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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 15 hours 35 min ago

03/11/2015 - Knitting Know-How

Sat, 2015-03-07 20:00

03/11/2015 - CWU Black Film Series presents "The Great Debaters"

Sat, 2015-03-07 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) Black Film Series concludes tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 151 with a screening of director Denzel Washington's "The Great Debaters". The film tells the true story of an African American college professor who inspired students at Wiley College in Texas to form the school?s first debate team and strive for national success. This event is free and open to the public. The Black Film Series is sponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice. For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email

03/11/2015 - AWRA Presents screening of Documentary Film ?DamNation?

Sat, 2015-03-07 20:00
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) will present a screening of the documentary film ?DamNation? Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. ?DamNation? directors Ben Knight and Travis Rummel take viewers on a journey across America and explore the shift in national perspectives towards big dams from the pride of yesterday to the growing concern of the future health of our rivers. The film explores the removal of obsolete dams and the river systems that these removals benefit, including ecological benefits such as the return of salmon and other wild fish to primeval spawning grounds. Join CWU and the AWRA for a cinematic exploration of man, nature and the relationship between the two while also enjoying a featured documentary film of award-winning caliber. For more information please contact the Dan Pittenger at the AWRA at 802-441-4189 or The ?DamNation? film screening is sponsored by the AWRA.

03/12/2015 - Communication Skills & Conflict Resolution for the Workplace

Sat, 2015-03-07 20:00
The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties will offer a day and a half long Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace training in Yakima Wednesday and Thursday, March 12-13, 2015. Trainees will receive 12 hours of instruction in communication and conflict resolution skills to address workplace problems and disputes, including hands-on experience in invaluable communication, negotiation, and listening tools that can help in every aspect of their work and home lives. The skills learned in this training will be useful in all settings where people interact with one another, such as between co-workers, with customers, between human resource staff or supervisors and employees, and in personal relationships as well. Participants will leave with concrete methods of addressing the conflict in their workplaces and in their lives.

03/09/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Into the Woods"

Fri, 2015-03-06 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:45 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

03/09/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: "Into the Woods"

Fri, 2015-03-06 20:00
Two showings: 7 and 9:45 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

03/10/2015 - Queer Film Series at CWU: Wildness

Fri, 2015-03-06 20:00
As a way of promoting inclusiveness of people of all sexual and gender orientations on the CWU campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) has presented their Queer Film Series, which will conclude with the 2012 documentary Wildness. The film will be shown Tuesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. Attendance is free and open to the public. Wildness explores the underground of Los Angeles nightlife, specifically at the historic bar Silver Platter, which has been a home for Latin/LGBTQIA+ communities since 1963. The film specifically follows a group of young artists as they face conflict and exploration within their creative community. Viewers will ask themselves what safe space means, and who needs it. For more information, please contact the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or

03/07/2015 - Chili Cook-Off & Cowboy Concert at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:00
The annual Grange Chili Cook-Off & Cowboy Concert is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Bring your favorite chili to share and enter our contest for a prize! Or make a side dish for the supper - cornbread, rolls, salad or dessert. Ranger Lem Pratt will be here with traditional cowboy tunes, songs of the trail. Bring your pot of chili to the Grange at 5:30 PM, judging will commence at 6:00 PM. Bring enough to share, as these chili samples will be the heart of our potluck supper. $8 ticket/kids 12 and under free. Call Claire at 509-857-2580 for tickets or information. The Grange address is 1361 Ballard Hill Road, Cle Elum. Look for signs at the intersection of SR 970 and Teanaway Road.

03/07/2015 - Fashion Night Out

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:00
In partnership with the Ellensburg Downtown Association, Claim Clothing & Mangos Salon Present:
Fashion Night Out!
Featuring fashion trends found downtown, 
with a cash bar & free dessert after party

March 7th at the Elmira Downtown Events Center
117 East 4th Ave
All ages welcome
$10.00 admission
Includes complimentary glass of champagne (for guests 21+) and Ice Cream Sundae
Doors open at 6:00pm
Show starts at 7:00pm

Tickets available at Claim Clothing or Mangos Salon
Buy tickets online at:

Participating Stores Claim Clothing, Maurices, Mountain High Sports, Cowtown & Rangeland

Hair & Make up buy: Mangos Salon & Head to Toe Salon

03/07/2015 - Seussapalooza

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:00
Join the Friends of the Roslyn Library for their fun-est fundraiser of the year. Homemade chili and cornbread, delectable desserts, eclectic entertainment and an auction filled with unique art, goods, services, and experiences. Tickets on sale at and at the Roslyn Library.

03/07/2015 - Anonymous People Documentary Screening at CWU

Tue, 2015-03-03 20:00
As a way of bringing attention to the stigma and stereotypes surrounding drug addiction, the CWU Wellness Center will host two screenings of the documentary Anonymous People. Everyone is welcome to attend the free screenings on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The documentary film identifies and challenges the way addiction has been treated by society. 23.5 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. Anonymous People tells the story of addiction through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or

03/04/2015 - Jazz Music, Spoken Word and Imagery: The Langston Hughes Project at CWU

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
The Langston Hughes Project has brought back to life the work of the legendary American poet, and will be coming to CWU on Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. The multimedia performance will feature Hughes? poem, ?Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz? through jazz music performed by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, spoken-word poetry, and images from the Harlem Renaissance. The Langston Hughes Project is a follow up event to last week?s Poetry Slam, where three winners were chosen to perform their winning pieces with added musical cues by the Ron McCurdy Quartet as the preshow event. By representing the work of Hughes? in various ways, the Langston Hughes Project and CDSJ promise an eventful performance. For more information, please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or

03/04/2015 - 2015 Employment Law Update

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
2015 Employment Law Update
Wednesday March 4th 

Cost: $20.00
Cwu Students: Free

Continental breakfast begins at 7:30am

Location: Hal Holmes Community Center 
209 N Ruby St. 

The Apple Valley Human Resource Association (AVHRA) Invited business owners, managers and HR professionals to the 2015 Employment Law Update. Gil Sparks & Erin McCool, attorneys with Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC., will present the latest updates on employment and labor laws affecting your organization. 

Topics include:
-Human resources & labor relations
-Current case law
-Marijuana in the work place
-New regulations regarding pregnant workers
-Policies & use of mobile technology in the work place
& much more!

More info at

Registration & Payment required

Questions: Staci Sleigh-Layman at (509) 963-1256 or

03/05/2015 - Drug Wars: Incarceration and Racial Justice, A Roundtable Discussion

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
The CWU Museum of Culture and Environment welcomes Racial Disparity Project Lead Program Director Kris Nyrop Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a round table discussion examining racial disparities in drug-related sentencing in the United States and potential models for sentencing reform. This event is free and open to the public. The talk is in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition, "Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America,? on display in Dean Hall, first floor, through Saturday, March 21. Nyrop was the Executive Director of Street Outreach Services in Seattle from 1997-2007. Prior to that he worked for the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health of Seattle and King County and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington. Nyrop was also the project ethnographer for the Vancouver Injection Drug User Study from 1997 to 1999. He has worked as an outreach worker, researcher, and trainer in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, hepatitis C prevention, syringe exchange, harm reduction, and drug policy reform. Additionally, he has consulted with projects throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Russia, and the Republic of Georgia. For more information please contact the Museum of Culture and Environment at 509-963-2313 or

03/05/2015 - The Acoustic Ninja Trace Bundy Performs Live at CWU

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
Awed fans across the country and the world have dubbed Trace Bundy as ?The Acoustic Ninja? due to his unique and skillful manipulation of the acoustic guitar. He has been a recurring featured performer at CWU since 2007, and Campus Activities is excited to welcome him back for another captivating performance Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Many of Bundy?s songs are inspired by his experiences traveling the world, and his music tells these stories with an eloquent delivery. Campus Activities considers him to be one of the most creative and personable performers CWU has had the privilege of hosting, and they are excited to welcome him back. Don?t miss this chance to experience Bundy?s individual musical style. Save the date and share in an evening of Bundy?s passionate and artful expression. For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or email

03/06/2015 - Central After Dark Comedy Night with Ronnie Jordan and Yohance Collins

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:00
“Bad Boy of Comedy” Ronnie Jordan is set to roar through Ellensburg with his distinct style of fun, exciting and upbeat comedy. As part of Jordan’s Kampus Royalty Tour, the famed comedian will be headlining Central After Dark Comedy Night Friday, March 6 at 9 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Jordan’s good friend and fellow comedian Yohance Collins will be opening for the night. This event is 18 and over and tickets are free for CWU students with I.D., $5 general admission and available at or the door.
Jordan has made a name for himself as a road warrior, traveling across the country and performing in front of sellout crowds. His comedy career took off after being featured on the hit HBO television series “P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy.” Jordan has since appeared on BET’s “Comic View” and “Martin Lawrence Presents The 1st Amendment Stand-Up,” as well as touring alongside such comedy greats as Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Dave Chappelle.
For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or by emailing