Topic: Recreation

New Energy for the New Year!

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Here is some information from F.O.L.K.S. on their December 2017 Donor Matching Program… As we gear up towards the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial in 2019, F.O.L.K.S. board members have graciously offered to match $200.00 on everyone’s donations, up to $2,000.00 through Christmas! Please consider FOLKS for your end of year charitable contribution through this maximum  Continue Reading

Girl’s Basketball League

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

It is time to register for Island Rec’s Girl’s Basketball League, open to all girls in grades 3 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, Sunday afternoons in Turnbull Gym. Participants practice twice per  Continue Reading

Auditions Workshop Thursday

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Audition Workshop for SJCT Spring Musical San Juan Community Theatre is offering an audition workshop to help prepare folks for upcoming formal auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Director Carol Hooper is holding the workshop at SJCT’s PARC Studio (70 Saltspring Drive) on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hooper will  Continue Reading

4th Annual Studio Holiday Party

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Studio will be hosting their 4th annual holiday party this Friday, Decemeber 15th from 7:00 pm to midnight. Please join us as we celebrate the holidays and our appreciation for this community! Bryan Leighton will be providing live holiday music and then later in the night DJ Neon Tide will spin the tunes to  Continue Reading

Youth & Teen Futsal

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Registration is now open for Futsal Youth & Teen Indoor Soccer! Island Rec is offering youth and teen indoor Futsal to kick off the new year. Coach Van will be on site to support the kids, with skills and drill the first 15 mins and playing small sided games for the rest. This fast paced  Continue Reading

Paddling With Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey

Written on December 9, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

Join Griffin Bay Bookstore at the San Juan Island Library on December 13th at 7:00 pm for an exciting evening with Lopezian Irene Skyriver when she presents her wonderful book, Paddling With Spirits, the story of her solo kayak trip from Alaska back to the islands. Inspired partly by her own spirit of adventure, and  Continue Reading

Community New Years Eve Party

Written on December 9, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Join Island Rec for its annual Community New Year’s Eve Celebration and count down the New Year with family, neighbors, and friends! It’s an all ages affair filled with board games, Xbox, Wii station, crafts, dancing, wild hat making/parade/contest, bingo, twister, snazzy photo ‘booth’, chess/backgammon/cribbage tournament, and much more. Bring a savory or sweet pot-luck  Continue Reading

County Adds Land to Odlin Park

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm, by

San Juan County acquires 100 acre Odlin South from WA DNR After a persistent year-long effort by San Juan County, the Odlin South property sale was approved by the WA Board of Natural Resources on December 5, 2017. Council members Jamie Stephens and Rick Hughes, along with County Manager Mike Thomas, made the trip to  Continue Reading

Waterfowl Walk

Written on December 7, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Family Nature Club Monthly Event – Waterfowl Walk! Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Zylstra Lake, San Juan Island Shona Aitken of Wolf Hollow will lead a winter stroll around Zylstra Lake, a popular stop for overwintering water fowl, including Trumpeter Swans. Limited space available. Contact Tanja Williamson for  Continue Reading

Chardonnay Shopping

Written on December 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm, by

Hello all lovely ladies! We are really looking forward to Thursday, December  7th! We have around 20 businesses that are participating in this event by offering discounts, special store hours and or snacks and beverages:) Please come out and support our wonderful local businesses and let them know you are part of the Chardonnay Shopping  Continue Reading

Successful Fundraiser at SJCT

Written on December 5, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

There was an outpouring of generosity this past Saturday at San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival fundraiser.  More than $108,000 was raised for the Theatre’s ongoing mission to provide entertainment, volunteer, and educational opportunities.  “We are truly fortunate to have so many people in our community who support the arts,” said SJCT Promotion Director  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds this Saturday! The San Juan County Fairgrounds will host its annual Winter Flea and Craft Market this Saturday, December 2nd from 9am until 1pm. Over 35 booths with Holiday gifts, local crafts, vintage finds, and special bargains (it is a Flea Market after all) are sure to entice  Continue Reading

Winter Family Art Days

Written on November 27, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

First Winter Family Art Days at SJIMA! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) invites children and their parents and family members to create take-home art projects and gifts in celebration on the winter season.  Attendance is free, and all art supplies are provided. Eight sessions are planned for Saturdays 10:00 am to noon,  Continue Reading

Big turnout for Turkey Trot

Written on November 25, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

An awesome 81 participants turned out in pouring rain Thursday for this year’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot – the 13th annual 5K race/run/walk/stroll. It began and ended between the Friday Harbor Suites and the Catholic Church property and went out to the end of Lampard Road and back. Besides the runners, there were walkers, many of  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Written on November 24, 2017 at 12:15 am, by

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual holiday book sale on Saturday, December 2nd from 10-4 pm. This year the Friends will be selling books for all ages plus many more items that will be great gifts for your holiday shopping. We have wonderful themed silent auction baskets, jewelry, CD’s and DVD’s,  Continue Reading

Holiday Hosted Excursion

Written on November 21, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

SJI Garden Club is doing another hosted excursion, this time to Molbak’s Nursery and Country Village Shops. Join us for a joyful day of the sights and sounds of the holidays: Twinkling lights and ducks along wandering paths. Boutique shops, chickens, carolers and a poinsettia tree. Sparkling décor, antiques, ornaments galore and a Santa Claus  Continue Reading

Lions Announce Shopping Spree Winners

Written on November 20, 2017 at 9:23 am, by

Lily Easley, 4 year old daughter of Heather & Dan Easley, picked the winners in this year’s San Juan Lions Club Shopping Spree drawing. Proceeds from this event provide scholarship funds for high school grads. Grand Prize Winner: Shahn McGuire – 4 Minute Shopping Spree at King’s Market on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:30  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the upcoming Island Lights Festival on Friday December 1st in Friday Harbor. Again, we are partnering with Brickworks, the Whale Museum, Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild for a fun filled evening for the whole family. Festivities will begin with holiday  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contradance

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

This month our Saturday dance features nationally known fiddler Vivian Williams playing with Phil Katz on melodeons and Joe Micheals on guitar, as the band Simple Pleasures.    This will be a special opportunity to enjoy Vivian’s playing, she’s a big star in the old time fiddling world.  Our caller this month is Michael Karcher,  Continue Reading

Per Takes 13th Place in the Nation

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Perham Black Takes 13th Place in the Nation at The Cressy Cup On October 28th and 29th, San Juan County’s Perham “Per” Black, a senior at Spring Street International School competed in the Cressy Cup, considered the United States high school national championships for Laser full rig sailing. The national sailing races were held at  Continue Reading

Wanted: Day Park Volunteers!

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Parks, Recreation, and Fair department is inviting community members to become day park volunteers (opportunities available on different islands). Volunteers can participate in weekly monitoring and/or light litter pick-up, and are invited to participate in occasional work parties for special projects/landscaping. Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities are appreciated, but not required.  Continue Reading

FANS Carnival Coming Soon

Written on November 6, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

FANS, (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) will hold their annual children’s carnival at the SJC fairgrounds this Saturday, November 11th from 11:00-2:00p.m. The carnival has become a fun annual event for Island families. This year we will once again have our famous cakewalk. The cakewalk has been our most popular booth over the years  Continue Reading