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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 2 hours 27 min ago

10/03/2014 - Ellensburg Film Festival

Sun, 2014-09-28 20:00
Join us for the 10th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival with our featured guest, actor Craig T. Nelson. The three day festival will include critically acclaimed films, numerous screenings and diverse cultural and artistic offerings in a fun and relaxed atmosphere open to all!

10/03/2014 - The ?Burg Celebrates College Radio Day: ?Promo 43? Film Screening

Sun, 2014-09-28 20:00
The ‘Burg Celebrates College Radio Day: “Promo 43” Film Screening
Friday, Oct. 3
8:30 p.m.
Hal Holmes Center
Free
 
88.1 The ‘Burg will be screening the short comedic film “Promo 43” about a missing Radio promo featuring some very creative ‘Burg talent behind the reigns. It will be featured as part of the 10th anniversary Ellensburg Film Festival before the Show Us Your Shorts Competition Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Center.
 
For more information contact Nikki Marra, Program Director of 88.1 The ‘Burg, at 509-963-3344 or marran@cwu.edu

10/04/2014 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Sun, 2014-09-28 20:00

10/04/2014 - Manastash Metric Bike Ride

Sun, 2014-09-28 20:00
Century and half century bike ride for all ages through beautiful Kittitas County. Well supported ride with rest stops and refreshments along both routes. Free BBQ at the end of the ride for all participants. This is the 19th year for this annual event and serves as a fund raiser for RSVP and the Volunteer Center of Kittitas County. All riders MUST be on the road by 9:15 am

10/03/2014 - A Place at the Table

Sat, 2014-09-27 20:00
Ellensburg Public Library Presents: A Place at the Table: Healthy Food Choices in Kittitas County Free evening series at the Hal Holmes Community Center. Friday October 3rd 5:30-6:30 PM How to Build a Lasagna Garden Learn a no-till (no-digging!) style of gardening at the Downtown Community Garden. Then we?ll share a lasagna dinner at Hal Holmes! Friday October 10th 6:30-7:30 Boost your Health! Community Health Specialist, Skylar Griessel, will present great ideas for boosting health through diet! Friday October 17th 6:30-7:30 Climate Change in Kittitas County Renewable Energy Consultant, Steve Verhey, presents how climate change will affect agriculture in Kittitas County. Friday October 24th 5:30-7:00 PM Community Picnic! Celebrate National FOOD DAY with your community, some good music and great food! Bring your friends, a dish to share, and a plate & utensils.

10/03/2014 - The ?Burg Celebrates College Radio Day: Special Programming

Fri, 2014-09-26 20:00
The ‘Burg Celebrates College Radio Day: Special Programming
Friday, Oct. 3
6 a.m. – 6 p.m. (all day)
SURC East Patio
Free
 
Isn’t it about time college radio stations came together for one day and reminded everyone how important they are? From breaking new artists, producing creative and groundbreaking programming, to being the home of tomorrow’s famous broadcasters, college radio plays an important role in the North American media landscape. Help CWU's Radio Station, 88.1 The 'Burg, celebrate with fun, prizes, and music!
 
88.1FM will air a day of special programming on October 3rd including:
·      6am: 1st Central Sunrise morning show of the year
·      8am: The premier of Crazy Cuts starring DJ Mzelenious and The Sawman
·      10am: simulcast starring Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings, Ty Seagall, Living Colour, Andrew W.K., Sugarcult, and Twin Peaks
·      11am: “College Radio Road Trip” an audio documentary produced by College Radio Day Advisory Board member Nikki Marra
·      12pm: News Central 
·      1pm:  Live College Radio Day Parade Coverage
·      2pm: Live College Radio Day Concert Coverage
·      4pm: Reggae Lovers  with Sellecta Steppa
·      6pm: The ‘Burg’s premier EDM show Electropolis will be spinning live until midnight
 
 
For more information contact Nikki Marra, Program Director of 88.1 The ‘Burg, at 509-963-3344 or marran@cwu.edu

10/03/2014 - The ?Burg Celebrates College Radio Day: Parade

Fri, 2014-09-26 20:00
The ‘Burg Celebrates College Radio Day: Parade
Friday, Oct. 3
1 p.m.
Downtown Ellensburg
Free
 
88.1 The ‘Burg is celebrating College Radio Day with their first ever parade! This date marks an important milestone as a proclamation passed by the Ellensburg City Council and signed by Ellensburg City Mayor, Rich Elliott, has officially named Oct. 3 “88.1 The ‘Burg Day.” You can show your support by coming out and enjoying the festivities. The parade starts on Chestnut, moves over to University Way, and ends at Cornerstone Pie with a celebration with music and a chance to win a flat screen TV!
 
