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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 6 hours 23 min ago

05/17/2014 - CWU presents Les Misérables

Tue, 2014-05-13 20:00
The second longest-running musical in the world, Les Misérables, is coming to Central Washington University in a top-notch, quality production featuring multi-talented CWU students, faculty, staff and community members. The Central Theatre Ensemble has enlisted the company of the CWU Music Department, who will be adding to the production with an elaborate full orchestra to create the most thrilling and intense three hours all in song. An electrifying production that transmits heart-wrenching emotion, torturous struggle and even a special feature from a potbelly pig, Les Mis promises to be a show enjoyed by all audiences.  For more information, visit www.cwu.edu/theatre.

05/16/2014 - Cle Elum Coffee Club

Mon, 2014-05-12 20:00
Join us for Cle Elum Coffee Club, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
The Cle Elum Coffee Club meets the third Friday of each month , from 9 -10 am. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, it is free and open to any business in the county.
For more information about the Cle Elum Coffee Club call
509-925-2002
Enjoy Coffee, Treats and don't forget to bring your business cards for the door prize raffle.

05/16/2014 - Wine Dinner at Canyon River Ranch

Mon, 2014-05-12 20:00
An intimate dinner with Chef Patrick of Canyon River Grill and Mark Wysling of Parejas Cellars.

Parejas Cellars is a boutique winery located in the Yakima Valley.

The Dinner will consist of a 5 course meal; each course will be carefully paired with wine from the wine selection of Parejas Cellars.

Reservations can be made at Canyon River Lodge
(5090 933-2100

Time: 7:00pm
​Price: $95 per guest plus tax 
 

05/16/2014 - CWU presents Les Misérables

Mon, 2014-05-12 20:00
The second longest-running musical in the world, Les Misérables, is coming to Central Washington University in a top-notch, quality production featuring multi-talented CWU students, faculty, staff and community members. The Central Theatre Ensemble has enlisted the company of the CWU Music Department, who will be adding to the production with an elaborate full orchestra to create the most thrilling and intense three hours all in song. An electrifying production that transmits heart-wrenching emotion, torturous struggle and even a special feature from a potbelly pig, Les Mis promises to be a show enjoyed by all audiences.  For more information, visit www.cwu.edu/theatre.

05/17/2014 - Private Art of Wine Tour by Canyon River Ranch

Mon, 2014-05-12 20:00
Chef Patrick of Canyon River Ranch is offering a private tour of the Art of Wine Festival. This experience will give wine enthusiasts an exclusive look at the wine festival. Reservations can be made at Canyon River Lodge. The meeting place and time of meeting will depend on interest. Participants will need to provide their own transportation.

Please call (509) 933-2100 for more information

05/15/2014 - Business After Hours

Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's May Business After Hours!

This month's BAH event is sponsored by:  
The Elmira
Come and take advantage of the business networking opportunities.  Connect with new and old business friends and neighbors.

This is the best way to spend two hours!!!

05/15/2014 - Unheard Voices event May 15 to benefit Kittitas County Search & Rescue

Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is set to host "Unheard Voices: Kittitas County Search and Rescue," a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for local search and rescue efforts in Kittitas County. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy an entertaining show featuring performers Gentleman's Enemy, Maile and Avolition, Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alder Street Park, located at 2400 N. Alder Street. The event is free to all, but a $5 donation is suggested.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair and blankets to this unforgettable evening in the park. For more information, contact the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

05/15/2014 - CWU presents Les Misérables

Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
The second longest-running musical in the world, Les Misérables, is coming to Central Washington University in a top-notch, quality production featuring multi-talented CWU students, faculty, staff and community members. The Central Theatre Ensemble has enlisted the company of the CWU Music Department, who will be adding to the production with an elaborate full orchestra to create the most thrilling and intense three hours all in song. An electrifying production that transmits heart-wrenching emotion, torturous struggle and even a special feature from a potbelly pig, Les Mis promises to be a show enjoyed by all audiences.  For more information, visit www.cwu.edu/theatre.

05/16/2014 - Western Art National Art Show & Auction

Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
The 42nd Annual Western Art National Art Show & Auction!  

Quick Draws | Friday (free) & Saturday (ticketed event)

These events please the crowd with a chance to watch a variety of artists produce works of art from start to finish—in only and hour! Then, the quick draw event is immediately followed by an auction of that same artwork.

Demonstrations | Friday & Saturday (Saturday night auction is a ticketed event)
Artists are selected to work on a piece of art in their booth during the day. The artwork is sold at auction in the evening.

Artist Booths | All weekend

From the gates opening to the public on Friday, to the close of the event on Sunday afternoon, you’ll be able to wander 14,000 sq/ft of exhibit space featuring artist from around the country. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to many of the artists themselves, and purchase their work.

Student Art Exhibit

Aspiring young artists were selected as finalists from the schools of Kittitas County, K-12, and now it is up to our visitors to select the “Peoples Choice Award for Student Art”.  Please view the students work in the “Naneum Room”, located next to the Sunday auction preview room. First, second and third places will receive cash prizes.  The student art project is sponsored by Complete Computer Services of Ellensburg, Bar 14 Ranch House Restaurant, and the Estate of William Grueter

 

The Auctions

Friday Night Auction |  Free Event
Directly following the Quick Draw event, the artwork produced during the quick draw and Friday’s demonstration artists will auction their work to the crowd.

Saturday Night Auction | Ticketed Event

As in past years, the Saturday night auction is the highlight of the weekend. Original works of fine art, representing both beloved artists, and hot new talents on the rise, are up for grabs at this great event. 

Sunday Auction | Free Event

Join us for another great live auction of miniature 
original artworks.  “Miniature” confines a painting to 108 sq. inches. Great for collectors who are “running out of room” or the person new to collecting. 

05/12/2014 - Monday Movie Madness Presents: The Monuments Men

Sat, 2014-05-10 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre Price: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Time: 7 & 9:30 p.m. Closed Captioning Available, please contact Event Support staff or arrive 30 minutes prior to screening for assistance.  Contact: Emily Meyer, Campus Activities student programmer, 509-963-1450 or meyerem@cwu.edu An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. 

05/13/2014 - CWU Queer Film Series presents the documentary film "Screaming Queen"

Sat, 2014-05-10 20:00
The CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) continues their Queer Film Series with a free screening of the documentary ?Screaming Queens? Tuesday, May 13 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation (SURC) Pit.  When San Francisco police raided a popular late-night hangout for transgendered people in the city's impoverished Tenderloin district in 1966, the patrons unexpectedly fought back. It was the first known instance of collective, queer resistance to police intimidation in United States history. ?Screaming Queens,? tells the story of this little known uprising that helped launch a broader fight for human rights in America. For more information contact the CDSJ at diversity@cwu.edu.

05/14/2014 - Mean & Lean in '14 (Final Weigh in)

Sat, 2014-05-10 20:00
Are you ready to get Mean & Lean in '14!?

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce along with RSVP & Volunteer Center of Kittitas County are excited to announce the beginning of this year’s Mean & Lean program! Last year was a huge success with over 100 participants with a total combined weight loss of 847.7 pounds!
 
With your registration you will receive a free weight loss journal (first 200 participants) and a Mean & Lean button, which you can wear to numerous local businesses to get discounts and special deals (Details coming soon)
 
12 Prizes will be awarded to the top male & female participants based on Percentage % of weight loss at the end of the program
 
13th prize: participants that attend all weigh ins will be entered into a drawing for a special 13th prize
 
Optional Weigh ins: Participants who attend each optional weigh in will be entered into a drawing to win prizes on that day regardless of weight change
 
We will be kicking off the program with the First weigh in and registration for Mean & Lean in ’14 on February 5th
 
 The Location of the weigh ins will be
The Adult Activity Center (506 S Pine St.)
 
On each weigh in day,
 you can drop by to weigh in within the following times:
6:45am-7:45am,
11:30am-1:15pm,
or 4:30pm-6:00pm
 
The weigh in dates are every third Wednesday
Starting on February 5th and going until May 14th
 
Weigh in dates:
February 5th
February 26th
March 19th
April 9th
April 30th
May 14th (Final Weigh in!)
 
The price for those who participated last year is $25.00! If you are new to the program or know someone who wants to participate for the first time this year the cost is $40.00
 
You can Register online on this page by clicking
“Register Online”
You can also register on the day of the first weigh in
(we accept Cash, Check, Visa & MasterCard)
 
Like our Facebook for easy updates about Mean & Lean:
https://www.facebook.com/GetMeanLeanIn13
 
If you have any questions or concerns,
Please contact Roylene Crawford
Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
(509) 925-2002
Roylene @KittitasCountyChamber.com
 
 

05/12/2014 - Health Careers & Graduate School Fair/Panels at CWU

Fri, 2014-05-09 20:00
For anyone interested in pursuing a career in a health field, the CWU Health Careers & Graduate School Fair/Panels is a can?t miss event. Join Career Services and Academic Advising Monday, May 12 for the fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Hallway and 137 A&B, and panel discussions from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. in SURC rooms 201 and 202. The fair will allow attendees the opportunity to explore various health fields and careers, and the panel discussions will help them narrow their interests and ask specific questions. This event is free and open to everyone. Panel Discussion Topics include: The Inside Scoop on Admissions from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. in SURC 201 The Healing Power of Nutrition, Naturopathic and Chiropathic Medicine from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. in SURC 202 Making A Difference: Saving Lives, Changing Outcomes from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. in SURC 201 Whether already in a major related to a health field, or looking to change career paths, this event is great for learning what careers and graduate school opportunities are available. For more information please contact Katie Boswell at 509-963-3580 or boswellk@cwu.edu.

