Grand opening events at the reach June 30-July 6

Tri-City HeraldJune 27, 2014 

The $12 million Reach center officially opens July 4. There are a number of events this week leading to the grand opening.

-- June 30: Sen. Patty Murray will cut the ribbon to officially open the Reach from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Cost: $35 for Reach/CREHST members, $70 for nonmembers.

-- June 30: The Legacy Continues, Passing the Mantle -- CREHST to the Reach: Reception and tour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., including the raising of the flag, 21-gun salute, reception and tour. Rep. Doc Hastings will be the guest of honor. Cost: $25 for Reach/CREHST members, $50 for nonmembers.

-- July 3: Tri-City rock band Run From Cover performs at 7 p.m. at the Reach in the Columbia Center Rotary Charity Outdoor Theater. Hot dogs and ice cream will be available for purchase. Cost: $5 per person. This is an outdoor-only event.

-- July 4: Opening day. The Reach is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free extended hours at the Reach from 5-7 p.m. with the purchase of a ticket to The Sound of Music. The Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre production starts at 7 p.m. in the Columbia Center Rotary Charity Outdoor Theater and will be followed by the River of Fire fireworks at 10 p.m. Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and older and $15 for 18 and younger.

-- July 5: The Reach is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dedication and grand opening ceremony starts at 5 p.m. and features a blessing of the building and Native American artifacts by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, a short program, hors d'oeuvres and wine and guided tours of the Reach by volunteer interpreters. Musician Bill McKay will perform, and at 7:30 p.m., there will be a performance by the Mid-Columbia Ballet, the Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, the Mastersingers and the Mid-Columbia Symphony in the Columbia Center Rotary Charity Outdoor Theater. Cost: $125 per person.

-- July 6: The Reach is open from noon-5 p.m. Free extended hours at the Reach from 5-7 p.m. with the purchase of a ticket to The Sound of Music. The Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre production starts at 7 p.m. in the Columbia Center Rotary Charity Outdoor Theater. Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and older and $15 for 18 and younger.

Tickets to all events are available at www.ShopTheReach.org

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