Things to Do January 2023

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of January 2023:

– Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – January 2023
– 2023 Wedding Expo & Bridal Show – January 8, 2023
– Martin Luther King, Jr. Events – January 16, 2023
– Virtual Open House – Women of Influence Toastmasters – January 18 & 25, 2023
– Columbia Basin Badger Club: Around the World in 412 Days – January 19, 2023
– Lecture: The Ancient Art of Madhubani Painting – January 19, 2023
– Harlem Globetrotters – January 20, 2023
– Tri-City Family Expo 2023 – January 20 & 21, 2023
– 2023 Tri-Cities Polar Plunge – January 21, 2023
– Richland Players presents Other Desert Cities – January 20-22 & 27-29, 2023
– Presentation: Heritage Gardens – Creating Sustainable and Wildlife Friendly Landscapes – January 24, 2023
– Tri-Cities Sportsman Show – January 27-29, 2023
– Tri-City Vibe
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website

Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – January 2023

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

The Tri-City Americans is a western hockey league team. Check out their game schedule:
– January 6 vs Vancouver Giants at 7:05 p.m.
– January 7 vs Victoria Royals at 6:05 p.m.
– January 18 vs Victoria Royals at 7:05 p.m.
– January 27 vs Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m.
– January 28 vs Spokane Chiefs at 6:05 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://amshockey.com/

2023 Wedding Expo & Bridal Show – January 8, 2023

HAPO Center in Pasco
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $25

Do you believe in love forever & happily ever after? Come enjoy a fun afternoon and meet with local, talented wedding professionals, vendors & businesses ready to make your wedding dreams come true!
Info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-wedding-expo-bridal-show-tickets-406986827557

Martin Luther King, Jr. Events – January 16, 2023

There are a couple of Martin Luther King, Jr. events taking place around the Tri-Cities on January 16, 2023:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
    Gesa Stadium, 6200 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
    From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Free drive-thru & walkable resource distribution event

Join us January 16th as we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with our third annual resource distribution event on MLK Day of Service. Food as well as essential hygiene items will be provided for approximately 2,000 families.

Heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for our community partners and volunteers who make events like this possible. Hosted by the Tri Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Info: https://www.tricitiesdeicouncil.org/events/

  • 2023 Martin Luther King Bell Ringing Ceremony
    Columbia Basin College (Outside T Building) in Pasco
    Starts at 1:30 p.m.
    Free to attend

Join Columbia Basin College in celebrating the legacy of Dr. King as we host the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Bell Ringing Ceremony. During the event, CBC will recognize the Spirit Award Winner whose contributions to society reflect the spirit, philosophy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/919731448931893/

Virtual Open House – Women of Influence Toastmasters – January 18 & 25, 2023

Online via Zoom – must register
Starts at 12 Noon
Free to participate

Women of Influence Toastmasters – We are a woman-focused, virtual-only club based in Tri-Cities Washington, meeting via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m Pacific Time.

We would like to invite you to be a guest at our virtual Women of Influence Toastmasters open houses on January 18 & 25, 2023.

Interested in improving your professional online presence, overcoming any barriers you have to public speaking and connecting with a diverse group of women – then our open house is just the thing for you. Our group meets exclusively online. Any woman is invited to join (and men won’t be turned away).
Info & Zoom registration: https://woi.toastmastersclubs.org/

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Around the World in 412 Days – January 19, 2023

Virtual online via Zoom
From 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non-members but must register

Former Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins took some time off to discover the world after 16 years on the City Council. His “discoveries” included Covid in Southeast Asia, war in Eastern Europe, and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Matt will share his discoveries with the Columbia Basin Badger Club at Noon on Thursday, January 19, 2023 immediately following the Club’s Annual Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m.
Info & registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306

Lecture: The Ancient Art of Madhubani Painting – January 19, 2023

Online via Zoom (must register)
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free

A presentation by Deepti Agrawal –

For generations, women of a small region in Northeast India have been using Madhubani painting to tell the stories of their lives. Agrawal provides a demo and a work-along session where participants practice the Madhubani style and learn more about its rich heritage.
Info & registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/590302219767493/

Harlem Globetrotters – January 20, 2023

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20 – $100

The Harlem Globetrotters are an American exhibition basketball team. They combine athleticism, theater, and comedy in their style of play. Created in 1926 by Tommy Brookins in Chicago, Illinois, the team adopted the name Harlem because of its connotations as a major African-American community.
Info & tickets: https://yourtoyotacenter.com/event/harlem-globetrotters-3/

Tri-City Family Expo 2023 – January 20 & 21, 2023

HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday from 12 noon – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 child (weekend passes are also available)

Calling all fans of Star Wars, Star Trek, aliens, outer space and beyond! The Tri-City Family Expo happens at the Hapo Center on January 20-21, 2023! Families can enjoy live stage demonstrations.

