Sunday, October 6, 2013

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities this week!
  • Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses & Forests
  • Rivers of Ink Writers' Conference - October 11 & 12
  • Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival -  October 10-12, 18-20
  • 15th Annual Women's Expo - October 11 & 12
  • Uncork the Cure on Red Mountain - October 11-13
  • Kennewick Valley Grange Fall Bazaar - October 11 & 12
  • Battelle Film Club Featuring "The Sapphires" - October 11
  • Fall Fest and Footrace - October 12
  • LIGO Hanford Observatory Second-Saturday Public Tours - October 12
  • Zombie Ball - October 12
  • Yakima Valley Wineries - Catch the Crush - October 12 & 13
  • Hanford 70th Anniversary Tours - October 12 & 13
  • Farmers' Markets & Produce Stands
  • Nightlife Music Events - Happy Hours - Food & Wine


Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses & Forests

Here is a list of corn mazes, pumpkin patches and haunted houses to check out around the Tri-Cities during the month of October: Bill's Berry Farm, Country Mercantile Harvest Festival, Jobs Nursery - U-Pick Pumpkins, Middleton Six Sons Farm, Schell's Massive Corn Maze and Fall Harvest Funland,
Walla Walla Corn Maze, Project13 Tri-Cities Haunted House, Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest 2013 and Terror Behind the Screen.
Info: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2013/10/corn-mazes-pumpkin-patches-haunted.html

Rivers of Ink Writers' Conference - October 11 & 12

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr  in Richland
From 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rivers of Ink will provide authors of the Mid-Columbia region a full-blown writers' conference. This year our workshops fall into three categories: Honing Your Craft, Publishing & Marketing, and Genre Specific and features three great keynote speakers: Kathleen Flinnekin, Maureen McQuerry & Steve Wallenfels. New this year is the writing contest. Write your best query letter. Top five winners will be sent to an agent for review, who will chose the top prize winner. Just $10 for each entry (up to three per person.). $60 gets you admission to both days. $10 extra for lunch each day. Sign up today. You won't want to miss this.

Registration and fee details: http://riversofink.org/event-registration?action=evregister&event_id=3
Conference Information: http://riversofink.org/

Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival -  October 10-12, 18-20

The purpose of the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) is to spotlight independent films made by film makers with limited budgets, but unlimited imagination. This is your opportunity to view independent films!

They will be showing both feature-length and short movies in Richland over the weekends of October 11-12 and 18-20. The first weekend will include feature-length and indie films while the following weekend will feature sci-fi films on Friday, horror films on Sunday and animation short films on Sunday. There will be a sneak peek at the the Roxy in Downtown Kennewick starting at 6:30 p.m.
Locations: ACT Theatre in Richland, Richland Community Center, Richland Public Library and Roxy in downtown Kennewick.
Admission: Single Night - $5.00, All Fest Pass - $20.00


TCIF3 Film Makers Workshops (Free with TCIF3 admission)
October 12 - Movie Makeup - ACT Theatre - 2 p.m.
October 19 - Foly & Sound Effects - ACT Theatre - 2 p.m.
October 20 - Enjoying Movies by Understanding Story Structure - ACT - 2 p.m.
Info: http://www.tcif3.com/


15th Annual Women's Expo - October 11 & 12

TRAC, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday: 11:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission is $7, and good for both days
 
The Tri-Cities Women's Show was created to highlight small businesses run by women in our community. Shop for Jewelry, Perfume, Make-up, Clothing, Arts and Crafts, Antiques, handbags, Home Decor, Health & Spa Products and Specialty Foods.

Get information on products and services of interest for women and take advantage of lots of free samples and give aways. Two full days of fun for girls of all ages!
Also, features live jazz, bistro and wine bar.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tri-Cities-Womens-Expo/150835828329340
and http://www.traconline.com/event-calendar-details.php?event_id=607


Uncork the Cure on Red Mountain - October 11-13

Uncork the Cure is a national wine tasting series to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests are treated to 2-days of unguided exploration of Red Mountain's finest wineries. Bid on fine wines at the silent auction, located at check-in at Cooper Wine Company. Included in ticket purchases are entrance into and tastings at all participating wineries, a lanyard and badge holder.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncork-the-Cure-on-Red-Mountain/227082450638935 and https://www.facebook.com/events/496188713774403/


Kennewick Valley Grange Fall Bazaar - October 11 & 12

2611 S Washington St. in Kennewick (corner of 27th and S. Washington St.)
Friday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

There is no cost for admission to the event and it is open to the public.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/KVGrange731

Battelle Film Club Features "The Sapphires" - October 11

Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m.
Cost: $4 adults, $2 kids

Fall Fest and Footrace - October 12

Bethlehem Lutheran School will host Fall Fest from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Howard Amen Park in Richland. Fall Fest is a community event. There will be a 1 mile fun run, 5k, 10k run/walk. Food and craft vendors. face painting, laser tag, bounce houses for the kiddos and much more!!!
Info: http://www.blsfallfest.org/

Zombie Ball - October 12

TRAC, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 6-11 p.m.
Cost: $16 general, $30 frenzy package (includes hair/make up design by zombie experts), $10 for kids 6-11, $5 for kids 5 and under.
We are going to have our very own Zombie Apocalypse for a benefit for Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Info: http://www.edithbishelcenter.org/ and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zombie-Ball-2013-Edith-Bishel-Center-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/141707849328619

LIGO Hanford Observatory Second-Saturday Public Tours - October 12

127124 N. Route 10 in Richland
Come take a look at LIGO!  At 1:30 PM on the second Saturday and at 3:00 PM on the fourth Friday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility.  Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.
Info: http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/informal.html

Yakima Valley Wineries - Catch the Crush - October 12 & 13, 2013

Join the Yakima Valley wineries (Yakima through Tri-Cities) to celebrate the harvest at the Annual Catch the Crush event, October 12, 13, 2013.  Each winery offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and of course. . .wine tasting.

Purchase your PREMIER PASS and enjoy exclusive benefits available only during this event weekend. PREMIER PASS holders will be able to experience a  variety of specialty Catch the Crush pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public. 
Info: http://wineyakimavalley.org/catch-the-crush_369.html


Hanford 70th Anniversary Tours - October 12 & 13

B Reactor Tour Office, 2000 Logston Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 9 a.m. and tour fee is $70.

October is Hanford History Month!
Join us as we commemorate Hanford's 70th Anniversary! B Reactor and T Plant tours, every Saturday and Sunday in October! Must be 18 years of age or older and a US Citizen to participate. To view the full itinerary and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.ourhanfordhistory.org/70.

Farmers' Markets & Produce Stands

Info: http://tri-citiesguide.org/farm-markets.htm

Nightlife Music Events - Happy Hours - Food & Wine

Info: http://tricityvibe.com

 
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