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Anacortes History

  1. Seattle and Northern Railway Company Incorporated (1888)

    August 9, 2021, All Day @ Anacortes to Rockport

    Traveling from Anacortes to Rockport, the Seattle and Northern Railway Company was an important network for transporting both goods and people. Its official incorporation was today in 1888, and it ran until it was sold to the Great Northern Railway Company in 1907.

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  2. Paul Luvera receives commendation from National Woodcarving Association (1976)

    August 12, 2021, All Day

    Paul Luvera made his name known far and wide when he received this commendation letter from "his efforts to preserve a fascinating art form [totem pole carving]." Only a couple of weeks later his work would be given an equally honorable commendation from Dale James, a Lummi Indian carver.

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  3. Betty Lowman makes it to Ketchikan (1937)

    August 19, 2021, All Day @ Ketchikan, Alaska

    Betty Lowman would forever immortalize herself in history when she paddled 1,300 miles, for 66 days, through the Inside Passage of British Columbia, from Guemes Island to Ketchikan, Alaska. Betty had always been one to push limits, at 14 she woke up early one school day to swim a half hour trip across the Guemes Channel, she was a sports hero, valedictorian, journalist extraordinaire and also had a healthy passion for choral music. It was only two days after her graduation from The University of Washington when she departed for her trip. A friend, Florence Steele would start the trip with Betty though returned after just a week after a strong reaction to a small-pox vaccination. Betty would make the rest of the trip alone, on the way lodging with locals where she could and roughing it on the beach where she couldn't. The trip was perilous at times and she would find herself stranded on multiple occasions. In the end though, she was greeted back home to an excited crowd, she was a hero.

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  4. W.T. Preston wins snagboat race (1950)

    August 19, 2021, All Day

    Placed up against the SKAGIT BELLE and SKAGIT CHIEF, the W.T. PRESTON chugged its way to victory despite having lower horsepower than both of its competitors. The PRESTON, a long standing Anacortes historical icon, now sits on display outside the Maritime Heritage Center on R Avenue.

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  5. First official Marineers' Pageant (1937)

    August 20, 2021, All Day

    The first Marineers' Pageant kicked off today in 1937. Though not around today, (having been replaced by events like the Arts Festival), the Pageant was once one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Banquets would sometimes go through thousands of grilled fish in a day, boat races off of Cap Sante would wow crowds of people, and of course the annual Pageant parade was a town favorite, with many organizations sponsoring floats of their own and prizes for participating girls.

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  6. Anacortes American gets AP wire service (1951)

    August 21, 2021, All Day

    With the debut of the Associated Press wire service machine in the Anacortes American office, Anacortes journalists were, for the first time ever, given worldwide news at with (for the time) lightning fast delivery.

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  7. Seafarer's Memorial Park dedication (1976)

    August 29, 2021, All Day @ Seafarer's Memorial Park

    A tribute to the brave men and women lost at sea, Seafarer's Memorial Park is a testament to Fidalgo Island's love of the ocean as well as the treacherousness of it.

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Arts & Culture

  1. Anacortes Arts Commission Regular Meetings

    August 11, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

    Public is always welcome. The Anacortes Arts Commission supports excellence, vitality, diversity, and accessibility of the arts as essential to the quality of life for all Fidalgo and Guemes Island residents.

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City Council

  1. City Council Planning Committee Meeting

    August 9, 2021, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  2. City Council Meeting

    August 9, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Refer to each meeting's published agenda for meeting location; some meetings may be held only electronically pursuant to Governor's Proclamations.

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  3. City Council Public Works Committee Meeting

    August 16, 2021, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  4. City Council Meeting

    August 16, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Refer to each meeting's published agenda for meeting location; some meetings may be held only electronically pursuant to Governor's Proclamations.

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  5. Housing Affordability and Community Services Committee Meeting

    August 19, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

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  6. City Council Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting

    August 19, 2021, 6:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  7. City Council Planning Committee Meeting

    August 23, 2021, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  8. City Council Meeting

    August 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Refer to each meeting's published agenda for meeting location; some meetings may be held only electronically pursuant to Governor's Proclamations.

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  9. Housing Affordability and Community Services Committee Meeting

    August 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

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Events And Activites

  1. Anacortes Arts Festival

    August 6, 2021, 10:00 AM - August 8, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Commercial Avenue north of 10th Street

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Finance

  1. City Council Finance Committee Meeting

    August 11, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  2. City Council Finance Committee Meeting

    August 25, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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Forest Advisory Board

  1. Anacortes Forest Advisory Board

    August 5, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Housing Affordability & Community Services

  1. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee

    August 5, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Held Virtually or in-person - City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

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Library

  1. Jazz Stage at the Anacortes Arts Festival

    August 6, 2021, 12:00 PM - August 8, 2021, 5:30 PM @ Anacortes Arts Festival

    The Jazz stage at the Arts Festival is sponsored by the Manieri Foundation and features such beloved local favorites as Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, Trish Hatley, Joan Penney, Dmitri Matheny, the A’Town Big Band, and more.

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  2. Friends of the Library Book Sale

    August 7, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    The Friends of the Anacortes Public Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, August 7 from 10 am to 1 pm on the front lawn of the Anacortes Public Library. We’ll be featuring a wide variety of genres from contemporary fiction to history, biographies, cookbooks, mysteries, nature, and science. We’ll also have a good selection of books for children and young adults. All proceeds fund the library’s book purchases as well as children’s programs and books. Hope to see you there!

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  3. Summer Reading Teens - Community Leadership Q&A

    August 11, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Causland Memorial Park

    Join State Senator Liz Lovelett & City Council member Christine Cleland-McGrath for questions and answers about community leadership and the important roles teens can play. Bring your questions and ideas about the environment, policies, creating change, and advocating for what you care about.

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  4. Summer Reading Teens - PIZZA & ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN THE PARK

    August 18, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Causland Memorial Park

    Join librarians Dana John and Diana Farnsworth for pizza and dessert while we look back at the programs, projects, and (of course) books you liked this summer.

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Main Calendar

  1. Virtual Coffee With Laurie

    August 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Anacortes Senior Activity Center

    You are invited to a Zoom Virtual Coffee with Mayor Gere Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83604257317?pwd=Sk5yZjlBVzdKN3F0QmhxNzZlOTBkQT09 Passcode: 192930 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +12532158782,,83604257317#,,,,,,0#,,192930# or +16699006833,,83604257317#,,,,,,0#,,192930# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 836 0425 7317 Passcode: 192930 International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keaJ7nRfN6

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Museum Events

  1. Anacortes Historic Preservation Board Meeting

    August 11, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ These will be web-based meetings until further notice. For more information please contact the Anacortes Museum.

    Anacortes Historic Preservation Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 4 PM These will be web-based meetings until further notice. For more information please contact the Anacortes Museum.

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Parks Board

  1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

    August 10, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Main Floor Conference Room - City Hall

    Monthly meeting of the Anacortes Parks and Recreation Commission

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Planning Department

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    August 11, 2021, 6:00 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

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  2. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee (HACS)

    August 18, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Until further notice, all meetings held remotely without physical location

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