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Information about activity, hobby, recreation, and social related groups in Tri-Cities Washington is provided that is targeted more towards the adult community. Membership is open to the public and some require registration and/or fees.

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Arts, Crafts & Music Groups

Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Music Association


Founded in 2008, 509Art is an organization that promotes and encourages the engagement of the creative community within the 509 area code. Their purpose is to gather together artists of Eastern Washington in an effort to bring about a new vision and resurgence of the creative arts.

509 Urban Sketchers and Painters

509 Urban Sketchers and Painters is an open group of artists who enjoy blending into the community, and surrounding area, with their sketchbooks and pencils to record events, places, and things of interest. The group gets together on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. All skill levels are invited to join and it's free.

Allied Arts Association

The Allied Arts Association and gallery provides art development, awareness and education for the Mid-Columbia region, including the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook

Art Hack

Art Hack is a group of creative peoples in the Tri Cities region. We rock the socks off of all who decide to stop by... yup... we're that cool. Join us for a night of art-ing; drinkin-n-drawin; makey-makerson-ing; or whatever you'd prefer to label a gathering of creatives to do creative things!

Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities

The Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1996, but has been inactive since about 2006 until recently. They are a fellowship of classical guitar enthusiasts and their goals are to promote classical guitar performances in the Eastern Washington area, raise awareness of their beloved art form, and provide a network for performers, teachers, students, and luthiers. Follow us on Facebook

Columbia Chorale

Columbia Chorale is a community choir that has been entertaining the Tri-Cities for more than 40 years. Join them to help make beautiful music, form great friendships and have a lot of fun

Columbia Regional Pipe Band

The Columbia Regional Pipe Band started out in 1976 as the Desert Thistle Pipe Band in the Tri-Cities. Today, the Grade 3 Columbia Regional Pipe Band boasts members hailing from anywhere between Portland and Missoula. We have been competing at various summer Highland Games throughout our region for the past few years.

Columbia River Chordsmen

The Columbia River Chordsmen deliver performances in original American art-form called "barbershop". They welcome visitors, especially those who think they might like to join them in song. If you can carry a tune and enjoy singing, chances are you will fit right in. Follow us on Facebook

Cyber Art 509

Cyber Art 509 is a cooperative of artists from the 509 area code (Tri-Cities region). They provide rotating art exhibits at local restaurants, coffee shops, wineries and professional offices at no cost to the business. If someone is interested in buying some displayed art, they contact the artist directly.

Desert Fiber Arts Guild

The Desert Fiber Arts Guild is a weaving, spinning, basketry and felting guild. Their 117 members are from the Tri-Cities and Lower Valley. There are study groups for those with interests in basketry, knitting, spinning, tapestry & felters, weaving (both daytime and evening), and bead & basketry. Follow us on Facebook

Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Music Association

Members of the Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Music Association play and listen to folk music, blues, old time Appalachian, fiddle tunes, but mostly Bluegrass. In addition, they host an open acoustic music jam every Tuesday and a Bluegrass jam on the first Thursday of the month. They invite visitors to listen to them play and invite newcomers who play an acoustic instrument to jam with them.

Rolling Hills Chorus

The Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International deliver performances in original American art-form called "barbershop." Visitors and prospective members are welcome at any rehearsal! Follow us on Facebook

Southeastern Washington Quilters

The Southeastern Washington Quilters (SEW-Q) is focused on expanding the art of quilting through fellowship, encouragement of creativity, and promotion of the self-esteem of members. They have a monthly meeting, hold workshops and retreats, make and donate quilts to a variety of organizations including the Tri-Cities Hospice.

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society

The Three Rivers Dulcimer Society was formed in March 2003 to promote the playing and listening of Appalachian mountain dulcimers. They welcome visitors to come jam with them and learn to play an instrument.

Three Rivers Folklife Society

The Three Rivers Folklife Society (3RFS) is dedicated to promoting folk music and sponsors concerts, coffeehouses, contra dances, song circles, and the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival. Consider joining 3RFS if you like folklife music. Also, 3RFS is always looking for volunteers to help with the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-Cities Sacred Harp

Tri-Cities Sacred Harp is a group that is promoting Sacred Harp music which is focused on the revival of shape note singing from the 1700s and 1800s that is sung a capella.

Tri-Cities Wood Carving Club

The Tri-Cities Wood Carving Club holds monthly meetings and conducts weekly classes that are open to all levels of carvers, and each person is encouraged to work on his/her own special project. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-City Digital Photography Club

The Tri-City Digital Photography Club is an all digital photography club for Eastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon photographers.

