2016 Citizens' Academy by the Richland Police DepartmentThere are still a few openings for the 2016 Citizens Academy hosted by the Richland Police Department. Attached below is the application for the class (PNG image just right mouse click and save to your computer, then print) and it includes all the details. It is recommended that the applications be turned in quickly as the class may not be open much longer. Please share.

Academy Dates
Every Tuesday evening from January 5, 2016 through March 15, 2016.

Program Purpose
The Citizens' Academy, provided by the Richland Police Department, runs from January to March every year. The academy provides information about the operation and programs of the police department and the local criminal justice system.

Attending the Academy
The Academy will be held on…

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The Gallery At The Park | Next to Howard Amon Park, Richland WAVisit Allied Arts Association's Gallery At The Park
Allied Arts Association and gallery provides art development, awareness and education for the Mid-Columbia region of Washington State, including the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and surrounding areas.

Allied Arts Association began in 1947 as a group of individuals committed to sharing their knowledge of art with friends and the larger community. Allied Arts exists to:

  • further community interest in various forms of visual art through exhibits
  • offer educational opportunities in visual art for the community through workshops, demonstrations, lectures, exhibits, and critiques
  • encourage local artists to produce, improve, and present their work to the public
  • cooperate with other groups…

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Richland Alliance Church Holiday Bazaar 2015 in Richland, WAAlliance Holiday Bazaar 2015 in Richland, WA
Come and join the Richland Alliance Church Youth Group as it conducts its 10th Annual Alliance Holiday Bazaar on December 5, 2015 at 1400 Sanford St., Richland, WA.

The Alliance Holiday Bazaar will be joined by 50 vendors, making it more exciting for shoppers. There will be Kids Fun Zone for the little ones to enjoy and a full potato bar for kids and adults alike. Silent auction and bake sale will also be a part of the event. The Alliance Holiday Bazaar will bring you the kind of Christmas fun never found anywhere else. Fun begins at 9:00 a.m. up t0 4:00 p.m. Event details are available at the Richland Alliance Church website.

The Richland Alliance Church Youth Group
The Richland Alliance Church youth group…

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Badger Mountain Elementary 34th Annual Holiday Bazaar | Richland, WABadger Mountain Elementary 34th Annual Holiday Bazaar in Richland, WA
Everyone is invited to join the Badger Mountain Elementary 34th Holiday Bazaar on December 5, 2015, beginning 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check out more details at this website.The Badger Mountain Elementary at 1515 Elementary St., Richland WA will be the venue of this school bazaar, which is by far the largest in the Tri Cities area.

Exciting Activities Awaiting the Bazaar Visitors
What makes this event exciting are the numerous crafters who will participate and put their unique handcrafted products up for sale. Apart from the exciting items for sale, participants will be entertained by the performance of choir and the Badger's Kids of Steel band. There will be freshly baked goodies, like…

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Pasco Chamber of Commerce Monthly General Membership Luncheon | Red Lion PascoGeneral Membership Luncheon in December
Be a part of Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Monthly General Membership Luncheon and be aware of the latest happenings in Tri Cities! For this month, the General Membership Luncheon will be held on December 14, 2015 at Red Lion Pasco. The discussion and other activities will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To know more about the details of the Monthly General Membership Luncheon, visit the website of Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

Getting to Know Pasco Chamber of Commerce
the Pasco Chamber of Commerce is a civic and social organization of which objective is to unite the business owners, as well as the other members of the community, in order to come up with a more economically secured society making headway to an improved…

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Bells of the Desert Performs 'From a Distant Land' | Kennewick, Washington at Kennewick First United Methodist ChurchBells of the Desert Performs in Kennewick, Washington
Feel the spirit of Christmas with the performance of Bells of the Desert at Kennewick First United Methodist Church in Kennewick, of which will be held on December 12, 2015.

This year's theme is "From a Distant Land" where the Bells of the Desert will highlight the beauty of Christmas melodies from all over the world. Let the Bells of the Desert paint the town red with their fun performances of holiday favorites! Take pleasure in happy tunes like Wexford Carol and Bwana Asifiwe. It's a joyous event that every family should be a part of! Visit bellsofthedesert.org for more details.

Meet the Bells of Desert
The Bells of the Desert is a handbell choir that was formed in September 2009. Its members…

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Ben Macy Trio | Richland Washington at Emerald of SiamUpcoming Performance at Emerald of Siam by the Ben Macy Trio
On December 19, 2015, Ben Macy Trio will grace the center stage of Emerald of Siam which is located at 1314 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, Washington. Ben Macy Trio's performance will start at 5:00 p.m. For more details, visit Ben Macy's website.

Ben realized his love for music when he was 10. At 5, his mother had to force him to take piano lessons. Eventually, he got fond of it and began performing with different bands during his high school and college years.

Through a lent Oscar Peterson CD, Ben discovered "jazz". From then on, he never stopped playing jazz. Among great artists Ben has performed with were Jon Shaw, Kyle Owen, Lee Elderton, Neil Mattson, Sam Foulger and Tim Gilson.

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The Blackberry Bushes Stringband | Prosser, Washington at BrewminattiThe Blackberry Bushes Stringband Performs in Prosser, Washington
Celebrate life with the music of The Blackberry Bushes Stringband! The band will perform at Brewminatti, Prosser, Washington on the 4th of December, 2015.

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband's performance suits all ages. Lovers of bluegrass, indie rock, jazz and pop will have a great time listening to the band's melodies. For more details on The Blackberry Bushes Stringband performance at Brewminatti visit The Blackberry Bushes Stringband's website.

About The Blackberry Bushes
All the way from Olympia, Washington, members Jes Raymond, Jakob Breitbach, Daniel Ullom, Forrest Marowitz and Alex Genova, suprised music aficionados with their distinct sound. The Blackberry Bushes have the ability…

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#OptOutside | Support REI's Campaign by Hiking Chamna on Black FridaySpend this Black Friday outside being active instead of going shopping. REI has started a campaign by announcing that they will be closing all 143 of their stores on Black Friday and will instead be paying their employees to go outside.

REI has always been dedicated to living life outdoors. They decided that Black Friday would be the perfect time to act this out. They challenged everyone to go outside with them this Black Friday.

Hikes in the Chamna Natural Reserve to Support REI

Tapteal Greenway will be offering 2 different hikes, both at 1 p.m. on Friday the 27th

  • 3 miles-A loop through the reserve
  • 6 miles-A hike following the Tapteal Trail along the Yakima River through W.E. Johnson Park and back

For more information, contact…

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Tri-Cities Steel Band Association Annual Christmas Concert 2015Tri Cities Steel Band Annual Christmas Concert
The bands of TCSBA are known for their exceptional performance. Get to experience steel drum and marimba music like no other with the Tri-Cities Steel Band Association Annual Christmas Concert which will be held on December 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Listen to the beautiful mix of classic and modern songs, along with Christmas melodies that will surely capture your heart!  This concert will take place at 504 Wilson St., Richland Washington. Ticket price is $5.

Getting to Know TCSBA
The Tri-Cities Steel Band Association or TCSBA is an organization that promotes world music in Mid-Columbia by way of performances and education. At the moment, TCSBA provides funds for four bands which include two steeldrum bands,…

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