Month Flat Week

Wed. Feb 2, 2022

Adult Workshop: Heart-felt Ornament

Wed. Feb 2, 2022 6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 2nd 6:00 pm - Live Zoom Class - Join us for a fun felting class! We’ll provide the wool; you provide the creativity. Library assistant Lisa will guide us through making a felted wool heart ornament that you can decorate with provided charms and thread. Show your love for a friend or sweetheart or hang it on your bookshelf to show love for your favorite book!  Registration required, space and supplies are limited. Kits will be available for pickup at the library during the last week of January. Visit to sign up.    

@ Rockfish: Whistle Lake Jazz Quartet

Wed. Feb 2, 2022 6:00 pm

The Whistle Lake Jazz Quartet (formerly known as TimE3Jazz) consisting of Tim Eslick, Andy Carr, Todd Anderson, Jamie Findlay 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, Wes Montgomery with the stylings of Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown along with original compositions.

Thu. Feb 3, 2022

School Board site visit

Thu. Feb 3, 2022 8:00 am

Fri. Feb 4, 2022

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Fri. Feb 4, 2022 11:00 am

Friday & Saturday, February 4th and 5th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Friends of the Anacortes Public Library will hold open FriendShop days and a book sale on February 4th and 5th from 11 am to 3 pm each day.  February is the month to fall in love with an author or new series!  We have new titles and a new look.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll be featuring red bags filled with your favorite romances for you and your sweetheart. All proceeds fund the library’s book purchases as well as children’s programs and new books. We hope to see you there!

Sat. Feb 5, 2022

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Sat. Feb 5, 2022 11:00 am

Friday & Saturday, February 4th and 5th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Friends of the Anacortes Public Library will hold open FriendShop days and a book sale on February 4th and 5th from 11 am to 3 pm each day.  February is the month to fall in love with an author or new series!  We have new titles and a new look.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll be featuring red bags filled with your favorite romances for you and your sweetheart. All proceeds fund the library’s book purchases as well as children’s programs and new books. We hope to see you there!

@ Rockfish: CD Woodbury Trio

Sat. Feb 5, 2022 7:30 pm

CD WOODBURY TRIO - “Booty-shaking contemporary blues with wit and extraordinary substance” says Dave Rubin, a Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipient in Journalism. The CD Woodbury Trio have been performing in the Pacific Northwest’s top blues clubs and festivals since forming in late 2015. Guitarist, singer, and songwriter CD Woodbury plays a muscular, expressive style with no direct influences.

CD is always backed by a dynamic and musical rhythm section on bass and drums. Winner in the ‘Best Band’ category by the Washington Blues Society in it’s 2019 International Blues Challenge competition. From a reputation as an ace sideman and “The Northwest’s best kept secret” in the Pacific NW blues scene; CD Woodbury is emerging as an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The CD Woodbury Band album “Monday Night!” charted internationally in its genre, including 30 weeks at #1 for the Roots Radio Report’s Washington State independent radio chart and peaking at #8 on the international independent blues radio charts. CD Woodbury has eleven Best of the Blues awards from the Seattle based Washington Blues Society including Blues Performer, Songwriter, NW Recording, and has won the Electric Blues Guitar BB Award five times in the past decade.

Wed. Feb 9, 2022

Island Health offers online cholesterol class

Wed. Feb 9, 2022 2:30 pm

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, February 9, from 2:30–3:00 p.m. Call 360.299.4204 to register.

@ Rockfish: Joan Penney

Wed. Feb 9, 2022 6:00 pm

JOAN PENNEY - Joan brings out the best in her jazz audience by selecting and playing charts that are diverse, generational and so full of love and swing that you just have to dance. Working with a broad variety of regional, A-list musicians, Joan’s musical selections range from Latin, classic jazz standards, blues, pop and even show tunes! Join her and her band tonight or a special holiday themed show!

Thu. Feb 10, 2022

Island Health offers free aging in place class 

Thu. Feb 10, 2022 10:30 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, February 10 at 10:30 a.m.  Call 360.299.4204 to or Call 360.299.4204 to register.

Island Health hosts car and booster seat clinic

Thu. Feb 10, 2022 3:00 pm

Safe Kids Northwest is hosting a free car seat clinic on Thursday, February 10 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 Health, 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.