Tri-City Quilters' Guild

The Tri-City Quilters' Guild (TCQG) consists of 400 quilters who have joined together to promote quilting in our communities. They alternate between day and evening meetings, hold workships, make quilts for others, go on retreats, and have an annual quilt show each Spring.

Washington Old Time Fiddlers

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers (District 12) hold a monthly jam session and show the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (Richland). Their regular monthly meeting is held the second Sunday of each month starting at 2 pm at Adult Day Services in Kennewick.

White Bluffs Quilt Museum

The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is both a museum and a support organization for all the quilting, weaving, spinning and basketry guilds and groups located in Eastern Washington State. You can attend classes in machine and hand sewing, quilting, weaving, knitting, crochet, embroidery, basketry, kumihimo, cards, and lots more! Visitors are always welcome.

Ye Merrie Greenwood Players

The Ye Merrie Greenwood Players encourages their audience to sing along, dance with them, and pretend they are in Merrie Old England circa 1585. If you are interested in being a performer and/or providing technical support then join them (see details). Follow us on Facebook

Beer & Wine Groups

Mid-Columbia Zymurgy Association

The Mid-Columbia Zymurgy Association (MCZA) was created to disseminate information about the techniques of creating good homebrewed beer, mead and wine. This group meets the third Thursday of every month at Ice Harbor Brewing in Kennewick.

Tri-Cities Wine Society

The Tri-Cities Wine Society is a non-profit organization that hosts monthly educationally focused wine-tasting events for its members and their guests in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

Boardgame Groups

Columbia Basin Boardgame Society

Adventures Underground - Tri-City Area Gaming Group

Adventures Underground in Uptown Richland offers a variety of gaming opportunities. Check their monthly calendar for details. In addition, the Tri-City Area Gaming Group has been formed to promote the playing of games at Adventure Underground and at other locations in the Tri-Cities. Follow us on Facebook

Columbia Basin Boardgame Society

The Columbia Basin Boardgame Society is periodic gathering of individuals who like to play Eurogames at least three times a month. They have open gaming at Rosy's Ice Cream Shoppe (Richland) on the second Monday of each month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. This is a drop-in session with no invite needed and there will always be somebody there to introduce games to new players.

Book Discussion Groups

Barnes & Noble Book Group

Barnes & Noble Book Discussion Groups

There are two groups associated with the Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Kennewick that meet regularly: "An Hour to Kill" (Mystery) meets 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month and "Coffee Break" (Fiction, Biography) meets 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. Check Barnes & Noble Events for more information about these groups and what they are reading.

Mid-Columbia Libraries

The Mid-Columbia Libraries hosts book discussion groups during the year at several of their library branches in the Tri-Cities. The following book discussion groups are currently meeting monthly: Kennewick Branch (1629 S. Union St.), 7:00 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month (call Jan Wheaton, 582-4899 for info) and Pasco Branch (1320 W. Hopkins), 1:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the month (call Susan Koenig, 545-6936 for info).

Richland Public Library

The Richland Public Library (955 Northgate Dr.) has two book discussion groups that meet at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month (call Jeanette Mercier, 942-7456 for info) and at 1 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month (call Evelyn Painter, 946-1076 for info).

Friends of the Richland Library sponsors an Online Book Club. Each weekday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. There are eleven book clubs to choose from.

Bridge, Pinochle, Dominoes, and Cribbage

Card Game Players

If you enjoy playing Bridge, Pinochle, Dominoes or Cribbage then check out the social activities at the Richland Parks and Recreation Department and Pasco Senior Center.

Car Clubs

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3 Rivers Corvette Club

The 3 Rivers Corvette Club celebrates the Chevrolet Corvette - America's only true sports car - while encouraging fellowship and long relationships among our members through planned trips, events and social activities.

Columbia Basin Corvairs

The Columbia Basin Corvairs enjoys and preserves Corvair automobiles. Members share their interest and expertise through monthly meetings, technical sessions, and regional and national events.

Columbia Classics Car Club Inc.

The Columbia Classics Car Club Inc. is a family orientated club featuring cars and trucks and folks with a common interest in classic, custom or high performance vehicles.

Mid-Columbia Mopar

The Mid-Columbia Mopar car club meets on the third Thursday of the month and participates in the annual Show and Shine car show in May. Members receive discounts from several area auto parts stores.

Mid-Columbia Volkswagen Club

The Mid-Columbia Volkswagen Club (MCVW) is about Volkswagens and the pleasure of ownership. MCVW members have held car shows, enjoyed cruises and participated on their forum since the Club's founding.

