Topic: Recreation

Virtual San Juan County Fair is about a Month Away; Register Exhibits Online Today

Written on July 21, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Fair The countdown to 2021 “Lettuce Entertain Ewe,” the virtual fair, is underway. While staff has worked hard to host some recent, smaller in-person activities, the Aug. 18-21 event will remain online.  There are two more weeks for exhibitors to register online. The goal for this year is to beat the  Continue Reading

Birdwatching at the Sculpture Park

Written on July 17, 2021 at 5:39 am, by

To all bird watchers – Please join us at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park this coming Wednesday, July 21st at 8:00 AM, where Phil Green, will again lead our monthly Bird Walk.  So far over 30 species have been identified.  Bring binoculars and mosquito repellent.  The park is located just past the Welcome Arch  Continue Reading

Theater Society hosts August Dog Show for Island Pooches

Written on July 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Community Arts Theatre Society “CATS Goes to the Dogs” is the theme of the All-Island Dog Show at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. The show is sponsored by CATS, the Community Arts Theatre Society, on behalf of the San Juan Community Theatre. Big dogs,  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Celebrates Independence Day with Fireworks Display

Written on July 5, 2021 at 8:19 am, by

By San Juan Update staff Dena Royal, of San Juan Island, had a front seat to the Fourth of July fireworks display in Friday Harbor. Check out her contributed photos of the “red, white and booms” over the harbor. 

Friday Harbor’s Fourth of July Schedule

Written on July 4, 2021 at 10:11 am, by

Rent Temporary Space at Shipyard Cove to Work on Boats, Cars, RVs

Written on July 4, 2021 at 9:59 am, by

From the Port of Friday Harbor The Port of Friday Harbor is happy to announce its newly constructed covered self-work spaces for boats, cars and RVs at Shipyard Cove Marina. There are two separate bays, 60’ x 20’ x 16’6” available and can be rented for up to 14 or 28 days. Call the port  Continue Reading

Donate to Food Bank, Family Resource Center During Fourth of July Parade

Written on June 30, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Gay Graham, Spontaneous Disorganization of Yankee Doodlers Our island’s Fourth of July parade may be small, but it will be mighty — especially if you all can lend a helping hand! A few of us crazy islanders will be pushing shopping carts — lent by Browne’s Home Center — to collect food for the  Continue Reading

Viewing Fourth of July Fireworks Restricted at Friday Harbor Labs

Written on June 29, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Labs For many islanders, it is a long-standing tradition to come to the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs on the Fourth of July to sit on the breakwater or bluffs to watch the fireworks in the harbor. It’s one of the best viewing sites! So we are saddened to announce that  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade to be ‘Small but Mighty’

Written on June 28, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back our beloved Fourth of July celebration! Our chamber and community are working behind the scenes, getting ready for the big day. The parade entries are trickling in, more bunting is going up every day, the fireworks  Continue Reading

Port of Friday Harbor Leases Land for Hotel, Sells Kiosks to Ag Guild

Written on June 23, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update The Port of Friday Harbor made two recent deals to generate revenue. Lease for Hotel The port is leasing about 1.4 acres of the vacant, forested land between Webber Way and Franklin Drive for a developer to create lodging for travelers. Port Executive Director Todd Nicholson said the developer  Continue Reading

Call for Sculpture Submissions

Written on June 2, 2021 at 5:29 am, by

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit, will be accepting sculpture submissions this summer. All sculptors are welcome to submit works using the guidelines below between June 6th and Aug 4th, 2021. We do not require any biographical material with your submission. Sculptures will be selected on the merits of the art  Continue Reading

New American Camp Visitor Center Open

Written on May 28, 2021 at 11:01 am, by

By Louise Dustrude The new American Camp Visitor Center parking area and trailhead access has been open to the public since mid-April, after more than a year of construction, and the building and new restrooms will be open by Memorial Day weekend. Although there is still work to do to complete the exhibits, the reception  Continue Reading

History Lives Here: San Juan Island’s Old Military Road, Then and Now

Written on May 11, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Join Historian Mike Vouri and members of the Old Military Road Trail committee at 10:30 a.m., Saturday May 15 as they explore the southern starting point of the Military Road that once ran between American and English Camps. Learn how the old road was initially cut by laborers employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company to  Continue Reading

Trail Times, Spring 2021: Section 2 of the Old Military Road Trail 

Written on April 22, 2021 at 5:11 am, by

Trail Times is a continuing series of articles introducing the Old Military Road Trail (OMRT), a proposed 18-21 mile cross-island non-motorized multi-use trail linking English Camp and American Camp and honoring the original Old Military Road. Welcome to Spring and another segment of the intriguing Old Military Road Trail to explore. Today, we leave remnants  Continue Reading

Island Rec Hosts Beginners’ Dungeons and Dragons Class

Written on April 5, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Island Rec is offering a Dungeons and Dragons beginner Zoom class. Join Joshua Mellinger and Luke Otis for their junior project program. Dungeons and Dragons builds teamwork, problem-solving skills and creative thinking. And most of all it is fun! This class will be held over Zoom. Joshua and Luke will provide all  Continue Reading

First Annual Daffodil Frolic At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Written on March 23, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Sculpture Park Join the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park’s first-ever Daffodil Frolic, a spring celebration of thousands of Daffodils and Irises. (Sorry, the deer ate the tulips.)While you are at the park, enjoy our 150 sculptures, nine new sheep, “Soundhenge,” new Westcott Bay trails, “Whimsy Woods,” three orca fins, “Starfish” for  Continue Reading

Join Island Rec’s Kids Hiking Club, Teen Open Gym

Written on March 20, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Hiking Club Third-fifth graders can join this club and explore some trails from 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays. Parents must drop-off and pick up at each trailhead. Sign up for one or all. Dates and Locations: March 24: Mount Finlayson March 31: Lime Kiln State Park April 7: English Camp and Young Hill April  Continue Reading

Visit Washington State Parks For Free March 19

Written on March 16, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Washington State Parks Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day. The state parks in the San Juans include Lime Kiln Point on San Juan Island, Moran on Orcas Island and Spencer Spit on Lopez Island. March  Continue Reading

Island Rec Breaks Down Levy Renewal

Written on March 12, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Island Rec Island Rec’s levy funding request will be on the April 27 ballot for San Juan Island voters. The request is for a renewal of the existing property tax levy rate of 38.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. To validate the election Island Rec needs 2,550 people to vote and then  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Presents Kids Virtual Magic Show

Written on February 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library will bring Magician Jeff Evans to host “The Amazing Magic Show” by Zoom at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18. The show is a just-for-fun virtual magic show with family-friendly comedy and audience participation.   Jeff Evans is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented and  Continue Reading

Island Rec Presents Online Kids Cooking Class

Written on February 6, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Join Annalee Dunn, owner of Tiny Onion Cooking in Bellingham, for a one-hour live Zoom kids cooking extravaganza. Kids will learn to make scones and herbed egg cups. For those less independent in the kitchen, parent accompaniment is encouraged. The Zoom link to class, as well as an ingredient list, will be  Continue Reading

Island Rec Adds New Online Fitness Classes

Written on January 25, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Island Rec Adult online fitness classes are open for registration. Sign up for the whole month of February, or choose one of our drop-in options. To register, visit Gentle Yoga and Destress Live & On-Demand Combo NEW! Join yoga teacher, Katerina Wen and learn ways to deal with stress and anxiety. A great  Continue Reading