Things to Do: March 4-10, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of March 4-10, 2019:

  • Foster Parent Orientation – March 5
  • 5th Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown Benefiting Rascal Rodeo – March 5
  • Mardi Paws Party and Fundraiser – March 5
  • Richland Rod & Gun Club: Fishing Lake Chelan with Washington Guide Service – March 5
  • Tri-Cities Model Railroaders Guest Exhibition – March 5-9
  • Film Screening: “Turn it Up” – March 6
  • Presentation: Propagation and Establishment of White Bluffs Bladder Pod – March 6
  • Tri-City Americans vs Victoria Royals – March 6
  • Fireside Chat Series with Kimberly Harper – March 7
  • Concert: Robert Richardson Memorial Scholarship Performances – March 7
  • Friday Family Night – March 8
  • Tri-City Americans vs Everett Silvertips – March 8
  • Vintage at the Ridge – March 8 & 9
  • 2019 Walla Walla Guitar Festival – March 8-10
  • Spring Garden Day 2019 – March 9
  • Spring Sip ‘N Shop – March 9
  • Tri-City Americans vs Vancouver Giants – March 9
  • Daylight Savings Time – March 10
  • Academic Advantage Event – March 16 (RSVP by March 10)
  • Kingspoint Extravaganza Dinner and Auction – March 16 (RSVP by March 8)
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Foster Parent Orientation – March 5


DCYF – 1661 Fowler St. in Richland
Two sessions to select from: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free for prospective foster parents – must RSVP

Foster Parent Orientation is the first step in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Orientation is about 2- 3 hours long and is taught by a local foster home licensor. There is no obligation to get licensed by attending orientation. This is meant to be a informational class to help you decide if fostering is right for you and your family. In orientation you will learn about the steps to becoming a licensed foster parent, the different ways you can help (long term, emergency care, respite, foster/adopt) and have an opportunity to ask a foster home licensor any questions you might have about fostering.

To register contact:
Ryan Greenhalgh at Ryan.Greenhalgh@dcyf.wa.gov or 509-578-8988 or Linda Brons (Spanish speaking) at Belinda.Brons@dcyf.wa.gov or 509-578-8576.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376083836487539/

5th Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown Benefiting Rascal Rodeo – March 5


Pasco Red Lion, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $55 per person

Come kick up your boots at our 5th Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown with live and silent auctions. All to keep our rodeos free of charge to the special needs communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Don’t forget to donate your auction items! Sponsored by McCurley.
– 5:30 p.m. Doors open and Silent auction begins
– 7:00 p.m. Dinner, Program and Live Auction
Tickets: call 509-528-5947
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/208362126363124/

Mardi Paws Party and Fundraiser – March 5


Kennewick Red Lion, 1101 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
From 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 (tickets online or at the door)

Join us for a fun night on the town at the Benton-Franklin Humane Society’s Annual Mardi Paws event. This memorable evening includes beer, wine and a delicious array of hor d’oeuvres, a wine pull, silent auction, paddle auction, a photo booth and signature Mardi Gras themed drinks available for purchase.

If you are feeling festive, come dressed in your favorite Mardi Gras-themed costume and have a great event, all while supporting an important cause. Your attendance helps BFHS provide life-saving care and second chances for community animals in need.
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4064360
Info: https://www.bfhs.com/events/

Richland Rod & Gun Club: Fishing Lake Chelan with Washington Guide Service – March 5


Richland Public Library, 966 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Learn tips and tactics fishing for Mackinaw and Kokanee with Lance Effrig during the March meeting of the Richland Rod & Gun Club.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/RichlandRodandGunClub

Tri-Cities Model Railroaders Guest Exhibition – March 5-9


REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission (includes access to all exhibits): Adults $10, Students/Seniors/Military $6, Children 5 and under free, REACH Members Free

The Tri-City Model Railroaders most popular modular display (completed in 1990; size: 20’ x 28’) will be featured in the REACH Main Hall for a limited time only!

The Tri-City Model Railroaders are the only model railroad group serving the Mid-Columbia region. To learn more about their organization check out their website at https://www.owt.com/tcmr/TCMR1/Welcome.html
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/591548221272909/

Film Screening: “Turn it Up” – March 6


Fairchild Cinemas, 5020 Convention Dr. in Pasco
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $11.25, Children (2-11) $8.75, Seniors (60+) $8.75

Tri-Cities filmmaker Michael Charboneau writes and directs “Turn it Up.” It’s autobiographical and based on one of those magical times that can only happen in youth. In the 1980s, he and several friends formed a band and rocked for a summer. This movie is not rated and runs about 2 hours.
Tickets: http://www.fairchildcinemas.com/showtimes_32831/showtimes-32831-03062019.htm
Info: http://turnitup-movie.com/

Presentation: Propagation and Establishment of White Bluffs Bladder Pod – March 6


Columbia Basin College (Room 117 in the SWL building), 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Hosted by the Washington Native Plant Society – Columbia Basin Chapter…

Heidi Newsome of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be speaking about the White Bluffs bladder pod. The only known population of White Bluffs bladder pod, (Physaria douglasii ssp. tuplashensis), inhabits a narrow 17-km long band in dry, steep exposures on the White Bluffs in the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.

There will also be a bonus presentation by Laura Brazeal on how to hike farther and smarter.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/384702002079335/

Tri-City Americans vs. Victoria Royals – March 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 Victoria Royals.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Fireside Chat Series with Kimberly Harper – March 7


Fuse SPC, 723 The Parkway in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: free – must register to attend

Have you ever wanted to eavesdrop on the most interesting people in the Tri-Cities, and ask how they got to where they are now? In an intimate forum hosted by the Fuse Community Development Committee, the Fireside Chat Series introduces inspirational individuals who have significantly impacted the community. The format of the series is more of a conversation between host and interviewee and will take place in front of a live audience.

