makenna’s parents, have known about her condition since birth. They have spent countless number of days in Seattle at Seattle Children’s Hospital, but the older Makenna gets, the less they have to make the trip. They are down to going only every few months, the latest being just this April for a back surgery for Makenna. This was her 10th surgery. Melissa says that just because her outward appearance may be different than others, her heart is just the same. Though I think it’s probably bigger than most other 9 year olds! Makenna has a unique perspective on life because she knows how great it can be, despite the troubles going on. Makenna says, “Sometimes it can be tough. But sometimes it can be awesome!” and she just focuses on the awesome. Makenna is a strong girl who stays positive and sees through the hard times to the blessings that Larsen’s has given her. “There are some things that people with Larsen’s get to do that other people don’t get to do” said Makenna. One of these things she is referring to is Camp Korey. Makenna looks forward to Camp Korey every year and is so excited to return again this summer.

Camp Korey is a camp in Carnation, WA that provides special camps throughout the year for kids and their families with medical disabilities. And there is a week set aside just for skeletal dysplasia that Makenna gets to attend. Makenna says her most memorable day EVER was at Camp Korey when they broke out into “a gigantic food fight with noodles, cherries, melted chocolate and lots of other stuff” She described the camp as “AMAZING!” and “AWESOME!” Camp Korey also offers a family camp that Makenna’s family attends and loves.

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What You Can Do

Makenna and her brother, Connor

Makenna’s support system here in Wenatchee couldn’t be greater. Their family has come to call her support system her “entourage”, as they are always there for her to welcome her home, send her off to Seattle, support her in the hard times and celebrate with her in the good. Her classmates and teachers at her elementary school have been especially supportive, sending her well wishes, cards, gifts, visiting her (including her principal!), and helping her raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Last Fall, during Make A Difference Day, Makenna wanted to do something to help raise money. She rallied her family and friends together to put on a bake sale and raised over $3,000. Her uncle matched her earnings and made her total over $6,000! Another pretty exciting thing that has recently happened to Makenna is getting contacted by Make A Wish Foundation to get a wish granted. Though Makenna has yet to decide on a wish, she is THRILLED about this. Just another blessing that has come out of having Larsen’s that other kids don’t get. Though Makenna may be outwardly different from other kids her age, and her mom says she is the same on the inside, I think she has far surpassed other kids her age and her heart is bulging out of her chest with kindness and compassion. A true example that God only makes great things. Makenna and her family

When Makenna and her family are asked how they can help, they answer with supporting these foundations. If, after hearing Makenna’s story, you feel moved to do something, please consider these foundations. They are close to Makenna’s heart and have brought her so much joy throughout her journey. Seattle Children’s Hospital www.seattlechildrens.org/ ways-to-help/ 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-987-2153 or 800-635-1432 (toll-free) Camp Korey www.campkorey.org/waysto-help 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road Carnation, WA 98014 Main Line: (425) 844-3100 Fax: (425) 844-3105 Make A Wish Foundation http://www.wish.org/help 4742 N 24th St. Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016-4862 (602) 279-WISH (9474) (800) 722-WISH (9474) toll free

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I know a road trip to Yakima may seem a bit boring, and I promise to deliver more exciting road trip ideas in future issues, but as the premiere issue of Kid Connect, I thought it would be a great way to show you all where I came from and hopefully show you that Yakima CAN be a bit exciting. Of course, having family in the town always makes it that much more enjoyable….! Technically, I grew up in Moxee, but since it is just 4 miles outside of town, it’s easier to say I grew up in Yakima. Having said that, there are actually quite a few fun things to do for kids in Yakima and I will share just a few of those here with you. Yakima is just a short 2 hour drive from Wenatchee, whether you take Blewett Pass or travel through Quincy. It’s a perfect distance if your kids are still taking naps! When my family plans a trip to Yakima, we leave at nap time and allow the girls to get a good nap in and then we head back home at bedtime and are able to just scoop the kids up and put them in their beds when we get home. They miss out on bath that night, but it’s worth it! A great place to start once you get to Yakima is Kids Castle. It is a huge indoor play area inside of Gymnastics Plus where the kiddos can get all their energy out plus more. They can climb, slide, go through the obstacle course, run through the tunnels and more! The best day to go is Wednesday when 2 kiddos can play for the price of one! After expending all that energy, the kiddos would get a kick out of visiting the Museum Soda Fountain. The Museum Soda Fountain is a working exhibit of a late 1930’s soda fountain. Sodas, sundaes, and milkshakes are created with Tillamook ice cream. Hot dogs, chili, soup and sandwiches are also available. This is a must see to appreciate! It is located in the Yakima Valley Museum and is open in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Next, head over to the Skateland Fun Center. This is a great place to get some exercise, have some fun, and learn a new skill (or maybe a few new tricks!). Though, during the week, Skateland is only open Wednesday afternoons or

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Monday thru Thursday in the evenings. Each Wednesday afternoon, from 1:30-4:30 is Wacky Wednesday with a different wacky theme each week. Skateland accepts cash only as form of payment, so be prepared. Enjoy some quality family time with some good music and lots of laughs! Skateland carries children’s size 6 and up for skates, or you are welcome to bring your own. If you are in more of an outdoor mood, head over to Meadowbrook Family Fun Center and take the kiddos miniature golfing, let them take a few swings at the batting cages, challenge them to a go-cart race or see who can stay the driest on the bumper boats! Then head inside for some arcade games including, my favorite, SkeeBall! By this time, I am sure even YOU will be exhausted. For dinner, you must have a famous Miner Burger at Miners Drive In! The burgers are anything but “Minor”. Beware when you order your fries…. You may just need ONE order of fries for the entire family! And the shakes are to die for! They offer over 30 different flavors! There is a lot of seating, both inside and out. They make everything to order, so it will not be as quick as McDonalds, but definitely will be quicker than a sit down restaurant. This is a popular place for sports teams to stop after a game, so be prepared to see a few buses if you are there on a game night! For the drive home, grab a coffee to keep you awake (there seems to be a coffee stand on every corner in the city, but if it’s a late night, Crusin Coffee is open 24 hours!) and have a safe drive home! I hope you enjoy my home town as much as I loved growing up there!

