WENATCHEE — Music Theatre of Wenatchee is getting downright creepy, spooky and ooky this Halloween season with a production of “The Addams Family” musical comedy.

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Editor’s note: Judges awarded both of these wines a Double Gold Medal in the 2019 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will open the Wells House for the annual Nooks & Crannies Tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Editor’s note: Judges awarded both of these wines a Double Gold Medal in the 2019 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition.

WENATCHEE — The Scintilla Project, coming Nov. 1 and 2, is providing a showcase for the work of 10 local artists while giving everyone else a chance to bring home an original work of art and support the mission and program of Wenatchee Valley College’s MAC Gallery.

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College Visiting Writers Series continues at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in The Grove Recital Hall, WVC Music and Art Center (MAC). Readers will include Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, WVC faculty Derek Sheffield and a selection of WVC students.

Editor’s note: Judges awarded this wine a Double Gold Medal in the 2019 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center opens its new exhibit “My Sky” on Oct. 4, funded by NASA and created through a partnership between Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Editor’s note: These wines were superlative winners in the 2019 North Central Wine Awards competition.

A week of auditions and callbacks has resulted in the cast for “Matilda,” Wenatchee High School’s all-district musical, featuring parts for students from grades 2 through 12.

LEAVENWORTH — River Ramble, an exploration of Native American culture and tradition, invites all ages to join in on games, skills and traditional dancing and drumming Saturday at its new location in Leavenworth at this year’s Wenatchee River Salmon Festival encampment.

This week: Time to start thinking bigger — not just salmon, but whales; not just art, but murals; and not just deer, but deer and beer. Fingers crossed that the sun will return in time for a couple more outdoor, toe-tapping, head-bopping experiences.

Twisp artists Perri Howard of Velocity Made Good and Mary Kiesau of Mountain Kind Natural History & Photography are offering a series of four nature journaling classes that combine educational excursions outdoors with indoor nature drawing lessons.

The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth is speaking its own language with the unveiling of a new tongue-in-cheek dictionary called “Der Wördbook,” along with the chance for lucky wordsmiths to win a free vacation package by submitting their own “DerWörds.”

It's hard to believe that it's now September. Given that I still have to pause and think before writing "2019" instead of "2018," this is hardly fair. It feels like the year has barely begun. Instead, we've crested the apogee and are barreling straight toward you-know-what.