First Time Moving Out ChecklistDoing something for the first time can be downright scary – learning how to walk, learning how to drive, starting with school. However, aside from the normal firsts in life, there’s another thing that can quite test one’s ability to handle things efficiently – moving out for the first time.

There are many reasons why a person might move from the place he’s currently living in to somewhere else. It might be that a person is moving out of his parents’ place, away to college, to work in another city, or to his own place – one he’s bought with his hard-earned money. Nevertheless, no matter what the reason is behind the move, it can be a stressful experience.

If you’re someone who can’t deal with pressure all too well, the idea of moving can be quite an…

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It’s April, so it only means one thing. The Jordan World Circus is back!  

Jordan World Circus The Jordan World Circus 2014 at TRAC Arena in Pasco
Featuring amazing performers from around the world, the Jordan World Circus – the only three-ring circus act in town – is guaranteed to entertain the whole family every single moment of the show.  

Brace yourself for death-defying aerial acts and animal attractions that include elephants and tigers. Aside from the animals’ performing acts, young fans will have the unique opportunity of riding and petting different types of animals.  

This is truly a fun circus that’s sure to thrill fans of all ages. 

Other Features of the Circus 
The circus also has several surprise in store for the audience – a human shooting out of a canon, camels, white tigers,…

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Seventh Annual CCA Tri Cities Banquet Auction at TRACDon’t miss the Seventh Annual Coastal Conservation Association Banquet Auction happening at the TRAC on March 29. This banquet/auction is touted as the most entertaining, merchandise-filled party ever celebrated in the Tri Cities.

Coastal Conservation Association
The CCA is considered the most influential fisheries conservation group in the country. It focuses on enhancing local salmon and steelhead conservation and sport fishing and promotes the health of Tri Cities’ local fisheries. The organization also gives a voice to conservation-minded anglers or fishermen.

Purpose of the Event
The annual banquet/auction aims to raise funds for the continuous efforts of the CCA. The banquet, with Legacy Ford as title sponsor, will open at 4PM on Saturday,…

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Cement Suitcase Special Showing in Fairchild Cinemas, PascoCement Suitcase is a comedy film written and directed by a native of Yakima Valley. It was shot entirely in and around the Valley. It will have a one night only special showing at the Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco on March 22 at 7PM.

Cement Suitcase
The film revolves around a winery in Prosser and zeroes in on the life of the best wine salesman in Yakima Valley. However, his life is on a downward spiral, he is headed for a breakdown, and only two people can help him – someone who just broke into his house and another one who is having an affair with his girlfriend.

Watch it to find out how the movie would present its charming take on a man who decides that it’s time to let go of some baggage.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors…

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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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Tri Cities Prep High School 17th Annual Fundraising Dinner & AuctionThe Tri Cities Prep High School’s 17th Annual Fundraising is set this coming Saturday, March 8, at the Prep High School’s Grant Activity Center. Festivities begin at 5PM. The theme of the evening is Grecian Gala.

Fundraising Dinner and Auction
If you’re interested in the auction, be informed that the first silent auction table will close at 6:20PM. Thereafter, a special dinner, featuring Classic Mediterranean Menu prepared by Chef Andy Craig of Castle Catering, will be served at 7PM. The live auction will follow immediately after dinner.

Proceeds from the live and silent auction are for the benefit of Prep’s student scholarship fund. For more information on donations, reserved seats and group tables, call the Prep office at (509) 546-2465 or visit…

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Second Annual Financial Fitness Day at CBC in Pasco, WAThe first quarter of the new year is nearing its end. What have you done as far as your financial goals are concerned? If you haven’t done anything yet or are still planning what to do, then make sure you reserve March 1st on your calendar for Financial Fitness Day.

Annual Financial Fitness Day

On Saturday, March 1, the Asset Building Coalition of Benton and Franklin Counties will have its Second Annual Financial Fitness Day. About 20 organizations will be featured in this event. These same organizations will also have their own financial services information booths where a qualified staff will be deployed and ready to answer any financial questions you might have.

There will also be 15 short workshops throughout the day covering topics such…

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Pasco, WA presents Custer's 15th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts ShowHere’s something fun for the whole family – Custer’s 15th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show that’s going to be held in TRAC Pasco on March 21 to 23.

Custer’s 15th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show
The show will feature more than 150 of the finest artists and crafters from across the United States, and they will be coming in with their unique handcrafted items. This is one holiday shopping tradition you shouldn’t miss, as all artists come together to represent their own work.

Be part of the fun and excitement, and imbibe the festive atmosphere that the artists and crafters create as they decorate their displays with a holiday theme as they sell arts and crafts for gifts and home décor.

Enjoy shopping and come home with all the cool stuff you can buy…

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Tri Cities Wa Challenge of Champions Extreme Rough Stock ShowdownThe second annual Extreme Rough Stock Showdown is coming back to the Tri Cities on March 8. This adrenaline-rushing professional event will feature bull riding, bronco riding, and bareback riding competitions for the fun and entertainment of the Tri Cities.

Challenge of Champions Extreme Rough Stock Showdown
The Challenge of Champions is expected to attract the top 25 bull riders and the Northwest’s toughest 20 horse riders. The Champion riders will be coming from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and Nevada to compete in this invitation-only event.

Among those expected to attend the event are 9-time NFR World Qualifier Myron Duarte, Dodge National Circuit Finals Champion Allen Helmuth, Toughest Cowboy Finalist Charlie Barker, NFR Qualifiers…

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No Limits Monster Truck Nationals at TRAC Center in Pasco The Bad Boys of Racing are back with the No Limits Monster Truck Tour happening on March 14 and 15 at the TRAC Center, Pasco, Wa.

This indoor motorsports event will feature Ghost Rider, Eliminator, La Chica Loco, Defender, Monster Medic, and Robotron. Children under two years of age are not encouraged to the event as loud noise and some exhaust fumes are to be expected. The show will last for approximately 2-3 hours.

Monster Truck Tour Schedule
The schedules are as follows:

  • Friday, March 14, 2014
PIT Party Open to all Ticket Holders: 6:00PM
Gates Open: 6:00PM
Show time: 7:30PM

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014
PIT Party: Not available during the afternoon of Saturday
Gates Open: 1:00PM
Show Time: 2:00PM

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014

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