Community Calendar

 

February 28, 2024



NOT TO BE MISSED

5-6 p.m. Feb. 28: Free Virtual trip to Italy. La Conner Swinomish Library. 520 Morris St., La Conner.

6-9 p.m. March 1: Jazz Walk in Anacortes. The Manieri Jazz Endowment of the Anacortes Public Library presents six stages of live jazz at the Rockfish Grill, Masonic Lodge, Blackbird Wine Bar, Majestic Hotel Lounge, Johnny Picasso’s and Watermark Books. Free admission, donations accepted.

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5: Town of La Conner Planning Commission meeting. For a current agenda, go to http://www.townoflaconner.org. Sign up for “Notify Me” to get current town information.

LIBRARIES

La Conner Swinomish Library. 520 Morris St., La Conner. 360-466-3352. http://www.lclib.lib.wa.us. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Storytime for Children. 11 a.m. every Friday.

Tech Help. Noon to 2 p.m. every Tuesday. One-on-one technical support in 30-minute blocks.

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

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

Seedling Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For young ones who may be shy or who like more caregiver support.

LEGO Building: 1-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Family fun for all ages. LEGO bricks supplied.

Board Games: 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Choose from a variety of classic board games for a variety of ages.

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

Family Storytime: 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays. If the first session is full, visit the children’s desk for a ticket to the next one. For ages birth to 5, siblings welcome.

Maker Time: 4-5:15 p.m. Thursdays. Ages 8-12. Maker Time is all about STEAM. Challenges include robotics, circuitry, chemistry experiments, engineering marvels, art and design.

LEGO at the Library: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. We provide the bricks, you provide the creativity.

Burlington Public Library. 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington. 360-755-0760, burlingtonwa.gov/library.

Bilingual Storytime: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. For ages 6 and under and their caregivers. Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Craft or STEM-based play follows.

Knitting Club: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, all ages.

MUSEUMS

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

Birds of a Fiber: Through March 24. A celebration of all things ornithological and in collaboration with the La Conner Birding Festival.

Art Evolved: Intertwined (SAQA Global Exhibition): Through March 3. Presented by Studio Art Quilt Associates and the National Basketry Organization.

Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes: Artwork by Denise Labadie, through May 5.

Skagit County Historical Museum. 360-466-3365 or skagitcounty.net/museum. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. The museum is seeking donations of vintage, holiday wares, craft supplies, collectibles and unique items for their annual Sale at the School in April. Contact [email protected].

Current exhibits:

Barber Historians: Just a Little Off the Top

Maybe She’s Born With It: Maybe it’s the History of Hair and Makeup

Museum of Northwest Art. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. monamuseum.org, 360-466-4446. Current exhibits through May 12:

Silva Cascadia: Under the Spell of the Forest features two- and three-dimensional works by Northwest women artists inspired by forests and trees.

At the Seam: The exhibition asks to look not only at the individual works but also at the “seams,” where works representing different artistic trends and cultural identities come in touch with each other.

My Roots: Honoring the Cultural Identity of Skagit Valley’s Under-Resourced Children: Outside In Gallery

MEETINGS

Skagit Conservation District. 2021 E. College Way Ste. 205, Mount Vernon. 360-428-4313. Regular board meeting is held at 7:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2021 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.

La Conner Swinomish Regional Library. Library board of trustees meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the library, 520 Morris St., La Conner.

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. laconnerrotary.org. Meetings 6-7 p.m. every Monday at Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurant. Optional dinner, 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 @Townoflaconner.org/calendar.

SERVICE & VOLUNTEER

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is looking for museum host and gift shop volunteers to donate 6 hours of time per month. Complete a volunteer application at http://www.qfamuseum.org or visit the museum, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 703 Second St., or call Jacque Chase 360-466-4288 x 101.

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

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. helpinghandsfoodbank.org.

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

MUSIC

Ukelele Fun & Song Circle. Meets 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 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.

 

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