September 10, 2016
Published: September 10, 2016

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of September 12-18, 2016: 
  • United Way Breakfast - September 14
  • Pendleton Roundup - September 14-17
  • 2016 Parade of Homes - September 14, 17 & 18 
  • All Senior Picnic - September 15
  • Tie One On Benefit - September 15
  • The Circus is coming! - September 15-19
  • Sunset at Southridge - September 16
  • Art Uncorked - September 16 & 17
  • Christ the King Sausage Fest - September 16 & 17
  • Sunshine Days and Parade (City of Sunnyside) - September 16-18
  • 17th Annual Quilt Show (Walla Walla) - September 16-18
  • The Richland Players presents "Cyrano de Bergerac" - September 16-18
  • Special Film Showing - Desert Cathedral - September 16-22
  • TEDxRichland Live Stream Feed - September 17
  • Apple & Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) - September 17
  • West Richland Harvest Festival - September 17
  • PetSmart National Adoption Event - September 17
  • 3 Rivers Folklife Concert featuring Burgundy Pearl - September 17
  • Civil War Living History & Reenactment - September 17 & 18
  • Hawk & Roll Tailgate Party! - September 18
  • Tri-City Outlaws - 3rd Annual Sticks and Clubs Golf Tourney - September 18
  • Pioneer Fall Festival (Waitsburg) - September 18
  • Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands and Palouse Falls Tour - September 23
  • Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides
  • Community Education - Evening, Weekend, and Online Classes for Adults
  • Art & Traveling Exhibits
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • J&S Dreamland Express
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

United Way Breakfast - September 14

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
7:30 a.m. check-in, breakfast and program from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
$20 per person - must pre-register

Hear from local service providers on how United Way partnership is helping transform lives and solve some of our community's toughest challenges.
Info and registration: https://www.unitedway-bfco.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=19


Pendleton Roundup - September 14-17

1114 SW Court Ave. in Pendleton

The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon is held the second full week of September in Pendleton. The Round-Up began in 1910 and is recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the world.

  • Pendleton Roundup - Tickets $15-$28 
  • Happy Canyon (Native American Indian Pageant held in the evenings) - Tickets $10-$17
Info: http://www.pendletonroundup.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pendletonroundup

2016 Parade of Homes - September 14, 17 & 18

Featuring New Homes throughout the Tri-Cities
Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 each and available from Tri-City area Circle K locations

Welcome to the 2016 Parade of Homes! We are showcasing new homes located throughout the Tri-Cities area - each one unique in design and style, featuring the latest in architectural trends and the best in workmanship. We invite you to take your time while touring the Parade homes. Ask questions of the builders, subcontractors, and sales professionals who are on hand at each site.

Tickets include a full-color magazine that contains descriptions and addresses of the homes along with a map and turn-by-by-turn directions.
Info: http://www.hbatc.com/events/parade-of-homes.html#bf_miniCal_205


All Senior Picnic - September 15

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: $7.00 for an entry button in advance or $10 at the door

Enjoy good food, entertainment, community vendors and lots of fun at one of the largest events for senior citizens in the State of Washington. Pasco, Kennewick and Richland all take turns hosting this event. The 2016 All-Senior-Picnic will be hosted by the City of Pasco. You can purchase a button for $7 in advance at the Pasco, Kennewick, and West Richland Senior Centers and The Richland Community Center.
Info: https://pasco-wa.gov/514/Special-Events-Seasonal-Programs


Tie One On Benefit - September 15

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20, and cover appetizers and one drink. You can also make a donation to My Friends' Place. This is a 21+ event.

Join our co-host Gary Dunford and Travis Rybarski for a unique happy hour style event benefiting Safe Harbor's program My Friend’s Place. Tie one on with us and learn about a tremendously important organization in our community.

Safe Harbors program - My Friend's Place is a teen shelter committed to connecting homeless teens with educational services, community support programs, meals, clean clothes, showers and a support system.

