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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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11/12/2016 - Grange Country Christmas Bazaar at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Sun, 2016-11-06 20:00
The 21st annual Grange Country Christmas Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange Hall near Cle Elum. We feature juried crafters and artisans with a wide variety of handmade items. We’ll be serving savory soups and crusty bread on our hot lunch menu and lots of home-baked goodies on our Bake Sale tables. Come by to shop and stay for lunch in our expanded seating area. Admission and coffee are FREE! The Hall is located at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, Cle Elum, Washington. Take SR970 to Teanaway Rd, go right at Ballard Hill Rd, the Grange will be on your left. Questions? Call Joyce Dunbar at 509-968-3606.

11/12/2016 - CWU Harvest Fest & 5K/1K Fun Run!

Sun, 2016-11-06 20:00
Looking for some family-fall-festivities? Get your tickets for Harvest Fest and 1K & 5K Fun at the CWU Challenge Course. On Saturday, Nov. 12, bib pick-up starts at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., the 5K begins and at 10 a.m., the 1K will start. There will be finisher medals for all! The top male and female 5K finishers will win a Thanksgiving turkey! Register today at www.cwu.edu/tickets. Each runner’s registration fee includes family-friendly activities and treats such as inflatables, alpine swing (ages 10+), professional group portraits and event photos, cupcakes, hot chocolate and more from the 509 Bake House and of course, the 5K and or 1K run! Kids, dogs and bikes are welcome on both courses. Register by Nov. 2 for early bird pricing: • 5K - $15.00 • 1K - $8.00 Nov. 3 until Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.: • 5K - $20.00 • 1K - $12.00 Day of run (cash and check only): • 5K - $25.00 • 1K - $15.00 Proceeds from this event will send CWU journalism students to training and conferences. Tickets are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets. For more information, please contact CWU Student Media at 509-963-1026 or taral@cwu.edu. For more event information visit events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed9i8nmu3e3eafcd&llr=vbhgrdvab

11/09/2016 - Native American Open House

Sat, 2016-11-05 20:00
Dean Hall Lobby Free | Open to everyone Meet, greet and eat! The Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) is inviting the Ellensburg community to come together for the Native American Open House Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Dean Hall Lobby. Attendance is free and open to the public. Come celebrate Native American Heritage Month with great food, storytelling and other activities. This event is sponsored by the President's Office, Museum of Culture & Environment and CDSJ.

11/09/2016 - County to Hold Public Hearing

Sat, 2016-11-05 20:00
Kittitas County Community Development Services will hold a public hearing before the Planning Commission on November 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the County Auditorium at 205 West 5th Avenue in Ellensburg. The hearing was originally scheduled for November 8 but was changed due to elections.

The County annually reviews its Comprehensive Plan and County Code to determine if changes need to be made to meet current conditions and situations.  This year the Planning Commission and, eventually, the Board of County Commissioners are hearing seven different items for consideration to amend the County Code and Zoning Map.  Specifically, the County will examine:
1.  Requiring a second access for proposals resulting in more than 30 lots
2.  Recognizing private easements when considering setbacks for buildings
3.  Placing requirement to maintain private open spaces in new developments
4.  Allowing additional uses within the County, including Manufactured Home Parks in urban growth areas.
5.  Not requiring TDRs in rural areas for affordable housing proposals.
6.  Eliminating the exemption for political signs
7.  Making a map correction to the zoning map north of Cle Elum.

Those wishing to to testify or provide information to the Planning Commission for consideration can come to testify or write their comments to the Department of Community Services at 411 N. Ruby, Ellensburg, 98926.

11/10/2016 - More Than Houses: A Breakfast with Habitat for Humanity

Sat, 2016-11-05 20:00
As you may be aware, affordable housing in Kittitas County has become a great need and a much discussed topic in our community.

Please join us on November 10th at 7:30am at Fitterer's furniture to learn more about the need for affordable housing in Kittitas County and to experience building in a whole new light!

Purchase individual tickets for $35 or consider a sponsorship package! All available at https://kittitascountyhfh.ticketleap.com/morethanhouses/

11/10/2016 - Adventure Dirt Team Band

Sat, 2016-11-05 20:00
Are you ready for a lovely, layered, rocking good time? Then you’re in for a treat as Central Washington University hosts an Adventure Dirt Team concert on Thursday, Nov. 10. The concert will begin 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Pit. The event is free and open to everyone. Adventure Dirt Team performs its own songs as well as performs covers with the Dave Matthews Band and Niki and the Dove being among the crowd favorites. Don’t miss this fun evening promising great music! For more information, contact Campus Activities at wolfete@cwu.edu or 509-963-1450.

