Senior Times - March 2016

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March 2016

Volume 4 • Issue 3

Pacific Science Center unravels mysteries for all

Flavorful recipes to feed a crowd

New in-home care service offered

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Tri-Cities Wood Carvers prepare for annual show

By Loretto J. Hulse Hand any one of the Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association’s members a sharp knife, a hunk of wood and they’ll soon turn it into a thing of beauty. For proof, visit the Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association’s 22nd annual Artistry in Wood Show Mar. 19-20 at the Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick. Some members of the Wood Carvers Association meet at the Kennewick Senior Center to work on projects for the show. They’re all longtime carvers and enjoy sharing their expertise at twice weekly classes held at the Senior Center. “Everyone is welcome to attend the classes — you don’t have to be a member of the association. Though we’d welcome some new members,” said Vi Hiltwein of Kennewick. The Senior Center classes are 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and the cost is 75 cents per person; and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, when the cost is $1. “There’s no need to register or even have your own tools. We’ll always have some tools to lend and an extra piece of wood,” said Jerry Dilley of Kennewick. Dilley said people are always surprised how many wood carvers are women. “People think that wood carving is something only men do, but there are 17 women in our Wood Carvers Association and what they turn out is truly, truly beautiful,” said Dilley. Hiltwein’s been carving for nearly 25 years, having taken up the art at the urging of her sister, Ellen Berg, also of Kennewick. “After Ellen retired from the military, she moved here and began taking wood carving classes at a craft store that used to be in Kennewick,” said Hiltwein. uCARVERS, Page 11

Robert Dunlap of Benton City doesn’t have a formal studio to create his art. He prefers to work at a desk in his bedroom where he creates everything from paintings to posters.

Dunlap documents Benton City past with pens and paintbrushes By Dori O’Neal for Senior Times It was 1947 when Robert Dunlap and his wife loaded all their worldly possessions into the rumble seat of a 1937 Ford convertible and headed to TriCities from St. Paul, Minn. He was 24 years old. He worked as a draftsman at Hanford for many years before retiring from Rockwell in 1982 to pursue a graphic design business. Today, at age 93, Dunlap is still very much connected to his artistic nature. “I have been drawing since I was just a little kid, and eventually took up painting, too, so I guess art just came naturally to me,” Dunlap said. “I never

really had anything in particular in mind when I created something.” But then he realized how much historical significance could be captured in art. “Since I have lived in Benton City for many years, I have many paintings and drawings about the city’s history,” Dunlap said. Dunlap has shown his work at the Battelle Theater, county fairs and schools, but his first official exhibition will be this month at The Reach interpretive center at the west end of Columbia Park. The show includes his selection of paintings about the history of Benton City. uDUNLAP, Page 2

Tri-City Quilters’ presents its 33rd Annual Quilt Show and Vendor Mall By Mary Coffman The Tri-City Quilters’ Guild will have its 33rd Annual Show & Vendor Mall April 1-2 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. This year’s theme is ‘Quilts for All Seasons.’ The theme was chosen by show chairman Rena Christensen, an avid gardener who values the changes in the weather throughout the year and uses them as inspiration for the colors and patterns of her quilts. “The seasons also dictate when and

how much time I can spend on my sewing hobby,” said Christensen. “The garden hobby pretty much takes over in the summer.” The show will feature a special exhibit called ‘Seasons in the Home,’ depicting four cozy corners. Chairs and tables will be fitted for the four seasons to show how quilters create an environment for their art and needlework activities. This year’s featured guest artists are Dee Brown and Robin Halliday, associates at The Quilted Trillium, a shop that regularly has a booth at the show. uQUILTERS, Page 15

