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Fri. Jun 2, 2017

Free class on Alzheimer’s Disease

Fri. Jun 2, 2017 2:00 pm

Island Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association offer a free class on Alzheimer’s Disease

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters class will touch on a variety of topics surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease on Tuesday, June 6 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo/Burrows Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Registration required. Please visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Sat. Jun 3, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 3, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Friends of the Forest Hike

Sat. Jun 3, 2017 10:00 am

Little Cranberry Lake Loop Hike for all ages

Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am until after noon. The August 2016 18-acre fire on the east side of Little Cranberry Lake damaged trails and created dangerous conditions in the fire zone. The upper meadow trail (103) is scheduled to be open by this date. We will hike most of the way around on shore trail, then elevate to upper meadow through fire zone for the eastside stretch. Rocky meadows, bog islands, and deep forest converge in this basin to create habitat for hundreds of native plants and animals. Will we see river otter? Raven? Red-legged frog? Banana slug sightings guaranteed. Meet at the Little Cranberry Lake parking lot on the North end of the lake. (Take Georgia south off of Oakes Ave.- 3 blocks up take a right on Little Cranberry road and follow gravel to parking lot.)

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

Sun. Jun 4, 2017

Whatcom Chorale and Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia

Sun. Jun 4, 2017 3:00 pm

The Whatcom Chorale and Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia, Deborah Brown, conductor and artistic director, present the powerfully beautiful and moving German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, featuring distinguished soloists Sherrie Kahn, soprano, and Charles Robert Austin, bass.  

Sunday June 4, 3 p.m., Bellingham High School Theater, 2020 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.  

Adults $20, Students and Seniors $15, under 18 $5.  Tickets available at Bellingham Food Co-op downtown and Cordata stores, Village Books Fairhaven and Lynden, and Everybody's Store; online at www.whatcomchorale.org, and at the door.

For more info:  Phone: (360) 747-7852 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon. Jun 5, 2017

Silent Book Club

Mon. Jun 5, 2017 5:00 pm

1st Monday, 5-6:30pm 
May 1 -- meet upstairs by the fireplace - at the library
The Library is hosting a series of 3 monthly Silent Book Club meet-ups, which has no assigned reading. Started in San Francisco, the Silent Book Club is now an international community of bookworms who meet to carve out more time for just reading. If there is enough interest after the first 3 meetings, the Silent Book Club will continue through the summer and into the fall.

Wed. Jun 7, 2017

Create Your Impossible

Wed. Jun 7, 2017 7:00 pm

Life coach and speaker Katie Morgan explains how to make clear decisions, create a vision of what you want and move past what feels impossible. Digging deep and facing your challenges can have a profound, even magical, impact on your life. Bring your wildest dreams, your biggest challenges and your most intimidating fears. We'll play, work and uncover some insights about how you can move to the next level. Wed., June 7, 7pm at the library.

Thu. Jun 8, 2017

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thu. Jun 8, 2017 3:00 pm

Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, June 8 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 299-1309 for more information.

Fri. Jun 9, 2017

Friends of the Forest Hike

Fri. Jun 9, 2017 10:00 am

Heart Lake Old Growth Hike for Adults

Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, June 9th from 10am until noon. It’s time for a visit with our elders on the south shore of Heart Lake. Orange trumpet honeysuckle and Ocean spray will be blooming as we slow to the ancient rhythm of our old growth forest.  Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive. 1.7 miles.

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

Sat. Jun 10, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 10, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Sun. Jun 11, 2017

2nd Sunday Jazz

Sun. Jun 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Ranger & the "Re-Arrangers" perform a free, live jazz concert at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St., an outdoor venue. Visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Sun., June 11, 2 – 3:30pm at the library

Mon. Jun 12, 2017

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Mon. Jun 12, 2017 1:00 pm

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, June 12 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 299-4204.

Tue. Jun 13, 2017

Island Hospital offers free orthopedic surgery class

Tue. Jun 13, 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, June 13 in the Fidalgo Room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Wed. Jun 14, 2017

Music Soothes the Soul

Wed. Jun 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Anacortes Arts Commission members present Art, Therapy and Wellness, an “Arts for All” program. Join Commission members in exploring how art affects our health, minds and creativity through journaling, writing, drawing, enjoying music and laughing. In this segment we explore the art of music and how it plays an important part in our well-being. 

