June 3, 2017
Published: June 3, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of June 5-11, 2017:
  • Opening the Vault: How to Obtain & Utilize Business Loans - June 6
  • Senior Life Show - June 8
  • Live @ 5 Summer Concert - June 8
  • Mountain in a Pot Class – June 8
  • Summer Jam with Migos - June 8
  • Rude Mechanicals: A Midsummer Night's Dream - June 8-10
  • Community Service Day - June 9
  • Sunset at Southridge - June 9
  • Roy Zimmerman, Satirical Leftist Singer/Songwriter - June 9
  • Richland Regatta APBA Boat Race - June 9-11
  • Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival - June 9-11
  • Pasco Firefighters Special Needs Fun Run - June 10
  • 18th Annual Chalk Art Festival - June 10
  • Mid-Columbia Mopar Annual Show & Shine - June 10
  • Cold War Bus Alphabet Houses Tour - June 10
  • Bottles, Brews, Barbecues (Prosser) - June 10
  • Wine & Music Festival - June 10
  • Fort Walla Walla Days - June 10 & 11
  • Tri-City Accordion Social - June 11
  • Summer Camps 2017
  • J&S Dreamland Express - Saturdays & Sundays
  • Art & Other 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

Opening the Vault: How to Obtain & Utilize Business Loans - June 6

Fuse SPC, 710 George Washington Way in Richland
From 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free but must register

Ever wonder the criteria in which a banker decides whether or not to fund a business or commercial loan? Are you starting a business, looking to expand your current operations, or curious how to leverage your debt successfully?

In this presentation by Amanda Jones of Baker Boyer Bank, we go beyond the basics of necessary paperwork and dive into the primary factors that banks look at in the decision process. 

You’ll walk away understanding how those factors go hand-in-hand with enterprise risk management and contingency planning and really get to the heart of helping you accomplish your goals by forecasting, analyzing what your biggest risks are, and assessing how these risks can or will be mitigated.
Info & Registration: https://ti.to/fuse/unlocking-the-vault-business-and-commercial-loans-101/with/muw8qxn-vwe

Senior Life Show - June 8

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free to attend

The 9th Annual Senior Life Show is for seniors who want to live life to the fullest and achieve a safer, happier and healthier lifestyle. It's a one-stop show for all of the information and resources that baby boomers and seniors need.
Info: http://www.threeriversconventioncenter.com/events/details/?evtid=4871

Live @ 5 Summer Concert - June 8

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

The Live @ 5 summer concert on June 8th will feature 3rd Date. 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/

Mountain in a Pot Class - June 8

Waterfall Classroom, Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free to participate

Bring your children, a rock and a shallow dish, and your imagination. Master Gardeners will help you create a "Mountain in a Pot."
Info: http://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/event/mountain-in-a-pot-class-garden-education-series/

Summer Jam with Migos - June 8

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $42 plus fee, all ages event

Bonaphied Entertainment presents Tri-cities own Summer Jam featuring Migos, Lil Yachty, Eric Bellinger, Famous Dex, and Luke Christopher and more.
Info & Tickets: http://www.yourtoyotacenter.com/events-tickets/details/?event_id=4875

Rude Mechanicals: A Midsummer Night's Dream - June 8-10

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.

Future dates: June 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinee on June 17.
Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=trm
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203611899749837/

Community Service Day - June 9

Tri-Citians and Tri-Cities businesses are encouraged to gather together to work on a community service project of their choice on Friday, June 9th from 8 a.m. - 12 noon.

A BBQ rib-eye steak luncheon at Columbia Park (near the bandshell area) at noon for the first 500 people who RSVP to participate in the First Annual George and Pat Jones Community Service day.
Info & RSVP: http://www.communityserviceday.com/

Sunset at Southridge - June 9

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Put down your cooking utensils and let our vendors do the cooking. Featuring Local Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and Family Atmosphere.

Every vendor features a $7 dinner special that includes a free carousel ride. This week's vendors include: Backyard Grub Food Truck, Doggie Style Gourmet, Dovetail Joint Restaurant, Fresh Out the Box, Gesa Carousel of Dreams, Grubbins, Eat Hot Tamales, Jiggy's, Kindra Wok 'N Roll and WE ice.

