January 2014

Found 24 blog entries for January 2014.

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner at Barnard Griffin WineryThere are barely two weeks to go until Valentine’s Day. Have you decided how you would surprise your special someone? Wine, chocolates, flowers, and a fancy dinner are always a hit on this special day. As cliché as these romantic treats are, people never get tired of these.

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner
Barnard Griffin Wine Bar and Eatery will prepare special romantic dinners on February 14 and 15, which they dubbed ‘Sweetheart Dinner’. The wine bar is located at 878 Tulip Lane in Richland. 

Seats will only be available from 5 to 8PM, so it’s best to make your reservations as early as possible. Fixed price menu costs $45 per person. For reservations, you may call (509) 627-0266 or send an e-mail to Info[@]BarnardGriffin.com.

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Yakima Valley’s Annual Red Wine and Chocolate EventNothing says romance more than wine and chocolates. So if you’re looking for a post-Valentine’s Day weekend activity to enjoy with your special someone, head on out to Yakima Valley’s annual Red Wine and Chocolate event.

Wines and Chocolates Galore
Wine connoisseurs and chocoholics are invited to drop by the oldest wine-growing region in Washington State on February 15 and 16, 2014 from 10AM to 5PM, as wineries between Richland and Yakima offer you a weekend of divine decadence with the Premier Pass.

The Premier Pass will give you access to exclusive pairings, library tastings, and tours that are not available to the public.

Avail of the Premier Pass
There is an on-going online sale of Premier Passes, which ends on February 11. Starting February 5,

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Many Hearts – A Night of Wine and Watercolors in RichlandAre you in over your heard trying to come up with a romantic activity this Valentine’s Day? Why don’t you take a break from routine and do something fun and spontaneous? Consider this your pre-Valentine’s treat not only for yourself but also for your significant other.

Awesome Collaboration
On February 13, 2014, renowned artist Chris Blevins will collaborate with Goose Ridge Winery to give you an awesome “art as entertainment” experience through Wine & Watercolors™: "Many Hearts".

You don’t need to be an expert and all art supplies will be provided for a day of fun, non-serious painting get-together along with a bit of delectable wine. The first glass of wine is on the house.

Unique Experience
Sip delicious wine, laugh your heart out, and learn a

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Richland’s Go Red Bazaar for the Benefit of Go Red for WomenA research made in 2003 revealed that heart disease was, by far, the leading cause of death in women. In fact, the dreaded disease killed more women than men. It is for this reason that the American Heart Association launched Go Red for Women, an advocacy to save lives and raise awareness on this serious issue. They have since symbolized their battle against heart disease in women with the red dress.

National Wear Red Day®
They have made the first Friday of February as their National Wear Red Day® in their efforts to draw everyone’s attention to this silent killer of women. On this day, everyone is encouraged to wear red, know their cardiovascular risk, and take action to live longer, healthier lives.

Bazaar and Silent Auction
In line with this, Just

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Know the 10 Signs, Early Detection MattersKnow the 10 Signs, Early Detection Matters
Do you know someone, a friend or loved one perhaps, who is suffering from memory loss or behavioral changes? Both could be signs of Alzheimer’s disease, so if you do, it’s time to learn the facts.

Why Early Detection Matters
Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease will give you a chance to begin treatments, enroll your loved one in clinical trials, and plan for the future.

An Interactive Workshop
It is for this reason that you are cordially invited to ‘Know the 10 Signs, Early Detection Matters’, an interactive workshop that will feature video clips of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop is being presented by Bethel Church in Richland and is co-sponsored by Kadlec Neurological Resource

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Tri Cities Wa RadCon Sci-Fi and Fantasy ConventionIf you’re a big science fiction fan, then you shouldn’t miss the RadCon Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention that’s happening on February 14-16, 2014. The said event will take place at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, Washington.

Radical RadCon
This convention is held annually in the Tri-Cities, during President’s Day weekend, through the efforts of RadCon Guild, an all-volunteer organization that aims to promote Art, Literature, Science, Gaming, and Imagination in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genres.

Convene to Be in
Be part of the organization’s 23rd year of supporting Education, Writing, and Film through science fiction. You may register through their website or follow them on Twitter, @RadCon_WA, for inquiries. Registration fee is $35 for interested ones aged 13 and

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Superbowl XLVIII Party at The Pub in KennewickYou are cordially invited for a night of fun, drinks, and plenty of football action as The Pub in Kennewick brings you the best Superbowl Party in the Tri Cities. Watch AFC champs Denver Broncos and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks as they battle it out for the right to be called 2013 season’s National Football League champion.

Superbowl Aficionados Unite
There will be lots of drink specials, food, and the famous Coors Light and Pendelton Whiskey girls as you watch the game’s telecast. Incidentally, the game will be held on February 2 at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with kickoff scheduled for 6:25PM EST.

Pre-game fun will start at 12 noon on February 2 and will continue until 2AM of Monday, February

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Sons of Norway Lutefisk Dinner Eighteen Norwegian immigrants founded the Sons of Norway as a fraternal benefit society on January 16, 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mission of the Sons of Norway
The present mission of Sons of Norway has not veered away from the purposes and goals of its Founding Fathers. Just like in the beginning, its mission is to promote Norwegian traditions and fraternal fellowship, promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, celebrate its relationship with other Nordic countries, and offer financial assistance to Sons of Norway members and their families.

Save the Date
On February 1, 2014, they will be hosting a traditional Norwegian meal that includes lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, gravy, green beans, lefsa, goat cheese, and an assortment of

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The Mousetrap a Play by Agatha ChristieHow good are you at solving mysteries? You may just get a tip or two when you watch Richland Players Theatre’s presentation of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.

The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Christie, and is based on her 1948 short story, “Three Blind Mice”, the same 30-minute radio play that she wrote to commemorate the 80th birthday of Queen Mary. Incidentally, the same play has been continuously running since it opened in London’s West End in 1952, making it the longest initial run of any play in history.

Whodunnit?
The play revolves around a group of people gathered in a country boarding house and stranded by a snowy blizzard. Everyone panics when they learn that there is a murderer in their midst, the same one who has just committed a

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Tri Cities Children's Hospital Guilds “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-Off Tri Cities Wa Children's Hospital Guilds Presents “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-Off
The Three Rivers Children’s Hospital Guild is hosting the fourth annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-Off on February 1, 2014 from 6-9PM at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Dr. in Richland.

Chillin’ for Some Chili
There will be smokin’ hot competition between the local guilds as they try to outdo each other with their own delectable versions of chili. Guild members will fill in the rest of the menu with cornbread, yummy dessert, beer from Ice Harbor Brewery, and wine from the Wine Society.

Country singer Natalie Pyle Longmeier and former Miss Tri Cities Adrienne Bousquet will provide the evening’s entertainment.

Purpose of the Cook-Off
“Some Like it Hot”

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