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Monday, Jan. 13
10 am to 4 pm
Chelan Outreach
Chelan Public Library
Staff will be on hand to talk about transit service in Chelan, including the DART service. If you have questions about anything Link Transit does, please stop by!! A Link representative will be on the air with KOZI’s Second Cup of Coffee program from 9 am to 10:30 am that day. Please listen in! Along with information, Link will provide free, hands-on activities for all ages. Several agencies participate in this monthly resource fair at the library including WorkSource Wenatchee, Wenatchee Valley College, OIC of Wenatchee, Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, Wenatchee Valley College’s Workforce Grants program and SkillSource.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Hats Off!
9 am to noon
Link Transit partners with the Cashmere Public Library for a free bus trip, story time and craft. Activity is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers.  Space is limited and registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, Feb. 6
2020 NCW Tourism Summit
8 am to 5 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Wenatchee
Join Link Transit staff, along with a diverse representation of regional leadership, for a conversation designed to educate, inspire and help advance, guide and align North Central Washington’s tourism region. Event is sponsored by the NCW Economic Development District. Link staff will join representatives from Pangborn Memorial Airport to talk about the specific impact of transportation on the tourism industry.

Friday, Feb. 7
Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve!
3-5 p.m.
Cashmere Public Library
Craft a colorful collage of beautiful fabric finds from local thrift stores into a heart shape that can be worn as a pin or a patch! Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads a free workshop in applique and collage to help participants create a wearable piece of art for February’s First Friday ArtsWalk. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Monday, Feb. 10
10 am to 4 pm
Chelan Outreach
Chelan Public Library
Staff will be on hand to talk about transit service in Chelan, including the DART service. If you have questions about anything Link Transit does, please stop by!! Along with information, Link will provide free, hands-on activities for all ages. Several agencies participate in this monthly resource fair at the library including WorkSource Wenatchee, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee OIC of Wenatchee, Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, Wenatchee Valley College’s Workforce Grants program and SkillSource.

Feb. 10-21
Artlink Display
Pybus Public Market
Winning designs from the 3rd grade Artlink Bus Pass Regional Design Contest will be exhibited in the concourse of Pybus Public Market. In addition to the display, the designs are featured on Link’s monthly bus passes.

Monday, Feb. 17 to March 31
Transit Ambassador Applications Open
Apply to be a Transit Ambassador! This leadership development program is for students ages 14 and older. Participants receive a free Annual Student Freedom Pass valued at $120. Requirements include a willingness to commit to 30 hours of volunteer hours attending Link Transit events including a 6-hour orientation. For more information about this program email sdanko@linktransit.com or call Selina Danko at 509-664-7624.

Friday, Feb. 28
9:45 am to noon
Wenatchee Valley Museum trip
Meet up at Columbia Station and ride a Link Transit bus to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Spend some time playing in Coyote’s Corner, the museum’s free children’s activity room and ride the bus back to Columbia Station. Trip is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers and includes an opportunity to create a birdfeeder to take home. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, March 6
3-5 pm
Go Denim!
Link Transit Board Room, Columbia Station
Transform a thrift store denim jacket by adding fabric and other embellishments to create a stylish wearable art piece! Bring your own jacket to refurbish or retrofit a thrift store find of ours. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads this free workshop. No prior experience is necessary to participate. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Monday, March 9
10 am to 4 pm
Chelan Outreach
Chelan Public Library
Staff will be on hand to talk about transit service in Chelan, including the DART service. If you have questions about anything Link Transit does, please stop by!! Along with information, Link will provide free, hands-on activities for all ages. Several agencies participate in this monthly resource fair at the library including WorkSource Wenatchee, Wenatchee Valley College, OIC of Wenatchee, Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, Wenatchee Valley College’s Workforce Grants program and SkillSource.

Friday, March 20
3-6 pm
Job & Resource Fair
Pybus Public Market
Link Transit staff will be on hand to talk about job opportunities in public transportation. Several other local organizations will share employment-related resources. The event is organized by WorkSource Wenatchee Valley and WorkSource Central Basin.

Friday, March 27
Market Day
9:30 am to noon
Create a tiny sailboat made from natural materials, then travel by Link Transit bus to the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club facility to test your design on the water. After a few practice sails, take another Link bus to Pybus Public Market to enjoy a gelato. Stay for lunch and take a later bus or head back to the station. This experience is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, April 3
Old Hat, New Hat
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Make an old hat into a new hat with vintage accessories salvaged from flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. Bring your own hat or choose from an array of treasures we round up! Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads this free workshop. No prior experience is necessary to participate. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, April 18Community Resource Fair
3rd Annual Community Resource Fair
10 am to 2 pm
Wenatchee High School
Link Transit joins dozens of organizations to create a one-stop shop for community members seeking information regarding services for: health/wellness, legal, financial, education, early education, veterans and social services. The event is free and open to the public. A free taco lunch is provided. For more information, contact Molina Healthcare Community Engagement Specialist Donny Guerrero at 509-321-2145 or donaciano.guerrero@molinahealthcare.com.


