Topic: Recreation

Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House

Written on September 16, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

There will be an Open House at Zylstra Lake Preserve on Sunday September 30 from noon to 4:00 pm, at Zylstra Lake Preserve, San Juan Island… The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting an open house at the preserve where you can learn about the project,  Continue Reading

Art Over the Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Sip & Shop – 8 Local Artists Offer their work for sale at the SJI Grange in Friday Harbor, September 22 & 23, 2018 Come join us at the San Juan Island Grange for two days of art and fun! Eight San Juan Island artists, including Patti Barker, Shannon Borg, Alison Engle, Gail Garrett, Maria  Continue Reading

Hawaiian Hula Class

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Hula is a way of life in Hawaii – a celebration, a moving meditation, an expression of gratitude for the Earth, its living residents and Spirit ancestors. Join Alice Hibberd to experience hula as a dance of gratitude, learning how basic hand and body movements express a tale of the Earth, Sea and Spirit. Classes  Continue Reading

Food, Glorious Food!

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

For the fall Family Art Days at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), food inspires the art classes. Imagine waving fields of grain, cattle grazing in fields, printing with potatoes and eating your still life model! Family Art Days are fun for the whole family, and everyone can leave with their work of  Continue Reading

Marimba Classes

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

There’s a new introductory class for beginning marimba students coming up.  This will be a short 4 week session beginning September 19 and going through October 9.  The classes will be held Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 at Island Marimba Studio. This is a fun opportunity for people to join in and see what playing marimbas is  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike & Brew

Written on September 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

It’s this Saturday!  Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew offers a choice of three bike routes exploring the back roads of San Juan Island. We have: The Mount Grant Grinder, for those who like a serious challenge in altitude gain The Metric Century for a roughly 62-mile ride (100 kilometers- yes, 100!) The Scenic Loop for families and  Continue Reading

Second Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

Written on September 11, 2018 at 6:13 am, by

Join us at the Mullis Community Center for this classic small-town event. Enjoy a delicious lunch and an afternoon of BINGO! This is a great way to start off your weekend. We meet every 2nd Friday of the month.  This Friday enjoy Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons, and Chef Eugene’s Famous  Continue Reading

2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby

Written on September 11, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

NEWSFLASH – This event is Sold Out! Here’s the lastest from Debbie this morning: Well that was a flurry of phone calls; emails; text messages and a fax machine on fire! 2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby is SOLD OUT as of today 9/11/18. That beats the record set last year on 10/6! Thank you for  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Kayak Essential Skills Clinic

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

This clinic is about taking the skills learned from our Essential Skills I Kayak Clinic and putting them into practice in open water. We’ll learn strategies for launching from a beach or dock, how to handle various tidal conditions, practice compass use and navigation, paddling techniques, group kayaking, how to tow and raft, and on-water  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another installment of her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about fishing; what goes on behind the scenes with the crew while fishing.

SJC Fair Says “Thanks!”

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Thank you for making this year’s “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” themed Fair a splashing success!   We’d like to pacific-ly thank our many volunteers, exhibitors, performers, vendors and sponsors who are otter-ly fin-tastic.  We dolphin-ly couldn’t have done it without your support.  Check out our “best of” the Fair awards listing and photos to reminisce  Continue Reading

Burn Ban Lifted

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Burn Ban for campfires and barbecues is lifted in San Juan County As of noon on August 29, 2018, the burn ban for campfires and charcoal barbeques is lifted in San Juan County. Recent humidity levels, rising fuel moistures, and precipitation in the county have warranted a lift on the burn ban enacted last  Continue Reading

Film Festival Coming Up

Written on August 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

It’s moved up a month this year – the Friday Harbor Film Festival will be held over the weekend of October 26, 27 & 28 instead of in November like previous years. Check out their website, www.fhff.org for all things FHFF! From volunteer opportunities, film descriptions and trailers, to film venues and schedules. And buy  Continue Reading

Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Amazon Spheres

Written on August 28, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The SJI Garden Club is offering another Hosted Excursion… Seattle now boasts two sensational glass conservatories – the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum at the foot of the Space Needle and the new Amazon Spheres. What will you see? The Chihuly Garden is the culmination of Dale Chihuly’s penchant for displaying glass in garden settings.  Continue Reading

Fly-In Saturday

Written on August 24, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

This is not an official announcement, but we hear from a reliable source that there will be food, educational exhibits, Concours d’Elegance cars and more at the airport on Saturday. The poster at right is official however. Just click to enlarge it. It’s always a fun event which is great for families…   If you  Continue Reading

Paragliding Through Smoky Skies

Written on August 22, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this photo… Hello SJ Update – I caught this fellow flying around the winery, in the gray! Fan powered motion! Nikon d500, f2, 200mm at f4 and 1/3000 sec. John

Concours d’Élégance

Written on August 21, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Just a reminder, coming up on Sunday, it’s the Concours d’Élégance at San Juan Vineyards. Special Guest:  Rotarian Lee Harman with his 1938 Model A Ford Victoria “Miss Vicky”. They have entered the 10,000 mile race, Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge, to bring awareness to End Polio Now eradication program. Here is the schedule  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on August 21, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Bill Severson with the SJI Trails Committee invites you to this hike next Saturday… Doug McCutchen with the Land Bank will lead us on a walk on Mount Grant.  Maybe he can show us progress on the trail system in the Mount Grant preserve.  Terrain is moderate mostly on road surfaces.  Dogs on leash are  Continue Reading

SJC Fair in Photos 4

Written on August 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm, by

And just like that, the 2018 San Juan County Fair is history. Click below to see images from Day Four.

SJC Fair in Photos3

Written on August 17, 2018 at 11:21 pm, by

Click below to see more images from the San Juan County Fair. These are all from Day Three

SJC Fair in Photos

Written on August 16, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Did you make it to the Fair on Wednesday? Click below to see some images from the afternoon on Day One.

Calling All Twelves!

Written on August 16, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Calling All Twelves! Thursday at the Fair is Seahawks Fan Fest! Or is it Fair Fest? Fan Fest! Bring your Seahawk Spirit, wear your Seahawks gear and meet a Seahawk, a SeaGal and DJ Supa Sam, official DJ for the Seahawks. Be there! Thursday Night from 8:00 to 9:00 on the Main Stage.