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DUNLAP, From page 1 The show opened Feb. 26 and continues through April 30. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and youth. Kids age 5 and younger are free. “This really is a fantastic collection of beautiful work, and the history Bob weaves into these paintings is fabulous,” said Stephanie Button, curator of programs and education at The Reach. As for Dunlap, he’s honored to have been asked to show his historical work, though he still considers himself a student at his craft. But there’s nothing amateur about his creations. Visitors to the show will get a glimpse of Benton City’s past, including a fabulous painting of the city’s old train station, which was Robert Dunlap’s painting of downtown Benton City is part of a collection demolished many years ago, Dunlap of art work being featured at his exhibition, which starts this month at The Reach, at the west end of Columbia Park. said. “It’s truly a shame that train station couldn’t have been saved,” he said. mojo comes from because he was Though drawing and painting are “It used to be just off main street never much interested in sitting out- his first love, he also spent many when you come into town.” side with an easel to create his land- years doing silk screening for various There are also paintings of the scape paintings, he said. Instead, he businesses around the Tri-Cities. town’s renowned Palm Tavern, which prefers to photograph scenes that He’s as much a cartoonist as he is an still stands and draws a dedicated appeal to him then paint them onto a artist. clientele today. canvas. “I like to experiment with art,” he Other paintings “I remember said. include the bridge sketching someOne piece in The Reach show “I never needed a that crosses the thing when I was 6 exemplifies that experimentation. fancy studio to work in Yakima River and years old for a news- Dunlap took a photo of downtown because I can paint other familiar paper contest for Benton City then blended the photo anywhere.” scenes Benton City. kids. I can’t remem- with his painting expertise. “I never needed a ber what I drew or His home is filled with his paint- Robert Dunlap fancy studio to whether I even sub- ings, which are either sitting on the work in because I mitted it,” he said, floor leaning against walls or hangcan paint anywhere,” Dunlap said. with chuckle. “At my age I tend to ing on living room walls. In addition Much of his inspiration comes forget stuff like that.” to doing landscapes, Dunlap enjoys from the backyard of his home, which Dunlap’s also created several painting portraits of his children and sits on a bluff overlooking several books for his kids and grandchildren. grandchildren. His favorite painting, grape vineyards and wineries. He He commissioned the kids to write a he said, is one of two little girls walkcan’t really explain where his artistic story then he drew the illustrations. ing into an orchard in full bloom. Dunlap hasn’t sold many of his paintings because he has a tough time letting go of his creations. “Plus, I really am a terrible business man, I guess,” he said. “Because I feel guilty taking money for something I created. Kind of silly, isn’t it?” Though the engaging and active 93-year-old had triple bypass surgery We’re by your side so your parents can stay at home a few years ago, he isn’t allowing his paintbrushes get dry. Personal Services • Companionship “I’m like an old car that’s been Meal Preparation • Alzheimer’s Care rebuilt,” he said. “Painting has been great therapy since my surgery, and it Medication Reminders • Respite Care gives me a chance to preserve some history of this town I’ve called home Call for a free, no obligation appointment! for so many years.”

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Pacific Science Center ignites the curiosity of the young and the young at heart

By Elsie Puig for Senior Times An excited audience watches in awe as a magician pulls a card from a deck. The card, it turns out, is the same one the audience had envisioned in their minds. The power of suggestion, the magician said, coupled with sleight of hand and manipulation, is the science behind magic. At the Pacific Science Center there is a science behind everything and everything is a science — even, and perhaps most especially — the seemingly unexplainable. The Pacific Science Center is a playground for the mind, debunking myths, delighting the young and the young at heart, and unlocking the mysteries of the universe. The Pacific Science Center is at the heart of the Seattle Center, within walking distance of the Space Needle and offering uninterrupted views of the Chihuly Exhibit and public art. The museum has interactive exhibits and hands-on displays, unlocking the mysteries of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, environmental, and earth sciences, and health and wellness. Visitors can learn about the science behind sound and music, the explanations on optical illusions, interact with Puget Sound animals and learn about nanotechnology. The museum is so exhaustive in its content visitors are well advised to plan several visits to be able to take it all in. “A good rule of thumb is to reserve 40 minutes per gallery, but it depends on the visitor,” said Dave Cuomo, Science Interpretation Program Supervisor at the Pacific Science Center. The Pacific Science Center was ini-

