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SKAGIT VALLEY Recreation & Activity Guide SUMMER 2013

Nature trail at Little Mountain Park

Skagit Kid Insider....................................................................... 2 City of Mount Vernon Mayor’s Wellness Challenge............... 2 Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation .......................................3-7 Starlight Cinema – Outdoor Movies......................................... 8 Mount Vernon Parks Foundation.............................................. 8 Mount Vernon City Library........................................................ 9 Mount Vernon Downtown Association.................................... 9 Skagit County Parks & Recreation................................... 10-11 Recreation Without Borders...................................................12 Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon...............................................13

Burlington Parks & Recreation......................................14 & 15 Mt. Baker Gymnastics..............................................................16 Camp Fire Samish....................................................................16 Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.............17 Academic Adventures.............................................................17 Dimensions of Gymnastics......................................................18 Skagit Valley Family YMCA......................................................18 Western Washington University.............................................19 Community Calendar...............................................................20


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http://Skagit.Kidinsider.com Mayor’s Wellness Challenge 2013 Mayor Boudreau believes a healthy community results in a greater quality of life, satisfaction, and community engagement. Join the residents of Mount Vernon in the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge beginning August 2013. FREE activities for 30 days!

Kickoff Event • June 29, 2013 Mount Vernon Birthday Trail Walk 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bakerview to Lion’s Park

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Walk the Kulshan Trail, do Mount Vernon themed activities and collect stamps at stations along the way. Bring your stamped birthday card to Lion’s Park for cake! For more information, call 336-6211 or online at www.mountvernonwa.gov

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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: www.mountvernonwa.gov e-mail: mvparks@mountvernonwa.gov

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. PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS LITTLE KICKERS– SUMMER SOCCER INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE This league is a great introduction to the sport of soccer for your little one. The players will be playing 3-4 to a side on micro fields. Soccer basics will be taught with games, drills, and tons of fun! 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 26th!! AGES: Boys and Girls ages 3-4 years or 5-6 years PRACTICE: Practices will be outdoors, on weekday evenings & determined by the coaches. 1st Practice is week of July 15th. Coach will call you with 1st Practice day/time. GAMES: Games will begin the week of the 1st week of August and continue for four weeks! Games will be held @ the Hillcrest Soccer Field on weekday evenings FEE: $45 Resident / $47 Non-resident, T-shirt and trophy included! PRE-SCHOOL PIANO CAMP! Group piano lessons for kids! Get signed up for this fun, “camp style” piano lesson that will help your child learn the basics of the piano! Hands on piano playing will be taught with fun music games and nursery rhymes. Parents must stay with child for this lesson. DAYS: Thursdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 TIME: 1:20pm – 2:00pm LOCATION: TBA AGE: 4 ½ - 6 years of age MINIMUM: 5 FEE: $75 MV Resident/ $77 non-resident $10 Music Book Fee paid to instructor 2nd Child discount - $10 Instructor: Sally Kirk, Recreational Music Making Facilitator

BITTY BOOTER SOCCER CLINIC Children are introduced to the basics of soccer, including dribbling, passing, shooting. They will participate in fun soccer games and meet new friends. Youngsters will experience the fundamentals and develop a love for the game. Friday will be a makeup day, if needed. DAYS: Mon-Thur., Session 1: July 22-25 Session 2: August 5-8 Session 3: August 12-15 TIME: 9:00-9:45 am AGE: 4-6 years FEE: Resident $25, Non Resident $27 MINIMUM: 5 MAX: 10 LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Soccer Field INSTRUCTOR: Recreation Staff SKYHAWKS MINI HAWK MULTI SPORT CAMP The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Please bring 2 snacks and a water bottle. DATE/TIME: July 29-Aug. 2nd, 9am-12pm FEE: $109 Resident/ $111 Non-Resident AGES: 4-7 years LOCATION: Hillcrest Park CREATIVE RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT This is a ballet based class with focus on coordination, skipping, leaping, and jumping with continual change of musical rhythms. The creative portion of class is matching movement to the music! There will be some dancing to show at the end of each session. Please wear clothes that are easy to move in (example: leggings, shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes or bare feet). DAYS: Mon-Thurs., Session 1: July 22-25 Session 2: July 29-August 1 TIMES: 3:00 – 3:50 pm COST: $40 resident/$42 non-resident AGES: 3-6 YEARS MINIMUM: 5 LOCATION: TBA INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Trask, Experienced Dance Instructor

YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS BEGINNING BALLET & TAP This is a beginning ballet and tap class with a focus on coordination and fun! French terms will be introduced for ballet positions. This class will provide focus and detail for ballet and tap movements. Please wear clothes that are easy to move in (example: leggings, shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes or bare feet). Tap shoes not required. DAY/DATES: Mon- Thurs., Session 1: July 22-25 Session 2: July 29-August 1 TIMES: 4:00-4:50pm AGE: 7-9 years MINIMUM: 5 FEE: $40 Resident/$42 Non-Resident LOCATION: TBA INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Trask, Experienced Dance Instructor SUMMER DAY CAMP The fun-filled days of summer are here! Campers will make arts & crafts, play outdoor & indoor games, explore the outdoors, take local field trips and take part in activities centered on the week’s theme!! This summer day camp is sure to provide each participant with fun, interesting and challenging activities throughout the week! Weekly activities include: group games/sports, creative expression and outdoor exploration! Barbecues, playing outside, experiencing nature, engaging our imaginations… This is what summer is all about! DAILY HOURS: Monday-Thursday* 8:00am-5:30pm (Program Hours: 9:00am-4:30pm) *Week 6, 7, & 8 include Friday LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room FEE: 1 day: $40, 2 days: $75, 3 days: $95, 4 days: $115, *5 days: $125 Ask for a Registration Parent Packet & weekly descriptions! Pre-registration REQUIRED for all Sessions WEEK 1: July 8-11: Movin’ & Groovin’ Monday-Thursday WEEK 2: July 15-18: ARTastic Creations Monday-Thursday WEEK 3: July 22-25: Countries & Cultures Monday-Thursday WEEK 4: July 29-Aug. 1: Hike, Bike & Give Back Monday-Thursday WEEK 5: August 5-8: Amazing Race Monday-Thursday WEEK 6*: August 12-16: Sports & Games Galore Monday-Friday* WEEK 7*: August 19-23: Wacky Water Week Monday-Friday* WEEK 8*: August 26-30: Summer Escapades Monday-Friday*


4 “AFTER HOURS” & THE OUTDOOR MOVIES!! Kid’s are you ready for a night of fun? Kids are invited to hang out on Friday evenings for FUN activities, then at dusk head to Edgewater Park for VIP seating at the Outdoor Movie! We will make our own movie snacks, play games and get packed up for movie at Edgewater Park. Bring your sleeping bag, warm clothes and get ready for a night of fun! July 26: Oz the Great & Powerful, PG August 2: Escape from Planet Earth, PG August 9: Here Comes the Boom, PG August 16: Madagascar 3 Europe’s Most Wanted, PG August 23: Men in Black III, PG-13 September 13: Hotel Transylvania, PG TIME: 7pm-12am LOCATION: Pick up & drop off at Hillcrest Park Skylight Room AGE: 7-10 years MINIMUM: 5 FEE: $26 Resident/ $28 Non-Resident INSTRUCTOR: Recreation Staff BAKERVIEW BMX For more information about racing or to get involved with Bakerview BMX, check out their website at: http://bakerviewbmx.com. PIANO CAMP GROUP PIANO LESSONS FOR KIDS Fun “camp style” musical activities and games. Hands-on piano playing every lesson with emphasis on fun music making! Basic staff reading and finger techniques included in textbook. Piano camp is a way to try piano lessons without a commitment to private lessons. Home keyboard or access to piano highly recommended. DAYS/DATES: Thursdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 TIME: 2:10pm-3:00pm AGES: 7-10 years old MINIMUM: 5 LOCATION: TBA FEE: $75 MV Resident/ $77 non-resident $10 Music Book Fee paid to instructor 2nd Child discount - $10 PIANO CAMP COORDINATOR: Sally Kirk, Recreational Music Making Facilitator ART CAMP FOR YOUTH This introductory camp will introduce each participant to a variety of painting and drawing techniques. Examples of our projects may include: canvas paintings, chalk and oil pastels, watercolor paintings, ceramics and more. The final day of camp will include an art show with each artist displaying all works of art for their parents. Supplies are included. Registration Deadline: July 1st! DATES: Monday – Thursday: July 8-11 TIMES: 9:00am – Noon OR 1:00 - 4:00pm FEE: $90 Resident / $92 Non-Resident AGES: 6-17 years MIN/MAX: 4/12 LOCATION: Vaux Retreat Center INSTRUCTOR: Julene Brogan, Art Teacher

