Month Flat Week

Tue. Apr 3, 2018

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis screening

Tue. Apr 3, 2018 9:00 am

Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan on Tuesday, April 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Appointments are required and this screening is accurate for women only. Call 360-299-4204 for an appointment.

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Apr 3, 2018 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 applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

Wed. Apr 4, 2018

Seeking the Aurora Borealis 

Wed. Apr 4, 2018 7:00 pm

Come explore the color and wonder of the aurora borealis with photographer Katherine O’Hara as she shares with us her journeys of the past five years seeking the elusive, magical Northern Lights. Her travels have taken her from Alaska, across Canada, to Norway and Iceland, always during the winter months. Katherine’s tales of her arctic travels will convey some of the challenges, joys and surprises she encountered, letting you enjoy the beauty of the aurora without having to stay up all night or dress for minus 30 degrees. Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 pm at the library.

Fri. Apr 6, 2018

Gallery Walk

Fri. Apr 6, 2018 6:00 pm

Many downtown Anacorters art galleries and other businesses are open on the first Friday of each month from 6-9pm. 

Spring Film Series

Fri. Apr 6, 2018 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin presents the spring film series, which he introduces with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.orgfor film title and details. Fridays at 7:00 pm? April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.? at the library.

Sat. Apr 7, 2018

Whistle Lake Hike for all ages

Sat. Apr 7, 2018 10:00 am

Whistle Lake Hike for all ages: Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, April 7 from 10am until noon.
Early April is a magical time in the forest, cool and bright with emerging spring. Enjoy the brilliant yellow glow of skunk cabbage, and magenta lights of salmonberry bloom. We will explore the terrain around this deep water, as we are inspired too! Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot. These hikes are free!  For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org

Reception for New Library Director

Sat. Apr 7, 2018 2:00 pm

Join us in welcoming Ruth Barefoot, the new director of our library. Stop by the Main Floor of the library to say hello and enjoy refreshments.  Saturday, April 7, 2:00-4:00 pm at the library

Sun. Apr 8, 2018

Second Sunday Jazz

Sun. Apr 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Choroloco will perform a free, live jazz concert at the library. Choroloco is a Seattle-based acoustic trio specializing in choro, a popular and high-energy style of Brazilian instrumental music. Choro originated in Rio during the 19th century, as Brazilian musicians mixed European music and styles with Brazilian instruments and Afro-Brazilian rhythms. On traditional Brazilian instruments and the vibraphone, they perform classic and modern choros, jazz, and other Brazilian styles of music. Choroloco has been performing together since 2008. In addition to performing throughout the West Coast, they have hosted the biweekly community choro jam session in Seattle since 2013. This program is sponsored by the Anacortes Public Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Sunday, April 8, 2:00-3:30 pm at the library.

Tue. Apr 10, 2018

low-cost cholesterol and glucose screening

Tue. Apr 10, 2018 8:00 am

Island Hospital offers low-cost cholesterol and glucose screening

Island Hospital is holding a cholesterol and glucose screening Tue, April 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center, 1211 24th Street, Anacortes.

Requires a 12-hour fast except for water and medications. The cost is $10. 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.

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Apr 10, 2018 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 applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

AHS History Wall Project

Tue. Apr 10, 2018 4:00 pm

 

Community invited to participate in AHS History Wall Project.  Artist Mary Ennes Davis has been commissioned to create a public art installation in the new Anacortes High School. The piece will include the history of the schools, the significance of the location of Anacortes, and reflections that represent the uniqueness of the schools, prominent Anacortes figures and early days of the town. 

Input can include stories, memories or photographs--anything that pertains to the history of the schools. Mary and museum representatives will be present to meet community members, ask questions and listen to stories. They are hoping for a lively discussion!

The artist and the Anacortes Museum are seeking input through a community gathering to be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Maritime Heritage Center, 703 R Avenue, Anacortes.

Wed. Apr 11, 2018

Looking for Life, Somewhere Out There

Wed. Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Join Dr. Marcello Coradini, Adjunct Professor of Space Systems and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a presentation on the search for extra-terrestrial life. The only examples of living organisms we know developed on our planet. Looking for life outside the Earth implies looking for something that makes use of similar biology and environmental conditions. The discovery of a large number of planets outside the Solar System reinforces our hope that life might have developed somewhere else. However, the environmental conditions on the candidate planets may differ from the terrestrial ones. He will show how these differences may impact the development of an extra-terrestrial human being. Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm at the library.

Looking for Life, Somewhere Out There

Wed. Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Join Dr. Marcello Coradini, Adjunct Professor of Space Systems and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a presentation on the search for extra-terrestrial life. The only examples of living organisms we know developed on our planet. Looking for life outside the Earth implies looking for something that makes use of similar biology and environmental conditions. The discovery of a large number of planets outside the Solar System reinforces our hope that life might have developed somewhere else. However, the environmental conditions on the candidate planets may differ from the terrestrial ones. He will show how these differences may impact the development of an extra-terrestrial human being. Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm at the library.

Thu. Apr 12, 2018

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thu. Apr 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, April 12 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.