Kids Castle 2121 West Lincoln Ave Yakima WA 98902 (509) 453-8126 Yakima Valley Museum 2105 Tieton Drive Yakima, WA 98902 (509) 248-0747 Skatelnad Fun Center 2506 Old Town Road Union Gap, WA 98903 (509) 575-6446 Meadowbrook Family Fun 7200 W Nob Hill Blvd. Yakima, WA 98908 (509) 966-3836 Miner’s Drive In 2415 S 1st St. Yakima, WA 98903

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WHAT’S YOUR

“My extended family always gathers at my Aunt’s house, who lives on Moses Lake and we go boating, water skiing, intertubing, then we watch the fireworks they set off over the lake.” ~Nikki Cox

Send us YOUR holiday traditions! Next issue we are looking for: LABOR DAY HALLOWEEN Send your traditions to: nikki@ncwkidconnect.com 14

“Everything we eat for breakfast is Red, White & Blue. Dyed pancakes with whip cream on top and a flag toothpick for an added ‘flair’ , served with strawberries, blueberries and vanilla yogurt.” ~Terry Eikenbary

“We go up to the Waterville fairgrounds for the Demolition Derby and Fireworks” ~Jon Stephenson (This year, it is on July 3rd, starting at 7pm, gates open at 4pm!)

We go to Confluence Park every year and have a big BBQ ~Diany Goday

“We all dress in Red, White and Blue and fill the house with sounds from our ‘patriotic’ playlist” ~Chelsea

Jacobs

“Sparklers and Pop-Its were always what my siblings looked forward to -- while enjoying our special treat of Pop Rocks!” ~Konner Sauve “My famly always has our family reunion on 4th of July weekend, filled with American Classics, such as: BBQ’d hamburgers and hot dogs, watermelon, apple pie, lemonade, softball games, beach volleyball, washerboard tournament, camping and a huge game of sardines. Nevermind our family history and home videos!” ~Tessa Walton


TRADITION? “My mom would take each of us kids back to school shopping (for clothes and supplies) separately and we would make it our own “date”. We would go shopping, have some lunch, shop some more then go get some ice cream. It was always a special day to look forward to.” ~Nikki Cox

“We take a trip to Portland, OR to go back to school shopping, spend the night and do something fun like go to the zoo while we are there.” ~Hannah Beaudry

“We take a picture in front of something that never changes (a grandfather clock, fireplace or the front porch, for example) with their backpacks on and their special first day of “We send a small gift with the school outfits.” kids to give to their teacher on the ~Callie Skahan first day of school. Something simple

and cute like a bottle of lotion with a note saying “hope this year goes smooth for you” or a jar of almond joys with a note that says “We hope “We have a this year brings you great joy!”, countdown that we etc. Be creative.” start on August ~Christine Orozco first. Much like a countdown to Christmas, but it’s a big school at the “We go out to eat top with at the kids’ construction paper favorite resaurant after links hanging down the first day of school then and the kids tear one off every night come back home and eat my until school starts. famous school bus cake It helps them get for dessert” excited for their ~Lisa Wilson first day.” ~Luke Riel

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"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." ~Oscar Wilde

Just For YOU

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks is unlike any of his other books. This book is a bit darker and more suspense and mystery in it rather than focusing heavily on the romance factor (though there is still plenty of that!). This book has already been made into a movie and the release date into the theaters will be announced soon. So if you want to read this book before it hits the big screen, grab your keys and head to Hastings!

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo is a book based on a little boy’s claims of visiting Heaven while he nearly died on the surgical table. He tells of his experience and what and who he sees. This story will take your breath away and will surely bring tears to your eyes. It is a very heart warming story that is sure to bring you hope and, hope fully, closer to the Lord!

Yada Yada Prayer Group Series by Neta Jackson is a seven book series that brings a group of women together at a conference and they become great friends, starting a prayer group. This book will take you on their life journeys and will teach you (or remind you!) of the importance of prayer. These women help each other with prayer, love and friendship. A truly heartwarming story and a great read!

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This is one of my (and my kids’) favorite books. Sandra Boynton is a great author with silly books that young “readers” will fall in love with. Feel free to use your “silly voice” when reading this to your young ones and take advantage of this time to practice your dramatic abilities! This, and all other Boynton books make great baby shower gifts as well as 1st & even 2nd birthday gifts.

a great book for kids ages 3-10 years. It teaches children the important of kindness to others. It teaches the power that words have and the benefits of kind words. It is written in a metaphor, making it easier for children to understand and relate to. Every elementary classroom should have this on their shelves for sure! And what a great book to add to your child’s library at home too!

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The character, Greg Heffley, gets a journal from his mom and uses it to record all his middle school experiences in it, no matter how crazy, clueless or humorous they are. Most kids have found themselves in these same unfortunate mishaps and are able to laugh along with his journeys. This series is sure to keep kids reading-- no matter how much they boycott books! Most appropri ate for ages 10+, especially boys.

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Story Times

East Wenatchee Library 271 9th St NE East Wenatchee, WA 886-7404 Story Time: Wednesdays 10:30 am stories, songs, poems, action Cashmere Library 300 Woodring Cashmere, WA 782-3314 Story Time: Wednesdays @ 10:00-10:30 Entiat Library 14138 Kinzel Street Entiat, WA 784-1517 Story Time: Wednesdays @ 10:00am for babies-preschool

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Wenatchee Library 310 Douglas Street Wenatchee, WA 662-5021 Baby Rhyme Time: Mondays 11:15-12:00 in the basement (books, music, baby games & play Pajama Story Time: Tuesdays @ 7:00pm come in your PJ’s! Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays 11:15-12:15 for 18-36 months old books, music, free play, fun

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Check out your “home” library’s summer reading programs and sign up in person or online @ www.ncrl.org Leavenworth Library 700 Highway 2 Leavenworth, WA 548-7923 Storytime Fridays @ 11:30 Waterville Library 105 N chelan Street Waterville, WA 745-8354 Preschool Storytime: Mondays @10:00am Stories, songs, rhymes, & fun with crafts Annual Book Sale is July 14 in Pioneer Park during Waterville Days


