Things to Do: September 9-15, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of September 9-15, 2019:

  • Photography Lecture: Photographing People – September 9
  • How to Spy on a Fish: Tracking Salmon Migration in the Columbia River Basin – September 10
  • Monthly Meeting – Tri-City Genealogical Society – September 11
  • Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon – September 11-14
  • Tri-Cities Tech Summit – September 12
  • Tri-City Photography Club Presentation – September 12
  • Connell Fall Festival – September 12-14
  • Wishes & Wine 2019 Tri-Cities – September 13
  • Learn about the Day’s Pay – September 13
  • Three Rivers Folklife Society Coffeehouse – September 13
  • Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market – September 13 & 14
  • Walla Walla Wine Walk Weekend – September 13 & 14
  • Benton City Daze – September 13-15
  • 20th Annual Walla Walla Quilt Festival – September 13-15
  • The Richland Players: Bertha the Beautiful Typewriter Girl – September 13-15
  • West Richland Harvest Festival – September 14
  • Tons of Trucks – September 14
  • Fiery Foods Festival – September 14
  • PetSmart Bow Wow Luau National Adoption Event – September 14
  • Atomic Frontier Day – September 14
  • Landscaping with Trees Class – September 14
  • LIGO Public Tours – September 14
  • ACRD Doubleheader Bout! – September 14
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – September 14
  • City Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides
  • Kennewick Community Education
  • The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Photography Lecture: Photographing People – September 9


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

This photography lecture presented by local photographer, Scott Butner, will discuss some pointers on taking better photographs of family and friends.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/629595434137634/?event_time_id=629595437470967

How to Spy on a Fish: Tracking Salmon Migration in the Columbia River Basin – September 10


Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Salmon are a critically important species in the Pacific Northwest – not only ecologically but also economically and culturally. Given their importance, it is vital to fully understand the migration patterns and habitat use of Pacific salmon in order to support conservation efforts. This talk will discuss two different methods used to track fish migration: telemetry and the geochemistry of fish ear bones.

The results of this research are used to better understand movement patterns of Pacific salmon throughout the Columbia River Basin and to improve our understanding of how fish migration is affected by the operation of hydropower dams. This presentation will be accompanied by hands-on activities and interactive displays.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/362910557982103/

Monthly Meeting – Tri-City Genealogical Society – September 11


Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Learn tips and tricks to help identify old photographs to help with your family history. Presented by Donna Cummins.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450491469140201/

Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon – September 11-14


1114 SW Court Ave. in Pendleton

The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon is held the second full week of September in Pendleton, OR. The Round-Up began in 1910 and is recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the world. Rodeo starts at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Rodeo tickets range from $17-24.

The Happy Canyon Night Show of the Pendleton Round-Up has been entertaining audiences of all ages since 1916. The Happy Canyon Pageant is a show depicting the settling of the American West, beginning with a portrayal of the Native American way of life prior to the arrival of the white man, continuing with the arrival of Lewis and Clark, followed by the prairie schooners of the pioneers of the Oregon Trail and concluding with a reenactment of a frontier town’s rollicking main street mishaps. Happy Canyon tickets range from $15 – $24.
Info: https://www.pendletonroundup.com/

Tri-Cities Tech Summit – September 12


The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Doors open at 8:30 a.m., Presentations 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration: TC Tech Summit All Day Event Pass $39, TC Tech Summit All Day Event Pass + Networking Social $54

The Tri-Cities Tech Summit is a conference for technology professionals and innovators to come together and find out more about what’s happening in the Tri-Cities across technology fields. In an interactive and engaging atmosphere, participants will be able to learn, exchange ideas, network and establish relationships with others in the community.

Speaker Line Up:
– John Heaton, Founder and CEO at Pay Plus Benefits
– Brian McDermott, CEO at Columbia Industries
– Billy Nerenberg, CEO at Cayuse Holdings
– Erik Ralston, Chief Architect at LiveTiles
– Mike Schwenk, Economic Development Evangelist
– Amber Strunk, Education and Outreach Coordinator, LIGO – Hanford Observatory
– Megan Cook, Master of Ceremonies
– Special Guest Keynote Paul Jarrett, Co-founder & CEO of Bulu Box.

Note: Networking Social, Wednesday September 11 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center, University Dr. in Richland – featuring Hors d’oeuvres & student made wine provided
Info & Registration: https://tctechsummit.com/

Tri-City Photography Club Presentation – September 12


Columbia Basin College – SWL Building (Lecture Hall 121) – Saraceno Way in Pasco
From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The Tri-City Photography Club is meeting on September 12 at Columbia Basin College. Our September speaker is Spokane Nature Photographer Craig Goodwin. His topic is titled “National Geographic in Your Backyard” and he will talk about using the neighborhood where you live and work as your subject.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/659019311257187/

