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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Welcome to the City of Richland Spring Brochure! In this issue you’ll find many classes and activities that appeal to a wide-range of Richland and other community residents.You might notice a few new offerings that haven’t played a big part in our past programming. First, we’re excited to begin promoting the City-owned Columbia Point Golf Course. Golf Professional Joe Creager and Superintendent Carl Thompson combine to provide the best golfing experience and value in the TriCities. They are offering several new programs for beginner and intermediate players. You may also enjoy food and beverage from the café while experiencing the large patio overlooking the beautiful course. Second, the spring brochure is continuing to showcase many exciting activities scheduled at the Richland Public Library. Our Library is well known throughout the state as a leader in community collaboration and innovative programming. I am proud of our Library facility, the materials, and our staff. Last, we’re now also sharing events and activities planned by our recreation partners to provide a greater depth of information and knowledge for our readers. See the “organizations” section for more information. Have a great spring quarter!

Joe Schiessl

Director of Parks and Public Facilities


COMMISSIONER CORNER Parks and Recreation Commission Corner Last year the Parks and Recreation Commission set a walkability goal - to learn what the City, particularly Parks and Recreation can do to encourage more walking. In November, we held an open house which we received some wonderful comments and suggestions from dozens of people who attended. (Many thanks to all who participated!) This year you’ll see some terrific activities that will encourage walking, such as City Walks, an easy trek on the City’s Urban Greenbelt Trail (UGT) and the spectacular participatory knitted installation planned for fall called Sweater Weather: Fashions for the Urban Forest that will encourage strolling along the river path to see it all. We’d like to see Richland Walks become an accurate description of both the City’s walkable infrastructure and how its citizens use it. If you have suggestions and comments, we’d like to hear them.

Nancy Doran

City of Richland Parks and Recreation Commission,Vice Chair

ORGANIZATION HIGHLIGHT The Columbia River Disc Golf Club The Columbia River Disc Golf Club is a local club formed to promote and expand the sport of disc golf in the Tri-Cities area. They began in October of 2011 as a small group of friends, with a long-term goal to build a new disc golf course. After approaching the city of Richland, James J. Lawless Park was singled out as the ideal location for a disc golf course. The opening day of James J. Lawless Disc Golf Course was February of 2013. James J. Lawless Park and Disc Golf Course is located off of Wellhouse Loop in Richland, WA. It features 18 “holes” which consist of concrete tee pads and disc golf baskets, with distances ranging from 150 ft. to 420 ft. The game rules and etiquette are played similar to that of regular golf, with few exceptions due to the nature of golf discs and disc golf baskets.There is no cost to play at the course, and anyone can get started with as little as $10 for a single disc. Disc golf is a recreational activity which can be played year-round, and enjoyed by all age groups. The Columbia River Disc Golf Club holds weekly events, as well as various tournaments, throughout the Tri-Cities. More information can be found at crdiscgolf.com.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Park Amenities ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5 Park Projects ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6-7 Community Events .................................................................................................................................................................................... 8-15 Arts & Crafts .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Cards, Social & Fun ................................................................................................................................................................................. 17-18 Dance.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19-20 Dog Training ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 21-22 Fitness ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23-24 General Education ................................................................................................................................................................................... 25-26 Home & Garden....................................................................................................................................................................................... 27-28 Library ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 29-32 Martial Arts ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33 Outdoor Activities ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 34 Pre-School ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Sports ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36-40 Trips ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 41-42 Wellness........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43 Yoga .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 44 Organizations/Clubs ................................................................................................................................................................................ 45-49 Fine Print.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50-51

HOURS

500 Amon Park Drive 942-7529 richlandparksandrec.com Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

8:00am-10:00pm 10:00am-10:00pm 12:00pm-6:00pm

Richland Public Library 955 Northgate Drive 942-7454 richland.lib.wa.us HOURS

Richland Community Center

Facility Closure Dates: May 26

Monday-Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

9:30am-9:00pm 9:30am-5:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm


Columbia Point Marina Park

13

Craighill Park

3

Crested Hills Park

6

Desert Rim Park

3

Frankfort Park

3

Gala Park

3

Gillespie Parkway

3

Goethals Nature Playground

3

Hills West Park

2

Horn Rapids Ath. Complex

24

Howard Amon Park

30

Jason Lee Park

4

Jefferson Park

9

Jeanette Taylor Skate Park

2

John Dam Plaza

4

James Lawless Park

30

Leslie Groves Park

149

Lynnwood Loop Park

11

McMurray Park

3

Meadows East Park

3

Oak Park

3

Overlook Park

1

Paul Liddell Park

3

Rodney Block Park

3

Stevens Park

1

Trailhead Park

3

Westwood Park

1

Wye Park

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Walking Trails

Columbia Playfield

Volleyball

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Sport Field Space

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River Beach Area

Claybell Park

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Restrooms

2

Playgrounds

Chaparral Park

Picnic Tables

2

Life Vest Station

Brookstone Park

Horseshoe Pits

3

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Beverly Heights Park

Picnic Shelters

Barth Park

Disc Golf

Fishing Area

Drinking Fountain

25

Boat Dock/Ramp

Baseball/Softball Field

Badger Mountain Park

Basketball Court (Half) Basketball Court (Full)

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PARK PROJECTS

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Columbia Playfield  

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Four projects will be occurring in Columbia Playfield. A new parking lot will be constructed to connect the north and south lots. Thirty-eight parking stalls and 11 RV parking stalls will be added to the east side of the park. The storm water ditch will be filled north of Mansfield Street and additional wetland area will be provided at the south end of the park to compensate for the ditch filling. A new parking lot for 48 cars will be constructed west of George Prout Pool. The outfield fences on the four softball fields will be expanded from 200 to 220 feet. The little league field will be converted to a softball field. The City, Richland School District and the Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association will be partnering to complete this project.

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Permitting

Contractor Selection

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Central Howard Amon Park Irrigation 

The 59 year old irrigation system in Central Howard Amon Park will be replaced in the fall of 2014.

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Goethals Park Rotary Slide 

A new hillside slide will be installed at the nature playground at Goethals Park.

Design

Design

Permitting

Permitting

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Keene Road Landscaping 

Basalt rock will be placed in front of Cherrywood Estates and Badger Park Estates. Design

Permitting

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Gala Park Playground Equipment  

A new playground will be installed along with sidewalks and safety surfacing. 20 trees will be planted for Arbor Day. Design

Permitting

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Gateway Projects 

Gateway projects located at the south end of Leslie Road, the intersection of SR-240 & Jadwin, Aaron Drive & GW Way and Van Giesen & SR240 will be completed in 2014. Gateway projects include a large boulder with the City logo, rock features and landscaping.


PARK PROJECTS Design Design

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Contractor Selection

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Completion

Shoreline Maintenance  The shoreline between the Shilo Inn and condominiums will be enhanced by removing Russian Olive trees and replanting other tree species.  Litter, tumbleweeds and other noxious weeds and debris will be removed. Design

Permitting

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Columbia Point Dock Improvements  Water and power pedestals will be removed and replaced.  Eight new pedestals will be added to the east side docks. Design

Permitting

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Drollinger Park  This park is located in the Tanglewood neighborhood at the east end of Tanglewood Drive.  A new underground automated irrigation system and turf will be completed in 2014. Design

Permitting

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Barth Park  Barth Park is located at the intersection of Barth and Comstock Street.  The Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to purchase and install playground equipment for 2-5 year old children and construct concrete sidewalks.

Permitting

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Construction

Completion

John Dam Plaza Sidewalks  A new sidewalk will be constructed in the south half of the plaza.  The side walk will arch from the southeast corner to the southwest corner of the plaza. Design

Permitting

Contractor Selection

Construction

Completion

Claybell Park Little League Fields  Richland National Little League and the City will partner to reconstruct the two baseball fields at Claybell Park from 50 to 70 ft. fields for Little League.  Upgrades including a new backstop and infield modifications to the east field were completed in 2013.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Morning with Mr. Bunny... Pancakes too! Join Mr. Bunny for a wonderful pancake breakfast followed by: spring egg hunt, fun crafts, exciting games and great prizes. The Bunny activities are for ages 10 and under, and the Pancake Breakfast is for the whole family. Your child's photo with Mr. Bunny is included.  Register by April 11 and have your name placed in a drawing for a special prize!  Please bring a basket to gather your eggs! Saturday, April 12 Breakfast: 9:30-10:30am Bunny Activities: 10:00-11:00am Resident Crafts w/ pancakes $5.50 Adults (Pancakes Only) $3.75 Richland Community Center Applicable tax included

Non-Resident $6.75 $3.75

Arbor Day Come join the City of Richland, along with MidColumbia Community Forestry Council (MCCFC), to celebrate Arbor Day. We will give a demonstration of the proper techniques of planting a tree. For questions please contact Drew Tomasino, 942-7526 or dtomasino@ci.richland.wa.us. Friday, April 25 1:00pm Gala Park 1500 Gala Way

Skate Park Spring Skatefest Calling all skate park enthusiasts! Parks and Recreation is hosting Spring Skatefest at the Jeanette Taylor Skate Park. Enjoy food, music, demonstrations, prizes and more! The skate park features street elements, an eight foot bowl off of a snake run and a separate pool style bowl featuring a 10-foot deep half pipe/bowl. The park was designed with elements for all levels of expertise. Sponsored by Mosaik Skate Boardshop in Uptown Richland. Friday, May 16 4:30-6:30pm No Fee Jeanette Taylor Skate Park 1185 Carondelet