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A family interacts with an exhibit that shows how nanotechnology works. Visitors use magnets to explore how a material called magnetite behaves differently depending upon its size.

tially the U.S. Science Pavilion at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Now it delivers innovative, interactive learning experiences to more than one million guests each year. “We’re members and for our kids it’s a question of really giving them some interesting science hands-on activities,” said Taylor Felt who works in Seattle for a fine art logistics company. “We really like the exhibits. They’re really well done. We really like the dinosaurs. We also like some of the interactive exhibits dealing with the principles of physics — there is just so much to do and see,” Felt said. In addition to the interactive exhibits, there are a ton of fun immersive installations, like Wild Winds, a hurricane simulator that allows you to

experience what it feels like to be in the midst of 78 mile-per-hour winds. There are exhibits dedicated to outer space and meteorology and others dedicated solely to bugs and other critters. Body Works encourages visitors to test muscle endurance, hand-eye coordination, flexibility and visual acuity in an interactive environment that teaches visitors about the mechanics of the human body.

The Pacific Science Center works with local researchers and scientists for its Portal to Current Research, a rotating exhibit that features new scientific research being done locally. Most of the research focuses on memory and the brain, but they may soon add new cutting-edge research. “In a couple of years we’ll have an exhibit in here that’ll be about astrobiology,” said Cuomo. “We’re working on an astrobiology grant, which focuses on the search for life beyond earth.” The Pacific Science Center also boasts the newly renovated Boeing IMAX Theater, which features a cutting-edge sound system, 4K laser projectors, and a 60-ft.-by-80-ft. screen. The 3D theater features documentary exploration films about wildlife, nature, outer space, and the human body, as well as feature films currently in theaters, like Deadpool. uSCIENCE, Page 15


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Calendar of Events Saturday, Mar. 5 6 – 11 p.m. 2nd Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown Fundraising Dinner Rascal Rodeo Pasco Red Lion Wednesday, Mar. 9 7 p.m. Monthly Meeting Tri-City Genealogical Society Charbonneau 8264 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick 509-554-1050

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tri-Cities Antiques Show Southridge Event Center, Kennewick 509-585-2301 6 p.m. Benton City Thinks We Can Dance St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church 1000 Horne Dr., Benton City 509-713-5836 Monday, Mar. 14 9 a.m. Medicare Class Kadlec Healthplex 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland RSVP 509-942-2700

Friday, Mar. 11 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tri-Cities Antiques Show Southridge Event Center, Kennewick 509-585-2301 Saturday, Mar. 12 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Maya Angelou Spring Craft Show Maya Angelou School 6001 Road 84, Pasco

Thursday, Mar. 17 7:30 a.m. 16th Annual Fundraising Breakfast Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick RSVP 509-737-3373 Friday, Mar. 18 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Custer’s 17th Annual

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Spring Arts & Craft Show TRAC, Pasco Saturday, Mar. 19 9 a.m. 16th Annual Pooch & Pal Run & Walk Pet Over Population Prevention Columbia Point Marina, Richland 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free Colorectal Cancer screening Tri-Cities Cancer Center 509-737-3420 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Custer’s 17th Annual Spring Arts & Craft Show TRAC, Pasco Sunday, Mar. 20 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Custer’s 17th Annual Spring Arts & Craft Show TRAC, Pasco

Monday, Mar. 21 1 p.m. Medicare Class Kadlec Healthplex 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland RSVP 509-942-2700 Friday, Mar. 25 1-3 p.m. Bunco Tournament Kennewick Senior Center 509-585-4303 Thursday, Mar. 31 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tri-Cities Alzheimer’s & Dementia Conference Alzheimer’s Association Bethel Church, Richland 509-456-0456 Friday, April 1 5:30 p.m. Glow Golf in the Dark fundraiser Tri-City Union Gospel Mission Columbia Park Golf Course, Kennewick 509-582-4142 Ext. 117

Alzheimer’s Dementia Conference planned

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting the Tri-Cities Alzheimer’s & Dementia Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mar. 31 at the Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Road in Richland. The event will feature several workshops, including Seeking a Diagnosis, Local Resources and Support, and Legal and Financial Planning. The cost is $20 for family caregivers and $50 for professional caregivers. Scholarships are available for family caregivers. Continuing education and CEU credits are available for professional caregivers. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of the conference. Register online at or by calling 509-456-0456.