Pacific Northwest Mustang Club

The Pacific Northwest Mustang Club hosts two annual car shows, holds monthly meetings and cruises, and participates in parades and other Mustang-related activities.

Strictly British Motor Club

The Strictly British Motor Club was established in 2001 to stimulate interest in and foster appreciation for British automobiles. As a club, they strive to help their members to maintian, enjoy and preserve British cars.

Three Rivers Model T Ford Club

The Three Rivers Model T Ford Club is dedicated to the restoration and enjoyment of the Model T Ford.

Ye Olde Car Club of the Tri-Cities

The Ye Olde Car Club of the Tri-Cities was established to preserve and maintain motor vehicles of historical value and to serve as an accurate and technical source of information concerning historical automobiles.

City Parks & Recreation Departments

Ben Franklin Transit Poster

City parks and recreation departments support a number of social networking and recreational activities. Check out some of the activities offered in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland.

Senior Activities

Senior activities may be found at the Kennewick Senior Center, Pasco Senior Center or through the Richland Seniors Association.

Columbia Basin Badger Club

Columbia Basin Badger Club logo

The Columbia Basin Badger Club is a non-partisan political club for citizans with questions on public issues. This non-profit club never takes sides but their speakers do. The Club's name reflects their tenacity when seeking clear information, and reminds all to retain a sense of humor and civility while tackling tough issues.

Community Education Program

Community Education logo

Kennewick School District's Community Education Program offers evening and weekend classes for adults on the go in the Tri-Cities. This could be a good way to meet those who share similar interests! Follow us on Facebook


Dancing Photo by Kai-Huei Yau / Tri-City Herald

Ballroom Dancing

The Richland Community Center (500 Amon Park Drive) offers ballroom dancing on the third Friday and fifth Sunday from 1-4 p.m. with music provided by the Easy Swing Dance Band. $5.00 cover.

Ballroom dancing also takes place at the Pasco Eagle's Lodge #2241 (2829 W. Sylvester St.) with music provided by the Columbia River Dance Band. Also, Line, Swing and Ballroom dance lessons are offered at the Kennewick Senior Center (500 S. Auburn St).

International Folk Dancers of Richland

The International Fold Dancers of Richland has been around for over 50 years. This group performs traditional folk dances from the Philippines, South America, Europe, Japan, and more. If you are interested in joining this group then attend one of their meetings on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8 p.m. at the Richland Community Center.

Square Dancing

There are a couple of square dancing groups in the Tri-Cities:

Three Rivers Folklife Contra Dances

Three Rivers Folklife Contra Dances are on the fourth Saturday of each month from September through April. Dances are typically held at the Shuffler Shanty in Kennewick and begin at 7:30 p.m. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-City Herald Dance Event Calendar

You can check the Tri-City Herald Dance Event Calendar for a list of upcoming dance events in our community.

Dog Training Clubs & Dog Parks

Columbia Basin Dog Training Club

The Columbia Basin Dog Training Club is all about building a better relationship between your dog and you. Although the club is an AKC Obedience club which promotes purebred dogs, your dog does not need to be AKC registered to participate in the club's training program or for membership in the club.

Richland Kennel Club

The Richland Kennel Club was established in 1945 and is affiliated with the AKC. They offer dog handling classes and host an Annual Fall Dog Show in September.

Sand and Sage Hunting Retriever Club

The Sand and Sage Hunting Retriever Club is a retriever club that focuses on training retrievers for hunting and competition. Club members have monthly training days from March through August and participate in the annual AKC Hunt Test in September.

Tri-City Dog Park Society

The Tri-City Dog Park Society is engaged in promoting, establishing, and maintaining dog parks in the Tri-Cities. The first dog park established is Paws-Abilities Place that is located in Richland at the end of Englewood Drive near Badger Mountain Community Park (1100 Glenwood Ct.).

Garden Clubs

Flower Garden

Blue Mountain District (WSFGC)

The Basin Bloomers, Earth Angels and Garden Genies are garden clubs affiliated with the Blue Mountain District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs (WSFGC). These clubs are involved in several events during the year that include gardening demonstrations and lectures, hosting an annual bedding plant sale in the spring, and promoting the annual Home & Garden Show at the Pasco TRAC facility in February.

For information about the local garden clubs, contact WSFGC.

