Things to Do: January 6-12, 2020

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region January 6-12, 2020:

  • Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation: Winter Walley Tactics – January 7
  • Tri-City Photography Club: Light Painting by Darin Warnick – January 9
  • Inter-Mountain Alpine Club: Evening Slide Show Presentation – January 9
  • Eastern Washington AG Expo – January 9 & 10
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – January 10
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: American Dreamers – January 10-12
  • LIGO Public Tours – January 11
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Regina Pats – January 11
  • 2020 Ever & After Wedding EXPO – January 12
  • Kennewick Community Education
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation: Winter Walley Tactics – January 7

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

J Rod Rodriguez of J Rod Angling will be giving a presentation on Winter Walley Tactics. There will be a raffle following the presentation & monthly meeting.

The Richland Rod and Gun Club meets at the Richland Public Library 955 Northgate Dr, Richland, WA 99352, on the first non-holiday Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., except July and August. The meetings are open to the public and consist of a short business meeting followed by a program of current interest.

Tri-City Photography Club: Light Painting by Darin Warnick – January 9

Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

We are starting off the 2020 year with a presentation on Light Painting by Darin Warnick. Come learn all about this fun, artistic genre of photography and reconnect with photo club friends for the new year.

Inter-Mountain Alpine Club: Evening Slide Show Presentation – January 9

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

Richland adventurers Steve Ghan, John Serkowski and Bruce Williams will present highlights of their 12-day 180-mile trek across the North Cascades last summer with uber thru-hiker Gerry Favret (AKA Natty). Come hear about their discovery of Jack Kerouac artifacts, how they dealt with health challenges, and their close encounter with a wild bear! Come see some of the most spectacular scenery that Washington state has to offer. Free admission. Bring a friend!

Eastern Washington AG Expo – January 9 & 10

HAPO Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Thursday: Trade Show & Program (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. )
Friday:Trade Show & Luncheon (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
​Admission: $6 or bring a can of food to help fill local food banks for $1 off admission

The Pasco Chamber of Commerce is excited for another year of the Eastern Washington Ag Expo to be held January 9th and 10th, 2020, at the HAPO Center in Pasco. Our theme is “Come Grow With Us.” We hope you will come out and join us this year as we are making many changes to grow this show and the local and regional agriculture community. Our expo focuses on both the Eastern Washington and Oregon agricultural regions. Please come out and join us!

Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – January 10

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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Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: American Dreamers – January 10-12

Friday: 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Parish-Pasco, 1320 W Henry St. in Pasco
Saturday:7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 520 S Garfield St. in Kennewick
Sunday: 4:00 p.m. at Joseph Jose, 907 S 6th St. in Sunnyside
Admission: $25 general admission. K-12 school students are admitted free

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is pleased to present its third subscription cycle of the 2019-20 season entitled “American Dreamers,” a concert program that explores our immigrant past and the meaning of home. We are pleased to partner with the Tri-Cities Immigrant Coalition, a non-partisan organization who will help expand conservations around important immigrant issues affecting us at the local and national level. A variety of choral works will be performed by contemporary American composers, many of which have their own immigrant stories to share through their music.

Featured on the program is American DREAMers by Melissa Dunphy, a 25 minute a cappella work based on the words of five young Americans who were brought to America as children. We look forward to welcoming Melissa back to the Tri-Cities as part of a composer residency with us for this production.

LIGO Public Tours – January 11

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-City Americans vs. Regina Pats – January 11

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.
Info & Tickets:

2020 Ever & After Wedding EXPO – January 12

HAPO Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $20

It is with great honor and respect to the brides and wedding professionals of Eastern Washington to announce the Bridal show is back! New producer, new style, new awesomeness! Two Fashion Shows this year! 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Our goal is to provide an amazing bridal show experience, and all brides and professionals are welcome.
Info & Tickets:

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.

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: CBC Faculty Art Show – January 6 through February 6

Esvelt Gallery, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed
Free admission and open to the public

This exhibition showcases the unique studio practices of current and emeritus faculty. It is dedicated in memory of Professor Emeritus Morse Clary. The diverse media on display include: ceramic, collage, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

There will be an artist reception on January 9 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Allied Arts Gallery: Tri-City Quilter’s Guild Exhibit – January 7 through January 31

Allied Arts Gallery, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Gallery Hours:
Monday & Sunday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free to attend

The Tri-City Quilter’s Guild is the featured exhibit during the month of January at Allied Arts Gallery. There will be a reception on January 12 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The guild’s major annual exhibit takes place on March 20 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

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!
Info: and

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)

– January 10: no showings on Friday this week
– January 11: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 2 p.m. and My House Has Stars 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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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:

This guide has been described as “An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations.”

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