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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, July 21


Roads closed ahead

A few detours may be in the future for Ellensburg drivers. Sprague Street is closed today between Fifth and Sixth avenues for road repair work. The alley behind the 420 N. Pearl St. building is closed today to install new gas service. On Monday the city’s annual chipseal program begins with work being done on Water Street from Manitoba to Bender.

Check out the outdoors

The Ellensburg Public Library now offers Check Out Washington Packs, which include field guides, binoculars and a Discover Pass for library loan. The Washington State Parks Foundation secured sponsorship from the Washington State Employees Credit Union to fund the program.


Learning how to grow

The Washington Outdoor School is holding a free mini-garden camp for children from 10 a.m. to noon today at 7620 Manastash Road. The kids will sing songs, explore the gardens and orchard and make garden-inspired crafts. Parents and caregivers are required to stay.

Final weekend for ‘9 to 5’

Valley Musical Theatre’s production of “9 to 5” enters its final weekend of performances with shows tonight and Saturday at the Morgan Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students.

Gladiators need T-shirts

Today is the last day to register for the Youth Gladiator Dash and receive a T-shirt. The dash is on Aug. 5. Registration information is on the city of Ellensburg’s website.

Learn about lava

Kids can learn about lava flow at Saturday’s Kids Coral event at the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility off Vantage Highway. Kids will be able to follow the ancient lava flows at Wild Horse and pick out a piece of basalt to paint. The Kids Coral session starts at 1 p.m., followed by a wind turbine guided tour at 2 p.m. The event is free but reservations are required, email

Enjoy a Celtic afternoon

The Punch Project Stage hosts a Celtic Jamboree of Celtic, traditional Irish and bluegrass music from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday.

Poetry takes center stage

Old Skool’s presents the Headline Children Poetry Event at 7 p.m., Saturday. An open mic will follow poetry readings by acclaimed poets. It's an all-ages event with entry by donation.

Celebrating 100 years of rodeo

This month’s Rodeo Night at the Museum event features Rodeo Royalty: Queens and Ambassadors, at 7:23 p.m., Sunday at the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame. The series, which celebrates 100 years of the Ellensburg Rodeo, concludes in August.


The FISH Open Table lunch is a croissant Benedict with tomato, sausage, spinach, scrambled eggs and hollandaise sauce served on a croissant, along with potatoes and peppers and fruit salad. 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.

In the clubs this weekend

Abbigail performs at the Iron Horse Brewery Taproom at 7, tonight.

Kimo Muraki performs at Gard Vintners at 6, tonight.

Sojo performs at the Pearl Back Bar at 6, tonight

Justin Ruhe plays country, pop, bossa nova and flamenco cover at the Mule and Elk Brewing Company at 6, tonight.

The Brick Saloon offers Karaoke with DJ Forest Gump at 9, tonight.

Mel Peterson performs at Wheel Line Cidet at 3:30 p.m., Saturday.

Wiseblood performs at the Kittitas Café at 6 p.m., Saturday. $10 cover charge.

Buckboard Junction performs at 8 p.m., Saturday at Hot Rod’s Café and Bar.

The Hard as Folk Band plays at Cornerstone Pie at 7 p.m., Saturday.

Loco Motion plays at the Rosly Eagles Post 696 at 6:45 p.m., Saturday.

Genevieve plays at the Dru Bru Tap Room at 5 p.m., Saturday.

Jeff Crosby and Darci Carlson perform at Studebaker Alley at 7 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $15.

Micah J performs at the Stovehouse at 6 p.m., Saturday.

Country music band Santa Poco plays at The Brick Saloon, 9 p.m., Saturday.


The forecasted high in Ellensburg today is 92 degrees.

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