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Recreation & Activity Guide SUMMER 2017

Mount Vernon Mayor’s Wellness Challenge ........................... 2 Skagit Kid Insider ...................................................................... 2 Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation .......................................3-6 Mount Vernon City Library ....................................................... 6 Recreation Without Borders .................................................... 7 Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve .............. 8 Burlington Chamber Berry Dairy Days .................................. 8

Skagit County Parks & Recreation.................................... 9-10 Burlington Parks & Recreation........................................ 11-12 Skagit Valley Family YMCA .....................................................13 Kiwanis .....................................................................................14 WWU .........................................................................................15 Community Calendar ..............................................................16


Mayor’s Community Wellness Challenge Events A free community activity every month of the year! The Mayor’s Wellness Challenge is being reimagined in 2017 to celebrate and grow our community spirit over the course of the entire year, with a special event or activity highlighted each month! We encourage everyone to come out and participate – celebrating together strengthens our community connections, fosters neighborliness and highlights everything that is great about our City. We look forward to seeing you in the months ahead! Visit for all the latest details on monthly activities, or “like” us on Facebook @Mount Vernon Wellness Challenge.


May – Family Bike Ride June – Mount Vernon City Library Book to Movie Event July – Children’s Art Festival August – Workout with a First Responder


MOUNT VERNON PARKS, RECREATION & CITY WORKS PROGRAM 1717 South 13th St., Mount Vernon • Parks, Programs & Reservations (360) 336-6215 • Information Line (360) 336-0631 Fax (360) 336-6290 Website: E-mail: Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation invites individuals with special needs to participate in our programs. Please call in advance if accommodations are necessary for successful participation. Hi Everyone. It’s no secret we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Pacific Northwest and our own City of Mount Vernon are blessed with a natural beauty second to none. The diversity of our parks, paths and trails is amazing and I hope everyone takes the time to learn more about what we have to offer you and your family here in our own back yard.

in the water or on the playgrounds. Have you ever wanted to try archery or swing from a rope 40’ in the air surrounded by our beautiful forest lands? Yes… well then check out the Silver Arrow Bowman Archery Range or try out the Eagle Rock Challenge Course both located in Little Mountain Park. As spring approaches and we begin to experience some long overdue sun and warmer weather, the Recreation and Enrichment Services Department is working hard on a variety of programs, projects, and plans.

Have you looked out over the valley from the Little Mountain lookout, watched the Skagit River flow past the Riverwalk or got up close and personal along the river banks at Lions or Edgewater Parks? How about enjoying a warm sunny day at Kiwanis Spray Park watching your children or grandchildren run and play

Our programs continue non-stop all year long and we’re now gearing up for another busy season of baseball, softball and soccer. Linda and Lisa, our enrichment and recreational staff, are working their magic balancing act to tie players, teams and field facilities together. No small task as we are experiencing significant growth and the demands for youth programs have never been higher.



LITTLE KICKERS – SUMMER SOCCER INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE This league is a great introduction to the sport of soccer for your little one. These young players will be playing 3-4 to a side on micro fields. No scores are kept for games, and coaches will emphasize FUN in their teaching of dribbling, passing and shooting. There will be two weeks of practices before four weeks of weekday evening games. Volunteer Coaches & team sponsors needed! REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 30!! AGES: Littlest Kickers: Boys & Girls ages 3-4 years Little Kickers: Boys & Girls ages 5-6 years PRACTICE: Practices will be outdoors, on weekday evenings & determined by the coaches. 1st Practice is week of July 17th. Coach will call you with 1st Practice day/time. GAMES: Each team will have 6 scheduled games during the month of August on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays FEE: $50

SKYHAWKS MULTI SPORT CAMP For this program we combine (soccer, flag football and baseball) into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials skills of each sport along with vital life lessons such as respect and teamwork. Participants receive a t-shirt, ball and a merit award. DATE/TIME: July 24-28 9am-3pm FEE: $145 AGES: 6-12 years MIN: 15/ MAX: 26 LOCATION: Hillcrest Park NOTE: Participants should bring lunch, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen.

SKYHAWKS MINI HAWK MULTI SPORT CAMP This baseball, basketball, and soccer program gives children a fun and positive first step into athletics. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Participants receive a t-shirt, ball, and a merit award. DATE/TIME: July 24-28th 9am-12pm FEE: $119 AGES: 4-7 years MIN: 15/ MAX: 18 LOCATION: Hillcrest Park NOTE: Participants should bring two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen.

SKYHAWKS FLAG FOOTBALL Campers will learn skills on both sides of football including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Participants receive a t-shirt, football and player evaluation. DATE/TIME July 31 - Aug 4 9am-3pm FEE: $145 AGES: 6-12 years LOCATION: Hillcrest Park NOTE: Participants should wear appropriate clothing and running shoes and bring lunch, two snacks, a water bottle, and sunscreen. SKYHAWKS SOCCER CAMP Using our progressional curriculum, your young athlete will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for the next step into soccer. Designed for beginner and intermediate players, this camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. Participants

James, Tom and the entire staff of our Operations and City Work Program are hard at work cleaning up the results of a windy and rainy winter. They are out there every day removing fallen trees and limbs, keeping our restrooms, paths and trails clean and accessible, all the while planning and executing a number of big projects to make things even better in our Parks. The baseball and soccer fields are at the top of the list for more than a little TLC. You’ll see a new Lion’s Park restroom later this year and the historical Hillcrest Lodge BBQ pit will receive a facelift as we complete some underground repairs. We couldn’t do all these amazing things without the incredible generosity and time provided by the hundreds of volunteers helping us out. With your assistance we are doing amazing and exciting stuff and we’re proud to work with each and every one of you. Have a wonderful year enjoying our Parks and facilities I look forward to seeing you out in the wild. receive a t-shirt, soccer ball, and player evaluation. DATE/TIME: June 26-30 9am-3pm FEE: $145 AGES: 6-12 years MIN: 15/ MAX: 28 LOCATION: Hillcrest Park NOTE: Participants should bring lunch, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen. TINY TOT TENNIS CLINIC This beginner’s tennis clinic will emphasize FUN, FUN, FUN that will develop tennis fundamentals such as tennis including forehand, backhand, serve, volleys, and overheads. Scoring, sportsmanship and court etiquette will also be covered. Please bring racket, tennis shoes and water bottle to each class. SESSION 1: July 10, 12, 17, 19 (21st rainout) SESSION 2: August 7, 9, 14, 16 (18th rainout) TIME: 9:30am-10:15am LOCATION: South tennis courts at Hillcrest Park FEE: $49 AGES: 5-9 years INSTRUCTOR: Kim Somerville RACKETEERS: JUNIOR TENNIS CLINIC Participants in this beginner’s tennis clinic will learn or improve their skills with the elements of tennis including forehand, backhand, serve, volleys, and overheads. Scoring, sportsmanship and court etiquette will also be covered. Please bring racket, tennis shoes and water bottle to each class. SESSION 1: July 10, 12, 17, 19 (21st rainout) SESSION 2: August 7, 9, 14, 16 (18th rainout) TIME: 10:30-11:30am LOCATION: South tennis courts at Hillcrest Park FEE: $69 AGES: 10-14 years INSTRUCTOR: Kim Somerville

