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05/01/2015 - CWUp Late

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-04-27 20:00
CWUp Late
May 1, 2015
7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
SURC Theatre and Pit
Free for CWU Students, $5 GA at door
CWU Campus Activities is hosting CWUp Late, a late night event full of singing, laughing and more Friday, May 1 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre and Pit. CWUp Late will start with a comedy show featuring CMT’s Next Big Comic of 2012 Adam Norwest and Northwest Comedy Competition finalist Travis Nelson, followed by a lip-sync battle and rockn’ bingo with pizza, pop and prizes!
For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450.

05/01/2015 - 2015 Washington State Fly Fishing Fair

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-04-27 20:00
Washington State Council FFF......2015 Washington State Fly Fishing Fair will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center May 1 & 2 2015.  There will be fly tying, fly casting workshops, casting demos various free seminars in the Manastash Room & Heritage Center, 9 hole casting course with prizes, sign up for a private lesson with a certified casting instructor, vendors and much more,  check out the website for all the details.

05/02/2015 - CWU Women?s Sport Club Soccer Conference Tournament

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-04-27 20:00
May 2, May 3 Time: TBD Alder Fields Free and open to the public For more information email

05/02/2015 - Iron Horse Trail Motorcycle Show

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-04-27 20:00
ABATE of Washington- Kittitas County Chapter Presents
2015 Iron Horse Trail Motorcycle Show
Saturday May 2nd & Sunday May 3rd

Red Horse Diner
1518 University Way Ellensburg, WA
(509) 925-5139

04/29/2015 - Iron Horse Brewery Trivia

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-04-26 20:00
Iron Horse Brewery hosts trivia night, every Wednesday at 7pm (ish) at a different location around town.

Bring a team of 2-6 players, pay an entry fee of $3.00 each and show off your useless knowledge! Winners take the cash. Runners up get prizes and losers pick the two categories for the next week.

Enjoy great beer specials and have fun!

Every correct answer gets a raffle ticket for bonus swag. 

Stop by the pub around 6pm for a pint and some pre-game hints.


April 29th- Wing Central
May 6th- Cornerstone Pie
May 13th- Club 301
May 20th- Starlight Lounge
May 27th- The Tav


04/30/2015 - Non-Traditional Student Movie Night: The Lego Movie

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-04-26 20:00
As part of their celebration of non-traditional students, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) is offering a free screening of ?The Lego Movie? exclusively for non-trad students and their families Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Preceding the movie, at 5:30 p.m., attendees will have a special opportunity to have a copy of ?The Lego Book? signed by their favorite Lego characters, who will also be in attendance. Students over the age of 25 are considered non-traditional, representing those who have not taken the traditional path of a 4-year college program directly out of high school. Whether they are returning to college after a leave of absence or entering for the first time from the military, the workforce or elsewhere, non-traditional students represent a significant amount of the student population at CWU. For more information contact CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or

04/30/2015 - Open Mic Night at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-04-26 20:00
Singers, musicians, comedians and talent enthusiasts will get the chance the show off their skills at CWU’s Open Mic Night Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Registration for performers begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public.
From musicians to poets to comedians, the talent showcased at Open Mic Night is endless. Whether you want to put your talents on display or just want to come support the artists, the entertainment will not disappoint.  
For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450. 

05/01/2015 - First Friday Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-04-26 20:00
Mark your calendar now for the May First Friday Coffee Club at Wheatland Bank , brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, and is free and open to any business in the county. For more information about First Friday Coffee Club , call 509-925-2002

05/01/2015 - CWU Baseball vs Lewis and Clark State College

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-04-26 20:00
CWU Baseball Field • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • • 509-963-1914

04/26/2015 - CWU Softball vs Simon Fraser

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
Double Header 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. • CWU Softball Field • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • • 509-963-1914

04/27/2015 - ASCWU Hosts Passport Application Event at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) Student Government wants to make applying for a passport as easy as possible and in support of this goal they are bringing the services to campus. ASCWU Student Government is partnering with the Kittitas County Clerk?s Office to host CWU Passport Day Monday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 202. This event is open to public. Everyone is encouraged to take this opportunity to complete the required steps to receive a passport all in one place, including applications, passport and payments. The Kittitas County Clerk?s Office will have representatives on hand to help facilitate the process and answer any questions. Attendees need to be sure to bring their checkbook as the fee for a passport is $135 and must be paid by two separate checks: one made payable to the Kittitas County Clerk?s Office for $25 and one to the Department of State for $110, and an expedited processing service is available for an additional $60 fee. In addition, applicants should come prepared with their driver?s license in order to complete the application process. For more information contact the ASCWU Student Government office at 509-963-1693 or

