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Anacortes History

  1. First Annual Puget Sound Indian Fair (1930)

    October 28, 2019, All Day

    Over three thousand gathered in and around Anacortes to celebrate native life and people. The weekend long celebration would be filled with dances, activities, the selling of Native crafts and foods, and banquets. The Navy sent hydroplanes over the Swinomish Slough and the local tribe leaders took canoes in to hear speeches by professors and historians. The big event of the weekend was the La Conner war canoe race, in which the Swinomish canoe, "Telegraph," was "defeated for the first time in a great many years," by rival canoe, "The Cyclone."

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  2. The "American Bulletin" Debuts (1950)

    October 30, 2019, All Day @ Anacortes American

    Journalists Wallie Funk and John Webber owned the Anacortes American from 1950-1964. They would publish their first issue together on June 1, 1950. Early on in their publishing career, the two fraternity brothers had a radical idea: a four-day-a-week tabloid known as, "The American Bulletin." Journalistic peers called the move "insane" and spoke of Anacortes as "the boneyard of Washington state journalism." Despite all this, the Bulletin would stay in constant publication until 1962 when the Anacortes American operation was bought by The Skagit Valley Herald.

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Arts & Culture

  1. 98221 Studio Tour

    October 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ This event will take place around the downtown Anacortes core.

    Self guided artists' studio tour around the downtown Anacortes core. Don't miss Scott Milo, and The Good Stuff galleries participation in this event. The Depot and Croatian Cultural Center each feature several artists at one stop. This event features artists who live and work in the 98221 zip code.

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City Council

  1. City Council Public Works Committee Meeting

    October 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  2. City Council Meeting

    October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall

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  3. City Council Planning Committee Meeting

    October 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  4. City Council Meeting

    October 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall

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  5. City Council/Planning Commission Special Meeting

    October 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

    Anacortes City Council and the Anacortes Planning Commission will convene in a special joint session on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of attending the Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update open house hosted by the City of Anacortes Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development.

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Finance

  1. City Council Finance Committee Meeting

    October 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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Library

  1. Storybook Pumpkin Patch

    October 14, 2019 - October 31, 2019 @ Anacortes Public Library

    Decorate a pumpkin to look like one of your favorite book characters, and bring it to the Anacortes Public Library to plant in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkins will be displayed in the library between Monday, October 14th and Thursday, October 31st. Bring in your pumpkin any day. See flyer for specifics (no cut/carved pumpkins).

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  2. 11:15am - Preschool Storytime

    October 21, 2019, 11:15 AM @ Anacortes Public Library (Activity Room)

    Stories, songs and crafts. The theme changes each week and children always enjoy trying something new.

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  3. 3:30pm - Anime Club

    October 21, 2019, 3:30 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Calling all fans of anime and manga! Watch anime with other fans, talk about manga series, create original artwork and stories, and more!

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  4. 6:30pm - Skagit Reads "The Hate U Give" Speaker - Let’s Talk about Race

    October 22, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Burlington Public Library

    Humanities Washington presents renowned author and professor Clyde Ford. Join a discussion on race in modern-day American and come away with tools for engaging in conversations about race in an honest, transparent, and meaningful way.

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  5. 10am - Baby Storytime

    October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Libary (Community Meeting Room)

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more! Caregivers will learn a variety of songs, fingerplays, bounces and more to help develop early literacy skills. Storytime is at 10:00am and families can stay for open play.

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  6. 10:30am - Music & Movements

    October 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Library (Community Meeting Room)

    We’ll sing songs, dance, share stories and have fun with props!

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  7. 2:30pm - Teen Advisory Group

    October 23, 2019, 2:30 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    High school teens join us for games, pizza and brainstorming! Students can earn volunteer hours by attending. Share ideas for books, DVDs, and fun activities for our Teen Zone. Bring a friend, frenemy, complete stranger, or simply your awesome self!

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  8. 7pm - What Ice Sheets Hate: and Why You Should Care

    October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Dr. Robert Bindschadler describes the rapid changes in earth’s ice sheets, what processes are responsible for these changes and what single thing ties all these changes together.

