October 1, 2016
Published: October 1, 2016

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of October 3-9, 2016: 

  • Presentation: 2016 Hunting Forecast - October 4
  • Community Concerts presents Cherish the Ladies – October 4
  • Girls Night Out - October 6
  • Superhero Gala - October 6
  • First Thursday - Art Walk, Farmers' Market & More! - October 6
  • Bringin' the Funny with Michael Jr. - October 7
  • The Authentic Illusionist - October 7
  • Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities presents Mark Hilliard Wilson - October 7
  • Crowder: American Prodigal Tour - October 7
  • Battelle Film Club presents "Embrace of the Serpent" - October 7
  • 2016 Fall Bazaar - October 7 & 8
  • 7th Annual Rivers of Ink Writers Conference  - October 7 & 8
  • Rolling Hills Chorus - KRHC, the Barbershop Hour - October 7 & 8
  • Fall Home Show - October 7-9
  • Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival - October 7-9
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Junie B. Jones The Musical - October 7-9
  • 2016 Tri-Cities Salsa Congress - October 7-9
  • Safe Harbor Support Center's Parking Lot Sale - October 8
  • Kid's Aviation Day - October 8
  • Bethlehem Lutheran School Annual Fall Fest 2016 - October 8
  • Mid-Columbia Duck Race - October 8
  • 50 Calibers Benefit Poker Run and Spaghetti Feed - October 8
  • Girl's Try Hockey for Free - October 8
  • 2nd Annual Youth Outdoors Unlimited (Y.O.U.) Tri-Cities Auction - October 8
  • Uncork the Cure on Red Mountain - October 8
  • Prosser Beer and Whiskey Festival - October 8
  • Susie McEntire Benefit Concert for Rehema InStep Children's Home - October 8
  • Mystic Masquerade: An Evening in Wonderland - October 8
  • Tri-City Americans vs. the Lethbridge Hurricanes - October 8
  • Wine Yakima Valley Crush Weekend - October 8 & 9
  • 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

Presentation: 2016 Hunting Forecast - October 4

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 Jason Fidorra, WDFW District 4 biologist, who will discuss the 2016 hunting forecast.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/RichlandRodandGunClub

Outdoor Recreation & Nature Conservancy
For information about outdoor recreation and nature conservancy for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Yakima, Moses Lake, Walla Walla and Pendleton, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/outdoors.htm.

Community Concerts presents Cherish the Ladies – October 4

Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 Road 72 in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Paid members receive priroity seating. Individual concert tickets will be available at the door when space is available for Adults ($25) and Students ($10). Season membership is $45 per adult, $20 per student, and $105 per family.

Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, Cherish the Ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing.

About Cherish the Ladies: http://cherishtheladies.com/
Info: http://www.communityconcertstc.org/

Girls Night Out - October 6

Downtown Kennewick
From Noon - 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Girls' Night Out is a benefit event to raise funds for breast cancer awareness by encouraging women to come downtown, have some fun, shop, and raise funds for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Participating merchants will help fill the swag bags. There will be raffles, silent auctions, and wine by the glass using script. Live music to dance to.

Pick up your Swag Bag from Threads on the corner of Benton and W. Kennewick Ave. from noon on and shop your hearts out. At 7:30 p.m. bring your receipts to the "Afterhours Party" at Key Bank where the party begins. You'll get a raffle ticket for every $10 you spend to put into the items donated by local businesses.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-night-out-tickets-27579083782
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1045409568888054/

Superhero Gala - October 6

Broadmoor Park Outlet Mall, 5238 Outlet Dr. in Pasco
From 5-6 p.m. Silent auction, live music, appetizers, photo booth
From 6-9 p.m. Dinner, live auction, entertainment
Tickets: $25 per person

Ignite Youth Mentoring is hosting a Superhero Gala in support of our ordinary heroes (mentors) doing extraordinary things. The evening will include live music, silent and live auction, photo booth, dinner, entertainment, and much more. You don't want to miss out on this incredible event.