05/12/2014 - Monday Movie Madness Presents: The Monuments Men

Fri, 2014-05-09 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre Price: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Time: 7 & 9:30 p.m. Closed Captioning Available, please contact Event Support staff or arrive 30 minutes prior to screening for assistance.  Contact: Emily Meyer, Campus Activities student programmer, 509-963-1450 or meyerem@cwu.edu An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. 

05/09/2014 - CWU Family Weekend 2014

Thu, 2014-05-08 20:00
Everyone is invited to CWU Family Weekend Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 with a jam-packed weekend full of activities to enjoy. Below is a full list of events and everyone is encouraged to register or purchase tickets by visiting www.cwu.edu/campus-life.  Friday, May 9 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ? Sarah Spurgeon Gallery ? Free Annual exhibit sponsored by the Student Artist Collective (SAC) where students receive awards for excellence in their artwork. www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon Family Weekend Check in 3 ? 7 p.m. ? Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Info Center Comedy Night with Susan Rice and opening act Geoff Lott 8 p.m. ? SURC Theatre $3 CWU Students w/ID, $7 general admission ? www.cwu.edu/tickets Les Misérables and Dakota Cafe Dinner Package 5:15 p.m. seating at Dakota Café on Pearl St ? 7:15 p.m. seating at McConnell Auditorium $40 per person ? www.cwu.edu/tickets Dinner and a show! Begin the evening enjoying a fantastic meal and the warm ambiance of the Dakota Cafe, located in the heart of downtown Ellensburg. Then continue your evening with the Central Theatre Ensemble's production of Les Misérables, an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Central Theatre Ensemble and the CWU Department of Music present Les Misérables 7:30 p.m. ? McConnell Auditorium Reserved and General Admission seating ? www.cwu.edu/tickets Adult $20/15 ? Senior/Student $18/12 ? CWU Student w/ID $7 Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. Saturday, May 10 Shrub Steppe Field Trips in the Yakima Canyon 7:30 - 9 a.m.:  Canyon Birding 9 - 10 a.m.:  Spring Wildflowers and Plants 10 - 11 a.m.:  Canyon Geology These expert led trips depart from the BLM parking lot at Umtanum Recreation Area. (Note: transportation to departure point not provided.) www.kittitasee.net Family Weekend Check in 9 a.m. ? 1 p.m. ? SURC Info Center Farmer's Market 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ? Downtown Ellensburg www.kittitascountyfarmersmarket.com Outdoor Zumba  10 a.m. ? SURC East Patio ? Free Campus Tours 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ? SURC Info Booth 88.1 The Burg Open House 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. ? SURC Radio Station 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition 1 - 4 p.m. ? Sarah Spurgeon Gallery ? Free www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon Les Misérables and Dakota Cafe Dinner Package 5:15 p.m. seating at Dakota Café on Pearl St ? 7:15 p.m. seating at McConnell Auditorium  $40 per person ? www.cwu.edu/tickets Central Theatre Ensemble and the CWU Department of Music present Les Misérables 7:30 p.m. ? McConnell Auditorium Reserved and General Admission seating ? www.cwu.edu/tickets Adult $20/15 ? Senior/Student $18/12 ? CWU Student w/ID $7 Sunday, May 11 Mother's Day Brunch 10 a.m. ? Holmes Dining, SURC ? $10.50 per person and students may use their Connection Card and campus meal plan to pay for themselves and their guests. Treat Mom to a nice brunch and live music by Eric E! 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition 1 - 4 p.m. ? Sarah Spurgeon Gallery ? Free www.cwu.edu/art/sarah-spurgeon Central Theatre Ensemble and the CWU Department of Music present Les Misérables 2 p.m. ? McConnell Auditorium Reserved and General Admission seating ? www.cwu.edu/tickets Adult $20/15 ? Senior/Student $18/12 ? CWU Student w/ID $7 Ellensburg lodging information: www.myellensburg.com www.kittitascountychamber.com www.cwu.edu/conference

05/09/2014 - CWU Family Weekend: Comedy Night featuring comedienne Susan Rice

Thu, 2014-05-08 20:00
It?s no joke that laughter is good for the soul and comedienne Susan Rice is giving audiences a reason to laugh at life?s crazy ups and downs. Rice, along with special guest and Seattle local Geoff Lott, kicks off CWU?s Family Weekend with her boisterous laugh and wild personality Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Tickets are $3 for CWU students with ID, $7 for general admission and can be purchased at www.cwu.edu/tickets.  For more information or to the full Family Weekend schedule visit www.cwu.edu/campus-life.

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