Tri-Cities Camaro Club: Power in the Park Car Show – September 26, 2021

(Note: this event was planned for September 18 but has been postponed until September 26 due to the rain in the forecast on the 18th)

East end of Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration: $20 per vehicle – open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles – registration begins at 8 a.m.
Free for spectators

Car show open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. $20 entry fee. Proceeds going to 3 charities: Friends of Disabled Veterans, Mirror Ministries and Service Peace Warriors. Featuring food vendors, raffles, 50/50 drawing, DJ and giveaways.
Info: https://tricitiescamaroclub.com/power-in-the-park

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2021 Parade of Homes – September 17-19, 2021

From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day
Tickets: $10 – available at area Circle Ks

If you’re in shopping for your dream home or just looking for ideas to update or decorate your current home, the Parade of Homes is a can’t miss event! This premier event has been held in the Tri-Cities area for nearly 60 years. The 2021 scattered-site tour will include two spectacular new homes in the Tri-Cities area featuring the latest in construction, architectural trends, design and decor. The Virtual Parade will launch September 20 and additional homes will be available for online (only) tours.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at area Circle Ks. The purchase includes a ticket to the 2021 Fall Home Show which will take place at the HAPO Center in Pasco October 1-3. A full-color, glossy Parade guide is also included with ticket purchases. Tickets are good for one entry per home during the course of the event. Visit both homes of the tour to vote for your favorite to win the coveted People’s Choice Award.

All attendees must wear masks inside the homes. There will be no medical, religious or person exemptions from wearing masks indoors.
Event info: http://www.hbatc.com/events1/parade-of-homes.html

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Things to Do: September 4-11, 2021

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities through September 11, 2021:
– Tumbleweed Music Fest (virtual) – started September 3
– 10th Annual Andy’s North and Retread Car Show – September 4
– PNNL Virtual Presentation: Voices of the First Responder: Reflections on 9/11 to today – September 7
– Virtual Presentation: PNNL and DHS – Perspectives on a 20 Year Partnership – September 10
– 11th Annual Corvettes on the Columbia – September 11
– Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Flag Run – September 11
– Tri-City Cancer Society: Dine OUT! Road Trip 2021 – September 11
– HBA – Parade of Homes to Go – September 11

Read on for event details…

Tumbleweed Music Fest (virtual) – started September 3
The pandemic has turned the entertainment world upside down. We all miss gathering together for concerts, coffeehouses, workshops, and of course, the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Howard Amon Park. So, what is the best way to experience the Tumbleweed Music Festival this year? Virtually, of course! The Virtual 2021 Tumbleweed Music Festival features over 100 performances from 5 countries and 2 continents, it’s a not to be missed special event. We look forward to “seeing” you online!
Info: https://tumbleweedmusicfestival.org/

10th Annual Andy’s North and Retread Car Show – September 4
3321 W Court St. in Pasco
From 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for our 10th Annual Car Show! We will have BBQ available for $8 per person, a DJ and free entry!
No registration is required just show up, park your ride and have a good time! Awards will be given around 6 p.m., winners will be chosen by members of our Retread car group and Andy’s Staff. Shirts will be available for purchase during the show for $22.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/200641445289790/

PNNL Virtual Presentation: Voices of the First Responder: Reflections on 9/11 to today – September 7
Online via Zoom – must register
From 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Free to attend

September 11 was an event that stopped America in its tracks. The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary and an opportunity to commemorate the impact 9/11 had on the first responders who heroically responded to the attacks and continue to operate on the front lines of homeland security. In the two decades after the tragedy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has produced impactful research and policy work that is making the United States and the world safer from large-scale terrorist events and natural disasters.

Please join Ann Lesperance, director of PNNL’s own Northwest Regional Technology Center, who will be moderating the discussion of several first responder leaders from the state of Washington, the Pacific Northwest region, and across the nation as they reflect on how first responders rose to the occasion on that day and how first responder concerns are being addressed every day. The panel will also look to the future of how the nation is positioned to respond to widespread concerns, such as terrorist events and natural and man-made disasters. Ann will be moderating a live virtual panel discussion with first responders from Seattle and New York City.

Kicking off the session will be a compelling look back at how the events of 9/11 affected first responders, as well as a look toward the future.
Info & Registration: https://www.pnnl.gov/events/voices-first-responder-reflections-911-today

Virtual Presentation: PNNL and DHS – Perspectives on a 20 Year Partnership – September 10
Online via Zoom – must register
From 11 a.m. – 12 noon
Event date/time: September 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free to join

Please join former government officials and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) staff who played pivotal roles in the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These individuals were called to action in the events immediately after September 11, 2001, and continue to support national security to this day. Through a video-recorded remembrance and a moderated live virtual panel discussion, distinguished participants will discuss the heroic activities performed by PNNL personnel right after 9/11. Participants will discuss what PNNL and others did to support the creation of DHS, its mission, and vision. Lastly, panelists will explore the future of science and technology needed to support DHS and the whole of state, regional, and federal governments in the years to come.

We will also feature video recordings from elected officials and current DHS leadership.

Kicking off the session will be a compelling look back at how the events of 9/11 affected policy, government, and congressional perspective, as well as a look toward the future.
Info & Registration: https://www.pnnl.gov/events/pnnl-and-dhs-perspectives-20-year-partnership

11th Annual Corvettes on the Columbia – September 11
Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The Annual Corvettes on the Columbia is being held September 10-12 to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Washington. The public is invited to view the corvettes at Columbia Park on September 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Info: http://www.3riverscorvetteclub.net/2021-corvettes-on-the-columbia/

Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Flag Run – September 11
9/11 Memorial on 395, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to participate

Gas up the truck, Car, Suv whatever you want to drive and let’s flood the streets of Tri-Cities with American flags. No better time to do it then the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Note: the event organizer plans to post a route map for those who want to join along the way.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/545996816450762/

Tri-City Cancer Society: Dine OUT! Road Trip 2021 – September 11
Tickets: $100 per person

Visit over 10 local restaurants to taste and vote for your favorite cancer crushing dish at this year’s Dine OUT Roadtrip. This year’s participating restaurants include:
Dream Dinners
Foodies
Henrys Restaurant and Catering
Ice Harbor at the Marina
13 Bones Urban BBQ
Ethos Bakery & Café
CG Public House and Catering
The Bradley
Dovetail Joint
Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant and Lounge
Fat Olives Restaurant and Catering
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dine-out-road-trip-2021-tickets-159715057035

HBA – Parade of Homes to Go – September 11
Starts at Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Rd in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25 (which includes admission to the HBA fall show on October 1-3)

Enjoy samples from 5 mobile eateries and tour two beautiful homes September 11 from 6-9 p.m. at the Parade of Homes To Go Premier Night! This is your opportunity to taste samples from some of the Tri-Cities’ favorite chefs and view participating Parade homes nearly a week before they open to the general public. Best of all 100% of net proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities including the Wishing Star Foundation!

Food samples will be available at Bethel Church. Parade home address will be included on ticket. The participating eateries include Doggie Style Gourmet, Fast & Curryous, Frost Me Sweet’s mobile dessert truck, Hot Mess Burgers & Fries, and Taqueria Chilisco.
Info & Tickets: http://members.hbatc.com/events/details/parade-of-homes-to-go-380235

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