Lunch at the Ellensburg School District elementary schools today is barbecue chicken drumstick and cornbread, salad bar and fresh fruit. Middle school students can choose Domino’s Pizza, beef taco salad, a burger basket, deli sandwiches, salad bar and fresh fruit. Lunch items at the high school include teriyaki chicken, Domino’s Pizza, burger basket, deli sandwich, salad bar and fresh fruit.
The FISH Open Table lunch today is a BLTGA —bacon, lettuce, tomato and a roasted garlic artichoke spread — mixed vegetables and peaches. The lunch is open to all seniors aged 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 high in Ellensburg today is forecasted to be 89 degrees. The forecast calls for a high of 88 on Saturday then dropping to a high of 74 Sunday.
Final day to file
Today is the final day to file to run for an office on the 2023 fall ballot. People can file electronically or in person at the Kittitas County Auditor’s Office in the courthouse. This election features city council, school board, fire district, water district and hospital district races.
As of Thursday afternoon, there were several positions that had yet to draw a single candidate.
Finalists for interim superintendent interviewed
The Ellensburg School Board is scheduled to meet in an executive decision today to interview the two finalists for the interim superintendent position. The board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday to vote on hiring a person to fill the position for the 2023-24 school year.
The Ellensburg Police Department is conducting additional daytime and nighttime enforcement patrols during the Click It or Ticket campaign through June 4 with the goal of increasing the use of seatbelts and child safety seats.
Bares and Broncs on tap
The Daily Record Xtreme Bares and Broncs takes place today and Saturday at the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena. The action gets underway at 7 p.m. on both days.
Final week for “Into the Woods”
CWU Theatre’s “Into the Woods” production enters its final weekend of performances today, Saturday and Sunday, in McConnell Auditorium.
Fundraiser for school bands
A Jazz Café fundraiser for the Cle Elum-Roslyn high school and middle school bands is set from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Cle Elum Eagles. Tickets are $20 for dinner and music, and $10 for music only.
Cornhole for a cause
Cornhole for Cops, an event to raise money for the Behind the Badge Foundation, is set to start at 5 o’clock tonight for check-in at Dru Bru in Cle Elum. The event is being organized by students in CWU’s Leadership program. It is a 21-plus event and is open to all skill levels.
It’s derby day
The annual Rodeo City Kiwanis Kid’s Fishing Derby is 7 to 9 a.m., Saturday at Ryan Thompson Memorial Park on Naneum Pond. This is for ages 14 and under. There are refreshments and prizes.
Celebrate Bike Month
The city of Ellensburg is celebrating Bike Month with festivities throughout Saturday. Events include a ride from Unity Park to the Renslow Trestle (26 miles roundtrip), starting at 9 p.m., a leisurely 5.38-mile ride starting 9:15 a.m. at Unity Park and going along the paved Palouse to Cascades paved reconnection trail. There will be bike checks and giveaways of refurbished bikes at Unity Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Garden help offered
The annual Queens of Spades plant sale starts at 8 a.m., Saturday on the north side of the Kittitas County Fairgrounds.
With the school year coming to a close, it is recital weekend at CWU. There will be 11 recitals between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and six recitals between noon and 8 p.m., Sunday in the McIntyre Music Building recital hall. All are free and open to the public.
Historic preservation work honored
The 2023 Historic Preservation Awards will be presented at 4 p.m., Saturday at the Kittitas County Historical Museum. The awards honor historic preservation work done in the downtown and in residential neighborhoods.
Chance to support Thorp Mill
The annual Thorp Mill Dinner and Auction is 5:30 p.m., Saturday at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The event raises money to help keep the 140-year-old mill open to the public. The event features music by the Abbigale Band.
Musical collaboration on Sunday
CWU’s piano club, cello club and a guest artist will perform at 5 p.m., Sunday at the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall. The event is free but donations are accepted.
IN THE CLUBS THIS WEEKEND
Spiced Rye is performing at Gard Vintners at 6 o’clock tonight.
Corgan Smith is performing at the Phoenix Lounge in the back bar of the Pearl at 7:30 tonight.
There is karaoke with DJ Forest Gump a the Brick in Roslyn at 9 o’clock tonight.
Dan Whitney will perform at the Stovehouse at Suncadia, at 6 p.m. Saturday.
It is psychedelic night at Old Skool’s with Anavanam, Worms and Pastel Motel performing at 7 p.m. Saturday. This is an all-ages venue with entry by donation.
Madie Wolf performs at the Loft, upstairs at Cornerstone Pizza at 7 p.m., Saturday. This is a 21-plus venue.
Sirens of the Wood, a world music rock show, is set for 9 p.m. Saturday at the Brick in Roslyn.
There will be club music with DJ Steesy at the Blue Rock Saloon at 10 p.m., Saturday.
Buckboard Junction will perform at Hot Rod’s Café in Kittitas at 7 p.m., Sunday.
Track at regional meet
The Ellensburg High School boys and girls track team will compete at the 2A regional track championship, 3:45 p.m., Friday at Ephrata High School.
Softball action Saturday
The Kittitas High School girls softball team defeated River View, 13-8, is district tournament play on Thursday and will play Dayton/Waitsburg at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Pasco Sports Complex. A win and the Coyotes advance to the state tournament. A loss sends Kittitas into the consolation bracket on Saturday with a chance to advance if they win two games.
The Cle Elum-Roslyn girls softball team fell to Tri-Cities Prep, 15-11, on Thursday. The Warriors face a loser-out game against Granger at noon Saturday at the Pasco Sports Complex. If the Warriors top the Spartans, they’d need to win two more games Saturday to advance to the state tournament.
Warriors baseball at state
The Cle Elum-Roslyn baseball team plays Adna at noon, Saturday in the opening round of the state 2B tournament at Mount Spokane High School. If the Warriors win, they advance to a quarterfinals game against Jenkins of Chewelah later on Saturday.