April 15, 2017
Published: April 15, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of April 17-23, 2017:
  • Senior Times Expo - April 18
  • Live United Celebration! - April 18
  • Safety Connect 2017 - April 18 & 19
  • Climate Change & Solar Energy Forum - April 19
  • The Joint Outreach Task Group for The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) - April 20
  • Presentation: Woody Guthrie in the Pacific Northwest / The Columbia River Songs - April 20
  • CBC Free Form CD Release - April 20
  • Mid-Columbia Boat Show - April 20-23
  • CBC Honors Showcase Choir Concert - April 21
  • Battelle Film Club: The Tale of Princess Kaguya - April 21
  • 2017 Spring Bazaar & Flea Market - April 21 & 22
  • Liberty Christian School Auction and Car Show - April 21 & 22
  • Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre: Next to Normal - April 21 & 22
  • Hanford High School Drama: Antigone - April 21 & 22
  • The Pasco Taco Crawl 2017- April 21 - May 6
  • Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - April 22
  • Kid's Fishing Day - April 22
  • Celebration of Science - April 22
  • Presentation: Master Gardening - April 22
  • The Climb - April 22
  • Atomic City Roller Girls: Hit Me With Your Best Block - April 22
  • Three Rivers Folklife Concert: Michael "Hawkeye" Herman - April 22
  • Camerata Musica: Cotik-Lin Duo - April 22
  • 2017 Gem & Mineral Show - April 22-23
  • Wildflower Walk on Skyline Trail - April 23
  • I Love The 90's Tour - April 23
  • The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Tri-Cities Cruises through April 23
  • REACH Museum  "April Tours"
  • Art Exhibits
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • The REACH Museum
  • Nightlife Music
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Senior Times Expo - April 18

Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free to attend

Come visit with exhibitors as they share products, services and ideas for senior living. There will be prizes, drawings, samples, giveaways and a Senior Times Hunt for the Treasure contest.
Info: https://www.tricitiesbusinessnews.com/senior-times-expo/

Live United Celebration! - April 18

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $20

Celebrate those who help make our vision of improving lives a reality. The program includes success stories, awards, campaign results and the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year Award. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with other generous Tri-Citians and caring companies.
Info & Registration: http://www.unitedway-bfco.com/ (Note: click on Upcoming Events and select 2017 LIVE UNITED Celebration)

Safety Connect 2017 - April 18 & 19

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Tuesday & Wednesday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Admission is free and open to all ages of the public

As in years past, and in collaboration with Hanford contractors, the Safety Expo has conveyed an insight and understanding of the importance of safety.

This year we will engage nationally-recognized keynote speakers, expand our investment in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) students and other educational resources and partner with new leaders in the field of safety and safety related sciences.

Sample Agenda:
- Hanford's best-in-class integrated transport of radioactive waste
- Flying drones, virtual reality and robotic demos
- Interactive STEM displays - created by our local students
- Live science demos by Kevin Delaney of Street Science - Arkansas' Museum of Discovery Science Expert (as seen on Jimmy Fallon)
- "STEM Jeopardy" competitions from our local schools
- An interactive heart that you can actually walk through
- Jaws of Life live demos
- Hanford's amazing K-9 program
 - And more...

Note: various food vendors will be on site.
Info: http://connect-tricities.com/

Climate Change & Solar Energy Forum - April 19

WSU Tri Cities East Auditorium, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This community event is free

Come Listen & Learn about Climate Change, Solar & More!
Speakers include:

  • PNNL climate scientist and Tri-Cities Citizens' Climate Lobby president Dr. Steve Ghan will present causes and science of climate change 
  • WSU Professor Lori Nelson will speak on consequences and mitigation of climate change 
  • Eugene Wilkie, owner of Now! Solar and a Solar Washington Board of Directors will teach residents how to go solar and conserve energy use
Q&A will follow the presentations.

Supported by nonprofits Go Green Tri-Cities, Solar Washington, Tri-Cities Citizens Climate Lobby, and WSU Environmental Science Club
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/280065519083309/

The Joint Outreach Task Group for The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) - April 20

Red Lion Hotel-Pasco, 2525 North 20th Ave. in Pasco
There will be two meetings: 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. (The same information will be shared at both meetings)
Free to attend

Hanford and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Town Hall Meetings -

Representatives from the Department of Labor (DOL) Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC), the DOL Office of the Ombudsman for the EEOICP, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Ombudsman to NIOSH, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information on Part B and Part E of EEOICPA.  Representatives from the Former Worker Medical Screening Program will provide information on the free medical screening program.

