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| March 29, 2024 1:35 AM

COLUMBIA BASIN — Spring is finally springing up, and the Basin is teeming with things to do and enjoy. This listing is noncomprehensive and event details may change or events may be canceled at the organizers’ discretion. Readers are encouraged to call ahead or verify the information below online prior to the event.

This event listing is not comprehensive. We encourage all readers to check school, chamber of commerce and church event listings — as well as columbiabasinherald.com/events — in their communities regularly.

April 1

Pop Art for Teens

Participants will be using lots of color and getting inspiration from famous works of art to create their own pop art piece. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

April 1-6

‘Peter and Wendy’

Free week-long theater camp for K-12 children. When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual — at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan. Mistaken identities, ever-morphing clouds, a classy crocodile, some very lost boys, and a fickle shadow all add to the mayhem. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Darling embark on a quest of their own and find themselves trekking everywhere from Hawaii to the North Pole in search of their three missing children. Auditions are Monday 3-7:15 p.m.; rehearsals are Tuesday to Friday 3-7:15 p.m. and performances are Saturday at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.. Tickets to performance $7 plus fees. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theater and sponsored by Columbia Basin Allied Arts. Info: www.cba-arts.org

April 2-4

Spring Break Art Camp

Spring Break Art Camp will expose children to a variety of beginner-level arts and crafts. Crafts will include marble-dipped mugs, recycled robot creation and STEM activities, tie-dying, painting projects, and more. A half hour each day will be spent on lunch/outside time in the Civic Center Park. Each child should bring a sack lunch each day; refrigeration is available. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

April 4

‘Fires, Wrecks, and Floods: Highlights of Railroading in the Columbia Basin’

Join local historian, author and ferroequinologist Dan Bolyard as he speaks on the history of railroading in the Columbia Basin. Admission is free but seating is limited to the first 200 people. 6 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

April 6

Free Family Saturday: Mammoth Days at the Museum

Bring the kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces for two hours of presentations on ice-age mammals, artifacts from the dig site, a mobile exhibit and plenty of hands-on activities. Our friends over at the Wenas Creek Mammoth dig site are joining us for a mammoth day of fun. 12-2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830 or wenasmammoth.org.

Moses Lake Farmers Market Spring Market

Eighty-plus vendors, as well as an indoor dining area and an egg hunt. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Commercial and 4-H buildings at the Grant County Fairgrounds, 3953 Airway Dr NE, Moses Lake. Info: 509-750-7831.

Ladies Concealed Carry 

Sportsman’s Warehouse is hosting a ladies-only concealed carry class to help women know how to be safe with firearms. The event is run by Legal Heat and the 4-hour comprehensive course is set to educate and empower women on the laws and regulations surrounding concealed firearms. Upon completion of the class, attendees will be eligible to apply for a concealed carry permit. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3uMsLZr. The event runs from 3-7 p.m.

April 9

‘Sail on!' Beach Boys Tribute

‘Sail On!’ brings a young look and authentic sound reminiscent of the original Beach Boys during the prime of their career. The group’s harmonies capture the sound of the iconic band and transport the audience to the beach for an evening of memories and fun, fun, fun. Energetic and youthful tribute to “America’s band.” Presented by the Central Basin Community Concert Association. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Big Bend Community College Wallenstein Theater,  6989 College Parkway NE, Moses Lake. Info: communityconcertsml.com.

April 10

Networking gathering

Join Power Partners of Grant County at the Red Door Cafe and More in downtown Moses Lake for this event from noon to 1 p.m. The April speaker will be author Sheldon Townsend. Those interested in attending are asked to contact organizers prior to the event. More information is available at https://bit.ly/42RY4yH.

April 11

‘And It Has Pockets! The Battle for Women’s Clothing Equality’

How many times have you heard someone wearing women’s clothing exclaim, “And it has pockets!” Comparisons have shown that modern garments designed for women have about half the storage space of clothing designed for men. Join costume designer Diane Johnston to dig into the pockets of the past, tracing the history of the humble pocket to determine if the battle for equality may still be decided by a few inches of extremely influential fabric. Admission is free but seating is limited to the first 200 people. 6 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

April 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20

‘Bright Star’

Basin Community Theater presents the musical story of one woman at two different points in her life: the first, when she is a wild young thing growing up barefoot and carefree in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the second, when she is a well-to-do magazine editor in Asheville, 22 years later. Her story is inevitably woven with that of an idealistic young man named Billy, with whom she shares a mysterious connection. April 11-13 and 19 shows are at 7:10 p.m.; April 13 and 20 matinees are at 1:10 p.m. Tickets are $20 online or $22 at the door. Tickets and info: www.basincommunitytheatre.com.

April 13

Phoenix 

The American folk-pop duo Phoenix consists of award-winning songwriters Tim and Kathy Crosby, who have been performing together for well over two decades.  Together they have collaborated on several CDs and are known far and wide for their songwriting abilities and entertainment style. Admission for adults is $5; kids 12 and younger are free, and there will be a hat pass for the musicians. Refreshments will be provided by the Georgettes. 7 p.m. at the George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency Blvd.  Info: www.georgecommunityhall.com.

