Memorial Weekend | more than summer's kickoff

SARAH SAYS... 

Help Veterans at the Glass Punty

This Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 24 thru Monday, May 27) participate in purposeful entertainment. Try something fun, create something beautiful AND help a local business, help America’s heroes.   

The Glass Punty has teamed up with Service Peace Warriors to assist Tri-City veterans with PTSD. They’re a non-profit organization that trains service pets for returning military veterans right in our area. $5 from every one-hour mini-class fee will be donated to toward the training and care of these amazing service animals. Grab a few friends or family members and explore the art of glassblowing while helping this worthy organization.

Glass Punty will be scheduling groups of 4 for a 1-hour glassblowing experience from 9 am to 5 pm on all 4 days. The average time per person to make a float or ornament is about 15 minutes. Call the studio at 942-9569 or message them on Facebook to reserve a time slot for your group. Their studio is off of Clearwater near the Golf Universe and the ‘Flashcube’.

This ornament/float mini-class is $38 per person (or $13 with your Tri-Fun Entertainment Pass)

New Menu at 4th Base Pizza

Pizza may have originally been Italian but we’ve made it our own in America!  More than three BILLION pizzas were sold in the U.S. last year.  A great place to get your pizza fix (plus wings, calzones or salads); 4th Base Pizza in downtown Kennewick. Their friendly staff, large selection of ice cold beers, gourmet toppings and even gluten-free crust (by request) make this a super relaxing place to spend time with family and friends. They’ve recently expanded their menu with more options than ever before!  

Know before you go: they’re open until 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays. They have an outdoor patio if you want to catch a little sunshine or bring your dog. Get a FREE large pizza with purchase of another when you use your Tri-Fun Dining Pass.

Rock the Reach

Ever wonder about agates and petrified wood in Eastern Washington? Check out the rotating Hoch Gallery Exhibit, Rockhounding at the Reach Museum. There are incredible specimens on loan from WSU Pullman. Give yourself a few hours to visit though – you won’t want to miss all the other exhibits and galleries. Don’t worry if you’re not a local history bluff; the exhibits are geared for visitors of all ages and backgrounds plus they have a very knowledgeable staff to answer your families’ ten thousand crazy queries. "No Ava, I don't know how fast the water moved and Jacob I'm pretty sure that rock isn't Superman's cryptonite."

As always, check out all our venues online at Tri-Fun.com!