SKYHAWKS MULTI SPORT CAMP Our Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. Please bring a lunch with 2 snacks and a water bottle. DATE/TIME: July 29-Aug. 2nd 9am-3pm FEE: $129 Resident/ $131 Non-Resident AGES: 6-12 years LOCATION: Hillcrest Park SKYHAWKS BEGINNING GOLF CAMP Skyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes through proper technique and refining the essential skills of the game. As we know, golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system to its curriculum. Developed by PGA professionals, SNAG is specifically designed for the entry-level player; SNAG simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy & effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs, all equipment is provided. For safety reasons we utilize special helmets for all campers and keep the instructor to camper ratio for this program very low, resulting in limited ability. As a result these programs fill up quickly. Bring 2 snacks and a waterbottle. SESSION 1: Aug 19-23 9am-12pm AGES 5-8 SESSION 2: Aug 19-23 1pm-4pm AGES 9-11 FEE: $109 Resident/ $111 Non-Resident LOCATION: Hillcrest Park SKYHAWKS SOCCER CAMP Using our progressional curriculum, our sport-specific staff will ensure your young athlete will gain the technical skills & sport knowledge required for their next step into soccer. This camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. By the end of the camp your child will have learned new life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, made new friends and improved their sport skills preparing them to play for the playground or league play! Bring a lunch, 2 snacks and a water bottle. DATE/TIME: June 24-28 9am-3pm FEE: $129 Resident/ $131 Non-Resident AGES: 6-12 years LOCATION: Hillcrest Park

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. Some rackets will be available. This is a 4 day clinic with an additional day reserved as a rain makeup day if needed. Min: 3 SESSION 1: July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 (*17th rain day) SESSION 2: August 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 (*14th rain day) AGES: 5-7 years / TIME: 9:30am-10:15am LOCATION: South tennis courts at Hillcrest Park FEE: $45 Resident / $47 Non-resident INSTRUCTOR: Kim Somerville, head coach for Skagit Valley College Men’s and Women’s tennis teams 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. Some rackets will be available. This is a 4 day clinic with an additional day reserved as a rain makeup day if needed. Min: 3 SESSION 1: July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 (*17th rain day) SESSION 2: August 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 (*14th rain day) AGES: 8-14 years / Time: 10:30am-11:30am LOCATION: South tennis courts at Hillcrest Park FEE: $65 Resident / $67 Non-resident INSTRUCTOR: Kim Somerville, head coach for Skagit Valley College Men’s and Women’s tennis teams 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. 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: Saturday, June 22 TIME: 9am-3:30pm AGE: 10 years and older LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room FEE: Resident $40/Non-Resident $42 MINIMUM: 10 INSTRUCTOR: Sheila Davis, Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor American Safety & Health Institute NOTE: Bring lunch and a drink


5 16TH ANNUAL SKAGIT TENNIS CAMP FOR FUN-FITNESS-KNOWLEDGE This camp is taught by local area high school coaches and top players. All skill levels, beginners, intermediates and advanced are welcome! Prizes throughout the week make the camp fun! Sign up by June 28th and receive a free Camp T-shirt. DAYS: Monday through Thursday, make-up day on Friday if needed. DATES: July 22,23,24,25*26 an”extra” day 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: $77 Resident/$79 Nonresident *Sign up by June 28th for Camp T-shirt LOCATION: Mount Vernon High School Tennis Courts AGES: 8 – 17 years of age INSTRUCTORS: Vince and Cheryl Hughes, Coaches from MVHS and coaches from around the area. REMEMBER: Tennis racket, tennis shoes, water bottle each day. ADULT & FAMILY TRIPS UP, UP AND AWAY Today you will visit an amazing aeronautical attraction-the Museum of Flight. It’s collection includes over 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn®—the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., the original papers of the Wright brothers and the one-of-a-kind NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. Among the most popular exhibits at the Museum are the world’s first fighter plane, the first jet Air Force One, the prototype Boeing 747, the West Coast’s only Concorde and the world’s fastest aircraft – the Blackbird spy plane. Bring money for no-host lunch, snack and any gift shop purchases. Wear comfortable and weather appropriate clothing (there are more displays to peruse outside) and comfortable walking shoes. REGISTER BY: Friday, May 10 DAY/DATE: Friday, May 17 TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm MIN.: 8 Max.: 10 Ages: 12 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) LOCATION: Depart/return MVPR/Hillcrest Park FEE: $68 Resident / $70 Non-Resident TRIP LEADER: Lauren Woodmansee

THE RICHES OF RICHMOND, BC... INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST TEMPLE, STEVESTON AND THE NIGHT MARKET Richmond, considered by many to be the “New Chinatown” of Vancouver. First stop: The International Buddhist Temple, regarded as the most exquisite example of traditional Chinese architecture in Canada. Next up: Steveston. At this restored waterfront pays you’ll have time to walk around this quaint village and explore area shops and attractions. Last stop: the Night Market. With over 1 million visitors every year, it is the most popular night market in North America and the largest multi-cultural event in Canada featuring 80 food booths together with over 200 retail vendors selling everything you could imagine. Bring money for food and purchases. Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Please note: Proof of citizenship (current passport, DMV enhanced driver’s license or NEXUS card) is required to cross the border. REGISTER BY: Friday, June 7 DAY/DATE: Friday, June 14 TIME: 1:30 – 10:00 pm MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 AGES: 12 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) LOCATION: Depart/return MVPR/Hillcrest Park FEE: $55 Resident/ $57 Resident TRIP LEADER: Lauren Woodmansee SAN JUAN ISLAND… SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Join us today as we venture across the Salish Sea to wonderful San Juan Island. Once here we will visit the 12th Annual SJI Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm. We’ll see, smell, taste, touch and hear (about) everything lavender! Next we’ll head to Roche Harbor for a no-host lunch before visiting Westcott Bay Cidery and San Juan Island Distillery. We’ll get a behind the scenes tour of this boutique distillery and taste some of their amazing ciders and spirits. Lastly, we’ll head back to Friday Harbor to take in all the sights, sounds and smells before heading home on the ferry. Bring money for food and purchases. Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable, walking shoes. And don’t forget your camera! REGISTER BY: Friday, July 12 DAY/DATE: Friday, July 19 TIME: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm AGES: 21 years+ MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 LOCATION: Depart/return MVPR/Hillcrest Park FEE: $75 Resident / $77 Non-Resident TRIP LEADER: Lauren Woodmansee

51ST ANNUAL ABBOTSFORD AIRSHOW Started as a community fundraiser in 1962, the Abbotsford International Airshow is an aviation festival that has grown into Canada’s National Airshow. In fact, it was just listed in the USA Today as one of the Top 10 shows in the world! This family-friendly event has something for everyone to enjoy: spectacular aerobatics, intricate routines, death-defying formations and stunning parachute and pyrotechnic work. Join us today as we climb inside jets and carriers, visit the autograph booth to meet your favorite performer or enjoy many of the other countless static displays. Numerous concession and souvenir booths will offer plenty as well! Bring cash for food and purchases. Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. And don’t forget your camera! Please note: Proof of citizenship (current passport, DMV enhanced driver’s license or NEXUS card) is required to cross the border. REGISTER BY: Friday, August 2 DAY/DATE: Friday, August 9 TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm MIN.: 8 MAX.: 10 Ages: 8 years and older (under 18 with adult supervision) LOCATION: Depart/return MVPR, Hillcrest Park, 1717 S. 13th St., MV FEE: $68 Resident / $70 Non-Resident TRIP LEADER: Lauren Woodmansee ADULT PROGRAMS WORLD TAI CHI QIGONG DAY – FREE! Bob Shapiro of Cloudhands Tai Chi/Qigong association invites you to a celebration of World Tai Chi Qigong Day. On the last Saturday of April each year, tens of thousands of people in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations come together, ... to breathe together ... to move together ...to provide a healing vision for our world. DATE: April 27 TIME: 10:45am to 12:45pm LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room TAI CHI FOR HEALTH Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese exercise that has been a daily prescription for health and longevity for hundreds of years. Tai Chi focuses on balance, posture, relaxation, breathing, visual and mental concentration. The very graceful and fluid movements promote mind and body harmony. This class is open to new as well as experienced students. Wear loose fitting clothes. Study includes section 1 of the Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Forms. DAYS: Mondays, May 6-June 24 (no class May 27th) LOCATION: Hillcrest Park TIME: 6:00pm to 7:15pm AGES: Open to all ages FEE: $75 Resident, $77 Non-resident INSTRUCTOR: Robert Shapiro, a Tai Chi/Qigong practitioner for over 40 years


6 TAI CHI FOUNDATIONS FOR EVERY BODY Participants learn a series of movements using the principles of Tai Chi with less complex movements that can be practiced individually or as a set . This class is an excellent introduction for those who wish to study either Tai Chi or Qigong and do not know the difference. This class is also excellent for experienced practitioners of both systems who wish to deepen their current practice. DAYS: Thursdays (For 7 weeks) DATES: May 2- June 13 LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room TIME: 4:00pm to 5:15pm AGES: Open to all ages FEE: $75 Resident, $77 Non-resident INSTRUCTOR: Robert Shapiro, a Tai Chi/Qigong practitioner for over 40 years NOTE: Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. DOGGIE MIDDLE SCHOOL If your once well-behaved dog has become sloppy in his behavior, perhaps he is going though the dreaded Doggie Adolescent period (6-months to 2 years). This class is offered for socialized dogs, that have been taught the basics, but could use a little more structured training. This refresher course will help re-teach the dog and the owner to work together as a team. We will focus and handling techniques and self control, through group exercises. Dogs will also learn target stick training. Owners will learn effective, non-verbal ways to communicate with their dogs. There will also be fun and surprises for you and your dog. DAYS/DATE: Wednesdays for 3 weeks May 1, 8, 15 TIME: 7:30pm to 8:20pm MIN: 6 MAX: 10 FEE: $45/resident or $47/non-resident. LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room AGE: Children younger than 10 years are not allowed at class INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Williams, CPDT-ka, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Owner of Sunny Lane Dog Academy NOTE: Please bring treats, collar and 6’ leash to class. 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. Puppies will have fun doing confidence building exercises like tunnel runs and “walking the plank”. Clicker training will be explained, but use is optional. Wellbehaved children, 10 years and older may attend this class.