All proceeds will benefit Ignite Youth Mentoring, a local mentoring organization matching caring adults with kids in need.
Tickets: https://igniteyouthmentoring.ticketleap.com/gala/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1781989625364186/

First Thursday - Art Walk, Farmers' Market & More! - October 6

Historic Downtown Kennewick (17 N. Auburn St.)
From  5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Stroll around the approximate 10 block area of historic downtown to view art galleries, and shops filled with art and the artists who create them. Businesses and artists change each month. There are other activities going on besides the Art Walk that include shopping, food, and music during this time in Downtown Kennewick. The Farmers' Market will also be open!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/kennewickartwalk and https://www.facebook.com/1st-Thursday-Kennewick-138718979799647/

Bringin' the Funny with Michael Jr. - October 7

Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Rd. in Richland
From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: Adults: $22 in advance, $25 at the door - Youth 12 and under: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

This is a family-friendly comedy about the universal themes that connect us all featuring comedian Michael Jr.

Michael has been a guest on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central, and is a sought-after performer at top Comedy Clubs, universities, churches, corporate events. With special guest opening band Michelle Jarrett & Prevail. This is a benefit for Grace Clinic, the Tri-Cities' only free clinic for people who lack health insurance.
Tickets: online at http://justhelpsomeone.org/ or Kennewick Ranch & Home
Info: https://www.facebook.com/GraceClinicWA/

The Authentic Illusionist - October 7

Toyota Center in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$69.50 plus fees

Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artists and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, is returning by popular demand for a special performance in Kennewick - one night only in "Dare to Believe!", an illusion spectacular.

Jay welcomes you into his mysterious world of wonder and the impossible. You will experience a night of grand illusions with the most amazing magic in the world, Bengal tigers up close, dangerous escapes, and inspiring storytelling. Seeing Owenhouse live is an evening that will leave you breathless with a feeling of childhood wonder that "anything is possible!"
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F00512692C717DF
Info: http://yourtoyotacenter.com/events-tickets/details/?event_id=3924

Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities presents Mark Hilliard Wilson - October 7

Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Donations gladly accepted

Seattle guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson will be performing selections from his new CD "El Sueno de Camino." In the summer of 2014 Mark played a series of concerts along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, an 800 year old pilgrimage route in northern Spain. You can hear music he carefully curated to reflect the region, history and culture of the Northern Spain, with music by Joaquin Rodrigo, Antonio Ruiz Pipo & more.

Mark will also be performing at Barnard Griffin Winery in Richland on October 8 starting at 5 p.m.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/classicalguitartricities/

Crowder: American Prodigal Tour - October 7

Faith Assembly, 1800 N Road 72 in Pasco
Will Call Opens at: 4:00 p.m., VIP: 5:30 p.m., Doors at 6:00 p.m, Show at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 general admission, $50 VIP
This event is all ages.

Buy tickets for Crowder's upcoming concert with The New Respects and Tedashii at Faith Assembly in Pasco. As the David Crowder*Band has now put a period at the end of its sentence, a new chapter is emerging for front-man, David Crowder. As the next paragraph begins, David Crowder will take the stage performing with his new collective, simply called, Crowder. Fans can expect more of what they've always loved about David Crowder through the years - the songs, the worship, musical innovation - and now they get to be a part of the new beginning.

Named among the "most thoughtful, progressive and exciting acts in contemporary Christian music" by The New York Times, the popular yet unconventional David Crowder*Band unveiled their final collection of new music this year with the release of Give Us Rest or (a requiem mass in c [the happiest of all keys]).
Info & Tickets: http://www.lmgconcerts.com/event/1259611-crowder-american-prodigal-pasco/

Battelle Film Club presents "Embrace of the Serpent" - October 7

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

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

(2015) Director: Ciro Guerra. Writers: Ciro Guerra, based on the diaries by Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes. Genres: Adventure, biography, drama, history. Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina. Language: Spanish, Portuguese, Aboriginal, German, Catalan, Latin. Runtime: 125 min. Color: Black and white. Not rated.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#3

2016 Fall Bazaar - October 7 & 8

Kennewick Valley Grange #731, 27th and Washington St. in Kennewick.
Friday from 12 Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free, family friendly and open to the public

The annual Fall Bazaar features lots of hand crafters and commercial vendors with something for everyone! The Café will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches and brownies fresh from the oven!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/294453017597230/