4 CHILD AND BABYSITTING SAFETY CLASS The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. CABS stresses the priority to keep the babysitter and the children they care for safe. Some of the topics covered in the program: before the parents leave, playtime, telephone calls/stranger knocks, hand washing, meal times, bedtime, and providing emergency care (first aid and CPR). DATES: Friday, May 12th (MV non-school day) OR Monday, June 26th TIME: 9am-3:00pm LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room FEE: $50 AGE: 10 years and older MIN: 10 INSTRUCTOR: Sheila Davis, Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor American Safety & Health Institute NOTE: Bring lunch and a drink 20TH ANNUAL SKAGIT TENNIS CAMP - FOR FUNFITNESS-KNOWLEDGE This camp is taught by local area high school coaches and top players. Camp is open to youth ages 8-17 years old. All skill levels, beginners to advanced are welcome! Prizes throughout the week make the camp fun! Bring your own racket and water bottle, also must wear tennis shoes. Sign up by July 7th and receive a free Camp T-shirt. DAYS: Monday through Thursday, make-up day on Friday if needed. DATES: July 24-28 Friday saved for rainouts or tennis tournament.

*Monday arrive at 8:30-9am to meet coach and get court assignment. * If no rainouts, there will be a bonus tournament for participants who want to sign up. TIMES: 9 – 11am FEE: $70 AGES: 8 – 17 years of age LOCATION: Mount Vernon High School Tennis Courts INSTRUCTOR: Kim Somerville & area coaches ADULT & FAMILY TRIPS Recreation Without Borders specializes in trips, tours and adventures throughout the Northwest. Registration fees include transportation, supervision and admission fees but do not include food, beverages or other purchases unless specifically noted. Participants should bring money for food and other purchases and wear weather appropriate and comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes. All trips depart from and return to Hillcrest Park, 1717 South 13th Street in Mount Vernon. BLOEDEL RESERVE AND BEAUTIFUL BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Travel via van and ferry to pastoral Bainbridge Island. Visit Winslow Way and enjoy a delicious no-host lunch as well as browse the wonderful selection of boutiques, museums, tasting rooms and more before heading over to the 150-acre Bloedel Reserve. Once here enjoy a private walking tour featuring various gardens, forests, ponds, meadows and the estate home. Please note: The reserve tour includes uneven terrain and up to 1 mile of walking. DAY/DATE: Wednesday, May 10

TIME: 8:00 am–5:30 pm AGES: 12 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $74 Seniors 65+/$88 Adults MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 REGISTER BY: Wednesday, May 3 OSTRICHES AND CAMELS AND HORSES OH MY! And we are off to Emerald Downs! Today’s lineup of live racing includes ostrich races and camel races as well as the Northwest’s premier thoroughbred racing. Lots of other fun family activities as well going on all day. DAY/DATE: Sunday, May 21 TIME: 11:00 am–7:00 pm AGES: 8 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $61 MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 REGISTER BY: Monday, May 15 PACIFIC INSTITUTE OF CULINARY ARTS AND GRANVILLE ISLAND Head to colorful Granville Island for a day of gourmet eating, shopping and area exploration. Enjoy an exquisite 3-course meal at Bistro 101, the award-winning café at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts before exploring all the shops, stalls, walking trails and public market. Lunch is included in the fee. Bring money for beverages, gratuities and any purchases. Please note: Proof of citizenship (valid passport, enhanced driver’s license or NEXUS card) is required to cross the border. DAY/DATE: Wednesday, June 7 TIME: 8:00 am-5:00 pm AGES: 12 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $81 MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 REGISTER BY: Wednesday, May 31

5 PYBUS PUBLIC MARKET, OHME GARDENS AND MORE First stop: Pybus Public Market…Wenatchee’s unique, award-winning destination including cafes, wineries, specialty shops, farmer’s market and more. After enjoying a delicious no-host lunch and shopping head to Ohme Gardens. This hillside gem is an amazing evergreen oasis and features natural stone pathways, gardens, panoramic views, mesmerizing waterfalls and tranquil pools. Last stop: Leavenworth. Grab an afternoon treat, browse the shops and stroll throughout the quaint Bavarian village before heading home. Please note: the gardens include stairs, narrow pathways and some uneven surfaces. DAY/DATE: Saturday, June 24 TIME: 8:00 am-6:30 pm AGES: 12 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $74 MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 REGISTER BY: Monday, June 19 WEST SEATTLE AND ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE West Seattle, the oldest and biggest of Seattle’s neighborhoods, is a funky, thriving and diverse community. Today’s adventure includes a walk along the famous waterfront, a no-host lunch at one of its iconic food stops, a tour of the historic Alki Point Lighthouse and last but not least, exploring “The Junction” retail hub and Bakery Nouveau. DAY/DATE: Saturday, July 15 TIME: 9:00 am–5:00 pm AGES: 8 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $54 MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 REGISTER BY: Monday, July 10

SAN JUAN ISLAND EXPLORATION Set sail across the Salish Sea for a day full of fun in the sun, fact finding and island exploration. Destinations include American Camp, Lime Kiln Point State Park and Friday Harbor. Explore the parks, enjoy the panoramic views, learn about the famous Pig War, perhaps spot an orca whale, nibble on your own picnic lunch and then peruse Friday Harbor all before catching the ferry back home. DAY/DATE: Wednesday, July 26 TIME: 8:00 am–6:00 pm (based on current schedule) AGES: 8 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $74 MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 REGISTER BY: Wednesday, July 19

CASCADE PASS HIKE Enjoy nature at its finest! Considered one of the most beautiful day hikes in the NW, the views of the mountains, old growth trees, wildflowers and more will be breathtaking. Participants must be able to hike approximately 7-8 miles with an elevation gain of 1,800 feet. A complete supplies list will be available at registration. DAY/DATE: Saturday, August 26 TIME: 7:30 am-4:30 pm AGES: 12 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $61 MIN.: 8 MAX.: 9 REGISTER BY: Monday, August 21

SNOQUALMIE FALLS AND BOEHM’S CHOCOLATES The 286-foot Snoqualmie Falls is one of the Northwest’s most picturesque destinations. After oohing and aahing over the beautiful and breath-taking views, enjoy a nohost lunch and explore charming downtown Snoqualmie before heading over to Boehm’s Chocolates. Once here enjoy a private tour and tasting of all their delicious confections! DAY/DATE: Wednesday, August 9 TIME: 9:00 am–5:00 pm AGES: 12 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) FEE: $61 MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 REGISTER BY: Wednesday, August 2

Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation

Week 1—July 10-13: 13: Lights, Camera, Action Field Trip: Everett Children’s Museum 4 day: $145 2 day: $85 *Artist in Residence*

Each week is full of arts & crafts, outdoor play, exploration, games, field trips and MORE!!

