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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 7 hours 38 min ago

04/19/2014 - Earth Day Family Festival

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
For a day of family fun and Earth Day celebrations, don?t miss the Earth Day Family Festival Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of Dean Hall at CWU. This event has something for everyone, from dancing troupes and face painting to activities to teach conservation and preservation. All activities at this event are free, and everyone is welcome to get in on the fun! This event is sponsored by the Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) and Kittitas County Solid Waste. For more information please contact (MCE) at 509-963-2313 or museum@cwu.edu.

04/19/2014 - Salmon Run 5k/10k and Kid's Run

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
The second annual Salmon Run 5k/10k celebrates the life cycle of our favorite anadromous fish!  Course The course is run on and around the Central Washington University campus, beginning and ending in front of Dean Hall. The 10K course is two loops of the 5K course. Registration Registration for the 5k and 10k includes water on the course, refreshments after the race, and a t-shirt.  Register before April 9, 2014 to guarantee a t-shirt. 5K - $20.00 10K - $25.00 Small Fry kid's dash - Free Register online at Wildcat Tickets, or in person at the CWU Welcome Center or Wildcat Store in the SURC. Day of registration will be available, cash or check only. Schedule of Events, 4/19/2014 9:00 a.m - Packet pick up and day of registration opens 10:00 a.m. - 5k/10k race start 11:15 a.m. - Small Fry kids 100 yard dash start 11:30 a.m. - Awards ceremony This event is held in conjunction with the Earth Day Family Festival at the Museum of Culture and Environment, which will include activities for the whole family.  Sponsors include CWU University Recreation and Yakama Nation Fisheries.

04/17/2014 - Museum of Culture and Environment: Spring Reception and New Exhibition Opening

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
Join the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) for their spring reception and the opening of their newest exhibition ?How Did the Cougar Cross the Road: Restoring Wildlife Corridors Across 1-90 at Snoqualmie Pass? Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at MCE located on the first floor of Dean Hall. Yvonne Prater, author of ?Snoqualmie Pass: From Indian Trail to Interstate,? will give a speech at the reception and attendees can enjoy refreshments as they explore the new exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by MCE and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). For more information please contact MCE at 509-963-2313 or museum@cwu.edu.

04/17/2014 - Outdoor Spring Symposium: ?Where the Trail Ends? Screening

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) is wrapping up the Outdoor Spring Symposium with a free screening of the Red Bull sponsored film ?Where the Trail Ends? Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio. This event is free and open to the public. This movie follows the world's top free-ride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe. The film will be shown outside on a protector allowing audiences to enjoy the natural weather at the same time. For more information contact OPR at 509-963-3537 or outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu.

04/17/2014 - Kittitas Audubon

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
'Little Known Snakes of the Shrub-steppe'.The mission of the Kittitas Audubon is to develop an appreciation of nature through education and conservation with a focus on birds.

04/17/2014 - Show off your genes: CWU fashion show

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities. With the eating disorder epidemic at an all time high, it?s important to make sure diverse beauty is celebrated and embraced. Join the CWU Wellness Center Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom for the "In Your Genes" fashion show to help dispel the unrealistic standards of beauty in our culture. This event is free and open to the public.  Watch as CWU students strut their stuff down the runway in this 90s-themed fashion show. Models will be wearing their favorite piece of denim or jeans, showing off what makes them feel comfortable in their own skin and representing embracement of their own "genes."  For more information contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213

04/01/2014 - BOGO Eyewear Event

Wed, 2014-04-16 20:00
When you purchase a pair of eyeglasses or a year's supply of contacts, you can receive an additional free pair of glasses! While supplies last, see optician for details.

04/17/2014 - Community Wellness Fair

Wed, 2014-04-16 20:00
The next Community Wellness Fair is scheduled for Thursday April 17th from 9-1pm at the Rosewood Community Clubhouse. Its a new date & location so be sure to save the date! 

04/17/2014 - Outdoor Spring Symposium: Vendor Fair

Wed, 2014-04-16 20:00
The weather is warming up, which means it?s time for the CWU Outdoor Spring Symposium. Be sure to check out this year?s vendor fair Thursday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio. Attendees will be able to buy gear, inquire about employment opportunities or plan trips at one of the many vendor booths, including Royal Sports Shop and Diamondback Bikes. The vendor fair will also feature live music courtesy of 88.1 the ?Burg and free pizza and drinks from Pizza Colin and Red Bull. For more information visit www.cwu.edu/opr or call 509-963-3537.

04/17/2014 - Business After Hours

Wed, 2014-04-16 20:00
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's April Business After Hours!

This month's BAH event is sponsored by:  
Kittitas Yakima Valley Community Land Trust and Guild Mortgage Company
Enjoy  Wine from Gifts of the Vine and appetizers provided by Guild Mortgage

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!!!

04/17/2014 - Museum of Culture and Environment: Spring Reception and New Exhibition Opening

Wed, 2014-04-16 20:00
Join the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) for their spring reception and the opening of their newest exhibition ?How Did the Cougar Cross the Road: Restoring Wildlife Corridors Across I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass? Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at MCE located on the first floor of Dean Hall. Yvonne Prater, author of ?Snoqualmie Pass: From Indian Trail to Interstate,? will give a speech at the reception and attendees can enjoy refreshments as they explore the new exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by MCE and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). For more information please contact MCE at 509-963-2313 or museum@cwu.edu.

