- Presentation: Building Bicycle Tourism in the Tri-Cities - October 24
- Presentation: Breaching the Bateman Island Causeway - October 25
- Warren Miller "Here There Everywhere" - October 26
- Love is Greater Than Cancer - October 27
- Candlelight Vigil - October 27
- Pumped For Purple - October 28
- WSU-TC Night with the Arts - October 28
- Tri-City Americans vs. the Victoria Royals - October 28
- Halloween Activities - October 28-31
- ACT Presents A Princess Breakfast! - October 29
- TRAC Center Indoor & New Outdoor Garage Sale - October 29
- Head Smart - It's a helmet thing - October 29
- Matchstick Productions "Ruin and Rose" - October 29
- Children's Toy Run - October 30
- Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses
- Presentation: Academic Advantage Program for Students - November 5
- 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
Presentation: Building Bicycle Tourism in the Tri-Cities - October 24Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free to attend
Can bikes actually help communities? What does bicycle tourism success look like for small businesses? What are strategies communities can use to attract bike tourism?
With 60+ miles of bike and multi-use trails, a fantastic climate, wineries, friendly roads, and a central location at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima River, the Tri-Cities has a lot to offer bicycle tourists.
Over $3.1 billion is spent in Washington State each year for biking and the Tri-Cities is well positioned to capitalize on the growing bike tourism market. Learn more at this presentation by experts Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled, who work with communities to develop strong bicycle tourism destinations and compelling marketing.
Hosted by the City of Kennewick Government, Bike Tri-Cities and Liberation Bike Shop at the Clover Island Inn Banquet Room (4th Floor).
Presentation: Breaching the Bateman Island Causeway - October 25Kennewick First Lutheran Church, 418 N Yelm St. in Kennewick (Corner of Hwy 395 and Yelm)
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend
At the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society Monthly Meeting, Mike Ritter from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, will provide a briefing and answer questions about breaching the Bateman Island causeway.
Warren Miller "Here There Everywhere" - October 26Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
It's been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe, and their quest has taken powder-hungry filmgoers, Here, There & Everywhere - and this year continues that legacy. This time, Warren Miller himself spins tales as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, Warren Miller films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere.
Attendees will receive vouchers for free lift tickets to Mission Ridge and Mt. Bachelor, and a free early or late-season lift ticket to Steamboat in Colorado. Attendees also will get a coupon for a free hot wax at Sporthaus in Kennewick.
Tickets can be purchased online or at Sporthaus, 326 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warren-millers-here-there-everywhere-richland-tickets-27218866362
Love is Greater Than Cancer - October 27Flat Top Event Center, 4771 W Van Giesen St. (corner of Bombing Range Rd) in West Richland
From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 plus fee
Join us as we honor the breast cancer survivors, the fighters, their families and those that live in our hearts. Enjoy an evening of food, fun, live entertainment, silent auction, door prizes, and inspiration in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Get your holiday shopping done early. Net proceeds benefit Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation support services for uninsured and under-insured individuals living in the Tri-Cities.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-is-greater-than-cancer-tickets-27960446448
Candlelight Vigil - October 27Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
From 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free to attend
The 14th Annual Candlelight Vigil, will be behind the Community Center.
Each year the Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties (DVSBF) hosts a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and honor survivors in our community. This year the event will feature 40 life-size silhouettes representing the 41 victim killed as a result of domestic violence in our community since 1998. Over 900 luminaries will be lit to represent the individuals served by DVSBF each year.
Pumped For Purple - October 28Cynergy Centre, Suite 200, 4309 W 27th Pl. in Kennewick
From 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $5 (includes 2 wine scrips, desserts, and 1 ticket to door prize drawings. Receive $1 off with a donation to the shelter!)