Enter to win fabulous neck wear - ties and scarves - so you can tie one on in style! And bid on fishing trips, wine packages and more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/246940132328420/


The Circus is coming! - September 15-19

GESA Stadium parking lot, 6200 Burden Blvd. in Pasco

Showtimes:
Thursday @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday @ 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday @ 5:30 p.m. & &:30 p.m.
Monday @ 7:00 p.m.

General Admission is $20.00 (11 years and up)
Children are $10.00 each (1-10 years old)
With the children's coupon you are allowed two children free (10 and under).
The children's coupons can be found at various outlets in the Tri-Cities. Tickets can be purchased one hour before the show - cash & credit accepted.

The Circo Osorio’s purple and white big top will go up in the GESA Stadium parking lot on Thursday. The family-friendly circus, owned by the Osorio brothers of Las Vegas, is the world’s first bilingual circus. Performances will be featured nightly through Monday. A
percentage of all tickets sold will be given to Rascal Rodeo (for those with special needs).
Info: https://www.evensi.us/the-circus-is-coming-trac-center/184837787
About Rascal Rodeo: http://www.rascalrodeo.org/

Sunset at Southridge - September 16

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free to attend


We've got your Friday dinner plans covered. There will be food vendors along with the live entertainment and free kids activities. The carousel will also be open until 7:30 p.m.

Each of the food vendors will have a dinner package available for $7 that includes a ticket for one ride on the carousel. There will be tables for seating but you can also bring your own chairs and blankets and sit on the grass.
Future dates: September 30
Info: https://www.facebook.com/SouthridgeSportsEventsComplex/


Art Uncorked - September 16 & 17

Art Uncorked!, a celebration of the Washington wine industry and the arts in the Tri-Cities region, will take place September 16 & 17. The two day event will feature internationally renowned artist Scott James Gundersen, who will be creating a mural of Washington wine pioneer Chas Nagel using 10,000 Columbia Valley wine corks.

Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Watch Gundersen create the cork mural of Nagel in real time during The Market in the Parkway in Richland. Gundersen will continue to work on the mural in the evening, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick.

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gundersen will complete the cork art mural at the GESA Carousel of Dreams, where spectators will have the opportunity to assist him with corks.
Info: http://www.visittri-cities.com/events/2016/09/17/art-uncorked/ and https://www.facebook.com/SouthridgeSportsEventsComplex/


Christ the King Sausage Fest - September 16 & 17

Christ the King School, 1122 Long Ave. in Richland
Friday from 5:00 p.m to midnight
Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to midnight

Admission to Sausage Fest is free and includes 25 games for kids of all ages with great prizes, 12 food booths with over 30 different foods, indoor and outdoor Biergartens with live entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Granny's Attic, a Farmer's Market, plus middle and high school dances. Food and game prices have remained low for many years in order to provide an inexpensive, enjoyable time for families in our community.

On the main outdoor stage, Sausage Fest also provides the largest showcase for our local performing talent with a wide variety of entertainment that can be enjoyed by Fest-goers of all ages throughout the weekend.
Info: http://cksausagefest.org/


Sunshine Days and Parade (City of Sunnyside) - September 16-18

The annual Sunshine Days and Parade will be taking place in Sunnyside September 16-18.

Here is the Sunshine Days Weekend Schedule:
Friday:
3 pm - 6 pm Seahawk’s Cheerleader SeaGals at Centennial Square for autographs and pictures. Some entertainment,
music, and local school food vendors will be there too.
3 pm - 10 pm Carnival will be open.

