Month Flat Week

Sat. Sep 2, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Sep 2, 2017 9:00 am

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

Anacortes Library Closed

All day

The Anacortes Public Library will take a three-day break for Labor Day weekend.

Stacy Jones Band @ Heart of Anacortes

Sat. Sep 2, 2017 6:00 pm

Stacy Jones Band continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans at each event they perform.

Stacy Jones not only impresses with a vocal richness beyond her years but is also a top-notch harmonica player as well as playing keyboards and acoustic guitar.

The entertaining trio of Rick Bowen (drums), Tom Jones (bass) and Kevin Sutton (guitar) provides the foundation for a strong ensemble sound and the band’s obvious joy of making music together is contagious.

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Sun. Sep 3, 2017

Anacortes Library Closed

All day

The Anacortes Public Library will take a three-day break for Labor Day weekend.

Mon. Sep 4, 2017

Anacortes Library Closed

All day

The Anacortes Public Library will take a three-day break for Labor Day weekend.

Tue. Sep 5, 2017

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Sep 5, 2017 10:00 am

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

Wed. Sep 6, 2017

Dragonflies & Damselflies of Anacortes

Wed. Sep 6, 2017 7:00 pm

“The Dragonfly Whisperer,” scientist-author Jim Walker, presents a lively, entertaining and kid-friendly program that

  • explores the world of dragonflies through words and images, including slow-motion videos of dragonflies laying eggs, bathing and spin-drying;
  • offers tips on how to coax a dragonfly to perch on your finger and how to see the famous Happy-face Dragonfly, discovered right here in Anacortes!
  • launches his newly published field guide Common Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Pacific Coastand kicks off his author tour.

Learn more on Prof. Walker’s blog at http: thedragonflywhisperer.blogspot.com.

Wed., Sept. 6, 7pm at the Anacortes Library.

Fri. Sep 8, 2017

Fall Films @ the library

Fri. Sep 8, 2017 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin has selected an exciting line-up of four movies in diverse genres, introducing them with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for film titles and details.

 Fridays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, Oct. 6, 7pm at the library

 

 

Sat. Sep 9, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Sep 9, 2017 9:00 am

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

Residential Fall Clean Up Saturday

Sat. Sep 9, 2017 9:00 am

City of Anacortes Residential Fall Clean Up Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9 am-noon, Operations Facility, D Avenue and 37th Street. Gate will close promptly at 12 noon. The line of traffic can sometimes be very long, please arrive early to ensure you get through the gate before closing.

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste at no charge. Items accepted are household garbage, furniture, and yard waste. Customers who live within city limits, verification of residence will be required. Please be ready to show two (2) forms of ID, example: a driver’s license and current copy of a utility bill.

Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers will be accepted for a fee of $36.28 each and billed to your city account. All other appliances: washers/dryers, hot water tanks, and dish washers are a fee of $12.96 each which is ½ price of our normal special haul rate.

We cannot accept propane tanks, tires, large vehicle parts, hazardous waste, construction and demolition waste, which includes large lumber, roofing or concrete.

Loads are restricted to one “pick-up load” per customer and may be regulated at the discretion of city staff. Please load your vehicles so that you can unload yard waste first, and garbage second. Also, please be aware if towing a trailer, city employees are not allowed to back your vehicle up to the unload area. You must be able to back your trailer. 

Sun. Sep 10, 2017

Jazz @ Heart of Anacortes

Sun. Sep 10, 2017 2:00 pm

Dimitri Matheny and Jud Sherwood 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.

Mon. Sep 11, 2017

free Medicare class

Mon. Sep 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, September 11 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.

Silent Book Club

Mon. Sep 11, 2017 5:00 pm

The Silent Book Club meets just to read, with no assigned books. 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.

Mon., Sept. 11, 5-6:30pm 

Meet upstairs by the fireplace at the library

Tue. Sep 12, 2017

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

free orthopedic surgery class

Tue. Sep 12, 2017 1:00 pm

Island Hospital offers free orthopedic surgery class

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, September 12 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. Sep 13, 2017

essential oils class

Wed. Sep 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Island Hospital offers essential oils class. Learn to use essential oils for wellness at an interactive class on Wednesday, September 13 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.

Arts for All

Wed. Sep 13, 2017 7:00 pm

Anacortes Arts Commission members present an “Arts for All” program, continuing the series that began in the spring. 

