August 2010

Found 12 blog entries for August 2010.

On September 3 come on out to Leslie Groves Park in Richland Washington and take a relaxing Kayaking tour on the Columbia River down to Columbia Point Park. The guided tour down the Columbia River will be a relaxing time with whomever you wish to bring with you. The Kayaking tour will begin at 1:30pm, the tour will take you down to Columbia Point Park where you will disembark and enjoy a 4-course meal at Anthony’s Restaurant. There will be a shuttle at Anthony’s ready to take you back to Leslie Groves Park. The whole day will go until about 6:00pm. The cost is $54 per person and includes your kayak, shuttle, equipment, guide, dinner, and gratuity; the deadline to register is August 30. For more information or to register for the Kayak Tour and Dinner call

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Tomorrow, August 28, head on out to Howard Amon Park in Richland Washington for the Bark for Life Rally. For several years now the nationally recognized Relay for Life event has begun a Bark for Life Rally. This rally is a place where dogs and their owners can participate together with the purpose of raising money to support the American Cancer Society. This year it has been decided to throw a rally here in Richland. There will be many Demonstrations and Vendors available at the rally to help raise money. The top 12 fundraising dogs or dog families will earn a feature spot in the Bark for Life Calendar. All contributions made will be totaled at the close of the event. Registration on the day of the event costs $25, if you have more than one dog than there

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On the second Saturday and the fourth Friday of every month the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in Richland Washington, also known as LIGO, is open to the public. Come on out at 3:00pm on the fourth Friday and at 1:30pm on the second Saturday of the month for a drop in tour to learn about what takes place at LIGO. No reservations or ID checks are needed and international visitors are welcome. This is a great family friendly event open for all ages and admission is free.

LIGO was founded in 1992 by Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT with the mission of observing gravitational waves of cosmic origin. By observing these gravitational waves scientists are hoping to soon be able to harness these waves to be

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The Benton Franklin Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding a fundraiser garden party dinner and auction on Saturday, August 28. This event is being held to raise money for the services provided by the Benton Franklin Chapter of the American Red Cross. Rouge Royale will take place on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Moore Mansion in Pasco Washington. The evening will feature a silent auction, a live auction, hors d’oeuvres , fine wines from local wineries, and an exquisite dinner prepared by highly acclaimed Northwest Chef Frank Magaña. The cost to attend Rouge Royale is $150 per person, tickets must be purchased online prior to the event or by calling 509.183.6195; there will be no tickets sold at the door. For more information about

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The Tri Cities Washington Crime Stoppers is offering a personal safety class to help people how to identify dangerous situations and how to react in these situations. This personal safety class will be taught by Don Gulla, a veteran law enforcement officer who trains other cops on crisis intervention and defensive tactics. Gulla was on the Olympic Security Team in Atlanta in 1996 and again in Salt Lake City in 2002.There will be two sessions on August 28, the first will be from 8:00-11:30 in a classroom setting at the Kennewick Police Department where those in attendance will learn tactical communications and awareness. The second session will be from 1:00pm-4:30pm at the Kennewick Activity Center where those in attendance will learn how to survive

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More than 65 years ago plutonium produced at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was used to create Fat Man, the atomic bomb used on Nagasaki. Today at 8:30pm many will get together for a memorial at John Dam Plaza in Richland Washington to mark the 65 anniversary of the bombing at Nagasaki, Japan. Those in attendance will be able to take part in music and prayer to remember the past with hope for the future. One of the highlights of the evening will be the ringing of the Bell of Peace that the mayor of Nagasaki gifted to Richland. The Bell of Peace is modeled after a church bell that was rung every day after the bombing to console the survivors. The ringing of the bell tonight will be in remembrance of the lives lost in both sides of the war, the Americans

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Due to popular consumer demand, the First Annual Vineyard Trip to the Tagaris Estate Vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA has been scheduled for Saturday, September 11.

The Wahluke Slope AVA is a 13-mile-wide gravel bar created by the ice age floods that ravaged Eastern Washington some 15,000 years ago. It's bordered to the north by the Saddle Mountains and on the other three sides by the Columbia River.

One of the state's warmest grape growing regions, top winemakers consider the Wahluke Slope as the backbone of the Washington Wine Industry. Two of Tagaris' vineyards, its 174 acre organic Michael Vineyard and its smaller Alice Vineyard both lie within the  Wahluke; its Arete Vineyard lies just to the east in the Columbia Valley AVA.

The trip will

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On Friday, August 13 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Richland Washington will be hosting Friday Night sky Lights. Come out and look at planets, stars, meteors, and more! This will be a great thing to bring the whole family to! The evening will consist of a showing of the film “Monster of the Milky Way” at 7:30pm, a showing of the film “Seeing in the Dark” at 8:30 and then night sky viewing at 9:30pm for all who are in attendance; the night sky viewing will last until 1:30am. During the night sky viewing there will be telescopes available to look through and see many objects in the night sky whether near or far.

LIGO was founded in 1992 by Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT with the mission

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The Columbia Basin College Arts and Humanities Department is pleased to present as part of their Summer Showcase, a wonderful musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. This musical comedy will be performed by theatre students and faculty at the CBC Theatre in Pasco Washington. Showings will be on August 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm and August 15 and 22 at 2:00pm. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors; these can be purchased at Shelby’s Floral in Kennewick, Adventure Underground Bookstore in Richland, The CBC Performing Arts Office on the Pasco Campus, and at the door. The Drowsy Chaperone is rated G/PG.

The Drowsy Chaperone debuted in 1998 and was performed on Broadway, it has been the recipient of five Tony Awards. The Drowsy

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Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Livin’ It Up in the Park event and silent auction benefiting the Modern Living Services. This year the event will take place at Howard Amon Park at the Fingernail Stage. Come bring your family, friends and some chairs and enjoy a taste of local music, food, and art. This event and silent auction will take place on Sunday, August 15, beginning at 3:00pm and lasting until 7:00pm. All proceeds will benefit housing and vocational programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

The Modern Living Services (MLS) of the Mid-Columbia community was created for the purpose of providing the necessary resources for young adults living in the area with developmental disabilities to learns, grow, and achieve throughout

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