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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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  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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