Topic: Recreation

Green Drinks Celebrates San Juan’s Environmental and Agricultural Communities

Written on April 11, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The fields and seas are coming back to life after a long winter – it’s the perfect time to refresh your community connections at the Green Drinks Spring Party. All are welcome to join us at Brickworks (150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor) on Thursday April 19th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. This is an upbeat,  Continue Reading

Smart Car Parade

Written on April 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Do you love a Smart Car? Do you love a Parade? OK, well it’s not exactly San Juan Island, but some of you may be San Juan Islanders that own a Smart Car and might be interested in this. Bob and Becki Taylor in Bellingham are sponsoring a smart car rally for the Bellingham Ski  Continue Reading

Play with Words – Tips on Writing Nature Inspired Poetry

Written on April 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm, by

Our natural world provides kids with everyday explorations that spark the senses, insight wonder, and give them tangible experiences to share through writing. Join Tanja Williamson from the Land Bank, and Raena Parsons from San Juan Island National Historical Park, at the Westside Lake Bird Blind for tips on writing nature inspired poetry. Saturday, April  Continue Reading

2018 San Juan County Fair Poster is Here

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the collaborative creation of Grace Brown and Kristine Brown of San Juan Island. Their interpretation of the 2018 theme “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” was chosen by the Fair Board as the 2018 Poster! Prints of this poster will be available to business owners who are willing  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

Written on March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am, by

Island senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Center the third Friday of the month is Field Trip Friday with Callie McKay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skagit County Senior Center in Burlington followed by a  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Two Grandparents and a 13-Year-Old: Self-Driving the Back Roads of Namibia Join Val and Leslie Veirs as they recount their 2-week trip to Namibia with their 13-year-old grandson, Liam Reese. Driving over a thousand kilometers, they encountered the oldest and highest sand dunes in the world, mobs of southern fur seals, ancient petroglyphs of giraffes,  Continue Reading

FH Grange Talent Contest

Written on March 22, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Do you have a talent you want to practice in public, and maybe win a prize?  Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Community Treasures are sponsoring a Talent contest at the Friday Harbor Middle School on April 5th at 6:30 pm. There are 3 categories: Vocal, Instrumental, Variety – Performers using skill, timing, grace, dexterity of  Continue Reading

High School Sailing Competition

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Friday Harbor Sailors Take 3rd, Orcas Wins The Quartermaster Ranking Regatta While the weekend of March 17 and 18 beckoned many to their gardens, it was a hard-fought weekend of sailing for the Islands’ high school sailing teams. Held at Dockton Regional Park, on Maury Island in lovely Quartermaster Harbor, teams from Bellingham to Hood  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Get to know our National Park Superintendent Elexis Fredy as she leads us along the Bell Point and Westcott trails at English Camp.  Elexis will tell us about the new totem pole, our tribal partners, forest health and the new group campsite.  Terrain is moderate, distance is 4 miles and dogs on lease are welcome.   Continue Reading

Local Students Celebrate Poetry Month

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

  The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Island National Historical Park, along with students from Stillpoint School and Spring Street International School, celebrate the “Year of the Bird” for National Poetry Month. Beginning April 1st, the Land Bank’s Westside Lake trail loop at Limekiln Preserve will feature bird-inspired poems written by students  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another entry in her San Juan Islands Lifestyle Video Series. This one is about the San Juan Island Yacht Club Fishing Derby.

Grange Open House, Art Contest, and Creative Writing Open Mic

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Calling all artists, poets, writers, and makers, of ALL AGES… San Juan Island Grange 966 is hosting an art, craft, and photography contest, as well as a creative writing open mic, at our 2018 Open House! Join us at the San Juan Island Grange (152 1st St) Wednesday, April 11th for a spring celebration of  Continue Reading

Beginning Marimba Class

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

New spring session begins April 5.  Classes will be held every Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:00 for a 10 week session.  No musical experience necessary. It’s a fun, group experience – learning to play happy, rhythmic music on various sizes of marimbas. Make new friends and learn something new this Spring. Call or email for  Continue Reading

Fair Booths Filling Up Fast!

Written on March 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Thinking about having a booth at the San Juan County Fair this year? Booth spaces are filling up faster than ever before so act now! This year’s Fair dates are August 15th – 18th with the Fair theme of “Rockin the Salish Sea” highlighting aquaculture, Salish sea conservation, and of course great (Rockin’) music! For  Continue Reading

Crown Jewel Wilderness

Written on March 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm, by

Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park by Lauren Danner Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library invite all the park’s aficionados to attend a book talk and slide show with author Lauren Danner at the Library on Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm. If you spend time in the park or simply  Continue Reading

Easter is coming!

Written on March 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

  Egg dyeing will take place at Station 31 on Friday, March 30, at 5PM. All community members, young and old, are invited to join in the fun and creativity.  The Easter egg hunt will be Sunday, April 1, at 1PM at Jackson’s Beach. Over 1,500 dyed eggs will be hidden, along with plastic eggs  Continue Reading

Cooking with Stephanie

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Tired of spending money on take-out when you’re pressed for time? Join Stephanie Prima on Saturday, April 14th, 11:00am-2:00pm and learn how to cook quick, healthy meals without recipes. In this class you’ll learn key skills to whip up nutritious, scrumptious meals in your own home – the kind you need to get on the  Continue Reading

Call for Fair Performers

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications! Calling all performers for the 2018 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted.  Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply.  The 2018 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 15th-18th at the San Juan County  Continue Reading

Comments Sought on Mount Grant Preserve DRAFT Management Plan

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The Land Bank is inviting public comment on the Mount Grant Preserve DRAFT Management Plan and will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 26th at Brickworks from 5:30 to 6:30pm. We value public input in helping guide the long term care of our County’s conservation areas. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn  Continue Reading

Experience Spain with Skagit Valley College in Spring 2019

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Sign up for the trip of a lifetime as three Skagit Valley College professors lead a study-abroad immersion learning opportunity in Spanish art, music, language, and culture on March 21-29, 2019. Intended for students as well as lifelong learners of all ages, the 9-day adventure will take you to Barcelona, Madrid, and an optional excursion  Continue Reading

Drive-Ins at the Fairgrounds are back this May!

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

The 2018 line-up is here! Three drive-in movies are scheduled at the San Juan County Fairgrounds this summer, mark your calendars! Friday May 18th – The Neverending Story Friday June 15th – The Creature from the Black Lagoon Friday July 13th – Grease Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and  Continue Reading

Senior vs Staff Basketball

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Don’t miss this year’s Senior vs Staff Basketball game Friday March 9th! This hilarious event is a full evening’s worth of fun including: shooting contests raffles for firewood and soil raffle for a weekend stay in a condo in Glacier Washington near Mt Baker dessert auction throwing your friends and family in “jail” a dinner  Continue Reading