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Wednesday Evenings at the library

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS- Free and open to all. At the library.


How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Wed., Jan. 8, 7pm
KeyBank Certified Financial Educator Carmen Marttila explains identity theft and how to protect yourself against it.
 
Digital Photography: Go from Automatic Mode to Awesome & Creative Mode
Wed., Jan. 15, 7pm
Photographer Tony Locke discusses how you can maximize all the great features in today’s digital cameras.
 
Sweet Talk an Author: Philip Donlay
Wed., Jan. 22, 7pm
Enjoy refreshments while listening to Philip Donlay’s journey from Midwest pilot to San Juans novelist.
 
Stop Your Sugar Cravings
Wed., Jan. 29, 7pm
Nutrition counselor Sharon Swan helps you change your relationship with food, whether it’s that afternoon slump or a pre-diabetic condition. Her approach isn't about deprivation; it’s about the freedom to eat what you love without side effects or guilt.

Friends of the Forest Adult Hike

Friday, January 10, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Double Watershed Tour for Adults: Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, January 10th from10am until noon. Start the New Year off right with a hike in the woods with friends! This is a gentle, one and a half mile route through varied forest and wetland habitats. Learn about the beaver that maintain these wetlands, and the winter waterfowl that we will be sure to see. Meet at the end of 32nd St. off of D Ave.
These hikes are free! For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org.

The Life and Times of Tiny Marine Organisms

Friday, January 10, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ocean Plankton: The Life and Times of Tiny Marine Organisms

Marine plankton are among the most abundant and vital organisms on earth, yet most people know very little about them. Please join Dr. Jude Apple, Marine Scientist, WWU,  Shannon Pt. Marine Science Center, to hear what life is like in the planktonic realm.  Learn of the plankton's bizarre shapes and sizes, ways they actually communicate and the survival challenges these organisms face.  Learn of the impact marine plankton have on all of us.  

Friday, January 10th, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Educational Service District Building, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes.  Lectures are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches. For more information contact Matt Kerschbaum, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday Evenings at the library

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS- Free and open to all. At the library.


How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Wed., Jan. 8, 7pm
KeyBank Certified Financial Educator Carmen Marttila explains identity theft and how to protect yourself against it.
 
Digital Photography: Go from Automatic Mode to Awesome & Creative Mode
Wed., Jan. 15, 7pm
Photographer Tony Locke discusses how you can maximize all the great features in today’s digital cameras.
 
Sweet Talk an Author: Philip Donlay
Wed., Jan. 22, 7pm
Enjoy refreshments while listening to Philip Donlay’s journey from Midwest pilot to San Juans novelist.
 
Stop Your Sugar Cravings
Wed., Jan. 29, 7pm
Nutrition counselor Sharon Swan helps you change your relationship with food, whether it’s that afternoon slump or a pre-diabetic condition. Her approach isn't about deprivation; it’s about the freedom to eat what you love without side effects or guilt.

Maritime Speaker Series: the Lady Washington

Saturday, January 18, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MARITIME SPEAKER SERIES - Lady Washington: A Centennial Legacy
Sat., Jan. 18, 4pm
Captain Les Bolton, Grays Harbor Historic Seaport Executive director and WA Co-Chair for the PNW Maritime Heritage Council, presents.

At the library. Free and open to all.

Friends of Skagit Beaches Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Friends of Skagit Beaches Annual Meeting – Wednesday, January 22, 11:30-2:00pm at the Padilla Bay Breazeale Interpetive Center - Main Classroom

The 2013 Board of Friends of Skagit Beaches invites current members and friends to our annual members meeting which will include a brief business meeting, election of 2014 board members, lunch, and a guest speaker. For more information, please visit the Friends of Skagit Beaches calendar link at www.skagitbeaches.org

Wednesday Evenings at the library

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS- Free and open to all. At the library.


How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Wed., Jan. 8, 7pm
KeyBank Certified Financial Educator Carmen Marttila explains identity theft and how to protect yourself against it.
 
