Things to Do: October 22-28, 2018

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

  • Audubon Presentation: Birding In Borneo – October 23
  • Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Rice Brothers – October 23
  • The Rude Mechanicals: Hamlet – October 25-27
  • Screech at the Reach – October 26
  • Kennewick Valley Grange #731 Fall Bazaar – October 26 & 27
  • Trick-or-Treat on the Trail – October 27
  • 2018 TC Crime Stoppers Costume Fun Run – October 27
  • Adopt Shelter Animal Pets (ASAP) 4th Annual 5K Howl-O-Ween Walk for the Animals – October 27
  • Sol-Land Lodge Presents: A Taste of Scandinavia – October 27
  • Halloween ComicFest – October 27
  • Trick or Treat with Disney JR. Vamperina – October 27
  • City of Richland Fall Festival – October 27
  • Atomic City Roller Girls’ Doubleheader Bout 2018 – October 27
  • Camerata Music: Byrd Ensemble – October 27
  • 3 Rivers Folklife Concert: Bill Staines – October 27
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (Prosser) – October 27
  • Seahawk Charity Breakfast at White Bluffs! – October 28
  • PetSmart’s Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat and Carnival – October 28
  • UNICEF Carnival & Trunk-or-Treat – October 28
  • 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

Audubon Presentation: Birding In Borneo – October 23

First Lutheran Church, US 395 and Yelm in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Hosted by the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society –

Join biologist and field guide, Jason Fidorra, for a presentation of photos and stories from birding in Borneo. On a recent independent trip, Fidorra traveled in search of birds and wildlife of the world’s 3rd largest Island. Famous for Orangutans and Elephants, Borneo hosts amazing mammals, but is equally famous for bird life including many endemic species and even an entire family of bird found nowhere else on earth.

Jason currently works as a biologist in Tri-cities with WDFW. He has led tropical birding trips to Central America, and has spent over a decade working on bird research and conservation projects in North America and the Caribbean.

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Rice Brothers – October 23

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

Johnny and Chris Rice are Polish-American musicians. Each plays the piano and each the cello. they have performed extensively from coast to coast in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, and Internationally. Each has been a Chopin Gold Medalist. they feature a blend of classical music, Gospel, jazz, ragtime, and Boogie Woogie.

The Rude Mechanicals: Hamlet – October 25-27

The Scarlet Room, 2820 N Rd 72. in Pasco
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Backstage Pass: $10, Groundling: $5, Adult: $20, Student/Senior/Teacher/Military: $18

Join The Rude Mechanicals in their current production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and often quoted in popular culture, Hamlet is the tale of Denmark’s grieving prince who seeks to avenge his father’s murder by bringing the new king, Claudius (his uncle and his mother’s new husband) to justice. Hamlet vividly portrays the power of overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of treachery, revenge, and moral corruption.
Info & Tickets:

Screech at the Reach – October 26

REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $10, Students/Seniors: $6, Children 5 and under: Free

It’s back!! Screech at the REACH is an annual US Fish and Wildlife event held at the REACH Museum, that introduces nocturnal animals and traditional creepy crawlies to attendees in a safe, learning environment. Live Animals – expect to see an assortment of bugs and snakes…

Other vendors include: Tri-Cities Astronomy Club & A Stroke of Genius Facepainting.

Special thanks to partner US Fish & Wildlife for providing skulls, pelts, and owl pellets for dissection! Feel free to come dressed in your Halloween costume but remember to wear comfortable shoes for the REACH Night Hike. No candy will be distributed this evening but there will be insect tasting! Anyone hungry for some crickets?

Kennewick Valley Grange #731 Fall Bazaar – October 26 & 27

Kennewick Valley Grange #731, 2611 S. Washington St. in Kennewick
Friday from 12 Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission

Come join us for our semiannual bazaar! With items ranging anywhere from information on Celebrate Recovery® to gifts for Christmas! Lots of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. Or, order a customized item from one of our talented seamstresses. The cafe will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches and brownies fresh from the oven!

