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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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01/27/2017 - Culture in a Glass - CWU Global Wine Studies

Sat, 2017-01-14 20:00
CWU Global Wine Studies Presents Culture in a Glass
Class 1 - January 27:
The Best Wines of Australia and New Zealand
Take a walkabout Australian wines from dry Rieslings to full-bodied Shiraz. Then tour New Zealand's famous Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and Pinot Noir from the southernmost wine growing area in the world. 

Class 2 - February 17:
The Best Wines of Chile and Argentina
A valentine to both countries: taste Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carménère-Chilean style. Then delight in an Argentina specialty, white wine torrontés grown at a 10,000 foot elevation, as well as a fabulous Malbec from Mendoza.

Brought to you by CWU Global Wine Studies director, Dr. John Hudelson and adjunct professor, James Del Cielo.

01/24/2017 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series - Zach VandeZande

Fri, 2017-01-13 20:00
CWU’s Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series is back and better than ever! This month, Zach VandeZande, novelist and English professor will read from some of his best work and give a craft talk. On Tuesday, Jan. 24 starting at noon, VandeZande will be giving a craft talk titled “Under the Pulled Rug: On Productively Violating the Reader-Author Contract” in Black Hall room 151. At 7:30 p.m. he will do a reading in the Student Union Ballroom. Luckily, both events are free and open to the public. His books will be available for the sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat shop following the 7:30 p.m. event. This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, department of English, Karen Gookin, and the Wildcat Shop. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1745 or emailing For more information about the Lion Rock series, visit the Lion Rock event web page or contact Lisa Norris at 509-963-1745 or

01/14/2017 - Seahawk Playoff Game at Cornerstone Pie

Thu, 2017-01-12 20:00
Spin the Wheel for Food and Drink Discounts with Every Seahawk Score!

01/27/2017 - Fly Fishing 101

Thu, 2017-01-12 20:00

01/09/2017 - Winter Warm-Up Clothing Collection

Wed, 2017-01-11 20:00
Calendar Listing Winter Warm-Up ASCWU Winter Warm-up Clothing Collection January 9 - 18 • Downtown D&M, Library, SURC The cold temperatures this year make it a little harder to stay toasty during this chilly season. But you can help out people who are less fortunate by donating lightly used coats, gloves, hats, socks and scarves to the Winter Warm-Up Clothing Collection Drive. The clothing will be donated to the Ellensburg Community Clothing Center. To drop-off clothing, there are locations in the SURC tabling area near the west entrance, CWU Brooks Library first floor lobby and D&M Coffee downtown at 3rd & Pine. Help someone stay a little warmer this season. For more information, contact Malia Caswell at

01/25/2017 - Rogue and Heroes: Star Wars and the Cultural Imagination

Wed, 2017-01-11 20:00
Rogues and Heroes: Star Wars and the Cultural Imagination Jan. 25 • 5 - 7pm • Black hall 151 • Free • Open to Everyone

What’s the cultural significance of Star Wars? Find out at Rogues and Heroes: Star Wars and the Cultural Imagination, a panel discussion about the cultural significance of the characters, narratives, and images of the Star Wars films. Discussants will be CWU professors Matthew Altman, Chair of Philosophy & Religious Studies; Lily Vuong, Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies; Dominic Klyve, Associate Professor of Math; and Bruce Palmquist, Physics professor. This event sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Winter 2017 Colloquium. For more information, contact Cynthia Coe at

01/25/2017 - Zentner Downtown Geology Lectures

Wed, 2017-01-11 20:00
1/25- Giant Lavas of the Pacific Northwest
2/1- Ancient Rivers of the Pacific Northwest
2/8- Lake Chelan Geology
2/15- Mount Rainier's Osceola Mudflow

01/27/2017 - Basic Mediation Training

Wed, 2017-01-11 20:00
The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima & Kittitas Counties is having our Basic Mediation Training in Yakima, WA. Mediation is a cooperative way to resolve disputes effectively, confidentially, and out of court. In this 40-hour training, you will learn and practice the skills required to become a neutral third-party mediator in any setting. This is an opportunity to develop communication and conflict resolution skills and contribute to non-violent, non-adversarial dispute resolution in our community. Optional mediator certification is available through the DRC with additional training.

01/11/2017 - Women, Wine and Whatever

Mon, 2017-01-09 20:00
Women, Wine & Whatever is a monthly networking event for the fabulous women of Kittitas County. Enjoy wine, beer and food with a great group of women while we discuss our frustrations, successes, personal and professional lives, and goals.

01/13/2017 - WinterHop BrewFest Pint Night

Mon, 2017-01-09 20:00
Need tickets to WinterHop BrewFest? Here is your opportunity! Join us for Pint Night at Whipsaw Brewing. We will be raffling off WinterHop BrewFest TICKETS. $.50 of each pint purchased will go towards the CWU Craft Brewing Program. Every pint purchased enters you into the raffle to win tickets!

01/21/2017 - WinterHop Brewfest

Sun, 2017-01-08 20:00
Join us for the 13th Annual Ellensburg WinterHop BrewFest. Don't miss out on the great brews, live music, and good company.
For over 10 years The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has invited 1,600 beer lovers to Ellensburg, Washington to sample beer from over 30 Pacific Northwest Breweries in 12+  venues in Historic Downtown Ellensburg, Washington.

01/24/2017 - Knitting Essentials

Sun, 2017-01-08 20:00

01/20/2017 - Fly Fishing 101

Sat, 2017-01-07 20:00
If you're looking for a great way to get outside, CWU Continuing Education's Fly Fishing 101 class is the perfect way to get started. In this class you will learn the basics of fly fishing! Throughout six sessions, 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. Casting, mending (for both nymphing and dry flies), roll casting, how to properly identify insects and hatches on the river, how to read the water, and how to properly rig your fly rod up for nymphing and dry flies will also be covered in this exciting class that will occur both in the classroom and on the Yakima River! On the very last class, a contest will be held to test your knowledge and casting abilities that you have learned throughout the course. The top TWO students will be given a FREE half-day guide float trip down the Yakima with instructor, Nathan Schepker! Required Equipment* -Fly Rod and Reel (5wt recommended) Fly Line -Flies (Flies are seasonal, check with instructor or Worley Bugger Fly Co. for latest hatch). -Waders (optional but recommended) -Sunglasses (recommend polarized) -Indicators -Leaders/Tippet (3x leader/4x tippet is recommended) -Fly Floatant (Necessary for dry flies) *Don't have the required equipment? Continuing Education and Worley-Bugger Fly Co in Ellensburg have partnered to offer Echo Fly Fishing Base Kits for $164.99. Students who register for the course and purchase the Base Kit will receive an additional 10% off the kit! If you would like to purchase the kit, please indicate 'Yes' to the kit question during the check out process. For more information on the Base Kit, click here. Questions? All questions, comments, extra help, and equipment can be answered or bought at Worley-Bugger Fly Co. 509-962-2033. If you would like to register for this class, please follow the link below.

01/20/2017 - Board Game Nights

Sat, 2017-01-07 20:00

01/21/2017 - Iron Horse Brewery Paid Tour

Sat, 2017-01-07 20:00
Come tour Iron Horse Brewery before Winterhop Brewfest. Tour is $15 and includes: custom glass, beer sampler coupon, a sample of beer & a burrito.

01/17/2017 - Knitting Essentials

Thu, 2017-01-05 20:00


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