Things to Do: April 1-7, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of April 1-7, 2019:

  • SOAR Presentation – April 2
  • Richland Rod & Gun Club: Spring Bass Fishing Tactics – April 2
  • Boredom Busters – Spring Break – April 3
  • 1st Thursday – Kennewick Community Center – April 4
  • Presentation: The Ethics of Eating Meat on a Small Planet – April 4
  • Movie: Mary Poppins Returns – April 5
  • Friday Family Night – April 5
  • Museum of Flight: Women Fly – April 5
  • 2019 Run The Bloom – April 6
  • All Things Poultry Event – April 6
  • Wildflower Walk: Candy Mountain – April 6
  • Hands-on Activities about planes, trains and more! – April 6
  • Atomic City Roller Girls Home Opener – April 6
  • 3rd Annual Three Rivers Pet Expo – April 6 & 7
  • Tri-City Film Club: “The Gospel According to Andre” – April 7
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

SOAR Presentation – April 2


REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Admission: Adults: $10, Students/Seniors/Military: $6, Museums for All (EBT/Valid ID for up to 2 adults and 4 kids): $2, Children 5 and under: Free, REACH Members: Free

Meet Live Owls! Doris Mager, founder of Save Our American Raptors (SOAR), will be at the REACH to talk about her years of experience in raptor rehabilitation with her two LIVE owls. Remember to bring some extra cash to purchase Birds of Prey swag and take a photo holding E.T. the Great Horned Owl!
Info: https://www.visitthereach.org/event/soar-presentation-5/

Richland Rod & Gun Club: Spring Bass Fishing Tactics – April 2


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

Clint Johanson will share Spring Bass Fishing Tactics and Strategies at the monthly meeting of the Richland Rod & Gun Club. This event is open to the public and free to attend.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/423089761791531/

Boredom Busters – Spring Break – April 3


REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $9, Students/Seniors/Military: $5, Museums for All (EBT/Valid ID for up to 2 adults and 4 kids): $2, Children 5 and under: Free, REACH Members: Free

Are you bored? Sick of staying at home during Spring Break? Come over to the REACH for hands-on learning and fun in partnership with Remake Learning Days! Our Education Team will have a variety of STEAM-related activities appropriate for all ages, featuring Imagination Playground blocks from HIHO, Thrive Creative Dance on the Solar Stage, a guided nature trail walk, and local wildlife crafts. Ethos Bakery & Cafe is catering onsite with food & beverage for purchase.
Info: https://www.visitthereach.org/event/boredom-busters-spring-break/

1st Thursday – Kennewick Community Center – April 4


Community Center, 500 S. Auburn St. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for an Earth Month DIY project planting your own seed starter pods. We will have all supplies on hand for this Free project (while supplies last). Free sherbet scoops to celebrate the sunny spring weather!

1st Thursday Downtown Kennewick businesses will also be open late to showcase local art, live demos, and local talent!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2126278327464494/

Presentation: The Ethics of Eating Meat on a Small Planet – April 4


Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Join a conversation with philosopher Dr. Brian G. Henning that explores the costs of and possible alternatives to industrial livestock production on our small planet. Mid-Columbia Libraries hosts local experts for our E=MCL science-focused free community lecture series. All ages are welcome.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/578372959333735/

Movie: Mary Poppins Returns – April 5


Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free to attend – all ages

Join us for the continuing magic of Mary Poppins Returns.
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/event/now-showing-mary-poppins-returns

Friday Family Night – April 5


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/

Museum of Flight: Women Fly – April 5


REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free for 5th-8th grade girls

Join the Museum of Flight for a free night at the REACH –

5th-8th grade girls can explore space-focused topics through fun, hands-on activities. Come check out the portable planetarium show, work with robots, and explore future career pathways in STEM fields. Contact womenfly@museumofflight.org for more information about registration.
Info: https://www.visitthereach.org/event/women-fly/

2019 Run The Bloom – April 6


Benton County Fire Protection District #2 Station 210, 1304 Dale Ave. in Benton City
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. – Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $15 per runner, Ki-BE Students Free

Time to think SPRING for the annual Cherry Blossom 5K Run –

Cherry Blossom 5k Run Walk is an annual event put on by the Kiona-Benton Booster Clubs supporting students within our community. We help fund local programs within our school district programs. All the proceeds from this race go toward the Kiona-Benton High School Leadership Class and Performing Arts this year. Medals will be awarded to the first three male, first three female, and first three walkers.
Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/cherry-blossom-run-5k/2019/register
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958315594464888/

All Things Poultry Event – April 6


Benton County Fairgrounds Building 1, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to attend

