Events in and around Anacortes

Free Workshop Tool Sharpening

Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 am
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FREE Transition Skill-share workshop: Tool Sharpening Saturday, September 26, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Depot, 611 "R" Avenue, Anacortes What's actually happening when you "sharpen" something?  Andy Gladish will teach the basic principles of sharpening knives and tools, how to use common tools for sharpening, and how to use sharp tools safely. All Transition Skill Share workshops are free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted. 

Home Brewing Free Workshop

Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The Depot, 611 “R” Avenue, Anacortes, 10:00 — 11:30 a.m. Transition Fidalgo and Friends hosts free skill-share workshops. Join Von Kuehn and friends to explore a brief history of brewing beer, a demonstration of processes, microbiology and chemistry; equipment used; and a discussion of the vast varieties of beers and the additives and techniques that produce them. All Transition Skill Share workshops are free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.  For more info, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

Fermenting Food Free Workshop

Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Potluck Kitchen Studio, 910 11th St.,10:00 — 11:30 a.m. Julianne Ash, R.N., teaches how to ferment vegetables and fruits for colorful winter food storage, improved digestion, and a healthier immune system.  All Transition Skill Share workshops are free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.  For more info, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

7th Generation Supper

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, October 27, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center. Our presentation this month is by Bret Lunsford, Anacortes Museum Maritime and Education Curator. He’ll be telling us about the current exhibit, “All in the Same Boat,” which highlights how Anacortes dealt with challenging times in the past by frugal living, cooperation, creativity, and do-it-yourself/grow-your-own/help-your-neighbor-type efforts. We’ll look at how the lessons learned in the Depression era can guide and encourage us today. Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

Transition Fidalgo 7th Generation Supper

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:45 pm
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Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, January 26, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center. Our presentation… Climate Change in the Skagit: Public Perceptions and the Role of Science Carol Macilory of The Skagit Climate Science Consortium (SC2) will share the results of a local public poll on climate information. SC2 and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication partnered to conduct a public opinion poll in the spring of 2015 regarding Skagit County residents’ attitudes and perceptions regarding global warming.  The effort, part of Yale’s renown Six Americas Project and their work to create a national model for public opinion, provided SC2 critical information to help understand local concerns and beliefs about climate change, in order to better provide relevant and timely climate science to a broader Skagit community. This presentation will provide an overview of SC2’s theory of change regarding the role of climate science in supporting local communities as they seek to increase their climate resilience, and show the results of the polling, which confirm both the need for and interest in climate information.     Carol supports the Skagit Climate Science Consortium and is an independent consultant working across Puget Sound on issues that require various interests and communitieis to find common solutions. She is currently focused on working with communities on flood risk, farm sustainability, and salmon recovery, in addition to climate change. Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

Friends of the Forest Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Depot Building located at 611 R Avenue
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meeting begins at 7:10 pm.

This is a great opportunity to get to know more about the Friends of the Forest and our work in service to the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. We will begin with a brief annual report and elections followed by a special presentation. Discussion and refreshments will follow. Hope to see you there!

Friends of the Forest Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Friends of the Forest Annual Membership Meeting – Everyone is Welcome!

Join us on Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm at the Depot, located at 611 R Ave. in Anacortes. This is a great opportunity to get to know more about the Friends of the Forest and our work in service to the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. We will begin with a brief annual report and elections followed by a special presentation. Discussion and refreshments will follow. Hope to see you there!