Things to Do: May 6-12, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of May 6-12, 2019:

  • Wishing Star Foundation’s Send a Friend a Goat-Tri Cities – May 6-10
  • Richland Rod & Gun Club: Spring Catfish Tactical – May 7
  • PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure – May 7 & 8
  • 8th Annual Caregivers Conference w/ Jolene Brackey – May 8
  • The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – May 8
  • Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) – Tri-Cities Chapter General Meeting – May 8
  • Tri-City Photo Club Meeting – May 9
  • Vibe Music Center: Matilda the Musical – May 9-11
  • Family Friday Night – May 10
  • TCYC Benefit Concert and Silent Auction – May 10
  • BYU Theatre Ballet: Sleeping Beauty – May 10
  • Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market – May 10 & 11
  • Classy Chassy Car Show – May 10 & 11
  • Hanford High School Drama: Into the Woods – May 10 & 11
  • The Richland Players: “Girls of the Garden Club” – May 10 & 11
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre: Alice in Wonderland – May 10-12
  • Group Health Inland Empire Century Ride – May 11
  • Run for Ribbons – May 11
  • Wildflower Walk: Badger Mountain – Skyline Trail – May 11
  • Safe Kids Saturday – May 11
  • MOMAPALOOZA: Moms & Mimosas – May 11
  • Mommy & Me Tea Party – May 11
  • TC Shootout & Street Fair – May 11
  • Mother’s Day Market Sip n Shop – May 11
  • Mom and Me Scrapbook Saturday! – May 11
  • Retapped Blues & Brews Festival 2019 – May 11
  • 50 Calibers 10th Annual Poker Run and Hog Fest – May 11
  • Asparagus Fest & Brews – May 11
  • POPP Fur Ball: A Night for the Mewvie Stars – May 11
  • Brass and Brews – Columbians DBC Fundraiser! – May 11
  • Visit Tri-Cities: Mother’s Day Brunch & Specials
  • The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Wishing Star Foundation’s Send a Friend a Goat-Tri Cities – May 6-10

Volunteer teams from the Wishing Star Foundation will be delivering a,special surprise to members of the Tri-Cities community during their 14th annual “Send a Friend a Goat” event that runs from May 6th-10th. A $50 donation to Wishing Star enables Tri-Cities community members the opportunity to have fun with unsuspecting friends or coworkers by having a real baby goat delivered to their offices or meetings on the day and time of their choice.

The recipient will be asked to make a donation of any amount to pay for the removal of the goat. Anyone can sign up to have a goat delivered, or can purchase “Goat Insurance” for $100 to prevent a surprise visit by registering online.

Richland Rod & Gun Club: Spring Catfish Tactical – May 7

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

Mike Posey of Ache’n Arms Guide Service will share information on how to be successful when fishing for catfish.

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure – May 7 & 8

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Four performances: Tuesday at 6 p.m., Wednesday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Tickets: $16 – $112

For the Family, Children’s Theatre –

X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”! It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup … Tracker!
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8th Annual Caregivers Conference w/ Jolene Brackey – May 8

Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. in RIchland
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend (lunch & refreshments are included) – please register to attend

Author and nationwide speaker, Jolene Brackey, will help you through the everyday battles of Alzheimer’s with practical wisdom, encouragement, and humor. She will discuss discovering ways to make the physical environment safer, how to trigger memories, making bathing a more comfortable process, and how to focus our energy on creating moments of joy.
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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – May 8

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Two showings: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $4 for non-CBC students/staff, children 5 and under are free

Join us in the planetarium theater for our next ASCBC-sponsored movie of 2019, “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part”!  Seats will fill up fast, so reserve yours now. CBC students, faculty, and staff can attend for FREE, but you MUST show your valid CBC ID at the door to be admitted Doors will open about 30 minutes prior to each show time.

