Month Flat Week

Online: School Board meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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Anacortes School Board meets online for regular business meeting. Agenda is online:  https://board.asd103.org/
Questions? (360) 503-1211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xi1ZYMzOpbnHwW5F3bpAja9J5kfBUyMPypzLw9ntUVw/edit

Online: City Council meeting

Monday, April 27, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Regular meeting of the City Council. Online. Meetings may be viewed live or viewed after the fact on the City of Anacortes website or on Channel 10. The public may also listen to the meeting by phone: 312-757-3121, Access Code: 373-576-877

Agenda: https://www.cityofanacortes.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04272020-1051

Online: The Changing Shorelines of Fidalgo Bay

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Stated tuned for more information on April 28, 2020 Tuesday's Talk @ 7pm: The Changing Shorelines of Fidalgo Bay – How Settlers & Industry Reshaped the Waterfront from 1880s to Present” - with Betty Carteret

Online: Hiking VERY Close to Home

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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With Maribeth Crandell and Jack Hartt, Transition Fidalgo

Join us for a Zoom presentation on Hiking Very Close to Home, in an age of Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Sane.Maribeth and Jack wrote a book called Hiking Close to Home last year, featuring trails on Whidbey, Fidalgo, and Guemes islands. With the Stay at Home order, we still need to get outdoors when and where we can do so safely.Their presentation will focus only on trails that are within walking or bike-riding distance of where we live. They will discuss the most up to date details about trail closures and restrictions, and provide recommendations for hiking safely under the various circumstances we all now encounter.

Should I go hiking? Can it be safe? What trails are still open? Why go outside?

Share your thoughts, comments, and questions by email throughout the meeting so we can answer questions as they arise.The address of the Zoom meeting will be shared a few days ahead of time, so visit the Transition Fidalgo Web site for specific login information.

Call in or join by computer. The presentation will start at 6:45 with music and welcoming messages, and the presentation starts at 7. Hopefully. This is all a new world of how to meet together without meeting together.

Our new "Fidalgo Grows" blog is blooming with info to help you enjoy the benefits of growing your own food and increasing your resilience in challenging times.Local gardening guru Peter Heffelfinger will let you know what to focus on each week of the growing season, and we'll post regular input from other experts who'll take on special gardening topics. Bring your questions and comments, and join the conversation with your gardening neighbors, from newbies to old-timers and in-between.

NOTE: See the blog here and make sure to sign up to be notified of new posts to help you go forth and grow!

Farmers Market

Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Anacortes Farmers Market ... Our popular "online" farmers market is back again!  As we start to work toward our goal of re-opening "in-person" sometime soon, we also plan to have a few vendors/food trucks on site. 

By ordering your products from farmers market vendors remotely then "picking up" your pre-packed order at the Depot, we can all do our part to support local businesses, enjoy tasty food options, and keep our community healthy and safe.

Step 1: Click HERE to shop our secure online storefront between now and April 29th at 10pm and support your farmers market vendors!
Link: https://anacortes-farmers-market.myshopify.com/collections/all

Step 2: Pre-pay for your order with your debit/credit card, Paypal, or any of the other methods accepted on our online store  You will receive an automated order conformation with an order number.
EBT USERS: click "cash on delivery" and bring your EBT card to the Depot when you pick up your order to complete your transaction. All other transactions MUST be pre-paid.

Step 3: Head down to the Depot (corner of 7th St & R Ave) to pick up your order on Saturday, May 2.  On the day before (May 1) AFM will assign you a "target pickup window".  Please do your best to pick up your order during this window to help us stagger crowds.  However, if you are unable come during your target window, that's OK - as long as you come to depot between 9am and 2pm we will be able to help you.  Be sure to remember your order number - we will not be able to find your products without it.PRE-PAID ORDERS THAT ARE NOT PICKED UP BY 2PM WILL BE RETURNED TO THE VENDOR OR DONATED.

