Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of February 2023:
– Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – February 1, 3, 10, 11, 17, 18 & 22, 2023
– Calvary Chapel Annual Father-Daughter Ball – Feb 3-5, 2023
– Richland Players presents Other Desert Cities – February 3-5, 2023
– Mid-Columbia Symphony – “What’s Old is New” featuring Mid-Columbia Mastersingers – February 5, 2023
– WSU Master Gardener Presentation: Successful Seed Starting Steps – February 11, 2023
– LIGO Hanford Observatory Public Tour – February 11, 2023
– Columbia River Mensa Admission Test – February 11, 2023
– Three Rivers Annual Craft Brew & Bacon Festival – February 11, 2023 (Note: sold out)
– CBC Lecture: Umoja (Unity) – Sustaining African Cultural Arts – February 16, 2023
– CBC Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” – February 16-18, 2023
– Regional Home & Garden Show – February 17-19, 2023
– RadCon – February 17-19, 2023
– Benton-Franklin Humane Society Online Mardi Paws Auction and Fundraiser – February 21-25, 2023
– Columbia Basin Badger Club Forum: Addressing Homelessness in Our Community – February 23, 2023
– Academy of Children’s Theatre presents “The Great Gatsby” – February 24-26, 2023
– TriCities Family Fun
– Tri-City Vibe
– Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – February 1, 3, 10, 11, 17, 18 & 22, 2023
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Single game tickets: $24 – $34
The Tri-City Americans is a member of the Western Hockey League. Here is their home game schedule for February 2023:
February 1 vs Swift Current Broncos at 7:05 p.m.
February 3 vs Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m.
February 10 vs Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m.
February 11 vs Red Deer Rebels at 6:05 p.m.
February 17 vs Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:05 p.m.
February 18 vs Spokane Chiefs at 6:05 p.m.
February 22 vs Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://amshockey.com/
Calvary Chapel Annual Father-Daughter Ball – Feb 3-5, 2023
HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $40 for Father Figure, daughters free – tickets must be purchased online
We’re so excited to announce the 26th Annual Father-Daughter Ball! The theme is “Deeply Rooted”. Tickets will be available for purchase online, only. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
Info & tickets: https://www.fatherdaughterballcctc.com/
Mid-Columbia Symphony – “What’s Old is New” featuring Mid-Columbia Mastersingers – February 5, 2023
Kennewick High School Auditorium
Starts at 3 p.m.
Our next concert will be at the Kennewick High School Auditorium with the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers on Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Please join us for the following program:
– Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Concerto Grosso 1985
– Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
– Arvo Pärt: Adam’s Lament
– Ottorino Respighi: Suite of Ancient Dances and Airs #2
– Ellen Taafe Zwillich Concerto Grosso 1985
– Alvin Part Adam’s Lament
– Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
– Respighi Suite of Ancient Dances and Airs #2
WSU Master Gardener Presentation: Successful Seed Starting Steps – February 11, 2023
Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S Union St. in Kennewick
Starts at 10 a.m.
Free to attend
Attend a free presentation on Successful Seed Starting Steps! There will be other gardening presentations – one per month through October 2023 that you may find beneficial.
LIGO Hanford Observatory Public Tour – February 11, 2023
LIGO Hanford Observatory, 127124 N Route 10 in Richland
Free to attend – must register for a time slot
LIGO Hanford Observatory is pleased to announce that it has resumed its “Second Saturday” free public tours. During your visit you will have a chance to explore many interactive and static exhibits now housed in LHO’s new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC). Tours include a one-hour walking tour of the site, time inside the new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC), and a talk by a staff member. LIGO tours are suitable for all ages. The talks are appropriate for visitors aged 12 and up, but all ages are welcome. Multiple tour times are availabe for your convenience, please choose the time slot that works best for you when reserving your ticket.
– All LHO visitors over the age of 18 will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination (physical card or photo of card). We define “fully vaccinated” as at least two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, OR one shot of Johnson & Johnson.
– Masking may be required on the day of your tour. Bring a mask, just in case. Visitors must adhere to LHO’s masking policy on the day of the tour.
– Registration is now required.
– Tours depart from the new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC). Please park first in LExC’s parking lot/overflow lot.
Info & registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-saturday-public-tour-the-ligo-hanford-observatory-tickets-513436371007
About LIGO: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA
Columbia River Mensa Admission Test – February 11, 2023
Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
Starts at 1 p.m.
The testing fee: $30
Columbia River Mensa has set up a Testing Date at the conference room at the Mid-Columbia Library on Union for February 11 at 1 p.m. The test will be held in the library’s conference room, just across from the circulation desk. You should bring a government-issued photo ID and a credit card, check, or test voucher (available on the U.S. Mensa website) for the test fee. Cash will not be accepted. We will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m., and late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
With more than 50,000 members, American Mensa is the largest national Mensa operating under the auspices of Mensa International, Ltd. There are currently more than 140,000 members worldwide, and an estimated 6 million Americans are eligible for Mensa membership.
