Topic: Recreation

Teen Open Gym with Island Rec

Written on October 15, 2019 at 8:13 am, by

Teen Open Gym is now running for grades 6-12 on Sunday nights from 7-8:30pm. Grab a friend and come to the Turnbull Gym for some basketball or other indoor games at this free, drop-in program. A parent waiver is required. Check out all of Island Rec’s events at www.islandrec.org, stop by our office Monday –  Continue Reading

Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues

Written on October 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

It is time to register for Island Rec Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on Island, Sundays in Turnbull Gym. Boys basketball league  Continue Reading

Escape Room Event

Written on October 14, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Do you have what it takes to escape? We invite you to join us for a night full of fun and mystery! Come try your luck at our astronomy themed escape room, where you will be tasked with solving puzzles, having fun, and saving the world. Most puzzles are aimed for ages 10+, but all  Continue Reading

Ferry Go Round

Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will host their “Ferry Go Round” meeting aboard the inter-island ferry on Wednesday, October 23rd. This is a Sharing Time for Gardeners with: News of Upcoming events Remembering Past Events County Fair Flower Barn Ribbon Winners Bring your brown bag lunch including beverage                Anacortes           Friday Harbor    Orcas     Lopez  Continue Reading

Access to Mount Grant Preserve Confirmed

Written on October 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm, by

A judge has confirmed public access to the 180-acre Mount Grant Preserve. This means that the 180-acre Preserve will remain open to the public from West Valley Road on San Juan Island. Some signage will be necessary to show alternative access to the 70-acre property that adjoins the preserve. The court ruling came in response  Continue Reading

Pajama Musical Hour

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Join children’s musician Nancy Stewart for an evening “Under the Stars” with stories, silliness, and sing-alongs for the San Juan Island Library’s annual Pajama Storytime. Nancy Stewart is an award-winning musician and the creator of SingWithOurKids.com, an early literacy online resource for caregivers. The Pajama Musical Hour is on Friday, October 11th and begins at  Continue Reading

30th Annual Children’s Festival Committee Members Needed

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Plans are just beginning for the Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival scheduled for May 2, 2020. We are needing people willing to work as a team, committed to creating this fun filled festival dedicated to celebrating children! The Children’s Festival attracts over 1,200 people and is in its 30th year as a hallmark event  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Touch-a-Truck

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

School’s out early on Friday, October 11th, so grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes at Island Rec’s annual Touch-a-Truck event! We will be at the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground again this year, from 11am-12:30pm. Kiwanis will be there in their K-Boose providing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

Need Help Managing “Watchable Wildlife” in Your Garden? Leave this class with a better understanding of how to manage deer and other mammals in your gardens. The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Dave Pehling, retired WSU Extension Zoologist. Dave will discuss integrated pest management, deterring pests by understanding their needs for,  Continue Reading

Call for Trailblazers!

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Starting THIS WEEKEND, Oct 5 & 6, your Land Bank stewards will kick off trail work on the new mountain bike trail on Mount Grant. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer hours for a SJI Service Scholarship, so be sure to pass on the call for volunteers to any  Continue Reading

Island Rec Adult Drop-in Programs

Written on October 1, 2019 at 9:13 am, by

Island Rec’s evening drop-in programs begin this week at Turnbull Gym. Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness. Beginning 09/30/2019 at Turnbull Gym: Monday 7:30-9:30pm – Ping Pong & Pickleball Tuesdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Basketball Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm –Badminton & Ping Pong Thursdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Pickleball &Volleyball All participants must  Continue Reading

Fall Afternoon in the Park

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Louise Dustrude shares this photo of a beautiful fall afternoon at John O. Linde Community Park. Thanks for sharing mom!

Park Announces Closure of American Camp Visitor Center

Written on September 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park announces its closure of the American Camp Visitor Center effective, September 23rd, 2019. The closing of the visitor center is in preparation of the construction of a new, permanent facility on the site. A double-wide trailer has served the park and millions of visitors over 42 years, and a  Continue Reading

Food and Art for the Fall Family Art Days at SJIMA

Written on September 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Families of all ages can explore making art of, or with food! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art‘s (SJIMA) Fall Family Art Days begin Saturday, September 28, from noon to 5:00 pm, at 540 Spring Street. The classes are upstairs on the second floor. Children and their family members create entertaining and interesting projects  Continue Reading

Messy Me

Written on September 19, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec – Messy Me Do you have a tactile toddler who just wants to touch everything? Here’s their chance to explore to their heart’s content! Messy Me returns on Friday, September 27, from 2-3:30pm at the Friday Harbor Elementary School gym. There will be sensory bins filled with all sorts of interesting textures and  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Back to Fitness

Written on September 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Casey Wade and Morgan Johnston, Tuesdays and Thursdays this Fall for a 6 week, back to fitness boot camp at John O. Linde Community Park. This class runs from September 24 – October 31st, 8:20-9:10am. We will focus on body-weight workouts, and meeting you wherever you’re at in your fitness journey. All Abilities and  Continue Reading

Fall Open House Saturday at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Written on September 7, 2019 at 6:04 am, by

Saturday, September 7, the San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting another open house at the preserve from 10am until 4pm. Walk the preserve, hear what we’ve learned from some our ecological assessments – including wildlife, wetlands, and water quality – AND share your vision!  Directions:  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Fall Youth Dance Classes

Written on September 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This fall Island Rec is offering 2 new dance classes taught by Rachelle Radonski! Rachelle has been teaching tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical dance for 24 years. She has also designed multiple programs for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Her passion and love of teaching makes her  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Ongoing Classes and Groups at the Mullis Center

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Even while we cherish our late summer days there is a twist to the seasons this time of year.  Kids head back to school and while I’ve been out of school for a long time I still feel the  Continue Reading

Fall Open House at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Written on August 29, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting another open house at the preserve where you can walk the preserve, hear what we’ve learned from our ecological assessments – including wildlife, wetlands, and water quality – AND share your vision! Saturday, September 7th from 10am to  Continue Reading

September Native Plant Sales from the Salish Seeds Project

Written on August 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County! The Land Bank is hosting three sales in September featuring native plants produced by the Salish Seeds Project. Nursery gates will open to the public September 8th on San Juan Island, with pop-up sales Sept. 21 on Lopez and Sept.  Continue Reading