October 29, 2016
Published: October 29, 2016

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of October 31 - November 6, 2016:
  • Halloween Activities - October 31
  • Presentation: Breaching the Bateman Island Causeway - November 1
  • First Thursday - Art Walk, & More! - November 3 
  • Harvest Bunco - November 3
  • 3rd Annual Sip & Shop For A Cure! - November 3
  • Drawing Ire: Political Cartooning in Uncertain Times - November 3
  • Columbia Basin Veterans Stand Down - November 4
  • Food, Medicine, or Shelter? You Choose - November 4
  • Richland Players: Our Lady of the Tortilla - Play Reading Party - November 4
  • Tri-City Americans vs. the Portland Winterhawks - November 4 
  • Classical Guitar Society presents Michael Partington and Marc Teichotz - November 4
  • Community Concerts presents "Tenore" – November 4
  • Battelle Film Club presents "The Dark Horse" - November 4
  • Hanford Drama presents Shakespeare's Hamlet - November 4 & 5
  • Custer's Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - November 4-6
  • Heart for the Fatherless Orphan Ministry - ONE Conference - November 5
  • Maya Craft Show - November 5
  • 17th Annual Regional Veterans Day Parade - November 5
  • Native American Arts, Crafts & Culture Day - November 5
  • Presentation: Academic Advantage Program for Students - November 5
  • Wine & Dine for Sign - November 5
  • Safe Harbor's Beggars Banquet - November 5
  • The Silver Screen: Charity Event - November 5
  • Mid-Columbia Symphony presents Mendelssohn's Fifth - November 5 
  • Barnes & Noble - 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire - November 5 & 6
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends - November 6 
  • Art & Other Exhibits
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • LIGO Public Tour
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Halloween Activities - October 31

Here is a list of Halloween activities (trunk or treat, safe treat street, fall carnivals, etc.) that are taking place around the Tri-Cities region on October 31:
  • 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 
For event details, visit: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2016/10/halloween-activities-october-28-31-2016.html.

Presentation: Breaching the Bateman Island Causeway - November 1

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

Come out to the Richland Rod & Gun Club's monthly meeting and hear information regarding the WDFW ideas of breaching the Bateman Island Causeway. This a hot topic, and you need to hear what the State is proposing.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/RichlandRodandGunClub


First Thursday, Art Walk & More! - November 3


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.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/kennewickartwalk and https://www.facebook.com/1st-Thursday-Kennewick-138718979799647/

Harvest Bunco - November 3

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $25.00 ($26.87 w/service fee) - includes a complementary, snacks and prizes

Great auction baskets, prizes, snacks and fun. Funds raised will support Soroptimist International of Pasco-Kennewick in their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2602299
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/165707890536346/


3rd Annual Sip & Shop For A Cure! - November 3

Columbia Sun RV Resort, 103907 Wiser Pkwy in Kennewick
From 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $15.00 w/o floral project ($16.52 w/service fee) - ticket includes 1 glass of wine, keepsake wine glass, desserts, 1 raffle ticket but no floral project or with floral project $30.00 ($32.04 w/service fee) - ticket includes 1 glass of wine, keepsake wine glass, desserts, floral project and 1 raffle ticket

Join us for the 3rd Annual Sip & Shop For A Cure! Plus this time we are partnering with Lucky Flowers to create a fun floral project that you can take home with you! Come sip fabulous local wine or non-alcoholic bubbly (and take home a keepsake wine glass), eat yummy desserts from our dessert buffet, shop from over 14 vendors, enter to win amazing raffle baskets and have fun with flowers ALL to benefit our local American Cancer Society Relay For Life!!
Tickets: http://sipandshopforacure2016.brownpapertickets.com/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/732326210240191/


Drawing Ire: Political Cartooning in Uncertain Times - November 3

Country Gentleman Restaurant and Catering, 9221 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free to attend - Food and spirits available for purchase.

Is the centuries-old tradition of political cartooning still relevant?

We are drowning in memes, gifs, and YouTube clips that give us near-instant commentary and humor on political events and issues. Newspapers are downsizing. And humor has become more scrutinized for language that could be considered offensive, causing worries of a public blacklash among comedians of all stripes. What is the role of the cartoonist in a time of major political and racial divisions?

On the eve of the 2016 election, join Humanities Washington and nationally-syndicated cartoonist Milt Priggee for a discussion on the history and future of political cartooning. What should and shouldn’t be off-limits? How has political commentary changed as newspapers moved from print to digital?

