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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, June 2

Updated: Jun 29, 2023


Pride on parade

The annual Kittitas County Pride Parade takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday. The parade route starts on the corner of North Chestnut Street and University Way, heads west on University, turns south on Pearl Street and concludes at Gard Vintners. To accommodate the parade, University Way will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until the parade has moved through the area, and Pearl Street will be closed from Third Avenue to University Way from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

County health releases annual report

The Kittitas County Health Department released its report for 2002. According to county health statistics, the top five leading causes of death in the county are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, accidents, COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease. After years of declining, the percentage of county residents who smoke went up from 8.4 to 12.2 percent, and the rate of children who have completed the immunization series continued its decline from 63 to 59 percent.


A time to dance

The Kiwanis Luau Dance is 6 p.m., Friday at the Hal Holmes Community Center. It is free and open to all ages.

Event honors artists

The Kittitas County Open Show reception and awards ceremony start at 5 p.m., Friday, at Gallery One as part of the First Friday festivities. This year’s juror, Linley Logan selected 117 works and will distribute $500 in awards. The awards will be announced at 6:30 p.m.

First Friday lineup

Artists displayed at this evening’s First Friday Art Walk include paintings by Jane Orleman at the Palace Gallery, Verne Rainey photography at Dark Moon Craft Beer and Wine, woodworking artists Amanda Whitworth and Ryan B Dykes at Nuwave Gallery, oil and mixed media artist Tarra HallWard at Mariposa Aesthetics and an exhibit honoring the 100th anniversary of the Jolly Neighbors Club at the Kittitas County Historical Museum.

Ending the school year with jazz

The final CWU Jazz Band concerts of the school are Saturday. An Afternoon of Jazz is set for 4 p.m. The Evening of Jazz concert is at 7 p.m. Both take place in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and are valid for both shows.

Fashion on display

The 27th annual CWU Fashion Show, Opulence, is at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Milo Smith Theatre in McConnell Hall. The show features original collections from 12 student designers. Tickets are $12 for general admission.

Recitals are set for Sunday

A series of 10 CWU music student recitals will take place in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall from noon to 9 p.m., Sunday. All are free to the public.


Lunch at the Ellensburg School District elementary schools today is Farm to School BBQ featuring Green Bow Farms beef at Ida Nason Aronica, and crispy chicken sandwich at Mount Stuart, Lincoln and Valley View. All grade schools will serve salad bar and fresh fruit. Middle school students can choose Domino’s Pizza, beef taco salad, deli sandwiches, salad bar and fresh fruit. Lunch items at the high school include sweet and sour chicken, Domino’s Pizza, burger basket, deli sandwich, salad bar and fresh fruit.

The FISH Open Table lunch today is grilled citrus pork salad with crisp romaine, shaved onion, oranges, feta cheese, tomato and cucumber, along with crispy wontons and pears. 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 in need of a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.


The high in Ellensburg is forecasted as 75 degrees. Highs are expected to reach 85 on Saturday and 81 on Sunday.


In the clubs this weekend

Groups performing in clubs tonight include:

• The Collections Department, 6 p.m. at Dark Moon Craft Beer.

• Feather River, 6 p.m., at Gard Vintners.

• Spiced Rye, 5 p.m., at Gallery One.

• Notable Exceptions, 6 p.m., at The Mule.

• The Under the Covers Band, 8 p.m., at the Pearl Bar and Grill.

• Comedy Nigh with Gabriel Rutledge at Pine Street Events.

• Members of the Wavesons, 7 p.m., at Cornerstone Pie.

• A Sleepers Slumber Party 3.0, 7 p.m., at Old Skool’s.

• DJ Forrest Gump Karaoke, 9 p.m., at The Brick.

Groups performing in clubs Saturday night include:

• Don James, 6 p.m., at the Stovehouse at Suncadia.

• Buckboard Junction, 7:30 p.m., at Cle Elum Eagles.

• Highway 9, 9 p.m., at The Brick

• Club music with DJ Steezy, 10 p.m., Blue Rock Saloon.


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