DAYS/DATES: Wednesdays for 6 weeks Session 1: May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12 Session 2: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 TIME: 6:30pm to 7:20pm LOCATION: Hillcrest Park, Skylight Room FEE: $75/resident or $77/non-resident MIN: 6 Max: 10 INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Williams, CPDT-ka, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Owner of Sunny Lane Dog Academy: www.sunnylanek9.com NOTE: Please bring treats, collar, leash and mat or rug to class BASIC TRAINING Doggies 8 months and older, with no prior obedience training, will be taught basic skills like sit, down, leave-it, stay, coming when called, wait at door, loose-leash walking and heel. Hand signals and verbal commands are taught. We will also work on any existing behavioral problems like barking, digging and jumping. This is a good class for the adopted shelter dog or older dog who needs some stimulation or a refresher course. Clicker use is optional. NOTE: DOGS DO NOT COME THE FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS, FIRST CLASS IS DOG OWNERS ONLY. Dogs will join on the second class. Wellbehaved children, 10 years and older may attend this class. DAYS/DATES: Wednesdays for 6 weeks Session 1: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2: July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4 TIME: 7:30pm to 8:20pm MIN: 6 MAX: 10 LOCATION: Hillcrest Park, Skylight Room FEE: $75/resident or $77/non-resident INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Williams, CPDT-ka, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Owner of Sunny Lane Dog Academy: www.sunnylanek9.com NOTE: Please bring treats, collar, 6’ ft leash to class BEYOND BASIC TRAINING FOR DOGS This class if offered for well-socialized dogs that have completed at least one obedience class. This class focuses on distance, duration, distraction and teamwork. Most exercises are conducted off-leash and with multiple dogs. Learn advanced clicker techniques and how to use a target stick. There will be a little agility, some new tricks and games, a little dancing, and a lot of fun in this class. Clicker optional, but encouraged. Well-behaved children, 10 years and older may attend this class. DATES: Wednesdays for six weeks ~ July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28, Sept 4 TIME: 6:30pm to 7:20pm Min: 6 Max:10 COST: $85/resident or $87/non-resident. INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Williams, CPDT-ka, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Owner of Sunny Lane Dog Academy: www.sunnylanek9.com NOTE: Please bring treats, collar and 6’ leash to class

INTRO TO GEOCACHING – FREE! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This is a family oriented activity to explore the great outdoors. This course will provide an overview of how to get started, equipment needs, different types of caches, and how to log a find. We will also cover different tangents of the game, such as ‘Travel Bugs’, collectables, hiding your own caches, and geocoins, and geocaching events. At the core of Geocaching is being friendly to the environment, and how we as ‘Cachers’ can help. At the conclusion of the presentation, we will head into the park with our GPS devices and hunt for caches hidden there. *Bring your smartphone or GPS if you would like, but not necessary for the class. DATES: Tuesdays, May 21, July 9 or Sept. 10 TIME: 6pm-8pm LOCATION: Skylight Room at Hillcrest Park AGE: All ages, 12 and under bring your parent! INSTRUCTOR: Tom Wenzl, Geocaching Junkie! NOTE: Dress for weather, shoes for easy trail walking. Families welcome! STROLLER STRIDES Stroller Strides is a great way to get back in shape, have fun with your baby and meet other new moms. The stroller based workout addresses the new mom’s exercise needs in a fun and refreshing format. Any sturdy stroller is acceptable and exercise equipment for class in provided. See www.strollerstrides.com for more information. DAYS/TIMES: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am Thursdays 9:30am-10:30am Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am DATES: April - August LOCATION: Meet at Hillcrest Park Skylight Room FEE: 5-class Punch Card: $65 resident /$67 non-resident 10-class Punch Card: $110 resident /$112 non-resident 1 Month Unlimited: $50 resident / $52 non-resident Teacher Special (June 17-Aug 31): $130 Resident/ $132 Non-Resident INSTRUCTOR: Natalie Gustafson, Certified Stroller Strides & Fit 4 Baby Instructor NOTE: Bring your child in a stroller, a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing/shoes for moving around! BEGINNING ADULT GOLF INSTRUCTION Start with the basics and learn from the best at Eaglemont Golf Course. Four instructional classes cover grip, stance, alignment, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. Balls are provided. This class will get you started in no time! Great instruction from the golf pros at Eaglemont Golf Course. DAYS: Tuesdays for four weeks Session 1: May 7, 14, 21, 28 Session 2: June 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 3: July 9, 16, 23, 30


7 TIME: 4:30pm to 6pm LOCATION: Eaglemont Golf Course FEE: $55 resident/$57 non- resident AGE: 18+ Min: 4 INSTRUCTOR: Eaglemont PGA Golf Professional GET READY TO HIKE!! Get in shape for hiking and other summer activities! This class will include endurance training as well as hiking specific strength training that will get you ready for those mountain trails. Sessions will be held indoors and/or outdoors depending on weather, and will include short hikes at Little Mountain Park. DAY/DATE: Tuesdays May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18 TIME: 5:30pm to 6:30pm AGES: 13 years+ LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room FEE: $75 resident/ $77 non-resident INSTRUCTOR: Kate Nagel, Health Fitness Specialist WOW! WOMEN ON WEIGHTS Make fitness a priority while working out with other women in a fun and personal setting! Whether you are interested in gaining strength, losing weight, increasing your endurance, or simply want to start a new exercise routine, all fitness levels are encouraged to join. Participants will receive individualized fitness training based on their goals and interests. Classes will include cardio and strength elements and will be held indoors and/or outdoors depending on weather. Equipment will be provided, and activities will use weights, kettlebells, TRX, Bosu, stability balls, and body weight exercises. DAY/DATE: Tuesdays May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18 TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm AGES: 13 years+ LOCATION: Hillcrest Park Skylight Room FEE: $75 resident/ $77 non-resident INSTRUCTOR: Kate Nagel, Health Fitness Specialist SPECIAL EVENTS STARLIGHT CINEMA Come celebrate summer nights with movies under the stars!! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and family and friends! We will be showing family movies on our JUMBO SCREEN on Friday nights at Edgewater Park! Admission is FREE. Concessions will be available. All movies will begin at dusk. Remember your flashlight for when it’s time to leave! *If you are interested in outdoor movie rentals, please call MVPR for more information. July 26: Oz the Great & Powerful, PG August 2: Escape from Planet Earth, PG August 9: Here Comes the Boom, PG August 16: Madagascar 3 Europe’s Most Wanted, PG August 23: Men in Black III, PG-13 September 13: Hotel Transylvania, PG

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION Stroll on down to the Skagit Riverwalk next to the Tulip Tower and experience the Summer Solstice with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, community leaders, movers and shakers for a Celebration of the Sun! Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at MVPR or Gretchens in Mount Vernon. DATE: Mark your calendars – Thursday, June 20th MOUNT VERNON’S BIRTHDAY WALK DATE: Saturday, June 29th See page 2 for more information FABULOUS 4TH OF JULY MUSIC & FIREWORKS Food and music for the whole family! Bring your own food and BBQ or try one of our tasty food vendors at our Annual Music Festival at Edgewater Park. Music starts with local bands around 6:00pm with the headliner starting at 9:00pm and spectacular fireworks at dark. You won’t want to miss the great music and enjoy the best seats in the house for the fireworks!! LOCATION: 600 Behrens Road in Mount Vernon DATE: Thursday, July 4th 6pm-10pm Don’t forget your lawn chair and a flashlight to assist with leaving the show! 29TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S ART FESTIVAL DATE: July 20, 2013 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm This year’s event promises to be filled with quality local children’s entertainment, approximately 30 booths providing hands-on arts & crafts, roving characters face painting, free balloons and much, much more! Concessions are provided at the event and you are welcome to bring your own lunch. This festival is supported by the City of Mount Vernon and many other generous businesses and organizations within Mount Vernon and the Skagit Valley. If your organization or family would be interested in volunteering at a booth or being a part of the festival as a sponsor, please contact the Recreation Department at 336-6215, we would love to hear from you! MAYOR’S WELLNESS CHALLENGE MONTH DATE: August 15-September 15 See page 2 for more information 3RD ANNUAL BARK FEST Bring your canine companion for a day of fun! Low cost micro-chipping, Canine Good Citizen testing available, Pet Licensing Information, Doggie Cake walks and agility demonstrations – just to name a few! Then go play in Mount Vernon’s dog park at Bakerview Park! Celebrate man’s best friend! Free Admission! DATE: Saturday, August 17th TIME: 10 am - 4 pm LOCATION: Bakerview Park

