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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 19 hours 8 min ago

04/27/2015 - ASCWU Hosts Passport Application Event at CWU

Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) Student Government wants to make applying for a passport as easy as possible and in support of this goal they are bringing the services to campus. ASCWU Student Government is partnering with the Kittitas County Clerk?s Office to host CWU Passport Day Monday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 202. This event is open to public. Everyone is encouraged to take this opportunity to complete the required steps to receive a passport all in one place, including applications, passport and payments. The Kittitas County Clerk?s Office will have representatives on hand to help facilitate the process and answer any questions. Attendees need to be sure to bring their checkbook as the fee for a passport is $135 and must be paid by two separate checks: one made payable to the Kittitas County Clerk?s Office for $25 and one to the Department of State for $110, and an expedited processing service is available for an additional $60 fee. In addition, applicants should come prepared with their driver?s license in order to complete the application process. For more information contact the ASCWU Student Government office at 509-963-1693 or ascwu@cwu.edu.

04/28/2015 - Portraits of Pompeii: Life, Death, and Archaeological Rediscovery

Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
 
Once a vibrant community, now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii, the city at the base of Mt. Vesuvius, has fascinated natural and social scientists for decades. Dr. Karisa Terry, senior lecturer for the CWU Department of Anthropology, will present “Portraits of Pompeii: Life, Death, and Archaeological Rediscovery,” as part of the Douglas Honors College Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in Dean Hall 103. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.
 
Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD preserved the city of Pompeii and allowed researchers unprecedented access and insight into ancient roman life at the time. This lecture will explore how the nature of geographic orientation and cultural interactions created the archaeological site buried beneath the ash, and how excavations over the last 200 years have shaped our perceptions of typical Roman life ways.
 
Dr. Terry has been excavating archaeological sites for over 20 years in Lebanon, Israel, Siberia, Japan and the United States. She has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and articles published in scholarly journals. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Washington State University.
 
For more information, contact the Douglas Honors College at 509-963-1900 or dhc@cwu.edu.
 

04/28/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
In an effort to promote the literary arts and engage the CWU and Ellensburg youth and families, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) presents Family Literacy Nights Tuesday, April 28, Thursday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Michaelson Hall room 126. These events are free and open to the public. CWU teacher candidates enrolled in EDLT 321, Teaching Children's Literature, will read to the children at this great opportunity to bring the family together for a fun night of reading. There will be free drinks and popcorn for all those in attendance, as well as a free book for each child to take home. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

04/29/2015 - CWU Rock Against Rape: Live music, art and info about ending sexual violence

Sat, 2015-04-25 20:00
Power chords, paintings and education about sexual assault prevention in ways that break tradition and spark awareness are just some of things you’ll experience at Rock Against Rape. Now in its seventh year, Rock Against Rape is a celebrated event designed to educate the CWU and Ellensburg communities about sexual violence and how individuals can both prevent and support victims. Come rock out Wednesday, April 29 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.
 
This year, the event will feature music from 88.1 The ‘Burg DJs as well as live music from the band Fallopia and more. There is also an art battle featuring CWU artists and interactive information booths. Attendees will be treated to free pizza, t-shirts and other prizes donated by local businesses as they complete activities related to sexual violence preventative measures.
 
For more information, contact the CWU Wellness Center at wellness@cwu.edu or 509-963-3213.   

04/25/2015 - CWU Earth Week: Olmstead Spring Cleanup

Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00
Olmstead Place State Park, one of the first homesteads in Kittitas Valley, is getting a hand with small maintenance projects this spring. The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) and Olmstead Place State Park have a robust group of volunteers that are coming out in honor of national Earth Week to assist in preserving this Kittitas Valley landmark Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Even though there aren’t any more volunteer spots open, there is a wait list and those interested can register online at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage. If a spot opens up, waitlisted participants would be the first to fill the spot.
 
Transportation to the site and materials will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes.
 
For more information, contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing clce@cwu.edu.
 

