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Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, February 12, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, February 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, 1211 24th  St., Anacortes. Nationally certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Northwest will check your seat for safety and proper installation. Call 360-299-1309 for more information.

Island Hospital offers free hearing screening

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Find out if you are experiencing hearing loss at a free screening on Tuesday, February 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. This screening is provided by Dr. Holly Kennedy of the Anacortes Hearing Center.

Call 360-299-4204 for an appointment.

Island Hospital offers memory class

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Learn strategies and activities to help improve your aging memory at a class on Wednesday, February 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Presented by Island Hospital Speech Language Pathologist, Libby Lewis, MA, MEd CCC-SLP. Cost is $10. Registration and prepayment are required, 360-299-4204

Island Hospital offers class on pelvic and bladder health

Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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If you have trouble staying dry when sneezing, coughing or exercising, there are physical therapy interventions that can help! Learn about these methods at a class on Thursday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost for the class is $10. Registration and prepayment are required.

Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers essential oils class

Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Learn to use essential oils for healing skin and haircare products at an interactive class on Thursday, February 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $35. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 299-4204.

Colon Cancer Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Anacortes Family Medicine is offering a colon cancer screening that can detect hidden blood which can be a symptom of growths within the colon. Pick-up a stool sample kit on Tuesday, March 5, between 9 and 11 a.m. at Anacortes Family Medicine, 2511 M Ave. Suite B, Anacortes. You must be present to pick-up a kit.  

If you have insurance (other than Medicare or Medicaid), please bring your insurance card. If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of the screening, your cost will be $10. Call 360-299-1309 for questions.

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Monday, March 11, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Do you have difficulty paying attention or keeping up in conversation, staying on topic, or remembering names?  If so, our Speech Language Pathologists can help identify the nature of your difficulty and provide strategies to help you improve.  Appointments required. Please register online at www.islandhospital.org/calendar or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts blood drive

Monday, March 18, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Donate blood with Bloodworks Northwest on Monday, March 18 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (closed 11-11:45 p.m.) in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St. Anacortes.

To schedule an appointment, visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org and use sponsor code 2298, or call 1-800-398-7888.

Breastfeeding class

Monday, March 18, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, March 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $25 (covered by Apple Health). Visit www.islandhospital.org/calendar or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Free class on natural approaches to seasonal allergies

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Naturopathic Physician, Alethea Fleming outlines how changes to your diet and home environment can improve allergy symptoms at a class on Wednesday, March 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/calendar  or call 299-4204 to register.

Free stop the bleed class

Friday, March 22, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. - noon at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. www.islandhospital.org/calendar or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Monday, April 15, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, April 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Tuesday, April 16 from10 a.m. - noon at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. www.islandhospital.org/calendar or call 360-299-4204.

Learn about sex after 60 in a class at Island Hospital

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join Island Hospital physician, Kathleen Garde MD (OB/GYN), for a free candid discussion on what women can expect with sex as they age, Wednesday, April 17 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers a class for new or expecting grandparents

Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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If you are a grandparent to young children or an expecting grandparent join childbirth educator, Teri Shilling on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Island Hospital. The cost is $25/per couple or individual. Learn what has changed and what has stayed the same in childbirth, infant care and early development along with car seat safety. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, April 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers aromatherapy class

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Learn how to properly choose, store and safely blend essential oils at an interactive class on Wednesday, April 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $30 which includes supplies. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers low-cost Health Screening Event

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Island Hospital is holding a Health Screening Event (previously known as cholesterol and glucose and Vitamin D screenings) Tuesday, April 30 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center, 1211 24th Street, Anacortes.  

Participants may choose to have their blood tested for Cholesterol and Glucose, Vitamin D, or both with one blood draw.  The cost for Cholesterol and Glucose is $15 (requires a 12-hour fast except for water and medications), Vitamin D is $40, or both screenings for $55.

No appointment required. Please do not arrive before 7:30 a.m. If you have insurance and are not on Medicare or Medicaid, we can bill your insurance directly for this screening. Please bring your insurance card. For questions please call 360-299-1309.

Speakers on Aging

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Anacortes Senior Activity Center Wellness Day program Tuesday, April 30th at 10:30 am.  Want to stay at home but need some help?  Speakers from Aging and Disability Resources will discuss programs and services available to help people stay safely at home.

