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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 2 hours 19 min ago

04/25/2016 - STEM Night

Thu, 2016-04-21 20:00
Children of all ages and their parents are welcome to join us for a free night of hands-on learning! Activities focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

04/25/2016 - Tyrone Howard: The Peril and Promise in the Education of Black Males

Thu, 2016-04-21 20:00
Tyrone Howard, Ph.D. will be addressing, The Peril and Promise in the Education of Black Males, on Monday, Apr. 25 at Central Washington University. His talk will speak to the academic, social and economic issues that plague black males at an early age and grow increasingly worse over time, resulting in a significant increase in dropout rates, under employment and over incarceration of our African American youth. The lecture will be held in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Howard, a graduate of the University of Washington, is the founder and director of the Black Male Institute. He is an education professor and an associate faculty member in the Bunche Center for African American studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Howard is also the faculty associate director for the Academic Advancement Program at UCLA, the nation's leading student retention program for underrepresented students. Howard is the author of, "Why Race and Culture Matters in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms.? He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His published research has been featured in The Journal of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, Theory & Research in Social Education, The Journal of Negro Education, Urban Education and several other well-regarded academic journals. This talk is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, seeks to educate Central?s community and spark discussions about race and equality.

04/26/2016 - Brews & Builds

Thu, 2016-04-21 20:00
Join Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity at The Iron Horse Brewery Pub for Brews & Builds.

5:00pm-9:00pm

Enjoy games and pure silliness!

You don’t always have to lift the hammer to support your local Habitat for Humanity.  Here you can lift a beer (or a few!) For every pint, IronHorse is donating 50¢ to Kittitas County HFH! This is going to be a night filled with games, activities and fun! Come out and support your local Habitat while having a few brews! 

Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

04/22/2016 - Eburg Shades of Green Earth Day Celebration

Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
A fun filled weekend with education activities focused on sustainablility.
Friday, April 22, 2016
9am Free Yoga @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
1- 3:00pm Environmental Craft @ CWU SURC West Patio
5-6:30pm Green Games and Crafts @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
3-9:00pm Environmental Films
6:30- 8pm "I Speak for the Trees" - The Lorax Storytelling @ 420 Loft Art Gallery

Saturday, April 23, 2016

9am Free Yoga @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
12 pm- 1:30 pm Master Gardener's Activity @ Cornterstone Pie
11- 3pm Resuable Bag Workshop/Exchange @ 420 Loft Art Gallery
3-5pm "Who's destroying our Groundwater?" - Odd Fellows

04/22/2016 - Board Game Nights

Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00

04/23/2016 - Junk-Tiquen in the Burg

Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Junk-Tiquen in the Burg
Spring Show April 23rd 2016
Fall Show October 22nd 2016

Upcycled, vintage, antique junkin' treasures!

http://www.junk-tiquenintheburg.com

04/23/2016 - Central Washington Quilt & Vintage Show

Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Upcucled antiques, quilts and vintage trailers on display. Join us to visit the past with finds from yesterday. Conversions of household items, trailers to be used today. An event partnered with Junktiquen in the Burg, Quilters of the Valley Guild and Sisters on the Fly Trailers. 

04/23/2016 - FREE Document Shred and Drug Take Back day

Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Free document shred day and drug take back day. Held in conjunction with the CWU Earth Day events. For local residents only. No business offices please. Safely dispose of old medications and protect your ID by safely shredding old documents. Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center and the Kittitas County Sheriff Office.

For more information contact: (509) 962-4311

04/23/2016 - Habitat for Humanity Dedication and Kick-Off

Wed, 2016-04-20 20:00
Please join us in the celebration of the dedication of the Brechbiel-Liles home.

04/21/2016 - CJ Boyd @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Mon, 2016-04-18 20:00
CJ Boyd (on infini-tour) and Yakima-based IsraelJames Hunter make danceable sound collages and ambient loops for your listening pleasure. Sliding Scale tickets $5-$10 at the door Doors at 6:30pm, Music @ 7:30. All Ages, Cash Bar w/ ID.

