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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. Free Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Bridle Trails State Park

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    Bridle Trails Park Foundation invites you to Halloween in the Park 2017!

    Please Join Us:
    •1K Scavenger Halloween Hike
    •Pumpkin, Witch, and Ghost Games
    •Halloween Treats for All
    •Dress accordingly as this event is rain or shine.

    This is a FREE community event.

    Scavenger hike participants must begin the trail between 10am & 11am.

    Please let us know that you'll be joining us by RSVPing. We want to make sure we've got enough Halloween treats for all goblins who join us!

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Fort Casey State Park

  1. The Haunted Fort at Fort Casey State Park

    October 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Fort Casey State Park

    The event includes entrance to the haunted fort and a tour of the old switchboard—for ages 10 and up. More child-friendly activities include a children’s Trick or Treat Street, games, ghost stories and Bounce House. Food vendors will also be on hand to provide sustenance to the adventurous participants. This is a great opportunity to experience Fort Casey in a festive, spooky and thrilling way.

    Tickets for the Haunted Fort are $8 per person or $30 for a family up to six members. All proceeds benefit the Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle entrance to the park and the event.

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  2. The Haunted Fort at Fort Casey State Park

    October 21, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Fort Casey State Park

    The event includes entrance to the haunted fort and a tour of the old switchboard—for ages 10 and up. More child-friendly activities include a children’s Trick or Treat Street, games, ghost stories and Bounce House. Food vendors will also be on hand to provide sustenance to the adventurous participants. This is a great opportunity to experience Fort Casey in a festive, spooky and thrilling way.

    Tickets for the Haunted Fort are $8 per person or $30 for a family up to six members. All proceeds benefit the Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle entrance to the park and the event.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Foundations of Woodworking

    October 2, 2017 - December 22, 2017

    This course will drill 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. You'll leave with a in depth experience of hand tools, practice applications of joinery methods, consider choices for wood selection and working with non-toxic materials, and understand practical planning for designing and executing woodworking projects. The curriculum focuses on imparting skills through a series of projects designed to build on one another in techniques and complexity.

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  2. Furniture Making: Finding your Voice

    October 2, 2017 - December 22, 2017

    This 12 week course is focused on developing the skills that will allow you to start to find your voice as a furniture designer / maker. Design will be the consistent thread through the numerous projects of this class. We will take a hybrid approach to furniture making by blending traditional hand tool techniques with pragmatic use of woodworking machines.

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  3. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor Level I with Marcy Gordon

    October 2, 2017, 1:00 PM - October 30, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Using time honored techniques, you will learn to create accurate, detailed plant portraits. Each class will include instructor demonstrations and individually supervised, sequential exercises to gain control of the watercolor. You will leave the class with a beautiful botanical painting and knowledge of the skills needed to create many more!

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  4. Having Fun With Pastels with Charlie Van Gilder

    October 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - November 3, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Pastels are both a painting and a drawing medium. In this class you will explore the magic range of pastels' versatility, blending, line and tone qualities. Drawing and painting techniques used alongside each other can create a surprising range of effects. Beginners are welcome!

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  5. Introduction to Drawing with Nonie Gaines

    October 10, 2017, 6:00 PM - November 7, 2017, 8:00 PM

    If you want to learn the fundamentals of realistic drawing (or if you just need a refresher course), this class is for you! You will gain skills in realistic three-dimensional drawing with an emphasis on form, value, and texture using a variety of drawing techniques and materials. The class will also cover 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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  6. Intermediate Drawing with Nonie Gaines

    October 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - November 8, 2017, 12:00 PM

    Take your realistic drawing skills to the next level in this five week, intermediate drawing class. Students will use techniques acquired in beginning drawing classes to further enhance their art knowledge and to develop a personal style. Areas of exploration will include practicing various types of perspective, utilizing the elements and principles of design to create more dynamic compositions, and experimenting with media other than graphite pencil.