Island Hospital offers skincare from nature class

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Learn how to make skincare products using essential oils that may help soothe damaged skin on Wednesday, May 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $35 which includes supplies to make your own blend to take home.  Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers meditation class

Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Week until May 9, 2019

Experienced meditator Jan Hodgman will guide you in simple techniques to become comfortable with meditation in a three-session class on Thursdays, May 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $48. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free pulmonary function screening

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Do you get short of breath getting dressed, climbing stairs or walking with a friend?  Or have you smoked for 10 years or more?  If so, get your lung function tested at a free screening on Tuesday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Appointments required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers meditation class

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Week until May 9, 2019

Experienced meditator Jan Hodgman will guide you in simple techniques to become comfortable with meditation in a three-session class on Thursdays, May 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $48. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Monday, May 13, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, May 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Friday, May 17, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Friday, May 17 from 2-4 p.m. at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts blood drive

Monday, May 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Donate blood with Bloodworks Northwest on Monday, May 20 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (closed 11-11:45 p.m.) in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St. Anacortes.

To schedule an appointment, visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org and use sponsor code 2298, or call 1-800-398-7888.

Senior Activity Center Wellness Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Anacortes Senior Activity Center Wellness Day program.  Dr. Alethea Fleming, Naturopathic Physician will be presenting a program on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:30 am  "Insomnia After 60. How Sleep Changes with Age."  There will be time for questions and answers.  Everyone is welcome.

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, June 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers memory class

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Learn strategies and activities to help improve your aging memory at a class on Wednesday, June 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Presented by Island Hospital Speech Language Pathologist, Libby Lewis, MA, MEd CCC-SLP. Cost is $10. Registration and prepayment are required, 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Monday, June 10, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, June 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, June 13, from 3-5 p.m. in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, 1211 24th  St., Anacortes. Nationally certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Northwest will check your seat for safety and proper installation. Call 360-299-1309 for more information.

Island Hospital offers essential oils class

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Learn how to blend essential oils to help meet your wellness needs at an interactive class on Wednesday, June 19, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $30 (includes supplies). Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 360-299-4204.

Marathon March Point Run & Walk

Saturday, June 22, 2019 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Racers of all ages and ability (and friendly canines) are invited to participate in the 25th annual March Point Run & Walk, a charity event scheduled Saturday, June 22 in Anacortes.

All proceeds will be donated to "CHOW," a weekend program aimed at eliminating childhood hunger in Skagit County. This program is in partnership with United Way, Skagit Publishing, and Helping Hands Food Bank serving more than 500 area children. Campaign fundraisers hope to raise at least $25,000.

This event attracts a variety of participants, from fun-seeking families to serious 5K, 10K and half-marathon competitors.

Leading off the morning of activities is participant registration at 7:30 a.m

A free, half-mile run for kids starts at 8:30 a.m. Please register pre-register your kids.

Runners/walkers in the 5K, 10K and half-marathon start their races together at 9 a.m. The races are USATF-certified, with chip times.

There is a complimentary lunch for participants, plus live music. The Children’s Museum of Skagit Valley will be there with Frankie the Fire Engine in a “Kids Zone” offering fun activities.

There are trophies for top finishers by age groups for the kids; custom awards from Sauk Mountain Pottery for the 5k, 10k, and half marathon. In addition, there is a raffle drawing during the awards ceremony with more than $1,000 in prizes for participants.

Pre-registration is encouraged at the event website: www.marchpointfunrun.com. Pre-registration race fees are $20 for 5k, $30 for 10k, and $40 for Half on or before June 10. After that date, fees are $25 for 5k, $35 for 10k and $45 for Half. Commemorative T-shirts are $15. Seniors over 70 run free, as do veterans. Pre-registration is encouraged but day of registration will be set up and a limited number of shirts will be for sale.

For details, visit www.marchpointfunrun.com.

The run begins on the grounds of the refinery at the north tip of March Point in Anacortes. It then takes runners over beautiful shoreline routes on March's Point Road, across the Point and back to the refinery.

To reach the Marathon refinery from I-5, turn off at Exit 230. From Burlington head west on Highway 20 toward Anacortes. Turn right at the stoplight on March's Point Road, opposite Similk Beach Golf Course. Follow signs to the refinery.

Anacortes Relay For Life

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 pm - Sunday, June 23, 2019 11:30 am
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Anacortes Relay For Life is June 22-June 23 from 1 pm to 10 am at the Anacortes High School Rice Field.  Survivors and Caregivers please join us at 11:30 for a celebration including lunch and gifts.  Come join friends, family and neighbors in the fight against cancer.  We walk, talk and have fun while we raise awareness about cancer.  We raise money for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.  Hope to see you there.

