Community Calendar


August 23, 2023


The Skagit Community Band will play a free concert in Gilkey Square in La Conner at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.

Head to Oak Harbor on Saturday, Aug. 26, and cheer on special-needs kids and their gravity racers. Teams will take the starting line at the top of SE Barrington Drive hill at 10 a.m. in the 31st annual Challenge Series downhill gravity race. It gives youth with special needs the opportunity to “drive” a race car. Each car will be piloted by a trained volunteer youth to help guide the race car. The event raises funds for sensory toys and aides, home health devices, enrichment programs and activities for children and youth with special needs through donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals

Come celebrate the birthday of La Conner’s favorite fiction author, Tom Robbins. Come one, come all for Tom Robbins Day from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Dress up as your favorite Tom Robbins character “or as crazy as you want.” Festivities include a parade, food and drink, arts and shopping, fun gifts and gaiety, and a raffle to benefit children’s reading programs at La Conner Swinomish Library.


La Conner Swinomish Library. 520 Morris St., La Conner. 360-466-3352. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Storytime. Every Friday at 11 a.m.

Tech Help. Every Monday, 4-6 p.m. One-on-one technical support.

Dungeons & Dragons Club. Every Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. No previous gaming experience necessary.

Mount Vernon Public Library. 315 Snoqualmie St., Mount Vernon. 360-336-6209,

Virtual Reality. Every Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Must be 12 or older.

Anacortes Public Library. 1220 10th St., Anacortes. 360-299-8067,

Burlington Public Library. 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington. 360-755-0760,

Knitting Club. All ages, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.


Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. 703 S. Second St., La Conner.11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday., 360-466-4288. See two new exhibits:

Bojagi Journey 2023; curated by Patti King. July 26 - Oct. 8

David Owen Hastings: Paper + Stitch. Aug. 2 - Oct 29

Skagit County Historical Museum. 360-466-3365 or Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Exhibit: “I Do, the History of Weddings,” through Sept. 24.

Museum of Northwest Art. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday., 360-466-4446.


Ukelele Fun & Song Circle. Meets 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday, Burlington Senior Center. For more info, email [email protected].

Shelter Bay Chorus. Meets 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, Shelter Bay Clubhouse. No auditions required. Questions, call Joan at 360-941-7507.

La Conner Live Concert Series. Live music 1-4 p.m. every Sunday in Gilkey Square.

Burlington Summer Nights. Live music from 6-8 p.m. every Friday at the Burlington Visitor Center Amphitheater, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington.

Port of Anacortes. Free Summer Concert Series. Live music from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at Seafarers’ Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way, Anacortes.


La Conner Sunrise Food Bank. Food distribution from 2:30-5 p.m. every Monday, 602 S. Third St., La Conner. 360-488-3878.

Swinomish Helping Hands Food Bank. Food distribution from 2-5 p.m. every Thursday. Non-essentials every first Thursday. 17444 Snee Oosh Road, La Conner. 360-856-2211.

Skagit Valley Humane Society. 18841 Kelleher Road, Burlington. 360-757-0445. Find volunteer and donation opportunities online at


Skagit Conservation District. 2021 E. College Way No. 203, Mount Vernon. 360-428-4313. Zoom info at Board meetings 7:30-9 a.m. every fourth Wednesday. Next meeting is Aug. 23.

Skagit Cemetery District 1. Regular meetings at 5 p.m. every second Thursday, at Lori Buher’s home, 17604 Valentine Road, Mount Vernon.

Rotary Club of La Conner. Meetings 6-7 p.m. every Monday at Shawn O’Donnell’s Farmhouse restaurant. Optional dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Little Mountain Gamblers. Gamblers Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave.

Town of La Conner. 204 Douglas St., La Conner. 360-466-3125. Zoom info


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