Digital Photography: Go from Automatic Mode to Awesome & Creative Mode
Wed., Jan. 15, 7pm
Photographer Tony Locke discusses how you can maximize all the great features in today’s digital cameras.
 
Sweet Talk an Author: Philip Donlay
Wed., Jan. 22, 7pm
Enjoy refreshments while listening to Philip Donlay’s journey from Midwest pilot to San Juans novelist.
 
Stop Your Sugar Cravings
Wed., Jan. 29, 7pm
Nutrition counselor Sharon Swan helps you change your relationship with food, whether it’s that afternoon slump or a pre-diabetic condition. Her approach isn't about deprivation; it’s about the freedom to eat what you love without side effects or guilt.

Superbowl Tailgate Party at The Majestic

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Wednesday Evenings at the library

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS- Free and open to all. At the library.


How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Wed., Jan. 8, 7pm
KeyBank Certified Financial Educator Carmen Marttila explains identity theft and how to protect yourself against it.
 
Digital Photography: Go from Automatic Mode to Awesome & Creative Mode
Wed., Jan. 15, 7pm
Photographer Tony Locke discusses how you can maximize all the great features in today’s digital cameras.
 
Sweet Talk an Author: Philip Donlay
Wed., Jan. 22, 7pm
Enjoy refreshments while listening to Philip Donlay’s journey from Midwest pilot to San Juans novelist.
 
Stop Your Sugar Cravings
Wed., Jan. 29, 7pm
Nutrition counselor Sharon Swan helps you change your relationship with food, whether it’s that afternoon slump or a pre-diabetic condition. Her approach isn't about deprivation; it’s about the freedom to eat what you love without side effects or guilt.

Superbowl Tailgate Party at The Majestic

Sunday, February 2, 2014 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Marine Resources open house

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The public is invited to an OPEN HOUSE for residents who are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities in water-related conservation, stewardship and outreach activities.  More than 10 organizations, agencies and institutions which have volunteer programs for citizens to share in efforts to protect, restore, monitor, educate about or otherwise work toward the conservation of water resources will be at the Open House to share information about their programs.
The Open House is sponsored by the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) to help citizens and prospective volunteers by having a “one-stop-shopping” event
to visit any of the program information tables and talk with program leaders and current volunteers.  “It is also to exhibit the collaborative nature of our shared efforts,” says Nancy Olsen, Program Coordinator for a new volunteer program: the Skagit MRC Salish Sea Stewards. “In the same way that our water resources are all connected, the various organizations working to restore habitat and water quality are focused on the same goals”.  She adds, “We are so very lucky in Skagit County to have a rich abundance of citizens interested in sharing in those efforts.  This Open house is to make it easy for them to sign on.”
The Open House is at the Fidalgo Bay RV Resort (4701 Fidalgo Bay Rd, Anacortes) from 4pm to 7pm on Feb. 5

Friends of the Forest Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All are invited to attend the Friends of the Forest Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 5th at the Depot located at 611 R Avenue in Anacortes.  Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7:00pm.

Special guest speaker, David Wallin will be discussing Mountain Goat Conservation and Restoration in Washington. Dr. Wallin is a Professor at Western Washington University, Huxley College of the Environment.

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, City Staff update, and elections followed by our special guest presentation. Dessert and refreshments will be provided by Gere a Deli.  Hope to see you there!

 

Friends of the Forest Adult Fitness Hike

Saturday, February 8, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Whistle Lake Backroads Fitness Hike -  For the very fit!

Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, February 8th from 10am until 1pm for a challenging and fast paced 8 to 9 mile hike into the backroads of the Whistle Lake area.  After we get our heart rate up, we will stop briefly for a gourmet chocolate tasting with chocolate provided by the Friends of the Forest. Dress in layers and bring water. Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot. 

