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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 1 hour 28 min ago

05/12/2017 - Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

Sun, 2017-05-07 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. The Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest will offer expert-led field trips, vendors, extended field trips, lectures and keynote speakers, social events and music, and a plethora of bird watching during early spring! Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest will run concurrently with KEEN’s 18th Annual Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe event. Running these two events concurrently will allow birders the opportunity to learn about wildflowers, geology, keystone species like Bighorn sheep and endangered salmon. 

05/12/2017 - Parent's Night Out with Camp C-Woo

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Take a night off and let our trained Camp C-Woo counselors supervise your kid(s), making for a fun evening for everyone. Registration is $20. Camp C-Woo is intended for children ages 6 to 11. Parent's Night Out runs from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Limited spots available, RSVP today by emailing campcwoo@gmail.com!

05/12/2017 - Sip & Build

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Mary Duke & Tabitha Klucking $37.50, $15 material fee Embellish wood house shapes using acrylic paint & mediums. Learn how to design a theme, emboss metal, apply collage papers and execute simple brush strokes to create one-of-a-kind whimsical houses. Wine, beer, and light snacks provided.

05/13/2017 - Cave B Wine Prize Ride

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Join Cave B for an amazing ride with wine tasting at each check point! Enter to win prizes, relax at the end of the ride with a tasty lunch. Ride, wine tasting, 10 prize tickets and lunch. Games to win additional prize tickets. Silent Auction Items with proceeds going to Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center.

$45 - B.Y.O.H. (Bring Your Own Horse) $55 - Sign up after April 28. First Rider out at 10am, Last Rider out at Noon. Lunch will be from 1pm until 3pm. Prizes at 3:30pm.

Additional Packages Available:
Arrive Friday and/or Saturday Night. RV Overnight $35 Desert Yurt Stay $139.
Enjoy a Friday Night Cave B Italian Buffet Dinner Wine and Music $55.

05/13/2017 - Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe (GISS) is a day packed full of expert-led field trips, educational and hands-on science booths with great activities for kids. Bird whispering, snake-sneaking, geology, fish & bugs and more!  AT Umtanum Recreation Area 13 miles south of Ellensburg in the Yakima River Canyon Between 9am and 1pm on Saturday May 14th  (bird watching trip starts at 7:00 am)

05/13/2017 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walk

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
Explore the vast array of shrub steppe wildflowers at the Wild Horse Wind Facility. Enjoy the guided wildflower walks, presentations, displays, and wind turbine tours. In honor of Mother's Day weekend we will have special treats for any moms attending! Wildflower walks will also be offered mid-week by appointment from mid-April through May. RSVP Required: Wildhorse@pse.com

10am Wind Turbine Tour
11am Wildflower Orientation
11:30 Wildflower Walk
1pm Mother's Day Desserts
2pm Wind Turbine Tour
3pm Wildflower Orientation
3:30 Wildflower Walk
*We will also have a booth at the Umtanum Rec Area from 9am-1pm on this date.

05/13/2017 - Bluegrass Concert at the Grange

Sun, 2017-05-07 20:00
The Swauk-Teanaway Grange presents their annual Bluegrass Concert on Saturday, May 13, with an outstanding young band from the greater Seattle area, “North Country Bluegrass.” North Country consists of young but experienced musicians – Norm Olsen, Kent Powell, Will McSeveney and Zach Top. Doors open at 6:30 pm, band takes the stage at 7:00 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. Admission is $10, kids under 12 years of age are free, finger foods will be provided.

05/10/2017 - KittitasWorks Job Club

Sat, 2017-05-06 20:00

05/09/2017 - Lunch & Learn: Discuss Family Leave Initiative with Rep. Manweller

Fri, 2017-05-05 20:00
The Chamber is hosting a very important Lunch & Learn with State Representative Matt Manweller, to discuss the Family Leave Initiative and how it will impact businesses. He needs to hear your opinions! 

This event is free, but please register!

05/09/2017 - DHC Miniversity - Migration: Rhetoric and Reality

Fri, 2017-05-05 20:00
Migration: Rhetoric and Reality Did you know that despite political rhetoric, immigrants from Mexico have a crime rate as low, and, in some research, lower, than non-immigrants. The U.S. Government has in more recent years treated the civil violations of immigration laws as criminal rather than purely civil. This “crimmigration” has been focused upon the Mexico/U.S. border, not the U.S. /Canada border. The history of U.S/Mexico border relations is important to understand to address the events and policies of today. Also, while the chaos and migration in the Middle-East is often presented as a consequence of non-state terrorism, nation-states in the Middle-East and elsewhere have been significant in creating the massive migration due to war and conflict. Join us in understanding these and other issues and possible solutions to these man made problems. May 9,16,23, and 30 at 5:30pm.

05/08/2017 - Ellensburg Community Values - change over time community activity

Thu, 2017-05-04 20:00
Join us for lunch or dinner and help us shape the future of our community. As the City of Ellensburg finalizes our community value statements we need to hear how these values have changed over time and how our community would like to see them in the future. The City of Ellensburg is updating our 20-year plan for future growth and development as part of that effort we have been asking community members what they value most about Ellensburg. We heard from over 800 community members and over 70 community members took part in writing value statements based on all the community responses. If you haven't had a chance you can share your input on the community value statements online at: https://ci.ellensburg.wa.us/757/Eburg-Talks.

05/08/2017 - Ellensburg Community Values - change over time community activity

Wed, 2017-05-03 20:00
Join us for lunch or dinner and help us shape the future of our community. As the City of Ellensburg finalizes our community value statements we need to hear how these values have changed over time and how our community would like to see them in the future. The City of Ellensburg is updating our 20-year plan for future growth and development as part of that effort we have been asking community members what they value most about Ellensburg. We heard from over 800 community members and over 70 community members took part in writing value statements based on all the community responses. If you haven't had a chance you can share your input on the community value statements online at: https://ci.ellensburg.wa.us/757/Eburg-Talks.

05/07/2017 - CWU Opera Ensemble to perform the Fantastic Operatic Favorite: The Magic Flute

Tue, 2017-05-02 20:00
The Magic Flute is a fantastic journey into an imaginary realm of dragons, mystical trials, temptations and colorful characters. The opera will feature an updated English translation by Kelley Rourke and will include some interesting twists on the 18th century original.

05/01/2017 - In Conversation featuring Wanz

Mon, 2017-05-01 20:00
Come join GRAMMY-Award-Winning singer and CWU Music alum Wanz, and CWU musicologist Dr. Mark Samples, as they discuss the music industry, arts entrepreneurship, and the tools for success in a competitive world. 2–3 p.m. in the McIntyre Recital Hall. Wanz is known most widely for his featured vocal performance on the five-million-plus-selling single, “Thrift Shop,” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

05/04/2017 - Public Reception: KVH Chief Executive Officer

Mon, 2017-05-01 20:00
KVH will be holding a public reception for chief executive officer Julie Petersen. Ms. Petersen was appointed as the permanent CEO in late April 2017. She joined KVH as interim CEO in June 2016. Stop by the Dakota Café to meet and welcome Ms. Petersen between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.

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