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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 16 hours 13 min ago

03/15/2018 - CWU Inclusivity & Diversity and CWJFON Present Mela Dailey

Wed, 2018-02-28 20:00
The CWU Office of Inclusivity and Diversity invites you to an evening of Music from Around the World featuring Grammy Award winning opera and choral singer Mela Sarajane Dailey. Proceeds will benefit Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors, a new immigration legal clinic in Ellensburg. Tickets available now at: cwu.edu/tickets

03/13/2018 - Slab Building

Tue, 2018-02-27 20:00
In this hand building class, beginning and intermediate students will learn basic techniques to create functional pottery forms using clay slabs. Four sessions: Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, & 27

03/12/2018 - Drawing with Charcoal

Sat, 2018-02-24 20:00
Learn different techniques and basic observation drawing skills. Each class will focus on a new subject while building on the skills learned the previous week. Teens age 14 and up welcome. 4 Mondays: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 26.

03/03/2018 - Cramers Movie Night

Wed, 2018-02-21 20:00
Kittitas County Friends of Animals and Cramer Home Furnishings is hosting a Movie Night, “A Dogs Purpose” on Saturday March 3rd at 7 pm.  The cost is $10 if purchased in advance and includes refreshments, popcorn and a chance to win a free recliner.  All proceeds go to support animal welfare in Kittitas County. You can  get your tickets at Cramers or contact Milt Johnston at 899 2756.

03/10/2018 - Chili Cook-Off at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Wed, 2018-02-21 20:00
The annual Grange Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, March 10, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. TO ENTER YOUR CHILI IN OUR CONTEST, JUST BRING A CROCK POT FULL OF YOUR FAVORITE CHILI TO THE GRANGE BETWEEN 5:30 AND 6:00 PM. Everyone who buys a ticket to the cook-off gets to vote for their favorite chili. Cash prizes this year are $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. If you are not entering your chili in the contest, bring a side dish or dessert – cornbread, salad, veggie trays or rolls. Tickets are $10 adults and kids 12 and under are FREE. Call Claire at 509-857-2580 for tickets or information. The Swauk-Teanaway Grange is at 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, Cle Elum, WA. Look for signs at the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Road.

03/08/2018 - 110th Chamber Annual Celebration

Mon, 2018-02-19 20:00
Join us in the newly-restored Ellensburg Train Depot for the Chamber’s 110th Annual Celebration on March 8. The evening will include the 2018 Chamber Business Awards, dining catered by the Dakota Café, and a first look at the stunning restoration of one of Ellensburg’s most historic structures. Tickets are available at the Chamber Office and online for $35.00 each.

Visit  www.showclix.com/event/kittitas-county-chamber-110th-annual-celebration. 

03/06/2018 - Slab Building

Thu, 2018-02-15 20:00
In this hand building class, beginning and intermediate students will learn basic techniques to create functional pottery forms using clay slabs. Four sessions: Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, & 27

03/03/2018 - Rodeo City Rollergirls vs. Atomic City Roller Girls

Wed, 2018-02-14 20:00
Come watch as the Rodeo City Rollergirls take on Atomic City Roller Girls in this roller derby double header. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the adults skate at 4 p.m. at Ellensburg High School. The kids will skate after the adults. Tickets are $5 online at brownpapertickets.com in advance or $10 at the door

03/05/2018 - Drawing with Charcoal

Wed, 2018-02-14 20:00
Learn different techniques and basic observation drawing skills. Each class will focus on a new subject while building on the skills learned the previous week. Teens age 14 and up welcome. 4 Mondays: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 26.

03/06/2018 - Basic Mediation Training

Wed, 2018-02-14 20:00
The Dispute Resolution Center’s next Basic Mediation Training will be March 6-7 and 13-15, 2018, in Yakima. Mediation is a cooperative way to resolve disputes effectively, confidentially, and out of court, a way where people in the midst of a conflict sit down together to discuss the issues and develop their own solutions. In this professional 40-hour training, you will learn and practice the skills required to become a neutral facilitative mediator in any setting. This is a great opportunity to develop communication and conflict resolution skills and cultivate nonviolent, collaborative dispute resolution in the community and in your personal life. With the current divisive atmosphere in the country, mediation is a great way to bring people together. Training Components include: active listening skills and techniques; negotiation; conflict theories and styles; acknowledgement; restating/reflecting/reframing ... and much more. Optional mediator certification is available through the DRC with additional training. The cost is $500 to Yakima & Kittitas County residents, $550 to all others. Limited scholarships may be available, particularly to those who are bilingual. Become a great listener and begin creating solutions through collaboration. Contact us today for more information or to sign up: Email coordinator@drcyakima.org Phone 509-453-8949 or 509-925-5123.

