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April, 2017

Saturday
29
Parking lot located west side of the Lummi Ferry Dock, there's a small fee (only cash$$)
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Join me and co-leader Lynn Paquette on one of the most rewarding circumnavigation of the lesser known Island in the San Juans
Saturday
29
Kayak Point County Park
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Join NSSKA’s Paddler Development Weekend with Seattle Adventure Sports Don Cheyette, April 29-30. Don is a kayak coach who holds certifications from Paddlesports North America (BCU),and is a practicing EMT. The cost for the 2 day class is $100.
Saturday
29
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Intermediate River Running Skills - designed for a paddler that‘s been paddling about a year and ready for that next step.
Saturday
29
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SF Stilly 3+. Eligible for 7 Rivers Challenge - members who register online and participate will receive a sticker. Meet at McDonalds in Granite Falls
Saturday
29
We will meet at the power house takeout at address listed below
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This is an excellent river for those who want to progress from class 2 to class 3 whitewater.
Sunday
30
Tukwila Pool
Sunday
30
Tacoma Eastside Pool
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Tacoma Eastside Pool

May, 2017

Wednesday
3
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The normal SF Snoqualmie run with the option of putting in a short ways further upstream
Friday
5
Cinco de Mayo
Friday
5
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Miami Bar to Oak Flat section; Depending on the water levels, we may postpone to the following week - Be flexible and stay tuned.
Friday
5
Meet at Anacortes Ferry
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Walk on the Orcas ferry, Camp at Jones, visit Yellow Island for the flower show
Saturday
6
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Launch from Young‘s Park on Guemes Island
Saturday
6
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Miami Bar to Oak Flat section; Depending on the water levels, we may postpone to the following week - Be flexible and stay tuned.
Saturday
6
Fox Island Boat Launch
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Come paddle around Fox Island about 15 Miles with a few little detours.
Beer/snacks at Zog‘s on the island following.
Saturday
6
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Annual Green River clean-up. further info to follow
Saturday
6
Meet at Anacortes Ferry
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Walk on the Orcas ferry, Camp at Jones, visit Yellow Island for the flower show
Sunday
7
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Miami Bar to Oak Flat section; Depending on the water levels, we may postpone to the following week - Be flexible and stay tuned.
Sunday
7
Lake Sammamish State Park Tibbetts Beach
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Dress for cold water emersion, bring (if you have one) paddle float, tow belt. The rescue practice sessions will focus primarily on the multiple rescues we can do either solo or with a partner. We will practice with both kayaks & canoe‘s.
Sunday
7
Meet at Anacortes Ferry
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Walk on the Orcas ferry, Camp at Jones, visit Yellow Island for the flower show
Friday
12
Stuart Islands
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Circumnavigate Stuart Island and explore Johns, Cactus, Speiden, Henry Islands
Friday
12
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If you‘re feeling comfortable on class II-II+ and want to get a little taste of class III this will be a good trip for you!
Friday
12
Lake Sammamish State Park
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Two day paddling event, races, classes ect....
Saturday
13
Stuart Islands
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Circumnavigate Stuart Island and explore Johns, Cactus, Speiden, Henry Islands
Saturday
13
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SF Snoqualmie II+
Sunday
14
Mother's Day
Sunday
14
Stuart Islands
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Circumnavigate Stuart Island and explore Johns, Cactus, Speiden, Henry Islands
Wednesday
17
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Snoqualmie Powerhouse After-Work!
Wednesday
17
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Let’s turn a midweek, after-work run into a bit of an adventure. Location is TBD based on what Ma Nature provides.
Saturday
20
More details by e-mail
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Float 20 miles down the Yakima river thru a wonderful canyon from Ringer Loop (5 miles S of Ellensburg) to Roza Dam recreation area (5 miles north of Yakima). Lunch stop and hike at Umtanum creek.
Saturday
20
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Twisp River
Saturday
20
Mike's House
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2-day class (Sat/Sun); Safety and Rescue Class by Casey Garland
Saturday
20
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The Teanaway River that is fed from the majestic Stuart Range. It‘s a beautiful class II+ run w/ cool sandstone slides that create some great surf / playspots.
Sunday
21
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Class 2 - 2+ trip to working on basic skills and have some fun!
Sunday
21
Mike's House
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2-day class (Sat/Sun); Safety and Rescue Class by Casey Garland
Sunday
21
River TBD, based on river levels for play
Tuesday
23
Mercer Island Library Small Conf Room
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Come discuss business and help determine the direction of the club! In-person attendance is strongly encouraged but phone/call-in is provided below.
Local US Dial-in: 1-310-372-7549
Conference Code: 234736
Saturday
27
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Camping at Kalaloch C.G. on the sparkling Solduc River. Joint WKC/PTCC trip. Saturday we do a group paddle from the Campground to Bear Creek (II+), Sunday split into two groups: a (III) and a (II). Monday leader‘s choice.
Monday
29
Memorial Day

