Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, May 4 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.
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, May 5, from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.
Blending his personal story and scholarship, Omari Amili leads a discussion on the benefits of the “prison-to-college pipeline,” where incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people can take college courses and receive a degree. Studies have shown that education is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of returning to prison, and Amili explores how we all benefit—as individuals and a society—from the new perspective, sense of direction, and confidence education provides. Amili is an author and community leader who has worked with South Seattle College, the ACLU of Washington, and Civil Survival. Humanities WA Presents: From Crime to Classroom. Wednesday, May 5th 7:00 pm. Live Zoom Event