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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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05/27/2014 - American Red Cross Blood Drive

Mon, 2014-05-19 20:00
What: American Red Cross Blood Drive When: Tuesday, May 27 from 10 a.m. ? 3:30 p.m. Where: Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) 137 A & B FREE The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE), American Red Cross and Beta Alpha Psi will be hosting a blood drive Tuesday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in SURC 137 A & B. Approximately 39,000 units of blood are needed each day across the U.S. and one donation could save up to three lives! Walk-ins are welcome. For more information contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or

05/27/2014 - Lion Rock VIsiting Writers Series at CWU: Poet Xavier Cavazos

Mon, 2014-05-19 20:00
The Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at CWU is pleased to welcome poet Xavier Cavazos. Cavazos earned a B.A. in the English: Writing Specialization from CWU and an MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment from Iowa State University. Cavazos was the Nuyorican Poets Café 1993 ?Fresh Poet? Award winner and the Nuyorican Poets Café 1995 Grand Slam Champion. He has been a member of three national poetry slam teams and was the 2011 and 2012 ?Discovery?/ Boston Review Poetry Contest Runner-Up. Currently, he is the 2013 Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellow. His manuscript, Barbarian at the Gate, was selected by Thomas Sayers Ellis and was published in 2014. Cavazos taught undergraduate composition and poetry in the English Department at Iowa State University, and will be teaching in the CWU Professional and Creative Writing Program in 2014-2015. Join Cavazos for his reading Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hertz Auditorium. 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, and the Wildcat Shop. Special thanks to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Program for support for this event. For more information please contact Katharine Whitcomb at 509-963-1530 or

05/24/2014 - Easton Memorial Day Parade and Celebration

Sun, 2014-05-18 20:00
Come Join the fun: Pancake breakfast 8-10am, Classic Car Show; Parade @ noon; Food; Games; Local vendors and Raffle prizes. Please email: if you would like to be a vendor or participate in the Parade.

05/24/2014 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walk

Sun, 2014-05-18 20:00
Join us on a guided walk led by local native plant enthusiasts through the stunning array of wildflowers at the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility. 10:00-11:00 Wind and Solar Tour 11:00-11:30 Wildflower/Nature Presentation 11:30-1:00 Wildflower Walk 2:00-3:00 Wind and Solar Tour 3:00-3:30 Wildflower/Nature Presentation 3:30-5:00 Wildflower Walk

05/24/2014 - Intermediate Painting with Naomi Gray

Sun, 2014-05-18 20:00
Learn how to paint from a photograph and take your painting to the next level. We'll cover composition, different brush strokes, and how to develop a personal style.

05/25/2014 - Annual Memorial Weekend Poker Ride-Roslyn Riders

Sun, 2014-05-18 20:00
Location: Roslyn Riders Club Grounds
HWY 903 Outside Roslyn, WA 
Riders out: 9:00am- noon
1st Prize is $500.00 cash and 8 $50.00 cash awards with many additional prizes. Hands cost $6.00 cash or 4 for $20.00
Kitchen Serving lunch & snacks
No dogs, stallions or alcohol please

More info: (509) 674-2402
Pre-registration release forms:

05/22/2014 - Sip and Spin

Sat, 2014-05-17 20:00
Try your hand at pottery at Gallery One. The CWU clay club will be available to assist you and show you the ropes. No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome.

05/23/2014 - Ribbon Cutting At Cake FYI

Sat, 2014-05-17 20:00
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Sneak peek of Cake FYI
Each Attendee will receive a BUY ONE , GET ONE Coupon to use at a later date.

05/24/2014 - Grand Opening Party at Cake FYI

Sat, 2014-05-17 20:00
Join us for a Grand Opening Party at Cake FYI Ellensburg's newest Bakery , They will be offering FREE samples, hourly specials, contests, and coupon giveaways all day long. Live jazz, brought to you by Swingshift,  will top off the evening from 6:30-9pm.
We Hope to see you there!

