September 3, 2016
Published: September 3, 2016

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of September 5-11, 2016: 
  • Prosser States Day Celebration - September 5
  • Labor Day Community Picnic - September 5
  • Presentation: Fall Salmon Tips & Tactics - September 6
  • Extending Your Growing Season Class - September 8
  • 11th Annual DVS Charity Golf Tournament - September 9
  • Books & Vines Fundraiser - September 9
  • Battelle Film Club presents "Pride" - September 9
  • Columbia Community Church Children's Consignment Sale - September 9 & 10
  • Wheelin’ Walla Walla - September 9 & 10
  • Walla Walla Rocky Horror Live! - September 9 & 10
  • The Richland Players presents "Cyrano de Bergerac" - September 9 & 10
  • Columbia County Fair (Dayton) - September 9-11
  • Pancakes for Kids 2016 - September 10
  • Dirty Dozen Road Cycling Classic - September 10
  • 1st Annual American Legion Riders Scavenger Hunt - September 10
  • 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Tri-Cities - September 10
  • Connell Fall Festival - September 10
  • Tons of Trucks - September 10
  • Fiery Foods Festival - September 10
  • Spay-Ghetti Feed 2016 - September 10
  • 2016 Parade of Homes - September 10 & 11
  • 2016 Pooch Plunge - September 10 & 11
  • 15th Annual 9/11 Memorial Commemoration - September 11 
  • Hops to Bottle Tour - September 17
  • 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, Food, Beer & Wine  
  • The REACH Museum
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

Prosser States Day Celebration - September 5

Historic Downtown Prosser 

The annual States Day Celebration begins with a parade at 10 a.m. that will be followed by The Valley's Got Talent stage show. The top 10 finalists from the preliminary round will be competing for cash prizes.

In addition, there will be a carnival September 2-5 at the Prosser City Park. Pre-purchase your wristband passes at Cook's Ace Hardware or at the Prosser Chamber office for $15! The pass can be traded for a wristband on any of those days. Enjoy your long weekend at the Carnival.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/ProsserChamber/ 

Labor Day Community Picnic - September 5

Main stage area at Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch will be served from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Free and open to the public!

Local union organizations are hosting the 5th annual Labor Day Picnic that is free and open to the public to celebrate the American worker and will feature hot dogs and hamburgers. This event will also have live music by the Luke Jackson Band, a bounce house for kids and a car and bike show. 

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


Presentation: Fall Salmon Tips & Tactics - September 6

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

At the Richland Rod & Gun Club's monthly meeting their guest speaker will be Gerardo Reyes of Flatout Fishing who will discuss fall salmon tips & tactics.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/RichlandRodandGunClub


Extending Your Growing Season Class - September 8

Waterfall Classroom at the Demonstration Garden, 1620 S. Union in Kennewick
From 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
 

The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is offering a free class for families and people of all ages as part of their Garden Education Series - Extending Your Growing Season.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571734709809800/

11th Annual DVS Charity Golf Tournament - September 9

Canyon Lakes Golf Course, 3700 W Canyon Lakes Dr. in Kennewick
Shot gun starts: 8 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Cost: 8 a.m. start - $150 per player or $600 per team, 1:30 p.m. start -$175 per player or $700 per team

"Break the Silence and Stop the Violence" is Domestic Violence Services Annual Premiere Golf Tournament for a meaningful cause at the spectacular Canyon Lakes Golf Course. With 8:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. shot gun starts your entry fee includes lunch or dinner, dessert, greens fee and golf cart. Also a chance to win team, individual and cash prizes, raffle, silent and live auctions!

Enjoy friends and have a good time - all while supporting services for domestic violence victims. For more information on fielding a team or donating raffle or auction prizes email Sami Hammond at sami.s@dvsbf.org.
To register online or download a sponsorship form, please visit: http://dvsbf.org/events/golf-tournament/.