Mensa members range in age from 2 to 106. They include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students, and CEOs, and they share only one trait – high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, they scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test.
For more information, please visit https://www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/
Three Rivers Annual Craft Brew & Bacon Festival – February 11, 2023 (Note: sold out)
Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $50 – sold out
The annual Craft Brews & Bacon Festival takes place in February at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The festival includes microbrew tasting and live entertainment, with complimentary food provided by area restaurants and caterers, who will each be competing for the best bacon dish of the night. Wine also will be available.
Info & tickets: https://threeriversconventioncenter.com/event/three-rivers-craft-brew-bacon-2023/
CBC Lecture: Umoja (Unity) – Sustaining African Cultural Arts – February 16, 2023
Online via Zoom (must register)
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend
Explore the depth and significance of African culture, from its communal philosophies to its lively song and dance. In this interactive talk – part presentation and part performance – artist Afua Kouyaté shares pieces of African culture and folkloric traditions like the Nguzo Saba, or “seven principles,” of Kwanzaa, which include values like umoja (unity), ujima (collective responsibility), and nia (purpose).
About Afua Kouyaté: https://www.humanities.org/speaker/afua-kouyate/
Zoom registration: https://midcolumbialibraries-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc-yorTosHdfusdtws_XrndN9b_3TP3jo
CBC Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” – February 16-18, 2023
CBC Theatre, 2600 N. 20th in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. each evening
Tickets: $8, seniors/students and $10, adults (purchase online)
A haunting play about three brides who share two things in common: they all married the same man, and they are all dead. Emerging from their clawfoot bathtubs, Bessie, Alice, and Margaret reclaim their silenced voices by sharing the evidence against the murderous man who committed these shocking crimes-their husband.
Regional Home & Garden Show – February 17-19, 2023
HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $8, Kids 12 and under free. $3 off admission price with a nonperishable food item for Salvation Army. Free readmission all weekend with return stamp.
The 2023 Regional Home & Garden Show is back February 17th through 19th at the HAPO Center in Pasco featuring two halls filled with more than 200 exhibitors. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with the experts in home improvement, design and landscaping at the largest home show in Southeastern Washington. Learn from the experts in daily seminars – free with the price of admission. Bring the kids to see Big Top the Clown on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Info: https://www.hbatc.com/regional-home–garden-show.html and https://www.facebook.com/events/718012649672010
RadCon – February 17-19, 2023
Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Friday from 1 p.m. – Midnight, Saturday from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“At Door” admission for all three days: adults & teens $50, Children 12 and under free with an adult admission
Radcon is a fan run Science-Fiction / Fantasy convention held each Presidents day weekend at the Red Lion Inn in Pasco. Our theme this year is Forest folk! So dress up like your favorite magical creature that resides in a Forest, like Fae, dragons, saytrs, elves and more! The RadCon Guild, the organization that sponsors and operates RadCon, is a Washington State not-for-profit corporation who’s goal is to support Education, Writing and film through the Science Fiction Genre.
Benton-Franklin Humane Society Online Mardi Paws Auction and Fundraiser – February 21-25, 2023
Please join us for the 2023 Mardi Paws online auction and fundraiser. This annual event brings together old friends and new in support of the shelter pets at Benton-Franklin Humane Society. Help us ensure our continued community service – saving homeless pets and helping both people and their pets when they need it most. All funds raised directly support our annual life-saving goals.
Columbia Basin Badger Club Forum: Addressing Homelessness in Our Community – February 23, 2023
Virtual online via Zoom
From 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non-members but must register
What do we really know about homelessness in our community? It’s easy to look around and say “Well, it’s not as bad as Seattle.” Or Spokane. Or Olympia.
Or is it?
The Badger Club’s Special Forum: Addressing Homelessness on Thursday, February 23, will ask that question and many more of a panel of experts, including former Tri-City Herald Publisher Rufus Friday, who is now Executive Director of a large homeless shelter in Lexington, Kentucky. We will also hear from Chris Patterson, the former HUD administrator who now heads Spokane’s effort to provide services and facilities for those who are homeless.
There will be presentations by Dr. Patrick Jones who heads the Eastern Washington University team that produces the website Benton-franklintrends.org. United Way President LoAnn Ayers will bring her insight to the discussion. There will be opportunities to hear from you, as well.
Info & registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/
Academy of Children’s Theatre presents “The Great Gatsby” – February 24-26, 2023
Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
February 24 at 7 p.m. and February 25 & 26 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $5 – $16.50
ACT is excited to be bringing an original adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s class novel The Great Gatsby. Adapted by Seattle based playwright Darby Sherwood (The Sisters Grimm: Cinderella and Everyone Else) this new work will be a great way to experience this classic story all over again.
Furture dates: March 3 at 7 p.m. and March 4 & 5 at 3 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct&pr=1
TriCities Family Fun
For family friendly events in and around the Tri Cities, visit https://tricitiesfamilyfun.wixsite.com/familyfunwa.
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
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 theTri-Cities Washington Guide 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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