Month Flat Week

Sun. Jul 9, 2017

Second Sunday Jazz

Sun. Jul 9, 2017 2:00 pm

A’Town Big Band is Skagit County’s own popular big band.  Providing lots of energy, they play the Big Band music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Bob Curnow, Buddy Rich, and more.

The Heart of Anacortes is an outside venue, so please dress for the weather.  In the case of rain, this performance will be canceled.  Free admission. Part of the Anacortes Public Library Manieri Jazz Endowment.

At Heart of Anacortes. Free

Mon. Jul 10, 2017

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Mon. Jul 10, 2017 1:00 pm

Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, July 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Tue. Jul 11, 2017

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Tue. Jul 11, 2017 9:00 am

Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, July 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. This series of questions and tasks designed to test memory, language and other intellectual functions can help determine if you might be suffering from memory loss. Appointments required. 299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free orthopedic surgery class

Tue. Jul 11, 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, July 11 in the Fidalgo Room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Registration required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204.

Tour new Community Justice Center

Tue. Jul 11, 2017 2:30 pm

It’s nearly four times larger, with 282 cameras and room to sleep 400. Before the Skagit County Community Justice Center formally begins operations, the public is invited to tour the facility and see the latest in state-of-the-art correctional technology. 

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the new facility – 201 Suzanne Lane, in Mount Vernon. Following the ceremony, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., Skagit County Corrections staff will offer guided tours of the new facility.

Those who can’t make the event midweek are invited to take a tour Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“We’ve been looking forward to a new Community Justice Center for years,” said Skagit County Corrections Chief Charlie Wend. “This new space allows us to expand our medical services, offer new job-skills training programs, and increase the number of behavioral health offerings available to inmates.”

Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the facility – installing furniture and appliances, and testing all the electronic systems. Once Corrections staff complete training on the new systems, the facility will begin operation in late summer.

Find more information about the new Community Justice Center online at www.skagitcounty.net/SkagitCJC; Event details are available on the Skagit County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SkagitCountyWA/events.

For more information about Skagit County Corrections, please contact Charlie Wend at 360-416-1963 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wed. Jul 12, 2017

Skagit Swing Band

Wed. Jul 12, 2017 6:00 pm

The Skagit Swings Band's 18 musicians include 5 Saxophones, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, 4 rhythm instruments (piano, bass, guitar & drums), and a great vocalist. We all belong because we enjoy music. At Seafarers Park. All Concerts free to the public.

Thu. Jul 13, 2017

Candidates Forum

Thu. Jul 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Please attend the upcoming preliminary candidate forum – Thursday, July 13 at city hall council chambers.  There will be a meet and greet with candidates at 5:30 pm, with the forum beginning at 6:00 pm - most of the candidates will be in attendance.  We will be fielding questions from the audience that evening, so come prepared. At City Hall.

Fri. Jul 14, 2017

Dusty 45s

Fri. Jul 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Seattle's Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for almost two decades. They deliver their rockin', high-energy music at full throttle, keeping fans on their feet and begging for more. The group melds styles ranging from Country Twang to Jump Blues and Surf to R&B, all while adding Dixieland and jazz elements. The finished product is a sizzling sound uniquely their own.

Food vendors: Vagabond, Lopez Island Creamery, Vivi's Kitchen, NW Coffee and Espresso and NaeNae Tasty Hotdogs.

At Seafarers' Memorial Park, All Concerts free to the public.

Sat. Jul 15, 2017

Farmers Market

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Tour new Community Justice Center

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am

It’s nearly four times larger, with 282 cameras and room to sleep 400. Before the Skagit County Community Justice Center formally begins operations, the public is invited to tour the facility and see the latest in state-of-the-art correctional technology. 

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the new facility – 201 Suzanne Lane, in Mount Vernon. Following the ceremony, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., Skagit County Corrections staff will offer guided tours of the new facility.

Those who can’t make the event midweek are invited to take a tour Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“We’ve been looking forward to a new Community Justice Center for years,” said Skagit County Corrections Chief Charlie Wend. “This new space allows us to expand our medical services, offer new job-skills training programs, and increase the number of behavioral health offerings available to inmates.”

Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the facility – installing furniture and appliances, and testing all the electronic systems. Once Corrections staff complete training on the new systems, the facility will begin operation in late summer.

Find more information about the new Community Justice Center online at www.skagitcounty.net/SkagitCJC; Event details are available on the Skagit County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SkagitCountyWA/events.

For more information about Skagit County Corrections, please contact Charlie Wend at 360-416-1963 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Fieldboats

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 6:00 pm

The Fieldboats are a rock and roll band from Lopez Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

They enjoy creating all original songs with a northwest americana groove.

The Fieldboats recently released an EP that was recorded and produced on Lopez Island. It includes four songs and is available for preview, free download, and for sale at: https://fieldboats.bandcamp.com/releases

All Concerts free to the public.

The Fieldboats are a rock and roll band from Lopez Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands. They enjoy creating all original songs with a northwest americana groove. The Fieldboats recently released an EP that was recorded and produced on Lopez Island. It includes four songs and is available for preview, free download, and for sale at: https://fieldboats.bandcamp.com/releases

At Heart of Anacortes, 4th St. & “O” Ave., All Concerts free to the public.

Bays Family Irish Band

Sat. Jul 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Randal Bays is well known in the worldwide Irish music community as a fiddler and guitarist, and he has performed with many of the great Irish musicians of our time, touring North America, Ireland and Europe. Joining Bays are his wife, Susan Waters, on fiddle and vocals, and his sons Willie and Owen Bays on Irish flute and concertina. They are following in the tradition of family music-making in rural Ireland, going back hundreds of years and continuing to the present day. Family groups such as the Bays Band often play for dances, parties, wakes and gatherings of all kinds, in addition to appearing at concerts and music festivals.

www.randalbays.com/famband.html

7 p.m. at the Deception Pass State Park Amphitheater between West Beach and North Beach. Free.