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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 18 hours 24 min ago

10/30/2015 - Downtown Trick or Treat

Fri, 2015-10-30 20:00
Bring your family and friends and Trick or Treat with our merchants downtown. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and visit businesses in your downtown to collect candy by the handfuls.    

11/03/2015 - Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Thu, 2015-10-29 20:00
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican two-day celebration following Halloween that is recognized and admired by many Hispanic and non-Hispanic cultures alike. It is a day to honor the lives of those who have passed, and the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) would like to invite everyone to join their celebrations Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Participation in all events is free and open to the public.
The event will include free food, live music performed by Yakima band Jilgueros de Michoacan, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, and a costume contest where pre-registered participants will be dress as iconic characters for Day of the Dead celebrations.
For more information, please contact Veronica Gomez, CDSJ diversity officer, at 509-963-2122 or

11/03/2015 - Annual Book Sale

Thu, 2015-10-29 20:00
Friends of Brooks Library annual book sale

11/03/2015 - DHC Miniversity: It's About Time

Thu, 2015-10-29 20:00
Are you curious about your world? Would you like to explore it with like-minded seekers, led by award-winning professors? Central Washington University?s William O. Douglas Honors College is hosting a series of four-week symposia designed to nurture your sense of wonder about the world. FALL QUARTER: What is time? Albert Einstein said that time is an illusion. This symposium will examine the fascinating and puzzling concepts of time from several different points of view. We will discuss calendars and clocks, the relationship of time and culture, the philosophy of time, and the special place of time in modern physics?including the possibility of time travel.

11/03/2015 - Kittitas Valley Math Circles

Thu, 2015-10-29 20:00
4th-6th grade students with their parents exploring fun math problems! Students will learn about mathematical patterns and enjoy new mathematical games. Parents are introduced to the math games the students are playing but also learn more about the mathematics behind the Common Core curriculum at their children's schools.

11/03/2015 - Science in a Pint

Thu, 2015-10-29 20:00
Come join us the first Tuesday of every month at Cornerstone Pie for a community presentation and discussion about a variety of locally relevant scientific topics! Our November topic is presented by Holly Pinkert- "The Flu and You".

10/31/2015 - Kid-Friendly ?Boo Central? in the SURC

Wed, 2015-10-28 20:00
Trick or Treat at the SURC: Give the youngsters the ultimate treat this year by bringing them to the 23rd annual ?Boo Central? Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Children ages pre-school to fifth grade are welcome to attend this popular free event, but must be accompanied by an adult. With the help from various CWU clubs and organizations there will be activities, games, face painting, giveaways and much more. Campus Activities will also be dishing out treat bags, donated by local businesses, so everyone is guaranteed plenty of candy to take home. For more information about ?Boo Central? contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or

11/02/2015 - 15th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Seeking Volunteers

Wed, 2015-10-28 20:00
Be a volunteer for holiday cheer at the 15th annual Holiday Extravaganza at CWU. On Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Marketplace, volunteers will help K-5 children and their families create holiday crafts, art and goodies from around the world. Volunteering is free, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided, in addition to a free Holiday Extravaganza t-shirt. 
Each year, the Holiday Extravaganza provides children with the opportunity to not only get in the holiday spirit, but also learn about the holiday traditions of different cultures. This year, volunteers will help children with crafts from France, Germany, Russia and many other countries at over 35 fun and safe stations.
Visit the CLCE office in SURC 256 to start volunteering. Those who have volunteered with the CLCE before can sign up for 15th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at Volunteers must register before the Monday, November 23 deadline.
For more information, please contact CLCE by calling 509-963-1850 or emailing with the subject line: “ATTN: 15th Annual Holiday Extravaganza.”

11/02/2015 - Excel 101

Wed, 2015-10-28 20:00

Events / Classes

All classes require pre-registration & are limited to 15 students


Excel 101

   Starts Monday, November 2nd at 6pm

   Three class series - Nov 2, 9, 16

   $45 per person, two for $80

11/02/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: ?Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?

Wed, 2015-10-28 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre
Times: 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for CWU students w/ID, $3 GA
131 min • Action/Adventure/Thriller • Closed captioning available
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
If you thought “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” was a high point for the series, then take a seat because “Rogue Nation” gives it a run for its money. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is back with an amazing supporting cast for arguably the best entry to the series yet. Seriously, the action scenes are that good.
Why it’s worth seeing: In today’s cinema world, you just can’t beat practical effects. “Rogue Nation” features that and more.
For fans of: Other “Mission Impossible” entries in the series and “The Italian Job.”