Week 2—July 17-20: S’more Art Field Trip: Kiwanis Splash Park 4 day: $140 2 day: $80

Week 3— July 24-27: Gameshow Mania Field Trip: Skagit Skate 4 day: $140 2 day: $80 Week 4— July 31-Aug. 3: Where the Wild Things Are Field Trip: Washington Park 4 day: $145 2 day: $85 Week 5— August 7-10: “I Like to Move It, Move It” Field Trip: Jungle Playland 4 day: $135 2 day: $80 Week 6— August 14-17: Superhero-In-Training Field Trip: Snohomish Aquatic Center 4 day: $145

2 day: $85

Daily Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm (Program Hours: 9:00am-4:30pm)

Location: Hillcrest Park Recreation Room Age: Boys & Girls entering K-5 grades

Week 7— August 21-24: Aloha Splash Field Trip: Birch Bay Waterslides 4 day: $145 2 day: $85

For weekly descriptions and registration packet contact Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation at (360) 336-6215!


6 the end of class. Clicker training will be demonstrated, but use is optional. Well behaved children, 10 years and older, may attend with an adult. *Please TAI CHI FOR HEALTH Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese exercise that has provide a copy of current shot records. *Completed been a daily prescription for health and longevity registration and forms are required 1 week prior to for hundreds of years. Tai Chi focuses on balance, start of class. posture, relaxation, breathing, visual and mental DAYS/DATES: Wednesdays for 6 weeks ~ concentration. The very graceful and fluid movements SESSION 1: May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 promote mind and body harmony. This class is TIME: 6:30-7:20pm, first class begins at 6:15pm open to new as well as experienced students. LOCATION: Hillcrest Park, Recreation Room YANG FAMILY STYLE TAI CHI Section 1. Wear loose FEE: $87 INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Williams, Owner of Sunny Lane fitting clothes. 7 weekly sessions. SESSION DATES: Mondays: May 8 –June 26 (no class on Dog Academy: NOTE: Please bring your dog on a regular collar (no Memorial Day) choke chains) and 6-ft leash. Please bring your dogs TIME: 6:00 to 7:30 PM favorite treats for the first class. COST: $87 MIN: 6 ADULT PROGRAMS

LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Lodge AGES: Open to ages 15 and up INSTRUCTOR: Bob Shapiro PUPPY BOOT CAMP Puppies 12 weeks to 8 months will learn doggie social skills, good manners, and basic commands including: sit, down, stay, leave it, give it, heeling and walking, wait at door, come when called and much more. Hand signals and verbal commands will be taught. Owners will learn how to handle jumping, nipping, and biting. Learn the best potty training techniques as well as the most effective and humane ways to stop bad habits from setting in. There will be a group play session at

TIME: 6-7:15pm FEE: $50 LOCATION: Vaux Retreat Center INSTRUCTOR: Giles Kilvert, Spanish instructor at MV Christian School with international teaching experience ESPAÑOL CON CAFÉ! Are you interested in learning Spanish over your morning cup of coffee? Join us for a simple introduction to the Spanish language including pronunciation, helpful phrases when traveling, common expressions, alphabet/numbers and more! Great starter course for beginners or travelers. Bring a notebook, pen and your favorite mug to fill with coffee! Ongoing Spanish language learning opportunities available. SESSION 1: Mon/Wed: June 19, 21, 26, 28 TIME: 8:15am-9:15am FEE: $45 MIN: 5 LOCATION: Vaux Retreat Center INSTRUCTOR: Giles Kilvert, Spanish instructor at MV Christian School with international teaching experience

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH FOR ADULTS A friendly and practical introduction to the Spanish language for adult learners to provide framework on which to build foreign language knowledge and the confidence to use it to include pronunciation, nouns/ numbers/gender, adjectival position and agreement, verb formation, and basic vocabulary. Ongoing Spanish For more information on any program or event through language learning opportunities available. the Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation Department, call SESSION 1: (Mon.-Thurs.) JUNE 19-22 & 26-29 the administration office at (360) 336-6215. TIME: 9:30am-11:00am FEE: $120 Express course – great summer intro for teachers! SESSION 2: Mondays: June 5, 12, 19, 26

Summer Reading:

Adult Program Lineup:

books, prizes and programs for youth. Signups begin June 19. Programs include:

Poetry Workshop with WA State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall, Monday, May 1, 6pm

Engineer-It! (Science on Wheels Program from Pacific Science Center) @MVCL, Friday, June 30, 2pm

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us About History, Culture, Love and Memory with Harriet Baskas from Humanities WA, Monday, May 15, 6pm

Geoffrey Castle Rock Violinist @MVCL, Tuesday, July 11, 3pm Reptile Man @Hillcrest Park, Tuesday, July 25, 3pm

Icebergs, Puffins and Whales: Kayaking in Atlantic Canada with Genny Langworthy, Tuesday, May 9, 6pm

Home Composting & Worm Bins with Callie Martin, Master Composter, Monday, May 22, 6pm Diamonds in the Ether: Tuning In to Northwest History with Feliks Banel from Humanities WA, Thursday, June 8, 3pm Viewing the Solar Eclipse with Bob Scot, President, Island County Astronomical Society, Tuesday, June 13, 6:30pm Fall & Winter Gardening with Valerie Rose, Monday, July 24, 6pm All programs are free!

And more!

(360) 336-6209

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WINE TOURS • PRIVATE TRIPS • SPORTING EVENTS • CANADIAN ADVENTURES • BIRTHDAY PARTIES • SNOWSHOEING • CROSS COUNTRY SKIING EMPLOYEE/TEAM BUILDING • THEATER OUTINGS • HIKING • OVERNIGHT EXCURSIONS • MUSEUMS • FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMS • YOUTH TRIPS Through Recreation Without Borders… Call 360-766-7109 to register or for more information go to Thursdays in the Parks – Weekly Walking Adventures Thursdays, April 20-May 18: Spring Series #2 Thursdays, May 25-June 22: Summer Series #1 Thursdays, June 29-July 27: Summer Series #2 Thursdays, August 3-August 31: Summer Series #3 Sunday, May 7 Saturday, May 20 Wednesday, May 24 Saturday, May 27 Sunday, June 4 Friday, June 9 Fri-Sun, June 16-18 Wednesday, June 21 Sunday, June 25 Wednesday, June 28 Friday, June 30 Friday, July 7 Saturday, July 8