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  7. Having Fun With Pastels With Charlie Gilder

    October 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - November 16, 2017, 4:00 PM

    In this series of 5 classes, you will explore the versatility of pastels, blending, line and tone qualities. Drawing and painting techniques used alongside each other can create a surprising range of effects. Beginners are welcome.

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  8. Improvisational Circles: Quilting Technique with Barbara Ramsey

    October 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - October 28, 2017, 1:30 PM

    This is a class for experienced quilters who want to become more skillful at free-form curved piecing. It is a two-part class: Part 1 is primarily a technique class, and Part 2 focuses on design and color. Students will have the opportunity to practice the techniques learned in Part 1 before moving on to the design and color aspects in the second part of the class.

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  9. Multimedia H2O with Kelly Drake

    October 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - November 8, 2017, 12:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn basic watercolor techniques and tricks. Then, you'll let loose with layers upon layers of luscious color, texture and pattern. Students will be encouraged to discover their own unique effects and style. There's no limit to what you can create. Everyone is welcome. This is a class for anyone with an interest in watercolor media, whether you're a beginner or experienced.

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  10. Country Blues Intensive Workshop

    October 18, 2017, 4:00 PM - October 22, 2017, 12:00 PM

    The Centrum Country Blues Intensive is held at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most stunning and inspiring landscapes. Participants will gather in Officer’s Row housing and study with two masters of Country Blues Traditions. At the Country Blues Intensive, John Miller and Michael Roach will be working to develop your abilities as an all-around musician in the style, becoming comfortable singing, playing and singing while playing, working in a lead or accompanist capacity, and feeling confident joining in and playing on songs you’ve never heard before, learning them as you play.

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  11. Paint Your Palate: Zentangle with Janel Carlson

    October 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Zentangle is the meditative, non-representational art form that is easy, fun and calming. The Zentangle practice is designed to open your inner well of creativity while in a mindful relaxed and focused space. This beginning level Zentangle experience is lead by Janel Carlson CZT. Janel was trained by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, the creators of Zentangle.

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  12. Trail Team Work Party

    October 21, 2017, All Day

    The Friends of Fort Worden State Park will be sponsoring a Trail Team Work Party to remove invasive holly on Peace Mile Trail.

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  13. Imaginary Creatures with Ginny King

    October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 22, 2017, 3:00 PM

    Turn upcycled stuff into upbeat beauties. Create your own Imaginary Animal, with a wire armature, and dress them with a variety of fanciful fabrics and embellishments. Add wings, multiple arms or legs, lush tails, and goofy eyes! An abundance of supplies will be provided.

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  14. Skulls and Shrines with Loran Scruggs

    October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 22, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Create Skulls and Shrines out of Altoid tins, bottle caps and found images. Making art for All Saints Day, Halloween or a Remembrance Piece of a passed loved one. You will be introduced to the tools for working with thin metals and explore cold fasteners; rivets, pop rivets and tube rivets. Demonstrations of techniques will be followed by hands-on practice

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  15. Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon Class

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM

    In this weekend intensive, you will learn how to quickly and efficiently layout, cut and fit mortice and tenon joinery using only hand tools.

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  16. The Way to Repousse with Nonie Gaines

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 29, 2017, 3:00 PM

    Have fun exploring the art of repoussé – an ancient method of decorating sheets of metal with intricately tooled designs in relief. In this two-day workshop, Nonie Gaines will teach you everything you need to know to create a beautiful repoussé, which will also include an embellished frame. User-friendly heavy gauge foil, tools, and all other non-toxic materials are provided by the instructor. Ages 16 and up are welcome.

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  17. Travel Journal Sketching with Darsie Beck

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 29, 2017, 3:00 PM

    This workshop provides an introduction to the process involved in creating a travel sketch journal, from page design, to material demonstration and hands-on experimentation as well as field work in and around Fort Worden. All skill levels are welcome.

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