Topic: Recreation

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

Holiday Hosted Excursion

Written on November 21, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

SJI Garden Club is doing another hosted excursion, this time to Molbak’s Nursery and Country Village Shops. Join us for a joyful day of the sights and sounds of the holidays: Twinkling lights and ducks along wandering paths. Boutique shops, chickens, carolers and a poinsettia tree. Sparkling décor, antiques, ornaments galore and a Santa Claus  Continue Reading

Lions Announce Shopping Spree Winners

Written on November 20, 2017 at 9:23 am, by

Lily Easley, 4 year old daughter of Heather & Dan Easley, picked the winners in this year’s San Juan Lions Club Shopping Spree drawing. Proceeds from this event provide scholarship funds for high school grads. Grand Prize Winner: Shahn McGuire – 4 Minute Shopping Spree at King’s Market on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:30  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the upcoming Island Lights Festival on Friday December 1st in Friday Harbor. Again, we are partnering with Brickworks, the Whale Museum, Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild for a fun filled evening for the whole family. Festivities will begin with holiday  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contradance

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

This month our Saturday dance features nationally known fiddler Vivian Williams playing with Phil Katz on melodeons and Joe Micheals on guitar, as the band Simple Pleasures.    This will be a special opportunity to enjoy Vivian’s playing, she’s a big star in the old time fiddling world.  Our caller this month is Michael Karcher,  Continue Reading

Per Takes 13th Place in the Nation

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Perham Black Takes 13th Place in the Nation at The Cressy Cup On October 28th and 29th, San Juan County’s Perham “Per” Black, a senior at Spring Street International School competed in the Cressy Cup, considered the United States high school national championships for Laser full rig sailing. The national sailing races were held at  Continue Reading

Wanted: Day Park Volunteers!

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Parks, Recreation, and Fair department is inviting community members to become day park volunteers (opportunities available on different islands). Volunteers can participate in weekly monitoring and/or light litter pick-up, and are invited to participate in occasional work parties for special projects/landscaping. Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities are appreciated, but not required.  Continue Reading

FANS Carnival Coming Soon

Written on November 6, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

FANS, (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) will hold their annual children’s carnival at the SJC fairgrounds this Saturday, November 11th from 11:00-2:00p.m. The carnival has become a fun annual event for Island families. This year we will once again have our famous cakewalk. The cakewalk has been our most popular booth over the years  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Hi Everyone, The next Art for Fun, paint pARTy, is coming up November 15! Enjoy an evening of step by step instruction as local artist, Kristen Abramson, guides you through the process of completing your own acrylic painting. Partner up with friends, family, working buddies and register online for this fun experience at  The  Continue Reading


Written on October 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm, by

It’s Halloween in Friday Harbor and you know what that means… Yup! Kids on parade! Click on the images below to see who all you recognize. But it’s not only kids – after the parade you’ll see photos of adults around town who got into the halloween spirit as well. Enjoy!

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