Anacortes Cold Weather Shelter Closed until 21 December (approximately)

The Salvation Army is in the process of hiring temporary workers to fill the midnight shifts at the Cold Weather shelter, and we expect the shelter to be open on/near 21 December.

Updates will be posted  at the Cold Weather Shelter website:

Anacortes Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues

A note from Kirk Kennedy & Sylvia Cooper:

Exciting news for people with disabilities in Anacortes, their family & friends and those serving this community. 

Please consider attending this information meeting of Anacortes’ newly forming ACAC committee, whose mission is, “To improve the quality of life for residents and visitors with disabilities by eliminating or modifying barriers burdening them.”  To be effective, our ACAC needs input from people with a wide range of disabilities and those who support people with disabilities (spouses, caregivers, professionals, etc.).    Click here to visit ACAC webpage on City’s site.

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VOICES at the Anacortes High School

From Keiko McCracken:

Good morning, education supporters!

I am thrilled to share with you a clip from the upcoming VOICES performance that Anacortes High School students have been preparing for the community.
VOICES is a student-sponsored, student-created multimedia performance in the arts showcasing real experience and resilience in the lives of Anacortes teens.  It celebrates authentic student stories expressed through music, film, dance, drama, spoken word, visual arts and more. Gender identity, body image, love, diversity and bullying are just some of the themes for the evening.  For anyone wishing to understand and support our youth, this is the event of the year to attend.

VOICES will be performed one night only, this Friday, April 27, 7:00 pm. at Brodniak Hall.  Admission is by donation to Voices of the Children, a Skagit Valley-based nonprofit providing opportunities in the arts to marginalized youth both locally and internationally.

Please feel free to share this invitation widely with other groups and individuals.  We hope to pack the hall to honor the bravery and artistic achievement of these young adults.  Their greatest fears are that people will laugh, and no one will care enough to come.  I believe that Anacortes can prove them wrong!  And I promise, you will leave the theater changed.
With warm regards,

The Raising of America – a documentary presented by the Anacortes Wellness Coalition

Tuesday, December 5th, 6:15 PM, Anacortes Public Library:

Anacortes School District Community Engagement Coordinator Keiko McCracken and Early Learning Coordinator Nicole Mortimer will present “The Raising of America,” about early learning and the future of our nation.

The presentation is free and, with discussion, should last no more than 45 minutes.

Raising America

Family Center seeking volunteer childcare providers for 1 hour on either Saturdays and Thursdays

The Anacortes Family Center is hosting its own support group starting Saturday 10/28/17 from 10:00am to 11:00 AM. These sessions will continue every other Saturday at 10AM.
The Family Center is also starting a Cocaine Anonymous meeting for their program’s residents every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 PM starting on Thursday- 11/2/17 (this will be weekly)
They are seeking volunteers to provide childcare while their parents are attending either of the support groups
Please spread the word.  Volunteers can contact Beatriz at (360) 293-2993 ext 124 or Karen at (360) 293-2992 ext 112.