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Wed. Oct 6, 2021

Island Hospital offers nutrition and exercise for osteoporosis class

Wed. Oct 6, 2021 11:00 am

Dietary habits play an important role in your risk of developing osteoporosis. Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips, MS, RD and Island Hospital physical therapist Allison Blackwell, PT, DPT to learn what types of exercises are most beneficial for your bones and how your diet can play a role. Come prepared to try some exercises you will be able to do at home. Wednesday, October 6, 11 a.m. Call 360-299-4204 or register online at

Local Candidates Forum

Wed. Oct 6, 2021 6:00 pm

The Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidates forum at City Hall on Oct. 6 @ 6pm. To register, follow this link...


Thu. Oct 7, 2021

Island Hospital offers free aging in place class 

Thu. Oct 7, 2021 10:00 am

Join an expert from Hospice of the Northwest to learn tips and strategies for healthy aging and how to stay in your home longer.  This free online class takes place on Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m.  Register online at or call 360-299-4204.

Sat. Oct 9, 2021

@ Rockfish: Low-Pass Trio

Sat. Oct 9, 2021 7:30 pm

One of Seattle's finest new groups, the Low-Pass Trio blends funk, hip-hop, and rock and features both original music and unique arrangements of popular covers. Expect an exciting performance with innovative grooves and colorful improvisation.

Jack Gravalis - Gutar; Cedric Thomas - Keys/Bass; Joe Simpson - Drums

At Rockfish Grill, Anacortes.

@ Brown Lantern: The 7:20 String Band

Sat. Oct 9, 2021 8:00 pm

The 7:20 String Band

It's an event that's as rare as a total eclipse of the sun, but twice as fun! The pride of Guemes Island, The 7:20 String Band is rolling their roadshow into The Brown Lantern next Wednesday, and, as a bonus, it's an early show for all of you day-walkers out there. Don't miss this pinnacle of local talent!

Tue. Oct 12, 2021

Island Hospital offers virtual stroke safety class

Tue. Oct 12, 2021 1:00 pm

Join Island Hospital’s specialized stroke coordinator for an in-depth look at what you really need to know about stroke, how to quickly identify a stroke, and when to call 911. This virtual class is will take place on Tuesday, October 12 at 1 p.m. Learn why time matters when dealing with a stroke and how taking immediate action will give you and/or your loved one more options for care. Call 360-299-4204 or register online at

Wed. Oct 13, 2021

@ Rockfish: Janette West

Wed. Oct 13, 2021 6:00 pm


Janette West is a jazz vocalist who has been working up and down the West Coast for over 5 decades fronting R&B, smooth-jazz and big band outfits. Never though, has West been better served than with the dynamic quartet she and husband drummer Marty Tuttle have developed. Using only top Seattle veteran pianists and bassists their group has become a Rockfish staple. They continue to perform throughout the NW region in restaurants, concert venues, jazz walks and private engagements.

Janette was nurtured in the fabric of Northwest music history. Her voice and style is a rich composite of dynamic jazz improvisation with the plush warmth of soulful R&B influences. Early career highlights include opening for Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner, writing and performing radio jingles, and performing in hundreds of venues as an R&B and Jazz performer.

Janette earned a choice write up in Jazztimes magazine by national music critic Christopher Loudon who wrote; “West is a first-rate swinger, comparable in style and gusto to Ernestine Anderson, though the warmth of her ballads is more reminiscent of Natalie Cole. Carol Banks Weber of AXS writes; “All audiences notice is West’s easy way with the lyrics, the music and with them, the rich, lustrous undertones of an alto that can wrap around any song -Jazz standard, R&B, Latin- and make it swing.”

Thu. Oct 14, 2021

Island Hospital offers a class for new or expecting grandparents

Thu. Oct 14, 2021 12:00 pm

If you are a grandparent to young children or an expecting grandparent, join childbirth educator Teri Shilling on Thursday, October 14 at 12 p.m. Learn what has changed and what has stayed the same in childbirth, infant care and early development. Car seat safety will be addressed. This free class is offered online and registration is required. Call 360-299-4204 or visit to register.

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thu. Oct 14, 2021 3:00 pm

Safe Kids Northwest is hosting a free car seat clinic on Thursday, October 14 from 3–5 p.m. Learn how to properly install and use your car or booster seat. Located in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, Anacortes. Due to COVID-19 face masks are required (children under two exempt). Vehicles limited to four family members. Appointments are required; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule.


Skagit Climate Talks

Thu. Oct 14, 2021 7:00 pm

October 14, 2021, at 7PM Dr. Steve Ghan. Code Red: What Changed in the Latest IPCC Climate Assessment?

In the first (Zoom) presentation of the Skagit Climate Talks series, Steve Ghan will unpack the 6th Assessment Report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Why did UN Secretary-General António Guterres call the IPCC sixth assessment of the physical science basis for climate change a Code Red for Humanity?

