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05/02/2014 - ?L?Homme en Animal,? Human Animals Play at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2014-04-30 20:00
For a night of fables and music brought to life, don?t miss ?L?Homme en Animal,? Human Animals, a play presented by the CWU Department of World Languages. This French-English production is based on La Fontaine?s fables and features music from Isabelle Aboulker?s ?Fables Enchantees.? Experience the magic Friday, May 2 at 1 and 7 p.m. in the Hertz Auditorium. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend. The CWU Department of World Languages presents ?L?Homme en Animal? in conjunction with World Languages Day and has received a grant from the CWU Foundation to aid them in sharing the production with the community. For more information please contact Natalie Andrus at 509-844-8066 or

05/03/2014 - 2014 Washington Fly Fishing Fair

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-04-29 20:00
Washington State Council FFF......2014 Washington Fly Fishing Fair will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center May 3 & 4 2014.  There will be fly tying, fly casting workshops, casting demos various seminars and much more,  check out the website for all the details. 

05/03/2014 - Relay for Life Benefit Golf Tournament

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-04-29 20:00
Relay for Life Benefit Golf Tournament    Sponsored by AmreiTitle and Port of Quincy's Colockum Ridge Golf Course.
 Check in by 9:30 am and a Shotgun start at 10:00 am.....Must RSVP by April 23rd.
Four Man Standard Scramble
Prizes for Longest Drive (men and women)
Prizes for Closest to the Pin ( men and women)
Lowest Scoring Team and Highest Scoring Team wins Grand Prize

Help us "Finish the Fight"

05/03/2014 - Stained Glass with Julie Prather

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-04-29 20:00
Don?t miss out on this rare opportunity to make a copper foil stained glass mirror with a local legend and master glass artist.

05/01/2014 - Kittitas County Community Network & Coalition

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-04-28 20:00
KCYE -Kittitas County Youth Experience Are holding a Town Hall Meeting addressing Underage Drinking.  Come and learn how to prevent the use of alcohol by teens. Special Guest Speaker Josh Hink will talk about the detrimental effects of alcohol on both the consumer and their friends and family. 

05/02/2014 - Wind River's Spring Open House

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-04-28 20:00
Say hello to spring and save at Wind River's Spring Open House May 2-4. Get 20% off regularly priced merchandise store-wide and enter to win one of four $50 gift cards, plus enjoy free snacks and punch. Find fun, affordable gifts for Mother's Day, graduations, or even shop early for Father's Day. Or get in the spirit for Ellensburg's Western Art Show by browsing our large selection of Western-themed books, wall art, figurines, and other home decor. Don't miss your chance to save 20% at Wind River's Spring Open House May 2-4!

05/02/2014 - Live Music: An Evening with Tyrone Wells

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-04-28 20:00
Friday, May 2 a t8 p.m. SURC Ballroom Free for CWU students w/ ID, $5 general admission Singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells will bring his talent to Central Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free for CWU students with ID and $5 general admission. Now signed to Universal Republic records, Wells has built a national fan base and has launched several records that charted at number one on the ITunes Singer Songwriter charts. With his first full length record, ?Where We Meet,? released in early 2012, fans can anticipate great things to come for this future chart topper. To listen to samples of his work visit For more information about the event contact Nick Faucett, CWU Campus Activities student programmer, at 509-963-1450 or

04/30/2014 - Cooking Class in the Canyon

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-04-27 20:00
Cooking Class in the Canyon!
$75.00 per person/ 5:30-8:30pm

​Join Canyon River Lodge & Canyon River Grill for a year of cooking classes with Chef Patrick! With one class a month, learn to make everything from a spectacular weekend brunch to a complete Northwest Cookout to a fine cheese & wine course!

05/01/2014 - Lunch & Learn Speaker Series with Brad Worthley

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-04-27 20:00
Back by Popular Demand- Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featuring Brad Worthley, Internationally Acclaimed Customer Service, Leadership & Motivational Expert.
Topic will be " How to Create & Sustain a Sales and Service Culture".
Lunch can be purchased from Spurs Bar & Grill

05/01/2014 - Open Mic at Sunset at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-04-27 20:00
Open Mic at Sunset Thursday, April 3 7:30 p.m. SURC Pit For students with a flair for performing and anyone looking for a great show, Campus Activities? Open Mic at Sunset is the perfect opportunity. Whether a student is a slam poet, musician or comedian, they are invited to entertain the crowd this event always draws. Either share a talent or sit back and enjoy the show Thursday, May 1 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups for performers begin at 7:30 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8 p.m. Each show is open to the public, and the variety of performers never fails to impress. For more information please contact Nick Faucett, Campus Activities student programmer, at 509-963-1450 or

05/02/2014 - First Friday Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-04-27 20:00
Join us for First Friday Coffee Club, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The First Friday Coffee Club meets the first Friday of each month , from 9 -10 am. 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. For more information about the First Friday Coffee Club call 509-925-2002
May First Friday Coffee Club is Sponsored and Hosted By : F.I.S.H Food Bank
Learn about who F.I.S.H is and what they do to help our community, they are much more than a food bank.