Looking for a Faith Influence in Your Child’s Life this Summer? VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS IN WENATCHEE AREA

All Summer Long: This year, Columbia Grove Covenant Church is bringing VBS to your neighborhood through hosting Summer Bible Block Parties. Visit columbiagrove.org for more information and look up these events in the Day to Day Calendar that begins on page 24: June 27-28 Wed-Thurs 6:00pm-8:00pm @ the field in Fancher Heights July 18-19 Wed-Thurs 10:00am-12:00pm @ Washington Park August 15-16 Wed-Thurs 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Rotary Park. All events are FREE and full of crafts, snacks, games and a whole lot more! July 16-19, Mon-Thurs Vacation Bible Adveture Cascade Mountain Bible Church 509-548-4331 11025 Chumstick Hwy Leavenworth, WA Ages 5-12 9:00am-12:00pm cmbiblechurch.org

July 16-20, Mon-Fri Trinity United Methodist Church-ages preK-14 years 850 N James in East Wen. 5:30pm-8:8:00pm 884-4508 July 16-20, Mon-Fri Community Christ Church 690 N Baker in East Wen. Ages 5-12 6:30pm-8:30pm

July 30-Aug.3, Mon-Fri New Song Community Church 11 N Iowa St, East Wen. SonRise National Park VBS 9am-12pm Ages 4-4th grade/ Ages 3 & under also welcome for parent-child activities. 5th-8th graders are invited to be Jr. Rangers newsongcc.org 886-0310 Coming in August Wenatchee Valley Praise Center 886-9410 Mega Summer Sports Camp; Call for details August 5-8 Sun-Wed Celebration Lutheran Church “Splash in God’s Word” 801 8th St in East Wenatchee 884-3817 call for time

Aug. 6-10, Mon-Fri High Power Soccer Camp Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church 5:30pm-8:00pm Ages 5-10 Contact Linda 663-1187 saddlerockepc.org

Aug. 12-16, Sun-Thurs Wen. Free Methodist Church 1601 5th St. in Wenatchee Sports Camp, including Basketball, Soccer, and Cheerleading with bible influence 6:00pm-8:30pm Ages 5- 5th grade wenfmc.org 662-1502 Aug. 13-17, Mon-Fri Faith Lutheran Church 171 Eastmont Ave East Wenatchee, WA Ages 4-5th grade 9:00am-12:00pm Contact Anna 886-3555 faithlutheranwen.com Aug. 20-24, Mon-Fri Grace Lutheran Church Arts Festival VBS 663-2189 1408 Washington St Grades K-8 9:00am-12:00pm gracelutheranwenatchee.org

FAITH LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL 171 Eastmont Ave., East Wenatchee, WA 98802 (509) 888-3316 Preschool (3 yr. olds) T/TH 9am-Noon

Pre-K AM (4 yr. olds) Pre-K PM (4yr olds) MWF MWF 8:30-11:30am 12:00-3pm

We are dedicated to inspiring a love for learning in our students through our academic and Christian curriculum!

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Here Are Just SOME of the Summer Camps Offered In The Area For Your Kids! July 5-7 9:00am-3:00pm Summer Stage Theatre Camp Technical Theatre For ages 5-17 $180 @ PAC in Wenatchee Learn about sound, lights, costume, makeup, sets, rigging and so much more! www.pacwen.org 509-663-2787 July 9-13 9:00am-3:00pm Summer Stage Theatre Camp Explore Theatre For ages 5-17 $275 @PAC in Wenatchee www.pacwen.org 509-663-2787 July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-17 Youth Tennis Lessons Ages 7+ @ Walla Walla Point Park $27/week Beginner: 9:00am and 10:00am Intermediate: 11:00am Bring a racket and 1 can of balls Fire Tots Soccer Classes $64/per 8 week class @ Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex (bottom of 5th St) Sparks (18-36 months) Tuesdays, July 10-August 28 @ 5:15pm Igniters (3-4 years old) Mondays, July 9-August 27 @ 5:15pm Tuesdays, July 10-August 28 @ 6:00pm Wednesdays, July 11-August 29 @ 11:15am Thursdays, July 12-August 30 @ 5:15pm To register contact Tania 888-5200 July 9-12 10am-11:20am Signing Exact English Ages 7-9 $45 @ Greater Wenatchee Parent/Child Preschool 1103 5th St. in Wenatchee Wenatcheepreschool.org July 9-12 - 9am-Noon @ Wenatchee Valley Museum Grades 1-2: Awesome Arts & Crafts Grades 1-2: Fairy Tales, Tall Tales, Myths & Legends Grades 2-3: Slimy Science Grades 3-5: Camp Lango-exploring South America/learning Spanish Grades 3-5: Make it Easy, Make it Great-cooking safety & Kitchen basics Grades 5-7: Beginning Guitar Grades 5-7: Charcoal Drawing Call 888-6240 or register online @ wvmcc.org

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July 9-13, or 16-20, or 23-27 Springboard Diving Camp *must be able to swim Monday@ SPORT Gymnastics 667-1538 10 S Columbia St in Wenatchee Sportgymnastics.com Tues-Fri @ Wenatchee City Pool $75 12pm-1pm July 10-12 (register by June 29) or July 24-26 (register by July 13) Golf Instructional Camp Ages 8-18 6-8pm $50 @ Three Lakes Golf Course Register @ 255 N Georgia Ave in East Wenatchee July 16-20 9:00am-3:00pm Summer Stage Theatre Camp Create Theatre For ages 5-17 $275 @PAC in Wenatchee www.pacwen.org 509-663-2787 July 16-27 -- 2 weeks! 9:00am-3:00pm Summer Stage Theatre Camp Musical Theatre For ages 8-14 $400 @PAC in Wenatchee Students will focus on projection, singing and diction for their own production of The Jungle Book www.pacwen.org 509-663-2787 July 16-20 Wildcat Cheerleading Camp Register by July 6th at Eastmont Parks & Rec 255 N Georgia Ave in East Wenatchee Or @ eastmontparks.com 9am-10:30am ages 6-14 $50 July 16-19 – 9:00am-Noon @ Wenatchee Valley Museum Grades 1-2: Rhythm, Rhymes, & a Reason to Read Grades 1-2: Adventures in South America Grades 3-5: Amusement Park Science Grades 3-5: Fashion Illustration Grades 5-7: Get Saucey – cooking class about sauces Grades 5-7: Backyard Ballistics Call 888-6240 or register online @ wvmcc.org July 16-20 9am - Noon Hip Hop, Theater Arts, Gymnastics & Tumbling Camp Ages 7-14, $110 @ SPORT Gymnastics 667-1538 Sportgymnastics.com 10 S Columbia St in Wenatchee July 23-27 9:00am-3:00pm Summer Stage Theatre Camp Create Theatre For ages 5-17 $275 @PAC in Wenatchee www.pacwen.org 509-663-2787