RAY REEP SALMON DERBY Join us for some serious Fishing Action at the Ray Reep Salmon Derby at Edgewater Park. Fish weighin is located at Edgewater Park along with a festive raffle. Derby tickets available at Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation. Watch for more details to come! DERBY DATE: Saturday, September 7th The SKAGIT RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL will be held in conjunction with the Ray Reep Salmon Derby. For more information on any program or event through the Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation Department, call the administration office at (360) 336-6215.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: BY MAIL Send form & payment to: Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation 1717 South 13th Street Mount Vernon, WA 98274 FAX (360) 336-6290 VISA or MasterCard Original form will need to be submitted before start of the program. PHONE (360) 336-6215 VISA or MasterCard Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday 8:00am-3:30pm Original registration form will need to be submitted before the start of the program WALK In Cash, Check, VISA or MasterCard Administration Office: 1717 South 13th Street Mount Vernon, WA 98274 Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Please register early before classes are filled. Classes with insufficient number of participants will be cancelled. Programs may be postponed, cancelled or rescheduled due to lack of enrollment. Let MOUNT VERNON PARKS & RECREATION be your RECREATION INFO “HUB”! Check out the City of Mount Vernon’s website for a listing of local Community Activities after July 1st! www.mountvernonwa.gov


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Support Upcoming Events! Fabulous 4th of July at Edgewater Park Starlight Cinema - Outdoor Movies at Edgewater Park Children’s Art Festival – July 20, 2013

Bark Fest - August 17, 2013

Ray Reep Salmon Derby at Edgewater Park –Sept. 7, 2013

For MVPR program information, please call 336-6215!

MOUNT VERNON PARKS FOUNDATION

Mission Statement The Mount Vernon Parks Foundation supports: • Bike/Walk Mount Vernon • Friends of Little Mountain The mission of the Mount Vernon Parks Foundation • Mount Vernon Arts Commission is to encourage private or public donations of land or • Mount Vernon Dog Park • Mount Vernon Trail Builders money for the acquisition, development and • City of Mount Vernon Wellness Committee enhancement of accessible parks and recreation • Recreation Scholarships for youth facilities in and around Mount Vernon and to support • Playground equipment park related projects and administer charitable Mount Vernon Trail Builders • Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation’s Haunted Forest contributions for local programs. Come help us build trails! We • Starlight Cinema meet at Little Mountain at 10:00 am on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of Get Involved with Mount Vernon Parks Foundation • www.mountvernonparksfoundation.com! each month. It is a fun & family Mount Vernon Parks Foundation friendly activity! Please wear work appropriate clothing. Mary Alice Vivian, President • 360-336-5303 • mvparksfoundation@fidalgo.net For more info call MVPR P.O. Box 1572, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 336-6215.


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SUMMER READING 2013 @ the Mount Vernon City Library FUN, FREE Programs for Preschool-TEENS! (sign up begins June 10) HERCULES and the Golden Apple Funded by FRIENDS of the MV Library Thursday, June 27, 6 pm @ Hillcrest Lodge GREAT AMERICAN RACE for TEENS FREE RIDES to Libraries on Skagit Transit Buses Prizes for Reading...read 800 minutes...choose a book & enter to win a bike

(360) 336-6209 This ad funded by Friends of the Mount Vernon Library

Start Something This Spring! Bike to Work Week May 11-17, 2013 Bike related events and specials downtown throughout the week, including: · · · · · ·

Cycling commuter challenge Yoga for cyclists ABC bike quick checks Chair massages Women on Wheels bike ride & social Specials all week for cyclists

Please check the MVDA website for details and ongoing cycling events downtown Mount Vernon:

www.mountvernondowntown.org or call 360.336.3801


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(360) 336-9414 www.skagitcounty.net

“Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs” FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Director Brian Adams, Skagit County Parks and Recreation

Youth Sports Leagues & Camps 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 2013/2014 school year teams are encouraged to participate, which includes current 8th grade teams (2013/2014 freshmen). Divisions will be offered for varsity and junior varsity teams. The season consists of 8 games. Register by: Friday, May 24 Ages: 18 years and under Days/Dates: Monday & Wednesday evenings beginning June 3 & 5 Time: 6:00 to 9:30 pm Location: Mount Vernon H.S. and Skagit Valley College Fee: $420.00 per team BOYS HIGH SCHOOL “JV/C” SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE Work on developing your team’s game and get ready for the 2013/2014 season! Divisions will be offered for JV and “C” Division teams. Current 8th grade teams are encouraged to participate (2013/2014 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 24 Ages: 18 years and under Days/Dates: Monday & Wednesday evenings beginning June 3 & 5 Time: 6:00 to 9:30 pm Location: Mount Vernon H.S. and Skagit Valley College Fee: $425.00 per team GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL FASTPITCH LEAGUE Coming off its eighth 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 2014 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 3 Ages: 18 years and under

As I close in on the fiftieth anniversary of my induction to this planet, it becomes increasingly apparent that my ongoing contract on this earth isn’t guaranteed and one day I will find myself joining the ranks of the infamous AARP. As I approach the end of the last trimester of my working career, my professional value will begin to wane and one day, it will be time to step aside for the next generation of enthusiastic idealists to forge forward with their plans, proposals, projects, and misgivings, while I mindfully look for less productive ways to waste the days away. Although the relationship between age and productive worth may seem like a morose subject, it shouldn’t be. I can think of lots of ways to be unproductive in retirement, much like the expats I spent time with on my recent trip south of the border. While attaching myself to a seat at “The Shack”, a little expat watering hole on a side street of La Paz, I pushed up within earshot of the salty patrons, most of them wandering sailors looking for a little warmth and company, to ask how they spent days in the slow moving life of the Baja. They all stared blankly at me for a while before glancing back at their beers and burgers, more interested in their lunch than answering the guy with the murky questions. After a couple of minutes of silence, the guy with the bucket hat pushed his contoured brim aside, scratched behind his ear and cleared his throat before looking up to speak. “Well, if you own a sailboat there’s never idle time, always something to figure out how to fix without all the Day/dates: Wednesdays beginning June 12 Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm Location: Janicki Fields and/or Skagit Playfields Fee: $375.00 per team

TIGER GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CAMP The Burlington-Edison High School coaches and players, fresh off a ninth straight trip to the WIAA “2A” State Tournament 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 including contests and games with each participant receiving a commemorative camp basketball and T-shirt. Register by: Friday, June 21 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available) Days/dates: Monday – Thursday, June 24 – 27 Location: Burlington-Edison High School Fee: $75.00 (includes camp basketball & shirt) Session I: 4th - 6th Graders (Grade for 2013/2014 school year) Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Session II: 7th - 9th Graders (Grade for 2013/2014 school year) Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm TIGER BOYS’ BASKETBALL CAMP Skagit County Parks & Recreation welcomes Burlington-Edison H.S. Boys Basketball Head Coach Jake Martyn, his coaches and players to our Summer Camp schedule. They’re ready to share their many years of experience, which included another successful run to the WIAA “2A” State Tournament. 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, July 5 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available) Days/dates: Monday - Thursday, July 8-11 Location: Burlington-Edison High School

parts readily available in the States. We all kind of look after one another--we all have our own set of skills, help each other out and learn to survive with very limited resources.” The rest of the sailors nodded their collective heads in agreement as they all chimed in with similar themes--all very different people but all with a common goal and all very willing to help one another despite their political, social, or economic differences. The community spirit is alive and well in La Paz and as I polished off my burger at The Shack, I thought about the common goals we all have in Skagit County and how important it is that we all continue to work together with our limited resources as we strive to achieve success with our shared visions. We have been very successful in Skagit County over the past century in achieving our mutual objectives, mostly by working collaboratively. We have built a multitude of roads, bridges, parks, utility grids, and put together other a complex network of collective infrastructure, while still finding a way to protect a portion of our resource lands. The next century should be just as productive, especially if we continue to set aside our differences and work collaboratively with our multitude of partners. And when those of us in the final trimester of our careers retire, we will leave a lasting legacy to those that fill the void behind us. I might be approaching fifty but like most of you, I still have a role to fill in Skagit County and for now, my bucket hat will remain fixed to a hook in the closet. With productive years still serving as my first mate, you can bet I won’t be sailing off for at least a good decade… or maybe even two. Fee: $75.00 (includes camp basketball & shirt) Session I: 2nd - 6th Graders (Grade for 2013/2014 school year) Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Session II: 7th - 9th Graders (Grade for 2013/2014 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 Head Coach is former BEHS player and Rising Stars and Youth Coach, Lindsey Dawson-Olivarez. Camp focus is on learning and FUN! Register by: Friday, July 5 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available) Ages: 6 - 14 years old Days/dates: Monday-Thursday, July 8-11 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Location: Skagit Valley Playfields Fee: $55.00 (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 Head Coach is Lindsey Dawson-Olivarez, who will utilize her many years of experience as a top youth & High School pitcher. Camp focuses on learning and FUN! Register by: Friday, July 5 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available)

