Topic: Recreation

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written on October 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Fish + Brew at Pier 1 (by the ferry dock and Cheesecake Cafe in Friday Harbor) is having a pumpkin carving contest. Join us Saturday October 28th, anytime between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Our deck will be open for carving all day. B.Y.O.P. bring your own pumpkin (no power tools please) Complimentary Hot Cider  Continue Reading

Frightmare Help Needed

Written on October 12, 2017 at 8:37 am, by

Here’s a note from Debbi Fincher at the SJI Prevention Coalition… We are at it again! And we know It takes a Village to put on a community Haunted House! It’s actually fun when you do it with others! And, we’ll try to have some snacks on hand, too. Thank you for considering (and hopefully)  Continue Reading

National Friends of Libraries Week

Written on October 12, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Island Friends of the Library organization will be celebrating the National Friends of Libraries Week, October 15-21. Many activities and special events will be available during the week. We will be kicking-off our annual membership drive for 2018 week and the membership forms will be available at the special FOL table in  Continue Reading

And Just Like That…

Written on October 10, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Debbie Sandwith from the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby writes to let you know… The Derby is SOLD OUT. Please email/call to get on the waiting list. In all years past we have had cancellations. We certainly appreciate the strong support of our participants. ~ Thank You! Debbie Sandwith 360-378-5562

Only 10 Spots Left…

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:52 am, by

Debbie Sandwith writes in to let you know the Salmon Derby is quickly filling up… YowZa!!!! ONLY 10 spots left in the 2018 RH Salmon Classic held on Jan 18-20th, 2018!!! Attached is an entry form, don’t hesitate to email, fax or call your team in soon! Last year we sold out by October 17th!  Continue Reading

Unusual Container Class

Written on October 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Window Sills In Winter Brighten your winter home with your favorite herbs, Jonny Jump Ups, or maybe succulents, in whimsical window sill planters.   You will be provided with a selection of containers, plants and seeds. Expert guidance, proper potting medium and a warm beverage complete this SJI Garden Club class. We would like to  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Farm Tour

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Farm Tour this weekend Fun for everyone! Pick up maps, tickets, and t-shirts starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday Aurora Farms or Farmer’s Market at Brickworks. Click here for schedule and on-line tickets: Questions? Call 360-378-6621 Or click here for more information

Fall Farm Parade

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 8th annual Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 7th. The parade will stage from 1:30 to 2:30 at the Fairgrounds, and start onto Argyle Avenue at 2:30, heading down Spring Street and turning onto First Street to go to the Grange Hall. This year’s  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Adult Drop-in Programs

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Island Rec’s evening drop-in programs begin this week at Turnbull Gym!!! Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness. Beginning 10/2/17 Monday & Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm – Badminton, Table Tennis, & Pickleball Tuesdays Only – 7:30-9:30 – Basketball All participants must be 16 & Up, and bring clean court shoes into the  Continue Reading

Zylstra Lake Update

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

From the San Juan Preservation Trust, here’s an update on the Zylstra Lake purchase… Legislative Impasse Puts Major Funding Source in Limbo When the state legislature adjourned in July without passing a Capital Construction Budget, all funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) was put on hold—including a grant that would have allowed  Continue Reading

A Successful First Annual Bike n Brew

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

A letter of thanks from the Lions Club… Dear Editor, Thanks to all who made possible the first annual Lions Club Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. Many Lions Club and individual volunteers, generous sponsors, enthusiastic bicyclists, and locals made this fund-raising event a ‘roaring’ success! Early-rising cyclists began at the Fairgrounds eating a hearty breakfast served up  Continue Reading

Silver Swan Ballet Classes

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Jeanne Peihl at Salish Sea Ballet in Friday Harbor will be delivering Silver Swans Ballet Classes. Silver Swans is a pilot project delivered by the Royal Academy of Dance, featuring branded ballet classes created specifically for people over 55 and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees. Specially designed for mature dancers, classes help improve mobility,  Continue Reading

Grow a Gardener

Written on September 28, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Kids of all ages LOVE to get in the dirt, for gardens are magical, fun, and full of surprises. It’s often where children first experience the wonders of science and the natural world. And beyond science and math, gardens teach patience, cooperation, the joy of learning, responsibility, respect for where we live, and that vegetables taste  Continue Reading

Peru: Three Landscapes

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks: Theresa Simendinger Theresa will guide us through her three-part journey in Peru: life on the Amazon River with native peoples and pink dolphins; riding up the Andes to Inca Ruins and a 15th century town; and a flight over the Nasca Lines. Refreshments are provided courtesy of the Friends of the  Continue Reading

Berries for Dessert!

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Have you decided against growing berries because you think your garden isn’t big enough? Surprisingly, a relatively small area can yield plenty of strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for delicious preserves and desserts.  Join Dr. Lisa DeVetter, WSU Assistant Professor of Small Fruit Horticulture, at the San Juan County Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop to learn  Continue Reading

Forty-Three Pounder

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Court Bell checks in to let us know the fish are still out there. Here’s Cal Ryan showing off the 43 pound King Salmon he and Court caught on Monday. They were fishing out of Snug Harbor in Open Bay. The season is open through September 30th. Thanks for sharing the photo, you two!

Thank You!

Written on September 20, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter of thanks from the Linde family… To Mayor pro tem Ghatan, Maddie Ovenell, Bill Cumming, SJI Park and Recreation District, SJI School District, FH Athletic Association, Don Galt, Inez Brown family, island neighbors and businesses who have given so generously of their time and  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk: Mitchell Hill

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Join David Harsh, retired from the National Park Service, and SJI Trails members on a beautiful deep-forest walk at Mitchell Hill. The route will take us over some of the community trail projects including puncheons built by volunteers with the NPS to protect the streams. Saturday September 23rd, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Distance: 3.5 miles  Continue Reading

Music at the Brewery

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Great food, great beer and live music on a Friday evening in Friday Harbor. Oh yeah! Daniel Day here personally inviting you to come out and have some fun with me on Friday, September 22nd at the San Juan Island Brewing Co. Music from 6 to 9 “ish”. I recommend the Porter. It’s amazing. Hope  Continue Reading

The Bike Life!

Written on September 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Lions Club is pleased to announce their first annual fundraiser island bike ride: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew! The Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew will take place on Saturday, September  23rd, starting at 9:00 am. The community is invited to buy a breakfast served by our own island Cutthroat Pirates at 8am at the Fairgrounds and  Continue Reading

Coast Guard Auxiliary Completes 47 Free Vessel Safety Inspections

Written on September 15, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Volunteers from The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary 13th Coast Guard District, Flotilla 11 San Juan Islands Detachment provided 47 boaters free vessel safety examinations on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Roche Harbor Marina on San Juan Island. The free vessel safety examinations were conducted on a rainy Saturday during the annual Ranger Tug Rendezvous at  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Zumba Gold

Written on September 15, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

New from Island Rec! for Ages 55+, Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves of Zumba at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy to follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare  Continue Reading