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Tri Cities Washington Family Expo 2014Tri Cities Washington Family Expo 2014
Here's something for the whole family to enjoy. Dress up as your favorite superhero and drop by the TRAC facility in Pasco on January 24-25 for the annual Tri Cities Family Expo.

As usual, there will be lots of fun stuff for the young and old alike. There will also be some new features, as the expo will be celebrating Super Families this year! Pacific Science center will be joining the fun once again, and they will be bringing Space Odyssey this time around.

Family Fun for Everyone
There will definitely be something for every age group and gender to enjoy – shopping for the moms and plenty of fun and amazing attractions for the children from Pacific Science Center. Through the Space Odyssey, kids will experience…

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Tri Cities Wa Lighted Boat ParadeTri Cities Wa Lighted Boat Parade on the Columbia River this weekend December 4th and 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening.  Bring your warm clothes and (hopefully) stand next to a warm fire or friend and enjoy the parade.  We have a home on the Columbia River and the Lighted Boat Parade has been a holiday highlight for us as a family. 

Event Route Details

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will travel up river on the Kennewick side along Columbia Park. At around 7:30 in the evening they will turn around at the far end of Howard Amon Park in Richland and travel back down river on the same course. They will arrive back at Clover Island and make an additional loop for everyone on the island before heading back into the Clover Island Marina at around 9:00…

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McNary Wildlife RefugeThe Winter Birds Event at McNary's Wildlife Refuge will be a lot of fun and very relaxing. We've enjoyed some family time at the refuge and appreciate the serenity the center offers. When the cold weather becomes to unbearable, then the warmth and hot drinks on the inside awaits you.

The Winter Birds event is at the McNary Environmental Education Center on Saturday, February 8 between 9am & 12noon. From McNary's flyer:

Discover McNary’s abundance of ducks, swans, geese and other birds of the Mid-Columbia. Blue Mountain Wildlife of Pendleton will be at McNary with live raptors. Videographer Gaylord Mink will show his wonderful wildlife films. There will be hands-on activities and nature hikes. Afterward, join the Friends of the Mid-Columbia River…

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Tri Cities Wa Christmas Concert and Winter WonderlandThe Living Room Community Church is hosting Home For Christmas 2013 Friday-Sunday, December 13-15 at 1409 S. Garfield, Kennewick.

Christmas Concert
Monte Ingersoll & Special Guest Artists (Auditorium) will perform beautifully arranged Christmas songs featuring the Home For Christmas Band.  There will be 4 Concerts - Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings at 7:00 pm, Sunday Afternoon Matinee, 3:00 pm  $15.00 per person.

Winter Wonderland
There will be an outside Winter Wonderland on Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4 – 8:00 pm.  Ice Skating (Skates provided), Christmas Snow-Globe (Photos taken) Christmas Village including: Fire-Pits, Hot dogs, Toy shop for kids to make their own Christmas ornament and toys, Nativity with small animals (kids can be a shepherd,…

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Well, it's about time! We have 5 children and have spent too much time commuting to North Richland for WSU and North Richland grade schools. We've decided to put our 3500 sq ft house on the market starting at $500,000. Many, many upgrades can be read here. Pictures of this home and river views can be seen here...

Columbia river property

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This summer Hapo, the official sponsor of summer, is holding the 9th annual Live @ 5 concert series on Thursday nights at 5:00pm. Each year these weekly concert series throughout the summer draws thousands of people. Live @ 5 is a family friend event held in Richland WA's John Dam Plaza. These weekly concerts are free but make sure to bring some money there will be vendors present as well as activities for the kids. Both regional and local talent will featured.

Concert Schedule:
June 21 – VooDoo Alley - Playing Party Rock Music
June 28 – 3rd Date - Playing Rock and Roll and then some
July 5 – M80's - Playing heavy metal and dance tunes.
July 12 – Colorblind - Playing high energy rock
July 19 – Freddy Pink - Playing classic R&B hits of the 60s and…

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19th Annual Cool Desert Nights
For the past 19 years the Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce has hosted Cool Desert Nights in Richland Washington. This family friendly community event is a weekend long car show sponsored by HAPO Community Credit Union, “The Official Sponsor of Summer.” Cool Desert Nights features cars of all ages, makes and models; last year over 700 cars were registered. Throughout the weekend nearly 15,000 people attended the event last year.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 21

  • Registration - Hosted by the Columbia Basin Corvair Club: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Richland Red Lion; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Richland Dairy Queen Grill & Chill.
  • The Les Schwab All City Cruise: The line-up begins at 5:00pm at the TRAC in…

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This Summer take your kids to the movies at a free or discounted rate! Regal Cinemas in Richland, Washington, Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco, Washington and Carmike Cinemas in Kennewick Washington are all offering summer movies good for the whole family!

Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco Washington
Fairchild Cinemas will be showing their summer movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for free. The theatre will open their doors at 9:00am, movies will begin as each theatre fills up, the last showing of each day will begin at 10:00am. The kids tray is the special during the free summer movies, the tray is $4. Here is the schedule of movies being shown this summer:

June 19-21: Happy Feet 2 OR Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
June 26-28: Diary of a Wimpy…

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Tri Cities WA One of the 10 Best Places to Raise your Kids
A few years ago the Tri Cities was ranked as one of the ten best places to raise a family. Well, they did it again, Kiplinger just released another "Top 10" list of best places to raise kids and guess who made the list? You got it, Tri Cities made it on the list again coming in at number 2! In order to make it on the list the Tri Cities was first looked at in regards to the ratio of family income to cost of living, crime rates and percentages of families with children. Then Kiplinger took a look at educational factors and fun aspects (ie. Parks, playgrounds, libraries). Tri Cities is home to 29 parks, a family fishing pond, a splash park, a quarter acre playground of dreams and 300 days of…

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Tri Cities WA: 13th Strongest Economy
The Tri Cities WA was recently ranked as the 13th strongest metropolitan economy. A recent report put out by Policom Corp studied 366 metropolitan areas and ranks them based on 23 distinctive economic factors over a 20 year time frame. These 23 factors include earnings, jobs, and wages in the areas of retail, farm jobs, non-farm jobs. Since 2009 the Tri Cities has been making a steady climb towards their present position of 13. In 2009 the Tri Cities was ranked 125th, in 2010 their ranking was 70th, and in 2011, 35th. The Tri Cities current placing has been accredited to having a very strong economy due to its ability to weather the recent recession.

Tri Cities Washington
The Tri Cities is located in southeastern…

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