Connell Fall Festival – September 12-14


Historic Downtown Connell

The Connell Fall Festival is an annual community celebration that brings friends and family together for a weekend of good old fashioned fun. The event includes a grand parade, a kiddie’s parade, car show, arts & crafts and food vendors in the park, entertainment, games, street dance and the Columbia Basin Jr. Livestock Show.
Info: https://www.connellwa.com/fallfestival/

Wishes & Wine 2019 Tri-Cities – September 13


Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. – Midnight
Tickets: $75 per person

Please join us for an evening of wish granting at our Tri-Cities Wishes and Wine at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Proceeds from the event will help fund the wishes of children battling life-threatening conditions. Enjoy a cocktail hour, sit down dinner, entertaining live auction and more.
About Wishing Star Foundation: https://wishingstar.org/
Info & Tickets: https://www.auctria.com/ev?site=6a0e1b0f-9b49-42a6-977d-1ca40af03a75

Learn about the Day’s Pay – September 13


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

On July 23, 1944, hundreds gather at the Hanford Airport to witness the christening of a special airplane. Every employee at the Hanford Engineer Works donated one day’s pay to purchase the airplane, a B-17 bomber, as their contribution to the war effort. The plane is christened “Day’s Pay,” and is presented to the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Join us for this special presentation. Several family members of the Day’s Pay crew will share stories about the roles each
of their family members had on this B-17 Bomber. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Richland Public Library.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/488912008360635/

Three Rivers Folklife Society Coffeehouse – September 13


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 is Jamie Cooper. Performances begin with an open mic session that may include music, poetry, etc, followed by the featured performer. Sign-ups for the open mic session begin at 7:00 p.m., first come, first served, limit four performers, and two songs each.
Info: http://www.3rfs.org/coffee.htm

Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market – September 13 & 14


The HAPO Center (formerly TRAC), 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Saturday from Noon – 9 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 good both days with handstamp, kids under 12 are free and so is the parking.

Vintage Show & Artisan Market

Don’t miss the largest vintage & artisan market in the Columbia Basin. Our shows bring in thousands of shoppers and we have vendors from all over the Western half of the U.S. featuring vintage, antique, artisan handcrafts, signs, jewelry, rustic, reclaimed, repurposed and so much more.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/658327188017520

Walla Walla Wine Walk Weekend – September 13 & 14


Join us for an exciting wine experience in beautiful Downtown Walla Walla!
– Dinner & Auction Gala – Friday, September 13, From 6-10 p.m. – $50, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
– Wine Walk Downtown – Saturday, September 14, From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – $35, Sample wines from more than 20 downtown wineries
Info & Tickets: https://www.wwwinewalk.com/

Benton City Daze – September 13-15


During the last days of summer, the Benton City Community likes to pull together and have just a bit of fun. Celebrating with a Community Parade, Downtown Vendors, Music, Shows, Pageants and more! We know how to make these last DAZE of summer a community event! Tickets to the Guns & Roses concert on Saturday evening are $10-$20 plus fee.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/benton-city-daze-guns-hoses-community-concert-tickets-69816285389
Info: https://www.bentoncitychamber.org/benton-city-daze

20th Annual Walla Walla Quilt Festival – September 13-15


Walla Walla Fairgrounds, 360 Orchard St. in Walla Walla
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: $6 – one charge good all weekend

The annual Walla Walla Valley Quilt Show will feature:
– Quilts, Block Challenge, Demos Hourly, Silent Auction, Vendors, Food Court, Quilt Challenge “Booville” ($ prizes)
– Featured Quilter: Teresa Silva
– Local Featured Quilter: Cathy Wiese
Info: https://www.wallawallaquiltfestival.org/

The Richland Players: Bertha the Beautiful Typewriter Girl – September 13-15


The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $17.00, Student: $14.00, Military: $14.00, Seniors (over 62): $14.00
Note: Fees: $2 per ticket online (no fee through the Box Office)

Originally performed October 1944 –

Filled with the raging conflict between “Good” and “Evil”, this is an absolutely hilarious melodrama about Desperate Daniel Desmond and his vile attempts to betray Bertha, the beautiful typewriter girl. Every possible angle of the old-time melodrama is incorporated: stolen diamonds, a vengeful scheme, manly heroism and the pure and noble actions of our hero and heroine who unflinchingly face almost insurmountable odds! This play was the third production that the Richland Players ever staged. Performed with special permission by Samuel French, Inc.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ricpl

West Richland Harvest Festival – September 14


Flat Top Park, W Van Giesen St. in West Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Bring the whole family out to Flat Top Park on Saturday, September 14th for some Harvest Festival fun! There will be vendor booths to shop at, free kid’s activities, a BBQ Fundraiser for our local Benton County Fire Department, and so much more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/380277379559027/

Tons of Trucks – September 14


Peanuts Park in Downtown Pasco
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to attend

Pasco Recreation is hosting the 6th Annual Tons of Trucks special event, sponsored by Pasco Recreation Services on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The event will be held on the streets of downtown Pasco in conjunction with the Fiery Foods Festival. It is an educational and family friendly event that triggers imaginations and gives children the opportunity to discover and explore possible future careers.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2384149625133079/

Fiery Foods Festival – September 14


Downtown Pasco
From 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Bring on the heat at this year’s Pasco Fiery Foods Festival! Where all lovers of food and entertainment can join for a one of a kind experience in the heart of Pasco. This free to attend event has something for everyone and is fun for all ages.