Heritage Gardens

Heritage Gardens are landscaped areas designed to honor the cultural and natural heritage of the Columbia River Basin while utilizing sustainable gardening practices. Heritage Gardens:

  • Promote the use of native plants especially those of cultural significance;
  • Promote low-water use landscaping & efficient irrigation methods; and
  • Educate our community about the history and biodiversity of the Columbia River Basin

The Heritage Garden Program is brought to our community by the Benton and Franklin Conservation Districts in partnership with the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society.

South Central Washington Orchid Society

The South Central Washington Orchid Society provides opportunities to share with others their knowledge and passions of growing and enjoying orchids. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Edison Elementary (Kennewick).

Tri-City Rose Society

The Tri-City Rose Society (TCRS) is dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement, and promotion of the rose. The TCRS meets on the fourth Monday of every month except November and December. During the summer months they meet in members' gardens. Visitors are always welcome! Follow us on Facebook

Gardening Help & News

Geocaching - S.E. Washington

The Geocaching forum for S.E. Washington (GCSEWA) is an unofficial discussion group for geocaching enthusiasts in the South Eastern corner of the state of Washington. This group is associated with the South Central Washington Chapter of Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA). Members meet during the evening on the third Thursday of each month at Round Table Pizza on George Washington Way in Uptown Richland.

Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club

Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club

The Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club was started in 1953 and is one of the largest rock clubs in the northwest. The club hosts monthly meetings, conducts educational programs and workshops, and goes on fieldtrips. The club also has a youth program.

Meetup & Other Social Groups

Tri-City Friends

Atomic City Beard Club

The Atomic City Beard Club is a community of bearded men, the women who support them, facial hair enthusiasts, and anyone else who is curious and wants to get involved. We are here to have fun while creating a positive image for facial hair by getting involved with charities and the community.

Hot Mamas Meetup in the Tri-Cities

Hot Mamas Meetup in the Tri-Cities is made up mostly of moms who stay at home or work from home. They try to schedule a free or low-cost meetup at least once a week and a night out about once a month. It's a great chance for moms to get together and make new friends for themselves or their children.

Kosmos Over 50 Singles

If you are single and over 50 then consider joining Kosmos Over 50 Singles.

MOMS Club Pasco

Ever feel like your the only mother who stays home? Well then we are just for you, the at-home mother of today! MOMS Club Pasco is part of an international non-profit organization for at-home mothers. MOMS is about Moms Supporting Moms.

Three Rivers Newcomers Club

The Three Rivers Newcomers Club is a women's organization in Tri-Cities that helps new residents become better acquainted with local resources and meet other newcomers through a variety of social activities and special interest groups.

Tri-Cities Drinking Skeptically

Tri-Cities Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals.

Tri-City Freethinkers

The mission of the Tri-City Freethinkers is to provide a sense of community and a local source of secular education in a world dominated by theistic cultures. Their primary objective is to promote a humanistic worldview based on reason, evidence and logic as an alternative to sectarian beliefs and practices.

Tri-City Friends - Singles and Couples

Tri-City Friends provides a relaxed and welcoming environment for meeting new people, married and single, from all age groups and various walks of life. Join them for some great conversation and fun activities (dinners, coffee get togethers, bike rides, hikes, plays, shows, dancing, picnics, whatever).

Find a Meetup

Search for a Tri-Cities area Meetup group and view the list of all upcoming events at Meetup.

Mid-Columbia Beekeeper's Association

Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association

The Mid-Columbia Beekeeper's Association is a great place to learn about the many aspects of beekeeping and honey production. Kids are allowed so invite the whole family.

Mid-Columbia Koi & Pond Club

Mid-Columbia Koi & Pond Club

The Mid-Columbia Koi & Pond Club was formed by several koi lovers who got together and decided to combine their knowledge and experience and encourage other koi and pond lovers to join them.

Mid-Columbia Ninety Nines

Mid-Columbia Ninety Nines

The Mid-Columbia Ninety-Nines is a chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots. They are a group of women pilots who live in Eastern Washington and Oregon. The Mid-Columbia Chapter has monthly meetings throughout the area.

Mid-Columbia Saltwater Aquarium Club

Mid-Columbia Saltwater Aquarium Club

The Mid-Columbia Saltwater Aquarium Club is focused on sharing the joy and challenges involved with maintaining a saltwater aquarium. This club is for anyone who has an interest in saltwater and reef aquariums as a hobby.

Model Rocket Clubs

Model Rocket Clubs

Team Battelle Rocket Science for Families

The Team Battelle Rocket Science for Families is a club dedicated to helping young folks and their families reach for the stars and prepare themselves for careers in science and engineering.