7th Annual Rivers of Ink Writers Conference - October 7 & 8

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Fees: $110 both days or $55 for one day, Student rate is $20 per day, Friday's Meet & Greet $10, lunches $10 each

Welcome to Rivers of Ink, the Mid-Columbia’s only professional writers’ conference. We are pleased to announce that Rivers of Ink has transitioned into a full two-day writers conference featuring opportunities and workshops in Honing your Craft, Publishing & Marketing, and Genre Specific. Gain knowledge. Network with local authors. Meet publishing professionals. It’s all right here at Rivers of Ink!
Info & Registration: http://www.riversofink.net/

Rolling Hills Chorus - KRHC, the Barbershop Hour - October 7 & 8

Admission: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students

Come to the show! Two times, two venues! The Rolling Hills Chorus and quartets present "Live from KRHC ... the Barbershop Hour".

Our first show is Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Princess Theater, 1228 Meade in Prosser OR the Saturday afternoon show at 2:00 p.m at Faith Tri-Cities north wing, 1800 North Road 72 in Pasco. 

Set in the mythical KRHC radio studio with YOU as the studio audience, the chorus will present a light-hearted spoof of a live radio variety show set in that golden age of radio, the mid-20th century. Music will feature favorites from the 40s and 50s set in the acappella four-part barbershop style.

There will be snacks for sale in the lobby at both shows, and the Saturday show will feature a silent auction in the lobby through intermission. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Tickets for Friday: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2627379
Tickets for Saturday: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2628303
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Rolling-Hills-Chorus-of-Sweet-Adelines-International-188133202360/

Fall Home Show - October 7-9

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 per adult, under 16 free - $1 Off Admission with a Non-perishable food donation to the Tri-Cities Food Bank

The annual Fall Home Show is brought to you by Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities. There will be free daily seminars with admission.
Info: http://www.hbatc.com/events/fall-home-show.html#bf_miniCal_190

Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival - October 7-9

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
Admission: Donation to the food bank or Pet Over Population Prevention

The Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival offers a great venue for relaxation and recreation. Everybody gets to have a great time with pirates, mermaids and belly dancers! The Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival is not just about having fun. It's also a chance to contribute to the food bank and the Pet Over Population Prevention or POPP. Come with family and friends and encourage everyone to bring a donation. Do not miss it!

Friday - Poolside Reception 6-10 p.m. - Pirates, Mermaids, food and drink specials!

Merchants 9:00 a.m.
Kids Zone 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Pirate Coloring Contest
- Kids' vs Pirate Duels
- Pirate Treasure Hunt

Belly Dancing 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Noon - Sultana dancers
- 1 p.m. - Mystic Mirage
- 2 p.m. - Ul'fire Tribal Dance
- 3 p.m. - Ratpral
- 4 p.m. - Blue Amber

Poker Crawl 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sea Shanty Singalong - 7:00 p.m.
Group Photo and Games 9:00 p.m. 

Note: nothing is mentioned in their schedule for Sunday.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605814146415882

Academy of Children’s Theatre presents Junie B. Jones The Musical - October 7-9

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 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7 p.m. and October 16 and 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/product/junie-b-jones-the-musical-tickets/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/898213490312277/

2016 Tri-Cities Salsa Congress - October 7-9

Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center, 1101 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
Fees: Full pass $99 (prices will be higher at the door)
Friday and Saturday Nights Social passes will be sold at the door - Friday Social: $15 - Saturday Social and Performances: $25

Join us for the 2016 Tri-Cities Salsa Congress where workshops in salsa, bachata, casino, kizomba and more will be offered Saturday and Sunday. Dancing 'til 3am will take place Friday and Saturday night with three ballrooms to choose from! This is one of the largest Latin events in eastern Washington with instructors from San Fransisco, L.A., Eugene, Seattle, and Germany!
Registration: http://www.tricitiessalsacongress.com/register/
Info: http://www.tricitiessalsacongress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1267163583311210

Safe Harbor Support Center's Parking Lot Sale - October 8

1111 N Grant Pl. in Kennewick
From 8 a.m. - Noon

There will be a parking lot sale that will feature clothing, toys, toddler beds, household items, books and more! No reasonable offer will be refused. Proceeds will benefit the Safe Harbor Support Center.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/safeharborsupportcenter/

Kid's Aviation Day - October 8

Bergstrom Aircraft Inc, 4102 N Stearman Ave. in Pasco
From 9 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $5.00 dollar charge per kid, ages 9-16. Pre-registration is required by October 5.

