Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 19 hours 11 min ago
5- Days of Christmas~ December 4-8th. Join us at Canyon River Ranch for fice days of holiday fun that benefits HopeSource.
This multiday event is sure to have something that you and your family will enjoy. Come see Canyon River Ranch in all of its holiday splendor. Shop the Holiday Store, enjoy an evening of music and delicious food, or come out for Saturday's Junior Elves day with your kids or grandchildren so that they can see live reindeer, talk with Santa, decorate cookies, make s'mores and more. Enjoy all of this knowing you are also supporting a good cause. Proceeds from evening and daytime events benefit programs at HopeSource. To learn more about the events and ticket price please see www.5DaysofChristmas.com
HopeSource and Canyon River Ranch invite you to enjoy 5 Days of Christmas. There will be several events available to attend. A Black Tie Gala, Designer Holiday Trees & Wreathes, a One of a Kind Holiday Store and Trunk Show,Jr. Elf Celebration, Holiday Baking Demonstrations and a Community Reception and Open House
A handful of locals will experience how it feels to be 1 of 6 Americans living in poverty as CWU hosts the 2013 Oxfam Hunger Banquet, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the CWU Sue Lombard Dining Room. This experimental banquet is free for CWU students, although a ticket is still required. General admission is $5 or by donating a small bag of non-perishable food items. Tickets are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets or at the Wildcat Shop. Those deciding to donate a bag of non-perishable food items are asked to RSVP to Ashley Stubbs, Campus Activities student programmer, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 2 to reserve a seat. As guests enter they will be assigned an income class level that they will be portraying throughout the evening. Everything from the place they sit, what they are fed and the method of consumption will vary according to income level. Only 20% of participants will draw high-income characters that receive a full meal that night. This powerful event that will challenge the views and perceptions of the participants and change the way people think about poverty and hunger. For more information about this interactive banquet contact Stubbs 509-963-1450.
Two great local bands, the Dithomaso Band and Chaka Conklin, will take the stage at the El Mira (formerly Raw Space) on Saturday November 23rd. They play a variety of blues, folk, R&B, raggae and rock for your listening and dancing pleasure. All ages show; $6.00 at the door. Beer and wine provided by Wine Works.
Everyone is invited to the CWU Native American Student Association (NASA) Open House Monday, Nov. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the President?s Reception Center, which is adjacent to the president?s home at the corner of 10th and D streets. The open house will feature music and drumming from Native American northern drum group Black Lodge Singers and a performance by Spirit of the Renegade. Take this opportunity to meet students, faculty and staff, as well as members and student leaders of CWU?s NASA, while enjoying free food and refreshments. CWU encourages everyone to get involved to strengthen the Native American voice and presence here on campus. For questions, or more information, please call Michelle Cyrus at 509-963-2198 or email CyrusM@cwu.edu. This event is sponsored by CWU NASA, the Office of the President and the CDSJ.
The CWU Center for Diversity and Student Justice presents a free screening of the documentary SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Dean Hall. Service depicts the journey of several women who have fought the frontless wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Having faced horrific trauma, the women are now forced to transition from active duty to civilian life. The women return home dealing with devastating life changes including prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma. Told through the voices of the women featured, this documentary shows the challenges female veterans face returning from duty and depicts just how courageous these veterans are. For more information contact CDSJ at 509-963-2127.
What if local chefs competed with their favorite chocolate dishes and you were the judge? Find out this Friday November 22, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Raw Space, 4th & Pine Street in Ellensburg. The free event includes music, libations, food...and of course, lots of chocolate. Please RSVP at http://my.forterra.org/pages/devo-events/flavors-of-conservation
Come and join us at the Kittitas Valley Event Center at the Fairgrounds for the Annual Holiday Bazaar and Chili Feed
Bazaar Hours are 12:00 Noon - 5:00 pm there will be local crafters and artisans on site ; Santa will also appear.
the Chili Feed is sponsored by Friends of the Kittitas County Fair Foundation with ALL proceeds to benefit the Community Christmas Basket. The cost of the Chili Feed is $3.00. Beverages will be sponsored by Starbucks on 10th Ave.
There will musical presentations by Sue Wilson and the Women's Choir
The lighting of the Fairgrounds Ceremony will take place at 6:15 pm
Monday Movie Madness: Elysium Monday, Dec 2, 2013 7:00 pm 7 & 9:30 p.m. SURC Theatre Price: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Monday Movie Madness is sponsored by Campus Activities. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1691 or by e-mailing CDSrecept@cwu.edu.