Chiawana presents Charlie Brown

The Chiawana Stage Company will stage You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown in March at the Chiawana High School Black Box Theater. This revised version of the play features additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer. The musical is directed by Todd Westendorf and the

In Brief musical director is JoLyn Glenn. The choreographer is McKenzie Tone. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Mar. 10 & 11 and 17-19, and there will be a matinee performance at 1 p.m. Mar. 12. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the CHS ASB office, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. weekdays for $10 each. Tickets purchased at the door are $12. For more information, call 509-543-6786.

Bingo each Monday

Come play bingo every Monday at the Knights of Columbia Hall, 2600 Chester Road. The doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. There are 14 games played and ten of those are played on hard cards, which sell for 75 cents each, with a four card minimum. Payouts depend on the number of players and range from $15 to $25. There is a brief intermission after the first seven game, when hard cards go on sale for three for $1. Snacks, coffee, soft drinks and

hot dogs are available. All proceeds go to the Knights of Columbus to help with its charity work.

Fire district offers injury prevention program

Benton County Fire District No. 4 has launched a new program to help reduce injuries from slips and falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of adults 65 years old and older suffer falls each year. Those falls can lead to hip fractures, broken bones and other traumatic brain injuries. Those falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults—and they are mostly preventable. Benton County Fire District No. 4 firefighters and EMTs will now visit residents’ homes upon request and perform a comprehensive evaluation of the property exterior and interior. The inspections take about an hour. Once the survey is complete, the firefighter/EMT will review a list of recommendations to reduce the risk of injuries from a fall with the homeowner.

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The initiative is the first step to Fire District No. 4 launching its own medical emergency prevention program called ‘FD Cares’ to reduce calls to 911 and lower health care costs.

Gem & Mineral Show planned

The Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club will have its 20th Annual Gem & Mineral Show April 16-17 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. There will be a large variety of gems, minerals and fossils on display and available for purchase. The show will be held in Building 1 at the fairground and admission is $5 for adults. Children 14 and under are free if they are accompanied by an adult. The event includes demonstrations on how to cut spheres out of solid rock, how to crack geodes and the art of jewelry making. There will also be a junior rock hounds corner, where children can experience discovering precious treasures and win prizes. The show offers door prizes and silent auctions throughout both days at 30-minute intervals. The show opens at 10 a.m. both days and runs until 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m Sunday. For information, go to the website at

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Sensational spring flavors brighten up any meal

Overnight Apple Fritter French Toast Casserole

(Family Features) Between blossoming flowers and warmer temperatures, there are plenty of reasons to spend more time outside. Brighten up your spring family gatherings with the sweet flavors of the season. You can prepare a delicious brunch for your family or bring a fun dessert to your next gathering without having to take away any of your time enjoying the outdoors. Spring is also the perfect time to introduce new twists on classic desserts that will impress your loved ones. Dessert combinations, like a classic cheesecake laced with sweet cherries

