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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 4 hours 31 min ago

06/06/2015 - Cruisin' for Hospice

Tue, 2015-06-02 20:00
16th Annual Cruisin for Hospice Car Show
Saturday June 6th, 2015
Historic Downtown Ellensburg

Now in its 16th year, Cruisin' for Hospice is held annual in Ellensburg, Washington on the first weekend in June. All proceeds from the show support Hospice Friends, a local non-profit organization dedicate to providing peace, comfort and care (programs, services and supplies) for elderly and people facing end-of-life issues. 

Join Hospice Friends on June 6th for a day long event that includes some of the best cars, pick ups & classic vehicles!

06/06/2015 - Digital Photography II

Tue, 2015-06-02 20:00
This course is designed to build on the basic skills learned in the ?Digital Photography I? course. Students will expand their understanding of the controls and functions of their digital cameras and basic digital editing while learning how to use the most fundamental, yet most overlooked, element of photography: LIGHT. In addition, students will also explore the process of digital printmaking and will learn how to take their images from the computer screen to the ultimate expression of photographic artistry: the fine art print. By the end of the course, the student will have created a small portfolio of their best images. Students please bring a Digital SLR or manually adjustable point-and-shoot camera with you to class.

06/06/2015 - KYVCLT Open House

Tue, 2015-06-02 20:00
Kittitas Yakima Valley Community Land Trust (KYVCLT) is hosting an Open House for our 2nd Affordable CLT home (3 bedrooms/2 baths, 1200 sq ft.) at 609 South Ruby Street on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from NOON-2:00 p.m. General public welcome and encouraged to attend?an exciting opportunity to tour a CLT affordable home. We are seeking a program qualified homebuyer: ? Resident of Kittitas County. ? Income below 80% area median income (Family of 4 with household income at or below $52,650). ? Has not owned a home within the past three years. ? Has good or fixable credit. ? Can obtain a mortgage. Kittitas Yakima Valley Community Land Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in its 5th year of operation. Our mission is to support moderate-to-low-income workforce individuals and families to build assets and invest in themselves as well as their community through the creation and maintenance of affordable homeownership opportunities. We steward first-time homebuyers throughout the process of purchasing and owning a home. $145,000 (Mortgage approx. $1000/month, including taxes and insurance ?estimate based on good credit score /history). Possible down-payment assistance and closing cost assistance through partner organizations.

06/06/2015 - Cars & Coffee

Mon, 2015-06-01 20:00
Cars & Coffee 
The 1st Saturday of every month!
Historic Downtown Ellensburg, Pearl Street between 4th & 5th

Central Washington car enthusiasts unite to admire each others work's of art!
Open to all makes & models

For more information visit their Facebook:

06/04/2015 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: Phil Backlund

Sun, 2015-05-31 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, community members and influential individuals across the state 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.
The Tea at 3 Speaker Series welcomes Phill Backlund, who has been teaching at CWU since 1979 following his graduation from the University of Denver where he earned his Ph.D. in Speech Communication. He is currently a professor of and advisor for Communication Studies and teaches classes such as Gender Communication, Communication Theory and Intercultural Communication. Backlund has over 50 publications spanning the subjects of communication education and educational assessment. Students of CWU have honored Backlund three times as Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, in addition to being recognized as Presidential Faculty Member of the Year by the CWU Board of Trustees.
For more information, please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or

06/04/2015 - Next Level Knitting

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00

06/04/2015 - Nylander Speakers Series

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
Washington state holds the unique position of being ?on the edge of the world? from both musical and geographical standpoints by Amanda Wilde.

06/05/2015 - Central Washington Art Confab

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
This two day event will offer professional development workshops for the artist, artist demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for networking (i.e. fun). Check back as we develop the schedule of events and happenings.

