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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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03/04/2015 - 2015 Employment Law Update

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
2015 Employment Law Update
Wednesday March 4th 

Cost: $20.00
Cwu Students: Free

Continental breakfast begins at 7:30am

Location: Hal Holmes Community Center 
209 N Ruby St. 

The Apple Valley Human Resource Association (AVHRA) Invited business owners, managers and HR professionals to the 2015 Employment Law Update. Gil Sparks & Erin McCool, attorneys with Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC., will present the latest updates on employment and labor laws affecting your organization. 

Topics include:
-Human resources & labor relations
-Current case law
-Marijuana in the work place
-New regulations regarding pregnant workers
-Policies & use of mobile technology in the work place
& much more!

More info at

Registration & Payment required

Questions: Staci Sleigh-Layman at (509) 963-1256 or

03/05/2015 - Drug Wars: Incarceration and Racial Justice, A Roundtable Discussion

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
The CWU Museum of Culture and Environment welcomes Racial Disparity Project Lead Program Director Kris Nyrop Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a round table discussion examining racial disparities in drug-related sentencing in the United States and potential models for sentencing reform. This event is free and open to the public. The talk is in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition, "Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America,? on display in Dean Hall, first floor, through Saturday, March 21. Nyrop was the Executive Director of Street Outreach Services in Seattle from 1997-2007. Prior to that he worked for the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health of Seattle and King County and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington. Nyrop was also the project ethnographer for the Vancouver Injection Drug User Study from 1997 to 1999. He has worked as an outreach worker, researcher, and trainer in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, hepatitis C prevention, syringe exchange, harm reduction, and drug policy reform. Additionally, he has consulted with projects throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Russia, and the Republic of Georgia. For more information please contact the Museum of Culture and Environment at 509-963-2313 or

03/05/2015 - The Acoustic Ninja Trace Bundy Performs Live at CWU

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
Awed fans across the country and the world have dubbed Trace Bundy as ?The Acoustic Ninja? due to his unique and skillful manipulation of the acoustic guitar. He has been a recurring featured performer at CWU since 2007, and Campus Activities is excited to welcome him back for another captivating performance Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Many of Bundy?s songs are inspired by his experiences traveling the world, and his music tells these stories with an eloquent delivery. Campus Activities considers him to be one of the most creative and personable performers CWU has had the privilege of hosting, and they are excited to welcome him back. Don?t miss this chance to experience Bundy?s individual musical style. Save the date and share in an evening of Bundy?s passionate and artful expression. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email

03/06/2015 - Central After Dark Comedy Night with Ronnie Jordan and Yohance Collins

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
“Bad Boy of Comedy” Ronnie Jordan is set to roar through Ellensburg with his distinct style of fun, exciting and upbeat comedy. As part of Jordan’s Kampus Royalty Tour, the famed comedian will be headlining Central After Dark Comedy Night Friday, March 6 at 9 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Jordan’s good friend and fellow comedian Yohance Collins will be opening for the night. This event is 18 and over and tickets are free for CWU students with I.D., $5 general admission and available at or the door.
Jordan has made a name for himself as a road warrior, traveling across the country and performing in front of sellout crowds. His comedy career took off after being featured on the hit HBO television series “P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy.” Jordan has since appeared on BET’s “Comic View” and “Martin Lawrence Presents The 1st Amendment Stand-Up,” as well as touring alongside such comedy greats as Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Dave Chappelle.
For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or by emailing

03/07/2015 - Men's Rugby vs University of Washington

Sun, 2015-03-01 20:00
CWU Rugby Pitch • Free
CWU Department of Athletics • • 509-963-1914 

03/07/2015 - CWU Psychology Club Silent Auction

Sun, 2015-03-01 20:00
The CWU Psychology Club is on the road to the Western Psychology Association (WPA) convention in Las Vegas this spring, and is holding fundraisers at Central to help get them there. Come enjoy dinner, live music and a photobooth at the Psychology Club silent auction on Saturday, March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. There will be something for everyone to bid on, including items from the Wildcat Shop, Seahawks and Sounders gear, Silverwood theme park tickets and much more! Tickets are $15 in advance online at or $20 at the door. For more information, please contact Chelsea Green, CWU Psychology Club president, at 425-495-4115 or

03/07/2015 - Grange Chili Cook Off & Cowboy Concert

Sun, 2015-03-01 20:00
The 7th annual Grange Chili Cook Off & Cowboy Concert is scheduled for Saturday, March 7!
Doors open at 5:30 pm, judging starts at 6:00 pm,
at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange at 1361 Ballard Hill Road near Cle Elum.

