Things to Do: February 5-11, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of February 5-11, 2018:

  • Presentation: Early Season Walley Tactics – February 6
  • Columbia Basin Native Plant Society: Ready Step Go – February 7
  • Hanford High Drama presents “Curtains” – February 7, 9 & 10
  • Kennewick Parks & Recreation: Valentine BINGO – February 8
  • Farm to Free Market Dinner – February 8
  • Ribbon Cutting – Columbia Gardens Urban Wine Village – February 9
  • Three Rivers Folklife Society Coffeehouse: Jim Coleman and Rob Newsom – February 9
  • Kamiakin Drama Club presents “Radium Girls” – February 9 & 10
  • 22nd Annual Father-Daughter Ball – February 9, 10 & 11
  • Mid-Columbia Master Singers: O Black & Unknown Bards – February 9, 10 & 11
  • Winter Birds Event – February 10
  • Maya Angelou PTO: Super Saturday – February 10
  • LIGO Public Tours – February 10
  • Chinese New Year Celebration- February 10
  • 2018 Black History Program – February 10
  • The Strides Masquerade Gala – February 10
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – February 10
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Presentation: Early Season Walley Tactics – February 6

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Dave Hedden of Hedden’s Northwest Sportfishing is the guest speaker at the Richland Rod & Gun Club’s monthly meeting. He  will share information on early season Walley fishing tactics.

Columbia Basin Native Plant Society: Ready Step Go – February 7

Columbia Basin College,  Room SWL-11,  2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

The Columbia Basin Native Plant Society presents Mr. Crediford’s slideshow “Ready, Steppe, Go!” After the long, wet winter of 2017, the wildflowers were in abundance. Ernest took advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to photograph them at their best. Come see the beauty for yourselves at the February meeting of the Columbia Basin Native Plant Society.

Hanford High Drama presents “Curtains” – February 7, 9 & 10

Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $12 or $15 depending on seating

Hanford High School is proud to present Curtains the Musical! This PG-rated murder mystery whodunit will have you laughing in your seats. Curtains is set in Boston in the late 50s. It centers on the murder of the leading lady of a Broadway-bound show.
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Kennewick Parks & Recreation: Valentine BINGO – February 8

Kennewick Community Center, 500 S Auburn St. in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 in advance/$8 at the door

Bring a friend, a loved one, bring Everyone! Spend an,afternoon playing bingo, eating dessert and winning prizes.

Win gift cards from places such as Target, Barnes& Noble, Wal-Mart, restaurants and more. Advance registration is recommended. Register online at or by phone at 585-4303.

Farm to Free Market Dinner – February 8

Pasco Red Lion, 2525 N 20th in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per person

Join Washington Policy Center for Farm to Free Market in Tri-Cities – our second annual Agriculture Policy Dinner! Co-presented by the Washington State Farm Bureau, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, the Washington Tree Fruit Association, and others, this event will bring together hundreds from the Agriculture community throughout Washington state to learn about WPC’s Initiative on Agriculture. Featured speakers include Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Hon. Maurice McTigue.
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Ribbon Cutting – Columbia Gardens Urban Wine Village – February 9

421 E Columbia Dr. in Kennewick
From 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Columbia Gardens – Urban Wine & Artisan Village will be celebrating the completion of phase one! Come and celebrate with the Port of Kennewick, the City of Kennewick, Bartholomew Winery and Monarcha Winery.

Three Rivers Folklife Society Coffeehouse: Jim Coleman and Rob Newsom – February 9

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $8.00, $6.00 seniors and students. Coffee, tea, and home cooked sweets available by donation.

Rob Newsom and Jim Coleman became friends after their daughters joined the same soccer team. It wasn’t until a couple of years later they discovered they both had a passion for playing guitars and making music. When you come to the show, expect to hear some of Jim’s original songs, a couple instrumentals by Rob, a few cover songs thrown into the mix, and one amazing Feel Good sing-a-long that you can only experience by coming to the show! Jim and Rob will be joined on stage by a few friends that occasionally join in their weekend jams.

Jim has created a couple of music videos of their songs: and

Performances begin with an open mic session that may include music, poetry, etc, followed by the featured performer(s). Sign-ups for the open mic session begin at 7:00 p.m., first come, first served, limit four performers, and two songs each.

Kamiakin Drama Club presents “Radium Girls” – February 9 & 10

Kamiakin High School, 600 N Arthur St. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 students/seniors, $10 for adults

Kamiakin Drama Department presents its winter show Radium Girls.

Set in the 1920’s, when radium was all the rage, girls worked in factories painting watch-dials with the radioactive paint “Undark.” Unbeknownst to the girls, or anyone else, this radium infused paint had some unwelcome health effects. These girls fight for justice and compensation but if it comes, will it be too late?
Future dates: February 16 & 17

22nd Annual Father-Daughter Ball – February 9, 10 & 11

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (sold out) and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $35.00 per father or father figure (girls are free)

The Father-Daughter Ball is an annual Ministry Outreach Event hosted by Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities. This is not a church event and is open to the entire community to attend.

