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704F22 Essential Oils: Embracing Health & Wellness


with Vicki Kirby

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm

Learn what essential oils are, where they come from, how to safely use them, and where and how they are commonly used. This interactive class demonstrates the power of unlocking essential oils for everyday use. Come join the fun and take home two DIY projects.

Vicki Kirby was born and raised in Kennewick and is a retired second grade teacher from the Kennewick School District. In 2014 she began using Young Living Essential Oils as a natural alternative to health and wellness. The result was life changing for Vicki and her family. She is a strong advocate for the health benefits of essential oils and loves to share it with others. 

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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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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.

701F22 The Science of Death Investigations


with William Leach

Calendar Nov 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Understand the range of deaths the coroner’s office is responsible for investigating, including natural deaths, accidents, homicides and suicides. This class will begin with an introduction to what the Benton County Coroner’s Office does and what its investigators look for at a death scene. The class will be held in the Benton County Coroner’s Office, where you will get the inside scoop on how it all comes together. WARNING: Ages 18+ Graphic images from the forensic pathology textbooks will be used in the presentation.

William Leach has been the Coroner for Benton County since 2019. He has spent over 17 years in law enforcement and has invested over 1,000 deaths since joining the Coroner's Office in 2013.


Full Course

706F22 Hanford Holidays


with Terri Andre

Calendar Dec 14, 2022 at 6 pm

Christmas in a town where Santa needs a security badge can be a challenge, but we all know Santa is good at keeping secrets. And he can find you anywhere, even in a secret city or a construction camp where your address is a post office box shared by lots of other people! Presents fit quite nicely under a sagebrush “tree” decorated with popcorn and tinsel. Hear tales of those who were home at Hanford for the holidays during World War II and picture yourself dancing to the tunes of a big band, feasting in a mess hall, or recreating a bit of home in the cold and dusty desert.


Terri Andre has been a museum educator with the New York State Museum and the former CREHST Museum. She is currently a volunteer with the B Reactor Museum Association. Her passion has been creating programs and events that bring history to life through the eyes of the participants. 

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