Things to Do: October 14-20, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of October 14-20, 2019:

  • Piton Wealth Shred & Action Team Event – October 14
  • Grantwriting Class – October 14 & 15
  • 2019 Fall Senior Times Expo – October 15
  • Boys & Girls Club & Treat Family Night – October 15
  • Wild Edible Foods Presentation – October 16
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club – Resolved: Should President Trump Be Impeached – October 17
  • Hanford High School Drama: Senior Directed One Acts – October 17-19
  • Tour D’ Arts – October 17-20
  • Free Shred Day – October 18
  • Rolling Hills Chorus: Wishes, Hopes, & Dreams – October 18 & 19
  • 4th Annual CME Conference – October 19
  • Pumped 4 Purple – October 19
  • White Bluffs Quilt Museum: Fiber Fest – October 19
  • ACT Presenting Fashion Show – October 19
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – October 19
  • Hemp and Health Expo – October 19-20
  • Wedding Tour – October 20
  • Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest through October 31
  • The Scaregrounds: 13 Doors Hell’s Dungeon through November 2
  • Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch and More through October 31
  • Job’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch through October 31
  • Middleton Fall Festival through November 3
  • Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) through October 26
  • Country Mercantile Harvest Festival through October 31
  • Christopherson Farms: Maze, Fall Decorations through October 31
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Piton Wealth Shred & Action Team Event – October 14

Piton Wealth, 11257 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
From 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free shred event

Let us take your paper clutter off your hands!

Bring your paper to our parking lot for secure shredding, and we’ll provide free coffee & Spudnuts to help you celebrate getting your files organized.

Piton Wealth is also hosting a Thrivent Action Team, and we hope you can join us as we put together Blessing Bags for the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission & the local homeless community.

Grantwriting Class – October 14 & 15

Benton-Franklin Health District, 7102 W. Okanogan Place in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day
Cost: $220 for the two-day class; $465 for class plus Certificate in Grantwriting (includes assessment)

The Benton-Franklin Health District is proud to sponsor a two-day grantwriting class leading to a Certificate in Grantwriting.

Ready to change the world? Learn how to write grants! Develop the core skills for writing grant applications for nonprofit organizations, schools, and special districts. Learn where to find grants including funding sources you may not have known about. Walk step-by-step through writing every section of the proposal with tips for best practices. Learn how to build long-term, meaningful relationships with grantmakers.

Registration includes a coffee / tea bar, comprehensive handbook, and a collection of digital templates. You also are invited to join an online community for ongoing support and networking. Investment for the two-day class is $220. Earn a Certificate in Grantwriting by completing the two-day class plus an individualized assessment for $465.
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2019 Fall Senior Times Expo – October 15

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend

Come visit with exhibitors as they share products, services and ideas for senior living. There will be prizes, drawings, samples, giveaways and a Senior Times Hunt for the Treasure contest. The Senior Times Expo is free to attend.

Boys & Girls Club & Treat Family Night – October 15

Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties- Main Branch, 801 N 18th Ave. in Pasco
From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Calling all Spooks, Monsters, Princess and Superheroes! Come enjoy a free fun family night. We will have games, prizes, costume contest and dinner.

Wild Edible Foods Presentation – October 16

The Reach Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Tr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

IMAC is bringing best-selling author and expert Langdon Cook is coming to the Tri Cities and will give presentations on Wild Edible Foods of the Pacific Northwest.

His colorful and mouth-watering slide of the wild edible foods that can be foraged in the wilds of eastern Washington will have you reaching for your boots, baskets, and sauté pans. His Tri-Cities talk will be at The Reach Museum starting promptly at 7 p.m. Wednesday October 16. He is also speaking at the Connell Public Library at 7 p.m. on October 17.

There will be Q&A’s and book signing to follow. Both presentations are free and open to the public. Highly recommend you get there early for the best seats.

Columbia Basin Badger Club – Resolved: Should President Trump Be Impeached – October 17

Richland Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Forum cost includes lunch: Registered Members $25, Registered Non-Members $30, Day of Event $35 (must register online)

Two and a half years after his inauguration, political partisans and the news media are consumed by the question of whether or not the president should be impeached.