Kite Festival Come join members of the Ben Franklin Kite Society for the Annual Kite Festival. This 'fun-fly' event encourages parents and grandparents to show their kids how they made and flew kites in the early days! Kite information will be available to attendees at the park. Sunday, April 13 9:00am-4:00pm No Fee Columbia Point Marina Park 660 Columbia Point Drive

Tri-Cities 2014 Geocoin Challenge Travel around all three cities searching for geocaches. Once you have found all the geocaches and code words, present completed entry form to receive your geocoin. To learn more check out the event page: http://coord.info/GC4PFN6 Friday-Sunday, June 27-29 Horn Rapids County Park 115803 Horn Road, Benton City


COMMUNITY EVENTS HEARTCHASE TRI-CITIES Richland Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the American Heart Association to host the 3rd Annual HeartChase Tri-Cities. HeartChase Tri-Cities brings families, friends and coworkers of all ages together in a community-wide fundraising competition to benefit the American Heart Association. The objective is to collect as many points as possible before time runs out. Teams of 2-5 people complete against other teams in a chase through the Richland community. Each team will face 10 checkpoint challenges and locate hidden donations all while tracking progress with the HeartChase Mobile Game App. The team with the most points at the end of the event wins! For more information or to register, go to http://honor.americanheart.org/tricities. Saturday, March 22 9:00am Richland Community Center

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March for Respect March is Developmental Disabilities Month. To honor this, the City of Richland, Arc of Tri-Cities and about a dozen other agencies are hosting a “March for Respect”. The “March for Respect” is a celebration of citizens with developmental disabilities. The event will show respect and honor for those that live every day with a developmental disability. Participants walk 3/4 mile around John Dam Plaza while listening to great music. Before and after the walk, participants will be able purchase t-shirts celebrating the “March” and also enjoy free hot dogs and drinks www.arcoftricities.com Saturday, March 22 12:00-1:30pm No Fee John Dam Plaza 1815 George Washington Way


10 Dates March 15 March 22 March 22 March 22 March 22-23 March 29-30 April 5 April 11-13 April 12 April 12 April 13 April 19 April 19 April 19 April 23-26 April 25 April 26 April 26 April 26-27 April 30-May3 May 3 May 3 May 4 May 10 May 10 May 10 May 10-11 May 16 May18 May 24-25 May 25 May 29-July 24 May 30-31 May 31 June 7 June 7-8 June 14 June 14 June 19-21 June 21-22 June 22 June 27-29 June 27-29 June 28 June 28-29

COMMUNITY EVENTS Event High School Softball Jamboree Heart Chase March for Respect Pooch and Pal Run Loretta Lynn MX Area Qualifier Umpire Blue Softball Tournament Desert Thunder Lighted MX NSA Icebreaker Softball Tournament Morning with Mr. Bunny USRA Full Marathon Kite Festival The ‘Notsob’ Half Marathon VFW Sponsored Egg Hunt Fund the Future 5K RV & Boat Show Arbor Day 3RRR Foot Race BMX Race for Life Table Tennis Tournament GNAC Softball Championships March of Dimes Walk for William Syndrome Black Widow MX Series Desert Thunder Lighted MX Tri-City Cancer Center "Run for Ribbons" Bird of Prey Washington Angels Softball Tournament Skate Park Spring Skatefest Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser 3-Rivers Rally Softball Tournament Black Widow MX Series Live @ 5 High School 1A State Softball Championship Girls on the Run TC Rose Society Black Widow MX Series 3RRR SubPlot Trot Antique Truck Show Cool Desert Nights Scottish Deerhound Club – Dog Show Black Widow MX Series NSA Youth State Softball Tournament Tri-Cities 2014 Geocoin Challenge Soap Box Derby Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire

Location Columbia Playfield Richland Community Center John Dam Plaza Columbia Point Marina Park Horn Rapids ORV Park Columbia Playfields Horn Rapids ORV Park Columbia Playfield Richland Community Center John Dam Plaza Columbia Point Marina Park Howard Amon Park Jefferson Park WSU Tri-Cities Columbia Point Marina Park Gala Park Columbia Point Marina Park & Trail Horn Rapids Athletic Complex Richland Community Center Columbia Playfield John Dam Plaza & Various Trails North Howard Amon Park Horn Rapids ORV Park Horn Rapids ORV Park Howard Amon Park Richland Community Center, Riverview Room Columbia Playfield Jeanette Taylor Skate Park Central Howard Amon Park and Riverfront Trail Columbia Playfield Horn Rapids ORV Park John Dam Plaza Columbia Playfield Columbia Point Marina Park and Riverfront Trail Richland Community Center Horn Rapids ORV Park Chamna Natural Preserve Jefferson Park Uptown & Jefferson Park North Howard Amon Park Horn Rapids ORV Park Columbia Playfield & Horn Rapids Complex Horn Rapids County Park Lee Boulevard Hill Howard Amon Park


Come enjoy this annual Richland tradition with your entire family!

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Richland Community Center “Little Bunny� (10 and under) activities include: Pancake breakfast, egg hunt, crafts, games and prizes, and photo opportunities with Mr. Bunny. $5.50 (Resident) $6.75 (Non-Resident) Breakfast (11 and up): $3.75

Register by April 9 to have your name entered into a special prize drawing.


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7th Annual

March for Respect Saturday, March 22,

“March For Respect” is a public rally honoring citizens with disabilities on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The rally will feature inspirational speeches that show respect and honor for those that live every day with a disability. This is a day to celebrate abilities. Where:

John Dam Plaza in Richland, WA.

When: What:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 3/4 Mile Walk around John Dam Plaza Listen to great music while enjoying a hot dog Gather with friends and community members

Who:

All citizens of Benton Franklin Counties who want to “Show their Respect” for people with Disabilities living in our community

Cost:

Free—there is no cost to participate

Time:

Sign in starts at 12:00 noon Hotdogs available Noon - 12:45pm Walk starts at 1:00pm “Sharp” ends at 1:30pm Purchase a T-Shirt and Spread the Message of Respect Year-Round $12.00 for shirts $15.00 at the event can be ordered online starting March 5

You can help your favorite school or organization win $250.00 by marching with them! You must pre-register on line under your group at www.arcoftricities.com starting February 10th. Be a leader-If you are interested in getting your group to participate and be recognized as the biggest group call 783-1131 ext 105 or E-mail donnat@arcoftricities.com

Grand prize of $250.00 for biggest pre-registered group


JUNE 27: Meet and Greet/Geocaching 101 - Richland Community Center JUNE 28: Geocoin Challenge - Horn Rapids County Park JUNE 29: CITO/Continental Breakfast - Horn Rapids County Park ENJOY A FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY WEEKEND FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED GEOCACHERS! ¢¢ Travel around Tri-Cities to find approximately 30 geocaches and earn all three trackable geocoins ¢¢ 400 trackable geocoins per city ¢¢ 1 coin set per household ¢¢ Kids (12 and under) who complete the challenge will receive a special trackable ¢¢ Event page: http://coord.info/GC4PFN6 ¢¢ Facebook: Tri-Cities 2014 Geocoin Challenge Gc4pfn6

FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL: PARKSREC@CI.RICHLAND.WA.US OR CALL (509) 942-7529


FREE  KIDS OF ALL ABILITIES 12 & UNDER  PRE-REGISTER 783-1131  PUBLIC INVITED !

Lee Boulevard hill between Richland and Carmichael schools. This event pairs kids with disabilities as riders with typically developing peers who drive in special derby cars. The public is encouraged to watch and cheer them on! Kids 12 and under are invited to pre-register as a rider or driver at 783-1131 x. 100 or online: www.arcoftricities.com, Soap Box Derby.


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ARTS & CRAFTS

Children's Workshop Saturdays Parks and Recreation and The Home Depot have teamed up to offer Children's Workshop Saturdays at Goethals Nature Park. The Home Depot staff will provide instruction and assistance on different arts and crafts projects each month, such as birdhouses, race cars and more! After the project is complete, enjoy the Goethals Nature Park, a unique park designed specifically for children. All materials provided. Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm March 15, April 19, May 17 No Fee Goethals Park, Nature Playground 301 Goethals Drive

Introduction to Arts and Crafts Come on out and have some fun with The Arc of Tri-Cities. All ages are welcome. Arts and Crafts projects include drawing, photography, card making, sculpting and much more. Projects will change each week. This is an all-inclusive program. To register call: 783-1131 ex. 0. Fee payable to The Arc of TriCities. Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12 $5.00 per class Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Greeting Cards Training Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Want to learn how to recycle cards? 2nd Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am No Fee Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Greeting Card Recycling Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Come join the volunteer group recycling greeting cards. Mondays & Fridays, 9:00-11:00am (No Class 5/26) No Fee Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Splash into Basics - A Watercolor Project Instructor: Suzi Vitulli Join artist Suzi Vitulli for a fun watercolor painting project that will help you learn the basics of painting with watercolors. All artist quality supplies will be provided. The class is relaxed and easy. There will be a different project for each session, so sign up for one or all. Each project will help you learn different washes, brush strokes and ways to define shapes, textures and glazing. No experience necessary. Saturdays, 12:00-3:00pm or 3:30-6:30pm Class# Month Days Time 8583 March 22 12:00-3:00pm 8584 March 22 3:30-6:30pm 8585 April 12 12:00-3:00pm 8586 April 12 3:30-6:30pm 8587 May 17 12:00-3:00pm 8588 May 17 3:30-6:30pm $35.00 (Resident) / $43.75 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Activity Room


CARDS, SOCIAL & FUN

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Cribbage

Golden Age Pinochle

Come join us for a fun game of Cribbage each week.

