Virtual and online-based events have become a key part of the cultural and entertainment landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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n Anacortes Music Project (AMP) presents its monthly online show “The NeXt Show,” on the first Thursday of every month from 7-9 p.m. It’s a live show during which you hear the music and thoughts of artists from Anacortes and beyond. Tune in at

n The Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon has numerous ongoing shows that can viewed online, including music, opera and movies. Details at

n The Friends of Skagit Beaches is holding virtual lectures about subjects relating to Fidalgo Island at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.Find links to lectures at or the Facebook pages for Friends of Skagit Beaches or the Anacortes library.

n The Anacortes Public Library hosts weekly virtual events. Virtual storytimes are 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, plus Tuesday Tales at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and pajama storytimes at 6 p.m. Thursdays.

A digital dive-in is at 11 a.m. Thursdays. This week, the event will focus on crafting books. The library is also hosting summer reading, which started June 15. Visit the library’s website or Facebook page for more information.

n The Camano Arts Association presents the Camano Studio Tour at

With 19 artists taking part, the virtual tour offers a wide array of art media normally available on the tour — watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings; ceramics, wood furniture, blown glass, mixed media, fused glass, photography, pastels, and graphite drawings among others.

n The Burlington Public Library is expanding its online features and capabilities. For more information, visit

n “Growing a Vegetable Garden in a Pot” is one of six vegetable gardening classes being offered online free by WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardeners in June. The classes on Zoom start at 7 p.m. and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through June 18.

Other future topics include “Grow Your Own Salad Greens,” “Growing Vegetable Basics,” “Western Washington Vegetable Gardeners’ Calendar,” “Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds,” and “Growing Heat Loving Vegetables in the Chilly Northwest.” Free, but registration required. Information: Master Gardener Volunteers are also available to answer plant problem questions by calling 425-357-6010, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, or through email at

n Camp at Home is a new summer camp from the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department for kids ages 6-12. With seven weeks of different themes and storylines for kids to take part in, the camp sends supplies and materials to each campers home so they can take part in activities remotely. The weeklong camps are Monday through Friday from July 6-Aug. 21. $40 per week, an additional $10 if supplies are shipped outside of Whatcom County. Sign up:

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