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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 2 hours 23 min ago

01/17/2014 - Live Music: An Evening with Mary Lambert

Fri, 2014-01-10 20:00
Seattle-based singer-songwriter Mary Lambert has found international fame since her collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the song ?Same Love? from their album ?The Heist.? Lambert has proven herself to be as great an artist independently as in that collaboration, and uses her music to spread social messages and equality. Don?t miss her performance Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $7 for CWU students w/ID, $12 for general admission and are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets.

01/11/2014 - Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction for Richard Kennedy Jr.

Wed, 2014-01-08 20:00
Come out support Richard Kennedy Jr. He had a brain aneurysm. We are raising for his medical costs. He is an EHS class of 1996.

01/09/2014 - Open Mic After Dark

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:00
Can you sing? Play an instrument? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian? Show off your talents at Open Mic After Dark Thursday, Jan.9 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8:10 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. From musicians to poets to comedians, the talent showcased at Open Mic After Dark is endless. Whether you want to put your talents on display or just want to come support, the entertainment will not disappoint.   For more information call 509-963-1450.

01/12/2014 - 6th annual CWU Winter Wedding & Event Expo

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:00
Say ?I do? to making your big day the best it can be! Don?t miss the 6th annual Winter Wedding & Event Expo taking place Sunday, Jan 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union Ballroom. Admission is $3, $5 for couples and free for kids 12 and under. Browse pictures from local photographers, sample cakes and food from caterers, listen to music from a live DJ, browse floral décor and so much more as local business come together to help you plan your big day. Along with vendors for hire, the CWU Student Fashion Association and Apparel will present the annual wedding fashion show at 1:30 p.m. on the mezzanine outside the Ballroom. Watch as student and local models turn the floor into a catwalk to show off the latest in bridal and tuxedo fashions. Whether it?s a wedding, anniversary, graduation or birthday party, this is your one stop shop for all your party essentials. This event is sponsored by CWU Student Union Operations and the Daily Record. For more information call 509-963-1321 or visit www.cwu.edu/student-union.

01/15/2014 - CWU Celebrates MLK Jr.: "Freedom Ride" documentary screening

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:00
CWU Celebrates MLK Jr.: "Freedom Ride" documentary screening Jan. 15 SURC Pit ? 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., will run continuously all day Free and open to the public The first Freedom Ride took place on May 4, 1961 when seven blacks and six whites left Washington, D.C., on two public buses bound for the Deep South. They intended to test the Supreme Court's ruling in Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which declared segregation in interstate bus and rail stations unconstitutional. Riders were severely beaten and busses were lit on fire. With the intervention of the U.S. Justice Department, most of CORE's Freedom Riders were evacuated from Birmingham, Alabama to New Orleans. In 2011 CWU students retraced the route of the Freedom Riders from Washington D.C. to New Orleans and filmed their experiences for this one-of-a-kind documentary. Activities and events have been organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee and sponsored by CWU Africana & Black Studies, CWU Students for the Dream, CWU Black Student Union, CWU E.M.P.I.R.E., CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice. Contact: Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, 509-963-1850, clce@cwu.edu or www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage

01/15/2014 - CWU Celebrates MLK Jr.: Hosts Make a Difference Day

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:00
Students from Lincoln and Mount Stuart Elementary schools will learn about Martin Luther King Jr. by writing about leadership, role playing various civil rights situations and making signs that the students will take back to their schools and spread MLK Jr.'s message of peace. Activities and events have been organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee and sponsored by CWU Africana & Black Studies, CWU Students for the Dream, CWU Black Student Union, CWU E.M.P.I.R.E., CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice.

01/16/2014 - CWU Celebrates MLK Jr.: "I Have a Dream" speech screening

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:00
CWU Celebrates MLK Jr.: "I Have a Dream" speech screening Jan. 16 SURC Pit ? 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., will run continuously all day Free and open to the public There will be a display with facts and information about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as responses from elementary school students when asked what their dreams are from the Make a Difference Day event earlier in the week. Activities and events have been organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee and sponsored by CWU Africana & Black Studies, CWU Students for the Dream, CWU Black Student Union, CWU E.M.P.I.R.E., CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice.

01/16/2014 - CWU Celebrates MLK Jr.: 5th annual March & Candlelight Vigil

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:00
The week culminates with a Candlelight Vigil and March from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the SURC Pit and the march will go around campus. Marchers will carry signs and sing songs from the Civil Rights Movement of the early 60s. After the march, the Celebration and Tribute event will begin at 7 p.m. in the SURC Theatre. Rev. Dr. Vern W. McGee, Ellensburg Grace Episcopal Church, will be the master of ceremonies for the program, which consists of live music, speakers and various readings including the "I Have A Dream" speech. Ester Huey, a well-known community leader and activist in the Yakima area, will deliver the keynote address. A retired director of the Yakima County Substance Abuse Coalition, Huey helped rebuild the largest African American owned and operated health care facility in the state for seniors and was essential to the revival of the Southeast Yakima Community Center. Huey also has a passion to help area youth and has opened her home to more than 20 foster children. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for work and commitment, which reaches beyond Yakima throughout the state of Washington. Activities and events have been organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee and sponsored by CWU Africana & Black Studies, CWU Students for the Dream, CWU Black Student Union, CWU E.M.P.I.R.E., CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Grace Episcopal Church, First United Methodist and the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice.

01/21/2014 - Inaugural Ground Breaking Ceremony- 1st CLT House

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:00
Kittitas Yakima Valley Community Land Trust
Unlocking the Doors to Affordable Homeownership

Inaugural Ground Breaking Ceremony (1st CLT House)

You are cordially invited to attend... (general public also welcome)

Tuesday January 21st from 12:00pm-12:20pm
600 South Ruby Street

Dignitaries include: City of Ellensburg Mayor, Kittitas County Commissioners, KYVCLT Board of Directors, 

Floor plans on display
Fred Padjen
Arbor Design Construction

Www.kyvlandtrust.org
(509) 962-5891

02/01/2014 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Sun, 2014-01-05 20:00

01/25/2014 - Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court Banquet

Sat, 2014-01-04 20:00
The 2014 Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court Banquet will be held at CWU SURC Ballroom on Saturday January 25, 2014.  Come and enjoy a wonderful evening and watch the Royal Court Candidates vie for a position on the 2014 Court.  Allied organizations and the Ellensburg Rodeo Board of Directors will have a difficult time once again judging all the of candidates.  This event is open to the public, however, a ticket is required.  The Royal Court Banquet kicks off the Ellensburg Rodeo Season.        

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