Things to Do February 2022


Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of February 2022:
– Gallery at the Park: Layers of Meaning Show – February 1-26, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club: Is Our Democracy at Risk? – February 3, 2022
– CBC Esvelt Gallery: Arena – A virtual exhibition of work by Lisa Gordillo – through February 4, 2022
– Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – February 1, 4, 5, 18, 19 &  25, 2022
– Father-Daughter Ball – February 4-6, 2022
– Mid-Columbia Symphony – February 6, 2022
– Northwest Winterfest – February 10 – March 20, 2022
– Sprouting Seeds at Home, A Free Master Gardener Class – February 12, 2022
– Three Rivers Craft Brew and Bacon Festival – February 12, 2022
– Presentation: PNNL Science & Technology Seminar Series – Biofouling, the Underwater Battle of Science and Nature – February 15, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club: Art Fletcher; Father of Affirmative Action – February 17, 2022
– Lecture by Matthew Sullivan – A Nicer Kind of Murder: The Evolution of Crime Fiction – February 17, 2022
– Academy of Children’s Theatre: Heart for the Arts Fundraiser – February 18-20, 2022
– Let’s Talk About Hanford’s Geology – February 24, 2022
– CBC Theatre: Love/Sick – February 24-26, 2022
– 2022 Regional Home & Garden Show – February 25-27, 2022
– Mardi Gras Bunco Night – February 26, 2022
– TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour Concert – February 26, 2022
– Community Services & Volunteer Opportunities!
– Tri-City VIBE (local live music, food and drink)
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website

Gallery at the Park: Layers of Meaning Show – February 1-26, 2022

89 Lee Boulevard in Richland
Open Tuesday through Saturday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission

This February, the Gallery presents “Layers of Meaning,” a 2D and 3D show from Susan Steinhaus Kimmel and Jim Huber. The Open House on February 6 from 1-3 p.m. will also feature live music from guitarist Doug Rice and the presentation of this year’s Condotta Award.
Info: https://www.galleryatthepark.org/

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Is Our Democracy at Risk? – February 3, 2022

Virtual online via Zoom
From 1 p.m.  – 2 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register

Is democracy in crisis? The data are unambiguous. According to the non-government organization Freedom House, for each of the past fifteen years democracy around the world has declined, a stunning reversal from the steady trend of democratization that began in the 1980s. Given that democracy is in retreat across the globe, it makes sense to assume that there are broader forces at work.  The Columbia Basin Badger Club will be discussing these and other issues related to the current state of our democracy at a special forum featuring  Dr. Patrick O’Neil from the University of Puget Sound.
Info and registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306

Esvelt Gallery: Arena – A virtual exhibition of work by Lisa Gordillo through February 4, 2022

Virtual online – must send an email to gallerydirector@columbiabasin.edu to obtain the Artsteps web link
Free

Esvelt Gallery is proud to present the work of Lisa Gordillo. Arena is a collection of sculptures that respond to U.S. involvement in Guatemala, and to covert-overt international acts of violence.

The exhibit includes several larger floor sculptures, a collection of smaller structures, paper works, and an audio installation. Sculptures in the exhibit are often formed by repetition of a resonant object: Textile braids, standing in for human hair, are organized in a formation of twenty: twenty is one Mayan number for “a body.” Plaster casts mark the space between cupped hands; painted texts mark phrases of Guatemalan poetry alongside code names of military intervention.

The exhibit speaks to our intertwined international histories – often unacknowledged, but increasingly resonant in times of global human rights crises. For more information and the Artsteps web link and upcoming artist lecture, please email the CBC Gallery Director: gallerydirector@columbiabasin.edu.
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/esvelt-gallery/

Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – February 1, 4, 5, 18, 19 &  25, 2022

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Single game tickets: $24 – $34

The Tri-City Americans is a member of the Western Hockey League. The Americans play at the Toyota Center in Kennewick and have entertained fans throughout the Mid-Columbia since 1988.
Game schedule:
– February 1 vs Prince George Cougars at 7:05 p.m.
– February 4 vs Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m.
– February 5 vs Kelowna Rockets at 6:05 p.m.
– February 18 vs Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m.
– February 19 vs Spokane Chiefs at 6:05 p.m.
– February 25 vs Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://amshockey.com/

Father-Daughter Ball – February 4-6, 2022

HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday from 7-10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $40 for each Dad, daughters are free

The Father-Daughter Ball is an annual outreach ministry of Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities.