Representatives from the Hanford Resource Center and the Cleveland district office will also be in attendance to receive new claims and answer claim specific questions. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman toll free at 1-877-662-8363 or Ombudsman@DOL.gov.  Attendance at this meeting is strictly voluntary and registration is NOT required.
Info: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/05/2017-06714/advisory-board-on-toxic-substances-and-worker-health

Presentation: Woody Guthrie in the Pacific Northwest / The Columbia River Songs - April 20

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Free to attend

The presentation will consist of Michael "Hawkeye" Herman’s interpretations of Woody Guthrie's songs on vocal and guitar, historical background accompanied by photo images, as well as stories and anecdotes on Guthrie's life and times spent in the Northwest.

About Michael "Hawkeye" Herman: http://www.hawkeyeherman.com/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1271062846251426/

CBC Free Form CD Release - April 20

CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Come hear CBC’s nationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble, FreeForm, live as they release their newest CD. Copies of the new CD will be available for purchase at $10 each.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/403406426681894/

Mid-Columbia Boat Show - April 20-23

Columbia Point Park & Marina in Richland
Thursday from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free to attend

For the past 18 years the Mid-Columbia Boat Show has been attracting visitors from all over the Northwest to attend and view the finest and most practical watercraft available. With a family friendly allure, this event is guaranteed to put the wind back in your sails.
Info: http://midcolumbiaboatshow.com/

CBC Honors Showcase Choir Concert - April 21

Chiawana High School Auditorium, 8125 W Argent Rd. in Pasco
From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free to attend

This evening concert will feature outstanding concert choirs from the day events selected by the judges as having demonstrated exemplary choral technique.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720123351334816/

Battelle Film Club: The Tale of Princess Kaguya - April 21

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

An old childless bamboo cutter finds a tiny infant inside a stalk of bamboo. He takes her home to his wife and they raise the child as their own. The girl Kaguya quickly grows into a beautiful young woman. When the bamboo cutter later finds gold coins and exquisite cloths in the base of another bamboo shoot, he takes it as a sign he should move the family to the city and raise Kaguya as a princess. 

At first resistant, the spritely young woman eventually gives in to her lessons in restrictive womanhood, and multiple suitors come courting. Eventually, Kaguya discovers what she was meant to do with her life, even though it takes her away from the people she loves.

(2013) Director: Isao Takahata. Writers: Isao Takahata. Genres: Animation, drama, fantasy. Country: Japan. Language: English. Runtime: 137 min. Color: Color. Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent action and partial nudity.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#7

2017 Spring Bazaar & Flea Market - April 21 & 22

Kennewick Valley Grange #731, 2611 S. Washington St. in Kennewick
Friday from Noon - 6:00 pm.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for our annual spring Bazaar & Flea Market at Kennewick Valley Grange #731. The cafe will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches and brownies fresh from the oven!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/KVGrange731/

Liberty Christian School Auction and Car Show - April 21 & 22

2200 Williams Blvd. in Richland
This is a free event for the community

Join us for the 4th Annual Patriot Show & Shine. This event kicks off Friday evening with Vintage Trailer Campout starting at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to come enjoy a movie under the stars, campfire and popcorn on campus.

Our Patriot Show & Shine is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday with entertainment, food and business vendors, activities for all ages, and more.
Info: http://patriotcarshow.libertychristian.net/

Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre: Next to Normal - April 21 & 22

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adult: $20, Student: $10, Senior: $18 (plus $1 per ticket fee)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that illuminates the comical and gut-wrenching truth of what it means to be a family amidst love, loss, and disorder. Dad is an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal.

Please note: Next to Normal contains mature content dealing with sensitive issues around a family's struggle with significant mental illness and drug addiction. Content is best suited for mature high school audiences and up.

Tickets can be purchased at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music, 21 Aaron Dr. in Richland) and Adventures Underground: Uptown Shopping Center in Richland or Online. Future dates: April 28 & 29.
Info & Tickets: http://midcolumbiamusicaltheatre.org/index.php/shows/135-next-to-normal

Hanford High School Drama: Antigone - April 21 & 22

Hanford High School, 450 Hanford St. in Richland,
Tickets: $10 - available online or at the door
Starts at 7:30 p.m.

A Greek Tragedy -
Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences.

Box office opens at 6:30 p.m., house seating opens at 7 p.m. This is a Black Box production; seating is limited.
Info & Tickets: https://hanforddrama.ticketleap.com/antigone/t/facebook/

The Pasco Taco Crawl 2017- April 21 - May 6

What's better than eating tacos? Eating tacos for a good cause! Get ready to explore Pasco, one delicious taco at a time. Buy a booklet of 20 taco vouchers for only $25, then come to Downtown Pasco to pick it up at Vinny's Bakery at 1107 W Lewis St. in Pasco.

Starting then, you’ll have 15 days to eat a taco at each of the 20 participating taco trucks and restaurants! Take good tasting notes in your booklet, because you can vote for Best Taco in Pasco through May 5th! The winner will be announced at the Downtown Pasco Development Authority's Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 6. 

