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05/05/2017 - First Friday Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2017-04-27 20:00
Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for First Friday Coffee Club hosted by Fire & Smoke. Don't forget your business cards for the door prize drawing!

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!

05/02/2017 - Hearts Open, Fists Up: Fighting for Our Humanity in the Age of Trump

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2017-04-26 20:00
May 2nd from 4 - 6pm Black 150 Free and Open to the Public How can we find a forward stance? In this time of uncertainty, Soya Jung leads a public discussion on the urgency of re-envisioning humanity in terms of individual, community, and ecological wholeness, and rejecting the brutal rivalries served by race, gender, and nationalism. Contact: Chong Eun Ahn

04/25/2017 - Celebrated Author and Vietnam Veteran Tim O'Brien to Speak at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2017-04-24 20:00
Please join us in welcoming celebrated author and Vietnam veteran Tim O'Brien to Central Washington University! O'Brien will be sharing his personal story, as well as discussing his award-winning book "The Things They Carried", tonight at 7:30 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. Tonight will be the culminating event for CWU's National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant. Celebrate the experiences and contributions of Vietnam veterans with us at this very special event.

04/26/2017 - Living with Predators

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2017-04-24 20:00
Please join Central Washington University's CERMA, the CERM Grad Program, and the Geography Department for a panel discussion on wildlife conflicts: Living with Predators. Predators can be found throughout Washington. From cougars found throughout the state, to wolves currently being recovered in central and eastern Washington, to grizzly bears, which U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service are considering recovering in the North Cascades. These animals undoubtedly serve important roles in ecosystems but as human development spreads, conflicts are bound to occur. Carol Bogezi, PhD candidate at the University of Washington will discuss her research finding ways to reduce these conflicts. We will then open up to a panel discussion, with perspectives from economic, ranching, state agency, and conservation viewpoints. Don't miss this unique event! Speakers include: Carol Bogezi, PhD candidate University of Washington; Shawn Cantrell, Defenders of Wildlife; Molly Linville, KV Ranch, Palisades, WA; Dr. Toni Sipic, CWU Department of Economics; and Steve Wetzel, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Refreshments will be provided by Lunchbox Cafe. For more information, please contact Tricia at

04/30/2017 - Lazy F Spring Celebration

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2017-04-23 20:00
Join us for our annual spring open house. There will be camp activities for the whole family, including crafts, archery, rock climbing, a hay ride, and more! Bring your own poles for catch-and-release fishing in our trout-stocked pond! Snacks available. Entry fee covers all activities and automatic entry into a raffle for camp-related prizes including gear and summer camp discounts.

04/30/2017 - Run Like the Wind

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2017-04-22 20:00
Uphill, into the wind, both ways!

Join us for Run Like the Wind, for 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon races, and a free kid's dash. Run the trails and roads navigating the mountains and valleys of the Wild Horse Wind Facility. These races will be challenging, with elevation gain and tough trails, but with gorgeous 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 from Iron Horse Brewery and great food at the finish line.

Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, beer, and lunch on race day. You can also get free entry to the race if volunteer for course marking or set-up/ Sign up to race or volunteer at

04/25/2017 - 9th Annual Rock Against Rape to Raise ft. Cobra Hawk

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2017-04-20 20:00
Students, staff and faculty are joining forces to combat rape and sexual assault through music, live art demonstrations, games and conversation. Ellensburg rock band Cobra Hawk will be performing throughout the event, and the band members are looking forward to raising awareness about rape and sexual assault. "I think sexual assault is a bigger problem than some people may realize," the group stated. "If our music or our performance can help spread the message of the event, then we feel a sense of duty to do so." Live art demonstrations will be held during the event. Artists will paint, draw and sketch a work of art that ties into the event’s theme, and winners will be chosen after they create their piece. Free food and drinks will also be available, and guests can sport a free t-shirt to continue showing support for wellness and preventative initiatives shared at Rock Against Rape.   For more information about this event, please contact the CWU Wellness Center at Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by emailing

04/29/2017 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walk

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2017-04-20 20:00
Explore the vast array of shrub steppe wildflowers at the Wild Horse Wind Facility. Enjoy the guided wildflower walks, presentations, displays, and wind turbine tours. Wildflower walks will also be offered mid-week by appointment from mid-April through May. RSVP Required:

10am Wind Turbine Tour
11am Wildflower Orientation
11:30 Wildflower Walk
2pm Wind Turbine Tour
3pm Wildflower Orientation
3:30 Wildflower Walk

04/28/2017 - Jazz, Bites, & Sips

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2017-04-19 20:00
Jazz, Bites & Sips will partner with Gallery One Visual Arts Center to present their 2017 Spring Experience on Friday, April 28 at 6:00 PM.  Under the leadership of host Lenny Price since 2013, JBS is proud to welcome guests to the 17th installment of this community-based entertainment series.

Ellensburg Big Band is a full-size stage band comprised of 18 to 20 Kittitas County residents.  The instrumentation generally consists of five saxophones (two altos, two tenors, and one baritone), five trumpets, four trombones and a four-piece rhythm section (composed of drums, bass, piano and guitar). Dance instructor Chris Peterson of Yakima, who has worked extensively with the CWU Swing Cats over the years, will teach a brief swing dance lesson before the performance for beginners.

JBS is proud to pour wines from Airfield Estates. They are a family owned & operated winery located in Prosser, Washington.  The Miller family has been farming in the Yakima Valley for four generations.  They planted their first wine grapes in 1968.  Today, Airfield Estates grows 27 different wine grape varietals spanning over 900 acres.  Their family is dedicated to producing 100% estate wines that showcase the quality of their vineyards. Beer will also be available for those who prefer an alternative to wine. Cash bar.

04/21/2017 - VMT Rising Stars' HONK! Jr. Musical

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2017-04-18 20:00
Valley Musical Theater Rising Stars presents HONK! jr - an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale about the ugly duckling. Meet the feathered "folks down on the farm" and journey with them as they learn that being different is really a great thing. Music by George Stiles

04/26/2017 - Filmmaker Michael Nash Showcases "Climate Refugees" Documentary

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2017-04-18 20:00
Award-winning and acclaimed documentary film “Climate Refugees” will be coming to campus. This timely and interesting film looks at a new phenomenon in the global arena—individuals displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters and rapid ecological change. This movie will be showing on April 26 in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre at 6 p.m. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. before the event. This is a free event and open to the public. The director of the film Michael Nash will discuss his work and the issues that were highlighted in the film in a question and answer portion either after or before the showing of the film. This film will leave viewers thinking about the world outside of campus and how that has such a huge impact on the millions of people who are displaced by the consequences of climate change. Nash visited nearly 50 countries in 18 months, where he interviewed politicians, scientists, health workers and victims of natural disasters, according to a New York Times review. He begs the question of what will happen to the millions of people who lack access to basic needs like water, food and shelter? This film looks at what types of strains will occur when masses of people migrate to more developed countries. For more information, contact Pamela McMullin Messier at

04/22/2017 - Feria De Recursos Para Familias Hispanas – Resource Fair for Hispanic Families

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2017-04-17 20:00
Local faith and community service groups will sponsor a second Resource Fair for Hispanic families. The Fair will provide a one-stop opportunity for community resources supporting families. Specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking families in Ellensburg and Kittitas County, the event will focus on helping Spanish speakers navigate the U.S. legal and immigration system and will showcase public agencies, and non-profit organizations. Information will be available in Spanish, or translated as needed.


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