Month Flat Week

Wed. Mar 1, 2017

Coffee with Laurie

Wed. Mar 1, 2017 1:30 pm

Come and meet your Mayor at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd Street. Mayor Laurie Gere is holding informal coffee hours to meet with citizens and listen to their concerns.  "Coffee with Laurie" is at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 1 is cancelled
Wednesday, April 26 from 1:30-3:30pm
Call 360.299.1950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

 

 

Authoritarian Theories of Morality and Justice

Wed. Mar 1, 2017 7:00 pm

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 final program in a 3-part series.

Authoritarian Worldview Series - A Moral Twilight Zone: Authoritarian Theories of Morality and Justice

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

Thu. Mar 2, 2017

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Thu. Mar 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Thursday, March 2 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. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 299-4204.

Sat. Mar 4, 2017

Friends of the Forest Fitness Hike

Sat. Mar 4, 2017 10:00 am

Cranberry Lake Fitness Hike for the very fit!

Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, March 4  from 10am until 1:30pm. We will cover all of the Cranberry Lake Forest lands except for the northeast portion that was impacted by the fire. We will have a chocolate tasting half way through!
Dress in layers and bring water.  Distance:  7 miles. Meet at the Little Cranberry Lake Parking Lot.

These hikes are free!  For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org.

Mon. Mar 6, 2017

Island Hospital hosts blood drive

Mon. Mar 6, 2017 10:00 am

Donate blood with Bloodworks Northwest on Monday, March 6 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (closed 12-12:45 p.m.) in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St. Anacortes.

To schedule an appointment, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 299-1309.

Tue. Mar 7, 2017

Island Hospital offers colorectal cancer screening

Tue. Mar 7, 2017 9:00 am

Island Hospital is offering a colorectal 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, Mar. 7, 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. Most insurance plans cover a set of preventative screening tests at no cost to you.  We will bill your insurance so you can get credit for this screening. If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of the screening, your cost will be $10. Call 299-1309 for questions.

Tech Tuesdays

Tue. Mar 7, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile device or laptop for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks and audiobooks, learning computer basics, trying new software or internet applications, signing up for Microsoft IT Academy and more.

Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 28, 10am – 12noon at the library

Wed. Mar 8, 2017

Island Hospital offers Heartsaver® CPR & AED

Wed. Mar 8, 2017 5:30 pm

Island Hospital is offering a Heartsaver® CPR & AED class on Wednesday, March 8 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost is $50. Call LifeTek, 360-416-8239 or visit www.lifetekinc.com to register.

Immigration Law & Local Law Enforcement

Wed. Mar 8, 2017 7:00 pm

Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie Bowers continues the discussion on diversity and inclusion in this fourth and final program of the series. Chief Bowers, other local law enforcement officials and representatives from the Skagit Immigrants Rights Council discuss how federal immigration laws are applied locally and what steps local law enforcement has taken to build trust with our immigrant community. 

At the library

Thu. Mar 9, 2017

Island Hospital offers Heartsaver® First Aid

Thu. Mar 9, 2017 5:30 pm

Island Hospital is offering a Heartsaver® First Aid class on Thursday, March 9 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost is $50. Call LifeTek, 360-416-8239 or visit www.lifetekinc.com to register.

Fri. Mar 10, 2017

Friends of the Forest Hike

Fri. Mar 10, 2017 10:00 am

Pine Ridge Loop Hike For Adults:  Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, March 10th 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.

Sat. Mar 11, 2017

Winter Farmers Market

Sat. Mar 11, 2017 9:00 am

Winter Farmers Market inside the Depot, 7th & R Ave in Anacortes. 

Tue. Mar 14, 2017

Tech Tuesdays

Tue. Mar 14, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile device or laptop for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks and audiobooks, learning computer basics, trying new software or internet applications, signing up for Microsoft IT Academy and more.

Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 28, 10am – 12noon at the library

Free orthopedic surgery class

Tue. Mar 14, 2017 1:00 pm

For those planning on having a total knee or joint replacement, shoulder surgery or back surgery, learn how to transition back to your independent lifestyle after surgery at a free class on Tuesday, March 14 in the Fidalgo Room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

Wed. Mar 15, 2017

Island Hospital offers meditation class

Wed. Mar 15, 2017 6:30 pm

Experienced meditator Jan Hodgman will guide you in simple techniques to become comfortable with meditation in a three-session class on Wednesdays, March 15 - 29 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 299-4204.

Growing Veterans

Wed. Mar 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Retired U.S. Navy aircrewman Kenny Holzemer explains GrowingVeterans.org, a nonprofit he leads that helps soldiers of all eras reintegrate into society after active service. The organization was founded by a group of farmers and veterans who saw working the earth as therapeutic and envisioned sustainable agriculture as a holistic approach to veteran issues. The nonprofit empowers military veterans to grow food, communities and each other, thus ending the isolation that can lead to serious veteran problems.

At the library

Thu. Mar 16, 2017

Island Hospital offers spring herb walk

Thu. Mar 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Interested in learning how to safely identify and utilize plants native to Anacortes? Kelly Ann Nickerson MS will help you safety identify 15 different local, wild plants on Thursday, March 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms and walking trail. Wear stable walking shoes. The cost is $15. Call 360-299-4204 to register.

Open House: city planning

Thu. Mar 16, 2017 6:00 pm

What: Residential development regulations & design standards open house
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presentation at 6:45 pm
Where: City Council Chambers – 904 6th St., Anacortes, WA

Come learn about:

  • Potential changes to residential development regulations and new design standards that might affect you, including initial concepts for:
    • Permitted uses, minimum lot sizes, and development standards (setbacks, lot coverage, etc.)
    • Site and building design standards for a diversity of housing types, including single family residences, accessory dwelling units, cottage housing, townhomes, and other multi-family development types
  • 2016 Comprehensive Plan goals and policies that provide direction for the development regulations update
  • And more...