04/21/2016 - STEM Night

Mon, 2016-04-18 20:00
Children of all ages and their parents are welcome to join us for a free night of hands-on learning! Activities focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

04/21/2016 - Third Thursday Thinks by Iron Horse Brewery

Sun, 2016-04-17 20:00
Central Washington University College of Arts and Humanities & Iron Horse Brewery Present:

Third Thursday Thinks at the Iron Horse Pub (412 N Main St.)
Starting at 7:00pm 

April 21st: 

Ambiguous Identities: Distinguishing Who’s Who in a Refugee Camp in Eastern Africa • Dr. Geraldine O’Mahony • CAH Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies / Douglas Honors College

Dr. O’Mahony will discuss her experiences working in refugee camps in Tanzania and Kenya in the late 90s. One topic she will address is the challenges she and her team faced in trying to distinguish between people displaced by con ict and people who perpetrated con ict: warlords, soldiers, and other war criminals. As an aid worker, she and others struggled to provide the best possible care while balancing humanitarian concerns with the health and safety of camp residents. In this talk, O’Mahony engages with the challenges, dif culties, and moments of joy that came from working with a refugee population. 

May 19th: 

Advocating for Music: Why Bother?

Dr. Jeff Snedeker • CAH Department of Music

When asked, most say that music is essential, that life without music would just be existence. Why then is it one of the rst things to be cut from school curricula? This presentation looks at the ups and downs of advocating for music. 

June 16th:

Using History to Make Slavery History

Dr. Stacey Robertson • Dean of the CWU College of Art and Humanities

Despite the fact that slavery is illegal everywhere, millions of people are bought, sold, detained, coerced, and uncompensated. Indeed, some estimate that there are more than 27 million enslaved people in the modern world. In Lincoln’s day, thousands of ordinary citizens devoted their lives to battling slavery. From the role of survivors to the importance of leveraging the media, their legacy offers a fuller, historically grounded understanding of slavery that can inspire and inform a new antislavery movement. 

04/21/2016 - Live Music: Levi Stephens

Sun, 2016-04-17 20:00
Take a break from your busy week to see multitalented musician Levi Stephens as he takes the Central stage. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Stephens combines a variety of genres. He takes inspiration from his many musical influences and blends R&B with soul, folk and rock. The result is an easygoing, lively sound. The Washington D.C. native crafts a unique space for his music outside the boundaries of conventional genres. His distinct yet classic sound is evident in his debut album ?This Way.? For an evening filled with music, energy and entertainment be sure to check out Stephens? show.

04/20/2016 - Iron Horse Trivia

Sat, 2016-04-16 20:00

04/21/2016 - Dr. Adriane Brown: Finding Eureka! The Journey To Innovation

Sat, 2016-04-16 20:00
CWU SURC Theatre Free | Open to all On April 21st, I4IE will be hosting the annual ?Kris Nielsen Lecture Series in Innovation & Entrepreneurship?. Dr. Adriane Brown will be presenting, ?Finding Eureka!: The Journey to Innovation.? Brown is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Intellectual Ventures, the leader in the Business of Invention. She is known for mentoring emerging talent from all aspects of life, and developing future leaders. Everyone is invited to listen to Dr. Brown as she shares three key principles ? people, mindset and investment ? to Finding Eureka!.?

04/21/2016 - ROGER ROAD SHOW

Sat, 2016-04-16 20:00
ROGER ROAD SHOW
APRIL 21ST, 3PM-7PM
MEET THE DESIGNER OF ROGER,
THE ROGER COLLECTION IS FASHINIONABLE WITH SOFT SHAPES, EXCITING COLORS AND HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS, MADE ACCORDING TO THE NEWEST TECHNIQUES.

04/21/2016 - Business After Hours

Sat, 2016-04-16 20:00
Business After Hours

Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at Troutwater - Guide Service/Fly Shop/Outfitters in Downtown Ellensburg for April Business After Hours. Thursday April 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Enjoy this free, fun networking opportunity with food and drinks.
Don't forget to bring your business cards for the door prize drawing! 

Address: 425 North Pearl Street Ellensburg, WA 98926

For more information about our host, Troutwater Fly Shop:
http://troutwaterfly.com/

For more information about Chamber events contact:
Jessica Tate, Director of Events
(509) 925-2002
Jessica@KittitasCountyChamber.com

04/20/2016 - Dennis Childs

Fri, 2016-04-15 20:00
Is the United States? prison system a modern equivalent to slavery? Dennis Childs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Literature and an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Ethnic Studies and Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), believes so. Childs will be coming to Central Washington University to discuss his latest book, ?Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary? on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Room 137. His talk is free and open to the public. His book has been described as offering a cultural, legal, and political history of racial capitalist misogynist incarceration in the U.S. from the late nineteenth century through the prison industrial complex. The United States prison system affects the entire country, don?t miss this chance to understand how it works. This talk is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s theme, Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter, seeks to educate Central?s community and spark discussions about race and equality.

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