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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, Nov. 30

Friday's Art Walk will include an open house at the Ink on Main Street.


Check out the Ink

The Ink, Ellensburg’s newest artistic work space, is holding an open house Friday night, as part of the First Friday Art Walk festivities, at its location on Main Street adjacent to the Daily Record office. The Ink is overseen by Gallery One and houses the Blue Bear Puppet Lab, Manastash Media and Ellensburg Community Radio. The open house starts at 5 p.m.

Drug takeback event today

People can dispose of unused, expired or unwanted medications and sharps during a Drug Takeback Event from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday at the McIntyre Music Building parking lot. The event is open to community members as well as Central students and staff.

Ware Fair starts today

CWU’s annual Ware Fair begins today in the Student Union and Recreation Center and continues through Saturday. The event features more than 30 vendors. Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to make a special appearance on Saturday. This is the 46th year for the event.

Jazz combo concert tonight

CWU Jazz Combos 1 and 2 will perform their end-of-fall-quarter concerts tonight at the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall. Combo 1 takes the stage at 6 p.m., followed by Combo 2 at 8 p.m. Both concerts are free.

Chamber by candlelight

The CWU Chamber Choir will perform “Horizons” at 7 p.m., Friday at the First United Methodist Church. The concert features contemporary choral works highlighting themes of sharking, giving, healing, peace and strengthening community and concludes with “Silent Night”. Tickets are $20 for general admission and available through CWU Wildcat Tickets.

Tree of Love is Friday

The annual Tree of Love candlelight vigil at 6 p.m., Friday at Hal Holmes Community Center will honor and celebrate Hearts and Hands 40 years of providing hospice services in Kittitas County. The event will include a meal and slideshow honoring those who passed away this past year. Call 509-968-5117 to RSVP.

Final weekend for “A Christmas Carol”

CWU Theatre Department’s production of “A Christmas Carol” returns for its final weekend of performances Friday through Sunday at McConnell Auditorium. There are 7:30 p.m. showings on Friday and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children.

A day of jazz

The end-of-quarter performances for Central’s jazz bands is on Saturday. An Afternoon of Jazz at 4 p.m. features CWU Jazz Band II and II and Vocal Jazz II. An Evening of Jazz with Jazz Band I and Vocal Jazz I is at 7 p.m. Concerts are in the McIntyre Music Building. Tickets are $15 for general admission and valid for both shows.

Pair to be honored for years of service

The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame will honor Mike Allen and Joel Smith for their years of service to the organization during this week’s First Friday event, starting at 5 p.m., at the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame. Allen and Smith recently stepped down from the Hall of Fame’s board of directors but continue to volunteer.


Get your team together

Registration is open for the adult 3-on-3 Basketball League. The league is open to all men and women, age 16 and up. People can register as part of a team or as an individual who will be placed on a free agent list of people available to be added to a team. Registration is through Jan. 5. Games begin on Jan. 16 and will be played on Tuesdays and Thursday. More information is on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is ham and bean soup, garlic toast and apple sauce. 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 32 degrees. Sunset is at 4:15 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 24 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. Chance of snow is 50 percent.

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