October 9, 2016
Published: October 9, 2016

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of October 10-16, 2016: 

  • Tri-City Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting - October 12
  • United Way Community Health & Human Services Forum - October 13
  • 2016 Washington State Trails Conference - October 13-15
  • Mirror Images: An Evening of One Acts - October 13-15
  • Tri-Cities International Film Festival - October 13-16
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Kamloops Blazers - October 14
  • Three Rivers Folklife presents Kerry Grombacher - October 14 
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Junie B. Jones The Musical - October 14-16
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk - October 15
  • Southridge Harvest Bazaar - October 15
  • Holly Daze Bazaar - October 15
  • Maya Color Run - October 15
  • 2nd annual Health and Wellness Fair - October 15
  • Fallout 2016 Artisan Bazaar - October 15
  • Pink the Parkway - October 15
  • FreeForm Friends and Family Concert - October 15
  • Our Little Lambs Balloon Release - October 15
  • Tri-Cities Tap Takeover - October 15
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars - October 15
  • Three Rivers Folklife presents Bill Staines - October 15
  • Chase Rice - Everybody We Know Does Fall Tour - October 15
  • Rocktober Fall Family Festival - Note date change due to weather: October 22 & 23
  • Tapteal Water Trail Paddling Event - October 16 
  • GeoPolitics of Energy: Achieving a Just and Sustainable Energy Mix by 2040 - October 16
  • First Venture Crew Meeting (new club) - October 17 
  • Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2016
  • Art & Other Exhibits
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Tri-City Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting - October 12

Charbonneau Retirement Center, 8264 Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Participants will learn how to use graves registration websites, search for an individual or cemetery, and learn how to post a memorial, photo or document.

The key speaker is Veronica Anguiano, who is an advanced genealogist with 30 years of experience. She studied family history at Brigham Young University and is the research chairman for the Tri-City Genealogical Society and a volunteer at the Richland Family History Center.
Info: http://www.tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/

United Way Community Health & Human Services Forum - October 13

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $10 per person

Not in my community? Don't be suprised! Learn what is happening in our community. A panel of experts will discuss challenges in our community and suggestions for forward success.
Info & Registration: https://www.unitedway-bfco.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=20

2016 Washington State Trails Conference - October 13-15

Richland Red Lion, 802 George Washington Way in Richland
Cost: $15-$200

Every two years, the Washington State Trails Coalition (WSTC) brings 300 trail advocates and agency leaders together for two days of networking and information sharing.  Conference speakers and participants from across the state gather to inspire and inform users and providers about trails – including equestrian and stock trails, pedestrian, bicycle, ski, and snowshoe trails, snowmobile, motorbike, and OHV trails, plus water, canoe and kayaking trails.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-washington-state-trails-conference-tickets-26186732221
Info: http://washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org/conferences/2016-conference/

Mirror Images: An Evening of One Acts - October 13-15

Hanford High School Auditorium in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: General admission $8 adults, $6 students & seniors, available at the door
Recommended for ages 10 and up

Hanford High School drama presents a festival of one-act plays directed by senior drama students. The plays are a mix of comedies and dramas - something for everyone.

The 2016 featured one-act plays are:

  • December 24 - written & directed by Caleb McDuff 
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon - directed by Clark Carlson & Natalie Mote 
  • Empty Art - directed by Alex Veysey 
  • World Affairs - directed by Zachary Chandler & Samantha Davison 
  • This Side of Heaven - directed by Gabrielle Clegg & Keirstin Flowers 
  • Just Another High School Play - directed by Kaylie Walls
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/567324200144393/

Tri-Cities International Film Festival - October 13-16

Tickets: All Fest Pass $15 (plus fee) and includes Meet and Greet Saturday night at the Uptown Theatre, or $10 (plus fee) for a single day pass. Sales end on October 14.

The 9th Annual Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) will spotlight "Indie" short and feature films made by film makers on limited budgets but unlimited imagination. The event will take place at four locations in Richland. The festival is actually October 14-16 but there is a free public event on October 13.

Opening Day - Thursday
Hapo Community Stage in John Dam Plaza
From 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free admission to this event! Will feature family-friendly shorts.

Richland Community Center - sci-fi, fantasy, and animations
Saturday from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Uptown Theatre
- horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and features
Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Confluent Space - comedy, horror, and documentary
Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Info, tickets, and schedule: http://www.trifi.org/

Tri-City Americans vs. the Kamloops Blazers - October 14

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults 20+, $18 seniors 62+, $11 teen 10-19 yr, $9 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Kamloops Blazers!
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/

Three Rivers Folklife presents Kerry Grombacher - October 14

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Suggested donation: $8.00 / $6.00 seniors and students. Coffee, tea, and home cooked sweets available by donation.