This year we’re bringing back our three main attractions:

– Food Truck Face-Off (Ticketed event)- Participating food vendors will have a “perfect bite” for participants to taste. All entries will have a “fiery” component to them. Participants will vote for their favorite and the top three vendors will be announced during the program.

– Salsa Showdown (Ticketed Event)- Participants will get to blind taste salsa entries and vote for their favorite. The winners will be announced during the program.

– Celebrity Pepper Gauntlet- Local celebrities will battle one another by eating peppers in an increasing level of heat until only one is left standing.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/downtown-pasco/fiery-foods-festival-2019/354864211820952/

PetSmart Bow Wow Luau National Adoption Event – September 14


PetSmart, 6807 W Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Bring your Hawaiian flair down to PetSmart for their Bow Wow Luau. Over 150 dogs and cats will be available for adoption from over twelve local adoption agencies. All pets are vaccinated, altered and temperament tested.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450004025588489/

Atomic Frontier Day – September 14


Howard Amon Park in Richland
From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Manhattan Project, the City of Richland and other community partners are hosting “Atomic Frontier Day”. This event honors a community event popular in the early days of Hanford. Atomic Frontier Day brings back to life the 1940’s era with music, games, and Hanford related exhibits. There will be a community parade along George Washington Way, followed by a full day of activities in Howard Amon Park complete with a mess hall dinner and storytelling at its finest.

Participants will receive a souvenir security badge with a photo and are encouraged to visit all exhibitor booths to receive stamps and ultimately top secret security clearance. This fun, educational activity brings early culture at Hanford to life, and teaches about the history and legacy of our region. The event is free to the public with activities for the entire family. Food vendors will be available with items to purchase including an authentic mess hall dinner.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/505640273306386/

Landscaping with Trees Class – September 14


Benton-Franklin Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 1620 S Union St. in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to attend

Learn more about landscaping with trees in the Mid-Columbia.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/358713648389673/

LIGO Public Tours – September 14

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

ACRD Doubleheader Bout! – September 14


Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
Doors Open at 4:15 p.m., Game 1 at 4:45 p.m., Game 2 at 6:30 p.m. (approx)
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Students aged 11-17, kids 10 and under free

The first game features  CoA vs. Whitman Hitmen and the second game features ACRG vs. Rolling Hills Derby Dames of Pullman.

We’re waiving our regular ticket prices and letting You choose what to pay! Give as much or as little as you can to help support the rental of our practice and bouting spaces. Keep us rolling into 2020! We accept cash and credit cards at the door.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/703240416770889/

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – September 14


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Pre-season game tickets: $9 adults, $5 ages 3-19

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Spokane Chiefs.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/

City Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides


The Parks and Recreation Departments for Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland have published their Fall Activity Guides that you can view online. Find an activity for you and/or family members and register for it!

– Kennewick: https://city-of-kennewick.dcatalog.com/v/2019-Fall-Activity-Guide/?page=1
– Richland: https://issuu.com/recreation/docs/learn_play_live___fall_2019
– Pasco: https://www.pasco-wa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/61001/2019-September-December-Recreation-Guide

Kennewick Community Education


Kennewick Community Education has a long tradition of providing the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas with personal and professional development classes for everyone in our community.

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 400 online classes to make learning more accessible than ever.

Registration is now open for fall classes. We are excited for you to experience our new and popular classes!
Info: https://www.ksd.org/District/Programs-and-Learning/Community-Education

The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019


Upcoming Tours:
– 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.
Info & Registration: https://www.visitthereach.org/tours/

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: NW Designer Craftsmen through September 27

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Gallery Hours:
– Mondays: closed
– Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The NW Designer Craftsmen’s Mission is to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship, and to stimulate public appreciation of and interest in fine craft. There will be an Artist Reception on Friday, September 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
About NW Designer Craftsmen: https://www.nwdesignercraftsmen.org/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2918974674843374/

B Reactor 75th Anniversary Exhibit through September 30

Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way (room 102) in Richland
Hours: 12 to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Free admission

The Hanford History Project will hold a museum exhibit in the Art Center of the WSU Tri-Cities campus focused on the history of the worlds first full scale nuclear reactor, B Reactor. This exhibit will feature items from the US Department of Energy’s Hanford Collection of Artifacts & Archives. The month long event will coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the startup of B Reactor.
Info: http://hanford75.hanfordhistory.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

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:
– September 13: Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m. and Apollo 11: Man’s First Step onto the Moon at 8 p.m.
– September 14: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 2:00 p.m. and My House Has Stars at 3:00 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/

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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