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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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05/06/2017 - CWU Opera Ensemble to the Fantastic Operatic Favorite: The Magic Flute

Sun, 2017-04-30 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.

05/06/2017 - Kittitas County Farmers Market

Sat, 2017-04-29 20:00

05/06/2017 - National Adoption Event - PetSense

Fri, 2017-04-28 20:00
Petsense locations will partner with animal shelters, rescue organizations, and educational vendors nationwide to help educate the public and find loving homes for 1,200 homeless pets during their biggest life-saving event to date - "Forever Home 2016!"

Adoptable pets from several shelters and rescues will be showcased at Petsense from 9am - 5pm, Saturday, May 6th. During this event, every adopter will be given a bag of pet supplies from our generous pet vendor partners. Television stations, radio stations, newspapers, and online venues will be provided a pre-produced public service announcement to make the public aware of this huge nationwide effort.

05/05/2017 - Washington Fly Fishing Fair

Thu, 2017-04-27 20:00
Fly Fishing Fair at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. Fly tying demonstrations, fly casting demonstrations, workshops, seminars.Hours Friday 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM For more information

05/05/2017 - First Friday Coffee Club

Thu, 2017-04-27 20:00
Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for First Friday Coffee Club hosted by Fire & Smoke. Don't forget your business cards for the door prize drawing!

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!

05/05/2017 - Fishy Friday!

Thu, 2017-04-27 20:00

05/06/2017 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Thu, 2017-04-27 20:00

05/02/2017 - Hearts Open, Fists Up: Fighting for Our Humanity in the Age of Trump

Wed, 2017-04-26 20:00
May 2nd from 4 - 6pm Black 150 Free and Open to the Public How can we find a forward stance? In this time of uncertainty, Soya Jung leads a public discussion on the urgency of re-envisioning humanity in terms of individual, community, and ecological wholeness, and rejecting the brutal rivalries served by race, gender, and nationalism. Contact: Chong Eun Ahn

05/05/2017 - First Friday Art Walk

Wed, 2017-04-26 20:00

04/25/2017 - Celebrated Author and Vietnam Veteran Tim O'Brien to Speak at CWU

Mon, 2017-04-24 20:00
Please join us in welcoming celebrated author and Vietnam veteran Tim O'Brien to Central Washington University! O'Brien will be sharing his personal story, as well as discussing his award-winning book "The Things They Carried", tonight at 7:30 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. Tonight will be the culminating event for CWU's National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant. Celebrate the experiences and contributions of Vietnam veterans with us at this very special event.

04/26/2017 - Living with Predators

Mon, 2017-04-24 20:00
Please join Central Washington University's CERMA, the CERM Grad Program, and the Geography Department for a panel discussion on wildlife conflicts: Living with Predators. Predators can be found throughout Washington. From cougars found throughout the state, to wolves currently being recovered in central and eastern Washington, to grizzly bears, which U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service are considering recovering in the North Cascades. These animals undoubtedly serve important roles in ecosystems but as human development spreads, conflicts are bound to occur. Carol Bogezi, PhD candidate at the University of Washington will discuss her research finding ways to reduce these conflicts. We will then open up to a panel discussion, with perspectives from economic, ranching, state agency, and conservation viewpoints. Don't miss this unique event! Speakers include: Carol Bogezi, PhD candidate University of Washington; Shawn Cantrell, Defenders of Wildlife; Molly Linville, KV Ranch, Palisades, WA; Dr. Toni Sipic, CWU Department of Economics; and Steve Wetzel, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Refreshments will be provided by Lunchbox Cafe. For more information, please contact Tricia at

04/30/2017 - Run Like The Wind

Sun, 2017-04-23 20:00

04/30/2017 - Lazy F Spring Celebration

Sun, 2017-04-23 20:00
Join us for our annual spring open house. There will be camp activities for the whole family, including crafts, archery, rock climbing, a hay ride, and more! Bring your own poles for catch-and-release fishing in our trout-stocked pond! Snacks available. Entry fee covers all activities and automatic entry into a raffle for camp-related prizes including gear and summer camp discounts.

05/03/2017 - KittitasWorks Job Club

Sun, 2017-04-23 20:00

04/30/2017 - Run Like the Wind

Sat, 2017-04-22 20:00
Uphill, into the wind, both ways!

Join us for Run Like the Wind, for 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon races, and a free kid's dash. Run the trails and roads navigating the mountains and valleys of the Wild Horse Wind Facility. These races will be challenging, with elevation gain and tough trails, but with gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier, the Cascades, and the Columbia Basin. Join a guided tour of the wind farm before or after your race to see the awesome power of the wind. Enjoy live music by the Chance Brothers Band, beer from Iron Horse Brewery and great food at the finish line.

Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, beer, and lunch on race day. You can also get free entry to the race if volunteer for course marking or set-up/ Sign up to race or volunteer at

04/25/2017 - 9th Annual Rock Against Rape to Raise ft. Cobra Hawk

Thu, 2017-04-20 20:00
Students, staff and faculty are joining forces to combat rape and sexual assault through music, live art demonstrations, games and conversation. Ellensburg rock band Cobra Hawk will be performing throughout the event, and the band members are looking forward to raising awareness about rape and sexual assault. "I think sexual assault is a bigger problem than some people may realize," the group stated. "If our music or our performance can help spread the message of the event, then we feel a sense of duty to do so." Live art demonstrations will be held during the event. Artists will paint, draw and sketch a work of art that ties into the event’s theme, and winners will be chosen after they create their piece. Free food and drinks will also be available, and guests can sport a free t-shirt to continue showing support for wellness and preventative initiatives shared at Rock Against Rape.   For more information about this event, please contact the CWU Wellness Center at Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by emailing

04/29/2017 - Wildflower and Wind Power Walk

Thu, 2017-04-20 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. Wildflower walks will also be offered mid-week by appointment from mid-April through May. RSVP Required:

10am Wind Turbine Tour
11am Wildflower Orientation
11:30 Wildflower Walk
2pm Wind Turbine Tour
3pm Wildflower Orientation
3:30 Wildflower Walk


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