11/11/2016 - Grand Opening - Edward Jones, Carkner Office

Sat, 2016-11-05 20:00
Come see the new location for Edward Jones Financial Advisors Jenny Carkner and Jim Carkner! Grand Opening Friday, November 11th, 12pm-4pm, at 603 North Main Street, Suite 2, in Ellensburg.

11/11/2016 - Board Game Nights

Sat, 2016-11-05 20:00

11/08/2016 - Peggy Orenstein

Fri, 2016-11-04 20:00
Nov 8. | 4 p.m. SURC Theatre | Free Open to everyone Peggy Orenstein, author of “Girls & Sex and the Importance of Talking to Young Women About Pleasure” as well as “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” will be talking at Central in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. This event is open for everyone to attend. Orenstein offers up a big picture view of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post-princess stage—high school through college. She also reveals how girls are negotiating it, she draws upon over 70 young women and wide range of psychologists, academics and experts to help explain the experience many young women face. Orenstein pulls back the curtain on hidden truths, hard lessons and important possibilities of girl’s sex lives in the modern world. For more information, you can contact Kat Whitney at Katrina.Whitney@cwu.edu, 509-963-2128 or in Room 250/253.

11/09/2016 - Thorp STEM Night

Fri, 2016-11-04 20:00
Hands-on STEM activities for kids!

11/07/2016 - Red Week

Thu, 2016-11-03 20:00
Red Week Monday, Nov. 7 – Thursday, Nov. 10 $10 T-shirts | SURC Proceeds benefit Veteran charities Student-Veteran Panel Thursday, Nov. 10 | 4 p.m. SURC Pit | Free Open to the public Student veterans will share their personal stories and experiences as they transition from active duty to civilian life. This is part of the Red Week campaign, which will be from Monday Nov. 7 to Thursday Nov. 10. The panel will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. The campaign is meant to raise awareness for student veterans and what it’s like to adjust from life as a soldier to a college student. Red shirts will be sold for $10 in the SURC during the first week of November and all proceeds will go to support veteran charities. The panel will be hosted by Ruben Cardenas and the Veterans Center. For more information, contact Ruben Cardenas, director of the Veterans Center, at 509-963-3028 or ruben.cardenas@cwu.edu.

11/03/2016 - Threa

Wed, 2016-11-02 20:00
Arpilleras, images created by stitching colorful fabric scraps onto a burlap backing, came to international attention during the violent period of military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990), under the regime of General Augusto Pinochet. Created by mostly working class women, these works commemorate family members "disappeared" by the military and security forces, and depict the difficulties of everyday life under martial law. This talk will explore the history of arpilleras, their political importance, and how they act as a tool for social change.

11/05/2016 - FERIA DE RECURSOS PARA FAMILIAS HISPANAS (RESOURCE FAIR FOR HISPANIC FAMILIES)

Wed, 2016-11-02 20:00
FERIA DE RECURSOS PARA FAMILIAS HISPANAS (RESOURCE FAIR FOR HISPANIC FAMILIES) Sábado, 5 de noviembre del 2016 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. • Aproveche esta oportunidad inusual para conocer como a 30 agencias del gobierno y organizaciones sin fines de lucro dispuestas a ayudar a familias hispanas. • Acepte vacunos gratuitos para conservar la salud de los integrantes de su familia. • Disfrute una comida deliciosa (carne asada) a las 4:00 p.m. Sesiones informativas para assistir a su familia: • ¿Te gustaría saber más de lo que está pasando en inmigración? Cual es el camino a un estatus legal? ¿Cuáles son tus derechos sin importar tu estatus legal? • ¿Sabes cómo ayudar a tus hijos a alcanzar el éxito escolar? • ¿Te gustaría conocer más cómo fortalecer la fe en tu familia y estar unidos con amor y fe? ¡Todo en español! Lugar: 808 Magnolia Street (1 milla al este de Bi-Mart la Mountain View/Kittitas Highway). La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días.

11/04/2016 - Board Game Nights

Tue, 2016-11-01 20:00

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