Can't leave your home? Have a friend or family member pick up your order or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if we can accommodate a porch delivery. (Delivery is not available for EBT orders and is limited to locations on Fidalgo Island only)

Information about Vendors Onsite
Only vendors classified as "essential" within the meaning of the Governor's Stay at Home Order are allowed. These include vendors in the following categories: Food and Drink, Nursery and Horticulture, and Soap.  Food and drink purchased from these vendors will be packaged "to-go" and should not be consumed onsite.
All onsite vendors accept cash and some accept credit/debit cards.  If you have tokens at home, you may bring them to spend, but AFM will not be selling new tokens (except EBT tokens) on May 2. We plan to resume our token service for debit and credit cards ASAP, but our highest priority is maintaining a clean and safe site for vendors, customers, and market staff.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDERS
The current Governor's order does not expire until May 4, so it will be in effect during this weekend's market.
Follow the market's health and safety plan by minding the following requirements:
1. Stay 6 feet away from others to the extent possible at all times.
2. Wash your hands before you visit, when you get home, and frequently while you are here.  A handwash station with warm water, soap, and single use paper towels will be available to the public.
3. Do not linger; shoppers should get in and out with minimal social contact.
4. Do not touch products on display.  Tell the vendor what you want and they will pick it up for you.
5. Avoid eating or drinking onsite.  AFM will not have cafe tables or seating available.
6. Wear a secure mask if you have one.

Online: Bill Mitchell Documentary

Sunday, May 3, 2020
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Please join fans of Bill Mitchell and his murals on Sunday, May 3, 2020 – remotely – for Bill Mitchell Day.

Watch the new Bill Mitchell documentary film, made by Corin Noronha, premiering on the Anacortes Museum YouTube channel.

Find out more about the history and the future of the Anacortes Mural Project at https://www.anacortesmuseumfoundation.org/billmitchell

Online: Regional Town Hall Live

Monday, May 4, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join Sen. Liz Lovelett, Rep. Debra Lekanoff, Rep. Alex Ramel, Rep. Dave Paul and Rep. Sharon Shewmake for a Virtual Community Conversation on May 4th at 6pm on Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1112865619098219/ 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on public health, the economy, and our way of life. The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order has been tough on all of us, but it’s necessary to save lives. As work to defeat the virus continues, we are here to listen to your concerns and are actively seeking creative solutions to help more people in more ways.

You can submit questions ahead of time to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXXGCTP 

Also be sure to check out coronavirus.wa.gov for the most recent information and resources available to help you and your family during pandemic.

Online: City Council meeting

Monday, May 4, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Regular meeting of the City Council. Online... Meetings may be viewed live or viewed after the fact on the City of Anacortes website or on Channel 10. The public may also listen to the meeting by phone: 312-757-3121, Access Code: 373-576-877. The public is encouraged to comment via email or written comment addressed to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221. Public comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will become part of the record for the meeting, just as if presented in person.

Online: Tuesday Talk - Geology of Fidalgo Island

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Friends of Skagit Beaches in collaboration with the Anacortes Public Library present: Geology of Fidalgo Island by Scott Petersen
May 5, 2020 at 7 pm. Join on Zoom 

Online: COVID-19 Community Briefing

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. If you want to watch the meeting live on the City’s website click Watch Meetings (under the City Council tab on the website) and at 4 pm when the Mayor starts her briefing there will be an option to "watch live" on your computer! This is the same viewing format as the City Council meetings. Please note that the link to watch it live will not be available until 4 pm. If you miss the live briefing you can also watch it on the website the next day on the city's COVID-19 information page.

Online: City Council meets

Monday, May 11, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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 Meeting of the Anacortes City Council... available online and on Comcast channel 10. 

** Per Section 3 of Anacortes Resolution 2082 Ratifying Proclamation of Emergency and Providing Temporary Procedures to Respond to the COVID-19 Epidemic, adopted by the Anacortes City Council on March 16, 2020: • All in-person Committee meetings of the City Council are cancelled. Council and committee meetings may be held telephonically regardless of whether the City has the capability of video recording meetings. • The public comment portion of Council meetings and any scheduled public hearings are temporarily suspended to discourage public in-person attendance of City Council meetings. • Meetings may be viewed live or viewed after the fact on the City of Anacortes website or on Channel 10. • The public may also listen to the meeting by phone: 312-757-3121, Access Code: 373-576-877 • The public is encouraged to comment via email or written comment addressed to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221. Public comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will become part of the record for the meeting, just as if presented in person.

Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Announcements and Committee Reports
a. COVID-19 Update
b. Fiber Committee
c. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee
d. Planning Committee
3. Consent Agenda (Action)
a. Minutes of May 4, 2020
b. Approval of Claims in the amount of: $373,830.39
c. Contract Award: WTP Power Generation - TSP/HMI Modernization Upgrade  #20-129-WTR-001
4. Other Business
a. Resolution 2088: Waiving the State Competitive Bidding Requirements for Purchase
of Hyper-Converged Server Cluster Parts from XByte Technologies (Discussion/Possible
Action)
b. Resolution 2089: Waiving the State Competitive Bidding Requirements for Purchase
of Hyper-Converged Server Cluster Parts from Alltech Resources LLC
(Discussion/Possible Action)
c. Contract Award: Hyper-Converged Server Cluster: Dell Servers R740XD
#20-130-ITS-001 (Discussion/Possible Action)
5. Adjournment

Online: Anacortes Mill History and Shoreline Cleanup

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part 2: Anacortes Mill History and Shoreline Cleanup by Betty Carteret

Wood mills were an important foundation of the early growth of the Anacortes economy starting in the 1870s and continuing for a century.  The mills helped Anacortes become what it is today but left behind an unintended legacy of environmental damage to the shoreline of Fidalgo Bay.  That’s not the end of the story though. The Anacortes Baywide Cleanup that started around 2007 has cleaned up and restored habitat at a number of these mill sites reestablishing wildlife habitat and recreation areas for the community.  Betty Carteret, will share the “Trail Tales” story of these events.

Three Ways to Join this Presentation
1.  Click on the following link to open Zoom in your internet browser: 
Zoom Link to Anacortes Mill History Presentation

2.  To join using the Zoom App: Open the Zoom App on your computer, tablet or mobile device and then enter the meeting ID and password below.
Meeting ID: 814 2915 9526
Password: 494102

3.  To join by phone (to listen only): all incoming calls and texts will be silenced. 

Dial one of the numbers listed below. 

13462487799  (Houston)
16699006833  (San Jose)

Then you will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID and Password.

Meeting ID: 814 2915 9526
Password:  494102

Examples of full entries:

13462487799, 814 2915 9526#, 494102#  (Houston)
16699006833, 814 2915 9526#, 494102#  (San Jose)

The Real History of Deception Pass with Jack Hartt

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Three Ways to Join this Presentation

Click on the following link to open Zoom in your internet browser: 
Zoom Link to Culture: The Real History of Deception Pass2.  To join using the Zoom App: Open the Zoom App on your computer, tablet or mobile device and then enter the meeting ID and password below.
Meeting ID: 5959467559
Password: FOSB (all caps)3.  To join by phone (to listen only): all incoming calls and texts will be silenced. 
Dial one of the numbers listed below. 
13462487799  (Houston)
16699006833  (San Jose)
Then you will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID and Password.
Meeting ID: 5959467559
Password:  576523
Examples of full entries:
13462487799, 5959467559#, #, 576523#  (Houston)

16699006833, 5959467559#, #, 576523# (San Jose)

City Council meeting

Monday, June 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The City Council meets via Internet at 6pm... You can watch on cable tv channel 10 or online at

www.anacorteswa.gov/700/Watch-Meetings

 

Living Light in the Pacific Northwest with Chandler Colahan

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Have you been fortunate enough to witness a sparkling blue light in Salish Sea waters? Perhaps a trail of glitter behind your boat? A mini explosion of light as you toss a stone into the bay? Bioluminescent plankton are microscopic organisms that give off light when disturbed. Scientists are now finding all kinds of marine life with the same talent – sparkling and glowing in their underwater world. Padilla Bay educator, Chandler Colahan, will share her love and knowledge of these glow-in-the-dark neighbors.

Chandler Colahan is the education specialist at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Bayview, WA. She has been an environmental and marine educator for more than twenty years. Chandler has a BA degree in Ocean Science, Education, and Creative Expression from Western Washington University, Fairhaven College. She also spent many years researching plankton and jellyfish at Shannon Point Marine Center. When she is not exploring the mudflats with students, you can often find Chandler exploring the waters of the Salish Sea looking for wildlife.

June 16, 2020 at 7 pm Join us on Zoom with Friends of Skagit Beaches
Ways to Join this Presentation

1.  Click on the following link to open Zoom in your internet browser: 
Zoom Link to Living Light in the Pacific Northwest

2.  To join using the Zoom App: Open the Zoom App on your computer, tablet or mobile device and then enter the meeting ID and password below.
Meeting ID: 859 6205 9732
Password: FOSB (all caps)

Mayor's COVID-19 Briefing

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. If you want to watch the meeting live on the City’s website click Watch Meetings (under the City Council tab on the website) and at 4 pm when the Mayor starts her briefing there will be an option to "watch live" on your computer! If you can also watch it on the website the next day on the COVID-19 information page or via the City's YouTube Channel.

