Topic: Recreation

The Land Bank Says Thank You!

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Islanders, thank you for “Getting Outdoors” and joining the Land Bank at our Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House last weekend. The response was incredible, with almost 200 visitors over the six-hour event, and on a busy June Saturday to boot! It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the property and to hear the community’s positive  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce the 2018 Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. This long-standing concert series is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15, located at the San Juan Historical Museum, which is at 405 Price Street. It is a perfect time to grab a blanket or bring a chair and have a  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on June 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Climbing Mt. Finlayson , Bill Severson will take us on one of his favorite hikes. There is a steep section, however Bill will take a slow pace and speculate along the way on who the mountain was named after and how high they thought it was at the time. Saturday June 23, 1-4 pm Terrain  Continue Reading

Salish Solstice Festival

Written on June 17, 2018 at 6:16 am, by

Come celebrate the longest day of the year and the start of a new event at the Fairgrounds. It’s the Salish Solstice Festival at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Thursday, June 21st from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Bring a blanket, your folding chairs, and your picnic basket and ring in the solstice.  Artisan vendors on site to  Continue Reading

Orca Sing 2018

Written on June 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas.  This year’s event is the 19th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, Fred West and Seattle’s City Cantabile Choir will  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Fireworks

Written on June 15, 2018 at 10:35 am, by

Here’s a note from SJI Chamber Director Becki Day… Thanks to a generous matching grant from Kings Market and lodging tax funds from the Town of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has once again commissioned local talent and pyrotechnical director, Nick Gislason, a fifth generation San Juan Islander, with the Lopez  Continue Reading

Summer Sailing for all Ages

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec sailing classes happen every summer in cooperation with the San Juan Sailing Foundation. Basic, Basic Teen & Adult, Intermediate, and Double Handed Sloop happen at Percich Pond on Wold Road, and at Jackson’s Beach. Participants will learn to rig, tack, jibe, recover from a capsize and other basic skills while sailing solo in  Continue Reading

Parade Applications Now Available

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Applications Available For Friday Harbor’s 4th Of July Parade– Prize Money Encourages Themed Entries! The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that applications are available for the 2018 4th of July Parade in downtown Friday Harbor. Participants are encouraged to sign up early due to limited parade space and time considerations. The Chamber  Continue Reading

National Get Outdoors Day: Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House

Written on June 7, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note from Doug McCutchen of the SJC Land Bank… Hey Island(s) Friends – the Land Bank and Preservation Trust are hosting an open house at Zylstra Lake this Saturday from 10a-4pm. This is an opportunity to come walk through the property and more importantly ask questions AND provide feedback to the two organizations  Continue Reading

Art Just For Fun-Try It!

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Art For Fun classes at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor have begun for the summer. Especially designed for those who think they can’t paint or just want to have fun, talented instructor, Kristen Abramson, leads the classes with attention to every student. Art for Fun is a two-hour,  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Entertainment Line Up Announced

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

There is entertainment for everyone at this year’s San Juan County Fair – all ages and all genres.  Headline Entertainment: The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the entertainment for 2018.  This year includes a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – Alan White of YES and John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band fame  Continue Reading

Spectacular Sorticulture

Written on June 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will be hosting another excursion next week. Sorticulture unites art and the garden in a celebration of creative outdoor living. Over 100 artists and nurseries gather to showcase distinctive hand-crafted garden art and unique plants to transform your backyard. Learn tips and tricks from top regional gardening experts. Date:  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on May 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Art for Fun is an art experience for everyone from the novice to the professional. Follow step-by-step instruction in a two hour session and go home with your own 16″ x 20″ painting. This time the painting is “Butterfly in Vogue” What: Art for Fun, paint pARTy When: June 15 Where: San Juan Islands Museum  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks – Brandon Cadwell

Written on May 29, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Brandon Cadwell was a ranger for the National Park Service in southeast Arizona. Come hear about three small, but mighty treasures of our national heritage and his experience living on the southern border. These wild tales range from volcanic eruptions to Chiricahua Apache Wars to Spanish explorers. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the  Continue Reading

Goldenback Trail

Written on May 27, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

National Trails Day Hike: Goldenback Trail Opens Saturday, June 2 at Westside Scenic Preserve, San Juan Island Thanks to the efforts of San Juan County Land Bank volunteers and staff, there is a new hiking trail at the Westside Scenic Preserve on San Juan Island. Join San Juan Island Preserve Steward, Doug McCutchen, and Field  Continue Reading

Kids Triathlon

Written on May 22, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Inauguaral Kids Triathlon Announced Island Athletic Events, LLC, producer of the 17th annual Kings San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K and the sixth annual Three Lakes Triathlon announced the first annual Kids Triathlon at Lakedale Resort. “It’s something we’ve talked about over the winter. Lakedale’s General Manager, Karl Bruno, has been very supportive  Continue Reading

What Is A County Fair?

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Barbara Bevens of the SJC Fair Board, shares these thoughts with you… If you go to Wikipedia while searching for County Fair it will redirect you to “Agricultural Show.” Pretty weird, huh? We always think of the County Fair as a local event where we go to meet our friends, to see the animals, ride  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on May 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Bill Severson writes to let you know about a change to the walk scheduled for next Saturday… Know Your Island Walk Saturday May 26 1-4 pm:  This month we will be joining up with Sandy Strehlou for the historical hike on Young Hill/English Camp. Meet at the English Camp parking lot.  This is a change  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds this Friday

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

This coming Friday, May 18th, it’s The NeverEnding Story at the Fairgrounds. Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and enjoy this throwback at the Drive-In. Admission/Parking is first come, first served at 8:30PM, $5/person or $20 for family of 5. Movies start just after dark. Audio is tuned in through  Continue Reading

National Safe Boating Week

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

National Safe Boating Week Comes Ashore May 19 – May 25   The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands Detachment is partnering with Washington State public safety professionals May 19 – 25 for National Safe Boating Week to urge everyone to safely enjoy the natural beauty of our beautiful water.   A simple, fast  Continue Reading

Hosted Excursion

Written on May 14, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Rare and Thriving Plant Collections, Woodland Trails and Formal Gardens Heronswood Garden, Bloedel Reserve and Chimacum Gardens in one weekend. Can you just imagine? Well, the San Juan Island Garden club is hosting a TWO DAY excursion that will make your dream come true. During our travels we will walk among Heronswood rare plants, learn  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce the third running of the now famous Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race on Sunday, May 20th.  This is a classic old-fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people run their homemade non-motorized contraptions down Grover Street by the elementary school. The racing categories are ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-adult. There  Continue Reading

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