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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 8 hours 56 min ago

02/04/2015 - National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis at CWU

Wed, 2015-01-28 20:00
Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive.  National Geographic explorer and Scholar of the Millennium, and TEDTalks lecturer Wade Davis will lead us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures as he presents “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World.”
 
Set sail in Polynesia with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In the Amazon, meet the descendants of a true Lost Civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. In the Andes, discover that the Earth really is alive, while in the far reaches of Australia experience Dreamtime, the all-embracing philosophy of the first humans to walk out of Africa. Then travel to Nepal, and encounter a wisdom hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from forty-five years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. And finally, settle in Borneo, where the last rainforest nomads struggle to survive.
Understanding the lessons of this journey will be the mission for the next century. Of the world’s 7000 languages, fully half may disappear within our lifetimes. At risk is a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalogue of the imagination that is the human legacy. Rediscovering a new appreciation for the diversity of the human spirit, as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our time.

For more information contact: Sarah Scott, President's office, 509-963-2114, scott@cwu.edu

01/29/2015 - Jazz Bites & Sips

Mon, 2015-01-26 20:00
Jazz Bites & Sips 
Hosted by Lenny Price
Thursday Jan. 29, 6:00pm
Presented by Gard Vintners (311 N Pearl St.)

Featuring Jake Reichbart  on Guitar

Advance Tickets $15.00 each, $25.00 per couple

Tickets available at the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
or call (206) 375-5777

Find 'JazzBitesAndSips' on Facebook 
and twitter (@JazzBitesSips)

02/03/2015 - Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Event

Sun, 2015-01-25 20:00
Do you need health insurance, or have questions about your coverage options? The CWU Wellness Center and the CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic (SMaCC) are here to help you understand resources available to you and will hold an Affordable Care Act open enrollment event on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Resource navigators and brokers will be on site and available to help answer your questions and assist in enrolling individuals and families in health insurance plans to fit their needs and budgets through Washington Healthplanfinder. More information about your health insurance options can be found at www.wahealthplanfinder.org. 
 
For more information please contact Chris De Villeneuve, Executive Director, SMaCC at 509-963-1135 or by email at devilleneuvec@cwu.edu.

02/03/2015 - Health Care Enrollment Event

Sat, 2015-01-24 20:00
Do you need health insurance? Do you know your options? Do you have questions? The CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic, The Wellness Center, and Neighborhood Health, have partnered with Washington Healthcare Authority and other community providers for an (Affordable Care Act) open enrollment event at the Student Union Recreation Center (SURC) on February 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. A number of insurance companies, and representatives from Washington HealthPlanFinder will be there to talk about health plans and the variety of services that they offer. Attendees can talk one-on-one with "in-person assisters" to discuss various coverage options. This event is open to the Kittitas County community. Get Help. Get Covered.

02/02/2015 - Civil Rights Exhibit Interactive Walkthrough

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:00
As part of Black History Month, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) is bringing a Civil Rights Exhibit to the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B. Starting Monday, Feb. 2 and ending Friday, Feb. 6 the room will be transformed into an interactive “museum-like” experience for students and community members to enjoy, completely free of charge. It will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.
 
In an attempt to emulate the feelings and emotions of the Civil Rights Movement, the exhibit will be structured as an interactive walkthrough experience. Various sections will be set up with distinct themes including “separate but equal” schools, lynching, incarceration and the Black Panthers to name a few. Each mini-exhibit will come to life as re-creations of the respective landmark historical occurrences and will feature quotes from Civil Rights leaders and photos to add to the overall atmosphere.
 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or by emailing diversity@cwu.edu

02/02/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Big Hero 6"

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

02/02/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Big Hero 6"

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

01/31/2015 - Comedy Night at CWU: Andrew Rivers and Drew Barth

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:00
Double the comedians, double the laughs! Campus Activities is known for bringing talented performers of all disciplines to CWU, and Campus Activities comedy programs never fail to bring in not only distinguished comics, but also crowds ready for a laugh and a good time. Two of the Northwest?s own comedians, Andrew Rivers and Drew Barth, will bring their humor to CWU on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Admission is free for CWU students $5 for general admission at the door. Rivers was named a finalist in the 2013 Tacomedy Contest, and has toured and performed in 33 states and opened for many shows including ?Whose Line is it Anyway?? Barth has opened for such big names as Nick Swardson, Jim Gaffigan and Greg Behrendt, and has performed at many colleges. For more information, please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or drummond@cwu.edu.

02/01/2015 - Discover Snowshoeing

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:00
This adventure is geared toward families or those new to snowshoeing looking for a gentle tour and a fun way to get out during the winter months. Snowshoeing is easy, great exercise and fun for adults and kids alike. You will learn the basics of using snowshoes, take a beautiful hike in the snow (1-2 miles) and learn the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. Snowshoes will be provided. Class will meet at Mountain High Sports. Location of the hike is dependent on snow ? students may call closer to class date for further hiking location information. Please dress in warm, non-cotton clothing, gloves and hat. You will also need warm waterproof boots or shoes. Bring at least 1 liter of water and a snack. Snowshoes will be provided.

01/31/2015 - CWU Women's Basketball vs Alaska Fairbanks (Dance Kid's Halftime Performance)

Mon, 2015-01-19 20:00
7 p.m. Nicholson Pavilion  Free for students $8/$6 For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets. CWU Department of Athletics  www.wildcatsports.com 509-963-1914

01/29/2015 - Open Mic Night

Sun, 2015-01-18 20:00
Are you a singer or musician? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian? Have you written poetry you?d like to share with a live audience? Show off your talents tonight at Open Mic Night in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances start at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.

01/30/2015 - Loved Beyond Measure - Women's Conference

Sun, 2015-01-18 20:00
Join us for an exciting women's event featuring speakers Andrea Rinehart and Charmaine Sierra form Northwest Foursquare Church. Friday January 30th at 7pm and Saturday January 31st 9am-3pm. Cost is $30 - lunch provided. Women age 16+. All are welcome.

01/31/2015 - Washington Women's Expo and Bridal Showcase

Sun, 2015-01-18 20:00
Planning a wedding, or looking for a girls day out. At our expo you will discover new styles, and innovative products while rejuvenating your body. From cooking and fashion shows to crafts, venues and fitness...we have it all!!

01/29/2015 - CWU Women's Basketball vs Alaska Anchorage

Sat, 2015-01-17 20:00
7 p.m.  Nicholson Pavilion  Free for students $8/$6 For tickets visit www.cwu.edu/tickets. CWU Department of Athletics  www.wildcatsports.com  509-963-1914

01/26/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Fury"

Fri, 2015-01-16 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:45 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

01/26/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Fury"

Fri, 2015-01-16 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:45 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

01/27/2015 - Visiting Professor to Lecture on Islamic Culture

Fri, 2015-01-16 20:00
In an effort to contribute to the fight against prejudice towards Islam, the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will host Dr. Hisham Ramadan as the featured presenter at "Islamic Law and State: Between Myth and Reality," a lecture to be held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) rooms 137 A and B. This event is free and open to the public. With a goal is of encouraging the public to rethink rooted concepts, such as the idea that Islam is anti-democracy, Ramadan hopes to inform and educate attendees about the true state of the daily life of Islamic culture, which constitutes approximately 23% of the world?s population. Through this presentation, Ramadan and the CDSJ are combining efforts to contribute to the abolishment of stereotypes and intolerance. For more information please contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

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