Books & Vines Fundraiser - September 9

J Bookwalter Winery, 894 Tulip Ln. in Richland
From 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $150/person

Join us for this lively evening to support children’s literacy in Benton and Franklin Counties. Guests will be treated to exquisite food and wine as they learn about and invest in The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia. Contact Sara Schwan at 509.222.7323 or via email at sara@read20minutes.com to reserve your place.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/230925787299204/


Battelle Film Club presents "Pride" - September 9

Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts @ 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $4, tickets at the door

Set in the summer of 1984 - Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

(2014) Director: Matthew Warchus. Writers: Stephen Beresford. Genres: Biography, comedy, drama. Country: UK, France. Language: English, Welsh. Runtime: 119 min. Color: Color. Rated R for language and brief sexual content.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#1


Columbia Community Church Children's Consignment Sale - September 9 & 10

150 Gage Blvd. in Richland
Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon (1/2 price day)
Admission is free but please donate a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Tri-Cities.

Featuring thousands of new and gently used children’s items including clothing, furniture, and toys! Our consignment sale is a collection of new and used children's items from 110 per-registered sellers. We donate 30% of our proceeds to nonprofit organizations in the community.
Info: http://c3kidssale.weebly.com/


Wheelin’ Walla Walla - September 9 & 10

Downtown Walla Walla

Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend is an annual, two-day event, that begins with the Classics Cruise and BBQ on Friday evening.  The Show 'n Shine takes center stage on Saturday! Stroll Main Street where nearly 400 cars and motorcycles are on display and line the street from Palouse to Sixth Street.  An awards ceremony cap off this family-friendly event.
Info: http://downtownwallawalla.com/wheelin%E2%80%99-weekend.html


Walla Walla Rocky Horror Live! - September 9 & 10

Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 North 6th Ave. in Walla Walla
Show times are 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Cost: $20-$35 - Upgrade any ticket to any show by $10 for entry to the After Party on September 10

"GIVE YOURSELF OVER TO ABSOLUTE PLEASURE"

Richard O’Brien’s, The Rocky Horror Show, comes to The Gesa Power House Theatre Sept. 9-10 in a live theatrical production by New York City Director/Producer, and Walla Walla native, Tyson Kaup.

Dress up! Call out! Bring props! This live version of the popular movie will have you dancing and singing along to Rocky Horror Picture Show classics: "Science Fiction Double Feature", "Damn it Janet", "Time Warp", "Sweet Transvestite", "Hot Patootie", and more.

* We ask that you savor your toast and franks in the comfort of your own home (no food allowed in the theater), and respect the safety of the actors by not throwing props.
* This production features adult content and is not recommended for patrons under the age of 18.
Info & Tickets: http://phtww.com/show/walla-walla-rocky-horror-live/


The Richland Players presents "Cyrano de Bergerac" - September 9 & 10

The Richland Players Theatre, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Starts at 8 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 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25
Info & Tickets: http://www.richlandplayers.org/


Columbia County Fair (Dayton) - September 9-11

Join in all the fun at the 126th Columbia County Fair. Livestock showing, mutton busting, live entertainment, classic fair food and booths.

Friday: gates open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
Saturday: gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
Sunday: gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.


Single-Day Admission: Adults 13-59 years $10, Seniors 60 years and over $4, Juniors 7-12 years $5, Children 6 years and under Free
Three-Day Admission:  Adults 13-59 years $22, Seniors 60 years and over $10, Juniors 7-12 years $10, Children 6 years and under Free
Info: http://www.historicdayton.com/annual-events/columbia-county-fair


Pancakes for Kids 2016 - September 10

Jefferson Park on George Washington Way in Richland
From 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Free but donations gladly accepted

Please Join us for an outdoor breakfast to support Safe Harbor Support Center and SARC, both great organizations that help our kids.

