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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 3 hours 11 min ago

05/30/2015 - 16th Annual Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe

Fri, 2015-05-22 20:00
16th Annual 
Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe
Presented by the Kittitas Environmental Education Network

Saturday May 30th 2015
A day packed full of expert-led field trips, educational and hands-on science booths with great activities for kids. Bird whispering, snake sneaking, geology, fish, bugs and more!

Umtanum Recreation Area
13 miles south of Ellensburg in the Yakima River Canyon

Between 9:00am and 2:30pm 
(Bird watching trip starts at 7:30am)

All field trips are 1 hour unless otherwise noted
$5.00 day parking fee required by BLM
Meet in the BLM parking lot at Umtanum Recreation Area in the Yakima Canyon

Directions, full schedule, and contact info available on KEEN's website:

05/30/2015 - Home Fire Preparedness Volunteer

Fri, 2015-05-22 20:00

Become a Home Fire Preparedness Volunteer

Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire.
The American Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce this number.

You can help Save Lives by Volunteering!

We need volunteers to help with:

  •   Canvassing-going door-to-door and promoting free smoke alarm installation, providing residents

    with important information on preparing for Home Fires and Wildfires

  •   Installation-help install smoke alarms, replace batteries, and teach residents how to test/ maintain their smoke alarms, help residents develop a fire escape plan and complete a fire- safety checklist

Home Fire Preparedness Campaigns in Ellensburg and Cle Elum:

May 30th—Ellensburg Canvassing

June 6th and 7th—Ellensburg Installation

June 13th—South Cle Elum Canvassing

June 27th and 28th—South Cle Elum Installation

Individuals, Groups, or Organizations Interested in Volunteering:

Email: Visit Us At: Call: 312 N Pearl St. in Ellensburg (509) 925-5866

Or Sign-up to Volunteer Today On: 

05/30/2015 - Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Ellensburg

Fri, 2015-05-22 20:00
Red Cross and other community volunteers will be canvassing specific Ellensburg neighborhoods to provide residents with information on how to get free smoke alarms installed. We invite individuals/community groups/organizations/businesses to volunteer to help with this community-driven campaign

05/28/2015 - PolyFest 2015 Celebrates Polynesian Culture at CWU

Thu, 2015-05-21 20:00
In an effort to reach out to the community and share their cultural heritage, Poly Central will host PolyFest 2015 Thursday, May 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. PolyFest is a cultural dance tour of the Polynesian Islands and will feature a choreographed dance exhibition by CWU students highlighting the heritage of the Polynesian cultures. Dances from Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga and Tahiti will be featured in this high-energy celebration of Island culture and history. This event is free and open to the public. Joining Poly Central for the festivities will be NIU Roots, a Seattle-based Polynesian dance group. The collaboration offers the local Islander communities a chance to come together and share their cultural roots with the CWU and Ellensburg communities in a grand presentation. Don?t miss out on an evening of drums, dance and cultural expression as PolyFest 2015 brings the island life to CWU. For more information contact the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or

05/29/2015 - Ribbon Cutting- New York Life Insurance, Jessica Noyes

Thu, 2015-05-21 20:00
Ribbon Cutting
New York Life- Jessica Noyes
Friday May 29th starting at 11:30am
Lakeshore Office Park
1206 Dolarway Ellensburg

05/27/2015 - May Film Series

Wed, 2015-05-20 20:00
May Film Series at The Hal Holmes Center
209 N Ruby St. 
Free to the public!

May 27th- Cesar Chavez, A moving portrayal of the great civil rights & labor leader

Bring your movie snacks!

Sponsored by Kittitas County Democrats

05/28/2015 - Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Brookdale

Wed, 2015-05-20 20:00
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
For Brookdale Senior Living

05/28/2015 - Next Level Knitting

Wed, 2015-05-20 20:00

05/20/2015 - May Film Series

Tue, 2015-05-19 20:00
May Film Series at The Hal Holmes Center
209 N Ruby St. 
Free to the public!

May 20th- Fair Game, The Valerie Plame Cia Saga

May 27th- Cesar Chavez, A moving portrayal of the great civil rights & labor leader

Bring your movie snacks!

