Topic: Recreation

National Get Outdoors Day: Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House

Written on June 7, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note from Doug McCutchen of the SJC Land Bank… Hey Island(s) Friends – the Land Bank and Preservation Trust are hosting an open house at Zylstra Lake this Saturday from 10a-4pm. This is an opportunity to come walk through the property and more importantly ask questions AND provide feedback to the two organizations  Continue Reading

Art Just For Fun-Try It!

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Art For Fun classes at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor have begun for the summer. Especially designed for those who think they can’t paint or just want to have fun, talented instructor, Kristen Abramson, leads the classes with attention to every student. Art for Fun is a two-hour,  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Entertainment Line Up Announced

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

There is entertainment for everyone at this year’s San Juan County Fair – all ages and all genres.  Headline Entertainment: The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the entertainment for 2018.  This year includes a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – Alan White of YES and John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band fame  Continue Reading

Spectacular Sorticulture

Written on June 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will be hosting another excursion next week. Sorticulture unites art and the garden in a celebration of creative outdoor living. Over 100 artists and nurseries gather to showcase distinctive hand-crafted garden art and unique plants to transform your backyard. Learn tips and tricks from top regional gardening experts. Date:  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on May 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Art for Fun is an art experience for everyone from the novice to the professional. Follow step-by-step instruction in a two hour session and go home with your own 16″ x 20″ painting. This time the painting is “Butterfly in Vogue” What: Art for Fun, paint pARTy When: June 15 Where: San Juan Islands Museum  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks – Brandon Cadwell

Written on May 29, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Brandon Cadwell was a ranger for the National Park Service in southeast Arizona. Come hear about three small, but mighty treasures of our national heritage and his experience living on the southern border. These wild tales range from volcanic eruptions to Chiricahua Apache Wars to Spanish explorers. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the  Continue Reading

Goldenback Trail

Written on May 27, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

National Trails Day Hike: Goldenback Trail Opens Saturday, June 2 at Westside Scenic Preserve, San Juan Island Thanks to the efforts of San Juan County Land Bank volunteers and staff, there is a new hiking trail at the Westside Scenic Preserve on San Juan Island. Join San Juan Island Preserve Steward, Doug McCutchen, and Field  Continue Reading

Kids Triathlon

Written on May 22, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Inauguaral Kids Triathlon Announced Island Athletic Events, LLC, producer of the 17th annual Kings San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K and the sixth annual Three Lakes Triathlon announced the first annual Kids Triathlon at Lakedale Resort. “It’s something we’ve talked about over the winter. Lakedale’s General Manager, Karl Bruno, has been very supportive  Continue Reading

What Is A County Fair?

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Barbara Bevens of the SJC Fair Board, shares these thoughts with you… If you go to Wikipedia while searching for County Fair it will redirect you to “Agricultural Show.” Pretty weird, huh? We always think of the County Fair as a local event where we go to meet our friends, to see the animals, ride  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on May 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Bill Severson writes to let you know about a change to the walk scheduled for next Saturday… Know Your Island Walk Saturday May 26 1-4 pm:  This month we will be joining up with Sandy Strehlou for the historical hike on Young Hill/English Camp. Meet at the English Camp parking lot.  This is a change  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds this Friday

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

This coming Friday, May 18th, it’s The NeverEnding Story at the Fairgrounds. Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and enjoy this throwback at the Drive-In. Admission/Parking is first come, first served at 8:30PM, $5/person or $20 for family of 5. Movies start just after dark. Audio is tuned in through  Continue Reading

National Safe Boating Week

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

National Safe Boating Week Comes Ashore May 19 – May 25   The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands Detachment is partnering with Washington State public safety professionals May 19 – 25 for National Safe Boating Week to urge everyone to safely enjoy the natural beauty of our beautiful water.   A simple, fast  Continue Reading

Hosted Excursion

Written on May 14, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Rare and Thriving Plant Collections, Woodland Trails and Formal Gardens Heronswood Garden, Bloedel Reserve and Chimacum Gardens in one weekend. Can you just imagine? Well, the San Juan Island Garden club is hosting a TWO DAY excursion that will make your dream come true. During our travels we will walk among Heronswood rare plants, learn  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce the third running of the now famous Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race on Sunday, May 20th.  This is a classic old-fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people run their homemade non-motorized contraptions down Grover Street by the elementary school. The racing categories are ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-adult. There  Continue Reading

Fourth of July Parade Theme Announced for 2018

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the theme for the 2018 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “Music of America”, celebrating our music through the decades. The event has been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA. The parade will start  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – Starry Starry Night this Saturday

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Children’s Festival is this Saturday May 5, 2018. Dozens of community organizations will be providing all kinds of hands-on activities. This year we will be joined by the Flight Museum with their traveling planetarium. The Argyle Street Jazz band is coming to perform, Island Rec  Continue Reading

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec and San Juan County Health and Community Services Department are pleased to present the second running of the Tour de Family – Friday Harbor. This FREE family event has three rides: a Trike/Stroller route, a safe First-Biker route; and a 3-5 mile Adventure route out onto Roche Harbor Road. There will be free  Continue Reading

VR Boat Simulator

Written on April 30, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The Friday Harbor Power Squadron will offer free instruction on boat handling on May 4th and 5th from 10am to 4 pm. Practice boat handling in Virtual Reality using the Boat Simulator Virtual Trainer – (no danger of getting wet or hitting anything!) The training simulator will be located at the Port office in the  Continue Reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Art for Fun

Written on April 25, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends on May 9 at an “Art for Fun” painting class at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) from 5:45pm-8:00pm. Artist and instructor, Kristen Abramson will guide folks through the process of creating a simple painting of a vase of flowers, titled “Picasso’s Bouquet.” “Art for Fun”  Continue Reading

Opening Day Boat Parade

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Chris Reed, Fleet Captain of the San Juan Island Yacht Club has this to share… All are invited to the Friday Harbor waterfront at 2:15 pm on Sunday, May 6th, for the island’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade – visualize a 4th of July parade on the water. The parade can best be viewed from  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean-up

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:57 am, by

Earth Day is this Sunday and it is also the day for the 2018 Great Islands Clean-up. People are encouraged to clean-up around their own homes and neighborhoods to help our islands be “Litter Free by the Sea”. Visitors and locals alike are asked to watch out for cleaners along the roads this day to  Continue Reading

Hanging Basket Class

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:51 am, by

Here’s a heads up from the SJI Garden Club… Plant Now for Summer Glory! Participants in this class will assemble a 12” hanging container with growing medium, choice starter plants for sun or shade exposure and plenty of free advice. Bring your own gloves, tools, beverage and snack. Though a container and plants are provided  Continue Reading