Things to Do: February 26 – March 4, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of February 26 – March 4, 2018:

  • Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society: Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies – February 27
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – February 27
  • Second Harvest Mobile Market – February 28
  • Lecture: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir – March 1
  • Chief Jo Drama: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. – March 1-3
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – March 2
  • Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Tien Hsieh – March 2
  • Workshop: Spring Garden Day – March 3
  • Tapteal Greenway: Trail Maintenance at Chamna – March 3
  • Family Movie Night: Troop Beverly Hills – March 3
  • Mid-Columbia Library: Fairy Tale Faire – March 3
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – March 3
  • Tri-City Film Club presents “Gook” – March 4
  • Fun Runs, Pooch Walks and Trail Races during March
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society: Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies – February 27


Kennewick First Lutheran Church, 418 N Yelm St. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Please join us for our Monthly Meeting and a invited lecture from Dr. David James, Associate Professor of Entomology, Washington State University. David will provide a presentation that explores behind the scenes of researching and writing the book, “Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies” as well as highlighting notable butterflies and their life histories of the eastern Cascades and shrub-steppe in central Washington.

The charisma of butterflies will be discussed as well their importance in ecology. The talk will also cover current butterfly research and conservation endeavors that Dr James is pursuing with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy in Yakima and the Washington wine grape industry. He will also talk about how his work with citizen scientists has helped unravel the mysteries of Monarch butterfly migration in the Pacific northwest.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1951947508390697/

Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – February 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 Portland Winterhawks!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Second Harvest Mobile Market – February 28


The Garden Tri-Cities, 6811 W Okanogan Pl. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Second Harvest’s Mobile Market will distribute FREE produce and other groceries for all in need, while supplies last.

No appointment or documentation is required. You may be a resident of any city. Please bring a box, bags or other container for your food.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1045296648946434/

Lecture: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir – March 1


East Benton County History Museum, 205 Keewaydin Dr. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The Truth and I: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir – A presentation by Paula Becker.

Betty MacDonald burst onto the American literary scene in 1945 with her memoir, The Egg and I, a tartly witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington’s dauntingly wild Olympic Peninsula. Betty’s vivacity, offbeat humor, and irreverent take on life captured a public ready to laugh again after the grim, hard years of World War II. During its first year, The Egg and I sold one copy every 22 seconds.

Although she wrote autobiographically, Betty’s relationship with truth was slippery. During a 1951 libel suit, Betty testified that she’d made up nearly all of The Egg and I—questionable testimony that worked in her favor. Betty’s readers seemed not to mind this discrepancy, but why? This talk, led by journalist and Betty MacDonald biographer Paula Becker, ponders how Betty’s kind of nonfiction relates to the popular genre of memoir today. What—then and now—does “truth” in memoir mean?
Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/110902799618724/

Chief Jo Drama: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. – March 1-3


Chief Jo Middle School Auditorium, 504 Wilson St. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m. each evening
Cost: $5.00 General Admission; $3.00 Seniors & Students w/ASB

Willy Wonka, the secretive candy maker, offers an exclusive tour of his factory and a lifetime supply of candy to the five lucky winners who each find a golden ticket hidden in his chocolate bars. With every contest there severe consequences when rules are broken. Can you pick out who will make it to the end of the tour in one piece? Based on the classic book and featuring songs from the 1971 film adaptation, Roald Dahl?s Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical audiences (and Oompa Loompas) of all ages can enjoy.
Future Dates: March 9 @ 7:00 p.m. & March 10 @ 2:00 p.m.
Info: https://chiefjodrama.wordpress.com/

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – March 2


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 Mascot Night!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Tien Hsieh – March 2


Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 Road 72 in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Individual concert tickets will be available at the door when space is available for Adults ($25) and Students ($10).

Tien Hsieh is a pianist recognized for her exceptional temperament, insight and personal expressivity. She has enjoyed a far-ranging career as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Her artistry expresses a warmth and freshness of ideas that none but a poet could explain.

As a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music, Miss Hsieh received the Professional Studies Diploma and Master of Music Degree under the tutelage of Dr. Marc Silverman. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from University of Houston, where she was a full scholarship student of Abbey Simon and Ruth Tomfohrde. Miss Hsieh is a Touring Roster Artist sponsored by the California Arts Council and has recently joined Northwest on Tour.
Info: http://www.communityconcertstc.org/tien-hsieh-march-2-2018/

Workshop: Spring Garden Day – March 3


WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland
All day event

Seats are limited. Online registration ends on February 25 at midnight. $55 includes a full day of education, lunch, and refreshment. Registration may be available at the door for $55 if there is still space, but will not include lunch. Note: As of February 24, there were 76 seats still available.

