Things to Do: November 5-11, 2018

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

  • Lighting the Path Fundraising Breakfast – November 6
  • Presentation: Waterfowl Hunting Strategy, Tips and Tactics – November 6
  • Screening: “Growing up Coy” – November 7
  • Warren Miller Ski Film Tour – November 7
  • Pacific Northwest AG Industry Expo (PNW AGIE) – November 7 & 8
  • Harvest Bunco Fundraiser – November 8
  • Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo Fundraiser! – November 9
  • Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre: The Mystery of Edwin Drood – November 9 & 10
  • Hanford High Drama: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – November 9 & 10
  • Richland Players presents “Vanities” – November 9-11
  • Veterans Day Parade – November 10
  • LIGO Public Tours – November 10
  • Yakima Craft Beverage Walk: A Beer, Cider, Wine & Spirits Event – November 10
  • Tri-Cities Wine Festival – November 10
  • Mid-Columbia Symphony & Mastersingers: Rome, The Eternal City – November 10
  • Operation Cash-For-Candy
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Lighting the Path Fundraising Breakfast – November 6

Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Free to attend but donations will gladly be accepted during the program!

Lighting the Path is a fundraising breakfast benefiting Chaplaincy Health Care and the services provided to those in our community through hospice, palliative care, grief care, behavioral health and chaplain services. Please join us for our 19th annual event for a moving program highlighting the many ways Chaplaincy Health Care walks alongside our friends and neighbors when they need us most. Donations will be accepted during the program.

To reserve your table (for 10 guests) please RSVP to Heather at (509) 783-7416 or

Presentation: Waterfowl Hunting Strategy, Tips and Tactics – November 6

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

Marc Watson of Burbank Guide Service will be giving a presentation on waterfowl hunting strategy, tips and tactics at the monthly meeting of the Richland Rod & Gun Club.

Screening: “Growing up Coy” – November 7

WSU Tri-Cities, East Auditorium 266, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

PFLAG Benton Franklin is presenting the screening of the documentary “Growing up Coy.”

“Growing Up Coy” is a feature-length documentary about a young Colorado family who engages in a highly publicized legal battle and landmark civil rights case, as they fight for their 6-year-old transgender daughter’s right to use the girls’ bathroom at her elementary school.

The film asks a universal question that any parent could face: How far would you go to fight for your child’s equal rights?

About “Growing up Coy”:

Warren Miller Ski Film Tour – November 7

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 per person (plus service fee) or purchase locally at Sporthaus in Kennewick

Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all.

Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more.
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Pacific Northwest AG Industry Expo (PNW AGIE) – November 7 & 8

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission is free

The annual PNW Agie will bring farmers and vendors from across the Northwest to TRAC in Pasco to recap the 2018 season, and provide expert insight toward 2019. In addition to the Expo/Tradeshow there will be seminars, drone demonstrations, and pesticide certification classes.

Harvest Bunco Fundraiser – November 8

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
Social at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. Dice Roll
Cost: $25 includes complimentary beverage, snacks and door prizes

Lets roll for a cause! Join us on November 8th in Kennewick for a fun evening of Bunco, drinks, snacks and prizes! All proceeds will go to Soroptimist of Pasco-Kennewick, a non-profit that empowers women and girls locally and globally.

Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo Fundraiser! – November 9

The Arc of Tri-Cities, 1455 Fowler St. in Richland
From 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person – tickets available at The Arc or at the door
Open to the Public

The ARC of Tri-Cities is hosting a spaghetti dinner & bingo fundraiser. Dinner will include spaghetti, garlic bread, beverage and a treat. This is a Self-Advocates Developing Leaders (SADL) function to raise funds for Advocacy and Community Outreach.

Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre: The Mystery of Edwin Drood – November 9 & 10

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets from $10-$25

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name.
Future dates: November 16, 17, 23 & 24
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Hanford High Drama: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – November 9 & 10

Hanford High School, Black Box Theater, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Start at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 Students and Seniors, Adults $12

Enjoy our presentation of this classic story in the romantic, mystical, Caribbean style with original music and marvelous costumes. A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the events surrounding four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the Rude Mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most beloved of Shakespeare’s comedies.