Vintage Military Uniforms

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vintage Military Uniforms and the Men Who Wore Them Wed., Feb. 12, 7pm at the Library. Doug Charles shares his collection of vintage military uniforms representing the Victorian period to the present, emphasizing WWI and WWII. Adding another dimension to the collection, he researches the biographies of the individuals who wore the uniforms and tells their stories as well.

Friends of the Forest Adult Hike

Friday, February 14, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Heart Lake Hike for Adults: Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, February 14th from 10am until noon. Our Heart Lake hike is the perfect valentine to give to yourself, or to share with a friend. Together, we will look for the many early signs of spring.  Meet at the Heart Lake parking lot. These hikes are free! For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org.

Wyman's Ribbon-cutting

Friday, February 14, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wyman's Habitat Mitigation Site . Project Pier 1. Ribbon Cutting

Where: Wyman's Mitigation Site, 202 U Avenue

When: February 14, 2014 11:00 AM

The Port of Anacortes invites you to attend a Ribbon Cutting for the Wyman’s Habitat Mitigation Site Project (Project Pier 1).  The Port has constructed a Habitat Mitigation Site located in Anacortes Washington as part of Project Pier 1.  
light refreshments and coffee will be served.

We look forward to seeing you on February 14th!

Maiden of Deception Pass

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Maiden of Deception Pass Wed., Feb. 19, 7pm at the Library. Carver Tracy Powell and Leslie Eastwood explain how the Samish story pole project came to be 30 years ago, offering the story of Ko Kwal Al Woot (the Maiden) and the Tribe’s continued gratitude for her blessings. This program is in conjunction with the Anacortes Museum exhibit “We’re Still Here: The Survival of Washington Indians.”

Coffee With Laurie

Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Coffee With Laurie - February 20 @ Johnny Picasso's

The public is invited to attend Mayor Gere's 'Coffee with Laurie' on February 20, 5-7 pm, at Johnny Picasso's (501 Commercial Avenue). The mayor will hold semi-monthly informal coffee hours to meet with citizens and listen to their concerns at various locations. Call 360-299-1950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Lesser-Known National Park Units

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lesser-Known National Park Units Wed., Feb. 26, 7pm at the library. Roxanne Parish describes the lesser-known sites on her bucket list of 401 National Park units. Only 59 are National Parks; the rest are Landmarks, Monuments, Seashores, Lakeshores, and Battlefields. So far she has visited 273 of the 401 and still has a number to go.

Eat Your Yard

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Every Week until March 18, 2014

Eat Your Yard
Growing Vegetables Year-Round in the Maritime Northwest
Tues., Mar. 4, 6:45pm
 
Keeping Good Garden Notes
Tues., Mar. 11, 6:45pm

Increase Your Soil’s Micro-Nutrients for Higher Yields & Nutrition
Tues., Mar. 18, 6:45pm

At the library, open and free to all.

Dolphins of the Bahamas

Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dr. Cindy Elliser, marine biologist with Pacific Biodiversity Institute, will depict the lives of spotted and bottlenose dolphins in the Bahamas. How do dolphins communicate? How do we tell them apart? What are their lives like? Learn about the individual dolphins that researchers with the Wild Dolphin Project have seen grow up and how their complex society resembles our own! Cindy will also talk about the new work she is beginning with harbor porpoises in the Salish Sea with Pacific Biodiversity Institute.

Friday, March 7, 2014 • 7 pm • Anacortes Library - Free and open to the public

Special Olympics Washington Polar Plunge: Anacortes

Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Take a dip in the ice waters across Washington State and be a part of the “coolest” event of the year! Join the fun, help raise funds and win prizes all in support of Special Olympics Washington.

All proceeds collected by Plungers benefit Special Olympics Washington and the 10,000 athletes across the state.

Polar Plunge

Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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To benefit Special Olympics... at Seafarers' Memorial Park

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, March 9, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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SUNDAY JAZZ HOUR - 2nd Sundays, 2-3pm
Sun., Mar. 9 – Fidalgo Swing - no other information

At the library, free and open to all.

City Council meets

Monday, March 10, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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City Council meets in the Council chambers at City Hall.

