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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 5 hours 21 min ago

02/14/2017 - World Immigration: The New Reality

Sat, 2017-02-04 20:00
World Immigration: The New Reality Feb. 14 • 6 - 7pm • SURC Ballroom • Free Reception at 5:30 PM | Book signing following the event Open to Everyone Dr. Catherine Dauvergne will address how immigration is changing worldwide, focused on the identity of migrants, their experience and the changing paradigm for nation states. Dr. Dauvergne is the Dean of Law at the University of British Columbia and the author of the 2016 book "The New Politics of Immigration and the End of Settler Societies." She has researched and written extensively on world migration. Reception at 5:30 preceding the event, book signing immediately following. For more information, Manuel Rodriguez, director at the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement at 509-963-1667 or

02/15/2017 - Kids Chess Club

Sat, 2017-02-04 20:00

02/07/2017 - Lunch & Learn - Google Adwords

Thu, 2017-02-02 20:00
Richard Plucker will be discussing the ins and outs of Google Adwords and Google Analytics. Get Google to work for you!

Richard Plucker has held many positions in the advertising and promotion world. He was the Ad Director at a daily newspaper in New Bern, North Carolina, when the President of the region approached him and asked if he knew what an internet portal was. That was 17 years ago, when people were still scratching their heads (or banging them), trying to figure out what the internet meant. The next thing you know he was re-inventing the portal and re-launching
You will find that Richard's passion is teaching the secrets to getting found.

02/10/2017 - Fly Fishing 101

Thu, 2017-02-02 20:00

02/11/2017 - Grange Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner

Thu, 2017-02-02 20:00
The 2017 Swauk-Teanaway Grange Scholarship Dinner is Saturday, February 11. Doors open at 5 pm, with an Italian style dinner served promptly at 5:30 pm. All proceeds go to Scholarships for Kittitas County graduating seniors. Tickets for this fundraiser are $15 and are available through Gerry Lloyd (509-607-9470) or Claire Lucke (509-857-2580). For additional information visit our website:

02/12/2017 - Cross Country Skiing

Thu, 2017-02-02 20:00
Our on-snow Cross Country Skiing sessions will give you the basic skills necessary to comfortably ski on flat or slightly hilly terrain. No experience is necessary, this class will demonstrate how to dress properly for active winter activities and how to practice basic ski skills necessary for safe travel on easy terrain. Two sessions available! Sunday, February 12th and/ or Sunday, February 26th. Orientation & Equipment: An orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on the Ellensburg Campus with the instructor to go over the gear required for the course. Attendance is required for all those registered. Please be aware that you will need to bring your own skis, boots and poles. Note: If you don't own cross country ski equipment, rentals are available locally at Mountain High Sports, located at 105 E. 4th Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926 for just $15 a day for boots, skis and poles.

02/09/2017 - Early Learning Coalition STEM

Wed, 2017-02-01 20:00
Come explore the science of magnets with fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities for children up to age 5 (older siblings welcome too)!

Developmental Screening available too!

02/02/2017 - Rose's Gift:New Discoveries About Ashley's Sack

Tue, 2017-01-31 20:00
Central Washington University presents a Black History Month lecture by Dr. Mark Auslander (Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies) One of the most enigmatic objects on display in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is "Ashley's Sack." On loan from South Carolina's Middleton Place, this unbleached cotton sack features an embroidered text recounting the slave sale of a nine-year-old girl named Ashley and the gift of the sack by her mother. Until now, Ashley's identity has been unknown. New research by Mark Auslander traces Ashley's Sack from the initial gift during the era of slavery to the present. Mark Auslander is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Central Washington University, where he directs the university's Museum of Culture and Environment. He is the author of The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011). He writes a regular blog on his ethnographic, museum, and cultural studies interests, "Cultural Environments." Co-sponsored by CWU Africana and Black Studies

02/08/2017 - Women, Wine, & Whatever

Mon, 2017-01-30 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.

02/08/2017 - Kids Chess Club

Sun, 2017-01-29 20:00

02/04/2017 - Museum of Culture & Environment

Sat, 2017-01-28 20:00
Common Threads: Drop-in Arts Workshop

Feel free to drop-in at this free, public event from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, February 4th. Museum staff will be guiding a fun and creative, fabric arts workshop related to the exhibit Tapestries of Hope: The Arpillera Movement in Chile. Supplies will be provided so just bring your creativity, your friends, and family.

02/04/2017 - Shopkins Swapkins

Sat, 2017-01-28 20:00

02/07/2017 - Knitting Essentials

Sat, 2017-01-28 20:00

01/31/2017 - Regie Cabico

Thu, 2017-01-26 20:00
7 p.m. • SURC Ballroom • Free and open to the public A master of spoken word, Regie Cabico is a prominent force in today’s poetry world and he’s bringing his “slamming” skills to Central Washington University. Cabico is a first generation Filipino-American performer who draws heavily from his personal experiences as both an immigrant and an openly gay performer. He has trail-blazed his way into the spotlight through performances that he describes as “theatrical showstoppers,” as his poems effortlessly weave together comedy and social messages. Cabico’s appearance at CWU is sponsored in part by the “Social Justice & Human Rights Dialogues: Migration.” In his performance he will discuss how his personal life has shaped his art form and the impacts of society on his migrant family.


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