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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Nov. 20


Council to discuss Rotary Park Master Plan

Monday’s Ellensburg City Council agenda includes the discussion of the adoption of the Rotary Park Master Plan and the First and Pine Affordable Housing Development Guidance.

Day of Remembrance

CWU’s Museum of Cultural Environment is partnering with TransRural Lives to memorialize Transgender Day of Remembrance at 4:30 p.m. today in the museum in Dean Hall. TransRural Lives is a digital storytelling project.

Stamp and card workshop Tuesday

A free stamp and greeting card workshop will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center. The workshop is part of a new Community Talks program designed to offer intergenerational, educational, cultural and social activities for all ages. Supplies will be provided or people can bring their own.

Free holiday photos at Upper County Senior Center

Professional photographer Todd Erickson is offering free holiday photos to individuals and families who may not otherwise be able to afford them at 4 p.m., Tuesday at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center. People will be given access to their photos in digital format. To sign up for a photo shoot, contact Lori at 509-674-7530.

Ellensburg Community Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday at the Kittitas Valley Event Center Armory. Call the Adult Activity Center at 509-962-7242 to sign up to help or donate.

Upper Kittitas County Community Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday

The Upper Kittitas County Senior Center is serving free lunch to the community from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday. The lunch will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy with pumpkin pie and apple crisp for dessert.

Community Christmas sponsors needed

The FISH Community Food Bank needs donors to adopt families in the Community Christmas program. As of last week, there were 203 families signed up and only 99 donors. The program provides gifts for children and seniors. More information is available on the FISH Facebook page.

Scarecrow winners announced

Blue Stone Academy received the Peoples Choice Award for Scarecrows in the Burg, sponsored by the Ellensburg Downtown Association.

Toys for Tots collected

The Downer County Bikers are collecting toys for its annual Toys for Tots program, scheduled for Dec. 2. Toys can be dropped off at boxes at 509 Philly, Campus Starbucks, CW Barber Shop, Dru Bru, Ellensburg Power Sports, Jerrol’s, Kittitas Title and Escrow, Knudson’s Lumber, Mike’s Tavern, Red Lion, The Tav and Yakima Federal Savings Bank.


Central football advances in playoffs

The CWU football team defeated Western Colorado, 16-13, Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division 2 playoffs to advance to the second round against Bemidji State on Saturday. The time and location of the game have not been announced. This is the first time Central football has advanced in the playoffs since 2009.

CWU runner places 17th in championship

CWU’s Johan Correa placed 17th in the NCAA Division 2 Cross Country Championship Saturday in Joplin, Missouri. Correa’s finis was the highest in the men’s NCAA Cross Country finals in school history.

Registration open for boys basketball

Registration for the boys, first to eighth grade, basketball league closes on Friday. The player draft is Jan 6, practices start Jan. 15 and the play goes from Jan. 27 to March 2. Registration information is available on the city of Ellensburg’s website.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is split pea and ham, roll and apples. 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 45 degrees. Sunset is at 4:22 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 28 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.

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