This special evening game is for 'Golden Age' Pinochle players.

Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30am No Fee Richland Community Center, Lounge

Party Bridge Haven't played Bridge for a while? Come on down and brush up your game. Join us in the Games Room to play Bridge with a wonderful group of people! Open to all ages. Mon & Wed, 8:30-11:30am (Building Closed 5/26) $1.00 Applicable tax included Richland Community Center, Games Room

Fridays, 6:30-9:00pm $1.00 Applicable tax included Richland Community Center, Games Room

Duplicate Bridge It is called duplicate bridge because the same bridge deal is played at each table and scoring is based on relative performance. Every hand, whether strong or weak, is played in competition with others playing the identical cards, and the element of skill is heightened while that of chance is reduced. ACBL players may play with non-ACBL players. Everyone welcome! Mon, Wed, Fri 12:30-3:30pm (Building Closed 5/26) $1.00 Applicable tax included Richland Community Center, Games Room


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CARDS, SOCIAL & FUN

How About a Game of Pool?

Birthday Club Social

Join this fun-loving group of players who meet in the Billiards Room.

Why celebrate just once a year? Join us for free birthday cake. It does not need to be your birthday month to eat cake! Donated by Hawthorne Court.

Monday-Friday, 1:00 (Building Closed 5/26) $2.00/day or $20/month Applicable tax included Richland Community Center, Pool Room

2nd Tuesdays, 12:00-12:30pm No Fee Richland Community Center, Lounge

American Mahjong American Mahjong, more commonly known as Mah Jongg or Maahj, is a variant to the Chinese game mahjong. Come and join the fun. Thursdays, 12:30-4:00pm No Fee Richland Community Center, Lounge

Pie Socials Pie socials are designed for fun and friendship. Join us for great pies! Donated by Richland Gardens and Quail Hollow. 3rd Tuesdays, 12:00-12:30pm No Fee Richland Community Center, Lounge

Let's Play Dominoes! Come join other Domino enthusiasts for an informal game. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:15-3:00pm No Fee Richland Community Center, Lounge

How About a Root Beer Float? Few things get the taste buds jumping more than a frothy root beer float! Join us for free root beer floats donated and served by Guardian Angel Homes. Sugar free soda available! 3rd Thursdays, 2:00-2:30pm No Fee Richland Community Center, Lounge


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DANCE Beginning Salsa On1

Adult Ballet Instructor: Rebecca Hodges This class is designed for beginners or those returning to the ballet class. Ballet is a great form of exercise that improves balance, flexibility and strength. Please join us and experience the benefits of ballet. No experience necessary. Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

8675

March

$25.00

$31.25

8676

April

$25.00

$31.25

8677

May

$25.00

$31.25

No Class 4/2

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Beginning Cuban Salsa Instructors: Dana and Christian Camarena Learn to dance Salsa the way it's done in Cuba! We teach the fundamentals to a dance that is rich in culture and history, emphasizing the social and movement aspects that make it unique. Learn the basic lead and follow techniques as well as footwork that will allow you to feel comfortable with a partner on the dance floor. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7575

March

$30.50

$38.25

7576

April

$38.25

$47.75

7577

May

$30.50

$38.25

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Instructors: Dana and Christian Camarena Ages 16+. This class is for the beginning salsero who is interested in learning the basics and/or the intermediate salsero who wants to brush up on fundamentals. The class covers basic footwork and body motion. Each month a new concept, new footwork and styling options will be taught. Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7581

March

$30.50

$38.25

7582

April

$38.25

$47.75

7583

May

$30.50

$38.25

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Belly Dance Aerobics I/II Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Certified in Belly Dance Learn how to belly dance while getting a workout. Belly dance is known for toning and shaping the body while increasing flexibility and balance. Learn basic slow and fast dance steps that makeup the foundation of this dance form. New dance steps, shimmy moves, mini routines and full dances routines will be taught. Hip scarf with no coins required. Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

8664

March

$29.00

$36.25

8665

April

$23.25

$29.00

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South

International Folk Dancing* International Folk Dancers of Richland enjoy learning and performing dances from around the world. The dances range from easy to challenging in couple, circle and line formations. Partners are not required. Thursdays, 7:30-10:00pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room North 1st Saturday, 6:30-10:00pm Activity Room (May 1 – Activity Room)


DANCE

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New Attitude Line Dancing Beginner Instructor: Jo Miller Line Dancing is so fun and easy. We use great music to all rhythms for an hour of dancing that will help tone muscles and may even increase your memory!

New Attitude Line Dancing Improver Instructor: Jo Miller Have the basic Line Dance steps? Come join us for dances that are a little more interesting to help you grow as a dancer! Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7599

March

$22.75

$28.50

7605

March

$22.75

$28.50

7600

April

$28.75

$36.00

7606

April

$22.75

$28.50

$28.50

7607

May

$28.75

$36.00

7601

May

$22.75

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Square Dancing* The Columbia River Squares Dance Club holds a Mainstream Squares and Round Dancing. All square and round dancers are invited to join in on the fun in a smoke/alcohol free environment. No-cost for introduction to square dancing. 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 6:30-9:30pm (No dance 5/24) Introductory to square dance: 6:30-7:00pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

$5.00 Fitness Room Register for any fitness, yoga, dance or martial arts class and add a Fitness Room monthly pass for only $5.00.

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Zumba with TaiFei Instructor: TaiFei Scott, Zumba Licensed Instructor This class is a fitness program for beginners and active older adults. The Zumba Fitness program is known for the zesty Latin music such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton, which is exhilarating, has easy-to-follow moves and invigorating with a party-like atmosphere. Active older adults will enjoy the camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedules. Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm OR Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7676

March

$28.00

$35.00

7677

April

$22.50

$28.00

7678

May

$22.50

$28.00

Drop In Rate: $6.25 (Resident) / $8.50 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Activity Room (Weds.) Riverview Room South (Sundays) Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm AND Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

8375

March

$36.00

$45.00

8376

April

$36.00

$45.00

8377

May

$32.00

$39.50

Drop In Rate: $6.25 (Resident) / $8.50 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South


DOG TRAINING Basic Obedience (Flexible Registration) Instructor: Krystal Ellingson Introduction to basic obedience utilizes positive teaching methods for dogs over 8 months of age. Learn how to teach and refine skills such as: sit, stay, recall, leash training, household manners, behavior solutions and more. The class format promotes varied socialization while creating a forum of trials and successes. Flexible registration means you get to choose the perfect six weeks for you and your dog. Participants must pre-register in person at the Richland Community Center. Once the participants start, they must attend the six-week sessions consecutively. All vaccinations must be current and dog in good health to attend classes. No prerequisite. Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm Class#

Resident

Non-Resident

5729

$125.00

$156.25

Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Learn more about Krystal Ellingson http://speakdogtricities.com/

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Puppy Class (Flexible Registration) Instructor: Krystal Ellingson This six-week class provides a forum for you and your puppy to watch and learn from other puppies and their people. Instruction will include teaching your puppy: sit, stay, down, recall, as well as leash training, household manners, behavior solutions and more. This class has a special emphasis on socialization and includes approximately ten minutes of playtime, in addition to opportunities for off leash training (indoors only). Flexible registration means you get to choose the optimum six weeks for you and your dog. Participants must pre-register in person at the Richland Community Center. Once the participants start, they must attend the six-week sessions consecutively. Must show proof of at least two puppy vaccination shots. No prerequisite. Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am Class#

Resident

Non-Resident

5728

$125.00

$156.25

Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


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DOG TRAINING

Therapy Prep Instructor: Krystal Ellingson This class instructs the concepts which are necessary and helpful to pass a therapy dog certification as well as increasing understanding of the dog and handler therapy dog team. Our instructor is a certified therapy dog evaluator and will be glad to evaluate your dog at the end of the series. This class is for dogs that already have a Canine Good Citizen accreditation. Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm Class#

Month/Dates

8641

April 12-May 17

$125.00 (Resident) / $156.25 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

The Canine Life and Social Skills series consists of three separate classes. First, the Bachelor’s (B.A), then Masters (M.A), and finally the Doctorate (Ph. D.). Each class level represents a separate course. B.A. Canine Life and Social Skills Instructor: Krystal Ellingson In this course you will work with your dog to learn: wait at the door, come, leashing up manners, loose leash walking, attention, meet and greet (person) as well as bonus tricks such as leave it, wait for the food bowl, give and take, stay (1 minute) and settle. This class includes six weeks of regular class, with an evaluation during the last class. Prerequisite: Basic Obedience. Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm Class#

Month/Dates

8639

March 22-April 26

$125.00 (Resident) / $156.25 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

M.A Canine Life and Social Skills Instructor: Krystal Ellingson After your dog has completed the Bachelor’s Canine Life and Social Skills class, it's time to work on advanced training. These classes work on teaching good manners for household and family dogs, as well as helping owners to better understand their dogs. This class includes six weeks of regular class, and an evaluation during the last class. Prerequisite: B.A. Canine Life and Social Skills. Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm Class#

