Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals invites everyone to get excited about springtime outdoor activities. In addition to discovering what OPR has to offer for the season, the Symposium is a perfect way to learn about equipment rentals, hiking and climbing tours, and other recreation events available to the community. On April 28, the Symposium kicks off with the much-anticipated vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where outdoor enthusiasts can peruse various products for sale, talk with professionals about outdoor activities and employment opportunities, plan trips and more.
Passionate about providing all students with educational opportunities, Tyrone Bledsoe, Ph.D., will be speaking at CWU. Founder and CEO of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), Bledsoe works with students and schools across the nation. Though focused on supporting men of color, the organization welcomes students of any race, gender and background. Last year, Bledsoe visited Central to help establish the first Brother 2 Brother (B2B) chapter in the Pacific Northwest. The organization?s primary goals include encouraging leadership, preparing its members for the workforce and motivating them to reach their full potentials. In addition to establishing SAAB, Bledsoe is renowned for his scholarly work. He has been called a highly motivational speaker and invited for guest lectures around the world, including to Oxford University. Bledsoe was a contributing author for the book ?African American Men in College.? Among his several honors are the Impact Award and recognition by the global association for social entrepreneurs, Ashoka. With years of experience as an educator, Bledsoe will provide valuable insight on how to support the academic success of young men of color. Bledsoe?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.
Cle Elum Eagles #649 Vegas Night
Dinner & Live Elvis performance
Menu: Baked Chiken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Salad & Breaksticks.
Show: 2 costume changes and live backup band
Run Like The Wind is a trail run event (half marathon, 10k, 5k and kids dash) which runs through the PSE Wind Farm in Vantage. After the event, the runners enjoy a live band, massage, food, beer and more! The proceeds benefit the Kittitas County Search and Rescue and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
Monday Evening Coffee Hour
5pm to 6pm
Jenikkas Coffee House
1300 N Dolarway Ellensburg
Join us for our information only meeting, no sales, no pressure here inspiring stories from others
Please RSVP to (509) 899-2644
Children of all ages and their parents are welcome to join us for a free night of hands-on learning! Activities focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Tyrone Howard, Ph.D. will be addressing, The Peril and Promise in the Education of Black Males, on Monday, Apr. 25 at Central Washington University. His talk will speak to the academic, social and economic issues that plague black males at an early age and grow increasingly worse over time, resulting in a significant increase in dropout rates, under employment and over incarceration of our African American youth. The lecture will be held in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Howard, a graduate of the University of Washington, is the founder and director of the Black Male Institute. He is an education professor and an associate faculty member in the Bunche Center for African American studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Howard is also the faculty associate director for the Academic Advancement Program at UCLA, the nation's leading student retention program for underrepresented students. Howard is the author of, "Why Race and Culture Matters in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms.? He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His published research has been featured in The Journal of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, Theory & Research in Social Education, The Journal of Negro Education, Urban Education and several other well-regarded academic journals. This talk is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, seeks to educate Central?s community and spark discussions about race and equality.
Join Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity at The Iron Horse Brewery Pub for Brews & Builds.
Enjoy games and pure silliness!
You don’t always have to lift the hammer to support your local Habitat for Humanity. Here you can lift a beer (or a few!) For every pint, IronHorse is donating 50¢ to Kittitas County HFH! This is going to be a night filled with games, activities and fun! Come out and support your local Habitat while having a few brews!
Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
A fun filled weekend with education activities focused on sustainablility.
Friday, April 22, 2016
9am Free Yoga @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
1- 3:00pm Environmental Craft @ CWU SURC West Patio
5-6:30pm Green Games and Crafts @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
3-9:00pm Environmental Films
6:30- 8pm "I Speak for the Trees" - The Lorax Storytelling @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
Saturday, April 23, 2016
9am Free Yoga @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
12 pm- 1:30 pm Master Gardener's Activity @ Cornterstone Pie
11- 3pm Resuable Bag Workshop/Exchange @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
3-5pm "Who's destroying our Groundwater?" - Odd Fellows
Upcucled antiques, quilts and vintage trailers on display. Join us to visit the past with finds from yesterday. Conversions of household items, trailers to be used today. An event partnered with Junktiquen in the Burg, Quilters of the Valley Guild and Sisters on the Fly Trailers.
Free document shred day and drug take back day. Held in conjunction with the CWU Earth Day events. For local residents only. No business offices please. Safely dispose of old medications and protect your ID by safely shredding old documents. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center and the Kittitas County Sheriff Office.
For more information contact: (509) 962-4311
Please join us in the celebration of the dedication of the Brechbiel-Liles home.
CJ Boyd (on infini-tour) and Yakima-based IsraelJames Hunter make danceable sound collages and ambient loops for your listening pleasure. Sliding Scale tickets $5-$10 at the door Doors at 6:30pm, Music @ 7:30. All Ages, Cash Bar w/ ID.