Treehouse Point Tour and Fall City North Cascades Hike: Excelsior Ridge Amazon Tour and Pike Place Market Funky Fremont: Theo’s Chocolate and Fremont Walking Tours North Cascades Hike: Sauk Mountain Heronswood Gardens and Port Gamble Whistler BC Tough Mudder Microsoft Tour and Old Town Bellevue Bard on The Beach: Much Ado About Nothing Woodland Park Zoo and Rose Garden Newhalem by Night Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park Georgetown: Sips, Sights and Sisters and Brothers

Sea to Sky Gondola and Lonsdale Quay Market Wednesday, July 12 Pike Place Market, Wings over Washington and Seattle Waterfront Sunday, July 16 North Cascades Hike: Skyline Divide Sunday, July 23 Rafting the Wenatchee RiverWild and Wet Adventure Saturday, July 29 Argosy Locks Cruise Sunday, August 6 North Cascades Hike: Scott Paul Trail Saturday, August 12 Edgar Martinez Night at the Seattle Mariners Sunday, August 20 Bard on the Beach: The Two Gentlemen of Verona Sun-Tues, August 27-29 Walla Walla Wine Tasting Tour Tues-Wed, September 5-20 Southwest England and Wales Fri-Sun September 22-24 Okanagan BC Wine Tour Sun-Sun, Oct. 8-15 New Mexico & ColoradoHot Air Balloons to Great Sand Dunes and So Much More! Sunday, July 9

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Through Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation… Call 360-336-6215 to register or for more information turn to pages 4 & 5! (Pick up may also be available near Marysville!) Bloedel Reserve and Beautiful Bainbridge Island Wednesday, May 10 Ostriches and Camels and Horses Oh My! Sunday, May 21 Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and Granville Island Wednesday, June 7 Pybus Public Market, Ohme Gardens and More Saturday, June 24 West Seattle and Alki Point Lighthouse Saturday, July 15 San Juan Island Exploration Wednesday, July 26 Snoqualmie Falls and Boehm’s Chocolates Wednesday, August 9 Cascade Pass Hike Saturday, August 26 Through Skagit County Senior Centers... Call 360-293-7473 to register or for more information. Lake Chelan Winery Tour Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 Stimson-Green Mansion and Queen Mary Tea Room Wednesday, June 14 Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise Friday, July 21 Boeing Future of Flight Tour and The Museum of Flight Restoration Center Wednesday, August 16

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For Kids Art and Science Camp, August 7-11. Padilla Bay Reserve partners with Museum of Northwest Art for this summer day camp for children ages 9 to 12, $150. Call for more information: 360-428-1558.

Junior Ecologists are 6-9 year olds who have fun exploring the estuary. Excursions to the beach, science experiments, games, art projects – this program is guaranteed fun! Registration is required.

Mini Explorers are the 3-5 year old learners. We look at a new topic each month, with stories, games, hands-on observations, art projects, and plenty of action. Registration is required.

June 16 & 17, 10:30am-Noon – Explore the Upland Trail

June 21 & 22, 10:00am & 1:00pm - Elegant Eelgrass July 19 & July 20, 10:00am & 1:00pm - Snails and Sea Slugs August 23 & 24, 10:00am & 1:00pm - Mudflat Safari

the seldom seen world of the estuary’s mud flat. Come with old shoes that tie or snug boots. The programs begin at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, and end at Bay View State Park. Registration is required.

the water. Come and learn more about our fine finned friends! No registration necessary. Friday, July 14 at 12:30pm

Friday, July 7 from 10:00am-Noon

Adult ClAsses

Tuesday, July 11 from 1:00-3:00pm

July 21 & 22, 10:30am-Noon – Mudflat Safari

Saturday, August 5 from 10:00am-Noon

August 18 & 19, 10:30am-Noon – All about Gastropods

Tuesday, August 22 from 10:00am-Noon

For All Ages

Beach Seines No need for SCUBA to see what’s living out there in the bay. Just meet on the beach at Bay View State Park and help pull a fish net through

Mudflat Safaris When the tide goes out at Padilla Bay, it goes all the way out! Fearless guides will lead you on a trek into

Thursday, August 3 at 11:00am Friday, August 25 at 1:00pm Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants This class is offered twice, Friday, July 7 and Saturday July 8, 2:00-4:00pm. Registration is required.

Native Plant Walks on our Upland Trail with Robin Haglund. No need to register. Just meet in the Padilla Bay parking lot at 10:00 on these Sundays: May 14, June 11, July 16, August 13, G August 27, September 10

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“Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs” From the Director’s Chair Director Brian Adams, Skagit County Parks and Recreation As we head into a time of the season when days are long, temperatures are (mostly) warm and recreational activities reaches fever pitch there is almost a desperate tone as we collectively recognize northwest sunny warm days are of

Youth Sports Leagues

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE Playing basketball this summer? This league is for teams wishing to keep their game fresh between participating in tournaments and camps throughout the summer. All 2017-2018 school year teams are encouraged to participate, which includes current 8th grade teams (2017-2018 freshmen). Divisions will be offered for varsity and junior varsity teams. The season consists of 8 games. Teams are required to have same colored, numbered jerseys. REGISTER BY: Friday, May 26 AGES: 18 years and under DAYS/DATES: Monday & Wednesday evenings beginning June 5 & 7 TIME: 6:00 to 9:30 pm LOCATION: Mount Vernon H.S. and Skagit Valley College FEE: $460.00 per team

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL “JV/C” SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE Work on developing your team’s game and get ready for the 20172018 season! Divisions will be offered for JV and “C” Division teams. Current 8th grade teams are encouraged to participate (2017-2018 freshmen). The season consists of 8 games. Teams are required to have same colored, numbered jerseys and an adult coach (21 years or older) on the bench for each game. REGISTER BY: Friday, May 26 AGES: 18 years and under DAYS/DATES: Monday & Wednesday evenings beginning June 5 & 7 TIME: 6:00 to 9:30 pm LOCATION: Mount Vernon H.S. and Skagit Valley College FEE: $465.00 per team

finite supply. Old man winter always stands in the shadows, forebodingly pacing back and forth-- like the grim reaper-watching and awaiting his opportunity to return with his infamous winter gloom and doom. But alas, Skagit County Parks and Recreation is here to save you from the grim reaper’s winter sickle, providing plenty of opportunities to fit in two summers of fun in one gluttonous summer smorgasbord. I’ll provide you with two spring events that will prime you up-- even before we officially hit summer:

