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Winners Selected in Regional High School Art Show at Wenatchee Valley Museum

The 38th Annual Regional High School Art Show is on display at the Wenatchee Valley Museum through May 6.  Regional Awards were presented on Saturday, March 11, to the winners in eight different categories plus “Best of Show” at this year’s Award Ceremony. Jurors chose from pieces submitted by students from 15 North Central Washington schools, with the “Best of Show” selections advancing to statewide competition in Olympia in April.…

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Enrich, Tourism

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!

Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis are coming to the Numerica Performing Arts Center on April 18 at 7:30pm.  With a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes, and a big brass band, get ready for Rhythmic Circus. ’ FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW!, an upbeat parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance joined by “human beatbox” Heatbox. This performance was made possible by Dennis & Sharron Johnson, Frank Kuntz,…

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Business, Tourism

Area Sports Tourism Spending Rises in 2016

2016 was a record-setting year for sports tourism spending in the Wenatchee Valley. Bolstered by economic impact in a wide variety of categories, an estimated $8.35 million was spent here by visitors participating in or attending tournaments and events, according to analysis compiled by Wenatchee Valley Sports. This is up 9.7% over the previous high, set in 2015. Sports impact has been measured in the Wenatchee Valley annually since 2007.…

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Community, Enrich, Tourism

First Friday at the Museum

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center celebrates First Friday on February 3rd from 10am to 8pm with free admission.  This marks the beginning of the end for the popular “Beacon of Friendship” exhibit, which closes February 11th. “Beacon of Friendship has been extremely successful,” Exhibits Curator Kasey Koski explains. “There has been great interest in the many tokens and treasures brought back from our sister city in Misawa, Japan.” According…

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Explore, Tourism

RunWenatchee to host world-renowned ultrarunners this spring

RunWenatchee will host three world-renowned ultrarunners this spring in conjunction with its events. Max King, Krissy Moehl and Jeff Browning will hold question-and-answer sessions and participate in other activities during separate visits to Wenatchee. The Q&A presentations will be free and open to the public. “Our goal with RunWenatchee has been to not only put on great events, but also to educate and energize our running and outdoor communities,” said…

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Community

Youth Sports Fair is Saturday

Families and individuals in the Wenatchee Valley interested in connecting with local youth sports organizations will once again have that opportunity Saturday, January 21st. The Wenatchee Valley Youth Sports & Activities Fair will take place in the lower level of the Wenatchee Convention Center from 10am-2pm. Last year, over 30 organizations were on hand with an opportunity to explain details ranging from what is needed for equipment, the expectation of…

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Enrich, Explore

Artrageous

January 16, 2017- Wenatchee, WA: Art, music, theatre, puppetry, singing, dancing, and comedy in a one-of-a-kind, world traveling show - ARTRAGEOUS is coming to the Numerica Performing Arts Center February 8. Artrageous pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons, and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings, sponsored by Van Doren Sales. A long time ago (1980’s) in a land far away (Vancouver, Canada)…

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Community, Enrich

Community “Bowl Painting” to Help Fight Hunger

On Saturday, January 21 from 11am to 4pm in the concourse at Pybus Market, join the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council and your friends and neighbors in painting a bowl to help fight hunger. “Empty Bowls Wenatchee” simultaneously builds community and calls attention to the hunger still existent in our own valley. With a $10 dollar donation to the North Central Washington Food Distribution Center, anyone can receive a blank bowl…

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Business, Community

EnergySmart Business

Local businesses work with local contractors to become more energy-efficient, with help from Chelan PUD. What’s not to like? Chelan PUD’s new EnergySmart Business program aims to help business owners reduce energy costs and improve the efficiency of shops and buildings. It relies on local contractors to provide guidance and equipment, and on PUD funding to cover a significant part of the investment. Scott Stanford, PUD commercial energy adviser, says…

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Community

Pybus University Winter 2017 Quarter Classes

Pybus Market announces its slate of Winter quarter classes every Tuesday night at 7:00pm from January 10 through March 28, 2017 on unique topics for the general public. Classes are free, unless otherwise indicated. Class size is generally limited to 30 people per class. Classes are generally located in front of the Cashmere Valley Bank Community Kitchen. Classes are taught by local volunteers with an interest and aptitude in the…

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