Eat Your Yard

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Every Week until March 18, 2014

Eat Your Yard
Growing Vegetables Year-Round in the Maritime Northwest
Tues., Mar. 4, 6:45pm
 
Keeping Good Garden Notes
Tues., Mar. 11, 6:45pm

Increase Your Soil’s Micro-Nutrients for Higher Yields & Nutrition
Tues., Mar. 18, 6:45pm

At the library, open and free to all.

Madagascar

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Madagascar - Wed., Mar. 12, 7pm
Biologist Julie Barber describes her adventures in Madagascar and the extraordinary wildlife she sighted.

At the library, free and open to all.

Friends of the Forest Adult Hike

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Pine Ridge Loop Hike for Adults:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, March 14th from 10am until noon. What treasures await in this lovely, hidden meadow? Enjoy a hike to this unique and secret spot off of the beaten path. Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive. These hikes are free! For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org.

Ocean Rowing & Rescue on the Atlantic

Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Maritime Speaker Series: Ocean Rowing & Rescue on the Atlantic - Sat., Mar. 15, 4pm
Author, adventurer and speaker Jordan Hanssen shares his team’s breath-taking story of the first North Atlantic Rowing Race. The only American competitors in the brutal New York-to-
England crossing, they rowed 72 days in a 29-foot boat . At the library, free and open to all.

City Council meets

Monday, March 17, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Regular meeting of the City Council in the Council chambers at City Hall. Meeting Agenda (pdf)

Eat Your Yard

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Every Week until March 18, 2014

Eat Your Yard
Growing Vegetables Year-Round in the Maritime Northwest
Tues., Mar. 4, 6:45pm
 
Keeping Good Garden Notes
Tues., Mar. 11, 6:45pm

Increase Your Soil’s Micro-Nutrients for Higher Yields & Nutrition
Tues., Mar. 18, 6:45pm

At the library, open and free to all.

Library Speaker Series, Explore the ACFL

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An exploration of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands with naturalist, Denise Crowe. Spend an evening indoors exploring your community forest with friends. Denise will provide an overview of local forest history, ecology, and community. Learn about education programs, volunteer stewardship opportunities, and the balance of recreation and conservation that makes our unique forest the wild heart of our island.

Exploring the ACFL

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Exploring Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Wed., Mar. 19, 7pm
Naturalist Denise Crowe provides an overview of local forest history, ecology and community. At the library, free and open to all.

Thinking about Taking an Alaskan Cruise?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thinking about Taking an Alaskan Cruise? - Wed., Mar. 26, 7pm
Doug Woods explains everything you want to know about planning a cruise, plus he offers landscape and wildlife photos from his various Alaskan cruises. At the library. free and open to all.

No City Council meeting

Monday, March 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The City Council doesn't meet on the 5th Monday of the month.

Benefit for Oso Concert & Auction

Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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A Benefit for Oso with a Concert and Art Auction will be held at The Heart of Anacortes Sunday, April 6th starting at 1:00 PM.The Concert will feature Ben Starner, Lane Fernando, Fidalgo Swing, Knut Bell, Jacob Navarro and the Stilly River Band, with the line up subject to change. The Art Auction will feature known Local Artists.

Friends of the Forest Adult Hike

Friday, April 11, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Little Beaver Pond Hike for Adults: Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, April 11th from 10 am until noon.  Calling all Skyline residents and anyone else who has wondered about the forest on the west side of town. We’ll get you connected to Little Beaver Pond territory and the trail network. Meet at the corner of Clyde Way and Cedar Glen Way in Skyline. 

NW Interscholastic Sailing Association Double-handed Championship

Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Every Day until April 27, 2014
This coming weekend come on down to Seafarer's Park during the day Saturday and/or Sunday and see Seafarer's Park, Fidalgo Bay and AYC at our best.   The NW Interscholastic Sailing Association Double-handed Championships will be under way.   There'll be 90 - 100 high school kids representing 17 high school teams from the Pacific Northwest...from Portland to Bellingham...competing for a chance to go to the National Championships in San Diego in May.  The excitement and action will be at Seafarer's Park but great viewing opportunities abound from atop Cap Sante.   You'll see top notch dinghy sailing competition in an unsurpassed venue.
 