10/25/2015 - Climate Ribbon Project

Tue, 2015-10-27 20:00
The CLIMATE RIBBON PROJECT kicks off Sunday, October 25 and ends November 22, the day of the COMMUNITY CLIMATE WALK.   Anyone can visit a YELLOW BAG CLIMATE RIBBON site at Winegar’s@Jerrols, Winegar’s North, D&M Coffee Downtown, Pearl Street Books and Ellensburg’s Public Library to make CLIMATE RIBBONS.    The purpose of the CLIMATE RIBBON PROJECT is help build a climate aware community. Each Ribbon carries a message from the maker about what they love and never want to lose climate chaos.   Directions are on the YELLOW BAG.  RIBBONS can be left in the YELLOW BAG for someone to carry, or brought to the COMMUNITY CLIMATE WALK starting at the CWU SURC courtyard at noon Nov. 22.  ALL the RIBBONS will be gathered at Hal Holmes (1:30)  and  sent to world leaders in Paris for the UN Climate Summit in December.

10/26/2015 - DVA Trick or Treat Meet & Greet

Tue, 2015-10-27 20:00
Share your videos with family friends or any other group. Bring in a videotape, a DVD, a memory card, or 100 feet of film anytime during this week and we'll transfer it to DVA & the Digital Video Archive Cloud for FREE!     

10/29/2015 - ?The Haunting at Central? Comes to Campus

Tue, 2015-10-27 20:00
On Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. on both nights, the fourth annual ?The Haunting at Central? will take over CWU?s Alford-Montgomery Hall, bringing spooky haunts, fun activities and free t-shirts to the first 1,000 ghouls to show up. Donations of nonperishable food items for Ellensburg?s F.I.S.H. Food Bank are encouraged and will be accepted at the event. ?The Haunting at Central? aims to provide safe and fun activities for students during Halloween week. Various clubs and organizations will have activities set up between the two Wendell buildings for students waiting to get into the haunted house, which will be the main event of the evening. 88.1 The ?Burg will be on hand providing music and good vibes throughout the event. For more information about ?The Haunting at Central? contact Josh Ingebretson at

10/30/2015 - Cranksgiving Climbing Competition at CWU

Mon, 2015-10-26 20:00
Now in its seventh year, Cranksgiving, the annual Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) bouldering competition, invites rock climbers of all skill levels to participate in the competition at the CWU climbing wall on Friday, Oct. 30. From 5 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration for OPR members is $25, and $30 for non-members. Day of registration is $35. Registration can be completed by visiting the OPR office on the CWU campus, or by calling 509-963-3537.
This is the second year that the public has been invited to participate in Cranksgiving. Adults and children age six and older, who are accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend, so this is a great event for families to attend together and enjoy being active.
Since this year Cranksgiving is so close to Halloween, participants are encouraged to dress up in their finest costumes for the climb. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, and of course, most skillful climber.
For more information please contact Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) at 509-963-3537 or

10/27/2015 - Kittitas Valley Math Circles

Sun, 2015-10-25 20:00
4th-6th grade students with their parents exploring fun math problems! Students will learn about mathematical patterns and enjoy new mathematical games. Parents are introduced to the math games the students are playing but also learn more about the mathematics behind the Common Core curriculum at their children's schools.

10/27/2015 - Latino Americans History: Prejudice and Pride

Sun, 2015-10-25 20:00
Join the James E. Brooks Library on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. for ?Latino Americans History: Prejudice and Pride.? This presentation, featuring a lecture and discussion with CWU associate professor of Latin American Politics Dr. Gilberto Garcia, will be in the Brooks Music Library and is free and open to the public. Accompanying the lecture will be a screening of ?Prejudice and Pride,? the fifth episode of the PBS series ?Latino Americans: The 500-year Legacy that Shaped a Nation.? This episode focuses on the role of activism in the 1960?s and 1970?s and the impacts it left on today?s Chicano, Latino and Mexican cultures. Enjoy free refreshments and join in on this engaging presentation. This event is sponsored by The James E. Brooks Library, The American Library Association and The National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information contact Molly Allen at or Pat Swiney at 509-963-2895 or

10/28/2015 - bareMinerals Holiday Premier Event

Sun, 2015-10-25 20:00
A personal bareMinerals make up presentation featuring our breathtaking enchanted 2015 holiday collection by guest artist Susan Nicholson. We are also offering a complimentary photo shoot by Linda Hamilton of Photonuvo.

10/28/2015 - Presentation

Sun, 2015-10-25 20:00
Jackson Muhirwe

10/28/2015 - Network Capture the Flag

Sun, 2015-10-25 20:00
Network Capture the Flag