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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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04/22/2014 - CWU Welcomes Captain Charles Moore: Awareness for Our Plastic Infested Oceans

Sun, 2014-04-20 20:00
CWU Welcomes Captain Charles Moore: Bringing Awareness to Our Plastic Infested Oceans Tuesday, April 22 Noon and 4 p.m. SURC Theatre To honor Earth Day and to raise awareness for environmentalism, the CWU Environmental Club will host Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Institute and discoverer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, for two speeches Tuesday, April 22 at noon and 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Attendance to both speeches is free, and everyone is welcome to attend and hear Captain Moore?s story while learning about plastic pollution. Both of Captain Moore?s speeches at CWU will shed light on the negative impacts of plastic in the environment. His first speech at noon is titled, ?Plastic Pollution of the Marine Environment: A Rapidly Increasing, Long-Term Threat? and his second at 4 p.m. is titled ?What is Plastic?s Meaning ? For the Ocean and Us?? For more information please contact William Ligon-Bruno at 509-963-2380 or ligonbrunw@cwu.edu.

04/22/2014 - Cesar E. Chavez Remembering & Celebrating Week: CWU Celebrates Cesar Chavez?s Bi

Sun, 2014-04-20 20:00
Tuesday, April 22 SURC Pit Noon ? 2 p.m. FREE In honor of Cesar E. Chavez Remembering & Celebrating week, come help kick off a week of celebrations at CWU dedicated to honoring the life and accomplishments of Cesar E. Chavez Tuesday, April 22 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. This birthday celebration is free, open to everyone and will feature music, food and lots of cake! An American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, Chavez co-founded the United Farm Workers organization to improve treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers. Join in on the fun and celebrate that life of a man whose accomplishments changed the American labor movement. For more information, contact the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu. This event is sponsored by Student Success, CLCE, University Advancement, Campus Life, 88.1 The Burg, Latino/a Latin American Studies, CDSJ, CAMP, Museum of Culture & Environment, African and Black Studies, and Office of Admissions.

04/22/2014 - CWU Welcomes Captain Charles Moore: Awareness for Our Plastic Infested Oceans

Sun, 2014-04-20 20:00
To honor Earth Day and to raise awareness for environmentalism, the CWU Environmental Club will host Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Institute and discoverer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, for two speeches Tuesday, April 22 at noon and 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Attendance to both speeches is free, and everyone is welcome to attend and hear Captain Moore?s story while learning about plastic pollution. Both of Captain Moore?s speeches at CWU will shed light on the negative impacts of plastic in the environment. His first speech at noon is titled, ?Plastic Pollution of the Marine Environment: A Rapidly Increasing, Long-Term Threat? and his second at 4 p.m. is titled ?What is Plastic?s Meaning ? For the Ocean and Us?? For more information please contact William Ligon-Bruno at 509-963-2380 or ligonbrunw@cwu.edu.

04/22/2014 - Latina Activist discusses Equality for Farm Workers

Sun, 2014-04-20 20:00
Tuesday, April 22 6 p.m. Black Hall 151 Free Latina activist and widely recognized farm worker and rural justice leader, Rosalinda Guillen, will share her wisdom with audiences Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in Black Hall 151. This event is free and open to the public. Guillen will discuss how social change is happening in agricultural communities and how to create a culturally appropriate cooperative development center in order to support local farmworkers in their efforts to establish worker organizations. For more information, contact the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu. This event is sponsored by Student Success, CLCE, University Advancement, Campus Life, 88.1 The Burg, Latino/a Latin American Studies, CDSJ, CAMP, Museum of Culture & Environment, African and Black Studies, and Office of Admissions.

04/19/2014 - Earth Day Family Festival

Sat, 2014-04-19 20:00
The Museum of Culture and Environment, in conjunction with Kittitas County Solid Waste, is proud to host the second annual Earth Day Family Festival on Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This event will feature educational and informational activities for the whole family.  Join in our Salmon Run 5k/10k, visit the greenhouse, learn about strawberry DNA, and have your face painted!  Local dance groups TusuyPeru and TroupeRose will be performing in the afternoon, and Winegar's will be on hand, giving away free ice cream to the first 150! There will be a raffle drawing at 1:30 for great prizes donated by local businesses, including Pizza Colin! There will be free document shredding and drug take back in Parking Lot O-5 on D Street, and Waste Management Tucks to visit just behind Dean Hall. This event will be held at the Museum of Culture and Environment in Dean Hall on the Central Washington University Campus. Participating agencies include: Kittitas County Solid Waste RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, SHIBA Program Kittitas County Sheriff Office CWU Police and Parking Services Kittitas County Community Network Yakama Nation Fisheries

04/19/2014 - 41st Annual Yakima River Cleanup

Sat, 2014-04-19 20:00
As a part of worldwide Earth Week, CWU and the local community are teaming up for the 41st annual Yakima River Cleanup. Volunteers will be able to enjoy a sunny Saturday morning restoring the shoreline and renovating campsites along the Yakima River April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will all be provided for all volunteers, as well as a free t-shirt for those who have registered by April 9 by visiting www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage. This event is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE), the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Ellensburg, Fish and Wildlife and Mid-Columbia Fisheries. For more information please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

04/19/2014 - Washington State Housing Finance Commission FREE Home Buyer Seminar

Sat, 2014-04-19 20:00
This seminar provides attendees with tips, strategies, and questions to ask when searching for a home and a mortgage. Upon completion of the seminar, attendees receive a certificate for possible down-payment assistance from WSHFC programs.