The annual Kid's Aviation Day gives kids a chance to see the inside of a real plane, and learn to think like an aviator. This event includes 5 fun mini sessions that includes all the basics on what aviation is really like! This event is hosted by the Mid-Columbia Chapter of the 99's. Get your kid's registered today: Kids_Aviation_Day@hotmail.com or by calling (509) 545-1549.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674302886223372/

Bethlehem Lutheran School Annual Fall Fest 2016 - October 8

Howard Amon Park in Richland
From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran School annual fund-raiser, Fall Fest, will take place on Saturday, October 8th at Howard Amon Park in Richland. Fall Fest is a run, which will include a one-mile, 5k, and 10k course to include all levels of runners/walkers. Included that day is a family fun time w/ food vendors, bounce houses, laser tag and more.

The Fest will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Activities will include laser tag, bounce houses, a cake walk and more!  Grab some lunch from our food vendors and spend the day having fun at the park. Cost: $5.00 wristband - unlimited bounce houses and laser tag, $0.25 or 5 for $1.00 - cake walk tickets

5K, 10K, 1-Mile Fun Run: race fees are $20, start times: 9 a.m. for 5K and 10K and 11:00 a.m. for 1-mile fun run.
Info: http://www.blsfallfest.org/

Mid-Columbia Duck Race - October 8

Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Duck race is at noon
Free admission. Duck race tickets are $5 each (must be 18+ to purchase)

Watch the spectacle of 40,000 rubber ducks dropped into the Columbia River in a race for prizes! The Mid-Columbia Duck Race is a fundraiser for six Tri-City rotary clubs that have raised over $2 million for charity since inception 28 years ago. Purchase a duck race ticket for a chance to win a 2016 Toyota Prius Two and over 40 other prizes. The first 150 kids to attend the duck race will receive a goody bag of donated items and info. The event will feature a bounce house, food vendors and family fun. Ticket outlets: ACE Hardware/Grigg's, Garrison's Home Appliance, Kennewick Ranch & Home, and Toyota of Tri-Cities.
Info: http://www.tcduckrace.org/

50 Calibers Benefit Poker Run and Spaghetti Feed - October 8

Rattlesnake Mountain H.D, 3305 W. 19th Ave. in Kennewick
Registration: 11 a.m. - Noon, Kick Stands Up at Noon
Fee: poker run & dinner $20, poker run or dinner $10

Join the the 50 Calibers in their benefit poker run and feed to raise funds for Brandi Alvarado in her fight against breast cancer. A spaghetti feed will take place following the poker run from 4-6 p.m at the Moose Lodge in Pasco (2617 W. Sylvester St.) that will feature food, fun, raffles, and a 50/50 auction.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/50CalibersWashington

Girl's Try Hockey for Free - October 8

TRAC Ice Pavilion, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From Noon - 2 p.m.
For girls up to 18 years old. If little ones can walk, we can help them on the ice!

This event is designed to provide girls a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience.
Registration: http://tryhockeyforfree.com/register.php?e=6669
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/204244766662203/

2nd Annual Youth Outdoors Unlimited (Y.O.U.) Tri-Cities Auction - October 8

Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Event Registration, No Host Bar, Silent Auction, Bucket Raffles and Specialty Games.
Buffet Appetizers starting at 5:30 and served until 7 p.m.
Y.O.U. Program Presentation with Live Auction to Follow
Individual Tickets - $70, Couples Tickets - $140

Y.O.U provides fully funded and guided hunting or fishing adventures to youth facing a life threatening illness or physical disability. Come out and support this incredible group of kids that want to experience outdoor adventures.

