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JANUARY 22-28, 2017

Get your year off to a fun and healthy start by joining us for these FREE daily activities during the annual Mayor's Winter Wellness Week!

Sunday, January 22, 4-5pm
Restorative Yoga w/Instructor Shelley Dorland

Riverwalk Yoga Studio, 117 N 1st Street #5
RSVP required, limited to 15 persons:
(360) 336-6211 or

Restorative Yoga is a slow, quiet practice that nurtures deep relaxation and release. Typically the poses are held for 5-10 minutes while the practitioner is fully supported with props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. Hands on adjustments are made to ensure a comfortable experience. Participants say they leave feeling relaxed and revived.

For ages 12 and older. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one available and wear comfortable clothing easy to stretch in.


Monday, January 23, 6:30-7:15pm
Winter Skies at the Planetarium

New Main at Mount Vernon High School, 314 N 9th Street

RSVP required, limited seating available:
(360) 336-6211 or

Come see the winter skies of Mount Vernon from the comfort of the High School Planetarium. Would you like to learn how to locate some of our winter constellations, stars, and deep sky objects? How far away are these things, and what are they exactly? MVHS Science teacher and Planetarium Director John Sullivan will be using the 30-foot domed planetarium to answer these questions and more.
**6:30pm event is full, now taking names for a possible 
second event at 7:30pm**


Tuesday, January 24, 6-7:30pm
Puirt na Gael Celtic Instrumental Quartet
Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Avenue

Puirt na Gael is a Celtic Instrumental Quartet featuring Scottish Reelpipes, fiddle, whistles and bouzouki. Their repertoire features mostly Scottish and Cape Breton, Novia Scotia tunes, with a few Irish tunes as well.

Whether fast-paced jigs and reels, or haunting slow airs, these musicians have years of playing experience at a very high level, and love performing and sharing their passion for Celtic music. The group has appeared at the Northwest Folklife Festival and at other venues around the Puget Sound area.
Stop in and enjoy the music anytime between 6-7:30pm! 


Wednesday, January 25, 6:30-8pm
A Homeopathic Acute Care Walk through Colds and Flus
Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S 1st Street, Room 309
Please pre-register at (360) 336-5087 ext. 136

What are the most common homeopathic remedies used for colds and flus? How do I decide which remedy to use? Join Michele Brookhouse, RSHom(NA), CCH to talk about cold and flu season and which remedies are useful to have on hand. She'll cover about 10 different remedies and how each can support your immune system and in what way, so that you are back up on your feet and feeling good again.


Thursday, January 26, 4-6pm
Illuminight Winter Walk

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association, the City of Mount Vernon, Illuminated Wildlife and Tri-Dee Arts are pleased to present the 3rd Illuminight Winter Walk at 5:30pm. Come to Tri-Dee Arts, 215 S 1st Street, between 4-5pm and learn how to make a paper lantern luminary. Then, take a 15-20 minute wellness walk from Tri-Dee Arts along the Skagit Riverwalk. The Illuminight Winter Walk is a fun, free family event for all ages.


Friday, January 27, 12-1pm
Five Wishes Workshop: Writing Your Living Will
Mount Vernon Police/Court Campus, 1805 Continental Place
Please pre-register at (360) 336-6211

During this interactive workshop led by Hospice of the Northwest and using the Five Wishes living will booklet, participants will explore ways to direct their own treatment should they become too ill to speak for themselves. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in Washington State. Each participant will receive a Five Wishes booklet provided by Hospice of the Northwest.


Saturday, January 28
Take Your Loved One for a Walk

Make some time to take a walk with someone special today. Check the link
below for some great walking path and trail ideas!

Mount Vernon Walking Trails


Mayor's Office
910 Cleveland Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hours: 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)
(360) 336-6211


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday

City Hall, 2nd Floor
910 Cleveland Avenue
P.O. Box 809
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 336-6211

(360) 336-0623

Jill Boudreau