Sponsors:
Benton-Franklin Mounted Sheriff's Posse
Henry's Restaurant
Red Door Party Rentals
Bennett Rentals
Frank and Mary Lamb
Windermere Tri Cities
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1727975354129617/


Dirty Dozen Road Cycling Classic - September 10

Bombing Range Sports Complex, 3200 Bombing Range Rd. in West Richland,
From 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fees: $20-$55

This is the 2nd annual Tri-Cities Dirty Dozen Classic. It is a road cycling event featuring a "dozen" of the best climbs the Tri-Cities offers. There will be 4 distance options: 35 miles, 50 miles, 65 miles and 85 miles. The perfect opportunity to challenge yourself whatever level you are at. It will be a fully supported event with aid stations along the way. Pizza will be provided at the end along with tons of great prizes!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/252613458452695


Also, the inaugural Dirty Dozen Duathlon Junior will be taking place at 9:00 a.m. after the Dirty Dozen Road Cycling Classic riders leave!

- Ages 5-12
- Run, bike, run format
- Medals will be given to all participants (while supplies last)
- FREE entry
- Helmets required
- Distance for ages 5-8 will be: run 1/3 mile, bike 1/2 mile, run 1/3
- Distance for ages 9-12 will be: run 2/3 mile, bike 1 mile, run 2/3 mile
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/960445460732845/ 


1st Annual American Legion Riders Scavenger Hunt - September 10

Starts at Thunder Alley Motorsports, 9405 Saint Thomas Dr. in Pasco
Ends at American Legion Post 34, 1029 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Registration 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., Kickstands up at 10 a.m., Return at 1 p.m. for lunch and entertainment.

Cost: $15 per motorcycle rider/$10 per passenger, $20 per car up to two passengers. $5 per meal ticket.

The American Legion Riders Post 34 will be hosting a scavenger hunt starting at Thunder Alley and ending at the American Legion for lunch. Ride goes through NE Oregon and SE Washington. This is not just for motorcycles, bring your cars, too! There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/riderspasco/


2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Tri-Cities - September 10

Clover Island - 104 N Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
Registration at 8:30 a.m., Ceremony at 9:45 a.m., Walk at 10:00 a.m.
Route length is 3 miles
There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

We are so excited to have you participate! This is going to be a fun Walk! Start your fundraising now! It's never too early!

  • Be sure to register all walkers on your team! EVEN THE WEE ONES! 
  • We are having a kids area at the Walk this year. 
  • Dress up in costumes of you want! 
  • Don't forget your purple!!
Thank you for your support in raising awareness for the need to find a CURE for Alzheimer's!
Info & Registration: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/WA-WashingtonState?pg=entry&fr_id=9388


Connell Fall Festival - September 10

Historic Downtown Connell

The Connell Fall Festival is an annual community celebration that brings friends and family together for a weekend of good old fashioned fun. The event is includes a grand parade, a kiddie's parade, car show, arts & crafts and food vendors in the park, entertainment, games, dancing and the Columbia Basin Jr. Livestock Show.
Info: http://www.connellfallfestival.com/


Tons of Trucks - September 10

Peanuts Park, 109 S. 4th in Pasco
From 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Free family fun

Pasco Recreation is hosting the 3rd Annual Tons of Trucks special event, sponsored by RDO Equipment. This is a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to explore and learn about many different types of trucks, tractors and vehicles. The event will be held on the streets of downtown Pasco in conjunction with the Fiery Farmers Market.
Info: https://pasco-wa.gov/514/Special-Events-Seasonal-Programs


Fiery Foods Festival - September 10

Downtown Pasco (4th Avenue & Lewis Street)
From 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in Downtown Pasco’s Fiery Foods Festival – a combination of bold flavors, exciting cultures and a celebration of food, fun and music. The Fiery Foods Festival is multicultural event for the Downtown Pasco Development Authority. It is a place where you can bring the entire family, shop local vendors, taste exciting food, listen to great music, and spice up your day!
Info: http://fieryfoodsfestival.com/


Spay-Ghetti Feed 2016 - September 10

Sage Port Grille, 1633 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
$12 per person - pay at door

Dinner includes salad, spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, garlic bread and beverage. Wine, beer and hard alcohol sold separately. Indoor and outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome (no fighters or biters). All proceeds to benefit Pet Over Population & homeless pets.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/505643926298247/


2016 Parade of Homes - September 10 & 11

Featuring New Homes throughout the Tri-Cities
From 9 a.m. to 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.