04/16/2014 - ?Django Unchained? Panel Discussion

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:00
Wednesday, April 16 6:30 p.m. ? 7:30 p.m. Michaelson 126 Free Pizza & Drinks Free & open to the public Set two years before the Civil war, ?Django Unchained? follows the story of a slave turned bounty hunter as he sets out to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. Join a live panel of CWU staff and faculty as they discuss the film and its controversial inclusion of racial politics. For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.

04/16/2014 - An Evening with King 5 Sports Anchor Paul Silvi

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:00
He?s been a part of the Seattle sports scene for over a decade and now King 5 sports anchor Paul Silvi is coming to CWU. Silvi will be sharing details of his journey to King 5 on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. The host of ?Northwest Sports Tonight? and ?The High School Sports Blitz,? Silvi has been accredited for his excellence in sports journalism, receiving several Associate Press awards for Best Sportscast. This is a great opportunity for those interested in a career in sports and/or broadcasting to receive first-hand advice from a man who is nationally respected for his work in the field. Those in attendance will receive a glimpse inside Silvi?s road to the top and gain a better understanding of the work required to make it. For more information please contact Joey Race, Campus Activities student programmer, at 509-963-1450 or RaceJ@cwu.edu.

04/16/2014 - YouTube Comedy Series brings the laughs

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:00
Campus Activities is going viral with its YouTube Comedy Series every Wednesday, throughout the month of April and into the start of May, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation (SURC) Pit. Admission is free and open to the public. Each night will feature a different them with two hours of the funniest YouTube videos. Themes include: April 16: Sports April 23: Animals April 30: Celebrities and music May 7: Throwback comedians and all time classics Students with suggestions for videos may post the link to the Campus Activities Facebook page. For more information contact Ashley Stubbs, Campus Activities student programmer, at 509-963-1450.

04/02/2014 - Open Clay Studio

Mon, 2014-04-14 20:00
These sessions are great for developing practice, tackling issues and getting answers to questions. Some experience in ceramics is helpful. Seth Charles will be on hand to assist and answer questions. Use your Gallery One ceramic punch card for these sessions. Free to students enrolled in spring ceramic classes.

04/15/2014 - CWU Tea at 3 Speakers Series: Dr. Terry Alkire

Mon, 2014-04-14 20:00
The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host "Tea at 3," an afternoon speaker series featuring CWU faculty and staff who bring a wealth of inspiration and experience. Presentations will be in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit and are free and open to the public. CWU International Business and Management lecturer Dr. Terry Alkire will kick off the series Tuesday, April 15 covering his journey and experiences studying in Switzerland, Germany and France. A former global executive with over twenty years of international business experience under his belt, Alkire is sure to provide audiences with a plethora of worldly knowledge and advice. "Tea at 3" provides attendees the opportunity to learn from personal experiences of prominent members of the Central and Ellensburg communities as they share their personal stories and journeys. For more information contact the CLCE at 509-963-2187 or clce@cwu.edu.

04/15/2014 - ?Django Unchained? Film Screening

Mon, 2014-04-14 20:00
Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Black Hall 151 Free & open to the public Set in the South two years before the Civil War, ?Django Unchained? stars Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. There will be a live panel discussion Wednesday, April 16 from at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall 151 covering the films controversial inclusion of racial politics. For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.

04/15/2014 - Tired of Renting? Own your own Home

Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
Affordable Community Land trust invites you to attend a FREE Informational meeting Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5:30 -6:00 pm at 518 N. Pine Street , Ste 102.  You will gain information on the home that is for sale.  1200 square ft., 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.  The home is located at 611 S. Ruby Street.
KYVCLT First- Time Homebuyers....We strive to build stability for single parent families, one income households who are supporting loved ones, grandparents raising their grandchildren, and dual income families who are struggling to survive until their next paycheck.

04/15/2014 - The Yarn Spinners Storytelling Club

Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
The Yarn Spinners, a Story Telling Club

Spin a Yarn, Tell a Tale or Stretch the Truth.
Hal Holmes Center
209 N Ruby
Join us to learn, practice and share stories of all kinds or just listen.
Free! Ages 10 & up, ages 10-15 must be accompanied  by an adult.

February 4th 6-7pm
March 18th 6-7pm
April 8th 6-7pm
April 15th 6:30m-7:30pm

For more information contact:
Elaine Bleggi at 962-6347

Co-sponsored by the Ellensburg Public Library 

04/15/2014 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at CWU: Fiction Writer Donna Miscolta

Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
The Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at CWU kicks off this spring with fiction writer Donna Miscolta, a Seattle based writer of Filipino and Mexican descent. Miscolta weaves her heritage through her work, including her first book, When the de La Cruz Family Danced, which Signal 8 Press published in 2011. From publishing her fiction and essays in Seattle Magazine, Calyx and New Millennium Writing, to receiving grants from Artist Trust and 4Culture, Miscolta has garnered praise for her work and a reputation for excellent story telling. Join Miscolta for her reading Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Books will be on sale at the event courtesy of the Wildcat Shop. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the CWU English Department, the CWU College of Arts and Humanities, Karen Gookin, the Wildcat Shop and the CWU Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). For more information please contact Katharine Whitcomb at 509-963-1530 or whitcomk@cwu.edu.

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