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05/25/2018 - Barrio Fiesta

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2018-05-06 20:00
History & education has never smelled this good. Or looked this great either! Celebrate Filipino culture with traditional Filipino dishes, face painting, expressive dance performances, outdoor games, and so much more at Barrio Fiesta! Join the Central Washington University (CWU) Filipino American Student Association at the Wellington Event Center and Barto Lawn from 3-6 p.m. on May 25 for all the fun. Everyone is invited to this FREE*, high-energy festival of culture, so grab your friends and family and don’t miss it! *Thanks to the CWU Diversity & Equity Center, this event is FREE, but please bring cash for the provided food vendor!

05/26/2018 - Thorp Mill Dinner and Auction

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2018-05-06 20:00
Join us on Saturday, May 26th, on Memorial Day weekend at Springwood Ranch for Kittitas County’s best local Memorial Day function! Browse through the silent auction tables while awaiting Springwood’s famous alder-smoked top sirloin or chicken dinner with all the fixin’s and enjoy local micro-brews, wine and great live music. Silent auction/doors open at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 and live music/social hour from 7:00-8:00.

05/19/2018 - Bares n Broncs

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2018-05-05 20:00
Bucking horses and fantastic music equals a great time!  Daniel Beard Rodeo Company started Bares n Broncs back in 2006.  It is a test of athletic ability-not only for the cowboys that ride the stock but to show the great horse athletes.  This event provides great entertainment for the spectators that love the sport of rodeo and it also bring the colts into the arena for a match off. Enjoy concessions provided by Cascade Mountain Grilling and behind the Chutes beer garden sponsored by Iron Horse Brewery and live music with Massy Ferguson!

05/19/2018 - Rodeo City Rollergirls Vs. Gorge Roller Girls

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2018-05-03 20:00
Come cheer on Ellensburg's roller derby team as they take on the Gorge Roller Girls at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19th at Ellensburg High School. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. This is a family friendly event. Tickets are $5 in advance at or $10 at the door.

05/17/2018 - Business After Hours

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2018-05-02 20:00
Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours hosted by Ruby's Scrapbooking. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and networking with Chamber members in a social setting. There will be awesome prizes, so don't forget your business cards for the drawing! 

05/18/2018 - Kittitas County Boy Scout Benefit Dinner

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2018-05-02 20:00
It's all about the Scouts! The Kittitas Bounty Boy Scout Benefit Dinner Friday, May 18 at 6 pm, that is. Save the date and make your plans to attend! Dinner is held in the Armory Building on the Kittitas County Fairgrounds. The event includes a steak dinner and a silent auction. Your attendance helps those scout units that have participated in making this dinner a reality. Your participation also helps the premier youth development program in Central Washington, the Grand Columbia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Cost: $50 per person Tickets can be purchased at Dusty's Nursery, located at 1116 East Mountainview Ave or Bleachers REstaurant at 730 E University Way.

05/05/2018 - Thorp Neighborhood Garage/Yard Sale

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2018-04-30 20:00
The Thorp Community Neighborhood Garage Sale will take place at the Thorp Fire Station. Community members will have booth spaces selling their yard sale wares. 

05/13/2018 - Mother's Day Brunch at Starlight

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2018-04-30 20:00
Bring your mom in for a Mother’s Day brunch buffet at Starlight. Featuring build your own Bloody Mary bar! Taking reservations. 509-962-6100

05/12/2018 - Bluegrass Concert at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2018-04-29 20:00
The Grange’s annual Bluegrass Concert is Saturday, May 12, with an outstanding young band from the greater Seattle area, “North Country Bluegrass.” North Country consists of young but experienced musicians – Norm Olsen, Kent Powell, Will McSeveney and Zach Top. Doors open at 6:30 pm, band takes the stage at 7:00 pm. The hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, about 8 miles NE of Cle Elum near the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Rd. Admission is $10, kids under 12 years of age are free, refreshments will be provided.

05/12/2018 - Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2018-04-28 20:00
Field Trip schedule will be posted here when finalized:
This annual event is FREE and FAMILY friendly. We encourage you to take advantage of as many field trips as you can during the day. Be sure to thank your field trip leader - they are volunteering their time! Educational booths with fun activities are located in the parking area at Umtanum. Please be sure to purchase a $5 day-pass to park at the Bureau of Land Management's Umtanum Recreation Area - passes are available onsite or for purchase ahead of time from the Chamber of Commerce in Ellensburg. You do not need to register ahead of time, but please bring water to drink, snacks, wear layers of clothing, and sturdy shoes. The trails are easy, but can be rough in places. Please bring your kids, but not your pets :-). 

