March 4, 2017
Published: March 4, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of March 6-12, 2017:
  • Farm to Free Market - March 6
  • Eat Pancakes - Help Children's Miracle Network - March 7
  • CBC Concert Band - March 7
  • Sturgeon Fishing Tips  - March 7
  • Rally & Celebration: International Women's Day - March 8
  • Tri-City Genealogical Society: U.S. Funeral Customs & Researching Funeral Records - March 8
  • An Evening of Poetry - March 8
  • Meet The Expert (REACH Tours) - March 9
  • Night of SASS (Shopping and Sipping Sisterhood) - March 9
  • Class: Gardening with Straw Bales - March 9
  • Robert Richardson Recital - March 9
  • Presentation: Visual Analytics: Storytelling through Human-Centered Design - March 9
  • Mid-Columbia Regional Science and Engineering Fair - March 9-11
  • Chiawana Stage Company: J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" - March 9-11
  • 2nd Annual LepreCon Pub Crawl - March 10
  • 3rd Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown - March 10
  • Battelle Film Club: Wild Tales  - March 10
  • Three Rivers Coffeehouse: Tom Rawson and Ellen van der Hoeven - March 10
  • Tri-Cities Antique Show - March 10 & 11
  • Southridge High School Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors - March 10 & 11
  • Tri-City Americans Games - March 10 & 11
  • Tapteal Trail Hike - March 11
  • 2017 Small Farms Workshop - March 11
  • STEAM Family Fun Workshop - March 11
  • LIGO Public Tours - March 11
  • Mid-Columbia Symphony: Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony - March 11
  • Camp Patriot Skating Fundraiser - March 11
  • Confluent Space Tri-Cities
  • Fuse Coworking
  • Kennewick REI Classes & Events
  • Art & Other Exhibits
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • The REACH Museum
  • Nightlife Music
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Farm to Free Market - March 6

Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $85

Join Washington Policy Center for Farm to Free Market in the Tri-Cities - our first-ever Agriculture Policy Dinner! 


Co-presented by the Washington State Farm Bureau, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, and others, this event will bring together hundreds from the Agriculture community throughout Washington state to learn about WPC's newest research arm, the Initiative on Agriculture, discuss our policy priorities and hear from Congressman Dan Newhouse on the future of Agriculture in the new Congress.
Info & Tickets: http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/events/detail/farm-to-free-market-dinner-in-tri-cities


Eat Pancakes - Help Children's Miracle Network - March 7

Kennewick IHOP - 6511 W. Canal Drive
Pasco IHOP - 5015 Road 68
From 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The Kennewick and Pasco IHOP restaurants are participating in National Pancake Day on March 7. IHOP will offer guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Guests are invited to make a donation to the nonprofit, Children's Miracle Network, which provides life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment. Thousands of patients from central Washington are treated annually at Virginia Mason Memorial in Seattle.

Also, IHOP customers can buy Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network in the days leading up to the event. People who buy a $5 balloon receive a $5 discount on their next visit.
Info: http://www.ihop.com/national-pancake-day


CBC Concert Band - March 7

Columbia Basin College Theater, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

The Columbia Basin Concert Band, under the new leadership of Collin Wilson and Russ Newbury, will be presenting their "Winter Concert." In addition, our special guests for the evening will be the Pasco High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Heidi Hanes. The PHS group will serve as the opening act to what we all expect will be a fantastic evening of music making.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203099006476228/


Sturgeon Fishing Tips  - March 7

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

The guest speaker for the March general meeting of the Richland Rod and Gun Club will be Tony Fisher who will be presenting Sturgeon fishing tips and tactics. Tony is a guide from Fisher's Catch.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/RichlandRodandGunClub


Rally & Celebration: International Women's Day - March 8

John Dam Plaza, 1815 George Washington Way in Richland
From 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Event is free and open to all

International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Come rally with women and our allies to stand together for equity, justice and the human rights of women!

