November 18, 2017
Published: November 18, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of November 20-26, 2017:
  • Tri-City Americans vs. the Everett Silvertips - November 22
  • GESA Turkey Trot 2017 - November 23
  • Black Friday at The REACH Museum - November 24
  • Amusement Park Science Exhibit - November 24
  • Tri-City Americans vs. the Regina Pats - November 24
  • Dayton's Christmas Kickoff - November 24 & 25
  • Thanksgiving in Wine Country: Taste to Fight Hunger – November 24-26
  • The Richland Players: "I Hate Hamlet" - November 24-26
  • 36th Annual Holiday Bazaar - November 25
  • Centennial Flag Plaza Skating Rink - Opens November 25
  • Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter November Meeting - November 25
  • Family Christmas Festival (Prosser) - November 26
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Tri-City Americans vs. the Everett Silvertips - November 22

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults 20+, $19 seniors 62+, $12 teen 10-19 yr, $10 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Everett Silvertips!

GESA Turkey Trot 2017 - November 23

Columbia Park - Bandshell, 5111 Columbia Park Trail in Kennewick
Registration: $21 for the 1 mile and $26 for the 5k
(Note: online registration ends Monday, November 20! Packet pickup is Wednesday, November 22 from 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Every year, over 3,000 Tri-Citians come together on Thanksgiving morning to “trot” a 5k or a 1 mile track before their big meals. Back again this year is the Kia Ora Warm Up, hot cocoa served up by American Red Cross volunteers, the National Anthem performed by Miss Tri-Cities, and the fan-favorite Turkey Trot costume contest.

All proceeds from this family-friendly event support the American Red Cross Serving Central and Southeastern Washington,

Day of event:
- Late Registration and Packet Pick-Up : 7:30-8:30 a.m., 1 mile: $25 and 5K: $30 (Cash or Check)
- Entertainment, Coffee and Cocoa: 7:30 a.m.
- Warm Up: 8:30 a.m.
- National Anthem Miss Tri-Cities: 8:45 a.m.
- 5K start: 9:00 a.m.
- 1 mile start: 9:10 a.m.

Registration and Info:

Black Friday at The REACH Museum - November 24

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free, and REACH members free

Tired from shopping all those sales? It's time to take a break and come to the REACH Museum to enjoy some down time. There will be gift wrapping (donations accepted) all day.  From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., you can relax with our favorite yoga instructor, listen to piano music from 1 p.m. to 2 pm, or enjoy joyous music from the Dulcimers from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

There are also craft activities from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the whole family from our super education staff. You can make a Christmas ornament from corks, make a woven heart from felt and color pictures.

Amusement Park Science Exhibit - November 24

Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From Noon - 6 p.m.

Amusement Park Science is designed to encourage informal learning for families. Come and explore the physics behind the fun when the laws of motion, featuring centripetal force, inertia, momentum, and gravity all play into amusement park rides. The exhibit features 12 hands-on components, including Create-a-Coaster, Wacky Waves, and Magnetic Circus!

Hosted by Hands In for Hands On Tri-Cities (HiHo) - Help Us Create A Children's Museum For Tri-Cities!
Future dates: December 27-29

Tri-City Americans vs. the Regina Pats - November 24

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults 20+, $19 seniors 62+, $12 teen 10-19 yr, $10 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Regina Pats!

Dayton's Christmas Kickoff - November 24 & 25

Dayton, WA
Free family fun

Dayton will hold its annual holiday kickoff festival November 24 & 25 in the downtown area.

Dayton is "the town that still believes" and this is never more apparent than during the two-day Christmas Kickoff event that starts the day after Thanksgiving. Visitors can always expect great fireworks, hay rides, Santa on Main Street, a lighted Christmas parade, Living Nativity, a Christmas market, multiple venues for shopping and entertainment and more. This two-day event will feature fireworks and a lighted parade on Friday night.
Info & Schedule:

Thanksgiving in Wine Country: Taste to Fight Hunger – November 24-26

Honoring 50 Years Fighting Hunger
Participating wineries: Yakima area wineries, Zillah area wineries, Prosser area wineries, and Red Mountain area wineries.

Thanksgiving in Wine Country offers an opportunity to taste wine, purchase the perfect bottle for your holiday table and help fight hunger. April 2017 marked Northwest Harvest's 50th year of fighting hunger. Participating wineries will be collecting donations during the month of November to honor this milestone.

Wine Yakima Valley has partnered with Northwest Harvest to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Last year your cash and food donations provided over 6000 meals to families in need around the Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities, and Central WA. In honor of Northwest Harvest’s 50th year fighting hunger, we want to double our contribution. Visit any participating winery during the holiday weekend and look for the Thanksgiving in Wine Country Taste to Fight Hunger donation box and give. All proceeds made to Taste to Fight Hunger will be donated to Northwest Harvest.