For more information or to register with a VISA or MasterCard call SCPR at 360-336-9414. Skagit County Parks and Recreation • (360) 336-9414 • www.skagitcounty.net “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs”


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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. Camp head coaches include former MVHS and Washington State Hall of Fame Coach Bill McCutchin, MVHS Head Coach Danny Costa, MVHS Asst. Matt Oord, with special assistance from Skagit Valley College Head Coach Adam Roberts. 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 5 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available) Ages: 6 - 12 years old Days/dates: Monday – Thursday, July 8-11 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Location: Skagit Valley Playfields Fee: $65.00 (includes commemorative camp shirt) BOYS’ BASEBALL PITCHERS CAMP 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 Head coaches include Washington WIAA Hall of Fame Coach Al Evans & MVHS Head Coach Danny Costa. Camp Director is Dennis Lind. Camp coaches include local college and high school area players. Register by: Friday, July 5 (Please note: Day of camp registration will be available) Ages: 7 - 13 years old Days/dates: Monday & Wednesday, July 8 & 10 Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm Location: Skagit Valley Dream Field (at Skagit Valley Playfields) Fee: $33.00 (includes commemorative camp shirt) JUNIOR GOLF CAMP Introduce your child to the great game of golf by a few of the area’s BEST youth instructors – Colonel Betz, Gene Murray, Harry Worley & Fred Leamer. Rules of the game, ethics and elements of the golf swing are covered. Emphasis on learning and fun! Please note: Participants may bring their own equipment, but instructors will also have equipment available. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Register by: Monday, July 22 (Please note: Camp is limited to the first 28 registrants only and has sold out the last 5 years!) Ages: 10 – 16 years old; Boys and Girls Days/dates: Monday – Friday, July 29 – August 8 (10 days) Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (finish time may vary) Location: Avalon Golf Course Fee: $85.00

TIGER CLASSIC GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (5TH - 8TH GRADES) This competitive girl’s basketball tournament has divisions in the 5th - 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. Register by: Friday, May 10 Days/dates: Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19 Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Location: Burlington-Edison High School Fee: $260.00 per team Tournament Directors: Tony Tewalt, Jim Walters and the BEHS Girls Basketball Staff

26TH ANNUAL CLEAR LAKE TRIATHLON Time to get in shape for the Clear Lake Triathlon! Test your limits in this three-stage event that includes a 1/3-mile swim, a 14.8-mile bike ride and finishes off with a 4-mile run. Participants can either enter as an individual (Iron Person) or as a team. The event starts at 9:00 am from Clear Lake Beach. A Youth Triathlon will follow the adult event at 11:00 am. Each participant will receive a commemorative Clear Lake Triathlon shirt, as well as being entered in the post race raffle! Register by: Wednesday, July 3 – Please Note: No day of race registration! Ages: 15 years and older Day/date: Saturday, July 13 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Clear Lake Beach Fee: Iron Person - $60.00 by 6/10 or $70.00 after 6/10 Team - $85.00 by 6/10 or $95.00 after 6/10 14 years and under (Youth Triathlon) Register by: No deadline, day of race registration is available Ages: 14 years and under Day/date: Saturday, July 13 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Clear Lake Beach Fee: $20.00 per participant by 6/24 or $25.00 after 6/24 or day of race

Skagit County Fairgrounds Phone: 360-336-9414 E-Mail: fairgrounds@co.skagit.wa.us Web: www.skagitcounty.net/Fairgrounds

2013 HERSHEY TRACK & FIELD DISTRICT MEET Open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14 years old (age as of 12/31/13). The Hershey Track and Field Meet allows participants to compete in up to three events, though not more than two running or field events per child. The top two finishers in each event advance to the state meet in Tacoma on June 29th. All participants must compete in their age and sex division, and a legal birth document must be presented at the time of the meet. You may pre-register or sign up the morning of the meet at the BEHS track. Ages: 9 - 14 years old Day/date: Wednesday, May 29 Time: 4:00 pm Day of Registration; 5:00 pm Meet begins! Location: Burlington-Edison HS Track Fee: FREE w/ help from Skagit County Rotary Clubs MOUNT VERNON INVITATIONAL – GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Come out and watch some of the top girls high school basketball teams in northwest Washington compete in this summer tilt. Some of the state’s top players and coaches will ply their wares during this two-day tournament at Mount Vernon High School. Days/dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16 Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Location: Mount Vernon High School Please note: A daily spectator admission fee will be collected. Tournament Directors: Tony Tewalt, Jim Walters and MVHS Girls Basketball Coach Marielle Hickman

2013 SKAGIT COUNTY FAIR Join us for a Hometown Hoedown! You won’t want to miss this one! Music, Animals, Carnival, Vendors, Food, Hypnotist, Magician, Contests, Car Show and much more! Everything you want in a Fair!!! Days/Dates: Wednesday, August 7 through Saturday, August 10 Cost: Fair admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors and youth 6-18, $5 Advanced Tickets, $4 until 4pm on Wed., Aug. 7 and FREE for ages 5 and younger. FAIRGROUNDS FACILITY RENTALS A One-of-a-Kind location. Large Event, Individual Building and Multiple Day Rentals are all available. Contact us to check on availability for your next event.

For more information or to register with a VISA or MasterCard call SCPR at 360-336-9414. Skagit County Parks and Recreation • (360) 336-9414 • www.skagitcounty.net “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs”


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Wine Tours • Private Trips • Sporting Events • Canadian Adventures • Birthday Parties • Theater Outings • Hiking • Youth Trips Overnight Excursions • Museums • Family-Friendly Programs • Employee/Team Building • Snowshoeing • Cross Country Skiing Through Recreation Without Borders… call 360-766-7109 to register or for more info go to www.recreationwithoutborders.com Thursdays in the Parks – Weekly Walking Adventures Thursdays, April 18 - May 16: Spring Series #2 Thursdays, May 23 - June 20: Summer Series #1 Thursdays, June 27 – August 1: Summer Series #2 (no walk July 4th) Thursdays, August 8 – September 5: Summer Series #3 Mixing It Up: Fresh Foods and Gardens Galore Saturday, May 4 Summer Solstice Hike Celebration Friday, June 21 Bard on the Beach – The Twelfth Night Sunday, June 30 Minter Gardens: Classic Car Show and BC Beauties Sunday, July 21 Salute to Ken Griffey Junior at the Seattle Mariners Saturday, August 10 Island Discovery: Art, Beaches and Fun on Lummi Island Saturday, August 17 Bard on the Beach – Measure By Measure Sunday, August 25 Southern Colorado and New Mexico… Sand Dunes to Hot Air Balloons and So Much More! Sunday-Sunday, October 6 - 13

Through Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation... Call 360-336-6215 to register or for more information turn to page 5! Up, Up and Away to the Museum of Flight Friday, May 17 Best of Richmond, BC: Buddhist Temple, Steveston and Night Market Friday, June 14 San Juan Island….Something for Everyone Friday, July 19 51st Annual Abbotsford Airshow Friday, August 9 Through Marysville Parks & Recreation... Call 360-363-8400 to register or for more information go to: www.marysvillewa.gov. (Pick up also available in Skagit County!) Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Saturday, May 18 Gates Foundation and Museum of History and Industry Saturday, June 8 Lovely Langley... BC... That Is! Saturday, July 13 Colorful Granville Island and La Casa Gelato Saturday, August 24

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Through Skagit County Senior Centers... Call 360-293-7473 to register or for more information. Ten Grands at Benaroya Hall Saturday, May 11 Soos Creek and Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens Wednesday, May 15 Pacific Culinary Institute and Granville Island Wednesday, June 12 Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise Friday, June 28 Orcas Island-Gem of the San Juans Wednesday, July 10 Picturesque Poulsbo and Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, July 26 Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, August 7 Props, Ponies and Popping Corks Friday, August 16 Through Bothell Parks & Recreation... Call 425-486-7430 to register or for more information go to: www.bothellparks.net (Pick up also available in Skagit County!) 45th Annual Viking Fest in Historic Poulsbo Saturday, May 18 Vibrant…Enriching…Unique… Granville Island and More! Saturday, June 22 Hopping and Hoofing Around Saturday, July 27 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival and Wonderful Whidbey Island Sunday, August 11

Check out all our outstanding offerings at www.recreationwithoutborders.com Call to book your private trip today! • P.O. Box 190 Bow, WA 98232 • 360-766-7109 • Lauren Woodmansee, Owner


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www.kiwanismv.net Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon: Building a Better Community Serving the children of our community for more than 89 years.