Barney Lake Platform Dedication Join me on a hike to the new Barney Lake Viewing Platform on the Centennial Trail at 10:00AM on Earth Day, April 22nd. A cohort of fine citizens from the Skagit Leadership program recently built a viewing platform in the Barney Lake Basin for recreationalists to enjoy the local Skagit Valley views. The platform will present hikers with close range views of active lowland farmlands and during the cool weather months, allow visitors to observe migrating Trumpeter Swans as they take flight from one of their preferred refuges in their southerly range. Just to the south of proposed platform visitors are sure to take notice of Big Rock, a geological wonder and place of distinctive Salish People legend. This unique geological feature rises ominously from the surrounding fertile farmlands, presenting a remnant GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL FASTPITCH LEAGUE Coming off its thirteenth season, this league will play an eight game season with all games on Wednesday nights. The focus is as a developmental league for high school teams to work on preparations for the 2018 season. The league is open to all players 18 years and under. Team rosters should be made up of players from the same school district. (The possibility of a small percentage of out of district players on a roster has not been ruled out.) REGISTER BY: Monday, June 5 AGES: 18 years and under DAY/DATES: Wednesdays beginning June 14 TIME: 6:00 – 9:30 pm LOCATION: Janicki Fields and/or Skagit Playfields FEE: $390.00 per team

Youth Sports Camps TIGER GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CAMP The Burlington-Edison High School coaches and players, fresh off another exciting season with coach Brett McLeod are ready to share their experience and expertise. The Tiger Camp will feature individual instruction by the Tiger coaching staff and players, as well as contests and games with each participant receiving a commemorative camp basketball and T-shirt. REGISTER BY: Friday, June 19 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available) DAYS/DATES: Monday – Thursday, June 20-23 LOCATION: Burlington-Edison High School FEE: $70.00 Session I & $80.00 Session II & 3 (includes camp basketball & shirt) SESSION I: 1st-3rd Graders (Grade for 2017-2018 school year) TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 PM SESSION I: 4th - 6th Graders (Grade for 2017-2018 school year) TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm SESSION II: 6th - 8th Graders (Grade for 2017-2018 school year) TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm TIGER BOYS’ BASKETBALL CAMP Skagit County Parks & Recreation welcomes back BurlingtonEdison H.S. Boys Basketball Head Coach Travis Radich, his coaches

reminder of the ancient glacial retreat in our planet’s captivating history.

Cross Island Trail Hike Please join me on an annual birthday pilgrimage to what’s irrefutably the largest tree on Fidalgo Island on June 10th at 10:00AM. This will be the inaugural pilgrimage utilizing a skillfully constructed path that will allow us to all get hugging distance of this majestic tree. Bryan Elliott, Kecia Fox, Bob Vaux and I located this tree thirty years ago after heeding an ancient Elvrum hippie legend alluding to the existence of a pair of sacred remnant old growth cedars, professedly located somewhere a quarter mile above “naked man valley.” There were no trails anywhere near this area three decades ago but after cresting Mt. High-G, we spiraled down a slender ravine that led us to a pair of cedar steeples poking high above the vale. One tree has since succumbed to the ruthless Hanukah windstorm of ‘06. This year we’ll start our hike from Bowman Bay at 10:00am, heading north past the tree and along the new Tursi Trail as we make our connection into the ACFL. From there we’ll continue north towards town via Mount Erie and Heart Lake trails. When the hike is done we’ll find a place to rehydrate. It’s my hope the same four who discovered the tree thirty years ago will all be able to attend and share stories along the crusade. and players to our Summer Camp schedule. They’re ready to share their many years of experience. The camp will include instruction, as well as contests and games. Each participant will receive a commemorative camp basketball and t-shirt. REGISTER BY: Friday, June 23 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available) DAYS/DATES: Monday - Thursday, June 26-29 LOCATION: Burlington-Edison High School FEE: $80.00 (includes camp basketball & shirt) SESSION I: 2nd - 6th Graders (Grade for 2017-2018 school year) TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm SESSION II: 7th - 9th Graders (Grade for 2016-2017 school year) TIME: 1:30 – 4:30 pm GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL CAMP Girls’ Fastpitch is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States! Learn and practice basic fundamentals including throwing, catching, hitting, bunting, base running, fielding and more! Camp focus is on learning and FUN! REGISTER BY: FRIDAY, JULY 7 (PLEASE NOTE: Day of camp registration will

be available)

AGES: 6 - 14 years old DAYS/DATES: Monday – Thursday,

July 10-13 TIME: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm LOCATION: Skagit Valley Playfields FEE: $60.00 (includes commemorative camp shirt) GIRLS FASTPITCH PITCHERS CAMP Girls Fastpitch Softball is growing and pitchers are needed! Come and learn the basic mechanics of fastpitch pitching, including wind-up, delivery, grips and defense. Camp is a must for young and upcoming girls’ pitchers! Camp focus is on learning and FUN! REGISTER BY: FRIDAY, JULY 7 (PLEASE NOTE: Day of camp registration will be available) AGES: 7 - 14 years old DAYS/DATES: Mon. & Wed., July 10 & 12 TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm LOCATION: Skagit Valley Playfields FEE: $30.00 (includes commemorative camp shirt)

For more information or to register with a VISA or MasterCard call SCPR at 360-416-1350.

Skagit County Parks and Recreation • (360) 416-1350 • “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs”

10 Boys BaseBall pitChers Camp Program description: Learn the basic mechanics of pitching in a fun and non-threatening environment from knowledgeable coaches! Learn the fundamentals including proper throwing mechanics, wind-up, delivery, balance points, grips, defense and the mental aspects of pitching. Camp Director is Dennis Lind who is assisted by area High School coaches. Camp coaches include local college and high school area players. RegisteR by: FRiDAy, JuLy 7 (PLeAse note: Day of camp registration will be available) Ages: 7 - 13 years old DAys/DAtes: Mon. & Wed., July 10 & 12 time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm location: Skagit Valley Playfields Fee: $35.00 (includes commemorative camp shirt)

other summer tournaments mount Vernon inVitational (June 17-18) Girls’ High School Basketball Tournament MVHS & Skagit Valley College Bill mCCutChin – dream Field inVite (June 23-25) Junior “A” American Legion Baseball Tournament Skagit Valley Dream Field indian summer soFtBall league – Begins august 7-11 COED, Men’s & Women’s 30 & Over Skagit Valley Playfields

Special Events & Tournaments

Boys BaseBall Camp For your dollar, simply THE BEST baseball camp around! Learn the basic fundamentals of throwing, hitting, bunting, fielding and base running in a FUN, positive, learning environment. Last day of camp is games/jamboree day! Camp Director is Dennis Lind with assistance from MVHS Baseball coaches, as well as other area High School & Youth coaches. Team coaches are college and high school area players. Participants will be divided into separate age/ skill groups. Sign up, have fun and learn the proper mechanics and mental aspect of the great game of baseball!