This event is wonderful for the backyard poultry keeper & Fun for the Entire Family:
– Educational Poultry Information!
– Poultry Costume Contests
– Poultry Knowledge Bowl Contests
– Egg Decorating
– Art Contests
– Craft Contests
– Photography Contests
– Poultry Races
– Door Prizes, Raffles and Silent Auctions
– Poultry Show
– Fitting and Showing workshops and competitions

This is a 4-H sponsored poultry event and is free for everyone!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/776869419316946/

Wildflower Walk: Candy Mountain – April 6


From 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Free to participate – must sign up

The field trip with an amazing view! Come join us for a spring wildflower walk on Candy Mountain. Guaranteed sweet treats for the eyes!. Meet: 10:00 a.m. Candy Mountain Trailhead at the parking lot, south side of Candy Mountain. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring snacks, and don’t forget your cameras. Please contact trip leader Steve Link at stevenlink@me.com if you plan on attending or would like more information.
Info: http://www.cbwnps.org/calendar/

Hands-on Activities about planes, trains and more! – April 6


REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission – all ages welcome

Don’t miss out on hands-on activities all about trains, planes, automobiles, and more. Representatives from The Museum of Flight in Seattle are coming as special guests!

Other Vendors include:
– Ben Franklin Transit
– Save the Old NAS Pasco Control Tower
– Tesla Owners of the Pacific Northwest
– Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop
– Operation Lifesaver
– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – PNNL
– Futurewise
– Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle Association
– 20’s Plenty for Us
– A Stroke of Genius
– Frost Me Sweet Mobile Cupcakes
Info: https://www.visitthereach.org/event/transportation/

Atomic City Roller Girls Home Opener – April 6


Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 4:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 Students (11-17), Kids 10 and Under FREE with adult!

2019 Atomic City Roller Girls Season Opener!

– ACRG vs. Palouse River Rollers Rampage
– Church of Atom vs Puget Sound Outcast Derby Castaways
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088512941449963/

3rd Annual Three Rivers Pet Expo – April 6 & 7


Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Free addmission

Join us for the Third Annual Three Rivers Pet Expo! This expo is open to the public and their pet companions.* We will host everything from pet shelters to pet accessories! It is your one stop shop for a happy, healthy pet!

*Please review our Pet Waiver for rules and requirements for bringing your pet, available at: http://threeriversconventioncenter.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Pet%20Expo/Pet%20Expo%20-%20Pet%20Waiver%202019.pdf
Info: http://www.threeriversconventioncenter.com/events/details/?evtid=7752

Tri-City Film Club: “The Gospel According to Andre” – April 7


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 2 p.m.
Donations accepted: $4 adults, $2 children

The Gospel According to Andre (2017) LifeAgain
Documentary. USA. English. PG 13. 93 min.

The life and career of operatic fashion editor Andre Leon Talley is traced from his early years in the segregated South to his barrier-breaking work redefining the boundaries of fashion around the world. A poignant portrait of Talley who was inspired by the effortless glamour of his late grandmother and the grandeur of traditional church wear as a boy growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South. He became one of the first black voices in fashion and an icon of taste-making. Featuring rare archival footage as well as narratives from industry legends, this film pays tribute to a man whose influences spans decades and continents. This feature delves much deeper into the reflective, sentimental, and elegant soul that is Andre Leon Talley.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Mid-Columbia Watercolor Society – Opens April 2

Allied Arts Association’s Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Hours:
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Starting April 7th – Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free to attend

This exhibition will feature selected works from members of the Mid-Columbia Watercolor Society. Exhibition will begin April 2 and end April 25. The reception will be Friday April 5 from 6-8 p.m.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/

Esvelt Gallery Exhibit: (extra): terrestrial and ordinary – Opens April 4
Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free to attend and open to the public

Join us for an artist lecture at 3 p.m. in room L102 and directly after at 4 p.m. in the gallery for the opening reception for Ashley Jonas and Nicholaus Arnold’s exhibit, (extra): terrestrial and ordinary.

This two person exhibition will present the photographic/ sculptural work of Nicholaus Arnold and the sculptural assemblage of Ashley Jonas. Arnold’s work explores loss and loneliness in a series titled “i wish i were an astronaut,” which pairs beautifully with the sculpture of Jonas, which places focus on objects and their relationship to the space around them. This exhibit runs through May 3.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2389763897924747/

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/

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.

Upcoming Geology Tours:
April 19 – Western Scablands – $108.59 per person
April 27 – White Bluffs Hike – $97.73 per person

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:
– April 5: Cell! Cell! Cell! at 7 p.m. and Oasis in Space at 8 p.m.
– April 6: The Life of Trees at 2 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs 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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