And the best part? All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties!
Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767615083250438/

Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - April 22

April 22 is Earth Day at all Washington State Parks when the Discover Pass will not be required to visit a state park.

Please note: free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Info: http://discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days

Kid's Fishing Day - April 22

Note: online registration deadline is April 19
Columbia Park Pond in Kennewick

Kids Outdoor Education (KOE), a local non-profit group, is sponsoring two days of fishing for kids between the ages of 5 and 14 and local residents with special needs.

On the evening of Friday, April 21, the annual Special Needs Fishing Event will be held at Columbia Park Pond in Kennewick. Participants will need to register with the ARC of the Tri-Cities or by phone at 509-783-1131. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On April 22, the annual Kid’s Fishing Day will be held, also at Columbia Park Pond in Kennewick. Fishing times are scheduled at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Registration is $10. A new rod and reel is included with your registration. The Saturday event fills fast so please register as early as possible. Online registration deadline is April 19.

The pond will be stocked with over 6,000 trout for the two events. In addition, many of the fish will be tagged. A great selection of prizes, all donated by local businesses, will be awarded for tagged fish caught during the events.

There will be plenty of volunteers on hand to help out and there is even a fish cleaning station! Event t-shirts will be available for sale for $5 as well as a hot dog & pop for $1.50.
Info & Registration: http://tricitieskoe.org/

Celebration of Science - April 22

John Dam Plaza, 1815 George Washington Way in Richland
From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free to participate

Join your neighbors from across the Mid Columbia region to Celebrate Science on Earth Day!

The Celebration of Science is coordinated by a volunteer group of local scientists, engineers, and general science appreciators. Recent events showed us that while we love science, our neighbors may not realize how much science impacts and improves their lives in the Tri-Cities and surrounding area.

At the Celebration for Science, local scientists and community leaders will talk about the importance of science in the Tri-Cities and booths with science-based activities for all ages. We'll have scientists wearing "Ask Me Anything" buttons for you to find out the answer to a scientific mystery or try to stump the expert in their field. There will be food trucks on-site for fueling scientific curiosity or you can walk to nearby restaurants in the Parkade or on George Washington Way.
Info: https://sites.google.com/view/celebrationofscience/

Presentation: Master Gardening - April 22

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors - REACH members free

While fresh grown veggies have the edge over store-bought produce, there's another "secret ingredient" to keep in mind when envisioning that first harvest: the sense of pride and accomplishment you'll get from sharing garden produce with friends and family.

So, if you're the type of person who loves fresh produce, playing in the dirt and avoiding supermarket checkout lines, the workshop on "Getting your garden ready for the season" is for you.  The workshop will be presented by WSU Tri-Cities Master Gardeners and Wilbur Ellis.

Info: http://www.visitthereach.org

The Climb - April 22

Badger Mountain Trailhead at 525 Queensgate Dr. in Richland
From 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $15

The Climb is an annual event hosted by PFLAG Benton Franklin. Our goal for this event is to raise awareness and offer hope focusing on suicide prevention and anti-bullying. All funds raised from this event go directly back into our community.

What does that look like? Just a glimpse - we do that through providing free education, outreach training, and events in schools and our community. That includes the materials, resources, and handouts provided at these. All made possible by this event! Proceeds from this event will go to PFLAG Benton Franklin and YSPP by Crisis Center.
Info & Registration: https://squareup.com/store/pflag-benton-franklin-2

Atomic City Roller Girls: Hit Me With Your Best Block - April 22

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Doors open at 4:30, Juniors Bout at 5 p.m.; Women's Bout at 7 p.m. (approximate)
Admission: $12 adults, $5 students (age 11-18), children 10 and under free with adult admission

Break out your legwarmers and hairspray! It's an 80s themed bout! The Atomic City Roller Girls is the Tri-Cities only women's flat track roller derby league and will be playing in their first home bout of the season.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Atomic-City-Roller-Girls-158766772228/

Three Rivers Folklife Concert: Michael "Hawkeye" Herman - April 22

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14, $12 seniors and students - in advance at The Bookworm and Octopus' Garden, or at the door.

Michael "Hawkeye" Herman will be the guest performer at the monthly 3 Rivers Folklife Concert. Hawkeye will also be doing a Tri-Cities Lecture Series presentation on April 20, 7:00 PM at Richland Library and a Blues Guitar Workshop on Sunday April 23, 1:00 PM at East Benton County Museum.
About Michael "Hawkeye" Herman: http://www.hawkeyeherman.com
Info: https://www.facebook.com/3RiversFolklife/

Camerata Musica: Cotik-Lin Duo - April 22

Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: free but patrons receive priority seating - donations gladly accepted

Tomas Cotik, Violin, and Tao Lin, Piano, are the featured performers by arrangement with Lisa Sapinkopf. They will perform compositions spanning the 18th to 20th centuries.

