All Blog Entries by Colleen D Lane

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Double Feature at the CBC’s Bechtel National PlanetariumIf you’re looking for an exciting and educational adventure that you and your whole family can enjoy, then head on out to Bechtel National Planetarium at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. Pasco, Wa., on any of these dates and times: February 7-28 (Fridays only) at 7 and 8PM, and February 8-22 (Saturdays only) at 2 and 3PM.

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
The planetarium at CBC offers life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the entire Pacific Northwest. You won’t need 3D glasses to enjoy the 36-foot panoramic viewing dome that can simulate a 3D effect.

Young children are unlikely to get bored, since a typical hour-long show normally includes a live presentation that lasts for 20-30

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Tri City Business Leaders Foresee Continuous Growth for the RegionA couple of weeks back, more than 300 Tri Citians were present during the Tri Cities Regional Economic Outlook, and they heard some wonderful news. According to business leaders who attended the meeting, they are expecting a significant growth in tourism, health care, retail, manufacturing, and agriculture. That would mean more jobs for Tri Citians and even for people who are looking at the possibility of relocating to the Tri Cities.

Projected Growth
In 2013, newly opened restaurants, retail stores, booming car sales, and construction of new homes and medical buildings buoyed retail sales in the Tri Cities. Barbara Johnson, general manager of Columbia Center Mall, confirmed this. These industries are set for uphill climbing, along with the local job

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Kamiakin High School Presents William Shakespeare’s MacbethPlenty of Shakespearean plays are scheduled this month, and if you’re a big fan of William Shakespeare, you are in for a wonderful treat.

Mark Your Calendars
On February 7 at 7PM and February 8 at 2PM, Kamiakin High School’s Bravehouse Production Company will present their 2013-2014 winter play, Macbeth. If you can’t catch the play on said dates, don’t worry. The play is slated to run on February 13 and 14 at 7PM, too.

Macbeth in the 1920s
One of Shakespeare’s classics is given an exciting twist in Bravehouse Production Company’s presentation, as they set the story in the 1920s, when flappers, gangsters, and gun molls ruled. However, only the setting of the story changed. As the ultimate tale of ruthless ambition, this version of Macbeth will still

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A Night with Cougar Football in KennewickHere’s something for all Cougar fans out there. On February 7, 2014, you’ll have the chance to get your first look at the 2014 Recruiting Class for Cougar Football.

Washington State Cougars’ 2013-2014 Season
The event, which will start at 5:30PM, will be hosted by former ESPN anchor Cindy Brunson. Washington State Cougars’ Athletic Director Bill Moos and Head Football Coach Mike Leach will join her. An exciting portion of the evening will be the video highlights and insight on the team’s newest members, which Coach Leach will gladly share.

Come with your friends and family and enjoy a night of good food and great drinks while you all look back at an exciting 2013 season and look forward to an even more exciting 2014 run.

Event Information
The event

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Brushes and a Bottle – Market Vineyards in RichlandDon’t get left behind on the latest trend. Make sure to save the date, February 6, 2014, on your calendar.

Brushes and a Bottle
Market Vineyards presents Brushes and a Bottle, a unique and entertaining concept where you can explore your creative side along with your friends. Whether you’re a Picasso in the making or you have never put a brush to canvas yet, you would definitely have an amazing time creating your very own work of art while sipping on delicious wine from Market Vineyards.

Unique Art Class
This is a fun 2 1/2 hours of painting class where you will be given step-by-step instructions as you work on your first masterpiece. At the end of the class, you would have created an amazing custom work of art as memento of your wonderful experience.

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Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Convention Calling all winemakers and viticulturists out there. The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers or WAWGG will have their 2014 annual meeting, convention, and trade show on February 5-7, 2014 from 8AM to 5PM at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Wa. The WAWGG annual meeting is the second largest convention for the nation’s wine industry.

WAWGG’s Mission
The main mission of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers is to cultivate a positive business environment in order for Washington’s wine industry to keep growing. The Association’s vision is for Washington State’s wine industry to triple its economic impact by the year 2020. They aim to do this through improved profitability and sustainability for growers and wineries in the

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Kennewick Art Walk   If you’re looking for something fun to look forward to on a regular basis, then mark all first Thursdays of each month in your calendar. Save the day for the Kennewick Art Walk that happens every month in historic Downtown Kennewick.

What Is the Kennewick Art Walk?
This family-friendly, recurring event features numerous talented local and regional artists who come together month after month through the efforts of local business establishments.

On this night, many businesses on the Art Walk, which are mostly art-based galleries and studios, stay open for extended hours and host an ever-changing array of art, as well as the artists who created the artworks.

More than Just Artworks
This is an open house, self-guided tour, which also highlights

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Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner at Barnard Griffin WineryThere are barely two weeks to go until Valentine’s Day. Have you decided how you would surprise your special someone? Wine, chocolates, flowers, and a fancy dinner are always a hit on this special day. As cliché as these romantic treats are, people never get tired of these.

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner
Barnard Griffin Wine Bar and Eatery will prepare special romantic dinners on February 14 and 15, which they dubbed ‘Sweetheart Dinner’. The wine bar is located at 878 Tulip Lane in Richland. 

Seats will only be available from 5 to 8PM, so it’s best to make your reservations as early as possible. Fixed price menu costs $45 per person. For reservations, you may call (509) 627-0266 or send an e-mail to Info[@]BarnardGriffin.com.

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Yakima Valley’s Annual Red Wine and Chocolate EventNothing says romance more than wine and chocolates. So if you’re looking for a post-Valentine’s Day weekend activity to enjoy with your special someone, head on out to Yakima Valley’s annual Red Wine and Chocolate event.

Wines and Chocolates Galore
Wine connoisseurs and chocoholics are invited to drop by the oldest wine-growing region in Washington State on February 15 and 16, 2014 from 10AM to 5PM, as wineries between Richland and Yakima offer you a weekend of divine decadence with the Premier Pass.

The Premier Pass will give you access to exclusive pairings, library tastings, and tours that are not available to the public.

Avail of the Premier Pass
There is an on-going online sale of Premier Passes, which ends on February 11. Starting February 5,

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Many Hearts – A Night of Wine and Watercolors in RichlandAre you in over your heard trying to come up with a romantic activity this Valentine’s Day? Why don’t you take a break from routine and do something fun and spontaneous? Consider this your pre-Valentine’s treat not only for yourself but also for your significant other.

Awesome Collaboration
On February 13, 2014, renowned artist Chris Blevins will collaborate with Goose Ridge Winery to give you an awesome “art as entertainment” experience through Wine & Watercolors™: "Many Hearts".

You don’t need to be an expert and all art supplies will be provided for a day of fun, non-serious painting get-together along with a bit of delectable wine. The first glass of wine is on the house.

Unique Experience
Sip delicious wine, laugh your heart out, and learn a

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