School Board meets

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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School Board Special Meeting - June 24, 2020 -  5:30 p.m. 

Agenda - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gpVq48jxo5T8b32OS5Dap1MArj4Akm8ISV3UOaWo8Kg/edit

Zoom link:  https://asd103.zoom.us/j/99146226622

Island Hospital offers free online Medicare class

Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Learn more about your Medicare options at a free online presentation on Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. Registration required, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 360-299-4212.  You must include your first and last name, email address and phone number.

Anacortes School Board Retreat

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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School Board Retreat 

July 15, 2020: Noon - 4 p.m. 

July 16, 2020: 2-6 p.m. 

Zoom  

Governor Inslee’s proclamation 20-28 of March 24, 2020 requires that all attendance at an open public meeting not take place in-person but occur remotely, including the board directors and the public. This meeting can be accessed via Zoom link, or via telephone. 

Please note that attendees will be placed into the Zoom “waiting room” until a district representative lets them into the meeting. 

July 15, 2020

Noon - 4 p.m. 

Day 1: https://asd103.zoom.us/j/94904822123

Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dXcSp6A8yWXDCw0E2g2-rwCQTa_LOVDZKxAqEJGE6R4/edit

Anacortes School Board Retreat

Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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School Board Retreat 

July 15, 2020: Noon - 4 p.m. 

July 16, 2020: 2-6 p.m. 

Zoom  

Governor Inslee’s proclamation 20-28 of March 24, 2020 requires that all attendance at an open public meeting not take place in-person but occur remotely, including the board directors and the public. This meeting can be accessed via Zoom link, or via telephone. 

Please note that attendees will be placed into the Zoom “waiting room” until a district representative lets them into the meeting. 

July 16, 2020 2-6 p.m. 

Day 2: https://asd103.zoom.us/j/92307287564

Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dXcSp6A8yWXDCw0E2g2-rwCQTa_LOVDZKxAqEJGE6R4/edit

School District Q&A Sessions

Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The district has scheduled several virtual Q&A sessions that are open to staff, students, families and the general public.

School District Q&A Sessions

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The district has scheduled several virtual Q&A sessions that are open to staff, students, families and the general public.

School Board Special Meeting

Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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The Anacortes School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. The agenda can be found here

Here is the zoom link for the meeting: undefined

City Council Meets

Monday, August 10, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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School District Q&A Sessions

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The district has scheduled several virtual Q&A sessions that are open to staff, students, families and the general public.

  • August 12 @ 5:30 p.m. -- ASD Hybrid & ASD@Home info session - Online via Zoom 
  • August 14 @ noon -- ASD Hybrid & ASD@Home info session - Online via Zoom

School Board Meets

Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The agendas for next week's School Board meetings are posted on the board's website: https://board.asd103.org/home 

Study Session 3-5:15 pm

Business Meeting/Budget Sessnion 6:15 pm

School Board Meets

Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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The agendas for next week's School Board meetings are posted on the board's website: https://board.asd103.org/home 

Study Session 3-5:15 pm

Business Meeting/Budget Sessnion 6:15 pm

School District Q&A Sessions

Friday, August 14, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The district has scheduled several virtual Q&A sessions that are open to staff, students, families and the general public.

  • August 12 @ 5:30 p.m. -- ASD Hybrid & ASD@Home info session - Online via Zoom 
  • August 14 @ noon -- ASD Hybrid & ASD@Home info session - Online via Zoom

Island Hospital offers online cholesterol class

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join Registered Dietician Amber Phillips for an informative talk on small changes you can make to your diet to reduce cholesterol intake.  This will be a virtual class, held on Wednesday, August 19 from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 299-4204 to register.

City Council meeting

Monday, August 24, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Regular meeting of the Anacortes City Council

Agenda: https://www.cityofanacortes.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08242020-1091

Transitions Fidalgo presentation

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea and climate change impacts

The Salish Sea is home to variety of marine mammals, from whales to seals to porpoises.  Some are doing well, others are still recovering.  These animals face natural and anthropogenic threats, and with climate change this gets even more complicated.  In this talk I will tell you a little about each of the species we commonly see in the Salish Sea, and how they are, or may be affected by climate change.