July 23-27 9am-Noon Cheer, Dance, Stunting & Tumbling Camp Grades 2-8, $95 @ SPORT Gymnastics 667-1538 10 S Columbia St in Wenatchee Sportgymnastics.com July 23-26 9:00am-Noon @ Wenatchee Valley Museum Grades 1-2: Leonardo’s Toy Chest Grades 2-3: Slimy Science II Grades 2-3: First Nations Arts & Crafts Grades 3-5: Fiesta Camp Grades 5-7: International Flavors & Cultures Grades 5-7: Water Rocket Launch Call 888-6240 or register online @ wvmcc.org July 24-26 Beginning Karate $45 Ages 4-6: 11-11:30am Ages 7-9: 11:30am-12:15pm @ Wenatchee School of Karate 1517 North Miller St. in Wenatchee Wenatcheepreschool.org July 30-August 2 9am-10am Pre-School Camp Ages 3-5, $48 @ SPORT Gymnastics 667-1538 10 S Columbia St in Wenatchee Sportgymnastics.com July 30-Aug 3 9:00am-Noon Ages 8-12: The Carnival of the Animals Art Adventure Camp: *Prerequisite: 1 year of piano study Call 888-6240 or @ wvmcc.org to register July 30-Aug 3 “On with the Show” How to audition for professional musical theater-learn the ins and outs. For high schoolers, $250/student @ 1011 S Miller St (inside the Church of the Nazarene) 664-0412 or columbiarivermc.com Aug. 5-Aug 12 Young Artist Theater Camp ages 7-20 For aspiring young actors, directors, & playwrites Overnight: $650; Day: $300 in Leavenworth Icicle.org (509) 548-6347 x401

Aug. 6-Aug 10 High Power Soccer Camp 5:30-8pm Ages 5-10 FREE @ Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church Contact Linda Cliffton 663-1187 August 6-August 10 WVC Soccer Camp @ Eastmont Community Park 1pm-3pm Boy or Girl Ages 8-12 $50 Register by July 27 @ 255 N Georgia Ave in East Wen. or online: eastmontparks.com August 6-10 “Singers On Stage” $160/week Ages 10-15 learning the ins and outs of performing on stage w/a BIG PERFORMANCE on the last day @ Columbia River Music Conservatory 1011 S Miller St (inside the Church of the Nazarene) 664-0412 or columbiarivermc.com

Summer Day Camp 8am-5pm Ages 6-11 @ Eastmont Community Park Meeting Room Register @ 255 N Georgia Ave in East Wenatchee Or online: eastmontparks.com 884-8015 Themed Weeks: June 25-29: Dress Up Week July 2-6: Holiday Week July 9-13: Challenge Week July 16-20: Science Week July 23-27: Jungle Week July 30- Aug 3: Superhero Week Aug 6-10: 2012 Olympics Week Aug 13-17 Camo Week Aug 20-24 Destination Week

**MORE CAMPS LISTED ON PAGE 22! Blake, Ayla & Tyler, East Wenatchee

August 13-17 “School of Rock” Camp $150/week Get your inner ROCKER on! There will be a big rock concert on last day @ Columbia River Music Conservatory, 1011 S Miller St (inside the Church of the Nazarene) 664-0412 or columbiarivermc.com August 13-16 Ages 3-5 @ 10-11am August 20-23 Ages 5-6 @ 11-12pm Dance Camps, $45 @ Next Step Dance Studio 108 1st St in Wenatchee Wenatcheepreschool.org August 21-23 Painting Outside the Box Ages 2-4 @ 9am-10am, $40 @ Greater Wenatchee parent/child Preschool 1103 5th St. wenatcheepreschool.org Dream Alley Studios Dates range from July 10-Aug 14 Lots of Workshops to choose from including “Actors On Camera”, “Recording Studio Workshop for Singers”, & “Private Voice”! Call to sign up: (509) 669-0644 or visit: www.dreamalley.com for more information

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August 25 Mommy and Me Japanese Intro Ages 2-4 9am-11am, $25 @ Greater Wenatchee Parent/Child Preschool 1103 5th St. in Wenatchee Wenatcheepreschool.org 30 Weeks of Camp all summer long! @ Lake Wenatchee Hosted by the YMCA for kids grades 1-9 Visit www.lwycamp.org for more information Choose from: Mini Camp grades 1-3 Discovery Camp grades 3-5 Dicovery Raft Camp grades 3-5 Discovery Art Camp grades 3-5 Discovery Fishing Camp grades 4-5 Discovery Horse Camp grades 4-5 Explorer Camp grades 6-8 Explorer Hike Camp grades 6-8 Explorer Horse Camp grades 6-8

Wilderness Explorer Camp grades 7-9

Camp Zanika Hosted by Campfire USA (need not to be a member to attend camps) @Lake Wenatchee Visit Zanika.net for more info & to register Mini Camp for Grades 1-4: July 1-4 Explorer Camp for grades 1-12: July 8-14 July 15-21 July 22-28 July 29-Aug 4 August 5-11 Extended Stay Camp for grades 5-12: July 22-Aug 4 Family Camp for all ages: August 12-15 All Zanika Camps include: Ropes course, archery, campfire, swimming, arts & crafts, kayaking, Tie Dye, cookouts, fishing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, canoeing, group games, teambuilding initiatives, & much more Luke, Kate, Emma Zimmerman, Cashmere