The cultivation of a positive, encouraging and engaging father-daughter relationship is critical in the developing of a young women’s self-esteem.  Without this relationship, she will look for this “validation” elsewhere (usually in the midst of the most undesirable individuals and locations).

By creating a safe, fun, interactive evening in which both father and daughter can create unforgettable memories, the foundation is laid and built upon, and the path to her sense of worth and value is established.

This is our mission and heart – to have our daughters understand their value and worth in both their earthly and heavenly Fathers eyes.
Please pay very close attention to the day and time of the ticket you are buying.  Once purchased, your ticket is Non-refundable and Non-exchangeable. The only person who needs a ticket is Dad – Daughters attend for Free!
Info & Tickets: https://www.fatherdaughterballcctc.com/

Mid-Columbia Symphony presents “Reflection” – February 6, 2022

Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$66 depending on seat location

After more than two years without live performances, the Mid-Columbia Symphony returns to the stage on Sunday, February 6th at 3:30 p.m. in the Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School. The February concert is the first of a three-concert season entitled “Renewal”. The opening piece will be Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Egmont” Overture. The music finds Beethoven in his most hopeful mood, a mood shared by the Mid-Columbia Symphony in its long awaited return.

We look forward to the end of all COVID restrictions, but for now we are requiring proof of vaccination to attend.
Info & Tickets: https://www.midcolumbiasymphony.org/

Northwest Winterfest – February 10 – March 20, 2022

Benton County Fairgounds in Kennewick
Open Thursday – Monday
Tickets: $10 per adult (+1.75 fee), kids 12 and under get in Free when accompanied by a ticketed adult

Northwest Winterfest is the Pacific Northwest’s brightest & largest illuminated lantern display and cultural celebration.

You will have a magical experience as you tour dozens of authentically-crafted lighted lanterns. These merry and bright displays celebrate the winter season, its whimsy, its holidays, and its traditions from cultures of the world stretching to every corner of the globe.

Northwest Winterfest is a self-guided, accessible walking tour. Stroll at your own pace and discover the magical lights and sounds. Plus enjoy great food, soft drinks, hot beverages, and of course our Northwest Winterfest souvenir store.
Info & Tickets: https://northwestwinterfest.com/

Sprouting Seeds at Home, A Free Master Gardener Class – February 12, 2022

Virtual via Zoom
From 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Free – must register

Do you want to start plants for your garden this spring?
By starting your own garden plants, you can try out varieties that are sometimes hard to find. Come to this class taught by Master Gardener’s and learn how to start your own seeds.

Please click on the link to pre-register for this event. Pre-registration is required: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_faHBkCmnRxCwGOmMHe30_w
Event info: https://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/event/sprouting-seeds-at-home-a-free-master-gardener-class/

Three Rivers Craft Brew and Bacon Festival – February 12, 2022

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $45 at the door, $40 in advance

Come join us for micro brew tasting and live entertainment! Complimentary food samples will be provided by area restaurants and caterers who will each be competing for the best bacon dish of the night! Choice wines and cider will also be available. This event sells out quickly!
Info & Tickets: https://threeriversconventioncenter.com/event/three-rivers-craft-brew-bacon/

Presentation: PNNL Science & Technology Seminar Series – Biofouling, the Underwater Battle of Science and Nature – February 15, 2022

Virtual online via Zoom
From 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free – must register for the Zoom session

Presented by George Bonheyo –

Biofouling is the unwanted accumulation of living organisms and organic matter on a wet surface, such as a boat hull or drain pipe.  Scientists at PNNL are working to solve the “five C’s” of biofouling: Costs, carbon, corrosion, continuity, and critters. Biofouling increases fuel and maintenance costs, increases carbon emissions, accelerates corrosion, stops equipment from working, and transports invasive or disease-causing species.

One outcome of PNNL research is the invention of a non-toxic coating, called SLIC, that prevents organisms from attaching to surfaces.
Info & Zoom registration:  https://www.pnnl.gov/events/biofouling-underwater-battle-science-and-nature

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Art Fletcher; Father of Affirmative Action – February 17, 2022

Virtual online via Zoom
From 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register

The life and times of the former Pasco City Councilman and civil rights leader Art Fletcher as told by his biographer, David Hamilton Golland and others who knew him.
Info and registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306

Lecture by Matthew Sullivan – A Nicer Kind of Murder: The Evolution of Crime Fiction – February 17, 2022

Online via Zoom – Must register
From 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free

Murder isn’t what it used to be. Explore the shifting role of the victim in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes. (para) From Poe and Sherlock Homes to British cozies and Hardboiled pulps, novelist Matthew Sullivan traces the many influences on the postwar and modern eras of the mystery genre and shows how empathy plays a unique role in contemporary crime novels – especially in today’s literary mysteries.

