Month Flat Week

Wed. Sep 1, 2021

@ Rockfish Grill: el Colonel

Wed. Sep 1, 2021 6:00 pm

For the past 20 plus years, Curran "El Colonel" Stromberg has been playing blues music of all shades at festivals, clubs, showcase theaters, and private events across Washington state, including a straight one-hour-forty-five-minute "Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan" show at local clubs and casinos. He has earned a large following in the western part of the state, including Seattle, the musical mecca of the Northwest. He loves to play "da blues" in its purest form, captivating the hungry ears of audiences and leaving them wanting more. El Colonel's uniquely gritty, soul-stirring vocals earned him two nominations for "Best Male Vocalist" with the Washington Blues Societies. He also won Best Blues Awards in 2006 and 2008. 

"That boy can really play!" - Cash McCall, Muddy Waters Band 
"Colonel plays sterling solos and sings great, too." - Bob Horn, Washington Blues Society 
"Great band, lots of soul, and lots of traditional blues grooves." - CD Reviews Magazine 

Showtime is 6PM.

Sat. Sep 4, 2021

@ Seafarers Park: AMP Fest

Sat. Sep 4, 2021 12:00 pm

Join Anacortes Music Project and 20 bands on two stages for a day full of music, food and jolly good music. There will be a beer garden provided by Anacortes Brewery, a ice cream truck, a bagel truck and a taco truck. This event is a fundraiser for the Anacortes Music Project a 501 C non-profit organization dedicated to amplifying the music of Anacortes. AMP is raising money towards an all ages music venue and creative space that carries on the tradition of our vibrant local music scene.

@ Rockfish Grill: Pricey Diggs

Sat. Sep 4, 2021 7:30 pm

Growing up in Boulder, Colorado Mark played in various bands until gravitating to the music scene of San Francisco. He then spent a number of years on the East coast splitting time between NYC (where Chaka Khan recorded his composition, "So Not To Worry") and the Florida Keys with his own band. He began his European adventure living in Ibiza, Berlin, Milan, and spent ten summers in Biarritz, France, followed by three seasons in French Alp ski resorts with his house band. 

After those life changing years of music, surf, and ski, he moved inevitably to Los Angeles and began what turned into twenty-five years of touring with RnB singer/songwriter legend Bobby Caldwell ("What You Won't Do For Love"). Mark co-wrote "Call Me Up", "I Give In", "It's All Coming Back To Me Now", and "What About Me" with Bobby, all in the Caldwell discography. Mark also has recorded three CD's of his own, "It's About Time", "Mark McMillen" and the latest, "Keenyo," which all feature original songs. He has shared the stage and opened shows for Santana, Tina Turner, Weather Report, Randy Crawford, Boney James, Eric Benet, Al Cooper, Anjani, Leonard Cohen, Ramsey Lewis, and Brian Auger. 

He and his wife Annie have recently embarked on camper inspired road trips up and down the California, Oregon, and Washington coastlines as the duo "Pricey Diggs". Annie (Tipsy Licks) on cajon/vocals, and Mark (Pricey Diggs) on keyboards/vocals, play a variety of R&B, Latin, Reggae, Jazz, Country, Pop, Funk, Rock, as well as originals...coming soon to a town near you!

@ Brown Lantern: Cozmic Sauce

Sat. Sep 4, 2021 9:00 pm

COZMIC SAUCE is a horn-loaded Northwest band playing contemporary funk. 

Tue. Sep 7, 2021

Tech Tuesday @ the library

Tue. Sep 7, 2021 10:00 am

Tech Tuesdays - Every Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Library Community Meeting Room 

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy, Lynda; and any other tech questions. 

Island Hospital offers online childbirth education class series

Tue. Sep 7, 2021 6:30 pm

Island Hospital is offering a four-week online class series designed to prepare parents-to-be for the arrival of their new baby. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. starting September 7th and are taught by Teri Shilling, MS, LCCE, CD(DONA), IBCLC.  Cost is $95 and is covered by Apple Health.Registration is required; visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Thu. Sep 9, 2021

Island Hospital offers online Mediterranean nutrition class

Thu. Sep 9, 2021 10:00 am

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to support healthier blood pressure, cholesterol and body weight.  Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an overview of this exciting eating style and practical tips for making it work for you. Thursday, September 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Call 360-299-4204 or register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes.

Island Hospital offers Suicide Prevention class

Thu. Sep 9, 2021 12:00 pm

Suicide prevention is much more than intervening in an emergency. Join Dr. Hammer for a discussion around crisis intervention and strategies for addressing mental health problems with family, friends and co-workers. Please join us for this important and candid conversation on Thursday, September 9th, from Noon-1:00 p.m.  Call 360-299-4204 or register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes.

Island Hospital COVID briefing

Thu. Sep 9, 2021 5:30 pm

Join Island Hospital senior leadership members for a community briefing on the current state of COVID-19 in our region. Our team will share insights on what we know about case counts and hospitalizations, vaccine boosters, the Delta variant and testing. Questions will be taken via the chat feature during the briefing. If you have questions you’d like to submit in advance, please email them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vaccine Panelists will include:

Charles Hall, MSN, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jason Hogge, Family Medicine/Obstetrics
Chief Medical Officer, Anacortes Family Medicine Physician & Medical Director of the Walk In Clinic

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

To register, go here

https://www.islandhospital.org/event/covid-19-community-briefing/

AAUW hosting Mayor candidates

Thu. Sep 9, 2021 7:00 pm

AAUW Mayoral Candidates Presentations, also on Thursday, at 7 pm via Zoom.  Both candidates will give presentations, and then answer questions from the audience. (The event is no longer going to be held in person.) Request the Zoom link by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Like and share the Facebook event page.