Tri-Cities Rocketeers

The Tri-Cities Rocketeers (TCT) is a rocketry club serving the Tri-Cities Washington area and open to all ages and skill levels. We are an official Section of the National Association of Rocketry. Our mission is to have fun, educate and make friends as we enjoy the wonderful world of amateur rocketry!

Motorcycle Clubs

Motorcycle Clubs

American Legion Riders, Post 34

The American Legion Riders, Post 34 has a goal to help support veterans, families and children.

Bikers Against Child Abuse - Columbia Basin Chapter

The Bikers Against Child Abuse - Columbia Basin Chapter exists to provide aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. Read the FAQ about Bikers Against Child Abuse. Contact Bum (email: info@bacatri.com, cell: 509-948-2443) for more information about the local chapter.

BMW Free Riders

The BMW Free Riders are a group of motorcyclists based in the Tri-Cities area. Their membership (though comprised of mostly BMW motorcycles), is open to all types of motorcycles and their riders to promote fraternity and motorcycle safety. Their meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the Round Table Pizza near the corner of Leslie and Gage in Richland.

Cycles for Christ

The Cycles for Christ motorcycle group is a local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA). Sharing and showing the love of Jesus Christ to motorcyclists, and supporting the overall ministry of CMA is the primary purpose of this chapter. Contact Gene Myers (email: hardhatt1@frontier.net) for more information.

Desert Thunder of Tri-Cities, WA

The Desert Thunder of Tri-Cities, WA is a family oriented group that enjoys helping and giving back to the community. They meet on the third Thursday of every month at the Sports Page Bar & Grill in Kennewick. Send email to desertthunderonline@mac.com for more information.

GWRRA Chapter L

The GWRRA Chapter L (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) has the objective to have fun, safely, with the knowledge that they are helping people to have a good time. They meet at the Sandstone Cafe (Kennewick) on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact Joyce LoParco (email: jloparco@charter.net) for more information.

High Desert Road Riders

The High Desert Road Riders organizes group rides and attends events around the region and also does impromptu weekend rides and occasionally dinner rides.

Motor Maids, Inc.

The Motor Maids, Inc. was established in 1940 as a women's motorcycling organization in North America. It is the first and oldest continuously operated women's motorcycling organization. Contact Joyce LoParco (email: jloparco@charter.net) for local information about this organization.

Rattlesnake Mountain HOG Chapter

The Rattlesnake Mountain HOG Chapter is a local Harley Owners Group sponsored by the RattleSnake Mountain Harley-Davidson Dealership in Kennewick. For more information, send email to rmhc.membership@gmail.com.

RetroRiders Vintage Motorcycle Group

The RetroRiders Vintage Motorcycle Group has motorcycles of 25 years of age or older as their common interest. They meet monthly for short rides and dinner, and meet occasionally in garages or shops to work on old bikes. During the warmer summer months they also take longer rides. In the fall, the group sponsors a bike show at J and L Hydraulics in Pasco to raise money for some good cause. Contact Bill Thackaberry (email: 1morebik@gmail.com) for more information.

Off-Road Trail Motorsports Clubs

Peak Putters

Desert Rats 4x4 Club

The Desert Rats 4x4 Club is associated with the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Assocation (PNW4WDA) and is located in Region 4. Contact Karen Livezey (email: eklivezey@charter.net) for more information.

Eastern Washington Dirt Riders Association

The Eastern Washington Dirt Riders Association (EWDRA) promotes the sport of off-road motorcycling by sponsoring non-competitive, as well as competitive events.

Peak Putters

The Peak Putters is a club for owners of jeeps and trucks that like driving off-road trails for both non-competitive, as well as competitive events.This club is also associated with PNW4WDA.

Outdoor Activity Clubs & Groups

Fishing on the Yakima River Photo by Scott Butner

3 Rivers Road Runners

The primary goal of the 3 Rivers Road Runners is to promote running events in the Tri-Cities and the benefits of the healthful, positive lifestyle gained through running.

Archery & Shooting Groups

There are several archery and shooting groups in the Tri-Cities. A few of them are listed below.

Colyak Bowhunters

The Colyak Bowhunters is affiliated with the Washington State Archery Association and maintains an archery range located at the W.E. Johnson Park in Richland.

Tri-Cities Metallic Silhouette Association

The Tri-Cities Metallic Silhouette Association is affiliated with the National Rifle Association and maintains a shooting range located northeast of Pasco and accessible from Highway 12 to the Pasco-Kahlotus road.

