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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

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Alta Lake State Park

  1. Outdoor family movie night

    July 20, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Alta Lake State Park

    Join park staff and volunteers for an outdoor movie night with a 1980's classic, The NeverEnding Story.

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Battle Ground Lake State Park

  1. Summer Saturday evening - Recycle relay!

    July 20, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    A fun game for all ages, play and learn to be a better recycler.

    Presenter: Ellen Ives, recycling educator with Waste Connections

    Signs will guide you to the day-use pavilion for this one-hour program.

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  2. Summer Saturday evening - Nuts about squirrels!

    July 27, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    Come learn about native squirrels of the Pacific Northwest and what you can do to help our furry friends. Kids can make a squirrel craft.

    Presenter: Apryl Corey, Columbia Springs educator and squirrel recovery volunteer

    Signs will guide you to the day-use pavilion for this one-hour program.

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Cama Beach State Park

  1. Crafts for all ages

    July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  2. Toy Boat building

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  3. Ranger Talk

    July 21, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Park Ranger brings cool stuff out to a table in front of the historic store and interacts with guests on what the items are and how they were used. Items that could be on the table include: a whale rib, red tail hawk (stuffed), a beaver (stuffed), whale lice, and many other items the Ranger thinks are cool.

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  4. Crafts for all ages

    July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  5. Jr. Ranger program

    July 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store. Junior Ranger Programs are part of nearly every Washington State Park. Come experience this fun and educational program led by park staff and influenced by Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, and the magic that is Cama Beach. Topics vary from day to day often in response to weather conditions and the season. Meet in front of the Cama Store. Past topics have included: Bats Berries Forest Walks Geocaching Whoo Am I?

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  6. Artist observations and Sketching

    July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Artistic observations, relax your day. . Connect to place and picture what you want to draw or simply see. Materials are provided. Session begins in historic home (adjacent to store) at the beach. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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  7. Connections with Place - Walk & Explore

    July 24, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store, take a guided walk through the park

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  8. Crafts for all ages

    July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  9. 10th Annual Quilts on the Beach Show

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    This spectacular free outdoor display by Cama Beach Quilters is a burst of brilliant colors that draws visitors from throughout Puget Sound. There are sewing activities for all ages at Cama Center and the custom-made quilts and other handmade items are all for sale. Music by the South End String Band

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  10. South End String Band

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    The South End String Band will provide music for the Cama Beach Quilts on the Beach 10 event. Songs and acoustic music played on stringed instruments during the event in the beach area. The music for the Quilts on the Beach 10 event will encourage folks to linger and look at the colorful quilts on display, which provides a atmosphere that will remind visitors of the earlier days where life went by at a less hurried pace.

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  11. Toy Boat building

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  12. Ranger Talk

    July 28, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Park Ranger brings cool stuff out to a table in front of the historic store and interacts with guests on what the items are and how they were used. Items that could be on the table include: a whale rib, red tail hawk (stuffed), a beaver (stuffed), whale lice, and many other items the Ranger thinks are cool.

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  13. Crafts for all ages

    July 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  14. Jr. Ranger program

    July 30, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store. Junior Ranger Programs are part of nearly every Washington State Park. Come experience this fun and educational program led by park staff and influenced by Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, and the magic that is Cama Beach. Topics vary from day to day often in response to weather conditions and the season. Meet in front of the Cama Store. Past topics have included: Bats Berries Forest Walks Geocaching Whoo Am I?

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  15. Artist observations and Sketching

    July 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Artistic observations, relax your day. . Connect to place and picture what you want to draw or simply see. Materials are provided. Session begins in historic home (adjacent to store) at the beach. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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  16. Connections with Place - Walk & Explore

    July 31, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store, take a guided walk through the park

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Guided hikes

    July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  2. Junior Ranger programs

    July 18, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Evening programs

    July 18, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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  4. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  5. Guided hikes

    July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  6. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    July 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  7. Junior Ranger programs

    July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  8. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    July 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ North Beach

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  9. Junior Ranger programs

    July 20, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  10. American Roots Music Series

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Come enjoy a variety of music throughout the summer, including Croatian and Balkan music, old-time clogging, Tex Mex music and more. Concerts are held from July 6 through Aug. 24 in the West Beach Amphitheater. Check the Folk and Traditional Arts web page on the Washington State Parks website for details.

