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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 21 hours 54 min ago

02/12/2017 - Cross Country Skiing

Thu, 2017-02-02 20:00
Our on-snow Cross Country Skiing sessions will give you the basic skills necessary to comfortably ski on flat or slightly hilly terrain. No experience is necessary, this class will demonstrate how to dress properly for active winter activities and how to practice basic ski skills necessary for safe travel on easy terrain. Two sessions available! Sunday, February 12th and/ or Sunday, February 26th. Orientation & Equipment: An orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on the Ellensburg Campus with the instructor to go over the gear required for the course. Attendance is required for all those registered. Please be aware that you will need to bring your own skis, boots and poles. Note: If you don't own cross country ski equipment, rentals are available locally at Mountain High Sports, located at 105 E. 4th Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926 for just $15 a day for boots, skis and poles.

02/09/2017 - Early Learning Coalition STEM

Wed, 2017-02-01 20:00
Come explore the science of magnets with fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities for children up to age 5 (older siblings welcome too)!

Developmental Screening available too!

02/02/2017 - Rose's Gift:New Discoveries About Ashley's Sack

Tue, 2017-01-31 20:00
Central Washington University presents a Black History Month lecture by Dr. Mark Auslander (Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies) One of the most enigmatic objects on display in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is "Ashley's Sack." On loan from South Carolina's Middleton Place, this unbleached cotton sack features an embroidered text recounting the slave sale of a nine-year-old girl named Ashley and the gift of the sack by her mother. Until now, Ashley's identity has been unknown. New research by Mark Auslander traces Ashley's Sack from the initial gift during the era of slavery to the present. Mark Auslander is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Central Washington University, where he directs the university's Museum of Culture and Environment. He is the author of The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011). He writes a regular blog on his ethnographic, museum, and cultural studies interests, "Cultural Environments." Co-sponsored by CWU Africana and Black Studies

02/08/2017 - Women, Wine, & Whatever

Mon, 2017-01-30 20:00
Women, Wine & Whatever is a monthly networking event for the fabulous women of Kittitas County. Enjoy wine, beer and food with a great group of women while we discuss our frustrations, successes, personal and professional lives, and goals.

02/08/2017 - Kids Chess Club

Sun, 2017-01-29 20:00

02/04/2017 - Museum of Culture & Environment

Sat, 2017-01-28 20:00
Common Threads: Drop-in Arts Workshop

Feel free to drop-in at this free, public event from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, February 4th. Museum staff will be guiding a fun and creative, fabric arts workshop related to the exhibit Tapestries of Hope: The Arpillera Movement in Chile. Supplies will be provided so just bring your creativity, your friends, and family.

02/04/2017 - Shopkins Swapkins

Sat, 2017-01-28 20:00

02/07/2017 - Knitting Essentials

Sat, 2017-01-28 20:00

01/31/2017 - Regie Cabico

Thu, 2017-01-26 20:00
7 p.m. • SURC Ballroom • Free and open to the public A master of spoken word, Regie Cabico is a prominent force in today’s poetry world and he’s bringing his “slamming” skills to Central Washington University. Cabico is a first generation Filipino-American performer who draws heavily from his personal experiences as both an immigrant and an openly gay performer. He has trail-blazed his way into the spotlight through performances that he describes as “theatrical showstoppers,” as his poems effortlessly weave together comedy and social messages. Cabico’s appearance at CWU is sponsored in part by the “Social Justice & Human Rights Dialogues: Migration.” In his performance he will discuss how his personal life has shaped his art form and the impacts of society on his migrant family.

02/03/2017 - First Friday Coffee Club

Thu, 2017-01-26 20:00
Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce for First Friday Coffee Club hosted by Steward & Williams Tribute Center. Don't forget your business cards for the door prize drawing!

Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community. It is free and open to any business in the county!

02/03/2017 - Fishy Friday!

Thu, 2017-01-26 20:00

02/03/2017 - Board Game Nights

Thu, 2017-01-26 20:00

02/04/2017 - First Saturday Birdwalk

Thu, 2017-01-26 20:00

02/04/2017 - Rigadoor Dance Club Dinner/Dance Events

Thu, 2017-01-26 20:00
Rigadoor Dance Club is a private club that hosts 4 dinner/dance events annually. Currently there are approximately 70 member couples, and we are looking to increase our membership.

For more information contact:
Paul or Giiny Sorenson (509) 925-5739
Jim Charlton (509) 899-2650
Jackie Charlton (509) 899-0095

01/27/2017 - Natural Science Seminar

Tue, 2017-01-24 20:00
Everyone is welcome! The Natural Science Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the CWU Department of Biological Sciences and the College of the Sciences. Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Bob Hickey (CWU, Geography), on "The Creation of a Marine Park: Twenty Years of Research on the Intertidal Mudflats of Northwestern Australia." For more information:

01/25/2017 - Tea @ 3

Mon, 2017-01-23 20:00
Tea @ 3 presents speakers from the campus and community sharing their personal stories and life journeys. Emily Rollie, assistant professor of Theatre Arts, is next up in the series. Some may know she's acted and directed in productions across the country, but did you know she also enjoys long-distance running? Join us to learn more!


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