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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 8 hours 26 min ago

04/28/2018 - Downtown Cleanup

Wed, 2018-04-11 20:00
Swinging into Spring Date: April 28 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Where: Ellensburg Downtown >>>Meet at the SURC East Patio | Walking Downtown at 9 a.m. >>>FREE lunch & transportation included >>>T-Shirt Deadline: March 29 Volunteers with the Central Washington University’s (CWU) Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will join forces with the Ellensburg Downtown Association and the City of Ellensburg to prepare the city for its upcoming busy months. All hands are on deck as plants are spruced up, alleyways are swept, and other town areas are cleaned. By the time volunteers are finished, Ellensburg will be transformed into its fresh and bright atmosphere, ready for the sunshine we’ve all been waiting for. Register online through the CWU CLCE website or stop by SURC 256. Stay up to date with this event and more Earth Month activities on the CLCE Facebook Page.

04/30/2018 - Come and Eat at IHOP

Wed, 2018-04-11 20:00
Central Washington Disability Resources is having a Come and eat with us and support the cause at Ihop on April 30th from 4 pm to 8 pm. Ihop will donate 20% of profit that is donated to CWDR. As an organization founded by and for people with disabilities, Central WA Disability Resources strives to understand the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. And could really use so extra money to cover the cost of different trips that CWDR provides to our consumers, such as the Zoo trip which will take place later this year. Please RSVP at https://www.groupraise.com/events/59785-central-washington-disability-resources-at-ihop. Thank you. 

04/11/2018 - Women, Wine, & Whatever

Mon, 2018-04-09 20:00
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.

04/22/2018 - MotherDirt

Sun, 2018-04-08 20:00
FREE family fun event Kids get your hands dirty experiencing earth friendly activities that you can do at home. learn to compost play with worms make art out of recyclables book exchange (bring 5, take 5) start a flower garden for bees cooking for kids make recycled shopping bags story time with Mrs. Sue face painting by Allison live music by Twin Creeks and more fun

04/27/2018 - Quilters in the Valley Quilt Show

Sun, 2018-04-08 20:00
Spring into Quilts quilt show sponsored by Quilters in the Valley Quilt Guild. Over 200 quilts on display, vendors and Quilts of Valor. Featured quilter, JB McCrary, displaying over 30 Dolly quilts. Drawing for a batik queen size quilt.

04/21/2018 - The MCE's Annual Salmon Run 5k/10k

Sat, 2018-04-07 20:00
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 What: Salmon Run 5k/10k and Kid's Run Cost: $20 for students $25 for non-students Come join the MCE at our annual fun run for the whole family! 5k/10k starts at 10:00 am with the free kid's run beginning at 11:15 am. Get environmental at the free Earth Day Family Festival happening concurrently. This event is sponsored by the MCE, The CWU Wildcat Shop, CWU Recreation, Starbucks Coffee Company, IHOP, McDonalds, Kittitas Reclamation District, Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, and Yakama Nation Fisheries. For more information contact the MCE at Museum@cwu.edu or (509) 963-2313 or http://www.cwu.edu/museum/salmon-run-5k10k-and-kids-run-0 Salmon Run Shoeprint Logo by Hailey McGraw.

04/21/2018 - The MCE's Annual Earth Day Family Festival

Fri, 2018-04-06 20:00
JOIN US FOR A WHOLE DAY OF FAMILY FUN! MUSIC, FOOD, DANCE PERFORMANCES, FACE PAINTING, FUN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES, AND REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS! Booths by Hopesource, KRD, Thorp Mill, Washington State Parks, OUR Environment, Puget Sound Energy, CWU Community Garden, CWU Bike nights, Primate Awareness Network, CWU Greenhouse, Kittitas Public Health, CWU Biology Club, Yakama Nationa Fisheries, and much more! FREE document shred and FREE drug take-back located in the 0-5 parking lot behind Dean Hall, provided by RSVP and the Sheriff's Department from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This event is sponsored by the MCE, Yakama Nation Fisheries, IHOP, McDonalds, Starbucks Coffee Company, Kittitas Reclamation District, Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, and the CWU Wildcat Shop. Email museum@cwu.edu for more information or call us at (509) 963-2313

04/19/2018 - H20MG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World

Thu, 2018-04-05 20:00
Humanities Washington presents a free discussion on water scarcity featuring speaker, Rachel Cardone, economist, and policy maker. It feels like not a day goes by without a story in the news that relates to some water issue. Whether it's lead in schools, drought in California, or dwindling snowpack in Washington, water scarcity is a challenge that needs our attention--now. In this talk, participants learn about water scarcity and its effects both globally and at local levels here in Washington State. Participants are challenged to consider how they value water in its different used, and explore whether taking an ethical approach to water issues changes how we manage and govern water on our increasingly thirsty and crowded planet. Event begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 19th. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the MCE at Museum@cwu.edu or (509) 963-2313.

04/20/2018 - Soup Line Benefit

Thu, 2018-04-05 20:00
Join us for a casual evening of soup, art and friends to benefit our ceramics program. This annual event offers a great time sit down with your neighbors, eat some tasty food, and enjoy a laugh together while being entertained by local musicians. We’ll have an array of beautiful, handmade, ceramic bowls filled with a variety of tasty, homemade soups made by Gallery One’s Board of Directors and volunteers. The meal is accompanied by fresh breads and soft drinks and wine or beer for purchase with cookies for dessert.

