Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 11 hours 41 min ago
The Annual Snowmobile Raffle Run is brought to you by Rotary Club of Upper Kittitas County. Multi-level prizes available.
Proceeds to benefit:
Park Project Phase 2
Upper Kittitas County Youth
The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) invites you to the 9th annual KEEN Winter Fair; a free event for the whole family. It takes place Saturday, January 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Center at the Ellensburg Public Library. KEEN’s Winter Fair mission is to promote sustainable living in our community through the intersection of three e’s – education, economy, and environment. KEEN’s Winter Fair is a fun opportunity for community members to discover organizations, programs, and vendors that offer local educational opportunities, information about our environment, and sustainable-sourced goods and services. Over 30 exhibitors have participated each year. Learn more about programs such as KEEN’s Washington Outdoor School for kids and the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center (YCIC), Kittitas County 4-H, and groups like Our Environment and the CWU students’ Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Association. Engage with conservation initiatives such as the Washington Water Trust, Forterra, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement, the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan; sign up for home energy audits by Hopesource, and take a tour of the travelling Selah Mammoth exhibit. New this year – outside in the parking lot the City of Ellensburg will bring their Vactor Truck and provide information on stormwater management. Goods and services on display and for purchase include everything from mittens and hats made from recycled sweaters, locally produced wine, to sustainably grown meat and organic produce from Green Bow Farm, to small animal massage sessions. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase from the Red Pickle Sandwich Truck. For more information on KEEN, Winter Fair, the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center (YCIC), the Yakima Canyon Scenic Byway, and the Washington Outdoor School, visit http://www.ycic.org/ Join us to help celebrate the intersections between environment, education and the economy!
The City of Ellensburg will be holding a community values workshop and dinner. Come hear the community responses we have gathered so far and share your input on the City's community value statements that will be the foundation for Imagine Ellensburg, our 20-year community vision for future growth and development.
CWU Global Wine Studies Presents Culture in a Glass
Class 1 - January 27:
The Best Wines of Australia and New Zealand
Take a walkabout Australian wines from dry Rieslings to full-bodied Shiraz. Then tour New Zealand's famous Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and Pinot Noir from the southernmost wine growing area in the world.
Class 2 - February 17:
The Best Wines of Chile and Argentina
A valentine to both countries: taste Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carménère-Chilean style. Then delight in an Argentina specialty, white wine torrontés grown at a 10,000 foot elevation, as well as a fabulous Malbec from Mendoza.
Brought to you by CWU Global Wine Studies director, Dr. John Hudelson and adjunct professor, James Del Cielo.
CWU’s Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series is back and better than ever! This month, Zach VandeZande, novelist and English professor will read from some of his best work and give a craft talk. On Tuesday, Jan. 24 starting at noon, VandeZande will be giving a craft talk titled “Under the Pulled Rug: On Productively Violating the Reader-Author Contract” in Black Hall room 151. At 7:30 p.m. he will do a reading in the Student Union Ballroom. Luckily, both events are free and open to the public. His books will be available for the sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat shop following the 7:30 p.m. event. This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, department of English, 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. For more information about the Lion Rock series, visit the Lion Rock event web page or contact Lisa Norris at 509-963-1745 or Lisa.Norris@cwu.edu.
Spin the Wheel for Food and Drink Discounts with Every Seahawk Score!
Calendar Listing Winter Warm-Up ASCWU Winter Warm-up Clothing Collection January 9 - 18 • Downtown D&M, Library, SURC The cold temperatures this year make it a little harder to stay toasty during this chilly season. But you can help out people who are less fortunate by donating lightly used coats, gloves, hats, socks and scarves to the Winter Warm-Up Clothing Collection Drive. The clothing will be donated to the Ellensburg Community Clothing Center. To drop-off clothing, there are locations in the SURC tabling area near the west entrance, CWU Brooks Library first floor lobby and D&M Coffee downtown at 3rd & Pine. Help someone stay a little warmer this season. For more information, contact Malia Caswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rogues and Heroes: Star Wars and the Cultural Imagination Jan. 25 • 5 - 7pm • Black hall 151 • Free • Open to Everyone
What’s the cultural significance of Star Wars? Find out at Rogues and Heroes: Star Wars and the Cultural Imagination, a panel discussion about the cultural significance of the characters, narratives, and images of the Star Wars films. Discussants will be CWU professors Matthew Altman, Chair of Philosophy & Religious Studies; Lily Vuong, Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies; Dominic Klyve, Associate Professor of Math; and Bruce Palmquist, Physics professor. This event sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Winter 2017 Colloquium. For more information, contact Cynthia Coe at Cynthia.Coe@cwu.edu.
1/25- Giant Lavas of the Pacific Northwest
2/1- Ancient Rivers of the Pacific Northwest
2/8- Lake Chelan Geology
2/15- Mount Rainier's Osceola Mudflow
The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima & Kittitas Counties is having our Basic Mediation Training in Yakima, WA. Mediation is a cooperative way to resolve disputes effectively, confidentially, and out of court. In this 40-hour training, you will learn and practice the skills required to become a neutral third-party mediator in any setting. This is an opportunity to develop communication and conflict resolution skills and contribute to non-violent, non-adversarial dispute resolution in our community. Optional mediator certification is available through the DRC with additional training.