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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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03/05/2020 - The Wolves

Sat, 2020-02-22 23:21
New York Times Critic's Pick, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Wolves reveals a high school girls' soccer team warming up to face the large and small challenges of adult life. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Recommended for mature audiences.  Milo Smith Tower Theatre, Ellensburg, WA $8 CWU Students with ID, $12 Seniors/Alum/Students, $15 General Admission March 5 @ 7:30 p.m. March 6 @ 7:30 p.m. March 7 @ 7:30 p.m. March 12 @ 7:30 p.m. March 13 @ 7:30 p.m. March 14 @7:30 p.m. March 15 @ 2 p.m.

03/04/2020 - Rodeo City Rollergirls Cornerstone Pie Takeover

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:27
The Rodeo City Rollergirls are taking over Cornerstone Pie! Cornerstone Pie has generously offered to donate a percentage% of all sales on March 4th to support the Rodeo City Rollergirls. Stop in from 4-8 p.m. to enjoy some pizza and beverages! We hope to see you, your family, your friends and their friends at Cornerstone Pie!

03/05/2020 - Monkey Lingo - a talk by Dr. Sofi K. Blue

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:27
Dr. Sofia K. Blue was part of a research team studying Tibetan Macaques at Mt. Huangshan, China. Having earned degrees in both primatology and acoustics, Dr. Blue was drawn to the ways this macaque society used a wide range of vocalizations in order to communicate. Join Dr. Blue at the Museum while she tells us more about how to speak and interpret ‘Macaque’!

03/05/2020 - Free Building Resilience Film Series

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:27
The Resilience and ACEs Task Force presents the annual Building Resilience Film Series! Join us for FREE from 6pm to 8pm on the evenings of March 5th, 12th, and 19th, at the Ellensburg High School Little Theater. These three films are an opportunity to learn more about resilience, adverse childhood experiences, and how trauma shapes our lives. Local professionals and community members will take part in a panel discussion after each film. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact the Kittitas County Public Health Department at 509-962-7515.

02/25/2020 - Improve Concentration and Mental Focus with Prestige Senior Living!

Wed, 2020-02-19 14:35
Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone invites community members to improve their concentration and mental focus on Tuesday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m., with a free breathing workshop by Ageless Grace, an innovative brain fitness program focused on activating all five areas of the brain and addressing all 21 aging factors of the body. This program will teach the B-R-E-A-T-H-E Out Loud Tool, which will help residents and community members learn how to increase lung capacity and create a greater sense of relaxation. As one of the 21 exercises from Ageless Grace, the B-R-E-A-T-H-E Out Loud Tool works to improve attention span, create clearer thinking, increase energy and decrease tiredness and lethargy. The simple movements also function as games that challenge the brain’s plasticity and improve memory by augmenting and mending the brain’s neural pathways, which can regress or stop developing as one ages. As a partner in active aging, Prestige Senior Living offers a range of innovative programs dedicated to helping older adults achieve an optimum level of health and wellness throughout all aspects of their lives. This free workshop is inspired by Prestige’s Celebrations wellness program, which was designed to nurture the mind, body and spirit and give seniors the choices and freedom to celebrate life. To join this free event or to learn more about Ageless Grace, please call (509) 925-3099.

03/03/2020 - Stella Moreno collection Dedication/ Poetry Reading, Poetica Sin Fronteras

Tue, 2020-02-18 23:33
March 03, 2020 4:00 - 5:30 pm Brooks Library 4th Floor Dedication of the Stella Moreno Collection followed by book release and readings from Poetics Without Borders/Poetica Sin Fronteras The readings will take place following the dedication of the Stella Moreno Collection. Dr. Julieta Altamirano-Crosby, Dr. Anthony Geist, Dr. Antonio Sanchez and Xavier Cavazos will read from the collection. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by: Brooks Library World Languages English department Communications department College of Arts and Humanities Latin X Diversity and Equity Center MEChA