Live Entertainment: OK2Botay/Bram Bata Steel Drum Band
Family Activity: Indoor Laser Tag
Info: https://www.facebook.com/SunsetatSouthridge/

Roy Zimmerman, Satirical Leftist Singer/Songwriter - June 9

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W Sylvester St. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Suggested donation: $15

Join us for an an evening of hilariously irreverent entertainment! No bad idea will go unskewered.

"Roy Zimmerman sings satirical songs - original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed."
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/205988316579102/

Richland Regatta APBA Boat Race - June 9-11

Howard Amon Park in Richland
Daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free to watch (Pit pass is $10/day)

We're kicking off the start of summer with the Broadmoor RV Richland Regatta June 9th through the 11th at Howard Amon Park in Richland. Non-stop action on the water all three days with over 60 race boats and speeds up to 150 miles per hour! Enjoy a variety of delicious food from our vendors or watch the roostertails fly from our beer garden.
Info: https://www.nwpba.com/events/

Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival - June 9-11

Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Friday: starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday: from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

For more than a decade MCTAMA has hosted the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous in Sacajawea State Park during the second weekend of June beginning Friday evening.

This festival consists of live music, a Dutch Oven gathering, camping, workshops, dancing, and delicious food. Last year, approximately 1,000 attendees and performers from all over the nation were in attendance, and local newspaper and television stations covered the event. We are anticipating even greater success for 2017!

Ticket Information:
For all tickets, age 15 and under are free (accompanied by an adult)
Weekend passes: $45.00 (cash or check only at the gate)
Friday pass $18
Saturday pass $25
Sunday pass $15

Note: attendees on Friday and Sunday must either buy a one day Discover Pass, or have an annual Discover Pass (daily $10 per vehicle, annual $30 per vehicle). These may be purchased at the State Park. Saturday is a free day, no Discover Pass required. Campers pay the $13 per night camp fee and don’t need a discover pass
Info: http://www.mctama.org/sacajawea-bluegrass-festival/

Pasco Firefighters Special Needs Fun Run - June 10

Chiawana Park, 2020 RD 88 in Pasco
From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Adult 5K Registration Fee $30
Minors (18 and under) 5K Registration Fee $15

Come join your Pasco Union Firefighters for their second annual Pasco Firefighter's Special Needs Fun Run. The 5K fun run starts at Chiawana Park and continues along the beautiful Columbia River.

All proceeds benefit the Arc of Tri-Cities and the Children's Developmental Center. Come help raise awareness and charitable funds supporting individuals and families affected by cognitive disorders.
Info & Registration: http://www.active.com/pasco-wa/running/distance-running-races/pasco-firefighter-s-special-needs-fun-run-2017

18th Annual Chalk Art Festival - June 10

Uptown Shopping Center in Richland
Registration opens at 9 a.m.
12:00 Noon Judging Begins
4:00 p.m. Awards Announced
There is a small registration fee depending on age 

Enter to create your own masterpiece on a sidewalk square or come to see the sidewalks transformed.
Info: http://www.uptownshoppingcenterrichland.com/

Mid-Columbia Mopar Annual Show & Shine - June 10

Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free to attend

Mid-Columbia Mopar is pleased to present the 33rd Annual Show & Shine. Spectators will enjoy the sight of various cars with different themes and modifications. There are also raffle prizes and 50/50 drawing event to add more excitement to the affair. The 33rd Annual Show & Shine will wrap up with the awarding ceremony at 3 p.m.
Info: http://www.midcolumbiamopar.com/

Cold War Bus Alphabet Houses Tour - June 10

Leaves from the REACH, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 9:30 a.m. - Noon (please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure)
Cost: $30

Learn about the historic ABC houses in Richland. Richard Nordgren, historian, will narrate this tour. Contact Sara at 943-4100 ext. 108 or sarac@visitthereach.org to reserve your seat.
Future dates: July 8, August 12 and September 30
Info: http://visitthereach.org/2017-tours/

Bottles, Brews, Barbecues (Prosser) - June 10

Vintner's Village – 357 Port Avenue in Prosser
From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $15 (must be 21+ and have ID at gate) - sales end June 9

The Bottles, Brews, Barbecues event, presented by the Prosser Wine Network, is a wine-filled, music-filled, and barbecue-filled day long festival celebrating the good life in Prosser wine country.

