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The stage at Anacortes High School’s Brodniak Hall is set for a rousing display of silliness, complete with knights, minstrels, castles and quests.
The drama department has been gearing up for months for the production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” a Broadway musical based largely on the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
Are there ways to make Anacortes a more pedestrian friendly and safe community?
A group of volunteers and city staff want to know.
A pedestrian open house to brainstorm ideas with them is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Residents are encouraged to bring their ideas, experiences, kids and their friends.
“We want to get folks thinking about their walking experience in Anacortes,” said Michele Pope who is helping out with the effort. “What difficulties do they face and what would encourage them to walk more?”
A short film with a depth of personal meaning is in its final stages, and the Fidalgo Island filmmaker needs some help to complete the project.
“The Bath” is Mark Lundsten’s second production of a short film through his Fidalgo Films business.
“The Bath” is based on a poem of the same name by Lundsten’s friend Holly Hughes. The poem explores a daughter’s struggle to bathe her aging mother whose dementia makes her difficult to manage.
Kaleo Smith, 10, of Anacortes knows his poisons and how they can affect others.
Proof is his winning poster design for the Washington Poison Center’s annual Poison Prevention Week celebration.
“When my mom told me I won the contest I was really excited,” Kaleo said in an e-mail. “I started running around the house yelling ‘I won.’”
Kaleo’s poster has a spray can containing a poisonous substance spraying an image of Mr. Yuk, the symbol of poison safety in Washington since 1974.
The Friends of Skagit Beaches Trail Tales program is seeking volunteers to share the history and ecology of Fidalgo Bay with residents and visitors.
Last season more than 200 people enjoyed interpretive walks along the Tommy Thompson Parkway guided by volunteer docents in the Trail Tales program. In addition to leading walks, docents guide bike rides, staff informational booths at summer events and offer presentations to other groups interested in learning about the human history, flora and fauna, marine ecology and the bay-wide cleanup restoration under way along the shoreline.
Docents receive professional interpreter training and work with veteran volunteers.