Join us for a weekend of wholesome family fun at the Hapo Center in Pasco! Shop local businesses, learn about non-profit vendors and available resources in our community. Grab a bite from local food vendors, enjoy live demonstrations on the mainstage, and create memories with your friends and family. Don’t forget to snap some photos with appearances from popular characters!
Info & Tickets: https://www.tcfamilyexpo.com/

2023 Tri-Cities Polar Plunge – January 21, 2023

Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland
Time: 9 a.m. Registration Check-in, 11:15 a.m. Awards & Costume Contest, 12 p.m. Plunge!
Cost: $75

The Special Olympics Washington Polar Plunge, on Saturday, January 21, is a Tri-Cities tradition. The annual event brings together supporters throughout the area to Get Cold for a Cause. The 2023 installment of this Winter Beach Party is expanding to offer something for everyone. Partygoers can show up to plunge or participate in the festivities and cheer others on.
Attendees can expect a full-on beach party with live music, beach games, hot tubs, food trucks, costume contests, and great prizes along the way! Individual and team registrants are encouraged to raise donations in support of Special Olympics Washington athletes. As they raise funds, they can also earn prizes including airline vouchers and Papa John’s gift cards for the top individual and team fundraisers.

The Polar Plunge campaign kicks off the year strong by raising funds that directly go to providing athletes with year-round opportunities to train and compete, as well as receive free health screenings and leadership training. Proceeds from the event ensure that over 7,500 Washington children and adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities have the opportunity to participate at no cost to them.

On Saturday, January 21, festivities kick off at 9:00 a.m. at Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland. The costume contest will begin at 11:15 a.m., with winners awarded based on crowd response. Polar plunging starts at noon, with warm-up hot tub dips to follow.
Info: https://impact.sowa.org/event/2023-polar-plunge-tri-cities/e446345/start-fundraising?c_src2=Web_Plunge

Richland Players presents Other Desert Cities – January 20-22 & 27-29, 2023

Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Show times: January 20, 321, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and January 22 & 29 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $20.00, Student (18 and over): $17.00, Military: $17.00, Seniors (over 62): $17.00, Children (17 and under): $10.00

A woman returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother, and aunt. She announces plans to publish a memoir that will expose a pivotal, and tragic, event in the family’s history no one wants to remember. Family fireworks explode as she draws the line, and dares them all to cross it.*

*Mature Content Warning: Contains some adult language and themes. Parental Guidance suggested under age 17.

Future dates: February 3-5, 2023
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ricpl&pr=1

Presentation: Heritage Gardens – Creating Sustainable and Wildlife Friendly Landscapes – January 24, 2023

Free meeting via Zoom – must register
Starts at 7 p.m.

Benton Conservation District in partnership with the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society has developed a
program designed to honor the cultural and natural heritage of the Columbia River Basin while utilizing sustainable gardening practices. Heritage Gardens promote low-water-use landscaping with native plants to create beautiful wildlife friendly landscapes. Join us to learn how this program was developed, how it has grown and to take a virtual tour of established gardens.

Heather Wendt is a conservationist and the co-creator of the Heritage Garden (HG) Program. She is also the co-author of the Plant Selection Guide, Heritage Gardens of the Columbia River Basin. Heather has worked for conservation districts since 1997. She currently serves as the Assistant Manager for both the Benton and Franklin Conservation Districts, and she is responsible for coordinating the Heritage Garden Program in Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties.
Zoom meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82182085993?pwd=bEJ0VC81b2JsVjN4YU9qc1lWZlNuUT09#success
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589894514791009/

Tri-Cities Sportsman Show – January 27-29, 2023

HAPO Center in Pasco
Hours: Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
>>> One time daily admission gets you in all three days for one low price! <<<
General Admission:
• Adults: $12.00
• Children 6-12: $6.00
• Children Under 6: FREE
Special Admissions:
• Friday – Seniors 60+: $6.00
• Sunday – Kids’ Day: $1.00 off admission for children ages 6-12
• Military: Show your military ID and receive $1.00 off admission
Friday and Saturday Giveaways to the first 100 people!

Join us for one of the northwest’s finest sportsmen shows…

For outdoor men, women, and children from throughout the region, the HAPO Center will be filled with the latest in outdoor equipment, a trophy antler collection from the northwest, kid’s fishing pond, free air rifle range, free hourly hunting and fishing seminars, and more!

This year’s show will include many booths and exhibits in both the Expo Hall and the Arena. Exhibitors include retail merchants, factory reps, outdoor clubs and organizations, taxidermists, wildlife art, fishing boats, and fishing and hunting guides who will be available to help you plan your vacations. Make sure to stick around and listen for your name as there will be hourly door prizes given away.
Info: http://shuylerproductions.com/tri-cities/

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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