Month/Dates

8656

May 10-June 14

$125.00 (Resident) / $156.25 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


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FITNESS

Breast Cancer Survivor Exercise Class

Better Bones & Better Balance Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE, ACSM, B.S. Exercise This class is designed for active people who want to prevent or help reverse osteoporosis while maintaining fitness. Classes will include cardio, strength training and stretching. Information will be provided on proper body mechanics and activities to avoid. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:15-11:15am Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7967

March

$29.50

$36.75

7968

April

$29.50

$36.75

7969

May

$29.50

$36.75

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE, ACSM, B.S. Exercise This class is specifically designed for women who've undergone breast cancer treatment and may also have problems with Lymphedema. The exercises are progressive with an emphasis on strength training and shoulder function. Camaraderie and social support make this a must take! Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

No Class

Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

No Class

8366

March

$29.50

$36.75

March 31

April 1

8367

April

$29.50

$36.75

April 2

May 22

8368

May

$25.75

$32.25

May 26

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South

Bones & Body

Strengthen, Stretch and Renew

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE, ACSM, B.S. Exercise Consultant: Paul Pietrzak M.P.T. This class is designed for active people who want to prevent or help reverse osteoporosis while maintaining fitness. Classes will include a step program, strength training and stretching. Information will be provided on proper body mechanics and activities to avoid.

Instructor: Lindsay Asmus, ACE, ACSM, B.S. Exercise Want to be active, stay independent, and learn to prevent falls? Learn a gentler way to exercise that will include strengthening, stretching, balance training and breathing/relaxation techniques. A chair will be used for the majority of the exercises, with options given for standing.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am

Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

No Class

Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7593

March

$29.50

$36.75

March 31

7958

March

$29.50

$36.75

7594

April

$29.50

$36.75

April 2

7959

April

$29.50

$36.75

April 1

7595

May

$25.75

$32.25

May 26

7960

May

$29.50

$36.75

May 22

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South

$5.00 Fitness Room Register for any fitness, yoga, dance or martial arts class and add a Fitness Room monthly pass for only $5.00.

No Class

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room South


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FITNESS

Patti's Workout

Slim & Sassy Body Shape

Instructor: Patti Mason, ACE, Yoga Fit Level 1 Cert. Look better! Feel better! Love your life! This class provides a complete workout, inside and out, resulting in greater happiness and quality of life. Workouts include: aerobics, strength/resistance training, yoga, stretching/flexibility, life coaching and pilates.

Instructor: Patti Mason, ACE, Yoga Fit Level 1 Cert. Do you want to be leaner, stronger and feel a little more sassy in your life? This class is for you! You will work with weights to achieve ultimate results including abs, glutes, quads, hams, chest, back, shoulders, all core muscles and of course your heart! You will also receive tips on how to lose those extra pounds and shape those problem areas. Each class will end with 20 minutes of yoga stretch and relax. You will leave feeling uplifted and empowered!

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm (New Time) Wednesdays, 5:05-6:20pm – ‘Slim & Sassy Bodyshape’ Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7611

March

$34.75

$43.50

7612

April

$36.75

$46.00

7613

May

$30.75

$38.50

No Class

Wednesdays, 5:05-6:20pm May 1, 26

Drop In Rate: $5.00 (Resident) / $6.00 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7623

March

$26.50

$33.25

7624

April

$33.00

$41.25

7625

May

$26.50

$33.25

To Add ‘Yoga & Aromatherapy’ $5.00 (Resident)/$6.00 (Non-Resident)

Fitness Room Ages 13+. Four station Vectra weight machine, dumbbells, two elliptical trainers, two treadmills and two seated step machines. Children 13-15 years of age must have adult supervision (18 years or older) in the Fitness Room. Days

Times

Monday-Friday

8:00am-10:00pm

Saturday

10:00am-10:00pm

Sunday

12:00-6:00pm

Monthly Rate:

Daily Rate:

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Steppin' Out with Jo Instructor: Jo Miller Want to start your day off with increased flexibility, strength and circulation? Then this is the class for you! Using a wide range of music and a combination of dance patterns, core work, weights and yoga, you will leave feeling energized! Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00-10:00am

Individual

Family

Individual

Family

Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

$20.00

$40.00

$3.00

$7.00

7993

March

$24.50

$30.50

7994

April

$28.75

$36.00

7995

May

$22.75

$28.50

No Class

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

$5.00 Fitness Room Register for any fitness, yoga, dance or martial arts class and add a Fitness Room monthly pass for only $5.00.

May 26


GENERAL EDUCATION Hunter's Education (Finishing School)

Become a Chess Champion (Level I) Instructor: Jerry Morton Have you always wanted to play Chess, but had no one to teach you? Have you wanted to improve your game, but didn't know how? Join our Monday night Chess class and learn what it takes to become a champion! Boards and pieces are provided. Parents accompany children 12 and under. Instructor will help evaluate to determine level. Mondays, 5:00-7:00pm Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8607

March 3-24

$25.00

$31.25

8608

March 31-April 21

$25.00

$31.25

Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Become a Chess Champion (Level II) Instructor: Jerry Morton Do you have some experience playing Chess and would like to take your game to the next level? Join our Wednesday night Chess class and learn what it takes to become a champion! Boards and pieces are provided. Parents accompany children 12 and under. Instructor will help evaluate to determine level. Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

8604

March

$25.00

$31.25

8605

April

$25.00

$31.25

Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

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No Class April 30

Instructor: Randy Absolon This course is designed to complete the requirements for the Online Washington Hunter Education Course. Participants are required to bring their exam certificate to this evaluation. Students will first meet at the Hunter Education and Safety Association range to complete the field portion of the course. This facility is part of the TriCities Shooting Association range. Directions to the range can be found at: www.tcsa.info. After completing the field course, students will relocate to the Richland Community Center for the classroom and written test portions of the course. Students are evaluated on a written test, safe firearm handling skills and attitude. The course includes both classroom instruction and a field day. Saturday, 8:00am-4:00pm Class#

Month/Date

Resident

Non-Resident

8580

March 15

$5.00

$6.25

8581

April 12

$5.00

$6.25

8582

May 10

$5.00

$6.25

Tri-Cities Shooting Association Range (8:00-11:00am) N46 20.908 W119 28.124 (Turn at Milepost 7.75) Richland Community Center (11:00am-4:00pm)


GENERAL EDUCATION

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Introduction to Fly Fishing Instructor: Rich Holten Ages 14+. Get ready for spring fly fishing! The Columbia Basin Fly Casters help you select and prepare the right gear and flies. Learn about flycasting, how to tie the right knots, and how to choose a great fly-fishing hole in the Tri-Cities. Attendees should bring their favorite fly rod so the instructor can help load backing, line, leader and tippet (if not already installed). Classroom instruction includes fly fishing preparation and hands-on casting. Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8638

April 16-30

$12.00

$15.00

Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

The Art of Juggling Instructor: William Barr, Rachel Leshikar Come learn to juggle, increase your juggling skills, or add juggling to some skill you already have. Juggling is fun, healthy and beneficial. William and Rachel have been juggling, performing and teaching for decades, and are well known within the juggling community. Open to all ages. Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8637

Feb 16-March 23

$16.50

$20.50

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Smart Driver Training Instructor: June Baldwin Defensive driving course for ages 50+. Emphasis is on normal age related changes and compensation for these changes. Call 942-7529 to register. Must attend both days. Material fee payable to instructor first day of class. AARP members must show card. Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm Month/Dates

AARP Member

Non-AARP

March 19-20

$15.00

$20.00

April 23-24

$15.00

$20.00

May 21-22

$15.00

$20.00

Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Tax Aide Program AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be available at the Richland Community Center to provide free, confidential service to help seniors and middle and low-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns and to answer questions. Please bring a copy of your prior year's tax return along with this year's supporting information, such as income. Also bring possible deductions including current Real Estate tax statement. This is an electronic filing site and will not be preparing returns to paper file. For quicker and safer tax refunds it is recommended that taxpayers have the refund deposited directly into their bank account, which requires that you bring your bank account number or a blank check with you. Appointments are not necessary. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am February 4-April 15 Richland Community Center, Games Room


HOME AND GARDEN

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Quilting a Simple Project

Know Your Sewing Machine Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Learn the basic functions and operation of a typical sewing machine, including threading the machine, winding the bobbin, stitch selection, stitch width, forward and reverse stitching. Bring your own sewing machine, all parts and instruction manual, or to borrow a sewing machine contact a recreation coordinator at 942-7534. Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm Class#

Month/Date

Resident

Non-Resident

8682

April 5

$7.25

$9.00

Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Learn the basic principles needed to complete a simple patchwork quilt. Attention will be given to the correct selection, cutting and arrangement of fabric, use of batting, as well as sewing techniques. Bring your own sewing machine, all parts and instruction manual, or to borrow a sewing machine contact a recreation coordinator at 942-7534. Supply list provided with receipt. Saturdays (every other), 1:00-3:00pm Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8683