Your feedback is important in helping to shape the development regulations!

Project information: This is the first in a series of planned community engagement efforts in updating Anacortes’s development regulations and design standards. For more information, see the City’s project web page: www.cityofanacortes.org/community_planning.php, or contact Libby Grage, Planning, Community and Economic Development Department at 360-299-1986 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. Mar 17, 2017

Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series

Fri. Mar 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Sound in the Salish Sea

Delve deeper into the impact of human-caused "ocean noise" on marine species that use sound to navigate, find prey, and interact socially beneath the waters of the Salish Sea. Oceanographer Scott Veirs, PhD, president of Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School, Seattle, Wa., brings home the message of last fall's Friends of Skagit Beaches film series program "Sonic Sea."  Learn how rising sound levels from commercial shipping, seismic exploration, sonar, military training, and other human activities may be impacting marine life in our own backyard.

The Great Jazz Trombonists

Fri. Mar 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Music educator Vince Fejeran presents the first program in a series devoted to jazz history from the perspective of individual instrumentalists. In this program, Vince follows the development of jazz trombone style and technique through history, highlighting the most important contributors and illustrating with recordings from the Library’s Manieri jazz CD collection.

A similar talk in early April will feature jazz guitar.

Vince is a long-time member of the Anacortes Public Library Jazz Committee as well as the booking agent for the Second Sunday Jazz series held at the Anacortes Library and the Heart of Anacortes. He oversees the Skagit Community College jazz program, is an active trombone player with many local bands, and directs the Skagit Community Band.

Free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 or library.cityofanacortes.org.

Fri., Mar. 17, 7pm @ Anacortes Public Library

Mon. Mar 20, 2017

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis class

Mon. Mar 20, 2017 3:00 pm

Learn about appropriate exercises and proper nutrition for osteoporosis at a class on Monday, March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $10. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Tue. Mar 21, 2017

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Tue. Mar 21, 2017 9:00 am

Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Island Health Resource Center at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. This series of questions and tasks designed to test memory, language and other intellectual functions can help determine if you might be suffering from memory loss. Appointments required. 299-4204.

Tech Tuesdays

Tue. Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile device or laptop for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks and audiobooks, learning computer basics, trying new software or internet applications, signing up for Microsoft IT Academy and more.

Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 28, 10am – 12noon at the library

Class on diabetes and the ketogenic diet

Tue. Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm

Island Hospital offers a second class on diabetes and the ketogenic diet

Learn how to manage your diabetes through the low carbohydrate ketogenic diet at a free class on Tuesday, March 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 299-4204.

Wed. Mar 22, 2017

Island Hospital offers free memory class

Wed. Mar 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Learn strategies and activities to help improve your aging memory at a free class on Wednesday, March 22 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.  Call 299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

100 Classic Hikes Washington

Wed. Mar 22, 2017 7:00 pm

Award-winning author Craig Romano describes great hikes from his revised and updated edition of the venerable Ira Spring / Harvey Manning book 100 Classic Hikes Washington. Craig details the very best hikes in the state—short and long, day and overnight. From the misty wild Olympic Coast to the sun-kissed Blue Mountains, Craig explores trails covering every facet of Washington’s incredible geographical diversity. What better way to get acquainted with our beautiful natural heritage than by taking a classic hike?

At the library

Thu. Mar 23, 2017

Natural approaches to seasonal allergies

Thu. Mar 23, 2017 2:30 pm

Island Hospital offers free class on natural approaches to seasonal allergies

Naturopathic Physician, Alethea Fleming outlines how changes to your diet and home environment can improve allergy symptoms at a class on Thursday, March 23 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers essential oils class

Thu. Mar 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Learn to use essential oils for wellness at an interactive class on Thursday, March 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $25. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 299-4204.

Mon. Mar 27, 2017

Breastfeeding class at Island Hospital

Mon. Mar 27, 2017 5:00 pm

Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, March 27 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/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

Tue. Mar 28, 2017

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis screening

Tue. Mar 28, 2017 9:00 am

Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan on Tuesday, March 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $5, payable at the door. This screening is sponsored by the Island Hospital Foundation. Appointments are required and this screening is accurate for women only. Call 299-4204 for an appointment.

Tech Tuesdays

Tue. Mar 28, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile device or laptop for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks and audiobooks, learning computer basics, trying new software or internet applications, signing up for Microsoft IT Academy and more.

Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 28, 10am – 12noon at the library

What’s “New” at the Museum

Tue. Mar 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Every week new artifacts arrive at the Anacortes Museum and old documents surface from the far reaches of the museum collection. At this entertaining slideshow, museum education curator Bret Lunsford displays and discusses a “new” batch of fun facts and artifacts compiled from actual research questions, sometimes leading to surprising stories and historical discoveries. Email your own curiosities to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; they may even end up in this presentation. 

At the library

Wed. Mar 29, 2017

Coffee with Laurie

Wed. Mar 29, 2017 1:30 pm

Come and meet your Mayor at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd Street the last Wednesday every month  - Mayor Laurie Gere is holding informal coffee hours to meet with citizens and listen to their concerns.  "Coffee with Laurie" is at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 25 from 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, February 22 from 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, March 29 from 1:30-3:00pm

Thu. Mar 30, 2017

Island Hospital offers class on urinary leakage

Thu. Mar 30, 2017 10:00 am

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, March 30 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 299-4204 to register.