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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, April 5

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Solar eclipse to clip Kittitas County

Monday’s solar eclipse path of totality charts across the U.S. from the southwest to the northeast, with Kittitas County experiencing a 20 percent eclipse starting at about 11:29 a.m. and ending at about 12:21 p.m. Even with a partial eclipse, people are cautioned not to look at the sun without wearing proper solar eclipse glasses. Gazing sunward without eye protection can permanently damage eyesight.


Pfenning Road closed this week

Pfenning Road will be closed between Third Avenue and Vantage Highway this week through 5 p.m., Friday, while the contractor extends the roadway crossing culvert. The work is part of the Pfenning Road Shared Use Pathway project.


First Friday Dance Party

Ellensburg Community Radio hosts a family-friendly First Friday Dance Party at 5 p.m., Friday, at the INK Building at 405 N. Main Street. The event will inaugurate ECR’s Don O’Connor Dance Like Nobody’s Watching Dance Floor. First Friday features art at venues throughout the downtown.


Beer and yoga fundraiser

Iron Horse Brewery hosts a beer and yoga fundraiser for Quiet Cadence at 5:30 tonight. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to support Quiet Cadence’s wellness programs for healthcare workers. Registration information is on the Quiet Cadence website.


Bloom with Friends on Saturday

The Friends of the Ellensburg host Bloom with Friends from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday in the library. The event features the EPL Seed Library, gardening how-tos and community resources, prize drawings, a kids' table and more. The event is free and open to the public.


Civics Bee on Saturday

Civics Bee competition takes place at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Hal Holmes Community Center. Local youth compete for cash prizes and an opportunity to advance to the State Civics Bee competition. Hal Holmes and the Ellensburg Library sponsor the Bee.


Walking Chapbook Poetry on Saturday

Ellensburg Arts Commission’s Poet Laurate Marie Marchand hosts The Walking Chapbook, a gathering of poets who will do readings of displayed poetry at selected businesses as they walk through downtown on Saturday. The event starts at 10 a.m. at the Ellensburg Downtown Association office on East Third Avenue.


Ribbon cutting on Saturday

Empire Barbers holds its ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Saturday at 300 North Pearl Street. There will be light refreshments and music by The Collections Department.


Piano and chamber recital on Sunday

A collaborative piano and chamber music recital featuring 16 musicians is set for 3 p.m., Sunday in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall.



Yakima Canyon Marathon on Saturday

The Yakima River Canyon Marathon is on Saturday and will cause traffic restrictions and closures on Berry Road, Tjossem Road, Woodhouse Loop and Canyon Road before 8 a.m. From 8 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. both lanes of SR821 through the canyon will be closed.


EHS Hall of Fame induction on Saturday

The sixth annual Ellensburg High School Hall of Fame Induction and Reception is at 7 p.m., Saturday in the high school commons. Honorees are The 1970 football team; Amanda Faire, Bob Godes, Joe Heilman, Buck Jones, Jeri Watson, and Coach/Administrator Dave Hall. Tickets are available on the EHS Athletics website.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is sherry mushroom rosemary pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans with tomato, a roll and applesauce. The lunch is open to all seniors age 60-plus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ellensburg, and noon to 1 p.m., in Cle Elum. Meal sites are the Ellensburg Open Table and the Cle Elum Seventh-day Adventist Church. The community lunch for anyone needing a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.


The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 50 degrees. Sunset is at 7:37 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 37 degrees. Winds will be 20 to 35 mph. The weekend forecast calls for highs of 55 on Saturday and 57 on Sunday.



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