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700S18 The Houses Hanford Built: Walking Tours: South Richland

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 5, 2018 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past with host Richard Nordgren through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m.  Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 1, South Richland: Explore these quiet narrow, street neighborhoods that are a potpourri of Alphabet Houses designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing city of government workers during WWII.

701S18 The Houses Hanford Built: Walking Tours- The Gold Coast

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past with host Richard Nordgren through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m.  Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class. 

Tour 2, The Gold Coast:  The Gold Coast has its own set of lettered houses that were home to early Richland’s upper crust. Walk includes backyard glimpses from the “Miracle Mile” and the house where the creator of Dupus Boomer lived. In the adjacent neighborhood, many of the houses have retained much of their original appearance. A section of this walk is on the National Historic Register.

 

702S18 The Houses Hanford Built- Walking Tours: Central Richland

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 19, 2018 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past with host Richard Nordgren through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m.  Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 3, Central Richland: From World War II to the Cold War, these neighborhoods reflect a change in social dynamics and city planning. See original exteriors to uniquely remodeled and redesigned houses that cast doubt on their original footprint.

703S18 Forensic Science: Death Investigation

$21

with Roy McLean

Calendar Apr 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Learn about the science of death investigations. Understand the range of deaths the coroner’s office is responsible for investigating, including natural deaths, accidents, homicides, and suicides. The coroner also investigates hospital deaths when the decedent was hospitalized less than 36 hours. This class will begin with an introduction to what the Benton County Coroner’s Office does and 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 just how it all comes together. WARNING: Ages 18+ Graphic images from Forensic Pathology textbooks will be used in the presentation.

Will run

704S18 Experience Aviation History in the Tri-Cities!

$23

with Malin Bergstrom

Calendar Apr 21, 2018 at 9 am

Did you know the Tri-Cities Airport was originally the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pasco? Discover how our community was transformed when it became home to the third largest Navy training base in the United States during World War II. Learn how many young men earned their pilot wings at NAS Pasco, the naval aircraft they flew, whether women were allowed to work on the base, the history of Bombing Range Road in West Richland, the eventual fate of the naval station, and what makes our air traffic control tower unique. Bring your camera, your walking shoes and your leather flight jacket (optional) and experience our amazing and inspiring aviation history.

705S18 Handwriting Analysis 101

$17

with Lacy Warfel

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6 pm

Handwriting analysis, also known as graphology, has been around since the invention of writing. You will learn the basics of a standard analysis as well as look at some interesting aspects such as signature analysis. You probably don’t sign a love letter the same way you do a check for a bill! We will do some hands-on work in class to practice what is learned. This class is packed with information so be prepared to take notes. Bring a pen or pencil for activities.

Will run

706S18 Beginning Snowshoeing

$12

with Chuck Wierman

Calendar Feb 20, 2018 at 6 pm

Tired of being cooped up all winter long? Try snowshoeing to enjoy the winter wonderland here in the Pacific Northwest. If you can hike, you can snowshoe! The class will cover the equipment needed, where to get it, proper clothing, physical fitness requirements, and potential conditions that may be encountered in the mountains during the winter months. View scenic slides to spark your wanderlust while learning the do’s and don’ts when walking on snow and where to go. 





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