Wineries, breweries, barbecue and live music will fill the day, and into the early evening. Tokens can be purchased at the event in exchange for glasses of wine, beer and food. Commemorative glass included with entry. Service dogs are welcome – please, no pets.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bottles-brews-barbecues-tickets-32377235182

Wine & Music Festival - June 10

WSU Tri-Cities Campus
From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $85 - All-inclusive wine and food tastings throughout the evening (must be 21+)

The Auction of Washington Wines is proud to partner with Washington State University Tri-Cities for the 3rd Annual Wine & Music Festival. On the beautiful riverfront campus of WSU Tri-Cities, the Wine & Music Festival will feature live entertainment, tasty appetizers and tastings from over 20 Washington wineries.

Proceeds from the Wine & Music Festival will go to support the WSU Viticulture & Enology Program.
Info & Tickets: http://www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org/events/wine-jazz-festival/

Fort Walla Walla Days - June 10 & 11

Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road in Walla Walla
From 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days
Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62+) and students, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6

Join us for a family-oriented, two-day event commemorating Walla Walla Valley regional heritage with historic reenactors, live demonstrations, music, dancing, children’s pioneer games, and more.

There will be dozens of historic reenactors, including fur traders and trappers, cowboys, explorers and pioneers, rangers, and solders, occupying encampments around the Museum grounds all weekend long. The tents, tepees, and wagons will feature artifacts, trade goods, or displays from the time period represented by the reenactor. There will even be a 19th-century chuck wagon on display! Visitors are invited to meet and interact with the interpreters and their displays to see what life was like in the past.
Info: http://www.fwwm.org/all-events/2017/6/10/fort-walla-walla-days

Tri-City Accordion Social - June 11

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 640 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
From 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested donation of $5/person

Andy Mirkovich, a professional accordionist from the Seattle area will perform for the Tri-City Accordion Social together with local accordionists.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/tricityaccordion/

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.

J&S Dreamland Express - Saturdays & Sundays

Columbia Park (near Family Fishing Pond) in Kennewick
Every Saturday & Sunday from Noon - 6:30 p.m. through September 24
Rides are $1 per person 

Proceeds go to the HHH Kiwanis Club which funds various programs within our schools, communities and scholarship opportunities.

Volunteers are needed! If you would like to become an Engineer or Conductor, we have an opportunity for you! Please contact c
all Ryan Peterson at (509) 619-3140 to find out the many ways you can help volunteer on the train. You may also visit our website to find other ways you can help, including by being a member of our service organization.
Info: http://www.horseheavenhillskiwanis.org/

Art & Other Exhibits

The CBC Student Art Show through June 8
Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Hours: open from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday.

The Student Art Show is a fantastic opportunity for the college campus, and larger community, to gather and celebrate the talent of CBC students and showcase the skills that have been developed through classroom curriculum.

The selected student work will be on display from May 8 - June 8, 2017 and features a variety of media including drawing, painting, digital design, illustration, photography, sculpture, and ceramics.
Info: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=593

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.

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

Alphabet Houses
In 1943, the United States Government contracted Gustav Albin Pehrson, an engineer and architect from Spokane, Washington, to design the Hanford Engineer Works (HEW) Village. The project was to include housing for the permanent workers of  Hanford.  Of the  5,195 houses/units that were built, the vast majority of them were completed between 1943-1949.  Each housing design was assigned an alphabet letter designation and included single-family, duplexes, apartments and dormitories

Energy Northwest Water Fountain
The REACH Museum is excited to have the Columbia Basin Region come and see our newest exhibit funded by Energy Northwest, Legacy Pool, Lampson, Ray Poland & Sons and American Wheel Specialist. The new addition, in the outdoor space, is a beautiful water fountain and an educational kiosk with information regarding nuclear energy.
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
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 9 - Dry Falls and the Lower Grand Coulee $87
  • 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.

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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