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04/12/2017 - Lion Rock Reading: Amy Quan Barry

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2017-04-08 20:00
Poet and novelist Amy Quan Barry will visit Central Washington University this month as part of the Lion Rock Visiting Writers series. On Wednesday, April 12th, Barry will read from her work at 7:30pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Earlier that day, she will give a craft talk titled "Navigating the Ineffable" at noon in Black Hall room 151. Both events are free and open to the public. Her books will be available for sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat Shop after the 7:30pm event. Barry has won numerous awards, including the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, fellowships from Stanford University, the Wisconsin Institution for Creative Writing, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the National Endowment for the arts. She is the author of four books of poetry, and a novel, She Weeps Each Time You're Born, a magical realist story set in Viet Nam.

04/13/2017 - Early Learning Coalition STEM

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2017-04-08 20:00
Come explore fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities for children up to age 5 (older siblings welcome too)!

Developmental Screening available too!

04/14/2017 - Parent's Night Out with Camp C-Woo

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2017-04-08 20:00
Parent's Night Out Dates Friday, April 14 Friday, May 12 Take a night off and let our trained Camp C-Woo counselors supervise your kid(s), making for a fun evening for everyone. Registration is $20. Camp C-Woo is intended for children ages 6 to 11. Parent's Night Out runs from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Limited spots available, RSVP today by emailing!

04/14/2017 - Sip & Twist

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2017-04-08 20:00
Liesl Zappler $37.50, $30 material fee Learn wire bending to create your own mobile. Students must bring their own needle-nose pliers and wire cutters. Gloves are optional. Wine, beer and light snacks provided.

04/12/2017 - Women, Wine & Whatever

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2017-04-07 20:00
Come join us ladies! Enjoy spending time with new & old friends at different locations in our community every month.

We’ll have a brief chat about Women & Wealth, led by Jessica Noyes with New York Life Insurance, followed by a fun game to test your knowledge!

Iron Horse Brewery has fabulous Food and Drinks available for purchase with a fantastic atmosphere for those 21+.

Women, Wine & Whatever is a monthly networking event for the fabulous women of Kittitas County. Enjoy drinks with a great group of women while we discussing our frustrations, successes, personal and professional lives, and goals.

04/10/2017 - PBS Documentary "A Call to Conscience" at CWU ft. guest speaker Megan Francis

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2017-04-04 20:00
Megan Ming Francis will be introducing and leading discussion on PBS Documentary “MLK: A Call to Conscience”. This free event, on the heels of the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, will spark discussion regarding political activism during a time of war. Francis, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, specializes in the study of American politics, race and the development of constitutional law. Francis explores the early campaign against state sanctioned racial violence of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in her award-winning book, “Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State” (2014). Her passion for exploring civil rights issues and black political activism promises to shine in her discussion of the documentary. The featured documentary “MLK: A Call to Conscience” provides an intimate look at the controversy behind King’s famed “Beyond Vietnam” speech. It features interviews with individuals such as King’s legal advisor Clarence Jones and Poor People’s Campaign organizer Marian Wright Edelman, and is being shown six days after the speech’s 50th Anniversary (the speech was delivered at Riverside Church in New York, New York on April 4, 1967). This event is in conjunction with CWU’s 2017 NEA Big Read featuring Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”.

04/07/2017 - Ola Gjeilo, the CWU Chamber Choir & Friends present music of Gjeilo

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2017-04-03 20:00
Ola Gjeilo, the CWU Chamber Choir & Friends present music of Gjeilo Friday, April 7, 2017, 7p.m. | Central Washington University McIntyre Music building Concert Hall $12 (general), $7 (students, seniors)

Accomplished pianist and composer, Ola Gjeilo, has visited CWU’s campus three times previously to record sessions with the CWU Chamber Choir, which has resulted in 11 YouTube videos. On April 7, he will perform with the CWU Chamber Choir in concert for the first time. Gjeilo and the Chamber Choir will present his well-known pieces such as Unicornis Captivatur, and Luminous night of the Soul. But there will also be new compositions just recently published – such as Wintertide and The Rose. Many of the pieces will feature a string quartet with Gjeilo on the piano. For more information, contact Gary Weidenaar at

04/11/2017 - Coming Home to Central - Alumni Panel

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2017-04-02 20:00
The College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Day is coming up on April 11th. We are thrilled to invite 8 distinguished, honored alumni back to campus for the day to meet with students, establish a mentor relationship, and speak at our Alumni Panel in the afternoon. This is an incredible opportunity for students to speak directly with these outstanding career professionals to learn about where they are now and what they did to get there.

We have an incredible range of alumni visiting us including the Audience Marketing Manager and Events Lead at Microsoft, a Photographer for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, a Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft, and a Systems Planner at Boeing. A full list can be found at

04/08/2017 - Lazy F Summer Camp in an Hour

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2017-03-30 20:00
Join us for a family-friendly event that will mimic the schedule of a typical summer camp day in one hour. The purpose of this event is to create opportunities for kids and their families to learn about the summer camp programs at Lazy F Camp for 2017. Lazy F has camps for kids entering 1st grades through graduated seniors, but this event will be geared towards kids ages 7-12. All children are welcome, however, to participate in activities. Parents and guardians should plan to stay during the event. The event will start promptly at 2:00 pm. Doors will open at 1:45pm. Bring your excitement, questions, and friends to this free and fun informational event!

04/08/2017 - Sip & Paint for KIDS!

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2017-03-30 20:00
Jeannie Johnson $25 - $15 material fee Create a fun and expressive painting using brushes and hands. Step-by-step instruction provided. Juice and pizza included. Ages 5 & up. Younger students may attend with an adult.

04/01/2017 - Rodeo City Rollergirls Vs Atomic City Roller Derby

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2017-03-29 20:00
Spring Break Her Doubleheader Join us on Saturday, April 1st as the Rodeo City Rollergirls take on Atomic City Roller Girls at Ellensburg High School, 1203 E. Capitol Ave. The Rodeo City Junior Rollers will take on Atomic's junior team first at 5 p.m. Adults will follow around 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $5 online in advance or $10 at the door. Children under 5 free. For more information, visit

04/07/2017 - Edna's Second April

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2017-03-29 20:00
Celebrating an acclaimed poet from the past and featuring guest poets, open mics, and a book fair, this weekend Poetry Prowl is hosted by various venues within easy walking distance, in the heart of historic downtown Ellensburg, WA. We cordially invite you to immerse yourself in metaphor.


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