Fri. Apr 13, 2018

Big Beaver Pond Hike for adults

Fri. Apr 13, 2018 10:00 am

Big Beaver Pond Hike for adults: Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, April 13th from 10am until noon. This gentle, just over one mile hike will lead us past three distinct wetlands and through two watersheds. You will come to know the qualities of a marsh, swamp, bog, and fen. We will explore the role of our resident beaver families in creating and sustaining this rich habitat within the ACFL.  Enjoy this excellent birding opportunity. Meet at the end of 32nd St west off of D Ave. These hikes are free!  For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org

Spring Film Series

Fri. Apr 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin presents the spring film series, which he introduces with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.orgfor film title and details. Fridays at 7:00 pm? April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.? at the library.

ALKi Jones at The Brown

Fri. Apr 13, 2018 9:30 pm

Alki Jones will be playing at the historic Brown Lantern on Friday, April 13th, 2018. The Brown Lantern was established in 1933 and the venue bids well with band’s ability to put a new edge to old-school rock n’ roll. It’s hard to put a finger on Alki Jones’ sound. This Seattle-based band hits you hard with a rock band’s powerful grooves and killer guitar solos, strums easy and sings sweetly like a sentimental country act, and exudes the raw emotion and passion of the Pacific Northwest alternative/grunge scene. The Brown Lantern (Friday, April 13th 2018). 412 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, 9:30-12:00 PM. 21 and older

Mon. Apr 16, 2018

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Mon. Apr 16, 2018 1:00 pm

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, April 16, 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.

Tue. Apr 17, 2018

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Apr 17, 2018 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 applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Apr 17, 2018 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on April 17,  from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204.

Wed. Apr 18, 2018

The Art of Slowing Down

Wed. Apr 18, 2018 7:00 pm

Life is such a balancing act! We are often caught in the unproductive daily patterns of life; multitasking, device surfing, social media frenzy, unproductive worrying, or ruminating on the past. We are not trained to slow down and pay attention; to notice the smile of a child, the beauty of the tulips, or smell the fresh ocean breezes. These are simple moments of beauty which are often taken for granted. Join Mindfulness teacher Joe Arellano as we mark a pause and explore the potential of Mindfulness as a path toward greater health, happiness and being. Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 pm at the library.

Fri. Apr 20, 2018

Spring Film Series

Fri. Apr 20, 2018 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin presents the spring film series, which he introduces with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.orgfor film title and details. Fridays at 7:00 pm? April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.? at the library.

Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series

Fri. Apr 20, 2018 7:00 pm

Getting to Know NOAA: What is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?
From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration, and supporting marine commerce, NOAA products and services support economic vitality as well as resilient communities and ecosystems. Ms. Polly Hicks, restoration ecologist with NOAA Restoration Center, will talk about NOAA’s history and mission and provide examples of how NOAA’s work, reaching the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor, supports the communities and health of the Salish Sea. Lectures are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information please contact: Matt Kerschbaum: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mon. Apr 23, 2018

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Mon. Apr 23, 2018 7:00 pm

The library book club meets in the Community Meeting Room. April is author month and they will be reading works by Ivan Doig. All are welcome to join the conversation. Please note that the meeting this month will take place on the 3rd Monday because the 4th Monday is a holiday. Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm at the library.

Tue. Apr 24, 2018

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Apr 24, 2018 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 applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

Wed. Apr 25, 2018

Island Hospital offers osteoporosis class

Wed. Apr 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Learn about appropriate exercises and proper nutrition for osteoporosis at a class on Wednesday, April 25 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.

Experiencing Cuba by Bicycle

Wed. Apr 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Join Bill and Ann Testerman for a presentation on their bicycle trip through rural Cuba. Cuba is a country frozen in time due to a US trade embargo placed on the island over 50 years ago. With a People-to-People organization, the Testermans rode their bicycles into rural areas, staying with families and eating in their homes. They will share the new perspective they gained of Cuban life, history, and culture. Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm at the library.

Thu. Apr 26, 2018

Astrophysicist Tyler Parsotan Presents his Work

Thu. Apr 26, 2018 3:30 pm

NASA @ My Library: Astrophysicist Tyler Parsotan Presents his Work. As part of our NASA @ My Library programming we are partnering with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to bring you a program with a working scientist. We are thrilled to share that Tyler Parsotan, an astrophysicist at Oregon State University, will be presenting his work to our library. Tyler studies the most powerful explosions in the universe, which occur when stars die or collide with one another. He uses computers to simulate these massive explosions. Participants will watch a live video presentation from Tyler and then to do a fun, hands-on activity related to his work. Thursday, April 26, 3:30 pm at the library

Island Hospital offers meditation class

Thu. Apr 26, 2018 6:30 pm

Experienced meditator Jan Hodgman will guide you in simple techniques to become comfortable with meditation in a three-session class on Thursdays, April 26, May 3 & 10 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.

Fri. Apr 27, 2018

Spring Film Series

Fri. Apr 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Movie Man Nick Alphin presents the spring film series, which he introduces with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.orgfor film title and details. Fridays at 7:00 pm? April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.? at the library.

Sat. Apr 28, 2018

Have a Heart Run

Sat. Apr 28, 2018 9:00 am

Join us for our 9th annual Have a Heart Run benefiting Community Action. When you run with us, you’re helping people find the tools and support they need to get out of poverty. Create a team, raise pledges, and help us inspire hope.
Cost: $10-$35. Kids 9 and under are free. Register at www.haveaheartrun.org
For more information contact Isabela. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 360 416-7585. 

Saturday April 28, 2018 @ 9 AM at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon