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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 15 hours 40 min ago

10/16/2015 - Live music at CWU: Whiskey N? Rye

Sun, 2015-10-11 20:00
CWU Campus Activities heard the demands for more live music at CWU. This fall, multiple talented musical acts spanning many different genres are scheduled to appear including Americana blues rock band Whiskey N’ Rye Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. The show is free to attend and open to the public, with free mocktails and snacks.
This five-piece generates a sound that harkens back to the simpler times when music could just be about moving, shaking and feeling good. Featuring crashing drums, distorted vocals and pounding guitars, Whiskey N’ Rye knows how to move a crowd as Americana spews from the speakers.
The band is booked to appear at such large venues as Hempfest and Washington State Fair, however, a smaller set at CWU could be the most memorable they’ve performed at yet.
For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or

10/17/2015 - Pet Partners Handler Course

Sun, 2015-10-11 20:00
One Day Pet Partners Handler Course - Humans Only (No Animals)
October 17th 2015- Ellensburg, WA
Cost: $125

This course will prepare you to support your animal while on visits as well as orient yourself to the standards of the Therapy Animal Program and best practices. It will also prepare you for what to expect during your evaluation to become a registered team. 

Interested? - please email: Renee Piper,

10/15/2015 - Business After Hours

Sat, 2015-10-10 20:00
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's September Business After Hours!

This month's BAH event is sponsored by:  
The Central Washington University Brooks Library

Come and take advantage of the business networking opportunities.  Connect with new and old business friends and neighbors. Enjoy food & drinks!


10/15/2015 - Shooting Better Video

Sat, 2015-10-10 20:00

Join Continuing Education instructor Jerry Alldredge of Home Video Studio to learn practical techniques for telling a great story with video! This course will be hands-on, interactive and fun—just bring any of your devices that shoot video!

10/13/2015 - Free Screening of ?The Hunting Ground?

Fri, 2015-10-09 20:00
The department of Women?s and Gender Studies and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) present this free screening of the film ?The Hunting Ground,? a critically acclaimed exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses. Follow the survivors of harassment, institutional cover-ups and the social toll inflicted as they pursue their education and fight for justice. Representatives from campus police, The Wellness Center and Counseling will be available to answer questions after the film. For more information contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or

10/14/2015 - Build Your Toolkit to Overcome ACEs

Fri, 2015-10-09 20:00
What are ACEs? They are adverse childhood experiences that harm children's developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they lead to chronic disease, mental illness and often are the root of drug use, alcohol abuse and violence. 

10/15/2015 - Protecting Your Digital Presence

Fri, 2015-10-09 20:00
Protecting Your Digital Presence, Rick Miller. 

10/14/2015 - Brewing Tips and Secrets

Thu, 2015-10-08 20:00
A Place at the Table: Healthy Food Choices in Kittitas County Iron Horse Brewerys Tyson Read will share professional advice and tips for successful brewing. Bring some dollars to try samples at the brewery after the presentation!

10/11/2015 - CWU Symphony Orchestra and guest artist Carlos Nunez

Wed, 2015-10-07 20:00
The CWU Symphony Orchestra and the students of the 2015 Orchestra Leadership Workshop will collaborate with guest artist, Carlos Núñez, acclaimed Galician musician and multi-instrumentalist. Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Núñez does. Carlos Núñez has become Galicia?s foremost traditional music ambassador. He takes that important responsibility very seriously but without a shred of self-importance. Also on the program will be works by Rachmaninov and Wagner as performed by the CWU Symphony Orchestra and students of the Orchestra Leadership Workshop. Tickets are $12 General, $7 Students/Seniors. The performance takes place at 1pm, in the Concert Hall, McIntyre Music Building. Tickets are available at

10/06/2015 - Science in a Pint

Tue, 2015-10-06 20:00
Come join us the first Tuesday of every month at Cornerstone Pie for a community presentation and discussion about a variety of locally relevant scientific topics! This Tuesday, October 6th, Brittany Holmes will be presenting on "25 years of Pesticide Residue Monitoring at the WSDA in cooperation with the USDA".

10/08/2015 - Live music at CWU: Fort Vine

Tue, 2015-10-06 20:00
In case you missed them the first time around, indie/folk sensation Fort Vine is headed back to CWU for a their second serenade Thursday, Oct. 8 with an acoustic teaser at noon in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit, and a full show at 8 p.m. in the same location. The Show is free to attend and open to the public.
This four-piece folk group is making the trek back after co-founders Nyna Nelson (a CWU alumna) and Trevor Tunison (a New York native) played here together as part of CWU’s spring 2014 live music lineup. Now they’re returning with full band in toe, ready to play music off their recently released album, “One In The Same,” which was fully funded via fan contribution.
In addition to “One In The Same,” Fort Vine recently released “A Song a Day in the Month of May 2015,” which features songs written each day in May. Listen to these and more online at
For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or

10/10/2015 - CWU Friendship Gathering and Pow Wow

Tue, 2015-10-06 20:00
The sounds of traditional Native American drums and songs will fill the air on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the CWU Pow Wow. The Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) invite the CWU and Ellensburg communities to join in the celebration of Native American culture while learning about Native American traditions and history. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the CWU Japanese Garden Lawn there will be a variety of events and activities for all ages. From festive dancing to cultural storytelling to musical performances by Spirit of Renegade and Indian Nation, the CWU Pow Wow is offered free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the CDSJ and is made possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the Muckleshoot Tribe. For more information, please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2122 or

10/05/2015 - Scholar Joshua Dale Discusses Cuteness

Mon, 2015-10-05 20:00
Do you feel powerless when you see an image of a cute kitten? What makes it cute? And why do you start making funny noises when you look at it? On Monday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 152, the Douglas Honors College (DHC) Lecture Series will get serious about the power of ?cute? as it hosts Cute Studies Scholar Joshua Dale for an interactive discussion about the human response to cuteness. Joshua Dale is a faculty member of the Department of Foreign Languages and Foreign Literatures at Tokyo Gakugei University and the editor of ?Cute Studies,? a forthcoming special issue of The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. Join the DHC for this free event and learn something about yourself and your reaction to the world around you. For more information, contact Madelyne Weber at 509-963-1900 or

10/10/2015 - Kittitas Connect: Downtown Storm Drain Stenciling Project

Sun, 2015-10-04 20:00
Have you ever stopped to consider where wastewater ends up once it washes down city storm drains? Contrary to what you may assume, it does not go to a treatment plant but rather directly into the streams and rivers that surround Ellensburg. The drains are designed to redirect rainwater, but unfortunately pollutants and contaminants do get mixed in. In an effort to educate the public about the problem, the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is hosting Kittitas Connect: Downtown Storm Drain Stenciling, a fun and free event which will offer volunteers a chance to leave their touch on the streets of downtown Ellensburg by marking the city?s storm drains with a ?Dump no Waste, Drains to River? spray paint stencil. Event registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit and volunteers will depart at 10 a.m. for various downtown locations. Free and open to everyone, this event is co-sponsored by the CLCE and the City of Ellensburg. For more information contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850, email, visit their website at or stop by their office in SURC 256.

10/10/2015 - 3rd Annual Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival

Sun, 2015-10-04 20:00
Join us for the 3rd Annual Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival 

The Mountain Ale Festival will be set in the charming town of Roslyn, WA on Saturday, October 10th 2015 and feature over 15 of the Washington's best Breweries as well as live music!

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