Trick-or-Treat on the Trail – October 27

Badger Mountain Trailhead Park, 541 Queensgate Dr. in Richland
From 9 a.m. – Noon (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Hike up Badger Mountain in costume for healthy goodies along the way. After the hike stick around to enjoy the Harvest Party which includes games and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Every year, the Saturday before Halloween we put on a fun, family Halloween event with our very own YMCA healthy twist. Families who join us for Trick-or-Treat on the Trail will enjoy an exciting family hike up Badger Mountain while dressed up in their favorite costumes! Children of all ages trick-or-treat for healthy goodies along the trail. After the Halloween hike, families stick around to enjoy our Harvest Party which includes games and activities for the whole family to enjoy! This is a Free event made possible by community sponsors.

Note: Must bring the following waiver release form to the event:

2018 TC Crime Stoppers Costume Fun Run – October 27

Columbia Park (east end at Rotary Stage) in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for ages 12 and under (register online)

Calling all Superheroes, Villains, Zombies, Pirates, Mermaids, Ghosts and Goblins. Show off your best Halloween costume and take part in this years Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers Halloween 5K/1 Mile Fun Run.

The run starts at 9 a.m. at Columbia Park in Kennewick and goes along the Columbia River. You don’t have to wear a costume — but why wouldn’t you — especially with a costume contest at the end!
Info & Registration:

Adopt Shelter Animal Pets (ASAP) 4th Annual 5K Howl-O-Ween Walk for the Animals – October 27

Howard Amon Park in Richland
From 10 a.m. – Noon, Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Stage Area
Registration fee: $20, Kids under 12 may attend for free (no registration required for kids).

Adopt Shelter Animal Pets (ASAP) is hosting the 4th Annual 5K Howl-O-Ween Walk for the Animals.

We will also have a raffle, pre-sales of our ASAP and Capital City Dolls – Tri-Cities 2019 Calendars, and be sharing information on animal rescue in the Tri-Cities. Proceeds help provide essential care for the lost and abandoned animals of West Richland, the Tri-Cities and Yakima.
Info & Registration:

Sol-Land Lodge Presents: A Taste of Scandinavia – October 27

Kennewick First Lutheran Church, 418 N Yelm St. in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free admission

Please join our lodge for a free, fun, family event showcasing the arts, crafts, stories, music and culture of Scandinavia. Featuring: Cultural Displays, Cooking Demonstrations, Genealogy Research, Baked Goods, and Musicians – Coffee & Vafler Booth open all day. Viking sundaes, traditional soups, lefse, and cookies will be served beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Halloween ComicFest – October 27

Adventures Underground, 1391 George Washington Way in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Free and all ages welcome to attend!

Tons of FREE Halloween ComicFest comics will be up for grabs all day. Comics are first come first serve, so show up early! Candy is dandy, but comics are.. comics! Plus, these won’t give you cavities 😉

Trick or Treat with Disney JR. Vamperina – October 27

Columbia Center Mall, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free for all children

Disney JR. Vamperina will be bringing some spook-tastic fun to Columbia Center Mall this Halloween! Stop by the Center Court from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for crafts and games – kids can come in costume.

City of Richland Fall Festival – October 27

HAPO Community Stage @ John Dam Plaza, 815 George Washington Way in Richland
From 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission

Join us at John Dam Plaza for this year’s annual Fall Carnival! There will be games, prizes, live entertainment, and a costume contest! Also, Trick-or-Treat will be taking place at the Parkway from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Atomic City Roller Girls’ Doubleheader Bout 2018 – October 27

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 4:45 p.m. – 9 p.m. (doors open at 4:15 p.m.)
Tickets: Adults $10, students ages 11-17 $5, Child 10 and under free with paid Adult Admission (plus service fees)

Our last home bout of the season! Church of Atom will take on Quad Forsaken from Spokane at 4:45 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m. (approx) The “Gorey” Ladies of ACRG will battle it out against the “Glittery” Girls of Rodeo City out of Ellensburg.

