Things to Do: January 7-13, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of January 7-13, 2019:

  • Presentation – The Rock Feature: Floods Clues From a Mammoth Grave – January 8
  • Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation – January 8
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars – January 8
  • 2019 Eastern Washington Ag Expo – January 8 & 9
  • Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter New Year Meeting – January 10
  • Shine the Light on Human Trafficking Walk – January 11
  • Three Rivers Folklife Coffeehouse: J.F.K.F.C. – January 11
  • Richland Players: Butterflies are Free – January 11 & 12
  • LIGO Public Tours – January 12
  • Taylored Living Magazine Release – January 12
  • Tri Cities Ever After Wedding Expo – January 13
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12
  • Kennewick Community Education – Winter & Spring Classes
  • Parks & Recreation Department Winter & Spring Programs
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Presentation – The Rock Feature: Floods Clues From a Mammoth Grave – January 8

Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
From 6:45 p.m.– 8:15 p.m.
Free to attend

Geologist George Last will present findings on an unusual cluster of erratics buried with a 17,500 year old Columbian mammoth. The cluster includes a variety of rock types that may tell us about the origin of the rocks and the ice that helped bring rocks to the Tri-Cities area.

Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation – January 8

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

Richland Rod & Gun Club presents Jarod Bailey, of Washington Predator Hunting Association –

Jarod will discuss how to get started with hunting apex predators, equipment needs and preferences in addition to calling strategies.

Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars – January 8

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:

2019 Eastern Washington Ag Expo – January 8 & 9

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $6 admission or Bring a Can of food to help fill local food banks for $1.00 off admission.

Join us for the area’s largest Ag Expo!

The Pasco Chamber of Commerce is excited for another year of the Eastern Washington Ag Expo to be held January 8th-9th, 2019, at the TRAC Center in Pasco, WA. Our theme is ‘Come Grow With Us.’ We hope you will come out and join us this year as we continue to grow this show and promote the local and regional agriculture community. Our expo focuses on both the Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon agricultural regions. Please come out and join us!

Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter New Year Meeting – January 10

At Michele’s, 2323 Henderson Loop in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free to sing – food and beverage extra

Hosted by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers –

We will provide the Beer Choir Hymnal and have a grand time in the ancient tradition of people singing while drinking beer. Stay for as little or as long as you’d like. No auditions or experience necessary. Seating is limited at this venue, so get there early with your friends to get a table!

Shine the Light on Human Trafficking Walk – January 11

Meet at the Lampson office parking lot, 607 E Columbia Dr. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A special event for the whole family

Honor National Human Trafficking Awareness Day by joining Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) in a walk across the cable bridge; rally speeches by Franklin County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Maureen Astley, Benton County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Laurel Holland and & Detective Rick Runge, with a hot chocolate social to follow.

Three Rivers Folklife Coffeehouse: J.F.K.F.C. – January 11

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Suggested donation: $8.00 / $6.00 seniors and students. Coffee, tea, and home cooked sweets available by donation.

The featured performer at the monthly Three Rivers Folklife Coffeehouse is J.F.K.F.C.

After finding the Fountain of Youth with Patrick Stuart and Keanu Reeves, we started writing songs for JFKFC (John F Kennedys Fried Chicken) chicken stand. But after we left taking the name with us we decided to write our own songs.
– D.U.G.- Ukulele, Guitar, Vocals
– The Extra- Guitar, Bass, Vocals
– JaMarcus- Guitar, Bass, Washboard, Drums, Backing Vocals
About J.F.K.F.C.:

Richland Players: Butterflies are Free – January 11 & 12

Richland Players Theatre, 608 The Pkwy in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 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)

Comedy by Leonard Gershe, Directed by Tamara Pomponio, Co-Production Managers Albania Schneegans & Alicia Briones

About the Show:
Young Don Baker, hero of his mother’s children’s book series, “Donny Dark” has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker’s controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results. Recommended for age 14 and older.

Future show dates: January 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 8 p.m. and January 20 & 27 @ 2 p.m.
Info & Tickets:

LIGO Public Tours – January 12

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.

Taylored Living Magazine Release – January 12

Red Mountain Kitchen, 212 W Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free to attend

Taylored Living Magazine is a local creative lifestyle magazine that focuses on the life, style and community within the Tri-Cities, WA. Because TLM is a quarterly magazine and released 4 times a year, we’ve decided that we should have a little fun releasing the next issue! Taste the recipes, listen to live music, meet the artists and photographers, and enjoy the company of our little community we’re creating! We couldn’t publish this print without your support and starting our 3rd year is something to celebrate!
About Taylored Living Magazine:

Tri Cities Ever After Wedding Expo – January 13

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From Noon – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $7 – $20 (plus fees)

It is with great honor and respect to the brides, grooms and wedding professionals of Eastern Washington to announce the TRAC bridal show is back!

Ever & After Wedding Expo and Bridal Show will be held Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at the TRAC Center in Pasco, WA 12-4 p.m. With a beautiful fashion show featuring wedding gowns from Fashion Corner, Adore Formal Wear & David’s Bridal, and the trendiest, most loved professionals in the industry, Ever & After is a must attend event for all who believe in love forever & happily ever after.
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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.

Kennewick Community Education – Winter & Spring Classes

Community Education is the perfect opportunity to try something new or rekindle your desire for learning. Class offerings include language, crafts, arts, health, gardening, travel, music, business, finance, technology, and more. We now offer more than 100 local classes and more than 300 online classes to make learning more accessible than ever before. The Winter & Spring course catalogue is now online.

Parks & Recreation Department Winter & Spring Programs

The Parks & Recreation Departments for Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland have published their Winter & Spring activity catalogs that you can view online.




Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: Conservation of Mass Exhibit – through February 7

Esvelt Gallery @ Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon
Saturday & Sunday: closed
Free admission and open to the public

This solo exhibition will feature the ceramic sculpture of Tybre Newcomer. His most recent sculptural work is Modernist in style, taking inspiration from the forms of traditional hand tools. Concerned with the idea of the endangered craftsman, Newcomer’s work is both a look to the past, while also exploring how craft is used today, in the present. The shows runs through February 7.

DrewBoy Creative: A Bite of Tri-Cities – through January 27
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.
DrewBoy Creative presents an art show by Ayleen Wood. Come tour a large collection of art inspired by the many different cultures in the Tri-Cities.

Ayleen is inspired by, “Happiness and nature. You know that feeling you get when the sun finally sets at the end of a hard day at work or when you take the first bite of a delicious home cooked meal you worked on all evening? That’s the feeling I’m inspired by.”

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. (no new admissions after 4 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: and

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:
– January 11: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– January 12: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather 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.
Info & Tickets: 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.”

Submit Your Community Event

If you have a community event similar to those published above, you may submit your event for consideration.


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