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Summer Day Camps @ Head Start Building 504 South Chelan Ave, in Wen Register for one week, or all summer! Register in advance at Wenatcheewa.gov or call 888-3284 Summer Adventure Club @ the YMCA Visit www.wenymca.com for more information July 2-6: One Giant Step July 9-13: Spin Cycle July 16-20: Nothin but Fluff July 23-27: Ala Ka Zam July 30-Aug 3: Fly Zone August 6-10: Watch Me Soar August 13-17: Bubble Over August 20-24: Jump On In Cascades Camp in Yelm, WA cascadescamp.org Offers LOTS of camps to choose from, including: Rainier Kids Day Camp for 1st-6th graders 7 weeks of camp to choose from Brightwood Station for 2nd-6th graders 7 weeks of camp to choose from Camp Timber Rock for 7th-9th graders 4 weeks of camp to choose from Sunrise Ranch for 4th-10th graders both youth camps and horse intensive camps 4 weeks of camp to choose from SALT Programs for 10th-12th graders 9 weeks of camp to choose from *Cascades Camp also offers Family camps as well as other camps all year round. Check out their website or call 1-800-782-2307 for more information and descriptions Jeffrey, Hayden and Lola Baker, Wenatchee


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YOUR GUIDE TO FUN IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY

DAY BY DAY CALENDAR Thursday, June 28 Abigail Byington, East Wenatchee

FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park THE MOMOLOGUES 663-2787 @ Riverside Playhouse 7:30pm 233 B N. Wenatchee Ave Tickets: www.pacewen.org $15 JOB’S DAUGHTER’S PAGEANT @ PAC 663-2787 DOG SHOW Walla Walla Point Park 682-9506 Flagpole area 6:00pm-7:30pm

Hayden Baker, Wenatchee

SUMMER BIBLE PARTY 6:00pm-8:00pm We will be enjoying summer crafts, creative snacks, fun games and a whole lot more. Meet at Fancher Heights at 6:00pm. Hosted by Columbia Grove Covenant Church. For more information and/or directions, call Meghan at 679-7898 THE TOT-SPOT Parenting Support & Children’s Playground Every Thursday @ 10:00 am Meet @ Washington Park (in summer months)

Friday, June 29 NIGHT OUT, LIGHTS OUT PUBLIC SKATE 7-9pm @ Town Toyota Ice Arena THE MOMOLOGUES 663-2787 @ Riverside Playhouse 7:30pm 233 B N. Wenatchee Ave Tickets: www.pacewen.org $15 Jazlynn White, Wenatchee

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CAFÉ MELA CONCERT SERIES 7pm @ Centennial Park: Featuring Andrew Thompson Project Band JUNGLE BOOK @ Cascade High School—330 Evans street In Leavenworth 6:00pm Donations @ the door Reservations, call 509-548-2168

Saturday, June 30 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse THE MOMOLOGUES 663-2787 @ Riverside Playhouse 7:30pm 233 B N. Wenatchee Ave Tickets: www.pacewen.org $15 CAN/AM BATTLE 5:00pm 884-8592 @ Wenatchee Valley Super Oval ON THE SAFETY TRAIL 10:00am-1:00pm FREE Learn Safety smarts and enjoy all kind of activities for the whole family! Plus, meet Sparky the Fire Dog, Cash the Karelian Bear Dog, Smokey Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog & Seamor the talking Sea Serpent! Event hosted by Chelan County PUD. Find more details at chelanpud.org DAD’S-KID DAY 10:00-2:00pm Dad’s leading the kids in some fun! Join us for a bunch of guys stuff! Meet at the Columbia Grove Covenant Church Ministry Center (802 Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee) at 10:00am. Questions? Call Meghan at 679-7898.


L-BOW THE CLOWN @Smallwoods Harvest 12:00pm 10461 Stemm Road in Peshastin

Monday, July 2 INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PLAY GYM 10-11:30am @ Sport Gymnastics PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP @ Wenatchee First Assembly 520 McKittrick Street in Wen. Mondays 10:00am-11:00am meet in the preschool nursery Contact Jessica Clay for more information 630-7283

Tuesday, July 3 LA LECHE OF WENATCHEE For pregnant women/breastfeeding moms Babies and toddlers welcome 10:00am @ First United Methodist Church Contact: Annette 664-0186 July Subject: Getting your house in order FESTIVAL OF AMERICA @Grand Coulee Dam DEMO DERBY @ the Waterville Fairgrounds Gates open at 4:00pm Derby starts at 7:00pm Fireworks set off afterwards Recieve $2 off admission when you buy your tickets at Les Schwab in Wenatchee or East Wenatchee

Wednesday, July 4 RIDE THE MINIATURE TRAIN 1:00-5:00pm 155 North Worthen St., in Wen. Wvmcc.org 860-3176 $2 Kids/$3 Adults

FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse

DEMO DERBY AUTOMOTIVE MAYHEM 5:00pm 884-8592 @ Wenatchee Valley Super Oval SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th SOAP LAKE SMOKIAM DAYS July 7-8 soaplakecoc.org 509-246-1821 Salmon & Rib BBQ, Music Festival, Fireworks

KINDERFEST 11:00-3:00pm 548-5807 FREE On Front St. in Leavenworth Facepainting, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, L-Bow the clown, balloons, games, live entertainment & more!

HOME DEPOT KIDS’ WORKSHOP Build a Moving Truck! 9:00am-12:00pm FREE

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION @ Walla Walla Point Park FREE 1:00pm-10:30pm Food & Crafts all day, live music starting @ 4pm Fireworks @10:15pm

INTRODUCTION TO BAKING CAMP July 9-12 @ WVC, 8:30-12:30pm, For kids entering grades 7-9, $199 Register by July 5 wvc.edu -> continuing education -> summer camps

Thursday, July 5 FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

Friday, July 6 SOUND OF MUSIC 8:00pm 548-2000 @ Ski Hill Amphitheater in Leavenworth 10698 Ski Hill Drive Leavenworthsummertheater.org

Saturday, July 7

Monday, July 9

EXPLORING YOUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT CAMP July 9-13 @ WVC, 9am-3pm For kids entering grades 6-8, $229 Register by July 2 INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PLAY GYM 10-11:30am @ Sport Gymnastics PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2

FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse

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SUCCESSFUL BREASTFEEDING CLASS FREE 6:30-8:30pm Room F & G 1201 Miller Street in Wenatchee Contact Joan 661-3500 CHILDBIRTH PREPERATION SERIES Begins @ WVMC 1000 N Miller in Wenatchee 6:30-8:30pm $89.71 7 week course

Tuesday, July 10 Draysen Brooks Bechard, East Wenatchee

ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP Parenting Support 10:00am Every Tuesday (except 1st Tues. of month) @ United Methodist Church Nursery Brandy Gregory 509-888-2385

Wednesday, July 11 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse KIDS ART IN THE PARK @ Walla Walla Point Park @ Riverwalk Park Shelter 9:00am-12:00pm 682-9781

Emma Jean Nick, Wenatchee

Kieahna Carson, East Wenatchee

SUMMER SCIENCE 9:30-10:45am @ Rocky Reach Visitor Center --FREE! Topic for the week: “Fish Inside Out” discover fish anatomy and learn how they work call 663-7522 to register THE JUNGLE BOOK @PAC 663-ARTS 10:00am 123 North Wenatchee Ave For tickets/info: www.pacwen.org OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT @ Saddlerock Pres. Church 1400 Miller St. in Wenatchee 8:00pm-10:00pm For 5th-12th graders Bring a snack to share, a blanket or a low-riding chair.

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MOM’S AT WALLA WALLA PARK 10:00am-12:00pm Join us for parent-child fun! Meet @ the rainbow umbrella near the big play toy. We will enjoy popsicles and water play. Hosted by Columbia Grove Covenant Church. Questions? Contact Meghan at 679-7898

Friday, July 13 NIGHT OUT, LIGHTS OUT PUBLIC SKATE 7-9pm @ Town Toyota Ice Skating Arena THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th WATERVILLE DAYS July 13- 14 (509) 745-8871 Watervillewashington.org ADBA DOG SHOW/PULL “FUN IN THE SUN” @ Walla Walla Point Park 7am-7pm THE JUNGLE BOOK @PAC 663-ARTS 7:00pm 123 North Wenatchee Ave For tickets/info: www.pacwen.org

Saturday, July 14 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse KIDS CLUB @East Wenatchee Mall - 12-2pm, ages 12 & under PAK-IT RITE MARKET DAY 10am-3pm 126 N Wenatchee Ave 663-1072 A variety of local vendors present! RIDE THE MINIATURE TRAIN 1-5pm See July 4th SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th OHME GARDEN WINE & FOOD GALA 5:30-8:30 669-5808 wenatcheewines.tix.com See Date Night on page 23


ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DERBY 9am-12pm @Acclimation Pond in Leavenworth for kids 15 & under Prizes and Fish icicletrout.org LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 10:00am-11:00am FREE Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack BACH FEST In Chelan July 14-21 L-BOW THE CLOWN @ Smallwoods Harvest 2:00pm 10461 Stemm Road in Peshastin

Sunday, July 15 LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 2:00pm-3:00pm FREE Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack

Monday, July 16 GAME DESIGN AND CREATION July 16-20, 8:30-12:30pm @ WVC For grades 7-11 Register by July 12

Wednesday, July 18 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse SUMMER BIBLE PARTY at Washington Park Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm Join us for a summer bible party! We will be enjoying summer crafts, creative snacks, fun games and a whole lot more. Meet at Washington Park on the corner of Miller and Washington in Wenatchee. We will have a tent set up near the water area. Hosted by Columbia Grove Covenant Church. Questions? Call Meghan at 679-7898 SUMMER SCIENCE 9:30-10:45am FREE @ Rocky Reach Visitor Center Topic: “Sun Power” experience the power of the sun Call 663-7522 to register

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN @ Leavenworth Summer Theater 8pm (509) 548-2000 7919 East Leavenworth Rd SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

Thursday, July 19 FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th SUMMER BIBLE PARTY at Washington Park 10:00am-12:00pm See July 18

PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2 INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PLAY GYM 10-11:30am @ Sport Gymnastics VACATION BIBLE ADVENTURE July 16-19 9:00-12:00pm @ Cascade Mountain Bible Church Ages 5-12 FREE 548-4331

Tuesday, July 17 ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP See July 10th THE JUNGLE BOOK @PAC 663-ARTS 10:00am 123 North Wenatchee Ave For tickets/info: www.pacwen.org

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Friday, July 20 SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th AN EVENING WITH CAPT SIG HANSEN With a CRAB FEED proceeding event @Town Toyota Center Doors open @ 6:00pm Show starts @ 7:00pm $20 Ticket for gen. admission to the show only $45 Ticket for floor seating, all you can eat crab feed dinner, w/Sig Hansen appearance during crab feed. For tickets/more info, Call 667-7847 or go to towntoyotacenter.com/events CHELAN MAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND July 20-22

FAMILY PACK TRIP ON HORSEBACK July 20-July22 9am 7500 Icicle Rd in Leavenworth $550 800-497-3912 3 day trip on horseback for children 8-18 And their parents/ grandparents THE JUNGLE BOOK @PAC 663-ARTS 7:00pm 123 North Wenatchee Ave For tickets/info: www.pacwen.org

Saturday, July 21 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18 ABOVE & BEYOND MUSIC FESTIVAL 8:00am-8:00pm in Orondo, WA @ Daroga StPark Parking Fee $10 Christian music, LBow the clown, Worship, Food, entertaining, swimming & more!