03/03/2020 - Census 2020 Session

Tue, 2020-02-18 23:33
March 3, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00 pm Brooks Library Maps Room Join us for this free community event. Come and learn "Why Census 2020 Matters: Suffrage, Identity, and You". • Sponsored by the James E. Brooks Library, the Kittitas County League of Women Voters, and the Ellensburg Public Library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Government Publications librarian, Aimee Quinn at • Where to go for more information: • Sponsor/contact information: Aimee Quinn /

03/02/2020 - Monday Movie Madness: Cats

Mon, 2020-02-17 23:22
Showings are 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Free to CWU Students with ID $3.00 to the General Public Location Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre Rm 210

02/27/2020 - CWU Open Mic Night

Sat, 2020-02-15 23:35
Open Mic Night Showcases Talent on Campus Musicians, comedians and poets will show off their skills at Central Washington University's Open Mic Nights at 8 p.m. select Thursdays this winter at the 1891 Bistro. Open mic night dates are: Jan. 16 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27 March 12 Signups start at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Free & open to the public.

02/26/2020 - Magician Nash Fung

Thu, 2020-02-13 23:21
CWU Alumni, Nash Fung, is coming back to his Alma Mater for an entertaining magic show. Fung was featured on Penn & Teller's: Fool Us television show. He will fool you with his slight of hand tricks and you won't believe your eyes.

02/26/2020 - Restaurant Month

Thu, 2020-02-13 17:08
Let's celebrate our wonderful restaurants that we have in downtown Ellensburg! All month long in February, you can support some of your favorite local food spots by participating in Restaurant Month! HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: Each participating restaurant will come up with a special 3-course meal at a price point of either $15, $25, or $35. You can enjoy that delicious meal EVERY WEDNESDAY IN FEBRUARY ONLY. Here's another way to support restaurants all month long: RESTAURANT MONTH BINGO! HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: Starting February 1, you can pick up a Restaurant Month Bingo card at any participating location or print one off yourself on our website. The Bingo card will be filled with different specials, happy hours, events, and tasks that you can complete on your own time. If you get a BINGO, take it to any Restaurant Month location and they will enter you in to the Grand Prize raffle. Want to enter more than once? Grab another Bingo card and get to work! There is no limit on raffle entries, but you MUST have a BINGO to turn your card in. A winner will be announced at the end of the month. Bingo cards are only valid if they've been stamped or signed by an employee of a Restaurant Month location.

02/25/2020 - Rodeo City Rollergirls Pint Night

Tue, 2020-02-11 23:22
Pint Night at Iron Horse Brewery [ the pub ]! 50 cents of every pint will be donated to the Rodeo City Rollergirls! Come have a beer with us, learn about roller derby and help us raise money to keep our team rolling. Join us from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 25th.

02/25/2020 - 9 Steps to Becoming Body Positive with Virgie Tovar

Tue, 2020-02-11 23:22
Hear from body positive author Virgie Tovar! Her lecture focuses on the history of diet culture, learning what fatphobia is and how food restriction and weight discrimination affect us on interpersonal, intrapersonal and institutional levels, along with steps to begin changing our relationship to our bodies and food.

02/25/2020 - “Black Carnival: How the Black experience created a tradition” A Lecture by Kim Coleman

Tue, 2020-02-11 23:22
Please join us for a talk by Kim Coleman, a native New Orleanian, historian, storyteller, and photographer and the Curatorial Manager and Education Specialist at the McKenna Museums. Her lecture will provide an overview of how racism sparked separate cultural experiences during the carnival season in New Orleans. This event is co-sponsored by Africana and Black Studies, the Black Student Union, the Diversity and Equity Center, and the Museum of Culture and Environment at CWU.

02/19/2020 - Not Your Parents' Primary

Mon, 2020-02-10 11:27
Legislation passed in 2019 changed several aspects of how the presidential nomination process is conducted in Washington state. This free public Forum in Cle Elum will feature a panel discussion on this new primary process and what it means to vote in a presidential primary. Panel members include Jerry Pettit (Kittitas County Auditor), Marlene Pfeifer (Kittitas County Republican Party Chair) and Steve Verhey (Kittitas County Democratic Party Chair).


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