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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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05/14/2015 - Tea at 3 Speaker Series at CWU: Fabiola Serra Fuertas

Tue, 2015-05-12 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, community members and influential individuals across the state as they share their journeys to their current places in life. Attendance to each speech is free, and speeches will be held at 3 p.m. in the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. Warm beverages and treats will be available for attendees to enjoy while the speakers give their talks.
The Tea at 3 Speaker Series welcomes Fabiola Serra Fuertas is currently a Biology lecturer at CWU and teaches such classes as Biology 101 and 201. In her spare time, Fuertas teaches Zumba. As a Peruvian native, she was accustomed to dancing regularly as part of the culture – whether at a restaurant, a store or just at home. In order to continue her love of dance in America – in addition to her Zumba classes – Fuertas founded TusuyPeru, a Peruvian style dance group in 2010. The name comes from “Tusuy” (Quechuan for “dance”) and “Peru,” the country of origin. TusuyPeru was responsible for organizing the Central Washington International Dance Festival held in October of last year, in addition to being present at many Pacific Northwest dance festivals across the state of Washington.
For more information, please contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or

05/14/2015 - CWU Recruitment Night

Tue, 2015-05-12 20:00
On May 14th from 4:30pm-6:30pm the Human Resources department of Central Washington University is hosting a Recruitment Night for community members. There will be information regarding current employment opportunities at the university. We will also provide assistance with online applications, resumes, and cover letters. The event is sponsored by the Ellensburg Public Library. We speak Spanish? ?Hablamos Español!

05/14/2015 - Next Level Knitting

Tue, 2015-05-12 20:00

05/14/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Tue, 2015-05-12 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · · 509-963-1273 

05/13/2015 - Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger to Visit CWU

Mon, 2015-05-11 20:00
Having suffered through a first-hand account of the Holocaust, Dr. Edith Eger?s story is one of survival and resilience and on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom, she will discuss her experiences with the CWU and Ellensburg communities. Eger?s presentation is sponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ), the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) and the Office of the Provost. This event is free and open to the public. As a Jewish teenager living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe in 1944, Eger and her family were sent to the infamous Auschwitz death camp by Hitler?s regime, where both of her parents sadly perished. But she survived, and towards the end of the war Eger was rescued by an American soldier from a camp in Austria, where she and other prisoners had been transferred. Now an author, a doctor and a prolific public speaker, Eger?s experiences and story of survival has garnered her national and worldwide reverence, with numerous television appearances, international speaking engagements and the biographical focus of a Dutch National Television holocaust documentary. Eger?s visit offers attendees the opportunity to hear a first-hand account of one of the most profound crimes in modern history, triumph over tragedy and ascent to success. For more information contact the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice at 509-963-2127 or email

05/14/2015 - Bares & Broncs

Mon, 2015-05-11 20:00

The 8th Annual Bares and Broncs,  is almost here! May 16th, 2015 6:30pm at the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena.  We look forward to seeing everyone there, and greatly appreciate all the support this community has for our event.  


Tickets are $8 presale or $10 at the gate. 

Also as part of Bares & Broncs:
Thursday May 14th- Names the Horses at Iron Horse Micropub (412 N Main St.)

Friday May 15h- 6:00pm Mounted shooters jackpot & practice in the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena

Saturday May 16th- 10am WSBR Barrel Racing in the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena and Spirit of the West Vendor show in Western Village

Sunday May 17th- Mounted Shooters jackpot & practice, Ellensburg Rodeo Arena

Don's miss Rusty Cage Behind the Chutes!

