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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 22 hours 44 min ago

05/12/2018 - Aloha Bingo

Sat, 2018-04-28 20:00
Come get your groove on at Aloha Bingo and support Kittitas County Fire District #6! Enjoy a delish BBQ dinner, 15 games of bingo with great prizes donated by local businesses, a dessert auction and more! We recommend, if possible, that you purchase your tickets ahead of time. Our last fundraiser not only sold out, but a few people were turned away! If you are going as a group, please purchase your tickets together and we will make sure to reserve you your own table. Dinner includes pulled pork sandwiches, watermelon, a wide variety of drinkage (non-alcoholic) and a dessert auction for your sugar-fix. Please see our Facebook event for the most updated info!

05/11/2018 - Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

Fri, 2018-04-27 20:00
Come bird with KEEN for 3-days during the second weekend of May and discover the natural beauty of Central Washington State! Kittitas County features diverse and spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains, thousands of acres of public forest, lush riparian corridors and endangered shrub-steppe open space. The Yakima River Canyon is an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA) with some of the highest densities of passerines and birds of prey in the State, some of them obligates to the shrub-steppe habitat.

04/28/2018 - Andre Feriante /Stringstories

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:37
Award winning guitarist, Andre Feriante presents a multiple instrument concert ~ Ellensburg, WA – One of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere guitarists and composers is about to embark on an odyssey around the world, in Ellensburg. On Saturday, April 28th, Andre Feriante will feature several exotic instruments from his collection while playing music authentic to their origins. One of the only NW guitarists to study with the virtuoso Classical Guitarist Andres Segovia, Feriante has enjoyed a nearly 40 year career touring the world on a journey that has taken him to the edge of musical boundaries.  Multi-instrumentalist Andre Feriante has created a world music experience featuring both known and exotic string instruments featuring music from a variety of cultures. This is a unique chance to hear these instruments and musical styles that are seldom heard by today’s audiences. Instruments include a variety of acoustic guitars, along with the ukulele, banjo, charango, harp guitar, oud, and tar. The World Music program will include classics from the American songbook, standards, original Latin based themes, middle eastern flavors, classical and baroque themes, South American and African fusions, and even songs of the Beatles •Andre Feriante’s “String Stories: A World Music Odyssey” •Saturday, April 28 •7:00pm •Hal Holmes Community Center •201 Rubey St. Ellensburg, WA •Tickets $20 at the door / $10 for Students About Andre Feriante: Andre Feriante Andre Feriante is a multi-instrumentalist playing Spanish guitar, harp guitar, ukulele, nylon string banjo, charango, and most recently, the oud and tar. A crossover artist in the vein of YoYo Ma or Sting, his performance program represents a bold but fluid musical fusion, featuring predominantly his own compositions alongside music from Bach to the Beatles, flamenco improvisation to jazz standards, and even poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, Rumi and of course, Feriante himself. Andre Feriante’s career has taken him around the globe with performances in world class locations like Carnegie Hall and Cathedrals of Sweden. He has played in countries including Columbia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Islands in the Caribbean, and of course much of the United States. Feriante has long been a fixture of the Pacific Northwest music scene with frequent performances at Benaroya Hall and the Triple Door along with festivals like Bumbershoot and the Folk Life Festival. Andre Feriante is the host and artistic director of Guitar Euphoria a Northwest guitar festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the guitar. Andre was recently a featured speaker in a TEDx Talk about the healing qualities of music and his performances reflect that goal.

05/09/2018 - Women, Wine, & Whatever

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:37
Hey ladies, join us for an evening of networking and socializing! Enjoy spending time with new & old friends at different locations in our community every month.

This month we will be at Gard Vintners! Take advantage of this AWESOME deal: buy a bottle of Don Isidro, Freyja, AND Vaucluse, get 30% off all three! That's basically buying two bottles, and getting one for the cost of tax!

Women, Wine & Whatever is a monthly networking event for the fabulous women of Kittitas County. Enjoy drinks with a great group of women while we discussing our frustrations, successes, personal and professional lives, and goals.

04/27/2018 - The HR Bermuda Triangle

Sun, 2018-04-22 20:00
The interplay of three major employment laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and Workers Compensation- is complicated. Understanding the interplay of these laws is essential for Human Resource professionals and supervisors to ensure legal compliance, as well as to provide employees with the benefits and protections each law provides. Speakers include: Joyce Allen, stay at work specialist with WA Department Labor& Industries, Erin McCool attorney at Ogden Murphy Wallace, and Stephen Sarchet CWU leave specialist.

