Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival)
Central Washington University
5 p.m. • SURC Pit • Free
Performances feature One World Taiko (Japanese Drum Ensemble) at 6 p.m.
Sponsors: APIA and CDSJ
To support victims of abuse, runners of all skill levels can participate in the CWU Wellness Center’s Route to Hope 5K. Through partnering with the CWU Wellness Center, Abuse Support and Prevention Education Now (ASPEN) will receive all proceeds from the 5K. ASPEN is a non-profit program of Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health, and provides confidential services and aid to victims of abuse, sexual assault and other forms of oppression. Check in begins at 8 a.m. and the race will take off at 9:30 a.m. from the CWU Welcome Center located on the corner of University Way and Pearl Street. Participants can register at the CWU Recreation Center front desk, and registration fees are $15 for CWU students and $20 for general admission. Through participants’ generosity and the Wellness Center’s dedication, over the last two years the Route to Hope 5K has raised over $2,600 for ASPEN.
Participants of the Route to Hope 5K will not only be able to enjoy a Saturday in the sun, but they will also provide valuable support to those in need. Don’t miss the opportunity to help ASPEN continue to encourage hope and health.
For more information please contact the CWU Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or email@example.com.
OSO LANDSLIDE: On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:37am local time, a major mudslide occurred four miles east of Oso, Washington. A portion of an unstable hillside known as the “Hazel Landslide” collapsed , sending mud and debris across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and onto the adjacent river valley, covering approximately one square mile. As of April 1, 2014, the Snohomish County Medical Examiners office has confirmed that 29 people have died, 22 of which have been identified, and 20 people remain missing or unaccounted for as a result of the mudslide. The Oso Landslide is considered the deadliest single mudslide event not caused by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, or dam collapses, in United States history.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: The best way to help those affected by the Oso Landslide is through a financial donation to The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, you can donate online or by phone at 360-435-2133, ext. 7805. You can also drop off or mail donations to 300 S. Stillaguamish Ave. in Arlington. The Coastal Community Bank is also accepting donations for victims via the Darrington Recreation & Education Fund and American REd Cross at all locations: Darrington, Camano Island, Everett, Monroe, Stanwood, Sultan, Silver Lake, Smokey Point, Snohomish, and Whidbey Island.
CWU loves to celebrate Earth Week, which is April 19th-26th. Check out the awesome activities CLCE has planned for the week!
The Yakima River Cleanup is Saturday, April 19th from 930am-1pm. Join the CLCE in this effort with the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Ellensburg, Fish and Wildlife, and Mid-Columbia Fisheries to clean up the Yakima River and the surrounding Ellensburg community. About 200 students are expected to participate. A “Breakfast of Champions” will be provided before heading to the clean-up locations and a pizza lunch upon their return. Volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt!
On Tuesday, April 22nd from 10am-2pm is ElemenTree in the SURC Pit for free. Come help 5th graders from Mt. Stuart Elementary learn about how their lives impact the environment and about what Earth Day celebrates. CWU and Mt. Stuart students will work together at Olmstead Place State Park in environmentally friendly and fun activities.
Olmstead Spring Cleanup is on Saturday, April 26th from 930am-1pm in the SURC Pit for free. Get out in the fresh country air and help preserve the past for future enjoyment. Olmstead Farm, one of the first homesteads in Kittitas Valley, needs a hand with maintenance projects. There will be a free lunch and t-shirt provided to all volunteers.
Also on Saturday, the 26th is Ellensburg Downtown Cleanup from 730am-11am. The Ellensburg community, in honor of Earth Week and in preparation for the busy months ahead, would like your help in beautifying our downtown area to make it shine like new. A free t-shirt and breakfast will be provided to all volunteers!
Register by April 9th to get your FREE Earth Week t-shirt at http://www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage
Central Theatre Arts Department is to perform “Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Iizuka starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Milow Smith Tower Theatre. This week you can catch the performance on Thursday, March 6th until Saturday March, 8th for just $7 if you are a CWU student, $10 for all other students and seniors, and $12 general admission. “Polaroid Stories” is a mix of both real life stories and classical mythology as told by street kids. This show is sure to be thought provoking and visually stimulating so make sure not to miss it.
You can get your tickets now at http://www.cwu.edu/tickets or by stopping by the Wildcat Shop.