 

NW Interscholastic Sailing Association Double-handed Championship

Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Every Day until April 27, 2014
This coming weekend come on down to Seafarer's Park during the day Saturday and/or Sunday and see Seafarer's Park, Fidalgo Bay and AYC at our best.   The NW Interscholastic Sailing Association Double-handed Championships will be under way.   There'll be 90 - 100 high school kids representing 17 high school teams from the Pacific Northwest...from Portland to Bellingham...competing for a chance to go to the National Championships in San Diego in May.  The excitement and action will be at Seafarer's Park but great viewing opportunities abound from atop Cap Sante.   You'll see top notch dinghy sailing competition in an unsurpassed venue.
 

 

Organizing Your Money

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizing Your Money. Wed., May 7, 7pm.  At the library. Free.
Certified Financial Educator Carmen Marttila explains how to benefit from the many products and services offered by banks; minimize fees that banks charge; and profit from some basic investment products.

Trail Tales Interpretive Walk

Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Trail Tales Interpretive Walk: Cleanup Success – A New Chapter in an Old
Mill’s Story
Date: Thursday, May 8
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 34th Street at the Tommy Thompson Trail
Additional Information: www.skagitbeaches.org
Join Trail Tales Docents for an interpretive walk along the Tommy Thompson Trail
to learn about the history and cleanup of the old plywood mill site, Ecology’s
environmental restoration work, and new the wildlife habitat that has been created.
The City of Anacortes’ Parks & Recreation Director, Gary Robinson, with share
plans for updating landscaping and park features. This project is part of the Dept. of
Ecology’s Anacortes Baywide Cleanup.

Friends of the Forest Adult Fitness Hike

Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Spring Adult Fitness Hike - For the very fit!  Join Board Members Scott, Lin, Monica and Jean Saturday, May 17th from 10 am until 1 pm for a challenging and fast paced adventure. Prepare to cover 8 miles of trail on this three hour tour of Little Cranberry terrain.   Bring water and a snack .Meet at the Little Cranberry Lake parking lot. Take Georgia south off of Oakes and follow up to the ACFL road, take a right and follow to the parking lot.  

Breastfeeding class

Monday, May 19, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Breastfeeding class at Island Hospital
 
Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, May 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  The cost is $10.  Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 299-4204.

free class on melanoma

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Island Hospital offers free class on melanoma
 
Learn all about melanoma at a free class on Wednesday, May 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Presented by Dermatologist Amber Fowler MD of Rosario Skin Clinic. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 299-4204.

Planning Commission site visit

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Site Visit : 6 PM – 4th St. & T Ave. (park on T Ave. or in the Secret Cove parking
lot) in order to conduct a site visit in conjunction with the Port of Anacortes Pier 2
Tent Shoreline Substantial Development Permit continued public hearing. No
testimony will be taken. At the conclusion of the site visit, the Planning Commission
will resume the continued public hearing on this matter at the regularly scheduled
June 11, 2014 evening meeting.

Think like Your Dog

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Think like Your Dog
Wed., June 18, 7pm at the library. free.
Dog trainer and author Dianna Young helps you understand what’s going on inside your dog’s head.

Friends of the Forest Hike

Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, June 21st from 10 am until noon. Revel in the longest daylight of the year on our summer solstice hike. We will fully explore the trails in the NW Whistle Lake region of our woods. Meet at the Whistle Lake Parking Lot.

Lesser-Known National Parks, Part 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lesser-Known National Parks, Part 2
Wed., June 25, 7pm at the library. free.
Roxanne Parish describes more of her fascinating visits to less-than-familiar national park “units” -- monuments, seashores, battlefields, and landmarks.

