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Free Presentation – Colorectal Cancer at TCCC in KennewickA couple of years ago, the Centers for Disease Control or CDC reported that while the number of colorectal cancer deaths throughout the United States have drastically gone down in recent years, Washington still ranks number one in the country for the highest rate of colon cancer deaths. The numbers are staggering: 21.1 per 100,000 deaths in Washington, D.C. alone.

Don’t Be Left Behind
This bit of information should prompt everyone to learn more about colorectal cancer especially since this kind of matter is something uncomfortable to deal with.

Fortunately, there will be a free presentation about colorectal cancer on March 25, from 12PM to 1PM, at the Tri Cities Cancer Center – Wellness Center. Luay Ailabouni, MD will preside over the presentation.

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March for Respect at John Dam Plaza, Richland WAThe Arc of Tri Cities will honor citizens with disabilities through a public rally. The event will be called March for Respect, and it will take place in Richland, Wa at the John Dam Plaza on March 22, from 12 to 1:30PM.

The Arc of Tri Cities Mission
Established in 1954, the Arc of Tri Cities has been a provider of services to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities in the Benton and Franklin Counties. For the past 60 years, this educational facility and sports club has been offering 14 different services in the area and is serving more than 1,400 individuals each year.

The Arc of Tri Cities’ mission and vision is simple – “To provide leadership, advocacy, and opportunities that enable persons with intellectual and other

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Richland Players Theatre in Richland, Wa Presents Boeing BoeingYou are invited to come and watch Boeing Boeing, a jet-set romantic comedy by Marc Camoletti on March 21, 22, 28, 29 and April 4, 5, 2014 at 8PM at the Richland Players Theatre in Richland, Wa. There will also be matinees on March 30 and April 6 at 2PM.

Boeing Boeing Gone
Directed by Kristin Lerch, Boeing Boeing is a classical farce set in Paris during the 1960s. It revolves around the life of Bernard, a swinging bachelor who couldn’t be happier in his flat in Paris and three gorgeous flight attendants all engaged to him without knowing about each other.

Things begin to get bumpy when Bernard’s friend, Robert, comes to stay with him and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Before long, all his three fiancées are in

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Mid-Columbia Literary Festival: Meet Author S.A. Bodeen A perfect way to cap off a laidback Saturday evening is a meet-and-greet opportunity with renowned author S.A. Bodeen.

S.A. Bodeen
Miss Bodeen is the award-winning author of The Compound, a young adult thriller that has received positive reception from readers, as well as a slew of other books. Incidentally, Miss Bodeen also won the much-coveted Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award in 1999 from the New York Public Library and was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title.

The Compound
During the annual Mid-Columbia Literary Festival, Miss Bodeen’s book, The Compound, was selected as the Community Reads book. Hundreds of free copies of the book were distributed in the Tri Cities region.

She will be talking about this particular book at

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Riedel Wine Glass Experience at Anthology Event Venue, Richland, WA“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” so says Juliet in William Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet. However, the same may not apply to wine. Apparently, your wine-drinking experience will only be truly amazing if you drink wine from the right glass.

Riedel Wine Glass Experience
Head on out to Anthology Event Venue on March 20, from 5:30 to 8:00PM, for the Riedel Wine Glass Experience, a tasting class to introduce you to Riedel Red Wine Stemware.

Riedel Wine Stemware is the choice of wine connoisseurs worldwide, and they want you to experience why that is so.

In this tasting class, you will be exploring four different wine glasses. Each lead-crystal glass is from Riedel’s Vinum series of stemware, shaped to enhance the

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How to Manage People Workshop at Sandberg Event Center, West RichlandDo you work as a manager, supervisor, or business owner? If you do, then you probably know that managing people is never easy. It is not so much the technical part of the job but more of dealing with the different attitude, traits, and characteristics of the people you manage that can be the most challenging part.

Even if you were the most skilled business owner or manager, you would still reach a point where managing people would make you feel inept.

Workshop for Managing People
On March 16, Rick Martinez of Peak Performance Systems, Inc. will present a workshop that would teach managers how to manage people better. The workshop will include a six-step system for:

  • Effectively managing people
  • Motivating people
  • Identifying performance
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Signature Quilts at White Bluffs Quilt Museum in Richland, WASignature Quilts is currently on exhibit at the White Bluffs Quilt Museum on Torbett Street in Richland, Wa. This quilt was pieced together between the years 1920-1930 by Sylvia Matteson Bradley, a White Bluffs pioneer.

The quilt contains 54 signatures of community members, and this exhibit will be put on display until May. All are invited to attend the reception that will take place on March 16 from 1:30 to 3:30PM. 

White Bluffs Signature Quilt
Attend the exhibit and have fun as you try to identify the Washington pioneers and their families whose signatures appear on the quilt. Aside from that, you may also write your name on one of the blocks and be included in the White Bluffs Signature Quilt that will be created this year.

Sign a block for

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6-Week Communication Skills Series Workshop at KennewickConfidence is an important characteristic that a good leader should develop. Confidence is gained is you know the right words to say, as well as how to say these words in the most impactful way. On this note, the Sun Country Toastmasters Club will hold a 6-week program specifically designed to develop leadership and speaking skills.

What the Program Aims
This program aims to help participants gain confidence in communication. It will help and teach participants to be more confident when trying to communicate through writing, when delivering speeches, and impromptu speaking. However, the program entails more than just verbal and written communication. It will also underscore the importance of communicating using body language and improving effective

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Tri Cities Cancer Center Foundation Presents Look Good…Feel BetterThe battle with cancer is never easy especially for women, and that is why the American Cancer Society and the Tri Cities Cancer Center Foundation have collaborated to bring you Look Good…Feel Better.

This workshop of sorts will have Robyn Stradley as facilitator, and it will be held at the Foundation Conference Room of the Tri Cities Cancer Center on March 19, from 10AM to 12PM.

Look Good and Feel Better
This event aims to teach women who are going through cancer treatments how to cope with the changes brought forth by these such as skin changes and hair loss. Robyn will instruct participants how to apply cosmetics and how to disguise hair loss, including loss of eyebrows. Complimentary cosmetic kits will be provided to participants.

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Are you looking for a family-friendly event to jumpstart your onslaught of Spring activities? Then hop on over to the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, Wa on Saturday, March 15, for the Tri City Rabbit Show.

Tri City Rabbit Show
The Tri City Rabbit Association will host the all-breed rabbit and guinea pigs show, which will last from 8AM to 4PM. Over 1,000 rabbits and cavies (guinea pigs) will be shown that day, with 50 different breeds represented.

Family-Friendly Event
This family-friendly event will be held at building number 2 of the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds. There will be vendors selling rabbit supplies, cages, and of course, food and coffee. For more information, you may call (509) 460-0375.

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