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2014 CWU Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Step 1: Check out the great schedule below we have lined up for you and your family.

Step 2: Register here so we can prepare your welcome packet.

Step 3: Purchase event tickets and your special edition CWU Family Weekend t-shirt at www.cwu.edu/tickets.

Step 4: Travel safe to Ellensburg! (Map and Directions)

Friday, May 9

2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Sarah Spurgeon Gallery • Free
Annual exhibit sponsored by the Student Artist Collective (SAC) where students receive awards for excellence in their artwork.
www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon

Family Weekend Check in
3 – 7 p.m. • Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Info Center

Comedy Night with Susan Rice and opening act Geoff Lott
8 p.m. • SURC Theatre
$3 CWU Students w/ID, $7 general admission • www.cwu.edu/tickets

Les Misérables and Dakota Cafe Dinner Package
5:15 p.m. seating at Dakota Café on Pearl St • 7:15 p.m. seating at McConnell Auditorium
$40 per person • www.cwu.edu/tickets
Dinner and a show! Begin the evening enjoying a fantastic meal and the warm ambiance of the Dakota Cafe, located in the heart of downtown Ellensburg. Then continue your evening with the Central Theatre Ensemble's production of Les Misérables, an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France.

Central Theatre Ensemble and the CWU Department of Music present Les Misérables
7:30 p.m. • McConnell Auditorium
Reserved and General Admission seating • www.cwu.edu/tickets
Adult $20/15 • Senior/Student $18/12 • CWU Student w/ID $7
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

Saturday, May 10

Shrub Steppe Field Trips in the Yakima Canyon
7:30 - 9 a.m.:  Canyon Birding
9 - 10 a.m.:  Spring Wildflowers and Plants
10 - 11 a.m.:  Canyon Geology
These expert led trips depart from the BLM parking lot at Umtanum Recreation Area. (Note: transportation to departure point not provided.)
www.kittitasee.net

Family Weekend Check in
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • SURC Info Center

Farmer's Market
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Downtown Ellensburg
www.kittitascountyfarmersmarket.com

Yakima River Float (SOLD OUT)
9:45 a.m. check in, departs SURC/OPR at 10 a.m., returns at 2 p.m.
$30 includes BBQ lunch • www.cwu.edu/tickets

Wild Horse Wind Farm (SOLD OUT)
9:45 a.m. check in, departs SURC East Patio at 10 a.m., returns at 12:30 p.m.
$10 • www.cwu.edu/tickets

Outdoor Zumba
10 a.m. • SURC East Patio • Free

Campus Tours
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. • SURC Info Booth

88.1 The Burg Open House
11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. • SURC Radio Station

Historic Downtown Ellensburg Tours (SOLD OUT)
11 a.m. • Free • Reservation tickets available at www.cwu.edu/tickets 
Departs from Kittitas County Historical Museum
Discover why Central Washington University is located in Ellensburg, learn about the great Ellensburg fire, and many other interesting facts! Discover architecture, hidden gems, meet merchants and hear about the many events and festivals that make Ellensburg a great home away from home.

2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition
1 - 4 p.m. • Sarah Spurgeon Gallery • Free
www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon

Les Misérables and Dakota Cafe Dinner Package
5:15 p.m. seating at Dakota Café on Pearl St • 7:15 p.m. seating at McConnell Auditorium  $40 per person • www.cwu.edu/tickets

Central Theatre Ensemble and the CWU Department of Music present Les Misérables
7:30 p.m. • McConnell Auditorium
Reserved and General Admission seating • www.cwu.edu/tickets
Adult $20/15 • Senior/Student $18/12 • CWU Student w/ID $7

Sunday, May 11

Mother's Day Brunch
10 a.m. • Holmes Dining, SURC • $10.50 per person, students may use their Connection Card and campus meal plan to pay for themselves and their guests.
Treat Mom to a nice brunch and live music by Eric E!

2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition
1 - 4 p.m. • Sarah Spurgeon Gallery • Free
www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon

Central Theatre Ensemble and the CWU Department of Music present Les Misérables
2 p.m. • McConnell Auditorium
Reserved and General Admission seating • www.cwu.edu/tickets
Adult $20/15 • Senior/Student $18/12 • CWU Student w/ID $7

Ellensburg lodging information:
www.myellensburg.com
www.kittitascountychamber.com
www.cwu.edu/conference