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EVENTS

MARCH
Link Transit guided tour features market, tiny boat launch
9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 15shamrock
Decorate (and eat) a shamrock cookie at Columbia Station at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, then board the B Bus for a visit to Wenatchee’s signature Pybus Public Market, enjoy a gelato and launch a tiny sailboat made from natural materials at the boat launch. Stay for lunch and take a later B Bus or head back to the station. Guided tour ends at noon. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.
APRIL
Free tour features art mini-lesson
5:30 to 7:10 p.m. Friday, April 5chester ferrellPopular art instructor Chester Ferrell leads a short hands-on mini lesson and talk at the Wenatchee Valley Museum at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. This will be a chance to take a closer look at a few hand-picked pieces from the Regional High School Art Show in a fun, relaxing environment. Guests will meet at Columbia Station before boarding a bus to the museum.

These tours and live performances occur on the first Friday of every month, coinciding with Link's offering of free First Friday service on its 1, 7, 8E, 8W, 11 and 12 routes after 4 p.m. Guests will receive a limited edition postcard featuring local art and there will be chances to win fun prizes. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station and feature a short workshop on using Link's fixed-route transportation system to reach North Central Washington Destinations. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 509-664-7624 or email sdanko@linktransit.com.

2nd Annual Community Resource Fair
1-4 p.m. Thursday, April 11CRF Flyer Spanish and English
Link Transit is proud to participate in this is one-stop-shop for members of the community to interact with organizations and resources for any social determinant of health they may be facing. Multiple representatives will be represented from the following categories: health/wellness, legal, financial, education, early education, public transportation, veterans, and social services. The Second Harvest Mobile Unit, and the NCRL Bookmobile will provide services. 
This is a free event held at the Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave. You can get there by taking the Current A Link Transit bus route. 
Special features include prizes and free food.
For more information, contact Kaitlin Quirk at 800-782-2115 or kaitlin.quirk@cc-ahp.com.




Family bus tour features Winnie the Pig sculpture Garden
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 19winnie the pig
Meet up at Columbia Station for a ride on the No. 5 bus to visit the Winnie the Pig sculpture garden in Wenatchee's Community Education Garden. Tour starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 19. Play a plant sensory and seed identification game. Finish the day with some play time at Rotary Park.
Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it or catch the next No. 5 Bus back to the station. Guided tour ends at 12:30 p.m. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

MAY
Sultan Sculptor topic of free First Friday Artswalk Tour
5:30 to 7:10 p.m. Friday, May 3repose
Educator and Beauty of Bronze Coordinator Rozanne Lind leads this fun and interactive talk featuring the work of prolific Sultan sculptor Kevin Pettelle in his latest exhibit at Wenatchee Valley College's Robert Graves Gallery at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3. Pettelle is the resident artist for the Wenatchee School District's Beauty of Bronze program. Tour guests will board the Current B bus at Columbia Station for the short ride to the college campus.
These tours and live performances occur on the first Friday of every month, coinciding with Link's offering of free First Friday service on its 1, 7, 8E, 8W, 11 and 12 routes after 4 p.m. Guests will receive a limited edition postcard featuring local art and there will be chances to win fun prizes. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station and feature a short workshop on using Link's fixed-route transportation system to reach North Central Washington Destinations. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 509-664-7624 or email sdanko@linktransit.com.

Celebrate Spring with Sculpture Tour
9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 24people sculpture
Design your own pasta sculpture at Columbia Station before taking a ride on the C Bus to the Riverwalk Bridge, a connection to the Art on the Avenues Sculpture Garden. Tour starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 24. Create your own leave-behind sculpture before heading back to the station from Pybus Public Market via the B Bus. Guided tour ends at noon. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

JUNE
100 Years of Apple Blossom
5:30 to 7:10 p.m. Friday, June 7apple blossom
Wenatchee Valley Museum Curator of Exhibits Kasey Koski leads this talk highlighting an exhibit celebrating 100 years of Apple Blossom at 5:30 p.m. Friday. June 7. This historical display includes everything from gowns and crowns to pins, sheet music and photography. Guests will meet at Columbia Station and ride a link Transit bus to the museum.
These tours and live performances occur on the first Friday of every month, coinciding with Link's offering of free First Friday service on its 1, 7, 8E, 8W, 11 and 12 routes after 4 p.m. Guests will receive a limited edition postcard featuring local art and there will be chances to win fun prizes. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station and feature a short workshop on using Link's fixed-route transportation system to reach North Central Washington Destinations. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 509-664-7624 or email sdanko@linktransit.com.