Monday, July 23

Mia Morrison, East Wenatchee

INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PLAY GYM 10-11:30am @ Sport Gymnastics PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2 INFANT CPR for Family & Friends $7 @ 1201 S Miller street Rms 1 & 2 @ 6:30-8:30pm Joan 661-3500 YOUNG PIANIST FESTIVAL July 23-July 31 Piano camp for middle & high schoolers 7401 Icicle Rd in Leavenworth icicle.org 509-548-6347 x401

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SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th

WENATCHEE YOUTH CIRCUS @ Walla Walla Point Park Two Shows: 10:30am & 7:00pm Cost is only $1! Wenatcheeyouthcircus.com ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP See July 11th

Wednesday, July 25 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18 KIDS ART IN THE PARK See July 11th WENATCHEE YOUTH CIRCUS @ Walla Walla Point Park Two Shows: 10:30am & 7:00pm Cost is only $1! Wenatcheeyouthcircus.com SUMMER SCIENCE 9:30-10:45am FREE @ Rocky Reach Visitor Center Topic: “The Columbia River-Home to much more than Salmon” learn about the many species in the river and other interesting facts. Call 663-7522 to register

Thursday, July 26 FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park THE JUNGLE BOOK @PAC 663-ARTS 10:00am 123 North Wenatchee Ave For tickets/info: www.pacwen.org SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

Friday, July 27 NIGHT OUT, LIGHTS OUT PUBLIC SKATE 7-9pm @ Town Toyota Ice Skating Arena


ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18

Saturday, July 28 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 10:00am-11:00am FREE Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends

SUMMER SCIENCE 9:30-10:45am FREE @ Rocky Reach Visitor Center Topic: “The Marvel of Magnestisn” experience the power of magnestism! Call 663-7522 to register ROLLER CITY DERBY @ Town Toyota Center 2:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:00pm L-BOW THE CLOWN will be there from 4:00-8:00pm and performing @ halftime of the 4:30 game

THE JUNGLE BOOK @PAC 663-ARTS 7:00pm 123 North Wenatchee Ave For tickets/info: www.pacwen.org

Wednesday, August 1

L-BOW THE CLOWN @ Smallwoods Harvest 2:00pm 10461 Stemm Road in Peshastin

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL @Festhalle (509) 548-2000 1001 Front St. in Leavenworth Leavenworthsummertheater.org

Sunday, July 29 LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 2:00pm-3:00pm FREE Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends

Monday, July 30 INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2 SONRISE NATIONAL PARK VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL July 30-Aug 3 9:00am-12:00pm www.newsongcc.org 886-0310 New Song Community Church 11 N Iowa St. in East Wenatchee PLAY GYM 10-11:30am @ Sport Gymnastics

Tuesday, July 31 ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP See July 10th

FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse

Laralyn, Wenatchee

Thursday, August 2 FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

Friday, August 3 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18 KIDS ART IN THE PARK See July 11th

Saturday, August 4 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse RIDE THE MINIATURE TRAIN 1-5pm See July 4th KIDS ART IN THE PARK See July 11th

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st

Sunday, August 5 YOUNG ARTIST THEATER CAMP Aug 5-12 509-548-6347 x401 For aspiring young actors, directors & playwrites for ages 7-20 Overnight $650 Day $300

SUMMER SCIENCE 9:30-10:45am @ Rocky Reach Visitor Center Topic: “The World of Anadromous Fish” discover the cycle of life of salmon & Pacific Lamprey FREE call 663-7522 to register

Thursday, August 9 FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park

HOME DEPOT KIDS’ WORKSHOP 9:00am-12:00pm FREE Craft is TBA

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st

Monday, August 6

THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2

Tuesday, August 7 SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th LA LECHE LEAGUE OF WENATCHEE August Subject: “Summer Breastfeeding Challenges” See July 3

Wednesday, August 8 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18

PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2 MOM’S AT ROTARY PARK Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm Join us for a little parent-child fun! Meet at Rotary Park and look for the rainbow umbrella. We will enjoy popsicles and water play. Hosted by Columbia Grove Covenant Church. Questions? Call Meghan at 679-7898

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Saturday, August 11 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse KIDS CLUB @East Wenatchee Mall 12-2pm, ages 12 & under WAG N TAILS DOG DAY @ Eastmont Community Park 4Plex 9am-3pm 884-8015 Costume & trick contests, agility course, off-leash area, vendors, & more! WENATCHEE’S BIGGEST YARD SALE! @Town Toyota Center 7:00am-2:00pm FREE to attend To reserve booth space, Contact Ana @ 667-7847 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st

Friday, August 10

KIDS ART IN THE PARK See July11th

NATIONAL S’MORES DAY Celebrate by having a camp-out in your Backyard & include, of course, Roasting marshmallows!

L-BOW THE CLOWN @ Smallwoods Harvest 2:00pm 10461 Stemm Road in Peshastin

NIGHT OUT, LIGHTS OUT PUBLIC SKATE 7-9pm @ Town Toyota Ice Skating Arena

LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 10:00am-11:00am FREE Shrek Dragon Ride

Neavaeh Haight, Wenatchee Mikaiya Carson, East Wenatchee

SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th


Sunday, August 12

Thursday, August 16

LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 2:00pm-3:00pm FREE Shrek Dragon Ride

FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park

Monday, August 13 INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2

Tuesday, August 14 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18 ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP See July 10th GRANT COUNTY FAIR @ Moses Lake Fairgrounds Grantcountyfair.com

Wednesday, August 15 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st SUMMER BIBLE PARTY @ Rotary Park Wednesday and Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm Join us for a summer bible party! We will be enjoying summer crafts, creative snacks, fun games and a whole lot more. Hosted by Columbia Grove Covenant Church. Questions? Call Meghan at 679-7898 SUMMER SCIENCE 9:30-11:30am FREE @ Rocky Reach Visitor Center “Summer Science Picnic” Fun games, science review, hot dogs & drinks. Call 663-7522 to register

SUMMER BIBLE PARTY @Rotary Park 6:00pm-8:00pm See August 15 SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th CHELAN FINE ARTS FESTIVAL August 16-19 THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

Friday, August 17 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18 KIDS ART IN THE PARK See July 11th

Saturday, August 18 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse RIDE THE MINIATURE TRAIN 1-5pm See July 4th ALL BRITISH CAR & TRUCK SHOW 10am-2pm Tedford Park in East Wenatchee Corner of 1st St SE & June Ave SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st SLAM -N-JAM 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT In Chelan @ Don Morse City Park 670-0180

Sunday, August 19 APPLE CAPITAL CAPITAL TRIATHLON In Orondo @Daroga State Park Triwenatchee.net

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Sunday, August 19 APPLE CAPITAL CAPITAL TRIATHLON In Orondo @Daroga State Park Triwenatchee.net

Monday, August 20 INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years SUCCESSFUL BREASTFEEDING CLASS - FREE 6:30-8:30pm Rooms F & G 1201 Miller Street in Wen, Contact Joan 661-3500

PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2

Tuesday, August 21

FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18

SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th

ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP See July 10th

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st

Wednesday, August 22

LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 10:00am-11:00am FREE Shrek Onion Carriage

FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th

Thursday, August 23 WENATCHEE RED APPLE FLYERS August 23-26 R/C Aircraft Flyers Northwest Scale Championship Redappleflyers.org Contact Roly (250) 374-4405 5201 4th St. SE in East Wen. Pre-registration is encouraged. $40 entry fee per model, $30 for members Ryan Morrison, East Wenatchee

FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st NCW DISTRICT FAIR August 23-26 (509) 745-8480 Waterville Fairgrounds Douglascountywa.net

Jameson Maydole, East Wenatchee

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Saturday, August 25

ANNUAL SALSA CONTEST 8:00am-1:00pm FREE 663-8712 @wenatchee farmers market Bottom of Palouse & Columbia KIDS ART IN THE PARK See July 11th

Sunday, August 26 COLBIE CAILLAT & GAVIN DEGRAW @ Town Toyota Center LOWES KIDS’ WORKSHOP 2:00pm-3:00pm FREE Shrek Onion Carriage

Monday, August 27 INFANT CPR for Family & Friends $7 @ 1201 S Miller street Rms 1 & 2 6:30-8:30pm Joan 661-3500 PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2

Tuesday, August 28

Friday, August 24

SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th

NIGHT OUT, LIGHTS OUT PUBLIC SKATE 7-9pm @ Town Toyota Ice Skating Arena

ATTACHMENT PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP See June 26th

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18

Wednesday, August 29

THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse


ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18

Thursday, September 6

Thursday, August 30

FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park

FARMER’S MARKET 3pm-7pm @ Methow Park SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

Friday, August 31 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE MUSICAL See August 1st

Saturday, September 1 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse ANNIE GET YOUR GUN See July 18

Sunday, September 2 SOUND OF MUSIC @ 8pm See July 6th

Monday, September 3 INDOOR PARK 9:30-11am Ages 0-5 years @ Apply Valley Gymnastics 11:30-1:30 Ages 5-13 years PRAY & PLAY MOM’S GROUP 10:00am See July 2

Wednesday, September 5 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse LEAVENWORTH QUILT SHOW 2012 Sept 5-9 quiltersheaven.com 10:00am-5:00pm 548-5311 Over 250 Quilts in the villages shops & Festhalle

CHELAN COUNTY FAIR In Cashmere Sept 6-9 (509) 782-3232 Chelancountyfair.com THE TOT-SPOT See June 28th

Friday, September 7

Brianna & Miranda, Cashmere

CHELAN COUNTY FAIR In Cashmere Sept 6-9

Saturday, September 8 FARMER’S MARKET 8am-1pm Columbia St & Palouse CHELAN COUNTY FAIR In Cashmere Sept 6-9 PAK-IT RITE MARKET DAY 10am-3pm 126 N Wenatchee Ave 663-1072 A variety of local vendors present! KIDS CLUB @ East Wen. Mall 12:00-2:00pm Ages 12 & under **All calendar events are subject to change or cancel. Kid Connect is not responsible for any changes that may occur and advises you to confirm event details before attending. We want to provide you with the most accurate calendar possible, so if you find any changes that do occur, please let us know and we will update our facebook page and our website for our readers.

Natalie and Liam, Wenatchee

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Local Business SPOTLIGHT Smallwoods Harvest is a great place to be enjoyed by everyone in the family, no matter your age. Not only do they carry all the local fresh fruits and veggies in season; they have hundreds of specialty goods such as honeys, jams, pickles, sauces, snacks, and even their own private label wine. You can even shop for all these goodies online at smallwoodsharvest.com! There are countless activites for the kids to enjoy as well! There is a small Tike Trike Track for the little ones to ride the trikes around in the safe, fenced area. Let the kids take a ride on the Cow Train, check out the action at Lexi’s Egg Factory, feed the animals in the petting farm, or take their chances at making it out of the prop maze! There are also horseshoe pits, picnic tables and much more! In the Fall, expect to see a huge pumpkin patch and in the Spring, get ready for the big Easter Egg Hunt. Smallwoods is also visited frequently by L-Bow the Clown, who loves to perform for the kids (and adults!). In fact, upcoming performances by L-Bow can be expected on June 30th at 12:00pm, July 14th at 2:00pm, July 28th at 2:00pm and August 10461 Stemm Road 11th at 2:00pm. So bring your whole family Peshastin WA, 98847 out and support this local, family owned and (509) 548-4196 operated business since 1976.

SMALLWOODS HARVEST

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You are invited to be our guest Sundays 9 am or 11 am Meets at the Eastmont Junior High East Wenatchee 509-860-4001

This summer is all about the kids and making sure they have what they need to grow, learn and play. The church works all year to raise enough money through Soles From Heaven to purchase 1,000 new pairs of tennis shoes for the kids in our valley to be given away at the Back to School Clothing Giveaway on August 18th. Columbia Grove feels that kids can “run faster, jump higher and learn better with new shoes”. Over the past 8 years, Columbia Grove has given away more than 10,000 pairs of shoes and have raised over $100,000 for the kids.

To learn more about Soles From Heaven, please visit “Give Back” on page 9. If you would like to make a donation, go to columbiagrove.org, or solesfromheaven.com or call Linda Belton at 679-5497. If you would like to volunteer at the event, call Serve Wenatchee Valley at 663-4673

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The Columbia River Music Conservatory’s mission is to provide excellent music instruction and performance. Through private instruction, early childhood programs, adult group lessons, ensembles, master classes, summer camps, as well as community concerts to benefit other organizations, we strive to support the Valley through music.

This summer we offer a variety of camps, programs, and lessons. Early Childhood Music Classes (9mon to 5yr) Singers of Stages (ages 9yr to 15yrs) On With the Show (ages 14yr to 18yr) School of Rock Camp (5yr to 18yr) Call us at 664-0412 or email music@columbiarivermc.com 36 or website at www.columbiarivermc.com or Visit

Columbia River Music Conservatory


Kid Connect August/July 2012