Things to Do: January 15-21, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of January 15-21, 2018:

  • Martin Luther King Day – January 15
  • Tri-City Film Club presents “Lane 1974” – January 15
  • Fireside Chat with Cheryl Broetje – January 17
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Swift Current Broncos – January 17
  • Lecture: Cycling through Cuban History – January 18
  • Pedestal Film Festival – January 19
  • Reel Rock 12 Film Tour – January 19
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Brandon Wheat Kings – January 19
  • Richland Players: The Woman In Black – January 19-21
  • WSU Tri-Cities Preview Day – January 20
  • Polar Plunge – January 20
  • Discovering Your Mexican Ancestors – January 20
  • Ready for Kindergarten Workshop – January 20
  • Benton Franklin Humane Society’s 19th Annual Crab Feed – January 20
  • Three Rivers Folklife Society Concert: Fancy That! – January 20
  • Women’s Anniversary March Tri-Cities – January 21
  • Project Warm Up Benefit Concert – Welcome Home Chris! – January 21
  • Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring 2018 Guides Now Online
  • Community Education Winter/Spring Catalog
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Martin Luther King Day – January 15

King Statue at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 2 p.m.
Free to attend

The 27th annual Martin Luther King Bell-ringing ceremony will include a welcome by new CBC President, Dr. Rebekah Woods and welcome by ASCBC President, Vlada Mykailova. The keynote address will be delivered by retired Army Colonel, Felix Vargas. Miss Juneteenth, Christana Craig, will give a reading; the Tri-City Community Choir will provide music; and the 2018 Martin Luther King Spirit Award winner will be announced.

The statue of Dr. King was erected in 1989 as only the fourth such statute approved by the King Foundation. The statue includes a boy carrying books walking alongside Dr. King representing King’s belief that education is essential to positive social change.

Following the ceremony, refreshments will be provided and AMERICORPS will have games for children.

Tri-City Film Club presents “Lane 1974” – January 15

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 6 p.m.
Free admission, donation suggested (tickets used to be $4)

Tri-City Film Club (formerly Battelle Film Club) will kick off the Spring 2018 series with Lane 1974 (2017).

Co-written and directed by SJ Chiro, Lane 1974 is a different kind of 1970s story. Based on Clane Hayward’s 2007 memoir The Hypocrisy of Disco, Lane 1974 tells the story of 13 year old Lane as she works to keep her family together amidst the erratic, migratory behavior of her mother. An exploration of identity of the self and the family unit, Lane 1974 is a great start to the New Year (Adventure/Biography, USA, English, Not Rated, 79 min.)

Fireside Chat with Cheryl Broetje – January 17

Collegium Cafe, 3525 E A St. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend but must register

Have you ever wanted to eavesdrop on a the most interesting people in the Tri-Cities, and ask how they got to where they are now? In a new, intimate forum hosted by the Fuse Community Development Committee, the Fireside Chats Series introduces inspirational individuals who have significantly impacted the community. The format of the series is more of a conversation between host and interviewee and will take place in front of a live audience.

Next up in the series is Cheryl Broetje, local leader in the agricultural industry, and fiercely devoted to community-development. The Fireside Chat series will take place at Collegium Cafe in Pasco, and is open and free for anyone to attend. Locally catered food and beverages will be provided by CG Public House.

Tri-City Americans vs. Swift Current Broncos – January 17

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 Swift Current Broncos!

Lecture: Cycling through Cuban History – January 18

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

Hosted by Jim and Doris Kelly

Just like a good plot for an adventure story my wife and I set out to get in the backdoor to Cuba and avoid the sterile US requirements of people to people tours. This program travels the backroads of Cuba, stops in the villages and colonial cites, rides over the mountains, down to the coastlines and examines the history of our not so distant neighbor.

Pedestal Film Festival – January 19

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This event is free, but a $4 donation is suggested

DrewBoy Creative is proud to host its first film festival and premier the mental health documentary “inVisible”. DrewBoy Creative will also show “Faceless Fields of Colour” the documentary about the artist Cameron T. Mills and his creative process.

The festival will feature a dozen other films that will be screened, from animated work to live action. Note: this event is all ages but mature audiences are recommended. Wine and food will be available for purchase.
Info & Schedule:

Reel Rock 12 Film Tour – January 19

Chief Joseph Middle School, 504 Wilson St. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance from Kennewick REI or $12 at the door

The REEL ROCK Film Tour has brought the best climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe since 2006. REEL ROCK shows everywhere have become anticipated by eager film lovers and climbers alike. This event is a chance for outdoor enthusiasts to gather and celebrate the ultimate adventure stories told in filmmaking!

Ticket proceeds benefit Inter-Mountain Alpine Club (IMAC) and Friends of Badger Mountain.

Tri-City Americans vs. Brandon Wheat Kings – January 19

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 Brandon Wheat Kings! It is also CH2M Military Appreciation Night.