April 5-May 24

$15.00

$18.75

Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Ornamental Grasses Instructor: Tom Kay, The Flower Farm Ornamental grasses give accent and interest to any landscape in any yard. Tom focuses on popular grasses, their care and how to incorporate these beautiful grasses into your landscape. This is a Kennewick Community Education class, advance registration required: http://communityed.ksd.org, Wednesday, March 5 7:00-8:00pm $12.00 Ridge View Elementary Library 7001 W 13th Ave, Kennewick

Basic Sewing for Kids Instructor: Lorraine Ferqueron Learn how to use a sewing machine and complete a simple project? You don't have to be a kid! Materials list will be printed on your receipt. (Adult should attend if child is under 10). Saturdays (every other), 10:30am-12:30pm Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8681

April 5-May 24

$12.25

$15.25

Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Parks and Recreation Congratulates Kennewick Community Education   

Celebrating 25 years of offering evening and weekend classes to the Tri-Cities community To celebrate, we are highlighting their Ornamental Grasses class (see class information above) Interested in additional Kennewick Community Education classes, call (509) 222-5080 or visit http://communityed.ksd.org


Richland Community Gardens Applications are being accepted for 2014 garden plots in: North Richland McMurray Community Garden Next to McMurray Park (Behind Safeway) Stevens Triangle Community Garden Corner of Stevens & Jadwin

South Richland Venus Community Garden North of Gage Boulevard on Venus Street along the public trail

Plot Sizes and Price Per Season: 5x10 $20.00

10x10 $25.00

10x15 $35.00

10x20 $45.00

What is a Community Garden? A community garden is a parcel of land divided into garden plots that are assigned to individuals, families, or groups for the purpose of gardening. These plots provide outdoor recreation and fresh produce for residents, making Richland a healthier and happier place to live and work. Applications are available at the Richland Community Center or richlandparksandrec.com.

500 Amon Park Drive | 942-7529 | richlandparksandrec.com


LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

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Baby Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Enjoy rhymes, songs and books for babies and their caregivers followed by Baby Play Time.

Stories, songs and rhymes geared towards 3-5 year olds followed by a simple craft.

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:20am

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:40am

No Fee

No Fee

Richland Public Library, Story Circle

Richland Public Library, Story Circle

Toddler Story Time

Paws to Read

Stories, songs and rhymes geared toward ages 1 ½ to 3 years.

Read to a Therapy Dog – they are here most days after school. Schedule to change in the summer.

Fridays, 10:00am & 11:00am

Check library calendar for schedule

No Fee

No Fee

Richland Public Library, Story Circle

Richland Public Library, Children’s Department

Tech Thursday Want to learn how to download digital books, audiobooks, magazines and music from the library? Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad, tablet etc. to the library for hands on help. Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm

By The Book Knitters Come prepared to discuss whatever you’ve been reading, and bring your knitting or crocheting project to work on. Learn new patterns, get new titles and authors, get ideas for new projects and participate in group projects as well.

No Fee

3rd Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm

Richland Public Library, Teen Area

No Fee Richland Public Library, Conference A&B

Quilting at the Library Do you have an unfinished quilt project or enjoy making quilts? Join us once a month from September through May to quilt with others who share your passion. Project Linus, members of the quilt guild, and those who enjoy quilting get together to share projects. Bring your sewing machine and project. For more information call Pam at 942-7454.

Summer Reading Programs Summertime is a fun time for readers of all ages! This year, readers will explore the wonders of science starting June 2. This year the themes are: Childrens: Fizz, Boom, Read! Teens: Spark a Reaction! Adult: Literary Elements

2nd Thursdays, 9:30am-4:00pm No Fee Richland Public Library, Gallery

Watch the library calendar for more information and special summer programs. www.richland.lib.wa.us


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LIBRARY LECTURES

Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture Those of us born before 1980 increasingly cannot recognize the world around us. Our rapid adoption of computers, the Internet and mobile devices has transformed the way we communicate. This technical revolution has had profound social effects, splitting our society into “analog” and “digital” cultures. We now struggle to live simultaneously in two cultures – one that hews to a world rooted in books and personal social contacts, the other oriented toward a vast global computer network that sends us news and entertainment at the click of a fingertip. Can old analog values survive in this new digital universe? Our conversation, led by technology expert Alex Alben, explores how digital inventions are shaping communication, political discourse and today’s media landscape. Thursday, February 20 7:00-8:30pm No Fee Richland Public Library, Gallery

Meet the author of the Columbia Reads 2014 book S.A. Bodeen. The Tri-Cities has been reading "The Compound" since January. Now, you have your chance to meet the author and ask her all your questions. S. A. Bodeen (or Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen) is a children’s and young adult book author. She is best known for her young adult science fiction novels The Compound and The Gardener, and for her picture books about Elizabeti, a young Tanzanian girl. The first book in the series, Elizabeti’s Doll, won the 1999 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award from the New York Public Library, and was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title. Saturday, March 15 7:00pm No Fee Columbia Basin College Arts Center 2600 N 20th Avenue, Pasco

Mapping Latino Musical Migrations What’s in a pop song? There are stories that run deeper than catchy lyrics might suggest. The instruments, the language, the style – even a song’s structure can show us how ideas and experiences are traded between diverse communities. In this hands-on experience, participants will play instruments from U.S. Latino and Latin American traditions and literally “connect the dots” on a map to see how Latinos have contributed to popular music in the U.S. We’ll explore typically “Latin” styles such as salsa, Tejano and reggaetón as well as Latina and Latino’s integral contributions to rock ’n’ roll, hip-hop, and country. No Fee. Thursday, May 15 7:00pm No Fee Richland Public Library, Gallery


Free Microsoft IT Academy courses Contact the Richland Public Library for more information on how to enroll. By phone 509 942-7408 or email emokler@richland.lib.wa.us

Free online magazines Have you tried Zinio yet? Get online magazines delivered to your phone, tablet, eReader... Zinio for Libraries is billed as the world’s largest newsstand, offering multiuser access to popular publications. Zinio features complete, full-color, page-for-page magazines with intuitive navigation, key-word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. http://richland.lib.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=181

Download Free Legal Music Free Legal music from the entire Sony Music Catalog NEW you get 5 downloads a week! http://richland.lib.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=181


Download EBooks A Large collection of premium audiobooks and eBooks in ePub and Kindle formats. http://richland.lib.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=181

EBooks for Kids http://richland.lib.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=181

TumbleBook Library An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. http://richland.lib.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=181


MARTIAL ARTS

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Shotokan Karate

Tai Chi

Instructor: Pamela Logan, Fourth Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate of America with thirty years of karate teaching experience. Karate is a weaponless Japanese martial art that employs hand and foot techniques to defeat an attacker. The class teaches fighting strategies for selfdefense and personal empowerment. Hard workouts promote strength and stamina. All adults are welcome; teaching is adapted as needed for students age 40 and over. Wear loose, comfortable clothes, no jewelry or shoes.

Instructors: Sharon Van Houdt, John Fleming Classes consist of a brief meditation period, warm-up exercises, learning the Tai Chi walk and practice of short and long form Yang style Tai Chi. Reasoning for movements and individual/group practices are provided during the sessions, with a primary goal of leaving each class feeling better than when you arrived.

Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am & Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

No Class

7617

March

$43.00

$53.75

7618

April

$31.00

$38.75

April 12

7919

May

$31.00

$38.75

May 26

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor: David Goering Tired of those aching joints? Join us in this safe program, which is easy to learn for people of almost any physical condition or age without prior knowledge of Tai Chi. The goal is to achieve maximum relief from pain and stiffness, gain general health benefits and improve relaxation during this class. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:05am-12:05pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

8592

March

$47.75

$59.75

8593

April

$47.75

$59.75

8594

May

$53.75

$67.00

No Class

Tuesdays, 7:35-8:35pm & Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

7637

3/4-4/29

$53.00

$66.25

7638

5/6-6/26 (No class 5/1)

$50.00

$62.50

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Tae Kwon Do Instructors: Bill Powell, Black Belt-Tae Kwon Do Ages 8+. Learn the traditional Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do (the art of hand and foot). Gain selfconfidence, self-discipline and inner peace. Tae Kwon Do also teaches the importance of respect and honesty as the means to achieve harmony with society. Gray sweat pants and a white t-shirt are appropriate. Students must not wear shorts. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7641

3/3-4/30

$57.25

$71.50

7642

5/5-6/30

$48.75

$61.00

No Class 5/26, 6/18

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room North

April 17

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

$5.00 Fitness Room Register for any fitness, yoga, dance or martial arts class and add a Fitness Room monthly pass for only $5.00.


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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Bird Banding Demonstration

Geocaching 101

Audubon Society, Ed Rykiel Are you interested in seeing wild birds close up? Want to learn how birds are captured, identified, measured, recorded, banded and how the information is used to study bird behavior and population dynamics? Then come on out to Chamna Preserve and watch Ed Rykiel from the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society conduct a bird banding demonstration. Demonstration will not take place in case of rain, snow or high winds; call 942-7529 to verify.