June, 2017

Friday
2
Coronet Bay Environmental Learning Center Deception Pass Park
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WKC Basic Sea Kayaking Class 2017
June 2,3 & 4 @ Coronet Bay Environmental Learning Center (ELC)This course will provide beginners with a safe and fun introduction to the sport of sea kayaking.
Friday
2
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Three day event devoted to traditional Greenland kayaking skills and culture. SSTIKS is held in Twanoh State Park on the Hood Canal. It is a family-friendly event featuring some of the best mentors in Greenland-style kayaking.
Saturday
3
Coronet Bay Environmental Learning Center Deception Pass Park
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WKC Basic Sea Kayaking Class 2017
June 2,3 & 4 @ Coronet Bay Environmental Learning Center (ELC)This course will provide beginners with a safe and fun introduction to the sport of sea kayaking.
Saturday
3
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Three day event devoted to traditional Greenland kayaking skills and culture. SSTIKS is held in Twanoh State Park on the Hood Canal. It is a family-friendly event featuring some of the best mentors in Greenland-style kayaking.
Sunday
4
Coronet Bay Environmental Learning Center Deception Pass Park
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WKC Basic Sea Kayaking Class 2017
June 2,3 & 4 @ Coronet Bay Environmental Learning Center (ELC)This course will provide beginners with a safe and fun introduction to the sport of sea kayaking.
Sunday
4
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Three day event devoted to traditional Greenland kayaking skills and culture. SSTIKS is held in Twanoh State Park on the Hood Canal. It is a family-friendly event featuring some of the best mentors in Greenland-style kayaking.
Saturday
10
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Methow Twisp Chewach III-III+ weekend trip
Saturday
10
Hobuck Beach Hobuck Beach Campground, Neah Bay, WA
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This full weekend clinic is designed to develop and improve Surf Kayak specific skills at all levels. A limited number of loaner boats are available, roll not required. Learn surf kayaking skills in a fun and supportive group environment.
Sunday
11
Hobuck Beach Hobuck Beach Campground, Neah Bay, WA
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This full weekend clinic is designed to develop and improve Surf Kayak specific skills at all levels. A limited number of loaner boats are available, roll not required. Learn surf kayaking skills in a fun and supportive group environment.
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound
Saturday
17
Saturday
17
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We‘ll launch out of Salt Water State Park at 9am and see where the water takes us. We‘ll cross to Point Robinson if the weather is fair, or travel up the shore.
Saturday
17
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Come ride the tide to Hope Island and stay the night. We will get up the next morning and ride the tide home.
Beginner friendly.
Sunday
18
Father's Day
Sunday
18
Sunday
18
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound
Sunday
18
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Come ride the tide to Hope Island and stay the night. We will get up the next morning and ride the tide home.
Beginner friendly.
Monday
19
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound
Tuesday
20
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound
Wednesday
21
Summer Solstice
Wednesday
21
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound
Wednesday
21
South Fork Snoqualmie up at Snoqualmie Pass
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We’ll go slow, scout, and break down FITW in easy-to-digest bits and pieces
Thursday
22
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound
Friday
23
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island
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Travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island and explore the brautiful island group in Barkley Sound

July, 2017

Saturday
1
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Week long Kootney Road Trip
Tuesday
4
Independence Day
Tuesday
4
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Paddle around the tip of N Kitsap: Foulweather Buff & Pt No Point, with car shuttle. Feast and fireworks afterwards.
Saturday
15
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Camp at Oxbow C.G. Joint WKC/PTCC trip. Beautiful Olympic Peninsula run with all Class 2 rapids, one we have lovingly named "Canoe-mageddon".

