“Some books are toolkits you take up to fix things, from the most practical to the most mysterious, from your house to your heart, or to make things, from cakes to ships. Some books are wings… Some books are medicine, bitter but clarifying.” Click to read the full Maria Popova's article on Brain Pickings
From the hidden universe beneath our feet to delight as a counter-cultural force of courage and resistance, by way of Patti Smith, Toni Morrison, and the Greek myths..................Click to read Maria Popova's article on Brain Pickings
Great children’s books are really miniature cartographies of meaning, emissaries of the deepest existential wisdom that cut across all lines of division, scuttle past the many walls adulthood has sold us on erecting, and slip in through the backdoor of our consciousness to speak — in the language of children, which is the language of unselfconscious sincerity — the most timeless truths to the truest parts of us.................................Click to read the full article at Brain Pickings
"Given that it serves as the brain’s built-in therapy mechanism regulating our negative moods, given that it acts as the brain’s janitor sweeping away toxins responsible for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, sleep may be the closest thing we have a superpower" ................. Read more
Astronomy for all! Come learn some basic astronomy principles on Monday evenings at the Oak Harbor Library!
These meetings are family friendly, and great educational fun. Meetings are presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. No experience necessary.
Come learn about astronomy and ask any questions that you may have!
When: Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Address: 1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277
Come check out the 5th annual OH BABY Birth and Baby Fair! This event is PACKED full of vendors, birth professionals, health resources, local food and more. Meet the birth professionals, shop with local vendors, and enjoy some lunch while you're there. Educational classes will run throughout the day. There will be giveaways and swag bags as well as FREE ADMISSION! Spread the word!
When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Address: 150 SW 6th Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Enter the grounds of Lord Hill Farms, in Snohomish, while you gaze upon the beautiful tree lit path to the grand entrance. Walk down the red carpet wearing your favorite formal/semi formal/ or Sunday's best attire and wander the ball, finding your favorite characters as you mingle, take photos and eat sweets fit for a queen!
Dance the night away with the characters and your fall ball date and sing-a-long to your favorite songs!When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Address: 12525 Old Snohomish Monroe Rd, Snohomish, Washington 98290
"We spend our lives trying to discern where we end and the rest of the world begins. There is a strange and sorrowful loneliness to this, to being a creature that carries its fragile sense of self in a bag of skin on an endless pilgrimage to some promised land of belonging. We are willing to erect many defenses to hedge against that loneliness and fortress our fragility. But every once in a while, we encounter another such creature who reminds us with the sweetness of persistent yet undemanding affection that we need not walk alone".......Read more
Come watch the META Perfroming Arts production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical!
This is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
This is an INCREDIBLE show that you won't want to miss. Perfect for elementary aged children as well. Don't miss it!
When: October 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Address: 712 S 1st St, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
Come check out Northwest Washington's premier comic book and pop culture convention! This event will be featuring the largest selection of comics, toys and related merchandise.
Enjoy many guest speakers and a costume contest, freebies, door prizes, and lots of fun!
Kids 7 years old and under are FREE with a paying adult. Free parking included.
Don't miss out on this very special family friendly event!
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 am
Address: 5715 Barrett Rd, Ferndale, Washington 98248
Kirk Cameron will be bringing the Cameron living room to churches across the country, and wants you to join him for a heartfelt conversation about what matters most to husbands, wives and parents.
Think of it as a "home-run date night" with Kirk along with special music guest, Matt Hammitt.
Come enjoy a time to get away with your spouse for 3 hours to laugh, pray, learn and worship together as everyone dives deep.
You'll walk away from this event with a new lens to see your family through and you'll definitely be inspired to give your family a "Living Room Reset". Don't miss it!
When: Monday, October 6th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Address: 4326 148th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012
Review the science behind managing your symptoms such as dry hair/skin/nails, inability to lose weight, itchy skin, and feeling cold.
Why do I still have symptoms if my test results are all NORMAL? Do you have Hashimoto Auto-Immune issues? Your symptoms could be linked to thyroid issues that may not show up on conventional blood tests.
Correct your symptoms even without prescription medications with tools you'll learn at this integrative wellness seminar!
This event is open to patients and providers.
Presentation by Michelle Moser, RPh. Seating is limited, private group rates available. Refreshments will be provided!
When: Thursday, October 15th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Address: 221 South 1st Street, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
Come celebrate the 30th anniversary season at Anacortes Farmers Market!
The market offers everything from fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods and pasta, honey, cheese, eggs, meat and fish, preserved foods, soap and body care products, candles, clothes, jewelry, and accessories, fine arts and crafts and SO MUCH MORE!
There will be hot food options available with an outdoor cafe and live music every week from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Your children will enjoy the kids activities while you are enjoying the market.
You can find the master gardeners plant clinic indoors or relax and enjoy the sculpture garden and madrone grove next door!
When: Every Saturday through October 26th, 2019 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Address: 611 R Ave, Anacortes, Washington 98221
Come share your love of reading with like-minded individuals. This month the group will be discussing "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.
Bring your covered drink, a snack and join the discussion in the library's Center for Lifelong Learning!
When: Fridays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm!
Address: 1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, WA - Phone: 360-722-7459
Curious about the mysteries of Orpheus? The Cornet Bay Retreat Center is holding a weekend to re-live this story!
Orpheus was the first musician, the first poet and the first story-teller – the first composer of myth, for mythos is story; and all nature crowded round to hear him.
At this exciting retreat, you will encounter many divine beings, mythical beasts, face challenges and choices, and maybe even get a glimpse into the mystery of your very own being.
There will be live actors, displays, props, activities and much, MUCH more to see and do in this live-interactive weekend!
When: Friday, September 27th at 3:00 pm through Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 12:00 pm.
Address: 400 Cornet Bay Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Mothers or expectant mothers - THIS IS FOR YOU!
Come learn all there is to know about breastfeeding! Learn different ways to hold your baby and different solutions to boost supply and ways to properly address a poor latch. This is a free event led by an IBCLC. Tell your friends!
When: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 5:30 pm.
Address: 1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277
Come find lots of great treasures, live music, great food, and a car show at the Skagit County Fairgrounds! This awesome fall garage sale is LOADED with antiques and knick knacks for everyone. Enjoy some live music and food while you shop around!
When: Friday, September 20th at 9:00 pm through Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
Address: 479 W Taylor St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273