October 15, 2016
Published: October 15, 2016

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of October 17-23, 2016: 

  • Senior Times Expo - October 18
  • The Purple Party - October 18
  • Bridging Partnerships - October 18 & 19
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club: Minimum Wage - October 20
  • Dinner With Friends featuring Steve Largent - October 20
  • Presentation: Leona - A Dynamic Woman in An Atomic Town - October 20
  • Author: Paula McLain - October 20
  • Royal Family Kids Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo - October 21
  • Battelle Film Club presents "About Elly" - October 21
  • Desert Fiber Arts Guild Fall Sale - October 21 & 22
  • Tri-Cities Women's Expo - October 21 & 22
  • Cyber Art 509 - Tour de Arts - October 21 & 22
  • VIBE Music Center's Haunted Theatre - October 21 & 22 
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Junie B. Jones The Musical - October 21-23
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers - O Canada! - October 21-23
  • Back Alley Arts Collective and AU Fundraiser - October 22
  • Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS - October 22
  • Responding to Autism Center - Trunk or Treat - October 22
  • Strides Fall Festival - October 22
  • Benton City - So Bazaar Night Market - October 22
  • Vibe Music Center's 3rd Annual Harvest Festival - October 22
  • Atomic City Roller Girls: Blocky Horror Picture Show Slam it Janet! - October 22
  • Shoe Show by Cameron and Kathryn Mills (21+) - October 22
  • Annual Harvest Moon Fundraiser featuring James Carothers - October 22
  • Camerata Musica presents Vienna Piano Trio - October 22
  • Rocktober Fall Family Festival - October 22 & 23
  • GracePoint Church Harvest Festival - October 23
  • Benefit Concert for Artists and Musicians in Refugee Camps - October 23
  • Presentation: Academic Advantage Program for Students - November 5
  • 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

Senior Times Expo - October 18

Red Lion Hotel. 2525 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free admission

Come visit with exhibitors as they share products, services and ideas for senior living. There will be prizes, drawings, samples, giveaways and a Senior Times Hunt for the Treasure contest.

Senior Times Expo exhibitors include:
- Non-profits
- Insurance and Healthcare Companies
- Investment Professionals
- Community Organizations
- Retirement Communities
- Fitness Businesses
- Pharmaceuticals
- Security
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Senior Organizations
- And More!
Info: https://www.tricitiesbusinessnews.com/senior-times-expo/

The Purple Party - October 18

Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities, 10611 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick,
From 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
General Admission: $20

Dannah Gresh's Secret Keeper Girl ‘Purple Party Tour’ invites 7 - 12 year old girls and their moms to think and act differently. Today's little girls face pressure their moms didn't know until they were in high school. Secret Keeper Girl offer moms proven tools to teach their girl to embrace true beauty and biblical modesty.

The Secret Keeper Girl Purple Party Tour will give you time to laugh, time to pray, and time to talk about the issues your daughters are dealing with. Through live worship, fun bible teaching and memorable stories, tween girls will be told unequivocally that they are each a masterpiece created by God.
Info & tickets: http://www.secretkeepergirl.com/

Bridging Partnerships - October 18 & 19

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Cost: $100 per attendee (register online)

Join the Hanford Small Business Council, TRIDEC, and Bridging Partnerships’ sponsors at the 13th Annual Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium. Bridging Partnerships is an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to gain valuable contracting tips and tricks, learn more about the mission and scope of work conducted at the Hanford Site, and to network!


Welcome reception from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (note: there is a bus tour of the Hanford Site that takes place earlier in the day but registration ended on September 30)


  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. - Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking 
  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. - Shaun Kennedy, Esq., Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP - Staying Ahead of the Curve: The Art of Negotiating Subcontracts in Federal Procurements 
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Hanford Leaders Panel Discussion - State of Hanford Site - (DOE, CHPRC, WRPS, and MSA) 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon - Hanford Procurement Outlook - (DOE, CHPRC, WRPS, and MSA) 
  • 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - 20 Minute Breakout Sessions by PTAC, OSDBU, SBA, and more
Info & registration: http://bridgingpartnerships.com/

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Minimum Wage - October 20

Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: $30 - includes lunch buffet - registration is required

Should Initiatives run our businesses? Can we find the middle ground? Business organizations and other interests requested the state legislature take action on minimum wage and sick leave, however they were answered with inaction to find a compromise. Initiative 1433 would increase the state’s minimum wage to $13.50 by 2020 and require employers to provide paid sick leave for every worker starting in 2018.