Saturday:
10 am Sunshine Days Parade
8 am Sunnyside Firemen's Breakfast
8 am - 6 pm Farmer’s Market and vendor booths in Central Park.
11 am - 6 pm Sunshine Days Car Show in Central Park.
11 am - 10 pm Carnival will be open.
12 noon - 4 pm Entertainment in Central park by various invited dance groups, and Lip Sync Competition.
7 pm - 9:30 pm Miss Sunnyside Pageant at SHS Auditorium.
1 - 4 pm Sunnyside Museum will be open

Sunday:
12 noon – 5 pm Carnival will be open.
1 pm - 3:30 pm Little Miss Sunnyside Pageant in Central Park.
4 pm - 6 pm Community Dinner in Central Park. Miss Sunnyside Court & Committee will sell baked potatoes with choice of toppings to encourage community members to meet and visit with their neighbors.
1 - 4 pm Sunnyside Museum will be open
Info: http://sunnyside-wa.gov/index.aspx?NID=334


17th Annual Quilt Show (Walla Walla) - September 16-18

Walla Walla Fairgrounds, 360 Orchard St. in Walla Walla
From 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Admission: $6  (good for both days)

Sponsored by: Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival Committee
Featured Quilter: Diane Nagle
Local Featured Quilter: Wendy Rohde

Activities include the Quilt Show • Block Challenge  • Demos Hourly • Silent Auction • Vendors• Food Court • Quilt Challenge "Stained Glass" ($ prizes)
Info: http://www.wallawallaquiltfestival.org/


The Richland Players presents "Cyrano de Bergerac" - September 16-18

The Richland Players Theatre, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday - starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday - starts at 2 p.m.
Cost: $12 Seniors/Students/Military, $15 Adults

Classic Love Story: Cyrano, a poet, loves Roxane, but he's too ashamed of his looks to admit it. Christian, a soldier, falls for Roxane but cannot share his feelings. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian's name, and Roxane doesn't realize that it's Cyrano's words she truly loves.
Future dates: September 23, 24 & 25
Info & Tickets: http://www.richlandplayers.org/


Special Film Showing - Desert Cathedral - September 16-22

Fairchild Cinemas - Queensgate 12, 2871 Duportail St. in Richland
Tickets: $12-$14

Lee Tergesen stars in the new film "Desert Cathedral," written, directed and produced by Kennewick native Travis Gutiérrez Senger. The film will be shown at the Fairchild Cinemas in Richland from September 16-22. The film is about a broken real estate developer who mysteriously disappears into the Southwest in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes to his employer and family.

Senger be on hand Friday for Desert Cathedral’s opening night with a Q&A following the 7 p.m. screening and an after-party planned. Senger also will attend a Q&A on Saturday after the 12:15 p.m. matinee.
Info: http://www.fairchildcinemas.com/showtimes_65486/showtimes-65486-09162016.htm and
https://www.facebook.com/DesertCathedral


TEDxRichland Live Stream Feed - September 17

Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free to attend

TEDxRichland is a locally organized, independent event that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The theme of the first ever TEDx in Tri-Cities is Invisible Adversity. Invisible Adversity challenges us to dig deeper into the meanings, molecules, and imagination behind things we see (or don’t see) everyday.

Join Mid-Columbia Libraries for a free live stream of TEDxRichland. Check out the speakers here: http://www.tedxrichland.com/speakers/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588697541427177/


Apple & Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) - September 17

Bill's Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Rd. in Grandview
From 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: festival admission is Free, though there are fees for some activities. Note: there is a $5 per car parking fee on Saturdays only because of very limited parking so car pooling is suggested with friends and family.

What is fall without a trip to the farm with your family, friends or small group to enjoy the bounty of the harvest? If you are looking for clean, wholesome harvest fun... then we're the farm for you! With two venues- our Berry Farm Park, and our Fall Park- we have a variety of activities that all ages will enjoy. Visit our website for a complete list of events we have planned.


