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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 9 hours 54 min ago

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: wildhorse@pse.com

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

04/28/2017 - Jazz, Bites, & Sips

Wed, 2017-04-19 20:00
Jazz, Bites & Sips will partner with Gallery One Visual Arts Center to present their 2017 Spring Experience on Friday, April 28 at 6:00 PM.  Under the leadership of host Lenny Price since 2013, JBS is proud to welcome guests to the 17th installment of this community-based entertainment series.

Ellensburg Big Band is a full-size stage band comprised of 18 to 20 Kittitas County residents.  The instrumentation generally consists of five saxophones (two altos, two tenors, and one baritone), five trumpets, four trombones and a four-piece rhythm section (composed of drums, bass, piano and guitar). Dance instructor Chris Peterson of Yakima, who has worked extensively with the CWU Swing Cats over the years, will teach a brief swing dance lesson before the performance for beginners.  www.ellensburgbigband.com

JBS is proud to pour wines from Airfield Estates. They are a family owned & operated winery located in Prosser, Washington.  The Miller family has been farming in the Yakima Valley for four generations.  They planted their first wine grapes in 1968.  Today, Airfield Estates grows 27 different wine grape varietals spanning over 900 acres.  Their family is dedicated to producing 100% estate wines that showcase the quality of their vineyards. Beer will also be available for those who prefer an alternative to wine. Cash bar.  www.airfieldwines.com

04/21/2017 - VMT Rising Stars' HONK! Jr. Musical

Tue, 2017-04-18 20:00
Valley Musical Theater Rising Stars presents HONK! jr - an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale about the ugly duckling. Meet the feathered "folks down on the farm" and journey with them as they learn that being different is really a great thing. Music by George Stiles

04/26/2017 - Filmmaker Michael Nash Showcases "Climate Refugees" Documentary

Tue, 2017-04-18 20:00
Award-winning and acclaimed documentary film “Climate Refugees” will be coming to campus. This timely and interesting film looks at a new phenomenon in the global arena—individuals displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters and rapid ecological change. This movie will be showing on April 26 in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre at 6 p.m. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. before the event. This is a free event and open to the public. The director of the film Michael Nash will discuss his work and the issues that were highlighted in the film in a question and answer portion either after or before the showing of the film. This film will leave viewers thinking about the world outside of campus and how that has such a huge impact on the millions of people who are displaced by the consequences of climate change. Nash visited nearly 50 countries in 18 months, where he interviewed politicians, scientists, health workers and victims of natural disasters, according to a New York Times review. He begs the question of what will happen to the millions of people who lack access to basic needs like water, food and shelter? This film looks at what types of strains will occur when masses of people migrate to more developed countries. For more information, contact Pamela McMullin Messier at Pamela.McMullin-Messier@cwu.edu.

04/22/2017 - Feria De Recursos Para Familias Hispanas – Resource Fair for Hispanic Families

Mon, 2017-04-17 20:00
Local faith and community service groups will sponsor a second Resource Fair for Hispanic families. The Fair will provide a one-stop opportunity for community resources supporting families. Specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking families in Ellensburg and Kittitas County, the event will focus on helping Spanish speakers navigate the U.S. legal and immigration system and will showcase public agencies, and non-profit organizations. Information will be available in Spanish, or translated as needed.

04/25/2017 - Philosophy Colloquium

Mon, 2017-04-17 20:00
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the CWU Philosophy & Religious Studies Department will be inviting Dr. Chong-Fuk Lau, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, to lead our Spring 2017 Colloquium. Dr. Lau will discuss a new functionalist interpretation of Kant that aims to unify his cognitive psychology with his metaphysics. How must the human mind work in order to have cognition of objects? Answering this question gives Kant a clue to determine the basic structure of reality as we understand it. Chong-Fuk Lau is Professor of Philosophy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Hegels Urteilskritik (2004) and A New Interpretation of Hegel (2014, in Chinese), and has published many articles on German Idealism.

04/29/2017 - Rigadoor Dance Club Dinner/Dance Events

Sun, 2017-04-16 20:00
Rigadoor Dance Club is a private club that hosts 4 dinner/dance events annually. Currently there are approximately 70 member couples, and we are looking to increase our membership.

For more information contact:
Paul or Giiny Sorenson (509) 925-5739
Jim Charlton (509) 899-2650
Jackie Charlton (509) 899-0095

04/29/2017 - The Wheel as a Tool

Sun, 2017-04-16 20:00
Reid Ozaki $62.50 (includes materials) Ceramics is about more than forming clay but in the end, without a good form, a piece cannot be completely successful. As a potter for over 40 years, Reid’s demonstrations will have you thinking of the potter’s wheel as just another tool, like a slab roller or an extruder.