The purpose of the evening is quite simple; to provide a forum in which a positive, encouraging, healthy, supportive, and engaging father-daughter relationship can be cultivated and her sense of value and worth established. This type of father-daughter relationship is crucial in a young lady’s life. Without this relationship, she will look for validation elsewhere; usually in the most undesirable individuals and activities. It is our heart and mission that our daughters understand their value and worth and that she knows and experiences her father’s love. The father she sees in you is how she understands God’s love to be.

Tickets can be purchased at:
– Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities, 10611 W. Clearwater Avenue,
– Tri-City Bible Bookstore, 2450 N. Col. Center Blvd, Richland
– Dawson Richards Tuxedo, 1350 Jadwin Avenue, Richland
– TRAC Event Center, 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco

Mid-Columbia Master Singers: O Black & Unknown Bards – February 9, 10 & 11

GracePoint Church, 1915 N Rd 84 in Pasco
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Cost: $25 Adults, K-12 free

The Mastersingers celebrate the legacy of African American Composers with a concert that will include arrangements of spirituals by William Dawson, Moses Hogan, Harry Burleigh, and more, as well as compositions ranging from “Listen To The Lambs,” composed by Nathaniel Dett in 1914 to selections from “Crossings” by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and a world premiere of a setting of James Baldwin’s poem “Paradise” by Evan Flory-Barnes.

The Mid-Columbia Boys’ Choir will also sing arrangements by Rollo Dilworth, including settings of texts by Langston Hughes. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Washington American Choral Directors Association.
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Winter Birds Event – February 10

McNary Environmental Education Center, 311 Lake Road in Burbank
From 9 a.m. – Noon
Free to attend

Friends of Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuges are sponsoring the 6th annual Winter Birds Event in partnership with the FWS Mid-Columbia River NWR Complex.

What’s Happening?
– Grand Opening of the new Bird Blind
– Owls are the theme this year – learn about these magnificent birds!
– Special this year is Larry Umthun, wildlife photographer who specializes in birds, will present his incredible wildlife photography.
– Videographer Gaylord Mink will show his wonderful wildlife films.
– Blue Mountain Wildlife of Pendleton will feature live raptors.
– Bird tours in closed areas by van.
– Nature hike to discover McNary’s abundance of ducks, swans and geese and other birds of the Mid-Columbia.
– And the ever popular owl pellet dissection activity.
– Refreshments will be served.

Maya Angelou PTO: Super Saturday – February 10

Maya Angelou Elementary, 6001 N Road 84 in Pasco
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free entry

The Maya Angelou PTO is hosting a Super Saturday event, which will feature 40+ vendors and 13 classes. Register for classes on watercolor, crafts, personal enrichment and more!

LIGO Public Tours – February 10

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

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.

Chinese New Year Celebration- February 10

Chief Joseph Middle School, 504 Wilson St. in Richland

The Tri-Cities Chinese American Association is celebrating the Chinese New Year with an event on February 10 in Richland. A reception and dinner runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and a cultural performance follows from 6 to 8 p.m. The performance is free and open to the community.

The dinner and reception is free for association members. Cost for non-members is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 2-12.

2018 Black History Program – February 10

Gjerde Center, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 5 p.m.
Free to attend

The 2018 National Black History Month Theme is African Americans in Times of War…

Honoring that theme, a Community Black History Month Program will feature guest speaker Carrie Swafford-Bennett, US Army Veteran (Gulf War/Desert Storm).
Source: Ashley Jenkins

The Strides Masquerade Gala – February 10

Stoneridge Event Center,  5960 Burden Bvld. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $80 + fee

A night of fun & fundraising benefitting Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center featuring: Silent Auction | Wine Pull | Dessert Dash.

Attire: cocktail attire & your best masquerade mask – Dinner options: beef, fish, or vegetarian – catered by Bone Fish Grill.
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Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – February 10

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 First Responders Night.

Art Exhibits

DrewBoy Creative: The Yellow Show

DrewBoy Creative, (Confluence Center) 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Wednesday & Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

DrewBoy Creative’s signature color show, The Yellow Show, features nearly 60 artworks. This art show runs until February 24 and is proudly sponsored by Joe Cruz and Steve & Sara Schwan.

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.

Gallery at the Park: Precision and Symmetry Exhibit

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

The exhibition “Precision and Symmetry” features the work by scientists and artists Tracy Homer and Jane Holly Estrada, and explores the themes of precision and symmetry.

Tracy, a designer and electrical engineer, created wall art including mandalas and Celtic knots. Jane, a radiochemist, makes porcelain and gemstone jewelry and housewares.  The exhibit will run until February 23.

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!
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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

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.
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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:

  • February 9: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Cell! Cell! Cell! at 8 p.m.
  • February 10: Secrets of the Sun at 2 p.m. and Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity 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

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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