Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region February 24 – March 1, 2020:
- Inter-Mountain Alpine Club Annual Social Banquet – February 26
- Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter February Meeting – February 27
- Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – February 28
- Academy of Children’s Theatre presents “Freaky Friday – The Musical” – February 28 & 29 and March 1
- Free Small Farms Workshop – February 29
- Washington Beer Open House – February 29
- Brass & Brews – February 29
- 24th Annual Art & Wine Soiree – February 29
- Benton-Franklin 4-H Camp Counselor Volunteers Needed
- IMAC: Beginners Backpacking School – starts March 16 – must register by March 2
- Art Exhibits
- Nightlife Music
- The REACH Museum
- Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
- LIGO Public Tours
- Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
- Submit Your Community Event
Inter-Mountain Alpine Club Annual Social Banquet – February 26
The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m., presentation starts at 7 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person (payable at the door) – RSVP to Eddie Goss (email@example.com). Please specify Carnivore or Vegan meal preference.
Hosted by Inter-Mountain Alpine Club –
Come join us for a night of fun, food, drinks and a great presentation from Katjarina “Katja” Hurt. Katja is an outdoorsy nerdette with a penchant for volunteering and trying to make the world a better place. Following a call to serve the community, Katja’s path has taken her from a career as a state probation officer to an instructor-trainer and crisis responder. She is now an author who is very active in crisis intervention, training, and support to wilderness first responders.
Following the death of a climbing student in 2018, Katja and a small group of climbers uncovered several contributing thinking errors and a need to better prepare and empower students to confront heuristic traps. Based on her presentation-turned-book, “Breaking the Halo”, Katja presents a simplified approach to confronting complacency, assumptions, and communication breakdowns in outdoor education.
Pulled Pork served on potato skins
Vegetable Medley, Plant based option to the above (Beyond meats, soy chorizo or something similar)
Toppings for your Potato, (Sour cream, Cheese, Chives, etc.)
Dessert, Cookies and Ice Cream Bar
Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter February Meeting – February 27
Silos Sports Bar & Grill, 12125 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to participate – food & drinks extra – Must be 21+ to attend
Hosted by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers –
We will provide the Beer Choir Hymnal and have a grand time in the ancient tradition of people singing while drinking beer. Stay for as little or as long as you’d like.
Never been to Beer Choir? Our mission is threefold:
1 Sing loudly…
2 In public…
3 While drinking quality craft beer.
Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – February 28
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30
Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Portland Winterhawks.
Note: Tri-City Americans will go Pink as part of a fundraiser for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Discounted tickets to the game are being sold by the Tri-Cities Cancer Foundation office for $12. Pink jerseys worn by the players will be auctioned off at the game and online. Call 509-737-3413 for a discounted game ticket or stop by the Foundation office at 7350 W Deschutes Ave. in Kennewick.
Info & Tickets: http://amshockey.com/
Academy of Children’s Theatre presents “Freaky Friday – The Musical” – February 28 & 29 and March 1
Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Children (12 & Under) – $10.00, Students (13-18)/ Seniors (65+)/ Military – $13.00, Adults – $16.00
Plot Summary Freaky Friday: When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct&pr=1
Free Small Farms Workshop – February 29
RDO Equipment Co. – Land and Land Equipment, 845 N Columbia Center Blvd #B in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free to attend – must register by February 26
Benton Conservation District will be hosting a Small Farms Workshop with topics including irrigation water management, wildlife habitat and pollinator plantings, noxious weeds, and small farms assistance programs. Join us to learn ways to manage and enhance your small acreage farm! Seats are limited. Please register by Wednesday, February 26th on Eventbrite or by contacting Melissa at 509-736-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info & Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-farms-workshop-tickets-86746861197
Washington Beer Open House – February 29
Join us for the 10th Annual Washington Beer Open House! The Washington Beer Commission invites you to visit 120+ of our state’s many innovative, esteemed, and downright friendly craft brewers on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from Noon- 5:00 p.m. Participating brewers have some tasty treats in store for you – ranging from rare barrel tastings and new seasonal releases to savory food pairings and other unique surprises.
