Topic: Recreation

Call for Sculpture Submissions

Written on June 2, 2021 at 5:29 am, by

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit, will be accepting sculpture submissions this summer. All sculptors are welcome to submit works using the guidelines below between June 6th and Aug 4th, 2021. We do not require any biographical material with your submission. Sculptures will be selected on the merits of the art  Continue Reading

New American Camp Visitor Center Open

Written on May 28, 2021 at 11:01 am, by

By Louise Dustrude The new American Camp Visitor Center parking area and trailhead access has been open to the public since mid-April, after more than a year of construction, and the building and new restrooms will be open by Memorial Day weekend. Although there is still work to do to complete the exhibits, the reception  Continue Reading

History Lives Here: San Juan Island’s Old Military Road, Then and Now

Written on May 11, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Join Historian Mike Vouri and members of the Old Military Road Trail committee at 10:30 a.m., Saturday May 15 as they explore the southern starting point of the Military Road that once ran between American and English Camps. Learn how the old road was initially cut by laborers employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company to  Continue Reading

Trail Times, Spring 2021: Section 2 of the Old Military Road Trail 

Written on April 22, 2021 at 5:11 am, by

Trail Times is a continuing series of articles introducing the Old Military Road Trail (OMRT), a proposed 18-21 mile cross-island non-motorized multi-use trail linking English Camp and American Camp and honoring the original Old Military Road. Welcome to Spring and another segment of the intriguing Old Military Road Trail to explore. Today, we leave remnants  Continue Reading

Island Rec Hosts Beginners’ Dungeons and Dragons Class

Written on April 5, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Island Rec is offering a Dungeons and Dragons beginner Zoom class. Join Joshua Mellinger and Luke Otis for their junior project program. Dungeons and Dragons builds teamwork, problem-solving skills and creative thinking. And most of all it is fun! This class will be held over Zoom. Joshua and Luke will provide all  Continue Reading

First Annual Daffodil Frolic At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Written on March 23, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Sculpture Park Join the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park’s first-ever Daffodil Frolic, a spring celebration of thousands of Daffodils and Irises. (Sorry, the deer ate the tulips.)While you are at the park, enjoy our 150 sculptures, nine new sheep, “Soundhenge,” new Westcott Bay trails, “Whimsy Woods,” three orca fins, “Starfish” for  Continue Reading

Join Island Rec’s Kids Hiking Club, Teen Open Gym

Written on March 20, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Hiking Club Third-fifth graders can join this club and explore some trails from 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays. Parents must drop-off and pick up at each trailhead. Sign up for one or all. Dates and Locations: March 24: Mount Finlayson March 31: Lime Kiln State Park April 7: English Camp and Young Hill April  Continue Reading

Visit Washington State Parks For Free March 19

Written on March 16, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Washington State Parks Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day. The state parks in the San Juans include Lime Kiln Point on San Juan Island, Moran on Orcas Island and Spencer Spit on Lopez Island. March  Continue Reading

Island Rec Breaks Down Levy Renewal

Written on March 12, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Island Rec Island Rec’s levy funding request will be on the April 27 ballot for San Juan Island voters. The request is for a renewal of the existing property tax levy rate of 38.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. To validate the election Island Rec needs 2,550 people to vote and then  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Presents Kids Virtual Magic Show

Written on February 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library will bring Magician Jeff Evans to host “The Amazing Magic Show” by Zoom at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18. The show is a just-for-fun virtual magic show with family-friendly comedy and audience participation.   Jeff Evans is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented and  Continue Reading

Island Rec Presents Online Kids Cooking Class

Written on February 6, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Join Annalee Dunn, owner of Tiny Onion Cooking in Bellingham, for a one-hour live Zoom kids cooking extravaganza. Kids will learn to make scones and herbed egg cups. For those less independent in the kitchen, parent accompaniment is encouraged. The Zoom link to class, as well as an ingredient list, will be  Continue Reading

Island Rec Adds New Online Fitness Classes

Written on January 25, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Island Rec Adult online fitness classes are open for registration. Sign up for the whole month of February, or choose one of our drop-in options. To register, visit Gentle Yoga and Destress Live & On-Demand Combo NEW! Join yoga teacher, Katerina Wen and learn ways to deal with stress and anxiety. A great  Continue Reading

Calling Islanders! Secure Camping Reservations

Written on January 14, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Parks and Fair San Juan County Parks and Fair staff is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in San Juan County year-round. Proof of residency is required. Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any  Continue Reading

Library Hosts Online Textile Event

Written on January 13, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library San Juan Island Library presents “Judy Newland: Exploring Textiles Through Time and Place” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, via Zoom. Through textiles, we can explore art, society, politics, religion and more, making connections between cultures and through time. Join Judy on an adventure using natural dyes, material culture, landscape,  Continue Reading

FANS Donates $4K To Island Rec

Written on January 12, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From FANS Families And Neighbors Support (FANS) Island Rec donated $4,000 to Island Rec this December, thanks to the very generous and dedicated individuals and businesses that donated to FANS this past year. Thank you to all who have donated, and we wish you a wonderful 2021.

BooBoo Hosts Island Rec Online Fitness Class

Written on January 7, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Here is a new Zoom fitness class to kick off the New Year! Join BooBoo James for the class “Fantastic Full Body Fusion” from 5:30-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Jan. 12-Feb. 11.  This is a total body workout, no equipment necessary, except for sometimes a broom. This class is for ages  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series

Written on January 6, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series will present a varied selection of not-to-be-missed documentaries to brighten your life during the winter of 2021. All can be accessed online at at extremely low prices.  Here is the lineup for January and February: Jan. 7-17: The importance of public lands  Continue Reading

Virtual Open Mic For Writers

Written on January 3, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library Join a virtual Open Mic for Writers at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9. The event is hosted by the San Juan Island Library. Held on the second Saturday of the month, Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don’t be shy, come read your work or just listen.  Continue Reading

Gingerbread Contest Winners Announced

Written on December 29, 2020 at 7:30 am, by

By Katie Schmidt, San Juan Builders Association Congratulations to the winners of the San Juan Builders Association’s Gingerbread Contest! It was so hard picking winners as each entry was absolutely wonderful. Thank you to all who participated. You can pick up your entries between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 260 Spring St. I will  Continue Reading

Kick Off 2021 With Virtual Resolution Run

Written on December 23, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Island Rec Start your year off right! Join Island Rec for the 6th annual Resolution Run/Walk 5K. This year, the event is virtual. We are sprinting into the new year with enthusiasm and health and fitness as our goal. How does a virtual race work?  You still have to go all 5K (3.1 miles);  Continue Reading

State Changes Whale Watching Licenses, Budgets For Fish Habitat Restoration

Written on December 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm, by

Commercial Whale Watching Season Reduced to Three Months  By Washington Fish and Wildlife The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved rules establishing requirements for commercial whale watching operators and for the commercial viewing of Southern Resident killer whales and approved changes to spring bear special permits during its Dec. 18 meeting. The commission also heard  Continue Reading

Last Day To Enter Gingerbread House Contest

Written on December 20, 2020 at 7:00 am, by

By San Juan Building Association Join the San Juan Builders Association in celebrating the holiday season by entering or just viewing the entries to its first annual gingerbread competition. Today, Sunday, Dec. 20, is the last day to drop off your gingerbread creations between 11 a.m.-1 p.m at Sundries Court at 260 Spring St. Register  Continue Reading