Topic: Recreation

SJIMA Family Art Days

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

There is Always Something New Greeting Spring is the new program of Family Art Days (FAD) at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). The informal classes start on Saturday, April 6th at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. The classes are held in the cozy upstairs workshop area from 1:00 t0 5:00 on  Continue Reading

Rain Shadow Gardening

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Garden Club invites you to celebrate spring with Ciscoe Morris – Great Plants for Rain Shadow Gardening. Wednesday, April 3rd, at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available March 18th at Browne’s Garden Center, Ace Hardware, Griffin Bay Books and Roche Harbor Store. (proceeds fund garden club special  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), an annual celebration of literature and community in an inspiringly beautiful place, is continuing its commitment to children and families by offering its second annual Kids’ Fest. The 2019 OILF Kids’ Fest will feature the following artists and activities: Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs is the author of the award-winning picture book  Continue Reading

Catkin Garden Design & Consulting

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

Meet Jenny Harris of Catkin Design. Jenny has recently started a new garden design and consulting business here in Friday Harbor. “Catkin is a new iteration of my horticultural life” she says. Originally called appropriate horticulture, what Jenny does is now called Ecological Design – a self sustaining kind of garden design that is supportive of  Continue Reading

March Turtleback March Returns!

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust invite you to welcome spring with a 5 mile “Up and Over” hike of Turtleback Mountain Preserve!   We will depart promptly at 1pm from the South Trailhead parking area (Deer Harbor Road/Wild Rose Lane) on board a Camp Orkila bus to the North  Continue Reading

Dance Camps over Spring Break

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

  Study ballet and contemporary dance with Jeanne Peihl at Salish Sea Ballet during Spring Break! Dancers will work on learning and improving dance technique, creating choreography, and producing a short performance for end of camp. Please bring socks or ballet slippers, a snack, and water bottle. This camp, for ages 8-12, runs from 1:30-4pm,  Continue Reading

hird Saturday Contra Dance

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

There’s a Third Saturday Contra Dance coming up on Saturday… WHERE-Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN-Saturday March 16th, 7 till 9 PM PRICE-$10 donation at the door, $5 students This month our caller is Amy Carroll, and our band is Forrest Carroll and Friends. Amy and Forrest have been here for our dances several times,  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Build-a-Racer Workshop

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

This year Island Rec is offering a how-to workshop on building your car for the Hill of Thrills race, led by STEM veteran Cecil Dent. Utilize tools and workshop space at the FH High School’s STEM building. Get ideas and hands-on assistance to craft and assemble alongside Cecil. Attendance of the workshop starts at a  Continue Reading

2019 Annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale is coming soon! Just in time for spring planting – and spring is coming. There are hundreds of natives in containers, including flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Plants from the Salish Seeds project are included. They grow species native to county grasslands, oak savannahs and prairies. Plants are  Continue Reading

NPS Issues Decision on the American Camp Visitor Center Replacement Project

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – San Juan Island National Historical Park today announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the 2018 Replace American Camp Temporary Visitor Center Environmental Assessment (EA). The FONSI, which was signed by National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Stan Austin, identifies the selected alternative and is  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival 2019 Theme & Poster Contest

Written on March 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 29th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 4th, 2019! We are pleased to announce…. I am Super Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s festival theme.  Continue Reading

Seniors Vs. Staff Basketball Game

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:56 am, by

The FHHS Seniors vs Staff basketball game is on! Tip off for the annual GRAD NIGHT fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, March 8th at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm at Turnbull Gym for pre-game dinner and silent dessert auction. Throughout the evening, this entertaining event affords many fun opportunities for community members to support the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike Fest

Written on February 28, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The upcoming Friday Harbor Bike Fest is the third annual bike ride sponsored by the San Juan Lions Club. In the past this event was known as the Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. This year’s event is being held on June 1st to coincide with the 30th annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. There will be  Continue Reading

14th Annual Spelling Bee

Written on February 27, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Rotary Club will hold its 14th Annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 7th at 3:30 PM at the San Juan Community Theater. Doors open at 3:00 PM. This year’s spellers include students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School. All island schools were invited to participate. The contest  Continue Reading

Garden Fever Party

Written on February 27, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Planning a Garden this Summer – We are planning a party just for you! Join the San Juan Island Garden Club members in sharing stories, problems, research, advice, questions, failures, triumphs and laughter during our GARDEN FEVER PARTY! There will be raffles, “flower bingo”, speakers, sweet pea starts and what all. Browse seed and nursery  Continue Reading

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