June 10, 2017
Published: June 10, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of June 12-18, 2017:
  • The Premier of "Sounds of Summer" - June 13
  • Thunder on the Island Concert Series - June 14
  • Presentation: Hanford History - June 14
  • FABREO Expo - June 14 & 15
  • KPD's School's Out for the Summer - June 15
  • Live @ 5 Summer Concert - June 15
  • Bandanas to Badges: Songs and Stories of Northwest Workers - June 15
  • Hogs & Dogs Family Festival - June 15-17
  • Rude Mechanicals: A Midsummer Night's Dream - June 15-17
  • Pixelated Archipelago - Art Show by Michael Cooper - June 16
  • The Scarlet Room Foundation presents Morgan James Live - June 16
  • Family Outdoor Movie Night - June 16 
  • Glow Hike on Badger Mountain - June 16
  • Love of Junk (Walla Walla) - June 16 & 17
  • All Wheels Weekend (Dayton) - June 16-18
  • Hit the Trail to End Hunger - June 17
  • Richland Airport Aviation Celebration - June 17
  • ACT Garden Arts Tour - June 17
  • Hope in the Vineyard 5k - June 17
  • Bill's Berry Farm (Grandview) Cherry & Berry Days - June 17
  • Family Movie Matinee: LEGO Batman - June 17
  • Rage at the Stage: Tri-Cities Battle of the Bands 2017 - June 17
  • Summer Camps 2017
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • The REACH Museum
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

The Premier of "Sounds of Summer" - June 13

Hapo Community Stage at John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free to attend

The premiere of "Sounds of Summer" will feature the Columbia Basin Concert Band under the direction of Russ Newbury and Sr. Collin Wilson and "The Three Rivers Saxette".
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376087749459395/

Thunder on the Island Concert Series - June 14

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free family fun - food and beverages will be available for purchase

Colorblind kicks off the Thunder on the Island weekly free concert series for 2017 on June 14th. Here is the rest of the summer line up:
June 21 - Tuck Foster and the Tumbling Dice
June 28 - Shades
July 5 - Stompin' Ground
July 12 - Coyote Kings with Tiph
July 19 - Back Roads
July 26 - Junkyard Jane
August 2 - Groove Principal
August 9 - 3rd Date
August 16 - Blue Tattoo
Info: http://cloverislandinn.com/2017/04/21/summer-concert-series-2017/

Presentation: Hanford History - June 14

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

The guest speaker at the monthly Tri-City Genealogical Society Meeting is Robert Franklin, Assistant Archivist with the History of Hanford Project at WSU Tri-City Campus. He will give a pictorial presentation and lecture on the history of Hanford. Note: this presentation was rescheduled from January 11 due to bad weather.
Info: http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/

FABREO Expo - June 14 & 15

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco

FABREO (Food And Beverage Retention & Expansion Opportunities) is a program of the Tri-City Development Council, designed to leverage the considerable assets and strategic location of the Columbia Basin into one of the world's premier food & beverage processing regions.

The FABREO Expo is a Trade Only event. All participants must be at least 21 years old. Space is limited! No charge to attend.
Info: http://www.fabreo.org/third-annual-fabreo-expo/

KPD's School's Out for the Summer - June 15

Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person, or $20 for a family (up to six)

School is out for the summer! Join us for a fun filled day to celebrate. This includes an interactive experience inside emergency vehicles, one hotdog and small soft drink per person, two carousel rides per person, and fun activities and giveaways! All proceeds go to Kennewick Police Department Community Care Fund.

Sponsored by Kennewick Police Department Foundation, Gesa Carousel of Dreams, Kennewick-Pasco Rotary.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851664838430032/

Live @ 5 Summer Concert - June 15

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free family entertainment

The Live @ 5 summer concert on June 15th will feature Black Rose Concept.

This family friendly concert in the park is Free every Thursday through August 10 with live entertainment, business vendors, food vendors and a beer and wine garden for those 21 and over.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TCLiveAt5/

Bandanas to Badges: Songs and Stories of Northwest Workers - June 15

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

Real people and real experiences are the foundation of folk music and stories, and are codified in the lasting representations found in our oral histories. Acoustic trio Trillium-239 shares stories and songs of working life in the Northwest, beginning with American settlement of the West and ending with modern high-tech industries. Thoughtful music selections and interesting historical tidbits reflect the evolution of these workers' experiences.

