Month Flat Week

Wed. Oct 2, 2019

TimE3Jazz @ Rockfish

Wed. Oct 2, 2019 6:00 pm

The TimE3Jazz trio of Tim Eslick, Andy Carr, and Todd Anderson bring a fresh sense of interplay to the interpretation of jazz standards with sparkling solos and careful attention to dynamics. Their eclectic repertoire ranges from sensitive ballads to driving blues playing compositions for example by Kenny Barron, Gene Harris, Bill Evans, George Cables and originals. At Rockfish Grill.

Skagit Murder Stories

Wed. Oct 2, 2019 7:00 pm

Get ready for Halloween with some spooky local true crime tales, including one set in Anacortes! Author and historian Todd Warger will share stories highlighting the more unsavory history of early Bellingham and Whatcom County. Mr. Warger is the author of Murder in the Fourth Corner, More Murder in the Fourth Corner, and Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner.  Wednesday, October 2nd 7:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Thu. Oct 3, 2019

Fiber Gala

Thu. Oct 3, 2019 4:00 pm

Come learn about the Anacortes Municipal Fiber and test it out at the library!  Thursday, October 3rd 4:00 – 7:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Fri. Oct 4, 2019

Library Fall Film Series

Fri. Oct 4, 2019 7:00 pm

Join us for a movie every Friday night in October, introduced with wit and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. More information, including film titles, can be found in the library or on our website.  October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ Fridays at 7:00 pm @ Anacortes Library - free

October 4: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 164 MINS G

October 11: The Fifth Element. 1997 127 MINS PG-13

October 18: Gattaca. 1997 121 MINS PG-13

October 25: Arrival. 2016 118 MINS PG-13

Bill Mattock's Blues Band @ Rockfish

Fri. Oct 4, 2019 8:00 pm

Bill Mattocks has played and performed Blues Music most of his adult life, although he also performs Soul, Funk and old school R&B (James Brown, Wilson Picket..Sam and Dave stuff) . He's kind of a music junky, and will listen to just about anything provided it’s well done.

He's originally from the Pacific Northwest where he lived all of his life until September of 2013 when he moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. He's fortunate to still be performing in the South and currently has one of the top rated Soul bands in Western North Carolina (according to Reverbnation Charts) Bill Mattocks and The Strut perform on a regular basis.

At Rockfish Grill

Sweet Lou's Sour Mash @ The Brown

Fri. Oct 4, 2019 9:30 pm

Back by popular demand, this boot stompin’ bluegrass stringband from Seattle brings a high energy live show with a mix of traditional and original music. Howdy, fans!  We are Sweet Lou’s Sour Mash, a boot stompin’ bluegrass stringband from Seattle. We started in the spring of ’13 and have been refining our sound and high energy live show ever since. With a mix of traditional and original music, we are a much loved band for all occasions.  Book us for all kinds of fun shindigs including family-friendly events, clubs/bars, private parties, and corporate soirees.

Sat. Oct 5, 2019

International Observe the Moon Night

Sat. Oct 5, 2019 7:00 pm

Join Island County Astronomical Society for a close-up look at our moon! Try out telescopes of varying size and see if you can spot a variety of features on the moon’s surface. Peek at far off planets and galaxies. We will have activities and hot cocoa to share. Saturday, October 5th 7:00 pm @ Seafarer Memorial Park

Wed. Oct 9, 2019

Librarian Coffee Hour

Wed. Oct 9, 2019 3:00 pm

Come chat with Library Director Ruth Barefoot about current library services, as well as plans for the future. Let us know about which library services and resources answer your needs and what you would like to see the library offer. Here’s your chance to ask the library experts and have a cup of coffee on us!  Wednesday, October 9th 3:00 pm  Library – Upstairs at the library/

Trish Hatley @ Rockfish

Wed. Oct 9, 2019 6:00 pm

Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs.

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for this performance is 6PM.

