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04/06/2016 - Invasive Plants- Identification, Early Detection and Reporting

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-03-31 20:00
IDENTIFICATION, EARLY DETECTION, AND REPORTING OF INVASIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP ?Hosted by: Marc Eylar, Kittitas Co. Noxious Weed Board and Helen Lau USFS Botanist. About the Program The PNW Invasive Plant Council (PNW IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization ( working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), county noxious weed boards, and other state and local groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the NFF, NFWF, WSDA and others we are gearing up for our fifth year to search for priority and newly emerging invasive plants in our National Forests, Parks and beyond. Our mission is to recruit new volunteers and inspire our current volunteer base to search for invasive plant populations. We have specific focal areas in National Forests and Parks, and DNR Natural Areas Preserves but there is a great need to document emerging invasive populations on all public lands. If you are hiking, boating, kayaking, horseback riding or working on public lands and are interested in participating in our program and/or interested in learning more about invasive plants and the problems they cause you are invited to attend. PNW ICP?s Citizen Science Invasive Plant EDRR Volunteer Training Our mission is to train citizens to identify a suite of invasive plants and to take basic data on their location and population numbers so we can inform land managers of their presence which will help lead to their eradication before they spread. We will train volunteers to identify target invasive plants in a 2.5 hour training which includes a PowerPoint presentation and examination of herbarium specimens and live material. Volunteers who sign up for the program will receive a training booklet to help ID species in the field along with survey forms and instruction on how to fill out the survey form. Trainings are intended to equip volunteers with the knowledge necessary to conduct invasive plant surveys on the land volunteers love to recreate in. We hope that each volunteer who signs up will conduct at least 1 to 2 surveys over the field season. Your efforts will directly support the maintenance of healthy ecosystems.

04/04/2016 - Monday Movie Madness: Ride Along 2

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2016-03-30 20:00
Apr. 4 Monday Movie Madness: Ride Along 2 Showings: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.SURC Theatre Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Closed Captioning Available Campus Activities ? 509-963-1450 PG-13  101 min  Action/Comedy As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

04/03/2016 - Family Christian Center: Guest Speaker

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2016-03-29 20:00
ONE man, with ONE arm, sharing ONE message…

Please join us to hear Bob Mortimer share his amazing story about a broken life, made whole. His journey began on a troubled path, which led to a traumatic car accident, which changed his life forever after losing three limbs. Bob’s story is about his journey to becoming truly whole…and that journey never ends.
For more information about Bob and his incredible story, visit
Family Christian Center 709 East Capital Ave, Ellensburg 509.925.3310

04/05/2016 - Norm Stamper Public Talk

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2016-03-29 20:00
Who polices the police? According to Norm Stamper, former Seattle police chief, the community. On April 5, at 7 p.m. in the CWU SURC Ballroom, Stamper will give a talk titled ?Community Policing in the Age of Police Militarization? about the importance of community involvement in policing on local, national and global levels. Stamper was a career cop, serving on both the San Diego and Seattle police forces for a total of over 30 years that stepped down from the position of Seattle Police Chief in 2000 following his hotly contested use of aggressive policing tactics, including tear gas, on protesters at the WTO riots in 1998. ?For those who've been disturbed by controversial shootings, and/or policing's overly aggressive, militarized response to political protest--or who have been bothered by the tactics of the protestors themselves--the topic couldn't be more relevant,? Stamper said about why he thinks his talk may be important to the community. Since his retirement, Stamper has advocated for revision in policing, including an end to The War on Drugs and a denouncement of increasing police militarization. The talk will be free and open to the public and is sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities.

04/05/2016 - Spring Girls Night Out

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2016-03-28 20:00
For more information:
(509) 962-6246

04/03/2016 - Jazz Ambassadors- America's Big Band

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2016-03-27 20:00
The United States Army Field Band- Jazz Ambassadors
Presenting the 100-year history of Jazz
" A rare and valuable national American treasure"

Central Washington University
McIntyre Music Building

April 3rd 2016

For more information & tickets:

The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s premier touring big band, travels thousands of miles each year to present jazz to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and around the world. As a component of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC, the Jazz Ambassadors supports its mission of carrying “into the grassroots of our country the story of our magnificent Army.” In performances across America and throughout the world, the men and women of this internationally-acclaimed organization take great pride in reflecting the excellence of all our nation’s Soldiers.

04/04/2016 - Arrive Alive Tour: Distracted Driving Simulator

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2016-03-27 20:00
Experience the consequences of distracted driving ? without the real danger ? during the Arrive Alive Tour. Using a virtual reality headset connected to the brakes, gas pedal and steering wheel of a real car, Arrive Alive is both educational and completely interactive. Participants are invited to get behind the wheel of a stationary car and see for themselves how distractions impair their own driving. As millions of accidents are caused by driving while texting or intoxicated each year, the Arrive Alive Tour is part of a national effort to raise awareness and encourage responsible driving.

04/02/2016 - Clymer Museum Lights it Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2016-03-26 20:00
Clymer Museum Lights it Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day
April 2nd 2016

Kids Activity Centers
Visit Tater the Horse from 11am-1pm form Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center
Ellensburg, WA

04/01/2016 - TOURISM GALA

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2016-03-25 20:00
Join the Kittitas County Chamber for the the very first Tourism Gala!
Friday, April 1st at the Liberty Theater (on the corner of 5th & Pine)

Please nominate your favorite Kittitas County tourism businesses for our 2016 Kittitas County Tourism Awards Ceremony

Tourism and travel-related businesses include services provided by hotels and restaurants, travel agencies and tour operator services, tourist guide services and other related services including special events and festivals, attractions, conference facilities and certain retail establishments.

Submit Nominations Here

5:30pm-6:30pm- Reception, live music, hor d' oeuvres & mocktails, photo booth

6:30pm-7:30pm- Tourism Award Ceremony, Showcase of Kittitas County Tourism Brands


04/01/2016 - First Friday Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-03-24 20:00
First Friday Coffee Club

04/01/2016 - April Art Walk

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-03-24 20:00
Logic of Chance Romoson Bustillo, Rachel Kirk & June Sekiguchi

03/31/2016 - Open House for a Touch of Tiffany

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2016-03-22 20:00
Open House for a Touch of Tiffany
Door prizes, finger food, wine and more!
Host : Tiffany Voshall- "A Touch of Tiffany" with cosmetic laser services.

03/31/2016 - History of Latino Jazz Concert

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2016-03-22 20:00
CWU Brooks Library is pleased to present a History of Latino Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall on March 31. The event will feature a performance by The Cascade Jazz Ensemble, accompanied by CWU students, and was made possible by the ?Latino Americans: 500 Years of History? grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. This crash course in good sounds, cool history and more is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Brooks Library, National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

03/31/2016 - Dinner at Cle Elum Eagles

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2016-03-21 20:00
Pulled Pork Sandwich/Coleslaw Dinner
Joker Poker
Guest Chef Ron Dahie