Things to Do: November 26 – December 2, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of November 26 – December 2, 2018:

  • CBC Family Math Night – November 26
  • CBC Fall Choral & Orchestra Concert – November 27
  • Presentation: Birding in Newfoundland, Alberta, and Saskatchewan – November 27
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars – November 27
  • Presentation: Audiobook Narration with Charles Kahlenberg – November 28
  • African Children’s Choir – November 28
  • Harlem Globetrotters – November 28
  • CBC Fall Jazz Concert – November 29
  • Bikes for Tikes – November 30
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Kelowna Rockets – November 30
  • Richland’s Winter Wonderland – November 30 & December 1
  • Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – November 30 & December 1
  • TC Ski Swap & Gear Sale 2018 – November 30 – December 2
  • Holiday Movie:  Ralph Breaks the Internet! – December 1
  • Historic Kennewick Hometown Holiday – December 1
  • Alternative Gift Fair – December 1
  • Pasco’s Winter Fest – December 1
  • Tri-Cities Columbia Chorale: A Christmas Gala – December 1
  • Walla Walla: Holiday Parade of Lights – December 1
  • Three Rivers Coffeehouse presents Heidi Muller and Bob Webb – December 1
  • Tri-Cities Film Club: “Faces Places (2017)” – December 2
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

CBC Family Math Night – November 26


Columbia Basin College (H Building Atrium), 2600 N 20th in Pasco
From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to participate

Looking for a fun, family-friendly, educational, and FREE event? Attend CBC’s Family Math Night on November 26! Get there early for a chance to win door prizes.

All ages and abilities are welcome! We will have stations for Pre K, K-8, High School, college students, and adults.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316462969176630/

CBC Fall Choral & Orchestra Concert – November 27


CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

The CBC Concert Choir and DeserTones Chamber Choir, under the direction of David Cazier, and the CBC Orchestra, directed by Bruce Walker, present their Fall Quarter Concert. Full of exciting music by legendary and contemporary composers, this concert will be a stunning musical
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/292525178247696/

Presentation: Birding in Newfoundland, Alberta, and Saskatchewan – November 27


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

Join long-time Audubon member and world traveler and actual Canadian, Kathy Criddle, as she shares photos of some of the most interesting and fun birds found north of the border in Canada. Hosted by the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/287006828812492/

Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars – November 27


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 Prince George Cougars.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Presentation: Audiobook Narration with Charles Kahlenberg – November 28


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 6 p.m.
Free to attend

Spend an evening with expert Audiobook Narrator, Charles Kahlenberg, as he takes you behind the scenes of the audiobook industry. Charles has spent years in his own state of the art recording studio. As part of the presentation, he will use sample chapters from a few different books to break down the details of his process. The discussion will also touch on his work in Hollywood and experience as a musical composer.
About Charles Kahlenberg: http://myfifteenminutes.com/
Info: https://www.ci.richland.wa.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/11989/

African Children’s Choir – November 28


Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend with an offering taken afterward

The African Children’s Choir is back in the Tri-cities and will be singing a mix of traditional western hymns with a Ugandan musical style and rhythms. The group consists of Ugandan children who are performing as part of their North America Tour.
Info: https://africanchildrenschoir.com/

Harlem Globetrotters – November 28


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $21 – $103 (plus fees)

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action packed tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – they are the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages.
Info & Tickets: https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/event/toyota-center-1

CBC Fall Jazz Concert – November 29


CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

An evening of great jazz music covering a wide variety of eras and styles, featuring Freeform, under the direction of David Cazier, and the CBC Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Collin Wilson. This concert is always one of the most trilling each quarter. Don’t miss out. Free and open to the public.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/317402002387648/

Bikes for Tikes – November 30


Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd. in Kennwick
From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Need volunteers – please sign up!

10,000 Bikes & helmets in 9 years. Please join us for another great bike build day! With the help of students & community volunteers we are able to build these bikes in one day. Hosted by Bikes for Tikes!

Building bikes for the kids in the Tri-Cities and surrounding communities is an annual tradition here at Local Union 598. With all the support we receive from organizations and donations, we are able to improve the lives of thousands of children during the holiday season.
Info & Registration: https://www.598bikesfortikes.com/optin

Tri-City Americans vs. Kelowna Rockets – November 30


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 Kelowna Rockets.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Richland’s Winter Wonderland – November 30 & December 1


John Dam Plaza and Richland Community Center in Richland
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Free family fun

Richland’s 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland event kicks off on Friday, November 30th.

You can expect more fun activities throughout the entire month as well as more lights to enjoy at John Dam Plaza. Join us for the official countdown and tree lighting and enjoy the animated light display! This year, the City will improve to this display by adding animated multicolored arches and a 17-foot multicolored MEGA tree.

In addition, Santa’s Workshop will be lit up for visitors. Also enjoy holiday entertainment, a visit from Santa, hot cocoa and kettlecorn (while supplies last).

Enjoy Winter Wonderland activities at John Dam Plaza the first three weekends in December as well as activities at the Richland Community Center all month long. In addition, the HAPO Festival of Lights will be on for all to enjoy every night from November 30 – January 2nd from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each evening.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/119000895674116/

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – November 30 & December 1


The lighted boat parade starts each night at 6 p.m. under the Cable Bridge at Clover Island in Kennewick and travels up river on the Kennewick side along Columbia Park. Around 7:30 p.m., the parade turns around at the far end of Howard Amon Park in Richland and travels back down river on the same course.

The parade arrives back at Clover Island and makes an additional loop for everyone on the island before heading back into the Clover Island Marina at around 9 p.m.
Info: http://www.lightedboatparade.com/

TC Ski Swap & Gear Sale 2018 – November 30 – December 2


Holiday Inn Event Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free admission

A variety of new and used equipment, including skis, boards, boots, bindings, helmets, goggles, gear, bags, racks and apparel will be available for purchase.

