Things to Do: January 8-14, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of January 8-14, 2018:

  • Camp Patriot Charity Bingo at Paper Street! – January 9
  • Ice Floods Presentation – January 9
  • Eastern Washington Ag Expo – January 9 & 10
  • Tri-City Genealogical Society Meeting – January 10
  • Tri-City Photography Club: Getting to Know Your Camera – January 11
  • Tri-City Americans vs. the Portland Winterhawks – January 12
  • Let’s Make an Opera – January 12 & 13
  • Richland Players: The Woman In Black – Red Carpet Weekend – January 12 & 13
  • LIGO Public Tours – January 13
  • Tri-City Americans vs. the Prince George Cougars – January 13
  • Community Education Winter/Spring Catalog
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Camp Patriot Charity Bingo at Paper Street! – January 9

Paper Street Brewing Company, 701 The Pkwy in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Camp Patriot is our charity January! Drink beer, play bingo, support local, have fun, win prizes and a great cause! The best Tuesday ever! $1 for each bingo card & .50 cents of each beer from 6-9 p.m. will be donated to the local chapter of Camp Patriot!

About Camp Patriot: We take combat wounded and disabled veterans on outdoor adventures and provide outdoor recreational therapy. We are a non-profit. We rely on people just like to make donations to fund these events. Please look at our website at

Ice Floods Presentation – January 9

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

How a 17,500-year-old carcass can teach science to kids…

Join us as Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site Education Director, Gary Kleinknecht, shares evidence linking the mammoth bones being excavated near Kennewick to one of the Northwest’s megafloods at the end of the last ice age. He will also discuss efforts to share the project with school-age children in order to expose them to geology, paleontology and ecology. Note: there will be a short chapter meeting starting at 6:45 p.m.

Eastern Washington Ag Expo – January 9 & 10

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $6 at the Door to Attend or Bring a Can of food for $1.00 off.

Our show is Growing, Come Grow With Us

Join the Pasco Chamber of Commerce for Eastern Washington’s Premier Ag Expo (formerly known as Real AG). Help Les Schwab and 2nd Harvest FILL the FOOD BANK after the Holiday Season!

Tri-City Genealogical Society Meeting – January 10

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

Heather Murphy will give a presentation on Tracing Female Ancestors. There will also be a free beginning genealogy class from 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Tri-City Photography Club: Getting to Know Your Camera – January 11

Benton PUD Administration Building, 2721 W. 10th Ave. in Kennewick
From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend, membership fee is $25/year

Did you get a new camera for Christmas? Bring your camera, manual and questions and be prepared to learn more. The meeting will open with a demo of how aperture, shutter speed and the ISO setting affect photographs. Several stations will be set up to practice skills such as using depth of field, lighting, macro photography and using the on-camera flash.

Tri-City Americans vs. the Portland Winterhawks – January 12

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 Portland Winterhawks!

Let’s Make an Opera – January 12 & 13

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Friday: starts at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 pm.
Admission: single tickets are $25. First time attendees and K-12 school students are free.

A collaborative production of Benjamin Britten’s “Let’s Make an Opera” featuring Mid-Columbia Mastersingers and The Academy of Children’s Theatre.The Little Sweep is a morality tale in which Sam the sweep boy is sold into service and bullied by his elders. The work embodies a rounded and involving theatrical experience, introducing young audiences to the conventions of opera by means of a simple yet affecting story with which they can sympathize and identify.

Richland Players: The Woman In Black – Red Carpet Weekend – January 12 & 13

The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m. both evenings
Tickets: Adults $15.00. Students, Seniors, Military are $12.00
Join us this Dead of Winter for our third ‘Red Carpet Season’ show “The Woman In Black”.

Our Red Carpet will be rolled out for you opening weekend starting at 7 p.m. Walk the Red Carpet, get you photo taken by paparazzi, and enjoy the limelight while sipping on refreshments and enjoying hors d’oeuvres.

About the show:
The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

Future dates: January 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8 p.m., January 21 & 28 at 2 p.m.
Info & Tickets:

LIGO Public Tours – January 13

LIGO Hanford Observatory, west of Richland off Horn Road, 127124 N. Highway 10.

Come take a look at LIGO!  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.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Tri-City Americans vs. the Prince George Cougars – January 13

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 Prince George Cougars!

Community Education Winter/Spring Catalog

Kennewick Community Education has a long tradition of providing the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas with personal and professional development classes for everyone in our community.

Community Education is the perfect opportunity to try something new or rekindle your desire for learning. Class offerings include language, crafts, arts, health, gardening, travel, music, business, finance, technology, and more. We now offer more than 100 local classes and more than 300 online classes to make learning more accessible than ever before.

Art Exhibits

CBC Art Exhibit: The Texture of Black – Opens January 8

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
Featuring works by Brenda Mallory and Jenene Nagy.

Artwork featured in this exhibit is chromatically dark in value and includes a variety of media including sculptured forms by Mallory to two-dimensional work by Nagy. This exhibit runs through February 8.

There will be an art lecture on January 11 at 6 p.m. followed by a reception at 7 p.m.

Tri-City Quilter’s Guild Exhibit through January 26

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

This month, visit the Gallery at the Park in Richland to view featured quilts and three-dimensional fiber arts brought to us by the Tri-City Quilters’ Guild. For the last 30 years, the Quilters’ Guild has presented an annual quilt show, and the show for 2018 is called “Persistence of Pattern.”

The featured quilts include bed quilts, artistic wall hangings and miniature quilts. They range from the simple – traditional quilts you’ll want for your bed or sofa – to the intricate, including wall hangings with beautiful beading and painting.

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

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: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free – annual memberships are also available for purchase
Note: fee increase for adults…

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. Also, 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:

  • January 11: Dynamic Earth at 7 p.m. and Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 8 p.m.
  • January 12: Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope at 2 p.m. and Planet Nine 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:

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:

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