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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, May 16

Habitat for Humanity's Stuart Meadows groundbreaking is on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity


Poetry workshop on Thursday

A poetry workshop and reading featuring Erica Reid will be held at 7 p.m., today in the Ink Building. Reid will read from her new book, “Ghost Man on Second,” and then guide participants in forest-inspired writing meditation with creative poetry prompts. The Ink Building is adjacent to the Daily Record office on Main Street. The Ellensburg Arts Commission and Ellensburg Community Radio sponsor the event.


Stuart Meadow's home dedication on Saturday

The dedication for Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity’s Stuart Meadows homes is 11 a.m., Saturday, at 113 W. Bender Road. The project features six homes.


SOURCE continues today

CWU’s annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) continues today in the SURC. SOURCE showcases the research work of CWU undergraduate and graduate students, and guest presentations from local high school students.


Recitals this week at CWU

There are two concerts this evening at the McIntyre Music Building. There is a clarinet studio recital at 6 p.m., and a Mariachi ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the public


CWU Board of Trustees meeting Thursday

The CWU Board of Trustees meets at 10 a.m., today, at the Wellington Event Center. Included on the agenda is an enrollment and budget update.


Valley Theatre production continues Thursday

Valley Theatre Company’s production of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” continues with a 7 p.m., show tonight, in the Ramsey Ballroom above the Clymer Museum. The show concludes with a performance on Friday and two on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for general admission if purchased on the Valley Theatre’s website.


‘Footloose’ returns on Thursday

The CWU Theatre production of “Footloose,” continues with a performance at 7:30 p.m., tonight in McConnell Auditorium. The final weekend features evening shows on Friday and Saturday and a matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission.


Kittitas Audubon Society meets Thursday

The topic of the Kittitas Audubon Society’s monthly meeting is The Snoqualmie Pass Wildlife Overpass at 7 p.m., tonight at the Hal Holmes Community Center. The program features two short films and a presentation by three people involved in the project.


Coffee with Council on Saturday

The monthly Coffee with City Council event is from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the Ridge parking lot on Fourth Avenue. The event features two council members sharing coffee and discussion with residents.


Bike Month is celebrated Saturday

Bike Month activities on Saturday include a free giveaway of bikes, helmets, lights and bike bells at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street from 9 a.m. to noon during the Farmers Market; a 5.38-mile bike ride starting at 10:30 a.m. from Fourth and Pine; and a 13-mile roundtrip ride to the Kittitas Deport, starting at 11 a.m. from Fourth and Pine.


Queens of Spades plant sale Saturday

The annual Queens of Spades Garden Club Plant sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, in the Kittitas County Fairgrounds RV parking lot. The sale features annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, natives, herbs, berries, houseplants and more.




Cle Elum-Roslyn falls in state tournament

The Cle Elum-Roslyn baseball team lost, 6-5, to Ilwaco in the first round of the state 2B tournament. The Warriors led 5-1 heading into the fifth inning, but Ilwaco rallied with two runs in the sixth and two in the seventh.


Ellensburg baseball faces Lynden

The Ellensburg baseball team opens state tournament play against Lynden at 10 a.m., Saturday at Lincoln High School in Tacoma. The Bulldogs must win two games on Saturday to advance in the tournament.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is crispy chicken Caesar salad and mixed fruit. 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 71 degrees. Sunset is at 8:33 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 43 degrees. Winds will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 40 mph.

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