Anacortes Senior Wellness Day

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Anacortes Senior Wellness Day program Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30.  Kelley T. Woods, a certified clinical hypnotherapist will give a free presentation to talk about hypnosis and how it works for many modern day challenges. Learn how clinical hypnosis is an integrative approach for many modern day challenges including stress, anxiety, chronic pain, sleep problems and other health problems. There will be time for questions.  Everyone is welcome. At the Anacortes Senior Center.

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, June 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Do you have difficulty paying attention or keeping up in conversation, staying on topic, or remembering names?  If so, our Speech Language Pathologists can help identify the nature of your difficulty and provide strategies to help you improve.  Appointments required. Please register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers class on Healthy Relationships

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tired of the same arguments over and over again?  Do you lose track of what you are arguing about?  Learn skills to have more productive and less repetitive arguments at a class on Tuesday, June 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost for the class is $25/per couple. Registration and prepayment are required.

Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers class on pelvic and bladder health

Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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If you have trouble staying dry when sneezing, coughing or exercising, there are physical therapy interventions that can help! Learn about these methods at a class on Thursday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost for the class is $10. Registration and prepayment are required.

Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis screening

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan on Tuesday, July 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $10, payable at the door. Appointments are required and this screening is accurate for women only. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes for an appointment.

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Tuesday, July 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers low-cost Health Screening Event

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Island Hospital is holding a Health Screening Event (previously known as cholesterol and glucose and Vitamin D screenings) Tuesday, July 16 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center, 1211 24th Street, Anacortes.  

Participants may choose to have their blood tested for: Cholesterol and Glucose, Vitamin D, or both with one blood draw.  The cost for Cholesterol and Glucose is $15 (requires a 12-hour fast except for water and medications), Vitamin D is $40, or both screenings for $55.

No appointment required. Please do not arrive before 7:30 a.m. If you have insurance and are not on Medicare or Medicaid, we can bill your insurance directly for this screening. Please bring your insurance card. For questions please call 360-299-1309.

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis class

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Learn about appropriate exercises and proper nutrition for osteoporosis at a class on Wednesday, July 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $10. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts blood drive

Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Donate blood with Bloodworks Northwest on Monday July 22nd between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (closed 11-11:45 p.m.) in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St. Anacortes.

To schedule an appointment, visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org and use sponsor code 2298, or call 1-800-398-7888.

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Tuesday, July 23rd from 10-Noon at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visitwww.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, August 8, from 3-5 p.m. in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, 1211 24th  St., Anacortes. Nationally certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Northwest will check your seat for safety and proper installation. Call 360-299-1309 for more information.

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Monday, September 9, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, September 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis screening

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan on Tuesday, September 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $10, payable at the door. Appointments are required and this screening is accurate for women only. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes for an appointment.

Infant massage class at Island Hospital

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Learn how to use massage as a way to connect with your baby during a class on Wednesday, September 11, from 5 – 6:30 p.m in the Fidalgo/Burrows rooms at Island Hospital. Cost is $10. Registration and prepayment are required. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Colon Cancer Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Fidalgo Medical Associates is offering a colon cancer screening that can detect hidden blood which can be a symptom of growths within the colon. Pick-up a stool sample kit on Tuesday, September 17, between 9 and 11 a.m. at Fidalgo Medical Associates, located at Island Medical Center, 1213 24th Street, Suite 100, Anacortes. You must be present to pick-up a kit. 

If you have insurance (other than Medicare or Medicaid), please bring your insurance card. If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of the screening, your cost will be $10. Call 360-299-1309 for questions.

Island Hospital offers free Intermittent Fasting class

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join local Naturopathic Physician Alethea Fleming for an informative, clear explanation of what intermittent fasting means, why and how to try it, and the various approaches commonly used on Wednesday, September 18 from 2-3 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers aromatherapy class

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Learn all about aromatherapy and how to create a spray to help relieve stress at a class on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Make your own aromatherapy blend to take home.  The cost is $30 which includes supplies.  Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers a class for new or expecting grandparents

Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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If you are a grandparent to young children or an expecting grandparent join childbirth educator, Teri Shilling on Thursday, Sept 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Island Hospital. The cost is $25/per couple or individual. Learn what has changed and what has stayed the same in childbirth, infant care and early development. The class will include a tour of the birth center. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classesor call 360-299-4204.

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Friday, Sept 20th from 10-Noon at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, October 10, from 3-5 p.m. in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, 1211 24th  St., Anacortes. Nationally certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Northwest will check your seat for safety and proper installation. Call 360-299-1309 for more information.

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Tuesday, October 15th  from 10-Noon at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment class 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Island Hospital will be hosting Medicare Open Enrollment classes on Thursday, October 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. located in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Call 299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

Island Hospital offers low-cost Health Screening Event 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Island Hospital is holding a Health Screening Event Tuesday, October 22 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center, 1211 24th Street, Anacortes. 

