Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, March 26 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 360-299-4204.
Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, March 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $25 (covered by Apple Health). Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.
The library book club meets in the Community Meeting Room. This month they will be reading And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman. All are welcome to join the conversation. Monday, March 26, 7:00 pm at the library
Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet application; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the library
What would you do in a mass shooting event? Learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding until first responders arrive at a free class on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or March 29 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, Anacortes. Registration required, www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.
Step into the controversial world of greyhound racing with award-winning author Kathleen Kaska. She will discuss her latest mystery, Run Dog Run—the first in her new animal rights mystery series. A long-time rehabber of injured and orphaned wildlife, Kaska began writing the series to bring about awareness of animal rights. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of Run Dog Run will be donated to The Greyhound Project. Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 pm at the library.
Come to Anacortes Public Library at 7 pm on Friday March 2 for the first of two free talks which together cover the development of jazz piano style and technique through history, highlighting the most important contributors, and illustrated with audio and video recordings. The speaker will be Brent Jensen, a popular local saxophonist and bandleader (and Paul Desmond devotee), who was also for 18 years the Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Southern Idaho, where he developed a comprehensive jazz handbook for teaching college jazz history courses. The second in the series will be held on March 30. History of Jazz Piano (Two Part Series). Friday, March 2, 7:00 pm and Friday, March 30, 7:00 pm at the library.