Topic: Recreation

A Night at the Whale Museum

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

Here’s an invitation for you from the Whale Museum… Join us on January 11, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The Whale Museum for a Reception to explore the Museum and enjoy excellent food, drinks, friends and the unveiling of our newest exhibits! Heavy hors d’oeuvres by Market Chef Wine by Northwest Totem Cellars  Continue Reading

Suiter’s Softball & Baseball Clinic

Written on December 20, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

  The Suiter’s Softball & Baseball Clinic is coming back! Amy Suiter is the Coach of Western Washington University’s Softball team and she and her husband own Competitive Edge Northwest in Mt. Vernon. They have been traveling back and forth to the island the last few years to put on softball and baseball clinics for  Continue Reading

Christmas Bird Count

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

Our count is set for Saturday, December 30th. Teams will be assigned areas within the 15-mile diameter circle to count all the birds in their area. I am still working on getting island leaders sorted out but I will be the coordinator for SJI and the overall coordinator. If you have questions or would like  Continue Reading

Solstice Trail Blazing

Written on December 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The trail blazers are taking advantage of the sun’s return THIS THURSDAY – winter solstice! It may be the shortest day of the year, but there’s plenty of daylight to continue shaping the Westside trail extension. Start time is the same as last week, 10:00 am, and any time you can lend to the project is  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on December 16, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Our December Art for Fun pARTy is coming up December 21st from 5:45 to 8:00 pm at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art! To celebrate the season, our painting is “Noel”, a rendition of the scene along the waterfront in Friday Harbor. A fun night for family, friends and guests! To register, visit  Continue Reading

Lights… Camera… Holidays!!

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all that have been instrumental in getting our quaint Town all lit up! The San Juan County Courthouse, the Town snowflakes, Village at the Harbour, Earth Box, the San Juan Brewing Co. and all the businesses are so cheery, festive and inviting! (click any  Continue Reading

Join SJIMA for a Tour of Wyeth Exhibit at S.A.M.

Written on December 15, 2017 at 10:18 am, by

On January 10, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is sponsoring an excursion to the Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, 110 paintings from the American master’s 75-year career, now at the Seattle Art Museum. The San Juan Island community is invited to join the all-day expedition, part of SJIMA’s many ongoing art education programs.  Continue Reading

New Energy for the New Year!

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Here is some information from F.O.L.K.S. on their December 2017 Donor Matching Program… As we gear up towards the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial in 2019, F.O.L.K.S. board members have graciously offered to match $200.00 on everyone’s donations, up to $2,000.00 through Christmas! Please consider FOLKS for your end of year charitable contribution through this maximum  Continue Reading

Girl’s Basketball League

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

It is time to register for Island Rec’s Girl’s Basketball League, open to all girls in grades 3 through 8. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on Island, Sunday afternoons in Turnbull Gym. Participants practice twice per  Continue Reading

Auditions Workshop Thursday

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Audition Workshop for SJCT Spring Musical San Juan Community Theatre is offering an audition workshop to help prepare folks for upcoming formal auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Director Carol Hooper is holding the workshop at SJCT’s PARC Studio (70 Saltspring Drive) on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hooper will  Continue Reading

4th Annual Studio Holiday Party

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Studio will be hosting their 4th annual holiday party this Friday, Decemeber 15th from 7:00 pm to midnight. Please join us as we celebrate the holidays and our appreciation for this community! Bryan Leighton will be providing live holiday music and then later in the night DJ Neon Tide will spin the tunes to  Continue Reading

Youth & Teen Futsal

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Registration is now open for Futsal Youth & Teen Indoor Soccer! Island Rec is offering youth and teen indoor Futsal to kick off the new year. Coach Van will be on site to support the kids, with skills and drill the first 15 mins and playing small sided games for the rest. This fast paced  Continue Reading

Paddling With Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey

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

Join Griffin Bay Bookstore at the San Juan Island Library on December 13th at 7:00 pm for an exciting evening with Lopezian Irene Skyriver when she presents her wonderful book, Paddling With Spirits, the story of her solo kayak trip from Alaska back to the islands. Inspired partly by her own spirit of adventure, and  Continue Reading

Community New Years Eve Party

Written on December 9, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Join Island Rec for its annual Community New Year’s Eve Celebration and count down the New Year with family, neighbors, and friends! It’s an all ages affair filled with board games, Xbox, Wii station, crafts, dancing, wild hat making/parade/contest, bingo, twister, snazzy photo ‘booth’, chess/backgammon/cribbage tournament, and much more. Bring a savory or sweet pot-luck  Continue Reading

County Adds Land to Odlin Park

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm, by

San Juan County acquires 100 acre Odlin South from WA DNR After a persistent year-long effort by San Juan County, the Odlin South property sale was approved by the WA Board of Natural Resources on December 5, 2017. Council members Jamie Stephens and Rick Hughes, along with County Manager Mike Thomas, made the trip to  Continue Reading

Waterfowl Walk

Written on December 7, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Family Nature Club Monthly Event – Waterfowl Walk! Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Zylstra Lake, San Juan Island Shona Aitken of Wolf Hollow will lead a winter stroll around Zylstra Lake, a popular stop for overwintering water fowl, including Trumpeter Swans. Limited space available. Contact Tanja Williamson for  Continue Reading

Chardonnay Shopping

Written on December 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm, by

Hello all lovely ladies! We are really looking forward to Thursday, December  7th! We have around 20 businesses that are participating in this event by offering discounts, special store hours and or snacks and beverages:) Please come out and support our wonderful local businesses and let them know you are part of the Chardonnay Shopping  Continue Reading

Successful Fundraiser at SJCT

Written on December 5, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

There was an outpouring of generosity this past Saturday at San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival fundraiser.  More than $108,000 was raised for the Theatre’s ongoing mission to provide entertainment, volunteer, and educational opportunities.  “We are truly fortunate to have so many people in our community who support the arts,” said SJCT Promotion Director  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds this Saturday! The San Juan County Fairgrounds will host its annual Winter Flea and Craft Market this Saturday, December 2nd from 9am until 1pm. Over 35 booths with Holiday gifts, local crafts, vintage finds, and special bargains (it is a Flea Market after all) are sure to entice  Continue Reading

Winter Family Art Days

Written on November 27, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

First Winter Family Art Days at SJIMA! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) invites children and their parents and family members to create take-home art projects and gifts in celebration on the winter season.  Attendance is free, and all art supplies are provided. Eight sessions are planned for Saturdays 10:00 am to noon,  Continue Reading

Big turnout for Turkey Trot

Written on November 25, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

An awesome 81 participants turned out in pouring rain Thursday for this year’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot – the 13th annual 5K race/run/walk/stroll. It began and ended between the Friday Harbor Suites and the Catholic Church property and went out to the end of Lampard Road and back. Besides the runners, there were walkers, many of  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Written on November 24, 2017 at 12:15 am, by

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual holiday book sale on Saturday, December 2nd from 10-4 pm. This year the Friends will be selling books for all ages plus many more items that will be great gifts for your holiday shopping. We have wonderful themed silent auction baskets, jewelry, CD’s and DVD’s,  Continue Reading