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  11. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    July 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  12. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    July 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  13. Volunteer stewardship events

    July 21, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Welcome booth

    Park staff will host weekly stewardship events for volunteers. Activities include beach cleanup, invasive species removal and more. Please check in at the welcome booth or look on the Deception Pass Park Foundation’s website for location. Bring gloves, water and snacks.

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  14. Guided hikes

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  15. Junior Ranger programs

    July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  16. Evening programs

    July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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  17. Guided hikes

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  18. Junior Ranger programs

    July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  19. Evening programs

    July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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  20. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  21. Guided hikes

    July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  22. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    July 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  23. Junior Ranger programs

    July 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  24. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    July 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ North Beach

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  25. Junior Ranger programs

    July 27, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  26. American Roots Music Series

    July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Come enjoy a variety of music throughout the summer, including Croatian and Balkan music, old-time clogging, Tex Mex music and more. Concerts are held from July 6 through Aug. 24 in the West Beach Amphitheater. Check the Folk and Traditional Arts web page on the Washington State Parks website for details.

    More Details
  27. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    July 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  28. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    July 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

    More Details
  29. Volunteer stewardship events

    July 28, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Welcome booth

    Park staff will host weekly stewardship events for volunteers. Activities include beach cleanup, invasive species removal and more. Please check in at the welcome booth or look on the Deception Pass Park Foundation’s website for location. Bring gloves, water and snacks.

    More Details
  30. Guided hikes

    July 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  31. Junior Ranger programs

    July 31, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  32. Evening programs

    July 31, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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Fort Casey State Park

  1. An evening of star gazing

    July 27, 2019, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Fort Casey State Park

    Join us for an evening of star gazing at Fort Casey State Park. Program includes a presentation by Island County Astronomical Society. Telescopes will be available. Appropriate for all ages.

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Fort Simcoe State Park

  1. Tours

    July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The interpretive center will also be open.

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  2. Tours

    July 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The Interpretive Center will also be open.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. High School Writers Conference

    July 14, 2019 - July 20, 2019

    Since 1974, Centrum’s high school writing workshops have been at the center of creative writing education in the Pacific Northwest. Nearly all working writers in the Puget Sound area and beyond point to early inspiration and craft instruction at Centrum as foundational experiences to their writing lives.

    Centrum’s High School Writers Conference brings ardent student writers together with acclaimed faculty for a week of immersion, inspiration, and instruction in creative writing.

    Whether a student is seeking an environment to create new work, looking for revision workshops for works-in-progress, or simply wants to renew and recharge in the creative life, Centrum’s High School Writers Conference offers the craft and connections to make artistic breakthroughs.

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  2. Port Townsend Writers Conference

    July 14, 2019 - July 21, 2019

    The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the wild heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene. With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the Conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers.

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  3. Timber Framing Basics

    July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Introduction to Timber Framing: A one-week class introducing you to skills, tools and concepts. If you are new to hand tool joinery or new to timber framing, we recommend that you begin with this introductory week.

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  4. Hand Tool Heaven: Joinery with Saws & Planes

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn a boatload of tips, tricks and core techniques that will convince you that hand tools, once properly setup, sharpened and handled, are not difficult to master or tedious to use and are anything but obsolete. Contrary to the “norm," you will discover the pleasure of working wood with tools that don’t make noise, don’t make dust, and therefore don’t require protection from them.

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  5. Timber Framing: Building a Structure

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 9, 2019, 5:00 PM

    You’ll be part of a team joining a frame for a moderately sized structure, yet is complex enough for you to fully understand the historic design and building processes. We're looking for a partner in the Port Townsend area who would want to sponsor a timber frame that we can build as a team. If you are interested in sponsoring a timber frame to be built in this course, please let us know. The design may be fixed by the time the class starts, but we will walk you through the design and materials selection process.

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  6. Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop

    July 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - August 4, 2019, 11:00 AM

    The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues workshop is held at Fort Worden State Park, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most stunning and inspiring landscapes. Participants can stay in dorms and eat in the Commons (a gathering place at the center of campus where local, sustainable foods are prepared by artisan chefs). The teaching artist-faculty also stay in housing on the Fort Worden campus, lending that family gathering feeling that makes this week more than just a workshop.