Monday Movie Madness: Elysium Monday, Dec 2, 2013 9:30 pm 7 & 9:30 p.m. SURC Theatre Price: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Monday Movie Madness is sponsored by Campus Activities. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1691 or by e-mailing CDSrecept@cwu.edu.
Running of the Elk 5K Walk & Run:
November 29, 2013 10:00 am; Race begins at the Suncadia Club Swim & Fitness Center - Register online at www.suncadia.com
OR at the Swim & Fitness Center
Winterfest Tree Lighting at the Village Pavilion:
Friday November 29, 2013 6:30 pm. This event is sponsored by the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Suncadia Holiday Crafts & Gifts Show
November 29 & 30 , 2013 10:00 am - 6:00 pm: The Lodge at Suncadia, Rialto Ballroom
Gingerbread House Making, 11-30-13 10:00 am -1:00 pm ($30.00 per house)
Bear Factory, 11-30-13, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Come and stuff and fluff your own signature Bear Factory stuffed animal $25.00 per animal. Outfits & accessories are an additional cost.
Wire Star Ornaments, 11-30-13 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. beautiful yet easy wire star making
Holiday Hot Toddies :
In the Great Room at the Lodge - 11-30-13 8:00 pm -9:00 pm there will be a Hot Chocolate Bar included
Join us for Global Entrepreneurship Week November 18-24 , the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
Teamwork for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: The Case of the of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and prospects for Kittitas County, with guest speaker David Greenslade, Technology Commercialization Manager of PNNL.
Date : November 21, 2013
Time : 3:00-4:30 pm
Location : Day's inn Conference Room
901 Berry Rd, Ellensburg
Sponsored by: Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce & the institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CWU.
Presentation agenda available at the Chamber , please call Membership Services 509-925-2002
Reception to follow at Business After Hours 5-7 pm, at Dry Creek Retirement & Assisted Living 818 E. Mountain View Ave
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's August Business After Hours!
This month's BAH event is sponsored by:
Dry Creek Retirement & Assisted Living
Come and take advantage of the business networking opportunities. Connect with new and old business friends and neighbors.
This is the best way to spend two hours!!!
Can you sing? Play an instrument? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian? Show off your talents at Open Mic Night Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Admission is free and open to the public. From musicians to poets to comedians, the talent showcased at Open Mic Night is endless. Whether you want to put your talents on display or just want to come support, the entertainment will not disappoint. Those interested in performing can sign up at the SURC Pit prior to the show. For more information call 509-963-1450.
Come join us Friday, November 22nd, 2013 for our fourth annual GIRLS NIGHT INN Charity Event!
Take a break from your hectic, busy life and spend some time with the girls to unwind, relax and have a little fun. You can splurge on the newest and greatest in beauty products, fashion apparel, home goods and more! With over 20 local businesses all under one roof it makes for pure shopping heaven! And... what would a girls’ night be with out a little pampering. Visit the Alente Spa Suite or one of several other rooms to relax with massages, beauty treatments, makeovers and more!
Gather your friends and join us to laugh, indulge and “getaway” for a night at the Ellensburg Holiday Inn Express all while supporting local charities! All profits from ticket sales go directly to local charities such as Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center and United Way of Kittitas County.
To date, we have raised over $5,750 for local charities!!
* Overnight accommodations also include access to the Holiday Inn Express indoor pool & spa as well as a complimentary HOT Breakfast in the morning. No need to rush in the morning either because we’ll even give you a late check out so you can get the most out of your overnight “getaway”!
Reservations and Information: 509-962-9400
Tickets available at the Holiday Inn Express
Must be 21 to attend
Special thanks to our sponsors:
- Gifts of the Vine
- SignDog Media
- Daily Record
- Ellensburg Pasta Co.
- Utopia Frozen Yogurt
- Palace Cafe
- Rodeo City BBQ
- Yellow Church Cafe
- Farmers Insurance Jerry Lael
- Obstetrics & Gynecology of Ellensburg
John Sand, M.D.
Paula Lins, PA-C
Tonia Stevenson, CNM
Join us at the 2013 Girls Night Inn.....taking the concept of Girls Night Out to a new level. Girls Night Inn merges a girls night out with an overnight getaway at the Holiday Inn Express, all while raising funds for local charities. Take a beak from your hectic, busy life and spend some time with the girls to unwind., relax and have al little fun. With over 20 local businesses all under one roof, it makes for pure shopping heaven.!