Democratic partisans, particularly those in the progressive wing of the party and their congressional supporters, contend that the president’s actions and the contents of the Mueller Report prove that the president has committed impeachable offenses, and that even if the Senate acquits the president, it is their duty to bring an impeachment vote to the House of Representatives.

The Columbia Basin Badger Club will present two local attorney’s with opposing political backgrounds.
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Hanford High School Drama: Senior Directed One Acts – October 17-19

Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m. each evening
Tickets: General admission tickets will be available at the door: $10 adults, $8 students & seniors

Hanford High School drama presents a festival of one-act plays directed by senior drama students. The plays are a mix of comedies and dramas – something for everyone. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. and the house opens for general seating at 7:00 p.m.

Tour D’ Arts – October 17-20

Various locations around the Tri-Cities area
October 17 – Sneak Peek Night 5 to 9 p.m. All Artists are showing Their finest work under one roof at Tucannon Cellars Sugar Barn, Demoss Rd. in Benton City
October 18 & 19 – All studios open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 20 – Winery Studios remain open noon to 5 p.m.
Free to participate

Started in 2016 . Tour D’ Arts is a combination Art Studio Tour and Venue Pop-up Studio tour, showcasing Regional Artists.

Why you should go!!!
– See new works of your favorite Artist
– Check out new and emerging Artists
– Purchase work at Artist prices
– Find studio gems that fit your budget
– Meet the Artist and hear the story behind the art.
– Immerse yourself in the creativity
– Personalize your space with original art
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Free Shred Day – October 18

Numerica Southridge Branch, 4898 W Hildenbrand Blvd. in Kennewick
From 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us for a Tri-Cities Shred Day on October 18 from 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Numerica Southridge branch (4898 W Hildebrand Blvd). We’re partnering with KNDU and CI Information Management to help keep your identity safe by shredding old documents.

We want to help as many attendees as possible so there’s a limit of two grocery bags or two banker boxes per attendee.

Rolling Hills Chorus: Wishes, Hopes, & Dreams – October 18 & 19

Friday 7:30 p.m. at Pricess Theatre, 1228 Meade Ave. in Prosser
Saturday 6 p.m. at Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 N. Rd 72 in Pasco
Tickets: $15 General admission, $10 student/senior/military

Join the Rolling Hills Chorus in their annual show: Wishes, Hopes, & Dreams! Rolling Hills Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have close to 30 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of the Mid-Columbia region of Washington, from the Lower Yakima Valley to the Tri-Cities.

Tickets are avalable at Adventures Underground in Richland, the Bookworm in Kennewick, Yokes in Road 68 in Pasco and Sixth Street Art & Gift Gallery in Prosser.

4th Annual CME Conference – October 19

Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Full-Time Student, $50 – Must be a full-time student in a health care profession. Student ID required and Major may be verified.
Regular Registration, $125 – Registration Fee rate through October 18

Chaplaincy Health Care’s CME Conference inspires practitioners to provide the best care possible to frail and seriously ill patients. This year will highlight the art of having difficult conversations with populations impacted by a difficult life changing diagnosis. The breakout sessions will focus on supporting the end of life needs of the LGBTQ community, people experiencing homelessness, teen grief and caring for Veterans. The conference will conclude with an invigorating presentation on resiliency and self-care; equipping you with tools and practices to help keep things in perspective in an ever changing health care world.

6 CME/CEU credits available for physicians, nurses and social workers.

For conference agenda and more information, visit:

Pumped 4 Purple – October 19

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

Our 7th annual fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Benton Franklin Counties. Discover new products, information, career opportunities and ideas from over 30 local vendors to make your lives safer, healthier, more productive, and of course, more Fun!

– Purple favor bags at the door while supplies last!
– Purple Purse Grand Prize raffle
– Shopping, pampering, vendor basket raffles, games, and more!
– Live music by Pamela Thomas Martin!

White Bluffs Quilt Museum: Fiber Fest – October 19

White Bluffs Quilt Museum, 294 Torbett St. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

White Bluffs Quilt Museum will present a Fiber Fest for all “lovers of textiles”.

