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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, Nov. 15

CWU Theatre Department’s production of “A Christmas Carol” opens on Friday. Photo courtesy of CWU


Cle Elum Council approves rate increases

Water and sewer rates will increase by 3 percent in the coming year in the city of Cle Elum. The Cle Elum City Council approved the rate increases at Monday’s meeting.

Civics Bee competition opens

Middle school students can submit essays in the National Civics Bee competition, hosted by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Ellensburg Public Library and the Hal Holmes Community Center. The essay portal opened on Monday and will close on Jan. 8. More information is available on the chamber’s Facebook page.

CWU hosts Sports Management Summit

CWU hosts the annual Northwest Sports Management Summit on Thursday. Ellensburg High School and CWU graduate Nolan Teasley will be the keynote speaker, Teasley in the Seattle Seahawks assistant general manager. The summit is geared toward aspiring sports management professionals. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Information on the schedule and registration is available on CWU’s website.

Symphonic Band presents “Antiqua”

The CWU Symphonic Band performs “Antiqua” at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Hertz Concert Hall in the McIntyre Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

KEEN workshop on Thursday

The fall edition of KEEN’s Let’s Talk Series is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday. The free fall workshop will be held at the Canyon River Ranch and is titled, “Is the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway an Important Wildlife Habitat Corridor?” Information on the speaker schedule is available on KEEN’s website.

Free screening of “Unseen” on Thursday

A free screening of “Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers and Why it Matters,” will be held Thursday at the Morgan Performing Arts Center. The documentary starts at 5:30 p.m. with a panel discussion to follow. The screening is sponsored by the Kittitas County Public Health Department, the Kittitas County Health Network and KVH.

CWU’s “A Christmas Carol” production opens Friday

CWU Theatre Department’s production of “A Christmas Carol” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday in McConnell Auditorium. The show continues with performances on Saturday and Sunday and then returns on the weekend of Dec. 1. Tickets are $20 general admission.

EHS Fall Play on stage this weekend

The Ellensburg High School Fall Play production of “Play On!” enters its final weekend of performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Morgan Performing Arts Center. There will be 7 p.m. showings each day with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for general admission.

Choir concert Friday

Community choir groups Vox Humana Vocal Ensemble and Valley Voices Community Choir will present Kindness is Free – Share the Wealth, a Choir Concert Benefit for the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 7 p.m., Friday, at the United Methodist Church. The concert is free but donations to NAMI Kittitas are welcome.

Human Library on tap Saturday

The Human Library will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The Human Library facilitates conversations that challenge stigma and stereotypes. People are on loan to answer and discuss difficult questions on topics such as mental health, disability, ethnicity, gender, ideology, dependence, occupation and race. The event is sponsored by the CWU Ethics Lab, the Ellensburg Public Library and the Friends of the Ellensburg Library.


The FISH Open Table lunch is beef meatloaf, a dinner roll and applesauce. 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 49 degrees. Sunset is at 4:27 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 25 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 20 mph.

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