April 18

Your Road Home workshop

This workshop presents attendees with a road map to planning how to put the consumer in a position to buy a new home. Stop by the Smith Martin Building from 10-11:30 a.m. or attend via Zoom. Preregistration is available at YourRoadHomeML.com and the workshop is free to attend. The Smith Martin Building is located at 102 E. Third Ave. in Moses Lake and the workshop is held in the downstairs conference room. 

‘Stomp and Shout: The Untold Story of Northwest Rock and Roll’

Join author Peter Blecha to discover the lesser-known but vitally important bands and scenes that laid the foundation for what was to come — finally connecting all the dots between the fabled Northwest era of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and Jimi Hendrix and the R&B-spiked roots of a distinct regional art form: the original Northwest Sound. Admission is free but seating is limited to the first 200 people. 6 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

April 19

Third Friday Beginner’s Jam

Come and learn to play nice in a group. Experienced musicians and audiences are welcome. 7-9 p.m. at George Community Hall, 403 W Montmorency Blvd. Info: www.georgecommunityhall.com.

April 20

WSU Grant-Adams Master Gardeners Eco-Gardening Symposium

The seventh annual WSU Grant-Adams Master Gardeners Eco-Gardening Symposium focuses this year on water. What is the current and future status of water for home gardeners in Grant and Adams counties? Learn the latest science-based tips and strategies to ensure a beautiful, productive garden and how best to protect your garden during heat waves and frigid spells. Learn about hearty varieties of vegetables, fruits and ornamentals you may not have considered. This is a free event with complimentary beverages and snacks and a chance to win door prizes. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Big Bend Community College ATEC Building, 7662 Chanute St. NE, Moses Lake. Info: extension.wsu.edu/grant/gardening. See our feature on this event in the March 29 Homes section of the Columbia Basin Herald.

April 25

‘Conversations about Astrophotography’

Join local astrophotographer Mike Brady as he shares his astrophotography experiences and photo images. The presentation will include images of galaxies, nebulae, our moon, our sun, and comets. He will also be sharing his techniques and some of the equipment necessary for capturing these images.  The presentation will be an open forum in which questions from the audience are not only welcome but encouraged. Admission is free but seating is limited to the first 200 people. 6 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

April 26

Bourbon & Bowties

An elegant evening featuring Columbia Basin’s best wines, brews, spirits and fine dining. Bourbon & Bowties benefits Samaritan Healthcare Foundation’s mission to ensure the continued availability of high-quality healthcare programs and services offered through Samaritan Healthcare. All proceeds from this event will be allocated to Samaritan Healthcare’s new medical campus, to expand access to care and grow its specialties of care. Elegant, black-tie dress is encouraged for this event. No guests under the age of 21. 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds. Info: 509-793-9645 or www.bourbonbowtiesevent.com.

April 27

Touch a Truck

Vehicles and construction equipment of all kinds will be on display for children to check out and even climb on. There will be food vendors, face painting, raffle prizes and more. The first hour is “quiet time,” with no sirens or loud music for children with sensory difficulties. Tickets are $5 at the door; children under a year old are free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Moses Lake Presbyterian Church, 1142 W. Ivy Ave.  Info: 928-234-4996.

‘Jaku Mumor’

Okaidja Afroso ushers in a fresh breeze from the shores of Ghana’s Atlantic Gulf of Guinea, drawing from the ecological knowledge of the indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen with “Jaku Mumor – Ancestral Spirit.” The power of nature-based rituals, and the connections that his ancestors had to the ­elements, particularly the Ocean are showcased with Okaidja’s distinctive style, creating a contemporary African oral tradition. The project utilizes percussion, guitar, dance, native language vocals, film and fashion to tell the story. Presented by Columbia Basin Allied Arts. 7 p.m. at the Big Bend Community College Wallenstien Theater,  6989 College Parkway NE, Moses Lake.  Info: www.cba-arts.org.

‘Home on the Range’ bus tour

A look at the flowers, sagebrush, bunch grass and other plants in the rangeland around Quincy. The speaker will be Quincy High School senior Levi Kukes, a two-time FFA “Top Hand” for the Western Region. Late April is wildflower time, and Kukes will share his knowledge of the flowers, grasses and other desert plants and how they fit into the landscape. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Info: www.qvhsm.org.

April 28

David Shannon in concert

Often referred to as “Ireland’s greatest showman,” David Shannon has been singing professionally for more than 25 years and is renowned for his engaging performance style and charming personality. Along with his powerful vocals, he also incorporates the violin, Irish bodhran and multimedia into his concerts. His repertoire is an exciting mix of classic Irish songs and selections from his starring roles on Broadway and London’s West End. Presented by the Central Basin Community Concert Association. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Big Bend Community College Wallenstein Theater,  6989 College Parkway NE, Moses Lake. Info: communityconcertsml.com.