Topic: Recreation

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. We  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 is  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 cat­a­logs  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 a  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 for  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 Craig Shaw  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 will  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

Adult Night Swim

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is offer­ing Adult Night Swim this Feb­ru­ary at SJI Fit­ness! Drop-in for some adult-only pool time to play games or swim laps in the evenings. Ses­sions are held Thurs­days; Feb­ru­ary 7th – Feb­ru­ary 28th for ages 18 and up from 7:30–9pm. There is a reg­is­tra­tion rate of $35.00; or $10.00 per night. For  Con­tin­ue Reading

Beaches and Birding

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

Does your fam­i­ly want some time out­side this win­ter, time that includes scav­­enger-hunt-like fun and mul­ti-sen­­so­ry explo­ration? Try bird­ing — it’s as easy step­ping out your door! Win­ter is the ide­al sea­son to take up bird watch­ing as feath­ered friends flock to the North­west. Join Wolf Hollow’s Shona Aitken at Third Lagoon Pre­serve to learn some  Con­tin­ue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This month’s caller is Mar­lin Prow­ell from Belling­ham. He runs the very suc­cess­ful dances in Belling­ham and is a skilled and very well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local con­tra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fid­dle, Jim  Con­tin­ue Reading