Instructor: Park Ranger Jen Learn about geocaching, how to use the geocaching website and how to use a GPS unit. Go on a geocaching adventure in Howard Amon Park. Thursday, 1:00-3:00pm Class#

Month/Date

8632

April 3

$3.00 (Resident)/$5.00 (Non-Resident) $5.00 (Resident Family)/$7.00 (Non-Resident Family) Richland Community Center, Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 2 9:00-11:00am No Fee Chamna Nature Preserve, 1Cullum Ave (Meet in small parking lot – N46 15.351 W119 16.779)

The Urban Greenbelt Trail Instructor: Volunteer Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate. Distance: 3.25 miles round trip, no elevation (allow 1.5 hrs. to 2 hrs.) Saturday, April 26 10:00am No Fee Meeting: Richland Community Center, Lobby

Columbia Point South GeoNature Hike Instructor: Park Ranger Jen Let's geocache and learn about nature. Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate. Distance: varies depending on number of caches the group wants to find. Friday, 1:00-3:00pm Class#

Month/Date

8688

April 4

$3.00 (Resident)/$5.00 (Non-Resident) $5.00 (Resident Family)/$7.00 (Non-Resident Family) Columbia Point Marina Park, Shelter 4 660 Columbia Point Drive

Tri-Cities 2014 Geocoin Challenge Travel around all three cities searching for geocaches. Once you have found all the geocaches and code words, present completed entry form to receive your geocoin. To learn more check out the event page: http://coord.info/GC4PFN6 Friday-Sunday, June 27-29 Horn Rapids County Park 115803 Horn Road, Benton City


PRE-SCHOOL

35

Parent/Preschooler Cooperative

Parent Toddlers Co-Op 2-3 years Instructor: Amanda Stueckle This class celebrates your child's second through third year of life. Parents and children meet once a week to learn and play in a setting that teaches age appropriate music, games and crafts. Parents are involved in all aspects of this child oriented atmosphere, helping to develop realistic age-level expectations, clarify personal child rearing values, better understand child development, explore child guidance techniques and discuss contemporary family issues. Instructor will provide a supply list. Tuesdays, 9:15-11:15am Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8629

3/11-5/27

$100.00

$125.00

Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Instructor: Lynn Bitten This preschool parent coop class allows preschoolers to experience learning through play and hands on experiences. Music, art, literacy, large and small motor activities develop listening, social interaction skills and kindergarten readiness. Parents who attend class with their preschooler and possibly a younger sibling gain insight through interaction with other parents and a parent educator. Class time is provided to research and assemble preschool activities as well as discussion of developmentally appropriate practices for children. Instructor will provide a supply list. Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15am Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8628

3/12-5/28

$100.00

$125.00

Richland Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room


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Challenger MiniKickers

Youth Baseball This co-ed youth baseball program is designed to introduce children to the game of baseball in a fun and non-competitive setting. Teams practice once a week and play a six-game season on weekday evenings in Richland parks. Teams are formed by geographic location within the school boundaries set by the Richland School District. T-BALL (5 & 6 year olds) Learn the general rules and basic skills of fielding, base running and hitting from a batting tee. Everyone has fun playing America’s favorite pastime. COACH PITCH (6 to 8 year olds) (Must be 6 years old by May 6, 2014) Continued development of skills and fundamentals introduced in T-Ball. The coach pitches a 9� diameter ball to their own team. Practices Begin: Week of April 21 Games Begin: Week of May 5 Player Registration

Resident

Non-Resident

Early Reg. (12/2-3/11)

$30.50

$38.00

Late Reg. (3/12-3/24)

$35.25

$44.00

Richland Community Center

COACHES ARE NEEDED! Please call Recreation office at 942-7529 for information about coaching. Coaches Meeting: Thursday, April 10 6:00pm Richland Community Center

Instructor: British Soccer Challenger MiniKickers is a NEW and EXCITING program focusing on the development of children ages 2 to 5 years old. Our soccer experts and child development professionals have designed an innovative curriculum that introduces your young soccer stars to the basic skills needed in soccer as well as developing their motor, social and psychological skills. Our British coaches are experts at working with young children and will combine soccer with fun games, stories and music that keeps your children entertained and enthused to return next week. Come join our Cubs and Lions Program and join Lenny the Lion as you learn our MiniKickers theme song! Mondays Class# Month/Dates Time 8601 April 7-May 26 2:00-2:45pm 8602 April 7-May 26 3:00-3:45pm 8603 April 7-May 26 4:00-4:45pm $61.00 (Resident) / $71.00 (Non-Resident) Leslie Groves Park, Soccer Field 51 Saint Street

Spring Break Junior Golf Clinic at Columbia Point Golf Course Instructor: Staff Pro Columbia Point Ages 7-14. Great for beginners or those who want to brush up on their game for the new season. Skills covered include: grip, posture, full swing, short game and putting. Junior Golf Clinic introduces the beginning golfer to the game, or can take anyone's golf game to the next level. Golf clubs are included. Thursday & Friday, 9:00-10:30am Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8636

April 3-4

$45.00

$56.25

Columbia Point Golf Course 225 Columbia Point Drive


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Start Smart Sports Development

Table Tennis*

Instructor: Recreation Staff Ages 3-5. This program prepares parents and children for organized sports, in a fun nonthreatening environment. Parent-child groups perform motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children while they are having fun at the same time. Parents spend quality time together with their child while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.  Allows children the opportunity to work oneon-one with a parent  Fun and positive early experience in sports  Helps prepare kids for future sports participation  Teaches children a variety of general skills including: throwing, catching, kicking and batting

The Tri-Cities Table Tennis Association provides a place for Table Tennis players to experience, improve and advance the sport to every generation and skill level. Table Tennis play is open to the public for all skill levels. Club members make themselves available for new players and equipment is available. Don't be intimidated. Come on down! For additional information and updates go to: www.tricitytabletennis.com www.facebook.com/TCTTA TriCitiesTableTennis@gmail.com

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Class#

Month/Dates

Resident

Non-Resident

8651

May 7-June 11

$20.00

$25.00

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room

Wednesdays, 7:30-10:00pm Fridays, 7:30-10:00pm (subject to cancellation) Sundays, 3:00-6:00pm Richland Community Center, Riverview Room Activity Room (March 7, 14, 21 & May 9, 16)


38 COLUMBIA POINT GOLF COURSE Columbia Point Golf Course is an upscale, daily fee facility built and owned by the City of Richland. It is a challenging course for all levels of golfers and is located on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains adjacent to the Columbia River. It boasts a variety of tee boxes and measure 6,571 yards from the Championship tees. This James J. Engh design features mounded, rolling fairways and large, undulating greens. The parkland-style course opened in 1997. Columbia Point has a fully-stocked golf shop, cafe, covered patio and driving range complete with extra amenities including men's and ladies' lockers available for daily use. The clubhouse matches the natural beauty of course at Columbia Point. The covered patio with a panoramic view of the front nine complements the spacious golf shop and indoor cafe seating. Columbia Point was ranked 4th in Washington in 2010 by Western Golf Alliance - Where You Can Rip It. Columbia Point Golf Course 225 Columbia Point Drive (509) 946-0710 www.playcolumbiapoint.com Regular 18-Holes 9-Holes Twilight Super Twilight Senior 18-Holes 9-Hole Senior Senior (after 1:00 pm) Junior 18-Holes 9-Hole Junior Junior (after 1:00 pm) Other Rentals Cart Fee (per rider) Pull Cart Rental Clubs Range Balls Instruction 9-Hole League

Monday-Thursday $37.00 $22.00 $31.00 $22.00

Friday $42.00 $27.00 $36.00 $22.00

Weekends & Holidays $47.00 $27.00 $41.00 $22.00

$29.00 $20.00 -

$20.00 $35.00

$25.00 $40.00

$20.00 $14.00 18-Holes $14.00 $3.00 $18.00 Small $4.00 Private Lessons $55.00 $20.00

$16.00 $25.00 9-Holes $8.00 $2.00 $9.00 Medium $6.00 Series of 5 Lessons $220.00 -

$16.00 $25.00

Large $8.00

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COLUMBIA POINT GOLF COURSE TOURNAMENT/EVENT SCHEDULE Group

Date

Time

Event

In House

February 1

9:00 am

Pre Super Bowl Better Ball

Men's Club

March 1

TBD

Match Play Championship Begins

Men's Club

March 15-16

9:00 am

Opening Scramble

Women's Club

April 3

TBD

18 Hole Eclectic Begins

In House

April 12-13

Before 11:00 am

"The Masters" Side Game

Men's Club

April 26-27

8:00 am

Chapman

Women's Club

May 17

8:00 am

Best 17 Holes

Men's Club

May 17-18

8:00 am

Member/Guest Better Ball

In House

May 26

8:30 am

Couples Memorial Day Event

Women's Club

June 7

8:00 am

Better Ball

Men's Club

June 7-8

8:00 am

Four Nines

In House

June 9

7:00am-2:00 pm

CWCPGA Pro-Am

In House

June 14

8:30 am

Course Co Championship Qualifier

In House

June 28-29

8:00 am

Summer Better Ball

In House

July 4

9:00 am

Couples Red White & Blue

Women's Club

July 9

8:00 am

Four Club

Men's Club

July 12-13

8:00 am

Eclectic

In House

July 16

8:00 am

Mid-Columbia Senior Event

Men's Club

August 8-10

8:00 am

Club Championship

Women's Club

August 9-10

8:00 am

Club Championship

In House

August 22

5:45 pm

Moonlight Golf

Women's Club

August 31

TBD

18 Hole Eclectic Ends

In House

September 1

9:00 am

Couples Labor Day Better Ball

Men's Club

September 7

TBD

Match Play Championship Ends

Men's Club

September 20-21

8:00 am

Member/Member Better Ball

In House

September 29

7:00 am-2:00 pm

CWCPGA Pro-Am

In House

October 18-19

8:30 am

Forie Bishop Better Ball

In House

November-15

10:00 am

Annual Turkey Shoot

Men's Club

Fridays, 12:00 pm - Gangsome

Men's Club

Saturday & Sundays, 8:00 am - Holiday Gangsome

Women's Club

Thursdays, 5:15pm - 9 Hole

Women's Club

Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 18 Hole

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TRIPS **Richland and Pasco Parks and Recreation Departments are working together to provide a better selection of classes, with registration available in either location (City of Pasco residents receive resident rate when they register in Pasco and City of Richland residents receive resident rate when they register in Richland). **Stars on Ice When America’s top figure skaters convened in Boston on January 9th for the U.S. Championships, two things were at stake, a trip to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics and a coveted spot skating in the 2014 Tour of the Emmy-Award winning Stars on Ice. How about a trip to Wenatchee where you will experience the thrill and speed of these Olympic and World Champions in the show founded and produced by skating icon Scott Hamilton? Our journey to Wenatchee wouldn’t be complete without dinner at McGlinns. Transportation will be by motorcoach. Fee includes transportation, dinner/gratuity and Stars on Ice ticket. Registration Deadline: May 2

