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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 18 hours 36 min ago

10/23/2014 - Open Mic Night

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
Open Mic Night Thursday, Oct. 23 8 p.m. SURC Pit Free Are you a singer or musician? Do you think you have what it takes to be a comedian, or have you written poetry you?d like to share with a live audience? Show off your talents at Open Mic Night Thursday, Oct. 23 in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.

10/24/2014 - Cranksgiving Bouldering Competition at CWU

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
Now in its sixth year, Cranksgiving, the annual bouldering competition at CWU, invites rock climbers of all skill levels to participate in the competition at the Climbing Wall Friday, Oct. 24. There will be two sessions at this year?s competition: one from 5 to 7 p.m. for the public, and one from 7 to 9 p.m. for CWU students only. Adults and children, ages six years and older who must be accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend. For CWU students, Cranksgiving is a chance to show off rock climbing skills, or get involved with the sport for the first time. Participants of all skill levels are welcome, and Climbing Wall staff will be on hand to guide and assist competitors as they take on the Wall, one of CWU?s most admired features. Registration is $35 after Friday, Oct. 17 and will be accepted up until the morning of the event. Registration materials are available at Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals (OPR), located in the far east corner of the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC), by phone at 509-963-3537 or email at outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu.

10/24/2014 - CWU hosts Haunted House: ?The Haunting at Central?

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
Alford-Montgomery Hall (Al-Monty), located at 1505 N Alder Street
Free and open to the public, non-perishable food items will be accepted for Fish Food bank.
 
Those looking for a spooktacular Halloween thrill need not to look any further than “The Haunting at Central," which will take over CWU’s North campus at Alford-Montgomery Hall (Al-Monty), located at 1505 N Alder Street, Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on both nights. This haunted attraction is free and open to the public, but donations of non-perishable food items for Ellensburg’s Fish Food Bank are encouraged and will be accepted at the event.
 
“The Haunting at Central” aims to provide safe and fun activities for CWU students and the community during Halloween week. Multiple university departments have collaborated on the event’s production, and various clubs and organizations will host activities for thrill-seekers waiting to get into the haunted house, which will be the main event of the evening.
 
“88.1 The ‘Burg will be there playing music, and University Recreation will have glow-in-the-dark activities,” said J.D. Charest, one of the event's student organizers. “This is going to be a really fun thing for everybody involved. This is going to be a real haunted house; it is going to scare the heck out of people.”  
 
For more information please contact Margarita Manzo-Casio, University Housing and New Student Programs Resident Advisor, at 509-840-0054 or manzocam@cwu.edu.

10/24/2014 - 7th Annual Flavors of Conservation- hosted by Forterra

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
Live music, libations, food, & Chocolate, Chocolate , Chocolate

10/25/2014 - Junk-tiquen in the Burg- Antique Show

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
Looking for a fun day of shopping for Junkin' Treasures, Yummy Food, Up-Cycled , Vintage and Antique Finds - search no further, Join us for Junk-tiquen in the Burg!
Vintage Show featuring Antiques, Up-cycled 'Junk', Vintage finds and more!

10/25/2014 - FREE Document Shred Day and FREE Drug Take Back Day

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
Have your old documents safely shredded and your prescriptions/medications safely disposed of by attending this event. For residents only - no business offices please. Local law enforcement officers on hand to talk to residents about fraud and ID theft. Hosted by the Wa. State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, SHIBA Program, RSVP and Volunteer Center, Kittitas County Sheriff Office and the Community Network.

10/25/2014 - Volunteer for "Downtown: Make a Difference Day"

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
Volunteer for ?Downtown: Make a Difference Day? Saturday, Oct. 25 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. SURC Pit Want to be part of the single largest day of volunteering in the country? Then this Make a Difference Day, join the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) as they go downtown to beautify Ellensburg by helping the Ellensburg Downtown Association prepare the 65 downtown flower pots for winter. Check in will be at 9:30 a.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit, and the event will last until 1 p.m. Every person has the power to make a difference, whether it?s globally or locally. Every contribution is appreciated, and Make a Difference Day is the time to get up and get involved! Visit the CLCE office in SURC 256 to start volunteering. If you have volunteered with CLCE before, you can sign up for Downtown: Make a Difference Day at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage. For more information call (509)963-1850 or email clce@cwu.edu (Subject: ?ATTN: Downtown: Make a Difference Day?).