August 25, 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 893 4211 1379

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School Board budget mtg

Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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City Council meets

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Regular meeting of the Anacortes City Council. Agenda: https://anacortes.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=100934

 

School Board Meets

Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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The agendas for the September 17 school board meetings are posted on the board's website: https://board.asd103.org/

The zoom link for each meeting is in the agenda. Governor Inslee’s proclamation 20-28 of March 24, 2020 requires that all attendance at an open public meeting not take place in-person but occur remotely, including the directors and the public. This meeting can be accessed via Zoom link, or via telephone. 

City Council Meets Online

Monday, September 28, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The regular online meeting of the Anacortes City Council. 

View Agenda and Zoom login in invofmation HERE

Live Author Event: Tony DiTerlizzi

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Attention aspiring authors and illustrators! Join Tony DiTerlizzi, New York Times bestselling author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, and the Anacortes Public Library for a one time only live Zoom event. Attendees will find out about Tony's writing and drawing techniques, get to ask questions, and have a chance to win a signed copy of the new release of Kenny & the Book of Beasts.  

Sign up for this registration only event at the library website and submit your questions. Questions will be accepted through October 12th at 5pm so we can get them ready for Tony. This is a family event for children, and a librarian will be present for the entire program. 

EVENT DATE October 14th, 4:00 pm – Meet Tony DiTerlizzi with the Library 

Register for this event HERE

Friends of the Forest Webinar: Antarctic Gold

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Searching for Treasure in an Invisible Forest - 

The "Invisible Forest" of the sea, otherwise known as plankton, is responsible for producing a whopping 50% of the Earth's oxygen. Allison Cusick has dedicated her life to studying plankton in Antarctica and has utilized citizen science as a means to reach a better understanding of this invisible world. She'll take us on a journey from her childhood home of Seattle all the way to her current (that's an ocean pun) role studying the effect of melting glaciers on the invisible forest in the Antarctic ocean. Along the way we'll hear about her time monitoring the Salish Sea, studying big cats and wild dogs in Africa, and everything in between!

Allison Cusick - PhD Student and Researcher @Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Allison Cusick was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington in 2006. She then worked for 10 years in various disciplines including oceanography, neurobiology, immunology, biofuel genetics, and field ecology studying birds and squirrels in Washington, big cats and wild dogs in Africa, and parrots and macaws in Mexico and the Peruvian Amazon. In 2013, she was sent on a research icebreaker for a 53- day expedition in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. This experience inspired her to pursue a career in Biological Oceanography, focusing on microscopic life-the invisible forest hiding in the ocean. In 2016, she started at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and designed the citizen science project FjordPhyto which engages tour ships in polar science while they visit the Antarctic Peninsula. She uses this data for her PhD dissertation, trying to understand how melting glaciers impact the microscopic phytoplankton communities.

Time  Oct 20, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register for this event HERE

Friends of the Forest Webinar - Finding Inspiration in the Natural World

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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A Vital and Healthy Nature- Finding Inspiration in the Natural World

Tony Angell has been creating nature-inspired art for over 40 years. From his childhood spent hunting and fishing along the river and skin diving and surfing in the ocean, to his time as an adult spent rehabilitating wild animals, Tony has spent his life immersed in nature. This immersion has provided the basis for his incredible artwork and is fundamental to not only his artistic but also his world view. 

In this presentation, Tony will take us through his artwork, his inspiration, and why the presence of a vital and healthy nature is essential as a source of ideas, possibilities, and inspiration.

Tony Angell, Artist
Tony Angell has been creating nature-inspired art for over 40 years. From his childhood spent hunting and fishing along the river and skin diving and surfing in the ocean, to his time as an adult spent rehabilitating wild animals, Tony has spent his life immersed in nature. This immersion has provided the basis for his incredible artwork and is fundamental to not only his artistic but also his world view. Best known for his stone and bronze sculptures of crows, ravens, and other corvids, his work has been commissioned by Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the City of Redmond, and Mount Baker Ski Area. He’ll speak about his main motivation- the significance of the presence of a vital and healthy nature as a source of ideas, possibilities and inspiration.

Register for this event HERE

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment Class

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Island Hospital will be hosting an online Medicare Open Enrollment class on Tuesday, November 3, from 1 – 2:30 p.m.  If you’re eligible for Medicare and have questions about your options, join us.  Our experts will provide information on important timelines for making changes as well as information on how to research your options.  This is a free, virtual event.  Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classesto register.