Visit Blackbird Island, make sun prints on bus tour
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, June 21blackbird island
Meet up at Columbia Station for a fun adventure on the No. 22 Bus to the beautiful walking trails near popular Leavenworth, WA. Tour begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 21. Enjoy a leisurely stroll while stoking children’s curiosity of the natural world. Pack a picnic blanket and lunch for a sedate day in the park and on the grounds of the Upper Valley Museum and Wenatchee River Institute. Guided tour ends at 2 p.m. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

Memorial Park Scavenger Hunt
9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 26memorial park
Tour Columbia Station’s art collection and ride the No. 5 Bus to the Wenatchee Public Library for a special story time featuring community landmarks followed by a Memorial Park scavenger hunt. Tour begins at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26 at Columbia Station. Learn how memorials help to form a collective community memory. Catch the No.5 back to the station. Guided tour ends at noon. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

JULY
Minimalist Painter focus of free First Friday Artswalk Talk
5:30 to 7:10 p.m. Friday, July 5November, December, January, February, March oil charcoal on canvas
Join us for an examination of the work of minimalist painter John McCabe at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, exhibiting at Two Rivers Gallery. McCabe draws on a vast array of life experience in his work including art excursions through central Mexico, public school teaching and fish buying. These tours and live performances occur on the first Friday of every month, coinciding with Link's offering of free First Friday service on its 1, 7, 8E, 8W, 11 and 12 routes after 4 p.m. Guests will receive a limited edition postcard featuring local art and there will be chances to win fun prizes. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station and feature a short workshop on using Link's fixed-route transportation system to reach North Central Washington Destinations. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 509-664-7624 or email sdanko@linktransit.com.

AUGUST
Leavenworth photographer focus of August Artswalk tour
5:30 to 7:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2camasland lo res
The First Friday art tour for August focuses on the work of Leavenworth photographer Marc Dilley at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Dilley's work, on exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery, combines raw images from the wilderness with an interpretation based on his own emotional impressions in the final edit to capture the splendor of the natural world. These tours and live performances occur on the first Friday of every month, coinciding with Link's offering of free First Friday service on its 1, 7, 8E, 8W, 11 and 12 routes after 4 p.m. Guests will receive a limited edition postcard featuring local art and there will be chances to win fun prizes. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station and feature a short workshop on using Link's fixed-route transportation system to reach North Central Washington Destinations. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 509-664-7624 or email sdanko@linktransit.com.

Bus trip features stop at Douglas County Museum
1 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16douglas county museum
Meet up at Columbia Station to take advantage of the longer summer days for this afternoon road trip via the No. 25 bus through historic dryland wheat fields at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Escape the August heat to see some cool glow-in-the-dark rocks and start your own North Central Washington rock collection. Stroll through Waterville’s historic downtown, check out the courthouse, Nifty Theatre and the 116-year-old Waterville Historic Hotel. Catch the return No. 25 bus to end the guided tour at 5:30 p.m. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

SEPTEMBER
Take a ride on the bus, and the railroad
9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 20wenatchee riverfront railway
Board the C Bus at Columbia Station to traverse the Riverwalk Bridge on the way to experience a ride on the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway. Tour starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Columbia Station. This popular destination has delighted young and old for 30 years. Take the B Bus from Pybus Public Market back to the station. Guided tour ends at noon. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

OCTOBER
Bus tour highlights Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25cashmere museum
Take a ride on Bus 22 from Columbia Station to the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village. Tours starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25. A blacksmith shop, church, school and apothecary are among the 20 structures open for exploration in this museum’s extensive Pioneer Village. The tour includes hands-on activities designed to enhance the learning experience. Each cabin is furnished with antiques from the late 19th and 20 centuries. The museum features 13,000 feet of exhibit space filled with displays reflecting the rich local history of the region and featuring Native American objects, pioneer artifacts, geological specimens, taxidermy and ornithology. Return to the station via Bus 28. Guided tour ends at 12:15 p.m. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

NOVEMBER
Sweet Ride features Liberty Orchards tour
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8aplets and cotlets
Hop on Bus 22 at Columbia Station to take the sweetest tour of the Cascade Loop to see how candy is made in Cashmere’s Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen. Tour begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8. See how these candies are made from hand-sorted nuts to hand-packed boxes and taste-test delicious samples fresh from the factory. Liberty Orchards was founded in the 1920s by Armenian immigrants Armen Tertsagian and Mark Balaban, who created the original Aplet, made with locally grown apples and walnuts. Return to Columbia Station via Bus 28. Guided tour ends at 12:15 p.m. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.

DECEMBER
Bus trip features letters to Santa, trip to post office
9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 13letter to santa
Special scribe elves from Santa’s workshop will be on hand at Columbia Station to assist with letter writing and using the No. 5 Link bus to get to the post office for mail delivery. Tour begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Trip features candy canes and an opportunity to create a holiday wreath swag, table centerpiece, door or fireplace hanging after returning to the station via Bus. No. 5. Guided tour ends at noon. These free monthly tours are designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore North Central Washington destinations easily accessed from Link Transit’s fixed-route system. All tours begin and end at Wenatchee’s Columbia Station and are designed to familiarize community members with public transportation. Participating families will receive a guide to bus-friendly family destinations. Reserve at spot by emailing sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624. Space is limited.