06/05/2015 - First Friday Art Walk

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00

06/05/2015 - First Friday Coffee Club

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
Mark your calendar now for the June First Friday Coffee Club at The Advisors , 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

06/05/2015 - First Friday Art Walk

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
Nathan DiPietro - The Long Gray Goodbye Renee Hartig - Northwest Land Matt Johnson - New Works

06/05/2015 - FISH Food Drive

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
Nobody should ever have to worry about where his or her next meal will come from. In order to make the dream of having sufficient food no matter the financial situation a reality, the CWU Equity and Services Council (ESC) is hosting a FISH food drive to support the Ellensburg Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) Food Bank. Starting Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7 food drop-off locations will be set-up at Super 1 Foods and Grocery Outlet from 5 to 8 p.m. From Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 11 food drop-offs will be accepted all day in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) C-Store, near the West entrance. 
FISH Food Bank is looking for a wide variety of non-perishable food items including: canned fruits or vegetables, dried fruit, jams/jellies, pasta sauces, rice/quinoa, pasta/noodles, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, canned soup, mac n’ cheese, baby food, granola bars, crackers, beans and canned proteins, diapers, personal items, toiletries and pet food.
For more information contact Durham at 253-590-7977 or

06/05/2015 - ?Sex, Drugs and Musical Theatre: A Cabaret of Real Issues?

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
Musical theatre communicates to audiences through song, dance and stage presence, and the Central Theatre Organization (CTO) is using these mediums to tackle real-world issues that affect today?s youth. ?Sex, Drugs and Musical Theatre: A Cabaret of Real Issues,? produced and performed entirely by CWU students, will address social issues such as bullying, suicide, sex and relationships. Admission is free and open to the public. Show times will be offered on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, both at 7 p.m., in the McConnell Hall Tower Theatre. The production aims to reach out to young people who may otherwise feel isolated and alone in their struggles, and to use the theatre arts as a means of connecting them with their peers. Don?t miss out on your chance to see an original production by Central students in their effort to speak on behalf of today?s youths. For more information contact Kayla Schaffroth at or 858-663-8323.

06/06/2015 - Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Ellensburg

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
Red Cross and Community Volunteers will install free smoke alarms in the community. Smoke alarm installation bust be requested prior to the event. We want to encourage individuals/groups/organizations/businesses to join us in the event by volunteering to help install smoke alarms. We provide the training. What a fantastic way to help your community and reduce the number or lives lost to home fires.

06/06/2015 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00

06/06/2015 - Easton Ponds Fishing Derby

Sun, 2015-05-31 20:00
Free fishing derby for all ages! Great prizes! Registration begins at 6:00am

06/01/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Focus

Sat, 2015-05-30 20:00
June 1
Monday Movie Madness: “Focus”
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 

06/03/2015 - CWU Celebrates Filipino Heritage with Barrio Fiesta

Sat, 2015-05-30 20:00
In an effort to honor the traditions of the Filipino culture and to offer everyone the opportunity to experience Filipino arts and celebrations, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) and the CWU Filipino American Student Association (FASA) will host Barrio Fiesta Wednesday, June 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Barto residence hall. This event is free and open to the public. Dance performances by both FASA and Batang Wapato, of Wapato, Wash., will demonstrate traditional Filipino dances, and ethnic Filipino food and refreshments from FASA and local Ellensburg vendor Lutong Pinoy will be served. Family friendly activities will include bracelet making workshops, face painting, tutorials and introductions to traditional Filipino dances Tinikling and Tumbang Preso, and much more! Don?t miss out on this fiesta packed full of fun in the sun and join the CWU Filipino community as they honor their culture and history. For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email

06/03/2015 - CWU Black Film Series presents Selma

Sat, 2015-05-30 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Black Film Series concludes Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151 with a screening of “Selma” with introductions by Drs. Bobby Cummings and Keith Champagne of CWU. This event is free and open to the public and includes free pizza and refreshments.
Directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., this 2015 Best Picture Academy Award nominated film chronicles Dr. King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights during the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Featuring moving performances from a star-studded cast, including Oprah Winfrey, this movie tells the story of a Civil Rights movement that prompted change in America that is still felt today. 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email