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists."
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony

"This slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!"
—Nancy Wollbeck, Anacortes American

At Rockfish Grill

Stormwater Project

Wed. Oct 9, 2019 7:00 pm

Our yards are our outdoor homes - fun, beautiful, great spaces for relaxing. Learn how to save money, time, and protect our health by making small changes in the way we care for our yards and lawns.  Wednesday, October 9th 7:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Thu. Oct 10, 2019

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thu. Oct 10, 2019 3:00 pm

Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, October 10, from 3-5 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. Oct 11, 2019

Library Fall Film Series

Fri. Oct 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Join us for a movie every Friday night in October, introduced with wit and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. More information, including film titles, can be found in the library or on our website.  October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ Fridays at 7:00 pm @ Anacortes Library - free

October 4: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 164 MINS G

October 11: The Fifth Element. 1997 127 MINS PG-13

October 18: Gattaca. 1997 121 MINS PG-13

October 25: Arrival. 2016 118 MINS PG-13

Ebb, Slack, & Flood @ The Brown

Fri. Oct 11, 2019 10:00 pm

Ebb, Slack and Flood's unique sound is an infectious blend of Funk , Reggae and R&B that's easy to listen to and hard not to dance to.  This band has been playing the Brown Lantern for over five years and always gets the crowd moving.

Sun. Oct 13, 2019

Herding Cats Nonet @ Anacortes Library

Sun. Oct 13, 2019 2:00 pm

Herding Cats Nonet will be playing West Coast Cool Jazz. Second Sunday Jazz: Herding Cats Nonet. Sunday, October 13th 2:00 – 2:30 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Tue. Oct 15, 2019

Free stop the bleed class at Island Hospital

Tue. Oct 15, 2019 10:00 am

What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on Tuesday, October 15th  from 10-Noon at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Oct 16, 2019

Jim Basnight @ Rockfish

Wed. Oct 16, 2019 6:00 pm

Jim Basnight has performed all over the country. He has been working with the Jim Basnight Band at a pace of between 150-200 dates per year since 1997. Prior to that he fronted and composed with the Meyce (1975-77), the Moberlys (1978-89), various bands and recording projects (1989-93) and the Rockinghams (1993-97).

Basnight's full length records include:
"Seattle-NY-LA" by Jim Basnight and the Moberlys
"Pop Top" by Jim Basnight
"The Jim Basnight Thing" by Jim Basnight
"Makin' Bacon" by the Rockinghams
"Recovery Room" by Jim Basnight
"Introducing Jim Basnight" by Jim Basnight

Jim has composed music for Films, TV and the acclaimed "Little Rock", a full scale rock musical production (originally produced in Seattle, with productions in Pittsburg, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Little Rock AR among others), based on the integration of Little Rock Central High (AR) in 1957-58.

Basnight has appeared on radio and television and on bills with many famous musicians over the years including, the Ramones, the Police, Suzanne Vega, the Romantics, Billy Idol, the Smithereens, the Band and many others. He's also shared the stage with members of many famous acts such as Guns and Roses, James Addiction, Nirvana, REM, Pearl Jam and Madonna. Basnight’s produced or co-produced shows with acts as diverse as Quiet Riot, Charley Pride, Lou Rawls, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot and Firesign Theater.

Mt. Rainier Volcano

Wed. Oct 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Rocks, glaciers, and geothermal ice caves are all part of Mt. Rainier’s dynamic landscape. Join Dr. Gene Kiver, Geology Emeritus profession from Eastern Washington University, as he shares his knowledge of Mt. Rainier. Dr. Kiver will answer questions you may have like: How old is the volcano? When did it last erupt? What is happening to its glaciers? What do the ice caves tell us about the mountain?  Wednesday, October 16th 7:00 pm @ Anacortes Library Community Meeting Room

Thu. Oct 17, 2019

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment class 

Thu. Oct 17, 2019 10:00 am

Island Hospital will be hosting Medicare Open Enrollment classes on Thursday, October 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. located in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Call 299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

Fri. Oct 18, 2019

Library Fall Film Series

Fri. Oct 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Join us for a movie every Friday night in October, introduced with wit and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. More information, including film titles, can be found in the library or on our website.  October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ Fridays at 7:00 pm @ Anacortes Library - free