The event will feature Priggee’s own work as well as that of his friend—and political opposite—conservative cartoonist A. F. Branco. Priggee will also be live drawing during the event.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1652371548406358/


Columbia Basin Veterans Stand Down - November 4

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Note: all veterans must bring proof of service

Veteran Stand Down and Fair that will provide local veterans with the assistance they need from housing to questions regarding a disability claim to finding employment. If you don't have any questions, please come down anyway! There will be food, live music and we are hopefully going to have a surplus giveaway. All era's of veteran are welcomed, man or woman, active duty or reserve/national guard.

Free services offered to Vets:
Dental Screenings
Medical Screenings
Counseling
Haircuts
VA Medical
VA Claims Processing
Employment Services
Clothing Issued
Hot Food Provided
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794631937437395/


Food, Medicine, or Shelter? You Choose - November 4

United Way Building, 401 N. Young St. in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Free to participate


Over 40,000 people in our community are living in poverty. It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the fears and frustrations that low-income families experience. This event allows you to participate in a simulation to experience what it is like to "walk a mile" in these families shoes.

Attendees have shared that participation in this simulation has helped them better understand both the needs and resources in our community. Join us for this free, two-hour, powerful demonstration. Register for one of these additional simulations hosted by the Kennewick School District: Tuesday 11/29 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Wednesday 11/30 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., and Wednesday 12/7 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Registration: https://www.gesa.com/events/lifesimulation
Info: https://www.unitedway-bfco.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=55


Richland Players: Our Lady of the Tortilla - Play Reading Party - November 4

Richland Players Theatre, 608 The Parkway in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Join us for our first ever public table read of our upcoming show 'Our Lady of the Tortilla'. Enjoy free food as you hear the story of the Cruz family unfold. Whether you are considering auditioning, volunteering, or just curious about this upcoming show, you are guaranteed an enjoyable evening!

In 'Havana on the Hudson,' the Cruz household struggles to balance the demands of everyday life with hope for the future and love of family. In a show full of miracles, it is the unappreciated ones that will ultimately save the family.
Some mature themes. Parental guidance advised for young children.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/598526856998239/


Tri-City Americans vs. the Portland Winterhawks - November 4

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 Portland Winterhawks!
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/


Classical Guitar Society presents Michael Partington and Marc Teichotz - November 4

Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 West Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
From 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 advanced purchase and $15 at the door. Student ID gets you in free.

Michael Partington and Marc Teichotz will be performing in our marquee concert of the season. These guitarists represent the apex of talent from San Francisco and Seattle.
Advance tickets: http://www.classicalguitartricities.org/concert-tickets/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1747799868876025/


Community Concerts presents "Tenore" – November 4

Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 Road 72 in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Paid members receive priority 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.

When John, Paul, George and Ringo arrived in North America so many decades ago, they spawned something called Beatlemania and the world of popular culture has never been quite the same. Since then other singers have incited similar musical mayhem and now, we predict, the group Tenore are poised to deliver a similar cultural wallop. Why? Because The Chosen Three—Jason Catron, Mark David Williams and David Wise – Have It All. They have wit, talent, charm and charisma in spades.


And, separate from other tenor groups, they add one additional component to their sold out energizing performances – they regularly invite audiences everywhere to sing along with them, creating a powerful concert experience.
About Tenore: http://www.singtenore.com
Info: http://www.communityconcertstc.org/tenore-november-4-2016/


Battelle Film Club presents "The Dark Horse" - November 4

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

Based upon a powerful true story, The Dark Horse is the uplifting portrait of a man searching for the courage to lead, despite his struggles with mental illness. The film features a stunning, award-winning performance by Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Blow, "Fear the Walking Dead") as Genesis "Gen" Potini, a brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion who finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

(2014) Director: James Napier Robertson. Writer: James Napier Robertson. Genres: Drama. Country: New Zealand. Language: English. Runtime: 124 min. Color: Color. Rated R for language throughout, and drug use.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#5


Hanford Drama presents Shakespeare's Hamlet - November 4 & 5

Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Box office opens at 6:30 p.m., House opens at 7:00 p.m., Curtain at  7:30 p.n.
Tickets $8 for student/senior, $10 for adults. Student Showing: November 10th, $5 for all students of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick (please bring ID).

