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Thu. Oct 8, 2020

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thu. Oct 8, 2020 3:00 pm

Safe Kids Northwest is hosting a free car seat inspection event on Thursday, October 8, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, Anacortes.   Learn how to properly install and use your car seat or booster seat. Due to COVID-19 face masks are required (children under 2 exempt). Vehicles limited to 4 family members.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your appointment.

Wed. Oct 14, 2020

Live Author Event: Tony DiTerlizzi

Wed. Oct 14, 2020 4:00 pm

Attention aspiring authors and illustrators! Join Tony DiTerlizzi, New York Times bestselling author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, and the Anacortes Public Library for a one time only live Zoom event. Attendees will find out about Tony's writing and drawing techniques, get to ask questions, and have a chance to win a signed copy of the new release of Kenny & the Book of Beasts.  

Sign up for this registration only event at the library website and submit your questions. Questions will be accepted through October 12th at 5pm so we can get them ready for Tony. This is a family event for children, and a librarian will be present for the entire program. 

EVENT DATE October 14th, 4:00 pm – Meet Tony DiTerlizzi with the Library 

Register for this event HERE

Tue. Oct 20, 2020

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment class 

Tue. Oct 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Island Hospital will be hosting a Medicare Open Enrollment online class on Tuesday, October 20, from 1 – 2:30 p.m.  Important timelines for making changes and information on how to research your options will be covered.  This is a free, virtual event.   Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

Friends of the Forest Webinar: Antarctic Gold

Tue. Oct 20, 2020 5:00 pm

Searching for Treasure in an Invisible Forest - 

The "Invisible Forest" of the sea, otherwise known as plankton, is responsible for producing a whopping 50% of the Earth's oxygen. Allison Cusick has dedicated her life to studying plankton in Antarctica and has utilized citizen science as a means to reach a better understanding of this invisible world. She'll take us on a journey from her childhood home of Seattle all the way to her current (that's an ocean pun) role studying the effect of melting glaciers on the invisible forest in the Antarctic ocean. Along the way we'll hear about her time monitoring the Salish Sea, studying big cats and wild dogs in Africa, and everything in between!

Allison Cusick - PhD Student and Researcher @Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Allison Cusick was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington in 2006. She then worked for 10 years in various disciplines including oceanography, neurobiology, immunology, biofuel genetics, and field ecology studying birds and squirrels in Washington, big cats and wild dogs in Africa, and parrots and macaws in Mexico and the Peruvian Amazon. In 2013, she was sent on a research icebreaker for a 53- day expedition in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. This experience inspired her to pursue a career in Biological Oceanography, focusing on microscopic life-the invisible forest hiding in the ocean. In 2016, she started at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and designed the citizen science project FjordPhyto which engages tour ships in polar science while they visit the Antarctic Peninsula. She uses this data for her PhD dissertation, trying to understand how melting glaciers impact the microscopic phytoplankton communities.

Time  Oct 20, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Wed. Oct 21, 2020

Friends of the Forest Webinar - Finding Inspiration in the Natural World

Wed. Oct 21, 2020 5:00 pm

A Vital and Healthy Nature- Finding Inspiration in the Natural World

Tony Angell has been creating nature-inspired art for over 40 years. From his childhood spent hunting and fishing along the river and skin diving and surfing in the ocean, to his time as an adult spent rehabilitating wild animals, Tony has spent his life immersed in nature. This immersion has provided the basis for his incredible artwork and is fundamental to not only his artistic but also his world view. 

In this presentation, Tony will take us through his artwork, his inspiration, and why the presence of a vital and healthy nature is essential as a source of ideas, possibilities, and inspiration.

Tony Angell, Artist
Tony Angell has been creating nature-inspired art for over 40 years. From his childhood spent hunting and fishing along the river and skin diving and surfing in the ocean, to his time as an adult spent rehabilitating wild animals, Tony has spent his life immersed in nature. This immersion has provided the basis for his incredible artwork and is fundamental to not only his artistic but also his world view. Best known for his stone and bronze sculptures of crows, ravens, and other corvids, his work has been commissioned by Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the City of Redmond, and Mount Baker Ski Area. He’ll speak about his main motivation- the significance of the presence of a vital and healthy nature as a source of ideas, possibilities and inspiration.

Register for this event HERE