About Hobby, Recreation & Social Organizations
Information about activity, hobby, recreation, and social related groups is provided for Tri-Cities Washington. Membership is open to the public and some require registration and/or fees. Check out the following topics:
- Art, Crafts & Music Groups
- Beer & Wine Groups
- Boardgames and Trading Card Games
- Book Discussion Groups
- Bridge, Pinochle, Dominoes, and Cribbage
- Car Clubs
- City Parks & Recreation Departments
- Columbia Basin Badger Club
- Community Education Program
- Dog Training Clubs & Dog Parks
- Garden Clubs
- Geocaching - S.E. Washington
- Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club
- Leadership - Coworking - Toastmasters
- Makerspace - Technology
- 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
- SMART - Inland Empire Chapter
- Sports Clubs - Youth
- Three Rivers Cast Iron Cookers
- Tri-Cities Amateur Radio Club
- Tri-Cities Darting Association
- Tri-Cities Fencing Club
- 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
- Other Topics Covered by Tri-Cities Washington Guide
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Art, 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 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.
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!
SCRAP Tri-Cities is a donation-based creative reuse store with an art gallery and a work space for groups and classes. Spend an evening learning an exciting new skill at a craft workshop.
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 International Film Festival Meetup
The Tri-Cities International Film Festival Meetup is a group showcasing the Best in Indie Films from around the World. For Film makers and film lovers alike, from feature to short films. A place to enjoy, to learn and be a part of the film festival experience!
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.
Tri-City Accordion Social
Tri-City Accordion Social was created to provide opportunities for fellowship among accordion players in the Richland, Kennewick, & Pasco WA area.
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 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (Richland). Their regular monthly meeting is held the second Sunday of each month starting at 2 p.m. 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
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.
Boardgames and Trading Card Games
Betatcg.com & Gaming Center
The Betatcg.com & Gaming Center in north Richland is a gaming store that offers the Magic: The Gathering community a place to play.
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. In addtion, they host an annual gaming weekend retreat in Walla Walla each February.
Tri-Cities Pathfinder Society
The Tri-Cities Pathfinder Society is part of the Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts you in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers.
Tri-City Area Gaming Group
The Tri-City Area Gaming group was formed to promote the playing of games at Adventures Underground and Betatcg.com & Gaming Center.
Book Discussion Groups
The Adventures Underground Book Club (1391 George Washington Way in Richland) meets the first Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy.
There are two book discussion groups at the Bookworm (731 N Columbia Center Blvd., Ste 102 in Kennewick) :
- Bookworm Book Group: reads all different genres including some non-fiction and meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- Hour to Kill Book Group: a mysteries only book group that meets the last Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
There is a book discussion group at Central Church (1124 Stevens Dr. in Richland) that meets at 1:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month (call Helen Coleman, 375-5757 for info).
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:
Richland Public Library
The Richland Public Library (955 Northgate Dr.) hosts several book discussion groups during the year. The following book discussion groups are currently meeting monthly:
- The Monday Night Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. They read a different book each month that is recommended by a Book Group member. The contact person for this group is Sue Spencer (509) 420-4048.
- The Thursday Afternoon Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. They read a different book each month that is recommended by a Book Group member. The contact person for this group is Evelyn Painter (509) 946-1076.
- By the Book Knitters is an independent knitting study group sponsored by the Richland Public Library and Desert Fiber Arts Guild. They discuss knitting patterns and techniques. Each month they discuss the various books they have read. New Knitters are welcome. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. The contact person for this group is Earlene Mokler (509) 942-7408.
The mission of the American Contract Bridge League is to promote, grow and sustain the game of bridge and serve the bridge-related interests of our members.
- Mondays: 6 p.m., Richland Duplicate Club, director Tom Edwards (946-1825)
- Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m., Kays Klub, director Kay Teal (521-2200); also 6 p.m., Tri-Cities Bridge Buddies, director Larry Lang (375-3474) standby provided
- Wednesdays: 6 p.m. Hanford Club, director John Van Keuren (627-4416)
- First Thursday of the month: 6 p.m., Unit 442 game, John Van Keuren (627-4416)
- Thursdays: 10:30 a.m., Tri-Cities Bridge Buddies, director Larry Lang (375-3474), standby provided; also 6 p.m., Three Rivers Duplicate Bridge Club, director Marilyn Steele (392-2128), standby provided
- Fridays: 12:30 p.m. (alternate Fridays), Richland Duplicate Bridge Club, director Tom Edwards (946-1824) and Kay’s Klub, director Kay Teal (521-2200)
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.
Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle Association
The Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle Association is a non-profit, privately sponsored organization for people who are interested in electrically powered or electrically assisted motor 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 Enthusiasts
The Mid-Columbia Volkswagen Enthusiasts is about Volkswagens and the pleasure of ownership.
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.
Tri-Cities Electric Vehicle Racing Program
The Tri-Cities Electric Vehicle Racing Program promotes electric vehicle racing for high school and college students interested in engineering as part of Electrathon America. It only takes about $5000 to seed a team and less than $2000 to build a single car.