Future Dates: The last two Saturdays in September and the first four Friday/Saturday weekends in October.
Info: http://www.billsberryfarm.com/index.php/apple-pumpkin-festival

West Richland Harvest Festival - September 17

Flat Top Park in West Richland
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by Red Mountain Lions Club, will feature vendor booths, fun games for the kids and more. Benton County Fire District #4 will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs as a fundraiser. Bring the family down for a fun day at the park!
Info: http://business.westrichlandchamber.org/events/details/west-richland-harvest-festival-09-17-2016-274


PetSmart National Adoption Event - September 17

PetSmart, 6807 W. Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Petsmart is hosting their National Adoption Event. In 2015 your local Kennewick Petsmart helped find homes for an amazing 767 pets through their in store adoption program featuring local adoption agencies.

Saturdays adoption event will feature Mikeys Chance, Pet Over Population Prevention, Benton Franklin Humane Society, Columbia Animal Rescue Effort Out West pet rescue, Adopt Shelter Animal Pets, Benton County Animal Control, Dogs of the Gorge, Adams County Pet Rescue, Tri-Cities Animal Shelter, Pit Bull Pen, Fuzz Ball Animal Rescue, Northwest Boxer Rescue, Two Rivers , Grant County Animal Outreach, Prevent Homeless Pets, Little Lives Matter and many others.

Food vendors will be available too! Thanks to American Legion, Between the Buns We Ice, and Frost Me Sweet for offering great food.

If you are not planning on adopting stop by PetSmart and donate food and supplies to a local shelter or rescue. PetSmart is now hosting a food and supply donation drive through the end of September.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656067431383947/


3 Rivers Folklife Concert featuring Burgundy Pearl - September 17

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts @ 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $14, $12 seniors and students - in advance at The Bookworm and Octopus' Garden, or at the door.

3 Rivers Folklife Society is featuring Burgundy Pearl in the first of their monthly concerts for the season.


Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo. Audiences pay attention to their tightly interwoven voices, their superbly-blended harmonies, and clean, pleasing guitar arrangements. From 20s-30s old-time blues to contemporary folk-pop with swing-jazz overtones, Burgundy Pearl performs a tasteful variety of genres reflecting their own unique stylings.
About Burgundy Pearl: http://burgundypearl.com/
Info: http://www.3rfs.org/concert.htm


Civil War Living History & Reenactment - September 17 & 18

East end of Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Free and open to the public

Mid-Columbia Libraries, together with The City of Kennewick and Washington Civil War Association, proudly presents Civil War Living History & Reenactment. Immerse yourself in the history of the American Civil War. Enjoy a close up look at the weapons, fashion, and camp life of the era. Take in live skirmish reenactments as well as cavalry and artillery demonstrations, Q & A with President Lincoln, and much more.
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/event/civil-war-reenactment


Hawk & Roll Tailgate Party! - September 18

Richland Parks & Recreation, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
From 12 p.m. until the Hawks game is over.


Join us for a Family-Friendly TailGate Party! In Howard Amon Park directly behind the Richland Community Center. The fun begins at 12 p.m. goes until the game is finished. We will have games, food trucks, and a beer garden. You will be able to view the game on several different big screens.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/103977146730089/


Tri-City Outlaws - 3rd Annual Sticks and Clubs Golf Tourney - September 18

West Richland Golf Course, 4000 Fallon Dr. in West Richland
From 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: $85 per player or $300 per team - includes 18 Holes plus cart, Lasagna Dinner, Range Balls, Outlaws Polo, Ticket to Outlaws Home Game, Chance at some great prizes.

The Tri-City Outlaws Junior Hockey Club wants you to come and enjoy an afternoon of golf while supporting the Outlaws Player Development Fund aimed at raising funds for improvement of players’ education and skill development. The fund pays for personal trainers, educational tutors, exercise equipment and other needed resources.