Sponsored by Kittitas County Democrats

05/26/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Drag and the Pedagogy of the Normal Lessons from Botswana?s Miss HIV Stigma-Free Beauty Pageant by Neville Hoad

Tue, 2015-05-19 20:00
Neville Hoad is an accomplished author and professor at University of Texas at Austin where he teaches English. He has published numerous articles on African and Victorian literature, queer theory and the history of sexuality, and is currently writing a book on cultural representations of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub Sahara Africa. As part of the CDSJ’s Pride Week, Hoad will be delivering a lecture on the history and cultural impact of Botswana’s Miss HIV Beauty Pageant, where all of the contestants are open about being HIV positive, on Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or

05/27/2015 - CWU Celebrates Pride Week: Political Aesthetics of Drag lecture by Shaka McGlotten

Tue, 2015-05-19 20:00
Drag is the act of wearing a clothing or style from a gender other than your own. Drag has been a part of American culture for a long time and the cultural influence it spawned has spread across the world. To talk about the impact of drag, Dr. Shaka McGlotten will present his lecture “Political Aesthetics of Drag” Wednesday, May 27 at 3 p.m. in Black Hall 151. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.
The Political Aesthetics of Drag is part of a larger project about artists and activists who use drag in their work. Dr. McGlotten argues that their drag personas and performances can provide unique vantage points from which to consider our shared political present.
Dr. McGlotten teaches Anthropology at SUNY Purchase and is also engaged in art making and queer science fiction concerned with the ways techno science impacts and is impacted by queers and people of color. Most of his research and writing is grounded in ethnography and deals with some configuration of issues related to media, technology, gender, sexuality and race. He is currently working on two projects: one that brings black queer studies together with network cultures and theories, the other about contemporary drag. 
For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or

05/26/2015 - American Red Cross Blood Drive

Mon, 2015-05-18 20:00
The importance of donating blood can never be understated as even one donation has the power to save three lives. The American Red Cross and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) implores students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in their Blood Drive Tuesday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. Appointments aren’t necessary, though a valid government issued I.D. is required. The goal of the blood drive is to get 51 units of blood!
The CLCE is always looking for volunteers to help at this quarterly event and those who are interested are are encouraged to register beforehand by stopping by the CLCE office in the SURC 256 or visiting and clicking the “Get Involved” link.
For more information contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or

05/27/2015 - Iron Horse Brewery Trivia

Mon, 2015-05-18 20:00
Iron Horse Brewery hosts trivia night, every Wednesday at 7pm (ish) at a different location around town.

Bring a team of 2-6 players, pay an entry fee of $3.00 each and show off your useless knowledge! Winners take the cash. Runners up get prizes and losers pick the two categories for the next week.

Enjoy great beer specials and have fun!

Every correct answer gets a raffle ticket for bonus swag. 

Stop by the pub around 6pm for a pint and some pre-game hints.

May 27th- The Tav


05/21/2015 - Next Level Knitting

Sun, 2015-05-17 20:00

05/23/2015 - Thorp Mill Dinner & Auction

Sun, 2015-05-17 20:00
2015 Annual Thorp Mill
Dinner & Auction
Saturday May 23rd
at Springwood Ranch Party Barn
Thorp, Washingotn

Silent Auction/Doors open at 5:00pm
Dinner at 6:00pm
Live Auction at 7:00pm

$25.00- Early Bird Special (Before May 16th)
$30.00 General Admission

Buy tickets at the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Cle Elum Bakery, or from Thorp Mill Board Members
Contact: (509) 964-9640

05/24/2015 - Roslyn Riders Poker Ride

Sun, 2015-05-17 20:00
Roslyn Riders Poker Ride Course

Sunday May 24th 2015
Memorial Day Weekend

1st prize: $500.00 cash
8- $50.00 cash awards and additional prizes

$6.00 hand or 4 for $20.00
Riders out at 9:00am to Noon

Located at the Roslyn Riders Club Grounds
Hwy 903 Roslyn, WA

"Cooking-up Outstanding Cowboy Grub"

Please no alcohol, dogs or stallions

More info: (509) 674-2404

Proceeds pay to maintain and improve our club grounds and support local causes