Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 14 hours 22 min ago
Professor, filmmaker, activist and author Frank B. Wilderson, III, Ph.D., will be speaking at CWU to share his views and experience with social justice in his talk titled ?Social Justice and Civil Rights.? Wilderson grew up during a time when activism, such as the Black Panther Party movement and student uprisings, was widespread. In addition to events happening in America, Wilderson?s perspective on race relations was heavily influenced by his time spent in South Africa. One of two elected American officials with the African National Congress (ANC), Wilderson joined in the fight to end apartheid. He writes of his time?including how Nelson Mandela once called him ?a threat to national security??in his award-winning memoir ?Incognegro.? Wilderson has a background in creative writing and presently teaches drama and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. His unique firsthand experiences with civil rights and social justice are part of what make Wilderson a fascinating voice on these topics. Wilderson?s appearance is part of the CWU Social Justice and Human Rights Series. This year?s inaugural theme is Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter.
Ava Chin, author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal, will be reading from her latest work at Central Washington University on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Chin will hold a craft talk, Why I Write: Tips for Aspiring Writers,? earlier that day at noon in Black Hall Room 151. The reading, followed by a book signing, and craft talk is free and open to the public. Her latest work won 1st Prize in the 2015 M.F.K. Fisher Book Awards and Kirkus called Eating Wildly ?A delectable feast of the heart.? A former slam poet, The Huffington Post named her one of "9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading." Chin is part of the Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series. For a complete schedule visit www.cwu.edu/english/lion-rock-visiting-writers-series. Sponsors: College of Arts and Humanities, Department of English, Club Senate, Inklings Creative Writing Club, The Wildcat Shop and Karen Gookin
IDENTIFICATION, EARLY DETECTION, AND REPORTING OF INVASIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP ?Hosted by: Marc Eylar, Kittitas Co. Noxious Weed Board and Helen Lau USFS Botanist. About the Program The PNW Invasive Plant Council (PNW IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization (http://www.pnw-ipc.org/) working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), county noxious weed boards, and other state and local groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the NFF, NFWF, WSDA and others we are gearing up for our fifth year to search for priority and newly emerging invasive plants in our National Forests, Parks and beyond. Our mission is to recruit new volunteers and inspire our current volunteer base to search for invasive plant populations. We have specific focal areas in National Forests and Parks, and DNR Natural Areas Preserves but there is a great need to document emerging invasive populations on all public lands. If you are hiking, boating, kayaking, horseback riding or working on public lands and are interested in participating in our program and/or interested in learning more about invasive plants and the problems they cause you are invited to attend. PNW ICP?s Citizen Science Invasive Plant EDRR Volunteer Training Our mission is to train citizens to identify a suite of invasive plants and to take basic data on their location and population numbers so we can inform land managers of their presence which will help lead to their eradication before they spread. We will train volunteers to identify target invasive plants in a 2.5 hour training which includes a PowerPoint presentation and examination of herbarium specimens and live material. Volunteers who sign up for the program will receive a training booklet to help ID species in the field along with survey forms and instruction on how to fill out the survey form. Trainings are intended to equip volunteers with the knowledge necessary to conduct invasive plant surveys on the land volunteers love to recreate in. We hope that each volunteer who signs up will conduct at least 1 to 2 surveys over the field season. Your efforts will directly support the maintenance of healthy ecosystems.
Apr. 4 Monday Movie Madness: Ride Along 2 Showings: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.SURC Theatre Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission Closed Captioning Available Campus Activities ? 509-963-1450 PG-13 101 min Action/Comedy As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
ONE man, with ONE arm, sharing ONE message…
Please join us to hear Bob Mortimer share his amazing story about a broken life, made whole. His journey began on a troubled path, which led to a traumatic car accident, which changed his life forever after losing three limbs. Bob’s story is about his journey to becoming truly whole…and that journey never ends.
For more information about Bob and his incredible story, visit hcjourney.org
Family Christian Center 709 East Capital Ave, Ellensburg 509.925.3310
Who polices the police? According to Norm Stamper, former Seattle police chief, the community. On April 5, at 7 p.m. in the CWU SURC Ballroom, Stamper will give a talk titled ?Community Policing in the Age of Police Militarization? about the importance of community involvement in policing on local, national and global levels. Stamper was a career cop, serving on both the San Diego and Seattle police forces for a total of over 30 years that stepped down from the position of Seattle Police Chief in 2000 following his hotly contested use of aggressive policing tactics, including tear gas, on protesters at the WTO riots in 1998. ?For those who've been disturbed by controversial shootings, and/or policing's overly aggressive, militarized response to political protest--or who have been bothered by the tactics of the protestors themselves--the topic couldn't be more relevant,? Stamper said about why he thinks his talk may be important to the community. Since his retirement, Stamper has advocated for revision in policing, including an end to The War on Drugs and a denouncement of increasing police militarization. The talk will be free and open to the public and is sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities.
The United States Army Field Band- Jazz Ambassadors
Presenting the 100-year history of Jazz
" A rare and valuable national American treasure"
Central Washington University
McIntyre Music Building
April 3rd 2016
For more information & tickets:
The Jazz Ambassadors
, the United States Army’s premier touring big band, travels thousands of miles each year to present jazz to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and around the world. As a component of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC, the Jazz Ambassadors supports its mission of carrying “into the grassroots of our country the story of our magnificent Army.” In performances across America and throughout the world, the men and women of this internationally-acclaimed organization take great pride in reflecting the excellence of all our nation’s Soldiers.
Experience the consequences of distracted driving ? without the real danger ? during the Arrive Alive Tour. Using a virtual reality headset connected to the brakes, gas pedal and steering wheel of a real car, Arrive Alive is both educational and completely interactive. Participants are invited to get behind the wheel of a stationary car and see for themselves how distractions impair their own driving. As millions of accidents are caused by driving while texting or intoxicated each year, the Arrive Alive Tour is part of a national effort to raise awareness and encourage responsible driving.
Clymer Museum Lights it Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day
April 2nd 2016
Kids Activity Centers
Visit Tater the Horse from 11am-1pm form Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center
Join the Kittitas County Chamber for the the very first Tourism Gala!
Friday, April 1st at the Liberty Theater (on the corner of 5th & Pine)
Please nominate your favorite Kittitas County tourism businesses for our 2016 Kittitas County Tourism Awards Ceremony
Tourism and travel-related businesses include services provided by hotels and restaurants, travel agencies and tour operator services, tourist guide services and other related services including special events and festivals, attractions, conference facilities and certain retail establishments.
Submit Nominations Here
5:30pm-6:30pm- Reception, live music, hor d' oeuvres & mocktails, photo booth
6:30pm-7:30pm- Tourism Award Ceremony, Showcase of Kittitas County Tourism Brands
Logic of Chance Romoson Bustillo, Rachel Kirk & June Sekiguchi
Open House for a Touch of Tiffany
Door prizes, finger food, wine and more!
Host : Tiffany Voshall- "A Touch of Tiffany" with cosmetic laser services.