Fri. Sep 10, 2021

@ Brown Lantern: Ebb, Slack & Flood

Fri. Sep 10, 2021 9:00 pm

Ebb, Slack & Flood: Filling the room with chemistry that is obvious and addictive. Together, they create a fusion of sounds, easy to listen and hard not to dance to.

Sun. Sep 12, 2021

@ Heart of Anacortes: More Sounds of a Dry Martini 

Sun. Sep 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Join us for a free concert featuring jazz musician Brent Jensen with Jamie Findlay on guitar, Chris Symer on bass, and Steve Tate on drums.  The quartet will perform selections including Paul Desmond's "Take Ten,” "Bossa Antigua,” and "Desmond Blue" along with other jazz standards. Sponsored by the Manieri Endowment. 

Second Sunday Jazz: More Sounds of a Dry Martini. Sunday, September 12th 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Heart of Anacortes 

Tue. Sep 14, 2021

Tech Tuesday @ the library

Tue. Sep 14, 2021 10:00 am

Tech Tuesdays - Every Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Library Community Meeting Room 

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy, Lynda; and any other tech questions. 

Fidalgo Democrats Candidate Forum

Tue. Sep 14, 2021 7:00 pm

Fidalgo Democrats Candidate Forum (for mayor, council, school board, and pool candidates) on Tuesday, September 14, at 7pm.  The candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, followed by a period of prepared questions from our moderator, Shay Schual-Berke, former Washington State Representative.Time will be set aside for questions from the audience. You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the forum to Shay Schual-Berke-Berke at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Zoom meeting link ishttps://zoom.us/j/990016755?pwd=ZE1kekdDZDJmS1l6blhiSjMrS3pGUT09. If you need it, the meeting ID is 990 016 755 and the password 29398221.

Wed. Sep 15, 2021

Island Hospital offers online cholesterol class

Wed. Sep 15, 2021 2:30 pm

Chronically elevated cholesterol levels increase risk for heart attack and stroke. Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an informative 30-minute talk on small changes you can make to your diet beyond the standard advice to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol intake. This will be a virtual class, held on Wednesday, September 15, from 2:30–3:00 p.m. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Tue. Sep 21, 2021

Tech Tuesday @ the library

Tue. Sep 21, 2021 10:00 am

Tech Tuesdays - Every Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Library Community Meeting Room 

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy, Lynda; and any other tech questions. 

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Sep 21, 2021 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, September 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy clinic at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Sep 22, 2021

Love the Land: An online benefit concert for local farms

Wed. Sep 22, 2021 7:30 pm

Local farmers are at the heart of our food system. And yet, the barriers that they face are staggering, especially for marginalized growers. From finding and affording land to keeping it productive and resilient in the face of climate change, local farmers need our support now more than ever. That’s why Washington Farmland Trust and Viva Farms are teaming up for the second year in a row on a virtual benefit concert to support a resilient, equitable future for farming. Join us for an evening of inspiration, music, and community as we aim to raise $330,000 for local farms.

About the artists:

  • The Decemberists are a Grammy-nominated indie rock band from Portland, Oregon.
  • True Loves are a seven-piece funk and soul ensemble based in Seattle.
  • Black Belt Eagle Scout is an alternative rock group led by Katherine Paul, a Swinomish/Iñupiaq singer-songwriter and instrumentalist based in Portland, Oregon.
  • Whitney Mongé is an alternative soul singer-songwriter who honed her skills as a street performer in Pike Place Market.
  • Sera Cahoone is an Americana singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer who played with Seattle-band Band of Horses.

Online Event: https://secure.givelively.org/event/wa-farmland-trust/love-the-land-2021/love-the-land-benefit-concert

Mon. Sep 27, 2021

Library Book Club 

Mon. Sep 27, 2021 7:00 pm

The book club meets the fourth Monday of every month in the Library Community Meeting Room. September’s title is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. All are welcome. For more information, call Jackie Boss at 360-299-8067. 

Monday, September 27th 7:00 pm - Library Community Meeting Room 

Tue. Sep 28, 2021

Tech Tuesday @ the library

Tue. Sep 28, 2021 10:00 am

Tech Tuesdays - Every Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Library Community Meeting Room 

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy, Lynda; and any other tech questions. 

Thu. Sep 30, 2021

School Board meets

Thu. Sep 30, 2021 3:00 pm

The agendas for next week's school board meeting have been posted to the board's website:

https://board.asd103.org/home

Thursday, September 30th - Anacortes High School Library 

Study Session - 3-5:15 p.m.

Business Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

Attending Board Meetings: 

  • New requirements under the Open Public Meetings Act allow in-person attendance at full capacity, in addition to providing a remote attendance option. 
  • In-person attendees must fill out a registration form to assist with contact tracing. Attendees are encouraged to do so in advance: School Board Pre-Registration Form 
  • In-person attendees must wear face masks.  
  • Do not attend in person if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.