What does the way crime victims are portrayed say about a society’s culture? Join author Matthew Sullivan to reflect on the special relationship between reading literature and experiencing empathy – on the page and in our daily lives.
Zoom registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErf-mrqDkjGtBgtnQZ_ldWTr9tbDO5EFew
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/lectures/

Academy of Children’s Theatre: Heart for the Arts Fundraiser – February 18-20, 2022

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m.
Tickets: $85 per person

This year Heart for the Arts will be a three day event. Each event date will have its own Silent and Live Auction items but each night promises to be full of fun, laughter, and entertainment! There are individual tickets and table sponsorships available for each date so check your calendar and register for one (or more) nights.

Note: The Friday and Saturday events will be in-person only with the Sunday event now virtual only. Each night will still feature its own silent & live auctions, dinner & beverages, and entertainment.
Info & Tickets: https://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/events-2/

Let’s Talk About Hanford’s Geology – February 24, 2022
Online via Zoom
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Free to join

Join us for our next live Let’s Talk About Hanford conversation! This event will be Hanford Geology – Floods, Lava, and More.

For this conversation, we’re bringing in expert geologist and hydrogeologist Bruce Bjornstad, who will share information about the Ice Age flooding, basalt lava flows, and other important geological events that shaped the Hanford Site we know today. He will be joined by Ginger Wireman, Ryan Miller, and Daina McFadden from our agency’s Nuclear Waste Program communications team.

We’ll begin the event with a geology presentation. Then, we’ll move into a live Q&A and our team will answer your questions! Please also feel free to submit questions prior to the event to Hanford@ecy.wa.gov, and we will ask those questions live too.
Zoom Info: https://ecology.wa.gov/Blog/Posts/January-2022/Let-s-Talk-About-Hanford-s-geology

CBC Theatre: Love/Sick – February 24-26, 2022

Columbia Basin College Theatre in Pasco
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
• Masks and social distancing required
• Free and open to the public
• Strictly limited seating

John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/theatre/

2022 Regional Home & Garden Show – February 25-27, 2022

HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $6 Adults, 12 and under free, $1 off admission price with a nonperishable food item for Salvation Army.

The Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities is hosting their annul Home & Garden Show on February 25-27, 2022. Come learn from the experts with our Free daily seminars with admission! Free readmission all weekend with return stamp.
Info: http://www.hbatc.com/events1/regional-home-and-garden-show.html

Mardi Gras Bunco Night – February 26, 2022

Kennewick Masonic Lodge, 601 West 6th Avenue in Kennewick
Starts at
Cost: $5 per person or $20 dollars a family

Alma Chapter # 100 of the Order of Eastern Star is hosting a bunco night open to all ages. Roll the dice and join us down in the Bayou. Play Bunco at this fun event highlighted with music, prizes, and meeting new people! Please register to let us know who is attending at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_Kk2sqKLZMYcpGFOgfgwk9VTfzcN919_G2dE_y5t0H35RVg/viewform
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1308376333011143/

TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour Concert – February 26, 2022

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Doors open at 6 p.m. – Concert is from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $21 – $95+

The TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour Concert in TriCities is featuring TobyMac, Crowder, Cochren and Co, Cain and Terian. Proof of a negative test or COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this event.
Info & Tickets: https://yourtoyotacenter.com/event/toby-mac/?instance_id=357

Community Services & Volunteer Opportunities

There are over 50 non-profit community service organizations in the Tri-Cities Washington area. These organizations offer services such as counseling, disaster relief, domestic violence, food/clothing/shelter/housing, individual & family services, legal, medical/health services, sexual assault, transportation, etc. In addition, these organizations are in need of volunteers! So find a local cause that you want to support and help out!

Also, several organizations operate thrift stores where proceeds from their sales support community services. These stores rely on donations of saleable goods and volunteer support.
Info: https://tri-citiesguide.org/volunteer-opportunities.htm

Tri-City VIBE!

For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

Guide to Tri-Cities Washington 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 Guide to Tri-Cities Washington website: https://tri-citiesguide.org. 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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