Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 16 hours 48 min ago
Fall crafts, face painting, hay rides, scavenger hunt, climbing tower, archery, guided hikes, caramel apple decorating, and of course, special Halloween snacks and treats!
Topic TBD. Refreshments provided.
Free presentation on open enrollment updates and changes to plans. Unbiased information on plans presented by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, RSVP and Volunteer Center and Aging and disability Resource Center. Information also on EMS Medicare billing process.
Hands-on STEM activities for kids!
Let's get this co-working party started! We invite you in to explore the new Downtown Ellensburg location and learn about how Catalyst is changing the way we work in Kittitas County.
Tour our facility, chat with current tenants and staff, and indulge in local food and drink with us.
It's going to be a special evening, so join us as we kick this co-working initiative off in style!
Geoffrey Blewitt from the University of Nevada, Reno will be giving a talk on "Geodetic Connections: Relativity, Earth's Flex and Flow, Sea Level Rise, and Dark Matter".
Celebrate the end of a work week with friends, food and fun at the first “Gard Against Cancer” event. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gard will be donating $1 per glass pour, $2 per bottle sale and $5 per wine club sign up to The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare to assist them in the campaign to bring Digital Mammography to Kittitas County. Live music from Rusty Cage from 6-9. No cover charge.
A 70-minute multi-media presentation designed to educate audiences about wildfire and the increased incidence of Megafires, presented by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Website and video trailer for the presentation here: http://www.north40productions.com/wildfire/ CWU’s Cascadia Hazards Institute provided the support to bring this event to campus. Free. Everyone Welcome.
For his famous, award-winning poetry, Eduardo C. Corral will be visiting Central Washington University on Oct. 18th. From noon to 1 p.m. he will host a craft talk in Black 151 titled, “The Triggering World: Using the Senses to Generate Language.” Later that evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. he will read from his award-winning book of poetry “Slow Lightning” in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom. Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history and careful exploration of sexuality, Eduardo C. Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Corral is visiting as part of CWU’s annual social justice dialogue on immigration and migration. This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, CWU Department of English, CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, CWU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Karen Gookin and the Wildcat Shop. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1745 or emailing DS@cwu.edu.
Join us for Keynote Speaker, Kara Craig, from Archbright and a panel highlighting professionals who are committed to hiring people with disabilities and connecting employers with resources to assist.
Panel: 6:30 p.m. SURC 137 A/B Free | Open to the public Monday night there will be a panel on the Politics of Immigration: Law and Policy. The panel is intended to discuss and educate the community on understanding the legal, political and personal ramifications of immigration law and policy. The public is invited enjoy complimentary refreshments and listen to some of Washington state’s most knowledge individuals talk about the current politics of immigration. Chuck Reasons, Professor of Law and Justice, will be moderating the evening discussion. There will be four individuals with extensive knowledge on the immigration system on the panel to give their expert opinion. Mirta Laura Contreras is the Directing Attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. She’s held various jobs in the Washington State public interest law system over the last 19 years before she started working in her current position. Carmen Méndez is a Yakima City Councilmember for District 3. She was born in Yakima but raised in Colima, Mexico. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Safe Yakima Valley, which is a coalition to promote a safe community. Rodrigo Renteria-Velencia is an assistant professor in the Anthropology department. He teaches environmental anthropology and has spent time in the Gulf of California studying indigenous societies. Gilberto Garcia is a Political Science professor at CWU and he focuses on the political and economic conditions in the Latino community and the impact of Chicano civil rights movement.