This is a Humanities WA public lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Richland Library.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438774219520281/

Hogs & Dogs Family Festival - June 15-17

Bombing Range Sports Complex, 3200 Bombing Range Rd. in West Richland
Free admission, family friendly

The annual Hogs & Dogs family festival is now a three-day event!

  • Thursday from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. - will feature motorcycles, classic cars, kid zone, vendors & more 
  • Friday will feature the All Star Classic Car & Motorcycle Poker Run
  • Saturday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. - will feature music, food & more, and the motorcycle raffle drawing (tickets are $10 each)
Info: http://www.westrichlandchamber.org/hogs-and-dogs/

Rude Mechanicals: A Midsummer Night's Dream - June 15-17

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $18 adults, $15 Student/Senior/Teacher/Military

The Rude Mechanicals are proud to present A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, and the source of our theatre company's namesake!

This production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is an urban adventure; the young lovers run away from a corporate, white-collar, structured environment to a club called The Forest (inspired by the LGBTQ clubs on Capitol Hill in Seattle), which, unbeknownst to the lovers, is run by a magical group of Fairies, lead by Oberon and Titania. And don't worry, the Rude Mechanicals, led by Nick Bottom the Weaver, will be there, too.

This sexy and sassy show will be geared toward an adult crowd; the performance will be most enjoyed by mature high school students and up.
Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=trm
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203611899749837/

Pixelated Archipelago - Art Show by Michael Cooper - June 16

DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Pixelated Archipelago is a series of oil on canvas paintings that confront, through abstraction, our society's increased connected-ness and simultaneous increased isolation as a result of experiencing much of life through screens. The opening reception is from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/

The Scarlet Room Foundation presents Morgan James Live - June 16

2820 North Road 72 in Pasco
From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.)
Tickets: general admission $20, reserved seating $30


We are so excited to announce that we will have one of the most incredibly talented vocalists and performers right here in our own backyard - Morgan James!

One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James.
Info & Tickets: http://thescarletroomfoundation.com/new-events/morganjames2017

Family Outdoor Movie Night - June 16

John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at sunset
Free family fun

The featured movie this week is "Secret Life of Pets."
Join us for a night of family movie fun! Friday nights throughout the Summer we will be showing different movies that are fun for the whole family. Show up around sunset and grab a seat. The movie will start when the sun goes down!
Info: https://www.richlandparksandrec.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5541/67

Glow Hike on Badger Mountain - June 16

Trailhead Community Park, Queensgate Dr. in Richland
From 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Free family event

Join us for three magical evenings as we hike Badger Mountain under the stars with glow sticks to help light our way in June, July, and August. Extra glowsticks will be provided while supplies last.

We will be meeting up at Trailhead Park 525 Queensgate Dr. in Richland. Hosted by Mid-Columbia Libraries.
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/event/glow-hike

Love of Junk (Walla Walla) - June 16 & 17

253 Valley Chapel Rd. in Walla Walla
Open at 9 a.m. each day
Admission: $5, children 12 and under free, no pets please

Mark your calendar for two exciting days for Love of Junk, Walla Walla's Vintage Market On the Farm and In the Barn that will be featuring over 75 vendors. Food will also be available from several food trucks.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Love-of-Junk-Walla-Wallas-Vintage-Market-483079608407304/

All Wheels Weekend (Dayton) - June 16-18

Every year Dayton, Washington opens up its downtown and historic Main Street to host one of the most popular and well attended Car Shows in the entire Pacific Northwest!

Main Street glistens on Saturday with the Show 'n' Shine as hundreds of beautifully restored cars, from Model T's to Corvettes to sleek sedans, line historic Main Street. But All Wheels Weekend is not your usual Car Show . . . There is so much more:
Boutique Shops and restaurants just a step away
Craft and Food vendors
Outlaw Lawn Dragster Races
Men's Drag Races (Oh, they look so fine!)
Demolition Derby (with beer garden)
Live Music Downtown Friday night
Presentation of Cars and Classic Cruise
Poker Walk
And Lots of Trophies . . . Lots!
Info: https://www.allwheelsweekend.com/

Hit the Trail to End Hunger - June 17

Trailhead Community Park, 541 Queensgate Dr. in Richland
From 8 a.m. - Noon
Registration is $10 (kids under 12 free) - Register online through June 14th, or at the event (cash, Visa/MasterCard accepted)

Join 2nd Harvest to hike Badger Mountain to raise awareness and donations for a good cause. 2nd Harvest distributes over 2 million pounds of free food each month to help people in need in 26 counties in Easter Washington and Northern Idaho.

