Topic: Recreation

Island Rec Summer Sailing Courses

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Sailing is an activity that can be pursued and enjoyed for a lifetime! Courses are offered cooperatively between San Juan Sailing Foundation and Island Rec. Join expert instructors on the waters of Percich Pond or Jackson’s Beach. Island Rec has classes for kids and adults available with skills ranging from introductory to advanced. Set  Continue Reading

Survey Says – Fair Feud Needs Your Help!

Written on June 18, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Fair planning is underway, and we would like your help by answering these important questions to our Fair Feud survey.  During Fair week, you can watch local teams battle it out in the semi-final rounds on the Community Stage at 5:30pm on Thursday, August 15th and again at 5:30pm on Friday, August 16th.  Our semi-final  Continue Reading

Rock n Roll Regatta at the Port

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor is hosting their first ever Rock & Roll Regatta with 92.9 KISM Radio at the end of this month. This is going to be an awesome event with some really great fun things happening. Check out the schedule below: Friday June 28th 6:00 – 10:00 AM Morning Show with 92.9  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Just a reminder that the next Art for Fun art pARTy at SJIMA is this Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Our painting is the “Garden Gate”, with wisteria and a humming bird! The cost is $35. To register and for more info, go to http://www.sjima.org.

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

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

This month’s dance features two of our favorites, Eric Anderson and Joe Micheals, trading calling and musical duties, and who are bringing their friends Sande Gillette on fiddle and Betsey Cooper on flute to join them. A very versatile group promising a great dance here on the island. As always with contra dance, all dances  Continue Reading

Orca Sing 2019

Written on June 13, 2019 at 5:50 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 and celebrate Orca Action Month. This year’s event is the 20th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 22, with the music beginning at 7 p.m. This year,  Continue Reading

2019 Friday Harbor Fireworks Information

Written on June 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Do you remember how great the fireworks were last year? The Chamber needs your help in raising some fireworks funds! 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,  Continue Reading

Kiwanis 4th of July Pig War Picnic

Written on June 12, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Save the Date! You’re not going to want to miss this year’s Pig War Picnic.  Live Music, Kids Games, Beer Garden and much much more.    If you were there last year, you joined hundreds of island families who brought their kids, friends, and relatives to our one-of-a-kind community picnic.  We are expecting an even  Continue Reading

2019 Three Lakes Triathlon and Kings Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10k

Written on June 12, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Prepare to share the road with cyclists, runners and race officials this weekend. Attention Drivers, on Saturday June 15th the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its 7th year with cyclists and runners on the roadways and on the 18th Annual King’s SJI Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k runners will be on the roads  Continue Reading

Tribal Gallop BellyDance and Drum Troupe

Written on June 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Susan Derr Drake and Paul Drake share this announcement with you… Lalalalalalalalaaaa… in high notes, fast moving tongues and hands covering mouths, Zagarettes can be heard when Tribal Gallop arrives to BellyDance and Drum. New to Friday Harbor, Susan Derr Drake, a Certified Tribal BlackSheep BellyDance Instructor and her Doumbek-drumming husband, Paul, offer classes and  Continue Reading

Island Rec Summer Swim Lessons

Written on June 8, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

As beach days approach, have confidence in your little ones in water this summer by signing up for Island Rec swim lessons! Our instructors promote swim skills and water safety in a fun, positive environment. Lessons located at SJI Fitness. Call the Island Rec office at (360) 378-4953 or visit our website for more information.

2019 Garden Tour

Written on June 3, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The 2019 Garden Tour is sponsored by the San Juan Island Garden Consortium. It’s June 8th from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Ace Hardware, Browne’s Garden Center and Griffin Bay Books. Proceeds contribute to community projects of each organization.

Know Your Islanders Talk: Paul Walsh – Space Case

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Paul Walsh is an amateur astronomer and the content editor for astromart.com. He’s also a poet, a webmaster, an actor, a meadow mowing maniac, and a very happily married man. All that aside, come hear what he has to say about SPACE.   Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library and  Continue Reading

Seaweed Ramble

Written on May 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

  Island Rec is offering a one-day class that will visit and traverse the intertidal seaweed flora at Cattle Point. Dr. Ryan Drum will lead the day’s excursion to attempt to identify all of the different seaweeds encountered! Dr. Drum is a Waldron Islander of 40 years and has a PhD in Botany. He has  Continue Reading

Got a Team for Fair Feud?

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Would you like to be part of this year’s exciting FAIR FEUD competition at the 2019 San Juan County Fair? Do you have a fun group of five people in your family or business? Would your team like to demolish the Town of Friday Harbor team, which has taken the trophy two years in a  Continue Reading

Couch to 8.8K

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Do you want to run the annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run on August 17th, but aren’t sure where to start? Tackle training together by joining the Couch to 8.8k running group with coaches Heidi and Morgan! This is a 9-week running program; meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays for progressively longer runs leading up to the  Continue Reading

Tie-Dyeing at the Farmers Market

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Feel like putting a little free spirit in your summer? Join Island Rec on Saturday, June 1st for Tie-Dyeing at the Farmer’s Market! Island Rec staff will be stationed at the Brickworks Building, 150 Nichols Street, from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Shirts will be available for purchase or bring your very own, “plain white  Continue Reading

Get Ready for Fair! It’s Going to be a “Wheel” Good Time!

Written on May 16, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, gardens are growing, the sun is shining and birds are chirping!  This year’s Fair theme “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” reminds us of the cyclical nature of the seasons and the cycles of life. Now is the perfect time to start planning your fair entry to ensure you  Continue Reading

New Director for Camp Eagle Rock

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

Island Rec is pleased to welcome CJ Woods as our new Director for Camp Eagle Rock; Island Rec’s summer day camp program for K-5th graders. CJ is a student at the University of Idaho where he is currently pursuing a physical education and health degree. His ultimate goal is to receive his master’s degree in  Continue Reading

Big Fun at Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 15, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

About 45 participants showed up for the 3rd annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor last Friday. The weather couldn’t have been better and good times were had by all.

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

This month our caller is Carol Piening from Olympia and our band is The Possum Carvers from Port Townsend, featuring Scott Marckx on fiddle, Jeanie Murphy on banjo and Chris Cooper on guitar, wonderful old-time music and energetic cheerful calling by Carol. As always with contra dance, all dances are taught, no need to bring  Continue Reading

Youth Heritage Project

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s an educational and recreational opportunity for high school aged youth and teachers… It’s the Youth Heritage Project (YHP) – an annual multi-day heritage field school that engages participants by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources in Washington. YHP engages students hands-on as they expand their knowledge about historic preservation and develop an  Continue Reading