Kerry Grombacher plays guitar and mandolin and writes contemporary folk and western songs, as well as country songs and ballads. Kerry performs regularly at festivals, house concerts, coffee houses and other folk music festivals. He travels throughout the west appearing at numerous cowboy poetry and music gatherings.

Performances begin with an open mic session that may include music, poetry, etc, followed by the featured performer. Sign-ups for the open mic session begin at 7:00 p.m., first come, first served, limit four performers, and two songs each.
About Kerry Grombacher: http://kgrombacher.com/
Info: http://www.3rfs.org/coffee.htm

Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Junie B. Jones The Musical - October 14-16

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $13 for adults; $10 for students and seniors and $7 for ages 12 and under

Academy of Children's Theatre brings the popular children's book Junie B. Jones to life in this hilarious and engaging musical production! The feisty first grader deals with family and school issues in this wonderful show, approrpiate for the whole family. Running time is 70 minutes.
Future dates: October 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and October 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/product/junie-b-jones-the-musical-tickets/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/898213490312277/

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk - October 15

Columbia Park in Kennewick (Stage near Playground of Dreams)
Registration at 7 a.m., walk at 9 p.m.

$10 registration fee for the 5k race and free for the 5k/1mile walk

Join the American Cancer Society for a leisurely 1 Mile or competitive (timed) 5K run/walk to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. The money raised goes towards finding breast cancer’s causes and cures, and to help patients and survivors through educational programs, fulfilling patient service requests, transportation assistance, free lodging, patient navigators through the health care system, and helping patients cope with the physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment.
Info: http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=77301 and https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Cities-Making-Strides-Against-Breast-Cancer-1403657633228706/

Southridge Harvest Bazaar - October 15

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free to attend

Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the 26th annual Harvest Bazaar. Stop by at inside the pavilion and shop for one-of-a-kind hand crafted items, antiques, home décor, fine art and collectables.

With over 100 vendors you can knock out that dreaded holiday shopping list! Food and beverage vendors will be here to make sure you don’t get hungry or thirsty while shopping. Feeling lucky? Win door prizes and Gesa Carousel of Dreams ride tokens that will be given away throughout the event. Whether you’re an avid shopper or a curious collector, there is something from you!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/SouthridgeSportsEventsComplex/

Holly Daze Bazaar - October 15

Kennewick lst United Methodist Church, 2 S. Dayton St. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free to attend

Holly Daze Fall Fair will open with a farm store, bakery, crafts, holiday shops and a café. Pepiot’s Famous Bean Soup Mix also will be available at the community bazaar. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for $5 (stuffed potato bar + drink+ dessert.)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/192034347888694/

Maya Color Run - October 15

Maya Angelou Elementary, 6001 RD 84 in Pasco
Check in at 10 a.m., run/walk/crawl starts at 11 a.m.
Cost: $10 per person - register online

The Maya Color Run is a 1-mile walk, run or crawl for the entire community with 4 color-stations throwing different colored powder as you pass. If you want your colors to stand out, we recommend that you wear something white (the color powder is corn starch based and will wash out of most fabrics).

Once you've finished the race, you'll end your fun at the carnival! We've invited community businesses to provide fun activities for the kids. There will be bounce houses, a dunk tank, cotton candy, and food truck vendors.
Info & Registration: https://mayacolorrun.com/

2nd annual Health and Wellness Fair - October 15

Walmart, 2720 S Quillan St. in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for our Health and Wellness Fair. We will have vendors from all aspects of the Health and Wellness Community. Free blood pressure tests and blood glucose tests. Low cost immunizations (most insurances accepted).

Info: https://wm6.walmart.com/wellness-day

Fallout 2016 Artisan Bazaar - October 15

Columbia Sun RV Resort, 103907 Wiser Pkwy. in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free admission

Shop for amazing items from top local artisans! Free Swag bags full of goodies from the vendors for the first 50 in line!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406268396069466/

Pink the Parkway - October 15

The Richland Parkway (between Lee Blvd. and The Parkway in Richland)
From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tickets: $25 per person

Pink the Parkway is an annual fundraiser for Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-City cancer support group for women.
Those who buy a $25 ticket are eligible for a variety of door prizes, drink specials and shopping discounts.

