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Sun. Mar 12, 2017

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Mon. Mar 13, 2017

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Tue. Mar 14, 2017

Tech Tuesdays

Tue. Mar 14, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile device or laptop for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks and audiobooks, learning computer basics, trying new software or internet applications, signing up for Microsoft IT Academy and more.

Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 28, 10am – 12noon at the library

Free orthopedic surgery class

Tue. Mar 14, 2017 1:00 pm

For those planning on having a total knee or joint replacement, shoulder surgery or back surgery, learn how to transition back to your independent lifestyle after surgery at a free class on Tuesday, March 14 in the Fidalgo Room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit or call 299-4204 to register.

Wed. Mar 15, 2017

Island Hospital offers meditation class

Wed. Mar 15, 2017 6:30 pm

Experienced meditator Jan Hodgman will guide you in simple techniques to become comfortable with meditation in a three-session class on Wednesdays, March 15 - 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $48. Register online at or call 299-4204.

Growing Veterans

Wed. Mar 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Retired U.S. Navy aircrewman Kenny Holzemer explains, a nonprofit he leads that helps soldiers of all eras reintegrate into society after active service. The organization was founded by a group of farmers and veterans who saw working the earth as therapeutic and envisioned sustainable agriculture as a holistic approach to veteran issues. The nonprofit empowers military veterans to grow food, communities and each other, thus ending the isolation that can lead to serious veteran problems.

At the library

Thu. Mar 16, 2017

Island Hospital offers spring herb walk

Thu. Mar 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Interested in learning how to safely identify and utilize plants native to Anacortes? Kelly Ann Nickerson MS will help you safety identify 15 different local, wild plants on Thursday, March 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms and walking trail. Wear stable walking shoes. The cost is $15. Call 360-299-4204 to register.

Open House: city planning

Thu. Mar 16, 2017 6:00 pm

What: Residential development regulations & design standards open house
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presentation at 6:45 pm
Where: City Council Chambers – 904 6th St., Anacortes, WA

Come learn about:

  • Potential changes to residential development regulations and new design standards that might affect you, including initial concepts for:
    • Permitted uses, minimum lot sizes, and development standards (setbacks, lot coverage, etc.)
    • Site and building design standards for a diversity of housing types, including single family residences, accessory dwelling units, cottage housing, townhomes, and other multi-family development types
  • 2016 Comprehensive Plan goals and policies that provide direction for the development regulations update
  • And more...

Your feedback is important in helping to shape the development regulations!

Project information: This is the first in a series of planned community engagement efforts in updating Anacortes’s development regulations and design standards. For more information, see the City’s project web page:, or contact Libby Grage, Planning, Community and Economic Development Department at 360-299-1986 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. Mar 17, 2017

Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series

Fri. Mar 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Sound in the Salish Sea

Delve deeper into the impact of human-caused "ocean noise" on marine species that use sound to navigate, find prey, and interact socially beneath the waters of the Salish Sea. Oceanographer Scott Veirs, PhD, president of Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School, Seattle, Wa., brings home the message of last fall's Friends of Skagit Beaches film series program "Sonic Sea."  Learn how rising sound levels from commercial shipping, seismic exploration, sonar, military training, and other human activities may be impacting marine life in our own backyard.

The Great Jazz Trombonists

Fri. Mar 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Music educator Vince Fejeran presents the first program in a series devoted to jazz history from the perspective of individual instrumentalists. In this program, Vince follows the development of jazz trombone style and technique through history, highlighting the most important contributors and illustrating with recordings from the Library’s Manieri jazz CD collection.

A similar talk in early April will feature jazz guitar.

Vince is a long-time member of the Anacortes Public Library Jazz Committee as well as the booking agent for the Second Sunday Jazz series held at the Anacortes Library and the Heart of Anacortes. He oversees the Skagit Community College jazz program, is an active trombone player with many local bands, and directs the Skagit Community Band.

Free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 or

Fri., Mar. 17, 7pm @ Anacortes Public Library

Sat. Mar 18, 2017

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