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  7. Beginning Digital Design and Fabrication

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This class is for those new to computer numerical Control (CNC) or at a beginner or early intermediate level. Through a series of structured lessons and projects, students will explore several core CNC design and machining techniques, including computer-made designs (CAD), cutting file creation (CAM), tool operation, and material holding techniques. As part of the process, students will create their own designs for some of the projects and use the CNC router to cut them. Students will leave with a workbook of project tutorials and digital fabrication concepts as well as inspiration to explore new projects.

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Gingko Petrified Forest State Park

  1. Discovery time

    July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wanapum Recreation Area day-use area

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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  2. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  3. Feel the Burn guided hike series: survival on fire-scarred lands

    July 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park back country trailhead off Recreation Drive

    Search for signs of life after wildfire. Discover how plants and animals survive in fire-prone habitats. Bring binoculars, water, wind-proof layers and hiking shoes.

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  4. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  5. Discovery time

    July 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wanapum Recreation Area day-use area

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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  6. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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Ike Kinswa State Park

  1. Junior Ranger evening program

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ike Kinswa State Park

    This family-friendly evening program is geared toward children of all ages. Park staff will provide educational lessons on a variety of topics, including the natural environment and local wildlife, nocturnal animals, sensory exploration, geology and hiker preparedness. Each program will include an interactive craft or activity and lasts approximately one hour. Ask for program location at contact station. Signs will be posted. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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Lake Chelan State Park

  1. Outdoor family movie night

    July 27, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Lake Chelan State Park

    Oh "deer," the park is crowded! It is not uncommon to see deer hanging around Lake Chelan State Park, along the highway or enjoining fresh grass clippings in the day-use area. Why not take the time to learn more about these often private creatures?

    Join park staff and volunteers for an in-depth look into the life of these smart, adaptable creatures with impressive skills, senses and family lives.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Evening program

    July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  2. Evening program

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  3. Junior Ranger program

    July 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for a fun Junior Ranger program at the amphitheater. Kids must bring an adult.

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  4. Discovery time

    July 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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  5. Junior Ranger program

    July 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for a fun Junior Ranger program at the amphitheater. Kids must bring an adult.

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  6. Discovery time

    July 28, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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Lewis and Clark State Park

  1. Junior Ranger evening program

    July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lewis & Clark State Park

    This family-friendly evening program is geared toward children of all ages. Park staff will provide educational lessons on a variety of topics, including the natural environment and local wildlife, nocturnal animals, sensory exploration, geology and hiker preparedness. Each program will include an interactive craft or activity and lasts approximately one hour. Meet at the amphitheater beside the CCC kitchen shelter/across from swings. Signs will be posted. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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Moran State Park

  1. Outdoor preparedness

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join naturalist and educator Cody Beebe for an hour of enjoyable interactive programming on how to prepare yourselves for day and overnight adventures into our Northwest park lands. Learn about backpack essentials, navigation, first aid, and skills for overcoming the unexpected. Great for all ages! Small children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. Storytelling

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cascade Shelter

    Antoinette Botsford has traveled throughout the world collecting and telling stories. For the last several years her focus has been the true stories of families living on Orcas Island. Her present research focuses on the old homesteads on the land that became Moran State Park as well as an ongoing park 'inhabitant' the 'angel of Mt. Constitution.' For all ages; children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Stone tower tour

    July 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Mt. Constitution

    Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution stone tower. The tour will be led by a dedicated tower expert, Rolf Eriksen. Wear walking shoes if you plan to take the tour to the top of the stone tower and be prepared for original stone steps. This activity is for all ages; young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  4. Unique flora of Mt. Constitution

    July 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join us for a presentation on the plants found on Mt. Constitution that are rare or absent from the rest of the San Juan Islands and a bit about what makes the habitats in Moran State Park suitable for these unique plants. Madrona Murphy, botanist for the conservation research cooperative Kwiaht, has been documenting the plant diversity in the San Juan Islands since her childhood on Lopez Island. Great for all ages.

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  5. Music for Moran

    July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join us for a relaxed, family-friendly evening of music, s'mores and conversation as Mark Pedelty and Tim Gustafson of the Hypoxic Punks perform several songs from their award-winning ecosong.net project and interview Sandi Talt, Friends of Moran Board President, for the Public Lands podcast.

