Topic: Recreation

National Park Service Awards Technical Assistance Grant to Old Military Road Trail Committee

Written on December 5, 2019 at 11:55 am, by

Formal planning will soon be underway on a long-distance San Juan Island trail thanks to a recently awarded grant from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA). The island-based Old Military Road Trail committee is one of 40 recipients nationwide of the grant, which provides technical assistance for community-led recreation projects.  Continue Reading

Flea and Craft Market

Written on December 3, 2019 at 11:59 am, by

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7th from 9am-1pm and join us at the Winter Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds! The American Legion Auxiliary booth will be open for breakfast & lunch from 8:30am – 1:00pm and proceeds will go towards their scholarship fund, which is open to all seniors. Friday Harbor Middle  Continue Reading

FANS Thanks Donors for Its $6,000 End-of-Year Donation to Island Rec

Written on November 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This December, FANS’ (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) generous donors helped the group contribute $6,000 to Island Rec, for a 2019 total of $12,000. These funds provide much needed support for Island Rec programs, parks and events, including Music on the Lawn, swimming lessons and vital scholarships to provide assistance for families, just to  Continue Reading

Santa is on his way!

Written on November 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Hey Kids – Santa is coming to King’s Marine (upstairs from King’s Market). Come get your photo with him on Saturday, November 30 from 10am to 1pm. Santa will arrive at 10:00 am on a fire truck – Don’t miss it! Donations accepted – all proceeds go to the food bank.

Land Bank Volunteer Event

Written on November 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Taming Invasive Blackberry at Westside Preserve Work off some holiday calories with the Land Bank! Grab out of town guests, some gloves and water, and join Outreach Coordinator, Tanja Williamson, to clear invasive Himalayan blackberry along the trails of Westside Preserve. Friday, November 29th from 10 am to Noon at Westside Preserve, San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber is partnering with Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild.  Continue Reading

Island Rec’s Winter Break School’s Out Camp

Written on November 23, 2019 at 6:30 am, by

Are you looking for somewhere for your kids to be during their winter break from school? Our Winter Break Camp will provide structured, themed activities for your Kindergarteners-5th Graders in two day sessions at Friday Harbor Elementary School. We will operate camp in the following two-day sessions with the following themes December 26th & 27th (Survive the Wild),  Continue Reading

Construction Work Means Temporary Trail Closure

Written on November 11, 2019 at 7:05 am, by

By Louise Dustrude – Construction of the new American Camp Visitor Center is under way and it is expected to continue through August 2020. In addition to the new building there will be improvements to the parking area, a new access road from farther east along Cattle Point Road, and some ADA pathways in the  Continue Reading

Pickleball at the Fairgrounds

Written on November 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm, by

This notice is being published again with corrected information… Join us in the sport that is sweeping the nation! Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It has simple rules that make is accessible to a wide range of age ranges and skill levels. The sport was invented  Continue Reading

Land Bank Wants to Hear from You!

Written on November 6, 2019 at 8:35 am, by

The Land Bank is seeking input as they develop a Stewardship and Management Plan for Zylstra Lake Preserve. To start the process, there will be a public scoping meeting on Thursday, November 7th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Brickworks. Land Bank staff will share the results of resource assessments, including ecological, habitat and agriculture, followed with the  Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:10 am, by

Halloween fun at Islanders Bank Islanders Bank employees carved and decorated these pumpkins and then bank customers voted on the winner from each Islanders Bank branch (Friday Harbor, Lopez and Orcas). The bank’s board of directors selected the overall winning pumpkin (above), carved by Samantha Berkseth. Click below to see the larger versions of these  Continue Reading

Lily Presentation

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:09 am, by

Dianna Gibson, owner of B&D Lilies in Port Townsend, is coming to Friday Harbor Tuesday, November 5th for a presentation on lilies and lily culture at the monthly meeting of the San Juan Island Garden Club. B&D Lilies is a family owned and operated farm specializing in garden-tested bulbs for over 35 years. Known for  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Note: it’s a little earlier this year… Saturday, December 14, 2019 From Christmas Bird Hunts to Christmas Bird Counts –119 Years of Counting In 1900 ornithologist Frank Chapman along with other conservationists were disturbed at the slaughter of birds in the annual holiday event called the “side hunt”. The team that shot the most birds  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Winterfest begins November 30th with the Island Lights Festival The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber  Continue Reading

Welcome to Clay

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Learn the art of clay with Alchemy Art instructor, Glenn Hendrick. Glenn will guide you through the introductory process with a little bit of talk and lots of hands on time for creating a successful clay vessel. These vessel can be used for a potted plant, a jewelry holder, a personalized cup, or simple home  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School’s annual Halloween Parade is coming up on Thursday October 31 at 9:30am. The parade travels from the elementary school to Argyle Ave to Spring Street, past King’s Market, across the street and back to the school.  Students should be dressed for cool fall weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Costumes should  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Teen Halloween Party

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:35 am, by

  When the ghouls come out this year, we’ll be ready for them! Put on a costume, grab your friends, and head over to Paradise Lanes for Island Rec’s annual Teen Halloween Party, There will be free bowling, pizza, Halloween candy, and DJ Doug will be dropping the beats. Prizes will be awarded for best  Continue Reading

Bingo Night Fundraiser

Written on October 18, 2019 at 8:53 am, by

Bingo Night is this Saturday October 19th at 5:00 at San Juan Brewery, 410 A Street, Friday Harbor. Great bingo prizes and a live auction. All proceeds go to help complete the John O. Linde Park Baseball Field.

Master Gardeners Annual Workshop

Written on October 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

Debra Prinzing of the “Slow Flowers” Movement Highlights the Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop “Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, from the Field to your Vase,” is the keynote address by Debra Prinzing, accomplished garden writer and advocate for American-grown flowers. Debra’s talk addresses the renaissance of domestic flower farming and the emerging eco-floral design movement.  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on October 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm, by

Coming up on Saturday is this month’s Contra Dance. This month’s caller is Tom Wimmer from Seattle, and the Band is The Beats, from Bellingham, consisting of Steve Blum-Anderson on fiddle and Brigget LeClair on piano.  This trio of folks are very talented and will be sure to get the crowd up and spinning around!   Continue Reading

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