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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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02/27/2015 - CWU Presents Cas Haley Live and In Concert

Wed, 2015-02-25 20:00
?America?s Got Talent? Finalist Cas Haley: Live and In Concert at CWU Mix Bob Marley with a dash of Sublime, toss in a pinch of Southern soul and blues and you?ll cook up a batch of Cas Haley. A top-two finalist of the hit television show ?America?s Got Talent,? Haley has garnered international attention and his tour is currently taking aim at CWU. Campus Activities presents an opportunity to experience Haley?s unique sound Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit,. Admission is free and open to the public. Haley is a musician in the truest sense of the word. His style varies between genres, incorporating elements of reggae, ska, jazz and instrumentals. Rather than topping charts or conforming to pop standards, his ambitions drive him to share what he perceives to be music?s purpose. According to his website, ?he focuses on the soul of each song rather than the perfection of details. It?s all about giving his all to spread the joy of music.? Haley?s upcoming performance at CWU offers music-lovers an opportunity to experience his music and the philosophies it communicates. For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or Drummond@cwu.edu.

02/28/2015 - CWU Baseball vs Montana State Billings

Wed, 2015-02-25 20:00
Double Header Noon and 3 p.m. • CWU Baseball Field • Free         
CWU Department of Athletics • www.wildcatsports.com • 509-963-1914
 

02/27/2015 - WSECU Open House

Tue, 2015-02-24 20:00

WSECU Open House

Friday, February 27  11-2pm

604 E University Way (Munson Hall)

Ribbon Cutting at noon with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

Finger foods and refreshments will be served

Branded stainless water bottles are the fun give away
 


Exciting news! CWU FCU has merged with WSECU and moved into a great new location.  Please stop by our Open House on Friday, February 27 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm to see our new home in Munson Hall complete with full financial services including a 24 hour access ATM!

02/27/2015 - Cave B Cure the Winter Blues Series

Tue, 2015-02-24 20:00
February 27th at 1:00pm
Water Color Class
Spend the afternoon with fellow art lovers and artist Jeannie Johnson along with a glass of Cave B Wine 
Cost: $40.00 per person

When: Every other Friday (Beginning Jan 2nd)

Where: Cave B Estate Winery

Why: To get out of the house, of course!

How: All events hosted, reservations required

Contact Cave B by phone at: (509) 785-3500 (ext. 0)

02/27/2015 - ?Movies and Math ? the Past, Present and the Future? Presentation at CWU

Tue, 2015-02-24 20:00
What do Disney movies have in common with superhero smash hits? Mathematics! The CWU Douglas Honors College (DHC) will host Dr. Michael Dorff, professor of mathematics at Brigham Young University (BYU) and sought after mathematics expository speaker, for a presentation entitled ?Movies and Math ? the Past, Present and the Future.? Dorff?s presentation will convey how important and integral math has been in the making of everyone?s favorite Hollywood blockbusters, and how mathematics will play a role in the future of the film industry. The community is invited to attend this free presentation on Friday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the CWU Science Building room 147. Using examples from the animated films ?Frozen? and Pixar?s ?The Incredibles,? Dorff will demonstrate how the films? artists used math to achieve effects like realistic snow and quick-moving characters. For more information please contact Madelyne Weber, DHC student receptionist at 509-963-1900 or dhc@cwu.edu.

02/27/2015 - Forget Me Not Bingo at the Adult Activity Center

Mon, 2015-02-23 20:00
Uncap those ink pens and warm up those vocal cords because a day full of fun and games in support of cancer treatment and research is right around the corner. Forget Me Not Bingo, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will take place on Friday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Adult Activity Center at 506 Pine St. The event is open to everyone and local businesses will be donating prizes to be handed out to bingo winners. Free transportation will be available to students, provided they arrive at the SURC Pit before the event by 10:30 a.m. There will also be free refreshments available for all players.
 
CWU students who wish to attend will need to register in person by stopping by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) office in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 256 prior to the event. In addition, CWU students who wish to take advantage of free transportation to the event will also need to fill out a Liability Waiver Form in person at the CLCE prior to being transported.  
 
For all non-students, there is no registration, but a mandatory $5 entry donation is required to play. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. CWU students are not required to donate but are welcome to if they wish.
 
For more information, contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing clce@cwu.edu.  