02/15/2018 - Rooted from the Pacific

Mon, 2018-02-12 20:00
Reaching new Depths in Cultural Education Join the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) along with Poly Central in a celebration of the Pacific Islands! An expansion of their cultural fair, Rooted from the Pacific is offering a more in-depth education of the different language, history, and cultures of the eight islands represented. In addition to performances from Poly Central, there will also be tasty food samples, historical pieces, and other fun ways to immerse yourself in learning about the cultures. Head to the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 to enjoy this enriching celebration.

02/23/2018 - Showtime at Central

Mon, 2018-02-12 20:00
Step on Stage, it's Showtime Wildcats! The CWU Black Student Union's Showtime at Central will be here soon. In honor of the famous amateur show from Harlem's Apollo Theatre, Showtime at Central aims to showcase Central talent while paying tribute to Showtime's history. This year's host, a comedian and CWU Alum, will be Quincy Jones. He's not only hilarious, he's dedicated to making his name known by recently accomplishing 1,000 sets in one year. Join contestants as they enjoy their three minutes of fame on the McConnell stage. Bring your boos and your cheers, because if an act doesn't impress the crowd within the first 30 seconds, all bets are off and they could be potentially "swept" off stage. The crowd will decide on the winner through their praise and applause at the end of the night, and in between performances will have the opportunity to answer questions on a variety of African American history. Showtime at Central is FREE and open to the public, so grab your pals and join us at 7 p.m. in McConnell Hall for this spectacular Central tradition. Showtime 101 Showtime at the Apollo: The original television debut of this talent show started in 1987. The Apollo Theatre is known as the place where stars are born and legends are made, including stars like Adam Sandler, N.W.A., and the Beastie Boys, just to name a few. The Apollo Theatre still continues to feature talent from all over the country today. Sandman: Howard Sims, acclaimed tap dancer and the original "sandman" for Showtime, would gently remove performers from the stage if the crowd was not impressed. This year, our student sandman may do any variety of things, so if you watch the show expect the unexpected! The Kiki: This position is named after Kiki Sheppard, the long-time co-hostess of Showtime. Our Kiki will be responsible for strolling across the stage with the 30 second card. 30 Second Rule: Performers have 30 seconds at the beginning of their performance to win over the crowd. When the Kiki enters on-stage, it is the crowd's responsibility to either cheer with delight or boo in displeasure to confirm their decision.

03/02/2018 - Fishy Friday!

Sun, 2018-02-11 20:00

03/03/2018 - KXLE Home Show/Food Truck Rally

Sun, 2018-02-11 20:00
The KXLE Home Business and Garden Expo features vendors from every area - financial services, home improvement, spa products...you'll meet with business owners who can offer personalized, expert advice and special offers for their products and services! The Ellensburg Food Truck Rally coincides with the home show and will include: Iron Horse Brewery Whipsaw Brewing Hot Diggidy Dog The Red Pickle Henry's Kettle Corn Groovin' Grounds Coffee Chronic Foods - Mexican food Kim's Got Smoke BBQ Lutong Pinoy Blissful Bites Donuts

02/11/2018 - CANCELED - Winter Wonderland

Thu, 2018-02-08 20:00
CANCELED DUE TO SUNNY WEATHER

Enjoy Winter fun at Lazy F Camp, just 12 miles from downtown Ellensburg. Innertubing: Climb to the top of one of our three tall runs for an exciting ride! Tubes provided. Please bring own helmets if desired. No sleds please. Ice Skating: Try out a real outdoor rink. We provide skates. Please bring own helmets if desired. Snowshoes: Hike one of our snowy trails in snowshoes. We have child and adult sizes. Crafts: Winter and Valentine's crafts if you need a break from the cold!

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