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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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10/31/2015 - Halloween Costume Party

Sun, 2015-10-25 20:00
Halloween Costume Party
Live Music Wolf Pack

10/26/2015 - Mass Incarceration, Race and Human Rights presentation by David Fathi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project

Sat, 2015-10-24 20:00
While America is collectively known for its leadership in many fields – including technological innovation and entertainment – one thing that holds the nation back in the eyes of humanitarianism is its incarceration rate. Currently, the U.S. leads the world in incarceration rate, and people like David Fathi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project, hope to change that. Fathi will be speaking at Central Washington University for his presentation Mass Incarceration, Race and Human Rights on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall. His presentation is free to attend and open to the public.
In addition to Fathi’s presentation, there will be a reception at 6 p.m. in the Museum of Culture and Environment in the Dean Hall lobby where people will have an opportunity to interact with Fathi and ask questions. The Brooks Library will also host a book information display in the library related to the presentation.
The American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project has represented over 100,000 men, women and children prisoners fighting for their 8th Amendment protection of prohibiting cruel and unusual punishments in America’s prisons, jails and other detention facilities. Started in 1974, the National Prison Project has been successful in changing the landscape of incarceration and prisoner conditions not only in the U.S., but around the world. As director of the project, Fathi has been vocal and fighting the U.S.’s overreliance on incarceration.
For more information contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) at 509-963-2127 or

10/27/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

Sat, 2015-10-24 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 Thursday, Oct. 22, Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Michaelsen 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 out 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

10/26/2015 - Zero Days Movie Showing

Fri, 2015-10-23 20:00
Zero Days movie showing presented by Information Security Services. 

10/26/2015 - Water Rights 101

Fri, 2015-10-23 20:00
Water, the lifeblood of the Kittitas Valley and a source of concern for many residents, is the focus of a free ?Water Rights 101? workshop scheduled for 6:00 ? 8:30 p.m. on October 26th at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The workshop will provide important information to anyone using surface water for irrigation or stockwater and conservation practices involved in the delivery and application of that water. Kittitas County Conservation District is hosting the program in the Armory Building at the Kittitas Valley Event Center in Ellensburg, WA. Presenters from Washington Water Trust, Trout Unlimited?s Washington Water Project, Kittitas County Conservation District, and Kittitas County Public Works will offer information about water rights, potential conservation project opportunities and an update on the Naneum, Wilson, Cherry Watershed Assessment with a Q&A session for each topic. The sponsoring organizations share a common objective of a working with landowners and water right holders to help them achieve water quantity and water quality improvements, particularly in light of both drought and flood risks. Kittitas County Conservation District provides leadership, technical, educational, and financial assistance to landowners for managing natural resources. Trout Unlimited?s Washington Water Project and Washington Water Trust are nonprofit organizations working to improving stream flows in critical tributaries around the state. Kittitas County?s Flood Control Zone District leads the Naneum, Wilson, Cherry Creek Watershed Assessment in the Kittitas Valley. The County?s assessment will provide information to develop a watershed plan to reduce flood hazards and improve fish habitat within the watershed.

10/26/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: ?Ant-Man?

Fri, 2015-10-23 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre
Times: 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for CWU students w/ID, $3 GA
117 min • Action/Adventure/Superhero • Closed captioning available
Directed by Peyton Reed
Just when you thought superhero movies couldn’t get any weirder, Marvel goes and makes “Ant-Man.” Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is an ex-con and eventual Ant-Man in this more intimate, small (pun intended) tale than pervious Marvel films entries. Featuring clever, smaller-than-life action scenes and smart comedy, superhero fans will feel right at home with “Ant-Man.”
Why it’s worth seeing: It’s one of Marvels more clever superhero outings in recent years and the action is on par with “Iron Man.”
For fans of: “Caption America: The Winter Soldier” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.”

10/24/2015 - Wildcat Color 5k

Thu, 2015-10-22 20:00
Lace up those running shoes and bring a fresh change of clothes because CWU’s Wildcat Color 5k is finally here. As part of Homecoming week celebrations, the color run is helping to close the week in colorful style Saturday, Oct. 24 beginning at 10 a.m. on the CWU Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) patio. Race day check-in begins at 9 a.m.
All participants must pre-register online at or at the Recreation Center front desk. Pre-registration on or before Oct. 20 is $15 and guarantees a free white, long-sleeve t-shirt and sunglasses that can be used on the run. Registration after Oct. 20 is $20, and shirts and sunglasses will be provided as available.
For more information, contact Jordan Stinglen at 509-963-3511 or