Wed., Sept. 13, 7pm at the Anacortes Library

Thu. Sep 14, 2017

Island Hospital hosts blood drive

Thu. Sep 14, 2017 10:00 am

Donate blood with Bloodworks Northwest on Thursday, September 14 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.

Fri. Sep 15, 2017

Fall Films @ the library

Fri. Sep 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin has selected an exciting line-up of four movies in diverse genres, introducing them with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for film titles and details.

 Fridays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, Oct. 6, 7pm at the library

 

 

Sat. Sep 16, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Sep 16, 2017 9:00 am

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

Sun. Sep 17, 2017

Acoustic Music in the Library

Sun. Sep 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the musician's own acoustic instrument. Experienced musicians interested in playing should inquire at the Circulation Desk. 

3rd Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 – 2:30pm

3rd Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 – 6:30pm 

At the library

Tue. Sep 19, 2017

Free memory screenings

Tue. Sep 19, 2017 9:00 am

Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, September 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the 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.

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Tue. Sep 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the musician's own acoustic instrument. Experienced musicians interested in playing should inquire at the Circulation Desk.

3rd Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 – 2:30pm

3rd Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 – 6:30pm 

At the library

Wed. Sep 20, 2017

Bhutan: Land of the Peaceful Dragon

Wed. Sep 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Joan Cross describes her work and travels in the tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the spectacular Himalayan Mountains. The Kingdom is perhaps best known for creating the concept of Gross National Happiness as the most significant industry of a country; GHP has since become a worldwide measure of a culture's humanity. 

Wed., Sept. 20, 7pm at the library

Thu. Sep 21, 2017

Therapeutic herbal tea class

Thu. Sep 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Island Hospital offers therapeutic herbal tea class. Join Kelly Ann Nickerson MS and learn how to make therapeutic herbal tea on Thursday, September 21 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms. The cost is $15. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Fri. Sep 22, 2017

Fall Films @ the library

Fri. Sep 22, 2017 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin has selected an exciting line-up of four movies in diverse genres, introducing them with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for film titles and details.

 Fridays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, Oct. 6, 7pm at the library

 

 

Sat. Sep 23, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Sep 23, 2017 9:00 am

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

Mon. Sep 25, 2017

Breastfeeding class at Island Hospital

Mon. Sep 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, September 25 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. Sep 26, 2017

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Sep 26, 2017 10:00 am

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

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

National Voter Registration Day

Tue. Sep 26, 2017 11:00 am

Celebrate democracy in the U.S. and register to vote in the upcoming local and state elections, which have a direct impact on our daily lives.

If you’re eligible but not yet registered to vote in Washington state, this non-partisan effort makes it quick and convenient, with voter registration forms and volunteers to assist.

Every year millions of Americans don’t claim their right to vote because they miss a deadline, move, change names, or don’t know how to register in the first place. With over a quarter of Americans not voting at all, National Voter Registration Day is an opportunity for our nation to build a more representative democracy. 

This local event is a partnership of the Anacortes Public Library and the Skagit League of Women Voters.

Tues., Sept. 26, 11am – 7pm, Anacortes Public Library

Thu. Sep 28, 2017

Free class on men’s health

Thu. Sep 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Naturopathic Physician, Alethea Fleming outlines the most common health issues men face at a class on Thursday, September 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

At Home in Anacortes

Thu. Sep 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Elaine Walker, Anacortes Museum Curator of Collections, provides a visual history of local residential architecture as featured in the Museum’s current exhibit. In her slideshow, Elaine shares images from the exhibit as well as other images that didn’t make it into the exhibit. She also offers a Q&A session on how to get started researching and documenting your own historic home.  

Wed., Sept. 27, 7pm at the library.

Fri. Sep 29, 2017

Fall Films @ the library

Fri. Sep 29, 2017 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin has selected an exciting line-up of four movies in diverse genres, introducing them with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for film titles and details.

 Fridays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, Oct. 6, 7pm at the library

 

 

Sat. Sep 30, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Sep 30, 2017 9:00 am

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

Big Beaver Pond Walkabout

Sat. Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am

Big Beaver Pond Walkabout Hike for all ages: Join the Friends of the Forest on  Saturday, September 30th from 10 am until noon. Begin the autumn season with a wonderful hike in beaver pond territory. There is sure to be ample evidence of their latest projects in the forest, and that lovely fall surge of wildlife activity and plant beauty. Meet at the 37th and A Ave kiosk entrance to the ACFL. These hikes are free!  For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org.