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02/20/2014 - Telling Stories Over Tea: Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWu

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-02-11 20:00
Telling Stories Over Tea: Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU Feb. 20 3 p.m. SURC Pit Free The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Tea at 3, an afternoon speaker series featuring Central faculty and staff and community members. Join Dr. Gary Ballou as he shares his story Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy while the speakers give their talks. Tea at 3 provides the opportunity to learn from the personal experiences of prominent members of the Central and Ellensburg communities as they share their personal stories and their journeys to their current places in life. Attending this speaker series is sure to provide insight and offer guidance, all while providing a cozy teatime atmosphere. For more information contact Joanne Perez at 509-963-2187 or perezjo@cwu.edu.

02/20/2014 - Business After Hours

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-02-11 20:00
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's February  Business After Hours!

This month's BAH event is sponsored by:  
Canyon River Grill & Lodge

Come and take advantage of the business networking opportunities.  Connect with new and old business friends and neighbors.

This is the best way to spend two hours!!!

02/20/2014 - CWU Outdoor Speaker Series: Jema Hayes, Maintaining our Local trails

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-02-11 20:00
The third speaker in the Outdoor Speaker Series is Seattle?s Mountain to Sounds Greenway volunteer program coordinator, Jema Hayes Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in SURC 202. Join us as she discusses how the public can help in making sure that public access to trails and mountainous regions is sustained. This event is free and open to the public. Mountains to Sound Greenway is a group that advocates for access into the mountains and trail maintenance. The organization is working to branch out and continue their advocacy on the east side.  For more information contact OPR at 509-963-3537 or outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu.

02/21/2014 - Cle Elum Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2014-02-11 20:00
Join us for Cle Elum Coffee Club, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The Cle Elum Coffee Club meets the third 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 Cle Elum Coffee Club call
509-925-2002
Enjoy Coffee from Pioneer Coffee, Treats from Stella's and don't forget to bring your business cards for the business card raffle.

02/13/2014 - Love in the Time of the Pleistocene

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2014-02-10 20:00
Ever wonder if you have a little Neanderthal in you? Joe Lorenz, a biological anthropologist from Central Washington University?s Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, will discuss relationships between Neanderthals and anatomically modern Homo sapiens on Thursday. Lorenz will explore whether Neanderthals and early modern humans interbred during his presentation Love in the Time of the Pleistocene at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13 at CWU?s Museum of Culture and Environment in Dean Hall. He will explain what is known about the complicated and intimate relations between Neanderthals and early modern humans, just in time for Valentine?s Day. The free event is held in conjunction with CWU?s Darwin Week. Other free Darwin Week events include:  ? A presentation by Jennifer Dechaine, Epigenetics: A New Dimension to Understanding Disease, Behavior, and All that Makes You, You, noon Monday in Science, room 147.  ? A presentation by David Darda, Oddball Anatomical Structures and the Stories They Tell: The Governor of the Testes, noon Tuesday in Science, room 101. ? Keynote speaker and book signing by Lixing Sun, The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Science, room 147. Darwin?s birthday cake will be served after the talk.  ? A presentation by Dominic Klyve, Darwin vs. Mendel: The Historical Grudge Match for the Soul of Biology, noon Thursday in Science, room 147. For a full list of Darwin Week events go to www.cwu.edu/biology/darwin-week-2014. Parking at CWU is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and lots assigned to residence halls.

02/16/2014 - Sweetie Pie Dinner-Open Door Health Clinic's Exclusive Dinner

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-02-09 20:00
The Open Door Health Clinic is hosting an event on Valentine's Day weekend and would like to invite you to attend.  This event is a fundraiser at D & M's new restaurant Cornerstone Pie, they will have pizza pies and local baked pies as well as a silent auction and live music.

02/13/2014 - Open Mic After Dark

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2014-02-08 20:00
Can you sing? Play an instrument? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian? Show off your talents at Open Mic After Dark Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8:10 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. From musicians to poets to comedians, the talent showcased at Open Mic After Dark is endless. Whether you want to put your talents on display or just want to come support, the entertainment will not disappoint.   For more information call 509-963-1450.

02/14/2014 - Spirit of the West - A Cowboy Gathering

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2014-02-08 20:00
Spirit of the West - A Cowboy Gathering.  A celebration of music, poetry, and art in Ellensburg, WA.

02/14/2014 - Valentine's Day Full Moon Snow Shoeing Trip

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2014-02-08 20:00
Valentine?s Day Full Moon Snow Shoeing Trip Feb. 14 Departs 4 p.m., returns 11 p.m. $15 CWU Students and Rec. Members, $25 non-members Whether you?re flying solo this Valentine?s Day and are looking for something fun to do, or are interested in an exciting way to spend the night with someone special, the Valentine?s Day Full Moon Snow Shoeing Trip is the perfect adventure. The trip departs Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. and will return at 11 p.m. Cost is $15 for CWU students and Recreation Center members or $25 for non-members.

