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As a courtesy, the Anacortes School District posts information here for non-school related community events and information that benefits students. The district does not necessarily endorse or sponsor any of these activities.
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Skagit County Vaccine Clinics

All people 5 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for use in minors age 5-17.
Parent/guardian consent to vaccinate is required for all dependent minors.

To find a vaccine provider near you, go to: Vaccinate WA

Need help? Call the Hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. You can also text your zip code to 438-829 (GET VAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) for vaccine locations near you.

More information is at:

Pediatric Vaccine Clinic by appointment only Friday, December 3 from 2-6 p.m.

Pediatric Vaccine Clinic by appointment only Friday, December 3 from 2-6 p.m.

Anacortes Family Medicine is offering a Pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic for kids ages 5-11 on Friday, December 3, 2021. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for use in minors. All appointments will be scheduled online at this link:

A second dose of the vaccine will be required no earlier than 21 days after the first dose. Your child will be scheduled for the second dose when they check in for their first appointment on Saturday.

Information about the Pediatric Pfizer vaccine (ages 5-11):

· The pediatric vaccine is a lower dose than the adult Pfizer vaccine.

· The vaccine will be administered in two doses, approximately 21 days apart.

· A parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of the appointment to provide consent.

· The vaccine is provided free of charge. Please bring your insurance information, if available.

· For more information on the pediatric vaccine, please visit

· To read the Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet for ages 5-11, please visit:

Class Act School of the Performing Arts

The Great Christmas Escape

An acting class and mystery production

For 6th – 12th grade students

Mondays 3:15 – 5:15 pm

Wednesdays 2:15 – 4:15 pm

Tuition: $175

“Do you need an escape from your hum-drum Christmas

celebrations? Well, then you’re in luck! You’ve won an all-

expense paid trip to The Great Christmas Escape.”

Would you take this trip if you didn’t remember ever entering the contest? When a group of strangers decide to do just that, they find themselves at a beautiful holiday mansion that seems too good to be true. “The Great Christmas Escape” is an escape-room style mystery full of fascinating characters, comic laughs and dramatic moments that all lead to a delightfully heart-warming conclusion.

This class, designed for 6th - 12th grade students, starts with the experience of auditioning, and continues with the creation of a character, memorization of lines and a full performance with costumes and makeup on December 10th at 7 pm, December 11th at 2 pm and 7 pm, and December 12th at 2 pm.

Go to to learn more about the class, production, health/safety guidelines or to register!

Winter Schedule

Class will be located at ACT’s Main Building: 918 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
Register for classes at

Wacky Worlds
Tuition: $100
Fridays, 11 am–Noon
January 21 – February 25, 2022
Let’s journey to the bottom of the ocean, or into a world of magic! There are so many places our imagination can take us, and so many characters to be while we’re there. In this class designed just for 3 – 5 year olds, your young actor will create a character, learn a line and act out a new story. Along the way, through a variety of creative and dramatic games, students will learn theatre etiquette, develop their imagination, improve their self- confidence, and provide social interaction within an organized class setting.

Fairy Tale Sale
K - 2nd
Tuition: $125
Friday 4:15–5:30 pm
January 21 – February 25, 2022
What happens when some of the most famous fairy tale characters decide to shake up their stories by selling off the things they don’t want anymore? What will Goldilocks break? What will the Three Pigs make their houses from? In this class designed for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students, each actor will create a unique personality for a fairy tale character to help tell this story. Students will then be a part of a narrated performance complete with costumes. This play will be performed on the last day of class. Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games that will help develop their acting skills and their ability to work with others.

This Town Ain't Big Enough
3rd - 5th grade
Tuition: $175
February 9 – March 23, 2022
Monday and Wednesday 4:00–5:30 pm
When one Old West town gets tired of all of the outlaw trouble, they put an ad out for some help. When all of the West’s biggest heroes show up, the town gets a little crowded. Now who can help them with their hero problem? This class designed for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students starts with the experience of auditioning and continues with the creation of a character, memorization of lines and a full performance on March 25th and 26th at 7 pm.

