April 2014

Found 46 blog entries for April 2014.

Richland’s Battelle Film Club Presents Paradise NowIf you don’t have anything planned yet for Friday night, then you might want go to Battelle Auditorium in Richland for one of the movies in their Spring lineup this year.

Battelle Film Club
The Battelle Film Club (BFC) is devoted to bringing quality cinema entertainment to the Tri Cities. So much so that they have opened membership to all interested ones in the community. You may find membership details on their website.

The films they show are not usually shown or available in cinemas or in rental stores in the Tri Cities. Mostly independent, off Hollywood and foreign productions, a short introduction tops off the films they show to help the audience understand the premise of the film. An informal discussion follows the film showing at the lobby of

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Eighteenth Annual Gem and Mineral Show in KennewickOn April 26 and 27, from 10AM to 5PM, the Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club will hold the 18th Annual Gem and Mineral Show at Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, Wa.

Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club
Named after Lake Wallula and to commemorate the newly built McNary Dam, Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club was started in 1953.

Its purpose is to promote activities of mutual interest for collecting and displaying of gems and minerals.

Gem and Mineral Show
The gem and mineral show will feature 12 dealers, 50 displays, demonstrations, activities for children, door prizes, silent auctions, geode (a rounded rock formation with crystals or banding inside) cracking, and so much more.

This is also your chance to see precious gemstones, minerals, jewelry,

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Properties in the Tri Cities and surrounding areas continue to appreciate over the years.

Local labor statistics indicate a stable, steady economy, with an increase in non-farm employment. The mining, logging, and construction sectors pick up from the previous year, and the manufacturing, leisure, and hospitality sectors are the best performers with a 0.2% increase (preliminary, as of January 2014). The stable economy sustains a healthy properties industry, as value and sales continue to appreciate.

 

Value of Real Estate Properties
The average sold price for residences has increased to 464% over a 36-year period, from $45,000 in 1977 to $208,772 in 2013. At 9.03 houses sold daily in the previous year, appreciated value remains affordable

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Loose Florals A Chris/Suzi Watercolor Workshop in RichlandLearn the tricks you need for your masterpiece straight from the experts Chris Blevins and Suzi Vitulli. The two are co-teaching a one-day, two-project watercolor workshop on April 26, from 9AM to 4:30PM.

Loose Florals
This fun, skill-practice packed workshop will focus on the loose, beautiful, and transparent. By the end of the day, you would have learned:

  • How to paint watercolor florals in the loose, flowy style
  • How to make your vase transparent
  • How to add solid objects to your backgrounds

Save the Date
Don’t forget to save the date – April 26, 9AM to 4:30PM. Check-in time is 8:45AM. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her own lunch. The workshop will take place at Westcliffe Neighborhood, 618 Lago Vista Dr. Richland. Registration

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Jenny's Hope 5th Annual Super Pet Adoption in Kennewick, WaBe ready to bring home a new pet on April 26, Saturday, from 10AM to 3PM, as Jenny’s Hope presents its 5th Annual Super Pet Adoption. This event will take place at the east end of Columbia Park.

Jenny’s Hope
Jenny’s Hope was established in 2009 with the primary goal of helping ease the burden of local animal shelters and rescues who were doing a wondrous job of helping homeless and orphaned pets. This non-profit organization that aims to help find permanent homes for the orphaned pets in the community.

Fifth Annual Super Pet Adoption
For the fifth straight year, Jenny’s Hope is presenting the annual Super Pet Adoption. Here, you’ll get to meet amazing pets up for adoption from more than a dozen local shelters and rescues. There will also be pet

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Richland's 2nd Annual Living Green Family Health & Wellness ExpoIf you haven’t started yet, now is your chance to start greening up your home and your lifestyle. Head on out to Hampton Inn in Richland, Wa for the 2nd Annual Living Green Family Health and Wellness Expo.

For a Good Cause
The expo is partly in support of Blue Mountain Wildlife, a volunteer, non-profit organization that aids orphaned, sick, or injured wildlife, with focus on birds of prey. This organization provides treatment and care necessary to return the wildlife to their natural habitat.

Health & Wellness Expo
At the event, there will be over 30 local vendors providing information and family-friendly products to help residents live safer, more sustainable, and healthier lives. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, demonstrations, and

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Fourth Friday LIGO Hanford Observatory Tours, Richland WaEverybody is welcome to join the public drop-in tours being offered by LIGO Hanford Observatory every fourth Friday of the month. The tours last about two hours, from 3 to 5PM. This month, the fourth Friday tour will fall on April 25.

Tour Inclusions
As most probably know, LIGO is a facility where everyone can observe gravitational waves of cosmic origin. According to LIGO’s website, LIGO “searches for gravitational waves created in the supernova collapse of stellar cores to form neutron stars or black holes, the collisions and coalescences of neutron stars or black holes, the wobbly rotation of neutron stars with deformed crusts and the remnants of gravitational radiation created by the birth of the universe.”

The public drop-in tours offered by

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Interested in seeing a part of history unfold before your eyes? Join the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig on May 17 and experience this one of a kind event.

Coyote Canyon Mammoth DigCoyote Canyon Mammoth Dig in Kennewick, WA - Kennewick Community Education
The Columbia Basin holds a lot of interesting secrets under its soil. Get the chance to uncover some of them as you participate in the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig on the 17th of May, from 8AM to 11AM at a dig site just southwest of Kennewick. Be prepared to learn more about the different creatures that came thousands of years before you through the entire process as you are given an introduction about the dig site, get a tour of the area and participate in the entire process. Meeting point will be at the Kennewick High School Library. From here, everybody will be bringing their own

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If you’re hoping to catch some deals this season, then visit this year’s Spring Bazaar and Flea Market on April 25 and 26 at the Kennewick Valley Grange 731.

2014 Spring Bazaar and Flea Market2014 Spring Bazaar and Flea Market in Kennewick, WA
This year’s Spring Bazaar and Flea Market promises a variety of goodies for you at low prices. Hunt for some treasures among the knick knacks for sale, or set up your own corner and sell some things yourself! Open to the public and with no admission fee to worry about, you get to take a look around, enjoy the event and maybe catch a deal or two.

This event takes place on April 25 from noon until 6PM and on April 26 from 9AM to 4PM at the Kennewick Valley Grange. Slots for vendors will be on a first come, first served basis so register now to grab a spot.

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Are you on the lookout for the next great wine for your cellar? If so, then the Spring Barrel Tasting in Tri Cities, Washington is just the event for you from April 25 to 27.

Spring Barrel Tasting in Tri Cities, WASpring Barrel Tasting
The Spring Barrel Tasting event is the best chance for you to taste and purchase some of the best wines in the region. With over 40 wineries participating, there is definitely a taste or two that you would instantly love, making you look forward to the day when these barreled wines would be available in their bottles for you to take home. Winemakers and a lot of their staff will be attending the event, allowing you to ask questions and learn more about each wine served and the process involved to make it taste as it is. Cheeses and other bites will also be

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