Future dates: November 14, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m., plus additional 2 p.m. matinee on November 17. Note: all tickets on November 14 are $8.
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Richland Players presents “Vanities” – November 9-11

Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $15.00, Student: $12.00, Military: $12.00, Seniors (over 65): $12.00 – Fees: $2 per ticket online (no fee through the Box Office)

Join us for the second show of our 74th year, Jack Heifner’s “Vanities”. A bittersweet comedy that is an astute, snapshot sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls. In 1963, Joanne, Kathy, and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged their friendship, which once thrived on assumption as well coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. Old time banter rings false. Their attempts at honest conversation only show they can no longer afford to have very much in common.

Some mild language and some adult themes. Future dates: November 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. and November 18 at 2 p.m.
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Veterans Day Parade – November 10

Downtown West Richland along Van Giesen St.
Starts at 9:30 a.m.
Free to watch

Honor our Veterans at the Tri-Cities Regional Veterans Day Parade in downtown West Richland! The Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Arrive early to get a good seat before they close down the street! Show your USA pride with Red, White, and Blue! Welcome our Grand Marshals: your West Richland Police Department and Chief Majetich!

LIGO Public Tours – November 10

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.

Yakima Craft Beverage Walk: A Beer, Cider, Wine & Spirits Event – November 10

Downtown Yakima from Noon – 5:30 p.m.

See you at the 4th annual Craft Beverage Walk: A Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirits Event happening Saturday November 10th in Downtown Yakima.

This 21 and over event features producers of the Yakima craft beverage industry, sampling their product in 11 downtown business locations. All your favorites and new products to try, all within a few block stroll!

Tickets are $20 each and come with a commemorative sampling glass plus 5 scrip for sampling beverages. Additional scrip will be available on site for purchase ($2/taste). The event goes from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Check in to get your glass & wristband is at 16 N 3rd Street in Yakima, just north of Ron’s Coins and Collectables. Look for the sandwich boards with balloons for locations. Check in is open Noon-4:30 p.m. Bring your ID! Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Tri-Cities Wine Festival – November 10

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $60 in advance or $65 day of event and at the door (must be 21+)

Attend the 40th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival, Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m., at the Three Rivers Convention Center. The event includes:
– Gala tasting of Northwest wines
– Regional microbrews
– Culinary Showcase
– Ticket price includes wine glass, wine, and food
Info & Tickets:

Mid-Columbia Symphony & Mastersingers: Rome, The Eternal City – November 10

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: range from $10 – $56 – available online, by phone or at the door

Spend a night in Rome with the Mid-Columbia Symphony on Saturday, November 10th, for “Rome, the Eternal City” – with guest vocal soloists, the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, and the Mastersingers Youth (MY) Boys and Girls choirs.

The concert will feature excerpts from “Tosca” (Puccini)
Suite from “La Dolce Vita” (Nino Rota)
Pines of Rome (Respighi)
with guest soloists soprano Jill Madison, baritone Max Mendez, tenor Jason Wickson, the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, and Mastersingers Youth (MY) Boys and Girls choirs
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Operation Cash-For-Candy

Welcome to “Operation Cash-For-Candy” – it’s our way to fight the war on Halloween candy overload – and tooth cavities! It’s also a great way to say thanks to the brave men and women serving our country.

Select Tri-City healthcare offices and businesses will “buy back” your children’s uneaten, wrapped “leftover” Halloween candy and send it to our military troops through “Operation Thank You”, a local non-profit organization.

When you and your child drop off their ‘extra’ candy, they will get $1 for each pound of candy they donate. They can choose to keep the money or donate it back to help Operation Thank You to help pay for shipping the candy to the soldiers. Plus – they will also be registered to win other cool prizes.

Each business office has their own drop-off days and times – usually during the first week of November:

About Operation Thank You:

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.

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: Meghan Flynn – through November 30

Esvelt Gallery (CBC Campus), 2600 N 20th Ave in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 Noon
Saturday & Sunday, Closed
Free admission

Exhibit: ‘Out of Place’ presented by Meghan Flynn –

This solo exhibition will showcase the artwork of Meghan Flynn. Using a variety of media to portray representations of human idiosyncrasies and interpersonal relationships, artist Meghan Flynn explores ideas of anxiety, identity, beauty, idealization, love, loss, and depression. Through painting and drawing, these various concepts are manifest through human, flora, fauna, and rock form.

Flynn holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University in Pullman, WA, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA.
About Meghan Flynn:

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.

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.

November 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:
– November 9: Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope at 7 p.m. and Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 8 p.m.
– November 10: Kaluoka’hina: the Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m. and The Life of Trees 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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