August, 2017

Saturday
5
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White Salmon III+ 8/5 and 8/6 BZ to Columbia. Eligible for 7 Rivers Challenge - members who register online and participate will receive a sticker
Friday
11
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White Salmon weekend 8/11-8/13. Eligible for 7 Rivers Challenge - members who register online and participate will receive a sticker
Saturday
12
Hobuck Beach Campground - North End
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These mini-clinics are designed as two hour entry level learning opportunities for paddlers interested in improving their surf zone skills and comfort level.  Learning will be tailored to individual student comfort level and existing skills in surf.
Sunday
13
Hobuck Beach Campground - North End
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These mini-clinics are designed as two hour entry level learning opportunities for paddlers interested in improving their surf zone skills and comfort level.  Learning will be tailored to individual student comfort level and existing skills in surf.
Sunday
27
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Prince George Road Trip (10+ days)

September, 2017

Monday
4
Labor Day
Saturday
16
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Join me and JoAnn while we paddle around Vashon Island in one day!
Figure on the longest day you‘ve ever paddled, approximately 34 miles approximately. Before daylight to nightfall probably.
If you are interested please send me an email to discuss.
Saturday
16
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Tieton weekend trip III
Thursday
21
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)
Friday
22
Autumnal Equinox
Saturday
23
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Eligible for 7 Rivers Challenge - members who register online and participate will receive a sticker
Saturday
30
Yom Kippur
Saturday
30
Humptulips / Wynoochee area of the Olympic Peninsula
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Wynoochee / Humptulips Weekend of paddling & camping

October, 2017

Sunday
1
Humptulips / Wynoochee area of the Olympic Peninsula
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Wynoochee / Humptulips Weekend of paddling & camping
Sunday
1
Tacoma Eastside Pool
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Tacoma Eastside Pool
Monday
9
Columbus Day
Saturday
14
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Pumpkin time, bring pumpkins and lets make the river a festive place for Halloween!
Sunday
15
Tacoma Eastside Pool
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Tacoma Eastside Pool
Sunday
29
Tacoma Eastside Pool
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Tacoma Eastside Pool
Tuesday
31
Halloween

November, 2017

Saturday
4
NW side of the OP / South Fork Calawah river near Forks, WA
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Let‘s spend the weekend boating on the NW side of the Olympic Peninsula. And if river levels cooperate the goal will be to paddle the South Fork of the Calawah, a rarely-seen class III+ gem in Olympic National Park.
Sunday
5
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday
5
NW side of the OP / South Fork Calawah river near Forks, WA
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Let‘s spend the weekend boating on the NW side of the Olympic Peninsula. And if river levels cooperate the goal will be to paddle the South Fork of the Calawah, a rarely-seen class III+ gem in Olympic National Park.
Sunday
5
Misery Point Boat Launch, Seabeck.
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Launch from Misery Point Boat Ramp, near Seabeck, and cross Hood Canal to Dosewallips State Park
Saturday
11
Veterans Day
Sunday
12
Tacoma Eastside Pool
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Tacoma Eastside Pool
Saturday
18
Deepest, darkest far side of the OP
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A Matheny Creek weekend of paddling and camping on the "far side of the Peninsula"!
Sunday
19
Deepest, darkest far side of the OP
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A Matheny Creek weekend of paddling and camping on the "far side of the Peninsula"!
Thursday
23
Thanksgiving
Thursday
23
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Green on Thu; rest depending water
Friday
24
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Green on Thu; rest depending water
Saturday
25
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Green on Thu; rest depending water
Sunday
26
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Green on Thu; rest depending water
Sunday
26
Tacoma Eastside Pool
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Tacoma Eastside Pool