Initiative 1433 is in front of the voters November 8th. Join us to learn more about the pros and cons of Initiative 1433 and have a broader discussion of the larger issues facing workers and employers.
Info & registration: http://cbbc.clubexpress.com/

Dinner With Friends featuring Steve Largent - October 20

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Individual tickets are $200 each and tables of 8 are $1500.

Dinner with Friends is the Boys & Girls Club’s premier corporate fundraising event. Proceeds from the evening are dedicated to supporting the 2,300+ local youth members served annually!

This year, we are pleased to welcome Club alumni and long time Boys & Girls Club supporter, Steve Largent! Largent is a retired American football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma, from 1994 until 2002. He is passionate about the mission of the Boys & Girls Club and generously donates his time and resources to various Clubs.

For more information, please contact Adrianne Deen, Director of Marketing & Special Events for the Boys & Girls Club at 509-543-9980 x 28 or email adrianne.deen@kidexpert.org.
Info: http://kidexpert.org/special-events/dwf/

Presentation: Leona - A Dynamic Woman in An Atomic Town - October 20

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

A presentation by Terry Andre -

Rosie the Riveter was an iconic symbol of patriotic working women in WWII. Lesser known are the women who blazed trails on the scientific front. Meet Leona Woods Marshall Libby through anecdotes and photos recounting her experiences as the only woman scientist working with Enrico Fermi in Chicago and at the Hanford B Reactor.

Twenty-five year old Leona and husband John Marshall were among the select few who knew Hanford’s wartime secret. From crunchy pancake batter to plotting the intervals between the buildup and decay of radioactivity, Leona’s story is that of a gifted scientist, wife and mother during a unique time in world history. Interwoven between her scientific endeavors are stories of sagebrush sagas, sandstorms, and security breaches.
Info: http://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1057

Author: Paula McLain - October 20

Art Fuller Auditorium, 500 S Dayton St. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Mid-Columbia Reads welcomes Paula McLain, New York Times and international bestselling author of "The Paris Wife," whose newest novel "Circling the Sun" is one of the 2016 Mid-Columbia Reads selections. Enjoy a special presentation by the author at the Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School, located at 500 S. Dayton St. in Kennewick.

McLain was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System, moving in and out of various foster homes for the next fourteen years. When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by working as a nurses' aid in a convalescent hospital, a pizza delivery girl, an auto-plant worker, a cocktail waitress–before discovering she could (and very much wanted to) write. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/597601060451157/

Royal Family Kids Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo - October 21

Benton County Fairgrounds (Building #4), 1500 S Oak St. in Kennewick
Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.
Cost: $12/Adults and $6/Children 3-11 yrs old

Food, Fun, and Prizes! Great Raffle Baskets to purchase tickets for $1, Silent and Live Auction items plus door prizes and Bingo prizes. Doesn't get better than this! A benefit for Royal Family Kids.
Tickets: http://rfkbingo16.brownpapertickets.com/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/212187085848010/

Battelle Film Club presents "About Elly" - October 21

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

With the return of their close friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear.

(2009) Director: Asghar Farhadi. Writer: Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi, based on as tory by Azad Jafarian. Genres: Drama, mystery, thriller. Country: Iran, France. Language: Persian, German. Runtime: 119 min. Color: Color. Not rated.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#4

Desert Fiber Arts Guild Fall Sale - October 21 & 22

Desert Fiber Arts Studio, 101 N Union, Suite 208 in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.

The Desert Fiber Arts Guild is a weaving, spinning, basketry and felting guild. They offer study groups for those with interests in basketry, knitting, spinning, tapestry & felters, weaving (both daytime and evening), and bead & basketry.

The guild is having their annual Fall Sale featuring Wearables & Home Decor: Handcrafted, Original Designs, Luxury Fibers. They are also offering a free hand-dyed silk scarf with the purchase of $50 or more.
Info: http://www.desertfiberarts.org/

Tri-Cities Women's Expo - October 21 & 22

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Friday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission is $7 and is good for both days, Children under 10, Seniors over 65 and military personnel free!

Shopping! Fun! Shopping! Girlfriend Time! Shopping!
The theme this year: Go Seahawks!! Blue & Green! Hey! It's a Girl Thing.