We are happy to again be supporting Domestic Violence Services of Benton Franklin Counties with our 4th annual fundraiser/silent auction event coinciding with Domestic Violence Awareness month in October. We will be taking donations at the door for new/unused tangibles needed at the shelter (clothes, toiletries, etc.). Visit http://dvsbf.org/donate/ for a more detailed list of items needed.
- Author, motivational speaker, and workshop facilitator Kathleen Ellis, will be promoting her book The Darkness Cannot Keep Us-Choosing A Better Tomorrow that chronicles her journey through abandonment and abuse in a domestic violence environment. She will also have information about her workshops available.
- Shop with local artisans while listening to live music.
- Play games for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
- Silent Auction and drop ticket raffles.
- Let us treat you like the Queen that you are in our Purple Pampering Room! Receive Purple hair extensions, massages, make overs, foot soaks and more with a donation to DVS per service.
- Enjoy delicious food from Backyard Grub Food Truck!
WSU-TC Night with the Arts - October 28WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland
From 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Night with the Arts is a cultural and artistic event, featuring the Chancellor’s Art Exhibition Series, a community exhibition, the WSU Tri-Cities Student Art exhibit, and live performances.
It is a great way for the Mid-Columbia Basin community to enjoy a wonderful evening of music, performances, and visual art displays.
Tri-City Americans vs. the Victoria Royals - October 28Toyota 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 Victoria Royals!
Halloween Activities - October 28-31
- ACT Presents A Hogwarts Halloween! - October 28
- Screech @ the REACH - October 28
- The Salvation Army Church - Harvest Carnival - October 28
- VIBE Music Center's Haunted Theatre - October 28 & 29
- Trick-or-Treat on the Trail - October 29
- Columbia Center BOO BASH - October 29
- 2nd Annual Harley-Ween - October 29
- Pet Medical Center of Pasco - Pet Costume Contest - October 29
- Richland Parks & Recreation Fall Carnival - October 29
- Trick or Treat at The Parkway - October 29
- South Hills Church Arcade Carnival - October 29
- Word Of Faith Center - Fall Carnival - October 29
- Halloween ComicFest! - October 29
- Confluent Halloween - October 29
- Rocky Horror Picture Show (Prosser) - October 29
- Gesa Carousel of Dreams Pumpkin Carving & Halloween - October 29-31
- Picture Fairy Halloween, 2016 - October 30
- Trunk or Treat at PetSmart - October 30
- Downtown Kennewick Halloween Trick or Treat Bash - October 31
- Uptown Trick-Or-Treat + Enzo's Very Scary Halloween party! - October 31
- Historic Downtown Prosser - Trick-or-Treat - October 31
- Benton City - Downtown Trick-or-Treat - October 31
- Safe Treat Treat - October 31
- Eagles 2485 Trunk or Treat - October 31
- Trunk or Treat Harvest Party - October 31
- Calvary Tri-Cities Chapel - Harvest Carnival - October 31
- Columbia Foursquare Church - Trunk-Or-Treat - October 31
- All Saints Eve / Vispera de Todos los Santos - October 31
- Kennewick Nazarene Church - Fall Festival - October 31
- West Side Church - Light in the Night - October 31
- Operation Cash-For-Candy
ACT Presents A Princess Breakfast! - October 29Applebee's, 43 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Tickets: $10 per person (order online) - ticket price includes a pancake breakfast!
Back by popular demand! Please join Academy of Children's Theatre at our annual Princess Breakfast fundraising event! Bring your royal wannabees to hobnob with a full court of Princesses in all shapes and forms! They will be game for autographs, photographs, and regal chitchat! This event was Super fun last year; don't miss this opportunity to treat your little ones to a dream come true breakfast!
Info & Tickets: http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/product/princess-character-breakfast/
TRAC Center Indoor & New Outdoor Garage Sale - October 29
TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: $3.00 per person, $5.00 per group of 2, 12 & Under Free - Free Parking!
