Urban Poet's Society Open Mic Barnes & Noble Kennewick, WashingtonBarnes & Noble in Kennewick invites everyone to Urban Poet's Society Open Mic from 7:00 to 8:30 in the evening on  Friday, May 8. Admission is free.

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Calling all poets, singers, rappers, musicians, comedians, aspiring motivational speakers, artists of all kind to come and join Urban Poet's Society Open Mic - a youth leadership program designed to enhance the arts, the youth, and the community by creating an ever-expanding network of open-mics that recur monthly everywhere. Everyone is welcome to join.

Barnes & Noble is located at Suite 700, 1321 N. Columbia Center Boulevard Kennewick, Washington.

For more information click here https://www.facebook.com/urbanpoetssociety

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Mandolin And Guitar Workshop With Rio Con Brio Kennewick, WashingtonOn Thursday, May 7 register for a mandolin and guitar workshop with Rio Con Brio at The Hidden Scene (above Artmil Design)located in 5601 W Clearwater Ave, Ste. 109 Kennewick, Washington from 5:00 to 6:30 in the evening.

About the Workshop
Guitarist Mike Burdette and mandolinist Tim Connell exhibit finesse and passion in their playing, while displaying a sincere love of the choro repertoire and connection to their audience. In this special workshop focused towards jazz chording, gypsy jazz, and Western swing, mandolinists and guitarists of any skill level will benefit from their combined experience. Join these two brilliant performers for a workshop at The Hidden Scene in Kennewick for a 90 minute class.

Adult: $20
Child: $20
Senior: $20

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Tri-Art For Giving Various Locations Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, WashingtonTri-Art for Giving will be held on Friday, May 8 with exhibits at locations throughout the Tri-Cities including Pasco, Kennewick and Richland, Washington. Admission is free.

Tri ART for Giving
The event is an unconventional community art event featuring artist exhibitions at selected locations throughout the Tri-Cities. Bringing together local artists and venues, Tri ART for Giving is an exhibition, contest and celebration of arts in our community. Area artists are invited to partner with businesses and organizations throughout the Tri-Cities to develop an installation with the theme of their choice. During two weeks in May, the Tri ART for Giving event will host visitors to the various locations in a community-wide celebration.

Guests can self-tour…

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Karen Spears Zacharias; Author Reading At Richland Public Library Richland, WashingtonThis coming Thursday, May 7 Karen Spears Zacharias will be having an author reading at the Richland Public Library 955 Northgate Drive Richland, Washington at 7:00 in the evening. Admission is free.

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Karen Spears Zacharias is a former TriCity Herald columnist and reporter, and the author of several books including the bestselling Mother of Rain, winner of the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction and a finalist for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize. Mother of Rain, the stage play, is under production by Georgia’s Springer Opera House. Karen’s work has been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, and The Diane Rehm Show. She lives near the big river in Oregon.. Her next book, Burdy, the sequel to Mother of Rain, will be…

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First Thursday Art Walk In Historic Downtown Kennewick, WashingtonIf you haven’t planned anything this week yet, head on out to historic Downtown Kennewick on Thursday, May 7, from 5:00 to 9:00 in the evening for this month’s first Thursday ARTwalk. Admission is free!

Kennewick Art Walk on First Thursdays
The Kennewick Art Walk happens each first Thursday of the month. It when everyone gets the chance to enjoy art and meet the artists behind some of the most beautiful artworks on display.

You can visit multiple locations that are marked by colorful balloons. This spans an 8-city block are from Dayton St. east to Washington St. and from W Canal Dr south to W First Ave., so there’s really lots of walking to do.

Family-Friendly Event
Everyone in the family will enjoy the Kennewick Art Walk where numerous fine…

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Join geologistJet-Boat Geology Tour & Wildflower Hike Along White Bluffs Richland, Washington –author Bruce Bjornstad for a Columbia River Journey’s jet boat tour of the Hanford Reach on the Columbia River this Saturday, May 16. The tour will start at 8:00 in the morning till 4:00 in the afternoon.

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The geographical and historical tour includes jet boat ride, lunch and beverages. Come and join Mr. Bjornstad on a Columbia River Journey’s jet boat tour of the Hanford Reach departing on a 3-4 mile long, easy to moderate hike along the top of the scenic White Bluffs. Elevation gain ~500 ft.

Price of Tour Tickets:

Gift certificates will be available by request

To purchase tickets, please contact Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108 or e-mail at krisc@visitthereach.org

Please confirm your reservations by…

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Barbeque Sauce Cooking Class With Castle Event Catering In Richland, WashingtonCastle Event Catering will be having a Barbecue Sauce Cooking Class at the Market Vineyards, 1950 Keene Road Richland, Washington on Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 to 8:30 in the evening.

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The barbecue sauce cooking class is an interactive instruction class which includes three gourmet meal paired with wine and the ability to create your very own sauce and be able to take it home.

Adult : $110
Senior : $110

For more information call 396-4798 or go to http://www.marketvineyards.com/

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Inland Northwest Musicians Concert Southridge High School Kennewick, WashingtonThe Inland Northwest Orchestra will be having their concert at the Southridge High School Auditorium located in 3320 Southridge Boulevard Kennewick, Washington on Sunday, May 5. The show will start at 4:00 in the afternoon - be there earlier.

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The Inland Northwest Orchestra will be performing with three of the talented young artist competition winners, playing classical music on Sunday that will also feature the William Tell Oveture by Gioacchino Rossini, and Overture on Russian Themes by Rimsky-Korsakov.

The musicians are proud to feature local school ensembles to encourage competitors from throughout the Pacific Northwest to join the annual competition for young artists. A reception will follow after the performances.

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Kids Haven Benefit Auction And Celebration Dinner In Richland, WashingtonCome join a festive evening of food and live on line auctions to benefit the Kids Haven Program at the Richland Community Center on Saturday, May 2. Fun starts at 6:00 until 9:00 in the evening.

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The 15th Annual Kids Haven Benefit Auction is an exciting event for everyone. Proceeds will be used for the counseling and advocacy services for the children who have been victims of abuse. At this event, there will also be a “Cinco de Mayo” Celebration serving authentic Mexican Dinner.

$50 each

Richland Community Center is located at 500 Amon Park Drive Richland, Washington.

The program relies on generous donors, sponsors and bidders to make this a success for kids. If you like to be a donor please email Jo Dee…

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