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Right at Home opens to serve clients in southeast Washington By Jessica Hoefer for Senior Times When Adam Loomis’ grandmother neared the end of her life, his family made the difficult decision to move her into an assisted living home. “She’d lived in her home for more than 50 years,” said Loomis. “If my family would have had the resources to have her at her house, or the means or ability to have a caretaker there, they would have. Unfortunately, they couldn’t.” Loomis noticed a little bit of life in his grandmother’s eyes faded the day she had to move out of her home. “My grandma was one of the most amazing people in the world,” he said. “She wouldn’t complain, but I knew it hurt her. It was very sad. It really impacted me.” A decade later, with the memory of his grandmother still tugging at his heart, Loomis underwent a surgery that left him out of commission for more than four months. “It made me realize what it is to be in a position where you can’t take care of yourself,” he said. His wife, Shana Duncan, had to assist Loomis with his day-to-day activities, like getting dressed or making meals. Luckily, she had 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry to help make life a little easier for her husband. It got the couple thinking about their careers and how they could make life better for others in situations like Loomis or his late grandmother by providing in-home care. “We started researching significantly,” said Loomis. “We looked at several franchises—some of the national big name brands.” Loomis and Duncan took immediately to the Right at Home franchise’s business model. “This company believes in what they’re doing and they’re doing it for the right reasons. They want to help people,” said Loomis. Right at Home offers in-home companionship, personal care and assistance for seniors and disabled adults who want to continue living independently. But buying into the franchise wasn’t as easy as signing some papers. “I assumed because we were wanting to buy a franchise, they’d be like, ‘Here you go,’ and then they flipped the script and were interviewing us,” said Duncan. “They were doing research to make sure we were doing it for the right reasons. It’s a great feeling to know they’re actually checking in with people they’re working with. We wanted to align ourselves with this company because they really do care.” Right at Home has more than 500 franchise locations in the U.S. and seven other countries. There are

franchises in Seattle, but Loomis and Duncan are the first in the southeast part of Washington. Their territory covers Walla Walla to Grandview. “We’re in the process of getting our home care license for the state of Washington and going through policies and procedures right now,” said Duncan. Right at Home will provide services for as little as an hour a day to aroundthe-clock care, depending on a client’s needs. Caregivers will be vetted through a strict process that includes background checks and training. They are also bonded and insured before entering clients’ homes. The couple expects to hire about a dozen caregivers initially, both part-time and full-time positions. Fees for service are per hour dependent on the type of services being requested, said Duncan. After the initial phone call with clients, Loomis or Duncan will do in-home consultations to learn more about the clients and their needs. And to help them match the proper caregiver to the client. “If they’re looking for a companion, we’re going to look at the caregivers in our system who know how to play bridge,” said Duncan. “Or maybe they need someone who has an expertise in Alzheimer and dementia care. Through custom-care plans, we’ll carefully


match our caregivers with clients.” Medicare does not reimburse for Right at Home services, however, Medicaid will provide a waiver to cover services. “But the majority of our clients are going to be private pay, veterans or long-term care insurance or estate planning,” she said. There are other in-home care agencies in the region that provide similar services, but the couple feels that Right at Home is unique with its custom care plans that help provide that next level of care, including helping with the transition Shana Duncan, co-owner of the newly from hospitals or healthcare established Right at Home franchise in the facility to home, also known Tri-Cities, looks forward to providing as Care Transitions. in-home care for seniors and disabled Often patients are adults. readmitted because they’ve scary,” said Duncan. “We can help received new medication and they can’t keep track of what them with transportation, medication they’re taking, said Duncan, adding and meal preparation. And it’s been that one out of five is readmitted within proven that we can help avoid those readmissions.” 30 days of leaving the hospital. For more information about Right at “They’ve been in the hospital with help, and then they’re released and it’s Home, visit Right at a lot to take care of. Multiply that with Home is at 8382 Gage Blvd., cognitive difficulty and it would be Kennewick.


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Explore Pendleton Underground with Pasco Parks & Recreation By Mary Coffman Go underground and back in time with the Pasco Senior Center, which is planning a Pendleton Underground Tour & Dinner March 23. Pendleton was an original wild west town filled with saloons, gambling, opium dens and prostitution. During this tour, you’ll learn the history of the downtown while exploring the secret escape routes and hiding places of Pendleton’s early underground gambling rooms and brothels. The tour includes stops at the Pendleton Woolen Mills and dinner at Hamley’s Steakhouse. The cost is $69 for residents of Pasco or Richland, and the fee includes transportation, dinner and gratuity and tour costs. The tour does include six flights of stairs. Keep moving and exercising through the winter months with the Pasco Senior Center’s Enhance Fitness program, which is designed specifically for those over the age of

