Topic: Recreation

Comments Sought on Mount Grant Preserve DRAFT Management Plan

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The Land Bank is inviting public comment on the Mount Grant Preserve DRAFT Management Plan and will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 26th at Brickworks from 5:30 to 6:30pm. We value public input in helping guide the long term care of our County’s conservation areas. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn  Continue Reading

Experience Spain with Skagit Valley College in Spring 2019

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Sign up for the trip of a lifetime as three Skagit Valley College professors lead a study-abroad immersion learning opportunity in Spanish art, music, language, and culture on March 21-29, 2019. Intended for students as well as lifelong learners of all ages, the 9-day adventure will take you to Barcelona, Madrid, and an optional excursion  Continue Reading

Drive-Ins at the Fairgrounds are back this May!

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

The 2018 line-up is here! Three drive-in movies are scheduled at the San Juan County Fairgrounds this summer, mark your calendars! Friday May 18th – The Neverending Story Friday June 15th – The Creature from the Black Lagoon Friday July 13th – Grease Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and  Continue Reading

Senior vs Staff Basketball

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Don’t miss this year’s Senior vs Staff Basketball game Friday March 9th! This hilarious event is a full evening’s worth of fun including: shooting contests raffles for firewood and soil raffle for a weekend stay in a condo in Glacier Washington near Mt Baker dessert auction throwing your friends and family in “jail” a dinner  Continue Reading

Starry Starry Night

Written on March 2, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Children’s Festival 2018 Theme & Poster Contest Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 28th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 5th, 2018. 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: Starry  Continue Reading

Winter Birds Boat Trip

Written on March 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Join Friends of the San Juans and birding experts on a special winter birds boat trip on Saturday, March 10 from 10 am – 2 pm. With just 8 people aboard, this tour will be intimate and informed and provide in-depth knowledge about seasonal wildlife in the San Juans. Peter Cavanagh, NASA researcher, University of Washington professor,  Continue Reading

Native Plant Sale and Expo

Written on March 1, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale & Conservation District Expo Pre-order your plants now! Orders are due March 12th. Order early for best selection, as quantities are limited and often sell out before the sale date. This year’s selections include 18 species of evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and perennials like the ever-popular Red Flowering Currant  Continue Reading

Wigglers Workshop

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Get the Wiggles Out – Performing Arts Style! San Juan Community Theatre is offering a workshop for little ones to learn more about the world of theater arts. Intro to Theatre for Wigglers is scheduled on Mondays in March from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the SJCT lobby. SJCT Youth and Family Program Director  Continue Reading

Planning a Garden this Summer

Written on February 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

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 Spring Planning Party. There will be drawings, “flower bingo”, demonstrations, sweet pea starts and what all. Browse catalogs and gardening magazines for new ideas. March 6th  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on February 20, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Todd Nicholson, Executive Director of the Port of Friday Harbor will lead a walk on the airport trail. Todd will share details about the upcoming tree removal required by the FAA and plans to replant a sustainable native forest and other trail improvements.  Terrain is moderate, distance is 3 miles and dogs on leash are  Continue Reading

Intro to Mat Pilates

Written on February 20, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Interested in learning more about Pilates or immersing yourself deeper in your current practice? The Studio has the perfect workshop for you! Join Jacquelyn Reiff for an intensive Intro to Mat Pilates at The Studio March 3rd and 4th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. This session will detail Joseph Pilates classic mat exercises and prepare  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Dance

Written on February 15, 2018 at 6:27 pm, by

Are you looking for some evening fun to do on Valentine’s Day weekend? Join Isle Seat Theatre/Dance Workshop 2 for dancing and great listening under the lights as we celebrate with the One More Time Band featuring Debbie Nash Strasser. Old swing/jazz standards with that big band sound will have you out on the dance  Continue Reading

Staycation Gift Basket Raffle

Written on January 26, 2018 at 9:07 am, by

San Juan Island Service Scholarship is raffling off a staycation gift basket at the last four high school basketball games. This basket of goodies could be yours! It includes an overnight stay at Roche Harbor Resort‘s Quarryman Hall and a $100 gift certificate to Duck Soup Restaurant! $5/ticket and sales start TODAY at the Friday  Continue Reading

Father Daughter Dance

Written on January 26, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Tickets are on sale for Island Rec’s 13th Annual Father Daughter Dance – a special occasion for girls of all ages to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other male role-models.   Treat your darling daughters to a special night out with music from DJ Doug, dancing, and delicious appetizers  Continue Reading

Knowledge Bowl 2018

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

It’s that time of year again! The 24th annual Knowledge Bowl will take place on Monday, February 5th at the San Juan Community Theatre. Sponsored by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, this family fun event begins at 6:30 PM with the Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band. Teams made up of middle and high  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another of her videos… This San Juan Island lifestyle video shares the 2018 Roche Harbor Derby.  It offers tips on fishing and dancing.

15th Annual 2018 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This derby recap was shared by Debbie Sandwith of Roche Harbor… Record early SELL-OUT ~ on October 6, 2017, with a 100 Boat Limit ~ the 15th Annual Derby kicked off on Thursday January 18th registering a total of 357 Anglers. Weather was wet, cool & winds that kept us honest when the cannon went  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

For our first walk of the year, join Mike Vouri on a historical walk along the misty southern coastline.  Mike will explore our Aloha connections of Hawaiian shepherds brought in by the Hudson Bay Company. Saturday January 27, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at American Camp. Meet at the American Camp Visitor Center. Moderate trails.  Continue Reading

Kid’s Valentine Workshop

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

It’s time for the Printonyx annual Kid’s Valentine Workshop. A great way for kids to exercise their creativity. If you or someone you know would be interested, please click here for more information.

New Adult Fitness Programs

Written on January 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec has 2 new programs this winter… Beginner Yoga Yoga is commonly recognized as a tool for stress relief, metabolic stimulation, mental clarity and joint mobility. Many recent medical studies have shown that practicing yoga also improves immune health and boosts brain function. Join us for a fun and rejuvenating morning practice! Two, 2-month session  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on January 16, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The next SJIMA Art for Fun Paint pARTy is January 23!  Everyone paints the same painting, “Paradise Cove” – a scene with our local orcas – in step by step instruction with instructor, local painter and sculptor, Kristen Abramson. Time is 5:45 to 8:00 pm. Cost is $35.  SJIMA provides all supplies. Just bring yourself!  Continue Reading

Letter from Gay Graham

Written on January 12, 2018 at 11:12 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Gay Graham… To the Editor: My husband and I had a wonderful experience Wednesday, January 10th:  we were a part of the SJIMA Art Excursions Program that took us to the Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.  Kudos are decidedly in  Continue Reading