10/25/2014 - CWU hosts Haunted House: ?The Haunting at Central?

Sun, 2014-10-19 20:00
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Alford-Montgomery Hall (Al-Monty), located at 1505 N Alder Street

Free and open to the public, non-perishable food items will be accepted for Fish Food bank.

 

Those looking for a spooktacular Halloween thrill need not to look any further than “The Haunting at Central," which will take over CWU’s North campus at Alford-Montgomery Hall (Al-Monty), located at 1505 N Alder Street, Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on both nights. This haunted attraction is free and open to the public, but donations of non-perishable food items for Ellensburg’s Fish Food Bank are encouraged and will be accepted at the event.

 

“The Haunting at Central” aims to provide safe and fun activities for CWU students and the community during Halloween week. Multiple university departments have collaborated on the event’s production, and various clubs and organizations will host activities for thrill-seekers waiting to get into the haunted house, which will be the main event of the evening.

 

“88.1 The ‘Burg will be there playing music, and University Recreation will have glow-in-the-dark activities,” said J.D. Charest, one of the event's student organizers. “This is going to be a really fun thing for everybody involved. This is going to be a real haunted house; it is going to scare the heck out of people.”  

 

For more information please contact Margarita Manzo-Casio, University Housing and New Student Programs Resident Advisor, at 509-840-0054 or manzocam@cwu.edu.

Free and open to the public, non-perishable food items will be accepted for Fish Food bank.
 
Those looking for a spooktacular Halloween thrill need not to look any further than “The Haunting at Central," which will take over CWU’s North campus at Alford-Montgomery Hall (Al-Monty), located at 1505 N Alder Street, Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on both nights. This haunted attraction is free and open to the public, but donations of non-perishable food items for Ellensburg’s Fish Food Bank are encouraged and will be accepted at the event.
 
“The Haunting at Central” aims to provide safe and fun activities for CWU students and the community during Halloween week. Multiple university departments have collaborated on the event’s production, and various clubs and organizations will host activities for thrill-seekers waiting to get into the haunted house, which will be the main event of the evening.
 
“88.1 The ‘Burg will be there playing music, and University Recreation will have glow-in-the-dark activities,” said J.D. Charest, one of the event's student organizers. “This is going to be a really fun thing for everybody involved. This is going to be a real haunted house; it is going to scare the heck out of people.”  
 
For more information please contact Margarita Manzo-Casio, University Housing and New Student Programs Resident Advisor, at 509-840-0054 or manzocam@cwu.edu.

10/23/2014 - CWU Job, Internship and Grad School Fair

Sat, 2014-10-18 20:00
Free
Open to the public
 
CWU Career Services is hosting an all-majors career event for students, alumni and community members seeking jobs, internships or graduate school opportunities. Companies and agencies recruiting from all academic disciplines will be on hand, including Edward Jones Investments, Peace Corps, The Boeing Company, Verizon Wireless and many more. In addition, there will be a LinkedIn Photo Booth available from 10 a.m. to noon to take professional photos that can be used on social media outlets.
 
Students and alumni can register to volunteer at the event and be among the first to meet and assist employers or be involved in fair preparation activities. Email career@cwu.edu for more information.
 
So be sure to dress professionally and bring copies of your resume for this popular annual event at CWU.
 