Come out and meet these kids and hear about their adventures that your support provided! Your financial support to Y.O.U. from Tri-Cities last year helped grant 14 wishes to kids throughout the Pacific Northwest who had a Dream to hunt or fish on their own outdoor adventure.
Tickets: https://www.auctria.com/ev?site=3560d454-49f7-4038-8bc9-6e2c8854cc57
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754827958086303/

Uncork the Cure on Red Mountain - October 8

Cooper Wine Company, 35306 N Sunset Rd. in Benton City
Marketplace & Food Vendors start at Noon
Live Music starts at 5:30 p.m.
$25.00 Crush Premier Pass Holder (this ticket is for admission without glass or beverage tokens. $0 tax-deductible)
$50.00 Ticket (each ticket grants one guest entrance to the event, keepsake glass and two beverage tokens. $37 tax-deductible)

Ther (un)Official Crush After Party! Featuring live music by the Dimestore Prophets, wine, beer, marketplace and food vendors. 100% of funds raised go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Online Ticket sales will close Friday, October 7th. Tickets may be purchased at the event. Guests must be 21+ with valid ID.
Tickets: https://redmtn.eventscff.org/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/UncorkRedMountain/

Prosser Beer and Whiskey Festival - October 8

Prosser Food & Wine Park, 2880 Lee Road in Prosser
From 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
General Admission: $15 (plus $2 fee) - includes: Entrance & Logo Glass

The annual Prosser Beer and Whiskey Festival features Microbrews, distilleries and entertainment. Must be 21, ID required, food sold separately.
Info: http://www.tourprosser.com/latest-news/8-latest-news/435-beer-whiskey-festival

Susie McEntire Benefit Concert for Rehema InStep Children's Home - October 8

South Hills Church at 3700 W 27th Ave. in Kennewick
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., music starts at 6:15 p.m. with "Psalm 67"
Tickets are $30 - children under 12 are free.

Please join us for the Susie McEntire Benefit Concert for Rehema In Step Children's Home. The mission of Rehema In Step Children's Home is to protect, love, educate, and provide medical and long-term care to the abandoned and orphaned children in Kenya.

Susie McEntire has been named "Artist of the Year" several times in the field of Positive Country Music. She has also scored four #1 singles on the Positive Country radio charts. Susie is excited to support Rehema In Step Children's Home through this concert.

Tickets are available online at http://www.rehemainstep.com/getting-involved/events/susie-mcentire-concert/ and at the door the evening of the concert.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/188226791602892/

Mystic Masquerade: An Evening in Wonderland - October 8

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $65 general admission (plus fee), $95 for VIP admission (plus fee) - sales end 10/4 at 11 p.m.
Must be 21+ ID required

Mystic Party Solutions is proud to announce that we have once again partnered with the Arts Center Task Force to bring another charitable masquerade ball to the Tri-Cities! Much like last year, all of the fundraising for the event will be fulfilled through ticket sales. The purpose is to raise money for the Task Force while having a uniquely amazing time doing it. This year's theme is based on Lewis Carroll's two books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass."

Wander through Wonderland and be amazed by performances from the Mid-Columbia Ballet, Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, Mid-Columbia Symphony, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, and many more local performing artists.

No journey down the rabbit hole would be complete without an assortment of heavy appetizers fit for a Queen (or King). After you have whet your appetite enjoy a fine beverage at the cash bar. Once back to normal height, you can then sample the rest of the entertainment we will have to offer: aura imaging, tarot card reading, and much more.

- Masks will be required for entry
- Formal attire must be worn
- Themed costumes are encouraged
- A valid ID will be required
- It is absolutely, positively required that you have a good time, no exceptions
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2538852
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/145911635809667/

Tri-City Americans vs. the Lethbridge Hurricanes - October 8

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 Lethbridge Hurricanes!
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/

Wine Yakima Valley Crush Weekend - October 8 & 9

Join the Yakima Valley wineries to celebrate harvest at the Annual Catch the Crush event. Each winery offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and of course... wine tasting.

Over 40 wineries between the Tri-Cities and Yakima are participating. Purchasing a Premier Pass for $30 will allow you to experience a  variety of specialty Catch the Crush pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public.
Info: http://www.wineyakimavalley.org/events-item/catch-the-crush/

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. Opening Reception: 12:30 p.m., on October 3 in the Esvelt Gallery.

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. There will be a reception on October 9 from 1-3 p.m.
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.
  • October 8th Crystals: Learn how crystals relate to molecular structure in rocks, chemicals, and even food. Observe how they form and use them to make art. 
  • 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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