October 4: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 164 MINS G

October 11: The Fifth Element. 1997 127 MINS PG-13

October 18: Gattaca. 1997 121 MINS PG-13

October 25: Arrival. 2016 118 MINS PG-13

Sat. Oct 19, 2019

Fidalgo Shoreline Academy

Sat. Oct 19, 2019 8:15 am

Join Friends of Skagit Beaches for their 8th annual great day of learning and discovery brought to you by Friends of Skagit Beaches. Spend a day with top scientists and local community leaders presenting on a wide range of topics. This year our Keynote Speaker will be Jack Hartt, who retired in 2017 after 40 years in the Washington State Park system – 14 of those years as the Park Manager at Deception Pass State Park. He will present “Love and Beauty in the Time of Turbulence”. Basing his talk on reflections from a new forest monitoring project in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, Jack will emphasize how we have within ourselves and among ourselves the resources to make a difference and will weave together the rhythms of hope and encouragement that keeps us harmonizing in the coming turbulent times. Choose 3 from 6 breakout sessions such as “Sharks of Washington State”; “Wetlands: What are They and Why should we Care?”; “Tying Indigenous Science to Modern Day Research and Restoration”; and much more. Registration is required. By mail, registration deadline is Oct. 14 and online is Oct. 17th. Please get your tickets soon! Visit www.skagitbeaches.org to register online as well as Friends of Skagit Beaches Facebook page to learn more. Also, call (360) 299-0641 for more information/questions. Free clock hours (5) available to educators.

October 19, 2019

8:15am – 3:45 pm

Location: 1601 R St., Anacortes, WA

Contact Wayne Husebey

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ph.: (206) 299-0641

Cost of tickets:  $20 - $46  depends on category:  Student, FOSB Member/Non Member/; Educator; Lunch/No Lunch

Adventures on the W.T. Preston

Sat. Oct 19, 2019 3:00 pm

A podcast about the life and times on a sternwheeler and snagboat.

Join us Saturday, October 19th for a glimpse into the past with a podcast presentation by Adam Farnsworth.

Adam Farnsworth, August Artist in Residence for the Anacortes Museum’s W.T. Preston presents a podcast series using archival interview recordings from the crew of the W.T. Preston. Farnsworth created this historical podcast using the voices of the crew from previous interviews. Hear the voices and captivating stories of the crew and learn about his experience working with the historical recordings.

EVENT DATE October 19th, 3:00 pm – Maritime Program: Adventures on the W.T. Preston Snagboat

 

RAQIA @ The Brown

Sat. Oct 19, 2019 9:30 pm

RAQIA is an instrumental trio drawing influences from ambient, folk, world fusion, and jazz, RAQIA seeks to provide sanctuary and make connections with the natural world through music.  Featuring guitarist Tad Piecka (Beware of Safety, Petrychor, Wizzrobe), violinist Gregory Allison (Eliza Rickman, Three for Silver), and keyboardist Jon Bernstein (Disparition, Welcome to Night Vale). Drawing influences from ambient, folk, world fusion, and jazz, RAQIA seeks to provide sanctuary and make connections with the natural world through music. 

Tue. Oct 22, 2019

Island Hospital offers low-cost Health Screening Event 

Tue. Oct 22, 2019 8:00 am

Island Hospital is holding a Health Screening Event Tuesday, October 22 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center, 1211 24th Street, Anacortes. 

Participants may choose to have their blood tested for: Cholesterol and Glucose, Vitamin D, or both with one blood draw.  The cost for Cholesterol and Glucose is $15 (requires a 12-hour fast except for water and medications), Vitamin D is $40, or both screenings for $55.

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.

Skagit Reads Event - Let’s Talk About Race

Tue. Oct 22, 2019 6:30 pm

With warmth and openness, renowned author and professor Clyde Ford leads a discussion on race in modern-day America with a heavy emphasis on audience participation. Meant for people of all races, participants will come away with tools for engaging in conversations about race in an honest, transparent, and meaningful way. Though ambitious, this talk aims to make a difference in bridging and healing the racial divide. Tuesday, October 22nd 6:30 pm @ Burlington Public Library

Wed. Oct 23, 2019

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment class 

Wed. Oct 23, 2019 1:00 pm

Island Hospital will be hosting a Medicare Open Enrollment class on Wednesday, October 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. located in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

Fidalgo Swing @ Rockfish

Wed. Oct 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis kicks off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.

Learn about sex after 60 in a class at Island Hospital

Wed. Oct 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Join Island Hospital physician, Kathleen Garde MD (OB/GYN), for a free candid discussion on what women can expect with sex as they age, Wednesday, October 23 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

What Ice Sheets Hate: and Why You Should Care 

Wed. Oct 23, 2019 7:00 pm

NASA@ My Library.  Dr. Robert Bindschadler describes the rapid changes in earth’s ice sheets, what processes are responsible for these changes and what single thing ties all these changes together.  Wednesday, October 23rd 7:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Fri. Oct 25, 2019

The Empty Bowl Poetry Series

Fri. Oct 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Delight in readings from Tess Gallagher's and Alice Derry's new collections "Is, Is Not" and "Hunger" on the library main floor. Books will be available for purchase.  

