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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 19 hours 43 min ago

05/23/2015 - Thorp Mill Dinner & Auction

Sun, 2015-05-17 20:00
2015 Annual Thorp Mill
Dinner & Auction
Saturday May 23rd
at Springwood Ranch Party Barn
Thorp, Washingotn

Silent Auction/Doors open at 5:00pm
Dinner at 6:00pm
Live Auction at 7:00pm

Cost:
$25.00- Early Bird Special (Before May 16th)
$30.00 General Admission

Buy tickets at the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Cle Elum Bakery, or from Thorp Mill Board Members

http://www.Thorp.org
Contact: (509) 964-9640

05/24/2015 - Roslyn Riders Poker Ride

Sun, 2015-05-17 20:00
Roslyn Riders Poker Ride Course

Sunday May 24th 2015
Memorial Day Weekend

1st prize: $500.00 cash
8- $50.00 cash awards and additional prizes

$6.00 hand or 4 for $20.00
Riders out at 9:00am to Noon

Located at the Roslyn Riders Club Grounds
Hwy 903 Roslyn, WA

"Cooking-up Outstanding Cowboy Grub"

Please no alcohol, dogs or stallions

More info: (509) 674-2404

Proceeds pay to maintain and improve our club grounds and support local causes

05/25/2015 - Wildcat Dash 5k and Obstacle Course This Spring: Deadline for Best Pricing Option

Sun, 2015-05-17 20:00
For the fourth year in a row, CWU University Recreation is hosting the Wildcat Dash 5k on campus. This is a 5k with a twist Saturday, May 30 features a full obstacle course in addition to five kilometers of running. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio and the event begins at 10 a.m. Registration is open online at www.cwu.edu/tickets and is $20 for CWU students and Recreation Center members and $40 for non-members before Friday, May 25, and $25 and $45 respectively until the day of the event. Participants who pre-register will receive a free Wildcat Dash t-shirt and the first male and female to complete the 5k will win an Intramural Champion t-shirt and bragging rights. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to take the challenge.
 
The Wildcat Dash is equipped with at least a dozen obstacles designed to challenge each participant physically and mentally. Some of the obstacles include crawling through mud, carrying paint buckets, a rope climb and walking a balance beam, just to name a few. Participants will get muddy, so appropriate attire and footwear are required. 
 
For more information contact the Recreation Center Front Desk at 509-963-3512 or by emailing rec@cwu.edu
 

05/20/2015 - Iron Horse Brewery Trivia

Sat, 2015-05-16 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:
May 20th- Starlight Lounge
May 27th- The Tav

http://IHOR.SE/TRIVIA

05/21/2015 - CWU?s Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

Sat, 2015-05-16 20:00
Some of the best work produced by the CWU community this year will be on display Thursday, May 21 at SOURCE? CWU?s Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression?from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC). This event is free and open to the public. SOURCE is a university-wide forum that showcases all genres of scholarly work by CWU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. Whether it?s a creative writing piece, biological research or a choreographed dance, SOURCE provides students with a platform to showcase their hard work and accomplishments. Attending SOURCE not only supports the hard work of the presenters, but also provides an opportunity to join in celebrating the diversity of scholarly research and creative works being undertaking at CWU. To learn more about SOURCE, or to view this year?s program and schedule of events, visit www.cwu.edu/source. For more information contact Kara Gabriel, SOURCE Committee chair, at 509-963-2387 or gabrielk@cwu.edu.

05/21/2015 - Business After Hours

Sat, 2015-05-16 20:00
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's May Business After Hours!

This month's BAH event is sponsored by:  
All State Insurance, Mandy Hamlin
Come and take advantage of the business networking opportunities.  Connect with new and old business friends and neighbors.

 

05/21/2015 - Unheard Voices: Friends of Animals benefit concert

Sat, 2015-05-16 20:00
Combining live music with charitable organizations for their quarterly Unheard Voices program is just one way the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) brings the community together for worthy causes. This quarter, CLCE has chosen to focus their Unheard Voices event on providing information about proper animal health and care, in addition to raising money for Kittitas County Friends of Animals (KCFOA), a local pet activism group. Festivities are set for Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Alder Street Park, located at 2400 N. Alder St. This event is free and open to the public, however a $5 donation or pet food donations are suggested, as all proceed will go towards KCFOA.
 
The event will feature musical performances by two CWU students, Monkeypotamus and John Rawlinson, including a performance by local musical group Centaur Midwife. In addition to the live music, local animal care organizations such as The Ellensburg Pet Center, Critter Care, Second Chance Ranch and the Yakima Humane Society will be tabling at the event and passing out information.
 
For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.
 
