The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society seeks someone who knows Legacy 7.5 to teach a class to assist those involved in the pilot program offered to Burlington High School through the Burlington Library and the Paul. G Allen Library Foundation.
Kiwanis scholarship applications for 2014 are available. This is the 55th year of the program, which is offered to residents in the Anacortes School District and graduates of Anacortes High School.
Applicants can include graduating high school seniors, students continuing college educations and those returning to interrupted studies.
The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce is again investing in decorating the downtown trees with thousands of white lights and the uptown light poles with lighted snowflake decorations. It’s encouraging chamber members to join in participating in the White Lights and Bright Colors Contest.
The Anacortes Schools Foundation launches its first major fundraiser next month with the family-friendly event “Celebrate the Season.”
Enjoy gingerbread-decorating contests, photos with Santa, crafts and games, refreshments and more 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center.
The signature event is the “Dream It Dinner” on Saturday. Doors open for registration at 5:30 p.m. The evening features a catered dinner and a lively auction followed by entertainment by the A-Town Big Band.
Thomas Krowl got it just right — the look of the rigging, the effect of the wind coming off the water from one direction and the riptide from another, and the sense of the sun reflected in one area of the sky as darkness falls on the other.
“You did an excellent job,” professional Alaskan fisherman Nick Mavar Sr. told Krowl of his oil painting “Race to Safe Harbor.” “I can see it in the waves and everything.”
Executive Director Bob Hyde who helped unveil the painting at the Seafarers’ Memorial Park building on Friday said he’s been longtime friends with Krowl.
“In his heart he said he needs to donate this painting to the port,” Hyde said. “The perfect spot is the Seafarers’ Memorial Park.”
The Anacortes High School Theatre Department presents “Distracted” by Lisa Loomer 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16 and 21-23 at Brodniak Hall. Admission is by donation. It is rated PG-13.
It is the story of one family’s frantic attempt to find the right treatment for their active 9-year-old who has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The play is a comedy with a serious point about the modern world of cell phones, 24-hour news cycles, interruptions and the overwhelming presence of media.
During the play screens in the background will have changing multi-media projections.