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Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, Oct. 19

The ribbon cutting for the Nicholson Pavilion and Health Education project is 4 p.m., Friday.


University joins in Shakeout Test

Central Washington University will participate in the worldwide RAVE Alert mass notification system earthquake safety drill today. A RAVE Alert notification will be delivered at 10:19 a.m. today via text, email, and phone call to everyone in the CWU community who has signed up for RAVE Alert. International ShakeOut Day will involve 50 million people worldwide.

CWU recital tonight

CWU faculty Nikolas Caoile (piano) and John Michel (cello) will perform works by Nadia Boulanger, Henriette Bosmans, and Kenny Bunch at a recital at 7 p.m., Thursday in McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. The recital is free.

Ribbon cutting for remodeled Nicholson

CWU will celebrate the completion of the Health Education and Nicholson Pavilion project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday at the west patio outside Nicholson. Work began on the $60.5 million project, which was funded by the state Legislature and private donors, in December of 2021.

Upper County candidate night Friday.

An Upper County Candidate Forum will be held at 6 p.m., Friday at the Putnam Centennial Center. Gary Berndt will moderate the forum. People can submit questions by arriving at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner and a show

The Valley Musical Theatre is staging its Cabernet Cabaret on Friday and Saturday in the Hotel Windrow. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the live show at 7 p.m. The Saturday matinee is at 1 p.m. The Saturday night show starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner catered by Ellensburg Pasta Co. and a live show at 7:30 p.m. The live show features songs from many Broadway productions. Ticket information is available on the Valley Music Theatre website.

CWU celebrates Homecoming weekend

CWU’s celebration of Homecoming weekend includes a performance by standup comedian Janae Burris at 8:30 p.m., Friday in the SURC Theatre. Tickets are $10.

Repair café this weekend

The monthly Rodeo City Repair Café is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the IOOF Cemetery Shop on Brick Road.

Ski equipment swap meet on Saturday

The annual KCSSC Youth Ski and Snowboard Club is 11 a.m., Saturday at Dru Bru-Cle Elum. This is a chance to sell and purchase gear and attend multiple free clinics throughout the day. There is a gear for all ages.

Ellensburg Strum-Along on Saturday

Ellensburg Strum-Along will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Gallery Strum. The Strum-Along is organized by Make Music Ellensburg and is a chance for guitar, ukulele players, other instrumentalists and singers to gather for a jam session. The music to be played can be previewed on the Make Music Ellensburg website.


High school sports on tap today

Today’s high school sports schedule includes Ellensburg soccer hosting Ephrata at 4 p.m. and Bulldogs volleyball hosting Prosser at 6:30 p.m. The Kittitas volleyball team travels to Mabton for a 4:30 p.m. match. The Cle Elum-Roslyn soccer team travels to Goldendale for a 6 p.m. game. The Warriors volleyball team travels to White Swan for a 6:30 p.m. match.

CWU men picked third in hoops

Central’s men’s basketball team was selected to finish third in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Pre-Season Poll behind St. Martin’s and Northwest Nazarene. The Wildcats’ first action of the season is an exhibition game at Lincoln University at 4 p.m., Nov. 2 at Nicholson Pavilion.


The FISH Open Table lunch is beef chili, cornbread 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 77 degrees. Sunset is at 6:07 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 46 degrees. Winds will be from 10 to 15 mph.

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