Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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Gallery One offers monthly rotating exhibits of contemporary art. Join us 5-7pm each first Friday of the month for openings during Ellensburg's Art Walk
Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman - The Subtle Unexpected (glass work) in the Main Gallery and on the Mezzanine, Richard Villacres - VILLACRES 214, exhibit sponsor Fitterer's Furniture
The CWU Music Department is proud to present its Opera Ensemble in ?Opera Scenes from Here and There? Friday, June 6 and Sunday, June 8 at 7 p.m. in Hertz Hall. The Opera Ensemble?s bright vocal talent will shine in this performance, which includes a wide array of operatic styles and languages displayed through the works of famous composers. Tickets are $7 for seniors and students with ID and $12 for adults and are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets in advance or at the door the night of the event. The performances will include the works of composers Bernstein, Donizetti, Massenet, Monteverdi, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Strauss and Tchaikovsky ranging from ?Cendrillon? (Cinderella) and ?Pique Dame? to ?Candide? and ?West Side Story.? Whether classic or contemporary, each performance of this show is sure to captivate the audience with drama, humor, romance and compelling storytelling. For more information please contact Lydia Gross at 907-347-6398 or email@example.com.
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.