There will be souvenir photos taken at the top of Badger (for an additional donation), optional donation activities along the trail, food donations accepted, and t-shirts for the first 200 hikers.
Info & Registration: http://www.2-harvest.org/calendar/1400&date=2017-06-17/

Richland Airport Aviation Celebration - June 17

Richland Airport, Terminal Dr. in Richland
From 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free family event

Come celebrate all things flight at the annual Richland Airport Aviation Celebration. The public is invited to this free, family-friendly event, which features home-built, military and general aviation planes. A pancake breakfast runs 8-10 a.m. for a nominal donation.

Kids ages 8-17 can also receive free flights with local pilots through the EAA Young Eagles program. Flights run 9 a.m. through 2 p.m., weather permitting. Flights are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The program includes a mini "ground school," where kids learn the basics of aviation, and an approximately 30-minute-long flight. Parents or guardians must sign a waiver and be present during the flight.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Sundance-Aviation-104517996288862/

ACT Garden Arts Tour - June 17

From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $20 ages 13 +, kids 12 and under free

Six beautiful and unique garden venues are showcased on the annual Garden Arts Tour. The tour is self-guided and may be visited in any order. This is the only garden tour in the Tri-Cities and features a diverse parade of unusual landscapes and aesthetics. Each garden will also spotlight an artist at work, inspired by their surroundings.

The event is a fundraiser for the Academy of Children's Theatre, providing important support for our classes, camps, and productions! Purchase tickets at Beaver Bark, Heritage Nursery, or buy online.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct

Hope in the Vineyard 5k - June 17

Hedges Family Estate, 53511 N Sunset Rd in Benton City
Starts at 9 a.m.
Registration fee: $40 per adult and $20 for those age 20 and under

It is Hope in the Vineyard 5k, a benefit for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Columbia River. The race begins and ends at Hedge's Family Estate Winery in Benton City on Red Mountain.
Info & Registration: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=7688

Bill's Berry Farm (Grandview) Cherry & Berry Days - June 17

3674 N. County Line Rd. in Grandview
From 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission is free, so bring the car full!

It is the season everyone waits for all year long...fresh Cherries and Berries!  With four varieties of Sweet Cherries and one Tart Cherry along with Certified Organic Blueberries and Raspberries it is a season hard to beat!  Put on your sun hat, take a hayride to the field and enjoy some cherry and berry deliciousness!

After picking cool off in the shade with a tasty bbq lunch of burgers or hotdogs, and a cool lemonade. Top off your lunch with our famous Donuts straight from the fryer! Cherry and blueberry flavors available on different weekends.  Younger kids always enjoy our two farm Playgrounds, visiting our Animal Farm or a Barnyard Train ride.  Older kids and parents will get a kick out of our Apple Slingshots.

Future dates: Saturdays June 24, July 1 & 8 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Tuesday July 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Info: http://www.billsberryfarm.com/index.php/festivals-events/32-cherry-berry-days

Family Movie Matinee: LEGO Batman - June 17

Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S Union St. in Kennewick
From 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free family fun

Join Mid-Columbia Libraries for a free showing of the new "LEGO Batman" movie. First come, first seated. Concessions provided by Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries.
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/event/family-movie-matinee-lego-batman

Rage at the Stage: Tri-Cities Battle of the Bands 2017 - June 17

Hapo Community Stage, John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dirty River Entertainment, The Emerald of Siam, and The City of Richland presents Rage at the Stage - The Tri-Cities Battle of the Bands!

Rage at the Stage is a 6-week event ending with the finals at the new Hapo Community Stage on June 17th. The finals will be a community event featuring food trucks, festival vendors, and guest music acts. Finalist will be competing for cash prizes, studio time, and guaranteed gigs.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/405689683136515/

Summer Camps 2017

Several organizations are offering day camps and other activities for kids and teens in the Tri-Cities during the summer of 2017. For more information, visit: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2017/06/summer-camps-2017.html.

Art Exhibits

Jay Hollick Exhibit through June 29
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

The Gallery at the Park’s featured show presents Jay Hollick: Memories and Mapping, the artist’s vision of growing up in Richland in the shadow of Hanford.
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.

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.

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.
The REACH Museum will be offering Ice Age Floods, Agriculture, History, Geology, Rock Hunting, Jet Boat and Hiking tours through September of 2017. Here is a list of upcoming tours:
  • June 16 - Eastern Scablands of the Ice Age Floods $87
  • June 23 - Jet Boat/Bus Tour along the White Bluffs to West Bar $190
  • June 30 - Meet the Farmer $90
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.

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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