Kiwanis Club members volunteer together with local school groups for a clean up day at Hillcrest Park before the Salmon Barbecue

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Check with your high school counseling office to find out how to apply for a $1,500 college or trade school scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon. FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES! Basketball Court, Spray Park, Boardwalk


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mountain! Can you handle it? Minimum needed by: July 2 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 10-14yrs FEE: $125 Min 8/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily.

Parks & Recreation Department

900 E. Fairhaven Ave 360-755-9649 www.ci.burlington.wa.us recreation@ci.burlington.wa.us

Summer Camps

KidQuest Camps for Kids!

Each of our KidQuest Day Camps has its own unique theme. This provides the opportunity to design our individual camp weeks with a creative and imaginative focus. Camp fee includes ALL supplies & admissions. Camp Leaders: Kayla Hill, Rachel Tingley, & Krissa Maxwell KidsQuest Camp Location: Camp headquarters is at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Center- 900 E. Fairhaven Ave.

Please REGISTER EARLY so we reach the minimum needed to run camp-thanks!

Week 1: H2whoa! June 24-27 Summer is here! Get out the flip flops and swimsuits because we’re off to do our 3 favorite things: parks, pools, and Birch Bay Waterslides! Pools: Lake Forest Park, Arne Hanna, & Fidalgo. Parks: Washington, Whatcom, & Lake Forest. Minimum needed by: June 19 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 7-12 yrs FEE: $120 Min 7/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily.

Week 2: All American All Stars July 1-3 (3 day camp) Just enough days to make some “Pin”teresting 4th of July crafts and hang out having some good ole fun: Red: Strawberry Shortcake & BBQ! White: Museum of Flight Restoration & playing at the white sandy beach on Jetty Island! Blue: Birch Bay Waterslides! Minimum needed by: June 26 Ages: 6-12 yrs Time: 9am-4pm Fee: $90 Min 8/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a water bottle daily, bring lunch on “white” & “blue” days.

Week 3: Wild World of Sports July 8-11 Hey kids, remember LifeLong Sports Camp? We have revved it up! We’ll still have favorites like putt putt golf, horseshoes, & bowling. But, we have added time for scaling walls at Vertical World in Everett, bouncing at Absolute Air Play, 2 days of swimming, plus hike a

Week 4: All Creatures Great & Small July 15-18 Answer the call of the wild at a Kangaroo Farm, Reptile Zoo, & Forest Park Animal Farm. Visit 2 water parks, Padilla Bay, and Absolute Air. Also, get close and personal with rescued pets and learn about the organization that saves them when S.P.O.T. visits! Minimum needed by: July 10 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 6-12 yrs FEE: $120 Min 8/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily. Week 5: Artful Antics and Adventures July 22-25 Let your creativity explode as art instructor Deirdre Czoberek teaches you how to draw, paint, print, collage, and use other art techniques each day. Then, the afternoons will be filled with field trips with our Rec Staff taking you swimming, bowling, gymnastics, Absolute Air Play & Langs Pony Farm. Minimum needed by: July 17 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 6-12 yrs FEE: $155 Min 7/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily. Week 6: Happy Trails to You July 29-August 1 You won’t be belly aching about this camp when you go on a pony trail ride, visit the Lone Boot Buffalo Farm, eat some bison jerky, pan for GOLD, get your hands dirty at the Western Heritage Museum & do some camp cooking. OooooWeeee! It’ll be a rootin’ tootin’ good ole time! Minimum needed by: July 24 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 7-12 yrs FEE: $115 Min 7/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily. Week 7: Sand, Surf, and Sun August 5-8 Oh yea, better pack your swimsuit and towel, you’ll be in the water every day! Fidalgo Pool & Washington Park, Deception Pass Park and a Jet Boat, Larrabee State Park beaches, & a trip to Birch Bay Waterslides & pizza! Minimum needed by: July 31 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 6-12 yrs FEE: $115 Min 7/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily. Week 8: Northwest Discoveries August 12-15 There is SO much fun stuff to do around here! Learn how to do Letterboxing, take a ferry ride to Guemes Island, hike Little Mountain, splash at Kiwanis Waterpark, experience the Seattle City Light Boat Tour in Newhalem, and finish up the week up at Birch Bay Waterslides. Minimum needed by: August 7 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 6-12 yrs

FEE: $125 Min 7/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily. Week 9: Super Soakin’ August 19-22 It’s a WATER-SOAKED sensation! This week you’ll be sure to get wet during fun water games at Donovan Park, slip’n slide, water balloon fights, beach bumming on Jetty Island & West Beach, and end up at Birch Bay Waterslides getting WILD! Minimum needed by: August 14 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 6-12 FEE: $115 Min 7/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily. Week 10: Camp Chillaxin’ August 26-29 It’s the last week of summer…so let’s be super chill. Every day we’ll create a “cool” treat for the freezer, then we’ll head out to “chill” at Silver Lake Beach, Washington Park (Capture the Flag), Baker Lake’s Horseshoe Cove, and Birch Bay Waterslides to end the summer camp seasonwith a SPLASH! Minimum needed by: August 21 TIME: 9am-4pm AGE: 6-12 FEE: $115 Min 8/Max 13 NOTE: Pack a lunch and water daily except Waterslides day…Pizza Provided!

sports programs All Comer Track Meets-4 weeks!

June 5, 12, 19, 26 “Doing your best is better than being the best!” Bring the whole family out to the track for some healthy, fun activity this summer! Sponsored by: Kiwanis, Rotary, Skagit River Steel, River City Screenprinting, Crossfit Skagit, & Rec w/out Borders. ACTM SEASON PASS: $20 includes 2013 shirt and Fast Pass check in. ACTM DAY OF REGISTRATION: $5 TIME: 5pm Reg begins, 5:30 Field Events, 6pm Running Events AGE: All Ages Encouraged LOCATION: B-EHS Kirkby Field

Tiger Karate Taekwondo Kung Fo Summer Camp

July 29-August 2 Become more fit, focused, and aware. Improve coordination, confidence, and listening skills as you learn to harmonize techniques of Taekwondo, Karate, and Kung Fu. Minimum needed by: July 24 TIME: 9:30am-10:45 AGE: 6 & UP FEE: $70 includes t-shirt and white belt. LOCATION: Burlington Community/Senior Center-Large Community Hall Room NOTE: Comfortable loose clothing & waterbottle needed. $14 AAU insurance requirement must be paid to instructor 1st morning of the camp.

Burlington Parks and Recreation Department • 360-755-9649 • 900 East Fairhaven Ave • Monday-Friday • 8:30am-4:30pm


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August 12-August 23 2 weeks this year! 10 days of golf instruction for a great price! Open to all skill levels, this camp is where you’ll learn golf etiquette, have plenty of instructional time at the driving range, experience course play, and have experienced instruction. Foursomes will be divided into skill level groups. Minimum needed by: August 7 TIME: 2pm-4pm AGE: Boys and girls 5th-8th Grade FEE: $85 LOCATION: Avalon Golf Links, 19345 Kelleher Rd, Burlington NOTE: Clubs are available to borrow, just let us know at time of registration. Wear a collared shirt each day. REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE FOLLOWING SPORT CAMPS. ALL PROGRAMS SUPPORT THE BURLINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

Skyhawks Sports academy Camps! Full camp descriptions and registration online at www.skyhawks.com July 15-19 Multi-Sport: (Soccer and Baseball/Softball): ages 6-12, 9am-3pm, $129 Mini-Hawk: (Soccer, Baseball, and Basketball): ages 4-7, 9am-12pm, $109 PRE-REGISTER: Online www.skyhawks.com LOCATION: Maiben Park, 1011 Greenleaf August 5-9 Tennis: ages 7-14, 9am-12pm, $109 PRE-REGISTER: Online www.skyhawks.com LOCATION: Maiben Park, 1011 Greenleaf August 12-16 Beginning Golf: ages 5-9, 9am-12pm, $109 PRE-REGISTER: Online www.skyhawks.com LOCATION: Rotary Park, 821 S. Section St

British Challenger Soccer Camps Includes a FREE ball and t-shirt! Full camp descriptions and registration online at www.challengersports.com

British Challenger Soccer Camp Dates: July 8-July 12 (Free jersey-if reg by 5/24) August 5-August 9 (Free jersey-if reg by 6/14) First Kicks: ages 3-4 yrs, 10:45-11:45am, $84 Mini Soccer: ages 4-5 yrs 9am-10:30am, $94 Player Development: ages 6-10 yrs 9am-12pm, $125 Player Development: ages 11-16, 1pm-4pm, $125 Full Day Soccer Camp: ages 9-16 yrs, 9am-4pm, $179 PRE-REGISTER: www.challengersports.com LOCATION: Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit St.

