Central Washington University

01/20/2017 - Fly Fishing 101

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2017-01-07 20:00
If you're looking for a great way to get outside, CWU Continuing Education's Fly Fishing 101 class is the perfect way to get started. In this class you will learn the basics of fly fishing! Throughout six sessions, students will learn how a fly rod works, how to correctly identify parts, as well as gain the ability to correctly choose a fly rod. Casting, mending (for both nymphing and dry flies), roll casting, how to properly identify insects and hatches on the river, how to read the water, and how to properly rig your fly rod up for nymphing and dry flies will also be covered in this exciting class that will occur both in the classroom and on the Yakima River! On the very last class, a contest will be held to test your knowledge and casting abilities that you have learned throughout the course. The top TWO students will be given a FREE half-day guide float trip down the Yakima with instructor, Nathan Schepker! Required Equipment* -Fly Rod and Reel (5wt recommended) Fly Line -Flies (Flies are seasonal, check with instructor or Worley Bugger Fly Co. for latest hatch). -Waders (optional but recommended) -Sunglasses (recommend polarized) -Indicators -Leaders/Tippet (3x leader/4x tippet is recommended) -Fly Floatant (Necessary for dry flies) *Don't have the required equipment? Continuing Education and Worley-Bugger Fly Co in Ellensburg have partnered to offer Echo Fly Fishing Base Kits for $164.99. Students who register for the course and purchase the Base Kit will receive an additional 10% off the kit! If you would like to purchase the kit, please indicate 'Yes' to the kit question during the check out process. For more information on the Base Kit, click here. Questions? All questions, comments, extra help, and equipment can be answered or bought at Worley-Bugger Fly Co. 509-962-2033. If you would like to register for this class, please follow the link below. http://bit.ly/2gTkCcP

01/21/2017 - Iron Horse Brewery Paid Tour

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2017-01-07 20:00
Come tour Iron Horse Brewery before Winterhop Brewfest. Tour is $15 and includes: custom glass, beer sampler coupon, a sample of beer & a burrito.

01/06/2017 - First Friday Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2017-01-03 20:00
Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for First Friday Coffee Club hosted by Spirit of the West at the Goodey Gallery and Western Art Association. Don't forget your business cards for the door prize drawing!

Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community. It is free and open to any business in the county!

01/12/2017 - Lunch & Learn - Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2017-01-02 20:00
Brad Worthley will be presenting "Mastering the Art of Public Speaking."

Public speaking is the greatest fear most people have, even greater than spiders and death itself. 74% of the population has what is called "Glossophobia" which is stage fright or the fear of public speaking. There is also a small part of the population who are comfortable speaking in front of people and they want to learn to do it better (or to make a living as a professional speaker). Brad will unlock the secrets to being a great public speaker and provide you with his 26 years of experience as one of the highest-rated presenters in the world.

Topics include:
  • How to Eliminate Fear
  • Providing Value to Your Audience
  • The Eight Secrets to a Great Speech
  • Why PowerPoint is The Kiss of Death
  • Why You Should Never Break the #1 Rule in Public Speaking
This event is free, but please register. Lunch will be available for purchase from Rodeo City Bar-B-Q.

01/10/2017 - Science Fun Night

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-12-29 20:00
Come explore various science stations and experience the students' Rube Goldberg machines! FREE and fun for all ages! Snacks provided!

01/10/2017 - Knitting Essentials

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2016-12-28 20:00
Interested in picking up knitting? This course offers choices of simple, guided knit projects (scarf, potholder, set of coasters, etc.) to work on during class. Gain a breadth of skills and tips that will be useful for tackling future projects, such as learning to knit and purl, casting on and binding off, doing corrections, and anything in between! Become comfortable pairing yarn with needles, measuring gauge, and reading patterns. Find success in personal knitting endeavors, and discover the benefits that knitting has to offer. To register for this course, please follow the link below. http://bit.ly/2hccCBO

01/08/2017 - The Mountaintop

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-12-22 20:00
Jan. 8 | 2:00 p.m. Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall Free | Open to the public The iconic play “The Mountaintop” will be coming to CWU for three days in January. This performance is part of the Martin Luther King Jr., celebration. This play, written by Katori Hall, is a re-imagining of King’s last night on earth where a stranger forces King to confront his destiny and legacy while also addresses contemporary issues of race, resistance and progress. The performances will be held in the Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall on Jan. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and on Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. This event will be free and open to the public. The production will feature two students, Nathaniel Hiko Addison and Jaeana Davis, who will play Martin Luther King Jr. and the hotel maid, Camae, respectively. For more information, contact Matthieu Chapman at 509-963-1750 or Matthieu.chapman@cwu.edu.

01/07/2017 - The Mountaintop

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2016-12-21 20:00
Jan. 7 | 7:30 p.m. Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall Free | Open to the public The iconic play “The Mountaintop” will be coming to CWU for three days in January. This performance is part of the Martin Luther King Jr., celebration. This play, written by Katori Hall, is a re-imagining of King’s last night on earth where a stranger forces King to confront his destiny and legacy while also addresses contemporary issues of race, resistance and progress. The performances will be held in the Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall on Jan. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and on Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. This event will be free and open to the public. The production will feature two students, Nathaniel Hiko Addison and Jaeana Davis, who will play Martin Luther King Jr. and the hotel maid, Camae, respectively. For more information, contact Matthieu Chapman at 509-963-1750 or Matthieu.chapman@cwu.edu.

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