Things to Do: October 1-7, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of October 1-7, 2018:

  • Pro Wrestling (WWE)- October 1
  • Presentation: Today’s Trapping, Furs & Nuisance Wildlife! – October 2
  • Connect Tri-Cities Job Fair – October 3
  • A Night On Mars at Columbia Basin College – October 3
  • Columbia Basin Transition Fair – October 4
  • Domestic Violence Services Annual Vigil – October 4
  • Fields of Grace Sowing Seeds for Harvest Dinner – October 5
  • Tri-Cities Women’s Expo – October 5 & 6
  • Walla Walla Wine Weekend – October 5 & 6
  • HBATC Fall Home Show – October 5-7
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre: Wizard of Oz – October 5-7
  • 37th Annual Cavalcade of Bands – October 6
  • Tri-Cities Duck Race – October 6
  • Annual Fill The Cups – October 6
  • Dayton on Tour – October 6
  • Uncork the Cure 2018 – October 6
  • Craft Beer & Cookie Fest – Tri-Cities – October 6
  • 31st Annual Benefit Dinner & Gala – October 6
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Medicine Hat Tigers – October 6
  • Tri-Cities Orchid Society Show & Sale – October 6 & 7
  • Tri-City Film Club: Chasing Ice  – October 7
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12
  • Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2018
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Pro Wrestling (WWE)- October 1

Toyota Center in Kennewick
From 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: start at $17

AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Carmella and Charlotte Flair are among the wrestlers scheduled to take part in the WWE professional wrestling show taking place at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Tickets start at $17.

Presentation: Today’s Trapping, Furs & Nuisance Wildlife! – October 2

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

Hosted by the Richland Rod & Gun Club and featuring guest presenter Doug Stanley of Hicks Creek Fur. Doug is a conservationist and expert in the fur industry. He volunteers for the Washington State Trappers Association which is vital to public and wildlife safety.

Connect Tri-Cities Job Fair – October 3

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

The Tri-Cities is full of exciting opportunities to build careers! Connect Tri-Cities 2018 will bring job seekers, policy makers, educators, labor, tribes, veterans and industry together to build the local workforce of the future.

Connect Tri-Cities 2018 is designed to enable career paths and job connections through:
– Educators: representing regional high schools, community colleges and state-wide universities. Understand STEM related initiatives and access to Washington State Opportunity Scholarships.
– Employers: a wide range of community employers. Understand opportunities with the Hanford cleanup mission, careers in manufacturing, national laboratories, small businesses and more.
– Organized Labor: 16 labor unions with over 20 real-world interactive trade / craft displays. Understand apprentice credentials and the range of specialized jobs.
– Tribes: leadership from four local Tribes. Understand the experience with Hanford and environmental compliance while leveraging specialized skills and partnerships.
– Veterans: leadership from groundbreaking veteran organizations. Understand how to translate military training to industry job needs through Veterans in Piping (VIP) and more.

A Night On Mars at Columbia Basin College – October 3

Bechtel National Planetarium at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th in Pasco
Starts at 5 p.m.
Free family event

Join CBC’s High School Academy Space Hawks for A Night on Mars at the Bechtel National Planetarium – CBC on Wednesday, October 3 at 5p.m.! You and your family will have the opportunity to ride the Mars Rover from the 2017-2018 Human Exploration Challenge Competition, Mars-gaze in the Observatory, participate in student-led interactive STEM activities, eat space food, bid on silent auction items, and more!

The event is kid-friendly and FREE aside from food purchases and silent auction donations, and all proceeds will benefit the 2018-2019 High School Academy Space Hawks students to build their Mars Rover and attend the Human Exploration Challenge Competition.

Columbia Basin Transition Fair – October 4

Educational Service District 123, 3924 West Court St. in Pasco
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free to attend

Preparing for Life After High School!