RegisteR by: Friday, July 7 (Please note: day of camp registration will be available) Ages: 6 - 12 years old DAys/DAtes: Monday – Thursday, July 10-13 time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm LocAtion: Skagit Valley Playfields Fee: $68.00 (includes commemorative camp shirt)

tiger ClassiC girls BasketBall tournament (4th - 8th grades) This competitive girl’s basketball tournament has divisions in the 4th - 8th grades. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games. Individual awards for championship teams and team trophies for the top teams in each division. This popular spring tournament has a limited number of spots available so teams should inquire early about getting registered! Please note: Spectators will be charged a daily admission to watch the tournament w/ proceeds benefitting the BEHS Girls Basketball team. RegisteR by: Friday, May 12 DAys/DAtes: Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21 time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm LocAtion: Burlington-Edison High School Fee: $275.00 per team

For more information or to register with a VISA or MasterCard call SCPR at 360-416-1350.


Skagit County Parks and Recreation • (360) 416-1350 • “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs”

2017 Skagit County Fair Join us for the highlight of the summer! You won’t want to miss this celebration of Hometown Fun! There will be Live Music, a Carnival, Hypnotist, Magician, Eating Contests, Farm Animals, Great Food, Beer Area & Much More!

August 9-12 • 10am-10pm Admission- $8 adults, $6 Seniors & Youth 6-18, $5 advance tickets, $4 until 4pm on Weds, August 9th and Free for ages 5 and younger.

Fall Garage Sale September 22-23 Over 130 vendors, food, live music, Saturday Car Show, and much more! Vendor booths available! Skagit County Fairgrounds

Phone: 360-416-1350 E-Mail: Web:


Quidditch Fest


Saturday, July 22, 10am-4pm

E VENTS Scrapbooking and More Swap Meet

Location: Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit Street, Burlington Calling all Muggles! Hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly to Burlington Quidditch Fest! Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter by joining in a game of Quidditch with the Rain City Raptors. Muggles young and old alike will be enchanted by Hogwarts-inspired games and activities. Contact: Headmistresses Jennifer Rounds and Jenny Cole at the Burlington Public Library for more information (360-755-0760) or visit our website:

Saturday, April 29, 9am-Noon

Location: Burlington Parks & Rec Center Talk about one stop bargain shopping for Scrapbooking and Arts ‘n Craft supplies! Paper, stickers, tools, pens, scissors, stamps, storage, albums, and more! Free admission and hot coffee all day. (If you would like to be a vendor at the event, booths are available for rent - $25)

Berry Dairy Days, June 16-18 Friday, June 16

Sponsored by Burlington Parks and Rec Dept. Location: Skagit River Park 5pm Food Vendors, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ & Games! 7-10pm Troy Fair Band (Country Western) 10pm Fireworks Show 10:30pm Outdoor Movie ROGUE ONE: STAR WARS on a GIANT 40-foot screen! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a night out in the park.

Saturday, June 17

Sponsored by Burlington Chamber of Commerce Location: Downtown Burlington 7am Berry Dairy Days Road Run 11am Berry Dairy Days Grand Parade (Fairhaven Avenue) 10am-7pm Berry Dairy Days Festival (Burlington Visitor Center)

Sunday, June 18

Sponsored by North Cascade Street Rod Association Location: Fairhaven Avenue Downtown Burlington 8am-4pm Berry Cool Car Show

Outdoor Movies

Rogue One: Star Wars, Friday, June 16

Time: 10:15pm approx. (immediately following Fireworks Show) Location: Skagit River Park The large 40-ft. screen will bring the movies to life! Bring your blankets and stake out your seat early!

Fantastic Beast and Magical Creatures Friday, July 21, 9:30pm

Location: Burlington Visitor Info Center. Amphitheater Following the Summer Nights Concert Ranger and the Re-Arrangers stay and watch Harry Potter come to life on a 20-ft screen. This will get you excited for the next days Quidditch Fest!

Burlington Summer Nights Concerts

Start your weekend off with good music, friends, family and fun activities for the whole family. Day: Friday Time: 5pm-7pm – Fun Activities 7pm-9pm – Outdoor Concert Location: Burlington Visitor Info Center. Amphitheater Date: Activity: Band: July 7 Creation Station Chris Eger Band (Funk, Rock, Blues) July 14 Children’s Museum Gin Gypsy (Rock A Billy, Blues) July 21* Museum of Curious Things Ranger and the Re-Arrangers (Gypsy Jazz) July 28 Ali & Baley Whiskey Fever (Rock, Acoustic, Hillbilly) Aug. 4 Burlington Parks & Rec Miller Campbell (Country Rock) Aug. 11 Burlington Library Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Orchestra (Jazz) Aug. 18 Children’s Museum The Naughty Blokes (English Rock & Blues) Aug. 25 Jason Quick, Juggler The Dogtones (Classic Pop-Rock 50’s-90’s) * Movie following concert - Fantastic Beast and Magical Creatures (Dress Warm)

Burlington Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch Saturday, September 30, 10am-4pm

Location: Skagit River Park Something for everyone - Pumpkin Pitch, Zucchini Races, Kids Activities, Wagon Rides, Inflatables, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Painting, Food Booths & Live Music after the Pumpkin Pitch! This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever!




“Where DOING your best, is better than BEING the best.” Open to everyone regardless of age or where you live...come to the track! Day: Wednesdays Date: May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: Registration begins at 5pm; Field Events start at 5:30pm; Running Events start at 6pm Running Events 13 and up start at 6:45pm Fee: $5 per meet/per participant; $25 per participant Season Pass: (Includes 5-night entry, 2017 t-shirt, quick check-in) Location: Burlington-Edison HS “Kirkby Field” Field Events: Long Jump, Standing Long Jump, Triple Jump, Softball Throw, Pole Vault, Shot Put, and High Jump Running Events: 50M Hurdles, 50M Dash, 100M Dash, 100/110M Hurdles, 800M, 400M “all ages” Relay Race, Jogger’s Mile, 200M, 1600M, 400M, & “NEW” 5K on June 28

RECREATION CLASSES Beginning Line Dancing

Line dancing is a popular “no-partner” style of dance that is a low impact way to exercise both your mind and body. Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm Music until 8:30pm by request Age: 13 & up Fee: $5 drop in, $30/6 lesson punch card Location: Comm. Center-1011 Greenleaf Ave

Hatha Yoga Class Experience a blend of traditional Hatha Yoga poses with an emphasis on the link between breath and movement. Day/Time: Thursdays, Age: 13 & up Fee: $10 drop in; $30/5 class punch card $60/10 class punch card First class is FREE if new student Location: Parks and Rec Center-900 E. Fairhaven Ave

Kundalini Yoga Class Kundalini is known as the yoga of awareness, with an even distribution of breathing exercises, mediation, and physical yoga poses. Day/Time: Tuesdays, Age: 13 & up Fee: $12 drop-in; $36 per month if paid by 1st or 2nd; $5 for first class if new student Location: Parks and Rec Center-900 E. Fairhaven Ave