The expo began in 1999 as a way to highlight women who own small businesses, women in the community and to help bring several services together in on place.
Info: http://www.threeriversconventioncenter.com/events/details/?evtid=4026

Cyber Art 509 - Tour de Arts - October 21 & 22

A self-guided tour called Tour de Arts that highlights 22 Eastern Washington artists and their work is planned around the Tri-Cities. A variety of mediums and styles will be represented during the two-day event, and studios can be visited in any order. Visitors on the tour can enter a drawing to win a $100 toward the purchase of art by an artist of their choice.
Tour info: http://psharp71.wixsite.com/tourdearts

VIBE Music Center's Haunted Theatre - October 21 & 22

418 N Kellogg St E. in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. - Midnight
Cost: $10 ($3 Childcare)

Vibe Music Center is excited to announce the opening of their Haunted Theatre. The building will be open for people of all ages to Tour. The Theatre consists of many haunted rooms and entities. This attraction is sure to kick your Halloween season out of the park. We will have concessions in the parking lot.

Parents: please be aware- this attraction is not suggested for younger children. We will have a "childcare" suite for children who are unable to go through the Haunted Theatre. The child care suite is for children of all ages! We will have certified staffing to accommodate your needs. The child care suite is $3/per child.
Future dates: October 28 & 29
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/542630945936387/

Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Junie B. Jones The Musical - October 21-23

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.
Tickets: http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/product/junie-b-jones-the-musical-tickets/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/898213490312277/

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers - O Canada! - October 21-23

West Side Church, 615 Wright Ave. in Richland WA
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $22 advance, $25 at the door, K-12 Free

The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will launch their 30th anniversary season by hosting Canadian-born composer Dr. Paul Aitken in a guest artist residency, culminating in a set of concerts celebrating the music of Canada.

The Mastersingers will perform a newly commissioned piece by Dr. Aitken, as well as other works he has written, arrangements of Canadian folk songs, and classical works by other Canadian composers.
Tickets: http://midcolumbiamastersingers.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=3632
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841514126082877/

Back Alley Arts Collective and AU Fundraiser - October 22

Adventures Underground, 1391 George Washington Way in Richland
From 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Adventures Underground is donating their storage space to the Tri-Cities' arts community. 8000 square feet that will be used to springboard local businesses such as SCRAP, Confluent, Liberation Bike Shop and other local art and community groups. To do this, we are raising funds via a GIANT sidewalk sale. Over 30,000 books will be sold!

In addition, we will be graffitiing a car to promote bike culture in the Tri-Cities. All funds will go to helping local small businesses and towards the $1500 needed for new fire doors to accommodate a unique and free art space in the Uptown.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778869665711068/

Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS - October 22

Columbia Park, 5111 Columbia Park Trail in Kennewick
Walk check-in at 10 a.m.
Walk starts at 11 a.m.

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.
Info & Registration: http://webwa.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/Evergreen?fr_id=11991&pg=entry#.WAGHZCQpUvN

Responding to Autism Center - Trunk or Treat - October 22

4206 W 24th Ave, Ste B101 in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Free and open to all individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder

Join us at the Responding to Autism Center where there will be trunks to "trick-or-treat" at, Games to Play and FUN to be had! Costumes are welcome but optional!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Responding-to-Autism-Center-385348627066/

Strides Fall Festival - October 22

Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 Adults & children 4 & up, free for children 3 years old & under

Come join Strides and Kadlec therapists for some family fun in a carnival atmosphere celebrating the end of our riding season. Lots of games, fun, and food! Chili contest, pie contest, bake sale, pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, gunny sack races, and so much more. All proceeds will be placed to Strides 2017 program development.
Tickets: http://www.stridestherapeutichorsemanshipcenter.org/events
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/175962422837612/

Benton City - So Bazaar Night Market - October 22

Benton City Park
From 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Free to attend

The Benton City Revitalization Project brings you the first ever Night Market to Benton City. This "bizarre" themed bazaar is where you will find all the fun and fantastic items you have been looking for.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/BCDowntownrevitalization/

Vibe Music Center's 3rd Annual Harvest Festival - October 22

418 N Kellogg St E. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person

Come down to Vibe Music Center and join us for our 3rd Annual Harvest Festival and Trunk or Treat! There will be tons of games to play, kiddie maze and haunted maze, bounce house, face painting and special guest performances! Tons of fun for the whole block! Come have a spook-tacular time! Wristbands are just $5 and are on sale now! Come by our office or give us a call to purchase your wristbands! 509-572-2555
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1946129818947453/

Atomic City Roller Girls: Blocky Horror Picture Show - Slam it Janet! - October 22

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Doors open at 4:00 pm.
First ACRG bout begins at 5:00 p.m. and the second following (7:00ish)
Presale tickets $10 or $12 at the door, Kids 10 and under are free.

