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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.

Cama Beach State Park

  1. The Center for Wooden Boats Mother’s Day Weekend Sail

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Arrive 10 a.m. at the Cama Beach State Park Boathouse to sign up for free boat rides, and participate in other fun family activities like toy boat building.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Painting with Gouache (Opaque Watercolor) with Kelly Drake

    May 1, 2018, 9:30 AM - May 29, 2018, 12:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn all about how to use gouache, from what support to paint on, which brushes to use, how much water to add, various ways of using color, and when to use a varnish. Come to class ready to have lots of fun, and to learn something new.

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  2. Having Fun With Pastels with Charlie Van Gilder

    May 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 31, 2018, 8:00 PM

    In this class you will explore the magic range of versatility, blending, line and tone qualities of pastels. Drawing and painting techniques used alongside each other can create a surprising range of effects. Beginners are welcome.

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  3. Using Lightroom to Manage, Improve & Share Your Photographs with Jeff Smith

    May 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - June 5, 2018, 8:00 PM

    This class will show you how to use Adobe Lightroom to gather all of your photos in one place, create a backup in the cloud so you never lose another photo, and then make adjustments using presets to make your photos as awesome as possible.

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  4. Painted Collagraphs with Erika Bass

    May 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 13, 2018, 3:00 PM

    In this two-day workshop, you will learn how to create mixed-media paintings from a printed collagraph enhanced with water based paints. Using cardboard and heavy paper, you will design and make your own image plates. With oil-based inks, you will roll and print from those onto rag paper and then develop your images with gouache staining and/or acrylic paints. Through the process you can explore how to use different hand-printing and painting techniques to affect the value and texture of your pieces. At the end of the workshop, you'll take home your new mixed-media paintings.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Northwest Paddling Festival at Lake Sammamish State Park

    May 11, 2018, 2:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival brings paddle sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes together in one location!

    Featuring more than 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear, the Northwest Paddling Festival is a can’t-miss event for any paddling enthusiast.

    Shop, compare and browse the best in paddle sports brands side-by-side, enjoy a tour down Issaquah Creek, learn a new skill at a seminar, and more!

    Attendance is free to the public. There is a nominal fee for on-water demonstrations and tours.

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Moran State Park

  1. Orcas Island trail races

    May 12, 2018, 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Camp Moran Environmental Learning Center

    The trail races explore Moran State Park's many mountain lakes, wooded single track trails, and the 2,409 foot Mount Constitution on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. The trails offer views of the Cascade Mountain range to the east, surrounding islands, and American and Canadian cities. You can see Mount Baker dominating the skyline with its snow-capped top rising out of the Cascades. A bank of clouds below the rocky cliff as you summit Mt. Constitution and green islands rising through the clouds like rocks in a wild sea make this race one of the most stunning trail 50 miler/ half and full marathons in the Pacific Northwest. On the summit, there stands a stone observation tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the sea, islands, mainland and the Cascades.

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