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Tue. Jul 6, 2021

Island Hospital offers online childbirth education class series

Tue. Jul 6, 2021 6:30 pm

Island Hospital is offering a four-week online class series designed to prepare parents-to-be for the arrival of their new baby. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. starting July 6th and are taught by Teri Shilling, MS, LCCE, CD(DONA), IBCLC.  Cost is $95 and is covered by Apple Health. Registration is required; visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Jul 7, 2021

Island Hospital offers online cholesterol class

Wed. Jul 7, 2021 2:30 pm

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, July 7, from 2:30–3:00 p.m. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Thu. Jul 8, 2021

Campaign Kick Off

Thu. Jul 8, 2021 5:30 pm

The Ryan for Mayor campaign kickoff event is THIS THURSDAY, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Gere-a-Deli. We’ll have small bites and drinks, speeches, and great conversation. Invite your friends! If you’re on Facebook, please Like and Share the event page. Hope to see you all there!

Sat. Jul 10, 2021

Anacortes Arts Festival Kick-off

Sat. Jul 10, 2021 5:00 pm

Join us at the Heart of Anacortes on July 10th, from 5:00 – 8:00p.m. for a Kick-off and Festival Beer Release Party. Actually, we are just so happy that we can have events, that we couldn’t stop ourselves from planning something! In conjunction with the Heart of Anacortes, Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery, we are hosting a fun night of celebrating summer and good things to come. It will be the first place you can buy festival t-shirts and limited edition posters. Mama Dirty Skirt will be entertaining us with their fun, upbeat music. Get a first taste of the 2021 Festival Beer from Anacortes Brewery. And, get some grub from the grill that Rockfish is setting up. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door to help us cover costs and support our festival planning. Can’t wait to start the summer celebrating with our community!!

@ Deception Pass State Park: Trío Guadalevín

Sat. Jul 10, 2021 7:00 pm

At Deception Pass State Park: Trío Guadalevín 

Named for the ancient river gorge that divides the city of Ronda in Andalusia, Trío Guadalevín explores the roots that bind the Americas with Southern Europe, the Maghreb and West Africa. These roots stretch across the ocean and intermingle Indigenous, African, Arabic and European cultural expressions.

The series of eight free concerts takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings from July 10 through Aug. 28, at the park’s North Beach Amphitheater, 41020 WA-20, Oak Harbor. (Driving directions.)

The music series, now in its 15th year, resumes in person as Washington state begins to reopen for public events. Park staff request that concert goers cluster in groups of no more than 15 from two or fewer households and maintain 6 feet of distance from other groups. People who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to wear face coverings.

Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Deception Pass State Park Foundation, and Island County, the concerts are free to the public, though day visitors will need a Discover Pass to park.

The performances feature roots musical traditions from across the Americas including blues, Appalachian, Irish, Brazilian, French-Canadian, Middle Eastern and Japanese-Latin fusion, styles brought over by immigrants from around the world that, blended with local traditional music, has become uniquely American.

@ Rockfish: Sheri Greimes & Da Boyz

Sat. Jul 10, 2021 7:30 pm

At the Rock Fish Grill: Sheri Roberts Greimes, is a popular performer from the Pacific Northwest, who brings her bluesy country rock style to the stage with powerhouse vocals and soulful music. Sheri is an award winning songwriter and singer, having won multiple WBS awards and competing in the IBCs 2019 in Memphis. She has played professionally since age 15, in Nashville, Las Vegas and many other cities throughout the U.S.

Whether performing as a solo artist, in a duo, with her trio “Sheri & Da Boyz” or with her full stage band “JoMomma”, Sheri kicks up the energy from start to finish! Not just a blues singer, Sheri is at home performing multiple genres of music, playing her original songs or many cover song favorites.

Sun. Jul 11, 2021

@ Heart of Anacortes: Holly Pyle

Sun. Jul 11, 2021 2:00 pm

The arresting purity of Holly Pyle's voice captures listeners immediately, but her most striking quality is her intrinsic appreciation of, and seamless blending with, her musical environment. This is of Second Sunday Jazz at the Library. Held at Heart of Anacortes. 

