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Richland Library STEAMspace Grand Opening Saturday, August 19th - 08/17/17

The public is invited to attend a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony recognizing the completion of Richland Library's STEAMspace, a designated classroom providing activities with an emphasis in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The event will take place at the Richland Library located at 955 Northgate Dr. from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The STEAMspace offers programs for hands-on, project based activities for all ages. Most programming will target kids 10 years old or older, with a few designed for younger children and their parents.

During Saturday's event, attendees will have the opportunity to see demonstrations and experiment with 3D printers, Virtual Reality Experiences, Vinyl Cutters, a Button Maker, and more!

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Richland Library. For more information visit http://www.richland.lib.wa.us/.

Family Friendly Bike Ride and Movie Event on Saturday - 08/15/17

Richland's first ever Bike-In Movie event is on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at John Dam Plaza. A Bike-In is similar to a Drive-In, but participants arrive on their bicycles instead of cars. Event co-hosts, Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop and the City of Richland are offering this free event to encourage biking in our community.

In addition to a movie, organizers are offering a group bike ride along the river. There are two routes identified, one for families and a secondary option offering a more challenging route. To help bicyclists choose the safest route to and from the Plaza, a map is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page, http://wheelhouse.bike/bimnfaq/. In addition, bicycle headlights and taillights will be given away by co-sponsors Go-Green Tri-Cities and Kagen Coffee and Crepes to the first 100 participants. Youth bicycle helmets will also be given away.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at John Dam Plaza and will include exhibit booths, food vendors and music. Cold brew coffee and lemonade will be available for purchase from Kagen Coffee and Crepes and Rockabilly Roasters. All proceeds will be donated to Wheelhouse's community programs. Bicyclists should line up at 6:45 p.m. in the John Dam Plaza parking lot and depart for the ride to Columbia Point by 7:00 p.m. The movie E.T. (the classic, Extra Terrestrial) will begin at 8:30 p.m.

While bicycling is encouraged, safety is more important; all attendees will be required to wear a helmet to participate. Attendees are not required to participate in the bike ride in order to watch the movie. Valet bicycle parking will be provided by Wheelhouse so you may enjoy the film without worrying about locking your bike.

Organizers hope bike-in events become a normal occurrence in the Tri-Cities. For more information on the event, visit: www.facebook.com/pg/wheelhousebikeshop/events.

To get more involved in community bicycling, visit www.wheelhouse.bike or email info@wheelhouse.bike. To get more involved in eco-events or green living, contact www.gogreentri-cities.org or admin@gogreentri-cities.org.

Attached Media Files: Event Flyer
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Hot Coals Start Fires in Garbage Trucks (Photo) - 08/15/17

Richland Solid Waste officials would like to remind residents to be sure embers from barbecues or portable fire pits are completely out before placing them in the trash can. This week alone, two separate fires have erupted in the back of garbage trucks.

Luckily, no damage to the drivers or trucks were reported. However, the potential risk to the driver, vehicle, and surrounding environment makes this a major concern.
Residents are not allowed to place ashes or embers into the trash unless they have cooled for at least 48 hours.

To dispose of charcoal and wood ash: Close the lids and vents to your charcoal grill and allow to cool for a minimum of 48 hours. When the ash has cooled completely, wrap it in aluminum foil and place it in a noncombustible outdoor trash bin.

Attached Media Files: Garbage Fire
Richland Event to close Jadwin near John Dam Plaza at 4pm Tuesday - 07/31/17

A portion of Jadwin Avenue, between Mansfield and Knight Streets, will close to through traffic from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tomorrow for the City of Richland's National Night Out and City Fair. The one block section borders John Dam Plaza to the east, and the Federal Building to the west. Detours will be in place.

National Night Out and City Fair is a free family event that focuses on crime prevention and safety, along with the opportunity to learn about city services and meet city personnel. The event will begin with a welcoming ceremony at the HAPO Community Stage at 5:45 p.m. and prizes for kids drawn at 7:15 p.m.

The event will include entertainment, kid's activities, give-a-ways, demonstrations, free ice cream and over 30 displays and big rigs. Kids can complete a City Pass for a chance to win prizes including Benton County Fair passes and a children's bicycle. The prize drawings will take place at 7:15 p.m. at the stage.

Parking is available in the west end of the Federal Building parking lot and around City Hall. Foot and bicycle transportation is encouraged.

For details check out our Facebook event page.
www.facebook.com/events/129870554286384

Family Event on Tuesday to Focus on Safety and City Services - 07/28/17

The City of Richland invites all citizens to National Night Out and City Fair on Tuesday, August 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in John Dam Plaza. This free family event focuses on crime prevention and safety, and includes the opportunity to learn more about city services and meet city staff. Citizens can meet representatives from all City Departments including, police, swat, bomb squad, fire and emergency services, and much more. The event will begin with a welcoming ceremony at the HAPO Community Stage at 5:45 p.m. and prizes for kids drawn at 7:15 p.m.

The event will include entertainment, kid's activities, give-a-ways, demonstrations, free ice cream and over 30 displays and big rigs. Come hold a fire hose, sit in a garbage truck, or see one of the many interactive displays. Kids can complete a City Pass for a chance to win a number of prizes including Benton County Fair passes and grand prizes of a boy and girls bicycle. There will also be food vendors available. The prize drawings will take place at 7:15 p.m. at the stage and you must be present to win.

Parking is available in the west end of the Federal Building parking lot and around City Hall.

Jadwin Avenue, between Mansfield and Knight Streets and bordering the park in front of the Federal Building, will close to through traffic from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Foot and bicycle transportation is encouraged. Food vendors will be available.
For details, visit www.ci.richland.wa.us/calendar or check out our Facebook event page.