Parents, Teachers, Guardians, Caregivers, Family Members & Students are Encouraged to Attend Professionals will be available to answer YOUR questions about:
– Employment
– Education
– Housing/Res. Support
– Recreation
– Advocacy
– Transportation
– Finance
– Medical/Health

Childcare for younger children will be provided! And… pizza will be served!

Domestic Violence Services Annual Vigil – October 4

John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

The 16th Annual Candlelight Vigil will be held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 4th at John Dam Plaza in Richland. A short program is planned, including a reading of victim names and music by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers.

Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties Annual Candle Light Vigil honors those whose lives ended because of domestic violence. Friends and family members are welcome to come at 5:00 p.m. to memorialize and decorate the silhouettes of their loved ones. Please join us to help break the silence, and stop the violence.

Fields of Grace Sowing Seeds for Harvest Dinner – October 5

Hillspring Church, 1153 Gage Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 6 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person

Save the date! Delicious menu (Walnut Crab-Apple & Feta Salad; Roasted Red Pepper & Bacon Tomato Bisque; Apricot Ginger-Glazed Porkchop; Garlic & Herb Roasted Vegetable Medley; Rolls & Honey Butter). Decadent Dessert Rush, music, fellowship and celebration.

Plan to join us for this great celebration and support Fields of Grace as we team to feed the hungry in our community. Reserve your place at the table by sending an email to

Tri-Cities Women’s Expo – October 5 & 6

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 (good for both days)

The Expo is an all-inclusive event supporting small business women and businesses that provide products and services for women. From fashion to health, women come to be informed, entertained, supported, enlightened and most importantly to shop! Join us for Shopping! Fun! Girl Time!

Walla Walla Wine Weekend – October 5 & 6

Downtown Walla Walla

It is the Walla Walla Wine Weekend with two major events taking place: Dinner, Auction & Music Gala on Friday and the 4th Annual Walla Walla Wine Walk Downtown on Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless.

—- Dinner, Auction & Music Gala – October 5 —-
Walla Walla Country Club, 1390 Country Club Rd. in Walla Walla
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $45 per person – sales end October 1 (must be 21+)

On Friday evening, October 5th, we invite you to join us for an exciting evening at the Walla Walla Country Club. We’ll have a beautiful buffet prepared by the Executive Chef and his team at the Walla Walla Country Club. Then after dinner, you will be invited to participate in a fast-paced live auction of several exciting “experiences”. Walla Walla’s favorite, Jonathan Grant, will MC the event, and will also feature the music of Maryann & Gregory Live!
Info & Tickets:

—- 4th Annual Walla Walla Wine Walk Downtown – October 6 —-
From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $30 per person (must be 21+)

There are 17 participating wineries that will be pouring their very best wines just for you! Plus they will have special offers exclusively for the Wine Walkers. If you haven’t been wine tasting in awhile, you are bound to discover some new favorites!
Info & Tickets:

For more information about the Walla Walla Wine Weekend, visit:

HBATC Fall Home Show – October 5-7

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. In Pasco
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults and free for kids under 16. $1 off admission with a non-perishable food donation to the Tri-Cities Food Bank.

The Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities is hosting their annual fall show at the TRAC. This is an opportunity to meet builders and suppliers. There will be free daily seminars with paid admission.

Academy of Children’s Theatre: Wizard of Oz – October 5-7

Richland High School, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Ticket Prices – Green/Yellow/Blue (will call):
Children (12 & Under) – $10/$12/$14, Students (13-18)/ Seniors (65+)/ Military – $13/$15/$17, Adults – $16/$18/$20

Plot Summary The Wizard of Oz: This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Featuring all your favorite songs and characters from the timeless MGM film! Join us as we journey with Dorthy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and (of course!) Toto down the yellow brick road!
Info & Tickets:

37th Annual Cavalcade of Bands – October 6

Edgar Brown Stadium, 601 N. 18th Ave. in Pasco
From 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission: $10 pre-sales, Day of Show: $14 adults and $10 students and seniors, children 5 and under are free

Twenty-five high school marching bands from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana will be competing during the annual Cavalcade of Bands at Edgar Brown Stadium.