05/05/2018 - CWU PUSH 5k For Hunger

Sun, 2018-04-22 20:00
CWU Presidents United To Solve Hunger is hosting their first-annual CWU PUSH 5k For Hunger on Saturday May 5th at 10am! Run or walk through campus, enjoy music from 88.1 The Burg, and help solve food insecurity. 100% of the profits will go towards improving our free food pantries around campus. The first 100 registered participants will receive a FREE t-shirt! You can register by donating 10 non-perishable items or by paying $10 online through Wildcat Tickets. Learn more at cwu.edu/push.

05/05/2018 - Rigadoon

Sun, 2018-04-22 20:00
Rigadoon Spring Dance "Super Heroes"

04/21/2018 - 17th Annual Durr Road Clean Up

Sat, 2018-04-21 20:00
Join the Kittitas County Field and Stream Club for their 17th Annual Durr Road Clean-Up. Join them on the Durr Road at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wenas Wildlife Area. Call 509-968-4532 for more information or visit kittitasfieldandtream.org 

04/21/2018 - 5th Annual Cameroon Dinner

Sat, 2018-04-21 20:00

We invite you to the BawaHealth Initiative Cameroon Dinner at Aviator Lane, off Kittitas HWY (between Rd. 6 and N. Ferguson Rd.). Requested donation for dinner is $40 for Adults & $5 for Kids (5-15 yrs) for advance tickets purchased prior to April 20. Tickets at the door are $50 for adults.

Funds for the Cause of Health
All proceeds support the construction of a Primary Health Clinic in the village of Bawa, Cameroon, Africa. Purchase Tickets by calling 509 962 8472 or 509 925 1788

An Evening Filled with Events
The Traditional Cameroon Dinner will also be accompanied by a Presentation on the mission of health being undertaken by the Bawa Health Initiative by co-founder Dr. Blaise Dondji, PhD., Co-founder & Biology Professor at CWU.

Dine as they do in Cameroon
The traditional meal will be shared by all who wish to partake:

Cameroon Dinner Menu
Peanut Soup
Peanut base, seasoned with tomato, mushrooms, garlic, onion & parsley
Riz Bouilli
Slow-cooked rice, with mixed vegetables and seasoned with sauté onion & tomato
Fufu
Fresh Mushrooms & sauté spinach served with boiled corn meal
Poulet Braisé
Seasoned grilled chicken drumstick with mild or hot spice
Frites de Plantain
Fried ripe/sweet plantains
Free Wine
Dessert
Oranges, watermelon, strawberries and brownies
Cameroon Coffee, Cameroon Tea & Juice

04/26/2018 - Distracted Driving Presentation

Sat, 2018-04-21 20:00
Did you know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? Join Kittitas Valley Healthcare for a community presentation on the importance of being fully aware while driving with CHCW's Dr. Annaliese Stone. Don't miss out on this informative talk and a chance to win a gas card!

04/27/2018 - Grand Opening - Merit Resources

Sat, 2018-04-21 20:00
Merit Resource Services is proud to announce their Grand Opening Celebration! Open House from 12pm - 3pm, ribbon cutting at 12:15! Snacks, drinks, and giveaways!

05/01/2018 - Elmview Open Interviews

Sat, 2018-04-21 20:00
Join us at Elmview for open interviews from 12-4pm, bring your resume and your best attitude, and have the chance to join a team of individuals hoping to build the community.

05/04/2018 - First Friday Coffee Club

Sun, 2018-04-15 20:00
Join us for First Friday Coffee Club 

May 4 from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
At Caliber Home Loans
703 N Water Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926

The First Friday Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share business with others in the community; its free and open to any business in the county. Enjoy coffee, treats, and don't forget your business cards for the door prize!

Brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

05/04/2018 - Fishy Friday!

Sun, 2018-04-15 20:00

04/28/2018 - Experience Eventing & DX

Fri, 2018-04-13 20:00
--REGISTRATIONS DUE APRIL 20--

This fun, encouraging weekend is designed to introduce new people to the discipline of eventing and to help riders with eventing experience improve their skills and confidence. Friday and Saturday sessions will allow the trainers to assess horse and rider capabilities and build on those skills, while Sunday's DX test is an opportunity to be judged doing dressage and jumping tests, with the combined score determining the placings in each division.

05/01/2018 - Veterans Resource Conference

Thu, 2018-04-12 20:00
One day event to bring Veterans resources from across the state to CWU. Guest speakers will be present to speak on specific veterans-related topics. The VSOs that will be present at the resource lunch will be WWP, Team Rubicon, Yakima Vet Center, VFW, Kittitas County Veterans Coalition, HopeSource, WorkSource, CWU Career Services, CWU Disability Services, and CWU SMACC.

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