40. The program starts monthly and is from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost for March is $33 for Pasco residents and $41 for all others. The class includes use of an underwater treadmill, upper body strengthening exercises, leg strengthening exercises and more. Classes take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are available either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Keeping your feet healthy is essential as you age. Those 60 and older can participate in the Pasco Senior Center’s Foot Care Program, Happy Feet. The program is designed to provide preventative maintenance and education to Franklin County and Burbank residents. Through the program, a registered nurse will inspect your feet for early detection of corns, calluses, ingrown toenails and other minor foot problems. The nurse will also trim your toenails, apply lotion to your feet and

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appointment. The Pasco Senior Center has plenty of great activities to help you meet new friends, learn new skills and stay active. For more information about activities at the Pasco Senior Center, call 509-545-3459.

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Richland’s Urban Greenbelt Trail gives peek into past By Mary Coffman Take a walk along Richland’s Urban Greenbelt Trail and learn about the history of the city at the same time. Richland Parks & Recreation is offering a UGT hike from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 5 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15. The four-mile hike has an activity level of two, which means there is some elevation change and there could be some stairs. Portions of the walk may not be ADA accessible. The hikes, which are led by volunteers, are weather dependent, and those wishing to attend should check the website or the Richland Parks and Rec Facebook page to verify that it is still taking place. Tax time is right around the corner, but there’s no need to panic — and plenty of time to prepare. AARP Tax Aide volunteers can help. They will be available at the Richland Community Center to provide free, confidential advice to help seniors and low-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns properly and to answer questions. The volunteers will be available from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through April 14. Appointments are not necessary. You will need to bring a copy of your prior year’s tax return, as well as documents supporting information to prepare this year’s return, including real estate tax statements. The Richland Community Center is an electronic filing site and will not prepare returns for paper filing. For quicker and safer tax refunds, it is recommended that taxpayers have refunds directly deposited into their bank accounts, so you will need to have your bank account information. Go underground and back in time with the Pasco Senior Center, which

is planning a Pendleton Underground Tour & Dinner on March 23. Pendleton was an original wild west town filled with saloons, gambling, opium dens and prostitution. During this tour, you’ll learn the history of the downtown while exploring the secret escape routes and hiding places of Pendleton’s early underground gambling rooms and brothels. The tour includes stops at the Pendleton Woolen Mills and dinner at Hamley’s Steakhouse. The cost is $69 for residents of Pasco or Richland, and the fee includes transportation, dinner and gratuity and tour costs. The tour does include six flights of stairs. The March AARP Smart Driver defensive driving course will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 15 and Wednesday, Mar. 16. The course focuses on age-related changes and teaches you how to compensate for those changes. Participants must attend both days. The cost is $15 for AARP members, who must show their AARP card, and $20 for all others. Participants may receive a discount on their insurance for completing the course. Do you need help learning how to download books, movies, magazines or music to your eReader, tablet, smart phone or Kindle. Staff at the Richland Public Library have set aside time from 2 – 4 p.m. every Thursday. Bring in our device and the staff will show you how to access the wonderful array of free digital material available to you through the library. There is no fee and no appointment is necessary. For a full list, view the Richland Parks and Recreation’s Fall Activity Guide at For more information about upcoming events or to register for any of these events, call 509-9427529 or go to richlandparksandrec. com.

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Senior Times • March 2016  CARVERS, From page 1 Soon they were both hooked. Berg roughed out the shapes on the band saw while Hiltwein did the finish carving. However, Berg has developed respiratory problems and can’t tolerate the wood dust anymore. “But we still share ideas and opinions on how something is turning out,” Hiltwein joked. Hiltwein said over the years she’s gone through a lot of wood, but always has an eye out for a likely piece and for project ideas. “There’s always the new, biggest thing yet to come. I like doing different things. It frustrates me to duplicate something,” she said. Barbara Pendecost of Kennewick is another longtime carver who attends the sessions at the Senior Center. She specializes in chip carving, creating designs by chiseling out small chunks of wood with a sharp knife. Pendecost began carving years ago when her daughter, Barbara, gave her a “weird knife”. The Pendecosts were living in Everett where her husband had a job. “I discovered the senior center there had carving classes, so I joined and found I really enjoyed it. I always have two or three projects going. Sometimes I just have to put one down and let it rest a bit,” Pendecost said.

