Topic: Recreation

New Years Eve Community Celebration

Written on December 29, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

Correction: This event will be held at Mullis Center. Island Rec once again holds their community New Year’s Eve party – This is a free, all-ages community New Years gathering. There will be games, dancing, crafts, and a live video feed of the NY Times Square ball drop. Guaranteed good time! Saturday, December 31st from 7:00 to  Continue Reading

Salute the Compass

Written on December 24, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

January 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day: Salute the Compass Join the Pintail for the annual Shipyard Cove tradition of saluting the compass, where we will toast to the four cardinal directions. There will be drinks, merriment and celebration of the new year! Meet at the boat at 11:00am (last dock in Shipyard Cove). We’ll  Continue Reading

New Playground Open

Written on December 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce that the new playground at John O. Linde Community Park will open at 1:00pm on Friday, December 23rd. Over 40 community volunteers came together to help build Island Rec’s new playground at the John O. Linde Community Park. The playground features a large play web, swings, slide and even  Continue Reading

“Art for Fun” Program at SJIMA

Written on December 19, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) introduces a new art program called Art for Fun, a “paint and sip” party for adults of all skill levels. The first party is set for December 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is only $35.00. In keeping with the trend that is  Continue Reading

117th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

The San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count will be on Saturday, December 31st and will be a wonderful way to celebrate the coming of a new year… From Christmas Bird Hunts to Christmas Bird Counts In 1900 ornithologist Frank Chapman along with other conservationists were troubled at the slaughter of birds in the annual holiday event called  Continue Reading

Join the Pintail for the Lighted Boat Parade

Written on December 9, 2016 at 11:10 am, by

Come one, come all! The Pintail will join this year’s lighted boat parade on Saturday, December 17th to welcome Santa to town. And we’d like to invite the community to join – free to all! We will have hot cocoa and hot cider, but do dress warmly as most of our space is outside on  Continue Reading

2nd Annual Resolution Run and New Salish Splash!

Written on December 7, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Island Rec invites you to take part in the Second Annual Resolution Run 5k scheduled for a 10am start on Sunday, January 1, 2017. This is a family and dog friendly fun run, that travels from Jackson Beach to Mullis, into town, up Argyle and back to Jackson Beach. NEW this year at 11:00am, when you  Continue Reading

Studio Holiday Party

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Hey everyone, Jacquelyn and Jen over here at The Studio. We wanted to let folks know that we will be hosting our Annual Holiday party this year on Thursday, December 15th from 7:oo pm to midnight. There will be live music with Browne & Beliveau followed by DJ Neon Tide. Once again we will have  Continue Reading

Third Annual Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament

Written on December 5, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard attended the FHHS basketball tournament this past weekend and got some beautiful photos of the action. See them all at the link below. Here’s a note from Aaron: “I shot all four games played by the Wolverines, out of eight total in the tournament, with these scores: Friday Girls: Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

“Art for Fun” Program at SJIMA

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) introduces a new art program called Art for Fun, a “paint and sip” party for adults of all skill levels. The first party is set for December 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is only $35.00. In keeping with the trend that is  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Organizers Needed

Written on November 30, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Plans are just beginning for the San Juan Island Children’s Festival scheduled for May 6, 2017 and people willing to work as a team, committed to creating this fun filled festival dedicated to celebrating children are needed. The Children’s Festival attracts over 1,200 people and is in its 27th year as a hallmark event for San  Continue Reading

NEW! Women’s Boxing for Fitness Classes at SJI Fitness

Written on November 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

BooBoo James and Shannon Miniken are now offering women’s boxing for fitness circuit training classes at San Juan Island Fitness. “These classes are for anyone, any fitness level, from the experienced athlete looking for a new challenge, to the woman who’s never done a push up,” said BooBoo James, who’s been teaching these classes for  Continue Reading

SJCT Holiday Gala Event

Written on November 28, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

  San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 3 brings island and theater friends together to embrace the joy of the holidays and help keep the Theatre thriving at the same time. The nonprofit theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Festival features gourmet food, silent and live auctions and island entertainment.  Continue Reading

FANS Say “Thanks!”

Written on November 26, 2016 at 10:10 am, by

Here’s a note of thanks from FANS President Kyle Loring regarding last week’s Carnival fundraiser… What a FANtastic outpouring of community support we had for our annual FANS Carnival on November 19 at the fairgrounds! The board of Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec would like to thank all of the families who attended the  Continue Reading

Molbak’s Nursery Hosted Excursion 

Written on November 24, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Molbak’s Nursery and Country Village Shops  Twinkling lights and ducks along wandering paths. Boutique shops, chickens, carolers and a poinsettia tree. Sparkling décor, antiques, ornaments galore and a Santa Claus photo op. Plants and more plants both inside and out. Lunch amid unique foliage, tea with dessert samplers and pastry shops galore. Join us for  Continue Reading

FHHS Girls Soccer Thanks Donors

Written on November 23, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Paul Hopkins shares this note of thanks… It was a year of change. The Friday Harbor High School Wolverine Girls Soccer team enjoyed another successful season that included several changes. The biggest of which was a brand new field at the new John O. Linde Community Park (Carter Avenue ball fields). The field is much  Continue Reading

Holiday Gathering at English Camp

Written on November 23, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Once again, San Juan Island National Historical Park will be holding a Holiday Social at the English Camp Barracks on December 10th from noon until 2:00 pm. All park friends, volunteers and the public are invited to gather to celebrate the holiday season and coming new year. Please bring some of your favorite cookies or  Continue Reading

American Camp Visitor Center to Close for Part of Winter Season

Written on November 22, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Staffing shortages and mandatory furloughs will force the park to temporarily close the American Camp visitor center this winter for about six and one half weeks, from December 17, 2016 until February 1, 2017. The English Camp visitor center is also currently closed for the season. However, the park grounds at both the American Camp  Continue Reading

Don’t Dine Alone on Thanksgiving!

Written on November 21, 2016 at 4:49 pm, by

Wait! Before you open that can of chicken noodle soup…  Consider this, you are invited to join us for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mullis Center.   It’s like Thanksgiving dinner with the family, a big giant community family.  Enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner menu plus connect with old friends and make new friends at the  Continue Reading

New Steps for American Camp Trail

Written on November 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm, by

The six-mile American Camp Trail (ACT) connecting Friday Harbor with the national park’s visitor center is a relatively easy walk for most people, but as it goes through a gully on airport property it has been difficult for some. So last Saturday, November 18, a crew of Trails volunteers led by Steve Ulvi built steps  Continue Reading

Old-Fashioned Christmas Market

Written on November 20, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The First Annual Brickworks Old-Fashioned Christmas Market Lights up winter on December 3rd and 4th in Friday Harbor Step back in time to a magical European-style Christmas Market on December 3rd and 4th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The historic Brickworks barn will glow with sparkling lights illuminating an island crafts market with local food vendors, farm produce,  Continue Reading

12th Annual Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot

Written on November 18, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

An Island Tradition Family 5K Fun Run, Trot, Walk or Stroll! Start: On Price Street at Friday Harbor Suites When: Thursday, November 24 8:00 – 9:30 am Registration starts at 8:00, event starts at 9:00 am, rain or shine (more fun in the rain! or Snow!) Who: You, and Bring Your Friends and Relatives Why: To burn off a few  Continue Reading