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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 20 hours 28 min ago

05/06/2016 - Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade & Car Show

Thu, 2016-04-28 20:00
Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade & Car Show
Antiques, classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars, motor cycles and tractors. Great fod & great music. 

04/27/2016 - Art of Hospitality

Wed, 2016-04-27 20:00

Please join us for a FREE Customer Service and Hospitality Workshop for local businesses
and their staff.

Presenters Robert Harrington , PH.D & Byron Marlow MBA from WSU Tri-Cities, Hospitality Business Management Program will provide valuable examples and applications for your Industries.
2 sessions available 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Class Material will be the same in each session

If you are unable to attend please feel free to send
your staff members.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.
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05/02/2016 - Monday Movie Madness: Sisters

Tue, 2016-04-26 20:00
May 2 Monday Movie Madness: Sisters Showings: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. SURC Theatre Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Closed Captioning Available Campus Activities ? 509-963-1450 R ? 118 min ? Comedy Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

05/03/2016 - Jasiri X: Freeing Minds One Rhmye at a Time

Tue, 2016-04-26 20:00
Esteemed emcee and social justice activist, Jasiri X will be speaking and preforming at CWU May 3 at 7 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom. Jasiri X has toured colleges and universities around the country presenting innovative workshops, serving as a panelist and delivering keynote addresses. The event is free and open to all. Jasiri X is a modern millennium Civil Rights activist in addition to being an educator and musician. He has worked closely alongside his mentor, the singer and social activist Harry Belafonte, to address the social ills of today?s society in a multitude of public platforms. Jasiri X is the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellowship, BMe Fellowship, The August Wilson Center for African-American culture fellowship and most recently chosen as a United States Cummings fellow. A new millennium leader and esteemed musician, Jasiri X has leveraged the power of hip hop and social media into his own brand of social change. Witness what has gained Jasiri X notoriety, his ability to succinctly address issues surrounding the disenfranchised of America via his hard hitting lyricism and powerful speeches. For more information, contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or at

04/29/2016 - 10th Annual Washington Fly Fishing Fair

Sun, 2016-04-24 20:00
Ellensburg, WA, the gateway to the Yakima River, will host the 10th Annual Washington Fly Fishing Fair on for April 29th & 30th, 2016. The event features fly-tying demonstrations, casting classes, seminars on myriad topics, vendor displays, and a Fly Casting Obstacle Course that will allow you to test your skills and hone your techniques.
 Dave Hughes author and fly tyer will be our guest presenter and give a Wet Fly Tying workshop. In addition, private lessons with a certified casting instructor will be available for a fee. Youth Workshop, Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM -Introduction to Fly Fishing including tying and casting.  Each student will receive a fly rod outfit and lunch.  Limited to 20 students (12-16), $40. All day Saturday there will be free fly tying for those interested in trying their hand at tying flies.
The WSCIFFF Awards Banquet takes place Friday night. The Fly Fishing Fair takes place at the Kittitas Valley Event Center in the Fairgrounds.

04/29/2016 - Board Game Nights

Sun, 2016-04-24 20:00

04/30/2016 - Hoops for Hospice

Sun, 2016-04-24 20:00
2016 Hoops for Hospice 
Basketball Tournament
April 30th, 10:00am-7:00pm
CWU Student Union & Recreation Center
3 Point, Around the World, Dunk

Deadline to Register: March 25th
Register at CWU Recreation, Royal Sports of Hospice Friends Online

04/30/2016 - International Tabletop Day

Sun, 2016-04-24 20:00
We will be offering game demos all day from the following game publishers:
Atlas Games
Renegade Games
Looney Labs
Mayday Games
Overworld Games
Fantasy Flight
Upper Deck
Gut Bustin' Games

All in stock games 10 % off 
All Special Order Games 10% Off

05/02/2016 - College Civics Week

Sun, 2016-04-24 20:00
To help the CWU and local communities become active citizens and educated voters, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is set to host College Civics Week with events Monday, May 2 through Thursday, May 5. All events are free and open to the public. With panel discussions, debates and educational activities, getting involved in the week?s activities is a must for everyone. All week, there will be displays and tabling throughout the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) displaying information about student government candidates, the week?s events, legislature history, civic education and more, such as a quiz that places your beliefs on the political spectrum. College Civics Week Schedule of Events: Monday, May 2 Senator Patty Murray Video All Day | SURC Pit A video, made by Senator Patty Murray for Central students, will play throughout the day. Donkey vs Elephant Match 6 - 7 p.m. | SURC Pit Votes can be cast, for either the Democratic or Republican Party, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the results of the poll will be revealed by who wins the Donkey vs Elephant Match. Tuesday, May 3 College Democrats and College Republicans Debate 12 - 1:30 p.m. | SURC Pit Two CWU clubs will debate, as a way to educate voters, with a focus on higher education. Wednesday, May 4 State Representative Speaker Panel 12 - 1:30 p.m. | SURC Pit Learn about important and current issues with State Representatives from both parties. Panel participants: Larry Haler (R-Dist 8), Matt Manweller (R-Dist 13), Hans Zieger (R-Dist 25), Drew Hansen (D-Dist 23), Gerry Pollet (D-Dist 46) and Timm Ormsby (D-Dist 3). Photo Booth with State Representatives 1:30 - 2 p.m. | SURC Pit Thursday, May 5 Senator Patty Murray Video All Day | SURC Pit A video, made by Senator Patty Murray for Central students, will play throughout the day. Don?t miss this week full of opportunities to become more engaged and aware of the importance of civic duties not only locally, but the world at large.

04/28/2016 - Katherine Beckett: How We Created Mass Incarceration and How It Can Be Reversed

Sat, 2016-04-23 20:00
As the United States has one of the highest prison rates per capita, incarceration is becoming a widely discussed topic. To share her insight, Katherine Beckett, Ph.D., will be giving a talk titled How We Created Mass Incarceration and How It Can Be Reversed. A sociology professor at the University of Washington, Beckett provides in-depth criticism on America?s criminal justice system, particularly on how marginalized groups?including women, adolescents and people of color?are increasingly imprisoned. Beckett?s research, books and articles emphasize causes and consequences of the U.S. prison system, exploring both political and social factors. Among Becketts awards and honors for her work include the University of Washington?s Public Service Award. She presently works with the King County Prosecuting Attorney?s Office, Northwest Defenders Association and is serving two years with the Seattle Human Rights Commission. Beckett?s appearance is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This years inaugural theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, aims to educate Central?s community and initiate discussions about race.

04/27/2016 - Iron Horse Trivia

Fri, 2016-04-22 20:00

04/28/2016 - OPR's Spring Symposium

Fri, 2016-04-22 20:00
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.

04/28/2016 - Speaker Tyrone Bledsoe: "Saving Lives, Salvaging Dreams"

Fri, 2016-04-22 20:00
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.