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2015 CWU Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Everyone is invited to CWU Family Weekend Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10 with a jam-packed weekend full of activities to enjoy. Below is a full list of events and everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life.

Step 1: Check out the great schedule 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 8

2015 Juried Undergraduate 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) Pit

“Fiddler on the Roof” 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 “Fiddler on the Roof,” a story following a simple milkman as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.

Central Theatre Ensemble presents “Fiddler on the Roof”
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
Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences of all ages.

Comedy Night with Sara Schaefer
8 p.m. • SURC Theatre
$3 CWU students w/ID, $7 general admission • www.cwu.edu/tickets

Saturday, May 9

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

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 Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals (OPR) at 10 a.m., returns at 2 p.m.
$30 includes BBQ lunch • www.cwu.edu/tickets

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

Outdoor Zumba
10 - 10:30 a.m. • SURC East Patio • Free

Basket Making Workshop
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Museum of Culture and Environment (Dean Hall) • Free
www.cwu.edu/museum • 509-963-2313

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

Historic Downtown Ellensburg Tours (sold out)
11 a.m. and 1 p.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.

88.1 The 'Burg Open House
11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. • Radio Station, SURC 120

CWU Climbing Wall Open
Noon – 3 p.m. • Recreation Center • Free

2015 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition
1 - 4 p.m. • Sarah Spurgeon Gallery • Free
www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon

 Downton Abbey Tea at the Museum
4 p.m. • Museum of Culture and Environment, Dean Hall • Price TBD, must make reservation
Students in costume serve tea in Downton Abbey-style to guests.
www.cwu.edu/museum • 509-963-2313

“Fiddler on the Roof” 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 presents “Fiddler on the Roof”
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 10

Mother's Day Brunch
10 a.m. • Holmes Dining, SURC • $10.50 (cash, check, credit card or connection card)
Treat Mom to a nice brunch and live music by Nelly’s Echo!

Yakima River Float (limited space)
9:45 a.m. check in, departs Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals (OPR) at 10 a.m., returns at 2 p.m.
$30 includes BBQ lunch • www.cwu.edu/tickets

Gallery One Art Day
Noon – 2 p.m. • Gallery One, Downtown Ellensburg • $7 per person • www.cwu.edu/tickets
Enjoy a hands-on afternoon of arts and crafts with Mom! All supplies are included for this make-and-take activity for the family.

2015 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition
1 - 4 p.m. • Sarah Spurgeon Gallery • Free
www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon

Central Theatre Ensemble presents “Fiddler on the Roof”
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