04/25/2015 - Childrens Day Workshop

Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00
Grab the kids and join us at Cle Elum Eagles #649 for the Childrens Day Workshop.  Information, Games, Food, Fun & FREE.  As we move into the summer months, and the children spend more time outdoors, a recap of safety is a must!  We will be having many visiting representatives of our local comunity coming to help remind our children of the Safety of Summer.  Featuring Smoky The Bear from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm.  Fire Fighters will be here for a "Show, Touch & Tell" workshop.  The  Forest Service will be holding a safety workshop, "Plan to Get Lost" at 1:00pm.  A representative from Field and Stream will be holding a Gun safety workshop.  These different workshops will be running all day.  Like us on Facebook for all the updated scheduling closer to the date.  We look forward to seeing our community come out and share their special skills with our local youth!

04/25/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor?s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte?s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave?s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/26/2015 - Run Like the Wind

Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

April 26th: Run Like the Wind

Uphill, into the wind, both ways!

Join us for the 3rd annual Run Like the Wind Running Festival, put on in collaboration with Run for Good Racing Company, featuring a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 30K, and a free kid's dash. Run the trails and roads traversing the mountains and valleys of the Wild Horse Wind Facility. These races will be challenging, with a lot of elevation gain and tough trails, but with gorgeous with views of Mt. Rainier, the Cascades, and the Columbia Basin. Join a guided tour of the wind farm before or after your race, to see the awesome power of the wind. Enjoy live music by The Chance Brothers Band, beer courtesy of Iron Horse Brewery and great food that awaits you at the finish line.

Also enjoy Wildflowers & Wind Power Talks

Schedule for April 26th (this will be held in conjunction with Run Like the Wind)

12:00  Wildflower Orientation

12:30  Wildflower Walk

2:00    Wind Turbine Tour

3:00    Wildflower Orientation

3:20    Wildflower Walk

04/26/2015 - CWU Softball vs Simon Fraser

Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00
Double Header 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. • CWU Softball Field • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914

04/26/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Fri, 2015-04-24 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

04/25/2015 - CWUs 5K to Benefit Victims of Abuse CANCELLED

Thu, 2015-04-23 20:00
This event has been Cancelled

04/25/2015 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walks

Thu, 2015-04-23 20:00

Enjoy a hike through the beautiful shrub steppe, led by local native plant enthusiasts. Over 200 plant species can be found at Wild Horse. Don’t miss out on the brilliant wildflower displays in April and May. Hikes vary from 1-2 miles over uneven terrain, at a very casual pace. Bring a jacket, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes, walking stick, and a camera! Please call 509-964-7815 or email wildhorse@pse.com to sign up.

 

Schedule for April 25th 

10:00 Wind Turbine Tour

11:00 Wildflower Orientation

11:30 Wildflower Walk

2:00 Wind Turbine Tour

3:00 Wildflower Orientation

3:30 Wildflower Walk

04/25/2015 - CWU Earth Week: Ellensburg Downtown Cleanup

Thu, 2015-04-23 20:00
 
To celebrate Earth Week and to make Ellensburg downtown shine for the busy months ahead, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE), the Ellensburg Downtown Association, Ellensburg City Parks and Recreation and the Ellensburg Rotary will be hosting the Ellensburg Downtown Cleanup Saturday, April 25 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Community reaction has been overwhelmingly positive and the cleanup project now has a robust list of volunteers.  However, there is a wait listing and those interested can register online at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage. If a spot opens up, waitlisted participants would be the first to fill the spot.
 
Free transportation and a light breakfast will be provided to all volunteers. Please wear comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes.

For more information, contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing clce@cwu.edu. 

