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05/09/2015 - Inaugural MEChA Dance: live music, activities & food

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Join CWU’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) chapter in celebrating diversity for a good cause at their very first MEChA dance Saturday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for CWU students, $8 general admission and free for mothers and children under 10. All money collected will go towards 2015 CWU Latino graduates.
 
Dance activities will include live music (DJ and banda), live mariachis, folkloric dancers, children’s activities, mother’s day raffle, and food and refreshments.
 
MEChA is a national organization with the goal of promoting student higher education, culture and history around La Raza youth. The CWU chapter is dedicated to providing essential tools to facilitate education across campus and bolsters a healthy membership of students.
 
For more information contact Veronica Gomez-Vilchis at 509-963-2122 or gomezv@cwu.edu.
 
 
 
 

05/10/2015 - CWU Family Weekend Mother?s Day Brunch

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Treat Mom to a brunch with a live musical performance by Nelson ?Nelly? Emokpae, lead singer and namesake of the group Nelly?s Echo. Emokpae, who got his big break on season three of the hit reality television show ?The Voice,? became known for his soulful and passionate vocals. Nelly?s Echo has self-released three albums and performed hundreds of shows around the country as well as internationally in support of the troops. Mother?s Day Brunch offers guests a chance to experience the uplifting and joyous music of Nelly?s Echo while enjoying a delicious buffet-style meal with breakfast and lunch selections. A full dessert bar and vegetarian options will also be available. Don?t miss out on this annual sellout event! Everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.

05/10/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-05 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/09/2015 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walks

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:00

Enjoy a hike through the beautiful shrub steppe, led by local native plant enthusiasts. Over 200 plant species can be found at Wild Horse. Don’t miss out on the brilliant wildflower displays in April and May. Hikes vary from 1-2 miles over uneven terrain, at a very casual pace. Bring a jacket, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes, walking stick, and a camera! Please call 509-964-7815 or email wildhorse@pse.com to sign up.

 

Schedule for April May 9th

10:00 Wind Turbine Tour

11:00 Wildflower Orientation

11:30 Wildflower Walk

2:00 Wind Turbine Tour

3:00 Wildflower Orientation

3:30 Wildflower Walk

05/09/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/06/2015 - CWU Black Film Series presents, Black Indians: An American Story

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Black Film Series continues Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151 with a screening of director Chip Richie’s documentary, “Black Indians: An American Story.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
Narrated by James Earl Jones (of Native American and African American descent himself), this documentary explores the hardships and racial identity issues faced by mixed-descent peoples of African American and Native American cultures.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.  

05/06/2015 - Iron Horse Brewery Trivia

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 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.

Locations:
May 6th- Cornerstone Pie
May 13th- Club 301
May 20th- Starlight Lounge
May 27th- The Tav

http://IHOR.SE/TRIVIA

05/07/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 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 diversity@cwu.edu.

05/07/2015 - Next Level Knitting

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Take your knitting skills to the next level! This intermediate class on the fiber art of knitting will feature step-by-step lessons on how to create more complex knitting projects such as lacework, blankets, sweaters or socks. Students will learn expert information on swatches, gussets, and bead work and will be given the foundation to make many small, detailed and beautiful knitting projects. Please bring the following materials on the first day of class: 1. 120-150 yards 4 ply (fingering) wool 2. (1) 3.5 mm circular needle (US 4) long enough for magic loop (32 in) OR (2) 3.5 mm circular needle (US 4) 24-26 in 3. 140 size 6 glass beads 4. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends 5. (2) locking stitch markers 6. (1) size 0 to 3 crochet hook. These items are available at Fred Meyer & other general stores.

05/08/2015 - Monster Truck Insanity Tour

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
MONSTER TRUCK INSANITY TOUR STORMS INTO ELLENSBURG!!!

The all new Monster Truck Insanity Tour will turn the Kittitas County Fairgrounds into a BATTLEGROUND on May 8th and 9th!! Come check out these awesome beasts compete in wheelie contests, racing, and insane freestyle!!
On Saturday, you can check out the trucks up close and meet the drivers at the open Pit Party prior to the show!!

The Ellensburg lineup includes:

Captain USA
Double Trouble
Trouble Maker
Wicked
Plus 2 more to be announced soon! 


Freestyle Moto: The Live A Little Freestyle Moto team will be flying high through the air entertaining the crowd with their wild tricks and stunts!

Monster Truck Rides: The Arachnaphobia Monster Ride Truck will be giving rides all night Friday and Saturday, as well as during the pit party and intermissions!