This is also a great opportunity to meet Outlaw players, coaches and staff while out on the course and get your shot at plenty of prizes being offered. Contact Jordan Owen at (509) 551-8260 or email jowen@tcoutlawshockey.com for more information.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814052898816812/


Pioneer Fall Festival (Waitsburg) - September 18

Tour the famous Bruce Mansion on Main Street and see how the pioneers lived. Tour the museum, watch a fashion show, attend a community non-denominational church service, check out arts/crafts booths, learn how to churn butter, cook with cast iron, sew a wheat sack and hand dip candles. While you're there, eat some homemade pie and cookies too!
Info: http://www.cityofwaitsburg.com/events.html


Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands and Palouse Falls Tour - September 23

Cost: $87.00 - register by September 19

This full day tour is led by Ice Age floods expert Gary Kleinknecht. It begins with a drive to Hatton Coulee Rest Area at US 395 and SR 26. The tour includes Old Maid Coulee, Staircase Rapids, Washtucna Coulee, Palouse Falls, Devils Canyon and at least five other floods features. Includes: lunch, water and bus.

To purchase tour tickets please contact: Sara Carswell 509-943-4100 x108 or email: sarac@visitthereach.org. Gift Certificates will be available by request.
Info: http://visitthereach.org/2016-tours/


Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides

Parks and Recreation fall activity guides for Richland, Kennewick and Pasco are online. You will find many family friendly, low cost activities to do!

Community Education - Evening, Weekend, and Online Classes for Adults

Kennewick School District's Community Education Program offers evening and weekend classes for adults on the go in the Tri-Cities. This could be a good way to meet those who share similar interests! Registration for fall classes is now open.
Info: http://www.ksd.org/District/Programs-and-Learning/Community-Education


Art & Traveling Exhibits


Gallery at the Park  - Northwest Designer Craftsmen Show through September 30
89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The dictionary defines “craftsman” as a person who makes beautiful objects by hand, or a person who is very skilled in planning, making or executing a design. The public will have a chance during the month of September to see the results of such skilled craftsmen. Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) was founded in 1954 to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in fine craft.

Artists who work professionally in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media, are members. Other members support the crafts in the Pacific Northwest as educators, managers of non-profit arts organizations, or buyers of art for public or private collections. With 55 pieces by 27 artists, the NWDC Show at The Gallery at the Park will showcase just a small sampling of the member's work.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/


DrewBoy Creative gallery - My Universe through October 16

Confluent Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland.
Gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 12-8 p.m.
 

DrewBoy Creative presents "My Universe" an Art Show by Thelma Triplett. Thelma Triplett is the RED Show People's Choice Award Winner. The show will run through October 16.

Thelma Triplett’s intuitive style is expressed in a variety of media and explores a wide range of moods and emotions. Most of her work is concerned with capturing the essence of things. Some works are nature oriented, while others make social / political statements.

She has had 13 one and two artists' shows and has received numerous awards. Her work can be seen in numerous corporate and private collections, as well as several publications such as the Artists Archive Project Central Washington Artists 2007-2010 and Indianapolis Magazine.

She has lived in Richland, Washington since 2000 and is inspired by the geology of the region. She came to Richland from Columbus, Indiana.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/546357455573200/


Particles on the Wall Traveling Art Exhibit through October 21
The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free - annual memberships are also available for purchase

Particles on the Wall (POTW) is an interdisciplinary exhibit that uses art, science, and history to explore Hanford, the Columbia River and the Atomic Age. The exhibit features visual art, literary works, memorabilia, and scientific displays to provide a deep and well rounded look at the complicated issues that surround Hanford’s history and current cleanup. 


The full exhibit includes over 100 pieces and continues to evolve with new contributors at every installation. POTW is a partnership between WPSR and the exhibit’s founders and curators: Nancy Dickeman, Dianne Dickeman, and Steven Gilbert.
About the Exhibit: http://www.toxipedia.org/display/potw/WELCOME
Info: http://visitthereach.org/


Cyber Art 509
Members of Cyber Art 509 show their artwork including paintings and photographs at several venues around the Tri-Cities region.

