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705F22 Explore Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site


with Gary Kleinknecht

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 9 am

Walking tour of the active mammoth dig site at Coyote Canyon. Participants will visit the bone lab, see exhibits of recovered bones, view and observe the dig site and wet screening station, and listen to a presentation on the history and activity of the area. Parts of this tour will be outdoors, please dress comfortably. Location information to be emailed one week prior to tour date.


Gary Kleinknecht is a retired high school teacher and currently the Education Director for the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site tours. Gary has also served as the President for the Ice Age Floods Institute (2004-2010) and currently serves as the Vice President (2012 – current).

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803F22 Taking Control of Your Camera


with Diana McPherson

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 9 am

Are you ready to learn how to take the next great shot? Step out of the comfort of auto settings and set your ISO, f/stop and shutter speed manually. This hands-on class will include practice sessions using different settings and cover basic editing. Bring your camera to class. Ages 15+ allowed if accompanied by an adult also registered for the class.


Diana McPherson is a professional photographer specializing in nature and wildlife images. She runs tours and workshops and enjoys teaching photography and about the subjects being photographed. She’s usually never without a camera even when enjoying other activities such as kayaking, skiing, and traveling but will set it aside when curling up with a good book. 

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302F22 Creative Writing: Horror


with TJ Tranchell

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 10 am

Like other media, writing often focuses on the visuals that can be seen to describe the world. For a full experience, however, a writer must learn to harness all the senses available to us. What scents remind us of childhood? What does food in the future taste like? What does the skin of another person feel like? And for horror, what was that sound? While this class will primarily use horror texts as examples, writers of any genre will find value in this class. Students should bring their preferred writing tools. Ages 18+.


TJ Tranchell was born on Halloween and teaches literature at Columbia Basin College. He has published four books including Cry Down Dark which was named the scariest book set in Utah by the New York Times.

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403F22 Contra Dancing


with Three Rivers Folklife Contra Dance

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 10 am

Contra is a communal-style folk dance that requires no partner or experience. A caller leads the dancers through a series of moves and the sequence repeats itself. There's no real footwork - it's more like walking to music. Come learn the basic steps that make contra dance easy to learn and fun to do! Each workshop can stand alone or attend each and hone your skill.


The Three Rivers Folklife Society (3RFS) was organized in 1988. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting folk music in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco) in the southeastern corner of Washington state.

604F22 Will or Trust?


with Benjamin Goodey

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 10 am

Have you ever wondered how to start planning your estate? This highly informative class teaches the differences between a will and trust and how to ensure that your assets are protected. Take the time now to prioritize your finances to protect your loved ones.

Benjamin Goodey currently practices as an estate planning attorney with Gravis Law. 

203F22 Halloween Sugar Cookie Decorating


with Lisa Sanchez

Calendar Oct 15, 2022 at 11 am

Show off your creative decorating flair on delicious golden brown cookies. Learn tips and tricks to achieve Halloween themed cookies that are almost too cute to eat. Participants will receive six sugar cookies to ice and decorate. Ages 5+ allowed if accompanied by an adult also registered for the class.


Lisa Sanchez is the creative mastermind behind Cakes By Lisa, LLC since forming in 2017. Lisa began decorating baked confectioneries over 10 years ago and had so many requests that she decided to make it an official business. Her custom specialties include celebration cakes, decorated sugar cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops.

Full Course

703F22 A Night with Pasco Aviation


with Malin Bergstrom

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 6 pm

Experience local aviation history during this fun and educational class. Learn about the pioneers who brought airplanes to our community over 100 years ago. See some of the original mail carried on the first commercial airmail flight in the U.S. Find out which major airline got their start in Pasco. Discover why the Navy chose the Mid-Columbia desert to build a flight training base.


Malin Bergstrom is the president of Bergstrom Aircraft in Pasco. Bergstrom is celebrating over 44 years of excellence in aviation services this year.

609F22 Tax Strategies: Personal, Business & Estate Tax Returns


with Jeff Mickelsen

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 6 pm

For many taxpayers, planning for and filing individual and business tax returns can cause uncertainty and stress. This class will not only answer simple questions about how to file a personal income tax return but also how to ensure a taxpayer is claiming all the tax breaks they are entitled to under an ever changing tax code.


Jeff Mickelsen is a Certified Public Accountant with Blodgett, Mickelsen & Adamson, P.S. He has his Masters in Accounting from the University of Georgia. 

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