YoutH CL aSSeS Drawing Classes for Kids with max

Basic Cartooning Class: June 4, 11, 18, 25 Learn basic cartooning skills in a constructive, step by step environment. All students will leave the course with a portfolio spotlighting their favorite cartoon characters. Minimum needed by: May 28 TIME: 4pm-6pm AGE: 7-12 yrs FEE: $40 Min 6 / Max 13 INSTRUCTOR: Max Elam Intro to Illustration Classes: Ready to take a more advanced class?... Mixed Media: May 7, 14, 21, 28 In this class students will experiment with 5 different mediums other than pencil. Exciting color partnered with dynamic drawings in markers, chalk, ink, watercolor, and colored pencil. Students will complete 2 pieces of art ready to display. Fire & Ice: July 9, 16, 23, 30 Create 4 artworks in the popular anime art style, with subject matter from fantasy to sci-fi, and dinosaurs to dragons! The core focus on this class is learning about complementary and contrasting colors and the power of texture in art. Fantastic Fantasy & Anime Aliens: August 6, 13, 20, 27 “In order to draw what we feel, we first must learn to draw what we see.” Cartooning and basic structured drawing: composition, structure/form, intro to perspective, and visualization. Students will choose subject matter. Minimums needed one week prior to start TIMES: 4pm-6pm AGE: 8-13 yrs FEE: $45 Min 6 / Max 13 INSTRUCTOR: Max Elam

art Classes for Kids with Deirdre

Intro to Acrylic & Watercolor: May 8, 15, 22, 29 Paint and create something new each week! Explore a range of techniques with different materials. Weekly subjects: • “Paint your Dreams” • “Crazy Creatures” • “My Favorite Places” • “Out of this World” Minimum needed by: May 1 TIME: 4:30-6pm AGE: 7-13 yrs FEE: $40 Min 6 / Max 12 INSTRUCTOR: Deirdre Czoberek NOTE: There is an additional supply fee of $20 payable to the instructor. The kids will receive a “kit” that they’ll take home.

tiger Karate taekwondo Kung Fo

Summer 8 Week Session: Thursdays June 27-Aug 22 (no class on 7/4) Become more fit, focused, and aware. Improve coordination, confidence, and listening skills as you learn to harmonize techniques of Taekwondo, Karate, and Kung Fu.

• Tiny Tigers (Ages 4-6) TIME: 4:15-4:45pm • Family Martial Arts (Age 6 & Up) TIME: 4:50pm-5:35pm (colored belts stay longer) Minimum needed by: June 21 FEE: $85 Min 10 / Max 50 LOCATION: Burlington Community/Senior Center,Large Community Hall Room INSTRUCTOR: Mitch Mayberry NOTE: Comfortable loose clothing & water bottle needed. $14 AAU membership card required and can be purchased from instructor 1st day of class.

aDuLt CL aSSeS microsoft Business excel essentials

July 24 New to Excel? Know just enough to get around? This ESSENTIALS class targets what the Excel user needs to know. In this accelerated class format, we pick up the pace to bring you the value of a full-day class in a half-day! Minimum needed by: July 17 TIME: 8am-Noon or 1pm-5pm FEE: $89 includes textbook with CD! INSTRUCTOR: Gail Sexton

Hatha Yoga

Every Thursday Night Our Yoga Class emphasizes on breath between poses and inner awareness. Achieve your goals of stress relief, strengthening, and improved balance which are all vital to our daily lives. All level welcome. New students can try the class for FREE. No pre-registration required. TIME: 5:30pm-6:45pm AGE: 13 & up FEE: $24 per mo. if paid by 1st or 2nd Thur. Or $10 Drop-in INSTRUCTOR: Sherry Thostenson

SPeCIaL eVeNtS Spring garden and gift Show

Get your garden started! Tomato plants, veggie starts, perennial and annual flowers, dahlia tubers. Neat gift ideas too with yard art, chainsaw carvings, handcrafted jewelry, photography and lotion/oils. DAYS/DATES: Friday, May 17 (11am-5pm) Saturday, May 18 (9am-3pm) LOCATION: Burlington Parks and Recreation Center900 E. Fairhaven Ave ::NEW THIS YEAR!!:: FREE Gardening/Sustainability Seminars both daysCheck online for our current schedule: http://recreation.ci.burlington.wa.us Vendors interested in applying to participate in the Show can find an application online or call 360-755-9649.

Save the date! Berry Dairy Days June 13-16

Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch Saturday, Sept 28

Burlington Parks and Recreation Department • 360-755-9649 • 900 East Fairhaven Ave • Monday-Friday • 8:30am-4:30pm


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www.mtbakergymnastics.com Call 757-7565 for more information or to sign up

SUMMER CAMPS!

All camps must be preregistered and will need at least 5 participants to run. We will need a $30 deposit 30 days in advance of each camp and full payment 15 days prior to the start date of the camp. The price of each camp includes lunch.

www.mtbakergymnastics.com Preschool Camp

July 15th – 19th 9:00 – 1:00 Ages 3-5 Gymnastics, games, crafts, preschool fun!

Located in Burlington at 1357 Pacific Drive off of Pease Road

Cost: $150

Super Hero/Obstacle Course Camp

Feel like you want to fly sometimes? This camp will get some big air and learn to come down safely. We will have timed courses that challenge each child using all gymnastics apparatus and the trampolines. Rope swings and the flying rings will be some big fun also. Get your superhero suit ready or come as you are. July 22nd – 26th 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m Ages: 3 – 10 Cost: $150

Cheer/Tumbling/Trampoline/Dance Camp

The kids will get a bit of each with the focus on what the kids want the most. The camp will be excellent for the tumbling and trampoline skill development. Great fitness and fun! July 29th – Aug 2nd 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ages: 4 – 12 Cost: $150

REGISTER TODAY FOR CAMP KIRBY! CAMP FIRE WELCOMES BOYS & GIRLS AGES 6-18 Camp Fire has always recognized youth exploring their world need a secure place to grow up. And since 1910 we’ve provided that place, through in-and-out of school programs and camps. Camp Fire believes when youth get the chance to be outdoors, to work with others in community, and learn to respect nature they better respect themselves. We’re proud of the role we have played—and continue to play—in guiding young lives to an appreciation of their own lives and the world we all live in.

For more information or to register, go to our website at www.campfiresamishcouncil.org

or call 360-733-5710.

Camp Kirby Resident Camp July 7-August 10, 2013

Camp Kirby Day Camp June 24-28, 9:30 am—3 pm

Make lifelong friends and memories!


17 10441 Bay View-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon, WA 98273

To register call 360-428-1558, or go online: www.padillabay.gov ADULT PROGRAMS

Mud Flat Safaris

Wild Edible Plants

When the tide goes out at Padilla Bay, it goes all the way out! Come explore this huge expanse of mud, teeming with life. Fearless guides will lead you on a trek into the seldom seen world of the estuary’s mud flat. Come with old shoes that tie or snug boots. All ages welcome. The programs begin at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, and end at Bay View State Park. Discover Pass and Registration required. Thursday, June 27, 12:30-2:30 Saturday, July 6, 10:00-12:00 Tuesday, July 23, 1:00-3:00 Saturday, August 3, 10:00-12:00 Tuesday, August 20, 10:00-12:00

Experience our annual celebration of spring’s bounty with naturalist Marlee Osterbauer in this search for wild edible plants. She will share her extensive knowledge of plant uses and folklore. Dress for the weather and you may want to bring a notebook. This 2-hour outdoor class is offered twice. Saturday, June 1 and Sunday June 2, 2:00-4:00. Registration required.

ADULTS AND/OR CHILDREN Aquarium Tour and Fish Feeding Join our aquarist, Mark Olson, for a behind-the-tanks view of our new system and a close-up look at the amazing critters found in Padilla Bay. From camouflaged pipefish and flounder to flashy seastars and anemones, inhabitants have unique habits and stories. Saturday, May 4, 11:00. No need to register. Just join us in the aquarium room at 11:00.

Beach Seines You don’t need SCUBA to see what’s living under water. Just meet on the beach at Bay View State Park and watch while we pull a fish net through the water. No registration necessary. Friday, July 12, 11:00 Saturday, July 27, 1:00 Saturday, August 10, 11:00 Friday, August 23, 10:00

MINI EXPLORERS These programs are for families with children ages 3 to 5. Registration is required. June 19 or 20, 10:00 or 1:00 – Amazing Amphipods July 17 or 18, 10:00 or 1:00 – Wiggling Worms August 7 or 8, 10:00 or 1:00 – Mudflat Safari for minis

JUNIOR ECOLOGISTS These programs are for families with children ages 6 to 9. Registration is required. June 21 and 22, 10:30-12:00 – Mudflat Safari for Junior’s July 19 and 20, 10:30-12:00 – Animal Tracks August 16 and 17, 10:30-12:00 – Fabulous Fish

NEWSLETTER More programs will be advertised in our electronic Newsletter, coming out in May. To sign up go to: http://padillabay.gov/newsletter.asp

Outdoor Academic Adventures for All Ages SUMMER FUN! Deception Pass Day Camps (June – Aug) $150/wk, ages 9-13 Forest Friends, Beach Combers, Eco-Camp, Aqua-Marine

New! Jr. Explorer

$75/wk (1/2 day, AM or PM) ages 6-8 Alternating Marine and Forest Themes

Marine Explorer Camp (June 24-28) $229, ages 8-13

New! Insects Alive!

