Topic: Recreation

Scouting (BSA)

Written on February 22, 2019 at 8:06 am, by

There is a parent meeting coming up for folks interested in scouting. Eric Stone says to contact him (at the address below) for more information on the meeting to be held on March 20th at 6:30 pm Boy Scouts of America, has made several radical changes. Scouting (BSA) as it is now called, has changed from  Continue Reading

Time to Make Early Resident Camping Reservations

Written on February 16, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early resident camping reservations accepted until February 21st at 4:00 pm for San Juan County Parks. San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round!  Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Futsal! Indoor Soccer Games

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

We are excited to announce that Island Rec is offering another installment of Futsal! Join Coach Van for skill work and games in this fast paced, dynamic indoor soccer game. Sessions are held Wednesday evenings at the Fair Building; February 27th – March 27th for ages 8-18. Ages 8-10 will play 5:30-6:30 pm  ages 11-14  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Junior Detectives CSI Camp

Written on February 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Island Rec staff and members of the sheriff’s department for some whodunnit fun! Kids will be able to take their own finger and foot prints to take home with them, and follow clues to solve a mystery. Each day we’ll practice different tools of the mystery-solver’s trade, culminating in a search and rescue scavenger  Continue Reading

Hosted Excursion: Northwest Flower Garden Festival

Written on January 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Herald the start of spring with gardening enthusiasts at this annual celebration. The NW Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle is the second-largest garden show in the United States. The display gardens will have 28,000 blooming bulbs in 20 plus full-scale display gardens to inspire everyone. Stroll the marketplace with over 300 exhibitors. There are  Continue Reading

Organ Recital at St. David’s

Written on January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

Richard Lind will perform a recital of French, German, Canadian, and American organ music at 3 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The recital is called THE MYSTICAL ORGAN, and includes organ music composed by Jean Langlais, Charles Tournemire, César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Denis Bédard, Olivier Messiaen,  Continue Reading

Adult Night Swim

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is offering Adult Night Swim this February at SJI Fitness! Drop-in for some adult-only pool time to play games or swim laps in the evenings. Sessions are held Thursdays; February 7th – February 28th for ages 18 and up from 7:30-9pm. There is a registration rate of $35.00; or $10.00 per night. For  Continue Reading

Beaches and Birding

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

Does your family want some time outside this winter, time that includes scavenger-hunt-like fun and multi-sensory exploration? Try birding – it’s as easy stepping out your door! Winter is the ideal season to take up bird watching as feathered friends flock to the Northwest. Join Wolf Hollow’s Shona Aitken at Third Lagoon Preserve to learn  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This month’s caller is Marlin Prowell from Bellingham. He runs the very successful dances in Bellingham and is a skilled and very well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local contra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fiddle,  Continue Reading

San Juan Booster Draft Tournament

Written on January 11, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Fundraiser for Sea Scouts – Send an email to Eric Stone to Sign Up Today – Tournament Will Be: February 2nd at the Friday Harbor Yacht Club from 9:00 to 3:00. Every participant will go home with 60 new Ravinica Allegiance cards plus enough mana for a new deck. Prizes for top winners. Cost is  Continue Reading

Boo Boo’s Boxing

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

BooBoo is adding a new class to her repertoire – starting Thursday, Jan 17, she’ll be offering a co-ed class once a week. Attached is a flyer with her winter schedule. As always, no previous boxing experience necessary. “She puts on a great, what I call, boxing-circuit training/boot camp kind of class!” ~ T.W.

New Workshops at The Studio

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Happy New Year. The Studio wanted to share 3 new workshops that we are offering this January and February! Sharalyn Lehman will instruct a Pilates for Runners workshop that will run for 2 Sundays. This workshop will focus on how to utilize Pilates to improve running, work on technique to run smarter and safer, and  Continue Reading

Winter Family Arts Days Begin This Saturday

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Family Art Days are a fun time for families of all ages. Everyone is inspired by imaginative topics such as: Flora, Fauna and Fungi: Drawing from Nature, inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian’s work or Creating Natural Images on Sunprint paper. The first class is From Birds to Flying Machines, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci designs.  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Native Plant Workshop

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

Interested in using native plants in your landscape? There are many wonderful reasons to use PNW natives: they are often long-lived and don’t need maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming climate. And  Continue Reading

Resolution Run Results

Written on January 3, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Lili Lyne, Recreation Specialist with Island Rec, shares this recap of this year’s Resolution Run, held on Tuesday morning, January 1st… I’ve attached a press release below to advertise our annual Resolution Run of 2019 results! We had 43 participants including children. Even better, about half of our runners and walkers braved the cold and  Continue Reading

2019 Campsite Reservations for San Juan County Residents

Written on January 1, 2019 at 9:55 am, by

San Juan County Parks & Fair is offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round! Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any dates in 2019.  Resident reservations must be made directly through our admin office and are  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A New Year, A Fresh Start

Written on December 30, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The New Year begins and after the indulgences of the holidays many of us enjoy the opportunity to take the old calendar down and give ourselves a fresh start. Instead of resolutions, I know some people who prefer to  Continue Reading

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Written on December 29, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Join Island Rec for the New Year countdown with family, neighbors, and friends, at Brickworks. The Whale Museum has joined us to double our fun! Participate in the Salish Sea themed CLUE game, get your picture taken in the San Juan Party Pics photo booth, decorate hats, play Bingo and more! Bring a sweet or  Continue Reading

Moms to Be, Swim for Free

Written on December 28, 2018 at 9:39 am, by

Only two Sundays left of this awesome program! On January 6th, expectant mothers are invited to move, swim and enjoy the bliss of buoyancy at SJI Fitness Club. Meet and greet other pregnant women, connect with swimming mentors and enjoy a fun time of fitness and friendship. Think of this as an afterhours pool party  Continue Reading

FANS Thanks Donors for Its $10,000 End-of-Year Donation to Island Rec

Written on December 20, 2018 at 11:19 am, by

This December, FANS’ (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) generous donors helped the group contribute $10,000 to Island Rec, for a 2018 total of $15,000. These funds bolster Island Rec’s capacity to provide scholarships for programs like swimming lessons and teen adventure camps, and to bring the community activities like Music on the Lawn and  Continue Reading

Island Rec Tennis

Written on December 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec –Adult Tennis: Intermediate Skills and Drills Island Rec is offering another session of Intermediate Tennis Skills and Drills for Adults this January and February with Caroline Hansen. Classes will be held on Sundays; January 13th through February 3rd. Adult lessons for ages 16 and up are from 2:00 to 3:30 pm indoors at  Continue Reading