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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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04/24/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Tue, 2015-04-21 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/24/2015 - CWU Softball vs Western Washington

Mon, 2015-04-20 20:00
Double Header 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. • CWU Softball Field • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914

04/24/2015 - CWU Softball vs Western Washington

Mon, 2015-04-20 20:00
Double Header 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. • CWU Softball Field • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914

04/22/2015 - Iron Horse Brewery Trivia

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
Iron Horse Brewery hosts trivia night, every Wednesday at 7pm (ish) at a different location around town.

Bring a team of 2-6 players, pay an entry fee of $3.00 each and show off your useless knowledge! Winners take the cash. Runners up get prizes and losers pick the two categories for the next week.

Enjoy great beer specials and have fun!

Every correct answer gets a raffle ticket for bonus swag. 

Stop by the pub around 6pm for a pint and some pre-game hints.

Locations:
April 22nd- Frontier Tavern
April 29th- Wing Central
May 6th- Cornerstone Pie
May 13th- Club 301
May 20th- Starlight Lounge
May 27th- The Tav

http://IHOR.SE/TRIVIA

04/22/2015 - Free Screening of Cesar Chavez at CWU

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
Labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez is a figure representing a significant era in American history, and on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will offer a free screening of his biographical film ?Cesar Chavez? to the public as part of Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta week. An American farm worker, Chavez led the farm worker?s movement of the 60s and 70s for equal rights and fair pay and, along with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. His legacy is one of iconic status, symbolizing organized support and activism for farm workers and the Hispanic community. In addition to the ?Cesar Chavez? screening, the CDSJ will host a variety of other events between April 20 and April 24 in honor of César Chávez/Dolores Huerta week. For more information, please contact CDSJ Diversity Officer Veronica Gomez-Vilchis at 509-963-2122 or gomezv@cwu.edu.

04/23/2015 - CWU Rodeo

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
April 23, April 24, April 25 Time: TBD Ellensburg Rodeo Arena Free and open to the public For more information email cwusportclubs@gmail.com.

04/23/2015 - Human Trafficking

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
Linda Smith Speaking about Human Trafficking on Thursday April 23rd Bring your sack lunch or have snacks provided by Women of Vision, free of charge. We are very privileged to have Linda Smith, come speak to those interested in the Ellensburg area. Linda is a leader in the global movement to end sex trafficking of women and children around the world and in the United States. In 1998, while still a member of the U.S. Congress, Linda traveled to Falkland Road in Mumbai, India?one of the worst brothel districts in the world. The hopeless faces of desperate women and children forced into prostitution compelled Linda to found Shared Hope International (SHI). SHI was established to support shelter and service creation for sex trafficking survivors using a comprehensive model for restoration. Today, Shared Hope provides leadership in education and training, prevention strategies, research, and policy initiatives. As a foremost expert on international and domestic trafficking, Linda has spoken out against the trafficking of women and children in numerous Congressional hearings and in national and international forums, such as the World Conference on Trafficking and the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission on the Protection of Children. Linda has participated in more than 300 media interviews, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, Dan Rather Reports, ABC News, the Dr. Phil show, O?Reilly Factor, and CBN. Linda received the 2009 Soroptimist Making a Difference for Women Award and the 2010 Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women. Linda has been published in news outlets and journals around the world; including The New York Times, the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, the International Review of Penal Law, and the Regent University Law Review Hosted by: World Vision Women of Vision & Ellensburg Public Library .

04/23/2015 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: Rosalinda Guillen

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Tea at 3, an engaging speaker series at CWU. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the personal experiences of CWU faculty, staff, community members and influential individuals across the state as they share their journeys to their current places in life. Attendance to each speech is free, and speeches will be held at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy while the speakers give their talks.
 
The Tea at 3 Speaker Series welcomes Rosalinda Guillen, the co-founder of and Executive Director for Community to Community (C2C), a grassroots organization committed to empowering under-represented peoples, developing cross-cultural awareness and working to achieve equal human rights for all, located in Bellingham, Wash. Guillen has worked intimately with farm workers across Washington state in organizing campaigns to increase the value of farm worker unions and rights. From 1993 to 1995, Guillen was involved in helping farm workers at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington’s largest winery, to organize and unite for workers rights. Following that, Guillen went on to serve in many United Farm Workers (the nation’s first successful farm workers union) organizing positions, including the organization’s Northwest Regional Director and National Vice-President. 
 
This event is part of the CWU Cesar Chavez-Dolores Huerta Week celebrations.
 
For more information, please contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.
 
 
 
 

04/23/2015 - Morning Rotary Spring Fundraiser

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
Ellensburg Morning Rotary Spring Fundraiser and Auction. Join us to raise money for Rotary projects in the community.

04/23/2015 - Comedian Ernie G to perform at CWU

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
Ernie G is one of the most multi-talented young Latino entertainers in the country and on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Sue Lombard Dining he will offer a free comedy performance to the public as part of Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta week celebrations at CWU. His comedy has been seen by millions on shows such as Comedy Central?s ?Make Me Laugh,? B.E.T.?s ?Comic View,? Ed McMahon?s ?Next Big Star? and Sí TV?s ?Funny is Funny!? Don?t miss this opportunity to engage in a live performance by one of the country?s hottest comedy stars. For more information, please contact CDSJ Diversity Officer Veronica Gomez-Vilchis at 509-963-2122 or gomezv@cwu.edu.