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  9. 10:30am - Time For Tots

    October 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Library

    This program promotes early literacy through stories, play, movement, music, and rhymes. We begin with 30 minutes of open play.

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  10. 7pm - Fall Film Series - Arrival

    October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Selected and Introduced by Movie Man Nick Alphin. Released in 2016, 118 minutes long, rated PG-13

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  11. 7pm - The Empty Bowl Poetry Series Sponsored by Pelican Bay Books

    October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Delight in readings from Tess Gallagher’s and Alice Derry’s new collections "Is, Is Not" and "Hunger" on the library main floor. Books will be available for purchase.

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  12. 2pm - Friends of the Library 50th Anniversary

    October 26, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Celebrate Friends of the Library’s 50th anniversary on Sat, Oct 26 at the library. Free festivities start at 2PM with the Harmonaires singing old time favorites, a raffle drawing for a children’s quilt, and at 3PM there will be "Book Magic", a 15 minutes skit performed by ACT theater students. Refreshments will be served!

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  13. 3pm - The Hate U Give: Movie Screening

    October 26, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Lincoln Theater

    Come watch "The Hate U Give", part of the Fall Skagit Reads series.

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  14. 1pm - LEGO Fun

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Gather for some LEGO fun in the Activity Room. Children create masterpieces with materials we furnish! Please do not bring LEGOS from home.

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  15. 11:15am - Preschool Storytime

    October 28, 2019, 11:15 AM @ Anacortes Public Library (Activity Room)

    Stories, songs and crafts. The theme changes each week and children always enjoy trying something new.

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  16. 10am - Baby Storytime

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Libary (Community Meeting Room)

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more! Caregivers will learn a variety of songs, fingerplays, bounces and more to help develop early literacy skills. Storytime is at 10:00am and families can stay for open play.

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  17. 10:30am - Music & Movements

    October 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Library (Community Meeting Room)

    We’ll sing songs, dance, share stories and have fun with props!

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  18. 5pm - Skagit Reads Book Club Discussion

    October 30, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Central Skagit Sedro-Woolley Library

    The Sedro-Woolley Adult Book Club invites you to discuss The Hate U Give on October 30th. Non-members welcome!

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  19. 7pm - Meet An Astronaut

    October 30, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Anacortes High School

    Join us as we host Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on October 30th at the Anacortes High School in partnership with the Anacortes School District. During the past three years the Anacortes Public Library has hosted scientists and explorers from around the world to bring a bit of NASA to Anacortes in more than 30 special programs. Our final NASA@ My Library event will take place Wednesday, October 30th as we host Astronaut, Captain Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper in partnership with the Anacortes School District to once again bring space exploration to Anacortes. Captain Piper has flown on two space shuttle missions, been on five space walks, and has received numerous honors and awards. She retired from the US Navy after 30 years of service. Captain Piper will share some of her experiences aboard two space flights and as part of the team assembling the International Space Station with our community.

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  20. 3:30pm - Halloween Storytime

    October 31, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Join librarians after Trick-or-Treat Downtown for a special drop-in storytime on Halloween. Stop by to show off your costumes, enjoy snacks, and a story with librarians dressed as their favorite book characters. We’ve got spooky stories, sweet stories, and everything in between.

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Main Calendar

  1. Coffee With Laurie

    October 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Anacortes Senior Activity Center

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Museum Events

  1. Lost Anacortes: History Club Photo Drive

    October 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Anacortes Museum Carnegie Gallery

    Do you have photos of the old library? Old fields that are now housing developments? Drip in and share your photos of "Lost Anacortes" at the Anacortes Museum.

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Planning Department

  1. Planning Commission

    October 23, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers - City Hall

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Public Safety

  1. Prescription Drug Take Back Event

    October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Drug Take Back at APD on Saturday, October 26 Unused or expired prescriptions pose a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Do your part to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic in our nation-- bring your unused, expired, or unwanted over the counter or prescription medications to the Anacortes Police Department on Saturday, October 26, from 10AM-2PM. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com. Can’t make it on the 26th? The Anacortes Police Department has a take back program in place every weekday from 8AM to 5PM.

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