Judith Dilley likened it to writer’s block. “When you come back to the first one you see things differently,” she said. She and her husband haven’t been carving as long as Hiltwein and Pendecost, but are just as accomplished in their specialty, Northwest Native American-inspired masks. Judith Dilley was an art teacher for 20 years but had not done subtractive art, where you begin with a larger piece of material and cut away parts to reveal the form you want. “Rather I worked in clay where you add more material to create your sculpture,” said Judith Dilley. Unlike some carvers who work with cured woods, the Dilleys use green woods, mainly cedar and alder. To rough shape a project the couple use an adz, a small axe. Then fine tune their carving with smaller hand tools and embellish them with paint. Hiltwein, Pendecost and the Dilleys are just four of the more than 75 wood carvers who will be exhibiting their work, demonstrating their craft and selling selected carved items during the 22nd annual Artistry in Wood show March 19-20. “The show draws carvers from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana,” said Jerry Dilley, show chairman. “There will be about 200


Call it whittling or wood carving, the result is the same — a sharp knife in skilled hands can turn a chunk of wood into art. Barbara Pendecost, left, Vi Hiltwein, center, and Judith Dilley, right, all members of the Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association, work on projects.

carvings displayed, many for sale, as will carvings knives, books and several types of wood to buy.” On Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., there will be a raffle of more than 100 items, he said. The 22nd Annual Artistry in Wood show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mar. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mar. 20 at the Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 W. Metaline Ave., Kennewick. Admission is $3 for

For more information on the Association or the show find them on or, or call Jerry Dilley at 509-619-0811.

those older than 12 years. Breakfast and lunch prepared by students in the Tri-Tech culinary program will be available for purchase.

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Go to Northern Quest with the Kennewick Senior Center By Mary Coffman The Kennewick Senior Center is planning a day trip to Northern Quest Casino in Spokane Mar. 15. The bus will leave the Senior Center at 8 a.m. and travel to Northern Quest Casino and Resort, where those ages 55 and older can take advantage of the casino’s special Senior Day deals. You’ll have five hours of free time to enjoy at the casino, which features 1,800 slot machines, live poker and gaming tables, as well as 14 restaurants and lounges. The cost of the trip is $78, per person, which covers the cost of the motor coach only. All meals, snacks and beverages are out-of-pocket. RECIPE, From page 6 Heat oven to 350 F. Press cookie dough evenly into bottom and sides of deep dish (2-inches deep) 9-inch pie plate. Bake 12 minutes. Cool completely. While crust is cooling, prepare filling. In large bowl, beat cream cheese,

The City of Kennewick is also taking reservations for a trip May 1 to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Kansas City Royals. The bus will depart from Kennewick at 7 a.m. and travel to Seattle for the game. The cost is $93 for those who register by April 13, and $113 for all others. The fee includes transportation, Mariner’s ticket and bus parking, but does not include any meals. The bus will stop for dinner in North Bend on the return trip. If you would like to learn to crochet, knit or tat, there is an ongoing class from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. Newbies receive instruction by volunteer teacher Donna Gier. The cost is $2

sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in 1 can of cherry fruit filling. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake 55-70 minutes, or until filling is set and golden brown. Cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with remaining can of cherry fruit filling.

