December 2013

Found 8 blog entries for December 2013.

Tri Cities Wa Holiday EventsChristmas Carnival and Train Ride
Camp Kiwanis is offering train rides, photos with Santa, a Polar Express story time, snacks, crafts, and a performance by Big Top the Clown.  The event will be December 21 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Admission is $5 and free for 5 and under. Camp Kiwanis is located at the north end of Columbia Park.

The Annual Living Nativity
Church of the Nazarene at 2402 S Union St, Kennewick is having their annual living nativity from 6:30pm - 8:00pm December 20 - 21. Each show is 15 minutes long and there will be cookies, hot chocolate and cider.

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Kennewick's Science Is Fun For Children | Let's Get ElectricKennewick's Science Is Fun For Children | Let's Get Electric is Monday, December 30, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Ages 8-11, $14 City Residents or $21.  If your child is getting cabin fever this winter break and you want them to partake in a fun and educational activity, look no further! Children will have fun exploring electricity and technology in this hands-on science class that will cover the principals of magnetism and motors. Students will create an electromagnet, identify motor parts and use common tools to dismantle an electric motor.  All materials and tools are provided. Activity presenter is Owen Kramer a retired Project Controls Engineer and current substitute teacher for the Kennewick School District.
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Today we have made live a site we have had under development for the last half year or so.  We are not quite done with the improvements, however, there is enough finished to go live.You Will Love Our New Website!

There are many, many improvements in the new site over our last site.  Probably the greatest improvement in the new design over the previous design is the new site's responsiveness.  Although the previous version was a great site, in fact one of the best in the Tri Cities Washington real estate market, the old site was not responsive. That is to say, the old site did not automatically respond to the visitor's viewing device.  I put together a short screencast demonstrating the new responsive design.  Best when viewed in HD (High Definition):


Once we are finished

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Tri Cities Wa Lighted Boat ParadeTri Cities Wa Lighted Boat Parade on the Columbia River this weekend December 4th and 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening.  Bring your warm clothes and (hopefully) stand next to a warm fire or friend and enjoy the parade.  We have a home on the Columbia River and the Lighted Boat Parade has been a holiday highlight for us as a family. 

Event Route Details

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will travel up river on the Kennewick side along Columbia Park. At around 7:30 in the evening they will turn around at the far end of Howard Amon Park in Richland and travel back down river on the same course. They will arrive back at Clover Island and make an additional loop for everyone on the island before heading back into the Clover Island Marina at around 9:00

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Kennewick's Science Is FunKennewick's Science Is Fun For Children | Clickety Clack Cranium is Friday, December 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Ages 8-11, $16 City Residents or $24 ~ Just in time to ring in the New Year! This is an introductory class for children interested in engineering, math, and wood crafting skills. Your kids will get to create a fun toy called a 'Clacker.'  A Clacker is a generational and traditional New Year's Eve noisemaker guaranteed to generate a lot of racket to bring in the year 2014. Under careful supervision, students will use a hand drill, Japanese saw, and a backsaw to create the Clacker from wooden parts provided. Come join this fun filled educational class and take home a keepsake Clacker.  Presenter is Owen Kramer an amateur wood maker, a retired Project

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McNary Wildlife RefugeThe Winter Birds Event at McNary's Wildlife Refuge will be a lot of fun and very relaxing. We've enjoyed some family time at the refuge and appreciate the serenity the center offers. When the cold weather becomes to unbearable, then the warmth and hot drinks on the inside awaits you.

The Winter Birds event is at the McNary Environmental Education Center on Saturday, February 8 between 9am & 12noon. From McNary's flyer:

Discover McNary’s abundance of ducks, swans, geese and other birds of the Mid-Columbia. Blue Mountain Wildlife of Pendleton will be at McNary with live raptors. Videographer Gaylord Mink will show his wonderful wildlife films. There will be hands-on activities and nature hikes. Afterward, join the Friends of the Mid-Columbia River

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Tri Cities Wa Christmas Concert and Winter WonderlandThe Living Room Community Church is hosting Home For Christmas 2013 Friday-Sunday, December 13-15 at 1409 S. Garfield, Kennewick.

Christmas Concert
Monte Ingersoll & Special Guest Artists (Auditorium) will perform beautifully arranged Christmas songs featuring the Home For Christmas Band.  There will be 4 Concerts - Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings at 7:00 pm, Sunday Afternoon Matinee, 3:00 pm  $15.00 per person.

Winter Wonderland
There will be an outside Winter Wonderland on Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4 – 8:00 pm.  Ice Skating (Skates provided), Christmas Snow-Globe (Photos taken) Christmas Village including: Fire-Pits, Hot dogs, Toy shop for kids to make their own Christmas ornament and toys, Nativity with small animals (kids can be a shepherd,

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