The Anacortes Museum Advisory Board has a vacancy and is accepting applications until Friday.
The seven-member board meets at 9 a.m. every first Tuesday at the museum, 1305 Eighth St. The board ensures the museum is responsive to and represents the historical interested of the community.
The Anacortes High School AVID program is looking for motivated and interested parents and community members to take part in a new mentorship program.
Mentors will work one-on-one with junior AVID students entering their senior year of high school to help them through the college admissions process. Mentors’ primary role will be making sure that their mentee is staying on track with academic progress, college applications, financial aid resources and goal setting.
Skagit Valley College will offer a new, 10-credit-hour composites course this summer. Composite wind blade repair is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday July 9-Aug. 30 at the marine technology center in Anacortes.
Summer Learning and Lunches provides reading and nutritional support to Anacortes children and families in need during the summer months. The program runs July 8-Aug. 23. Volunteer support is needed in three areas.
Ken Beselin, 84, is a retired marine engineer with the state of Alaska. Today he builds replica steamboat engines.
“I was always rather handy with my hands,” he said. “And I was always around ships.”
Beselin’s also one of those people who has to stay busy.
He made most of the parts for his 1/12 scale replica 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine — except for the 1,000 or so tiny nuts and bolts he bought out of Florida and gauges from a British company.
The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club will be open this summer after the county organization announced last week it received funding to keep the clubs open.
After announcing the clubs would be closed due to financial constraints, the organization received gifts from several anonymous donors that will allow the clubs in Anacortes, La Conner, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley to keep their doors open over the summer holiday.
“It was a very difficult decision for us to close our doors during the summer as we realize that is a time when families need us the most,” said Annette Booth, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County board of directors. “These donations will not only allow us to offer summer programs but put us in a stronger position to increase our services during the school year.”