Hosted for the Tri-Cities community by The Honeypot Huddle which is a local women's civic group forged in the wake of The Women's March on Washington.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/396617014031390/


Tri-City Genealogical Society: U.S. Funeral Customs & Researching Funeral Records - March 8

Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Amy Mueller Coffman is a 4th-generation owner of Mueller's Funeral Home in Kennewick and Pasco, Washington. She will bring a display of local 100-year-old funeral home records and cemetery applications and provide information on many different past funeral customs as well as share what specific information you can find on a funeral home record to help in your own family history research. Note: There will be a beginning genealogy class – Analyzing Birth Records - from 6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. that you are welcome to attend.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TriCityGenealogicalSociety


An Evening of Poetry - March 8

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us to hear Washington State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall and local poets for an hour of poetry.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/186361855187243/


Meet The Expert (REACH Tours) - March 9

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

A new program for adults is being offered at the REACH Museum called "Meet The Expert".  It will happen once a month and have different "experts" conducting the programs/workshops in many subjects.

This evening program will be on the 2017 Reach Tour Kickoff season.  Bruce Bjornstad, Gary Kleinknecht, and George Last will be giving short presentations on the tours they will be conducting this year plus answer all your questions. This is also the time to sign-up for tours.

Info: http://www.visitthereach.org

Night of SASS (Shopping and Sipping Sisterhood) - March 9

CG Public House, 9221 W. Clearwater in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/person in advance; $15/person at door

Come out to a fun night of shopping and sipping at the CG Public House. We will have light hors d'oeurves, vendors, hand treatments, mini facials, raffles and more. CG will provide a no host bar of wine and beer. Bring your girlfriends and have a great night! $10 fee covers cost of food and reserves your spot at the event. Tickets may be purchased at Cinder's Closet, 627 the Parkway in Richland or online.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-of-sass-shopping-and-sipping-sisterhood-tickets-3182120809


Class: Gardening with Straw Bales - March 9

Waterfall Classroom of the Demonstration Garden, 1620 S. Union Street in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free for all ages

Can you imagine growing your vegetables in a straw bale? Come and let us show you how! In case of bad weather, classes will be held in the library. This class is offered as part of the WSU Extension 2017 Garden Education Series.
Info: http://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/event/straw-bale-gardening-garden-education-series-class/


Robert Richardson Recital - March 9

Columbia Basin College Theater, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

This Recital is the final phase of a three-step process designed to select the top three candidates to receive the Robert Richardson Scholarship. Come hear the best high school musicians in the area all at one event.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1882648475281508/


Mid-Columbia Regional Science and Engineering Fair - March 9-11

Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick
Free public exhibit

Every year the Mid-Columbia Regional Science and Engineering Fair brings together hundreds of students (grades 6-12) from Eastern Washington and surrounding areas who get a chance to show off their scientific prowess for fun and prizes. The public is invited to view the student exhibits on display at Columbia Center Mall.
Info: https://www.midcolumbiasciencefair.org/


Presentation: Visual Analytics: Storytelling through Human-Centered Design - March 9

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend



Note: this presentation was rescheduled from January...
Russ Burtner will talk about visual analytic research currently under development at PNNL. He will present on Human-Centered Design methodology, a process in which the needs, wants and limitations of product users are considered at each stage of the design process. Additionally, he will discuss technical trends that will impact visual analytics in the next 5 to 10 years.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/231869793927334/


Chiawana Stage Company: J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" - March 9-11

Chiawana High School, 8125 W. Argent Rd in Pasco
Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 1 p.m.
Admission: $12 at the door

The Chiawana Stage Company presents J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It's the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth.
Future dates: March 17 & 18
Info: https://www.facebook.com/chstagecompany/


2nd Annual LepreCon Pub Crawl - March 10

Five locations in Downtown Richland
From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (plus fee) - must be 21 and over

Here's your chance to get your green on, celebrate St. Paddy's Day early and raise some money for a great cause. Proceeds from this event will go to support Service Peace Warriors, an organization that trains dogs for returned Veterans with PTSD. So get your green gear out, dress up to have some fun and enjoy a night out on the town.

