Topic: Recreation

Pickleball at the Fairgrounds

Written on November 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm, by

This notice is being published again with corrected information… Join us in the sport that is sweeping the nation! Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It has simple rules that make is accessible to a wide range of age ranges and skill levels. The sport was invented  Continue Reading

Land Bank Wants to Hear from You!

Written on November 6, 2019 at 8:35 am, by

The Land Bank is seeking input as they develop a Stewardship and Management Plan for Zylstra Lake Preserve. To start the process, there will be a public scoping meeting on Thursday, November 7th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Brickworks. Land Bank staff will share the results of resource assessments, including ecological, habitat and agriculture, followed with the  Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:10 am, by

Halloween fun at Islanders Bank Islanders Bank employees carved and decorated these pumpkins and then bank customers voted on the winner from each Islanders Bank branch (Friday Harbor, Lopez and Orcas). The bank’s board of directors selected the overall winning pumpkin (above), carved by Samantha Berkseth. Click below to see the larger versions of these  Continue Reading

Lily Presentation

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:09 am, by

Dianna Gibson, owner of B&D Lilies in Port Townsend, is coming to Friday Harbor Tuesday, November 5th for a presentation on lilies and lily culture at the monthly meeting of the San Juan Island Garden Club. B&D Lilies is a family owned and operated farm specializing in garden-tested bulbs for over 35 years. Known for  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Note: it’s a little earlier this year… Saturday, December 14, 2019 From Christmas Bird Hunts to Christmas Bird Counts –119 Years of Counting In 1900 ornithologist Frank Chapman along with other conservationists were disturbed at the slaughter of birds in the annual holiday event called the “side hunt”. The team that shot the most birds  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Winterfest begins November 30th with the Island Lights Festival The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber  Continue Reading

Welcome to Clay

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Learn the art of clay with Alchemy Art instructor, Glenn Hendrick. Glenn will guide you through the introductory process with a little bit of talk and lots of hands on time for creating a successful clay vessel. These vessel can be used for a potted plant, a jewelry holder, a personalized cup, or simple home  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School’s annual Halloween Parade is coming up on Thursday October 31 at 9:30am. The parade travels from the elementary school to Argyle Ave to Spring Street, past King’s Market, across the street and back to the school.  Students should be dressed for cool fall weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Costumes should  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Teen Halloween Party

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:35 am, by

  When the ghouls come out this year, we’ll be ready for them! Put on a costume, grab your friends, and head over to Paradise Lanes for Island Rec’s annual Teen Halloween Party, There will be free bowling, pizza, Halloween candy, and DJ Doug will be dropping the beats. Prizes will be awarded for best  Continue Reading

Bingo Night Fundraiser

Written on October 18, 2019 at 8:53 am, by

Bingo Night is this Saturday October 19th at 5:00 at San Juan Brewery, 410 A Street, Friday Harbor. Great bingo prizes and a live auction. All proceeds go to help complete the John O. Linde Park Baseball Field.

Master Gardeners Annual Workshop

Written on October 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

Debra Prinzing of the “Slow Flowers” Movement Highlights the Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop “Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, from the Field to your Vase,” is the keynote address by Debra Prinzing, accomplished garden writer and advocate for American-grown flowers. Debra’s talk addresses the renaissance of domestic flower farming and the emerging eco-floral design movement.  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on October 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm, by

Coming up on Saturday is this month’s Contra Dance. This month’s caller is Tom Wimmer from Seattle, and the Band is The Beats, from Bellingham, consisting of Steve Blum-Anderson on fiddle and Brigget LeClair on piano.  This trio of folks are very talented and will be sure to get the crowd up and spinning around!   Continue Reading

Teen Open Gym with Island Rec

Written on October 15, 2019 at 8:13 am, by

Teen Open Gym is now running for grades 6-12 on Sunday nights from 7-8:30pm. Grab a friend and come to the Turnbull Gym for some basketball or other indoor games at this free, drop-in program. A parent waiver is required. Check out all of Island Rec’s events at www.islandrec.org, stop by our office Monday –  Continue Reading

Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues

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

It is time to register for Island Rec Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 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, Sundays in Turnbull Gym. Boys basketball league  Continue Reading

Escape Room Event

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

Do you have what it takes to escape? We invite you to join us for a night full of fun and mystery! Come try your luck at our astronomy themed escape room, where you will be tasked with solving puzzles, having fun, and saving the world. Most puzzles are aimed for ages 10+, but all  Continue Reading

Ferry Go Round

Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will host their “Ferry Go Round” meeting aboard the inter-island ferry on Wednesday, October 23rd. This is a Sharing Time for Gardeners with: News of Upcoming events Remembering Past Events County Fair Flower Barn Ribbon Winners Bring your brown bag lunch including beverage                Anacortes           Friday Harbor    Orcas     Lopez  Continue Reading

Access to Mount Grant Preserve Confirmed

Written on October 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm, by

A judge has confirmed public access to the 180-acre Mount Grant Preserve. This means that the 180-acre Preserve will remain open to the public from West Valley Road on San Juan Island. Some signage will be necessary to show alternative access to the 70-acre property that adjoins the preserve. The court ruling came in response  Continue Reading

Pajama Musical Hour

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Join children’s musician Nancy Stewart for an evening “Under the Stars” with stories, silliness, and sing-alongs for the San Juan Island Library’s annual Pajama Storytime. Nancy Stewart is an award-winning musician and the creator of SingWithOurKids.com, an early literacy online resource for caregivers. The Pajama Musical Hour is on Friday, October 11th and begins at  Continue Reading

30th Annual Children’s Festival Committee Members Needed

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Plans are just beginning for the Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival scheduled for May 2, 2020. We are needing people willing to work as a team, committed to creating this fun filled festival dedicated to celebrating children! The Children’s Festival attracts over 1,200 people and is in its 30th year as a hallmark event  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Touch-a-Truck

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

School’s out early on Friday, October 11th, so grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes at Island Rec’s annual Touch-a-Truck event! We will be at the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground again this year, from 11am-12:30pm. Kiwanis will be there in their K-Boose providing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

Need Help Managing “Watchable Wildlife” in Your Garden? Leave this class with a better understanding of how to manage deer and other mammals in your gardens. The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Dave Pehling, retired WSU Extension Zoologist. Dave will discuss integrated pest management, deterring pests by understanding their needs for,  Continue Reading