Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 4 hours 8 min ago
As a way of promoting inclusiveness of people of all sexual and gender orientations on the CWU campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) has presented their Queer Film Series, which will conclude with the 2012 documentary Wildness. The film will be shown Tuesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. Attendance is free and open to the public. Wildness explores the underground of Los Angeles nightlife, specifically at the historic bar Silver Platter, which has been a home for Latin/LGBTQIA+ communities since 1963. The film specifically follows a group of young artists as they face conflict and exploration within their creative community. Viewers will ask themselves what safe space means, and who needs it. For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email@example.com.
The annual Grange Chili Cook-Off & Cowboy Concert is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Bring your favorite chili to share and enter our contest for a prize! Or make a side dish for the supper - cornbread, rolls, salad or dessert. Ranger Lem Pratt will be here with traditional cowboy tunes, songs of the trail. Bring your pot of chili to the Grange at 5:30 PM, judging will commence at 6:00 PM. Bring enough to share, as these chili samples will be the heart of our potluck supper. $8 ticket/kids 12 and under free. Call Claire at 509-857-2580 for tickets or information. The Grange address is 1361 Ballard Hill Road, Cle Elum. Look for signs at the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Road.
In partnership with the Ellensburg Downtown Association, Claim Clothing & Mangos Salon Present:
Fashion Night Out!
Featuring fashion trends found downtown,
with a cash bar & free dessert after party
March 7th at the Elmira Downtown Events Center
117 East 4th Ave
All ages welcome
Includes complimentary glass of champagne (for guests 21+) and Ice Cream Sundae
Doors open at 6:00pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
Tickets available at Claim Clothing or Mangos Salon
Buy tickets online at: showclix.com/event/FashionNightOut
Participating Stores Claim Clothing, Maurices, Mountain High Sports, Cowtown & Rangeland
Hair & Make up buy: Mangos Salon & Head to Toe Salon
Join the Friends of the Roslyn Library for their fun-est fundraiser of the year. Homemade chili and cornbread, delectable desserts, eclectic entertainment and an auction filled with unique art, goods, services, and experiences. Tickets on sale at www.friendsoftheroslynlibrary.org and at the Roslyn Library.
As a way of bringing attention to the stigma and stereotypes surrounding drug addiction, the CWU Wellness Center will host two screenings of the documentary Anonymous People. Everyone is welcome to attend the free screenings on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The documentary film identifies and challenges the way addiction has been treated by society. 23.5 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. Anonymous People tells the story of addiction through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Langston Hughes Project has brought back to life the work of the legendary American poet, and will be coming to CWU on Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The multimedia performance will feature Hughes? poem, ?Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz? through jazz music performed by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, spoken-word poetry, and images from the Harlem Renaissance. The Langston Hughes Project is a follow up event to last week?s Poetry Slam, where three winners were chosen to perform their winning pieces with added musical cues by the Ron McCurdy Quartet as the preshow event. By representing the work of Hughes? in various ways, the Langston Hughes Project and CDSJ promise an eventful performance. For more information, please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email@example.com.
2015 Employment Law Update
Wednesday March 4th
Cwu Students: Free
Continental breakfast begins at 7:30am
Location: Hal Holmes Community Center
209 N Ruby St.
The Apple Valley Human Resource Association (AVHRA) Invited business owners, managers and HR professionals to the 2015 Employment Law Update. Gil Sparks & Erin McCool, attorneys with Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC., will present the latest updates on employment and labor laws affecting your organization.
-Human resources & labor relations
-Current case law
-Marijuana in the work place
-New regulations regarding pregnant workers
-Policies & use of mobile technology in the work place
& much more!
More info at avhra.shrm.org/events
Registration & Payment required
Questions: Staci Sleigh-Layman at (509) 963-1256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The CWU Museum of Culture and Environment welcomes Racial Disparity Project Lead Program Director Kris Nyrop Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a round table discussion examining racial disparities in drug-related sentencing in the United States and potential models for sentencing reform. This event is free and open to the public. The talk is in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition, "Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America,? on display in Dean Hall, first floor, through Saturday, March 21. Nyrop was the Executive Director of Street Outreach Services in Seattle from 1997-2007. Prior to that he worked for the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health of Seattle and King County and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington. Nyrop was also the project ethnographer for the Vancouver Injection Drug User Study from 1997 to 1999. He has worked as an outreach worker, researcher, and trainer in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, hepatitis C prevention, syringe exchange, harm reduction, and drug policy reform. Additionally, he has consulted with projects throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Russia, and the Republic of Georgia. For more information please contact the Museum of Culture and Environment at 509-963-2313 or email@example.com.