Friday, May 1
May Day Hay Day
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Let those ties out of the closet and fashion a fancy vest or waistcoat. Use ties we provide or bring your own. Patterns, sewing machines and expert advice from Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson are provided. No prior experience is necessary to participate. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, May 8
Community Education Garden
9:30 am to noon
Visit the Winnie the Pig Sculpture Garden, 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 bus back to the station. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

Friday, May 29
9:30 am to noon
Celebrate Spring with sculpture tour
Design your own pasta sculpture at Columbia Station before taking a ride on the Link Bus to the Riverwalk Bridge, a connection to the Art on the Avenues Sculpture Garden. Participate in a fun sculpture scavenger hunt and win a fun prize. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

Friday, June 5
T-Shirt Tea
3-5 pm
Cashmere Public Library
Refashion and upcycle old t-shirts into stylish designs that you will look forward to showing off! Use a variety of techniques including bleach dying, applique and embroidery under the guidance of Link Transit resident artist Lisa Robinson to upscale your wardrobe! Bring your own or use the t-shirts we provide. No prior experience is necessary to participate. A guided tour of Cashmere's popular gnomes and gnome doors follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, June 26
Blackbird Island Nature Hike & Sun Prints
8:45 am to 2 pm
A fun adventure to the beautiful walking trails near popular Leavenworth, WA. 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 Wenatchee River Institute. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

Friday, July 3
Fancy Pants Jean Stencil Workshop
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Give your denim jeans a new, stylish look using bleach, spray-on fabric paint. Use designs from lace edging, doilies and templates to inspire your work. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson leads this free upcycling event. Bring your own jeans or pick from our finds to create something new and fun! A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, July 24
Memorial Park Scavenger Hunt and library story time
9:30 am to noon
Tour Columbia Station’s art collection and ride the bus to Memorial Park for a scavenger hunt of park features honoring a community member or important historical event followed by a special library story time. Learn how memorials help to form a collective community memory. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

 Friday, Aug. 7
Get Scrappy! Fabric Collage workshop
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Use fabric scraps to design applique embellishments for a clothing remodel and closet upscale! We will have plenty of supplies on hand to share, but feel free to bring your own additions to the creative mix. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson will share sewing and color-matching tips. A bus ride and an informational tour of featured art work follows. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Aug. 28
Douglas County Museum in Waterville
1-5:30 p.m.
Take advantage of the longer summer days for this afternoon road trip through historic dryland wheat fields. 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 and visit the library for a special story time. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

Friday, Sept. 4
Off the Cuff Upcycle event
3-5 pm
Cashmere Public Library
Use old cuffs from clothing castoffs to create wearable art! Use stencils and applique to bring new life to a favorite piece of your wardrobe that has reached the end of its natural life. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson will share basic sewing and fabric-matching techniques.  Supplies are provided, but participants are invited to bring materials from home that inspire them. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Sept. 25
Wenatchee Riverfront Railway
10:30 am to noon
Ride the bus to the Owl Drug and watch for trains as you traverse the Riverwalk Bridge on the way to experience a ride on the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway. This popular destination has delighted young and old for more than 30 years. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

Friday, Oct. 2
Don’t Sweat the Sweater
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Make a fashion statement by overhauling an old sweater using basic sewing techniques and fabric and color combination tricks. Create your own style with materials provided or bring your own upcycling materials. Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson will offer tips and guidance. Supplies are provided, but participants are invited to bring materials from home that inspire them. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Oct. 23
Cashmere Museum
9:30 am to noon
Get a taste of Cashmere history, listen to a story read by friendly museum volunteers and make a craft during this fun excursion. The museum features a blacksmith shop, church, school and apothecary on its extensive Pioneer Village grounds. Each cabin is furnished with antiques from the late 19th and 20th centuries. The museum features 13,000 square 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. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

Friday, Nov. 6
Old Sweater, New Mittens
3-5 pm
Cashmere Public Library
Craft an old wool sweater into snuggly winter mittens in this free workshop led by Link Transit guest artist Lisa Robinson. Supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring wool sweaters in need of upcycling. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Nov. 13
Liberty Orchards
9:30 am to noon
Take the sweetest tour of the Cascade Loop to see how candy is made in Cashmere’s Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen. Learn all about how these tasty treats are assembled and packaged from hand-sorted nuts to packing the boxes. 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. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.

Friday, Dec. 4
Ugly Christmas Sweater Workshop
3-5 pm
Link Transit Boardroom, Columbia Station
Participants are welcome to bring their own sweaters or sweatshirts to embellish for the holiday season or pick from the provided materials to build a wearable art project that can be exhibited during the Dec. 4 Link Transit Art on the Move exhibit. The workshop is for all ages and includes opportunities to work with fabric glue, glue guns, needle and thread and sewing machines. Link Transit Resident Artist Lisa Robinson will be available to advise on use of materials and offer sewing guidance, including the use of sewing machines. No experience is necessary. Registration is required. Please email sdanko@linktransit.com or call 509-664-7624 to reserve your spot.

Friday, Dec. 11
Letters to Santa Post Office trip
9:30 am to noon
Special scribe elves from Santa’s workshop will be on hand to assist with letter writing and using the Link bus to get to the post office for mail delivery. Trip features candy canes and an opportunity to make a holiday craft. This event is part of a series of free monthly tours designed for children and their caregivers seeking ways to explore interesting and fun destinations in Chelan and Douglas counties easily accessed with 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. Reserve a spot by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com. Space is limited. More details about these tours can be found at www.linktransit.com/tours.