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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.
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July 31, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park
Meet in front of the beach office for craft projects. Crafts will vary.
July 31, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park
Jr. Ranger program and activities.
July 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Beard's Hallow parking lot
Why have so many ships met disaster at the mouth of the Columbia River? Learn about some of the famous shipwrecks of the area. Meet at Beard’s Hallow parking lot. Easy, 1 mile.
July 29, 2018 - August 5, 2018
The downhome, back-porch vibe of this early acoustic blues program make this week feel like a family gathering. Over thirty of the country’s best acoustic blues musicians take participants on a journey through history and tradition with classes designed to honor traditions as well as build skills and inspire new traditions. Jam sessions stretch from the afternoons until dawn.
This generous community shares your passion and energy, and we can almost guarantee that by the end of the week you AND your playing will be heading in new directions. Daily classes are offered in Delta, Piedmont, Hill Country, and Ragtime styles; blues guitar, finger-picking, slide guitar, harmonica, violin, mandolin, banjo, piano, bass, accordion, ukulele, singing, washboard, gospel choir and history, all taught by masters of early traditions. The faculty concerts at the end of the week are the grand finale to a blues experience you can’t find anywhere else.
July 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 3, 2018, 4:00 PM
Learn how to draw people, realistically. Ever struggled with getting the pose of a character right but are not sure how to fix it? Or maybe you can draw individual parts, but can’t fit them together to look right. Learn the secrets of proportion and how to put everything together. Create faces with real expression. It’s amazing how with a few simple tricks, techniques and secrets of the masters, you can learn how to draw real people. Beginners are welcome. No experience necessary. A limited number of scholarships are available.
July 31, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park
Meet Ranger David Halpern at the Lime Kiln Point Interpretive Center for science and art programs that will include learning about arachnids or fish, how to make a map or compass, wood grains and growth, and how to make a replica eagle’s nest.
June 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018 @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center
These interpretive talks will immerse visitors in the history of Mt. St. Helens. Participants will travel through time to learn about the devastating 1980 eruption, the ever-changing landscape and story of recovery, the incredible return of wildlife and the important job volcanologists perform every day monitoring the Cascade Mountain range of volcanoes. Programs last 15 to 20 minutes and take place outside at the amphitheater.