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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, March 7

The Brick Saloon hosts the annual Spittoon Races on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Why Roslyn


Gather a few of your favorite things

The Valley Voices Choir is staging a “Sound of Music” sing-along from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday at the Hal Holmes Community Center. Costumes and singing are strongly encouraged.


Pause on late fee

The city of Ellensburg is extending its pause on late fees for utility payments as the city implements its new bill-paying online portal system.


Diversity Awards are given today

CWU’s 10th annual President’s Diversity Awards will be handed out at a ceremony from 5 to 7:30 p.m., today in the SURC Ballroom.


Poetry Open Mic Night tonight

Nuwave Gallery hosts a Poetry Open Mic Night at 5:30 p.m., today. This is an evening of all-ages poetry. Signup starts at 5:15 p.m. Readers will have up to four minutes each. The event is sponsored by the Ellensburg Arts Commission Poet Laureate Program.


Short films highlight Women’s History Month

A screening of international short films exploring lived lives of women from every walk of life will be shown at 6 p.m., Friday at Gallery One. This is part of the CWU’s Women’s History Month celebration, which includes events on campus and in the community.


Seussapolooza is Saturday

The annual Seussapolooza fundraiser for the Friends of the Roslyn Library is 5 p.m., Saturday at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and includes chili and cornbread. There is a silent auction.


Fundraiser for Wildcat Pantry Saturday

A fundraiser for the Wildcat Pantry food bank will be held all day Saturday at Sliders Sports Lounge. There will be live music, raffles and games. A $1 from all craft and drink specials and all profits from sliders and food specials will be donated to the pantry.


Spittoon boat races at Brick

The Brick Saloon’s annual Spittoon Boat races start at noon, Saturday. There are separate classes for soap/wax boats, wood boats, paper/plastic boats and motor and experimental boats. The boats race in the Brick’s 23-foot-long running water spittoon.


Dance with the big band Saturday

The Ellensburg Swing Out featuring the Ellensburg Big Band is Saturday at the United Methodist Church. The night starts with free swing dance lessons at 6:30 p.m., followed by live music and dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m.



CWU hosts GNAC tournament

CWU men’s basketball players Samaad Hector and Anjalo Lloyd earned GNAC all-conference recognition with Hector named second-team all-league and Lloyd earning honorable mention. Three members of the CWU women’s team were recognized with Asher Cai and Sonny Huetra named first-team and Capri Sims earning honorable mention.

Those Wildcats and their teammates are competing this week in the GNAC tournament in Nicholson Pavilion. The No. 4 seed CWU women face Simon Fraser at 2:15 p.m. today, and the No. 4 seed CWU men take at Seattle Pacific at 7:30 tonight. Tournament play continues with the semifinals on Friday and the finals on Saturday.  


Final days to sign up for coed youth volleyball

Registration for coed youth volleyball closes on Friday. The league is for boys and girls in third through eighth grades. Games begin on April 20 and run through June 1. Registration information is available on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is pork pozole 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 needing a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.


The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 47 degrees. Sunset is at 5:57 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 28 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. 


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