Knudson Lumber's Birdhouse Day
Please join a “Not in Our Kittitas County” Community Event on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Central Washington University and the Ellensburg community are joining together to address hate with presentations and open discussion. The keynote speaker Richard King, a Critical Culture and Gender and Race Studies professor at WSU, will present “Understanding Racial Violence and Intimidation: White Supremacist Movements in the Pacific Northwest.” Lecia J. Brooks, from the Southern Poverty Law Center will give an update (via Skype) on Klan and white supremacists’ activity in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, as well as strategies for responding to hate incidents. Cynthia Mitchell, CWU Communications Department, and students from the First Amendment Class will present on “Freedom for the Speech we hate.” Following the presentations, there will be an open discussion including input from the Ellensburg and CWU Police Department; Dale Miller (EPD Chief), Clay Meyes (Undersheriff) and Mike Luvera (CWU Police). Not in Our Kittco promotes working together to build safe and inclusive environments for all – in our towns, in our businesses and in our schools. Sponsored in part by CWU Office of Student Involvement.
Facing Homelessness Wednesday, Nov. 30th 6:30 • SURC Theatre Admission - Food contribution to support the PUSH campaign Open to everyone Rex Hoglbein, executive director of Facing Homelessness will hold a public presentation on Wednesday Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre. During his talk, he will outline strategies to resolve the issue of homelessness, such as sharing funds, resources, or simply, time. Based on the latest state Department of Commerce Point in Time survey, there were 599 homeless people in Kittitas, Yakima, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties. But that winter figure is low, usually in central Washington numbers rise dramatically during the warm summer weather. The event will involve a community panel discussion, moderated by Philip Kerrigan, the state’s Combined Fund Drive (CFD) program manager. While the presentation is free and open to the public, those attending are encouraged to bring a food donation for the local Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) campaign. CWU’s Facing Homelessness is being held in conjunction with the university’s annual participation in the CFD, which is Washington state’s official workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. Larson added the goal is to have CWU personnel volunteer 2,000 community service hours before the end of the year to address economic and social challenges, or enhance the quality of life locally. For more information, feel free to contact Drue Larson at email@example.com or 509-963-2234.
Find holiday gifts from local artist and vendors while enjoying the fun and festive atmosphere at the 41st Annual Ware Fair. This year, you’ll find a variety of handcrafted goods in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) from fuzzy scarves, paintings and delectable eats! The excitement begins on Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the holiday fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and all-day on Saturday. For more information, contact Blaine Land, Ware Fair Coordinator, at 509-963-3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sponsored by Campus Activities. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1450 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.
Come join us for coffee and pastries while networking with other business professionals in our community.
Give the Gift of Art Annual Holiday Show
Continuing the annual Winterfest tradition with Holiday music from the Dickens Carolers and a visit from Santa!
Part of Winterfest at Suncadia 2016.
Holiday bazaar featuring local vendors with hand crafted and manufactuered products. Local wine, goodies & more! 4 Hooves 4-H club will be selling lunch from 11:30 - 2:00 as their yearly fund raiser. Just 5 miles from town, take the short drive out, have a cup of coffee and visit with friends old and new while you shop!
Start your shopping early this year at the Holiday Bazaar and Arts & Crafts show. Enjoy the signature DRY Sparkling flavor of Winterfest - Juniper Berry. Complimentary based on availability. Take a photo with Santa (12pm-4pm)!
Town Holiday Lighting, Pictures with Santa and Friends
Leslie Nan Moon - $50, $10 material fee
Learn the beautiful technique of hand block printing in this workshop with a skilled artist. Acquire all the skills needed to create and enjoy making your own hand-pulled prints.
Ellensburg Adult Activity Center, FISH Community Food Bank and the Moose Lodge are hosting the 21st Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
The Center will have our Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Everyone in the Community. It begins at noon. The Center will supply the turkey, dressing, potatoes gravy and a vegetable. We will have a sign up sheet at the Sunshine Desk for those that are able to bring a salad or dessert .
Plaid Friday is a nationally celebrated event the Friday after Thanksgiving, encouraging shoppers to support local businesses as they kick off their holiday shopping! Many of our downtown merchants will be thrilled to see you in their shops, decked out in plaid. Celebrate the diversity and creativity of independent businesses in your downtown.
Shops will be open regular business hours.
Places participating include (but are not limited to):
Troutwater Fly Shop
Nerdcore Toys and Collectibles
Pearl Street Books
Evolve Clothing and Jewelry
Ellensburg Pet Center
John Ford Clymer Museum
The Soup Bowl
Look for the Plaid Friday Participant Sign!