(July 29-Aug 2) $229, ages 8-12

Wilderness Survival for Kids (July 1-5) $229, ages 8-12 (July 8-12) $229, ages 8-12 (July 22-26) $249, Teen Advanced Skills

Kids Kayak Academy

Kayak skills and fun for ages 11-15 (July & August) $250 Classes offered June – August

Digital Photo Camp

(Aug 5-9) $249 – details online

Teen Sailing and Science

(July 15-19) $289 Teens www.AcademicsAndAdventures.org

To Register: Call 360-708-3286 or online. Class Details Online! www.AcademicsAndAdventures.org


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2201 Continental Place Mount Vernon, WA

360-416-6623

Or visit us at: www.skagitgym.com

2201 Continental Place Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 360-416-6623 or visit us at skagitgym.com

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SKAGIT VALLY FAMILY YMCA 215 East Fulton Street, Mount Vernon • 360 336 9622

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP Registration begins Saturday, April 27th

Y’S KIDS SUMMER DAY CAMP (entering grades 1 -6 ) Campers will participate in a variety of experiences both in and outdoors. Swimming, arts & crafts, and field trips are also included each week. Y’s Kids is located at the following elementary schools: Whitney, Lucille Umbarger, Lincoln, Madison & Mary Purcell. st

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CAMP ANDERSON (entering grades 1st-6th) Camp Anderson has provided traditional day camping on the shores of Lake 16 for over 50 years. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in activities like archery, arts & crafts, small group games, sing songs, skits, swimming, canoeing, pedal boating, fishing, team building activities & games in the woods!

CHALLENGERS DAY CAMP (entering grades 7th-8th) Campers spend Tuesday thru Thursday on field trips throughout the area. Mondays & Fridays campers will be at Camp Anderson participating in traditional camp activities including archery, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, team building activities, skits, games in the woods and much more!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMS VISIT SKAGITYMCA.ORG


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EVENT

CALENDAR APRIL 2013 Order Up! Vendor Party • April 27

Burlington Parks & Recreation Time: 10am - 2pm Location: BPR Center: 900 East Fairhaven Ave.

NEW! Order products on site, book a party, or order from your favorite home party vendors selling jewelry, food items, health and beauty, home décor, cleaning, décor, and more! Vendor list online. http://recreation.ci.burlington.wa.us or 755-9649

MAY 2013 Spring Garden & Gift Show • May 17 - 18 Burlington Parks & Recreation Location: 900 E. Fairhaven Ave, Burlington Times: Friday: 11am-5pm & Saturday: 9am-3pm

Tomato plants, baskets, veggie starts, perennials, annuals, garden art: everything is either homegrown or handmade. Free Gardening/Homesteading Seminars too! Check it out online! http://recreation.ci.burlington.wa.us or 755-9649

JUNE 2013 All Comers Track Meet

June 5, 12, 19, 26 Burlington Parks & Recreation Burlington Edison High School Track/ Kirkby Field Time: Registration Opens at 5pm, Field Events @ 5:30pm,

Running Events @ 6pm All ages welcome to participate in track & field events. At the All Comer Track Meets, where “DOING your best is more important than BEING the best.” $20 Season Pass w/ shirt, or $5 Daily Pass. See schedule online. http://recreation.ci.burlington.wa.us or 755-9649

Summer Solstice Mount Vernon Arts Commission • June 20 6:00 - 8:30pm

Stroll on down to the Skagit Riverwalk next to the Tulip Tower and experience the Summer Solstice with fellow artists & art enthusiasts, for a Celebration of the Sun! Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at MVPR or Gretchens in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon’s Birthday • June 29 Trail Walk: Bakerview – Lions Park 10am-12pm 336-6211 or www.mountvernonwa.gov

JULY 2013 Fabulous 4th of July at Edgewater Park 6pm-dusk

Music, Food, & Fireworks for the whole family! Music starts at 6pm with local bands, headliner at 9pm and spectacular fireworks at dark. MVPR (360) 336-6215 for more information.

Highland Games • July 13-14 www.celticarts.org

Sidewalk Sale Downtown Mount Vernon July 26 - 27 www.mountvernondowntown.org 29th Annual Children’s Art Festival • July 21 Time: 10am-4pm

There will be over 30 arts & craft booths, on stage entertainment, balloons, flowers & more. You won’t want to miss this FREE festival at Hillcrest Park! MVPR (360) 336-6215 for more information.

5th Annual Bite of Skagit • July 27

presented by North Coast Credit Union Time: 12pm - 4pm Location: First Street, Downtown Mount Vernon

This is a fundraiser to benefit the Skagit Food Distribution Center, linking farms to food banks, which increases the quantity and quality of food made available to the 14 food banks and 5 hot meal programs in Skagit County. Local restaurants will serve up delicious bites while you vote for the Best Bite of 2013. There will be music wafting through the open air while you enjoy a cold one in our beer & wine garden. Tickets are $1 each with the average bite between 2-5 tickets each. Admission is free. Canned food donations are gladly accepted at the event. Also happening is the Downtown Merchant’s Sidewalk Sale and Farmers Market.

AUGUST 2013 Skagit County Fair August 7 - 10

Join us for a Hometown Hoedown!

Visit the animal exhibits, children’s activities, on stage entertainment, arts & crafts, food and craft vendors, rides and more! Fair admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors and youth, and free for ages 5 and younger. 360-336-9414 or www.skagitcounty.net/fair

3rd Annual Bark Fest • August 17

Bakerview Park - 10am-4pm Pet Licensing Information, Doggie Cake walks and agility demonstrations – just to name a few! Come celebrate man’s best friend! (360) 336-6215

Mayor’s Wellness Challenge August 15 - September 15 (see page 2) 336-6211 or www.mountvernonwa.gov

Let MOUNT VERNON PARKS & RECREATION be your RECREATION INFO “HUB”! Check out the City of Mount Vernon’s website for a listing of local Community Activities after July 1st! www.mountvernonwa.gov

SEPTEMBER Skagit River Salmon Festival • Sept. 7

Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a fun-filled experience for families featuring youth activities and crafts, educational booths and cultural opportunities. Of course there is great music and food to enjoy, plus a wine and beer garden. Participants will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of our Skagit River. A portion of the funds raised by this event will be returned to the community in the form of a donation to support conservation efforts in the Skagit Valley. 360.428.5972 skagitriverfest.org

Ray Reep Salmon Derby • Sept. 7

Join us for some serious Fishing Action at the Ray Reep Salmon Derby at Edgewater Park. Fish weigh in is located at Edgewater Park along with a festive raffle. (360) 336-6215

Mount Vernon Trail Builders

Volunteer Building Multi-use Trails on Little Mountain

Mount Vernon Trail Builders is building a new multi-use trail called Bonnie & Clyde. It will loop around the south side of Little Mountain. This is a family friendly activity. We hope you’ll give us a hand. No experience necessary. Sessions: 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27 MVPR (360) 336-6215 http://mountvernontrailbuilders.com/

Recreation Without Borders

Ten Grands…Piano Extraordinaire at Benaroya Hall

Enjoy Ten Grands, a unique musical event that features 10 grand pianos and 10 talented concert pianists on a stunning, dramaticallylit stage. The program includes classical, jazz, blues, boogie woogie and pop pieces, with musicians playing as soloists and in various combinations. Sign up quickly... the orchestra-level seats sold out the last two years! Call the Anacortes Senior Center at 360-293-7473 for further registration information. Day/date: Saturday, May 11 Fee: $87.00 Time: 3:00 – 11:30 pm Anacortes OR 3:30 –11:00 pm Burlington Location: Depart/return Anacortes or Burlington Senior Center

Red Barn Art Studio Creative Art Camps for Kids

Offering kids art camps that excite creativity, discovery and self-expression, located in a studio art barn in the pastoral farmlands of Bow. Camp 1: Fabulous Folk Art From Around the World (ages 7-10) July 15-19. Come “travel the world” as we learn about different cultures and art, and make art using new techniques and a variety of media. Camp 2: Fabulous Folk Art From Around the World (ages 11-14) July 22-26 Camp 3: Hands on! Sculpture and 3-D (ages 8-12) August 12-16 We will create found object sculpture, work in paper mache and clay to create one of a kind masterpiece from your imagination. Phone: (360) 319-5139 Email: roqueswalton@aol.com Website: www.redbarnartstudio.jimdo.com Facebook: facebook/red barn art studio


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