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Rating: PG, Runtime: 107 min., Release Year: 2019

**Please note: no food or beverages are allowed in the planetarium theater.
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Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) – Tri-Cities Chapter General Meeting – May 8

Pasco Red Lion, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7 pm. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

At the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Tri-Cities Chapter general meeting, three topics will be discussed:
– WDFW District 4 Biologist Paul Hoffarth will present on the forecast salmon and steelhead returns as well seasons for the coming year as well as share the results of egg take and hatchery production from the 2018 King of the Reach Live Capture Derby.

– We will have a presentation on tips and tricks for the upcoming shad fishery.

– CCA Washington will provide an update on the recent actions taken by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on gillnetting and actions to take moving forward.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Tri-City Photo Club Meeting – May 9

Benton County PUD, 2721 W. 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

This month our speaker is photographer LuAnn Ostergaard and she will present on the topic: Thinking Artfully. LuAnn Ostergaard is an award winning artist and photographer who works with photo-based digital imaging as her primary medium. Please join us for this presentation.

Vibe Music Center: Matilda the Musical – May 9-11

Vibe Music Center, 731 N Columbia Center Blvd. Suite 110 in Kennewick
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Children 5 & Under: free, Students 6-18: $10, Adults: $12, Matinee: $8 (purchase tickets online)

Get ready to come see Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical! This show will be at Vibe’s NEW in-house theatre.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality.

Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
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Friday Family Night – May 10

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.

TCYC Benefit Concert and Silent Auction – May 10

Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 N. Rd. 72 in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 – $60

International Opera Star, Rachel Willis-Sorensen has performed lead roles in all the major opera houses around the world. She has been a guest performer in concert halls with the famous orchestras of today, including a performance at Buckingham Palace with the Philharmonic Orchestra for Prince Charles 70th Birthday. Rachel has won numerous prestigious awards and competitions.

We are honored to have her come home to do this benefit concert for the TCYC Building Fund. Rachel will be accompanied by world acclaimed pianist Stephen Beus, also a native to the area. With two of the top world musicians, this concert is sure to draw attendees near and far and leave everyone wanting more.
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BYU Theatre Ballet: Sleeping Beauty – May 10

Kennewick High School – Art Fuller Auditorium, 500 South Dayton St. in Kennewick
From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $25

Sleeping Beauty, presented by the BYU Theatre Ballet, is a dream come alive through beautiful technique and choreography. Dancers will delight audiences with scenes of fairies and princesses in the family-friendly show.

The story of a wicked fairy godmother placing a curse on Princess Aurora will entice all ages as the princess awaits true love’s kiss to remove the curse. Wearing fantastic, storybook costumes, dancers will portray the magical tale of Sleeping Beauty. Theatre Ballet will make audience members feel as if they entered the grand palace themselves.
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Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market – May 10 & 11

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from Noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 all weekend, under 12 free

Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market by Past Blessings Farm, creators of the fabulous “Pickin’ Shows” throughout the West is returning!! Take Mama Pickin’ Mother’s Day Weekend . . . Let her choose her gift from tons of vintage and artisan vendors from throughout the Northwest and beyond.

Classy Chassy Car Show – May 10 & 11

Downtown Kennewick
Free for spectators to attend on Saturday until 3 p.m.

Our 20th Annual Classy Chassy Show and Shine starting Friday Night, May 10th with Registration, Poker Run, and Rally at Overturf Motors on Columbia Drive from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. On May 11th, the Main event, the Show and Shine, in Historic Downtown Kennewick starting at 8 a.m. with registration, check-in, and set-up. Come early to pick your desired location on W. Kennewick Ave., there will be over 200 cars all vying for that Best in Show Trophy. Registration is $25.

Hanford High School Drama: Into the Woods – May 10 & 11

Hanford High School, 450 Hanford St. in RIchland
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 or $15 depending on seat location

Into the Woods – What makes a classic even more classic?

A long beloved musical by the inimitable Stephen Sondheim and James LaPine that uses familiar fairy tale characters to tell a timeless tale about parents and children, wishes, fears, and love in its many forms, that’s what!