Friends of the Forest Ethnobotany Seminar

Friday, June 27, 2014 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ethnobotany Field Seminar:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, June 27th From 10am until 3:30pm. Adults only, must register by phone or email. More information will be provided upon registration.  Give yourself a day of slow paced forest exploration. Get to know the amazing history and characters of the plants of our island.  Ethnobotany is the study of native plants and the traditional uses of the plants by people. You will learn about food, medicine, and materials derived from the vast array of native plants in our woods.  

Friends of the Forest Adult Hike

Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Erie View Trail Hike For Adults:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, July 11th from 10am until noon.This is a trail of wonders, twisting and turning through prime wetland wildlife corridor all the way to a hidden meadow. The views of Lake Erie and Mount Erie are a rare treat. Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive. 

Friends of the Forest Hike

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All Around Little Cranberry Hike for All Ages:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, July 26thfrom 10am until a little after noon. Little Cranberry Lake holds a rich convergence of habitat with bog islands, rocky shore and mixed forest surrounding. This is beaver, river otter, raven, and alligator lizard terrain. July brings forth a multitude of berries and deep green growth. Learn all about this amazing place and enjoy a challenging hike for all ages. Take Georgia south off of Oakes and follow up to the ACFL road, take a right and follow to the parking lot. 

Bite of Skagit

Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Location: 

Waterfront Park at Swinomish Casino & Lodge (12855 Casino Drive, Anacortes)

The Bite of Skagit is a tasty family-friendly event that is hosted by North Coast Credit for the benefit of Community Action of Skagit’s Food Bank Distribution Center, which works to increase the availability of farm grown foods to families that rely on Skagit County’s food banks, meal programs, and other anti-hunger initiatives. This year, the Skagit Food Bank Distribution Center was also on the frontline coordinating truckloads of food to Darrington, WA after the mudslide in Oso. 

 Come show your support, sample the best tastes Skagit has to offer, and have fun with your friends and family!

City Council meets

Monday, July 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The City Council will hold a regular meeting, followed by a study session tonight at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Friends of the Forest Adult Hike

Friday, August 8, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Northwest Whistle Lake Hike for Adults:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, August 8th from 10am until noon. This route is a regular favorite, providing spectacular views and deep woods feel with just the right amount of physical challenge. Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot. 

Friends of the Forest Hike

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All around Heart Lake Hike for All Ages:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, August 9th from 10am until noon. There is no better place to be in the middle of summer than in the middle of our woods. Get to know the heart of the forest on this wonderful journey all the way around Heart Lake. Lush deciduous areas flow into an amazing old growth grove. Meet at the Heart Lake Parking lot. 

Friends of the Forest Hike

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mitten Pond Loop Hike for All Ages: Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, August 23rd from 10am until noon. Summer isn’t over yet! The cool smell of water floats up the path as we near Mitten Pond. Whirligig beetles spin shining patterns in the glowing green duckweed. Dragonflies drift and zoom around us. Sound good? Please come along! Meet at the ACFL kiosk on A Ave. and 37th.

Conversational Spanish

Monday, August 25, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Conversational Spanish
Mondays, 3–5pm, Aug. 24 & Sept. 8-Oct. 6
This beginning conversational Spanish class is offered by international storyteller and author Terry Kelly. At the library. Open and Free.

Conversational Spanish

Monday, September 8, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until October 7, 2014

Mondays, 3–5pm, Sept. 8–Oct. 6
This beginning conversational Spanish class is offered by international storyteller and author Terry Kelly. At the Library. Free.

Friends of the Forest Adult Hike

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Beaver Ponds Hike for Adults:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, September 12th from 10am until noon.The Little Cranberry Lake area is filled with a network of beaver ponds created and maintained by local beaver families. We will explore trails that reveal their lodges, dams, mounds, and other daytime clues to their nighttime secret ways. Meet at the ACFL kiosk on A Ave. and 37th

Household cleanup day

Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Free household cleanup from 9am-1pm at the City Operations Facility lower parking

lot, 37th Street and D Avenue. The City is offering free disposal of residential garbage

and yard waste for residents within the city limits.

