Coming Up

So many good things are happening around Fidalgo — walks, talks, educational opportunities and rewarding experiences!

Below are some highlights of events coming up that we believe may be of interest to Transition folks. Our TF&F Events and shared sponsorship events are highlighted in green.

Transition Fidalgo and Friends’
Monthly Gathering Presentation:

Our July Presentation:

Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 pm,
Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for our Monthly Gathering. Hear and share community announcements and events; connect with fellow friends.

Mini-Houses in Anacortes

– Cost effective answer to the local housing crisis.

Question:  How can Anacortes provide low cost housing options for our community?

Answer:  The “Mini-House”

Bud Anderson and Brian Scott  believe that there is an option to provide low cost housing in Anacortes that is COST EFFECTIVE.  The concept is to change existing garage space into a separate, livable home.  By moving past the concept of living in a “Mega-House”, you can live simply, cheaply, and be super energy efficient.  The total construction costs is about 20% of new construction in addition to the facts that the long term utility costs become insignificant.  Bud & Brian are presently working on their third home in Anacortes with several others in the planning stages.

Presented by:

Bud Anderson, PE retired Electrical Engineer, owner of WA Electric, an electrical contracting company in Anacortes and a licensed Electrician in Washington.

Brian Scott, Carpenter, with 35 years of Carpenter experience remodeling and building new homes.

Our Monthly Gatherings include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. Everyone is welcome!

Other Events of Interest

Fix-It Days

July 27, August 31, and September 28
Last Saturday of each month
10 – 4 at the
Farmer’s Marker, Anacortes

This is the 8th year that Transition Fidalgo & Friends has held the popular Fix It Days events at the Anacortes Farmers Market. Fix It Days is a public service to our community, where friends and neighbors from our area bring their broken appliances, lamps, electronics, etc. to be repaired. In return for repairing an item, we ask that a donation be made to support the continued sustainability work of Transition Fidalgo & Friends.

For Transition Fidalgo & Friends, the Fix It Days program is a three-way win-win. First, we provide a way for people to avoid throwing away items that, in many cases, only need a simple repair, thus avoiding the need to purchase a replacement. Second, we reduce our solid waste problem by keeping items out of the landfill that still have life left in them. Third, TF&F is able to support a successful program that addresses the growing homeless problems in our community. Our goal of creating a sustainable and resilient community will require solutions to both these problems.


Skagit Audubon Hikes

Sauk Mountain
Wed. Jul 24, 2019 7:30 am
4.2 miles round trip, 1200 ft. el. gain with an option to walk down to Sauk Lake, 7.2 miles RT, 2400 ft. el. gain. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Sedro-Woolley Food Pavilion. 12:30 pm return to trailhead for those who go to summit only; 2:30 pm return for those who do both summit and Sauk Lake; carpool accordingly.
OPTION 2: ROCKPORT STATE PARK TRAILS:  Over 4 or more miles of trails in an old growth forest and out to the Skagit River and back. Same meeting time and place as hike shown above. Return time depends on those carpooling together.