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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.

Commission and public meetings

  1. Regular Commission Meeting

    March 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Snohomish Parks and Recreation Office

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Volunteer Beach Naturalist Training at Deception Pass State Park

    March 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Deception Pass State Park is looking for volunteers dedicated to being stewards/ protectors of the Rosario tide pools. Interpretive staff will host weekly free training dates in the West Beach Shelter to educate volunteers on relative topics as they will interact and educate the public that visit this fragile ecosystem.

    People who spend at least 24 hours volunteering receive a complimentary Discover Pass.Training days will be: 03/21/2018, 03/28/2018, 04/04/2018 and 04/11/2018 from 6pm-8pm each day. It is required to attend all four training days.

    A mentor day will occur on 04/21/2018 from 12pm-4pm, where new volunteers can pair up with experienced beach naturalists and explore the tide pools with expert Dr. Benjamin Miner to help get their feet wet and comfortable.

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Fort Casey State Park

  1. Volunteer docents needed for Admiralty Head Lighthouse in Fort Casey State Park

    March 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Fort Casey State Park

    Meet at the Admiralty Head Lighthouse in Fort Casey State Park.

    You will learn more about becoming a gift shop docent or a host docent!

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Foundations of Woodworking

    January 8, 2018 - March 30, 2018

    This course will drill deep into the basics, beginning with a firm foundation in understanding wood as a material and incorporates introductory training in a wide range of techniques. You'll leave with a in depth experience of hand tools, practice applications of joinery methods, consider choices for wood selection and working with non-toxic materials, and understand practical planning for designing and executing woodworking projects. The curriculum focuses on imparting skills through a series of projects designed to build on one another in techniques and complexity.

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  2. Furniture Making: Finding your Voice

    January 8, 2018 - March 30, 2018

    This 12 week course is focused on developing the skills that will allow you to start to find your voice as a furniture designer / maker. Design will be the consistent thread through the numerous projects of this class. We will take a hybrid approach to furniture making by blending traditional hand tool techniques with pragmatic use of woodworking machines.

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  3. Magic of Colored Inks with Melissa Klein

    February 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - March 21, 2018, 8:00 PM

    Colored inks offer a huge range of versatility for creating layers with your painting. You will learn how to create glow and shadow effects to add more depth and light to your painting. Mix colors beyond the basics to make both more naturalistic and vivid effects. Ink is a perfect medium between drawing and painting, it's a great way to explore and make the transition with confidence from drafting/drawing skills to painting. Inks can be used on their own or mix well with other water-based media to expand your range with watercolors. Beginners are welcome.

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  4. Multimedia Art Journals with Kelly Drake

    February 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - March 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

    In this class, you will start by creating simple, colorful backgrounds in your journal. Then, we will break out the paint, gesso, pens, pencils, pictures, ephemera and start creating. You will earn how to layer different media and materials, and use color, texture and design to create a journal full of ideas.

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  5. David Lindley

    March 20, 2018, 7:30 PM

    Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform at the Wheeler Theatre in Port Townsend. Lindley will perform solo, but don't let that fool you as he will have many of his closest friends on stage, as he brings along an incredible array of stringed instruments including the Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, the Turkish saz and chumbus, as well as the Middle Eastern oud and Irish bouzouki. Don't miss your chance to see this very talented musician.

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  6. Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert

    March 30, 2018, 7:30 PM

    Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group. Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks(Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin. Come see Tsukamoto live at Fort Worden State Park.

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