05/02/2014 - Carolyn Nelson, Sandi Bransford, Thorly James - Feminine Voices in Clay

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-04-27 20:00
Gallery One offers monthly rotating exhibits of contemporary art. Join us 5-7pm each first Friday of the month for openings during Ellensburg's Art Walk

05/02/2014 - First Friday Art Walk

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-04-27 20:00
Feminine Voices in Clay with Carolyn Nelson, Sandi Bransford, and Thorly James in the Main Gallery and on the Mezzanine, Joan CawleyCrane - Under Pressure (printmaking) in the Eveleth Green Gallery, sponsored by Bluestone Academy and Sageland Properties

04/30/2014 - Mean & Lean in '14 (5th Weigh In)

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2014-04-26 20:00
Are you ready to get Mean & Lean in '14!?

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce along with RSVP & Volunteer Center of Kittitas County are excited to announce the beginning of this year’s Mean & Lean program! Last year was a huge success with over 100 participants with a total combined weight loss of 847.7 pounds!
With your registration you will receive a free weight loss journal (first 200 participants) and a Mean & Lean button, which you can wear to numerous local businesses to get discounts and special deals (Details coming soon)
12 Prizes will be awarded to the top male & female participants based on Percentage % of weight loss at the end of the program
13th prize: participants that attend all weigh ins will be entered into a drawing for a special 13th prize
Optional Weigh ins: Participants who attend each optional weigh in will be entered into a drawing to win prizes on that day regardless of weight change
We will be kicking off the program with the First weigh in and registration for Mean & Lean in ’14 on February 5th
 The Location of the weigh ins will be
The Adult Activity Center (506 S Pine St.)
On each weigh in day,
 you can drop by to weigh in within the following times:
or 4:30pm-6:00pm
The weigh in dates are every third Wednesday
Starting on February 5th and going until May 14th
Weigh in dates:
February 5th
February 26th
March 19th
April 9th
April 30th
May 14th (Final Weigh in!)
The price for those who participated last year is $25.00! If you are new to the program or know someone who wants to participate for the first time this year the cost is $40.00
You can Register online on this page by clicking
“Register Online”
You can also register on the day of the first weigh in
(we accept Cash, Check, Visa & MasterCard)
Like our Facebook for easy updates about Mean & Lean:
If you have any questions or concerns,
Please contact Roylene Crawford
Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
(509) 925-2002

04/27/2014 - 2nd Annual "Get Outside"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2014-04-25 20:00
Decorated mile markers will encourage you along the family  friendly ten mile round trip to town on the scenic back road.  Well deserved treats can be purchased at mile marker 5, our Favorite Mocha Stand!  Back at the Ranch, peddle under the FINISH banner, then head for the front yard.  From 3-4 pm, be our guest for a Picnic Dinner.

04/28/2014 - CWU Classic Black Film Series: Opening Reception w/ Pamela Thomas

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2014-04-25 20:00
To showcase Black American films made between 1910 and 1950, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice will present a Classic Black Film Series. Each film in the series is made by, about and for Black Americans who wanted to see themselves reflected in films. The series begins with an opening reception featuring Pamela Thomas, a world-renowned national and international lecturer on the significance and impact of American race movies, Monday, April 28 at 5 p.m. outside room 103 in Dean Hall. Following the reception there will be a screening of the first film of the series, ?Midnight Ramble? at 6 p.m. in Dean Hall room 103. This award-winning documentary shares the history and foundation of early Black American films. The series continues Tuesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. with a showing of ?Body and Soul,? Wednesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. with ?Within our Gates? and Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. with ?God?s Step Children.? All screenings will be in Dean Hall room 103 and are free and open to the public. For more information please contact CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or

04/28/2014 - Monday Movie Madness Presents: The Lego Movie

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2014-04-25 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre Price: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Time: 5 p.m. *New time added* Closed Captioning Available, please contact Event Support staff or arrive 30 minutes prior to screening for assistance.  Contact: Emily Meyer, Campus Activities student programmer, 509-963-1450 or An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special,' is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.