05/19/2014 - Monday Movie Madness Presents: About Last Night

Fri, 2014-05-16 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre Price: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Time: 7 & 9:30 p.m. Closed Captioning Available, please contact Event Support staff or arrive 30 minutes prior to screening for assistance.  Contact: Emily Meyer, Campus Activities student programmer, 509-963-1450 or Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

05/20/2014 - Gloria Burgess: The Power of One

Fri, 2014-05-16 20:00
As part of the Nylander Speakers in the Humanities series, the Ellensburg Public Library is pleased to be working with Humanities Washington and a team of students from CWU Public Relations and Non-Profit Management Department's Event Planning class to provide this program for the community. Most of us want to make a positive difference in our world. But sometimes we lose heart, unsure how much of an impact one person can really make. Writer and educator Gloria Burgess will lead an interactive group conversation on the power one person's actions can have. She will anchor the presentation with individual examples of everyday citizens who have been affected by the generosity of other members of their communities. Burgess will share her family's life-changing encounter with one of the villagers in her hometown Nobel laureate William Faulkner. Burgess will invite the audience to join her in the conversation by recalling some of the villagers who have made a difference in their lives. And she'll discuss how we might act individually and collectively  to make a difference with what we have and where we are, every single day.

05/18/2014 - CWU presents Les Misérables

Thu, 2014-05-15 20:00
The second longest-running musical in the world, Les Misérables, is coming to Central Washington University in a top-notch, quality production featuring multi-talented CWU students, faculty, staff and community members. The Central Theatre Ensemble has enlisted the company of the CWU Music Department, who will be adding to the production with an elaborate full orchestra to create the most thrilling and intense three hours all in song. An electrifying production that transmits heart-wrenching emotion, torturous struggle and even a special feature from a potbelly pig, Les Mis promises to be a show enjoyed by all audiences.  For more information, visit

05/19/2014 - Monday Movie Madness Presents: About Last Night

Thu, 2014-05-15 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre Price: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Time: 7 & 9:30 p.m. Closed Captioning Available, please contact Event Support staff or arrive 30 minutes prior to screening for assistance.  Contact: Emily Meyer, Campus Activities student programmer, 509-963-1450 or Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

05/18/2014 - Sunday Fun-Days

Wed, 2014-05-14 20:00
Join us at Gallery One for our new free Sunday Fun-days for all ages and abilities. Come and make art with us!

05/17/2014 - Art of Wine Tasting

Tue, 2014-05-13 20:00

Kittitas Valley Events Center



Welcome to Art of Wine: Central Washington Tasting. This  event, which improves on all already established event (Ellensburg Wine Festival), will be held on May 17th at the Kittitas Valley Events Center. As part of a weekend long event, Art of Wine will be offered in the same location and at the same time as the 42nd Annual National Western Art Show which has an established attendance of nearly 3,000 people.

Tickets are $35.00 each and include admission to the four-hour wine tasting event where patrons can taste some of the best wines from all over Washington State. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative glass and ten scrip for tasting. Additional scrip will be available for purchase day of the event.  There will also be a retail temporary wine shop for those wishing to purchase their favorites to take home (cannot be opened at either event).

Tickets can be purchased by phone or in person at: The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. 888-925-2204 609 N Main St. Ellensburg, WA 98926.  Or beginning April 1, 2014 online at

05/17/2014 - LIVE MUSIC! Burgstock

Tue, 2014-05-13 20:00
The Ellensburg music scene will come to life at CWU?s 88.1 The ?Burg?s annual music festival Burgstock, Saturday, May 17 from 3:30 p.m. to midnight at the Elmira Event Center, located at 117 & 119 E 4th Ave in Ellensburg. From a battle of the bands and interviews with the band members to an a capella competition and free food, this event is sure to draw a crowd of fans of music of all genres. Because of the generosity of local sponsors, this event is free, but a donation of two cans of food for the FISH food bank is recommended. Burgstock attracts a variety of people and allows attendees to experience different genres of music all in one event. The line-up for the battle of the bands includes Story Boxx from Snoqualmie, Mushroom Tea and Take Back from Yakima, The Lights and Autumn Electric from Seattle and Midnight Lights and Prey the Hunter from here in Ellensburg, with their genres ranging from classic and indie rock to reggae and post-grunge. For more information please contact Travis Box, 88.1 The ?Burg general manager, at 509-963-2282 or