Breweries in the Tri-Cities that are participating include:
Ice Harbor Brewing in Kennewick
Moonshot Brewing in Kennewick
Sage Brewing in Pasco
White Bluffs Brewing in Richland
Brass & Brews – February 29
Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per person – 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 beer, cider and spirits tastings, silent auctions, food samples, musical performance from the Chris Newbury Trio and more. Ticket purchase includes 4 beverage samples, and a sample cup. Additional tickets for beverages are available for purchase at the event.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brass-brews-tickets-82273776079
24th Annual Art & Wine Soiree – February 29
Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – Midnight
Tickets are $80 each and can be purchased at the school/parish office or online – must be 21+ to attend
Hosted by St. Joseph’s Catholic School (901 W 4th Ave. in Kennewick) –
Join us for the 24th Annual Art & Wine Event, “Leap Day Soirée, A Night Where Time Stands Still.” Whether you have never been to the event or come every year, please join us in celebrating and supporting our wonderful school with a night of dinner, live music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and more.
Barnard Griffin Winery
Cucumber Cups: Sesame Ahi Tuna – with Citrus
Prosciutto Wrapped Pickled Asparagus with House-Made Boursin
Bloody Mary Shrimp Coctail – Bay Shimp, Celery, Demetris Coctail Sauce
House Tartlets – Roasted Pear with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
Marinated Top Sirloin with Pesto Whipped Potatoes, Broccolini and Sun Dried Tomato Butter
Spinach and Greens Salad with Candied Cranberries and Candied Pecans with Raspberry Vinaigrette or Ranch Dressing
Info & Tickets: https://stjoseph-kennewick.ejoinme.org/index
Benton-Franklin 4-H Camp Counselor Volunteers Needed
4-H Camp Counselors age 16-18 are needed. Female counselor positions are filling up quickly, but we are in need of more male counselors! You do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate. The 4-H Camp is June 16-21 and takes place at Camp Wooten Environmental Learning Center (on the Tucannon River outside of Dayton, WA). Counselors who complete training attend the 4-H camp at no additional cost. This is an incredibly fun and a once-in-a-lifetime leadership experience for teens. About the 4-H Camp: https://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/youth/information-for-youth/benton-franklin-4-h-camp/
Training begins on March 8 at the WSU Franklin County Extension Office in Pasco and occurs weekly on Sunday afternoons through the end of May. View the training schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aOBmXUoh0CuAXF3AoFH7I6NpO-vhZSv8/view
If you are interested in being a counselor, please register at https://wa.4honline.com/ – For help completing the online form view https://youtu.be/ybwzqI5qHqo (video) or read https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2050/2017/10/Member-Enrollment-Guide.pdf (PDF document).
If you have any questions, contact the 4-H office at 509-545-3511 or email@example.com. You can also contact Rebekah Norman, 4-H Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
IMAC: Beginners Backpacking School – starts March 16 – must register by March 2
Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Mondays from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free but must register via email to email@example.com
This course is designed for first-time backpackers with little to no outdoors experience
• 8 classroom sessions and 3 outdoor demonstrations
• Meets at the Richland Public Library on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM, March 16th to May 4th
• Outdoor demonstrations on select Wednesdays
• Learn about packs, tents, sleeping bags, clothing, and much more
• The final class on May 11th is the gear shakedown and will meet in Leslie Groves Park in Richland
• School will culminate in an overnight graduation backpack led by an I-MAC instructor
This is a 9-week school that meets once per week and is designed for first-time hikers and backpackers. No experience is necessary. There is no cost for the school, however students must provide their own gear for the final graduation backpack trips.
Esvelt Gallery: “Something Old, Something New” by Juventino Aranda – through March 19
Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
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
Aranda’s work investigates the complexities surrounding the politics of immigration, personal experiences and identity. He is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington, with his first solo show “Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses”. In 2016 he was the recipient of the James W. Ray Venture Project Award. His work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Tacoma Art Museum and the Microsoft Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Eastern Washington University.
Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 12th at 5 p.m. in L102
Closing Reception: Thursday, March 12th at 6 p.m.
Gallery at the Park: HERSTORY through ART – through February 28
Allied Arts Association’s Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
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 to attend
The featured exhibit features “HERSTORY through ART” which celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.
WSU Fine Arts- 2020 Faculty Exhibition – through February 28
Consolidated Information Center, 2770 Crimson Way, Room 102 in Richland
Hours: 12 to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Join us on the WSU Tri-Cities campus for WSU Fine Arts 2020 Faculty Exhibition at the Art Center.
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.
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)
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.
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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