04/18/2014 - Cle Elum Coffee Club

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
Join us for Cle Elum Coffee Club, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The Cle Elum Coffee Club meets the third Friday of each month , from 9 -10 am. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, it is free and open to any business in the county.
For more information about the Cle Elum Coffee Club call
509-925-2002
April Coffee Club Hosted & Sponsored by Troutwater Fly Shop Cle Elum
Enjoy Coffee, Treats and don't forget to bring your business cards for the door prize raffle.

04/18/2014 - 2014 CWHBA Kittitas Crab Feed

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
2014 CWHBA Kitttias Crab Feed.  Come support "The Team Behind your Dream" at the Kittitas Valley Event Center Manastash Room. Doors open at 5:00 pm; Dinner is from 5:30  pm - 7:30 pm. Cadillac Stag Raffle and Dessert to follow.  Cost is $35.00 per person or table of 8 for $240.00; Kids 5 & Under $10.00 and 6-12 $20.00.  Ticket includes All- you -Can-Eat Crab, Catered Sides, Salad, Bread, Pop & Water.  Adult beverages are available for purchase.         

04/18/2014 - Soup Line Benefit

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
Enjoy an evening of music and friends. Sample a variety of tasty homemade soups with bread and take home a handmade ceramic bowl. Drinks will be available for sale.

04/19/2014 - Beginning Drawing with Naomi Gray

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
Discover the joys of drawing from life and photographs. Learn various techniques using charcoal, brushes, etc. Bring your favorite photos of landscapes, animals or objects. All levels are welcome.

04/19/2014 - FREE Document Shred Day for residents

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
FREE Document Shred Day for residents. Held in conjunction with Earth Day Events. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center, Wa. State Office of the Insurance Commissioner - SHIBA Program, Kittitas County Sheriff Office, and CWU Police.

04/19/2014 - FREE Drug Take Back Day

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
FREE Drug Take Back Day. Safely dispose of unused and out of date medications. Held in conjunction with Earth Day Events on April 19. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center, Kittitas County Sheriff Office, CWU Police, Wa. State Office of the Insurance Commissioner - SHIBA Program and the Kittitas County Community Network.

04/19/2014 - Beginning Drawing with Naomi Gray

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
Discover the joy of drawing from life and photographs. Learn various techniques using charcoal, brushes, etc. Bring your favorite photos of landscapes, animals or objects. All levels welcome. Preregistration is required.

04/19/2014 - Earth Day Family Festival

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
For a day of family fun and Earth Day celebrations, don?t miss the Earth Day Family Festival Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of Dean Hall at CWU. This event has something for everyone, from dancing troupes and face painting to activities to teach conservation and preservation. All activities at this event are free, and everyone is welcome to get in on the fun! This event is sponsored by the Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) and Kittitas County Solid Waste. For more information please contact (MCE) at 509-963-2313 or museum@cwu.edu.

04/19/2014 - Salmon Run 5k/10k and Kid's Run

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
The second annual Salmon Run 5k/10k celebrates the life cycle of our favorite anadromous fish!  Course The course is run on and around the Central Washington University campus, beginning and ending in front of Dean Hall. The 10K course is two loops of the 5K course. Registration Registration for the 5k and 10k includes water on the course, refreshments after the race, and a t-shirt.  Register before April 9, 2014 to guarantee a t-shirt. 5K - $20.00 10K - $25.00 Small Fry kid's dash - Free Register online at Wildcat Tickets, or in person at the CWU Welcome Center or Wildcat Store in the SURC. Day of registration will be available, cash or check only. Schedule of Events, 4/19/2014 9:00 a.m - Packet pick up and day of registration opens 10:00 a.m. - 5k/10k race start 11:15 a.m. - Small Fry kids 100 yard dash start 11:30 a.m. - Awards ceremony This event is held in conjunction with the Earth Day Family Festival at the Museum of Culture and Environment, which will include activities for the whole family.  Sponsors include CWU University Recreation and Yakama Nation Fisheries.

04/17/2014 - Museum of Culture and Environment: Spring Reception and New Exhibition Opening

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
Join the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) for their spring reception and the opening of their newest exhibition ?How Did the Cougar Cross the Road: Restoring Wildlife Corridors Across 1-90 at Snoqualmie Pass? Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at MCE located on the first floor of Dean Hall. Yvonne Prater, author of ?Snoqualmie Pass: From Indian Trail to Interstate,? will give a speech at the reception and attendees can enjoy refreshments as they explore the new exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by MCE and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). For more information please contact MCE at 509-963-2313 or museum@cwu.edu.

04/17/2014 - Outdoor Spring Symposium: ?Where the Trail Ends? Screening

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) is wrapping up the Outdoor Spring Symposium with a free screening of the Red Bull sponsored film ?Where the Trail Ends? Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio. This event is free and open to the public. This movie follows the world's top free-ride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe. The film will be shown outside on a protector allowing audiences to enjoy the natural weather at the same time. For more information contact OPR at 509-963-3537 or outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu.

04/17/2014 - Kittitas Audubon

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
'Little Known Snakes of the Shrub-steppe'.The mission of the Kittitas Audubon is to develop an appreciation of nature through education and conservation with a focus on birds.

04/17/2014 - Show off your genes: CWU fashion show

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:00
Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities. With the eating disorder epidemic at an all time high, it?s important to make sure diverse beauty is celebrated and embraced. Join the CWU Wellness Center Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom for the "In Your Genes" fashion show to help dispel the unrealistic standards of beauty in our culture. This event is free and open to the public.  Watch as CWU students strut their stuff down the runway in this 90s-themed fashion show. Models will be wearing their favorite piece of denim or jeans, showing off what makes them feel comfortable in their own skin and representing embracement of their own "genes."  For more information contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213

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