Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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The Ellensburg Public Library hosts local author David Lygre for a free public presentation and book signing at Hal Holmes on Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. What is it like to be running on a snowy, remote jeep trail in December, getting caught in a whiteout and spending eighteen hours shivering in a snow hole? Is it a good idea to promise a friend you?ll buy a mountain bike and ride with him 2500 miles along the Continental Divide; or help another friend, who has Parkinson?s disease, race 100 miles on mountain trails? Make an evening of it. Enjoy First Friday Art Walk venues, dinner downtown and finish up with an enjoyable evening with local author David Lygre talking about his escapades that he has recounted in his new book, Miles to Go: A Lifetime of Running and Bicycling Adventures. His adventures include running across the Grand Canyon and back, at high altitude in Colorado after recovering from cancer, 500 miles across Washington State, chasing national age-group records, and the largest ultra-marathon in the world, in South Africa. Bicycling stories include the Golden Circle in Alaska, pedaling with 10,000 other people across Iowa, and racing The Trailer Trash Girls in Spokane. Online reviews at Amazon.com describe Miles to Go as inspirational, humorous and heartfelt. One reviewer said: ?This is my favorite of all the running books I?ve read.? Lygre taught chemistry at CWU for 38 years, during which he was honored as Distinguished University Professor for Teaching, Scholar of the Year, and inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. This is his fourth book. Two are chemistry textbooks and the third, Life Manipulation: From Test-tube Babies to Aging, was an Alternate Selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club.
For students with a flair for performing and anyone looking for a great show, Campus Activities? Open Mic at Sunset is the perfect opportunity. Whether a student is a slam poet, musician or comedian, they are invited to entertain the crowd this event always draws. Either share a talent or sit back and enjoy the show Thursday, June 5 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups for performers begin at 7:30 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8 p.m. Each show is open to the public, and the variety of performers never fails to impress. For more information please contact Nick Faucett, Campus Activities student programmer, at 509-963-1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in learning more about gender and sexual orientation and helping to eliminate stereotypes? Then join the CWU Wellness Center for their event "He Said, They Said, She Said, Ze Said" Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. This interactive program will allow attendees to explore the stereotypes attached to gender and sexual orientation. A group of people will convey a stereotype to the audience based on how the audience perceives the group?s gender and orientation. Then, after the audience has guessed the gender and orientation of the group, the group?s true gender and orientation will be revealed. Through this exercise, attendees can break down stereotypes associated with gender and sexual orientation in a way that is fun and informative. For more information please contact Alice Bowman at 509-963-3213 or email@example.com.
Curious? Come and join us for the OPEN HOUSE - RIBBON CUTTING for the newly renovated Armory. Thursday June 5, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Ribbon Cutting will be at 5:30 pm.
The facility will have rentable event and meeting space and will house the Kittitas Valley Event Center, WSU Extension and Noxious Weed. Tours of the facility will be given
Join Canyon River Grill & Canyon River Ranch for our Open House and Grill Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, June 5th from 5pm-7pm. Network with the local community while enjoying live music by Lenny Price Music. There will be appetizers, drinks, room tours, raffles, and much more! This event is sponsored by Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce & Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce! No entry charge -- open to the public! We hope to see you at this event of socializing and celebrating for the official ribbon cutting of Canyon River Grill (Ribbon Cutting ceremony to begin promptly at 5pm)! Please call (509) 933-2100 with any and all questions. After the open house, why not grab dinner next door at Canyon River Grill? For dinner reservations at Canyon River Grill, please call (509) 933-2309.
What: Don?t Waste, Donate When: Tuesday June, 3 - Friday, June 6; 10 a.m. ? 2 p.m. Where: Various pickup locations around campus Cost: Free, open to everyone Spring cleaning? Make it for a good cause! The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) encourages you to take your unwanted items to Don?t Waste, Donate collection locations instead of discarding them. Don?t Waste, Donate gathers these items and redistributes them through the Campus Surplus facility with all monetary proceeds going F.I.S.H. Food Bank. In addition, food items of the non-perishable variety will also be accepted in the SURC and donated to the F.I.S.H. Food Bank. Collection locations will be spread throughout campus for your convenience. The locations include: Kamola, Stephens-Whitney, Beck Hall, Barto Hall, Wendell Hill Hall, and the SURC East Patio. For more information, call (509)963-1850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.