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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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11/29/2014 - Women's Basketball vs. Dixie State

Fri, 2014-11-21 20:00
Nov. 29 Women’s Basketball vs. Dixie State               7 p.m. • Nicholson Pavilion  Free for CWU students & kids 5 and under; $8-GA; $6-staff/faculty GA; $5-seniors, non-CWU students, youth (ages 6-17) For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets.

11/23/2014 - CWU Theatre Production: The Duchess of Malfi

Thu, 2014-11-20 20:00
For their fall production, the Central Theatre Ensemble will be performing “The Duchess of Malfi” by John Webster. Directed by Brenda Hubbard, the play is set in 17th century Jacobean period Italy. A duchess who functions as sole ruler of Malfi falls in love and remarries as she battles the forces of evil when her two violent brothers seek to overthrow her. Filled with psychological intrigue and Webster’s magnificent poetry, this story demonstrates both the sunniest and darkest aspects of the human spirit in a vivid and compelling drama.
 
The production will run on Nov. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Nov. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. at the Milo Smith Tower Theatre on the CWU campus. Patron discretion is advised, as some material may be unsuitable for children under 17. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 students/seniors and $7 for CWU students w/ID. Tickets are available at the CWU Welcome Center and Wildcat shop.
 
For more information contact the CWU Theatre Arts Department at 509-963-1273 or theatre@cwu.edu or by visiting www.cwu.edu/theatre.

11/26/2014 - FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thu, 2014-11-20 20:00
FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner.................at the Moose Lodge....18th Annual ...dinner.  Everyone is invited.................        

11/22/2014 - CWU Men?s Rugby vs. Eastern Washington

Wed, 2014-11-19 20:00
Nov. 22 CWU Men’s Rugby vs. Eastern Washington                2 p.m. • CWU Rugby Field • Free

11/22/2014 - CWU Women?s Basketball vs. Evergreen State

Wed, 2014-11-19 20:00
Nov. 22 CWU Women’s Basketball vs. Evergreen State           7 p.m. • Nicholson Pavilion Free for CWU students & kids 5 and under; $8-GA; $6-staff/faculty GA; $5-seniors, non-CWU students, youth (ages 6-17) For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets.

11/20/2014 - The Band Joseph Live Music Performance

Tue, 2014-11-18 20:00
The three-sister musical group known as Joseph is prepped and ready to sing their hearts out this fall at CWU. On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., Joseph will be performing music from their debut album, “Native Dreamer Kin” in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Allie, Natalie and Meegan Closner formed the band in honor of their grandfather, Joseph. Hailing from Oregon, the trio has garnered a large following in the Pacific Northwest, playing at many well-known venues in Washington and Oregon. Joseph is currently touring the western U.S. with Judah & The Lion and Penny & Sparrow.
 
For questions contact Stephani Bailey at 509-963-1450 or baileys@cwu.edu

11/21/2014 - PechaKucha

Tue, 2014-11-18 20:00
Listen to talks by a variety of community members about what makes Ellensburg a great place. PechaKucha Nights allow creative people to get together and share their ideas, works, and thoughts in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.

11/21/2014 - CWU Comedy Night: Drew Barth and Brian Moote

Tue, 2014-11-18 20:00
Those in the Ellensburg area who love comedy are in luck: Thanks to CWU Campus Activities, there’s no need to travel far to see a great live comedy show, because one is coming to CWU. On Friday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. at the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom, comedians Drew Barth and Brian Moote will be co-headlining Comedy Night, a live comedy event open to the public. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 general admission and free for CWU students with valid student ID.
 
Drew Barth is one of the fastest growing comedians in the Pacific Northwest, garnering a huge following in the city of Seattle. Barth has performed at such landmark comedy venues as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv.
 
Brian Moote began performing stand up in 2005 while working as a teacher in the Seattle School District. After graduating from a master’s program, he moved to LA to tour the country as a comedian. Moote has made appearances in such TV shows as MTV’s “Money from Strangers” and USA Network’s “Characters Welcome.”
 
For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or drummond@cwu.edu.

11/22/2014 - Safe Space Workshop: Be an Ally for the LGBTQIA+ community

Tue, 2014-11-18 20:00
 
Every school campus should be an all-inclusive and safe environment for any student, no matter their sexual orientation. While no campus is perfect, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) is making strides towards bettering LGBTQIA+ safety with the Safe Space Workshop Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wellington Event Center. Participants will need to register by Thursday, Nov. 20 by stopping by the CDSJ office in SURC 250/253, calling 509-963-2127 or emailing diversity@cwu.edu. This workshop is free, open to the public and pizza will be provided.
 
The Safe Space workshop is a mutli-faceted ally development session with interactive excises and discussions allowing participates to identify key aspects of healthy and respectful allyship. The workshop is aimed around faculty, staff and students creating a “safe space” for the LGBTQIA+ community, a place they can go to escape from oppression faced in everyday life. The first three hours of the five-hour workshop will focus on the history and struggle of LGBTQIA+ members, with the last two hours centered on how to become an ally.
 
For more information, contact the CDSJ at 506-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.