02/10/2014 - Celebrate Nelson Mandela: Free screening of ?Amandla: A Revolution in Four Part

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2014-02-07 20:00
The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) wants to celebrate what would have been 24 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison by hosting a free screening of ?Amandla: A Revolution in Four Part Harmony? Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) 137 A&B. The documentary will feature interviews, archival footage and filmed performances that highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against the injustices of Apartheid. This event is free and open to the public. Don?t miss ?Mandela and the South African Transition: A Roundtable? Tuesday, Feb. 11 in SURC 135 at 5:30 p.m. This roundtable discussion will include CWU English professor Bobby Cummings, History professor Lacy Ferrell, Religious Studies professor Geraldine O? Mahoney, Theatre director Jay Ball, Anthropology professor Mark Auslander and Associate Dean of Student Life Keith Champagne. Often referred to as ?the father of the nation,? Mandela has received more than 250 honors in his lifetime including the Nobel Peace Prize and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the aftermath of his death, he is still praised for his greatness. Join the CWU community to celebrate his life and remember a man who has made history for decades. For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

02/11/2014 - CWU Queer Film Series: ?For my Wife,? a documentary film on marriage equality

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2014-02-07 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) continues their Queer Film Series with a free screening of ?For My Wife, The Making of an Activist for Marriage Equality? Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation (SURC) Pit.  The film chronicles the story of Charlene Strong, who has become the voice for marriage equality. In December of 2006, Strong?s partner of nine years, Kate Fleming, died suddenly. Despite their long partnership, Strong was denied access to be by her side in her final moments. Shortly after her partner?s death, Strong testified before the House and the Senate in Olympia and as a result of her testimony the Domestic Partnership bill was passed in Washington State.  Relive Strong?s journey and find out how the end of one life lead to marriage equality for the gay and lesbian community in Washington.  For more information contact the CDSJ at diversity@cwu.edu.

02/11/2014 - Celebrate Nelson Mandela: ?Mandela and the South African Transition: A Roundtabl

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2014-02-07 20:00
The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) wants to celebrate what would have been 24 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison by hosting ?Mandela and the South African Transition: A Roundtable? Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) 135 at 5:30 p.m. This roundtable discussion will include CWU English professor Bobby Cummings, History professor Lacy Ferrell, Religious Studies professor Geraldine O? Mahoney, Theatre director Jay Ball, Anthropology professor Mark Auslander and Associate Dean of Student Life Keith Champagne. This event is free and open to the public. Often referred to as ?the father of the nation,? Mandela has received more than 250 honors in his lifetime including the Nobel Peace Prize and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the aftermath of his death, he is still praised for his greatness. Join the CWU community to celebrate his life and remember a man who has made history for decades. For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

02/12/2014 - CWU hosts Blood Drive

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2014-02-07 20:00
Feb. 12 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. SURC 137 A&B Free Looking for an easy way to do a good deed? Be a blood donor! Come donate at the Blood Drive Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) rooms 137 A&B. This event is free, and anyone interested in donating is free to walk in, as no appointments are required. Donating blood is a great way to benefit others, as one donation can save up to three lives. This event is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE), the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the American Red Cross. For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

02/13/2014 - CWU Outdoor Speaker Series: Chris Lubenow, The Grand Canyon- Reflection of Life

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2014-02-06 20:00
The second speaker in the Outdoor Speaker Series is Central alum Chris Lubenow Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in SURC 202. Join him as he discusses his 21-day, 225 miles whitewater adventure through the heart of the Grand Canyon. This event is free and open to the public. Learn how this spontaneous trip of a lifetime helped prepare him navigate the turbulent waters of life after college as he shares photos and stories from his celebratory adventure.  For more information contact OPR at 509-963-3537 or outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu.

02/13/2014 - CWU Theatre Arts present "Two Radio Plays for the Price of One"

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2014-02-06 20:00
Two radio plays for the price of one! For the past two years, we have offered a radio play (The Adventures of Sam Spade, Sherlock Holmes) as well as inspired pre-show and intermission entertainment. This year, in addition to always-popular singing and dancing, we will present two radio plays: a double feature! Act I will feature Dick Tracy and the Big Top Murders, a who-done-it focusing on the renowned sleuth's investigation of murder and mayhem in a traveling circus company. Act II is a charming comedy, Princess O'Hara, featuring the colorful characters of Damon Runyan, whose short stories spawned the musical Guys and Dolls. Rating: FF

02/11/2014 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at CWU: Poet and Nature Writer Derek Sheffield

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2014-02-05 20:00
Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at CWU: Poet and Nature Writer Derek Sheffield Feb. 11 7:30 p.m. Wildcat Shop Free CWU welcomes poet and nature writer Derek Sheffield as a part of the Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series. Sheffield will read a selection of his critically acclaimed works Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Shop. This event is free, and everyone is invited to attend and join Sheffield as he explores nature through poetry. Sheffield?s first book of poetry, ?Through the Second Skin,? was published in 2013, and he currently works as a professor of English at Wenatchee Valley College. His poems have appeared widely in literary magazines and journals such as Poetry, The Georgia Review and Orion, and he has received many awards for his work including the James Hearst Poetry Prize, the inaugural Sparrow Prize in Poetry and the Hazel Lipa Environmental Chapbook Award. Sheffield was runner-up for the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award and was a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award. This event is sponsored by the CWU English Department, the CWU College of Arts and Humanities, Karen Gookin, the Wildcat Shop and the Student Academic Senate. For more information please contact Katharine Whitcomb at 509-963-1530 or whitcomk@cwu.edu.

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