Tri-Cities Shooting Association

The Tri-Cities Shooting Association is affiliated with the National Rifle Association and maintains a public shooting range at the Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility (RMSF).

Atomic Ducks Dive Club

Diving the beautiful waters of eastern Washington since 1960, the Atomic Ducks Dive Club consists of scuba divers from Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, Walla Walla, as well as Oregon and Idaho.

Ben Franklin Kite Society

The Ben Franklin Kite Society is a club in Region 10 of the American Kitefliers Association. For more information about this club, contact Larry Zilar - email: zilarlm@charter.net or phone: (509) 627-6751.

Chinook Cycling Club

The Chinook Cycling Club is for cyclists who enjoy the sporting aspects of cycling, including both national level competitive cycling and regional level recreational competition.

Columbia Basin BMX

Columbia Basin BMX engages in the sport of bicycle motocross racing and maintains a track near the Horn Rapids Athletic Complex in Richland.

Columbia Basin Horseshoe Club

The Columbia Basin Horseshoe Club meets weekly at 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights from April though September at Eastgate Park (East 1300 10th Ave.) in Kennewick where there are 24 outdoor courts. Members also participate in several tournaments throughout the season. The Washington State Horseshoe Pitching Association has contact information for this club.

Columbia Basin Sailing Club

The Columbia Basin Sailing Club engages in competitive sailing at Charbonneau Park on Lake Sacajawea behind Ice Harbor dam. They also host the annual Desert Regatta and teach beginning sailing classes in the summer as part of the Kennewick and Pasco Park & Recreation programs.

Columbia River Disc Golf Club

The Columbia River Disc Golf Club serves to provide disc golf events in the Tri-Cities. Follow us on Facebook

Desert Kayak & Canoe Club

Desert Kayak & Canoe Club engages in whitewater-kayaking, sea-kayaking, canoeing, and rafting activities.

Desert Ski Club

The Desert Ski Club is the Ski & Snowboard Club of the Tri Cities. This club has evolved into a year around Sports and Social Activities Club for singles & couples.

Fishing & Hunting Clubs

There are several fishing and hunting clubs in the Tri-Cities. A few of them are listed below.

Columbia Basin Bass Club

The Columbia Basin Bass Club, established in 1971, is Washington State's largest family-oriented bass club. Members share their interest in the sport of bass fishing while the level of ability in their club ranges from novice to professional.

Columbia Basin Fly Casters

The Columbia Basin Fly Casters is a fly fishing club that was established in 1978. They are interested in developing the sport and preserving the waters and habitat that make fishing possible. Their membership is comprised of fly fishers, young and old, men and women, experts and beginners, who all have a broad range of interest and backgrounds.

Richland Rod & Gun Club

The Richland Rod & Gun Club is an organized group of hunters, fishermen, and conservationists who share a common interest in the outdoors. The Club offers an opportunity to participate in any activity associated with wildlife and the outdoors. Follow us on Facebook

Walleye Anglers Unlimited

The Walley Anglers Unlimited is a fishing club that was formed in the Tri-Cities to promote the sound and ethical sport of walley fishing, and to enhance and preserve the walleye population through education and resonable biological findings.

Fun, Fit & Over Fifty Club

Fun, Fit & Over Fifty Club provides a wide variety of physical, intellectual, and social activities for those over 50 for all seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Horseback Riding Clubs

There are several horseback riding clubs in the Tri-Cities area. A few of them are listed below. For a complete list of clubs, resources and events, visit the Tri-Cities Horse Calendar.

Central Washington Pony Club

The Central Washington Pony Club is dedicated to the enjoyment of riding and driving ponies. They are a family-oriented organization that emphasizes safety, learning and fun in a supportive atmosphere. They consider equines at 14.2 hh and shorter to be ponies - breed registry not required. Follow us on Facebook

Franklin County Saddle Club

The Franklin County Saddle Club is a non-profit organization that was established to promote the association of horsemen desiring to advance the interest of good horsemanship and to support youth interest in horsemanship.

Purple Sage Riders & Rattlesnake Ridger Riders

Both the Purple Sage Riders and Rattlesnake Ridger Riders are chapters of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washingtion that participate in horseback trail riding opportunities.

Rascal Rodeo

The Rascal Rodeo is a non-profit organization that produces exceptional rodeos with real life cowboys & cowgirls sharing the adrenaline rush & sense of accomplishment of the western way of life with special athletes who fight battles in a different arena. Follow us on Facebook

Richland Riders Club

The Richland Riders Club was formed in 1949. Members of the club sponsor, organize and host equestrian events for riders in the Tri-Cities area including dressage shows, jumping shows, schooling shows, fun shows, and clinics.

