October 2010

Found 12 blog entries for October 2010.

New home sales are not doing too well nationwide but in Tri Cities Washington things are continuing to look up. During the month of September the amount of new homes sold in the Tri Cities was 80, an 8 percent increase from the previous month’s new homes sold. When compared to the new home sales throughout the nation which only rose 6.6 percent up from the 297,000 new homes sold in August, the Tri Cities is doing well. The average price of these new homes nationwide during the month of September was $257,500 a little higher than the Tri Cities average sale price of $252, 034.

Not only is the Tri Cities doing well in new homes sold from month to month, but they are also being recognized nationally on several “Top 10” lists. Just recently the Tri Cities

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For many years now Bethel Church has been holding a Fall Frenzy event towards the end of October at their main Richland campus. Over the past several years though Bethel began to branch out into the community and started holding their annual Fall Frenzy event at area schools. For a few years now, one of those locations has been Marcus Whitman Elementary School in Richland Washington. This year is no different, Fall Frenzy will be held at Marcus Whitman on October 30 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The Fall Frenzy is similar to a carnival, there will be booths, games, tractor pulls and various events where children and adults can participate and receive goodies! This is a great place to bring the whole family to and spend time together!

For more information about

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Tickets for the Mid Columbia Ballet’s most popular performance, The Nutcracker will be going on sale November 1!  There will be several showings in December. Showings will be December 10 at 7:00pm, December 11 at 2:00pm and again at 7:00pm, and December 12 at 2:00pm. All performances take place at the Richland High School Auditorium in Richland Washington. To buy tickets, visit the Mid Columbia Ballet website or call 509.946.5417 after November 1. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, and $12 for children 12 and under.

The Nutcracker was originally written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in the late 1800s adapted from E. T. A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The first performance was staged by Merius Petipa in December

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Many of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month there have been many different community events to raise money for different organizations and to make people aware of Breast Cancer. The month is not quite over and there are still events to go to so mark your calendars.

Think Pink and Drink
On October 25 from 5:00 to 9:00pm come out to Barnard Griffin Winery in Richland Washington for their Think Pink and Drink event. There will be live raffles, wine specialists, jewelry and more! Present at the event will be SoBello, an artisan jeweler, Deborah Barnard will bring her gallery showcase and Pilea Salon’s Brigette Bren will also be in attendance. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; ticket

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Kennewick Senior Center Harvest Bazaar In Kennewick, WashingtonWell it is that time of year again, time to start thinking about Christmas and what to get all those people on your list. What better place to go than a Harvest Bazaar?

Details of the Event
The Kennewick Senior Center will he holding a Harvest Bazaar on Saturday, October 18, at Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick. You will be able to find the perfect holiday gift for most of the people on your list. There will be many different vendors selling their wares with one-of-a-kind hand crafted items, antiques, holiday décor, unique gifts, fine art, and collectables.

Admission is free to all who go to the Bazaar. Doors will be open at from 9:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. For vendor information or general information about the

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California based think tank company Milken Institute has released a report this week on the Top US Metro Areas that managed to create and sustain jobs in light of the national recession. The Kennewick-Richland-Pasco area is ranked number five on this list of 13 metro areas for the second year in a row. During the last 12 months the Tri City Washington area’s job increased by 4.5 percent, this is the highest percentage growth in the nation. This large increase in jobs is due mostly to the stimulus money coming in for Hanford.

President and CEO of the Tri City Development Council, Carl Adrian says that it is a great thing to have our area out there on a list such as this one because it allows for the planning of ideas for creating broad-based prosperity

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This Wednesday, October 20, Gather4Him Ministries is presenting their 4th annual Fundraising event. This event titled “A Night of Entertainment” will take place at the Westside Center in Richland Washington and begins at 6:30pm. The evening will feature comedian Bob Smiley and Illusionist Drew Worsham with a worship set by local band Arise. Enjoy a dessert bar with a variety of specialties from local Tri City Washington restaurants; dinner will not be served. Proceeds will be put towards the upcoming gathering to unite the body of Christ where Christian youth can bring their friends so they can learn more about Christ. Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight, tickets can be purchased by calling 509.542.1787 or by

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This Sunday, October 17, head to Kennewick Washington for the annual Three Rivers Bridal Show. This annual event is a must for future brides! If you are having trouble planning your wedding or if you just want more ideas to make your day even more special then the Three Rivers Bridal Show is for you. There will be over 50 premier wedding vendors from all around Washington. Find out about everything you could possibly need for your special day. Talk to vendors about cakes, your gown, decorations, food, pictures and so much more all under one roof. The show will begin at 11:00am and go until 4:00pm; don’t miss the bridal fashion show at 12:30pm. Tickets cost $8 per person and can be purchased at TicketMaster or at the Toyota Center box office.

For more

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The Tri Cities Washington community offers many different events to honor our Veterans on and around Veteran’s Day. The local chambers of commerce, university, college, and the various community organizations put on different events to honor these men and women. More events will be added as they are announced in the community.

Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Smash and Slice
On October 19 WSU Tri Cities will be having a Smash and Bash from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the WEST/BSEL parking lot. There will be a donated car for ticket holders to smash and pizza will be included in the ticket price. Tickets will be sold in 4 different denominations, for $4 you can hit the car three times and receive one slice of pizza; for $7 you can hit the car eight

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The McNary Wildlife Refuge offers many events and educational classes for Tri City Washington area residents. These events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Make a Difference Day
On Saturday, October 23 the wildlife refuge will be holding Make a Difference Day at Goethals Park Nature Playground in Richland Washington. The day will begin at 9:00am and go until 1:00pm. Those who come will be able to participate in planting native plants, building play structures, spreading ground cover, and family fun hands-on activities.

Second Saturday: Wildlife Films
On November 23, Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuge will be showing wildlife films from 9:00am to 12:00pm. They’ll pop the popcorn while you enjoy the movies!

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