Topic: Recreation

Adult Night Swim

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is offering Adult Night Swim this February at SJI Fitness! Drop-in for some adult-only pool time to play games or swim laps in the evenings. Sessions are held Thursdays; February 7th – February 28th for ages 18 and up from 7:30-9pm. There is a registration rate of $35.00; or $10.00 per night. For  Continue Reading

Beaches and Birding

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Does your family want some time outside this winter, time that includes scavenger-hunt-like fun and multi-sensory exploration? Try birding – it’s as easy stepping out your door! Winter is the ideal season to take up bird watching as feathered friends flock to the Northwest. Join Wolf Hollow’s Shona Aitken at Third Lagoon Preserve to learn  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This month’s caller is Marlin Prowell from Bellingham. He runs the very successful dances in Bellingham and is a skilled and very well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local contra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fiddle,  Continue Reading

San Juan Booster Draft Tournament

Written on January 11, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Fundraiser for Sea Scouts – Send an email to Eric Stone to Sign Up Today – Tournament Will Be: February 2nd at the Friday Harbor Yacht Club from 9:00 to 3:00. Every participant will go home with 60 new Ravinica Allegiance cards plus enough mana for a new deck. Prizes for top winners. Cost is  Continue Reading

Boo Boo’s Boxing

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

BooBoo is adding a new class to her repertoire – starting Thursday, Jan 17, she’ll be offering a co-ed class once a week. Attached is a flyer with her winter schedule. As always, no previous boxing experience necessary. “She puts on a great, what I call, boxing-circuit training/boot camp kind of class!” ~ T.W.

New Workshops at The Studio

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Happy New Year. The Studio wanted to share 3 new workshops that we are offering this January and February! Sharalyn Lehman will instruct a Pilates for Runners workshop that will run for 2 Sundays. This workshop will focus on how to utilize Pilates to improve running, work on technique to run smarter and safer, and  Continue Reading

Winter Family Arts Days Begin This Saturday

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Family Art Days are a fun time for families of all ages. Everyone is inspired by imaginative topics such as: Flora, Fauna and Fungi: Drawing from Nature, inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian’s work or Creating Natural Images on Sunprint paper. The first class is From Birds to Flying Machines, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci designs.  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Native Plant Workshop

Written on January 7, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Interested in using native plants in your landscape? There are many wonderful reasons to use PNW natives: they are often long-lived and don’t need maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming climate. And  Continue Reading

Resolution Run Results

Written on January 3, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Lili Lyne, Recreation Specialist with Island Rec, shares this recap of this year’s Resolution Run, held on Tuesday morning, January 1st… I’ve attached a press release below to advertise our annual Resolution Run of 2019 results! We had 43 participants including children. Even better, about half of our runners and walkers braved the cold and  Continue Reading

2019 Campsite Reservations for San Juan County Residents

Written on January 1, 2019 at 9:55 am, by

San Juan County Parks & Fair is offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round! Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any dates in 2019.  Resident reservations must be made directly through our admin office and are  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A New Year, A Fresh Start

Written on December 30, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The New Year begins and after the indulgences of the holidays many of us enjoy the opportunity to take the old calendar down and give ourselves a fresh start. Instead of resolutions, I know some people who prefer to  Continue Reading

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Written on December 29, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Join Island Rec for the New Year countdown with family, neighbors, and friends, at Brickworks. The Whale Museum has joined us to double our fun! Participate in the Salish Sea themed CLUE game, get your picture taken in the San Juan Party Pics photo booth, decorate hats, play Bingo and more! Bring a sweet or  Continue Reading

Moms to Be, Swim for Free

Written on December 28, 2018 at 9:39 am, by

Only two Sundays left of this awesome program! On January 6th, expectant mothers are invited to move, swim and enjoy the bliss of buoyancy at SJI Fitness Club. Meet and greet other pregnant women, connect with swimming mentors and enjoy a fun time of fitness and friendship. Think of this as an afterhours pool party  Continue Reading

FANS Thanks Donors for Its $10,000 End-of-Year Donation to Island Rec

Written on December 20, 2018 at 11:19 am, by

This December, FANS’ (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) generous donors helped the group contribute $10,000 to Island Rec, for a 2018 total of $15,000. These funds bolster Island Rec’s capacity to provide scholarships for programs like swimming lessons and teen adventure camps, and to bring the community activities like Music on the Lawn and  Continue Reading

Island Rec Tennis

Written on December 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec –Adult Tennis: Intermediate Skills and Drills Island Rec is offering another session of Intermediate Tennis Skills and Drills for Adults this January and February with Caroline Hansen. Classes will be held on Sundays; January 13th through February 3rd. Adult lessons for ages 16 and up are from 2:00 to 3:30 pm indoors at  Continue Reading

Holiday Extravaganza/ Festival of Lights.

Written on December 13, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Village at the Harbour, in conjunction with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 163 is pleased to announce our first annual Holiday Extravaganza/ Festival of Lights. This free event is to be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Village at the Harbour on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 and is open to all of the  Continue Reading

Girl’s Basketball League

Written on December 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

It is time to register for the Island Rec’s Girl’s Basketball League, open to all girls in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on Island, Sundays in Turnbull Gym. Participants practice twice per  Continue Reading

New Recreation Specialist at Island Rec

Written on December 12, 2018 at 3:33 pm, by

Island Rec is pleased to welcome Lili Lyne as their new Recreation Specialist. Lili will primarily be organizing Sports and Fitness programs and events. Lili is a recent graduate from Western Washington University where she studied Therapeutic Recreation. Over the years she has developed an expertise in adaptive sports, from soccer to wheelchair rugby she  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Market

Written on December 7, 2018 at 9:24 am, by

The Christmas Market will light up historic Brickworks again this year! The popular event features a holiday crafts market, island food vendors, local farm products, live music, libations, and activities for kids and grownups alike. The Old-Fashioned Christmas Market is produced by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild. Watch www.fhbrickworks.com for details. The San Juan  Continue Reading

2018 Annual Chardonnay Shopping Day

Written on December 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm, by

Here’s a note from Leasa Wangoe about this year’s Chardonnay Shopping event, happening on Thursday December 6th, and aimed at getting people into the holiday spirit and supporting local businesses. Anyone can join and it’s a good time to take advantage of some good deals around town… Ok, here is the current list of businesses  Continue Reading

Wanted: Trail Blazers for Mount Grant Preserve

Written on December 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm, by

With sunshine forecast, our stewards are organizing TWO work parties this week focusing on construction of split rail fencing: Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 2pm. We’ll meet and park in the vicinity of the lower road junction, where you would take a left to get to the current “non-motorized” route to the top. Please bring  Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season

Written on December 1, 2018 at 6:55 pm, by

The season is upon us. A good crowd showed up for the Island Lights Festival and mother nature smiled upon all. No rain, lots of familiar Christmas songs and good holiday cheer.