04/29/2017 - Taste of the Earth: A Washington Outdoor School Fundraiser

Sun, 2017-04-16 20:00
Taste of the Earth, to be held April 29th, 2017 from 4:30 – 10 pm at The Hideaway in Roslyn, WA. Taste of the Earth will be a family-friendly dinner plus drinks event featuring your culinary inspirations in celebration of Earth Day. Your food and drink contributions will provide the focus for gathering individuals to the event, which will also include live music, a silent auction, and child activities.

04/27/2017 - Early Learning Coalition STEM

Sat, 2017-04-15 20:00
Come explore fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities for children up to age 5 (older siblings welcome too)!

Developmental Screening available too!

04/28/2017 - Evenings on the Fly

Sat, 2017-04-15 20:00
If you're looking for a great way to get outside this spring, our fly fishing class is the perfect way to get started. Evenings on the Fly will teach you the basics of fly fishing in two evenings in the classroom and on the Yakima River! On Friday evening, at Worley Bugger Fly Co, students will learn how a fly rod works, how to correctly identify parts, as well as gain the ability to correctly choose a fly rod and how to properly rig your fly rod up for nymphing and dry flies. Use this evening to get to know your equipment and pick up any last minute items in preparation for your evening on the river the next day! Saturday evening will be spent on the Yakima River where an expert guide will teach students casting, mending, roll casting, how to properly identify insects and hatches on the river, as well as how to read the water. Enjoy the river, the sunset and the evening hatch!

04/26/2017 - KittitasWorks Job Club

Fri, 2017-04-14 20:00

04/22/2017 - Free document shred and drug take back day

Thu, 2017-04-13 20:00
For local residents, no business offices please. Hosted by RSVP and the Kittitas County Sheriff Office. Held in conjunction with the CWU Earth Day events across the street at Dean Hall. Help protect your identification by safely shredding old documents and help keep old medications and prescriptions out of the land fill and off the streets.

04/22/2017 - Earth Day Family Festival/Salmon Run 5k & 10k

Thu, 2017-04-13 20:00
Earth Day Family Festival and the Salmon Run 5k/10k, are sponsored by the Museum of Culture and Environment and co-sponsored by Yakima Nation Fisheries and Kittitas County Solid Waste. There will be booths that feature student groups and community organizations that focus on the environment and sustainability. The booths are informational, interactive, and educational. In the past there has been a TusuyPeru dance troupe, belly dancers, face painting, and other fun activities. Registration for Salmon Run to go live so

04/22/2017 - Woven Wall Paintings

Thu, 2017-04-13 20:00
Mandy Greer $95 (includes all materials) Students will make complex and rich work, learning many weaving techniques. Instruction will be provided on how to build your own low-cost, low-tool loom at home. All materials provided - featuring a sampling of Green Bow Farm Icelandic Lopi yarn! Ages 12 & up.

04/18/2017 - Family Literacy Night Provides Read-A-Louds, Snacks and Free Book to Community Youngsters

Wed, 2017-04-12 20:00
On April 18 and May 3, CWU students and children in the CWU/Ellensburg community will gather for the Family Literacy Night in Brooks Library room 288 from 6 – 7 p.m.

Non-traditional CWU students with children are encouraged to attend this event, as well as children of faculty and staff members and children in the community. CWU literacy students read with the children, and juice and popcorn are available for snacking. At the end of the event, children are invited to pick out a free book. Michelle Cyrus, Program Manager at the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice, stated that this event is a great way for young children to learn about what is offered at community libraries. Not only can youngsters check out books, but they can also get involved in social gatherings and special events!

04/21/2017 - Todd Anderson Memorial Rodeo

Wed, 2017-04-12 20:00
Todd Anderson Memorial Rodeo April 21 to 23, 2017 Kittitas County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena | Free Enjoy watching college rodeo teams from all around the Northwest compete to qualify for the college national finals rodeo in Wyoming. On Friday, you can enjoy Slack from noon to 3 p.m. and a performance from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, there’s Slack from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., stick horse races at 5:30 p.m. and a performance and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday evening there is a Todd Anderson memorial. To finish the weekend off, Sunday there will be a Championship Short Go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Corey Sinclair at corey.sinclair@cwu.edu. Or you can visit the CWU Rodeo Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/CWUrodeo/

04/21/2017 - Soup Line

Wed, 2017-04-12 20:00
Enjoy an evening of music and friends. Sample a variety of tasty homemade soups with bread and take home a handmade ceramic bowl. Drinks will be available for sale.

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