Tickets are $8.00, kids 12 and under are free.

It’s easy to enter your chili. Just make a large crock pot or Dutch oven full of chili so there’s enough for the 100 or so folks who do the judging to sample.

All entries must be checked in by 6:00 pm, when judging and the chili supper begins. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. If you’re not bringing chili, just bring a side dish – salad, cornbread, rolls or dessert.

03/05/2015 - ?Fed Up Central? Follow-Up: Wrapping Up the Sugar-Free Challenge

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
Fed Up Central has challenged CWU students to eliminate sugar from their diets, and whether or not you joined CWU for the screening of the documentary film ?Fed Up? last Tuesday, there?s still time for you to get involved. ?Fed Up,? is an examination of America?s obesity epidemic and the food industry?s role in perpetuating the problem. Everyone at the event was encouraged to take the Fed Up Challenge, to live sugar-free for 10 days. Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in Hogue Hall room 101 brings a great follow-up event to wrap up the challenge, offer participants a little ?sweet talk,? and maybe, just maybe, present a chance to win a cool prize. This event is free and open to the public. Personal dietary health awareness is not a one-time thing, and the Fed Up Central challenge aims to give students a glimpse of what it?s like to live sugar free and to consider the long-term benefits a healthy lifestyle offers. This follow-up event provides an opportunity to learn more about sugar and health, and how they relate to each other, and will show participants ways to fight back against the ?not-so-sweet? food environment in which we live. For more information contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or

03/05/2015 - Anonymous People Documentary Screening at CWU

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
As a way of bringing attention to the stigma and stereotypes surrounding drug addiction, the CWU Wellness Center will host two screenings of the documentary ?Anonymous People.? Everyone is welcome to attend the free screenings on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The documentary film identifies and challenges the way addiction has been treated by society. 23.5 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. ?Anonymous People? tells the story of addiction through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or

03/06/2015 - First Friday Art Walk

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00

03/06/2015 - First Friday Coffee Club

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
Mark your calendar now for the March First Friday Coffee Club at The Western Art Asssociation, 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

03/06/2015 - At the Clymer Museum and Gallery- West of the Mississippi Juried Art Show

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
West of the Mississippi Juried Art Show

03/06/2015 - First Friday Art Walk

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
Potluck - Naomi Gray, Judith Klausner, Kelly Lyles, Kristen Reitz-Green

03/07/2015 - 24th KXLE Home, Business and Garden Expo

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00
The 24th KXLE Home, Business & Garden Expo will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center (Fairgrounds) Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th ,2015. 

03/07/2015 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Sat, 2015-02-28 20:00

03/03/2015 - The Yarn Spinners; A Storytelling Club

Fri, 2015-02-27 20:00
It's National Storytelling Day this month and we are celebrating early! Join us at 6 p.m at the Hal Holmes Center for fun, games and of course stories! Theme is "Wishes". Come dressed up as your favorite Wish giver and win a prize! e.g.Genie, Leprechaun etc...

03/04/2015 - CWU Baseball vs Whitworth

Fri, 2015-02-27 20:00
Double Header Noon and 3 p.m. • CWU Baseball Field • Free         
CWU Department of Athletics • • 509-963-1914 

03/05/2015 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: Kathryn Martell

Fri, 2015-02-27 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.
Martell joined CWU in 2012 as the Dean of the College of Business after moving from her home state of New Jersey where she lived and taught for 10 years. Her duties as Dean include building a solid foundation of talented faculty and staff, innovating programs within the department and supporting business and alumni. Martell’s vision is to have the College of Business recognized as a business school of distinction in the Pacific Northwest.
For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or

02/28/2015 - Showtime at the McConnell

Thu, 2015-02-26 20:00
It?s time again for CWU students to take to the stage and show off their talents for Showtime at the McConnell, an annual event presented by the CWU Black Student Union (BSU). The show is modeled after Showtime at the Apollo, a long-running amateur night program at Harlem?s famous Apollo Theatre. The event will feature twenty-five CWU student performers, from singers and dancers to drummers, comedians, and spoken word poets. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 in the McConnell Auditorium. Attendance is free, and everyone is invited to come and enjoy the show. For more information, please contact Alex Thiongo, BSU member, at 206-458-0787 or