Things to Do: January 22-28, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of January 22-28, 2018:

  • Ready for Kindergarten Workshop – January 23
  • Badger Club Annual Meeting Brings Political Cartoonist, David Horsey – January 25
  • Tri-City Family Expo – January 26 & 27
  • Tri-Cities Wine Tourism Council: Buy Local, Give Local – January 26-28
  • Richland Players: The Woman In Black – January 26-28
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – January 27
  • Camerata Musica: Clancy Newman with Natalie Zhu – January 27
  • Mid-Columbia Symphony Concert – January 28
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – January 28
  • 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

Ready for Kindergarten Workshop – January 23

Canyon View Elementary School, 1229 W 22nd Pl. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 8 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 additional workshops planned on January 25, 27, 29, 31 and February 4 in Kennewick. These workshops are offered by The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia.

Badger Club Annual Meeting Brings Political Cartoonist, David Horsey – January 25

Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
Starts at 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 – register and prepay online (dinner included)

The Columbia Basin Club’s annual meeting brings political cartoonist, David Horsey.

David Horsey, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, is a political commentator for the Los Angeles Times. His work is syndicated by Tribune Media Services to more than 200 newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle and the Boston Globe.

Besides winning two Pulitzers for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1999 and 2003, Horsey has received the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award for Cartoonist of the Year and many other honors, including first place in the Best of the West Journalism Competition for his columns about the 2008 presidential election.

After graduating from the University of Washington, Horsey entered journalism as a political reporter. His multi-faceted career has taken him to national political party conventions, presidential primaries, the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, assignments in Europe, Japan and Mexico and two extended stints working at the Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau.

As a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Horsey earned an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Seattle University.

Horsey has published eight books of cartoons, including his two most recent, Draw Quick, Shoot Straight and Refuge of Scoundrels.
Info & Registration:

Tri-City Family Expo – January 26 & 27

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Bvld. in Pasco
Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $5, Children (3-17) $2, Seniors and Military with ID $2

The Tri-City Family Expo brings community partners together to provide fun, interactive activities and entertainment for families during the last weekend in January each year.

Healthy families and healthy kids is what it’s all about this year! We’re talking about all of those “good feels”. The emotional and physical health benefits your family will gain just by spending time together exploring hands-on activities and laughing and learning together. There is so much to experience together under one roof at the TRAC Center. Join us!

Tri-Cities Wine Tourism Council: Buy Local, Give Local – January 26-28

The Tri-Cities Wine Tourism Council will be hosting “Buy Local, Give Local” when wineries throughout Benton and Franklin counties are inviting Tri-Cities area residents to take part in the wine experience available in our region.

Participating wineries are offering a variety of special offers exclusively to area residents. Attendees will be asked to provide proof of residency by simply showing identification.

In addition, the wineries will join with a non-profit organization during the weekend to raise awareness and donations for the local charities they support. Find a list of participating wineries and the charity they will be benefiting at

Richland Players: The Woman In Black – January 26-28

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.
Info & Tickets:

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – January 27

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 Spokane Chiefs! It is also Luau Night.

Camerata Musica: Clancy Newman with Natalie Zhu – January 27

Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m.
Note: Camerata doesn’t sell tickets to its concerts but is instead supported primarily by individual donors known as “patrons.” The public-at-large can attend free after the patrons are seated with the remaining seats available on a first-come first-seated basis.

Camerata Music presents Clancy Newman on cello and Natalie Zhu on piano.

Beethoven: Variations on a Theme from the Magic Flute, Wo O 46, “Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen” (1801)

Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 I: Mit Humor

Newman: Pop-Unpopped: Inspired by the Billboard Charts
I: Meghan Trainor: All About That Bass
II: Fetty Wap: Trap Queen
III: Mark Ronson: Uptown Funk


Prokoviev: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 119

Newman: From Method to Madness (2008)
About Clancy Newman:

Mid-Columbia Symphony Concert – January 28

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
From 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: Conductor’s Circle: $55, Gold Seating: $45, Silver Seating: $27, Student Silver Seating: $15

The season theme of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue” is in full force for the third concert of the season.

Join the MCS for the world premier performance of Ryan M. Hare’s Harkening 2 – commissioned in recognition of Music Dirctor Nicholas Wallin’s 10th season.

Also on the program will be performances of the Stokowski orchestration of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz, and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.
Info & Tickets:

Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – January 28

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 Seattle Thunderbirds! There will also be post-game team autographs..

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 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.

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 26: Dynamic Earth at 7 p.m. and Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 8 p.m.
  • January 27: 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

LIGO Public Tours

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-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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