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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.

Fort Worden State Park

  1. 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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  2. Drawing Fundamentals: Level One with Nonie Gaines

    October 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - November 13, 2019, 8:00 PM

    You will learn basic composition, linear perspective, and observational drawing (drawing from life). The techniques you learn will provide you with a visual language to express your personal artistic vision.

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  3. Papier-Mache for Grown-Ups with Meg Kaczyk

    October 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - November 19, 2019, 4:00 PM

    In this class series, you will learn how to use the simple craft of papier-mâché to make useful and beautiful vessels. In this hands-on experience, you will make your creations using common objects such as bowls, cups and plates as forms. Then you’ll successively layer the form with newspaper strips and simple flour-and-water paste to build a rustic, sturdy vessel. To finish the pieces, we’ll look at pattern design – from nature, history and different cultures – to inspire your painted surface decoration. You’ll use bright colors and shapes painted with water-based liquid acrylic to make your vessels friendly and inviting. In this class, you will learn how to make the most of the beautiful flexibility of this art form.

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  4. Native American Voices Arts Academy

    November 3, 2019 - November 8, 2019

    The goal of Native American Voices Arts Academy is to create a cultural experience grounded in a range of arts disciplines for Native students. The program seeks to honor and enhance the students’ heritage through Native ways of learning.

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  5. Native American Voices Arts Academy

    November 3, 2019 - November 8, 2019

    The goal of Native American Voices Arts Academy is to create a cultural experience grounded in a range of arts disciplines for Native students. The program seeks to honor and enhance the students’ heritage through Native ways of learning.

    Students will be recruited from Chief Kitsap Academy, Lummi Nation Schools, Muckleshoot Tribal School, Quileute Tribal School, Wa He Lut Indian School (and potentially Chief Leschi Schools and Yakama Nation School). Native American elders, with Tribal Compact superintendents and participating Native American elders and teaching artists serve as key advisors to OSPI, Centrum and Arts Impact.

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  6. Turning for Furniture

    November 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - November 8, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this course, you will explore the uses of the lathe to further the range of technique and embellishment available to the furniture maker. The lathe is neat. It allows a maker to quickly make parts with hand tools. The lathe moves the part: the turner guides the tool and shapes it.

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  7. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    November 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Learn to paint using acrylics in this 6-week course. Students will explore a range of acrylic painting techniques to create soft images inspired by nature, and also bold, bright, wild creations that acrylics are known for. Each assignment will guide students step-by-step through planning for a painting, preparing surfaces for paint, and finishing a completed painting.

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  8. Ken Stringfellow (of the Posies, REM, Big Star etc)

    November 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ken Stringfellow -- a fixture on the music landscape, indie and otherwise, since the debut of his band The Posies in 1988, Ken Stringfellow has over a quarter century of experience as a performer, composer, producer, arranger, programmer and more. In addition to his 8 albums with the Posies and 4 solo albums, Ken spent a decade touring and recording with REM; he was also involved in the rebirth of Memphis cult band Big Star, playing with Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens from the band's first reunion shows in 1993 until Chilton's death in 2010. Ken has played onstage or in studio with such artists as Neil Young, the Afghan Whigs, Mercury Rev, Thom Yorke, John Paul Jones, Patti Smith, Robyn Hitchcock, Ringo Starr, Damien Jurado, Nada Surf, Brendan Benson, Mudhoney, the Long Winters...a very long list indeed. In fact, Ken has appeared on over 250 albums (totaling 9 million sales), and performed in 94 countries.

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Wenatchee Confluence State Park

  1. Community open house

    November 6, 2019, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM @ Confluence Technology Center

    Join Chelan County PUD and Washington State Parks to provide input on how to best sustain the South Confluence Area’s unique characteristics and the uses you enjoy. The area, located in the Horan Natural Area, is owned by the PUD and managed State Parks. Attend one of the two meetings.

    We’re interested in hearing:
    How do you use the South Confluence Area?
    What are the things you most value about the area?
    What could make your experience better?

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