Tri-Cities Duck Race – October 6

Columbia Park (east end) in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free to attend

Mark your calendar for the annual Tri-Cities Duck Race at Columbia Park! The culmination of ticket sales for Rotary is the duck race. Watch as 40,000 rubber duckies are dropped from a crane into the Columbia River in a race to win over 50 prizes including a 2018 RAV4 LE AWD! Event features games and activities for families, bounce houses, food vendors, static displays from local fire and police departments, non profit organizations and more!

The Tri-Cities Rotary Duck Race celebrates 30 years this fall! Thank you to our community for the support of this fundraiser benefiting so many! Well over $2 million has been raised for Rotary supported programs over the years! Thank you!

Annual Fill The Cups – October 6

American Legion Post 34, 1029 W Sylvester St. in Pasco
From 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration at 10 a.m. – Roll out at 10:45 a.m.)
Cost: $20 per entry

Join us for our 7th annual event to raise funds for the local fight against breast cancer. “Our community takes to its wheels to kick cancer on its heels.” Ride your motorcycle or drive your car – all are welcome to participate. Proceeds go to the local breast cancer patient support programs. Event starts and ends at American Legion Post 34. There will be food, music, onsite vendors and a silent auction taking place at the end of the ride.

Dayton on Tour – October 6

Downtown Dayton, WA

The Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Columbia are partnering to host Dayton on Tour on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This full day of events will include the tour of historic homes, art show and Oktoberfest beer garden in the evening. Main Street tours will showcase businesses and buildings currently for sale on our rustic, tree lined Main Street. Envision yourself operating a historic Victorian Hotel, or maybe a bustling sports bar, antique shop or gourmet restaurant. The tour of Main Street will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Annual Historic Home Tours Info:
Oktoberfest Info:
Art Show Info:
Dayton on Tour Info:

Uncork the Cure 2018 – October 6

Longship Cellars, 404 Bradley Blvd Suite 100 in Richland
From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per person ($25 for non-drinker)

Sip. Savor. Support.

Join us at Uncork the Cure to enjoy the finest Tri-City wines while advancing the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in finding a cure for all with cystic fibrosis.

Ticket includes one drink or food ticket for each participating vendor and the official 2018 Uncork the Cure wine glass. ($0 tax-deductibility)
Info & Tickets:

Craft Beer & Cookie Fest – Tri-Cities – October 6

BlankSpace, 5453 Ridgeline Drive Ste 140 in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Hosted by BlankSpace and Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho –

We’re bringing our popular Craft Beer & Cookie Fest to the Tri-Cities and we want you to help us celebrate! Sample local craft beer paired with our iconic Girl Scout cookies – you get to pick the winning combo all while supporting Girl Scouts of Eastern WA & Northern ID. This is a 21+ event!
Info & Tickets:

31st Annual Benefit Dinner & Gala – October 6

Anthology Event Venue, 706 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Social Hour: 5:30 p.m. | Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per person

This fun Oktoberfest-themed event is slated for October 6 at Anthology. The evening will be emceed by NBC news anchor Tracci Dial, and will feature a chef-prepared Bavarian-themed dinner, cocktails, scrumptious desserts, and entertainment by regionally renowned accordionist Bob Deccio. Guests are encouraged to don lederhosen, dirndl skirts or other Bavarian-inspired fashion. Proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit homeless youth programs of Catholic Charities.

Call 800.246.2962, ext. 1133 for more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation.

Tri-City Americans vs. Medicine Hat Tigers – October 6

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $30, Adult $24, Senior $20, Teen $12, Youth $10

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Info & Tickets:

Tri-Cities Orchid Society Show & Sale – October 6 & 7

Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 W Metaline in Kennewick
Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 pm.
Admission: $4

Beautiful orchid exhibits from various orchid societies and vendors will be judged by the American Orchid Society and will be on display. Orchid plants and hard-to-get orchid supplies will be available for purchase.