Tue. Jul 13, 2021

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Jul 13, 2021 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, July 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy clinic at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes.  Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Jul 14, 2021

Candidates Forum

Wed. Jul 14, 2021 5:00 pm

The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce will offer a Candidates’ Forum on July 14, at Anacortes City Council chambers, from 5:00pm with the Candidates’ Meet & Greet, followed by the Forum at 5:30pm, ending at 8:00pm. The Chamber has asked 28 Primary Race candidates to participate in the forum including the Anacortes School Board, Hospital Commission, Pool Commission, Port Commission, Anacortes City Council and Anacortes Mayoral races.

There will be a Q&A article in the Anacortes American prior to the Forum for you to read about the candidates’ platform and stance on important issues. Please send in any questions you have for the candidates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 7th. The forum will be recorded and shown on Channel 10, on the City of Anacortes website, and on the Chamber’s YouTube channel.

The moderator will be Jesica Stickles, President/CEO of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce.

Come meet your candidates and become a better-informed voter for the Primary Election on August 3, 2021.

Sat. Jul 17, 2021

@ Heart of Anacortes: Janie Cribbs & T. Rust Band

Sat. Jul 17, 2021 6:00 pm

"Original Roots, Blues and Sultry SOUL!" Playing intimate unplugged shows to Concert stages - always bringing the audience higher on the Frequency of LOVE!

“Janie Cribbs is a singer-songwriter who has been active since 1998. She released three solo albums before taking a step from folk and roots in 2014 to the blues with the T.Rust Band. The band in which Janie sings and plays percussion, also consists of Joe Reggiatore - acoustic and electric guitar, Dave Willis - bass and banjo and Kevin Holden - drums and percussion. The music is characterized by professionalism and strong songwriting. The music of Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band is supported by the fine vocals of Janie Cribbs and the inventive layered guitar playing of Joe Reggiatore. After the up-tempo opening track “Queen Of Fire”, an ode to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, her two great examples, the subdued “No Shelter” follows. A nice number that reflects the abilities of the band. 

Heart of Anacortes, 6-8 PM July 17, 2021

@ Deception Pass State Park: Gallowglass

Sat. Jul 17, 2021 7:00 pm

This acoustic Irish band from Bellingham features Jan Peters (vocals, harmonicas, bouzouki, guitar), Zach Bauman (vocals, mandolins), David Lofgren (bodhrán, percussion), and Mishon Kirkland (vocals, flute). They play traditional and contemporary Irish tunes and are a pillar of the Bellingham Irish music scene.

The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to attend the American Roots Music Series at Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island.

The series of eight free concerts takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings from July 10 through Aug. 28, at the park’s North Beach Amphitheater, 41020 WA-20, Oak Harbor.

https://www.anacortesnow.com/news/arts-a-leisure/4506-traditional-music-series-returns-to-deception-pass-state-park-this-summer

@ Rockfish: Cascade Groove

Sat. Jul 17, 2021 7:30 pm

At Rockfish Grill: Cascade Groove. This popular Skagit based group is made up of seasoned musical veterans playing a mix of Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin originals plus unique interpretations of memorable covers.

@ Brown Lantern: Ebb, Slack, & Flood

Sat. Jul 17, 2021 9:00 pm

Filling the room with chemistry that is obvious and addictive. Together, they create a fusion of sounds, easy to listen and hard not to dance to. Ebb, Slack, & Flood at Brown Lantern July 17 @ 9pm

Sun. Jul 18, 2021

@ Seafarers: Campaign Concert

Sun. Jul 18, 2021 2:00 pm

A Campaign Concert for Ryan Walters for Mayor at Seafarers Memorial Park!

Our campaign kickoff last Thursday was a great success, with standing room only in Gere-a-Deli and a line out the door. So let’s do it again—but BIGGER.

Join us THIS SUNDAY from 2-5 pm at the first free concert of the year at Seafarers Memorial Park with three great bands—

Ebb, Slack, and Flood // The Enthusiasts //  Jacob Navarro

We’ll be serving up FREE berry cobbler from Gere-a-Deli, Anacortes Brewery will host a cash beer/wine bar, and Arbia Pizza will pull up in the parking lot. Kickoff summer right—it’s gonna be a great time!

