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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Mid Columbia Boat & RV Show at Columbia Point ParkBoat and RV enthusiasts are invited to head out to Columbia Point Park at Bradley Ave. in Richland, Wa. for the Mid Columbia Boat & RV Show. This event will commence on April 24 and will continue through to April 27.

Feed Your Hobby
If you’re one of those hobbyists who own a boat or an RV and are thinking of dressing up your vehicle, then you should be there at Richland’s beautiful Columbia Point Park and Marina. Boat and recreational vehicle dealers from throughout the Northwest will come together for the biggest boat and RV show. You’ll find hundreds of boats and RVs on display where you can find inspiration for your own vehicle.

Admission is free, so you can bring the whole family. If you’re a vendor and you wish to participate in the show, you…

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Toyota Center Kennewick Presents Hair – Let the Sun Shine InMark your calendars for Tuesday, April 22 because the rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is coming to Kennewick, particularly to Windemere Theatre at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Hair – Let the Sun Shine In
The show will feature all the original hits, as well as new songs rediscovered from the original production. Out to lend the show raw energy and immediacy is The Tribe, who will also be performing all songs, live.

In case you didn’t know, this show was initially performed in 1967, back when the universal themes of individuality, experimentation, and acceptance in the face of oppression were reverberating, as they are these days. The show’s original creator, Jim Rado, just decided to give it a 2014 update to make it…

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Tri Citian of the Year Award in KennewickIt’s that time of the year again. The whole of Tri Cities will once again honor distinguished Tri Citians who went over and above their capabilities to contribute to the growth and development of the Tri Cities.

Tri Citian of the Year
The Tri City Herald conceptualized the Tri Citian of the Year award. The very first recipient of this award was Owen Hurd, and that was back in 1962.

Despite hitches along the way, the Tri Citian of Year awarding is now a community wide effort and is considered the single most important and well-known annual awards program in the Tri Cities.

Basis for the Award
In the get-go, we mentioned that those who are nominated for the award must be instrumental to the growth and development of the Tri Cities. A person must be…

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Blue Mountain Wildlife Fundraiser in KennewickIf you don’t have anything to do on April 19, head on out to Kennewick Ranch and Home at 845 N. Columbia Center Blvd. for the annual Blue Mountain Wildlife Fundraiser.

Blue Mountain Wildlife
Blue Mountain Wildlife is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to provide help and take care of orphaned, sick, or injured wildlife. Their focus is on birds of prey, providing these creatures the necessary treatment and care to bring them back to their natural habitat.

Their goals include training volunteers to become experts in rehabilitation techniques, helping enhance awareness and appreciation of wildlife through public education, and providing a facility where concerned people can bring wildlife that need care.

Annual Fundraiser
On April…

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Smash for Cash Demolition Derby at TRAC Center in PascoGet ready for some smashing fun at the Smash for Cash Demolition Derby happening this weekend at the TRAC Center.

Smash for Cash Demolition Derby
This event, set for April 19th, will feature two demolition derbies in one night, Power Wheels derby for the kids, and Jump You Junk Competition worth $500 cash. Door opens at 6PM and the event starts at 7PM. Incidentally, this event is a charity benefit for Camp Patriot. Admission prices are as follows:

  • Reserved Seating – $17 in advance; $19 on the day of the event
  • Adults (10 years or older) – $14 in advance; $16 on the day of the event
  • Kids (9 years or younger) – $5 in advance; $7 on the day of the event

For more information about the event, please visit this link. Tickets may be purchased…

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Easily Reduce the Property Taxes of Your Tri Cities Wa HomeIt doesn’t matter if you live in Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, or West Richland. The fact remains that finally owning the home of your dreams is one of the best goals you could ever achieve. However, the reality sets in a year after acquiring your home, as you’re faced with property taxes.

Many homeowners consider property taxes a burden, and for good reason. A recent study conducted by Zillow showed that a property owner in the United States pays an average of close to $2,800 in property taxes. That is approximately 1.4% of the owner’s home value each year. Given that property tax is based on the home’s value, you could expect homeowners to pay a higher amount while others may pay less. In addition, property tax values rise steadily as time goes by. In…

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Mid-Columbia Ballet Presents "Hansel and Gretel" in Pasco One of the well-loved children’s classics, Hansel and Gretel, is coming to Pasco through the Mid-Columbia Ballet.

“Hansel and Gretel” at Chiawana High School
The Mid-Columbia Ballet brings the classic story of siblings Hansel and Gretel on the stage of Chiawana High School’s auditorium on April 19. This ballet presentation has a cast of 70 dancers and actors.

Co-director Joel Rogo promises that the ballet will bring as much joy to the audience as their Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, did. No less than the CEO of Mid-Columbia Libraries himself, Kyle Cox, will play the wicked witch on his stage debut.

We all remember Hansel and Gretel as the classic story where children are the heroes facing a larger-than-life villain. It’s a great story that…

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Portland Spirit’s Dinner Cruise in KennewickPortland Spirit River Cruises is coming back to Tri Cities, and this time, they are bringing the historic Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. It will be in the Tri Cities area from April 18 to 27 to offer 10 days of different cruises that will board from the dock at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick.

Portland Spirit Dinner Cruise on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Book a dinner cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler on any of the dates mentioned above. A dinner cruise would be the perfect setting for a proposal, a romantic dinner date, or simply for a night out with a loved one. Dazzling city sights and harbor lights are sure to enhance the vibrant setting. Festive cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and prepared fresh on board, live performances,…

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Mindfulness through Art in RichlandWhat don’t you already know about art? Apparently, it can wake you up from the dream you normally live in or shock you into the present moment. There’s something about art or the idea of creating something visually that activates a certain part of your brain and that’s what this event is all about.  

Mindfulness through Art – Playing with Paint to Become Present
Chris Blevins, renowned watercolor artist and teacher is inviting all of you for a night of mindfulness through art. Each participant will learn how to immerse himself in his work until he starts paying attention to what he’s working on – the texture of the paper, feel of the brush, smell of the paper and paint, and the sounds around him – so much so that he might start to lose track of time and…

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