March 2014

Found 45 blog entries for March 2014.

The Sandhill Crane Festival, Othello, WashingtonThe Othello Sandhill Crane Festival started in 1998. The Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) sponsors this annual festival. Through the collective efforts of committee members, the festival is carefully planned, organized and conducted. The Sandhill Crane Festival Committee includes Grant Conservation District staff, Othello citizens, and residents from the neighboring Columbia Basin communities of Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Royal City.

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival
During the festival, which will happen on March 28-30, there will be different tours for crane viewing along with specialty tours that included a wildlife tour of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge/Potholes

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Cement Suitcase Special Showing in Fairchild Cinemas, PascoCement Suitcase is a comedy film written and directed by a native of Yakima Valley. It was shot entirely in and around the Valley. It will have a one night only special showing at the Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco on March 22 at 7PM.

Cement Suitcase
The film revolves around a winery in Prosser and zeroes in on the life of the best wine salesman in Yakima Valley. However, his life is on a downward spiral, he is headed for a breakdown, and only two people can help him – someone who just broke into his house and another one who is having an affair with his girlfriend.

Watch it to find out how the movie would present its charming take on a man who decides that it’s time to let go of some baggage.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors

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Atomic City Rollergirls Season Opener in KennewickThe Atomic City Rollergirls, Tri Cities’ roller derby team, will be hosting the season opener against the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls on March 22 at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex at 6PM.

Atomic City Rollergirls
The Atomic City roller derby team is comprised of 25 fearless wheeling warriors and some rookies who wish to get into fighting form on the flat track. This league aims to promote athleticism for all women regardless of size and background.

The great thing about the team is that it encourages its members to make full use of their individual potentials while working collectively as a supportive team. More than that, the Atomic City Rollergirls try to give back to the community by being active with local charitable causes through

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Camerata Musica Featuring Will Earl Spanheimer at RichlandIf you don’t have anything better to do on March 22, head on out to Battelle Auditorium for Camerata Musica. The show will start at 8PM until 11PM, and it will feature Will Earl Spanheimer, a local artist who is part of Kennewick High’s class of 1986.

One of a Kind Show
Will Earl Spanheimer is a bass-baritone, and he will be performing with Patti Robertson, a collaborative pianist. Their special guest is soprano Carissa Simpson, and together, they will present a program of operatic arias intermixed with classic show tunes.

Admission to the show is free, although patrons will be seated first. Don’t forget, save the date – March 22, at 8PM. For more information, you may visit their website.

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Trees-Trees-Trees Watercolor Workshop in Richland, WAChris Blevins is at it again, but this time, Suzi Vitulli will join him as they hold a class that focuses on painting trees. Apparently, both have been at the receiving end of requests for tree-painting lessons, and they finally caved in.

Trees-Trees-Trees
This watercolor workshop will be a whole-day affair. It will start at 8:45AM and will continue until 4:30PM on March 29 at 618 Lago Vista Dr. Richland, Wa. LaVonda Kellogg will be hosting the workshop.

Chris and Suzi will spend the morning focusing on techniques while the afternoon will be spent teaching participants an easy way to paint birch trees in the afternoon.

BYOL
If you’re participating in the workshop, you’re encouraged to BYOL or bring your own lunch. Registration is open until March

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Homes for Sale, North Kennewick WashingtonNorth Kennewick Attractions
North Kennewick offers many attractions worth visiting.

Columbia Park
Columbia Park is a 400-acre recreational area with 4.5 miles of shoreline of the Columbia River. The park has a playground, family fishing pond, aquatic playground, train ride, boat launches, bandshell stage, picnic shelters, Kiwanis building, ropes course, Frisbee Golf course, an 18-hole privately run golf course, the Audubon Natural area, and barbecue facilities. [continue reading]


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East Benton County Historical Museum
Funded by local contributions and built in 1982, the East Benton County Historical Museum was designed by a local architect to showcase Washington State’s historic artifacts. It…
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LIGO Hanford Observatory Fourth-Friday Tours in Richland, WaEvery fourth Friday of the month, the LIGO Hanford Observatory in Richland offers public drop-in tours, which gives people a chance to observe and take an excellent look at their facility.

Tour Groups
You can actually form your own tour group of 15 participants and get in touch with LIGO to find out how your group can schedule a private tour, either during weekdays or in the evening.

LIGO provides regular tours for community groups, astronomy clubs, professional societies, and others. Tours normally last about two hours only, so you won’t get bored at all.

Middle school age students (and above) are encouraged to take advantage of the tours, but both young and old are welcome to tour the facility.

Tour Schedule
Schedule for drop-in tours is

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Homes for Sale, South Richland WashingtonSouth Richland Attractions
South Richland offers many attractions for nature lovers, golf buffs and wine connoisseurs.

Meadow Springs Golf Course
Meadow Springs Golf Course is a fun 18-hole regulation course located at the Meadow Springs Country Club. From the longest tees, it features 6,957 yards of golf for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.3 with a slope rating of 132. Meadow Springs is a private equity facility golf course with a 'Accompanied By Member' guest policy. [continue reading]


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Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve
Located on the edge of Richland, the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve provides a spectacular view of the Tri-Cities as well as the Columbia and Yakima rivers. A…
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Free Presentation – Colorectal Cancer at TCCC in KennewickA couple of years ago, the Centers for Disease Control or CDC reported that while the number of colorectal cancer deaths throughout the United States have drastically gone down in recent years, Washington still ranks number one in the country for the highest rate of colon cancer deaths. The numbers are staggering: 21.1 per 100,000 deaths in Washington, D.C. alone.

Don’t Be Left Behind
This bit of information should prompt everyone to learn more about colorectal cancer especially since this kind of matter is something uncomfortable to deal with.

Fortunately, there will be a free presentation about colorectal cancer on March 25, from 12PM to 1PM, at the Tri Cities Cancer Center – Wellness Center. Luay Ailabouni, MD will preside over the presentation.

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Homes for Sale, South Kennewick WashingtonSouth Kennewick Attractions
South Kennewick boasts of various world-class sporting venues.

Canyon Lakes Golf Course
Arguably one of the best golf courses in the world, Canyon Lakes Golf Course is rated 4 ½ Stars by Golf Digest, making it the highest-rated golf course in the Tri-Cities, and shares the highest ranking in Washington State! It was chosen as the Best Golf Course in the 2013 People's Choice Awards making it the favorite golf course in the Mid Columbia/Tri-Cities area. Northwest Travel Magazine selected Canyon Lakes as one of the "18 of the Best in the Pacific Northwest." At a jaw-dropping 12,000 square feet, Canyon Lakes’ Hole #12 is considered the “Largest Green” in the Pacific Northwest. Hole #9 was selected as one of the Northwest's “Dream 18…
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