10/24/2015 - Wildcat Statue Dedication Ceremony

Thu, 2015-10-22 20:00
It’s been here since spring quarter, and it’s about time we gave our wildcat statue a wildcat welcome. James Gaudino, Central Washington University president, and Ryan Anderson, Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government president, will preside over an official dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio.
Festivities include free treats, music from 88.1 The ‘Burg, and a shout out to the CWU Class of ’65 members who are here for their 50th reunion. Following the ceremony, at 12:15 p.m. the CWU Marching Band will lead the way to the fan zone at Tomlinson Stadium for the Homecoming football game against Humboldt State University.
The bronze wildcat statue was sculpted by Mathew Palmer of Friday Harbor, and was officially open to the public and students of CWU spring quarter 2015.
For more information contact the ASCWU Student Government at 509-963-1693 or

10/24/2015 - Rodeo City Rollergirls Season 6 Home Opener

Thu, 2015-10-22 20:00
Ellensburg's Rodeo City Rollergirls will take on Wenatchee Valley Roller Derby in our season 6 home opener! Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the first bout starts at 5 p.m. RCR plays at 5 p.m. Columbia Basin Roller Derby will take on Storm City in this doubleheader. Don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Tickets are $5. For more information, visit

10/24/2015 - Homecoming Entertainment Headliner: Iliza Shlesinger

Thu, 2015-10-22 20:00
NBC’s Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger is set to bust a few guts as the entertainment headliner for CWU Homecoming 2015. Everyone is invited to attend Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $12 for CWU students w/ID, $18 for general admission and $25 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at
Since winning Season 6 of “Last Comic Standing” Shlesinger has found resounding success performing live stand-up in front of sell-out crowds. In a partnership with online-streaming company Netflix, Shlesinger released two comedy specials as timed exclusives: “War Paint” in 2013, and “Freezing Hot” in January 2015. Both received commercial and critical appraisal.
As part of “Freezing Hot’s” release, Shlesinger is currently touring the U.S., including CWU where she will be performing material from that special in addition to all new jokes. Tickets to the Oct. 24 show are available now at
For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or

10/24/2015 - Got Drugs?

Wed, 2015-10-21 20:00
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.
Also free document shredding at the same time! 

10/24/2015 - Kittitas Connect: Make a Difference Day

Wed, 2015-10-21 20:00
Everyone has the power to do something that improves the life of another. Whether it?s starting a project that helps one person or working on one that benefits a whole community, every contribution makes a difference. The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) wants to give CWU Students an opportunity to participate in Make a Difference Day, the largest single-day volunteering effort in the country, by helping the Ellensburg Downtown Association prepare the 65 downtown flower pots for winter. Join your peers and colleagues for a fun outdoor activity while also helping to preserve the beauty of downtown Ellensburg. Volunteer check in is at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit and will leave by 10 a.m. for Rotary Pavilion. For more information contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850, email, visit their website at or stop by their office in SURC 256.

10/24/2015 - Food Day Activities & Community Picnic!

Wed, 2015-10-21 20:00
Celebrate National FOOD DAY with fun activities and good food! Activities include: browsing free seeds, a painting project for kids, house plant potting and bread making. Bring a favorite dish to share, your plate and utensils for the Community Picnic from 12:00-1:00pm

10/22/2015 - Mabuhay Philippines

Tue, 2015-10-20 20:00
In celebration of Filipino-American Heritage Month, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) and the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) are pleased to present Mabuhay Philippines this Thursday at 4 p.m. in SURC room 137 A/B. Come celebrate the culture and heritage of the Philippines and enjoy a sampling of Filipino food, performances and informational booths! Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by the CDSJ and FASA. For more information, contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or

10/24/2015 - FREE document shred and drug take back

Tue, 2015-10-20 20:00
Free document shred and free drug take back day at the Kittitas County Sheriff Office on Umptanum Road in Ellensburg. For county residents only. No business offices. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County. Two large bags or boxes per person.

10/23/2015 - Wildcat Way Dedication Ceremony

Mon, 2015-10-19 20:00
Now that D Street is officially Wildcat Way following a unanimous decision by the Ellensburg City Council, it?s time to celebrate. The Associated Students of Central Washington University (ASCWU) Student Government will be officiating the ceremonial occasion Friday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in front of Shaw Smyser Hall on the southwestern corner of CWU?s campus. The former D Street sign on the corner of E. University Way will be switched out to the new name in addition to a community photo. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend this historic commemorative event. For more information contact the ASCWU Student Government at 509-963-1693 or