For more information contact Nikki Marra, Program Director of 88.1 The ‘Burg, at 509-963-3344 or marran@cwu.edu

09/26/2014 - Buskers in the 'Burg

Thu, 2014-09-25 20:00
Buskers in the 'Burg
Visit BuskersInTheBurg.Org for more information Friday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wine and Beer Walk. Enjoy a preview of busker acts while you enjoy tastings of area wine and beer. more… 7:30 pm Busker Variety Show and Concert. Get a preview of the best busker and stage acts

 

Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Kittitas County Farmer’s Market 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Children’s Activities – 4th Avenue and Rotary Pavilion 10:00 am Kick-off Puppet Parade through Farmer’s Market on 4th Avenue and then north on the alleyway next to Rotary Pavilion. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Buskers perform and voting takes place via cellphone text balloting 10:30 am Solarity Credit Union Main Stage Opens (corner of 4th and Main). Stage schedule to follow. 7:00 pm Kelleher Motor Company Evening Concert – At the Historic Train Depot. Featuring the day’s top buskers plus Cody Beebe & the Crooks and Austin Jenckes.
September 27th from 10:00am-3:00pm in Downtown Ellensburg
10am- Giant Puppet Parade
Solarity Credit Union Main State

Free Children's  Activities!
 

09/25/2014 - CWU Volleyball vs Alaska

Wed, 2014-09-24 20:00
Thursday, Sept. 25 7 p.m. Nicholson Pavilion Free for CWU students and children 5 and under; $8 for GA, $5 for CWU faculty/staff, seniors/ emeritus faculty and non-CWU students For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets For more information contact CWU Department of Athletics at 509-963-1914 or athletic@cwu.edu

09/25/2014 - Open Mic Night at CWU

Wed, 2014-09-24 20:00
Thursday, Sept. 25 8 p.m. SURC Pit Free Are you a singer or musician? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian, or have you written poetry you?d like to share with a live audience? Show off your talents at Open Mic Night Thursday, Sept. 25 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.

09/27/2014 - CWU Volleyball vs Alaska Anchorage

Wed, 2014-09-24 20:00
Saturday, Sept. 27 7 p.m. Nicholson Pavilion Free for CWU students and children 5 and under; $8 for GA, $5 for CWU faculty/staff, seniors/ emeritus faculty and non-CWU students For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets For more information contact CWU Department of Athletics at 509-963-1914 or athletic@cwu.edu

10/03/2014 - First Friday Coffee Club

Tue, 2014-09-23 20:00
Join us for First Friday Coffee Club, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The First Friday Coffee Club meets the first 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 First Friday Coffee Club call 509-925-2002
October First Friday Coffee Club is Sponsored and Hosted By  Ellensburg Daily Record


 

10/03/2014 - Lesley Rialto - The Fantastical World of Lesley Rialto, Susan R. Lytle - The Way

Tue, 2014-09-23 20:00
Gallery One offers monthly rotating exhibits of contemporary art. Join us 5-7pm each first Friday of the month for openings during Ellensburg's Art Walk

10/03/2014 - First Friday Art Walk

Mon, 2014-09-22 20:00

10/03/2014 - Thorp Community Days!

Mon, 2014-09-22 20:00

Follow Your Nose to Thorp this October for the 2014 Thorp Community Day Friday, October 3 & Saturday, October 4, 2014 

The Thorp Community Day Board of Directors are gearing up for another successful Thorp Community Day Festival. This year we will be bringing back all the favorites as well as adding many new activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy! 

We will kick the weekend off with the 3rd Annual Thorp Community Day Kick Off Event, held at the Thorp School Brick Building Gym, on Friday, October 3 at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be catered by Cascade Mountain Grilling. The night will feature numerous Silent Auction items, great food, great fun, and the induction of the 2014 Patrons of Thorp, Andy Dyk, Mildred Osborn, & Gene Brain, and the honoring of Parade Grand Marshall Dick Fields. 

The fun will really begin on Saturday, October 4 as the Thorp Community Day activities, events, and attractions officially begin. The day will begin with a community breakfast at the Fire Station, prepared by the volunteer fire fighters. At 9:30 am the parade will take route down 1st street onto Thorp Highway and commence at the Thorp Mill Parking Lot. The best place to watch the parade from will be at the Thorp Fire Station, Thorp School, and near the main parking areas. 

A major change at this year’s Thorp Community Day is that all the activities will take place at the Thorp Fire Station located at 10700 N Thorp Highway. The Fire Station will be home to well over 25 vendors, numerous old fashioned carnival games, such as Milk Bottle Bash, Balloon Burst, and Cake Walk. Cascade Mountain Grilling will return again this year to supply our spectators with delicious hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. 