Mon. Jul 19, 2021

Free Medicare Class through SHIBA

Mon. Jul 19, 2021 1:00 pm

Learn more about your Medicare options from a SHIBA volunteer at a free class on Monday, July 19, 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.

Sat. Jul 24, 2021

@ Heart of Anacortes: Badd Dog Blues Society

Sat. Jul 24, 2021 6:00 pm

Formed in 1995, The Badd Dog Blues Society tours steadily, working three to four nights a week from the mountains to the islands and back again. They have toured southeast Alaska from Petersburg to Juneau to Port Protection and all point in between for over ten years. The band travels as a four- to five- piece, drawing from a growing dog pound orchestra of more than 40 top-notch players, spreading the word of the blues throughout the Northwest corner of the lower 48.

Tapping the wealth of abundant talent in the Bellingham blues scene, Andy Koch has brought together an up-tempo ensemble sure to please blues lovers everywhere. You’ll be in for an evening to remember as Andy and his band wag their way through the back alleys of the blues – dancing, singing and howling the night away.

Heart of Anacortes, July 24, 2021, 6-8 pm

@Guemes General Store: Sway Wild

Sat. Jul 24, 2021 6:30 pm

Internationally acclaimed indie folk-rock duo Mandy Fer and Dave McGraw are back at it with a new sound, and a new name: Sway Wild! Their exceptional vocal harmonies, coupled with Fer’s pioneering electric guitar work, have become a vehicle to carry them around the world, sharing stages with the likes of Iron & Wine, Lake Street Dive, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Mandolin Orange. Sway Wild’s infectious sound explores the corners of rock, pop, funk, prog, worldbeat, and folk, but at its nucleus it is undeniably a music full of joy. It can squeeze the heart in your chest, it can draw tears from your eyes, and it can force you to get up and move your body; over and over, it somehow manages to do all three at once.

Adult Tickets are $15, Kids 7-12 years of age $5, and kids under the age of 7 are free.

@ Deception Pass State Park: Briar

Sat. Jul 24, 2021 7:00 pm

Briar sings vintage jazz, blues and original music. Her songs and stories shine a light on singers and tales that have been forgotten by the country that created them. Raised in Chimacum, Wash., Briar uses music to explore her unique background as a Black woman from the rural Pacific Northwest. Briar will be accompanied by JoeBanjo.

The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to attend the American Roots Music Series at Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island.

The series of eight free concerts takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings from July 10 through Aug. 28, at the park’s North Beach Amphitheater, 41020 WA-20, Oak Harbor.

https://www.anacortesnow.com/news/arts-a-leisure/4506-traditional-music-series-returns-to-deception-pass-state-park-this-summer

@ Rockfish: Suze Sims presents La Roca Boom

Sat. Jul 24, 2021 7:30 pm

La Roca Boom is a serving of Seattle’s Soul Shaking Blues Funk with a dash of Hot Sauce & a sprinkling of Jazz and Island breezes. With La Roca Boom, you’ll also be treated to several courses of delectables: Incredible original compositions, a veteran ability to read-the-room and tailor the song selection and a fabulous dessert offering of all together show-know-how. La Roca Boom likes to curate audience experiences, so they feel they just witnessed a one-of-a-kind show. La Roca Boom is Suze Sims, Phil ‘Boom’ Duncan and Mark Riley.

Rockfish Grill, July 24, 2021, 7:30 pm.

@ Brown Lantern: The Savage Blues Band

Sat. Jul 24, 2021 9:00 pm

The Savage Blues Band is a father son duo backed by an amazing rhythm section. Rooted in Chicago Blues of early ‘60s and soulful blues interpretations. At Brown Lantern, July 24 @ 9pm 

Wed. Jul 28, 2021

Island Hospital offers Doc Talk on Healthy Sleep Habits

Wed. Jul 28, 2021 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Robert Reyna, Medical Director of the Island Hospital Sleep Wellness Center, for a review of healthy sleep habits to help you obtain a good night’s sleep. Join us on Wednesday, July 28 from 1–1:30 p.m. to see what might be impacting your ability to wake feeling refreshed in the morning.  This is a free, online event. Registration is required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Candidate Meet and Greet.