02/27/2015 - Forget Me Not Bingo at the Adult Activity Center

Mon, 2015-02-23 20:00

Uncap those ink pens and warm up those vocal cords because a day full of fun and games in support of cancer treatment and research is right around the corner. Forget Me Not Bingo, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will take place on Friday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Adult Activity Center at 506 Pine St. The event is open to everyone and local businesses will be donating prizes to be handed out to bingo winners. Free transportation will be available to students, provided they arrive at the SURC Pit before the event by 10:30 a.m. There will also be free refreshments available for all players.

CWU students who wish to attend will need to register in person by stopping by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) office in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 256 prior to the event. In addition, CWU students who wish to take advantage of free transportation to the event will also need to fill out a Liability Waiver Form in person at the CLCE prior to being transported.

For all non-students, there is no registration, but a mandatory $5 entry donation is required to play. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. CWU students are not required to donate but are welcome to if they wish.

For more information, contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing clce@cwu.edu.

02/25/2015 - CWU Wellness Center Presents the ?In Your Genes? Fashion Show

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:00
Join the CWU Wellness Center Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit for the ?In Your Genes? fashion show. Models will walk the runway wearing their favorite piece of denim or jeans and will be offered the opportunity to showcase their differences. Celebrating individuality, this event strives to provide students a chance to express their unique beauty. Through a brief personal essay, participants will tell their stories ? struggles and success ? about how they became comfortable in their genes/jeans. Attendance to this event is free and open to the public. Through events like the ?In Your Genes? fashion show, the Wellness Center strives to raise awareness among CWU students regarding issues that affect emotional, physical and mental health. By shining a light directly at these unspoken societal problems, they hope to encourage dialogue and discussion and fight perpetuating stigmas and pressures. For more information please contact the CWU Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or email wellness@cwu.edu.

02/25/2015 - Knitting Know-How

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:00

02/25/2015 - CWU Poetry Slam Tonight!

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:00
CWU Poetry Slam Tonight! Spoken-word poetry, and all the energy that comes with it, is coming to CWU. On Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre, CWU student poets will go word-for-word on stage at a slam competition hosted by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ). Energy, chaos, passion, individuality and opinionated expression will echo as the artists compete for prizes and share their art. Attendance is free and open to the public. CWU faculty and staff will judge the competition, and CWU English professor and Nuyorican Grand Slam National Champion Xavier Cavazos will host. At stake is a $200 first-place prize, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. Besides the cash, winners will have the honor of performing with musician Ron McCurdy at the Langston Hughes Project, a tribute to Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance movement. Details on that event are still to come. For more information, contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or diversity@cwu.edu.

02/26/2015 - Fort Vine Musical Performance Teaser

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:00
Indie/folk sensation Fort Vine is coming to Central this winter with guitars in hand and voices ready. The band, which includes a Central alumna, is set to play in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m., with a teaser performance at noon earlier that day in the Pit. Both performances are free and open to the public.
 
Fort Vine is composed of Central alumna Nyna Nelson on keyboards and vocals, and Trevor Tunison on guitar and lead vocals. A special acoustic set of their songs will be played from their new album “One In The Same.” The other members of Fort Vine include a drummer and bassist whom won’t be attending.
 
For a free downloadable song from “One In The Same” courtesy of Fort Vine, visit http://fortvine.bandcamp.com/.
 
For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or by emailing drummond@cwu.edu

02/26/2015 - David Garibaldi American Performance Artist

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:00
Renowned performance artist David Garibaldi is coming back to CWU to bring the stage to life at “Rhythm and Hue,” his live art show where he paints 6-foot portraits of pop and cultural icons in minutes all while moving to the rhythm of the music, Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. Tickets are free for CWU students with I.D., $10 for general admission and available at www.cwu.edu/tickets.
 
“Rhythm and Hue” is more than just a painting demonstration; it is an inspirational experience. As a performance painter, Garibaldi uses his body movement and brushes to communicate with the audience via music. At his previous performance at Central, he created portraits of President Barack Obama, Alica Keys, Cesar Chavez and Albert Einstein before hundreds in minutes. During his unique show, Garibaldi incorporates music, pop culture and art into a synthesized live performance piece.
 
For more information about the event contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or by emailing clce@cwu.edu

02/26/2015 - Fort Vine Musical Performance

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:00
Indie/folk sensation Fort Vine is coming to Central this winter with guitars in hand and voices ready. The band, which includes a Central alumna, is set to play in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m., with a teaser performance at noon earlier that day in the Pit. Both performances are free and open to the public.
 
Fort Vine is composed of Central alumna Nyna Nelson on keyboards and vocals, and Trevor Tunison on guitar and lead vocals. A special acoustic set of their songs will be played from their new album “One In The Same.” The other members of Fort Vine include a drummer and bassist whom won’t be attending.
 
