About Hobby, Recreation & Social Organizations
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.
Weekly Events, Attractions & Things To Do
Visit the author's blog, Events, Attractions & Things to Do in Tri-Cities Washington, for a weekly list of things to do and more in the Tri-Cities area.
Summer Day Camps 2014
Several organizations are offering day camps for kids and teens in the Tri-Cities during the summer of 2014. For more information, visit Summer Day Camps 2014.
Table of Contents
- Arts, Crafts & Music Groups
- Beer & Wine Groups
- Boardgame Groups
- Book Discussion Groups
- Bridge, Pinochle, Dominoes, and Cribbage
- Car Clubs
- City Parks & Recreation Departments
- Columbia Basin Badger Club
- Community Education Program
- Dog Training Clubs
- Garden Clubs
- Geocaching - S.E. Washington
- Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club
- MeetUp & Other Social Groups
- Mid-Columbia Beekeeper's Association
- Mid-Columbia Koi & Pond Club
- Mid-Columbia Ninety Nines (Women's Aviation Group)
- Mid-Columbia Saltwater Aquarium Club
- Model Rocket Clubs
- Motorcycle Clubs
- Off-Road Trail Motorsports Clubs
- Outdoor Activity Clubs & Groups
- R/C Modeler Clubs
- Three Rivers Cast Iron Cookers
- Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club
- Tri-Cities Darting Association
- Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club
- Tri-Cities Stamp Club
- Tri-City Astronomy Club of Southeastern Washington
- Tri-City Genealogical Society
- Tri-City Kart Club
- Tri-City Model Railroaders
- Tri-City Table Tennis Association
- Web Design & Development - Small Business - Coworking
- Other Topics Covered by Tri-Cities Washington Guide
Arts, Crafts & Music Groups
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
Beer & Wine Groups
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.
Adventure Underground Boardgame Group
The Adventure Underground Boardgame Group has been formed to promote the playing of games at Adventure Underground in Richland.
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 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.
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, 7:00 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month (call Jan Wheaton, 582-4899 for info) and Pasco Branch, 1:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the month (call Susan Koenig, 545-6936 for info).
Richland Public Library
The Richland Public Library (RPL) 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.
Car ClubsCool Desert Nights is a three day classic car and street rod event held in June...
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.
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
Columbia Basin Badger Club
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
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!
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.
There are a couple of square dancing groups in the Tri-Cities:
- Columbia River Squares (Family, Mainstream, Round Dance) - 2nd & 4th Saturday, September through June - Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr, Richland
- Prairie Shufflers Square & Round Dance Club (Family, Mainstream, Plus, Round Dance) - 1st & 3rd Saturday, all year - Shuffler Shanty, 717 N. Irving, Kennewick
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Gardening Help & News
- Tri-City Herald's Home & Garden section provides news on gardening related events.
- Washington Native Plant Society - Columbia Basin Chapter serves the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla area and offers a free downloadable guide titled "The Natural Way to Grow: Gardening with Native Plants of Eastern Washington" (PDF).
- WSU Extension of Benton/Frankln County is your best source for home gardening information. in the Mid-Columbia region. You can read the extensive collection of Garden Tips by Marianne C. Ophardt who is a local master gardener and Washington State University Extension Area Educator.
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
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
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 of the Tri-Cities
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 of the Tri-Cities is part of an international non-profit organization for at-home mothers.
Not so terrible twos
Not so terrible twos - we are about Toddler Playgroup, Stay at Home Parents, Working and Stay at Home Parents, Moms of toddlers...
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org) for local information about this organization.
The Pasco Riders is affiliated with American Legion Post 34 and has a goal to help support veterans, families and children.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Off-Road Trail Motorsports Clubs
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: email@example.com) 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.
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of Tri-City Riders is to help people get involved with the sport of wakeboarding, to wakeboard better, and to wakeboard more.
R/C Modeler Clubs
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 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.
R/C Unlimiteds is a group of 1/8 scale unlimited hydroplane racers that compete in Washington State at locations such as the Family Fishing Pond (Kennewick), Two Rivers Park (Finley) and Hisey Park (Granger).
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
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
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
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 Figure Skating Club
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 ClubPhoto by Richard Dickin / Tri-City Herald
The Tri-City Stamp Club engages in stamp and postcard collecting and trading. The club meets at 7 pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Charbonneau Retirement Inn (Activity Room) in Kennewick (behind Costco). The club also sponsors an annual stamp show in October. For more information, contact: Richard Evans (email: email@example.com) or Lawrence Clay (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tri-City Astronomy Club of Southeastern Washington
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 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
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
The Tri-City Model Railroaders is open to membership from anyone interested in railroads or the hobby of model railroading.
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.
Web Design & Development - Small Business - Coworking
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.
Room to Think - Coworking in the Tri-Cities
Room to Think is a group of freelance contractors, telecommuters, and startups. They share workspace, knowledge, enthusiasm, and support each other with copious amounts of high fives.
The Collaborative / TCco
The Collaborative / TCco is a group focused on graphic design and the creative process, bringing peers together in conversation and community.
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 is a group interested in using the Wordpress platform.