The Anacortes Schools Foundation hosts “Celebrate the Season” this weekend at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center.
Enjoy gingerbread-decorating contests, photos with Santa, crafts and games, refreshments and more 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Bags and bags of food, more than a ton in all, will be donated to hungry families in the area thanks to athletes who participated in Anacortes High School’s winter sports season food drive Nov. 23.
The food drive, which has been going on at the beginning of each AHS sports season for the past 12 years, will benefit the Salvation Army and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
The school generally brings in about 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of food a year through the three separate drives, AHS athletic director Rick Mergenthaler said.
The First Friday Gallery Walk is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. It coincides with the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Artwalk, which runs both Friday and Saturday.
The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Holiday Artwalk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
More than 20 merchants will exhibit the work of local artists, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography and music. Many businesses will also offer holiday specials.
The event will coincide with the December First Friday Gallery Walk.
Audiences may think they’ll just be sitting in the seats, but they are in for quite a ride at Anacortes Community Theatre’s upcoming production “Mama Won’t Fly,” a comedy featuring clashing family members, a long-distance road trip and more.
The show, written by Jesse Jones, Jamie Wooten and Nicholas Hop, will open Friday and run through Dec. 22 at the ACT theater, 918 M Ave.
The show follows the story of Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt (Rebecca Launius-Brown), who has agreed to get her meddling mother Norleen Sprunt (Marilyn Pinquoch) from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding.
Norleen’s refusal to fly, however, puts both mother and daughter in an old station wagon, headed across the country. When Hayley Quinn (Willow McLaughlin), bride-to-be, decides that traveling to the wedding with her in-laws would be a perfect way to bond, the car gets even more crowded.
The Guemes Island Environmental Trust is sponsoring a Creativity Contest with $3,000 in prizes for Skagit youth age 15-20.