 
 

05/17/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/17/2015 - CWU presents Mahler?s Symphony No. 2: 200 musicians on stage

Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
Gustav Mahler?s Symphony No. 2, The Resurrection Symphony, is the first all-embracing work of the Austrian composer's symphonies to make use of voices as well as the orchestra, and on Sunday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall the CWU Symphony Orchestra will join members of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra to present Mahler?s masterpiece. In support of Mahler?s work and vision, this production will be accompanied by the Yakima Symphony Chorus, the CWU Men?s Chorus and the CWU Women?s Chorus. Don't miss this epic concert event, with more than 200 musicians on stage! Doors open at 3 p.m. and patrons are encouraged to arrive early to be seated by 3:50 p.m. The cost of admission is $20 for the general public, $10 for seniors, children and students with a student ID, and advance ticket purchase is highly recommended at www.cwu.edu/tickets. For more information, please contact the CWU Department of Music at 509-963-1216 or music@cwu.edu.

05/18/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
May 18
Monday Movie Madness: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/18/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
May 18
Monday Movie Madness: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/19/2015 - KYVCLT Open House-Affordable Homeownership

Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
The Kittitas Yakima Valley Community Land Trust Open House for 2nd Affordable Homeownership Opportunity

609 South Ruby Street 
Tuesday, May 19th from 4:00pm-7:00pm
General public is welcome and encouraged to attend- an exciting opportunity to tour a CLT affordable home. 

05/19/2015 - CWU Queer Film Series presents Show Me Love

Fri, 2015-05-15 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, May 19 at 7 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The series concludes with a screening of director Lukas Moodysson’s “Show Me Love.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
This Swedish drama recounts the story of two teenage girls in a small-town in Sweden. The two girls, Elin (Alexandra Dahlström) and Agnes (Rebecka Liljeberg) fall for each other amid the backdrop of a town where nothing exciting seems to happen.   
 
 
 

05/19/2015 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series presents Poet/Author Tim Siebles

Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
The CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series hosts it?s final writer for Spring quarter this month, featuring poet and author Tim Siebles. The CWU and Ellensburg communities are invited to attend this free reading and interactive discussion Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Preceding his presentation, Siebles will offer a Craft Talk reception at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) in the Dean Hall lobby, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet Siebles and participate in a discussion about his work. Siebles is a visiting professor at the Stonecoast MFA Writing Program sponsored by the University of Southern Maine, is the author of several poetry collections and has had work featured in several literary anthologies. He was one of five poetry finalists for the 2012 National Book Award and in 2013 he received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award for poetry and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Misericordia University for his literary accomplishments. For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or English@cwu.edu.

05/15/2015 - Queen of Spades Garden Club - Annual Plant Sale

Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00
Join Queen of Spades Garden Club for their annual Plant Sale Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16   Perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, ground covers, berries, trees, shrubs, house plants, miscellaneous garden mercantile.   For More information please call Stephanie Pratt at  509-925-2580.  All proceeds benefit local public beautification and education projects.

05/15/2015 - Eastern Washington BrewFest in Central Washington

Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00

Iron Horse Brewery Presents...
Eastern Washington BrewFest in Central Washington

Participating Breweries:

Icicle Brewery
Wild Earth Brewing
Yakima Craft
Top Frog Brewery
Orlison Brewing Co.
Alpine Brewing Co
Badger Mt. Brewing
Bale Breaker
Colockum Brewing Company

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Iron Horse Brewery Announces Eastern Washington Brewfest in Central Washington on May 16th from 5-10
Giving a High-Five to Washington Craft Breweries East of the Cascades.

ELLENSBURG, WA  (April 4, 2014) Iron Horse Brewery has announced plans to host the Eastern Washington Brewfest in Central Washington on May 16th. The brewfest will take place in and around Iron Horse’s new downtown location, [the pub] with tastings offered from 9.5 different breweries located in Central and Eastern Washington.

“We hosted a similar brewfest about three years ago and we’ve been trying ever since to bring it back,” said Retail Manager, Suzanne Vargas. “With the brewery expansion complete and the move to [the pub], the time finally seemed right. Also we like to have fun and we want to have fun with other people who make beer. Oh and people who like to taste it as well,” commented Vargas.

 The Brewfest

This brewfest is targeted towards beer enthusiasts as well as local accounts in and around Central and Eastern Washington. The 4-5 o’clock hour will host area restaurant and bar reps allowing for participating craft breweries to showcase their product. “We hope that new relationships are formed in the first hour of this event between breweries and bar & restaurant staff. We believe craft beer is in good taste, not an acquired taste and want as many craft options as possible available to people when they go out to eat or to grab a drink. Beyond that we want to get as many people excited and familiar with beer from this side of the mountains,” said Director of Marketing Jared Vallejo. “Also, brewfests are fun and we want to give people a Friday night that is better than sitting around in your underwear eating salisbury steak. Unless you like that sort of thing, which is fine because salisbury steak is delicious,” added Vallejo.

The event opens to the public at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased online at : http://www.showclix.com/event/EasternWABREWFEST  for  $20 and include 6 tastings and a keepsake glass. Additional tastings can be purchased onsite. There will be food available for purchase by our neighbors, Brisket Barbecue, and live music throughout the evening. Contact tess@ironhorsebrewery.com with questions.


Info: http://www.ironhorsebrewery.com/2014/04/eastern-washington-brewfest-in-central-washington/

05/15/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

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