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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. Toy Boat building

    May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  2. Low tide Beach Walk

    May 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Meet at the break in the seawall (at the south end of the beach). • Cama is a rocky beach so wear sturdy shoes or boots. • A Discover Pass or Day Pass is needed for parking. For info: • For more info and for "go/no go" updates if the weather is iffy, contact info: Hosted by Cama Beach Foundation.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Alla Prima Painting with Chris Witkowski, Last Saturday of the Month

    January 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 25, 2019, 4:00 PM

    This initiates a series of ongoing, once a month, full day workshops exploring Alla Prima painting. Commit to your painting. Set aside one day a month and feel good about making it happen. Alla prima is Italian for “at the first” or “at once” and represents the technique of direct painting. Specifically, it has come to mean finishing a painting in one shot. The success or failure of the results rides on the inspiration of the moment and the skill of the artist. It calls for a totality of vision, seeing the “whole picture” in a simplified way. It requires discipline and an economy of technique so as to say more with less. It’s challenging but so satisfying when you pull it off. You will be working from still life materials, learning and practicing all the ways one can achieve a fresh, vibrant painting. Keeping your palette and painting tools clean is of paramount importance in this style of painting. You learn to work fast and cover your painting surface quickly.

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  2. Build a Dining Chair

    May 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 18, 2019, 5:00 PM

    You will go through the whole process of building a chair. Starting from a kit of blanks you will mill out all the components and do the joinery. You will do the detailed shaping of the components. Then glue and assemble the chair. Finally you will make make a plywood seat bottom. We will discuss options for upholstery, but will not be doing the upholstery in this class.

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Gingko Petrified Forest State Park

  1. Junior Ranger Program on Kids to Parks Day

    May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Interpretive Center

    Jump into junior ranger activities and let the kids complete their booklets to earn their junior ranger badge!

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Mount St. Helens VC

  1. Free admission Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center

    May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Mount Saint Helens Visitor Center

    Come help celebrate the 39th anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

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