A silent auction also is planned as well as a cancer survivor fashion show and fun activities for the kids. Twelve powerful and inspirational Tri-City warriors are featured in our 2017 calendar that you can purchase for $15 and get them signed by our lovely calendar cover girls.

All money raised at the Richland event will go toward Warrior Sisterhood. Tickets: available at Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Ave. in Kennewick or email: tcwarriorsisterhood@gmail.com.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/PinktheParkway/

FreeForm Friends and Family Concert - October 15

CBC Arts Center Theatre, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Soloists at 3 p.m., Ensemble at 7 p.m.
Open to the public and free of charge

21st Annual FreeForm Friends & Family Concerts. Come hear CBC's nationally acclaimed jazz choir, directed by Dave Cazier, in their first performances of the year.

3 p.m. - Solo Concert
Get to know each member of the ensemble as they perform their own jazz solo with our fantastic rhythm section.

7 p.m. - Ensemble Concert.
Hear the full group perform their first set of exciting ensemble songs, representing a variety of the great jazz styles.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/961846380591318/

Our Little Lambs Balloon Release - October 15

Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
From 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Open to the public

October 15th is "National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day."

Every year on this day, Our Little Lambs, in affiliation with Sweet Pea Project, holds a Balloon Release at Howard Amon Park in Richland. We invite families that have experienced the death of a baby before, during or after birth, and honor the babies that are so dearly missed.

This event is open to the public and eco friendly! Biodegradable balloons will be handed out from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Compostable wildflower seed paper will be provided for notes to go in the balloons. An area will be provided for those who would like to display their keepsakes.

The balloon release will be promptly at 5:30 p.m. Music and refreshments are provided.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/240135796380710

Tri-Cities Tap Takeover - October 15

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: $33 which includes two sample drink tickets (must be 21+)

Tri-Cities Tap Takeover - a beer, wine, spirits, food and music festival! Attendees will enjoy sample beer, wine and spirits complimented with food from a variety of local businesses… all while enjoying music from local bands!

Sample from some of the best craft breweries and local wineries from Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Enjoy a night filled with live music from Knutzen Brothers, Vaughn Jensen Band, and Brewers Grade, delicious food available for purchase and great vendors.
Info & Tickets: https://traccenter.ticketforce.com/

Tri-City Americans vs. the Prince George Cougars - October 15

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults 20+, $18 seniors 62+, $11 teen 10-19 yr, $9 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Prince George Cougars!
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/
Info: http://www.amshockey.com

Three Rivers Folklife presents Bill Staines - October 15

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14 general admission and $12 for seniors, students

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Bill's music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.

Tickets my be purchased in advance at The Bookworm and Octopus' Garden, or at the door.
About Bill Staines: http://www.acousticmusic.com/staines/index.htm
Info: http://www.3rfs.org/concert.htm

Chase Rice - Everybody We Know Does Fall Tour - October 15

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50 plus fees (total $40.60)

Chase Rice will be performing in concert with Ryan Hurd and Lacy Cavalier. Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, country music maverick Chase Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound.  His new single, "Everybody We Know Does," is now out and he kicks off his tour this fall...
Info & Tickets: http://www.yourtoyotacenter.com/events-tickets/details/?event_id=3654

Rocktober Fall Family Festival - Note date change due to weather: October 22 & 23

The Living Room Church, 1409 S. Garfield in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Although most events are free, tickets will be required for some attractions and food.

Join Living Room Community Church for their Annual Rocktober Fall Family Festival. We will be offering hay rides, carnival games, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, hay maze, mechanical bull, rock wall, door prizes, and more.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Living-Room-108879789144346/

Tapteal Water Trail Paddling Event - October 16

From 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Snively boat launch to Tapteal Bend in Richland

As part of the WA State Trails Conference being held in Richland October 13-15, we are offereing a guided paddle of the Tapteal Water Trail from Snively boat launch to Tapteal Bend, a distance of 9 miles. We will provide shuttle support (of people only) before the launch.

We will have someone at the launch site by 8:00 to watch kayaks and gear and we will have drivers available at the Tapteal Bend/Snively boat launch parking area to take people to the launch site (we will leave Tapteal Bend at 8:30 a.m.). It is a 15 minute drive between Snively and Tapteal Bend. 