For questions contact Kristina Paquette, CWU Career Services, at 509-963-2404 or paquette@cwu.edu

10/23/2014 - How to become a Customer Service Super Hero

Sat, 2014-10-18 20:00
How to Become a Customer Service Super Hero, presented by Better Business Bureau.In this digital age of customers voicing their experiences online, do your customers sing your praises or do they have less-than-desirable stories to tell? BBB will provide relevant, easy-to-implement tools you can use to create lasting relationships with your customers. No matter how you interact with your customers, whether it be by phone, email, or in person, everyone can be a customer service superhero.
 
This workshop covers the following topics:
  • Identifying who your customers are and their individualized needs
  • Understanding barriers that hinder positive relationships with your customers
  • Creating a culture of service and gratitude within your company or team
  • Actively listening to the needs of your customers and responding appropriately
  • Handling difficult customers calmly and respectfully
This event is free and open to the public, lunch is available to purchase

10/23/2014 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series

Sat, 2014-10-18 20:00
Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at CWU presents poet Adrianne Kalfopoulu to share her work and success. Kalfopoulou is an associate Professor of Language and Literature at Hellenic American University/HAEC in Athens, Greece. Her publications include two poetry collections, ?Wild Greens? and ?Passion Maps,? from Red Hen Press and scholarly work on Sylvia Plath in ?Women?s Studies? and ?Plath Profiles.? Her essay collection, ?Ruin, Essays in Exilic Living? deals with crisis moments that explore states of mind. Awarded Room magazine?s prize in nonfiction for 2011, and a ?Notable Essay of the Year? in ?Best American Essays,? Adrianne engages meanings of ?exilic? and how it feels to live in cities emblematic of late capitalism.

10/21/2014 - Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Candidate's Forum

Fri, 2014-10-17 20:00
You are invited to join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at City Hall Council Chamber for the 2014 Candidate's Forum.  You will have to opportunity to pose questions (through a moderator) to those running in local and district races.

10/18/2014 - CWU Homecoming Entertainment Headliner: Musician Phillip Phillips

Thu, 2014-10-16 20:00
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips is set to bring his rootsy brand of rock-and-roll to Central as the entertainment headliner for CWU Homecoming 2014, with Portland musician Christian Burghardt opening. Everyone is invited to attend Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are $20 for CWU students w/ID, $30 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at www.cwu.edu/tickets, and are selling fast; so, don?t hesitate to buy now. Since winning season 11 of ?American Idol,? 24-year-old Phillips has sold more than 2 million albums and 9 million singles. He is best known for the quadruple-platinum hit ?Home,? which was released the same day he was crowned ?American Idol.? The song marks the most successful coronation song of any ?Idol? winner, as well as the highest debut on the ?Billboard? Digital songs chart. ?Home? is also featured on Phillips? first album ?The World from the Side of the Moon,? which has been noted for its emotional variety and appeal to fans of rock and pop alike. Recently, Phillips has toured with Matchbox 20 and has opened for John Mayer on Mayer?s ?Born and Raised? tour last summer. CWU will be a stop on Phillips? current tour, which features songs from his newest album, ?Behind the Light.? For more information please contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.

10/21/2014 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: John Magnusson

Thu, 2014-10-16 20:00
The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will host Tea at 3, an engaging speaker series at CWU. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the personal experiences of CWU faculty, staff and community members as they share their journeys to their current places in life. Join John Magnusson, Residence Hall Coordinator, Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Attendance is free, and warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy. As a Residence Hall Coordinator, Magnusson is immersed in student life at CWU, and is dedicated to the success and well being of students in the Residence Halls. His job duties include supervising the students, advising student groups and organizations, managing building-operations, managing students? rights and responsibilities and managing potential crises in student housing. For more information please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu.

10/18/2014 - Operation Harvest - Rotary Clubs

Wed, 2014-10-15 20:00
Operation Harvest is the collecting of Nonperishable food donations for the FISH Food Bank
On Saturday October 18th if you live in the city limits and would like to donate please leave your donated items on your front porch and they will be picked up between 10:00 am & 12 Noon.  If somehow we miss your location please drop off at FISH Food Bank 301 W. 2nd Ave. 

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