Over 30 years old, Into the Woods feels as timely, as important as anything being written today. And in our version, there is nothing tired; all feels fresh and new, urgent and important. Wishes are made, goals pursued, dangers encountered, adversity faced, and all with music and lyrics that sweep the audience along on the journey.

Future dates: May 15, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. for $12 or $15 depending on seat location, in addition to an Act-One-only (approx 90 min) matinee at 2 p.m. on May 18, with all seats $10.
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The Richland Players: “Girls of the Garden Club” – May 10 & 11

The Richland Players Theater, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors/military

Theatrical Performance: “Girls of the Garden Club”, a comedy by John Patrick –

“Girls of the Garden Club” tells the story of Rhoda Greenleaf, for whom gardening is the primary love of her life and becoming president of the Garden Club her highest goal. If Rhoda can win first prize in a flower show, she can oust arch rival Lillybelle from the presidency and fulfill her lifelong ambition. But how to win? Her daughter’s boyfriend comes to the rescue, with a novel idea that will make Rhoda’s entry a sure winner.
Future dates: May 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 8 p.m. and May 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.
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Academy of Children’s Theatre: Alice in Wonderland – May 10-12

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Children (12 & Under) – $10, Students (13-18)/ Seniors (65+)/ Military – $13, Adults – $16

Plot Summary Alice in Wonderland: Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved characters, in her madcap adventures. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
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Group Health Inland Empire Century Ride – May 11

Starts at Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The fees are:
$55 for adults for 50, 75, 100 miles
$30 for adults for 25 miles
$15 for ages 13 – 17
Free for those under 13 accompanied by a registered rider.
Note: Registrations after April 12 are $5 more for adults.
Online registrations close May 9.

Join sun-seeking cyclists from around the Pacific Northwest on May 11, 2019, and escape winter doldrums in the TriCities. Routes stretch alongside the Columbia and Yakima rivers through parks and over bridges. Ride options include an easy 25 miles to more challenging 50, 75 or 100-mile tours. All routes showcase the scenic beauty of the lower Columbia River and Yakima Valley vineyards, wheat fields and fruit orchards. Food, music, prizes, and a bike rally complete the ride.

Riders may register Friday, May 10 at the Columbia Park Kiwanis Building between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m., or on May 11 at the ride start between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.
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Run for Ribbons – May 11

Howard Amon Park (Lee Blvd round-a-bout) in Richland
Check-in at 8:30 a.m., Run-Walk begins at 10:00 a.m
Entry Fee:
– $35 Adults / $25 Youth (3-18yrs) if pre-registered by May 10th (Registration fee includes t-shirt)
– $40 Adults / $30 youth if registering on race day(Registration fee includes t-shirt – sizes based upon availability)

Join the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation in support of local cancer patients and their families. Run for Ribbons is a 10k, 5k, and 1 mile fun run/walk community event to raise awareness and promote prevention of all forms of cancers. We will also hold our RibbonFest health fair at the run.
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Wildflower Walk: Badger Mountain – Skyline Trail – May 11

Meet at Skyline Trail Kiosk
From 10 a.m. – 12 Noon
Free to participate – must RSVP

Badger Mountain is approaching summer. The May season for Badger can be as stunning as early spring. If you missed our other Badger hikes, don’t miss this one! We’re able to see how the wildflower season changes with time and elevation. There will still be plenty to see as well as our gorgeous views from the mountain. Meet: 10:00 a.m., Skyline Trail Kiosk. Dress appropriate for the weather, bring snacks, and don’t forget your cameras. Please contact trip leader: Steve Link if you plan on attending.

Safe Kids Saturday – May 11

Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee Blvd. in Richland
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free admission

The annual family safety fair brings together more than 30 community agencies and 200 volunteers to share important safety messages for parents and children.

The event features a children’s bike rodeo, car seat safety checks and bike helmet fittings. There are fire trucks and an emergency helicopter for kids to see. The children can go through a life safety house to learn how to escape the home safely in the event of a fire. Hands-on activities and information are available on water safety, poison prevention, substance abuse, early childhood development and much more.