04/05/2018 - Opening Reception for The Living Room exhibit at the MCE

Mon, 2018-04-02 20:00
What can the living room--a supposedly mundane space--tell us about the human condition? On April 5th, the MCE celebrates The Living Room, a new exhibition featuring photographs (by local artist, Rob Fraser) of living rooms within our community. Please join the MCE staff, students, and faculty as we open the exhibit with a celebration, including live music from the local band Cadence and refreshments! Event begins at 5:30 pm. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information contact the MCE at Museum@cwu.edu or (509) 963-2313

04/14/2018 - Art of the Earth

Tue, 2018-03-27 20:00
Art of the Earth-Saturday April 14th 2018, 4:00pm-6:00pm Please join us at Gallery One, Ellensburg WA for a fun evening to support the Washington Outdoor School in celebration of the earth. Art exhibits will be on display, Appetizers, Beverages, Children's activities and live music. A silent and live auction will be occurring during the event with wonderful items donated by both Roslyn and Ellensburg Businesses. Tickets $25-adults, $10-Children. For more information about the Washington Outdoor School visit our facebook page or website www.waoutdoorschool.org or email us at waoutdoorschool@gmail.com.

03/28/2018 - Kittitas Valley League of Woman Voters Port District Forum

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:00
The Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters will hold a public forum to discuss the proposed Port District which will be on the April 24, 2018 ballot. Questions are encouraged. It will also be televised by ECTV, channel 191. This event is co- sponsored by the Ellensburg Public Library.

04/07/2018 - Bob Pieters Recovery Music Benefit

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:00
On January 25th, Bob experienced a stroke and is working hard to recover and return back home. It is anticipated that he will spend several months in a rehabilitation facility. To ensure Bob gets the best care through recovery this benefit has been created by his family and close friends to help raise funds to assist with some of the expenses. The benefit will include: *Pulled Pork Meal - $15 per person or $20 per couple *Silent Auction *Live Pie Auction (Bob's favorite) *Lots of LIVE music! This is a family friendly event as minors are welcome into both venues. Feel free to bring the whole family! We hope to see all of Bob's family, friends, and supporters at this event having a lighthearted fun time just as Bob would want to be celebrated. If you are unable to attend the benefit and would like to support Bob with a donation here are more ways to help: *GoFundMe account: Bob Pieters Benefit *Umpqua Bank account: Pieters 8347 **All donated funds and benefit proceeds will go directly to rehabilitation expenses and other recovery needs.**

04/07/2018 - Hypnotist: chrisjones

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:00
Remember One Word: chrisjones When: April 7, 2018 | 8 p.m. Where: SURC Ballroom Who: Campus Activities Price: FREE Get ready for a night filled with thrills and chills. chrisjones, a Chicago native and acclaimed performer will take the stage April 7. Specializing in hypnosis, close-up magic, and comedy, chrisjones recently wowed the nation on America’s Got Talent in 2015. He now continues to bring high-energy interactive shows to college campuses across the U.S. Practicing throughout his college career, chrisjones has become extremely familiar with college students, further contributing to his success as a performer. We don’t need to persuade you any further, but if you want to learn more about chrisjones’ talent, check it out here: https://www.onewordchrisjones.com/about

04/14/2018 - City Litter Cleanup

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:00
Wildcats Keep our Streets Clean Date: April 14 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Where: Surrounding City & Neighborhoods >>>T-Shirt Deadline: March 29th >>>Meeting at the SURC East Patio | Vans leave at 9:00 a.m. The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is teaming up with the City of Ellensburg to take action against littering. Volunteers are invited to make a difference in the community by picking up litter and trash in the surrounding neighborhoods and streets. By stepping up to keep our creeks and streets clean, it encourages others to support Earth's well-being. FREE lunch and transportation will be provided, so all you'll need to bring is your desire to make a difference. Register online through the CWU CLCE website or stop by SURC 256. Learn more about this event and other Earth Month activities on the CLCE Facebook Page.

04/14/2018 - 5-Man Trio, part of America’s First Corps Band, will present a FREE CONCERT at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:00
The Swauk-Teanaway Grange is proud to present the 5 Man Trio, part of America's First Corp Band, in a FREE concert on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 pm at the Grange Hall as we celebrate "Grange Month." Members of the 5 Man Trio bring a wealth of combat experience from the deserts of Iraq to the cold mountains of Afghanistan. Stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord, their active performance schedule supports Military and Government functions as well as educational outreach from pre-K through college. The 5 Man Trio draws heavily from jazz, R&B and funk. With a strong melodic sensibility rooted in pop hits they explore new sonic textures and odd meters while never sacrificing the groove. We are proud to host these fine service men and women as part of our "Grange Month" celebration. Doors open at 1:30 pm. The hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, about 8 miles NE of Cle Elum near the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Rd.

04/21/2018 - FREE Document shred day & FREE Drug Take Back Day

Thu, 2018-03-22 20:00
Safely shred your old documents and safely dispose of all old medications. For local residents, no business offices please. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center and the Kittitas County Sheriff Office. Held in conjunction with the CWU Earth Day Celebration at Dean Hall.

04/07/2018 - Olmstead Place State Park Spring Cleanup

Wed, 2018-03-21 20:00
Preserving the Past for Future Enjoyment Date: April 7 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Where: Olmstead Place State Park >>>Bus leaves at 10 a.m. | Meet at the SURC East Patio >>>T-Shirt Registration Deadline: March 29 Partnering with Washington State Parks, the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is kicking off Earth month with the Olmstead Spring Cleanup. One of the first homesteads in the Kittitas Valley, Olmstead is an extensive farm that continues to provide insight into the past through barns, equipment, and other artifacts. This year, volunteers will help with some small maintenance projects to further uphold the valley's historic attraction. This is a great way to make a difference and learn about our community's past. Free lunch and a T-Shirt are included in registration, need we say more? Register online at the CWU CLCE or stop by SURC 256.

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