The Heist Game
6th - 12th grade
Tuition: $175
February 8 – March 17, 2022
Classes Tuesday and Thursday 3:15 – 4:45 pm
Class will be located at ACT’s Main Building: 918 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 982214:45
When the richest business tycoon in the country needs a stolen item retrieved, they could hire a team of professionals to get it back… but wouldn’t it be more fun to make it a challenge to prove which of the country’s two top teams is the best? A multitude of quirky characters try to work together to be the first to retrieve what’s been stolen and prove they are the best at The Heist Game. This class, designed for 6th -12th grade students, starts with the experience of auditioning and continues with the creation of a character, memorization of lines and a full performance on March 18th and 19th at 7 pm.

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Anacortes Lions Walk with Santa Parade - Dec 4

The Anacortes Lions Club Walk With Santa holiday parade is a GO! We are

Inviting community groups to enter into the fun on Saturday, December 4th!

~ Parade participants are asked to decorate trucks, floats, cars, and walkers

And Walk With Santa up Commercial Avenue to bring joy to the season.

Participants are to assemble on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, around 10 AM

At 3rd and O avenue in different areas, depending on the type of entry -

● Lining up on Commercial and 2nd/3rd St – Flag Bearers, Town Crier,

Mayor & Santa’s Car near 3rd with Emergency Vehicles & Classic Cars

● Lining up on 3rd near Commercial – Lion’s truck, Choir and Marching

Band (to be interspersed among walkers, away from each other)

● Lining up on 3rd and O Ave – Floats, Vans with passengers, Walkers

● Lining up on 2nd St near Cortland Rope – Equestrians and horse

Carriages and miniature donkeys

PARADE will start at 11AM and proceed up Commercial Avenue from 3rd to

10th Street, go west on 10th Avenue crossing O Avenue and disburse near

the Library parking lots.

We must ask participants to refrain from contacting or throwing things to

the crowd due to the continuing concerns about COVID ~

Go to the Lions Club Facebook page for more information.

For Entry Form go to – print and mail

Entry to PO Box 61, Anacortes WA 98221 or e-mail

~ If inclement weather occurs, parade may be canceled (snow or ice) ~

Anacortes Public Library Updates

Anacortes Public Library Updates

Come visit us in person - or online at Click the link for more details.

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Monthly programs for K-5th graders and 6-8th graders: Shoreline Exploration & Adventures, Art classes, Organism ID classes, and more, learn more here. Fidalgo Island.

Summer Programs for K-5th graders: Puffin Protectors and Orca Heroes - Enrollment opens this November! Subscribe to be notified. Student participants experience a vast amount of environmental richness as they look at all levels of ecosystem health, from water quality to whales! Fidalgo Island.

Summer Programs for 6-12th graders: Guardians of the Sea - Boat-based San Juan Island adventure, daily, 9AM-5PM- Great exposure to marine scientific inquiry, marine research equipment, survey methodologies, long term data sets, quantitative analysis, and field research. Learn more here. Launch out of Cap Sante Marina.

Summit for Southern Resident Orcas -ALL AGES! A virtual event to learn more about this population for Orca Recovery Day. Learn more here.

Research Opportunity - 6th-12th grade Forage Fish Egg Survey, October 16, 10-11:15 AM, Fidalgo Bay RV Resort. Sign-up here.

Community Service: Middle and High School Students - Looking for new students to join our Student Leadership Team! Meets virtually, monthly, and helps come up with and lead marine conservation inspired community events. Email

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Coming soon - Holiday Concert time! Skagit Symphony offers special discounts to students. Any high school or college student 16 and over with student ID card can be ticketed for free, when seat is reserved in person at the McIntyre Box Office. Go to this link for more ticket information: Skagit Symphony Holiday Concert

We are pleased to present "A Viennese Holiday" at 7:30 PM on Saturday, December 18 and 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 19 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon.

