Month Flat Week

Tue. May 4, 2021

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital  

Tue. May 4, 2021 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, May 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy clinic at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. May 5, 2021

Island Hospital offers online cholesterol class  

Wed. May 5, 2021 2:30 pm

Chronically elevated cholesterol levels increase risk for heart attack and stroke. Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an informative 30-minute talk on small changes you can make to your diet beyond the standard advice to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol intake. This will be a virtual class, held on Wednesday, May 5, from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Visit or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Humanities WA Presents: From Crime to Classroom 

Wed. May 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Blending his personal story and scholarship, Omari Amili leads a discussion on the benefits of the “prison-to-college pipeline,” where incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people can take college courses and receive a degree. Studies have shown that education is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of returning to prison, and Amili explores how we all benefit—as individuals and a society—from the new perspective, sense of direction, and confidence education provides. Amili is an author and community leader who has worked with South Seattle College, the ACLU of Washington, and Civil Survival. Humanities WA Presents: From Crime to Classroom. Wednesday, May 5th 7:00 pm. Live Zoom Event   

Registration required. Visit or to sign up.    

Sun. May 9, 2021

Second Sunday Virtual Jazz Concert: The Alaska Suite 

Sun. May 9, 2021 10:00 am

The Manieri Jazz Endowment and The Jazz Project present Nelda Swiggett’s Alaska Suite, a story of beauty, loss, and hope inspired by the impacts of climate change, featuring the emotional power of multiple mediums - a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble, spoken words, images, and poetry.  This virtual concert is available for viewing online beginning May 9.  Visit to access our virtual program videos, or follow us on Facebook – 

Second Sunday Virtual Jazz Concert: The Alaska Suite. Sunday, May 9th. Virtual Program 

Mon. May 10, 2021

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class  

Mon. May 10, 2021 1:00 pm

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, May 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. This is an online class and registration is required, visit or call 360-299-4204.

Tue. May 11, 2021

Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. May 11, 2021 10:30 am

Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, May 11, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Call 360-299-4204.

Wed. May 12, 2021

District hosts town hall on reopening plans

Wed. May 12, 2021 5:30 pm

The Anacortes School District will host a town hall regarding its reopening plans, health department guidelines, and next steps, on Wednesday, May 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Seahawk Stadium’s Rice Field, 1600 20th Street. In-person attendance will be allowed up to 400 people, socially distanced and masked. The event will also be live streamed:

Superintendent Justin Irish, members of the Anacortes School Board, and district staff will provide an overview of the district’s decisions throughout this school year, including information on health department guidelines, chain of command, and next steps for fall, 2021. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. 

Please pre-register if you plan to attend in person:

Questions? Contact Torhil Ramsay, (360) 503-1211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Manieri Endowment Presents: The Onliest Monk 

Wed. May 12, 2021 7:00 pm

In this three-part video presentation on the life and music of the one and only Thelonious Monk, hear saxophonist Brent and his colleagues in the “Monkstone Theocracy” quartet as they explore the Monk heritage. Between the performances, Brent explains Monk’s remarkable musical innovations and why he is seen as a founding genius in the jazz revolution that began in the nineteen forties. Both as a player and an established jazz lecturer, Brent has been featured many times in Manieri sponsored events in Anacortes.  Visit to access our virtual program videos, or follow us on Facebook – 

Manieri Endowment Presents: The Onliest Monk - Wednesday, May 12th 7:00 pm - Virtual Program 

Mon. May 17, 2021

The Well Journey Adventure: Healthy Digestion  

Mon. May 17, 2021 10:00 am

Island Hospital and Island Hospital Foundation offer The Well Journey Adventure: A virtual adventure through health and wellness

The Well Journey Adventure: Healthy Digestion

Take a journey into the digestive system with Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips.  Learn common symptoms of digestive distress.  Monday, May 17, 10 – 10:45 a.m.  Register online or call 360-299-4204.

City Council meeting

Mon. May 17, 2021 6:00 pm

Regular online meeting of the Anacortes City Council.

Meeting agenda and info:

Thu. May 20, 2021

School Board meetings

Thu. May 20, 2021 6:15 pm

The agendas for next week's school board meeting have been posted to the board's website:

May 20, 2021 - Brodniak Auditorium 

Study Session - 3-5:15 p.m.

Business Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

Attending Board Meetings: 

  • New requirements under the Open Public Meetings Act allow in-person attendance up to 25 percent capacity, in addition to providing a remote attendance option. 
  • In-person attendees must fill out a registration form to assist with contact tracing. Attendees are encouraged to do so in advance: School Board Pre-Registration Form 
  • In-person attendees must wear face masks and socially distance.  
  • Do not attend in person if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Sat. May 22, 2021

Pop-up Book Sale: Friends of the Library Trunk Sale   

Sat. May 22, 2021 10:00 am

The Anacortes Friends of the Library invite you to support the library by browsing and buying books at a pop-up trunk sale in the library parking lot. Books will be in volunteer’s car trunks and you are invited to safely browse outside to find some brand new reading material. After more than a year of being closed, the Friends Shop is excited to show you some of the books that are waiting for a new home. All sales from the Friends Shop support library services including program funding, collection development, and children’s services. 

Pop-up Book Sale: Friends of the Library Trunk Sale - Saturday, May 22nd 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Library Parking Lot (10th Street) 

Wed. May 26, 2021

Author Event: Sounding for Harry Smith   

Wed. May 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Anacortes Museum Director Bret Lunsford will present Sounding for Harry Smith: Early Pacific Northwest Influences, a new self-published book on the Anacortes childhood years of the famous artist, filmmaker, ethnomusicologist, Grammy-winner and much more. Visit or to sign up.   

Author Event: Sounding for Harry Smith - Wednesday, May 26th 7:00 pm   - Live Zoom Event