The Richland Players: "I Hate Hamlet" - November 24-26

The Richland Players Theater, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.

Sunday at 2 p.m.Admission: $15 adults, $12 seniors/students/military

Opening weekend patrons should dress their premiere best and walk the Red Carpet at the Richland Players!

About "I Hate Hamlet" -
The comedy by Paul Rudnick centers on a TV star who moves to New York to play Hamlet in a Central Park production. He rents an apartment once owned by the late John Barrymore, and - anxious about taking on Hamlet - participates in a séance to gain wisdom from the acting legend. Comedy ensues.
Info & Tickets:

36th Annual Holiday Bazaar - November 25

Columbia Valley Grange #938, 6300 W. Court St. in Pasco
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free admission

Join us for handmade craft vendors in our new booth layout with larger spaces!! Lunch will also be available. Bazaar is sponsored by Columbia Valley Jr. Grange.

For more upcoming Holiday Bazaars, visit: and

Centennial Flag Plaza Skating Rink - Opens November 25

Downtown Kennewick - corner of Benton and Kennewick Avenue
Friday, Saturdays & Sundays through December 30
Friday Night Skate Hours: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday Hours: – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $3 if you have skates, $5 (includes skate rental)

Tis the holiday season, and if you are looking for that Rockefeller Center experience right in our hometown, look no further! This year the Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership and Apollo Mechanical Contractors will be hosting the Annual Centennial Flag Plaza Skating Rink. Volunteers are needed for skate rental, monitoring the skating and other various jobs.

Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter November Meeting - November 25

Tommy's Tap House & Bistro, 1312 Lee Boulevard in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free to participate, beer extra!

Sing! Drink Beer! Celebrate Small Business Saturday at your favoirte local watering hole! We will provide the Beer Choir Hymnal and will have a grand time in the ancient tradition of people singing while drinking beer. Stay for as little or as long as you'd like. 

Beer Choir is Free and open to the public. No auditions or experience necessary. Don't dress up, unless that's how you roll, but dress accordingly if you want to sit outside on the patio.

Family Christmas Festival (Prosser) - November 26

At Prosser's Depot Square
From 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Free family fun

Enjoy a family evening with Santa Clause, Christmas carolers, gifts for the kids, bonfires, hot cocoa and fun Christmas games. Don't forget to enjoy the Free family Christmas movie featuring The Santa Clause (rated PG) at 2 p.m. or at 5:30 p.m. that is showing at the Princess Theatre.

Art Exhibits

CBC Art Exhibit: Feeling & Form through December 14
Featuring: Ceramics by Gregory Tate and Paintings by Alx Fox
CBC Esvelt Gallery, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - noon
Saturday & Sunday, Closed
Cost: Free to attend

The title of this exhibition comes from a book by philosopher Susanne K. Langer titled Feeling and Form, in which she argues that Art is a highly developed form of symbolic communication, which is reliant on intuition and a collection of life experience, such as feelings and emotions, which ordinary language struggles to convey.

Alx Fox is an Abstract expressionist, placing great value on the meditative artistic process and infinite possibility for describing human emotion through color, gesture, and form. 

Gregory Tate works with the landscape in which he lives, recording and documenting the surrounding environment in abstracted and emotionally charged ceramic forms.

Drewboy Creative: Andrew Hill Art Show through December 31
Confluent Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 5-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

"While only 23, Andrew is an old soul pulling wisdom from neoclassicism and romanticism. Andrew takes inspiration from 19th century artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Eugène Delacroix and James McNeill Whistler," according to a news release. 

Gallery Aglow through December 30
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.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Throughout November and December, the Gallery will literally "glow" with a large selection of gift ideas from our many talented artists. The variety of handmade regional and local artwork is exceptional. Every piece of art work is original and one of a kind. We have the area's largest selection of original paintings, photography, collage work, glass work, ceramics, wood work, many different types of greeting cards, yard ornaments, outstanding fiber artwork, and probably the broadest and best selection of quality jewelry you'll ever find anywhere! The categories noted here are "just the tip of the iceberg". Come in and have a look for yourself. 

To compliment the work by our artists a group of talented and happy "elves" have had fun redesigning holiday trees, and table and wall decorations for the fall and winter holiday seasons. These treasures are available to you at a minimal price. All proceeds from these fund raiser sales go towards Allied Arts Association's outreach to the community by bringing you a rich variety of visual arts opportunities which include workshops, exhibits and scholarships.

Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

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: and

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.

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out:

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit:

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 calendarAlso, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.
Info and

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:

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:
  • November 24: Dynamic Earth at 7 p.m. and Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 8 p.m.
  • November 25: Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity at 2 p.m. and Secret Lives of Stars at 3 p.m.
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 and

Attractions & Things to Do
For attractions & things to do around the Tri-Cities region, visit:

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.

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:

This guide has been described as "An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations."

Submit Your Community Event

If you have a community event similar to those published above, you may submit your event for consideration. 

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