Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 11 hours 51 min ago
Prime Rib Dinner with Auction to raise money for kids in the FFA program to help with the costs of state competitions.
Please join us for Kittitas County's annual Community Connect Day event!
Local service providers will be onsite to answer questions and provide assistance. There will be warm clothing, baby items, toiletries, haircuts, health screenings, and more.
FISH Community Food Bank will be serving lunch from 11:30 to 1.
This event is for ANY person or family that is having difficulty making ends meet and wants to be connected with services.
The City of Kittitas will host the trunk-or-treat on Saturday October 29th between 3 and 5 pm in the parking spaces outside City Hall and down the street toward the Time Out Saloon. We hope to have have both sides of the street filled with cars. Our goal is to have the street lined with Trunk-or-Treats vehicles for three blocks. We are looking for approximately 30 to 60 cars to participate and make this a real destination event that will attract other communities. The Children can also trick-or-treat the local businesses. Everyone will vote for the top 3 cars who’ll get the claim to fame recognition.
What is Trunk or Treat?
Trunk-or-treating is a version of trick-or-treating, but instead of children going door to door to collect candy, they go from trunk to trunk of cars that are parked down the street with highly decorated festive trunks to attract kiddos. Some communities have adopted TRUNK-or-treating in place of traditional TRICK-or-treating on Halloween. Trunk-or-treating is much like classic trick-or-treating where kids still dress up in costume and ask for candy. However, with trunk-or-treating, issues with walking from house to house or encountering a stranger are diminished because the event is held in a safe place such with parents and guardians present.
Come out to cheer on your Rodeo City Rollergirls as they take on Columbia Basin Roller Derby at the annual Halloween Bout. Come in costume for a chance to win a prize! Tickets available on BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door.
Free document shredding and drug take back for local county residents. No business offices please. Safely dispose of old documents and all old and outdated medications. Each person may bring two large boxes or bags of paper to shred. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the Kittitas County Sheriff Office. Local law enforcement on hand to answer fraud, ID theft and scam questions.
Come to Evolve for our Official Ribbon Cutting! We'll have storewide sales, as well as lots of new goodies in stock. Thank you for all your support so far! Can't wait to see you all there.
Join fellow rock climbers at the eighth annual Cranksgiving! This family-friendly competition is a fun way to test your skills on the climbing wall in the Central Student Union and Recreation Center. Prior to the event, recreation center members can register for $25 and non-members for $30. Registration is available on the day of for $35. You can register at the OPR office between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cranksgiving is all about fun so a pint glass will be given out to everyone who registers for the event and there will be a drawing for multiple door prizes. If you wear your best Halloween Costume, you might win the award for best Halloween costume. Additionally, there will be a prize for best climber in the four different skill divisions. Contact CWU Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals at 509-963-3537 or by email at email@example.com.
Central is bringing the time warp back and showing the classic feature film The Rocky Horror Picture Show this year. There will be a free goodie bag with all the necessary supplies like toast, finger lights, a rubber glove and rose petals for the first 400 people who show up. Additionally, a script for all the call-outs will be included for those who are new to the Rocky Horror experience. Everyone can expect profanity, good humor and a really good time. In the ballroom, two screens will play the movie and 12 students will act as the characters along with the movie on a stage in the middle. Movie-goers are encouraged to dress up in whatever costumes they want and to dance during songs like “The Time Warp.”
Nancy L. Cohen is a best-selling author, historian and leading national expert on women and American politics. She will be speaking about the current political climate before the national election on Nov. 8 of this year. Her non-partisan talk, free and open to the public, will be held in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Cohen will also discuss the historical significance of America’s first woman as a presidential candidate representing one of the two, traditional major parties. In her presentation, she will speculate what it would mean in America to have a feminist woman as a president.
Thursday, Oct. 27 Refreshments: 6 p.m. | Panel: 6:30 p.m. SURC 137B | Free and open to everyone CWU is hosting a discussion panel on the politics of terrorism Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Room 137B. Refreshments prior to the event will be served at 6 p.m. This discussion panel, free and open to the public, will examine the nature and extent of a real domestic threat of ISIS and terrorist groups like the KKK. Paul Knepper will serve as a moderator for the event. The panelists will include: Anne Cubilie, associate provost: Cubilie came from the United Nations, where she worked as a humanitarian and development policy at UN headquarters. She was an assistant professor at Georgetown University. She has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Egypt. At CWU she’s involved with the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. Keith Champagne, associate dean for Student Development: Champagne has a bachelor’s in communications from Loyola University in New Orleans, a master of science degree in communications from Loyola University in New Orleans. He has more than 25 years of experience in student affairs and engagement. Nelson Pichardo, professor of sociology: Pichardo has taught a wide range of classes during his time here at Central. His current focus is on right wing movements and is working on the examination of ideology of the religious right. Charles Reason, professor of law and justice: Prior to Reason’s arrival at CWU he was the chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Buffalo State College and he used to practice law in British Columbia, Canada. He has written nine books, numerous book chapters and journal articles. He has taught and completed research in Canada, Australia, and the United States. His classes mostly focus on law, criminology, criminal justice and minorities. Additionally, he specializes in crime, and comparative homicide between Canada and the United States. This presentation is part of the university’s annual Social Justice and Human Rights Dialogues focusing on the topic of migration. For more information, you can contact Keith Champagne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Charles Reasons at email@example.com.
The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
is hosting the 2016 Lower County Candidates Forum for the general election.
Candidates for Commissioner 1:
Paul Jewell and Rob Fraser
Candidates for Commissioner 2:
Laura Osiadacz and Carl Nelson
Candidates for Superior Court Judge:
Candace Hooper and Chris Herion
Candidates for PUD Commissioner 3:
Mike Lowe and Joe O'Leary