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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.

Bridle Trails State Park

  1. Interscholastic Equestrian Association hunt seat show

    October 5, 2019, 6:30 AM - October 6, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    A unique competition: riders do not supply their own horses or tack! The host team (Sharkey Farm) arranges for the riders' mounts and equipment. Since the horse is new to the rider, the scores are based upon horsemanship and equitation. There will be a variety of ability levels from beginner through advanced in hunt seat and jumpers.

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Fort Columbia State Park

  1. Dukes of Swing

    October 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fort Columbia State Park

    Please join us for a fun filled musical evening at the historic Fort Columbia theater in Chinook Washington. Put on your dancing shoes or just come to listen to the toe tapping music of the Dukes of Swing.

    Refreshments donated by local restaurants. All proceeds go directly to the American Legion Post Ilwaco Washington.

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Fort Simcoe State Park

  1. Tours

    October 5, 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. Narrative Ideas & Practice Part Two with Ginny Banks

    September 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 10, 2019, 12:00 PM

    For this class, you will explore the many varied ways to tell a visual story. For someone developing a visual story, the most important thing to ask is “What is the story you really want to tell? This class is a continuation of Narrative Ideas and Practice Part One. It will build upon what you have already learned in that class. However, you do not have to have taken Part One in order for you to participate and enjoy this class. Beginners are welcome,

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  2. Watercolor Methods of the Masters with Linda Okazaki

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Launch your fall studio practice in watercolor painting while exploring methods for success and understanding the work of contemporary and recognized masters. Develop sophistication in your interpretive abilities, compositions and handling watercolor medium based upon strong visual resources and guided techniques for adventuresome beginners and advanced painters.

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  3. Foundations of Woodworking

    September 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - December 20, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This course drills 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. The curriculum focuses on imparting skills through a series of projects designed to build on one another in techniques and complexity. After twelve weeks, you'll leave with an in-depth experience of hand tools; having practiced applications of joinery methods, considered choices for wood selection and worked with non-toxic materials. And you’ll understand practical planning for designing and executing woodworking projects.

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  4. Illustrating Picture Books with Dana Sullivan

    October 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - November 5, 2019, 8:00 PM

    Join Dana Sullivan, writer and/or illustrator of more than 16 picture books and graphic novels for this intensive dummy bootcamp, focusing on playful doodling, storyboarding, inside stories of the publishing world and having fun. Open to all levels of artistic training. Stick figures welcome. A perfect class for illustrators AND writers looking for a new perspective on their work.

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  5. Monoprinting Dye On Fabric with Ann Johnston

    October 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 6, 2019, 4:00 PM

    The focus of the class is monoprinting, the creation of one-of-a-kind prints that cannot be reproduced. Students will be introduced to how to use thickened dyes and the tools that are most effective for monoprints. Both small- and large-scale techniques will be demonstrated and discussed, and the students will try them. Ann will demonstrate various techniques for dyeing backgrounds. Each participant will choose a particular scale or idea and its appropriate tools to concentrate on for the remainder of the class.

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  6. Hand Saw Essentials

    October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 6, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this class we'll teach you how to recognize a good used western-style saw - whether you find it in a garage sale or inherited it from your grandfather. There are many good saws out there. Handsaws scale from a Gent's Saw for delicate jewelry box joinery, through dovetail, tenon and carcass saws for furniture joinery to the rip saw and cross cut saws used to cut stock out of rough boards. This course will focus on those saws you'll need in your first years as a hand tool woodworker.

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  7. Hand Saw Essentials

    October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 6, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This class focuses on the care, sharpening and effective use of handsaws through a sequence of demonstrations followed by hands-on practice.

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