Featured artists include Alice Beckstrom, Greg Ashby, Ed David, Patricia Fleming, Patrick Fleming, Margo Fox, Jaret Maynard, Dave Poynter, Maggie Remington, Pam Sharp, Maja Shaw, Barbara Sutton, Maridy Roper, and Jan Taylor. 

For more information about Cyber Art 509, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Cyber-Art-509-147189792035364.

Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.  

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what's visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news. 

Showing this week:
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-12, free 5 and under.
Tickets and info: http://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1496 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium

Attractions & Things to Do
For attractions & things to do around the Tri-Cities region, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/attractions-things-to-do.htm.

Farmers' Markets

Here is the weekly schedule for farmers' markets in the Tri-Cities:
  • Wicked Fresh Farmers' Market is open on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Pasco's Farmers' Market is open on both Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. - noon.  
  • Farmers' Market at Barnard Griffin in Richland is open on Wednesday from  12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Downtown Kennewick Farmers' Market is open on Thursday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Market at the Parkway in Richland is open on Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Saturday Farmers' Market by TRAC is open from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 3 Eyed Fish Farmers' Market is open on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For information about farmers' markets, u-pick, fresh fruit & produce stands, and local food and farm producers in the Tri-Cities and other nearby communities, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/farm-markets.htm.

Gesa Carousel of Dreams

2901-F. Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Hours:
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Token Prices: Individual Token: $3, Four for $10, Ten for $20

The Gesa Carousel of Dreams is a world-class piece of art you can ride, touch, and feel. The carousel is a treasure for all generations to visit and enjoy! The carousel consists of 45 horses, three chariots and other features. It averages between 1800 and 2500 riders per weekend.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/gesacarouseldreams

J&S Dreamland Express

Columbia Park (near Family Fishing Pond) in Kennewick
Every Saturday & Sunday from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. through September 25
Rides are $1 per person 

Proceeds go to the HHH Kiwanis Club which funds various programs within our schools, communities and scholarship opportunities.

Volunteers are needed! If you would like to become an Engineer or Conductor, we have an opportunity for you! Please contact John Lawson at 509-420-0570 to find out the many ways you can help volunteer on the train. You may also visit our website to find other ways you can help, including by being a member of our service organization.
Info: http://www.horseheavenhillskiwanis.org/


LIGO Public Tours

LIGO Hanford Observatory, west of Richland off Horn Road, 127124 N. Highway 10.
 
Come take a look at LIGO!  At 1:30 p.m. on the second Saturday and at 3:00 p.m. 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


Nightlife Music

Tri-City Vibe
For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities


Also, check out Tri-Cities Cork & Fork - Tri-Cities, WA foodie page... pictures taken by real people at favorite local establishments. We love food & drink!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/tricitiespeeps


Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community
Looking for a place to try out a new song or just want to play and have no gig? The Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community provides a listing of Open Mics and Jam Nights in the greater Tri-Cities area.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Cities-JamOpen-Mic-Community-925736630819618/


Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out: https://sites.google.com/site/tricitykaraoke/.

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

The REACH Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free - annual memberships are also available for purchase

Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays. Also, the 2016 REACH Tours are now posted and registrations are being accepted.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/VisitTheREACH

Make a Donation Today - Support The REACH
The REACH is made possible by people like you! Please support the REACH with your generous donation to The REACH Foundation. Every little bit helps us deliver programming and education to learners of all ages. You may also help fund specific projects and programs.
Info: http://www.shopthereach.org/donate.html


Museums, Interpretive Centers, and History Resources
For information about museums, interpretive centers, and history resources for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers' Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website: http://tri-citiesguide.org.

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Attribution - Events • Things to Do - Tri-Cities Washington
This blog post was published by Jim McIntyre who maintains the Events • Things to Do - Tri-Cities Washington blog as a hobby as part of his Tri-Cities Washington Guide website. This blog is not associated with any business or organization and is focused on community events and things to do around the Tri-Cities region with an emphasis on annual community events and events associated with non-profit organizations and/or charitable causes.

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