Climate scientist and three-time IPCC contributing author Steve Ghan will summarize what’s different about both the methodology and the conclusions that makes this report so bold.

Photo: Dr. Steve Ghan wearing his signature hat on the Pacific Crest Trail raising awareness about climate change and funds for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, which he volunteers for as lead of the Tri Cities Chapter.

For Zoom link for this talk visit or visit the Friends Facebook Page

Sat. Oct 16, 2021

@ Rockfish: Free Harmony

Sat. Oct 16, 2021 7:30 pm


Chuck Dingée and Sharon Mayson’s beautiful vocals are what make Free Harmony unique and a treat to listen to. They formed the duo in 2017 and have been busy entertaining people in the Northwest ever since.

A founding member of Bellingham’s popular classic rock band The Walrus, Chuck has been singing and playing in the area for over 40 years. He has an eclectic repertoire of hundreds of songs from Gershwin to Beatles to Pink Floyd.

Having sung all her life, Sharon has an incredibly smooth voice and performs in local Northwest bands High Spirits and Pacific Twang.

Together they play an entertaining mix of songs ranging from the 60s to present, by artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Indigo Girls, The Police, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. In March 2019, Free Harmony was opening act for the band America at the Tulalip and Legends Casinos in Washington state.

@ Brown Lantern: Tom Savage

Sat. Oct 16, 2021 9:00 pm

Tom Savage


Tue. Oct 19, 2021

Island Hospital offers end-of-life paperwork class 

Tue. Oct 19, 2021 10:00 am

Join an end-of-life expert from Hospice of the Northwest to learn more about POLST, Advanced Directives, and HCDPOA forms. This free online class takes place on Tuesday, October 19 at 10 a.m. Register online at or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Oct 20, 2021

@ Rockfish: Heron & Crow

Wed. Oct 20, 2021 6:00 pm


Heron & Crow has played at restaurants, breweries and festivals all over Northwest Washington. They are a bluegrass/old time music band that relies on original tunes, brother harmonies and chestnuts from the classic recordings of the 1920’s through the 1960’s, and originals from band songwriter Steven Dolmatz. Their first album, The Big Sky, was released in 2014, and their latest album, Bird in the Hand, was released in December of 2018.

The band consists of Steven Dolmatz on guitar and vocals, Mark Ingham on mandolin, banjo and vocals, Julie Campbell on fiddle and vocals, and Angus McLane on string bass.

Sat. Oct 23, 2021

@ Rockfish: Bill Mattocks Band

Sat. Oct 23, 2021 7:30 pm


Bill Mattocks is a seasoned veteran Blues musician originally from the Pacific Northwest and is now based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since moving to Asheville Bill has become one of the most sought-after Blues Harp musicians in the South. Since 2015 Bill has made it a point to always tour through the northwest every year since (with the exception of 2020) This time around for 2021 Bill has assembled a band of award-winning northwest legends to perform with.

Bill Mattocks and Friends are:
Bill Mattocks Vocals, Harmonicas and Guitar.
We will be performing a mix of Blues, Blues Rock and Original music.
CD Woodbury is a Washington Blues Society multiple award-winning guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader.
Polly O’Keary is a Washington Blues Society multiple award-winning Bassist, Vocalist, Songwriter and band leader.
Jesse Weston is a Washington Blues Society award-winning Keyboardist.
Greg Rowe is a veteran drummer who has played in many national and regional bands and was a member of the original Bill Mattocks Band.

Tue. Oct 26, 2021

Island Hospital offers online childbirth education class series

Tue. Oct 26, 2021 6:30 pm

Island Hospital is offering a four-week online class series designed to prepare parents-to-be for the arrival of their new baby.Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting October 26 and are taught by Teri Shilling, MS, LCCE, CD(DONA), IBCLC.  Cost is $95 and is covered by Apple Health. Registration is required; call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Oct 27, 2021

@ Rockfish: No Tonic Press

Wed. Oct 27, 2021 6:00 pm


No Tonic Press Jazz Quartet is Michael McLaskey on Vocal and Guitar, Warren Newton on Keyboards, Ken Crane on Bass and Vince Fejeran on Trombone and percussion.  NTP plays original jazz compositions as well as traditional jazz Swing, blues, bebop, hard bop and Latin.

Sat. Oct 30, 2021

@ Rockfish: Billy Appleton Band

Sat. Oct 30, 2021 7:30 pm

The Billy Appleton Band is a Snohomish County, Washington based band of local and nationally renown veteran musicians.
They have come together with one goal in mind; to perform southern rock and classic/modern blues based high energy rock featuring twin lead guitars at the absolute highest levels of musicianship!

They have been playing to appreciative audiences at many clubs and outdoor festival shows since May 2019 in Western Washington and look forward to entertaining their friends in the months and years to come!

@ Brown Lantern: Min Far

Sat. Oct 30, 2021 9:00 pm


MIN FAR, Saturday, October 30th at 9pm