05/12/2018 - Aloha Bingo

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2018-04-28 20:00
Come get your groove on at Aloha Bingo and support Kittitas County Fire District #6! Enjoy a delish BBQ dinner, 15 games of bingo with great prizes donated by local businesses, a dessert auction and more! We recommend, if possible, that you purchase your tickets ahead of time. Our last fundraiser not only sold out, but a few people were turned away! If you are going as a group, please purchase your tickets together and we will make sure to reserve you your own table. Dinner includes pulled pork sandwiches, watermelon, a wide variety of drinkage (non-alcoholic) and a dessert auction for your sugar-fix. Please see our Facebook event for the most updated info!

05/11/2018 - Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2018-04-27 20:00
Come bird with KEEN for 3-days during the second weekend of May and discover the natural beauty of Central Washington State! Kittitas County features diverse and spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains, thousands of acres of public forest, lush riparian corridors and endangered shrub-steppe open space. The Yakima River Canyon is an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA) with some of the highest densities of passerines and birds of prey in the State, some of them obligates to the shrub-steppe habitat.

04/28/2018 - Andre Feriante /Stringstories

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:37
Award winning guitarist, Andre Feriante presents a multiple instrument concert ~ Ellensburg, WA – One of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere guitarists and composers is about to embark on an odyssey around the world, in Ellensburg. On Saturday, April 28th, Andre Feriante will feature several exotic instruments from his collection while playing music authentic to their origins. One of the only NW guitarists to study with the virtuoso Classical Guitarist Andres Segovia, Feriante has enjoyed a nearly 40 year career touring the world on a journey that has taken him to the edge of musical boundaries.  Multi-instrumentalist Andre Feriante has created a world music experience featuring both known and exotic string instruments featuring music from a variety of cultures. This is a unique chance to hear these instruments and musical styles that are seldom heard by today’s audiences. Instruments include a variety of acoustic guitars, along with the ukulele, banjo, charango, harp guitar, oud, and tar. The World Music program will include classics from the American songbook, standards, original Latin based themes, middle eastern flavors, classical and baroque themes, South American and African fusions, and even songs of the Beatles •Andre Feriante’s “String Stories: A World Music Odyssey” •Saturday, April 28 •7:00pm •Hal Holmes Community Center •201 Rubey St. Ellensburg, WA •Tickets $20 at the door / $10 for Students About Andre Feriante: Andre Feriante Andre Feriante is a multi-instrumentalist playing Spanish guitar, harp guitar, ukulele, nylon string banjo, charango, and most recently, the oud and tar. A crossover artist in the vein of YoYo Ma or Sting, his performance program represents a bold but fluid musical fusion, featuring predominantly his own compositions alongside music from Bach to the Beatles, flamenco improvisation to jazz standards, and even poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, Rumi and of course, Feriante himself. Andre Feriante’s career has taken him around the globe with performances in world class locations like Carnegie Hall and Cathedrals of Sweden. He has played in countries including Columbia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Islands in the Caribbean, and of course much of the United States. Feriante has long been a fixture of the Pacific Northwest music scene with frequent performances at Benaroya Hall and the Triple Door along with festivals like Bumbershoot and the Folk Life Festival. Andre Feriante is the host and artistic director of Guitar Euphoria a Northwest guitar festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the guitar. Andre was recently a featured speaker in a TEDx Talk about the healing qualities of music and his performances reflect that goal.

05/09/2018 - Women, Wine, & Whatever

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2018-04-25 09:37
Hey ladies, join us for an evening of networking and socializing! Enjoy spending time with new & old friends at different locations in our community every month.

This month we will be at Gard Vintners! Take advantage of this AWESOME deal: buy a bottle of Don Isidro, Freyja, AND Vaucluse, get 30% off all three! That's basically buying two bottles, and getting one for the cost of tax!

Women, Wine & Whatever is a monthly networking event for the fabulous women of Kittitas County. Enjoy drinks with a great group of women while we discussing our frustrations, successes, personal and professional lives, and goals.

04/27/2018 - The HR Bermuda Triangle

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2018-04-22 20:00
The interplay of three major employment laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and Workers Compensation- is complicated. Understanding the interplay of these laws is essential for Human Resource professionals and supervisors to ensure legal compliance, as well as to provide employees with the benefits and protections each law provides. Speakers include: Joyce Allen, stay at work specialist with WA Department Labor& Industries, Erin McCool attorney at Ogden Murphy Wallace, and Stephen Sarchet CWU leave specialist.


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