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Thanksgiving Weekend! Calender Of Events! What To Do?

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From our friends at the Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau here is a complete list of just about everything happening around the Tri-Cities this Thanksgiving weekend! Yes Martha…there is more to do than shop!

Turkey Trot Fun Run

Columbia Park,

Kennewick

Thursday, 

November 24

8:45 A.M.

The “Turkey Trot” is an annual fundraiser for the Benton-Franklin Chapter of the American Red Cross. On the morning of Thanksgiving, thousands of people of all ages join together for a brisk walk or run, celebrating family, friendships, good health and community while raising much needed funds for their local Red Cross.   Events include a 5K run and one-mile walk/run. Participants will also enjoy hot and cold beverages, fun opening ceremonies, a kids area, goodie bags, and prizes for the top finishers. 

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Thanksgiving in Wine Country

Participating Wineries, Tri-Cities

Friday & Saturday, 

November 25 & 26

10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

More than 50 local wineries open their doors and invite you to sample the area’s finest wines and carefully selected culinary pairings.  

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  Nurses at Your Service:  A Century of Caring

CREHST Museum, 

Richland

Friday – Sunday 

November 25 – 27

Friday & Saturday

10 A.M. – 5 A.M. 

Sunday

12 P.M. – 5 P.M.

See panels with wonderful graphics and historical narratives on nursing throughout the last century from pioneer times to present day.  In addition, mannequins portray nurses, a doctor, and patients. There is also a replica of a fall-out shelter that includes items received from the Smithsonian Institute.

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LIGO Observatory Tour

LIGO Observatory, Richland

Friday, 

November 25

3 P.M.

The LIGO acronym stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.  LIGO’s 

mission is to observe gravitational waves of cosmic origin. Take a free guided tour of the observatory and the control room.

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Live Music: Rob B. and Cindy McKay

The Emerald of Siam, Richland

Friday,

November 25

5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Grab a delicious Thai meal at The Emerald of Siam and enjoy the music of Rob B. and Cindy McKay.

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Acrylic Painting Class

Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store, Kennewick

Friday – Sunday, November 25 – 27

Friday: 

6 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Saturday & Sunday:

1 P.M. – 3 P.M. &

5 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Learn to paint with acrylic paints with certified Grumbacher artist Lori Lotze.

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  Live Music: Bluestone

J. Bookwalter Winery, Richland

Friday, 

November 25

6 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Enjoy fine wine, live music, and distinctive culinary fare at J. Bookwalter Winery. Performing this Friday night is “Bluestone.”

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  Tri-City Americans Hockey

Toyota Center, Kennewick

Friday & Saturday 

November 25 & 26

7 P.M.

The Tri-City Americans take on the Swift Current Broncos Friday and the Regina Pats Saturday.

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  Breakfast with Santa and Family Day

Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick

Saturday, 

November 26

9 A.M. – 3 P.M. 

Have pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice with Santa then enjoy other holiday activities throughout the day.  Reservations required.  

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  Mid-Columbia Symphony & Mastersingers Christmas Performance

Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick

Sunday, November 27

3 P.M.

Jumpstart the Christmas season with the Mid-Columbia Symphony and Mastersingers for a Tri-Cities holiday extravaganza, including an audience sing-a-long for all ages.

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   Terra Blanca’s Estate Tour and Tasting

Terra Blanca Winery, Benton City

Saturday &  Sunday, November 26 & 27

1 P.M.

A trained wine educator will guide you around the facility and then escort you to a private area to taste through their Signature Series wines. This tour includes a visit to the barrel caves too. Reservations required.

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Live Music: Kelly Parks & Steve Haberman

The Emerald of Siam, Richland

Saturday,

November 26

5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Grab a delicious Thai meal at The Emerald of Siam and enjoy the music of Kelly Parks & Steve Haberman.

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  Live Music: 

“Velvetones”

J. Bookwalter Winery, Richland

Saturday,

November 26

6 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Enjoy fine wine, live music, and distinctive culinary fare at J. Bookwalter Winery.

Performing this Saturday night are the “Velvetones.” 

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  97Rocks with the Hawks

Clover Island Inn, Kennewick

Sunday,

November 27

10 A.M. – 5 P.M. 

Join fellow fans in the “Hawks Nest” for food & drink specials and Seahawk football.  Every week there will be one winner to a Seahawk game in Seattle on December 12, 2011.  Must be 21 and over. 

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