Conversational Spanish

Monday, September 15, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until October 7, 2014

Mondays, 3–5pm, Sept. 8–Oct. 6
This beginning conversational Spanish class is offered by international storyteller and author Terry Kelly. At the Library. Free.

Conversational Spanish

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until October 7, 2014

Mondays, 3–5pm, Sept. 8–Oct. 6
This beginning conversational Spanish class is offered by international storyteller and author Terry Kelly. At the Library. Free.

Conversational Spanish

Monday, September 29, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until October 7, 2014

Mondays, 3–5pm, Sept. 8–Oct. 6
This beginning conversational Spanish class is offered by international storyteller and author Terry Kelly. At the Library. Free.

Conversational Spanish

Friday, October 3, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until October 7, 2014

Mondays, 3–5pm, Sept. 8–Oct. 6
This beginning conversational Spanish class is offered by international storyteller and author Terry Kelly. At the Library. Free.

Conversational Spanish

Monday, October 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Week until October 7, 2014

Mondays, 3–5pm, Sept. 8–Oct. 6
This beginning conversational Spanish class is offered by international storyteller and author Terry Kelly. At the Library. Free.

Friends of the Forest Annual Benefit Event

Saturday, November 1, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Friends of the Forest Annual Benefit Event will be held on Saturday, November 1st from 5:30 to 11:00 pm  at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse.  This fun filled evening features live music, dinner, a silent and short live auction. Proceeds from this fundraising party provide the primary support for our Forest Education and Stewardship Programs. Tickets and tables of 8 or 10 will be on sale in September. Check online at www.friendsoftheacfl.org for updates.

Civilian Conservation Corps at Deception Pass

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Civilian Conservation Corps at Deception Pass
Wed., Nov. 5, 7pm
Through original photos and stories, Deception Pass State Park Manager Jack Hartt describes the history of the park’s construction by the CCC starting in 1933. Jack will focus on the people of the CCC, the work that they did, and how it compares with today. Free and open to all. At the Library.

Maritime Speaker Series

Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MARITIME SPEAKER SERIES    
Magnetic Compass Adjustment & History
Sat., Feb. 21, 4pm
Professional compass adjuster Keith Sternberg discusses the causes and effects of compass error; methods of measuring and correcting compass error; adjusting a compass by the sun, stars and planets; steering by compass; and some self-reliance philosophy.

Maritime Speaker: Puget Sound Pilots

Saturday, March 21, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MARITIME SPEAKER SERIES    
Puget Sound Pilots
Sat., Mar. 21, 4pm - At the Library
Every large commercial tanker, cruise ship, container ship, auto carrier, and bulk ship that calls on Washington ports arrives and departs under the conduct of a state-licensed marine pilot. Captain Edmund Marmol, a Puget Sound pilot, shows you what it’s like through the eyes of a pilot in a presentation that includes time-lapse videos and a PowerPoint overview of the piloting profession.

Library Closed today

Friday, July 3, 2015
Every Day until July 4, 2015
HOLIDAY CLOSING
Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4 -- Independence Day

Library Closed today

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Every Day until July 4, 2015
HOLIDAY CLOSING
Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4 -- Independence Day

Walk with Mayor Gere

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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WALK WITH MAYOR GERE ON AUGUST 26

Mayor Laurie Gere will hold her monthly informal meeting with Anacortes citizens on August 26 during a walk on the Guemes Channel Trail.  Meet at 1:30 pm at the trail entrance on Edwards Way cul-de-sac for a walk with Laurie.

Military Uniforms & Those Who Wore Them

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Military Uniforms & Those Who Wore Them
Wed., Nov. 4, 7pm
Doug Charles shares a selection of his vintage military uniforms representing the Victorian period to the present, emphasizing WWI and WWII. Adding another dimension to his collection, he researches the biographies of the individuals who wore the uniforms and tells their stories as well.

