CALL TO ARTISTS: The City of Anacortes is looking for entries for the third annual eight-month outdoor sculpture exhibition. Sculptures must withstand outdoor conditions. Information:

LET’S MAKE ART DAY: Be inspired by the art on the walls at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St., La Conner, and create art from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.


MAKE YOUR MARK: CREATIVE MARK MAKING: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S First St., La Conner. $45. RSVP: Ages 13-plus.

MY PARENTS AND ME PAINTING CLASS: Local artist Laura Parker works with parents and children (ages 3-9) to explore color mixing, watercolor, tempera and acrylic paint at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St., La Conner. Classes are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. $25 per class.

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY: 604 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. 360-755-3152.

n Small Paintings with Single-Color Watercolor Glazes: 9:30 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 and 14. $75 each or $150 both.

n Collage and Layering: Combine paper, found materials and paint on Nov. 16. Supplies provided in fee. $135.

A GUILDED GALLERY: Art classes on a variety of topics are available at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st St. NW, Stanwood. Prices include all classes in a series.

TRI DEE ARTS WORKSHOPS: Art classes on a variety of topics are available at Tri Dee Arts, 215 S. First St., Mount Vernon.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST QUILT AND FIBER ARTS MUSEUM: Varied exhibits and classes are available to the public at 703 S. Second St., La Conner. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $7, $5 students and military, free for members and children ages 11 and under. 360-466-4288 or

n Fiber Fridays: bring any type of fiber art project, quilting, knitting, embellishing, etc., to work on while visiting with other fiber artists from 9 a.m. to noon every Friday. Free and open to all.

GAIL HARKER CENTER: Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts offers a variety of art classes and workshops for artists of every level at 503 Morris St., La Conner. Online courses are also available. For information and a complete schedule: 360-466-0110 or

PACIFIC NW SCHOOL: Choose from painting, photography, fiber and 3D art workshops taught by professional artists at the Pacific NorthWest Art School, 15 NW Birch St., Coupeville. For information and a complete schedule: 360-678-3396 or

DAKOTA: Dakota Art Center offers a variety of art classes and workshops at 17873 Highway 536, Mount Vernon. 360-416-6556, ext. 5, or


SILENT BOOK CLUB: Share a book you have read and silently read another at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Pelican Bay Books, 520 Commercial Ave., Anacortes.

THE DOGS IN THE NIGHTTIME: The Anacortes Sherlock Holmes Society meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Village Pizza, 807 Commercial, Anacortes.


DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE: Join an spiritual practice that draws inspiration from sacred traditions around the world at this guided dance class from 5:45 to 8 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 500 W Section St., Mount Vernon. By donation.

BEGINNING LINE DANCING: 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Burlington Community Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington. $6 drop-in, $25 for five classes. Adults and teens 13 and older. Register: or 360-755-9649.

FOLK DANCING: Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers meet Tuesdays at Bay View Civic Hall, 12615 C St., Bay View. Learn to folk dance to a variety of international music. 7 to 9:30 p.m. First session free, $5 thereafter. No partners needed. Gary or Ginny, 360-766-6866.


SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL: Harmony Northwest Chorus, a women’s a cappella group singing four-part harmony barbershop style, welcomes all voice parts ages 15 and up. Meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon. Contact Carol Ward: 425-232-9171 or

OPEN MIC NITE: 6 to 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Lil’Nut Cafe and Diner, 330 Cherry St., Sumas.

SCOTTISH MUSIC SESSIONS: Musicians from around the valley meet at 3 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon. The jam session generally focuses on Scottish music.

UKULELE FUN & SONG CIRCLE: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Free. Beginners welcome and loaner ukuleles available. Song sheets provided. 206-790-4862 or

BARBERSHOP HARMONY: Join the An-O-Chords, a four-part barbershop harmony group that meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 18th St., Mount Vernon. No experience necessary, no auditions required. Learn by rote, you don’t have to read music. All ages welcome. 360-679-7473.

TIME FOR FIDDLERS: The Washington Old Time Fiddlers play at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Free; donations accepted. 360-630-1156.

SHELTER BAY CHORUS: Rehearsals on Thursdays at the Shelter Bay Clubhouse, 1000 Shoshone Drive, La Conner. New members welcome. 360-223-3230.

ANACORTES OPEN MIC: 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Brown Lantern Ale House, 412 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. 360-293-2544.

OPEN MIC: Jam Night, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursdays, Conway Pub & Eatery, 18611 Main St., Conway. 360-445-4733.


SALMON SIGHTINGS: Join the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group to look for salmon and learn about the work it does to restore salmon habitats from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oyster Creek, 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow.

FALL WORKOUT PROGRAMS: Encore Fitness offers a variety of classes held at Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St., Concrete. $5 per class, pay as you go. First class is free. 360-466-8754.

n Cross Training: 5:30 p.m. Mondays.

n Pump Plus: 7 a.m. Tuesdays.

n PiYo with Melissa: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

n A Walk in the Park: 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

n Zumba Gold: 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free.

n Val’s InterVals: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

BURLINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION: The Burlington Parks and Recreation Department hosts a variety of one-day and multiple-day sports and recreation classes. Prices vary. 360-755-9649 or

n Capture Awesome Images with your DSLR Camera- Beginners: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Learn the basics of using your DSLR camera. Ages 12 and older. $40 per class.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Skagit and Island Counties Council for the Blind meets 1-3 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at the Washington Federal Bank rear conference room, 300 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington. 425-218-0190 or

PARK PLANTING: Help restore native vegetation at Ann Wolford County Park in Sedro-Woolley from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Ann Wolford Rivers Edge Park.