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  6. Junior Ranger program - nature bingo

    July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join naturalist and outdoor educator Cody Beebe for a fun hour of Junior Ranger nature bingo games! We will learn about our northwest plants and animals as we play a time-tested game of nature bingo while weaving in some of Cody's own great nature stories. Includes a nature stroll. Ages 4-12; small children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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  7. Storytelling

    July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cascade Shelter

    Antoinette Botsford has traveled throughout the world collecting and telling stories. For the last several years her focus has been the true stories of families living on Orcas Island. Her present research focuses on the old homesteads on the land that became Moran State Park as well as an ongoing park 'inhabitant' the 'angel of Mt. Constitution.' For all ages; children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

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  8. Cascade Lake Kokanee & Moran Creek Hatchery tour

    July 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Moran Creek Hatchery located at the Cascade Lake Day-Use Area

    Local fisheries biologist Mike O'Connell will host a talk about the life history of the kokanee (landlocked sockeye) salmon in Cascade Lake. A tour of the Moran Creek Hatchery at the park will be included! All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Riverside State Park

  1. Spokenya Run

    July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Centennial Trail State Park

    Beautiful 7k course begins at Life Center Church, carries runners west and then onto the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River. Course continues along the river before turning onto the Spokane Falls Community College Campus. A “mini-doomsday hill” awaits, with African drummers helping you keep the beat, and a water station at the top. Next the course takes runners through the wooded Mukogawa campus, and back towards Life Center Church. Spokenya lets runners choose to carry water on their heads – Kenyan style. Finish the last 100 meters of the race with a bucket of water on top of your head. This is how women and girls in Kenya must transport all of the family’s water. It’s a challenge for sure.

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  2. Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club – Paddle, Splash and Play

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Riverside State Park

    A free event for kids to paddle on Lake Spokane in canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards within the designated, closely monitored area. Each child will have a properly fitted USCG type 3 PFD and whistle. Canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddles board provided for the day. Activities will cease if high winds or lightning is imminent.

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  3. Wednesdays in the Woods - Extreme Outdoor Survival

    July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowl & Pitcher Campground Amphitheater

    Prepare for the outdoors and the 'what if's' with this special presentation from the Fairchild Airforce Base Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Team. They will walk you through some scenarios, hands-on training, and give you some extra tools to feel prepared outdoors.

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  4. Wednesdays in the Woods - Cycling Adventures

    July 31, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowl & Pitcher Campground Amphitheater

    REI and Evergreen East will bring their bike knowledge and allow you to learn about your bike. Walk away with knowledge to adjust the fit of your bike and get hands-on experience fixing a flat, and how to make some easy adjustments from the trail.

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Schafer State Park

  1. Picnic at the park

    July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schafer State Park

    Everyone is invited to a good old-fashioned picnic at Schafer State Park on Saturday, July 20. It will take place in the large picnic shelter from 1-4 p.m. Join us for a day of family fun, free burgers, brats, and beverages. Side dish potluck items are appreciated. Come and hear about the $4 Million renovation plan for Schafer, see the rebuilt historic shelters, listen to some nice music, and enjoy a fine summer afternoon picnic by the Satsop River. A Discover Pass is required. Don't have one yet? They will be for sale at the park. Hosted by Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks (FOSLS)

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Seaquest State Park

  1. Junior Ranger evening program

    July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    This family-friendly evening program is geared toward children of all ages. Park staff will provide educational lessons on a variety of topics, including the natural environment and local wildlife, nocturnal animals, sensory exploration, geology and hiker preparedness. Each program will include an interactive craft or activity and last approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability, and attendance levels. **

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  2. Morning guided forest walk

    July 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Seaquest State Park

    Meet at the playground in the day-use area. This 1-mile, flat-terrain guided walk will take visitors through the rich understory of forest plants and beneath towering tall trees. Along the way, learn about the park’s ecosystem and the critters that call this place home. Visitors of all ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability and attendance levels. **

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  3. Junior Ranger evening program

    July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    This family-friendly evening program is geared toward children of all ages. Park staff will provide educational lessons on a variety of topics, including:the natural environment and local wildlife, nocturnal animals, sensory exploration, geology and hiker preparedness. Each program will include an interactive craft or activity and last approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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  4. Morning guided forest walk

    July 28, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Seaquest State Park

    Meet at the playground in the day-use area. This 1-mile, flat-terrain guided walk will take visitors through the rich understory of forest plants and beneath towering tall trees. Along the way, learn about the park’s ecosystem and the critters that call this place home. Visitors of all ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability and attendance levels. **

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Yakima Sportsman State Park

  1. Evening program

    July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  2. Evening program

    July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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