Free, at the library

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, December 12, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Seriously Funny: Humor, Film & Philosophy

Saturday, January 9, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seriously Funny: Humor, Film & Philosophy

Sat., Jan. 9, 7pm at the library

Film holds tremendous power to shape the thoughts of audience members. Many types of films exist today, from the deeply philosophic to the comedic. What happens when you combine the two concepts into one discussion about film? Humanities Washington speaker Mike VanQuickenborne stimulates a dialogue on philosophy in cinema, co-hosted by the Anacortes chapter of the Socrates Café. 

 

About Humanities Washington -- Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. For more about Humanities Washington, visit www.humanities.org.

For more about Speakers Bureau, visit www.humanities.org/programs/speakers.

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Maritime Speaker Series

Saturday, February 20, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MARITIME SPEAKER SERIES

Exploring the Undersea World with Small Submersibles 

Sat., Feb. 20, 4pm at the library

Neil McCurdy, COO of OceanGate, the world leader in providing 5-man submersibles for exploration, discusses the exciting tasks they’ve undertaken, with photos and video of the undersea world.

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, July 9, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Sourdough Savvy

Saturday, July 9, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sourdough Savvy

Sat., July 9, 10:30am at the library

Regina Zwilling teaches the health benefits of traditional methods of preparing grains (i.e., SOURDOUGH!); which grains are best for which purposes; why gluten isn't the problem many people think it is; and what you really should avoid. Participants will take home recipes for bread, pancakes, pizza dough, and crackers, plus step-by-step instructions for keeping sourdough starter going strong. Starter available! Free and open to all.

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

The Life and Times of Pioneering Women during the Klondike Gold Rush

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Author and award-winning journalist Ashley Sweeney discusses her historical research on how women lived and fared during the Klondike Gold Rush. Her first novel, Eliza Waite, focuses on an independent woman living in the late 19th century who struggles with societal norms, gender inequalities, and elusive love in that raucous and fleeting era of American history.

Wed., Sept. 21, 7pm at the library

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Authoritarian Theories of Reality and Truth

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Through the Looking Glass: Authoritarian Theories of Reality and Truth

Wed., Feb. 1, 7pm at the library

Ben McBroom, author/lecturer on political philosophy and moderator of the Socrates Cafe philosophy club, delineates the fundamental philosophic logic and polemical strategies historically employed by authoritarian political regimes — such as fascist, Marxist and theocratic — to bind populations in a condition of intellectual, economic and political subjugation. This is the second in a 3-part series; the final program is Wed., Mar. 1.

My Old Man and the Mountain

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In 1963, “Big Jim” Whittaker became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His son, author and mountaineer Leif Whittaker, discusses the Whittaker family legacy in his engaging memoir My Old Man and the Mountain. Leif shares glimpses of his early adventures in the Olympic Mountains and on Mount Rainier and his later adventures climbing Everest -- twice. Free at the library.

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Defrag Your Brain with Neurofeedback

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Practitioner Joan Cross explores the cutting-edge neuroscience involved in neurofeedback, a noninvasive technique that trains the brain to function optimally. From enhancing sports performance to improving mental health, neurofeedback has been used to help people with insomnia, anxiety, migraines, ADHD, PTSD, mood swings and more. Wed., Feb. 15, 7pm at the library.

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Feng Shui Tips for Home & Business

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Feng Shui Master Educator Caroline P. BorNei discusses how to harmonize living and working spaces using the principles of Feng Shui. This ancient Chinese system helps arrange our surroundings in concordance with the natural world, using color, sound, lighting, art and other elements. 

Wed., April 5, 7pm at the library.

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

Aktion Club recycling

Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until December 14, 2019

The Anacortes Kiwanis Aktion Club recycles old computers, TVs and Monitors for the city of Anacortes as part of  the State of Washington E-Cycle Program.

Second Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. 

What We Recycle for Free:

  1. Televisions of any kind no matter how big or small

  2. Computers of any kind

  3. Computer Monitors

  4. Kindles

Details at http://anacortesaktion.org/

 

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