Sequins & Spurs Equestrian Drill Team

The Sequins & Spurs Equestrian Drill Team is a group of gals of all ages dedicated to horses, each other, and having fun! They compete in the Washington Ladies Riding Club Association (WLRCA) events and practice at the Richland Rider's Club on Tuesday evenings.

Tri-City Barrel Racing Association

The Tri-City Barrel Racing Association promotes the sport of barrel racing in the area. The association hosts barrel races every other Wednesday starting mid March until early October.

Two Rivers Riding Club

The Two Rivers Riding Club is a family club that enjoys doing things together with their horses. Their focus is on horesemanship, riding activities and the betterment of their families and youth.

Inter-Mountain Alpine Club

The Inter-Mountain Alpine Club has been in existence in the Tri-Cities since 1948 to encourage the enjoyment of the outdoors and to promote hiking, mountain climbing, and other activities.

Lower Columbian Basin Audubon Society

The Lower Columbian Basin Audubon Society engages in various bird censuses, field trips, and education programs.You can take a guided bird walk on Bateman Island on (typically) the first Saturday of each month, September through June.

Nomad Trail Runners of Eastern Washington

The Nomad Trail Runners of Eastern Washington is a local club that provides a structured organization for the purpose of promoting trail running as a sport and healthy lifestyle within our community.

Outdoor Adventures - Tri-Cities

Outdoor Adventures is for anyone who is interested in outdoor activities. Their meetups include, but are not limited to activities such as hiking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, and backpacking.

REI - Outdoor Clinics & Events

REI, a sporting goods store in Kennewick, sponsors a series of outdoor related clinics and events in the Tri-Cities region. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-Cities Outrigger Canoe Club

The Tri-Cities Outrigger Canoe Club enages in the sport of outrigger canoeing. The paddling season lasts from April through October and includes both recreational and competitive events. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-Cities Ultimate (Frisbee)

The Desert Lorax is the Tri-Cities Ultimate (Frisbee) club that engages in weekly Ultimate pick-up games (rain or shine) - note: must be logged into Facebook to see this page. Everyone is welcome including beginners. The club typically plays at the Horn Rapids Athletic Complex on Monday evenings and at Columbia Point Park on Saturday afternoons.

Tri-City Bicycle Club

The Tri-City Bicycle Club attracts adult riders of various ages and riding abilities. They are a "touring" club, meaning the emphasis is on the joy and adventure of cycling, not competition.

Tri-City Riders

The purpose of Tri-City Riders is to help people get involved with the sport of wakeboarding, to wakeboard better, and to wakeboard more. Follow us on Facebook

R/C Modeler Clubs

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Eastern Washington R/C Rock Crawlers

Eastern Washington R/C Rock Crawlers is a group that builds rock crawlers and scale rigs and holds monthly competitions in locations like Vantage and Soap Lake, WA.

Mid-Columbia Soarers

Mid-Columbia Soarers is an AMA chartered club that flies everything from ultra-lite indoor planes to quarter scale monsters. If you don't pour the fuel in it, they fly it! The club maintains Eagle Butte which is one of the best slope sites in the West.

Miniature Aircraft Association

The Miniature Aircraft Association of Tri-Cities holds several fun flies and big bird events each year. Their planes run from the very simplest electric to big bird to scale with a growing interest in helicopters & 3D planes. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-City Radio Control Modelers

The Tri-City Radio Control Modelers (TCRCM) is an organization for individuals interested in radio controlled model aviation and operates a premier r/c model aviation flying site in Richland.

Tri-Cities Radio Controlled Racing

The Tri-Cities Radio Controlled Racing is engaged in r/c model car track racing and sponsors both on-road and off-road style racing events. An indoor carpet track is used during the winter months.

Three Rivers Cast Iron Cookers

Three Rivers Cast Iron Cookers

The Three Rivers Cast Iron Cookers are Dutch Oven and Cast Iron cooking enthusiasts who love to get together and cook! They host cookouts at homes, parks and campouts. They do occasional demonstrations to teach the public "How To" and some "History" of Dutch Oven Cooking.

Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club

Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club

The Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club is devoted to providing a forum for helping the club members, as well as anyone interested in amateur radio, receive the assistance needed to get the most enjoyment out of the many facets of amateur radio.

