“Tales for Tails” at the Anacortes Public Library

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Made possible by Dogs on Call, “Tales for Tails” will be held at the Anacortes Public Library on the second Saturday of each month from 1 – 2 p.m. in the Children’s Library.

Children are invited to come and practice their reading skills by reading to the dogs of Dogs on Call.

Upcoming dates include:

  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

For additional information about Tales for Tails, please contact the Anacortes Public Library.

Free Event: Tales from Wild Alaska

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Taking place Friday, October 13, at the Anacortes Senior Center from 7 – 8:30 p.m., join Alaskan best-selling author and photographer Nick Jans as he shares photos and stories about life in Northwest arctic Alaska, where he lived for 21 years.  All are welcome to this FREE admission event.

Author of A Wolf Called Romeo, Jans will share short readings from his award winning essay collection, The Giant’s Hand, as well as a vivid slideshow.

Jans will be available to sign photography available for purchase at the end of the talk, as well.  Cash or checks only are requested.

For additional information, please contact Tina at (360) 755-3238.  The Anacortes Senior Center is located at 1701 22nd St. in Anacortes.

Anacortes Bier on the Pier Oct. 6-7

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Anacortes‘ 2017 Bier on the Pier will kick off Friday, October 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., and will also take place Saturday, October 7, from Noon to 6 p.m.

The event will be held at the Historic Port Warehouse located at 1st & Commercial, in downtown Anacortes allowing for spectacular views overlooking the Guemes Channel and Mount Baker. More than 30 Washington State breweries, as well as 10 cideries, will share their finest as guests work their way through the six tasting tickets that come with each day’s pass.

For additional information or to purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE.

2017 Anacortes Vintage Market: “Falliday” Oct. 20-21

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Sassy Frass Company will present the 2017 Anacortes Vintage Market on Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21. “Falliday” is this season’s event theme and it will take place at the Port Transit Event Center at 100 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes.
Tickets are available now and are limited for Friday’s VIP event from 6 to 9 p.m. for $20, which also includes admission cost for Saturday. To attend Saturday only, tickets are $7 and the event is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vendors will be stocked each day with home and garden décor, French antiques, junk salvage, collectibles and more!
A canned good drive will also take place both days, and more information about the event and ticket information can be found online HERE.

Free State Park Day: Sept. 30

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Deception Pass and other state parks throughout Washington will allow entrance without a Discover Pass on Saturday, September 30, in recognition of National Public Lands Day.

Additional free days this year are Nov. 11 and Nov. 24.

The Discover Pass is regularly $30 for an annual pass and $10 for a day pass and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

For more information, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

Enjoy the Anacortes Outdoors this Fall!

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It’s the first day of fall! Enjoy the Anacortes weather and scenery around you!

  • The Tommy Thompson Trail – Located near Q Avenue, this trail is nicely paved and not surrounded by trees, so you can soak up all the sun you can in get in Washington. Along this Anacortes trail, you will probably see a beautiful assortment of wildlife: seagulls, seals, crab and eagles.
  • Sharpe Park – The Sares Head trail, located in Anacortes’ 110-acre Sharpe Park is a system of trails that leads you up, down, and all around. The trail is less than 2.5 miles round trip, with optional trails to make your walk even shorter. This trail features some of the best views on Fidalgo Island!
  • Rosario – Rosario Beach in Anacortes offers a spectacular system of trails that overlook the ocean. There is also a wonderfully rocky beach covered in sea-bleached driftwood and logs, which makes for a perfect place to walk your dog or have a picnic.
  • Mount Erie – The road up to Mount Erie can either be walked or driven up. It consists of more than 1000 feet of turns and hills! Many viewpoints can be seen at the top of this mountain and each one has a spectacular view.
  • Sugarloaf – Although the length of this trail is only 1 mile, the hike is nothing to scoff at! This is one steep mile, and it leads to some rewarding views of the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Mountains, and Whidbey Island!
  • Heart Lake – The trails at Heart Lake are something to be admired. The trails will take you all around this beloved swimming and fishing spot! This trail is not incredibly hilly and is a relatively easy walk. It is the perfect way to pass time between a picnic and a dip in the lake.
  • Whistle Lake – As soon as you make is to the water you might not ever want to leave! This lake is the purest around; it was once a water source for Anacortes. One might also want to experience the thrill, enjoyed by all the locals, of jumping of the small cliffs into the water. This jump is safer than it sounds, but it definitely gets your adrenaline pumping.
  • Cranberry Lake – Most people who live in Anacortes know about Cranberry Lake. It’s really lovable because the beautiful trails can be accessed from a myriad of places all over town. Each trail is a new experience, but they all lead to the same place, the lake. Most of the trail runners enjoy a quick dip (during summer in Skagit County) before returning to the trails for their jog home. If that’s not your style, Cranberry Lake is the perfect place just to swim! It is small enough that you can easily swim from one side to another and back.
  • Cap Sante – This piece of historic Anacortes waterfront is another perfect place to hike around, take incredible pictures of the Cap Sante marina, and make unforgettable memories! This trail is located just shy of the top of the hill, which most locals believe has the best view in all of Anacortes! It is easy to have a blast hiking and exploring this stunning spot.

Kids’ Day Sept. 4 at Seafarers’ Memorial Park

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For all of your real estate needs, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC/Coldwell Banker Bain in Old Town Anacortes: (360) 941-3734 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

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Free State Park Day: August 25

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Deception Pass and other state parks throughout Washington will allow entrance without a Discover Pass on Friday, August 25, in recognition of the National Park Service’s 101st birthday.

Additional free days this year are Sept. 30, Nov. 11 and Nov. 24.

The Discover Pass is regularly $30 for an annual pass and $10 for a day pass and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

For more information, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

For all of your real estate needs, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC, Licensed under Coldwell Banker Bain, in Old Town Anacortes: (360) 941-3734 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

June 2: First Friday Artwalk

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To bring the Anacortes community together, two local events, Open Streets and First Friday Artwalks, are joining forces to create a “Street Plaza” setting on Commercial Avenue between 4th Street and 6th Street. Commercial Avenue will be open to foot traffic only for an evening of fun June 2, from 6-9 p.m.

Visitors will be able to shop late with merchants, dine and socialize in an outdoor setting and listen to live music. Music will be set up in the center of the 5th Street intersection to provide an opportunity to enjoy the talent of local musicians. Restaurants in the “Street Plaza” area will be offering special sidewalk seating during the event.

Participating merchants in the “Street Plaza” zone include Scott Milo Gallery, Adrift, Gere A Deli, El Jinete, Johnny Picasso’s, The Majestic Inn and Spa, A-Town Bistro, Frida’s Gourmet Restaurant, The Brown Lantern and Pita J’s.

This event will reoccur July 7 and September 1.

Visit AnacortesArt.com for more information.

Celebrate Independence Day in Anacortes

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