Also we will again this year feature numerous entertainment offerings on our main stage. This year’s entertainers will bring a wide variety of entertainment to the stage. Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, Dancing and more can be found at this year’s Thorp Community Day. See the full schedule on the next page. 

Vendor, Parade, and Community Participation Entries 

The Thorp Community Day is still accepting Vendor Application Forms now through Friday, September 26. After that all Vendor entries will be charged a $10.00 late fee. No entry forms will be accepted after Thursday, October 2, 2014 

Pricing Information: INDOOR 10X10: $25.00 (Limited, first come basis) OUTDOOR 10X10 : $20.00 (Must furnish own tent) 

Parade applications will be accepted now through Monday, September 29, 2014. It is free to enter the parade. The parade follows a fall theme every year! 

A new addition to this year’s Thorp Community Day is the Community Participation Division. We encourage all community members to enter into either the Scarecrow Building Contest or the Pumpkin Carving contest and enter them into the Thorp Community Day. We ask that all pumpkins and scarecrows be assembled and carved at the time of entering. They will then be judged and awarded ribbons. www.thorpcommunitydays.wix.com/thorp 

 

2014 THORP COMMUNITY DAY CONTACT INFORMATION SCHEDULE Website: www.thorpcommunitydays.wix.com/thorp 

Email: thorpcommunitydays@gmail.com 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014 

KICK OFF EVENT & SILENT AUCTION 

Thorp School Brick Building Gym 6:00 Doors Open 

6:30 Dinner Served (Catered By Cascade Mountain Grilling) 

7:00 Patrons of Thorp & Grand Marshall Ceremony 2014 PATRONS OF THORP ANDY DYK MILDRED OSBORN GENE BRAIN 

2014 GRAND MARSHALL DICK FIELDS 

TICKET INFORMATION $15.00 EA Tickets will not be available at the door. Please purchase ahead of time by contacting Reta Hutchinson. 

SILENT AUCTION: 6:00 – 7:15 PM 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fireman’s Community Breakfast, Fire Station, 10700 N Thorp Highway 9:30 AM Grand Parade, 1st Street & Thorp Highway 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Market, Displays, Old Fashioned Carnival Games, Entertainment, Fire Station, 10700 N Thorp Hwy 

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thorp Mill Open House, Tours, Presentations, & Entertainment 

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE – Main Stage at the Thorp Fire Station 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Gone Fiddling Again 11:10 AM – 12:10 PM Ellensburg Community Dance & Dance Craze 

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM Sweet Ike 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Leather Soul 

FAMILY CONTEST AREA HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS OF THORP Nail Driving Contest 11:00 AM NEW THIS YEAR! Tours start at the Thorp Fire Station Money in the Straw 12:10 PM Tour Director: Tanner Dotzaurer 

Seed Spitting 1:00 PM Tour Times: 11:30 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:00 PM 

Meet 10 minutes before each tour outside fire station 

ATTRACTIONS Hugh Wilder Balloon Man Face Painter Community Participation Entries Cascade Mountain Grilling – Food Vendor 

And many other attractions for the whole family! 

09/29/2014 - CWU Monday Movie Madness Presents: Neighbors

Sun, 2014-09-21 20:00
Sept. 29: Neighbors 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

09/29/2014 - CWU Monday Movie Madness Presents: Neighbors

Sun, 2014-09-21 20:00
Sept. 29: Neighbors 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

09/23/2014 - Live Music: Andrew Belle

Thu, 2014-09-18 20:00
Live Music: Andrew Belle Tuesday, Sept. 23 Noon in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit 7 p.m. at the Elmira, 117 E 4th Ave. Free Two live performances from alternative singer-songwriter Andrew Belle will join the lineup of Big Tuesday events including Bite of the ?Burg, Bi-Mart Night and Fred Meyer Night on Sept. 23. Belle?s first performance will be at noon in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit and his second will be at 7 p.m. at the Elmira, at 117 E 4th Ave. Attendance to both shows is free and open to the public. For fans of alternative artists like Beach House, Washed Out, M83 and Bon Iver, Belle?s show is a can?t miss. His music has been featured on several hit television shows, including: ?Grey?s Anatomy,? ?Pretty Little Liars,? ?Castle,? and ?Vampire Diaries.? Belle released his debut album, ?The Ladder,? in 2010 and its follow up, ?Black Bear,? in 2013. Belle also has two self released EPs, ?All Those Pretty Lights? and ?The Daylight.? In 2009, Belle received awards for ?John Lennon Pop-Songwriting? and ?MTV Chicago?s Best Breakout Artist.? ?The Ladder? made iTunes ?Rewind: Best of 2010? list. For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or drummond@cwu.edu.

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