Topic: Recreation

13th Annual Concours d’Élégance

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Time to put away your Fair ribbons and head to San Juan Vineyard, THIS Saturday, August 24 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, for the 13th annual Concours d’Élégance. This year, the Concours will include the raffle of a Tesla (child’s size) electric vehicle and silent auction of car memorabilia. Lunch will be served under  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Update Regarding Turtles at the Carnival

Written on August 17, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Near closing time on Thursday evening, County Fair staff received a report that small turtles were being distributed as a prize in one of Paradise Amusements’ carnival games and that some of the turtles were being mistreated by the recipients.  Friday morning,  staff investigated the situation with the carnival manager and with SJC Sherriff’s Office  Continue Reading

Channel Your Inner Rock Star

Written on August 10, 2019 at 7:52 am, by

Come Sing Rock Classics and Hits with Members of the Chameleons, Desolation Sound, and Special Guests. Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you ready to belt your heart out live? Well, here’s your chance to live out your rock star dreams, Sign up by Thursday, August 15th at 4:00pm in  Continue Reading

Island Rec – New Recreation Specialist on Board

Written on August 7, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to welcome John Fyrqvist as their new Recreation Specialist. John will primarily be organizing youth, teen, and family programs and events. After growing up on San Juan Island, John spent a decade in the Midwest where he graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He is thrilled to be returning to  Continue Reading

NPS Programs Commemorate 160th Anniversary of Pig War

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

San Juan Island National Historical Park Presents Special Programs Commemorating 160th Anniversary of Boundary Crisis San Juan Island National Historical Park will be presenting a series of special programs from August 22 – 25, 2019 to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the 1859 Boundary Crisis known as the “Pig War.” The peaceful actions in response  Continue Reading

FAIR 2019: Food does not mix with Furry and Feathered Friends

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is happening very soon! Our data shows that there are two very important activities most fairgoers make a priority. Eating Fair food like corn dogs, barbeque and elephant ears rates high on everyone’s list. The other favorite is to visit all the barns and see the farm animals like horses,  Continue Reading

Submissions For The 2020 Orcas Island Lit Fest Are Now Open

Written on August 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Local Artists, Writers and Musicians Encouraged to Apply. The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a call to all San Juan County artists, authors and musicians that the submissions window for the 2020 Lit Fest is open until September 15. The third annual Orcas Island Lit Fest will take place April 17-19, 2020. Applicants are  Continue Reading

2019 Councours d’Elegance

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite you to their 13th annual Concours d’Elegance car show at the San Juan Vineyards on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM welcoming custom and classic vehicles. This year’s event poster is a stunning  Continue Reading

42nd Annual 8.8K Loop Run

Written on July 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

42 Years Running! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in the 42nd Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run/Walk scheduled for a 9:00am start on Saturday August 17, 2019. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this race. Register for $25 for kids 12 and under and $30 for racers  Continue Reading

Be a Food Preservation Ace

Written on July 31, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

It’s almost time for the FAIR, which means it’s almost time for you to finish up your Food Preservation entries. Check out the NEW Kitchen Ace Awards, sponsored by Ace Hardware.  Will you be the NEW FOOD PRESERVATION ACE for the County? New Prizes – New Premiums – New Ideas!  It’s time to get it  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Lakedale Music Festival

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:21 am, by

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. Festival proceeds will benefit the San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids. The festival is open to all  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

This month we are happy to feature Michael Karcher calling. Michael is a popular energetic young caller from Seattle who we have enjoyed several times at our dances. And this month’s band is Not For Sissies, featuring some of our favorite musicians, including fiddlers Vivian Williams and Sono Hashisaki and guitarist Jay Finkelstein. They are  Continue Reading

18th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival

Written on July 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

July 20 & 21, 2019 Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience®. Festival activities are scheduled 10am – 5pm both days. The event is free for all and open to the community. Pets are welcome  Continue Reading

Last call for Island Writers!

Written on July 14, 2019 at 6:59 am, by

The wheel is turning ever closer, and all you Island Writers should be cultivating your entries for the 2019 “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” San Juan County Fair! But wait, it’s not too late!  Although the Fair is a month away—August 14-17—the deadline for the Written Word entries is July 19th—less than a weekaway!   Continue Reading

SJI Community Foundation Partners to Finish Baseball Field

Written on July 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm, by

Thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor, the baseball field at the John O. Linde Community Park will be completed in 2019. With the San Juan Island Community Foundation serving as the fund steward, Mike Carlson Enterprises broke ground in late June and will complete the baseball field, walking path and general use  Continue Reading

Old Military Road Trail

Written on July 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm, by

On June 13, a group of San Juan Islanders met with the Board of San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (Island Rec) seeking to be recognized as an official committee of Island Rec to explore the feasibility of creating a new trail connecting the two camps of San Juan Island National Historical Park –  Continue Reading

Cancelled

Written on July 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm, by

Due to today’s weather, tonight’s Music on the Lawn featuring the Chameleons has been cancelled.

Superintendents Wanted

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Do you have a passion for Fine Arts, Food Preservation or Sheep?  The San Juan County Fair is still seeking open class department superintendents for the Fine Arts, Food Preservation (Co-Superintendent) & Sheep.  Open class department superintendents oversee the organization of volunteers during fair, may assist in finding department judges, and help with department layout,  Continue Reading

$126 Million in Outdoor Recreation Grants

Written on July 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

State Invests $126 Million in Grants to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities and Preserve Habitat and Working Farms and Forests Editor’s note: San Juan County receives $3,987,448.00 – see below… OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board today announced the award of more than $126 million in grants to a suite of 333 projects that  Continue Reading

Summer Activities at Zylstra Lake

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

There’s a lot going on at the Land Bank’s Zylstra Lake Preserve this summer and beyond. This 285-acre preserve was acquired in 2017 with goals of providing public access to the land and water, supporting wildlife conservation, and enabling compatible farming activities. Although not yet open to the public, the months ahead hold a number  Continue Reading

Summer 2019 Update from the SJC Land Bank

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

The Land Bank would like to share some of the things we’ve been doing for the community recently. At Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan there are now three trails open with more on the way! Instead of hiking up the road, two new trails (one multi-use, one pedestrian) now make their way through the  Continue Reading

Baseball Field Construction

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

Work to complete one more athletic field – this one for baseball — got under way on June 10 at the John O. Linde Community Park by Mike Carlson Construction. The San Juan Island Community Foundation is overseeing the work through an oversight committee , Island Rec director Maddie Ovenell said. Island Rec operates and  Continue Reading