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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 11 hours 58 min ago

02/14/2016 - Breakfast

Thu, 2016-02-11 20:00

02/14/2016 - Joker Poker Men's Pool League

Thu, 2016-02-11 20:00
Joker Poker    

02/15/2016 - Trustee Meeting

Thu, 2016-02-11 20:00

02/13/2016 - Sweetheart Ball Fundraiser Dinner

Wed, 2016-02-10 20:00
Sweetheart Ball Fundraiser Dinner
Prime Rib
Ticketed Event

02/12/2016 - Out of the Locker: The Queer Community and Intercollegiate Athletics Discussion

Tue, 2016-02-09 20:00
A discussion panel in response to the "You Can Play" video recently released by the CWU Athletics Department will be held on February 12 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. The video, created in partnership with the national You Can Play Project, is intended to, promote inclusiveness in college athletics regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The discussion is free and open to the public. The event will be a moderated discussion on topics and issues that LGBTQIA+ students might potentially face when participating in intercollegiate athletics, what the CWU community is currently doing and how they might better address those issues. The event will be moderated by Nikki Marra, EQuAl advisor, KCWU program director and Chair of the CWU Pride Committee. Other panel members include representatives from CWU Athletics and EQuAl, as well as Conner Mertens, hailed as the first American college football player to publicly come ?out,? and Olivia Durham, ASCWU Student Government VP for Equity and Community Affairs. This event is sponsored by the EQuAl and KCWU 88.1 The ?Burg.

02/12/2016 - Burgers & Stuff

Tue, 2016-02-09 20:00
Burgers and Stuff
Dessert Night! 

02/08/2016 - Trustee Meeting

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:00
Trustee Meeting 

02/08/2016 - Ball Tourney Cle Elum Eagles

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:00
Ball Tourney

02/09/2016 - Auxiliary Meeting

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:00
Auxiliary Meeting 

02/10/2016 - Aerie Meeting

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:00
Aerie Meeting 

02/11/2016 - Tacos

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:00
Joker Poker 

02/11/2016 - Men's Pool League

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:00
Men's Pool League         

02/16/2016 - Michael Eric Dyson

Sun, 2016-02-07 20:00
If you have ever been curious about the subject of racial justice, wondering why it is important or what it encompasses, now is the time to find out. A prominent voice in the national conversation, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is coming to Central Washington University to share his insight on racial justice and disproportionate incarceration rates here in the United States. An author, sociology professor and political analyst, Dyson is quickly gaining recognition for contributing his voice to the ongoing discussion of race relations. Dyson, a Princeton graduate with a Ph.D. in religion, has appeared on a variety of radio and television news networks including NPR, CNN and MSNBC. Additionally, he has written over sixteen books and hosted The Michael Eric Dyson Show which aired for two years. Dyson takes an engaging and compelling approach in his speeches, drawing on his personal experiences, research and observations. Dyson?s appearance is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s inaugural theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, aims to educate Central?s community and initiate discussions about race. Following Dyson?s speech, there will be a book signing in the Wildcat Shop where copies of his latest book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, will be available for purchase.

02/11/2016 - Tea @ 3

Sat, 2016-02-06 20:00
On Thursday, February 11 attendees can join Nina Caldwell, Associated Students of Central Washington University?s (ASCWU) Vice President for Legislative Affairs, in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit at 3 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public. For Caldwell?s Tea @ 3 discussion she intends to focus on her positon within not only student government, but the Central community as a whole while actively following an ?open door? policy in hopes that students feel welcome to speak with their school representatives. "I want to make sure that it's...every person, every community member of Central Washington University being able to be heard," said Caldwell. As a senior in the Law and Justice program with a minor in Ethnic Studies, social justice is a priority for Caldwell. "Diversity plays a big role in my story,? she stated during an interview, ?especially with the struggles in my story as a woman of color and then my triumphs...? Hoping to leave a lasting impact on Central before she graduates, and realizing that involvement is key to student success, Caldwell also helped found S.I.S.T.E.R.S. and currently serves as the club?s president.

02/11/2016 - CWU Black Film Series - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Sat, 2016-02-06 20:00
The Center for Diversity and Social Justice?s (CDSJ) Black Film Series continues tonight with Oscar Award nominated film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The film, which will be introduced by Associate Dean for Student Development, Keith Champagne, tells the story of Mandela?s life from political prisoner in South Africa to a revolutionary president and key figure in the abolishment of Apartheid. The event is free and open to the public. The Black Film Series is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice. For more information, please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email

02/12/2016 - Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

Sat, 2016-02-06 20:00

The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering is second to none.  We have nationally recognized Baxter Black, Dave Stamey, Rider in the Sky  and many other songwriters and poets.  Our gear fair hosts over 40 vendors from across the country.  Works of art, custom leather products, felt hats and handmade boots are just a few of the booths available for your shopping pleasure.  Fiddlers from across our region will be competing and providing music for your enjoyment on Saturday in the Historic Liberty Theater.  Our downtown venues provide the opportunity to stroll through beautiful Downtown Ellensburg while enjoying an array of music and scenery.  Sit and enjoy with a glass of wine or warm cup of coffee.
Spirit of the West is a volunteer organization dedicated to preserve the "spirit of the cowboy".  Our Stampede program provides the building blocks for our communities' youth to develop those traits that have defined the "cowboy" throughout history.  Words like respect, hard work, kindness and integrity are utilized to provide examples of what is possible for our leaders of tomorrow.
Grab a pair of gloves, pull on your boots, wrap up the kids and enjoy a weekend of music, poetry, food and authentic cowboy culture.  Let us take you back to a simpler time when a handshake was a bond and time was something we spent with family and friends.

02/12/2016 - Whipsaw Brewing Ribbon Cutting

Sat, 2016-02-06 20:00
Join us on Friday Feb. 12th, 2016 at noon at the brand new Whipsaw Brewery for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this new busines!

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