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Public Planetarium Shows at Bechtel Planetarium in PascoDon’t miss the public planetarium shows happening at Columbia Basin College’s Bechtel National Planetarium on four separate dates this April.

Thanks to Community Enrichment Foundation Theater
Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to drop by the Bechtel Planetarium for the ultimate planetarium experience. Thanks to the efforts of the Community Enrichment Foundation Theater, you can expect life-like, high-definition images and sound from the most advanced digital planetarium projection system.

Marvel at the wonders of science, technology, and the universe through these public planetarium shows scheduled for two Fridays and two Saturdays this April.

Save the Date
There will be public shows on April 18 and 25 (Friday) from 7 to 8PM and April 19 and

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Pasco High School Presents "West Side Story"  One of Broadway’s greatest hits is coming to Pasco, Washington.

Tony and Maria
Touted as an icon in the history of Broadway, West Side Story is an ageless, enduring tale of love that transcends culture, time, and place.

Caught between the clashing rival ethnic gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria seek a place where their romance can survive and flourish. Who could ever forget such stirring songs as Maria, Tonight, and Somewhere?   

Mark Your Calendars
The good news is you can catch West Side Story on various show dates – April 17 to 19 and again on April 24 to 26. Show starts at 7PM at the Gregson Auditorium of Pasco High School. General admission is $8 and $12 for reserved seating. You may purchase or inquire

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My Hanford – A Personal History Presentation in KennewickOn April 17, at 7PM, Kathleen Flenniken will have a presentation at the Mid-Columbia Libraries in Kennewick. East Benton Historical Society will host this presentation. 

Wide-Scale Environmental Cleanup 
Currently, Hanford is entangled in an environmental cleanup that is considered the world’s largest, by far. Included in this cleanup project is the construction of a $12.2 billion waste treatment plant, which has been beset by problems like aging workforce, a history of secrecy, and a reputation for punishing whistleblowers. 

A Personal Take 
While there have been plenty of news reports about the costly Hanford programs, most citizens of Washington State have very little knowledge about the site and its history.  

That is why Kathleen Flenniken, an

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Symphony Series – A Little Summer Night Music in Walla WallaNow on its 107th season, the Walla Walla Symphony proudly presents the fifth installment of their Symphony Series aptly entitled “A Little Summer Night Music”. The concert is taking place at the Cordiner Hall of Whitman College in Walla Walla on April 15.

A Night of Riveting Music
Walla Walla Symphony is presenting “A Little Summer Night Music” in collaboration with Blue Mountain Audubon Society. Aside from the enthralling pieces you will hear during the concert, there will also be free pre-concert talk entitled “Inside the Music” at 6:30PM at the Reid Campus Center Ballroom. The actual concert starts at 7:30PM. The program for the evening is as follows:

  • Delius – Two Pieces for Small Orchestra
  • Barber – Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
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The Arc of Tri-Cities Movin' & Groovin' Fundraiser in RichlandThe Arc of Tri Cities presents the 4th Annual Movin’ and Groovin’ Fundraiser happening at Shiloh Inn in Richland, Wa on April 12. Fun starts at 6PM and will last all the way ‘til 9PM.

Movin’ and Groovin’ Fundraiser
This year’s fundraiser will take you back to the 1960s when everything hippie was the name of the game. The event will include a buffet dinner, music, dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Among the items that will be auctioned off are Cameo Heights getaway, golf at Canyon Lakes, fishing day trip, and so much more.

Giving Back to the Community
Proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards the continuous development of activities that improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So don’t

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Walk for Autism at Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland, WaMeet the Carson Kolzig Foundation
Carson Kolzig Foundation, a nonprofit, community-based organization in the Tri-Cities area, is dedicated to education and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. They have three main missions:

  • Enhance autism treatment resources in the Tri Cities
  • Educate and equip the community about autism
  • Empower families challenged by Austism

Heroes for Hope – Walk for Autism
On April 12, head on out to Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland, Wa as Carson Kolzig Foundation presents Heroes for Hope – Walk for Autism. Everyone can take part in the 1-mile walk, 5k fun run, or other fun family activities set to take place after the walk/run. To make the experience even more fun, all are

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Brushes and a Bottle – Market Vineyards in RichlandDo you want to learn how to paint but don’t have time to enroll in a painting class? Well, you’re in luck. With Brushes and a Bottle, you don’t need to enroll in a formal painting class to learn the basics of painting.

A Canvas, Some Paint, and Wine
Brushes and a Bottle is a new popular trend that combines painting, enjoying a glass of succulent wine, and good company. Come with your friends for a more enjoyable experience.

This time, all the fun is happening at Market Vineyards in Richland, Wa on April 12. You have the wonderful privilege of creating your very first artwork even if you don’t have a clue what you’re doing. Instructions will be given, and the session will last for 2 ½ hours only, or even less.

Not Leaving Empty-Handed
You won’t be

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Earl Thomas Super Bowl Party in Kennewick, WaEarl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks’ safety, is coming to Kennewick for a one-of-a-kind Super Bowl party. Come celebrate with him on April 12 from 9PM until 2AM.

Championship Party
Consider this Earl’s way of saying, “Thanks!” to all those who rejoiced with the Seattle Seahawks when they won the championship. There will be drinks, live DJ, and so much more. Signed jerseys and footballs will also be raffled off, so make sure to get your raffle tickets at the door.

Wear Your Most Dapper Formal Attire
Three Rivers Convention Center is the chosen venue for the party. General admission tickets cost $35 for advanced reservations and $50 at the door. VIP tickets cost $150, but slots are limited. VIP tickets give attendees a chance for a meet, greet, and photo opp

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Second Saturday Public Tours at LIGO Hanford in Richland, WaDon’t forget to reserve the second Saturday of each month for the public observatory tours at LIGO Hanford. All ages are welcome, so it’s something the whole family can enjoy during weekends.

Inclusions of the Tour
The public tour gives tourists a chance to see one of two gravitational wave observatories in the United States up close and personal. Your LIGO host and tour guide will provide a presentation detailing LIGO’s research and will conduct a walking tour of the Observatory. The tour will also include a visit to the control room. Hence, everyone is advised to wear comfortable shoes. LIGO’s facilities are wheelchair accessible, so nobody gets left behind.

Tour Schedules
As mentioned earlier, this tour happens every second Saturday of each

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Richland’s Morning with Mr. Bunny... and Pancakes, TooIt’s April, and that means one thing – it’s that time for “Morning with Mr. Bunny…and Pancakes, Too!” once again.

Morning with Mr. Bunny... and Pancakes, Too
This event is considered an annual tradition in Richland, something that the entire family joins and enjoys. The fun takes place at the Riverview Room of the Community Center and is sponsored by Richland Parks and Recreation Department.

Day’s Schedule
The event is set for Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 to 10:30AM. Join Mr. Bunny for a wonderful pancake breakfast and enjoy some fun activities. These include egg hunt, crafts, games and prizes, and a photo opportunity with Mr. Bunny especially for “Little Bunnies,” or children aged 10 and under.

For more information, you may call (509) 942-7529

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