Topic: Recreation

SJC Fair Photo Exhibit

Written on July 17, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Miles Crossen writes to round up volunteers… I hope I didn’t wait too long to ask for volunteers to help out in setting up the Photography Display at this year’s San Juan County Fair. I’ll be needing a dozen or more folks to help accept and display the hundreds of wonderful photographs being entered in  Continue Reading

Book Signing with Boyd

Written on July 8, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Enjoy a special evening on the Westside with a lighthouse tour and a reading by local historian, Boyd C. Pratt, from his latest book LIME: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands! History buffs of all ages are welcome and encouraged to visit the historic structures at the state park and the Land Bank  Continue Reading

Drive In at the Fairgrounds

Written on July 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm, by

Head over to the San Juan County Fairgrounds TONIGHT (Friday, July 7th) to enjoy the last Drive-In Movie of the 2017 season (before the Fair event comes to life) Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Popcorn and soda will be for sale when parking opens at 8:30pm. Hope to see you tonight! May the Force be  Continue Reading

FHFF Sunset Cruise with Teddy Deane on Sax!

Written on July 7, 2017 at 9:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Sunset Cruise on the Odyssey, July 12th, 6pm by Theresa Simendinger Teddy Deane grew up in Massachusetts, played with a few bands and then Holy Modal Rounders for 17 years. They toured the country in the band’s Greyhound bus an played with or opened for many names we remember; Frank Zappa,  Continue Reading

Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Hello Oakies! I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine – looks like summer made it to the Islands after all, and won’t be letting up in the near future. This Sunday’s forecast says full sun, so be sure to bring plenty of water and a hat for our work party. We’ll start at the summit  Continue Reading

Lavender Festival

Written on July 6, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

16th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm Next weekend Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience™ – July 15 & 16, 2017. Festival activities are scheduled 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Summer Cruise

Written on July 6, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Celebrates its 5th Year Join us in celebration of the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 5th Anniversary. Cruise through the San Juan Islands on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, aboard the M.S.V. Odyssey. Listen to the music of Teddy Deane, while enjoying beverages, including wine and  Continue Reading

Summer Sailing Classes

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec sailing classes happen every summer in cooperation with the San Juan Sailing Foundation. Introduction, Basic, Intermediate, and Double Handed Sloop happen at Percich Pond on Wold Road, and Jackson Beach. Participants will learn to rig, tack, jibe, recover from a capsize and other basic skills while sailing solo in El Toros and Lasers.  Continue Reading

Calling All Island Writers!

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Hear the buzz? That should be all you busy-bee Island Writers preparing for the San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away! True, it’s August 16-19, but the deadline for submitting is only weeks away: July 17th. So, get those manuscripts–prose, poetry, writing for children–from the last two years, and submit  Continue Reading

Fourth of July Parade

Written on July 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm, by

Click any image below for photos of the parade…

Music on the Lawn

Written on July 3, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Island Rec’s Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series kicks off the season on Wednesday. Island Rec is very exciting to announce the 2017 Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. This long-standing concert series is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15, located at the San Juan Historical Museum, which is at 405 Price Street. It  Continue Reading

New Mobile Pie Booth

Written on July 2, 2017 at 9:24 am, by

That’s the old booth above. Come see the new Mobile Pie Booth at the 4h of July Parade. The Friday Harbor Elementary School’s beloved Pie Booth has been rebuilt! The idea for the original Pie Booth was created by FHES parents in the early 1990’s and has become the longest running fundraiser at the school.  Continue Reading

FANS Donates $5,000 to Island Rec

Written on July 2, 2017 at 9:02 am, by

The Board of FANS (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) is happy to announce a gift of $5,000 to Island Rec for summer programs. This contribution was made possible by the generous support of individuals and businesses on San Juan Island. The gift will again provide financial support to popular programs like Music on the  Continue Reading

Come Join The Parade!

Written on June 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm, by

Walk with the Friday Harbor Film Festival family in the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade. Celebrate the 4th of July and help promote the 5th Annual Film Festival, which is coming up this November 3-5, 2017.   The parade theme is “America… All that We Share”, so be sure to wear something red, white  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

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

Debbie Pigman writes to give you a heads up about these fun painting sessions coming up this month… Our next Art for Fun sessions at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art are just around the corner! July 13, “Pretty in Pink” July 18, “Lavender Sunset” July 26, “Mona” (for those not local….yes, we do  Continue Reading

Race to Alaska on a Stand Up Paddleboard

Written on June 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm, by

Race 750 miles from Port Townsend to Alaska? That’s pretty cool. With human-powered or wind-powered craft and no support… OK that’s wow. OK, now do it on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)… that’s really Wow. Oh and how about, cross the finish line before some of the sailboats and other kayakers??? That is just crazy-WOW!  Continue Reading

Firecracker 5000

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Eleventh Annual Firecracker 5000 (5K) on July 4th The 11th annual Firecracker 5000 is all set to go for this Tuesday, July 4. The route will remain the same, beginning at the Friday Harbor Suites, 680 Spring Street. The course is for anyone wanting to start the Holiday off with a little exercise and features  Continue Reading

Kiwanis at the Pig War Picnic

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Come and enjoy our annual tradition of an old-fashioned 4th of July with the Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club at the Pig War Picnic. There will be plenty of activities, live music, and the best BBQ pulled pork sandwiches you can find. Join over 2,000 of your friends at the Historical Museum grounds, 405 Price Street,  Continue Reading

July 4th Parade Highlights

Written on June 24, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, Town of Friday Harbor and King’s Market, are proud to present the 2017 Independence Day Parade. As a thrilling start to the event, two Kenmore Air Express caravan planes will fly directly over the parade route to welcome the crowd. Joining our celebration will be the UW Husky  Continue Reading

BEE a Prepper!

Written on June 24, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

By Kathleen Commins BEE at the Food Preservation Booth during the San Juan County Fair Okay, so you don’t think the world is about to end. But, what about earthquakes, severe storms, long term electrical outages, ferry disruptions, economic collapse, coronal mass ejections, and zombie apocalypse!? Food preservation has long been a way to survive  Continue Reading

Fiesta 2017 ticket sales open

Written on June 24, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Tickets are now available for a memorable Brickworks community dinner catered by Liz Varvaro (On Island Thyme) and Chef Andy Radizialowski, a no-host bar and lively music by the acclaimed Los Bambinos. Dinner tickets are $35 each (under 18 years just $15) and can be purchased at the Community Home Trust office On Argyle Street  Continue Reading

Mount Ben Preserve Public Meeting

Written on June 23, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Public Comment Invited on DRAFT Stewardship and Management Plan The Land Bank is inviting public comment on the DRAFT Mount Ben Preserve Stewardship and Management Plan. 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 more about the management plan  Continue Reading