Camerata Music: Byrd Ensemble – October 27

CBC Theatre, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free – however, patrons receive priorty seating

Theme: “MUSICAL POLITICS: Motets of Influence” – Vocal performance by Seattle’s outstanding a capella group featuring music composed by Byrd, Part, Jackson, Allegri and Tallis…

The Byrd Ensemble, directed by Markdavin Obenza, is a Seattle-based professional ensemble made up of 10 to 12 singers.

3 Rivers Folklife Concert: Bill Staines – October 27

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14 general admission, $12 for seniors & students (available in advance at The Bookworm in Kennewick and Octopus’ Garden in Richland, or at the door.

Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Bill’s music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.
About Bill Staines:

Rocky Horror Picture Show (Prosser) – October 27

Princess Theatre, 1230 Meade Ave. in Prosser
Two showings: 8 p.m. and Midnight
Cost: $15 per person (must be 21+)

Trick-or-treat adult style is on the marquee at the Princess Theatre in Prosser for our tenth straight year this Halloween.

The ticket includes admission to the movie, props bag and pre-show parties at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in the theatre’s adjoining Green Room. The tenth annual parties include music, Halloween treats, a trivia contest, a no-host bar with local wines and microbrews available by the glass, and a “Time Warp Costume Contest” after 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not a horror film; it is a rock-musical send-up of old science-fiction and horror films. Originally a stage play, the movie was released in 1975, and has become a cult classic interactive experience. More information about the movie is at

As part of the RHPS experience, attendees are encouraged to dress up in costumes, yell back lines at the movie and act out the film with a bag of props. Due to theatre policy, attendees will not be permitted to bring their own props into the theatre. The $15 ticket includes a props kit with the script, bubbles, newspaper, toast and more.

First-time RHPS attendees are traditionally referred to as “virgins.” Training/refresher sessions for the interactive portions of the film will begin at 7:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.

Purchase tickets online or in person at Adventures Underground in Richland and at the Theatre’s office.

Seahawk Charity Breakfast at White Bluffs! – October 28

White Bluffs Brewing, 2034 Logston Blvd. in Richland
From 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 plus tax

Join us starting at 9.30 a.m. for Detroit Lions vs Seattle Seahawks at the taproom & enjoy some breakfast with us benefiting the Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission! All proceeds from your breakfast is donated and what better way to have fun & help someone?!

On the menu is scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy, hashbrowns, & pancakes. We will also have your favorite brews & mimosas available for purchase. $1 OFF your first beer if you make an additional cash donation.

PetSmart’s Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat and Carnival – October 28

PetSmart, 6807 W Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free for kids and pets

PetSmart will be hosting a Trunk or Treat and Charity Carnival. Lots of great trunks from local businesses and individuals. Some trunks will also have fun kids activities.

A local rescue is hosting a carnival to raise money to help support their rescue operation. The cost to attend is by donation. All pets attending must be on a leash at all times and should be properly vaccinated.

The event is still welcoming people to join them and host a trunk for the event, please contact PetSmart if you would like to host a trunk.

UNICEF Carnival & Trunk-or-Treat – October 28

Kennewick First United Methodist Church, 421 W Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
From 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free Trunk-or-Treating, carnival tickets are 5 for $1

The middle and high school youth group at Kennewick First United Methodist Church is putting on a UNICEF Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat for children and families in our community.

This is a carnival that Kennewick First has been putting on for over 35 years. It includes games and a concession stand inside (5 tickets for $1), and free Trunk-or-Treating outside. All proceeds go to UNICEF, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. Please come in your costume and invite your friends!

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

Drewboy Creative: The Dead Show – through November 25

DBC Gallery at Confluent, 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.

Local muralist, Heidi Elkington, is featured in a new art show that explores themes of life and death and the celebration of both. Heidi is an artist who loves living and working in Tri-Cities. She paints in a variety of mediums, including acrylics, oils, and watercolor on canvas, wood, metal, and on buildings.

White Bluffs Quilt Museum – Native American Heritage Exhibit – through October 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.

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.

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 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, Historical Societies, and History
For information about museums, historical societies, and history 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 26: Supervolcanoes at 7 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs at 8 p.m.
– October 27: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 2 p.m. and The Little Star That Could 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:

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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