Tough Trucks: The crazy Tough Trucks will be on hand competing heads up for a chance to take home the championship trophy and prize money! Watch these guys get out of control and catch some serious air in their pickups, cars, and vans!!

Catch all of the action at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds:

Kittitas County Fairgrounds
901 E 7th Ave.
Ellensburg, WA

Friday, May 8th, 2015 @ 7:30 pm. Gates open @ 6:00.
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - Pit Party 6:00 - 7:00

DISCOUNTED Advance discount tickets are available at online atwww.livealittleproductions.com

Discounted Advance General Admission Adult Tickets are only $20!!
Kids 4-12 starting at just $6!!!!
Tickets are subject to a service charge.
Children 3 and under are free 

Need more Info??

The latest information can be found at www.livealittleproductions.com, or call (888) 490-1990!

05/08/2015 - CWU Family Weekend 2015

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Campus Activities presents CWU?s Family Weekend 2015. Enjoy a Mother?s Day weekend packed full of activities around campus and the community from Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10. Kicking off the weekend is a performance by Emmy Award winning comedian Sara Schaefer on Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Her resume boasts recent high-profile work on television, including appearances on ?Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,? ?BestWeekEver.tv? and ?Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.? She has also worked as a co-host of the late night MTV show ?Nikki & Sara Live.? Other events include CWU Theatre Ensemble?s production of ?Fiddler on the Roof,? a special Mother?s Day brunch with live music by Nelly?s Echo, Wild Horse Wind Farm tours, historic downtown Ellensburg tours, Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) Yakima River floats and an interactive art day at Gallery One. Don?t miss out on this annual sellout event! Everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.

05/08/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 
 

05/08/2015 - Comedian Sara Schaefer to Perform at CWU

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
You have a fever! And the only prescription is more laughter! As a featured event of CWU Family Weekend 2015, Campus Activities presents comedian Sara Schaefer Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in the SURC Theatre for a family-friendly evening full of laughs and knee-slaps. Her real-world situational comedy is relatable on a broad scale, allowing her work to speak to a wide range of audiences. A two-time Emmy award winning comedian and writer based out of Los Angeles, Schaefer?s resume boasts recent high-profile work on television, including appearances on ?Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,? ?BestWeekEver.tv? and ?Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.? She has also worked as a co-host of the late night MTV show ?Nikki & Sara Live.? Kicking off a weekend packed full of activities, Schaefer?s performance at CWU promises to be one of the highlights of Family Weekend. Tickets can be purchased at www.cwu.edu/tickets. Cost is $3 for CWU students w/ID and $7 general admission. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.

05/09/2015 - Cave B Wine Trails Ride

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-05-03 20:00
Cave B Winery & Resort Presents
The Cave B Wine Trails Ride
Saturday May 9th 
Enjoy wine tasting, scenic rides, western lunch, prizes

Enjoy the amazing scenery while riding and wine tasting at each check point. Enter to win prizes at the end of the ride with a tasty lunch.

$45 per person includes the ride, wine tasting, 10 prize tickets & lunch. 

Overnight package add on:
Chuck wagon dinner, entertainment, RV site, Sunday sunrise blanc de blanc
($145 per person includes the over night package add on)

Registration: http://caveb.com/winery-events.php
Please register by Friday May 1st 2015

05/04/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: The Wedding Ringer

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-02 20:00
May 4
Monday Movie Madness: “The Wedding Ringer”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/05/2015 - College Civics Week: Keynote Speaker WA State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-02 20:00
To help the CWU and local communities become active citizens and educated voters, College Civics Week is back for another year at CWU with events Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7. This year, Washington State Representative Melanie Stambaugh will be giving a keynote speech on Tuesday, May 5 at noon in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit, with a question and answer period beginning at 12:45 p.m. In addition to all other College Civics Week events, this speech is free to attend and open to the public.
 
Melanie Stambaugh was elected into office as a Member of the Washington House of Representatives from the 25th district on January 12, 2015. She became the youngest woman elected to the Washington State Legislature since 1936, and is currently the youngest member of the legislative chamber.
 
Following the speech and formal question and answer period, a photo booth, free swag, snacks and mingling with the representative will be held in SURC 137 A and B from 1 to 2 p.m.
 
For more information, contact the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.
 
 

05/05/2015 - CWU Queer Film Series presents ?Ma Vie en Rose?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-05-02 20:00
In an effort to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community on the CWU campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will present their Queer Film Series Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The series continues with a screening of director Alan Berliner’s “Ma Vie en Rose.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
This French film tells the moving story of a transgender girl, Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne), finding love despite the disapproval of her family and neighbors. Their impatience eventually forces Ludovic to see a psychiatrist in hopes of “fixing” her.     
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu

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