Sat. Feb 12, 2022

@ Brown Lantern: Ebb, Slack & Flood

Sat. Feb 12, 2022 9:00 pm

Filling the room with chemistry that is obvious and addictive. Together, they create a fusion of sounds, easy to listen and hard not to dance to. This power-quad's performance delivers the soul of rhythm and blues with a touch of funk always surprising the crowd.

Sun. Feb 13, 2022

@ Buxton's: Skagit Swings Big Band

Sun. Feb 13, 2022 2:00 pm

Join us for a free concert featuring Skagit Swings Big Band at Buxton’s Music. Sponsored by the Manieri Jazz and Swing Endowment. Proof of vaccination is required for entry and masks must be worn at all times while in the venue.  Second Sunday Jazz: Skagit Swings Big Band - Sunday, February 13th 2:00 pm - Buxton’s Music, 1904 Commercial Ave

Wed. Feb 16, 2022

@ Rockfish: Heron & Crow

Wed. Feb 16, 2022 6:00 pm

HERON AND CROW - 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.

Umoja (Unity): Sustaining African Cultural Arts 

Wed. Feb 16, 2022 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 16th 6:00 pm    -  Live Zoom Event    - Explore the depth and significance of African culture, from its communal philosophies to its lively song and dance. In this interactive talk, artist Afua Kouyaté shares pieces of African culture and folkloric traditions. Using seven principles as a framework, Kouyaté tells the story of her life and of Africa’s rich culture to inspire you to root deeper through your own culture. Afua Kouyaté is a performing and teaching artist who specializes in cultural arts leadership. Registration required. Visit to sign up.    

Thu. Feb 17, 2022

School Board meetings

Thu. Feb 17, 2022 6:15 pm

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

February 17 -- Zoom only*

Study Session - 3-5:15 p.m. 

Evening Business Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

* The February 17 board meetings will be held via zoom only, with no in-person meetings. Several board members will be out of town, and this option allows them to fully participate in the meetings, and continue progress on the district's work.

Fri. Feb 18, 2022

Covid- 19 Vaccination & Booster Clinic

Fri. Feb 18, 2022 10:00 am

Friday, February 18th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm - The library is offering a clinic for free COVID vaccinations & boosters for all eligible ages, including adults and children ages 5 and older, on Friday, February 18th. Drop in any time between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Available vaccinations will include first and second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, as well as the single first-time shots of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Booster shots of all three will be available. Thanks to Bird’s Eye Medical for providing this clinic.

Sat. Feb 19, 2022

@ Rockfish: Pacific Twang

Sat. Feb 19, 2022 7:30 pm

PACIFIC TWANG - Pacific Twang features beautiful vocal harmonies and stellar musicianship. Its members hail from other highly popular local bands (The Walrus, The Atlantics, Fantasy, Free Harmony, Stirred Not Shaken, Stilly River Band) and the combined experience of this group makes for something really special.

Their song list includes fun originals and tunes from The Chicks, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Niko Case, Kasey Musgraves, Emmy Lou Harris, Midland, Eagles and the list goes on. Pacific Twang will also surprise you with swampy versions of fun classic rock tunes. Based in Northwest Washington, Pacific Twang has entertained at festivals, street fairs, parties and clubs throughout Washington, Oregon and B.C. From sweet old-timey ballads to fiery boot stompers, you’ll be highly entertained and dancing all night.

Come on down to the Rockfish and get yer twang on.

Wed. Feb 23, 2022

@ Rockfish: Free Harmony

Wed. Feb 23, 2022 6:00 pm

FREE HARMONY - 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.

Sat. Feb 26, 2022

@ Rockfish: Queen's Bluegrass

Sat. Feb 26, 2022 7:30 pm

QUEEN’S BLUEGRASS - Hard driving, traditional bluegrass with roots reaching back to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Ernest Queen, our founder, was born and raised in and around Cowarts, North Carolina. As a young man, Ernest moved to Sedro Woolley, WA bringing with him the music he heard and played throughout his youth. For thirty years, Ernie and his band entertained audiences throughout Washington and British Columbia. Ernie passed away in 2015 and left us in charge of playing the music that he so loved. Queen’s Bluegrass is now based in Lynden, WA and plays throughout Northwest Washington.

Mon. Feb 28, 2022

Island Health offers online Mediterranean nutrition class

Mon. Feb 28, 2022 10:00 am

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to support healthier blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight.  Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an overview of this exciting eating style and practical tips for making it work for you! Thursday, February 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Call 360.299.4204 or register online at