Island Hospital offers free memory screening

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Island Hospital’s Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy clinic, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Our experts will help identify the nature of your memory difficulty and determine if a cognitive communication deficit may be a factor.  Appointments required. Please register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers online cholesterol class

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Chronically elevated cholesterol levels increase risk for heart attack and stroke. 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, November 4, from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

How to turn up the volume on everyday communication 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Drawing from philosophy and psychology, actor and public speaking expert Monica Viharo explores the roles we play in our lives and the performances all around us—and shows how to communicate confidently in all situations and mediums. This interactive discussion also introduces practice exercises for combating performance anxiety, honing your on-line persona, and being a confident public speaker. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org or facebook.com/anacortespubliclibrary for the Zoom link to the event.  

Wednesday, November 4th 7:00 pm - Live Zoom Event 

Humanities WA Presents: Always On: How to turn up the volume on everyday communication  

Island Hospital offers free Medicare Open Enrollment Class

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Island Hospital will be hosting an online Medicare Open Enrollment class on Wednesday, November 11, from 1 – 2:30 p.m.  If you’re eligible for Medicare and have questions about your options, join us.  Our experts will provide information on important timelines for making changes as well as information on how to research your options.  This is a free, virtual event.  Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

City Council meets online

Monday, November 16, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gratitude Collage 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This workshop is open to crafters of any skill level! Lisa Jackson will teach you to make a gratitude themed collage, just in time for the holidays. Registration is required, visit library.cityofanacortes.org to sign up. Supply kits will be available to registered attendees for pickup at the library the week before class.  

Adult Workshop Series: Gratitude Collage . Wednesday, November 18th 7:00 pm . Live Zoom Class 

City Council meets

Monday, December 28, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Here's the agenda for the meeting of Dec. 28, 2020

https://www.cityofanacortes.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_12282020-1136

 

Manieri Jazz Program: The Sound of a Dry Martini 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond  - Join us for a new virtual program! Ring in the new year with “The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond,” with Brent Jensen. This is the first of a series sponsored by the Manieri Endowment to continue in 2021. This virtual program will premiere at 7pm on the Anacortes Public Library Facebook page at facebook.com/anacortespubliclibrary. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for links to watch this and all other previous virtual programs. 

School Board meets

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Special meeting of the Anacortes School Board

https://board.asd103.org/agendas-minutes/2020-21-agendas 

January 5, 2021 - 5 p.m.: Executive Session 

Here is the zoom link: https://asd103.zoom.us/j/81136477125?pwd=cmJRQS9iRGM1VWE5dmJHNFNrM1VFZz09

Meeting ID: 811 3647 7125

Passcode: ASD103

Phone: 1-253-215-8782

Seals and Sea Lions: Pinnipeds of the Salish Sea.

Friday, January 15, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series - Online - Seals and Sea Lions: Pinnipeds of the Salish Sea. Our first online lecture will be Friday, Jan. 15, 7pm-8pm: They’re called “pinnipeds” due to their feathered or winged feet. Learn to distinguish between seals and sea lions and how local scientists are identifying individuals of these local marine mammals. Dr. Cindy Elliser, research director, Pacific Mammal Research (PacMam), will present her fascinating marine research.  Please join us for the 16th year of our lecture Series: Four online lectures highlighting the amazing life in and around the marine ecosystems of the Salish Sea. All lectures are on Friday eves., 7pm-8pm.  Details for Zoom link will be on our  website.  www.skagitbeaches.org   Check into the website one week before the lecture date for the Zoom Link.  Questions? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, February 2, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Call 360-299-4204.

Living Better with Diabetes 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Beth Robinson MS, RD/LD, CDE in a discussion on healthy eating, being active, and reducing risks to help manage diabetes on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m.  This is a free, online class.  Registration required.  Call 360-299-4204.

Stay Fit @ Home 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Looking to get fit from home? Join Parks and Recreation Recreation Coordinator Travis Anderson for a low impact, high rewards at home workout routine you can do in your living room! Travis will guide you through a four-part video series including beginning exercises, a warmup and a workout each week in February with options for all fitness levels. Grab your water bottle and get ready to have fun! 

Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for more information and links to attend.  

