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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, May 29


CWU Choirs perform “Canciones de Latinoamerica” today in the McIntyre Music Building. Photo courtesy of CWU


Roslyn wants views on parking

The Roslyn Parking Committee is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m., today in the City Hall Chambers to hear ideas and comments on downtown parking. The committee is particularly interested in customer, employee and visitor parking.

CWU choirs perform Wednesday

CWU Choirs perform “Canciones de Latinoamerica” at 7 p.m., today in the McIntyre Music Building. The University Chorale, Wildcat Chorus, Vox Divina and CWU Chamber Choir will perform. The choirs have worked with Venezuelan composer and conductor Cristian Grases this spring. Tickets are $15 for general admission.

Drug Take-Back and BBQ on Thursday

A free drug take-back and barbecue will be held on the SURC East Patio from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday. It is a chance to dispose of unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and used sharps from injections. The event is open to CWU students and staff and the community.

CWU students honored

CWU students Kevin Lomax and Nastasjia Bach received the 2024 Student Civic Leadership Award from the Washington Campus Coalition. The Student Civic Leadership Awards celebrate students from across the state who are dedicated to making a difference on their campuses and in their communities.

CWU Wind Ensemble Concert on Thursday

The CWU Wind Ensemble performs at 7 p.m., Thursday at the McIntyre Music Building. The concert features the ensemble in a preview performance before it is presented at the 20th World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles international conference in South Korea this summer. The concert is free.

Helen House Pint Night at Iron Horse

Iron Horse Brewery Taproom hosts Helen House Pint Night on Thursday evening. A portio n of the proceeds go to support Helen House, a nonprofit organization of SOGIE youth and young adults.

Jazz weekend at Central

The end-of-quarter concerts for CWU’s jazz bands are on Saturday. An Afternoon of Jazz is at 4 p.m. An Evening of Jazz is at 7 p.m. A $15 general admission ticket provides entry to both concerts in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall.


Pride Parade is Saturday

The Kittitas County Pride is Saturday at 11 a.m. in Ellensburg. The parade starts at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds on East Seventh Avenue, winds into downtown Ellensburg and returns to the fairgrounds. Other Pride weekend events include a Pride Disco at 5 p.m., Friday, at Kittitas Café, and a Drag Show on Saturday in the I.O.O.F. Lodge. There is an all-ages show at 7 p.m. and an adult show at 8:15 p.m.


Health clinic gala is Saturday

The Open Door Health Clinic holds is 25th Anniversary Gala at 6 p.m., Saturday at the Hotel Windrow. The event features dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 before the event and $60 at the door.


Orchestra concert is Sunday

The final CWU Orchestra Concert of the school year is at 4 p.m., Sunday in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is lemon chicken artichoke pasta, mixed vegetables and oranges. 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 61 degrees. Sunset is at 8:47 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 42 degrees. Winds will be 20 to 35 mph with higher gusts possible.


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