– Free bike helmets to the first 500 attendees courtesy of Seattle Children’s Hospital
– Richland Fire Department
– Benton REA electrical fire safety
– Bike rodeo
– Franklin County Dive Rescue, water safety
– SECOM 911 training
– United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties
– Kadlec programs and services

MOMAPALOOZA: Moms & Mimosas – May 11

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

Our annual Mother’s Day event! This year is a fundraiser for TROT- Therapeutic Riding of the Tri-Cities that provides therapeutic horseback riding to disabled kids and adults. Let our local Mompreneurs help you find that special gift for the Mom in your life! Over 30 vendors will be showcasing their products so you are sure to find something!

*Swag bags & flowers for the 1st 50 through the door,*Door prizes *Raffles *Massages *Cash bar
Enter to win a Mother/Daughter spa package- including a massage, hair pampering, and photo session!

Mommy & Me Tea Party – May 11

Stone Ridge Event Center, 5960 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Two time slots available: 10 a.m. – Noon & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $7 – $20

All ages welcome at this fun, memorable Mommy & Me Tea Party!

Come dressed in your finest tea party attire (hats, gloves, pearls, boas, tiaras!) and enjoy tea (juice) & cookies, served on elegant china in Stone Ridge Event Center’s beautiful gardens. Lots of fun activities, face painting, pony rides & a bouncy house! New this year, some great vendors will be on hand for some wonderful Mother’s Day Gifts, and other goodies mommies love! Don’t forget grammies, aunties and dads love tea parties, too!

Please arrive promptly at to check in for your tea party! Tea (juice) & cookies will be served in the gardens, and beautifully laid out on the tables, with real china cups & saucers, ready for self-serve when you arrive. Hot tea and coffee for adults will be in pots on the patio. This is an ‘informal’ tea party, meaning guests may have tea at their leisure and enjoy the fun activities when they choose.
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TC Shootout & Street Fair – May 11

Kennewick High School, 500 S. Dayton St. in Kennewick
From 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost to shoot is just $5. It is free for spectators…

How would you like to say you have Guinness Book of World Records title? Well you’ll have a chance May 11th at Kennewick High with TC World Record Shootout & Street Fair for the largest game of basketball bump/knockout.

This event is open to ALL ages anyone who can make a free throw is in and the cost to shoot is just $5. It is free for spectators…  In addition to the game, we will also be hosting a “street-fair” with local food trucks, drinks, small businesses, and entertainment.

We will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of basketball bump/knockout. Sponsorship for the event will benefit Safe Harbor and Second Harvest, allowing them to continue their programs for those in need.
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Mother’s Day Market Sip n Shop – May 11

Purple Star Winery, 56504 N East Roza RD in Benton City
From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to attend

Third Annual Mother’s Day Sip & Shop at Purple Star Winery! Come out, sip wine and shop unique, one of a kind artists and vendors. We have amazing local vendors and artisans. Shop beautiful clothing, artisan jewelry and soaps, hand crafted treats, local cheeses and one of a kind finds. Its a day to treat yourself and the mom’s in your life! Cheese plates and wine available to purchase, picnic’s encouraged!

Mom and Me Scrapbook Saturday! – May 11

East Benton County History Museum, 205 Keewaydin Dr. in Kennewick
From 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Cost is $10 per person which includes snacks

Come in with your mom and your unfinished photo albums this Saturday and scrapbook together for our first ever Scrapbook Saturday! Whether you want to work traditionally or digitally, we will have a peaceful atmosphere with spacious tables, inspiring scrapbooks to peruse, appropriate snacks, door prizes and limited supplies to share. Space is limited so reserve your table today!

