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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 9 hours 14 min ago

02/06/2015 - First Friday Coffee Club

Mon, 2015-02-02 20:00
Mark your calendar now for February's First Friday Coffee Club at State Farm Insurance, Scott Rollins, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.  Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, and is free and open to any business in the county. For more information about First Friday Coffee Club , call 509-925-2002

02/07/2015 - Rodeo City Rollergirls home opener

Sun, 2015-02-01 20:00
The Rodeo City Rollergirls will face the Palouse River Rollers in our season home opener. This is our fifth season, and to thank our fans for their support over the years, tickets will be $5 to each home game all season.

02/07/2015 - Men's Basketball vs Saint Martin's : Hawaiin Night

Sun, 2015-02-01 20:00
Hawaiian Night - First 1000 fans get a FREE Lei, coupled with the Student Alumni Association
7 p.m. • Nicholson Pavilion • Free for students $/10/$8/$6
For tickets visit
CWU Department of Athletics • • 509-963-1914

02/05/2015 - Men?s Basketball vs Western Oregon (Zillah Dribblers Halftime Performance)

Fri, 2015-01-30 20:00
Nicholson Pavilion • Free for students $/10/$8/$6    
For tickets visit
CWU Department of Athletics • • 509-963-1914 •

02/06/2015 - First Friday Art Walk

Fri, 2015-01-30 20:00

02/07/2015 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Fri, 2015-01-30 20:00

02/05/2015 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: Ken Briggs

Thu, 2015-01-29 20:00
The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Tea at 3, an engaging speaker series at CWU. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the personal experiences of CWU faculty, staff and community members as they share their journeys to their current places in life. Attendance to each speech is free, and speeches will be held at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy while the speakers give their talks.
Briggs currently serves as Department Chair of the CWU Physical Education, School and Public Health, which promotes healthy and active lifestyles in students and communities. The major programs in the department have global recognition for facilitating innovative and passionate teaching, relevant research and life-enhancing services. As a professor, he is known for teaching such health education classes as Non-infectious Disease and Methods for Health Promotion. In 2006, Briggs was named the most inspirational faculty member at CWU, and received the most inspirational educator award in 2003. Briggs earned his Ed.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Health Education in 1975.
For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or

02/04/2015 - Unheard Voices Concert at CWU: Fighting Human and Labor Trafficking in WA

Wed, 2015-01-28 20:00
Combining live music with charitable organizations for their quarterly Unheard Voices program is just one way the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) brings the community together for worthy causes. This quarter, CLCE has chosen to focus their Unheard Voices event on bringing awareness to Human and Labor Trafficking in Washington State, and will feature three local musicians. Thanks to CLCE's partnership with CWU Campus Activities, this event will also feature Will Evans, solo artist and songwriter and front man for the rock band Barefoot Truth. Alongside the music, members of the Northwest Justice Project and The Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) will be speaking, as well as members of the CWU Feminist Club and the CWU Human Trafficking Club. Come for an evening of valuable information as well as entertainment Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. This event is free and open to the public. The musical performances will be interspersed between discussion on labor and human trafficking in Washington State. As well as joining the conversation, the Northwest Justice Project, WARN, the CWU Feminist Club and the CWU Human Trafficking Club will have tables in the Pit with information on trafficking and on how to get involved in the fight against it. For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or

02/04/2015 - National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis at CWU

Wed, 2015-01-28 20:00
Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive.  National Geographic explorer and Scholar of the Millennium, and TEDTalks lecturer Wade Davis will lead us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures as he presents “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World.”
Set sail in Polynesia with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In the Amazon, meet the descendants of a true Lost Civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. In the Andes, discover that the Earth really is alive, while in the far reaches of Australia experience Dreamtime, the all-embracing philosophy of the first humans to walk out of Africa. Then travel to Nepal, and encounter a wisdom hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from forty-five years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. And finally, settle in Borneo, where the last rainforest nomads struggle to survive.
Understanding the lessons of this journey will be the mission for the next century. Of the world’s 7000 languages, fully half may disappear within our lifetimes. At risk is a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalogue of the imagination that is the human legacy. Rediscovering a new appreciation for the diversity of the human spirit, as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our time.