Participants may choose to have their blood tested for: Cholesterol and Glucose, Vitamin D, or both with one blood draw.  The cost for Cholesterol and Glucose is $15 (requires a 12-hour fast except for water and medications), Vitamin D is $40, or both screenings for $55.

No appointment required. Please do not arrive before 7:30 a.m. If you have insurance and are not on Medicare or Medicaid, we can bill your insurance directly for this screening. Please bring your insurance card. For questions please call 360-299-1309.

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment class 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Island Hospital will be hosting a Medicare Open Enrollment class on Wednesday, October 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. located in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

Learn about sex after 60 in a class at Island Hospital

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join Island Hospital physician, Kathleen Garde MD (OB/GYN), for a free candid discussion on what women can expect with sex as they age, Wednesday, October 23 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers free clinical breast exams

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Clinical breast exams will be offered at a free screening on Tues., Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Merle Cancer Care Center at Island Hospital, Medical Arts Pavilion.  1015 25th St., Anacortes. This screening is provided by Sharon Brown, AGPCNP-BC of Fidalgo Medical Associates. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment class 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Island Hospital will be hosting Medicare Open Enrollment classes on Wednesday, October 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. located in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

Island Hospital offers free pulmonary function screening

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Do you get short of breath getting dressed, climbing stairs or walking with a friend?  Or have you smoked for 10 years or more?  If so, get your lung function tested at a free screening on Tuesday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers class on healthy eating during holidays

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Be proactive with your health by learning strategies to navigate holiday eating with a Registered Dietitian on Wednesday, November 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost is $10. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Free stop-the-bleed class at Island Hospital

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What would you do in a mass shooting event or if you came upon a car accident? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Tuesday, November 12 from 10-Noon at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, November 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments required. Please register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers winter skincare class

Monday, November 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Learn how to make healing skin and haircare products on Monday, November 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $30 which includes supplies to make your own blend to take home. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 360-299-4204.

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Tuesday, December 10 from 2-3:30pm at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis class

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Learn about appropriate exercises and proper nutrition for osteoporosis at a class on Wednesday, December 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $10. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, December 12, from 2-4 p.m. in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, 1211 24th  St., Anacortes. Nationally certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Northwest will check your seat for safety and proper installation. Call 360-299-1309 for more information.

Island Hospital hosts blood drive

Monday, December 16, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Donate blood with Bloodworks Northwest on Monday December 16 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (closed 11-11:45 p.m.) in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St. Anacortes.

To schedule an appointment, visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org and use sponsor code 2298, or call 1-800-398-7888.

Health Screening Event 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Island Hospital offers low-cost Health Screening Event. Island Hospital is holding a Health Screening Event Tuesday, January 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center, 1211 24th Street, Anacortes. Participants may choose to have their blood tested for: Cholesterol and Glucose, Vitamin D, or both with one blood draw.  The cost for Cholesterol and Glucose is $15 (requires a 12-hour fast except for water and medications), Vitamin D is $40, or both screenings for $55. No appointment required. Please do not arrive before 7:30 a.m. If you have insurance and are not on Medicare or Medicaid, we can bill your insurance directly for this screening. Please bring your insurance card. For questions call 360-299-1309.

Island Hospital offers winter skincare class

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Winter can be harsh on your skin. Learn how to make healing skin and haircare products on Wednesday, January 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $35 which includes supplies to make your own blend to take home. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis screening

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan on Tuesday, January 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $10, payable at the door. Appointments are required and this screening is accurate for women only. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes for an appointment.

Senior Center Wellness Day

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Anacortes Senior Center Wellness Day program is Tuesday, January 28th at 10:30.  Andy Arvidson will be talking about the use of service animals.  Andy will share interesting facts and talk about the importance of the ADA to service animal users.  There will be time for questions.

Opioid Risks & Prevention

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Opioid Risks & Prevention: Anacortes Police Department Discussion

Join the Anacortes Community Task Force for one-part presentation, one-part demonstration, and one-part question and answer. Learn about opioid risks in our community and county and prevention measures you can take to address the issue. Topics covered by our panel of experts will include identifying opioids, the impact of opioids in the community, safety measures including taking back medicines, and how law enforcement is addressing drug risks in the community.  Wednesday, January 29th 7:00 pm, Library Community Meeting Room

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, February 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, February 11, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Call 360-299-4204.