Spokane Falls Skyride & Spring Arts and Crafts Show We'll start the day off with the beautiful Spokane Falls SkyRide which was named 'One of the Top 12 Scenic Cable Rides in the World' in 2013 by Conde Nast Traveler and MSN. The SkyRide Over the Falls offers spectacular views of the second longest urban falls in the United States. Enjoy a 15 minute ride in an 'all weather' enclosed cabin. Then we'll head over to Clinkerdagger Restaurant located in the Old Flour Mill on the north bank of the Spokane River in beautiful, historic downtown Spokane. Housed inside a turn of the century flour mill once designed to employ the raging Spokane River that runs next to it, Clinkerdagger has been a Spokane river-front dining tradition for nearly 40 years. Finally we will finish the day at Custer's 36th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show at Spokane Fair & Expo Center. Fee includes transportation, lunch, gratuity and tickets to the skyride and art show. Registration Deadline: February 28 Friday, 8:00am-7:00pm Class#

Month/Date

Resident

Non-Resident

8689

March 7

$73.00

$91.25

Richland Community Center, Parking Lot

Friday, 12:15pm-1:00am Class#

Month/Date

Resident

Non-Resident

8647

May 16

$109.00

$136.25

Pasco City Hall, Parking Lot 525 N 3rd Avenue, Pasco

Senior Trips Open House Interested in going on trips? We want to hear from you! Parks and Recreation is looking to expand our trip offerings. We will be hosting an open house to gather ideas, talk to professional travel agencies and discuss how we can make our trips the best ever! Wednesday, 1:00-2:00pm Month/Date

41

March 12

Richland Community Center, Meeting Room


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WELLNESS

Walk at the Richland Community Center Foot Care for Fabulous Feet Provider: Beverly Thrasher Come see how fabulous your feet can feel! The provider is a Licensed Registered Nurse specializing in Foot Care and holds Diabetes Education Certification. Please call the Community Center at 942-7529 to schedule an appointment. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Wednesdays, 9:00am-3:00pm $30.00 Applicable tax included Richland Community Center, Wellness Room

Free Hearing Screening Time to get your FREE Hearing Screening! Columbia Basin Hearing Center offers FREE hearing screenings, as well as cleaning & checks for those already fitted with hearing aids. We believe in giving back to our community and are pleased to partner with the Richland Community Center! For any questions please call 942-7529. Tuesday, March 18, 10:00-11:00am No Fee Richland Community Center, Wellness Room

$5.00 Fitness Room Register for any fitness, yoga, dance or martial arts class and add a Fitness Room monthly pass for only $5.00.

Come to the Richland Community Center to enjoy walking exercise. You'll receive valuable health benefits in a controlled environment! Mon, Wed & Fri, 8:00-9:00am (Building closed 5/26) No Fee Richland Community Center

Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor: David Goering Tired of those aching joints? Join us in this safe program, which is easy to learn for people of almost any physical condition or age without prior knowledge of Tai Chi. The goal is to achieve maximum relief from pain and stiffness, gain general health benefits and improve relaxation during this class. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:05am-12:05pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

8592

March

$47.75

$59.75

8593

April

$47.75

$59.75

8594

May

$53.75

$67.00

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

No Class April 17


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YOGA

All Yoga participants: Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat, firm blanket and water.

Yoga Flow 1 with Dawn MacDonald Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Yoga Fit V & Asthanga I, Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) Experience pure relaxation combined with movements that increase flexibility, strength and balance. No experience is necessary. Mondays, 5:15-6:00pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

8657

March

$22.50

$28.25

8658

April

$18.00

$22.50

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

Yoga Flow 2 with Dawn MacDonald Instructor: Dawn MacDonald, Yoga Fit V & Asthanga I, Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) Tone your body by lengthening muscles, increasing flexibility, developing muscular strength, endurance and balance. Prior experience is recommended, but all levels are welcome. Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7655

March

$23.25

$29.00

7656

April

$23.25

$29.00

7657

May

$23.25

$29.00

No Class

May 1

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room North Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm

Yoga Joy Instructor: Jolene Szendre In this class you will improve flexibility, strength and balance while reducing stress and tension. Learn the proper yoga postures. All levels welcome.

Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7658

March

$29.00

$36.25

7659

April

$32.50

$40.50

7660

May

$29.00

$36.25

No Class

May 1

Richland Community Center, Riverview Room North

Thursdays, 5:45-7:00pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7664

March

$30.75

$38.50

7665

April

$30.75

$38.50

7666

May

$38.25

$47.75

Richland Community Center, Activity Room

$5.00 Fitness Room Register for any fitness, yoga, dance or martial arts class and add a Fitness Room monthly pass for only $5.00.

Yoga Fitness & Aromatherapy = "Physical & Emotional Balance" Instructor: Patti Mason, ACE,Yoga Fit Level 1, Life & Health Coach A continuous flow of postures accompanied with active breathing, bringing mind and body together. Instruction on how to modify as needed. Learn to enjoy how your body moves. You can add Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Aromatherapy for increased physical and emotional homeostasis and balance. Mondays, 5:05-6:20pm Class#

Month

Resident

Non-Resident

7646

March

$33.75

$42.25

7647

April

$27.00

$33.75

7648

May

$20.25

$25.25

No Class

May 26

To Add ‘Slim & Sassy Body Shape’ $5.00 (Resident)/$6.00 (Non-Resident) Richland Community Center, Riverview Room North


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Academy of Soccer Excellence (ASE) The Academy of Soccer Excellence (ASE) competitive soccer club is dedicated to the development of individual skills, as well as building relationships and social foundations that help kids in the game of soccer and throughout life. ASE offers a year round soccer experience, with competitive play during the summer tournament season and league play during the fall and spring season. During the winter, there is also an Indoor Futsal Program. And throughout the summer, ASE offers specific soccer skills training and club-wide skills competition. The ASE Academy Program is designed for girls and boys from 11years of age to high school. The academy also offers an Individual Development Program for those players who have a passion and drive to compete at the highest levels. The ASE Development Program is available for girls and boys 10 years of age and younger. The program is designed for those players that want to play competitive soccer but with a focus on individual skills and personal development. Academy of Soccer Excellence is dedicated to finding a place to play for all skill levels that have a desire to play soccer. Join our soccer community and help us continue to grow! www.asesoccer.com

Bridge Clubs - Tri-Cities Unit 442, District 19 • • • • • •

Richland Duplicate Bridge Kay’s Klub Bridge Buddies Hanford Duplicate Bridge ACBL Unit Championship Game Three Rivers Bridge Club

www.d19.org/units/unit442/

Columbia Basin BMX The sport of BMX encourages: DISCIPLINE by helping kids focus energy in a positive direction. SELF ESTEEM building confidence and teaching kids about setting and reaching goals. PHYSICAL FITNESS by developing strong minds and bodies. Bicycle motocross (BMX) is currently the fastest growing youth sport in North America and is the latest addition to the Olympics. Any bike can be outfitted to suit BMX. This includes the beginner bike with smaller wheels or the mountain bike with gears. A typical race around a BMX track will last about 50 seconds, pitting a rider against up to 7 other riders. BMX provides low-cost family entertainment. The Columbia Basin BMX track is located about 1/4 mile out of Richland on Robertson Road, off Highway 240, next to the Horn Rapids Softball Complex. It is a full-service BMX track complete with lights for evening practices and racing. For more information visit www.ColumbiaBasinBMX.com


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Greater Richland Little League and Richland National Little League Celebrating 75 years of Little League! Little League Baseball is open to Boys and Girls ages 5-12 as of April 30. Leagues are offered for all skill levels. Practices and games are scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays. Play begins in March and continues through mid-June. Greater Richland Little League (Addresses North of Swift Blvd and West Richland) www.grll.org grllbaseball@gmail.com Richland National Little League (Addresses South of Swift Blvd) www.richlandnational.com/league info@RichlandNational.com Registration ends March 1

Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex (HRMC, LLC) Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex is a 500-acre facility located in Richland. Park facilities include: • 2.4 mile motocross track • Trails • Pee-wee track • ATV, Jeep and 4x4 area • Multiple restroom and shower facilities

• • • •

Camping with electrical and water RV hookups New announcing/scoring tower on the MX track 10 acre paintball area. New lights for night practice on the main MX Track.