This festival will include programs demonstrating the production of textiles from animal or plant to a completed textile product. It will include hands-on educational programs for children and adults, to introduce and teach weaving and other textile-related activities.

On October 19th, vendors will display and demonstrate their textile-related items. Ranchers will bring their animals. Plants that grow in this area will be on display: cotton, flax, and other fibers suitable for weaving or basketry. Historic quilts from our collection will be on display and classes in historic quilt patterns will be offered. We will pay tribute to the weavers, quilters and textile artists long gone, by using their drafts and patterns in new and inspiring ways.

ACT Presenting Fashion Show – October 19

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25

The Academy of Children’s Theatre is presenting a Fall Costume and Fashion Show on Saturday, October 19 at 6 :30 p.m. Seven costume designers from ACT productions will be highlighted with a showcase of some of their favorite designs. In addition, a costume closet purge of gala formal wear will also be spotlighted in the style show. Tickets to attend are $25 and are available online and at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ACT Theatre Expansion Project.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour and rack sale of costumes and formal dresses. Appetizers and beverages will be served. The style show will begin at 7:15 p.m. and it will feature more than 60 showstopping designs in an authentic runway-style presentation. Directing the fashion show will be Helen McCoy, a renowned fashion show producer and model.
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Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – October 19

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
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Hemp and Health Expo – October 19-20

Hapo Center (TRAC), 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Satruday & Sunday from Noon – 5 p.m.
General admission: $8 plus fee (good for both days)

The 5th Annual Hemp and Health Expo is October 19-20 in Pasco at the Hapo Center (TRAC). The event continues to be a place where cannabis supporters and those curious about it, come to learn the diverse, safe and effective uses of the plant.

There will be a great seminar series lined up for both days of the event, including “Intro to Indoor & Outdoor Growing” which is designed to teach medical cannabis patients how to grow their own medicines.
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Wedding Tour – October 20

Stone Ridge Event Center, 5960 Burden Blvd. in Pasco (and Stone Ridge Estates, Memories at Sunset & The Red Mountain Kitchen)
From Noon – 5 p.m. – (3 check in times available: 12, 12:30 & 1 p.m.)
Tickets: $15 – $75 plus fee

Engaged couples can plan their dream wedding in one beautiful afternoon at the 7th annual Wedding Tour! This is a wedding planning experience couples don’t want to miss!
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Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest through October 31

Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Fridays & Saturdays and October 31 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
No-scare family day on October 26 from Noon – 3 p.m.
Cost: $13 per person, 5 and under free

Come out and experience the fear of the forest. Park at Port of Pasco for shuttle service. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. This year we have chosen to donate to the Service Peace Warriors, an amazing organization that provides specially trained service dogs to our veterans.

The Scaregrounds: 13 Doors Hell’s Dungeon through November 2

Benton Franklin Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
Hours through November 2: Thursday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Halloween 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Kids Day: October 26th 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Scaregrounds Pass: $15 – Thursday/Friday, $20 – Saturday
Scaregrounds Fast Pass: $30 – Friday, $35 – Saturday
Kids Day Tickets: $5
Tickets available at the gate, only

The largest haunted attraction in Eastern Washington & Oregon is about to open and it’s bigger and better. ’13 Doors Hell’s Dungeon’ at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds. You’ll have to get through a 7200 foot maze of horror. The challenge is to make it ALL the way through! Do you think you have what it takes? Can’t wait to find out!

Did you know that you don’t have to pay haunt admission to chill in the Zombie Lounge and Booze Garden? Have a drink or two while the kids haunt, or build up your own courage before heading in to ’13 Doors’. Thursday night discount vouchers are available at area Dairy Queen locations. Look for the Scaregrounds poster, scan the code and show the coupon at the box office and get $5.00 off – Thursdays, only.

’13 Doors’ is not recommended for children under 13.

Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch and More through October 31

1730 Falls Rd. in Pasco
Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday – Closed Sunday

The frost on the apples made them even sweeter! Come out to the farm and enjoy the harvest!
We have all kinds of farm fresh produce –
Pumpkins galore: Basic orange u pick .20 lb, Specialty u pick pumpkins .35 lb
Gourds 4/$1
Freshly dug big baker potatoes .30 lb
Fuji u pick .75 lb
Asian pears .75 lb
Applesauce apples $7 box
Honor system weigh and pay for All produce at the stand. Cash or Check Only. No credit cards

Job’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch through October 31

4072 Columbia River Rd. in Pasco
Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Every day in October:
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch full of pumpkins for carving, painting, and decorations as well as a selection of winter squashes to eat. All pumpkins and squash are 32 cents per pound. No entry fee to enter the patch.

Saturday & Sundays in October:
– Nursery Tour Hayride – A 15 minute ride on our 36 acre nursery full of Halloween fun, peacock sightings and a little tree humor. Price is $3 per rider over 3 years old.

Face Painting by New Horizons FFA on October 19th as a chapter fundraiser.

Middleton Fall Festival through November 3

Middleton Farm, 1050 Pasco-Kahlotus Rd. in Pasco
Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $12 general admission (ages 3-adult), $10 seniors (65+), kids 2 and under free (Note: general admission on Friday is $10)

Come enjoy the first pickings of our Pumpkin Patch, the first steps into our corn maze, and the first ones to enjoy our new attractions that include:
– The Grain Train
– Trike Races
– Banyard Ball Zone
– Bull Ring Toss
– Another Jumping Pillow
– Another Giant Slide
– Two New Potato Blasters
– Gaga Ball
– 9 Square in the Air
We have 31 activities in total. Our event runs on weekends until November 3. $10 Fridays are new this year. We had so much fun on Friday’s last year that we decided to open them up all day. Starting October 4th we will be open every Friday in October.
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Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) through October 26

Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Rd. in Grandview
Wednesday & Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. – No Farm Admission fee; all activities are pay as you go
Friday & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Farm Admission Fee
Farm Admission Fee (Friday& Saturdays): Ages 13 to Adult – $9, Ages 3-12/Seniors 65+/Active Military – $7, Ages 2 and under Free

If you are looking for clean, wholesome harvest fun, fresh produce and great memories then you will love our Pumpkin Festival with a large variety of activities that all ages will enjoy. There is so much to do that most families plan to spend 3-5 hours at the farm. For a full description of the following options see our Activities page.

Country Mercantile Harvest Festival through October 31

232 Crestloch Rd. in Pasco
Hours: 7 days a week from 9 a.m. until dusk
Admission: $7.95 per person (children 2 years and under free), $4.50 seniors (65+) and military (show ID)

Includes: hay ride to pumpkin patch, 3-acre corn maze, petting zoo, straw-bale maze, straw-bale pyramids, old-fashioned carnival rides, and, on weekends, a family photo in the photo booth, a free face painting & the bounce house obstacle course. Note: pumpkins sold separately, carnival rides & treats – tickets sold separately.

Christopherson Farms: Maze, Fall Decorations through October 31

197616 E. Bowles Rd. in Kennewick
Open during daylight hours, seven days per week
Free admission

We’ve got lots of autumn decorative items, colored corn stalk bundles, mini pumpkins and beautiful colored corn. The sunflowers are ready to be cut. Lots of sizes and colors of Pumpkins. We are open daily through the end of October, daylight hours. The Kiddie Korn Maze is looking good. Hope to see you soon. Note: cash transactions, only. Contact Denise Christopherson at 509-430-2167 for more information.

Art Exhibits

DrewBoy Creative: Beyond the Walls of Perception Part One – David V35 Solo Art Show – through the end of the year

Confluent Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 5-8 p.m, Friday & Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Free to attend

We are proud to host David Vasquez’s solo show at Confluent Space Tri Cities. David is one of the most talented artist in the region. You will not want to miss this show! The art is for mature (i.e. PG-13) audiences.

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:
– October 18: Cell! Cell! Cell! at 7 p.m. and Oasis in Space at 8 p.m.
– October 19: Apollo 11: Man’s First Step onto the Moon at 2:00 p.m. and Dynamic Earth 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.
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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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