Topic: Recreation

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

Chamber Chat

Written on November 18, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

It’s time for the November issue of Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… Wow… it seems like we were just talking about our busy summer and here we are with the holidays right around the corner. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Board of  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm, by

You’ve got plenty of notice, so get this on your calendar now… The San Juan Lions Foundation in Friday Harbor is pleased to announce our next annual fundraising event: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew, taking place on Saturday September 23, 2017. This event brings together visitors with local islanders on a fun biking tour of the island  Continue Reading

FANS Carnival at Fairgrounds November 19

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Family fun thrills return to the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fifth annual FANS Carnival (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) features some two dozen activity/game booths, the popular “cake walk,” and inflatable experiences (the 18-foot-tall “Monster Truck Slide” and 35-foot-tall “Pirate’s Revenge Obstacle Course”).  Continue Reading

Lifted: A Ski Movie for the Rest of Us

Written on November 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm, by

Doug McCutchen invites you to this event Wednesday evening at Brickworks… Hi everyone, Hope you can join us. It’s last minute as we just got permission to show this film. The film company, North40 Productions, is from my hometown Wenatchee, WA and the film has a special focus on Mission Ridge, the ski area located just twelve miles from  Continue Reading

Signs Along the Way

Written on November 9, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

A Zine Launch and Reading at the Library with San Juan Writes Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library take special delight in presenting San Juan Writes, a group of 13 of our very own island writers reading from their inaugural anthology, Signs Along the Way, at the Library on Wednesday, November 9th,  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Turkey Walk-not-Trot Trail Event

Written on November 9, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Opt outside for a leisurely morning stroll to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve, then savor some cider and 360-degree views before heading back down. Your friends, family, even your dog, will appreciate the opportunity to work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner before settling back into the couch for the afternoon bowl games. Friday,  Continue Reading

Apply for the WSU SJC Master Gardener Program

Written on November 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Hard working Master Gardeners tend and harvest vegetables for the the Friday Harbor Food Bank from the San Juan Island Master Garden Demonstration Garden. If you are interested in being a Master Gardener yourself, applications are being accepted for the 2017 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees will receive over 60  Continue Reading

Winter Gate Hours in Effect on Mount Grant Preserve

Written on November 7, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

As of November 1st, winter 2016-17 driving access to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve will be open, weather permitting,9am to 4pm, on the following dates: Thanksgiving – November 24 & 26 Christmas – December 25 New Years – January 1 Martin Luther King Day – January 15 President’s Day – February 19 Easter –  Continue Reading

Grown Ups Like Halloween Too

Written on October 31, 2016 at 2:55 pm, by

You couldn’t go anywhere in town today without seeing someone in costume. Click to see some of the people I ran into today…

Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

The 2016 FHES Halloween Parade went through town this morning in spite of the rain. And what a long parade it was! Click the link below to see 214 images – your child is probably in there somewhere…

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm, by

Don’t forget, the last night for this event is tonight – Saturday, October 29th. Marie DiCristina and Kim Miller were there. Marie shares these thoughts and Kim shares these photos.  Thanks for sharing you two… Hi Tim, I just left the most amazing display I’ve seen in a while. The Frightmare at the Fairgrounds is  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 27, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Looking for a “Haunted House” Experience this Halloween weekend? Look no further than the fairgrounds! This year, Frightmare at the Fairgrounds returns to benefit our local Friday Harbor Thespian Society, a group of youth involved in theatre. We thank the Friday Harbor Jolly Trolley and San Juan County Fairgrounds for their support! The fun starts on Friday  Continue Reading

Spring Bulb Explosion

Written on October 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A Family Friendly Event – Early crocus, colorful muscari, dainty miniature daffodil, dancing snowdrops and glorious tulips. Springtime color for weeks and weeks. Learn to prepare a lasagna bulb pot. The simplest technique of layering bulbs in container. The San Juan Island Garden Club will host a class on Lasagne Pot planting and care: Date: November  Continue Reading

Island Rec Board Vacancy

Written on October 22, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

San Juan Island Park & Recreation Commission Vacancy San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, a junior taxing district on San Juan Island seeks to appoint a new person to its board to fill the position vacated by Commissioner Tracy Roberson’s resignation. The appointment to the Board will run until the November 2017 election. Persons  Continue Reading

Salmon Derby Sold Out

Written on October 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Its Official – Roche Harbor Salmon Derby sold out on Monday Oct. 17th! Yep, that is a record previously held by the 2009 Derby that sold out on Nov. 5th! However, if you were hoping to compete and haven’t registered yet, you may still consider getting on the waiting list, as they usually receive a few cancellations prior  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on October 15, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

This is the final Know Your Island Walk of the year: Joining Forces for a Community Trail, hike and learn about the creation of the trail connecting town and American Camp. We will walk the middle section of this 6 mile trail, and hear about its beginning and the community cooperation, both public and private  Continue Reading

Roche Salmon Derby

Written on October 12, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Last year, the available entries for the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby sold out by Thanksgiving, and for this year, they are already close to selling out again. Find all the info you need including entry forms at the derby website. They accept entry forms 4 ways: CALL in to the Market , (360) 378-5562 FAX  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 10, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Alison Caruso is looking for volunteers to help put on this fun event… Transform a 10,000 square foot space into a haunted walk through in one weeks time… The actual event will be: Friday October 28th 5-10pm (note this will be for ages 10 & up as we will have people scaring people) $10 per  Continue Reading

Hip Hop Hooray!

Written on October 8, 2016 at 11:06 am, by

Just got this note from Chloe Klein… I am teaching a family friendly Hip Hop class to benefit Beyond Type1, to help my amazing friend Henry Jensen raise money toward his goal! Sunday, October 16th at 2pm at the Grange. Come dance with us and if you are unable to join in person, PLEASE donate  Continue Reading

Campfire Pajama Storytime with Nancy Stewart

Written on October 1, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

On Friday, Oct. 7 the San Juan Island Library will host its 2nd annual Campfire Pajama Storytime with special guest children’s musician Nancy Stewart. Nancy has been a professional musician since her youth and toured nationally as a lead guitarist and vocalist. Along the way she became passionate about the connection between early literacy and  Continue Reading