PLANTING PARTY: In partnership with the town of Hamilton, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group invites the public to help restore native vegetation along the Skagit River from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Contact the group for location and directions: 360-336-0172.

MEN’S GARDEN CLUB: The Skagit Men’s Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at WSU Mount Vernon Research Station, 16650 Memorial Highway 536.

GENEALOGY: Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers meetings are held at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW Second Ave., Oak Harbor.

LACROSSE: The Skagit Valley Flyers is a lacrosse club for boys and girls, grades 2-12. Participation is free and no experience is necessary. Questions? Email:

GRUMPY OLD MAN’S YOGA: Build strength and flexibility at this accessible yoga class 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington. Despite the name, women are welcome. $5 donation.

BOATERS COURSE: A new boat-handling course being offered by Skagit Bay Sail and Power Squadron will take place over seven Tuesday and Friday evenings, beginning Jan. 7, 2020, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Anacortes Senior Activity Center art classroom. The course is designed to teach basic boating skills in a classroom environment and is suitable for all people new to boating. $130 for individuals or $170 for two family members sharing reading materials. To register and for more information: email Bob Miller, Class is limited to 15 students. Registration closes Dec. 13.

FRIENDS OF THE FOREST HIKES: Join the Friends of the Forest for scenic hikes in the forest lands around Anacortes. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. No pets. Free. 360-293-3725 or

CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION: Christian Motorcyclists Association Morning Star Chapter 39 meets the third Saturday of every month at Royal Star Buffet, 2300 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon. Dinner at 6 p.m. (optional) with meeting at 7 p.m. First-time attendees get a free dinner. Contact President Dwight Kaestner at 425-770-6154 or

FLYSWATTER VOLLEYBALL: 9 a.m. Thursdays, Sedro-Woolley Senior Center, 715 Pacific St., Sedro-Woolley. All ages and levels of ability welcome. Free. 360-855-1531.

TRAIL GUIDES, BIKE MAPS & MORE: Learn about opportunities to be physically active in Skagit County, including trail guides, an activity tracker and local resources at

BACK COUNTY HORSEMEN OF WASHINGTON: Join the Skagit chapter of the Horsemen at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at Sedro-Woolley Eagles No. 2069, 1000 Metcalf St., Sedro-Woolley.

AT CHRISTIANSON’S: Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road. RSVP: 360-466-3821, or at the nursery.


INTRO TO ACTING: Professional actress Sarah Lloyd will explore basics of acting through improv, storytelling and scenes based on artwork in this children’s acting class at the Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St., La Conner. Classes are 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. $18 per class.

THE SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: The Sylvia Center hosts a variety of classes relating to on and offstage performance and writing at the center, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham.

n Intro to Playwriting: 1 to 4 p.m. every other Sunday until Dec. 7. $195-240.

n Fall Youth Acting Classes: 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday until Dec. 3.

n Fall 2019 Acting Intensive: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 16. Physical conditioning studio available from 8 to 9 a.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Nov. 14. $395-460.

n Momentum Improv Lab: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17. $128-160.

WAY NORTH COMEDY SHOWCASE: Skagit Valley’s monthly comedy showcase brings four top-tier Pacific Northwest touring comics to the stage before opening the stage to local talent. Shows are Sundays monthly, ages 18-plus and free at Farmstrong Brewing, 110 Stewart Road, Mount Vernon. Sign up at

ACTING CLASSES: The iDiOM Theater offers acting classes for all ages at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham. Prices vary. or

FREE ADULT ACTING CLASSES: Anacortes Community Theatre offers free acting classes for adults twice each month: 7 to 10:30 p.m. the first Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday, at 918 M Ave., Anacortes. Classes include monologue work, scripted scenes, improv games and more, with a different topic each month. Each class is independent, so you don’t have to commit to every session. 360-840-0089 or

FREE IMPROV CLASS: Join a free, hour-long improv class from noon to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St., Bellingham.


MASTER GARDENER SPEAKER SERIES: Join the Master Gardeners of Skagit County for presentations on varieties of topics related to gardening at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Central Skagit Library, 802 Ball St., Sedro-Woolley.

DAYS FOR GIRLS: The Anacortes Chapter of Days for Girls Sew Day is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Anacortes Lutheran Church, 2100 O Ave. Be a part of creating a personal hygiene solution for girls and women worldwide. Questions:

CERT: Join a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Register at for exact dates and times.

WOOLLEY WRITERS GROUP: The Woolley Writers meet twice per month for workshops, exercises and breaking through blocks. Sessions are 5 p.m. first Tuesdays and third Wednesdays at the Central Skagit Library, 802 Ball St., Sedro-Woolley.

TOASTMASTERS: Early Risers Toastmasters 4617 meets at 6:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave. 360-856-5669.

EVERGREEN ARBORETUM: The arboretum hosts a variety of classes and workshops at 145 Alverson Boulevard, Everett. 425-257-8597. Classes are free for members. Membership cost: $25 individual, $40 families.

n Plants for Winter Pizazz: 1-2 p.m., Nov. 16. $10.

n Kids’ Holiday Workshop: 1-3 p.m., Dec. 7. $10.


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