Topic: Recreation

Peru: Three Landscapes

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks: Theresa Simendinger Theresa will guide us through her three-part journey in Peru: life on the Amazon River with native peoples and pink dolphins; riding up the Andes to Inca Ruins and a 15th century town; and a flight over the Nasca Lines. Refreshments are provided courtesy of the Friends of the  Continue Reading

Berries for Dessert!

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Have you decided against growing berries because you think your garden isn’t big enough? Surprisingly, a relatively small area can yield plenty of strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for delicious preserves and desserts.  Join Dr. Lisa DeVetter, WSU Assistant Professor of Small Fruit Horticulture, at the San Juan County Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop to learn  Continue Reading

Forty-Three Pounder

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Court Bell checks in to let us know the fish are still out there. Here’s Cal Ryan showing off the 43 pound King Salmon he and Court caught on Monday. They were fishing out of Snug Harbor in Open Bay. The season is open through September 30th. Thanks for sharing the photo, you two!

Thank You!

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

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter of thanks from the Linde family… To Mayor pro tem Ghatan, Maddie Ovenell, Bill Cumming, SJI Park and Recreation District, SJI School District, FH Athletic Association, Don Galt, Inez Brown family, island neighbors and businesses who have given so generously of their time and  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk: Mitchell Hill

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Join David Harsh, retired from the National Park Service, and SJI Trails members on a beautiful deep-forest walk at Mitchell Hill. The route will take us over some of the community trail projects including puncheons built by volunteers with the NPS to protect the streams. Saturday September 23rd, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Distance: 3.5 miles  Continue Reading

Music at the Brewery

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

Great food, great beer and live music on a Friday evening in Friday Harbor. Oh yeah! Daniel Day here personally inviting you to come out and have some fun with me on Friday, September 22nd at the San Juan Island Brewing Co. Music from 6 to 9 “ish”. I recommend the Porter. It’s amazing. Hope  Continue Reading

The Bike Life!

Written on September 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Lions Club is pleased to announce their first annual fundraiser island bike ride: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew! The Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew will take place on Saturday, September  23rd, starting at 9:00 am. The community is invited to buy a breakfast served by our own island Cutthroat Pirates at 8am at the Fairgrounds and  Continue Reading

Coast Guard Auxiliary Completes 47 Free Vessel Safety Inspections

Written on September 15, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Volunteers from The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary 13th Coast Guard District, Flotilla 11 San Juan Islands Detachment provided 47 boaters free vessel safety examinations on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Roche Harbor Marina on San Juan Island. The free vessel safety examinations were conducted on a rainy Saturday during the annual Ranger Tug Rendezvous at  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Zumba Gold

Written on September 15, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

New from Island Rec! for Ages 55+, Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves of Zumba at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy to follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare  Continue Reading

Best of the 2017 Fair

Written on September 14, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Another great Fair that was truly “all the buzz”. A huge thank you and a round of applause to the many volunteers, exhibitors, performers, and sponsors that made another wonderful Fair possible. Check out the “Best Of” the Fair award listings and photo and reminisce on a buzzin’ good time at the 2017 Fair: http://www.sjcfair.org/p/fair-event/best-of-2017  Continue Reading

Dance for Charity

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

Dance Workshop 2 “Dance for Charity” 8 Week Beginning Ballet Program FREE for Teens and Adults Lina Downes, Director of Dance Workshop 2 and strong supporter of World Vision, a nondenominational Washington based charity aid organization, is combining her passion for teaching with her commitment to service by offering a program to teens and adults  Continue Reading

John O. Linde Community Park Dedication

Written on September 12, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (Island Rec) and the Linde family invite you to attend the official dedication of John O. Linde Community Park on Saturday, September 16th at 4:30pm. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at the front entrance of the park, followed by light refreshments at the  Continue Reading

National Park Fire Restrictions

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park Issues Fire Restrictions Friday Harbor, WA – Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger on San Juan Island, Superintendent Elexis Fredy has announced fire restrictions in San Juan Island National Historical Park. Beginning August 31, 2017, fire restrictions prohibit: Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or  Continue Reading

SJI Is Best Local Getaway

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

STAR 101.5 Listeners Pick the Northwest’s Best LOCAL GETAWAY Wednesday morning, August 16th, STAR 101.5 Kent & Alan Morning Show listeners voted for their favorite local getaways. Listeners had 24 hours to place their vote via phone, Facebook, text and email. The results . . . San Juan Island for the 10th year in a  Continue Reading

Horse Soccer

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Dear SJ Update, I would like to thank all of the players who participated in the second annual horse soccer game at the San Juan County Fair to benefit the horse barn at the fairgrounds. I would also like to thank Coldwell Banker’s Steve Buck and Windermere’s Gary Franklin for their generous pledge to the  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Just a note to let folks know that San Juan Islands Art Museum’s last Art for Fun, “paint and sip”, session for August is Tuesday, August 29. We will be painting “Guiding Light”, a view of the Lime Kiln Lighthouse. Our instructor will be local painter and sculptor, Kristen Abramson. To learn more and to  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Adult Tennis Lessons

Written on August 29, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec is offering another session of Adult Tennis Lessons this September/October with Caroline Hansen. Classes are held Sundays; September 10 – October 22, with no class Sept 24. Adult lessons for ages 16 and up are from 2:00 to 3:15 pm at the High School Tennis Courts. Register by September 5 for the early  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on August 29, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update email bag this morning we have a letter from Miles Crossen sharing this letter of thanks… Dear Editor, I’d just like to take a few minutes to say thanks to a small handful of folks that helped out with the San Juan County Fair Photography Department Exhibit. Without their help there  Continue Reading

Walking and Drawing Workshop

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

A rare opportunity to take a workshop with the talented and incomparable Joe Miller is being offered by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). Four Forests: Walking and Drawing will be offered in four sessions on Tuesdays: September 12 – October 3, from 1p.m. – 4p.m. The students may use any medium or  Continue Reading

Eclipse Viewing Knows No Bounds!

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Tim and Sally Thomsen of San Juan Kayak Expeditions share this photo of another way to view the eclipse. Thanks for sharing you two!

Know Your Island Walk

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Friday Harbor pathways: Tim Dustrude, town resident, Photographer and Editor, will lead us through some of the neighborhood pathways in downtown Friday Harbor. Tim walks and bikes whenever he can and will tell us about his passion for making Friday Harbor a more walkable place. Saturday August 26, from 1-4 pm. Meet at the Fairgrounds.  Continue Reading

8.8K Loop Run Results

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Here are the results from Island Rec’s 2017 8.8K Loop Run, broken down by top 3 finishers overall and by age group for both men and women. There were 110 runners/walkers this year. Congratulations everyone! Click here for results (pdf)