Topic: Recreation

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Written on April 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm, by

A beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt. Check out these photos below.

Spring Plant Sale

Written on April 14, 2017 at 8:49 am, by

Hundreds of organic vegetable starts and perennials, all lovingly grown and nurtured by San Juan County Master Gardeners, will be on sale at the Mullis Center, Saturday May 13th at 9am – just in time for Mother’s Day! The Master Gardeners choose vegetables they love. They love them because they grow well in our climate,  Continue Reading

Earth Day Celebration at Brickworks

Written on April 13, 2017 at 10:07 am, by

Mix & Mingle At Green Drinks Birthday Party And Earth Day Celebration Passion for clean environment and local food? Join us at Brickworks on April 20th Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd, but let’s start celebrating early! If you have a passion for the environment, food, farming, and camaraderie, you are invited to join in  Continue Reading

CATS Gourmet Bake Sale April 15

Written on April 12, 2017 at 5:22 am, by

Homemade holiday treats, a Spring raffle basket and a chance to win a very special cake are part of the Community Arts Theatre Society’s (CATS) annual Elegant Edibles on Saturday, April 15. The gourmet bake sale is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the San Juan Community Theatre’s lobby and features dozens of elegantly  Continue Reading

Double Mountain Brewery Dinner at Coho

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

Join Coho Restaurant on April 21st for their first ever dinner and beer tasting with Double Mountain Brewery. These beers are one of a kind – featuring Belgian yeast and Northwest hop character. Chef Bill is devising an appetizing menu to pair with Double Mountain Brewery’s bold flavors. Seating is at 6:00 pm and space is limited.  Continue Reading

Calling All Local Performers

Written on April 8, 2017 at 5:21 am, by

The San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications Calling all performers for the 2017 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted. Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply online now! The 2017 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 16th-19th at the  Continue Reading

Sailing Foundation Fundraiser

Written on April 7, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

Debbi Fincher writes in support of the Youth Sailing Club… The annual San Juan Island Sailing Foundation Fundraiser which supports our Youth Sailing Programs – both Island Rec Summer Sailing classes on Percich Pond and Teen Sailing Team out on the water at Jackson’s Beach – is coming up on May 4th at the SJI Yacht Club.  Continue Reading

7th Annual Procession of the Species

Written on April 6, 2017 at 5:16 am, by

On Saturday, April 22, Lopez Island Conservation Corps (LICC) invites the community to join in on the seventh annual Procession of the Species. The Procession kicks off promptly at 3:30 pm, so plan to arrive at 3:00 to get set up. To participate in the procession, all you need is a costume or adornments that  Continue Reading

‘Terrestrial Managers’ Meet, Compare Notes, and Share Resources

Written on April 5, 2017 at 5:34 am, by

Managers of conservation lands in the county met Thursday and Friday at the Grange, in their sixth annual meeting to compare notes and collaborate. Their breaks were not called coffee breaks or restroom breaks, but “networking breaks.” Representatives of the National Historical Park, the San Juan Islands National Monument, the State Parks, the Department of  Continue Reading

Garden Club Excursion to Evergreen Arboretum

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:22 am, by

What is a Nativar? Join us and learn about the latest craze in gardening – Nativars- improved cultivars of native plants. Breeders have taken natives and tweaked them to bloom longer, grow tidier, have more colorful foliage and be more disease resistant. Date: April 15, 2017 Location: Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens Time: Eastbound 8:00AM ferry Westbound 8:20 PM ferry Cost:  Continue Reading

Taylor 2 Dance Troupe

Written on March 30, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

The Taylor 2 dance troupe arrives in Friday Harbor Sunday, April 2 for both a free master dance class for all ages (2:00 pm) and an evening performance (7:30 pm) at San Juan Community Theatre. One of the “grandfathers” of American modern dance, choreographer Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that his  Continue Reading

A Poetry Walk Up Mount Grant Preserve

Written on March 22, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

April is Poetry Month – let’s celebrate the poetry of nature! The Poetry Walk will feature readings by local poetry lovers of nature-inspired poems as we enjoy a leisurely stroll to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve where visiting Washington State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall, will share some of his favorites. Note: the mile walk to  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on March 20, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

A million-mile walk: Join National Parks Education Specialist, Raena Parsons, on a journey millions of years in the past. We will investigate the geologic forces that shaped San Juan Island, demonstrate plate tectonics (with cookies–yum!), and discuss earthquakes and other geologic hazards in our region. Comfortable hiking shoes, warm layers, and a sense of adventure  Continue Reading

Public Lands Report

Written on March 17, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The trails and open spaces on the island are popular with both residents and visitors, but they don’t just appear out of nowhere. Where does the money come from to keep them open? What can members of the public do to help? This is the fourth in a series of reports by Louise Dustrude trying  Continue Reading

Fair Board Responds to Barn Comments

Written on March 17, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan County Parks and Fair Department Responds to Horse Barn Project Comments The memories of past Fairs are held dear as new ones are created each August; this is not to be disregarded, as that is the magic of Fair. At times, these memories are associated with a fairgrounds structure like the horse barn,  Continue Reading

Call for Children’s Festival Activity Providers

Written on March 17, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 27th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 6th, 2017! Island Rec is currently recruiting local organizations that would like to participate in this special event by hosting an activity that reflects this year’s festival theme: Around the World This year we have selected a theme that will  Continue Reading

Kids and Canoes

Written on March 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm, by

Kids and Canoes – A Place Based Curriculum during the week of April 21-28 San Juan Island youth (grades 5-12) will work with one of the world’s top canoe builders from Lummi Nation, Dean Washington, to build 2 Coast Salish Canoes and their paddles in one week. These canoes will be part of a fleet  Continue Reading

Tennis Lessons

Written on March 13, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

  Island Rec is offering Tennis Lessons this April/May for youth and adults with Caroline Hansen. Classes are held Wednesdays; April 19- May 10. Youth lessons for grades 3-5, from 3-4:30pm at Cahail Park. Adult lesson for ages 16 and up are from 5:45pm-7:15 at the High School Tennis Courts. Register before April 13th for the  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor Garden Tour

Written on March 12, 2017 at 5:33 am, by

Meghan Hoffman, Gardens & Grounds Supervisor of Roche Harbor Resort will lead a tour of the “winter mode” gardens and grounds of Roche Harbor Resort.  The pots and gardens will just be waking up.  Date: March 18, 2017  Location: Hotel De Haro entrance  Time: 10:30 AM  Car pool meeting location: Mullis Center 10:00 AM  The  Continue Reading

March Turtleback March

Written on March 11, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Welcome Spring! The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust invite you to the third annual MARCH TURTLEBACK MARCH, a 5 mile “Up and Over” hike on the Turtleback Mountain Preserve! We will depart promptly at 1:00 pm from the South Trailhead parking area (Deer Harbor Road/Wild Rose Lane) on board a  Continue Reading

Parks Report Part Three

Written on March 10, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The trails and open spaces on the island are popular with both residents and visitors, but they don’t just appear out of nowhere. Where does the money come from to keep them open? What can members of the public do to help? This is the third in a series of reports by Louise Dustrude trying  Continue Reading

Maiden Voyage

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

Randy and Gail Schnee, owners of Cotton Cotton Cotton had a pretty good day yesterday. They launched their brand new kayaks for their maiden voyage. By the time they got all set and made it to Jackson’s Beach, the wind had picked up and the sun had gone away, so they launched in the more protected waters  Continue Reading