March 2014

Found 45 blog entries for March 2014.

Kid’s Expo at KidSPOT, Kennewick WAKidSPOT is a private pediatric therapy practice located next to the Responding to Autism Center in Kennewick. This center is committed to meeting the needs of children in need of physical and occupational therapies.  

The facility focuses on providing highly individualized, multifaceted, and holistic treatment approaches to ensure that each child’s needs are addressed. 

KidSPOT’s Mission 
KidSPOT’s mission is to enhance the development of children, empower families, and educate the community by means of its innovative therapeutic programming in the Tri Cities area. 

Kid’s Expo 
On this note, KidSPOT will hold Kid’s EXPO, which is a fun and exciting way to bring families, various community services, and health care providers together. There will be

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It’s April, so it only means one thing. The Jordan World Circus is back!  

Jordan World Circus The Jordan World Circus 2014 at TRAC Arena in Pasco
Featuring amazing performers from around the world, the Jordan World Circus – the only three-ring circus act in town – is guaranteed to entertain the whole family every single moment of the show.  

Brace yourself for death-defying aerial acts and animal attractions that include elephants and tigers. Aside from the animals’ performing acts, young fans will have the unique opportunity of riding and petting different types of animals.  

This is truly a fun circus that’s sure to thrill fans of all ages. 

Other Features of the Circus 
The circus also has several surprise in store for the audience – a human shooting out of a canon, camels, white tigers,

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The RSC-AmeriCoprs will be holding the 9th Annual “I Love to Read” Poster Contest during their “Go WILD for Reading” literacy event. The said event will take place at the Richland Public Library on April 1. 

Who Can Join 
Children from K to 5th grade are encouraged to participate. So if you have a talented young artist in your family, have them create a poster with “I Love to Read” as underlying theme. All poster entries must be submitted by the child himself (accompanied by a guardian, of course) at the libraries in Pasco, Keewaydin, Union Street, West Richland, and Benton City Mid-Columbia. Of course, participants can also submit their posters at the Richland Public Library from April 1-3 between 12:30 and 4:15PM. The event is free. 

Contest Rules 

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Seventh Annual CCA Tri Cities Banquet Auction at TRACDon’t miss the Seventh Annual Coastal Conservation Association Banquet Auction happening at the TRAC on March 29. This banquet/auction is touted as the most entertaining, merchandise-filled party ever celebrated in the Tri Cities.

Coastal Conservation Association
The CCA is considered the most influential fisheries conservation group in the country. It focuses on enhancing local salmon and steelhead conservation and sport fishing and promotes the health of Tri Cities’ local fisheries. The organization also gives a voice to conservation-minded anglers or fishermen.

Purpose of the Event
The annual banquet/auction aims to raise funds for the continuous efforts of the CCA. The banquet, with Legacy Ford as title sponsor, will open at 4PM on Saturday,

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Skookum Tri Cities at Southridge Sports Complex, KennewickThe word Skookum is actually a Chinook jargon that has a variety of positive meanings in English. It could mean good, strong, best, powerful, ultimate, and brave. To be called Skookum, you have to be a person with a purpose; a person on solid ground and is in good health and spirits. So, are you Skookum?

Are You Skookum?
To find out if you are Skookum, Dialed, Organized & Happy is bringing it to Tri Cities. The said event is aiming to bring together athletes who will compete in fitness challenge, weightlifting, and other combat sport disciplines for intense competition and bragging rights.

Save the Date
The event will take place at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick on March 29 from 9AM to 9PM. Admission fees are:

  • Day event –
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Richland’s Badger Mountain Challenge 100-Mile Endurance RunDo you love a challenge? Do you think you’re tough enough to endure? If you answer yes to both questions, then the Badger Mountain Challenge 100-Mile Endurance Run is for you. It is also the qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, so if you want to be part of such a prestigious race, make sure you’re present on the following dates.

Pre-race and Actual Race Day Activities

  • Thursday, March 27, from 12-7PM – Packet pick-up at Runner’s Soul in Kennewick.
  • Thursday, March 27, from 5-7PM – There will be a pre-race dinner; location, to be announced (so make sure you check their website regularly for updates). This is a wonderful opportunity to go over the course, meet fellow runners, ask questions, and just enjoy a good meal with the group.
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Richland’s Badger Mountain Challenge 50k Ultra MarathonDo you think the 15k trail is too easy? Well, here is where the challenge begins. Go up against some of the more experienced runners on March 29 for the Badger Mountain Challenge 50k Ultra Marathon, which is sponsored by Subaru, Confidence in Motion. Check-in time is between 6-6:45AM and actual marathon start at 7:00AM. However, you have the option to go for an early start, which is at 6:00AM.

Entry Fee
Entrant’s fee for the 50k Ultra Marathon is $45 for trail race only or $63 for race and technical fabric race shirt. The fee also includes one goody bag with an assortment of schwag from event sponsors, chip timing, access to fully stocked aid stations, drop bag transport, post race meal, access to race photos, and a commemorative finisher’s medal.

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Richland’s Badger Mountain Challenge 15k Trail Run and HikeBe part of history and join the Badger Mountain Challenge 15k Trail Run and Hike on Saturday, March 29. Check-in time is from 7-7:45AM and race time is at 8AM. Subaru, Confidence in Motion, sponsors this event. 

Racecourse
The course will start at the bottom of Queensgate Road, which gives participants a chance to spread out and go up to the Canyon Trail through the parking lot area at the trailhead. Course goes all the way up to the top of Canyon Trail and continues East down to the service road where it meets up with the Sagebrush Trail.

However, the course doesn’t end there. There is still a long ways to go. In fact, the few sustained climbs that will be made throughout the course of the race will reach a cumulative elevation of 1,900'! For more

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Earth Hour Party at Crow's Nest Clover Island Inn in KennewickMarch 29 is the day the whole world celebrates Earth Hour. Some people from all across the earth do it by turning off all of their non-essential lights while others show they’re one with the whole world through different events.

Earth Hour Party
Head on out to Crow’s Nest Clover Island Inn on March 29 and listen to acoustic music and watch live stream of Earth Hour events as they happen around the world. You would even get the chance to watch as the decorative lighting of Kennewick’s own cable bridge is turned off in observance of Earth Hour, which will be observed from 8:30 to 9:30PM on said day. Admission is free.

For more information about the Earth Hour and learn what you can do to be part of its observance, please visit www.earthhour.org.

Earth Hour Party at Crow's Nest Clover Island Inn in Kennewick
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Earth Hour Night Hike at Chamna Natural Preserve in RichlandEach year, towards the end of March, Earth Hour is observed worldwide to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. The World Wide Fund for Nature organized this event to encourage households and businesses to do their part.

Normally, households and businesses are encouraged to turn off most, if not all, of the lights for one hour. However, other parts of the world exert more effort in taking action against climate change just like the Earth Hour Night Hike that will take place at the Chamna Natural Preserve in Richland on March 29.

Earth Hour Night Hike
This is an interpretive night hike in the Chamna Natural Preserve where only small flashlights will be used. If you’re joining, you need to dress appropriately in

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