Self Esteem and Awareness Workshop Retrain your mind to get you on the right track and reverse negative self-talk into esteem building ideas. Day/Date: Tuesday, June 28 Wednesday, Sept. 13 Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Age: 16 & up Fee: $20 per class Location: Parks and Rec Center-900 E. Fairhaven Ave

Art Classes for Kids! Paint and Collage Combine acrylic paints and collage materials to make unique missed media paintings. Day/Date: Wednesdays, May 10 - 31 Time: 4:30pm-6pm Age: 7-13 yrs. Fee: $50 + $20 supply fee payable to instructor Location: Comm. Center-1011 Greenleaf Ave

How to Capture Awesome Images with your DSLR Camera Age: 16 & up

Beginners Level 1

Fee: $40

Covers aperture, shutter speed, bracketing, polarizers and capturing images in the RAW format. Day/Date/Time: Thursday, May 11, 6pm-9pm

Intermediate Level 2

Covers depth of field, mastering shutter speeds, obtain sharp focus and capturing images at night! Day/Date/Time: Thursday, May 25, 6pm-9pm Location: Parks and Rec Center-900 E. Fairhaven Ave

Burlington Parks and Recreation Department

Parks & Rec Center. - 900 E Fairhaven Ave. Phone: 360.755.9649 Email: Website:


Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? Get them signed up for KidQuest Summer Camp! Sign up early as space is limited! Ages: 6-12 yrs. Days: Monday – Thursday Time: 9am – 4pm Location: Parks & Recreation Center. Fee: $145 (*3-day camp $115) Date: Camp Theme: June 19-22 Splish Splash (Birch Bay Waterslides, Spray Park Tour) June 26-29 Art-Rageous Adventures (½ day Art - ½ Day Adventure, Jungle Playland) July 3, 5, 6* Red, White, Blue and YOU! (Deception Pass, Birch Bay Waterslides) July 10-13 Let’s Play! (Seattle Storm, Snoho Aquatic Ctr.) July 17-20 Pay It Forward (½ day community project, ½ day adventure) July 24-27 Awesome Aqua Adventures (Snoho Aquatic Center, Baker Lake) July 31-Aug 3 Animal Kingdom (Langs Pony Farm, Reptile Zoo) Aug 7-10 Skagit Magic (Skagit Co. Fair, Thousand Trails KOA) Aug 14-17 Sensational Fun! - (Waterslides, SPARK Museum)

Challenger British Soccer Camps Dates: July 10-14 and Aug 7-11 Location: Skagit River Park-1100 S. Skagit St. Camp: Age: Time: Mini Soccer 3-5 yrs 8am-9am Half Day 6-16 yrs 9am-12pm Half Day 6-16 yrs 1pm-4pm Full Day 9-16 yrs 9am-4pm Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, smallsided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament. All camps include a free ball, camp T-shirt, action poster, and a camp report. If register 45 days or more before camp you will receive a free British Soccer jersey. (S&H applies). Register online at www. OR call 800.878.2167 ext.208.

Jr Golf Camp Dates: July 31 - Aug. 11 (10 day camps) Age: Grades 5th-7th grade Time: 2pm-4pm Fee: $86 Location: Avalon Golf Links, 19345 Kelleher, Burlington All skill levels welcome! This camp is a great intro to the basics or for those needing to fine tune their skills.

Fee: $109 $144 $144 $207





The Oasis Daylight Center offers FREE daily activities & support for teens ages 13-17! Drop in for food, field trips, art, job search, homework help, LGBTQ support, music lab, professionally led workshops, & much more! We will host free educational, social, & recreational programming in the summer.

WEEKDAYS: 3 - 6:30PM WEEKENDS: 12 - 6:30PM 125 NORTH 5TH STREET, MV To keep up on this special programming, please check out our Facebook page at or call 360 419 9058 x 303

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS Weekday sessions are offered Mon-Thurs All sessions are 30 minutes.


SESSION I: JUNE 19 - 29 M1: $52 · M2: $48 · PM: $66 SESSION II: JULY 5 - 13 M1: $39 · M2: $36 · PM: $49.50 SESSION III: JULY 17 - 27 M1: $52 · M2: $48 · PM: $66 SESSION IV: JULY 31 - AUGUST 10 M1: $52 · M2: $48 · PM: $66









SESSION I: JUNE 17 - JULY 15 M1: $26 · M2: $24 · PM: $33 SESSION II: JULY 22 - AUGUST 12 M1: $26 · M2: $24 · PM: $33





Childcare at our ELCs is available YEAR ROUND, part-time or full-time, for children 12 months to 5 yrs of age, Monday-Friday. We offer 6 locations throughout Mount Vernon, Burlington, & Anacortes.



JUNE 12 - JULY 29

VOLLEYBALL CAMP (AGES 8-12) JUNE 26 - 29 JULY 10 - 13







1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 6-8:30pm. This is a family recreational swim; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the water.


3rd Saturday of the month, 6:45-7:40pm *Drop-in rates apply for non-residents





A FREE 12-week physical activity & wellness program for adults who have cancer or have completed active cancer treatment. Registration is required. FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS IN AUGUST


Let us help you become a new you! This is a great way to learn sustainable ways to eat healthier, move more, & lose weight. FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS IN AUGUST



FAMILIES JOIN FOR FREE IN JUNE!* Take part in our summer challenge to stay active & connected all summer long.

Visit our facebook, website, or call 360 336 9622 for updates & more info *JOINING FEE WAIVED FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES


JOIN US! Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon: Building a Better Community

• Boys & Girls Club

• Friendship House


• Ghana Together AXIM Project

• I Can Fly Program

• Mount Vernon High School Key Club

• Children’s Museum of Skagit County

• Safe Kids Car Seats

• Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Baskets

• Prayer Breakfast

• Adopt a Family

• Little Mountain Skills Center

• Summer Mobile Recreation Program

• MVPR Summer Outdoor Movies

• YouthNet

• Skagit County Community Action: WIC, Headstart & Spark

The Eliminate Tetanus Project




Shannon Point Marine Center

After School Ocean STEM GRADES 5-8 • Mondays, April 24 - May 22 Ocean Tech ROVs - Build and operate an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle – ROV! Students will work in teams to design, assemble and test a company ROV.

Grandparents U GRADES 1-5 • Monday-Tuesday, July 24 - 25 GRADES 5-8 • Wednesday-Thursday, July 26 - 27 Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren.

Odyssey of Science & Arts GRADES 3-6 • Monday-Friday, June 26 - 30 GRADES 5-9 • Monday-Friday, July 17 - 21 GRADES 7-10 • Monday-Friday, June 26 - 30 Students make amazing discoveries as they explore hands-on science and art in a university setting.