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per day. The Kennewick Senior Center will have a Bunco Tournament from 1 to 3 p.m. Mar. 25. The cost is $5 in advance or $8 at the door, and you’ll have the opportunity to win one of many valuable gift cards. The Computer Tutor is back to help you gain confidence with your computer skills, offering one-on-one attention during the two-hour class. Students learn about computer basics and components, troubleshooting, security and privacy and more. Classes are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mar. 8. and Mar. 22. The cost is $40 for Kennewick Senior Center Valued Supporters or $60 for all others. The AARP Smart Driver Course will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mar. 17-18 at the Kennewick Senior Center. The course is designed for those 55 and older and those who participate may receive a discount on their auto insurance. The cost is $15 for valued sup-

porters and $20 for all others. If you like to dance, but lack a partner, get in line. Line dancing, that is. The Senior Center offers line from 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday. It’s a good workout and a lot of fun. The cost is $24 for residents and $36 for all others. If you don’t have a hobby, winter is the perfect time to take up woodcarving and the Kennewick Senior Center is the perfect place. There are Drop-in Woodcarving sessions from 1 p.m. 3 p.m. each Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon each Friday. The cost is 75 cents on Wednesdays and $1 on Fridays. Students provide their own wood, tools and supplies, but if you don’t have any, there are some to borrow. Other woodcarvers will help you get started and get you in the groove. For more information about activities at the Senior Center or for questions, call 509-585-4303 or go to

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West Richland Senior Center (509) 967-2847 616 N. 60th, West Richland West Richland’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Volunteers will meet at the fire station at 1400 N. Harrington Road at 11 a.m., Saturday, Mar. 19. Free pizza will be served. Be sure to make it for bingo,

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Senior Times • March 2016  SCIENCE, From page 3 Adjacent to the theater is an entire exhibit dedicated to the science behind 3D technology. It features displays that uncover the true application behind tricks of the mind — like leaping lizard, which urges visitors to cover one eye and the other to watch how a static lizard jumps from one side of the image to the other. One interactive display uses a technology that allows you to manipulate a mouse to look at images of the human body. One of the ‘must-see’ features at the Pacific Science Center is the Laser Dome — the largest and longest-operating domed laser theater in the world, displaying a brilliant choreography of laser effects. Another special feature is the Willard Smith Planetarium where visitors embark on an immersive journey through the solar system and learn about the NASA missions that have travelled through space. To visit the planetarium, you’ll pay an extra $3 per person. There is also a 4,000-sq.-ft. temperature-controlled tropical butterfly greenhouse. Each week 500 butterflies are imported and released from sustainable rainforest farms in South and Central America, Africa, and Asia. Volunteers are distributed throughout the museum where kids can work on hands-on activities and art projects related to the exhibits. The museum also had a maker space for children called the Tinker Tank. “They get to work on a variety of activities, today they’re talking about aerodynamics and building things to that effect,” said Cuomo. The museum also has featured exhibits that change continuously. For times, exhibit information, IMAX show listings and for help planning your visit go to

QUILTERS, From page 1 Brown has a line of quilting patters, called Deezines, that contacts her designs for raw-edge applique, which don’t require tracing, as well as Halliday’s ideas for knitting, rughooking and wool applique. Both will give free lectures during the event. Laurel Sutton will be the Tri-City Quilters’ Guild featured member artist. Her display will honor those she quilts with and for, she said. “I am a groupie,” Sutton said. “I love to find friends to shop and consult with.” Quilts that belong to family and friends will be retrieved for the show, including four wedding quilts made over two years and a series of quilts inspired by cars. The walls of the event room will be lined with challenge quilts from Hoffman’s traveling exhibit, and from the guild’s contest to create a punning title and a fun-filled image of a cow or moose. More than 35 sellers will have quilting and fiber arts merchandise available in the vendor mall and there will be a silent auction. The winner of the raffle quilt, called ‘Trifecta,’ will be drawn at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Tri-City Quilters Guild was established to disseminate informa-


This handmade queen-sized quilt, called Trifecta, will be raffled at the 33rd Annual Tri-City Quilters’ Guild Show & Vendor Mall. Raffle tickets are $1 each. The event will be April 1-2 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

tion about quilt history, patterns, techniques and trends. It also provides comfort quilts to agencies and individuals and sponsors activities to encourage quilting, quilt collection and quilt appreciation. The Tri-City Quilters’ Guild 33rd

Annual Show & Vendor Mall will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Apr. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 2 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Admission is $8 and parking is free.

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