Next up in the series, the winner of the 2019 Columbia Basin College’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award – Kimberly Harper! Locally catered food and beverages will be provided by CG Public House and Catering.
Tickets: https://ti.to/fuse/fireside-chat-series-with-kimberly-harper
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/275704273321586/

Concert: Robert Richardson Memorial Scholarship Performances – March 7


Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Event is free and open to the public

This Recital is the final phase of a three step process designed to select the top three candidates to receive the Robert Richardson Scholarship. Come hear the best high school musicians in the area all at one event.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/296235691247515/

Friday Family Night – March 8


Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $13.99 per person or $39.95 per family

Friday Nights are all about family at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams. Join the Carousel and KnockerBall Tri-Cities for interactive activities at an affordable price. You’ll have three hours of unlimited carousel rides and play on Knockerball inflatable games. Our concession kitchen is open with dinner specials as well.

Future dates: every Friday until Memorial Day Weekend.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2332756420302845/

Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 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 Everett Silvertips.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Vintage at the Ridge – March 8 & 9


Southridge Sports and Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Friday from 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 Per Person at the Door (good both days), Kids 12 & Under are Free

Vintage at the Ridge consists of 21,000 sq. ft. of shopping paradise featuring antiques, holiday & home decor, gourmet foods, unique gifts, vintage & re-purposed treasures.
Info: https://www.go2kennewick.com/1179/Vintage-at-the-Ridge

2019 Walla Walla Guitar Festival – March 8-10


The annual 3-day Walla Walla Guitar Festival features 30 bands in 10 venues all within walking distance in Downtown Walla Walla! Tickets range in price from $25 – $150.
Info & Tickets: https://wallawallaguitarfestival.ticketbud.com/2019

Spring Garden Day 2019 – March 9


WSU – Tri-Campus, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland
From 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $40

An all day gardening educational symposium March 9th at WSU Tri-Cities!

Spring Garden Day is a day-long program of gardening classes for local gardeners. The program consists of keynote speakers followed with a variety of break-out classes.

Stone Soup will be on site in the morning to take lunch orders during registration. The lunch is purchased separately and not included in the price of registration.
Registration: https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?id=5723
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344222486428839/

Spring Sip ‘N Shop – March 9


Courtyard by Marriott Richland Columbia Point, 480 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free admission

Valentine Sip ‘N Shop – Take 2! This is a fundraiser for Junior Achievement and features Raffles – Door prizes – Shopping – Cash Bar!

Over 30 local artisans will be on hand to help you get a head start on your Spring shopping! Swag bags for the 1st 50 shoppers through the door! The 1st person in the door gets a door prize! We will then randomly hand them out as people enter!

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares local students to get excited about their future in a global economy. You can help by coming out and supporting Junior Achievement of Washington-Southeastern Region.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2409849882632255/

Tri-City Americans vs. Vancouver Giants – March 9


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 Vancouver Giants.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

Daylight Savings Time – March 10


Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday so don’t forget to move your clocks forward one hour.

Academic Advantage Event – March 16 (RSVP by March 10)


Courtyard by Marriott Richland Columbia Point,  480 Columbia Point Drive in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free for students between sixth and twelfth grade – must register

Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is hosting its annual Academic Advantage event on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Courtyard Columbia Point.

This yearly event brings together a panel of experts that include professionals from the medical field and representatives from university admissions departments and local non-profits to provide students with a head start on how to have a successful career in the healthcare industry. Tips on how to gain admission to and be successful in medical school will be shared and student questions will be answered. Health care is a highly innovative and competitive industry. We want to give local students a leg up and help them determine their best career path!

During the event, students will also have the opportunity to win exciting prizes! The Academic Advantage program event is for students who are between sixth and twelfth grade or anyone interested in learning more about the medical field. If you or someone you know is interested in pursuing a career in health care, please RSVP for our upcoming session to gain valuable information and get a head start on the future!
Info & Registration: https://cboms.com/academicadvantage/

Kingspoint Extravaganza Dinner and Auction – March 16 (RSVP by March 8)


TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Silent Auction Starts at 4:30 p.m.; Dinner Starts at 6 p.m.
Cost: $50 payable at the door – RSVP by calling 509-547-6498

Kingspoint Christian School will host the eighteenth annual Extravaganza Benefit Auction on March 16, 2019, at the Pasco TRAC. The evening will include a silent and live auction in a fun, festive atmosphere providing individuals and corporate guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing evening, while raising much- needed funds for our school.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/498276083912129/

Art Exhibits

Drewboy Creative: The Green Show – through April 17

Confluence Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Hours: Wed-Thu: 5-8 p.m., Fri-Sat: 12-8 p.m., Sun: 12-5 p.m.
Free to attend

DrewBoy Creative’s signature color show celebrates its four year anniversary with the color green. With nearly 50 participating artists you do not want to miss this show! This juried show is sponsored by Prohibition Glass, Allen Brecke Law Offices, and Numerica Credit Union.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/

Exhibit: Faculty Art Show ‘Then and Now’ – through March 21

Esvelt Gallery at CBC, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Saturday & Sunday, closed
Open and free to the public

Esvelt gallery is proud to present the work of the Columbia Basin College Art Department faculty. The work presented in this exhibition is diverse and includes painting, drawing, collage, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. The faculty, who are each artists engaged in their own unique studio practice, showcase what is possible through continued creativity.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/356271748285133/

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. (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: 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 (single feature/double feature): $8/$13 adults, $7/$11 seniors, $5/$8 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online or at the door)

Showing this week:
– March 8: Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m. and Fractal Explorations at 8 p.m.
– March 9: 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: https://cbcplanetarium.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4311 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium/

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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