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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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12/08/2016 - Banff Mountain Film Festival

Fri, 2016-12-02 20:00
The Banff Centre is bringing films that explore every aspect of mountain culture, including footage of the some of the greatest winter sports action ever recorded. This year, CWU’s Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals wants everyone to enjoy the mountain culture by hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival on campus in the SURC Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 8. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the film will start at 7 p.m. The films will last around two hours with a 15-minute intermission. There will be giveaways from Banff and OPR for attendees. Tickets brought before the event are $12 for CWU students (with ID) and $16 for general admission. All tickets will cost $18 on the day of the event. For more information, contact OPR at 509-963-3537 or outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu.

12/08/2016 - Girls Night Out

Thu, 2016-12-01 20:00
An established favorite, Girls Night Out is sure to bring much needed pampering and shopping specials to the ladies of Ellensburg. In case you need another reason to shop, you will be entered to win a gift basket for every $10 spent at participating stores.   A map of participating venues and their specials will be published the week of the event.

12/06/2016 - Science in a Pint

Wed, 2016-11-30 20:00
A community presentation and discussion about a variety of locally relevant science topics held the first Tuesday of each month at Cornerstone Pie. In December Paul Knepper will be speaking about "Murder Mystery: Explaining the Worldwide Drop in Crime".

12/01/2016 - Essential Oil DIY Workshop

Mon, 2016-11-28 20:00
Learn about the benefits of essential oils and create 3 unique personal care blends to treat yourself or gift to a special someone. During this class you will create a: Winter Spice Room Spray: a blend of white fir, orange, cassia and others Happiness Roll-on: an uplifting, mellowing blend Whipped Body Butter: pamper dry winter skin with this luxurious blend of peppermint, tea tree oil and lavender Register for this workshop today!

12/04/2016 - Swauk-Teanaway Grange Community Christmas Dinner

Mon, 2016-11-28 20:00

You are invited to share a meal at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange for the annual Community Christmas Dinner at 1:00 pm on Sunday, December 4.

Grange members provide roasted turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and dessert - just bring a side dish to share. What began as Grange members sharing a holiday meal has grown into a large gathering of community members enjoying a delicious meal and festive holiday entertainment.

Young performers from Dance Craze will be on stage performing dance routines during dessert. Then YOU will join in singing a few favorite carols.

The food will be delicious; the music will get you into the holiday spirit, and the sense of community is guaranteed to be absolutely wonderful!

12/03/2016 - Christmas in Kittitas

Sun, 2016-11-27 20:00
6th Annual Christmas in Kittitas

12/06/2016 - Community Ice Skating at Suncadia

Sun, 2016-11-27 20:00
Tuesdays throughout Winterfest, the outdoor ice rink at Suncadia is open to all ages and free of charge with a non-perishable food item donation.

12/03/2016 - Holiday Extravaganza for Ellensburg Families

Sat, 2016-11-26 20:00
It’s going to be the ultimate Holiday Extravaganza! On Dec. 3 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community-wide event provides a heart-warming opportunity for Central Washington University and Ellensburg to come together for the holiday season. Holiday Extravaganza is a hands on event where children (K-5) and their families participate in winter-themed activities and crafts. CWU Students will volunteer to create the ultimate winter wonderland experience. For more information, Kim Jellison, CLCE program manager at (509) 963-1978 or kimberly.jellison@cwu.edu. Event sponsors: CLCE, Domino’s Pizza, D&M Coffee

12/03/2016 - Shopkins Swapkins

Sat, 2016-11-26 20:00

12/03/2016 - Christmas in Cle Elum

Sat, 2016-11-26 20:00
Crafts, Food, Hot Drinks, Music, Holiday Items & MORE in SANTA'S VILLAGE on North Pennsylvania Ave.

12/02/2016 - Board Game Nights

Thu, 2016-11-24 20:00

12/03/2016 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Thu, 2016-11-24 20:00

12/03/2016 - Birdhouse Day - Knudson Lumber

Thu, 2016-11-24 20:00
Knudson Lumber's Birdhouse Day

11/29/2016 - Building Respectful Communities: Transcending Hate

Mon, 2016-11-21 20:00
Please join a “Not in Our Kittitas County” Community Event on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Central Washington University and the Ellensburg community are joining together to address hate with presentations and open discussion. The keynote speaker Richard King, a Critical Culture and Gender and Race Studies professor at WSU, will present “Understanding Racial Violence and Intimidation: White Supremacist Movements in the Pacific Northwest.” Lecia J. Brooks, from the Southern Poverty Law Center will give an update (via Skype) on Klan and white supremacists’ activity in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, as well as strategies for responding to hate incidents. Cynthia Mitchell, CWU Communications Department, and students from the First Amendment Class will present on “Freedom for the Speech we hate.” Following the presentations, there will be an open discussion including input from the Ellensburg and CWU Police Department; Dale Miller (EPD Chief), Clay Meyes (Undersheriff) and Mike Luvera (CWU Police). Not in Our Kittco promotes working together to build safe and inclusive environments for all – in our towns, in our businesses and in our schools. Sponsored in part by CWU Office of Student Involvement.

11/30/2016 - Facing Homelessness

Mon, 2016-11-21 20:00
Facing Homelessness Wednesday, Nov. 30th 6:30 • SURC Theatre Admission - Food contribution to support the PUSH campaign Open to everyone Rex Hoglbein, executive director of Facing Homelessness will hold a public presentation on Wednesday Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre. During his talk, he will outline strategies to resolve the issue of homelessness, such as sharing funds, resources, or simply, time. Based on the latest state Department of Commerce Point in Time survey, there were 599 homeless people in Kittitas, Yakima, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties. But that winter figure is low, usually in central Washington numbers rise dramatically during the warm summer weather.   The event will involve a community panel discussion, moderated by Philip Kerrigan, the state’s Combined Fund Drive (CFD) program manager. While the presentation is free and open to the public, those attending are encouraged to bring a food donation for the local Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) campaign. CWU’s Facing Homelessness is being held in conjunction with the university’s annual participation in the CFD, which is Washington state’s official workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. Larson added the goal is to have CWU personnel volunteer 2,000 community service hours before the end of the year to address economic and social challenges, or enhance the quality of life locally. For more information, feel free to contact Drue Larson at drue.larson@cwu.edu or 509-963-2234.  

12/01/2016 - Holiday Ware Fare’s a’Glistening

Mon, 2016-11-21 20:00
Find holiday gifts from local artist and vendors while enjoying the fun and festive atmosphere at the 41st Annual Ware Fair. This year, you’ll find a variety of handcrafted goods in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) from fuzzy scarves, paintings and delectable eats! The excitement begins on Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, the holiday fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and all-day on Saturday. For more information, contact Blaine Land, Ware Fair Coordinator, at 509-963-3315 or warefair@cwu.edu. This event is sponsored by Campus Activities. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1450 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.

12/02/2016 - First Friday Coffee Club

Sun, 2016-11-20 20:00
Come join us for coffee and pastries while networking with other business professionals in our community.