Tri-Cities Darting Association

Tri-Cities Darting Association logo

The Tri-Cities Darting Association is a steel tip league that plays on Tuesday nights at various establishments around the Tri-Cities. They also have two monthly shoots and special shoots for holidays and special occasions. Sportsmanship and fun are what they hope to promote during their events.

Tri-Cities Fencing Club

Tri-Cities Fencing Club

Edward Gonsalves has been leading the Tri-Cities Fencing Club since the 1950's. Lessons are typically offered through the Community Education Program.

Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club

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The Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club (TCFSC) was established in 1988 to promote the sport of figure skating in our community. Ability is not a criterion for membership, only the enjoyment of the sport.

Tri-Cities Stamp Club

Tri-Cities Stamp Club Photo by Richard Dickin / Tri-City Herald

The Tri-City Stamp Club engages in stamp and postcard collecting and trading. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Charbonneau Retirement Inn (Activity Room) in Kennewick (behind Costco) except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The club also sponsors an annual stamp show in October. For more information, contact: Richard Evans (email: richevans7@frontier.com) or Corliss Clay (email: CLClay@charter.net).

Tri-City Astronomy Club of Southeastern Washington

Tri-City Astronomy Club

The Tri-City Astronomy Club of Southeastern Washington promotes the enjoyment and advancement of amateur astronomy. The members volunteer their time, equipment, and knowledge of astronomy to the school systems and general public of Benton-Franklin Counties.

Tri-City Channel Cats

Tri-City Channel Cats

The Tri-City Channel Cats is a USA Swimming year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to national competitor. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-City Genealogical Society

Tri-City Genealogical Society

The purpose of the Tri-City Genealogical Society (blog - Facebook) is to educate members and the public on the methods of genealogical research, and to research, record, and report materials of genealogical value for the people in this region.

Tri-City Kart Club

Tri-City Kart Club

The Tri-City Kart Club has been around since 1959 and offers karting opportunites for the whole family with divisions ranging from youth through seniors. The track, located in the Horn Rapids ORV Park, is also part of the Northwest Gold Cup circuit.

Tri-City Model Railroaders

Tri-City Model Railroaders

The Tri-City Model Railroaders is open to membership from anyone interested in railroads or the hobby of model railroading. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-City Table Tennis Association

Tri-City Table Tennis Association

The Tri-City Table Tennis Association (TCTTA) provides opportunities for table tennis several times a week at the Richland Community Center and sponsors a two-day tournament in the spring and fall. Table tennis play is open to the public for all levels and coaching is available. Follow us on Facebook

Web Design & Development - Small Business - Coworking - Toastmasters

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The <!doctype society> is a technical group that meets to discuss webby things and internetsy stuff such as: Web Technology, Web Design, Web Development, Web Content Management Systems, Web Standards, Web Startups, Internet Professionals, Programming, Extreme Programming, Rich Internet Application, Internet Technology, XMPP, HTML5, JavaScript, and JavaScript Libraries.

FUSE - Coworking in the Tri-Cities (formerly Room to Think)

FUSE is a group of freelance contractors, telecommuters, and startups. They share workspace, knowledge, enthusiasm, and support each other with copious amounts of high fives.

Girl Develop It Tri-Cities

Women Developers and Programmers! Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don't be shy. Develop it at Girl Develop It Tri-Cities!

Invent Space

We're making a maker space and that is why we are calling ourselves Invent Space! If you are interested in hacker/maker/artist spaces in the Tri-Cities area, this is the forum for you.

Mobile Makers Tri-Cities

Mobile Makers Tri-Cities is for people who help design or develop applications for mobile devices, such as phones and tablets.

Raspberry Pi Users Group

The Raspberry Pi Users Group meets the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Richland Public Library. Bring your own Raspberry Pi or check out one from the Library. Bring your own SD Card 4gb or larger. The library has several Raspberry Pi computers that you can experiment with. Learn Raspbian, Scratch and more.

Toastmasters Clubs in the Tri-Cities

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches communication and leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment through a worldwide network of clubs. There are several Toastmasters Clubs in the Tri-Cities.

Tri-Cities JS

Tri-Cities JS is a group of js developers, newbies and advanced alike, that are excited about what they are doing with js and want to share what they are doing with a community of other like minded developer.

Wordpress Tri-Cities

Wordpress Tri-Cities is a group interested in using the Wordpress platform.

Young Professionals of Tri-Cities

Young Professionals of Tri-Cities is an organization devoted to creating an environment in the Tri-Cities which allows for the growth and development of young professionals. Follow us on Facebook

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