Wed. Jul 28, 2021 3:00 pm

On Wednesday, July 28th, from 3:00-5:30 pm, Candidate for Mayor, Ryan Walters, Candidates for ASD Schoolboard, Diana Farnsworth, Anastasia Brencick, and Meredith McIlmoyle will be at the covered gazebo in John Storvik Park to meet you and talk about their ideas. Water and cookies available, too. Meet the candidates in your backyard!

Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy with Island Hospital

Wed. Jul 28, 2021 6:00 pm

Learn essential tips for ensuring proper nutrition during each stage of your pregnancy, from conception to the first post-partum meal. Join a Registered Dietitian for this free, online event on Wednesday, July 28 from 6–6:45 p.m. p.m. Registration is required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Thu. Jul 29, 2021

Island Hospital offers Mental Health Webinar

Thu. Jul 29, 2021 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Hammer, psychiatrist at Island Hospital’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Clinic, for a discussion on managing and maintaining mental health in the face of stress. We will discuss common myths and misconceptions about mental health, and you will gain tools to help you live a fulfilling and mentally healthy life. This a free, online event. Join us Thursday, July 29 from 12–1:00 p.m. Registration is required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Fri. Jul 30, 2021

@ Seafarers Park: Chris Eger Band & the Powerhouse Horns

Fri. Jul 30, 2021 6:00 pm

Very few musicians are said to be extraordinary examples of excellence in any one genre of music. Even fewer can be described as exceptional across multiple. When considering Chris Eger fits into the latter category as both a guitarist AND vocalist, it is no doubt an especially rare gift. Fronting his own band for close to a decade now, Chris has taken his game to a new level and a new town. When Nashville called, he answered, and this highly anticipated project was born. Eger and his longtime guitar-hero, and Nashville recording artist, Eric Heatherly, joined forces and have crafted an album that demands attention. Rock and Blues, Country, Funk and Soul collide in this modern take on vintage roots music. These are not overproduced, synthesized tunes created by a computer. This is raw, powerful, handmade – in the USA! The Chris Eger Band is: REAL. AMERICAN. MUSIC.

Seafarers Park July 30 @ 6pm 

@ Brown Lantern: Dumpster Joe

Fri. Jul 30, 2021 9:00 pm

Dumpster Joe performs old-time jugband music on res-o-phonic guitar while singing with a voice that hearkens back to hard-time days gone by. Dumpster Joe at Brown Lantern, July 30 @ 9pm

Sat. Jul 31, 2021

@ Heart of Anacortes: The Atlantics

Sat. Jul 31, 2021 6:00 pm

The Best of great American Rock and Rythim & Blues. At the Heart on July 31 @ 6-8 pm.

@ Deception Pass State Park: Miho & Diego

Sat. Jul 31, 2021 7:00 pm

This duo has been boldly blending L atino, Japanese and American musical traditions since 2006. Both accomplished musicians, Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy discovered their sounds could be combined to make something new and unique. The title of their debut CD, “Quenarimba,” combines the names of their primary instruments, the quena, a traditional Andean flute, and the marimba. July 31 — Miho & Diego. At Deception Pass State Park.

The series of eight free concerts takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings from July 10 through Aug. 28, at the park’s North Beach Amphitheater, 41020 WA-20, Oak Harbor. (Driving directions.)

The music series, now in its 15th year, resumes in person as Washington state begins to reopen for public events. Park staff request that concert goers cluster in groups of no more than 15 from two or fewer households and maintain 6 feet of distance from other groups. People who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to wear face coverings.

Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Deception Pass State Park Foundation, and Island County, the concerts are free to the public, though day visitors will need a Discover Pass to park.

@ Rockfish: Powerhouse

Sat. Jul 31, 2021 7:30 pm

Powerhouse is a Northwest Trio featuring the great Don Wilhelm (Heart, Daily Flash, Paul Allen) on lead vocals and fretless five string bass with drummer and vocalist Steve Peterson ( the Kingsmen, Daily Flash) and WA Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist Billy Stapleton ( Little Bill, Mark Dufresne) on lead and slide guitar. This all star line up plays a versatile dynamic mix of Blues Rock, Rock n’ Roll, Instrumentals, Blues, Jazz and Ballads. At Rockfish Grill. 7:30-10:00 pm