You must RSVP to taptealgreenway@gmail.com by October 12 if you want shuttle support so that we can coordinate the required vehicles.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/161407060980970/

GeoPolitics of Energy: Achieving a Just and Sustainable Energy Mix by 2040 - October 16

Bechtel National Planetarium - CBC Campus, 2600 N 20th Ave, Bldg D in Pasco
From 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Scientist, speaker, and author, Dr. James Conca combines the passion of activism with a 30-year career as a research scientist to create a new dynamic for discussing complex topics like energy and its effects on society and the planet.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070977946282759/

First Venture Crew Meeting (new club) - October 17

Online meeting or join us in person - RSVP for more information and meeting location
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Bon Voyage French School has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to create a new club called the Bon Voyage French Venture Crew which is a French themed club for teens ages 13-20.

The club's mission is to learn about the French speaking world by engaging in fun cultural activities. Venture Crew members will also have the opportunity to travel via The Cavilam immersion program and we will be fundraising through the Crew.

We are looking for 5 adults and a minimum of 10 students to start our adventure. Students do not need to have any prior French experience to join, everyone is welcome! There is a $50 annual fee that includes the BSA annual fee.

This is our first venture Crew meeting. We will discuss our charter, set dates for future meetings, discuss officer elections, and discuss upcoming fundraisers.
To RSVP, email Elizabeth Porter: elizabethporter@bonvoyagefrance.com.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/bonvoyagefrenchschool/

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2016

Here is a list of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, haunted houses & forests to check out around the Tri-Cities region during the month of October.

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals:

  • Apple & Pumpkin Festival - Grandview 
  • Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch - Pasco 
  • Jobs Nursery Pumpkin Patch - Pasco 
  • Middleton's Fall Festival - Pasco 
  • Country Mercantile Harvest Festival - Pasco 
  • Villa's Lil' Pumpkin Patch - Pasco
  • Walla Walla Corn Maze
Haunted Houses & Forests:
  • Scaregrounds (Kennewick) - featuring three haunts: Terror Behind the Screen, Project 13 and FreakShow 3D 
  • Pasco Jaycees Malice in Wonderland at the Haunted Forest
  • Yakitat's Haunted Hill (Benton City)
  • Zombie Haunt (Yakima)
For more information, visit: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2016/09/corn-mazes-pumpkin-patches-fall.html

Art & Other Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery - Middle Ground - October 3-31
Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Closed
Free and open to the public

The October exhibition is titled Middle Ground and features the painting and ceramics of Walla Walla artist Jay Anderson.

The exhibition title has dual meaning. Middle ground refers to the space in a painting between the foreground and background (this space is always ambiguous in Anderson's work). It is also synonymous with finding common ground. For the viewer, this could mean artistic common ground or even political common ground. Although the work is abstract, it does use camouflage nets, so for many people this has a reference to wars or the battlefield.
About Jay Anderson: http://jayandersonstudio.com/home
Info: http://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=26&recordid=14034

Gallery at the  Park - Anne Beard, Michael Lewis, April Ottey Exhibit - October 4-28
89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
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

Three northwestern artists will be featured at The Gallery at the Park in Richland, October 4 – 28. Their Northwestern background is strongly represented in their art.  Michael J. Lewis is a representational artist depicting western themes, wildlife and landscape images.  Anne Beard is an accomplished furniture designer whose designs are more like pieces of art than furnishings.  April Ottey makes unique jewelry using her metalsmithing talents.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

Hanford History Project - Preserving the Past Exhibit through October
WSU Tri-Cities Art Center, Consolidated Information Center, 2710 University Dr. in Richland
Hours of Operation: 12 to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Free to attend

"Preserving the Past: The History of the DOE's Hanford Collection" is focused on the Department of Energy’s Hanford Collection and its origins. This exhibit will run through the end of October in the Art Center in the Consolidated Information Center at WSU Tri-Cities.

The overall collection has about 8,000 artifacts, plus archival materials such as reports and photos that are being housed in a new facility at 2892 Pauling Ave. in Richland that will be open for tours in October.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/OurHanfordHistory/

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:
  • Pasco's Farmers' Market is open on both Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. - noon.  
  • 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.
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
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

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.

REACH Family Fun Workshops will return this October! The whole family can enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) activities together every second Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at The REACH Museum.
  • November 12th Clouds & Weather: Learn what makes the wind blow, how to predict changes by watching the clouds, and make your own instruments for recording the weather. 
  • December 10th – Animal Tracking: Winter is a great time to watch wildlife. Learn how to see clues about where animals have been and what they’ve been doing, and how to identify animals by what they leave behind.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot with pre-paid admission (REACH members free) using our online registration form or by contacting REACH Education at (509) 943-4100 extension 113, or paulines@visitthereach.org. 
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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