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is an age-old tragic tale meant to be watched not read in a book.  In our production full of murder, mystery and a ghost Hamlet must find his father’s murderer.  As he works to solve the mystery he stages a play within a play.
Future dates: November 10, 11 & 12
Info: http://hanforddrama.org/on-stage/


Custer's Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - November 4-6

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Dates and Hours:
Friday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday from    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $7.00 - Good all Weekend! Kids 12 and Under Free! Free Parking!

Custer's 21st Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show features over 150 professional artists and crafters from across the U.S filling the TRAC with unique hand-crafted items.
Info: http://www.custershows.com/home.php?flag=1&secid=7


Heart for the Fatherless Orphan Ministry - ONE Conference - November 5

First Baptist Church of Richland, 1107 Wright Ave. in Richland
From 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free to attend - must register

The Heart for the Fatherless Orphan Ministry is pleased to present its 8th annual ONE conference. This year's theme is "Unity and Healing."

The Heart for the Fatherless "ONE" conference promotes the needs of disadvantaged children. We seek to support, educate, and offer resources to adoptive/foster parents, ministry leaders, and anyone who has a "heart" for orphans and other vulnerable youth. Attendees are encouraged to choose from a wide variety of related breakout sessions based on their personal needs and interests.

  • Pre-order Lunch - Lunch this year will be provided by New Heritage Ministry. The pre-order prices are listed on the linked form and will be $1.00 more, per item, the day of the conference. Your entire lunch purchase will go to provide meals for children at New Heritage Nursery School in Pajule, Uganda, East Africa. Lunch: http://heartforthefatherless.org/events/lunch_form 
  • Diaper Drive - Heart for the Fatherless is holding a diaper drive to benefit foster care in our area. Diapers will be donated to the Tri-Cities Diaper Bank. Please consider bringing a package of diapers to the conference and help us help One. 
  • Childcare Service - Childcare is available on a first come first server basis. Cost is $5 per child, $20 maximum per family. Also, a reminder to please pick up your child(ren) for lunch as it will not be provided. Childcare registration: http://heartforthefatherless.org/events/childcare_form
Registration: http://heartforthefatherless.org/events/register_one/1
Agenda: http://heartforthefatherless.org/events/agenda/1
Info: http://heartforthefatherless.org/events/one


Maya Craft Show - November 5

Maya Angelou Elementary, 6001 N Road 84 in Pasco
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Admission: $2

The Maya Craft Show will feature more than 80 vendors that will be selling handmade home decor, soap, jewelry, baby & kid products, sweet treats, fine art and more. Come and find the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/569131389925789/


Holiday Bazaars and Craft Shows
For a list of holiday bazaars around the Tri-Cities, visit: https://www.tricitiesbusinessnews.com/2016/10/12/holiday-bazaars/

17th Annual Regional Veterans Day Parade - November 5

Downtown West Richland
From 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Free community event!

The West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of West Richland, has been officially designated by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day 2016! Come celebrate big this year at the 17th Annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown West Richland.


The parade will feature many local veterans organizations, schools, clubs, and businesses who support our active and retired United States military. The Parade will take place on W Van Giesen, ending at Flat Top Park with a chili feed by Combat Veterans International. Bring the whole family for this FREE community event and show your support for Veterans!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1018762631574513/


Native American Arts, Crafts & Culture Day - November 5

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free family oriented event for all ages.

In celebration of Native American Month there will be Native American presentations, demonstrations, and displays as well as many hands-on, cultural oriented, educational activities for all ages.

Presentations, Demonstrations and Displays:

  • Tee Pee Set-up (10:00 a.m.); Tee Pee Take-down (2:30 p.m.) 
  • Native American Dance & Regalia Presentation (11:00 - 11:45 a.m.) 
  • Crazy Horse Presentation (12:00 – 12:45 p.m.) 
  • Native American Storytelling (1:00 – 1:45 p.m.) 
  • Native American Drum Making Presentation (2:00 – 2:45 p.m.) 
  • Traditional Native American Foods Display (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 
  • Traditional Native American Housing Display (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 
  • Columbia Plateau Native American Artifacts, Crafts and Tools Display (10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 
  • Native Alaskan Artifacts, Crafts and Tools Display (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Hands-on Activities (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.):
  • Rock Art, Tee pee construction and decorating, Totem Pole, Tule Mat construction 
  • Duck decoys, Dream Catchers, Puzzles, Games, Drawing and Coloring, and more.
Additional events are planned during November (see flyer above).
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708833689437490/