HRMC’s full time staff has more than 35 years of experience in the motocross industry and has hosted prestigious events such as the Ponca Nationals Qualifier, NMA/WORCS Outdoor Hare Scrambles, AMA Lucas Oil Loretta Lynn Amateur National Qualifier, P.R.O. Northwest National MX Series, EWDRA Hare Scrambles, and over 27 MX and SX events as well. Horn Rapids Motosports Complex is now open for practice on the fully-groomed motocross track. For up-to-date rates and schedule information, visit www.hornrapidsmx.com or call the HRMC Track Hotline at 509-496-2958 for current track and weather conditions. Please call before you haul.

Richland Babe Ruth Baseball Richland Babe Ruth offers an opportunity for kids 13-19 (if turned 19 after Jan. 1st 2014) to play in a competitive baseball league, playing teams from all over the Columbia Basin. The league has three divisions: Prep for 13 year olds, Babe Ruth for 14-15 year olds and Seniors for 16-19 year olds. Home games are played at the Babe Ruth Complex located at Hanford Legacy Park near Horn Rapids. Registration dates are: March 12, 19 and April 16 at the Richland Community Center from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The player fee is $175.00 per player with family discounts available. www.richlandbr.com


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Richland Lacrosse Club Richland Lacrosse Club offers two boys high school-level lacrosse teams, Varsity and Junior Varsity, competing in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (WHSBLA) league. All high school boys in grades 9-12 who live within the Richland School District and Pasco School District are eligible to play. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the Tri Cities area. It’s exciting to watch, fun to play and a terrific way to stay active. Lacrosse is an especially good off-season activity for football players who want to improve their conditioning. www.richlandlacrosse.com president@richlandlacrosse.com

Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association (TCGFSA) The Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association (TCGFSA) is a not-for-profit organization providing opportunities for young ladies, ages 6 -18, to play recreational fastpitch softball in the greater Tri-Cities. Leagues are built around girls playing with friends and having fun, as well as learning the game and building skills. The TCGFSA Recreational Spring softball season runs from April through June/July. Teams are organized in leagues determined by players’ age. Each age group spans two years. Every effort is made to keep teams geographically based by school or city. Games are played at Columbia Playfield in Richland located near Richland High School. Registration opens on February 1. For more information go to www.tcgfsa.org

Tri-City Kart Club (TCKC) The Tri-City Kart Club track is located at Horn Rapids Motorsports Parks and offers two configurations: 5/8 mile long track and a 1/2 mile short track. During the club race season, both configurations are used in the eight-race-championshippoints-battles as well as having at least two night races during the hottest months of July and August. TCKC has been privileged to hold several national events. Get in contact with a TCKC Board Member for a “guided tour” of the state-of-the-art racing facility. For more information about the Tri-City Kart Club, including schedules and membership information, visit www.tckc.net.


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Tri-Cities Outrigger Canoe Club (TCOCC) The Tri-Cities Outrigger Canoe Club was founded in 1998. Club practices are held at Columbia Park West, three days per week on the Columbia River. The Club typically attends six to seven short and long distance races each season. The Club currently owns three canoes. The season starts in early April and ends in October. Outrigger canoes feature a lateral support float known as an outrigger, which is fastened to one or both sides of the main hull. Unlike a single-hulled canoe, an outrigger generates stability as a result of the distance between its hulls. Compared to other types of canoes, outrigger canoes can be quite fast, yet are also capable of being paddled in rough water. Interested in becoming a member of TCOCC? Newcomers are invited to visit the training location and paddle with us on any regularly scheduled day. Notify the coach and a paddler will meet with you ½ hour prior to scheduled practice for an orientation. We will ask you to fill out a liability waiver, pay a $10.00 fee for temporary insurance, and we will provide you with a paddle, instruction, and a fun day.You are welcome to paddle with us two or three times before deciding whether to become a member. No experience needed! Must be 18 years of age and know how to swim. For more information contact: www.tricitiesocc.com

Tri-City Radio Control Modelers The Tri-City Radio Control Modelers (TCRCM) is an organization for individuals interested in radio controlled model aviation. The TCRCM operates a premier R/C model aviation flying site at the Horn Rapids Motorsports Park for its members, new student pilots, and invited guests. So maybe you have read some modeling magazines, talked with a friend who flies, and are thinking R/C models might be fun! Or you have already taken the big plunge, and bought/built your first R/C model, and now need to get it in the air. The TCRCM has a group of highly experienced flight instructors that are available free of charge to new club members for primary flight training, as well as existing members that would like a refresher or advanced training. Students must call an instructor and arrange for lessons. For more information about the Tri-City R/C Modelers including schedules and membership information, visit www.tcrcm.org.


HANFORD REACH INTERPRETIVE CENTER Richland Parks and Recreation congratulates Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and Museum on their grand opening in July of 2014! The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and Museum (The REACH) is passionate about creating and delivering a new visitor experience in the Columbia Basin that will inspire and educate.

Mission The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center is the preeminent showcase for advancing our understanding of the forces of man and nature that have shaped the Pacific Northwest, from the Ice Age Floods to the Manhattan Project and beyond.

Vision 1. Is a gateway to the Hanford Reach National Monument, including the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River. 2. Celebrates the natural, scientific, and cultural history of Eastern Washington through programs and exhibitions that encourage curiosity and inquiry. 3. Is a catalyst for tourism by promoting cultural, historical and recreational attractions. 4. Tells the stories of our diverse community, which has profoundly impacted local, national and international events. 5. Explores exciting contemporary perspectives on history, science, energy, technology and environmental stewardship. 6. Inspires wonder and discovery through education and fun for all people.


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FINE PRINT

Private Organization * This activity is organized and offered by a private organization. The City does not collect or administer participation fees. By-way-of a special facility use rental agreement, this activity is allotted scheduled use of the Richland Community Center. Although not programmed by city staff, for the convenience of our patrons, this “historically-offered” Richland activity is included in the Activity Guide.

Registration Notice In order to administer equitable services among all community members, the first day of drop-in registration participants may only register for themselves for each program/class chosen (with the exception of parents/guardians registering their under age children and/or spouse). After the first day, participants may turn in registrations for other community members as space allows. In order that minimum class registration is met, please plan on registering no less than three days prior to the start of class.

Richland Resident/Non-Resident Policy The City of Richland recognizes the primary purpose of Parks and Recreation is to provide for the recreational needs of Richland residents. People living within Richland’s city limits support the City’s parks and recreation services through taxes. Consequently, the City offers residents a discount on selected recreational programs. People residing outside the city limits are welcomed and encouraged to enjoy City sponsored events and programs.

Refund Policy Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Richland Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, relocate or combine activities as needed. If Parks and Recreation cancels an activity, participants will be notified and a full refund will automatically be issued. Participant initiated refund for classes and activities must be requested at least 3 days prior to the start date and will not be issued for less than $5. Participant-initiated refunds will be assessed a $5 processing fee per class/activity for each person involved. Refunds are issued from the City Finance Office in approximately 14 days. Refunds for VISA and MasterCard transactions will be credited to the same card used in the original transaction.

Gender Equity Policy The City of Richland complies with Washington’s “Fair Play and Community Sports Act” that prohibits discrimination against any person in a community athletics program on the basis of gender. Any questions or comments, contact Laurel Strand, Parks and Recreation Manager, at 500 Amon Park Dr., Richland, WA 99352, (509) 942-7501, lstrand@ci.richland.wa.us.

Statement of Non-Discrimination The City of Richland does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, color, race, creed, national origin, age, marital status or the presence of any sensory mental or physical handicap in the provision of services, in programs or activities. The City of Richland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L 101-336.

Photo Release Photographs of participants may be taken for program promotion purposes. Please notify the class instructor or photographer if you do not wish to have your photograph taken.


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Non-Discrimination in Community Athletic Programs Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal statute created to prohibit sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal financial assistance. The City of Richland does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender in the operation, conduct or administration of community athletic programs or sports facilities.

Interested in Teaching a Class? Richland Parks & Recreation is always on the lookout for enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors to teach classes and workshops. We would be delighted to receive your course proposals. Please contact: Doug Hagedorn 942-7534 Stan Johnson 942-7541

Wireless Internet Access Thanks to the generous support of the Richland Seniors Association, wireless internet access is now available throughout the facility free of charge.

Life Jacket Loaner Program Going out on the river and need life jackets for relatives or friends? Don’t buy for just one special outing! Life vests are available to check out free of charge at the Richland Community Center. For more information call 942-7529.

Bike Helmet Distribution Site The Richland Community Center is one of the distribution sites for the Safe Kids Coalition helmet fitting program. For more information call 942-7529. It could save your child’s life! A donation of $8 for the bike helmet and $10 for the multi-sport helmet is recommended.

Interested in a Room Rental at the Center? Many of the Community Center rooms are available for rent as space allows. For more information on rentals, please call 942-7529.

Sports Concussion and Head Injuries (Zachary Lystedt Law) A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly. In other words, even a “ding” or bump on the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion and most sports concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury, or can take hours to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away. For current and up-to-date information on concussions go to: www.cdc.gov/concussion



Spring 2014 E-Guide