Spring Garden Day is a day-long program of gardening classes for local gardeners. Keynote speakers Willi Galloway and Doug Rice will teach about vegetable gardening and landscape design. Local Master Gardeners and WSU Extension faculty will lead breakout sessions on herb gardening, growing edible flowers, landscape irrigation, and organic pest management. Sign up with a friend and make a day of it!

Register for this workshop at: https://springgardenday.brownpapertickets.com/

Lunch is a Colossal Salad Bar, including chicken salad, pasta salad, fruit, and more is included in the cost of registration. Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the day.

Master Gardeners and local businesses will have plants, gardening gloves, books, crafts, and more for sale!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/184857265595699/

Tapteal Greenway: Trail Maintenance at Chamna – March 3


Chamna Natural Preserve, 1200 Carrier Rd. in Richland
From 9 a.m. – Noon
Looking for volunteers

Attention all trail users – it’s time for some “spring cleaning” at Chamna Natural Preserve! We’ll be tackling trimming low and high on several trails. Please bring loppers, hand saws, pruners, other trimming tools, and work gloves. We’ll meet at the main parking lot of Chamna, divide into groups and hit the trails at 9 a.m. Please email caroleaschuh@gmail.com if you plan on volunteering.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2026384050939107/

Family Movie Night: Troop Beverly Hills – March 3


Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: $2 per person.

Girl Scout Troop 3518 is hosting a Family Movie Night for the whole family that will feature the movie “Troop Beverly Hills.” Money raised will go towards their 2018 Beach camping trip, 2019 Juliette Gordon Low – Savannah, Georgia trip, 2020 Girl Scout National Convention – Orlando, Florida trip, and 2021 Costa Rica trip.

Snack bar will be available with homemade treats and drinks. This is a picnic style movie viewing so bring a blanket(s) and enjoy!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/181857122589525/

Mid-Columbia Library: Fairy Tale Faire – March 3


Mid-Columbia Library , 1620 S Union St. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend – all ages

Come one, come all to the Fairy Tale Faire! Experience your favorite fairy tales and folk tales brought to life. Meet costumed characters and enjoy activities, crafts, and treats for purchase from local vendors.

Costumes are encouraged! Local food vendors attending are Dovetail Joint Restaurant and Frost Me Sweet.
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/event/fairy-tale-faire

Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – March 3


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. There will also be the G2 Construction Wiener Dog Dash during the intermission!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Tri-City Film Club presents “Gook” – March 4


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 2 p.m.
Admission: suggested donation $4

Limits are tested and conflict comically explored in 2017’s Gook. Written and directed by Justin Chon the film is about two Korean-American brothers who, while running their father’s shoe store, cultivate a surprising friendship with a local 11 year old black girl during day one of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Timely and important, Gook will captivate you.

Gook (2017) Drama, USA, English, Not Rated, 94 min. Won an Oscar for the best foreign launguage film.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#3

Fun Runs, Pooch Walks and Trail Races during March


Paul Krupin, in a special to the Tri-City Herald, has compiled the following upcoming fun runs, pooch walks and trail races that will be taking place in March:

Tri-City Herald Article: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article200853449.html

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: Watershed & Divining Line Series through March 22

Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 Noon
Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free admission and open to the public

This exhibition explores two series of paintings by Washington-based artist Karen Hackenberg. In the Watershed series, Hackenberg takes a light-hearted yet subversive approach to the serious subject of ocean degradation, presenting a tongue-in-cheek taxonomy of our new post-consumer creatures of the sea. Influenced by the ideas of Pop artists Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol, and the high-contrast light of Edward Hopper, Hackenberg meticulously paints seascapes in oil and gouache, lovingly crafting beautiful images of conventionally ugly beach cast-offs, and aiming to create provocative visual juxtapositions of form and idea.

In a similar juxtaposition, and with a similar use of humor and wit, The Divining Line series presents paired human and animal portraits, in diptych format. Weather the creature represents a spirit animal, a friend, or symbolizes qualities we wish to possess, these shared portraits do an amazing job of defining the relationship between the two subjects, while simultaneously emphasizing their individually.
Info: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=593

45th Annual Education Service District High School Art Show through March 2
Gjerde Center Atrium (H Building), Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco

ESD 123 is honored to sponsor the Annual Regional High School Art Show. The annual show encourages student artists from 23 districts in Southeastern Washington to showcase their talents and abilities. The exhibit is displayed at the CBC Byron Gjerde Center, with an Awards Ceremony recognizing the juried winners.
Info: http://www.esd123.org/programs__services/art_show

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Nightlife Music


For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

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.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Cities-JamOpen-Mic-Community-925736630819618/

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out: http://karaoketricity.wixsite.com/sing.

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

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.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

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:

  • March 2: Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope at 7 p.m. and Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 8 p.m.
  • March 3:  My House Has Stars at 2 p.m. and Kaluoka’hina: the Enchanted Reef 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: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1496 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium

LIGO Public Tours


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.
Info: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org.

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