Future dates: September 14 from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., September 17 & 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: http://www.hbatc.com/events/parade-of-homes.html#bf_miniCal_205


2016 Pooch Plunge - September 10 & 11

Wading Pool at Howard Amon Park in Richland
From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 per dog per day

Come join us for the 8th annual Pooch Plunge at the Howard Amon Wading Pool being put on for your pup(s)! We will have a temporary dog park set up connected to the wading pool for you and your dogs to come enjoy the last weekend of the season before the pool is closed. Let your dog escape the heat and have a blast doing it! All proceeds go towards improvements to Paws-abilities Place Dog Park.

Rules/Limitations:

  • Dogs must enter and exit the Pooch Plunge area on leash. 
  • You must clean up after your dog and deposit waste in the trash bins provided. 
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations to enter the Pooch Plunge. 
  • Dogs must be closely attended when in the play areas. 
  • No more than 3 dogs per guardian. 
  • Children must be closely supervised; no children under 10. 
  • Dog must be spayed or neutered. 
  • No glass bottles allowed into the Pooch Plunge. 
  • Dogs exhibiting dangerous or aggressive behavior will be asked to leave.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/292062941173134/

15th Annual 9/11 Memorial Commemoration - September 11

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
 
Tri-City police and fire departments and the Fraternal Order of Police will present their 15th annual Memorial Commemoration of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center on Sunday.
  • The "Honor Guard Watch," which is scheduled at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex at 2901 Southridge Blvd., begins with a 6:30 a.m. sunrise ceremony and honor guard watch, with a bell ringing and honor guard change every half hour throughout the day. 
  • At 8:30 a.m., a 9/11 Memorial Run for police and fire officials and their families begins at the Kennewick Police Department, covering the 5.5 miles from the station to sports complex. 
  • At 10:30 a.m., the 9/11 memorial's flag will be replaced as part of the observance. 
Then at 6:30 p.m., the evening program will begin with Kennewick City Manager Marie Mosley, then the Fraternal Order of Police will conduct a presentation of colors ceremony, followed by Miss Tri-Cities Tayler Plunkett singing The Star-Spangled Banner.
  • Fire Chaplain Bill Lotz will deliver the invocation, followed by a welcome address from Don Britain, Kennewick mayor pro temp. 
  • Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom will give the keynote address, followed by the presentation of the flag and benediction by Kennewick Police Officer Chris Littrell.
After the honor guard retires the colors, the honor guard watch ends at 7:30 p.m.
Info: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article100943502.html


Hops to Bottle Tour - September 17

From 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $90.00 - register by September 12

This tour puts beer into context. You will tour hop yards (fields), visit a hop drying plant, and Yakima Chief where they transform hops to pellets/oils. Lastly, a couple of brewery stops to learn about beer making. Tour includes beverages, bus, tastings and lunch.

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/


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


DrewBoy Creative gallery - My Universe - September 9 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 open 6 p.m. on September 9 with a reception and 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/


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.

The public is invited to a reception for the artists on September 11 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at The Gallery at the Park.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/


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, Food, Beer & Wine

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.

This guide has been described as "An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations."


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This blog post was published by Jim McIntyre who is the author of Events • Things to Do - Tri-Cities Washington which focuses on community events and things to do around the Tri-Cities region that are primarily focused on annual community events and events associated with non-profit organizations and/or charitable causes.

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