Awed fans across the country and the world have dubbed Trace Bundy as ?The Acoustic Ninja? due to his unique and skillful manipulation of the acoustic guitar. He has been a recurring featured performer at CWU since 2007, and Campus Activities is excited to welcome him back for another captivating performance Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Many of Bundy?s songs are inspired by his experiences traveling the world, and his music tells these stories with an eloquent delivery. Campus Activities considers him to be one of the most creative and personable performers CWU has had the privilege of hosting, and they are excited to welcome him back. Don?t miss this chance to experience Bundy?s individual musical style. Save the date and share in an evening of Bundy?s passionate and artful expression. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email Drummond@cwu.edu.
“Bad Boy of Comedy” Ronnie Jordan is set to roar through Ellensburg with his distinct style of fun, exciting and upbeat comedy. As part of Jordan’s Kampus Royalty Tour, the famed comedian will be headlining Central After Dark Comedy Night Friday, March 6 at 9 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Jordan’s good friend and fellow comedian Yohance Collins will be opening for the night. This event is 18 and over and tickets are free for CWU students with I.D., $5 general admission and available at www.cwu.edu/tickets
or the door.
Jordan has made a name for himself as a road warrior, traveling across the country and performing in front of sellout crowds. His comedy career took off after being featured on the hit HBO television series “P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy.” Jordan has since appeared on BET’s “Comic View” and “Martin Lawrence Presents The 1st Amendment Stand-Up,” as well as touring alongside such comedy greats as Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Dave Chappelle.
For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The CWU Psychology Club is on the road to the Western Psychology Association (WPA) convention in Las Vegas this spring, and is holding fundraisers at Central to help get them there. Come enjoy dinner, live music and a photobooth at the Psychology Club silent auction on Saturday, March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. There will be something for everyone to bid on, including items from the Wildcat Shop, Seahawks and Sounders gear, Silverwood theme park tickets and much more! Tickets are $15 in advance online at https://psychologyclub.yapsody.com or $20 at the door. For more information, please contact Chelsea Green, CWU Psychology Club president, at 425-495-4115 or email@example.com.
The 7th annual Grange Chili Cook Off & Cowboy Concert is scheduled for Saturday, March 7!
Doors open at 5:30 pm, judging starts at 6:00 pm,
at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange at 1361 Ballard Hill Road near Cle Elum.
Tickets are $8.00, kids 12 and under are free.
It’s easy to enter your chili. Just make a large crock pot or Dutch oven full of chili so there’s enough for the 100 or so folks who do the judging to sample.
All entries must be checked in by 6:00 pm, when judging and the chili supper begins. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. If you’re not bringing chili, just bring a side dish – salad, cornbread, rolls or dessert.
Fed Up Central has challenged CWU students to eliminate sugar from their diets, and whether or not you joined CWU for the screening of the documentary film ?Fed Up? last Tuesday, there?s still time for you to get involved. ?Fed Up,? is an examination of America?s obesity epidemic and the food industry?s role in perpetuating the problem. Everyone at the event was encouraged to take the Fed Up Challenge, to live sugar-free for 10 days. Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in Hogue Hall room 101 brings a great follow-up event to wrap up the challenge, offer participants a little ?sweet talk,? and maybe, just maybe, present a chance to win a cool prize. This event is free and open to the public. Personal dietary health awareness is not a one-time thing, and the Fed Up Central challenge aims to give students a glimpse of what it?s like to live sugar free and to consider the long-term benefits a healthy lifestyle offers. This follow-up event provides an opportunity to learn more about sugar and health, and how they relate to each other, and will show participants ways to fight back against the ?not-so-sweet? food environment in which we live. For more information contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a way of bringing attention to the stigma and stereotypes surrounding drug addiction, the CWU Wellness Center will host two screenings of the documentary ?Anonymous People.? Everyone is welcome to attend the free screenings on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The documentary film identifies and challenges the way addiction has been treated by society. 23.5 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. ?Anonymous People? tells the story of addiction through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or email@example.com.
Mark your calendar now for the March First Friday Coffee Club at The Western Art Asssociation, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, and is free and open to any business in the county. For more information about First Friday Coffee Club , call 509-925-2002
West of the Mississippi Juried Art Show