Retapped Blues & Brews Festival 2019 – May 11

John Dam Plaza, 815 George Washington Way in Richland
From 12 Noon – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the gate – Must be 21+

The Washington Blues Society Proudly Presents: Retapped Blues & Brews Festival – featuring Beer from over 50 NW Breweries and featuring the Blues Music of:
– 1:00 p.m. Be Tricky
– 3:00 p.m. Junk Belly
– 5:00 p.m. Jan Harrison Blues Experience
– 7:00 p.m. Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm
– 9:00 p.m. Big Al & the Heavyweights (From New Orleans)
Note: no outside food or beverages allowed into festival grounds. No Dogs.
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50 Calibers 10th Annual Poker Run and Hog Fest – May 11

Hosted by the 50 Calibers Motorcycle Club, there’s a poker run followed by a hog roast. 100% of proceeds benefit Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Ride starts at Yoke’s in Kennewick and ends at Pasco Eagles.

– Poker Run starts at 12 Noon at Yoke’s Fresh Market, 1410 W 27th Ave. in Kennewick
– Hog Roast starts at 4 p.m. at The Pasco Eagles, 2829 W Sylvester St. in Pasco
– Cost: Ride and Hog Roast $20, Hog Roast only $15, Ride Only $10, Trager Raffle $5, Winchester Safe Raffle $10

Asparagus Fest & Brews – May 11

Middleton’s Fall Festival, 1050 Pasco-Kahlotus Rd. in Pasco
From 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission, $3 ages 5-10

The Asparagus Fest & Brews event is back and better than ever! Featuring delicious asparagus cuisine, cold brews, wine, and music that will ROCK! Also featuring special vendors who use Asparagus in their menu and Asparagus ice cream from The Country Mercantile! Admission includes asparagus samples (deep fried, grilled, pickled, and ice cream), hay ride to Asparagus field tour and… first 300 people receive a sample bag of fresh asparagus!)
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POPP Fur Ball: A Night for the Mewvie Stars – May 11

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $70

A benefit for Pet Overpopulation Prevention (POPP)… This year’s event will be held at the Three Rivers Convention Center. The event theme this year is “Hollywoof: A Night for the Mewvie Stars”.

The evening will be filled with a presentation on the accomplishments of our organization over the last year, fun games and prizes, a silent auction, live auction and dinner!
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Brass and Brews – Columbians DBC Fundraiser! – May 11

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at 10 p.m.
Tickets: $25 (must be 21+)

This is a cider/beer/whisky tasting fundraising event to benefit the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps.

Please come and join us for a night of tastings, food samples, variety of musical performances and more. Ticket purchase includes 4 beverage samples, 1 food sample ticket and a sample cup. Additional tickets available for purchase at event.
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Visit Tri-Cities: Mother’s Day Brunch & Specials

Visit Tri-Cities has compiled a list of Mother’s Day events that include brunch and other specials. So check out their list at

The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019

Upcoming Tours:
– May 10 – Dry Falls – $108.59 per person
– May 18 – Wallula Gap Hike – $97.73 per person
– August 10 – Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig – $108.59 per person
– August 17 – Kayak Hanford Reach National Monument – $108.59 per person (Sold Out)
– September 7 – Vineyards & Winemaking – $124.88 per person
– September 14 – Hops to Bottle – $119.45 per person
– September 20 – Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands & Palouse Falls – $119.45 per person

The REACH is offering their guided tours for 2019. Lunch and transportation is provided unless noted on the tour website page.
Payment is required in full the Monday prior to the tour. Full refunds will be given if cancelled two weeks before the tour date. 25% of ticket cost will be withheld if cancellation occurs after the two week deadline. Tours are subject to cancellation. All tours depart from The REACH (1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland) unless otherwise stated on the tour website page.
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Art Exhibits

Annual Juried Student Art Show – Opens May 13

Columbia Basin College Arts Center, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
– Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-8:30 PM
– Friday, 8 AM-12 PM
– Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free and open to the public

Esvelt Gallery is proud to present the Annual Juried Student Art Show. This exhibition gives students a chance to submit their work in a juried and professionally installed exhibition. It includes painting, drawing, illustration, digital media, photography, 2-D design, 3-D design, ceramics, and sculpture. The Student Show celebrates the talent of Columbia Basin College students.

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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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.
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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 (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:
– May 10: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– May 11: 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.
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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.

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:

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