05/14/2015 - First Amendment Festival presents Food For Thought

Mon, 2015-05-11 20:00
To honor the First Amendment, the CWU Department of Communications and The Daily Record will host the First Amendment Festival May 11 through 14 with a series of events in celebration of the freedoms of speech, religion, the press and peaceful assembly and demonstration. All events are free and open to the public. As a way of demonstrating the power of free speech, the festival will offer ?Food for Thought? on Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Patio, during which attendees will have the chance to trade their First Amendment rights for a slice of free cheese pizza. For more information please call 509-963-1063 or email

05/13/2015 - Women Wine & Whine

Sun, 2015-05-10 20:00
You’re invited to Ellensburg’s fun, friendly and informal women’s social and networking group
Women Wine & Whine!
We meet the second Wednesday of every month
5:00pm to 7:00pm in the back room at the Starlight Lounge
Come enjoy some wine and food (no host) with a great group of women while we discuss our frustrations, successes, personal and professional lives, and goals. It’s going to be exciting to see how this group evolves and we would love for you to be apart of it!
For more info Contact:
Jessica Tate at (509) 925-2002

05/13/2015 - Fly Tying & Microbrews

Sun, 2015-05-10 20:00
Learn to tie flies for trout fishing while enjoying a handcrafted microbrew from the Iron Horse Brewery. Join the experts from the Troutwater Outfitters on Wednesday, May 13 from 6 to 8 PM in tying a few local favorite imitations for the streams and lakes in the Ellensburg area. All fly tying equipment and material along with microbrews are included in the course. Must have valid ID and be 21 years of age to participate

05/13/2015 - Runners' 1-hour workshop

Sun, 2015-05-10 20:00
Get expert insight on overuse injuries and runners? gaits, as well as the benefits of strength training.

05/13/2015 - Running Clinic

Sun, 2015-05-10 20:00
Do you run?
Free & open to the public

Join Kittitas Valley Healthcare for a free hour of running advice from trained experts.

Strength Training, Gait Analysis, Overuse Injuries.

Wednesday May 13th
​ 6:30-7:30pm
at KVH Physical Therapy
301 E Mountain View Ave, Ellensburg

05/13/2015 - Iron Horse Brewery Trivia

Sun, 2015-05-10 20:00
Iron Horse Brewery hosts trivia night, every Wednesday at 7pm (ish) at a different location around town.

Bring a team of 2-6 players, pay an entry fee of $3.00 each and show off your useless knowledge! Winners take the cash. Runners up get prizes and losers pick the two categories for the next week.

Enjoy great beer specials and have fun!

Every correct answer gets a raffle ticket for bonus swag. 

Stop by the pub around 6pm for a pint and some pre-game hints.

May 13th- Club 301
May 20th- Starlight Lounge
May 27th- The Tav


05/12/2015 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet/Literary Advocate Allison Joseph

Sat, 2015-05-09 20:00
The CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series continues this month, welcoming poet and literary advocate Allison Joseph Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. In addition, everyone is invited to a Craft Talk with Joseph earlier that day at 3 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. This event is free and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with CWU?s First Amendment Festival. An associate professor of English at Southern Illinois University and author of seven published collections of poetry, Joseph co-founded the literary journal ?Crab Orchard Review? and the Young Writers Workshop, a co-ed residential summer program for teen writers. She is also the moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, a list-serve that provides publication and submission information to writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. In March of 2012, she was awarded the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or

05/13/2015 - Beginning Genealogy Workshop

Sat, 2015-05-09 20:00
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring free Beginning Genealogy Classes in conjunction with the Northwest Genealogy Conference. Held Wednesday 12 August 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, these sessions are perfect for complete beginners or someone who might be a little out of practice or want to brush up on some skills. Two of the best genealogy instructors in Washington, Winona Laird and Janet Camarata, are teaching this class series. Both are professional genealogists who have dedicated themselves to educating other genealogists. Their care and precision in building educational programs ensures that students get the highest quality and most accurate information available. NOTE: Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. You can register through the link below to reserve your seat beginning March 1, 2015

05/11/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Fri, 2015-05-08 20:00
May 11
Monday Movie Madness: “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/12/2015 - Family Literacy Nights at CWU

Fri, 2015-05-08 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, April 28, Thursday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 12 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

05/09/2015 - Mothers Day Dinner

Thu, 2015-05-07 20:00
Cle Elum Eages #649
Mother's Day Dinner
Saturday May 9th
Auxilary #649 eats free
Guests only $10.00
Sign up at the Bar for your tickets

Members and Guests welcome