Tri-Cities Sportsman Show – January 19-21

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

One time daily admission gets you in all three days for one low price!
General Admission
Adults: $9.00
Children 6-12: $4.50
Children under 6: FREE

Special Admissions
Friday – Seniors 60+: $4.50
Sunday – Kids’ Day: $1.00 off admission for children 6-12
Members of Military – Show your military ID and receive $1.00 off admission (w/ID)

Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show is for outdoor men, women, and children from throughout the region. TRAC will be filled with the latest in outdoor equipment, a trophy antler collection from the Northwest, kid’s fishing pond, free air rifle range, free hourly hunting and fishing seminars, retriever demonstrations, and more!

Richland Players: The Woman In Black – January 19-21

The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $15.00. Students, Seniors, Military are $12.00

Join us this Dead of Winter for our performance “The Woman In Black”.

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 26 & 27 at 8 p.m., January 28 at 2 p.m.
Info & Tickets:

WSU Tri-Cities Preview Day – January 20

WSU Tri-Cities Campus, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland
From 9 a.m. to Noon
Free to attend

Attending a preview day is the perfect way to experience the unique atmosphere and energy of WSU Tri-Cities. During this visit, you’ll get the chance to attend academic program sessions, meet some world-class faculty and students, and explore campus all in one day. Our general preview day provides you the opportunity to visit campus and learn about all of the academic programs offered at WSU Tri-Cities.

Polar Plunge – January 20

Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Special Olympics of Washington invites the local community, businesses, and supporters to brave the freezing cold waters of the Columbia River during the much-anticipated Polar Plunge event! But you don’t have to jump in to participate in the fun. You can choose to cheer on a team from solid ground, or even the comfort of your own home with a donation.

Discovering Your Mexican Ancestors – January 20

Pasco Branch Library, 1320 W Hopkins in Pasco
From 10 a.m. – 12 Noon
Cost: Free

Learn about resources available to help you identify the people in your family tree from Mexico. This instructional presentation by Heather Murphy, professional genealogist, is followed by a hands-on opportunity to get started identifying your ancestors.

Ready for Kindergarten Workshop – January 20

Westgate Elementary School, 2514 W 4th Ave. in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free to all Kennewick residents with children ages birth to 5

Do you have a child birth to age 5? Would you like to know how your playtime can help your child be ready for Kindergarten? Workshops are Free, toy, tools, puzzles, books are free. These 90 minutes workshops for parents are offered with Free childcare. There are two other workshops planned on January 23 and January 25 in Kennewick. These workshops are offered by The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia.

Benton Franklin Humane Society’s 19th Annual Crab Feed – January 20

St. Joseph’s Dillon Hall, 520 S. Garfield St. in Kennewick
From 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tickets: $65 adults, $15 kids

Benton Franklin Humane Society is happy to present our 19th annual crab feed fundraiser on January 20th, 2018.

Come join us for a catered dinner of succulent Dungeness crab plus a host of delicious sides. And check out our fun raffle, wine pull and more. All proceeds will benefit our life-saving activities at the shelter. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at BFHS.

Three Rivers Folklife Society Concert: Fancy That! – January 20

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 West Sylvester in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14, or $12 for seniors/students/3RFS members

Spokane folk duo Fancy That! will perform in concert.

Jackie Fox and Brad Keeler form the duo Fancy That! They perform original, traditional, and cover songs. Jackie and Brad are accomplished songwriters who explore multiple genres rooted in tradition and inspiration.

Tickets are available at Bookworm in Kennewick and Octopus Garden in Richland, and at the door.

Women’s Anniversary March Tri-Cities – January 21

John Dam Plaza, 815 George Washington Way in Richland
From Noon – 4 p.m.

Let’s gather to celebrate and kick off our power to the polls in 2018! Join us for a peaceful, festive, and positive gathering on Sunday, January 21st for Women’s March 2! After the march, stay for the Action After-Party – your chance to meet local groups and dive into positive change in our community!
– 12:00 p.m. Gather!
– 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Rally! Sing! Speakers! You!
– 12:30-2:00 p.m.: March!!!
– 2:00-4:00 p.m: Action After-Party @ new Fuse!, 723 The Parkway

Project Warm Up Benefit Concert – Welcome Home Chris! – January 21

GracePoint Church, 915 N Road 84 in Pasco
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free with a donation (details below)

ED Dailey presents a very special Benefit Gospel Concert with Chris Loid and a Praise & Worship Band.

This is a benefit concert for Project Warm Up and a special salute to Holli Cox for her years of service to the Homeless in this area. The concert is Free with a gift of food, socks, blankets, hats, personal care items, sleeping bags or other gifts.
About Project Warm Up:

Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring 2018 Guides Now Online

Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring 2018 guides are now available online for:

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 through February 8CBC 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.

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 19: Secret Life of Stars at 7 p.m. and Oasis in Space at 8 p.m.
  • January 20: Kaluoka’hina: the Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m. and Life of Trees 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.”

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