Easter Egg Hunts & Drive-Thru’s – April 1-3, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the majority of Easter Egg hunts in the Tri-Cities area have been cancelled. So the few Easter Egg “Hunts” this year are mostly drive-thru events.

Century 21 Easter Eggstravaganza Drive-Thru – April 1, 2021
Century 21 parking lot at 89 Gage Blvd. in Richland
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free to attend but please register for tickets at https://c21.ticketleap.com/c21-easter-eggstravaganza/
(Tickets aren’t required but will help us with planning!)

Celebrate with the Easter Bunny this April 1st at our Easter Eggstravaganza at Century 21 Tri-Cities in Richland!

Enjoy candy, games, giveaways, music and more from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in our parking lot! And don’t forget to grab a selfie with the Easter Bunny!
Our Century 21 agents and sponsors will be handing out goodies all night, so we hope to see you there!
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380326928994332/

Columbia Basin College Easter Drive-Thru – April 2, 2021
Starts at 4 p.m.
Free for children ages 2 – 12

Hop on over to CBC next Friday, April 2 for a drive-thru Easter event presented by HAPO Community Credit Union and the The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia. Children ages 2 to 12 will receive a goody bag while supplies last with pre-filled Easter eggs with candy, prizes, stickers, coloring pages, piggy banks and books. 99.1 and the Easter bunny will also be attendance. We hope to see you there.

Note: enter campus from Argent Rd and Saraceno Way – the event is in front of the H Building.
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069625550189129

Pasco Jaycees’ Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt – April 3, 2021
Chiawana Park, 2020 Rd. 88 in Pasco
Starts at 10 a.m.

Pasco Recreation Services is happy to be working with the Pasco Jaycees again this year to help them provide this wonderful family friendly event to the community. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year’s event will be a drive-thru.
Event info: https://www.pasco-wa.gov/514/Special-Events-Seasonal-Programs

The Amazing Egg Race – April 3, 2021
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tickets: $25 per team

Hosted by Elijah Family Homes –
The Amazing Egg Race is a fast-paced, fun, family event. It is much like The Amazing Race but an Easter Egg Hunt! Families or Teams race around the Tri-Cities to various locations through hints and the completion of several puzzles/riddles for a chance to win prizes!
Event info & Tickets: https://event.auctria.com/2c68eddd-75fb-45c4-bb79-dbc16813b2db/

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Columbia Basin Badger Club: Citizens United – Free Speech or Democracy for Sale? – March 18, 2021

Virtual online event
From 12 pm. – 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $5 for nonmembers, while club members can join for free – must register online

Floodgates of money have poured into political campaigns since the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.

In that 5-4 ruling dominated by conservative judges, the court found the 2002 McCain-Feingold bill’s restriction of political spending by unions, corporations and other “associations” violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment. The ruling overturned long-standing precedents and rationales aimed at limiting the corrupting influence of corporate money.

The result of that ruling, as well as subsequent rulings based on Citizens United, has been mind-boggling amounts of money being channeled into political campaigns by corporations and wealthy donors. Much of that money is unlimited “dark money” contributed through Super PACs, which are not required to reveal donors.

Led by this dark money, the two 2020 U.S. Senate races that determined control of the Senate attracted about $450 million in campaign spending from both sides. Total spending in 2020 federal campaigns was nearly $14 billion – almost double 2016 spending – with $6.6 billion spent in the presidential race and $7 billion in congressional races.

Critics of the Citizens United ruling say it is judicial overreach that allows a handful of individuals and corporations to wield an undue and corrupting influence on political campaigns, state initiatives, and the legislative agendas at all levels of government – that the ruling in effect leaves ordinary citizens out of the picture.

The Columbia Basin Badger Club’s online forum “Citizens United: Free Speech or Democracy for Sale?” at noon on March 18 will examine how the Supreme Court arrived at this decision, and whether the ruling should be overturned by a constitutional amendment.

Our speakers are:
– Timothy Kuhner is a law professor currently at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He teaches classes on comparative constitutional law, anti-corruption law, and campaign finance.

– Cassidy Faber is the former Legislative Director of Wolf PAC Washington State. She lives in Seattle and volunteers as a political organizer around the state.

– State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, will argue in favor of the ruling. He has served in the Washington Legislature for 23 years, the first 12 in House.
Event info & registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/

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Three Rivers Folklife Society (3RFS): Cloistered Celtic Concert – March 14, 2021

Online: https://vimeo.com/
Sunday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free · Duration: 3 hours

Since there won’t be too many live events to celebrate St Patty’s day, Join us for 3RFS Cloistered Celtic Concert which will livestream on the internet Sunday March 14, beginning at 6 p.m. This great concert features recorded sets from the around the Northwest and around the world including our great friends Harmony Ridge, Dan Maher, 4 Shillings Short, Dave Ingerson, and a transatlantic set from The Blow-ins. After the concert livestreams, it will remain up for the balance of the month and more to enjoy at your leisure. The link to https://vimeo.com/ will take you to the concert when it becomes available.

Tip Jar Links for our great performers can be found on the Facebook event info page.
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/796094807659893

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