For a free downloadable song from “One In The Same” courtesy of Fort Vine, visit http://fortvine.bandcamp.com/.
 
For more information, contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or by emailing drummond@cwu.edu

02/25/2015 - Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and Raffle: CWU Psychology Club

Sat, 2015-02-21 20:00
Looking for an all you can eat buffet fundraiser for a good cause? Look no further. The CWU Psychology Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom to raise money for a trip to the Western Psychology Association (WPA) convention in Las Vegas this spring. This dinner is open to everyone and tickets are $10 at the door. Tickets include endless spaghetti with meat sauce (veggie options will also be available), garlic bread and two raffle tickets. The prizes awarded from the raffle are two gift baskets, full of gift certificates to local businesses and assorted treats. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 each. The CWU Art Department will display its student?s artwork so that attendees can enjoy the scenery while enjoying their dinners. For more information contact Chelsea Green, CWU Psychology Club president, at 425-495-4115 or greenche@cwu.edu.

02/23/2015 - One Book One Community~ Kittitas County

Fri, 2015-02-20 20:00
"The Boys in the Boat" a book about "Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at 1936 Berlin Olympics" Judy Willman, daughter of rower Joe Rantz, talks about her dad's experiences from the book ?The Boys in the Boat? by Daniel James Brown. The Boys in the Boat is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel. Centered around the life of Joe Rantz?a farm boy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child?and set during the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is a character-driven story with a natural crescendo that will have you racing to the finish. Sponsored by Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library, Friends of the Carpenter Library, Friends of the Roslyn Library

02/24/2015 - Screening of Documentary Film ?Fed Up?

Fri, 2015-02-20 20:00
Have you ever taken a bite of food and wondered what?s really in it? To help people educate themselves on healthy eating, CWU will present a screening of ?FED UP,? a 2014 documentary that examines the food industry and unearths the truth about sugar consumption and the damage it causes, often to people who don?t realize how much sugar is in their food. ?FED UP? aims to motivate viewers to educate themselves about the importance of dietary awareness and the dangers of imbalanced nutritional habits, and will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 150. Attendance is free, and attendees will be invited to take the Fed Up Challenge, a pledge to go sugar free for ten days. Produced by TV journalist Katie Couric and Oscar-winning producer Laurie Lennard, ?FED UP? is an examination of America?s obesity epidemic and the food industry?s role in perpetuating the problem. The documentary features interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, among others, and aims to expose the factors behind the decline in the general state of health in America. Take control of your health and join CWU for this educational and entertaining event. Challenge yourself and take the Fed Up Challenge! This event is sponsored by the CWU Public Health Program, CWU Physical Education School and Public Health Department, CWU Pre Nursing Club, CWU Wellness Center, and the CWU Student Medical and Counseling Clinic. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-3213 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.

02/24/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

Fri, 2015-02-20 20:00
In an effort to promote the literary arts and engage the CWU and Ellensburg youth and families, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) presents Family Literacy Nights Tuesday, Feb. 10, Thursday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Michaelson Hall room 126. These events are free and open to the public.
 
CWU teacher candidates enrolled in EDLT 321, Teaching Children's Literature, will read to the children at this great opportunity to bring the family together for a fun night of reading. There will be free drinks and popcorn for all those in attendance, as well as a free book for each child to take home.
 
For more information please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2127 or email diversity@cwu.edu.

02/24/2015 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series: Author Kevin Sampsell

Fri, 2015-02-20 20:00
The Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at CWU welcomes Kevin Sampsell, a Portland based novelist, essayist and publisher. The series brings writers of many disciplines to CWU, where the writers not only share their work, but also interact with and inspire their audiences. Sampsell will read from his vast collection of published works Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the CWU Wildcat Shop. The reading is free to attend and open to the public, and Sampsell?s books will be available for purchase. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Sampsell after the reading and ask him questions about his work and accomplishments. For more than twenty years, Sampsell has been the publisher of Future Tense Books, a micropress that he operates in Portland, where he also works at the world-famous Powell?s bookstore. He has published a short story collection, ?Creamy Bullets,? a memoir, ?A Common Pornography,? and his most recent full-length work, a novel titled ?This is Between Us? which was published in November of 2013. Sampsell?s stories and essays have appeared in such prestigious publications and websites as ?Salon,? ?The Rumpus,? ?McSweeney?s,? ?Tin House,? ?Best Sex Writing 2012? and ?Best American Essays 2013.? For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or English@cwu.edu.

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