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AAUW Jingle All the Way Scavenger Hunt

Anacortes Family Center - Mentor Program

We are looking for mentors who might be interested in working with kids either one on one or in small groups (under 5 people). This might look like: taking a walk, riding bikes, shooting baskets or playing catch, playing games, playing video games, doing art projects or hanging out here onsite. We think this would be invaluable to our residents and especially the kids. This is an ongoing need for us and the time commitment would be variable. Contact Karen Yost -- or 360 293-2993 ext 112.

Anacortes Farmers Market:

Anacortes Food to Go - This is a weekend backpack food program for Anacortes students. If you are in need, please contact Food to Go - (360) 708-3037 or

Anacortes Waterfront Alliance

Anacortes Waterfront Alliance is the organization that runs a number of learn to sail and competitive sailing programs in Anacortes. We operate the Spring and Fall High School Sailing Team, the Learn to Sail program at Seafarer's Memorial Park in the summer, and the Open Sail at the Seafarer's park from June through September. Open Sail offers anyone the opportunity to safely hop on a paddleboard for an hour or, with qualification, rent a small sailboat. We employ high school students to coach and operate the waterfront livery.

Anacortes Waterfront Alliance - Sailing Team

Boys and Girls Club Mentor Program

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County for iClubhouse!

Could your child use some fun and a chance to socialize? Register them for iClubhouse where they can try their hand at being an artist, a scientist, a dancer, or a world traveler while connecting with staff and other members in real-time via Zoom. It is available for anyone grades 1st-12th. We have members joining from as far as Arizona. It's free for current Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County members, and new members only need to pay a $5 application processing fee. Register your child at

Boys and Girls Scouts Info Flyer

Boy Scouts Troop 4911 Dump Run Fundraiser

Registration open for Chuckanut Bay Rugby ages 5-18 co-ed. Register at Contact

Dogs on Call - Volunteer Opportunity - We need YOU and YOUR PET to help kids in need with Dogs on Call! If you are interested, click on the flyer!

ECEAP - Tuition Free Preschool

Fidalgo DanceWorks - Fall Classes

Registration is open and classes are filling quickly for the 2021-22 school year at Fidalgo DanceWorks! It's time to return to the classes you love or branch out and try something new. We offer nearly 70 classes each week in more than a dozen styles of dance, tumbling, and fitness for toddlers through adults, so there is truly something for everyone.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Fidalgo DanceWorks strives to make dance accessible for all. We believe economic hardship should never keep a student from dancing and maintain a scholarship fund ready and waiting to assist you. Come dance with us!

Fidalgo DanceWorks Scholarship Applications

Fidalgo DanceWorks Fall Schedule

Foster Care Family Recruitment

Girls Scouts - Anacortes Scavenger Hunt

Northwest Academic Anchor - NAS Whidbey's Newsletter for families

Pacific Mammal Research

Pacific Storm Tae Kwon Do

Reading tutor available in Anacortes. Can work with grades 1st and up. I have taken children's literacy classes and am currently working toward a BA in Elementary Education. Can provide references upon request. Call or text Tia Austin at 360-982-9170

Skagit Parent to Parent: Support for families of children with developmental disabilities and ongoing mental health needs.

YMCA Preschool at Whitney

Verto Education: December 8th: 2:30-3:00 - Daniel Campbell, Host

To submit an item for the Community Bulletin, please contact Torhil Ramsay, or (360) 503-1211.
This School District does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services or activities described in this information. This information is provided solely for the convenience of our students and parents to assist in their review of the safety and suitability of such organizations, services and activities. All School Districts shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.

Nondiscrimination: The Anacortes School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Shannon Gilbert, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1433,

Connie Sheridan, Civil Rights, RCW, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221,

Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

The Anacortes School District provides interpretation services upon request as needed. Please contact the Inclusive Services Department for more information: (360) 503-1216.

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