December, 2017

Sunday
3
Tacoma Eastside Pool
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Tacoma Eastside Pool
Wednesday
13
Hanukkah (1st Day)
Thursday
21
Winter Solstice
Monday
25
Christmas
Tuesday
26
Kwanzaa (1st Day)

January, 2018

Monday
1
New Years Day
Monday
15
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

February, 2018

Wednesday
14
Valentine's Day
Monday
19
President's Day

March, 2018

Friday
9
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By Performance Video/ Kent Ford
Saturday
10
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By Performance Video/ Kent Ford
Sunday
11
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Sunday
11
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By Performance Video/ Kent Ford
Saturday
17
St Patrick's Day
Tuesday
20
Vernal Equinox
Friday
30
Good Friday
Saturday
31
Passover (1st Day)

April, 2018

Sunday
1
Easter Sunday

May, 2018

Saturday
5
Cinco de Mayo
Sunday
13
Mother's Day
Monday
28
Memorial Day

June, 2018

Sunday
17
Father's Day
Thursday
21
Summer Solstice

July, 2018

Wednesday
4
Independence Day

September, 2018

Monday
3
Labor Day
Monday
10
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)
Wednesday
19
Yom Kippur
Saturday
22
Autumnal Equinox

October, 2018

Monday
8
Columbus Day
Wednesday
31
Halloween

November, 2018

Sunday
4
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Tuesday
6
Election Day
Sunday
11
Veterans Day
Thursday
22
Thanksgiving

December, 2018

Monday
3
Hanukkah (1st Day)
Friday
21
Winter Solstice
Tuesday
25
Christmas
Wednesday
26
Kwanzaa (1st Day)

January, 2019

Tuesday
1
New Years Day
Monday
21
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

February, 2019

Thursday
14
Valentine's Day
Monday
18
President's Day

March, 2019

Sunday
10
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Sunday
17
St Patrick's Day
Wednesday
20
Vernal Equinox

April, 2019

Friday
19
Good Friday
Saturday
20
Passover (1st Day)
Sunday
21
Easter Sunday

May, 2019

Sunday
5
Cinco de Mayo
Sunday
12
Mother's Day
Monday
27
Memorial Day

June, 2019

Sunday
16
Father's Day
Friday
21
Summer Solstice

July, 2019

Thursday
4
Independence Day

September, 2019

Monday
2
Labor Day
Monday
23
Autumnal Equinox
Monday
30
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)

October, 2019

Wednesday
9
Yom Kippur
Monday
14
Columbus Day
Thursday
31
Halloween

November, 2019

Sunday
3
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Monday
11
Veterans Day
Thursday
28
Thanksgiving

December, 2019

Saturday
21
Winter Solstice
Monday
23
Hanukkah (1st Day)
Wednesday
25
Christmas
Thursday
26
Kwanzaa (1st Day)

January, 2020

Wednesday
1
New Years Day
Monday
20
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

February, 2020

Friday
14
Valentine's Day
Monday
17
President's Day

March, 2020

Sunday
8
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Tuesday
17
St Patrick's Day
Thursday
19
Vernal Equinox

April, 2020

Thursday
9
Passover (1st Day)
Friday
10
Good Friday
Sunday
12
Easter Sunday

May, 2020

Tuesday
5
Cinco de Mayo
Sunday
10
Mother's Day
Monday
25
Memorial Day

June, 2020

Saturday
20
Summer Solstice
Sunday
21
Father's Day

July, 2020

Saturday
4
Independence Day

September, 2020

Monday
7
Labor Day
Saturday
19
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)
Tuesday
22
Autumnal Equinox
Monday
28
Yom Kippur

October, 2020

Monday
12
Columbus Day
Saturday
31
Halloween

November, 2020

Sunday
1
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Tuesday
3
Election Day
Wednesday
11
Veterans Day
Thursday
26
Thanksgiving

December, 2020

Friday
11
Hanukkah (1st Day)
Monday
21
Winter Solstice
Friday
25
Christmas
Saturday
26
Kwanzaa (1st Day)

January, 2021

Friday
1
New Years Day

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