About Cotik-Lin Duo: http://www.tomascotik.com/ensambles/cotik-lin-duo-1
Info: http://cameratamusica.com/cotiklin-duo.html

2017 Gem & Mineral Show - April 22-23

Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 good both days, 14 and under free with paid adult admission

Events and activities include: 40+ collectors exhibits, 11 gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry dealers; great door prizes; silent auctions; fluorescent mineral display room; Kid's corner with games and crafts; geode cracking; tailgating on Sunday morning from 7am to noon; demonstrations on cabochon making, gemstone faceting, gem trees, sphere making, silversmithing, wire wrapping, and jewelry fabrication. It's a great family fun event!
Info: http://www.lakesidegemandmineralclub.com/

Wildflower Walk on Skyline Trail – April 23

Dallas Road Parking Lot, 5214 Dallas Rd. in Richland
From 10 a.m. - 12 Noon
Free to participate

Steve Link will lead a Wildflower Walk on the Skyline Trail of Badger Mountain starting from the Westgate Trailhead on Dallas Road. Come out and see the beauty of the mountain in early spring. For more information, please contact education@friendsofbadger.org.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/343493169386671/

Also, the Tri-City Herald has published a list of 15 wildflower walks that you can enjoy around the Tri-Cities: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article144308264.html.

I Love The 90's Tour - April 23

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $34 and up plus fees

The inaugural edition of I LOVE THE 90’s TOUR invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. The "I Love the 90's Tour" features Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, and All-4-O.

Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “Shoop”, “Ice, Ice Baby”, “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “Just A Friend”, “Funky Cold Medina”, “It Takes Two”, “Gangsta’s Paradise”.
Info & Tickets: http://ilovethe90stour.com/

The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Tri-Cities Cruises through April 23

The historic Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler will offer a week of cruises departing from the Clover Island Inn and will feature Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Sightseeing, Snake River Locks and a Family Easter Brunch.
For more info, visit: http://www.portlandspirit.com/tricitiesspring2017.php

REACH Museum  "April Tours"

The REACH Museum will be offering Ice Age Floods, Agriculture, History, Geology, Rock Hunting, Jet Boat and Hiking tours beginning in April and going through September of 2017.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please call Sara at (509)943-4100 Ext. 108 or email her at sarac@visitthereach.org.

Unless otherwise specified, most of the tours will depart from the REACH Museum parking lot at 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA.  All tours are escorted by a tour guide.

April 21st - Cold War Bus Alphabet Houses Tour $30.00
April 22nd - Rattlesnake Mountain Erratics and Wildflower Hike  $76.00       
April 29th - Hydrogeology of Beer and Wine $87.00
Info: http://visitthereach.org/calendar/

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: Eminent Decadence - Sculptures by Rob McKirdie through April 28
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

Rob McKirdie is a sculpture instructor at Spokane Falls Community College. As a sculptor, Rob searches for fragments of everyday material culture to serve as both inspiration and raw material to construct new identities and new ways of seeing. Each work is also an investigation in materials and an exploration of each item he collects. When these repurposed and fragmented elements are put in conversation with one another, within a new contextual framework, the artist creates dynamic and intriguing sculpture that is both familiar and completely new.

About Rob McKirdie: http://robmckirdie.com/home.html
Info: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=593

Life Underground: Exploring WSU's Alternative Comix Collection through April 23
The Art Center, Consolidated Information Center, 2770 Crimson Way, Room 102 in Richland
Hours of Operation: 12 to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Admission is free

Washington State University has an extensive assortment of underground comics - or comix - and small press treasures. With help from Robert Franklin, an adjunct lecturer and historian, Adam Whittier, a student in WSU Tri-Cities’ Digital Technology and Culture program, has put together A Life Underground: Exploring WSU’s Alternative Comix Collection. The goal is to expose people to things they might not otherwise see and to let the WSU community know about this really great resource.
Info: https://tricities.wsu.edu/art-center

Michael Boynton and Steve O’Shea Art Exhibit through April 28
Gallery at the Park, 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

This month’s Gallery at the Park exhibit, presented by Michael Boynton and Steve O’Shea, epitomizes what makes the art world so imaginative and unique. Bring your whole family for a fun day at Howard Amon, and be sure to stop by the Gallery to enjoy Boynton’s "Robots" exhibition and O’Shea’s "Kid’n Around Cover Art" show.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

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

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
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. 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

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 Experts - Gardening - April 22
  • Ice-Age Floods related tours are taking place starting again in April. Check out the schedule!
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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