Topic: Recreation

Happy Halloween

Written on October 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm, by

Stillpoint School shares this photo and wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

Soccer Games & Jamboree

Written on October 26, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Hey Friday Harbor – our FHFC soccer season is coming to a close. It has been a great season for all of our FHFC soccer teams. It is always so much fun to watch how much these kids improve throughout the season. This Saturday our U8 teams will be participating in their final games of  Continue Reading

Free “Adventures in Boating” Safety Class

Written on October 24, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Island Detachment is offering a free “Adventures in Boating” course on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the fire station located at 1011 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required and admission is free. Everyone wishing to learn or share their safe  Continue Reading

Frightmare this Weekend!

Written on October 23, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Haunted House “Frightmare at the Fairgrounds” 3rd Annual Spooktacular event is next Friday & Saturday Friday, October 27; 6-10 pm Age 10 years & up for a Scary Night! Cost $10 Saturday, October 28; 2-6 pm For Little ones and Seniors. No popup scares, scenery only. Cost $5 Saturday, October 28; 6-10 pm Age 10  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Adult Drop-in Programs

Written on October 23, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is adding more evenings of indoor fun in November to the calendar! Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness at the fairgrounds. Beginning November 2nd at the Fairgrounds: Tuesdays – Roller Hockey (5:30-6:30 ages 5-9) (6:30-7:30 ages 9-15) (7:30-9:00 ages 16+) Thursdays – Indoor Soccer 6:30-8:30pm, Ages 16  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on October 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm, by

This is the last Know Your Island Walk for 2017 –  a little history with a walk on the Wild West Side. Doug McCutchen will take us on the main trails through the west side with a focus on ecological and human history including lime mining, agriculture, tribes and first nations, Hawaiians, fish traps and  Continue Reading

Swim Team Round Up

Written on October 20, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Swim Team Round Up for swimmers age 7-18 Is your child interested in joining the SJIF swim team? Bring them to San Juan Island Fitness on one of the following days and times to meet coaches and get their first swim times of the season. Mon, Oct 23rd 3:30-4:30 Wed, Oct 25th 3:30-4:30 Thurs, Oct  Continue Reading

‘The Howl’

Written on October 19, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Announcing October Fundraiser for the Animals The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is thrilled to invite you to join us for the first ‘Howl’, a fundraiser for the shelter animals happening on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes will be the site of our fundraiser expected to attract Halloween  Continue Reading

USCG Auxiliary Meets with Community Leaders

Written on October 19, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Chuck Dalldorf of the Coast Guard Auxiliary shares this news release… U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Island Detachment Meeting Brings the Coast Guard and San Juan Islands Community Leaders Together for Increased Boating Safety At a meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s San Juan Island Detachment last week in Friday Harbor, San Juan  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contradance

Written on October 17, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Please join us at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor for the monthly Saturday contra dance, Saturday October 21st. from 7:00 til 9:00. Our caller will be Judy Zeidel, from Bellingham, and the band will be JP and the OK Rhythm Boys, from Orcas Island. As always with contra, every dance is taught by the  Continue Reading

Help the Frightmare Happen This Year

Written on October 16, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Feel like helping make the haunted house at the Fairgrounds happen this year? Here are some ways you can help… Debbi Fincher writes: Here we go! Haunted House Happenings… MONDAY, Oct. 16th New time! 12noon-10pm We move the decorations from Sound Storage, back by the library, over to the fairgrounds. If you have an hour  Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written on October 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Fish + Brew at Pier 1 (by the ferry dock and Cheesecake Cafe in Friday Harbor) is having a pumpkin carving contest. Join us Saturday October 28th, anytime between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Our deck will be open for carving all day. B.Y.O.P. bring your own pumpkin (no power tools please) Complimentary Hot Cider  Continue Reading

Frightmare Help Needed

Written on October 12, 2017 at 8:37 am, by

Here’s a note from Debbi Fincher at the SJI Prevention Coalition… We are at it again! And we know It takes a Village to put on a community Haunted House! It’s actually fun when you do it with others! And, we’ll try to have some snacks on hand, too. Thank you for considering (and hopefully)  Continue Reading

National Friends of Libraries Week

Written on October 12, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Island Friends of the Library organization will be celebrating the National Friends of Libraries Week, October 15-21. Many activities and special events will be available during the week. We will be kicking-off our annual membership drive for 2018 week and the membership forms will be available at the special FOL table in  Continue Reading

And Just Like That…

Written on October 10, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Debbie Sandwith from the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby writes to let you know… The Derby is SOLD OUT. Please email/call to get on the waiting list. In all years past we have had cancellations. We certainly appreciate the strong support of our participants. ~ Thank You! Debbie Sandwith 360-378-5562

Only 10 Spots Left…

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:52 am, by

Debbie Sandwith writes in to let you know the Salmon Derby is quickly filling up… YowZa!!!! ONLY 10 spots left in the 2018 RH Salmon Classic held on Jan 18-20th, 2018!!! Attached is an entry form, don’t hesitate to email, fax or call your team in soon! Last year we sold out by October 17th!  Continue Reading

Unusual Container Class

Written on October 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Window Sills In Winter Brighten your winter home with your favorite herbs, Jonny Jump Ups, or maybe succulents, in whimsical window sill planters.   You will be provided with a selection of containers, plants and seeds. Expert guidance, proper potting medium and a warm beverage complete this SJI Garden Club class. We would like to  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Farm Tour

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Farm Tour this weekend Fun for everyone! Pick up maps, tickets, and t-shirts starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday Aurora Farms or Farmer’s Market at Brickworks. Click here for schedule and on-line tickets: Questions? Call 360-378-6621 Or click here for more information

Fall Farm Parade

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 8th annual Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 7th. The parade will stage from 1:30 to 2:30 at the Fairgrounds, and start onto Argyle Avenue at 2:30, heading down Spring Street and turning onto First Street to go to the Grange Hall. This year’s  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Adult Drop-in Programs

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Island Rec’s evening drop-in programs begin this week at Turnbull Gym!!! Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness. Beginning 10/2/17 Monday & Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm – Badminton, Table Tennis, & Pickleball Tuesdays Only – 7:30-9:30 – Basketball All participants must be 16 & Up, and bring clean court shoes into the  Continue Reading

Zylstra Lake Update

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

From the San Juan Preservation Trust, here’s an update on the Zylstra Lake purchase… Legislative Impasse Puts Major Funding Source in Limbo When the state legislature adjourned in July without passing a Capital Construction Budget, all funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) was put on hold—including a grant that would have allowed  Continue Reading

A Successful First Annual Bike n Brew

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

A letter of thanks from the Lions Club… Dear Editor, Thanks to all who made possible the first annual Lions Club Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. Many Lions Club and individual volunteers, generous sponsors, enthusiastic bicyclists, and locals made this fund-raising event a ‘roaring’ success! Early-rising cyclists began at the Fairgrounds eating a hearty breakfast served up  Continue Reading