04/25/2015 - Central Washington Quilt Show & Junk-tiquen in the Burg'

Thu, 2015-04-23 20:00
The 2015 Central Washington Quilt Show will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. Saturday and Sunday April 25th & 26th, 2015 With over 50 vendors and a Certified Appraiser on site.  Sisters on the Fly and Kittitas County Early Iron Clubs will have a displays for you to check out! Dont miss the food vendors or the beer, wine & spirit tasting!

http://www.junk-tiquenintheburg.com/

04/24/2015 - Live Music at CWU: Ayron Jones and The Way

Wed, 2015-04-22 20:00
 
When hip-hop, punk rock and the iconic Seattle grunge sound mix, the result is Ayron Jones and The Way. Founded by musician Ayron Jones, this up-and-coming Seattle rock band quartet will perform live at CWU Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. The show is free and open to the public.
 
Formed in 2010, this emerging rock group has found notable success in the Pacific Northwest music scene, including opening for legendary rock musician B.B. King at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. The band has premiered at Pacific Northwest music festivals such as Bumbershoot, Mt. Baker Rythm and Summer Meltdown.
 
For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450.
 
 
 
 

04/25/2015 - CWU?s 5K to Benefit Victims of Abuse

Wed, 2015-04-22 20:00
The CWU Wellness Center is teaming up with University Recreation and 88.1 The ?Burg for their annual Route to Hope 5K Saturday, April 25 beginning at 9 a.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio. Registration is $15 for CWU students, $20 for general and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Abuse Support and Prevention Education Now (ASPEN) of Ellensburg, a non-profit program of Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health that provides confidential services and aid to victims of abuse, sexual assault and other forms of oppression. In addition to the 5K, a one-mile fun run will also be available. Pre-registration for the race is available at the Wellness Center office in SURC room 139, and the first 50 runners who pre-register before Wednesday, April 15 will be guaranteed a free t-shirt. Registration the day of the event will begin at 8:15 a.m. on the SURC East Patio and t-shirts will be dependent on availability. For more information please contact the CWU Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or wellness@cwu.edu.

04/24/2015 - CWU Todd Anderson Memorial Rodeo

Tue, 2015-04-21 20:00
Central Washington University Rodeo Club Presents:

The Todd Anderson Memorial Rodeo

April 23, April 24, April 25th
Ellensburg Rodeo Arena
Free and open to the public

Schedule:
Friday:
Noon to 3:00pm- Slack
6:00pm to 9:00pm- Performance

Saturday:
11:00am to 2:00pm- Slack
6:00pm to 9:00pm- Performance

Sunday:
11:00am to 2:00pm- Championship Short Go

Also featuring these special events:
Silent Auction (Friday 6:00pm-Satuday 9:00pm)

Stick Horse Race (Saturday at 5:30pm)

Todd Anderson Tribute (Saturday Evening)

Cowboy Church (Sunday at 9:00am)
For more information email cwusportclubs@gmail.com.

04/24/2015 - Comedian Ernie G to host Leadership Workshop

Tue, 2015-04-21 20:00
As part of Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Week, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) presents comedian Ernie G as he hosts a leadership workshop Friday, April 24 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 201. This event is free and open to the public. In an effort to educate and inspire CWU students and Ellensburg community members to take pride in their heritage and take control of the future, the CDSJ offers this workshop to anyone wanting to learn how to be a leader and triumph over adversity. In addition to Ernie G?s leadership workshop, the CDSJ will host a variety of other events between April 20 and April 24 in honor of César Chávez/Dolores Huerta week. For more information, please contact CDSJ Diversity Officer Veronica Gomez-Vilchis at 509-963-2122 or gomezv@cwu.edu.

04/24/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"

Tue, 2015-04-21 20:00

Central Theatre Ensemble presents: "Scapin: A comedy by Molière"
April 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 26 at 2 p.m.
Milo Smith Tower Theatre
General Admission: Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, CWU Student w/ID $7 www.cwu.edu/tickets

In this wild action-filled comedy, the wily Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, promises to help in the affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander (Geronte’s son). Both young men are madly in love with down-and-out beauties (Hyacinth and Zerbinette) and both need money to help solve their individual predicaments. Scapin understands a good trick will always win over  and he recruits Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Overflowing with improvisation and madcap characters, this play is a riotous frolic of theatrical hijinks.

Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children. May include situations, language or actions that may startle some patrons.

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