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/

Wine & Dine for Sign - November 5

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Social hour starts at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person

Join us as we Wine & Dine for SIGN! Enjoy dinner and local wines to benefit SIGN Surgeons and patients around the worlds. The evening will include silent and live auctions, a John Clement gallery, hands-on SIGN instrumentation, and much more. Help heal thousands of people worldwide by attending this benefit supporting SIGN Fracture Care International.
Info and tickets: http://signfracturecare.org


Safe Harbor's Beggars Banquet - November 5

Benton-Franklin County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $50 per person, bowl tickets are $100 per person

Join us at Beggars' Banquet, our annual fundraiser, as a benefit for Safe Harbor and My Friends' Place. As part of this event we will be holding silent and live auctions, including the Tiny Tree Auction, vacation packages and experiences, and the much coveted Soup Tasting Contest! Fill up on soup or the yummy slider and cake!

This year we will be hosting a pre-function party - 100 Bowls. With your 100 Bowls ticket you gain entry into the pre-function, Beggars' Banquet, and Dance. The 100 Bowls pre-function, starting at 5 p.m., includes a local artist, Pat Fleming, designed unique bowl, eats and drinks, and more! Only 100 tickets will be sold!
Tickets: https://shcn.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/BeggarsBanquet2016/Registration/tabid/809332/Default.aspx
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1010400002376530/


The Silver Screen: Charity Event - November 5

Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $40 single, $70 per couple - ticket sales end November 1

Be apart of something extraordinary by helping to change the lives of local abused foster children while Wearing your diamonds & pearls, and joining us on the red carpet... old Hollywood glam style! Featuring Dinner, Dancing, Silent & Live Auctions - a benefit for Royal Family Kids.
Tickets: http://silverscreen16.bpt.me/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763246710623191/


Mid-Columbia Symphony presents Mendelssohn's Fifth - November 5

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Conductor's Circle - $55, Gold Seating - $45, Silver Seating - $27, Student Silver Seating - $15 - (plus fees)

Our "Circle of Fifths" season continues with the Symphony No. 5 ("Reformation") by Felix Mendelssohn. The symphony uses the famous chorale tune "A Mighty Fortress is our God" written by Martin Luther 300 years before Mendelssohn's composition.

Virtuoso Clarinetist and Chicago-area resident, Andy Hudson, will join us as soloist on Weber's Second Clarinet Concerto. Also on the program is 11:11, a meditation and dance based on chorales of J.S. Bach, written by contemporary composer David Maslanka.
Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=mcsym
Info: http://www.midcolumbiasymphony.org/


Barnes & Noble - 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire - November 5 & 6

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1321 N Columbia Center Blvd, Ste 700 in Kennewick
Saturday from 11 a.m. - Noon
Sunday from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

We are hosting our 2nd annual Mini Maker Faire! Experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding and programming with demonstrations from Bloxels, sphero SPRK, Air Hogs Connect, VEX Robotics, XYZprinting and more. Join us for hands on learning, art projects, robotics, and more at this fun 2 day event.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579432345684942/


Daylight Saving Time Ends - November 6

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday. Also, it is time to change the batteries in smoke detectors.

Art & Other Exhibits


Esvelt Gallery - Mixed Media by Joe Batt - November 7 through December 9
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 second show of the quarter is titled In The Cloud, by Olympia artist Joe Batt. The work is mixed-media and includes ceramic sculpture, painted wood, and drawing done directly on the gallery walls. He will give an artist talk on November 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., followed by the opening reception in the gallery.
About Joe Batt: http://www.redlodgeclaycenter.com/artist/joe-batt/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/272399869820216/


Day of the Dead Art Show 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.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/events/2016/10/28/day-of-the-dead


The REACH - Pasco Naval Air Station Photo Exhibit
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

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.
Info: http://www.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.

Gesa Carousel of Dreams

2901-F. Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Hours:
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Token Prices: Individual Token: $3, Four for $10, Ten for $20

The Gesa Carousel of Dreams is a world-class piece of art you can ride, touch, and feel. The carousel is a treasure for all generations to visit and enjoy! The carousel consists of 45 horses, three chariots and other features. It averages between 1800 and 2500 riders per weekend.

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

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 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.
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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