Pub Crawl locations include Joker's NightClub, Whiskey River Bar & Grill, Gaslight Bar & Grill, 3 Margaritas and Dax's Bar & Grill. The Pub Crawl will kick off at 5:45 p.m. with check-in at Jokers Nightclub and will finish off at 10 p.m. at Whiskey River Bar & Grill where prizes will be handed out.

The first 200 people to purchase tickets will get a Free event t-shirt provided by Atomic Shirt Company. T-shirts will be available at check-in at Joker's Nightclub starting at 5:45 p.m. and will be on a first come first serve basis in regards to sizes.

Radio Tri-Cities (94.9 The Wolf, Power 99.1, Eagle 106.5, 95.7 MORE FM, Classic Hits 106.1 and ESPN 1340) along with the local Tri-City Chive Chapter are sponsoring the 2nd Annual LepreCon Pub Crawl.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-leprecon-pub-crawl-tickets-31899231460
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249599295484483/


3rd Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown - March 10

Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Cost: $55 (ticket sales end March 6)

A Fundraising Dinner Benefiting Rascal Rodeo-

This benefit will feature a silent auction and no host bar, main program and live auction, and dancing until 11 p.m.

Tickets are on sale until March 6 at Kennewick Ranch and Home or by calling, 509-528-5947.
Info: http://www.rascalrodeo.org/fundraisers.html


Battelle Film Club: Wild Tales  - March 10

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

A series of six short stories composed into an anthology piece, Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) is an Argentinian dark comedy that explores the results of seemingly regular people faced with extraordinary circumstances. Weaving together shared themes of vengeance and violence, the film offers an array of characters and plot twists.

The first story, Pasternak reveals a vitriolic connection between airline passengers, while in the second story, The Rats , a roadside restaurant waitress struggles with whether or not she should avenge her father's death. The third story Road to Hell features a class conflict along the highway between a flashy sports car driver and a back-road country driver. The final three stories, Bombita, The Proposal, and 'Til Death Do Us Part feature similar stories of what happens when the pressures of chance encounters and pent-up frustrations collide.

(2014) Director: Damiaán Szifrón. Writer: Damiaán Szifrón. Genres: Comedy, drama, thriller. Country: Argentina, Spain. Language: Spanish. Runtime: 122 min. Color: Color. Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#4


Three Rivers Coffeehouse: Tom Rawson and Ellen van der Hoeven - March 10

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Suggested donation: $8.00 / $6.00 seniors and students

Tom Rawson and Ellen van der Hoeven are the featured performers at the Three Rivers Coffeehouse. The coffeehouse begins as usual with an open-mic session. Potential performers should arrive early to sign up for a time slot.
About Tom Rawson: http://www.tomrawson.com/folksinger.html
Info: https://www.facebook.com/3RiversFolklife/


Tri-Cities Antique Show - March 10 & 11


Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Friday from 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 for both days, $15 Early Buyer Badge, Children 12 and under are free

The Tri-Cities Antique Show - with a Twist of Vintage partnered with the Three Rivers Carousel Foundation at its new home – the Southridge Events Center. With 30,000 square feet, the Southridge Events Center will be filled with Northwest dealers presenting antiques and collectibles, vintage jewelry, oak furniture, books and stamps, pottery and glass, plus A Twist of Vintage with painted (or not) furniture, garden treasures, home décor.

Event attendees will receive a ride token for the GESA Carousel of Dreams located just next door to the Southridge Events Center. The Carousel Café will be providing lunch, fresh salads, beverages and snacks throughout the Show.