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Tuesday, February 11 from 1-2:30pm at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Washington State Car Seat laws changed the first of the year.  Be sure you’re in compliance with the new laws by getting your child’s car seat checked.  Stop by the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, 1211 24th St, Anacortes for a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, February 13, from 3-5 p.m. Nationally certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Northwest will check your seat for safety and proper installation. Call 360-299-1309 for more information.

Island Hospital offers free hearing screening

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Find out if you are experiencing hearing loss at a free screening on February 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. This screening is provided by Dr. Holly Kennedy of the Anacortes Hearing Center.

Call 360-299-4204 for an appointment. 

Senior Activity Center Wellness Day

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Anacortes Senior Activity Center Wellness Day program is Tuesday, February 25th at 10:30 am.  Jan Priggee, RN, CCRP, will give a free presentation on how to keep your heart healthy.  Jan will discuss ways to decrease your risk of developing heart disease as you age.  There will be time for questions.  For more information call 360 293-7473.

Senior Activity Center Wellness Day

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Anacortes Senior Activity Center Wellness Day program is Tuesday, February 25th at 10:30 am.  Jan Priggee, RN, CCRP, will give a free presentation on how to keep your heart healthy.  Jan will discuss ways to decrease your risk of developing heart disease as you age.  There will be time for questions.  For more information call 360 293-7473.

Island Hospital offers nutrition for skincare class

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Your skin needs the right balance of nutrients to protect your body from things outside it.  Join us Tuesday, February 25 from 6-7:30pm at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes to learn how you can achieve radiant skin at any age through nutrition and skincare.  The cost is $10.  Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers aromatherapy class

Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Learn how to properly choose, store and safely blend essential oils at an interactive class on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $30 which includes supplies. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Blood drive

Monday, March 30, 2020 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Donate blood in Anacortes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3720 H Ave. Appointments. Call 800-398-7888 or visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org with sponsor code 1301. 11:30 to 5:30 (closed 1:30-2:30 for lunch)

Blood drive

Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Donate blood in Anacortes. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Ninth St.  Appointments. Call 800-398-7888 or visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org. 11:30 to 5:30 (closed 1:30-2:30 for lunch)

Island Hospital offers free online Medicare class

Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Learn more about your Medicare options at a free online presentation on Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 360-299-4212.  You must include your first and last name, email address and phone number.

Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, July 28, from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, August 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

COVID-19: Community Briefing

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 There are several ways you can watch! You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. You can also stream it live or watch it later on the City’s YouTube Channel. 

If you would like to submit a question to be answered at next week’s briefing please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., you can submit questions electronically through the new eComment feature before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Video Link to July 29th Briefing: YouTube Link to Mayor’s Briefing, and Mayor Gere’s Community Briefing.

Free Class: Nutritional Benefits of Eating Fresh & Local Produce

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Learn the nutritional benefits that make local produce worth seeking out and adding to your diet with Island Hospital Registered Dieticians.  Participants will be required to wear a mask and participate in standard Island Hospital COVID-19 screening requirements prior to the class. Class will be held outside on Tuesday, August 11, 10:30 – 11 a.m. in the Island Hospital Outdoor Courtyard. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Safe Kids Northwest is hosting a free car seat inspection event on Thursday, August 13 from 3 – 5 p.m. Learn how to properly install and use your car seat or booster seat. Located in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, Anacortes. Due to COVID-19 face masks are required (children under 2 exempt). Vehicles limited to 4 family members. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your appointment. 

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, August 18, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments required. Please register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers online cholesterol class

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join Registered Dietician Amber Phillips for an informative talk on small changes you can make to your diet to reduce cholesterol intake.  This will be a virtual class, held on Wednesday, August 19 from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers free class on how to improve your health with locally grown foods

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Learn the nutritional benefits that make local produce worth seeking out and adding to your diet with Island Hospital Registered Dieticians.  Participants will be required to wear a mask and participate in standard Island Hospital COVID-19 screening requirements prior to the class. Class will be held outside on Tuesday, September 1, 10:30 – 11 a.m. in the Island Hospital Outdoor Courtyard. Registration required. Visitwww.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Living Better with Diabetes 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Beth Robinson MS, RD/LD, CDE in a discussion on healthy eating, being active, and reducing risks to help manage diabetes on Tuesday, September 15 at 10 a.m.  This is a free, online class.  Registration required.  Call 360-299-4204. 

Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, September 15, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Call 360-299-4204.

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, September 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Nutrition Crash Course at Island Hospital

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Learn about preparing balanced meals based on your personal tastes, and gain a better understanding on why colorful fruits and vegetables benefit your health with our Registered Dietician Amber Phillips, MS, RD.  This free class will be offered online Wednesday, September 23 at 2:30pm.  Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

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