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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. Calendar Overlay Cama Beach State Park (3)
  2. Calendar Overlay Centennial Trail State Park (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Fort Simcoe State Park (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Fort Worden State Park (7)
  5. Calendar Overlay Lake Sammamish State Park (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Pearrygin Lake State Park (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Riverside State Park (2)

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Toy boat building

    September 14, 2019, 1:00 AM - 3:00 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. Artistic observations and sketching

    September 14, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Have fun creating a sketch or watercolor of the Cama Beach waterfront or forest areas. Materials and guidance are provided and this event is open to all ages, youth and adults alike. Please meet in the building next to the store.

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  3. Eagles, park wildlife and walk

    September 14, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Take a relaxing hike through the forest and see the changes the season brings. Have a phone or camera handy to take pictures of the forest and perhaps a deer or rabbit that may cross your path.

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Centennial Trail State Park

  1. Centennial Trail: 2019 Spokane Heart Walk

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ WSU Spokane Student Academic Center

    By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be healthy for good.

    Take a few minutes to consider the lives you are going to help change for the better through your participation. We’re talking more moms, dads, brothers, aunts and babies' lives saved. Help keep hearts everywhere beating. Let’s take steps together to cure heart disease and stroke.

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Fort Simcoe State Park

  1. Tours

    September 14, 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. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    August 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 18, 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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  2. 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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  3. Techniques for Success in Watercolor with Shirley Mercer

    September 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 3, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Technique will be the focus in this four-week watercolor class. Using the class project image supplied, you will experiment with the following: Wet-in-wet, Using value to create shape and distance, Color mixing, Creating a focal point from a photo and reserving the "white" of the paper. Students may expect class demos and one-on-one instruction.

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  4. Build a Cabinet Maker's Sector

    September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 15, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this two-day class, students will build their own Cabinetmaker’s Sector, my modernized design for the ancient geometer’s tool, used for drawing, drafting and the layout of dimensions and joinery on woodwork. The class will revolve around the skills of modern hand-tool makers, including careful marking and measuring, mixing metal and wood, hand shaping, finishing and how to use the tool.

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  5. Build a Cabinet Maker's Sector

    September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 15, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this two-day class, students will build their own Cabinetmaker’s Sector, my modernized design for the ancient geometer’s tool, used for drawing, drafting and (in my shop) the layout of dimensions and joinery on woodwork. The class will revolve around the skills of modern hand-tool makers, including careful marking and measuring, mixing metal and wood, hand shaping, finishing and (of course) how to use the tool.

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  6. Drawing Fundamentals: Level Two with Nonie Gaines

    September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 15, 2019, 3:00 PM

    Students will use techniques acquired in the beginning drawing class to further enhance their art knowledge and to develop a ‘personal style’. Potential areas of exploration include one, two and three point perspective, landscape drawing, basic portraiture, drawing animals, composition and mediums other than graphite pencil.

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  7. Travel Journal Sketching with Darsie Beck

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 15, 2019, 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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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Ragnar Sunset Seattle race

    September 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Get ready to experience Ragnar like never before with the new Ragnar Seattle Sunset. We’re talking a brand new race and a whole new Ragnar format: a smaller, 4-person team, less mileage, just one day of running and a whole lot of festival fun. Teams of four will try to outrun the sun on a 3.95-ish mile loop, relay-style, two times each. Together you will run 31-ish miles, that’s more than a whole marathon! Your goal? Finish before the sun sets.

    This course has a mix of packed gravel trail and paved path, making it perfect for runners of all experience levels. So team up with anyone from your running fanatic best friend to your grandma.

    When you’re not running, hang out with your friends and lots of friendly strangers at the festival at Ragnar Village. There will be live music, food, games, a beer garden and other amazing features.

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Pearrygin Lake State Park

  1. Celebrating Cultures

    September 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Pearrygin Lake State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program brings back the Celebrating Cultures concert to Pearrygin Lake State Park. This year's performers are local Methow Valley favorite HooDoo Marimba and Seattle-based Radost Folk Ensemble.
    HooDoo Marimba plays intricate, interlocking polyrhythmic melodies on marimbas of all sizes. Radost Folk Ensemble presents dance, music and song of Eastern Europe.
    Visitors enter the event through the park's east campground.

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Riverside State Park

  1. March for the Fallen

    September 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Riverside - Seven Mile Airstrip

    This is a beautiful out and back course though Riverside State Park. It begins at the 7 Mile military training area, and continues east along the Centennial Trail, bordered by the Spokane River. The course is lined with banners honoring post 9/11 Fallen Heroes from the Pacific Northwest, and those participating are encouraged to wear patriotic gear, carry flags, or treat it as a ruck march and carry/wear gear accordingly.

    There are several options to choose from:
    15k Team Ruck March (5-20 people)
    Team members must provide and carry a 35lb backpack or ruck sack, and are encouraged to fill it with food to be donated post-event.
    Top Teams awarded for time, weight, and best cadence!
    Honoring and Remembering their Service and Sacrifice.

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  2. Walk for Apraxia

    September 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Mirabeau Meadows

    The Walk for Apraxia is our annual family event held in 70+ cities across the country. While it raises critical funds and awareness for the programs at Apraxia Kids, the heart of the Walk is our apraxia community. Walk Day is all about celebrating the lives and hard work of our kids, our Apraxia stars, who work so hard every day to overcome CAS. Every Apraxia Star attending the walk is recognized individually. The Walk for Apraxia is also a reminder to our apraxia families that they are not alone. At the walk, relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and community members surround them, creating connection and a web of support. Finally, the Walk is a crucial tool for raising awareness about apraxia among community members who have never heard of the disorder, which can make the journey less confusing for families diagnosed in the future.

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