04/23/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/24/2015 - 2015 CWU College Rodeo

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
It?s rodeo season, and college cowboys and cowgirls from across the northwest are ready to ride. The weekend of Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena brings the CWU Rodeo Club?s 2015 Todd Anderson Memorial College Rodeo. This event is free and open to the public. The competition kicks off Friday, April 24 with Slack from noon to 3 p.m. Slack consists of a variety events including Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, Goat Tying and Team Roping. Friday?s Performance round will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling and Bull Riding. Saturday?s Slack will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Performance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The competitive events wrap up Sunday with the Championship Short Go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alongside the competitive events, the weekend includes a variety of special events everyone will enjoy. Rodeo-goers are invited to participate in the silent auction Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in support of the Todd Anderson Memorial Scholarship fund, kids are sure to love the stick horse race Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to join in Cowboy Church Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information visit the CWU Rodeo Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CWUrodeo.

04/24/2015 - SUB POP Day at CWU: Live Music, Book Signing

Sun, 2015-04-19 20:00
Bruce Pavitt, founder of Seattle-based independent record label Sub Pop Records, will be at Central Washington University for Sub Pop USA Day Friday, April 24 from 1 ? 3 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. This event will feature a Q&A discussion and book signing of Pavitt?s newly released book ?Sub Pop USA.? Ellensburg native, founding member of the musical group The Screaming Trees and major player of the 1990?s music movement Mark Pickerel will also be performing a live solo acoustic set and Calvin Johnson, an early Sub Pop collaborator and now at K Records and Beat Happening, will be spinning underground 45s and other vintage vinyl from the era as DJ Selector Dub Narcotic. In addition, Seattle Weekly Music Editor Mark Baumgarten will be moderating a Q&A session with the entire group. This event is free and open to the public. Additionally, proving you can have your pie and eat it too, 88.1 The ?Burg and Perkins Restaurant and Bakery will be giving out free pie to Sub Pop USA Day attendees while supplies last. Come shake hands with the music legends, hang out, ask questions, listen to music, eat pie and walk away with a signed edition of ?Sub Pop USA.? For more information on Sub Pop USA Day, please contact KCWU-FM Radio Program Director Nikki Marra at 509-963-3344 or marran@cwu.edu .

04/20/2015 - ABC News Anchor John Quiñones presents ?A 20/20 Vision on Hispanic America?

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
John Quiñones, veteran broadcast news anchor and Emmy Award winning journalist, will present ?A 20/20 Vision on Hispanic America? Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Quinones? speech will kick off César Chávez/Dolores Huerta Week at CWU, which recognizes the historic struggles of Latin Americans and the history of the United Farm Workers Movement. This event is free and open to the public. Quiñones? presentation will reflect on his formative years as the child of migrant farm workers and the obstacles he had to overcome to pursue an education and career. Using his own story as an example of opportunity, he will share with attendees his vision and hopes for the Hispanic culture in the United States today. Before joining ABC News in 1982, Quiñones reported for WBBM-TV in Chicago where he won two Emmy Awards for his work reporting on the struggles of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Since joining the ABC family, his work has included ?Primetime,? ?Burning Questions,? ?20/20? and ?What Would You Do?? His reporting at ABC has earned Quiñones several awards, including seven more Emmys, and has included highlights that have kept him at the top tier of broadcast journalism. For more information please contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

04/20/2015 - Book Club Tea Time

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
A social for local Book Club members and those who are interested in starting or joining a book club. Good desserts, tea, and book talk. Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library Featuring Local Author: Terry Martin Terry is a published poet and CWU professor. Her latest book of poetry, ?The Light You Find,? will be available for purchase at the tea. Book Clubs of Kittitas County are encouraged to bring 15 copies of your reading lists to share.

04/21/2015 - CWU Queer Film Series presents But I?m A Cheerleader

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
 
In an effort to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community on the CWU campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will present their Queer Film Series Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The series begins with a screening of director Jamie Babbit’s “But I’m A Cheerleader.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
Starring Natasha Lyonne of “Orange Is The New Black” fame, this comedy tells the story of a teenager sent to a “sexual redirection” school when her parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu

04/21/2015 - Poet, Photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis to Visit CWU

Sat, 2015-04-18 20:00
Kicking off Spring Quarter?s lineup of the CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series, poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis will visit Ellensburg for a poetry reading, book signing and interactive discussion with attendees Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Prior to his reading, Ellis will be available for a craft talk and discussion at 3 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. These events are free and open to the public. Ellis is the author of ?The Maverick Room? and ?Skin Inc.,? is a visiting professor for the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana, and his poetry has been published in various books and magazines, including ?Best American Poetry,? ?The Nation,? ?Paris Review,? ?Poetry? and ?Tin House.? Most recently, ?Poetry Magazine? awarded Ellis the 2014 Levinson Prize for Poetry for the ?Vernacular Owl,? his elegy for notable novelist and poet Amiri Baraka. His photography and photo essays have appeared widely in magazines and on book covers and his first solo exhibition ?(Un)Lock it: The Percussive People in the GoGo Pocket? was unveiled in Washington D.C. in 2011. Don?t miss this opportunity to share an evening of poetry and ideas. For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or english@cwu.edu.

04/18/2015 - Learn the to path sustainability: Cowspiracy documentary screening at CWU

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:00
 
In the ongoing effort to achieve sustainability, the CWU Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Association (CERMA) club and the Ellensburg Vegetarian Society are leading the charge with a screening of “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, this eye-opening 2014 documentary follows the journey of an aspiring environmentalist as he seeks to understand pressing environmental issues and the true path to achieve sustainability. Along the way, he discovers problems in the factory farming practices in the United States.
 
For more information contact Chris Goodner, CERMA, at 309-397-8753 or goodnerch@cwu.edu

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