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Monday, Jan. 6: Laurie Gere's inaugural city council meeting. 7 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Also, our new mayor wants to hear from you. If you haven’t already done so, go to http://www.lauriegere.com/ and respond to “Laurie’s Listening Tour” survey. (Remember to click the “submit” button at the bottom of the survey form.) The results will be published. The deadline is January 15 (early responses are encouraged).
Friday, Jan. 10: Ocean Plankton: The Life and Times of Tiny Marine Organisms. Marine plankton are among the most abundant and vital organisms on earth, yet most people know very little about them. Please join Dr. Jude Apple, Marine Scientist, WWU, Shannon Pt. Marine Science Center, to hear what life is like in the planktonic realm and how marine plankton affect all of us. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Educational Service District Building, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Lectures are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches. For more info, contact Matt Kerschbaum,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Jan. 19: Time Bank Winter Social. Celebrate the new year by enjoying the companionship of some of the nicest folks in town, your fellow timebankers. If you're not already in the time bank and just want to learn more, this is your chance! No reservations necessary, and no need to bring food, just bring your place setting (and how about a friend? TimeBank staff will be on hand to sign up applicants and answer any questions). Senior Activity Center, 5-7 pm.
Tuesday, Jan. 28: Seventh Generation Supper. Join us for our monthly community supper meeting (this is also our annual meeting) and a presentation on "Growing Resilience with Goats." Jennie Grant, author ofCity Goats, and Phyllis Shulman, senior legislative adviser to former Seattle city council member Richard Conlin, will share the story of how they worked together to encourage the city of Seattle to allow backyard urban goats. Learn how the pair helped increase Seattle's resilience by successfully broadening the city's local food options. Books will be available for purchase. Suggested dinner donation: $5/adult, $3/children 10 and under. Please bring your own place settings! Doors open 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center; supper is at 6 pm.