Register Online

NEW Western Inspires Leadership Development (WILD) GRADES 7-10 Monday-Friday, June 26 - 30 Journey into the WILD and experience the transformative power of the outdoors that few experiences can match. 1900 Shannon Point Road, Anacortes, WA • (360) 293-2188 • Active Minds Changing Lives



EVENT CALENDAR Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County


Discover Summer Registration Now thru June 1st



First Thursday Art Walk, 5-8pm

Clubs are offering summer programs in Sedro-Woolley, Mount Vernon and Anacortes. Summer hours are 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday, with an afternoon drop-in program and field trips available. A summer program in Burlington is also available. Visit to learn more and to register.

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) will host art walks on the First Thursday of each month, from AprilSeptember. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, and artist demonstrations. The Mount Vernon Art Walks include 12-15 downtown venues featuring work by local and regional artists. Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!

Saturdays May 20-October 14 9am-2pm


Burlington Parks and Recreation


Mount Vernon Farmers Market

Skagit Riverwalk Park, 509 Main Street, Mount Vernon The Mount Vernon Farmers Market, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, serves as a community venue for farmers, artisans and musicians and encourages the creation and growth of local sustainable businesses. The family-friendly market offers a variety of fresh food products, live music, kids activities and cooking demonstrations. (360) 540-4066

JULY 4 Fabulous 4th of July at Edgewater Park, 7pm-dusk

June 16: Skagit River Park 1100 S. Skagit Street July 21: Downtown Burlington Visitor Center Amphitheater 520 E. Fairhaven Ave Two FREE outdoor movies this summer! Star Wars Rogue One – June 16 (40 ft screen!) after the BDD Fireworks Show. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – July 21, after Summer Nights Concert to kick off Quidditch Fest. See the full schedule at the Burlington Parks and Recreation website! 360-755-9649 •


Children’s Art Walk, 5-8pm

Show off your art! All artists, ages 15 and younger, are invited to submit one work of art for exhibit in downtown businesses as part of the First Thursday Art Walk. Entries can be dropped off at Miss May’s Creative Learning Store, Tri Dee Arts, Kids Stuff and Skagit Running Company before April 25, 2017. Merit awards will be presented in the following age categories: 4 and under, 5-7, 8-11, and 12-15. Sponsored by Savi Bank. Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!

Starlight Cinema

Fridays at Hillcrest Park Mount Vernon


Movies begin at dusk. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Limited concessions available. Movie showings are weather dependent and may be cancelled without notice. For more information (360) 336-6215.

80th Annual Berry Dairy Days

Three days of fun for the whole family. Strawberry shortcake, Fireworks show, Salmon BBQ, Parade, Vendors, Live Music, Road Run, Car Show and so much more. Plan your weekend today. For more information go to or follow us on Facebook @berrydairydays. (360) 757-0994

Burlington Downtown Visitors Center Amphitheater 520 E. Fairhaven Avenue Spend your Summer Nights in Downtown Burlington listening to a little bit of Funk, Country, Rock, Blues, Classic Pop Rock tossed in with a 15 piece Intensity Jazz Orchestra! • Food Trucks 5-9pm • Family Friendly Opening ACT-ivities 5pm-7pm • Live Concert 7pm-9pm


Port of Skagit Trails 8am – Skagit Valley Family YMCA Learn. Dream. Live. Run. 2017 Summer 5K. Join us for our GOTR 5K that is unlike any other running event. This is a non-competitive, celebratory run for girls who have completed our Spring Session of Girls on the Run. The event is open to all. Community Runner $20. (360) 336-9622 Burlington Chamber of Commerce Skagit River Park, Burlington Visitor Center, Fairhaven Ave.

Burlington Summer Nights Friday Evenings in July and August 5pm-9pm

Outdoor Movies in Burlington

Girls on the Run

Music, Food, & Fireworks for the whole family! Music starts at 7pm with local bands, headliner at 9pm and spectacular fireworks at dark. M.V.P.R. (360) 336-6215


First Thursday Art Walk, 5-8pm

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) will host art walks on the First Thursday of each month, from AprilSeptember. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, and artist demonstrations representing artisans from all media, including Painters, Photographers, Sculptors, and Fabric Artists. Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!

15 32nd Annual Children’s Art Festival, 10am-4pm Hillcrest Park There will be over 25 arts & craft booths, on stage entertainment, flowers & more. You won’t want to miss this FREE, hands on festival! M.V.P.R. (360) 336-6215

Annual Sidewalk Sale, 10am-5pm

Join our downtown businesses as they showcase their wares on the sidewalks of our vibrant historic downtown. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, featuring lots of family fun activities and super discounts offered by participating businesses and vendors. Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!


Community Hang-Up Art Walk, 5-8pm

In addition to the First Thursday Art Walk, the Community Hang-Up celebrates our community’s talent. A $250 cash award will be presented to the winner of the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Peoples Bank. Artists will submit one piece of art each for a gallery exhibit at The Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, downtown Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!

August 9-12 Skagit County Fair Skagit County Fairgrounds


Don’t miss the highlight of the summer, the 2017 Skagit County Fair, “Beat Feet to the Fair” Four days of wholesome fun featuring: A carnival, Xtreme Air Dogs, live music, magician, hypnotist, jugglers, eating contests, farm animals, arena events, educational displays, great food, diaper derby and much more! A great event for the whole family, don’t miss it! Phone: (360)416-1350 Email: Website:

12 Fidalgo Bay Day and National Estuaries Day, 11am-3pm Skagit County Marine Resources Committee Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road, Anacortes

Fidalgo Bay Day is a FREE, fun, educational event for the entire family. Lots of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy including: live marine critters, interactive educational displays, kid friendly craft tables, games, prizes, and tasty free samples of shellfish and chowders from local restaurants. For more information: www.skagit.mrc or Tracy Alker (360) 416-1462


Retro on the River, 5-10pm

Come out for summer’s last hurrah on the beautiful Skagit Riverwalk Plaza! Retro on the River brings together classic live rock and tasty local food and libations to create a fun-filled summer Saturday Night. Grab the gang and bust out your acid wash denim and high tops for this year’s last best party on the river. Must be 21 and older to attend. Contact info@ for ticket information. Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!

Recreation Without Borders 2017 Extended Adventures and Tours

AUG 4: AUG 11: AUG 18: AUG 25:

Finding Dory, PG Angry Birds, PG Zootopia, PG Moana, PG

May 12-13: Lake Chelan Winery Tour June 16-18: Whistler BC Tough Mudder August 27-29: Walla Walla Wine Tour September 5-20: Southwest England and Wales September 22-24: Okanagan BC Wine Tour October 8-15: New Mexico and SW Colorado Call RWB at 360-766-7109 or email for more information.

Skagit Valley Recreation & Activity Guide Summer 2017  
Skagit Valley Recreation & Activity Guide Summer 2017