Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips is set to bring his rootsy brand of rock-and-roll to Central as the entertainment headliner for CWU Homecoming 2014, with Portland musician Christian Burghardt opening. Everyone is invited to attend Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $20 for CWU students w/ID, $30 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets, and are selling fast; so, don?t hesitate to buy now. Since winning season 11 of ?American Idol,? 24-year-old Phillips has sold more than 2 million albums and 9 million singles. He is best known for the quadruple-platinum hit ?Home,? which was released the same day he was crowned ?American Idol.? The song marks the most successful coronation song of any ?Idol? winner, as well as the highest debut on the ?Billboard? Digital songs chart. ?Home? is also featured on Phillips? first album ?The World from the Side of the Moon,? which has been noted for its emotional variety and appeal to fans of rock and pop alike. Recently, Phillips has toured with Matchbox 20 and has opened for John Mayer on Mayer?s ?Born and Raised? tour last summer. CWU will be a stop on Phillips? current tour, which features songs from his newest album, ?Behind the Light.? For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.
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 and community members as they share their journeys to their current places in life. Join John Magnusson, Residence Hall Coordinator, Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Attendance is free, and warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy. As a Residence Hall Coordinator, Magnusson is immersed in student life at CWU, and is dedicated to the success and well being of students in the Residence Halls. His job duties include supervising the students, advising student groups and organizations, managing building-operations, managing students? rights and responsibilities and managing potential crises in student housing. For more information please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or email@example.com.
Operation Harvest is the collecting of Nonperishable food donations for the FISH Food Bank
On Saturday October 18th if you live in the city limits and would like to donate please leave your donated items on your front porch and they will be picked up between 10:00 am & 12 Noon. If somehow we miss your location please drop off at FISH Food Bank 301 W. 2nd Ave.
Get ready for Homecoming with the only color run on Central's campus! We?ve added much more paint, changed the t-shirts, and added awesome sunglasses. Pre-register on or before October 10 for $20 for a guaranteed shirt and pair of sunglasses. Register after October 10 for $25, and shirts and glasses will be provided depending on availability. Register at the Student Union and Recreation Center front desk, or online at www.cwu.edu/tickets.
The Swauk-Teanaway Grange kicks off their fall event schedule Saturday, October 18 with an outstanding young band from the greater Seattle area, ?North Country Bluegrass.? North Country consists of young but experienced musicians ? Nick Dumas, Kent Powell, Norm Olsen, Will McSeveney and Stephen Burwell. Guitarist Zach Top of the band Topstring will be filling in for Norm Olsen at this concert. The evening begins with a potluck, doors open at 5:30 pm, food served at 6:00 pm and the band takes the stage at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7, kids under 12 years of age are free, don?t forget to bring a potluck item to share. The Hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, Cle Elum, Washington. Take SR970 to Teanaway Rd, go right at Ballard Hill Rd, the Grange will be on your left.
Now in its sixth year, Cranksgiving, the annual bouldering competition at CWU, invites rock climbers of all skill levels to participate in the competition at the Climbing Wall Friday, Oct. 24. There will be two sessions at this year?s competition: one from 5 to 7 p.m. for the public, and one from 7 to 9 p.m. for CWU students only. Adults and children, ages six years and older who must be accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend. For CWU students, Cranksgiving is a chance to show off rock climbing skills, or get involved with the sport for the first time. Participants of all skill levels are welcome, and Climbing Wall staff will be on hand to guide and assist competitors as they take on the Wall, one of CWU?s most admired features. Pre-registration is $25 for CWU students, $30 for the general public and due Friday, Oct. 17. Registration is $35 after Friday and will be accepted up until the morning of the event. Everyone is encouraged to pre-register to be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Registration materials are available at Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals (OPR), located in the far east corner of the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC), by phone at 509-963-3537 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE health and nutrition fair for families. Several agencies and organizations will have tables with information about healthy eating, snacks, and recreational & fitness activities that families can enjoy together. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County.
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's October Business After Hours!
This month's BAH event is sponsored by:
Spirit of the West & Rodeo City Bar-B-Q
Come and take advantage of the business networking opportunities. Connect with new and old business friends and neighbors.
This is the best way to spend two hours!!!
Join CWU for a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This course is an 8 hour course which uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. This program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
Join us for Cle Elum Coffee Club at Gunnar's Coffee (115 W 1st St. Cle Elum, WA 98922), brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The Cle Elum Coffee Club meets the third Friday of each month , from 9 -10 am. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, it is free and open to any business in the county.
For more information about the Cle Elum Coffee Club call
Enjoy Coffee, Treats and don't forget to bring your business cards for the door prize raffle.
Annual Friends of the Library Used Book/DVD sale
Homecoming Dance: Dance Central Friday, Oct. 17 9-11:30 p.m. SURC Ballroom $5 at www.cwu.edu/tickets or $10 at the door Who says cats don?t dance? Wildcats do! It?s time again for CWU?s annual Homecoming dance, hosted by the Residence Hall Association (RHA). 88.1 The ?Burg will bring the music, and are sure to get all attendees out on the dance floor. Students, alumni and guests are all invited to attend Friday, Oct. 17 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $5 online at www.cwu.edu/tickets or $10 at the door. For more information contact Abbey Kostelecky at 253-753-4992 or email@example.com.
This peaceful, relatively flat hike follows Cooper River to Cooper Lake. 3.5 miles one way, Hikers will be guided along a beautiful trail that will take them through old growth forest with bursts of wildflowers. Along the way, there is plenty of opportunity to view the river and enjoy and learn about the many species of birds and wildlife that thrive in this area. The trail ends at the crystal clear mountain lake, and hikers will be shuttled back to CWU. This is a great hike for beginners or families with children.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. Do you know where to go locally if you or someone you love needs help? Plan to stop by KVH Hospital for the Cancer Support Open House on Tuesday, October 14. Learn what is available locally for those affected by breast cancer: community resources, fundraising and awareness, mammograms, nutrition, therapies, support groups and programs. The October 14 open house runs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.