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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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10/21/2016 - Gard Against Cancer

Sun, 2016-10-16 20:00
Celebrate the end of a work week with friends, food and fun at the first “Gard Against Cancer” event. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gard will be donating $1 per glass pour, $2 per bottle sale and $5 per wine club sign up to The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare to assist them in the campaign to bring Digital Mammography to Kittitas County. Live music from Rusty Cage from 6-9. No cover charge.

10/18/2016 - Special Presentation- Era of Megafires

Sat, 2016-10-15 20:00
A 70-minute multi-media presentation designed to educate audiences about wildfire and the increased incidence of Megafires, presented by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Website and video trailer for the presentation here: http://www.north40productions.com/wildfire/ CWU’s Cascadia Hazards Institute provided the support to bring this event to campus. Free. Everyone Welcome.

10/18/2016 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series: Eduardo C. Corral, Poet

Sat, 2016-10-15 20:00
For his famous, award-winning poetry, Eduardo C. Corral will be visiting Central Washington University on Oct. 18th. From noon to 1 p.m. he will host a craft talk in Black 151 titled, “The Triggering World: Using the Senses to Generate Language.” Later that evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. he will read from his award-winning book of poetry “Slow Lightning” in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom. Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history and careful exploration of sexuality, Eduardo C. Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Corral is visiting as part of CWU’s annual social justice dialogue on immigration and migration. This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, CWU Department of English, CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, CWU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Karen Gookin and the Wildcat Shop. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1745 or emailing DS@cwu.edu.

10/19/2016 - Disability in the Workplace

Sat, 2016-10-15 20:00
Join us for Keynote Speaker, Kara Craig, from Archbright and a panel highlighting professionals who are committed to hiring people with disabilities and connecting employers with resources to assist.

10/17/2016 - Politics of Immigration: Law and Policy Discussion Panel

Fri, 2016-10-14 20:00
Panel: 6:30 p.m. SURC 137 A/B Free | Open to the public Monday night there will be a panel on the Politics of Immigration: Law and Policy. The panel is intended to discuss and educate the community on understanding the legal, political and personal ramifications of immigration law and policy. The public is invited enjoy complimentary refreshments and listen to some of Washington state’s most knowledge individuals talk about the current politics of immigration. Chuck Reasons, Professor of Law and Justice, will be moderating the evening discussion. There will be four individuals with extensive knowledge on the immigration system on the panel to give their expert opinion. Mirta Laura Contreras is the Directing Attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. She’s held various jobs in the Washington State public interest law system over the last 19 years before she started working in her current position. Carmen Méndez is a Yakima City Councilmember for District 3. She was born in Yakima but raised in Colima, Mexico. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Safe Yakima Valley, which is a coalition to promote a safe community. Rodrigo Renteria-Velencia is an assistant professor in the Anthropology department. He teaches environmental anthropology and has spent time in the Gulf of California studying indigenous societies. Gilberto Garcia is a Political Science professor at CWU and he focuses on the political and economic conditions in the Latino community and the impact of Chicano civil rights movement.

10/18/2016 - Free Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

Fri, 2016-10-14 20:00
Free presentation with updates and changes to the 2017 Medicare plans and drug plans. Unbiased and new information presented by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioners SHIBA Program, RSVP and Volunteer Center and Aging and Disability Resource Center. Information on EMS Ambulance Medicare Billing process also presented.

10/18/2016 - Women's Health Forum

Fri, 2016-10-14 20:00
Local medical professionals who specialize in women’s health will come together for a discussion panel at Hal Holmes Center on October 18 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  In recognition of October as breast cancer awareness month, the panel will address common questions related to mammography and breast health screening.  However, all questions related to women’s health will be welcome.  Panelists will include Dr. Vicki Macy, Teresa Beckett, ARNP, PA-C, and certified nurse midwife Tina Fought of KVH Women’s Health; Dr. John Sand of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Ellensburg; and Dr. Ginger Longo of CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic.  These local healthcare providers specialize in women’s health, gynecology, and obstetrics. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet local women’s health providers and ask general questions related to women’s health.  The first 50 attendees will receive a small gift bag and all attendees may enter to win a $100 gift certificate to a local spa and salon.  Light refreshments will be provided. Questions about women’s health will be taken during the event or they may be submitted in advance by emailing questions@kvhealthcare.org.  The answers provided by the panel are for general information only.  Specific questions about an individual’s personal health should be directed to their healthcare provider.

10/18/2016 - Cle Elum STEM Night

Fri, 2016-10-14 20:00
Hands-on STEM activities for kids!

10/13/2016 - Valley Vision Frame Show

Wed, 2016-10-12 20:00
Valley Vision and Hearing Associates will have our Reps here from Etnia Barcelona, Kate Spade, Jake Spade and Smith Sunglasses on October 13th, from 12-6 p.m. You'll have the opportunity to try on many different shapes, colors and sizes that we don't normally have in the office.

10/15/2016 - CWU Homecoming: Comedian Brian Regan

Wed, 2016-10-12 20:00
Get ready for a night full of laughter, Wildcats! This year’s homecoming entertainment is stand-up comedian Brian Regan. You may recognize Regan from his performances on the “Late Show with David Letterman” or from his Comedy Central specials. Regan has performed at sold-out venues around the world, and now he will be performing two shows right here at Central. Known for his observational comedy, Regan appeals to a wide variety of audiences. His acts are comparatively clean as he generally avoids using profanity. Regan’s humor is often described as a combination of witty, self-deprecating humor mixed with insightful social commentary. Get your tickets at www.cwu.edu/tickets before they’re gone to see this hilarious comedian perform live!

10/16/2016 - Huffman Farms

Wed, 2016-10-12 20:00

10/15/2016 - Wildcat Color 5K

Tue, 2016-10-11 20:00
Race Start: 10 a.m. | Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals Patio Registration: $15/runner at recreation.cwu.edu Free shirt deadline: Friday, October 7 Day of registration: 9 a.m. Open to everyone Jog, walk or run your way across Central’s campus at the Wildcat Color 5K! Runners will start the race on the Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals patio in clean t-shirts, only to be splattered with a rainbow a neon colors. Registration is $15 and runners who register by Friday, October 7 will receive a free long-sleeve event shirt. Register at the Recreation front desk or recreation.cwu.edu. Day of registration starts at 9 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m. Participants under 18 are required to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver. This race is a great chance for students and community members to enjoy the fall weather and celebrate Homecoming Week. So lace up your running shoes, Wildcats, and get ready to run!

10/15/2016 - Rendezvous 2016 - Clymer Museum

Tue, 2016-10-11 20:00
Join us for The John Ford Clymer Museum & Gallery's biggest fundraising event this October at Ellensburg's Elk Lodge. Enjoy dinner, auction, and Oompa Band.

10/15/2016 - Huffman Farms

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:00

10/15/2016 - Hunters Breakfast at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:00
Come on out to the Grange from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 15, for the 29th Annual Hunters Breakfast held on the opening day of deer season. You don’t have to be a hunter to enjoy the hearty breakfast overlooking the lovely Teanaway Valley. We’re serving grilled ham, eggs made to order, and pancakes topped off with our famous apple butter. Come enjoy the beautiful fall colors, delicious breakfast, and variety of raffle items, live music and friendly folks! Adults $8, Kids $4. The Hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, Cle Elum, Washington. Take SR970 to Teanaway Rd, go right at Ballard Hill Rd, the Grange will be on your left.