Island Hospital offers free Medicare class

Monday, February 8, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Learn more about your Medicare options at a free class on Monday, February 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Traditional coverage, supplements, advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment information and Medicare fraud protection will be covered. This is an online class and registration is required, visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free improving memory class

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Join Island Hospital speech-language pathologist Libby Lewis, MA, MEd CCC-SLP, to learn strategies and activities to improve your memory and keep your mind sharp. Wednesday, February 10, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. This is a free, online class.  Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Long Live the Kings

Friday, February 19, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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From Science to Action, Advancing Salmon Recovery in the Northwest 

Friday, February 19th 7:00pm - Friends of Skagit Beaches 

Please tune in to the Friends of Skagit Beaches Zoom online presentation to hear Dr. Jacques White, Executive Director of Long Live the Kings, discuss the huge challenges to salmon recovery and how LLTK is working on sustainable solutions for the future of this iconic fish species. This will be another fascinating lecture sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches highlighting the amazing life in and around the marine ecosystems of the Salish Sea. All Series lectures are on Friday eves., 7pm-8pm.  Details for Zoom link will be on our  website.  www.skagitbeaches.org   Please check into the website one week before the lecture date for the Zoom Link.  Questions? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

State of the City address

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The City of Anacortes is excited to invite you to Mayor Gere’s 2021 Virtual State of the City address. The State of the City address can be viewed on February 23rd at 4:00 p.m. on Channel 10 and on the City’s website via the City of Anacortes YouTube Channel.

The Sound of a Dry Martini: Episode 3, the 1970’s  

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Our jazz series continues with episode 3 of “The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond,” with Brent Jensen. This is the finale of three episodes covering the 1950’s through 1970’s, sponsored by the Manieri Jazz & Swing Endowment. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for links to view previous episodes. 

Living Better with Diabetes 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Beth Robinson MS, RD/LD, CDE in a discussion on healthy eating, being active, and reducing risks to help manage diabetes on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m.  This is a free, online class.  Registration required.  Call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers end-of-life paperwork class 

Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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What documents should you have prepared for end-of-life? Join an end-of-life expert from Hospice of the Northwest to learn more about POLST, Advanced Directives, and HCDPOA forms. This free online class takes place on Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Together We Discover: Sue Roberts

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Get a behind the scenes tour of sculptor and artist Sue Robert's Guemes Island studio. Learn about pottery and sculpture and find out how to take classes just a ferry ride way. Watch on the library Facebook page at facebook.com/AnacortesPublicLibrary or visit library.cityofanacortes.org for links to watch all our virtual programs. 

Wednesday, March 10th 7:00 pm  Virtual Program

Legislative Town Hall

Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Sen. Liz Lovelett, Rep. Alex Ramel and Debra Lekanoff are holding a legislative Town Hall on Saturday, March 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. There are several ways to tune in: the event will be livestreamed to my legislative Facebook page, to the House Democrats Facebook page, to the House Democrats Twitter feed, and to the House Democrats YouTube channel.

Add the town hall to your Facebook events.

District hosts town hall on reopening plans

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Anacortes School District will host a town hall regarding its reopening plans, health department guidelines, and next steps, on Wednesday, May 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Seahawk Stadium’s Rice Field, 1600 20th Street. In-person attendance will be allowed up to 400 people, socially distanced and masked. The event will also be live streamed: youtube.com/ahslive

Superintendent Justin Irish, members of the Anacortes School Board, and district staff will provide an overview of the district’s decisions throughout this school year, including information on health department guidelines, chain of command, and next steps for fall, 2021. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. 

Please pre-register if you plan to attend in person: https://forms.gle/zidq1MXVuTHt47Uy6

Questions? Contact Torhil Ramsay, (360) 503-1211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

School Board meetings

Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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The agendas for next week's school board meeting have been posted to the board's website:

https://board.asd103.org/agendas-minutes/2020-21-agendas

May 20, 2021 - Brodniak Auditorium 

Study Session - 3-5:15 p.m.

Business Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

Attending Board Meetings: 

  • New requirements under the Open Public Meetings Act allow in-person attendance up to 25 percent capacity, in addition to providing a remote attendance option. 
  • In-person attendees must fill out a registration form to assist with contact tracing. Attendees are encouraged to do so in advance: School Board Pre-Registration Form 
  • In-person attendees must wear face masks and socially distance.  
  • Do not attend in person if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.