With an Early-Buyer-Button you can shop the show 2 hours before it officially opens on Friday!
Info: http://www.roxytheatreantiques.com/antiqueshow.asp


Southridge High School Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors - March 10 & 11

Southridge High School, 3320 S UNION Loop in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors

Southridge High School Theatre Arts and Choir departments proudly present our production of "Little Shop of Horrors." Come witness the story of Seymour, Audrey, and the residents of Skid Row as they come face to face with the terrifying threat of an extra-terrestrial, carnivorous plant they call "Audrey II". Note: this performance is Rated PG.
Future dates: March 17 & 18
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1244566845637872/


Tri-City Americans Games - March 10 & 11

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 will be competing against the Prince George Cougars on March 10 and the Everett Silvertips on March 11.
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/


Tapteal Trail Hike - March 11

From 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Free to participate but must RSVP

Tapteal Greenway is offering another #AllOut2017 hike on March 11. We will meet in the main parking lot of the Horn Rapids County Park at 9:00 a.m. and shuttle participants to the start of the hike near the Snively Road boat launch. From there we will follow the Tapteal Trail upriver into Horn Rapids Park.


Participants can stop at the parking lot (2.75 miles) or continue to Omaha Beach (just a little over 4 miles). We will provide a shuttle back to the parking lot.

There is no charge for this event but please RSVP to taptealgreenway@gmail.com so that we can make sure we have enough shuttle seats.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/269298900174380/


2017 Small Farms Workshop - March 11

Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free to attend

The Benton Conservation District and Franklin Conservation District invites you to learn about new strategies to help you manage your pastures, orchards and vineyards.

Agenda:
10:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
10:15 a.m. - Scott Chambers, Washington State Department of Natural Resources: Protecting Your Building Using the Firewise Principles
11:00 a.m. - Break
11:15 a.m. - Ely Walker, Washington State Department of Natural Resources: Unlocking legumes in your farm system
12:15 p.m. - David White, Mid Columbia Beekeepers Association: What to Consider if you Want to Keep A Bee Hive
Info & Registration: http://www.bentoncd.org/single-post/2017/02/09/Spring-2017-Small-Farms-Workshop-Registration-is-now-Open


STEAM Family Fun Workshop - March 11

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Note: time change due to the Leprechaun Dash that is taking place in the morning)
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free - REACH members are free

The theme for this workshop is Food Science. Learn the science and technology behind some of your favorite foods. Explore how flavors interact with each other with the hands-on and mouth- watering activities in this workshop.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org


LIGO Public Tours - March 11

LIGO Hanford Observatory, west of Richland off Horn Road, 127124 N. Highway 10.
 
Come take a look at LIGO!  At 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the second Saturday 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.

Note: tours are no longer taking place on the fourth Friday of the month.
Info: http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/informal.html


Mid-Columbia Symphony: Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony - March 11

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 - $55 (plus $1.25 fee)

The final installment in our "Circle of Fifths" will be Shostakovich’s towering Symphony No. 5. This concert will also feature the winners of our annual Young Artists Competition. The MCS will open with John Corigliano’s Promenade Overture, a surprising piece that features the orchestra members gradually entering the stage as the music is performed.

Sofia Marina (piano) and Anastasia Crosier (violin) perform with the MCS as this year's Young Artist winners. Sofia will perform Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2, movement 3, and Anastasia will perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, movement 1. Congratulations, Ladies!
Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=mcsym
Info: http://www.midcolumbiasymphony.org/


Camp Patriot Skating Fundraiser - March 11

Rollarena Skating Center, 849 Stevens Dr. in Richland
From 10 p.m. - Midnight
Cost: $5, must be 21 and older for this event

All admission, skate rental and concession proceeds will be donated to Camp Patriot, an organization that helps veterans. Rollarena is co-sponsoring this event with 107.3 The Beat for the third year. Jeff Jacobs, owner of 107.3 The Beat, will be there with his DJ spinning old school skating music.
Info: https://camppatriot.org/


Confluent Space Tri-Cities

285 Williams Blvd.in Richland
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon - 8 p.m.
Cost: several pass options are available

We are a Maker's Space in the Tri-Cities! The mission of Confluent Space is facilitate the education and growth of artists, inventors, technologists, and hobbyists by providing the space, tools, safety and education to enable the creation of art, technology, business, culture, and community.
Info: http://www.confluent.space/ and https://www.facebook.com/ConfluentSpace/


Fuse Coworking

Fuse SPC, 710 George Washington Way in Richland

Fuse SPC, founded by over 35 Tri-Cities citizens, provides coworking space, resources, and community for startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, telecommuters, and more in the Tri-Cities. Coworking is being productive, together. Members work on their own businesses in a shared community environment.


