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  1. Calendar Overlay Anacortes History (8)
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  6. Calendar Overlay Parks Board (1)
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Anacortes History

  1. Washington Shingle Company goes up in flames (1944)

    July 11, 2020, All Day

    "Spectacular fire burns shingle kiln..." read the July 13 Anacortes American, two days after the Washington Shingle Co. was hit with its second fire within 10 years. But this one, which caused nearly $20,000 in damage, shut the mill down for good. "Spontaneous combustion," was listed as the cause of the blaze.

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  2. Rededication of The Anacortes Post Office (1963)

    July 12, 2020, All Day @ Anacortes Post Office

    The Anacortes Post Office was officially rededicated on July 12, 1963, after the completion of a remodeling and expansion project designed by Anacortes architect Don McKee. The event drew a large crowd, including U.S. Senator Henry Jackson and the U.S. Navy Band.

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  3. First What-the-Heck Fest (2002)

    July 19, 2020, All Day

    Blaring guitars reverberated from the inside of the Croation Club of Anacortes on the eve of July 19th, 2002, during the debut of what became the legendary music festival, What-the-Heck Fest. According to one of the founders Michael Matthies, What-the-Heck was initially created, "...as an excuse to gather far-flung friends together for a two-day summertime party." The event coincided with the Shipwreck Day festival, a pairing that suited its DIY vibe. Acts such as Mt. Eerie, The Pounding Serfs, The Lonely Forest and Krist Novoselic would all participate in the festival during its run. The festival concluded in 2011, but was revived for a show in 2019 with founder Phil Elverum playing songs from his band The Microphones for the first time since 2003.

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  4. The U.S.S. Constitution visits Anacortes (1933)

    July 20, 2020, All Day @ Guemes Channel

    Built in 1794 by the order of President George Washington himself, the U.S.S. Constitution, colloquially known as "Old Ironsides," is one of the most iconic historical vessels in America. It's visit to Anacortes was greeted with a parade, banquet and dance which provided a much needed celebration during the hard times of The Great Depression.

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  5. Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos is born (1889)

    July 24, 2020, All Day @ Anacortes Junk Company

    Mike Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece on this date in 1889. An immigrant to the U.S. in 1907, he eventually made his permanent home Anacortes in 1913. His time in Anacortes is a true testament to the power of the American immigrant. He founded the Anacortes Junk Company (later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware), and served the community through long memberships in the Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the Parks Board, and the American Red Cross board. In 1956 he donated 10 blocks to the Port of Anacortes, allowing them to establish the Cap Sante Boat Haven. When he died in 1981, the Anacortes Junk Co. was the longest established business continuously operated by any one person in Skagit County.

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  6. Installation of the Causland Park Cannon (1960)

    July 27, 2020, All Day @ Causland Park

    Causland Park’s iconic 75mm World War II howitzer cannon was installed in the park on this day in 1960. Its predecessor, a cannon from World War I, had been broken down and used as scrap metal during the World War II war effort.

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  7. March's Point Airport opens (1928)

    July 28, 2020, All Day @ March's Point

    Anacortes' first airfield opened on this date in 1928 at March’s Point. Looking for an economic development project, the new Anacortes Kiwanis Club leased land from Fred March for a 2,000 landing strip. Opening day drew 10,000 spectators, eager to see planes fly in from all over the Puget Sound region. The event even included the wedding of Anacortes residents Richard Fenno and Minnie Kirkman.

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  8. Deception Pass Bridge opens(1935)

    July 31, 2020, All Day @ Deception Pass Bridge

    12,000 people watched breathlessly as the ribbon was cut with silver scissors, marking the official opening of Deception Pass Bridge. Construction had begun in August a year prior. The bridge remains one of the state’s most popular tourist sites, and a vehicle crossings add up to an average of 20,000 per day. The bridge has since become one of the most iconic sites for both Fidalgo and Whidbey, appearing in multiple movies including 2002's American remake of "The Ring."

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City Council

  1. Housing Affordability and Community Services Committee Meeting

    July 13, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Planning Director's Office, City Hall

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  2. City Council Planning Committee Meeting

    July 13, 2020, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  3. City Council Meeting

    July 13, 2020, 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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  4. City Council Public Works Committee Meeting

    July 20, 2020, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  5. City Council Meeting

    July 20, 2020, 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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  6. City Council Planning Committee Meeting

    July 27, 2020, 5:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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  7. City Council Meeting

    July 27, 2020, 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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Finance

  1. City Council Finance Committee Meeting

    July 22, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall Main Conference Room

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Library

  1. Online Pajama Storytime with Ms. Diana

    July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/AnacortesPublicLibrary/

    Join Ms. Diana in your PJs for stories every Thursday night. Snuggle up with your stuffie, your pet, your sibling or your grown-up.

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  2. Online Pajama Storytime with Ms. Diana

    July 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/AnacortesPublicLibrary/

    Join Ms. Diana in your PJs for stories every Thursday night. Snuggle up with your stuffie, your pet, your sibling or your grown-up.

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Main Calendar

  1. Anacortes Park and Recreation Advisory Commission Regular Meeting

    July 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

    Public welcome - meet in main floor conference room

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  2. Mayor Gere's COVID-19 Briefing

    July 15, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    How can I watch the briefings? There are several ways you can watch! You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. You can also stream it live or watch it later on the City's YouTube Channel. If you would like to submit a question please email them to coa.mayor@cityofanacortes.org, you can submit questions electronically through the new eComment feature before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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  3. Shipwreck Day - Cancelled

    July 18, 2020, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Commercial between 3rd Street and 10th Street with additional side closures mid-block of 5th, 6th & 7th Streets between Commercial and O Avenue and Q Avenue and Commercial mid-block of 6th and 7th Streets.

    Fidalgo Island Rotary Club presents Shipwreck Day. This event features over 200 vendors set up in booths along Commercial Ave. There are also some food stands set up that serve a variety of different and delicious treats. This event is a city wide “garage sale” fundraiser that supports local community and international projects such as B&G Club of Anacortes, Anacortes Schools Enrichment Grants, Friends of the Forest, Anacortes Family Center, etc.

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  4. Coffee With Laurie - Cancelled

    July 22, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Anacortes Senior Activity Center

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  5. Mayor Gere's COVID-19 Briefing

    July 22, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    How can I watch the briefings? There are several ways you can watch! You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. You can also stream it live or watch it later on the City's YouTube Channel. If you would like to submit a question please email them to coa.mayor@cityofanacortes.org, you can submit questions electronically through the new eComment feature before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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  6. Mayor Gere's COVID-19 Briefing

    July 29, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    How can I watch the briefings? There are several ways you can watch! You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. You can also stream it live or watch it later on the City's YouTube Channel. If you would like to submit a question please email them to coa.mayor@cityofanacortes.org, you can submit questions electronically through the new eComment feature before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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Parks Board

  1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission - Cancelled

    July 14, 2020, 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

    July 22, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers - City Hall

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