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Anacortes History

  1. The Bennison Block burns (1929)

    March 4, 2020, All Day

    Today it’s recognizable as the location of the Heart of Anacortes and The Rockfish Grill. This Old Town block between 4th and 3rd streets has a deep history. Originally it was home to the Bennison Block, named after local real estate mogul, G.E. Bennison, who helped open many colorful early businesses on there. The Maryland Café, the Artistic Millinery Store and the McCallum and Taggert grocery store were some of the block’s early institutions. These early businesses were destroyed in 1929 when the block went up in flames. Some of the businesses moved across the street to the McCracken block, the location of Bennison’s real estate office. Interestingly enough though, Bennison did not just sell properties. He also sold insurance. Fire insurance.

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  1. 10am - Baby Storytime

    March 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Libary (Community Meeting Room)

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more! Caregivers will learn a variety of songs, fingerplays, bounces and more to help develop early literacy skills. Storytime is at 10:00am and families can stay for open play.

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  2. 10:30am - Music & Movements

    March 4, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Library (Community Meeting Room)

    We’ll sing songs, dance, share stories and have fun with props!

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  3. 3pm - Be Creative @ Your Library

    March 4, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    K-5 grades Join us on early release Wednesdays for crafts, cool projects, and more. Check your school’s bus schedule for drop off at the library.

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  4. 3:30pm - Teen Writing Group

    March 4, 2020, 3:30 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    A professional writer leads this group of aspiring authors. Each session participants will learn something new about the writing process and they have the chance to share their creative writing with the group. Call the Children’s Department to get on the email list.

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  5. Workshop Series: Bullet Journal

    March 4, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Do you wish you were more organized? Need help planning ahead? Want to follow through on your goals? Keeping a bullet journal can help you lead a more productive and meaningful life. Please bring your ideas and creativity, and Nicole Tesch will help you learn how to create a system that works for you.

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