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04/23/2016 - Junk-Tiquen in the Burg

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Junk-Tiquen in the Burg
Spring Show April 23rd 2016
Fall Show October 22nd 2016

Upcycled, vintage, antique junkin' treasures!

04/23/2016 - Central Washington Quilt & Vintage Show

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Upcucled antiques, quilts and vintage trailers on display. Join us to visit the past with finds from yesterday. Conversions of household items, trailers to be used today. An event partnered with Junktiquen in the Burg, Quilters of the Valley Guild and Sisters on the Fly Trailers. 

04/23/2016 - FREE Document Shred and Drug Take Back day

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Free document shred day and drug take back day. Held in conjunction with the CWU Earth Day events. For local residents only. No business offices please. Safely dispose of old medications and protect your ID by safely shredding old documents. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center and the Kittitas County Sheriff Office.

For more information contact: (509) 962-4311

04/23/2016 - Habitat for Humanity Dedication and Kick-Off

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Please join us in the celebration of the dedication of the Brechbiel-Liles home.

04/21/2016 - CJ Boyd @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2016-04-18 20:00
CJ Boyd (on infini-tour) and Yakima-based IsraelJames Hunter make danceable sound collages and ambient loops for your listening pleasure. Sliding Scale tickets $5-$10 at the door Doors at 6:30pm, Music @ 7:30. All Ages, Cash Bar w/ ID.

04/21/2016 - STEM Night

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2016-04-18 20:00
Children of all ages and their parents are welcome to join us for a free night of hands-on learning! Activities focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

04/21/2016 - Third Thursday Thinks by Iron Horse Brewery

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2016-04-17 20:00
Central Washington University College of Arts and Humanities & Iron Horse Brewery Present:

Third Thursday Thinks at the Iron Horse Pub (412 N Main St.)
Starting at 7:00pm 

April 21st: 

Ambiguous Identities: Distinguishing Who’s Who in a Refugee Camp in Eastern Africa • Dr. Geraldine O’Mahony • CAH Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Douglas Honors College

Dr. O’Mahony will discuss her experiences working in refugee camps in Tanzania and Kenya in the late 90s. One topic she will address is the challenges she and her team faced in trying to distinguish between people displaced by con ict and people who perpetrated con ict: warlords, soldiers, and other war criminals. As an aid worker, she and others struggled to provide the best possible care while balancing humanitarian concerns with the health and safety of camp residents. In this talk, O’Mahony engages with the challenges, dif culties, and moments of joy that came from working with a refugee population. 

May 19th: 

Advocating for Music: Why Bother?

Dr. Jeff Snedeker • CAH Department of Music

When asked, most say that music is essential, that life without music would just be existence. Why then is it one of the rst things to be cut from school curricula? This presentation looks at the ups and downs of advocating for music. 

June 16th:

Using History to Make Slavery History

Dr. Stacey Robertson • Dean of the CWU College of Art and Humanities

Despite the fact that slavery is illegal everywhere, millions of people are bought, sold, detained, coerced, and uncompensated. Indeed, some estimate that there are more than 27 million enslaved people in the modern world. In Lincoln’s day, thousands of ordinary citizens devoted their lives to battling slavery. From the role of survivors to the importance of leveraging the media, their legacy offers a fuller, historically grounded understanding of slavery that can inspire and inform a new antislavery movement. 

04/21/2016 - Live Music: Levi Stephens

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2016-04-17 20:00
Take a break from your busy week to see multitalented musician Levi Stephens as he takes the Central stage. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Stephens combines a variety of genres. He takes inspiration from his many musical influences and blends R&B with soul, folk and rock. The result is an easygoing, lively sound. The Washington D.C. native crafts a unique space for his music outside the boundaries of conventional genres. His distinct yet classic sound is evident in his debut album ?This Way.? For an evening filled with music, energy and entertainment be sure to check out Stephens? show.

04/21/2016 - Dr. Adriane Brown: Finding Eureka! The Journey To Innovation

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2016-04-16 20:00
CWU SURC Theatre Free | Open to all On April 21st, I4IE will be hosting the annual ?Kris Nielsen Lecture Series in Innovation & Entrepreneurship?. Dr. Adriane Brown will be presenting, ?Finding Eureka!: The Journey to Innovation.? Brown is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Intellectual Ventures, the leader in the Business of Invention. She is known for mentoring emerging talent from all aspects of life, and developing future leaders. Everyone is invited to listen to Dr. Brown as she shares three key principles ? people, mindset and investment ? to Finding Eureka!.?

04/21/2016 - ROGER ROAD SHOW

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2016-04-16 20:00

04/21/2016 - Business After Hours

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2016-04-16 20:00
Business After Hours

Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at Troutwater - Guide Service/Fly Shop/Outfitters in Downtown Ellensburg for April Business After Hours. Thursday April 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Enjoy this free, fun networking opportunity with food and drinks.
Don't forget to bring your business cards for the door prize drawing! 

Address: 425 North Pearl Street Ellensburg, WA 98926

For more information about our host, Troutwater Fly Shop:

For more information about Chamber events contact:
Jessica Tate, Director of Events
(509) 925-2002

04/20/2016 - Dennis Childs

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2016-04-15 20:00
Is the United States? prison system a modern equivalent to slavery? Dennis Childs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Literature and an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Ethnic Studies and Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), believes so. Childs will be coming to Central Washington University to discuss his latest book, ?Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary? on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Room 137. His talk is free and open to the public. His book has been described as offering a cultural, legal, and political history of racial capitalist misogynist incarceration in the U.S. from the late nineteenth century through the prison industrial complex. The United States prison system affects the entire country, don?t miss this chance to understand how it works. This talk is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, seeks to educate Central?s community and spark discussions about race and equality.

04/13/2016 - Call for Artists: Pride Weeks Queer Art Show

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-04-14 20:00
Are you an artist? Want to get your work out for the world to see? Interested in a shot at $500? Well, EQuAl has got an opportunity for you! Now until May 9 submissions will be accepted for Pride Weeks Queer Art Show. The show will promote a positive space for queer expression. It will run during Pride Week, May 30 to June 3 as a digital exhibition in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137B. The top submissions will be featured at the 420 LOFT Art Gallery in downtown Ellensburg with the top prize taking home $500. Submissions are open to the public. Interested participants may submit their work at

04/19/2016 - Tuesday Evening Coffee Hour: Omni Informational meeting

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-04-14 20:00
Tuesday Evening Coffee Hour
5pm – 6pm
Jenikka’s Coffee House
1300 N Dolarway Ellensburg
Join us for our information only meeting, no sales, no pressure here inspiring stories from others

04/19/2016 - Speaker Michael Messner: ?Women in Sports, Time for a Victory Lap??

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-04-14 20:00
Despite the growing interest and participation in women?s sports, the coverage they receive on many major sports shows remains relatively low. To further explore how women are represented in sports media, award-winning sociology professor Michael Messner, Ph.D., will be speaking at Central. In addition to teaching at the University of Southern California, Messner has authored several books and is renowned for his research on gender roles, particularly in sports. As one of the leading scholars in this field, Messner will share valuable insight into the disproportionate coverage of women?s sports in the media.

04/19/2016 - Fly Tying Tuesday

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2016-04-14 20:00
Fly tying for all skill levels with Troutwater Fly Shop and beer. Must be 21+. Bonus points if you show up with a bucket of worms. Every third Tuesday of the month.