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange roller derby journey! Join us at the last double header of the season! Atomic City Roller Girls A Team vs. Kidney Thieves and Atomic City Roller Girls B Team vs. Inland Empower.
Tickets: http://acrgblocky.bpt.me/
Info: http://www.atomiccityrollergirls.org/

Shoe Show by Cameron and Kathryn Mills (21+) - October 22

DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: $2 donation

The Shoe Show is a project by artists Cameron and Kathryn Mills to celebrate the positive and creative non-violent demonstration that took place in Paris, France during the COP21 climate summit in November 2015. The French government banned public demonstrations and put climate activists on house arrest before the summit. The project consists of a series of paintings containing over 10,000 shoes, matching the Paris installation shoe for shoe.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/events/2016/10/20/shoe-show-artist-reception-21

Annual Harvest Moon Fundraiser featuring James Carothers - October 22

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2829 W Sylvester St. in Pasco
Dining option starts at 5 p.m.
Silent auction bidding begins at 6:00 p.m. and James begins at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 for dinner, $10 for the performance (in advance) or $15 at the door

James Carothers was our Sub-Liner this year at the Cowboy Gathering in April. We are pleased to be able to bring him back to the Tri-Cities for our Annual Harvest Moon Fundraiser.

There will be a live auction as well as a silent auction and cake walks – plus dancing if you dance – on a really nice dance floor! The Eagles has a great chef and you can have your choice of Chicken Fried Steak or Meatloaf dinner for $8.00 – the kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Advanced tickets for the fundraiser are $10.00 (you must be invited to come to the Eagles as a guest if you are not a member- so call 509-851-4287 if you wish to attend!)
Info: http://columbiarivercowboygathering.com/

Camerata Musica presents Vienna Piano Trio - October 22

Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: free but patrons (those who donate $100 or more for the season) receive priority seating

Founded in 1988 and celebrated for its finesse, infectious exuberance, tonal allure, and irresistible panache, the Vienna Piano has long been hailed as one of the world’s top piano trios by audiences and the media alike.

David McCarroll - violin
Matthias Gredler - cello
Stefan Mendl - piano

- Beethoven: Variations for pianotrio on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" op.121a
- Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht op.4 (Piano trio-version by Eduard Steuermann)
- Schubert: Piano trio No.1 in B-flat major op.99,.D898
Info: http://cameratamusica.com/the-vienna-piano-trio.html

Rocktober Fall Family Festival - 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/

GracePoint Church Harvest Festival - October 23

1915 N Road 84 in Pasco
From 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free admission

Come on out to GracePoint Church's annual Harvest Fest for some great family fun! This year's event is setup with a carnival theme with lots of games, food,prizes, bounce house, face-painting and so much more.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778910762326974/

Benefit Concert for Artists and Musicians in Refugee Camps - October 23

Joker's Comedy Club, 624 Wellsian Way in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $20 online

Meadowlark Voices is presenting a one-of-a-kind concert of diverse bands coming together in support of artists and musicians in refugee camps. Country, Blues, Jazz, Rap, Spanish musicians and others will join forces for a special evening of weaving love, peace and joy in to the world through music, our universal language, offering hope, support and empowerment to those suffering under oppression, fear and loss.

Press release: http://www.meadowlarkvoices.org/press
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2603206
Info: http://www.meadowlarkvoices.org/

Presentation: Academic Advantage Program for Students - November 5

Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, 512 N Young St. in Kennewick
From 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free for students from middle school through community college to attend - but must pre-register

Columbia Basin Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is hosting the Academic Advantage program, a free educational outreach initiative. The program is aimed at junior high, high school students and community college students who are interested in learning more about pursuing future careers in healthcare.

During this event:

  • Doctors will detail everything students need to know about the life of a medical or dental professional 
  • A college admissions representative from WSU Tri-Cities and educational counselor Bob Sprung will tell attendees how to get into their ideal college, and what they should be doing now to be proactive. 
  • An undergraduate from WSU Tri-Cities will speak about their personal experiences in college, giving attendees an inside look into their futures as college students. 
Students are encouraged to bring their parents, friends, and family members to the event. It is completely free- at the end of the event we'll be raffling away an iPad!
Info & Registration: https://cboms.com/community/academicadvantage/

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 through October 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 through October 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/

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.  
  • 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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