For more information contact: Sarah Scott, President's office, 509-963-2114,

01/29/2015 - Jazz Bites & Sips

Mon, 2015-01-26 20:00
Jazz Bites & Sips 
Hosted by Lenny Price
Thursday Jan. 29, 6:00pm
Presented by Gard Vintners (311 N Pearl St.)

Featuring Jake Reichbart  on Guitar

Advance Tickets $15.00 each, $25.00 per couple

Tickets available at the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
or call (206) 375-5777

Find 'JazzBitesAndSips' on Facebook 
and twitter (@JazzBitesSips)

02/03/2015 - Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Event

Sun, 2015-01-25 20:00
Do you need health insurance, or have questions about your coverage options? The CWU Wellness Center and the CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic (SMaCC) are here to help you understand resources available to you and will hold an Affordable Care Act open enrollment event on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. This event is free and open to the public.
Resource navigators and brokers will be on site and available to help answer your questions and assist in enrolling individuals and families in health insurance plans to fit their needs and budgets through Washington Healthplanfinder. More information about your health insurance options can be found at 
For more information please contact Chris De Villeneuve, Executive Director, SMaCC at 509-963-1135 or by email at

02/03/2015 - Health Care Enrollment Event

Sat, 2015-01-24 20:00
Do you need health insurance? Do you know your options? Do you have questions? The CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic, The Wellness Center, and Neighborhood Health, have partnered with Washington Healthcare Authority and other community providers for an (Affordable Care Act) open enrollment event at the Student Union Recreation Center (SURC) on February 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. A number of insurance companies, and representatives from Washington HealthPlanFinder will be there to talk about health plans and the variety of services that they offer. Attendees can talk one-on-one with "in-person assisters" to discuss various coverage options. This event is open to the Kittitas County community. Get Help. Get Covered.

02/02/2015 - Civil Rights Exhibit Interactive Walkthrough

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:00
As part of Black History Month, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) is bringing a Civil Rights Exhibit to the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B. Starting Monday, Feb. 2 and ending Friday, Feb. 6 the room will be transformed into an interactive “museum-like” experience for students and community members to enjoy, completely free of charge. It will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.
In an attempt to emulate the feelings and emotions of the Civil Rights Movement, the exhibit will be structured as an interactive walkthrough experience. Various sections will be set up with distinct themes including “separate but equal” schools, lynching, incarceration and the Black Panthers to name a few. Each mini-exhibit will come to life as re-creations of the respective landmark historical occurrences and will feature quotes from Civil Rights leaders and photos to add to the overall atmosphere.
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or by emailing

02/02/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Big Hero 6"

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

02/02/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Big Hero 6"

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

01/31/2015 - Comedy Night at CWU: Andrew Rivers and Drew Barth

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:00
Double the comedians, double the laughs! Campus Activities is known for bringing talented performers of all disciplines to CWU, and Campus Activities comedy programs never fail to bring in not only distinguished comics, but also crowds ready for a laugh and a good time. Two of the Northwest?s own comedians, Andrew Rivers and Drew Barth, will bring their humor to CWU on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Admission is free for CWU students $5 for general admission at the door. Rivers was named a finalist in the 2013 Tacomedy Contest, and has toured and performed in 33 states and opened for many shows including ?Whose Line is it Anyway?? Barth has opened for such big names as Nick Swardson, Jim Gaffigan and Greg Behrendt, and has performed at many colleges. For more information, please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or

02/01/2015 - Discover Snowshoeing

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:00
This adventure is geared toward families or those new to snowshoeing looking for a gentle tour and a fun way to get out during the winter months. Snowshoeing is easy, great exercise and fun for adults and kids alike. You will learn the basics of using snowshoes, take a beautiful hike in the snow (1-2 miles) and learn the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. Snowshoes will be provided. Class will meet at Mountain High Sports. Location of the hike is dependent on snow ? students may call closer to class date for further hiking location information. Please dress in warm, non-cotton clothing, gloves and hat. You will also need warm waterproof boots or shoes. Bring at least 1 liter of water and a snack. Snowshoes will be provided.