Tri-City Military Vehicle Club
Welcome to all Military Vehicle owners & friends in the Tri-Cities. The Tri-City Military Vehicle Club has no elected officers, no dues, no official member list, no meetings... just local military vehicles events we participate in.
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!
DancingPhoto by Kai-Huei Yau / Tri-City Herald
Dance Event Calendar - Tri-City Herald
You can check the Tri-City Herald's Dance Event Calendar for a list of upcoming dance events in our community.
The Richland Community Center (500 Amon Park Drive) offers ballroom dancing on the third Friday and fifth Sunday from 1 p.m. - 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 on Sundays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Kizomba and West Coast Swing
Kizomba and West Coast Swing is a group of dancers in the Tri-Cities who meet to dance the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at American Dance Academy in Richland.
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
Tri-Cities Dance Guide
The Tri-Cities Dance Guide has been developed to provide essential information to dancers in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. As you explore the Tri-Cities Dance Guide, you will find information on studios in our community, places to dance, calendar of events, community partners, and much more.
Tri-Town Swing meets every Sunday night at the Shuffler Shanty in Kennewick. We dance to vintage and modern swing music. Tri-Town swing has a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere and we can't wait to dance with you.
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
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.).
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-Cities Area Garden Clubs - Blue Mountain District (WSFGC)
There are several garden clubs in the Tri-Cities that are 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, and hosting an annual bedding plant sale in the spring. There is also the Desert Designers Floral Design Group that meets several times a year to study the art of floral design.
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 has a section on Garden Tips by Marianne Ophardt who is a local master gardener and Washington State University Extension Area Educator.
- Washington Native Plant Society - Columbia Basin Chapter serves the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla area and offers information on using and preserving native plants.
- WSU Extension of Benton & Frankln Counties is a good source for home gardening information in the Mid-Columbia region.
- WSU Master Gardeners can help you "grow" in the Tri-Cities region. They are trained volunteer gardeners who answer your gardening questions and help solve your garden and landscape problems.
Heritage Garden Program
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.
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
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.
Leadership - Coworking - Toastmasters
FUSE - Coworking in the Tri-Cities
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.
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.
Urban Poets Society
Urban Poets Society is a youth leadership program designed to enhance the arts, the youth, and the community by creating an ever-expanding network of open-mics that recur monthly everywhere.
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.
Makerspace - Technology
Confluent Space is a makerspace! Anyone interested in hacker/maker spaces in the Tri-Cities area is encouraged to attend. We aim to provide the space, tools, safety and education to enable the creation of art, technology, business, culture, and community. We intend to fully outfit a woodworking shop, metal shop, electronics lab, and classrooms. Also, we will provide studio and storage rental space, and a gallery to display all Tri-Cities maker creations. Let's get messy!
Meetup & Other Social Groups
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.
Fit Mommy of the Tri CitiesWe're a bunch of mommies, brand-new and otherwise, trying to be the best we can for our kiddos, for our families, for our friends, and for ourselves! Join Fit Mommy of the Tri Cities as we embark on fitness adventures, including but not limited to: walks and runs, mat workouts, and group training.
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.
Pasco Stress Relief Coloring Club
The Pasco Stress Relief Coloring Club invites you to come color with us! Research has proven that coloring relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, increases focus, concentration and memory and even unleashes your creative spark. There are no rules, no stress and no expectations. You can even color outside the lines and no one will care. Just come and color and leave your worries behind. This group meets weekly at the Richland Community Center.
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.
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).
The Tri-City Transplants is group for people new to the area! Let's get together to explore what the tri-cities has to offer and not have to do it alone. There's tons of wineries, walking paths, parks, and community events around here where we can gather to share experiences and good company!
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
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!
50 Calibers is a non-profit organization of independent bikers dedicated to the fight against cancer. Throughout the year they hold events designed to raise money for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center as well as many individuals that are in the struggle against cancer.
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com for more information.
Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) Chapter L
The GWRRA Chapter L has the objective to have fun, safely, with the knowledge that they are helping people to have a good time. They meet at the Red Lion Hotel (Pasco) on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact Joyce LoParco (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: email@example.com) 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.
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 & GroupsPhoto 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.
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.
Desert Kayak & Canoe Club
Desert Kayak & Canoe Club engages in whitewater-kayaking, sea-kayaking, canoeing, and rafting activities.
Desert Ski Club
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.
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.
Columbia Basin Cowgirls
Columbia Basin Cowgirls is a chapter of the 40 Something Cowgirls. Cowgirls must be 31+ and are riding or non-riding women. Cowgirls enjoy trail riding at various locations around the Tri-Cities and at several out of town locations.
Columbia Basin Reiners
The Columbia Basin Reiners was formed in 1991 for the purpose of promoting reining, providing fellowship for Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon by providing training opportunities for horse and rider.
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.
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.
Tri-Cities Co-Ed Kickball
Tri-Cities Co-Ed Kickball is group for anyone interested in Kickball and other social sports (frisbee, volleyball, softball, touch football, etc).
Tri-Cities Disc Golf Club
Tri-Cities Disc Golf Club is a local club formed to promote and expand the sport of disc golf in the Tri-Cities area.