11/19/2014 - Reception with poet Bob Holman

Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
American poet and poetry activist Bob Holman will bring his forthcoming film ?Language Matters,? which stars Holman and features linguists David Crystal and Nick Evans, to Central Washington University for an exclusive pre-screening to its nationwide PBS broadcast. A reception and Craft Talk with Bob Holman, at 3:15 p.m. in Dean Hall room 104, will precede the film screening. CWU Provost Dr. Marilyn Levine will introduce Mr. Holman and light refreshments and hors d?oeuvres are provided. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice, the CWU Department of English and the CWU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

11/19/2014 - Craft Talk with poet Bob Holman

Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
American poet and poetry activist Bob Holman will bring his forthcoming film ?Language Matters,? which stars Holman and features linguists David Crystal and Nick Evans, to Central Washington University for an exclusive pre-screening to its nationwide PBS broadcast. A reception and Craft Talk with Bob Holman, at 3:15 p.m. in Dean Hall room 104, will precede the film screening. CWU Provost Dr. Marilyn Levine will introduce Mr. Holman and light refreshments and hors d?oeuvres are provided. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice, the CWU Department of English and the CWU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

11/19/2014 - "Language Matters" film screening with poet Bob Holman

Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
American poet and poetry activist Bob Holman will bring his forthcoming film ?Language Matters,? which stars Holman and features linguists David Crystal and Nick Evans, to Central Washington University for an exclusive pre-screening to its nationwide PBS broadcast. The screening will be on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre and a Q&A and book signing with Holman will follow. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice, the CWU Department of English and the CWU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

11/20/2014 - CWU Theatre Production: The Duchess of Malfi

Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
For their fall production, the Central Theatre Ensemble will be performing “The Duchess of Malfi” by John Webster. Directed by Brenda Hubbard, the play is set in 17th century Jacobean period Italy. A duchess who functions as sole ruler of Malfi falls in love and remarries as she battles the forces of evil when her two violent brothers seek to overthrow her. Filled with psychological intrigue and Webster’s magnificent poetry, this story demonstrates both the sunniest and darkest aspects of the human spirit in a vivid and compelling drama.
 
The production will run on Nov. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Nov. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. at the Milo Smith Tower Theatre on the CWU campus. Patron discretion is advised, as some material may be unsuitable for children under 17. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 students/seniors and $7 for CWU students w/ID. Tickets are available at the CWU Welcome Center and Wildcat shop.
 
For more information contact the CWU Theatre Arts Department at 509-963-1273 or theatre@cwu.edu or by visiting www.cwu.edu/theatre.

11/21/2014 - Cle Elum Coffee Club- Lu Lu Lucille's

Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
Join us for Cle Elum Coffee Club at Lu Lu Lucilles Spa & Beauty Bar (115 W 1st St. Cle Elum) , brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The Cle Elum Coffee Club meets the third Friday of each month , from 9 -10 am. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, it is free and open to any business in the county.
For more information about the Cle Elum Coffee Club call
509-925-2002
Enjoy Coffee, Treats and don't forget to bring your business cards for the door prize raffle.

11/17/2014 - CWU Monday Movie Madness Presents: The Expendables 3

Sun, 2014-11-16 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre Times: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Cost: Free for CWU students w/ID, $3 GA Closed Captioning Available: Arrive at the SURC Theatre 30 minutes prior to the show to speak with either Event Support staff or any of the Campus Activities programmers, who will be more than happy to add subtitles to the film. Contact: Campus Activities, 509-963-1450

11/17/2014 - CWU Monday Movie Madness Presents: The Expendables 3

Sun, 2014-11-16 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre Times: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Cost: Free for CWU students w/ID, $3 GA Closed Captioning Available: Arrive at the SURC Theatre 30 minutes prior to the show to speak with either Event Support staff or any of the Campus Activities programmers, who will be more than happy to add subtitles to the film. Contact: Campus Activities, 509-963-1450

11/18/2014 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: Ruth Harrington

Sun, 2014-11-16 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 and community members as they share their journeys to their current places in life. Join Ruth Harrington, local philanthropist and charity organizer, Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Attendance is free, and warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy. Harrington, wife of the late Dr. Edward Harrington, former CWU Vice President, got her start volunteering in the Ellensburg community when she came here from San Jose in 1973. That same year, Harrington started a luncheon program to fundraise for scholarships at CWU for high school seniors and for single parents. Alongside running this program, which maintains success forty-one years later, Harrington serves on the board of Hospice Friends, volunteers at the library, was a former volunteer with the Children?s Museum, helps with gardening at Olmstead Place State Park and calls bingo and plays piano at local nursing homes. She was named the Daily Record?s Person of the Year for 2013 and was awarded the Town and Gown Award by the Ellensburg Downtown Association in 2013. For more information please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

11/18/2014 - ?Orange is the New Black? actress & LGBTQIA+ activist Laverne Cox to speak/CWU

Sun, 2014-11-16 20:00
The Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) has invited Laverne Cox, actress in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series ?Orange is the New Black? (OITNB) and LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual and others) activist, to speak at CWU. Cox is a transgender woman, and she will talk about her road to womanhood starting from a Christian home in Mobile, Alabama to reaching her current life as an actress and activist. Join Cox for her speech Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Admission is free for CWU students w/ID and $5 for general admission. Tickets are required and are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets. Cox will give her speech just two days before National Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is dedicated to honoring those transgender men and women who have lost their lives due to violence related to their sexual identities. Since her success on OITNB, Cox has been touring across the country sharing her story. This past May, she was the first trans person featured on the cover of Time magazine and most recently she was the first trans gender woman of color ever to be nominated for an Emmy. More accolades include that Time named Cox?s OITNB character Sophia Burset as the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013 and she has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NPR, HLN, VH1, FOX News Latino and other national TV and radio networks.

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