Here are some of their events this week:

  • March 6 - Conversational Spanish Practice 
  • March 8 - Writing Workshop: If You Ain't No Place You Can't Go Nowhere - featuring Tod Marshall, the state's poet laureate
Info: https://fusespc.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/fusespc/

Kennewick REI Classes & Events

Kennewick REI, 129 N Ely St. in Kennewick
Typically from 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free - must register online

REI in Kennewick offers weekly outdoor related classes that are free to attend. Class sizes are limited.

Here are some of their upcoming events:

  • Cycling Castro & Cuba - March 8 
  • Hands-On Bike Maintenance - Drivetrain - March 9 
  • Trail Running Basics - March 15 
  • Map & Compass Navigation Basics Class - March 16 
  • Garage Sale - March 18 
  • Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Tami Asars - March 21 
  • Hands-On Bike Maintenance - Trail / Roadside Repair - March 22 
  • Outdoor Photography Basics - Point & Shoot - March 29
Info: https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search?location=99301&distance=100&activity=0

Art & Other Exhibits 


Black & White through March 24
89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Hours:
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


Prints by Mary Dryburgh/Porcelain by Ruth Allan is an exhibition by two eastern Washington artists and educators. Ms. Dryburgh and Ms. Allan have known each other for 20 years and this show is a reflection of their long involvement in producing art in their respective media. Their shared themes and characteristics result in a diverse but unified collection.

Join us March 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gallery and meet the artists who created this wonderful and unique showing of art. Both artists have had careers in college level art instruction and would love to meet you and share about how and why they create art. Come enjoy and have fun!

Light refreshments will be served and wine will be available for purchase.

Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

Faculty Art Exhibit through March 23
Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College in Pasco
Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday
Free admission

You are invited to view the annual Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring new work created by the Columbia Basin College Art faculty.

The exhibition is diverse in media, style, content, and technique. It includes painting, photography, collage, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics presented by the following faculty members: Tracy Walker, Rachel Smith, Cozette Philips, James Craig, Mary Dryburgh, Ted Neth, Howard Barlow, Randal Jones, Kaleigh Lang, and Eric Demattos.
Info: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=593


Orange Show through March 10
DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 5-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

DrewBoy Creative's Orange Show features artistic interpretations of the color orange. This is a juried show and jurors include: Sena Clara Creston, Washington State University Tri-Cities and Lori Sams, Feves Art Gallery Director.

The exhibit features about 40 pieces from local artists inspired by the color orange.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/


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.

Exhibits at 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 

Tri-Cities, Hanford and the Cold War Exhibit
The Manhattan Project and Hanford Engineering Works played a crucial role in ending WWII. This exhibit explores the monumental effort to create and deploy a massive secret weapons project and its role in the creation of what became the atomic era. Check out the Berlin Wall, take a trip along I-90, and listen to the Tri-Citians who were here for it all.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online)

Showing this week:
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.
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

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 and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar.

Upcoming events:
  • Meet The Expert - March 9
  • STEAM - Food Science March 11
  • Ice-Age Floods related tours are taking place again in 2017. The schedule is now available.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

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.

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/tricitycorkfork/


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.

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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This blog post was published by Jim McIntyre who maintains the Events • Things to Do - Tri-Cities Washington blog as a hobby as part of his Tri-Cities Washington Guide website. This blog is not associated with any business or organization and is focused on community events and things to do around the Tri-Cities region with an emphasis on annual community events and events associated with non-profit organizations and/or charitable causes.

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