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Sun. Nov 25, 2018

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Mon. Nov 26, 2018

Film: Dawnland

Mon. Nov 26, 2018 5:30 pm

The Samish Indian Nation will be holding a public viewing of the award-winning documentary film, “Dawnland” on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fidalgo Bay Resort Convention Center (4701 Fidalgo Bay Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221).  The film brings awareness to boarding schools and child welfare practices in Indian countries. It has won three “Best Documentary” awards since its release in April this year at several film festivals across the country. After the viewing, a group discussion about the film follow and light refreshments will be offered.

Library Book Club

Mon. Nov 26, 2018 7:00 pm

In November the Anacortes Public Library Book Club will be reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The book club meets the fourth Monday of every month in the Library Community Meeting Room. All are welcome to join the conversation. For more information, call Jackie Boss at 360-299-8067.  Monday, November 26, 7:00 pm at the library.

Tue. Nov 27, 2018

Techwise Tuesdays

Tue. Nov 27, 2018 10:00 am

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 applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. Tuesdays starting September 4, 10:00-12:00 noon at the library.

Island Hospital offers free memory screenings

Tue. Nov 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, Nov 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Do you have difficulty paying attention or keeping up in conversation, staying on topic, or remembering names?  If so, our Speech Language Pathologists can help identify the nature of your difficulty and provide strategies to help you improve.  Appointments required. 360-299-4204.

Class on diabetes and the ketogenic diet

Tue. Nov 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Island Hospital offers a class on diabetes and the ketogenic diet. Learn how to manage your diabetes through the low carbohydrate ketogenic diet at a free class on Tuesday, Nov 27 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Visit to register or call 299-4204.

The Future of Fidalgo's Forests

Tue. Nov 27, 2018 6:30 pm

Our TF&F Monthly Gathering Presentation:

 November 27, 6:30 pm
The Future of Fidalgo Forests
Jack Hartt, Former Park Manager, Deception Pass State Park
Denise Crow, Former Director of the Friends of the Forest
Jonn Lunsford, current Operations and Forest Lands Manager for the ACFL

Our Fidalgo forests are changing. Some of these changes are natural, such as forest succession, leading to old growth forests if left undisturbed. Some of the changes are sudden, such as being burned by the fires we have experienced the past few years. And some are subtle, with drier summers and wetter and warmer winters causing changes to the water table and soil. And some are intentional, when we cut swaths to create new housing developments, parking lots, roadways, and other ‘improvements’.

Former Deception Pass State Park manager Jack Hartt will join with Denise Crowe, former director of the Friends of the Forest, and Jonn Lunsford, current Operations and Forest Lands Manager for the ACFL, to present a program entitled “The Future of Fidalgo’s Forests, and what you can do to make a difference”

This illustrated discussion will look at the forests in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands and Deception Pass State Park as examples of much broader themes around our entire planet. What changes do we see? What do we want to see? What can we do to see the future we want?

If you are interested in the upcoming ACFL Forest Monitoring project, then this program will help you see the why’s and wherefore’s of how to help with some essential baseline studies.

Our monthly meetings include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit

Wed. Nov 28, 2018

How to Choose a New Camera

Wed. Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Photographer Tony Locke offers a guide to determining what kind of camera to put on your holiday gift list. From smartphones to point-n-shoots to DLSRs there are lots of options and choices to ponder. This program will help you cut-through the marketing tall-tales and technical mumbo-jumbo to find that camera that’s perfect for you. Enjoy the thrill of digital photography with a camera you truly enjoy using.  Wednesday November 28, 7:00 pm  at the library.

Thu. Nov 29, 2018

Abominable Selfies + Anacortes Museum Holiday Open House

Thu. Nov 29, 2018 4:00 pm

You’re invited to ring in the season at the Anacortes Museum Holiday Open House. Enjoy treats and stage your holiday photo with life-size figures from the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" TV special narrated by the late Burl Ives. If you can’t make it to the open house, never fear. These cut-outs will be on display at the Anacortes Museum throughout the month of December. At Anacortes Museum. 1305 Eighth St, Anacortes.


Fri. Nov 30, 2018

Tingstad and Rumbel @ Kennelly Keys

Fri. Nov 30, 2018 7:30 pm

Celebrate the Enduring Spirit of the Season with Tingstad and Rumble.  Each and every season for 33 years, Grammy Award-winning artists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have been home for the holidays creating a longstanding tradition with Northwest families. Their holiday presence illuminates the enduring spirit of the season with a gift of song.

The Rick Epting Foundation is so pleased to announce that Tingstad and Rumble will be performing in Anacortes on November 30th at The Hall at Kennelly Keys, 1901 Commercial Ave, Anacortes at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Advance ticket sales are highly recommended.

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The perfect blend of Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds; and the ocarina emitting the nostalgic sound of penny whistles, lends magic to the season that fills the world with hope through the redeeming power of music. The enduring relationships Tingstad & Rumbel have created through the years continue to bring family and friends together as memories are made and cherished thereafter.

Festive and reverent, solemn and lively, the repertoire Eric and Nancy bring to audiences year after year are perennial favorites that have been passed down through the ages. Eric and Nancy first collaborated in 1985 recording their debut CD, The Gift which quickly became a holiday classic. Their holiday discography includes, Comfort and Joy, Star of Wonder, and Peace on Earth.

Well-known throughout the country and throughout the music industry, Tingstad & Rumbel won the Best New Age Grammy Award in 2003 in support of Acoustic Garden. Tingstads latest ensemble release, Southwest was nominated for a Grammy in 2007.

Eric Tingstad's latest CD - Mississippi went to #1 on the radio charts world Wide last July and came in at #2 in the Top 100 for the year. His CD was also Nominated for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Album at the ZMR Music Reporter Awards held in New Orleans.

This performance is a fundraiser for the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts whose mission is enhancing the quality of life in Skagit County and the surrounding area's through the arts and music.


Sat. Dec 1, 2018

Celebrate the Season with ASF

Sat. Dec 1, 2018 6:00 pm

Celebrate the Season with the Anacortes Schools Foundation at their annual fundraising "Dream It" dinner & auction. The event will take place on Saturday evening, Dec. 1, at the Port of Anacortes Event Center, located at the north end of Commercial Ave. The evening will feature a delicious dinner catered by Gere-a-Deli, as well as a lively auction and, of course, an opportunity to support to important school district programs, including a 3-day experience for all 5th graders at North Cascades Institute. Tickets are $75 per person and are available only online at Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Dec. 1.

A’Town Big Band Swing Dance

Sat. Dec 1, 2018 7:00 pm

The A’Town Big Band will perform at a swing dance from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The band will play music from your favorite bandleaders of the Swing Era – Goodman, Basie, Ellington and others. And of course there will be a few “Jingle Jazz” songs to keep you in the holiday spirit! This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Manieri Endowment and is open to the public. Admission is FREE. Big band lovers and dancers of all ages are invited. At Anacortes Senior Center. 1701 22nd St.

Harp Attack @ Rockfish Grill

Sat. Dec 1, 2018 7:30 pm

HARP ATTACK WITH MARK DUFRESNE, KIM FIELD AND MIKE LYNCH.  Join us for a special installment of Harp Attack, our annual blues harmonica showcase, led by Washington Blues Society Hall of Famer, Mark Dufresne, and his band and featuring special guests, Kim Field and Mike Lynch (aka Harmonica Playboy). This event will feature all three leaders of Harp Attack over the years in a big time blues harp throwdown. Don't miss this show! At Rockfish Grill. 320 Commercial Ave.