Club members and vendors will be on hand to answer questions on topics,ranging from orchid care to what is the best orchid for your home.

Tri-City Film Club: Chasing Ice  – October 7

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Rich;and
Starts at 2 p.m.
Suggested donation: $4

Chasing Ice (2012) (Documentary, USA, English, 75 min, PG13, English) follows the efforts of National Geography photographer James Balog as he undertakes his Extreme Ice Survey, an expedition to use time lapse photography to document a multi-year record of changing ice glaciers through the Arctic. Despite many technical challenges and extreme conditions, Balog’s work provides the most striking evidence of climate change through his documentation of the drastic erosion and melting of enormous glaciers.
About Chasing Ice:

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12

East Benton County History Museum, 205 Keewaydin Dr. in Kennewick
Thursday – Saturday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. each week until January 12
Cost: $5

EBCHS (East Benton County Historical Society) and HIHO (Hands In Hands On) join forces to bring an exciting, traveling children’s museum exhibit to the Tri-Cities! This pretend trek across the U.S.A. features an activity for every state and the District of Columbia – ride a mule in the Grand Canyon, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hit a home run at Fenway Park and guide your sled dog team on the Iditarod Trail, to name just a few!

More than 70 hands-on learning opportunities address key academic standards for school-age visitors and highlight our nation’s geography, history, music, pastimes and iconic tourist destinations. Hundreds of U.S. trivia questions at interactive game stations encourage a little friendly competition among trivia buffs of all ages. Photo murals feature of some America’s most beautiful and iconic destinations and lots of fun facts.

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Trivial Pursuit® is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. 1981, 2015 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02861-1059 USA. All Rights Reserved.

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals & Haunted Houses 2018

Here is a list of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, haunted houses & forests to check out around the Tri-Cities region that are taking place through the end of October 2018.

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals:
– Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival – Grandview
– Christopherson Farm – Pumpkins, Kiddie Korn Maze, Fall Decorations – Kennewick
– Country Mercantile Harvest Festival – Pasco
– Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch – Pasco
– Jobs Nursery Pumpkin Patch – Pasco
– Middleton’s Fall Festival – Pasco
– Schmitt Brothers Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Pasco
– Union Gap Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
– Villa’s Lil’ Pumpkin Patch – Pasco
– Walla Walla Corn Maze

Haunted Houses & Forests:
– Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest
– Scaregrounds (Kennewick)
– Yakitat’s Haunted Hill (Benton City)

For more information, visit:

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: “Underpinnings” by Margot Casstevens – through October 18
Esvelt Gallery, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed
Free admission and open to the public

Margot Casstevens’ current body of work titled Underpinnings explores our human experience. Her use of printmaking and drawing, in conjunction with video projection celebrates and examines questions of personal identity and memory.
– Artist Lecture: 5 – 6 p.m. in room P 201 on October 18th
– Closing Reception: 6 p.m. in the gallery on October 18th

Gallery at the Park: Tom Hausken & Larry Metcalf – through October 26

89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free admission

Throughout September and October, the Gallery at the Park will showcase Tom Hausken and Larry Metcalf’s exhibit “Working Through It – 35 Years.” The title of the show, “Working Through It,” refers to the idea that working is a constant part of an artist’s life. Artists are always working and creating, regardless of what life throws at them.

A reception will be held on September 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

White Bluffs Quilt Museum – Native American Heritage Exhibit – October 1-31
Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland

This exhibit includes a collection of quilt blocks designed to tell the story of the Corps of Discovery as they searched for a continuous water route across the continent. Lewis & Clark’s mission was to map the entire route and record as much data as they could about the flora, fauna and native peoples on their journey. Baskets and Native American artifacts complete the exhibit.

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 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 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.

October Events Flyer

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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:
– October 5: My House Has Stars at 7 p.m. and Secrets of the Sun at 8 p.m.
– October 6: Planet Nine at 2 p.m. and Cell! Cell! Cell! 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

127124 N Rt. 10 in Richland

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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