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
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 an organization dedicated to 1/8th scale radio controlled unlimited hydroplane racing. R/C Unlimited races both "fast electric" (FE) and "nitro" (piston powered) class boats. They race on ponds all over Washington State from April through September.
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.
SMART - Inland Empire Chapter
The Special Military Active Recreational Travelers Club, SMART, was formed to provide a way for all active, retired, and honorably discharged veterans interested in recreational vehicle travel, to get together, and share the camaraderie developed in the military. The Inland Empire Chapter, serving the Tri-Cities area, conducts several musters and get-togethers each year. Application for membership is required with recurring annual dues.
Sports Clubs - Youth
There are a variety of youth sports clubs that include baseball, basketball, bowling, football, hockey, lacrosse, roller derby, soccer, swimming, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling in the Tri-Cities.
There are several baseball & softball leagues in the Tri-Cities for various age groups that include:
- Greater Richland Baseball League
- Kennewick American Youth Cal Ripken League
- Kennewick Dusters
- Kennewick National Youth Baseball
- Kennewick Outlaws/Phantoms
- Pasco/Kennewick Babe Ruth League
- Pasco National Little League
- Richland National Little League
- Southridge Bandits
- Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch Softball Association
3 Cities Hoops is an AAU league that provide basketball opportunities for athletes of all abilities and skill levels. Our program allows us to work with athletes as young as 3rd grade through 12th grade.
The following bowling lanes in the Tri-Cities offer a junior bowling league on Saturday mornings. In addition, they participate in the Kids Bowl for Free program in the summers.
The Contenders Boxing Club is dedicated to fostering fitness, academic and leadership skills among youth and young adults through teaching the art and science of Olympic-style (amateur) boxing.
Kennewick Grid Kids
Kennewick Grid Kids promotes the game of football for all youth 7 to 13 years old in the greater Tri-City area.
Pasco Youth Football
Pasco Youth Football is a competitive tackle and flag youth football organization for ages 5-13 -all genders welcome- and we also support a cheer team for girls through the Pasco Youth Football Cheer program.
Richland Youth Football
Richland Youth Football offers youth football in Richland and West Richland as a member of Columbia Basin Youth Football for boys ages 8-13.
Youth Football Conference of Kennewick and Pasco
Youth Football Conference of Kennewick and Pasco offers youth football in Kennewick and Pasco as a member of Columbia Basin Youth Football for boys ages 8-13.
Columbia Basin Youth Football League
Columbia Basin Youth Football League (CBYF) is an organization that coordinates the play between the individual youth football associations in the greater Tri-Cities area. They provide the rules, the schedules and the officials for over 30 teams.
Tri-Cities Amateur Hockey Association (TCAHA) offers hockey for youth of all ages and skills throughout the year.
Three Rivers Lacrosse Club
Three Rivers Lacrosse Club was formed to serve the best interests of the players in organizing, developing and promoting the sport of lacrosse for youth boys lacrosse grades 1-8, and girls lacrosse grades 1-12.
Tri-Cities Youth Lacrosse
Tri-Cities Youth Lacrosse focuses on the development of skills to prepare the player for a smooth transition to one of our WHSBLA High School Lacrosse teams in the Tri Cities area, currently Southridge High School and Richland High School.
Parks & Recreation Departments
Roller Derby - Atomic City Annihilators
The Atomic City Annihilators is a junior roller derby co-ed team that is recruiting players ages 10-17.
Family Friendly Soccer
Family Friendly Soccer (FFS) was created to let children have the opportunity to participate in soccer training in West Richland while still accommodating busy family schedules.
Three Rivers Soccer Club
Three Rivers Soccer Club is a soccer club for youth ages 8-18 that travels around and learns to work as a team while having fun playing soccer.
Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association
Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (T-CYSA) was organized to provide equal opportunities for boys and girls age 4 through 19 to learn and play the great game of soccer.
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.
Track & Field
Tri City Thunder is a USA Track and Field Club focused on providing opportunities for athletes of all ages to experience the sport of track and field while creating lasting friendships and developing leadership skills.
Columbia Junior Volleyball Club
Columbia Junior Volleyball Club has been providing the highest level of volleyball competition, and the best volleyball experience for our players. As a club, we strive to be the best on and off the court, and to help our players to be the best they can be in volleyball, in the classroom, and in life.
Club Gold provides an atmosphere that promotes learning, mindfulness, competitiveness, excellence and a love of the game of volleyball.
Club KB Volleyball
Club KB Volleyball started in November of 2012 in the Benton City area and is dedicated to teaching the skills and tactics of volleyball and the principles of sport-culture to young people.
Shockwave Volleyball Club
Shockwave Volleyball Club is a performance volleyball program for girl’s ages 18 and under. The USA Volleyball (USAV) governs the program and we are part of the Evergreen Region Volleyball Association (ERVA).
Tri Cities Wrestling Club is affliated with USA Wrestling (USAW) and is a co-ed youth club for ages 7-22.
YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities
YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities offers baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, and toddler sports.
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 Fencing Club
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 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: email@example.com) or Corliss Clay (email: CLClay@charter.net).
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
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.