Art, Therapy, Wellness: Music Soothes the Soul - Wed., June 14, 7pm at the library

Sat. Jun 17, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 17, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Friends of the Forest Fitness Hike

Sat. Jun 17, 2017 10:00 am

Spring Fitness Hike - A grand tour of the Whistle Lake Forest Lands

Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm for a thigh crunching 7 mile hike through the Whistle Lake area including Sugarloaf, a circumnavigation of Whistle Lake, and Sugarcube. Bring water and meet at the  Heart Parking Lot.

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

Campaign Kick Off for Sara Holahan

Sat. Jun 17, 2017 10:00 am

Campaign Kick Off for Sara Holahan candidate for Anacortes City Council. 

Join Sara and her supporters Saturday June 17th at The Secret Cove Restaurant: 209 T Ave.,  at 4:00 pm.

Take this opportunity to meet the candidate as she begins a dialogue about the future of our community.

Tue. Jun 20, 2017

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Jun 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, June 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  This screening is appropriate for those who may be experiencing difficulty chewing, frequent throat clearing or the need to swallow multiple times each bite or sip.  Appointments are required, 299-4204.

Wed. Jun 21, 2017

Friends of the Forest Extra Gentle Hike

Wed. Jun 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Whistle Lake Madrona Point Extra Gentle Hike

Join the Friends of the Forest on Wednesday, June 21nd from 5pm until 6pm. We will walk in to the Lake on a wide gravel road and enjoy the view! Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot.

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

San Diego to the Sea of Cortez

Wed. Jun 21, 2017 7:00 pm

Writer and translator Jane Billinghurst describes her 10-day journey on a 95-foot boat observing and interacting with marine mammals and birds around the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. She encountered sea lions, whale sharks, gray whales in their calving lagoons and blue and sperm whales out in open water. Nature lovers and adventure travelers especially will enjoy hearing about this trip and seeing photographs of birds and marine mammals while also learning about their habitats and lifestyles. 

San Diego to the Sea of Cortez: An Ocean Teeming with Life - Wed., June 21, 7pm at the library

Thu. Jun 22, 2017

Island Hospital offers herbal lotion class

Thu. Jun 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Join Kelly Ann Nickerson MS and learn how to make herbal lotion on Thursday, June 22 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms. The cost is $15. Registration required, visitwww.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Fri. Jun 23, 2017

Friends of the Forest Adult Program

Fri. Jun 23, 2017 10:00 am

 ETHNOBOTANY FIELD SEMINAR   (Require advance registration 293-3725/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Please join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, June 23rd  from 10am until 4pm for our popuar Ethnobotany Field Seminar 

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. 

Adults only, must register by phone or email. More information will be given upon registration.

Sat. Jun 24, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jun 24, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Friends of the Forest Hike

Sat. Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am

All Around Whistle Lake Hike - for all ages

Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, June 24th from 10 am until after noonRevel in the longest daylight of the year on our near summer solstice hike. We will fully explore the trails all the way around the Whistle Lake region of our woods. The route is just over 3 miles with some good hills. Meet at the Whistle Lake Parking Lot.

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

Beginning Again: a mindfulness mini-retreat

Sat. Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am

Feeling a little stressed out? Joe Arellano, long-time Anacortes massage therapist and certified mindfulness teacher, is offering a mini-retreat June 24. Held at the Center for Happiness from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., this is an opportunity to experience mindfulness through sitting, walking, and self-compassion meditation, as well as mindful eating. See more details at www.anacortesmassagetherapy.com/mindfulness. Anacortes Center of Happiness (Keystone Bldg.) 619 Commercial Ave 3rd Floor Ballroom.  Saturday June 24th, 2017,  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Thu. Jun 29, 2017

Bruce McDougall campaign kick-off

Thu. Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm

Bruce McDougall will be kicking off his campaign for Anacortes City Council, Position 5.  

Bruce was recently appointed to the City Council to fulfill the remaining term of the previous City Council member and is now running for the seat.

Join us for delicious appetizers and refreshments, meet Bruce and hear about some of the exciting things he'll be working on as your representative on the City Council. Be sure to pick up a campaign button, sign up for volunteer efforts and learn how you can be a part of shaping the future of our amazing town. 

When: Thursday, June 29th 6pm-8pm

Where: Pelican Bay Books, 520 Commercial Avenue.