Head Smart - It's a helmet thing - October 29Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free and open to all
Kadlec Neurological Resource Center (KNRC) is presenting "Head Smart: it’s a helmet thing!" The goal of this event is to educate athletes of all ages and to make it “cool” for them to want to protect their brains. This Free event will be great fun and - at the same time - will provide much-needed information for our community.
This interactive event for all ages will include:
- Pacific Science Center’s traveling “Brain Power Exhibit”
- The world’s most realistic walk through inflatable brain exhibit - The AmeriBrain®
- Mini workshops - Helmet 101, Experience How it Feels to Have a Concussion, and more
Matchstick Productions "Ruin and Rose" - October 29Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Doors open at 6 p.m. - Film starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: $12 online in advance or $15 at the door
Following the Head Smart event (above), Steve and Justin's Series of Stoke brings you Matchstick Productions latest film "Ruin and Rose".
Ruin and Rose, is another 4K Ultra HD epic creative vision brought to life by the talents of the world’s top skiers including Mark Abma, Markus Eder, Michelle Parker, Tanner Rainville and Cody Townsend amongst many others.
Attendees will receive a $20 mid-week Bluewood lift ticket, a $10 off voucher for 49 Degrees North and entry into a drawing.
Noah Wallace, a professional skier and star of Ruin and Rose, will be on hand for the screening. An after party is scheduled at Paper Street Brewing in Richland.
Info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msp-ruin-and-rose-tickets-26205591630?aff=es2
Children's Toy Run - October 30Flat Top Park in West Richland
Social Hour at 10:30 a.m. - Kickstands Up at 11:30 a.m.
Open to all- price is one new toy per rider and passenger
Sponsored by Desert Thunder of Tri-Cities. Ride ends at Sports Page Bar & Grill in Downtown Kennewick. There will also be raffle prizes, with all proceeds from the raffle benefiting Operation Thank You.
Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted HousesHere 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
- 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)
Presentation: Academic Advantage Program for Students - November 5Columbia 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.
Info & Registration: https://cboms.com/community/academicadvantage/
Art & Other Exhibits
Day of the Dead Art Show - October 29 through November 13
DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 12-8 p.m.
DrewBoy Creative is proud to host its first Day of the Dead Art Show. The art show will feature artists and dreamers artistic visions of their interpretation of Day of the Dead or Traditional Halloween. Artwork will also explore artistic visions of the artists' ancestors.
The show opens on October 29 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. as part of the Confluent Halloween. Admission is $10 and the entry fee includes access to the Dead of the Dead art show, live music, food, bonfire, and cthulu's loving embrace! Finger foods will be provided by the Emerald of Siam - Chicken spring rolls, Chicken satay skewers, Butterflies (krab meat/cream cheese stuffed wonton).
We will have an altar, sponsored by SM El Pueblo Market, at the Day of the Dead art show. We encourage you to bring photos of your loved ones if you wish to participate.
Esvelt Gallery - Middle Ground through October 31
Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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
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.
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.
The REACH - Pasco Naval Air Station
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
Preserving history for future generations, sharing aviation with all generations, honoring the Greatest Generation -
The exhibit includes dozens of amazing black and white photos (courtesy of the Franklin Co Museum) of the Naval Air Station buildings and personnel during WWII. There are four custom-built display cases that hold memorabilia, photos and artifacts from NAS Pasco, as well as, painstakingly created, authentic aircraft models of the planes used for training at the air station. Large posters are also an important part of the exhibit with many stories about the pilots, instructors, WAVES, civilians and military personnel that called NAS Pasco home during WWII.
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 ShowsThe 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:
- October 28: Secrets of the Sun at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
- October 29: The Little Star That Could at 2 p.m. and Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope at 3 p.m.
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' MarketsHere 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.
Gesa Carousel of Dreams2901-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.
LIGO Public ToursLIGO 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.
Nightlife MusicTri-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!
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.
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 Museum1943 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 2017 tour schedule will be available December 1.
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.
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.
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 WebsiteFor 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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