04/28/2015 - Portraits of Pompeii: Life, Death, and Archaeological Rediscovery

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
Once a vibrant community, now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii, the city at the base of Mt. Vesuvius, has fascinated natural and social scientists for decades. Dr. Karisa Terry, senior lecturer for the CWU Department of Anthropology, will present “Portraits of Pompeii: Life, Death, and Archaeological Rediscovery,” as part of the Douglas Honors College Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in Dean Hall 103. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.
Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD preserved the city of Pompeii and allowed researchers unprecedented access and insight into ancient roman life at the time. This lecture will explore how the nature of geographic orientation and cultural interactions created the archaeological site buried beneath the ash, and how excavations over the last 200 years have shaped our perceptions of typical Roman life ways.
Dr. Terry has been excavating archaeological sites for over 20 years in Lebanon, Israel, Siberia, Japan and the United States. She has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and articles published in scholarly journals. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Washington State University.
For more information, contact the Douglas Honors College at 509-963-1900 or

04/28/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
In an effort to promote the literary arts and engage the CWU and Ellensburg youth and families, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) presents Family Literacy Nights Tuesday, April 28, Thursday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Michaelson Hall room 126. These events are free and open to the public. CWU teacher candidates enrolled in EDLT 321, Teaching Children's Literature, will read to the children at this great opportunity to bring the family together for a fun night of reading. There will be free drinks and popcorn for all those in attendance, as well as a free book for each child to take home. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email

04/29/2015 - CWU Rock Against Rape: Live music, art and info about ending sexual violence

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
Power chords, paintings and education about sexual assault prevention in ways that break tradition and spark awareness are just some of things you’ll experience at Rock Against Rape. Now in its seventh year, Rock Against Rape is a celebrated event designed to educate the CWU and Ellensburg communities about sexual violence and how individuals can both prevent and support victims. Come rock out Wednesday, April 29 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.
This year, the event will feature music from 88.1 The ‘Burg DJs as well as live music from the band Fallopia and more. There is also an art battle featuring CWU artists and interactive information booths. Attendees will be treated to free pizza, t-shirts and other prizes donated by local businesses as they complete activities related to sexual violence preventative measures.
For more information, contact the CWU Wellness Center at or 509-963-3213.   

04/25/2015 - CWU Earth Week: Olmstead Spring Cleanup

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00
Olmstead Place State Park, one of the first homesteads in Kittitas Valley, is getting a hand with small maintenance projects this spring. The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) and Olmstead Place State Park have a robust group of volunteers that are coming out in honor of national Earth Week to assist in preserving this Kittitas Valley landmark Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Even though there aren’t any more volunteer spots open, there is a wait list and those interested can register online at If a spot opens up, waitlisted participants would be the first to fill the spot.
Transportation to the site and materials will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes.
For more information, contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing

04/25/2015 - Childrens Day Workshop

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00
Grab the kids and join us at Cle Elum Eagles #649 for the Childrens Day Workshop.  Information, Games, Food, Fun & FREE.  As we move into the summer months, and the children spend more time outdoors, a recap of safety is a must!  We will be having many visiting representatives of our local comunity coming to help remind our children of the Safety of Summer.  Featuring Smoky The Bear from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm.  Fire Fighters will be here for a "Show, Touch & Tell" workshop.  The  Forest Service will be holding a safety workshop, "Plan to Get Lost" at 1:00pm.  A representative from Field and Stream will be holding a Gun safety workshop.  These different workshops will be running all day.  Like us on Facebook for all the updated scheduling closer to the date.  We look forward to seeing our community come out and share their special skills with our local youth!

04/25/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor?s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte?s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave?s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/26/2015 - Run Like the Wind

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

April 26th: Run Like the Wind

Uphill, into the wind, both ways!

Join us for the 3rd annual Run Like the Wind Running Festival, put on in collaboration with Run for Good Racing Company, featuring a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 30K, and a free kid's dash. Run the trails and roads traversing the mountains and valleys of the Wild Horse Wind Facility. These races will be challenging, with a lot of elevation gain and tough trails, but with gorgeous with views of Mt. Rainier, the Cascades, and the Columbia Basin. Join a guided tour of the wind farm before or after your race, to see the awesome power of the wind. Enjoy live music by The Chance Brothers Band, beer courtesy of Iron Horse Brewery and great food that awaits you at the finish line.

Also enjoy Wildflowers & Wind Power Talks

Schedule for April 26th (this will be held in conjunction with Run Like the Wind)

12:00  Wildflower Orientation

12:30  Wildflower Walk

2:00    Wind Turbine Tour

3:00    Wildflower Orientation

3:20    Wildflower Walk