The TC Ski Swap & Gear Sale is a consignment sale, where you bring you gently used or new equipment and gear to the prior to the start of the sale. You leave your items for the sale event and a tag is placed on the items. If the item(s) sells a consignment fee applies or you pick the item(s) up at the end of the sale event.
Info: http://www.theskiswap.com/

Holiday Movie:  Ralph Breaks the Internet! – December 1


Fairchild Cinemas, 5020 Convention Dr. in Pasco
From 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: $5 (purchase tickets in advance from Ostler Orthodontics, 1520 Jadwin Ave. in Richland)

Please join us for our Annual Holiday Movie showing of “Ralph Breaks the Internet!” 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the Salvation Army “Angel Giving Tree”. Tickets are only $5.00 and must be purchased in advanced at Ostler Orthodontics only. Cash and check accepted. Santa will also be making an appearance for free pictures that will be available to pick up after the movie, so come early!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/311857856268663/

Historic Kennewick Hometown Holiday – December 1


Historic Downtown Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free family fun

Welcome Santa to Kennewick on December 1st with an old fashioned parade and Christmas festivities!

Come for the parade, stay for the day! Shops and Claus Plaza opens at 10 a.m., Santa’s Parade starts and 10:30 a.m., and activities and entertainment last until 2 p.m. Claus Plaza, at the corner of Kennewick Ave and Benton Ave, is the headquarters of our enchanted winter wonderland.

* Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. (Kennewick Ave between Dayton and Auburn streets)
* Selfies with Santa and Mrs Claus 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
* Local merchants throughout downtown offer holiday specials and treats.
Info: https://www.go2kennewick.com/1160/Numerica-Hometown-Holiday

Alternative Gift Fair – December 1


Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
From Noon – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Each year the Community Unitarian Universalist Church sponsors an Alternative Gift Fair on the first Saturday in December. At the Alternative Gift Fair, you can donate to participating local, national, and international non-profit organizations. You may then choose hand-lettered holiday cards featuring local artists describing the gifts you have made in the names of your friends and family. These can be presented as “alternative gifts” on Christmas.

In the 11 years ending Dec, 2017, The Alternative Gift Fair raised over $183,000 for local & national charities.
Info: https://www.communityuu.org/special-events/agf/

Pasco’s Winter Fest – December 1


Volunteer Park, 1125 N 4th Ave, Pasco
From 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free family fun

Join our community as we celebrate the holidays with music, food, vendors and fun! A wine and beer garden will be provided for those 21 and older thanks to Pasco Jaycees. Kids will get the opportunity to visit and take photos with Santa. The evening will wrap up with a tree lighting ceremony. So load the kids in the family sleigh; grab the grandparents and come join in the celebration.  We will also be having a food drive to support 2nd Harvest.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/526209981161942/

Tri-Cities Columbia Chorale: A Christmas Gala – December 1


Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 3 p.m.
Everyone is welcome, donations gladly accepted.

Our next concert will be December 1st, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church on Kennewick Avenue and will feature the Mid-Columbia Brass Quintet as special guests.
Info: http://www.columbiachorale.net/events.html

Walla Walla: Holiday Parade of Lights – December 1


Downtown Walla Walla
Starts at 6 p.m.
Free to watch

There’s nothing quite like the magic of a community parade. Downtown Walla Walla’s annual Macy’s Holiday Parade of Lights is a standout event where the community comes together for a beautiful after-dark parade each December. Grab your family, a warm coat, a chair and a warm drink and join us as we kick off the holiday season.
Info: https://www.downtownwallawalla.com/parade-of-lights/

Three Rivers Coffeehouse presents Heidi Muller and Bob Webb – December 1


Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14 general admission

Treat yourself to an engaging, sweet, and delightful concert at the start of the hectic holiday month!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/320798251842863/

Tri-Cities Film Club: “Faces Places (2017)” – December 2


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

Documentary, French, 89 min, PG (French with English subtitles).

This widely acclaimed documentary follows the film maker Agnes Varda and photographer and muralist JR around rural France as they explore various communities and select individuals to portray through chance encounters and prepared projects. This documentary is as much about the friendship that develops between the two filmmakers as it is about the people and places they encounter.
Info: https://www.tricityfilmclub.org/

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.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/232324690792687/

Art Exhibits

Gallery Aglow – through December 30

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Hours:
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

Get all your holiday shopping done early at the Gallery at the Park in Richland! Throughout November and December, the gallery will be hosting the Allied Arts Association’s Gallery Aglow event.

Gallery Aglow has been an annual tradition for over 30 years, and each November, local and regional artists submit hundreds of works to the show. Stop by the Gallery at the Park to see beautiful decorations and to purchase unique, handmade gifts such as ceramics, glassware, jewelry, fiber art and metal work.

During this event, you can also buy wreaths, trees and other holiday décor. These items were all made by Allied Arts volunteers, and the proceeds go toward funding the Allied Arts Association, which in turn gives back to the community.

Fundraisers such as this allow the Allied Arts Association to continue providing scholarships and expanding programs like Beads Behind Bars and Art Connection. These programs play an important role in the community by making art education more accessible and allowing participants to explore their creativity and gain a greater sense of their own value.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/featured-exhibit/

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: https://meghanflynnart.com/home.html
Info: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=593

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 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

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

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: 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:
– November 30: Secret Lives of Stars at 7 p.m. and Oasis In Space at 8 p.m.
– December 1: 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: https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1496 and https://www.facebook.com/Planetarium

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.
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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