The Empty Bowl Poetry Series - Sponsored by Pelican Bay Books. Friday, October 25th 7:00 pm @ Library Main Floor Anacortes Library

Library Fall Film Series

Fri. Oct 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Join us for a movie every Friday night in October, introduced with wit and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. More information, including film titles, can be found in the library or on our website.  October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ Fridays at 7:00 pm @ Anacortes Library - free

October 4: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 164 MINS G

October 11: The Fifth Element. 1997 127 MINS PG-13

October 18: Gattaca. 1997 121 MINS PG-13

October 25: Arrival. 2016 118 MINS PG-13

Sat. Oct 26, 2019

Friends of the Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sat. Oct 26, 2019 2:00 pm

Friends of the Library is celebrating 50 years of serving the Library! Join us for the final anniversary celebration. The Harmonaires, a women’s barbershop group, will be performing old-time favorites in the Library Lobby, starting at 2:00 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. the raffle winner of a quilted wall hanging will be announced in the Library Community Room by Mayor Laurie Gere“Book Magic”, a children’s skit performed by ACT theatre student, will be performed at 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be available in the Community Room. Saturday, October 26th 2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Harp Attack with Mark Dufresne @ Rockfish

Sat. Oct 26, 2019 7:30 pm

Mark Dufresne and his band host our annual blues harmonica showcase and are joined for this go round by Joel Astley and Spencer Jarrett. Since reforming with founding guitarist, Billy Stapleton, the current version of the Mark DuFresne Band has been wowing audiences in the Pacific Northwest. Grammy nominated DuFresne is at the helm with his 3-octave tenor voice, and his championship harmonica playing.

Seattle-born and raised, Joel Astley fronted his first band in 2014 and has risen quickly to be a local favorite playing all around The Pacific Northwest and beyond. He has been recognized by the Washington Blues Society with several awards including Best Blues Harmonica 2018 & 2019, Best Male Vocalist 2019, and Best New Band (Chicken Hawk) 2019; he has been nominated for numerous other honors including Best Blues Performer 2019. He has shared the stage with national performers such as Johnny Burgin, Lorenzo Farrell, Billy Flynn, and Harpdog Brown. He currently fronts the popular blues band T-town Aces and the new swing/ blues band The High Note Group.

Seattle-based vocalist and harmonica player, Spencer Jarrett, has performed with or opened for Big Mama Thornton, Otis Rush, Los Lobos, Dion, Papa John Creach, Hubert Sumlin, Mighty Joe Young, Wilbert “Kansas City” Harrison, Robert Pete Williams, and many others. He has also logged twenty years playing guitar for three traditional gospel quartets, sharing the stage with legendary groups including the Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Canton Spirituals.

At Rockfish Grill

The Savage Blues Band @ The Brown

Sat. Oct 26, 2019 8:30 pm

The Savage Blues Band is a father son duo backed by an amazing rhythm section. Rooted in Chicago Blues of early ‘60s and soulful blues interpretations.  

Tue. Oct 29, 2019

Island Hospital offers free clinical breast exams

Tue. Oct 29, 2019 8:00 am

Clinical breast exams will be offered at a free screening on Tues., Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Merle Cancer Care Center at Island Hospital, Medical Arts Pavilion.  1015 25th St., Anacortes. This screening is provided by Sharon Brown, AGPCNP-BC of Fidalgo Medical Associates. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment class 

Tue. Oct 29, 2019 10:00 am

Island Hospital will be hosting Medicare Open Enrollment classes on Wednesday, October 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. located in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

Wed. Oct 30, 2019

Swingnuts @ Rockfish

Wed. Oct 30, 2019 6:00 pm

The Swingnuts perform from 6-9PM tonight. They play high-spirited swing, upbeat Brazilian, and hot jazz—rare gems from the 1920s to the 1950s plus modern day originals.

Meet an Astronaut

Wed. Oct 30, 2019 7:00 pm

Captain Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper will share here experiences aboard two space flights and as part of the team assembling the International Space Station. Wednesday, October 30th 7:00 pm @ Anacortes High School Commons

Thu. Oct 31, 2019

Family Halloween Storytime

Thu. Oct 31, 2019 4:00 pm

After Downtown Trick or Treat join us for a special drop-in storytime. Come warm up with a good book and read with a librarian or friend while we celebrate the holiday together in costume!  Thursday, October 31st 4:00 pm @ Children’s Library - Anacortes Library