Topic: Recreation

Call for Trailblazers!

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Starting THIS WEEKEND, Oct 5 & 6, your Land Bank stewards will kick off trail work on the new mountain bike trail on Mount Grant. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer hours for a SJI Service Scholarship, so be sure to pass on the call for volunteers to any  Continue Reading

Island Rec Adult Drop-in Programs

Written on October 1, 2019 at 9:13 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 09/30/2019 at Turnbull Gym: Monday 7:30-9:30pm – Ping Pong & Pickleball Tuesdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Basketball Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm –Badminton & Ping Pong Thursdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Pickleball &Volleyball All participants must  Continue Reading

Fall Afternoon in the Park

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Louise Dustrude shares this photo of a beautiful fall afternoon at John O. Linde Community Park. Thanks for sharing mom!

Park Announces Closure of American Camp Visitor Center

Written on September 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park announces its closure of the American Camp Visitor Center effective, September 23rd, 2019. The closing of the visitor center is in preparation of the construction of a new, permanent facility on the site. A double-wide trailer has served the park and millions of visitors over 42 years, and a  Continue Reading

Food and Art for the Fall Family Art Days at SJIMA

Written on September 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Families of all ages can explore making art of, or with food! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art‘s (SJIMA) Fall Family Art Days begin Saturday, September 28, from noon to 5:00 pm, at 540 Spring Street. The classes are upstairs on the second floor. Children and their family members create entertaining and interesting projects  Continue Reading

Messy Me

Written on September 19, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec – Messy Me Do you have a tactile toddler who just wants to touch everything? Here’s their chance to explore to their heart’s content! Messy Me returns on Friday, September 27, from 2-3:30pm at the Friday Harbor Elementary School gym. There will be sensory bins filled with all sorts of interesting textures and  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Back to Fitness

Written on September 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Casey Wade and Morgan Johnston, Tuesdays and Thursdays this Fall for a 6 week, back to fitness boot camp at John O. Linde Community Park. This class runs from September 24 – October 31st, 8:20-9:10am. We will focus on body-weight workouts, and meeting you wherever you’re at in your fitness journey. All Abilities and  Continue Reading

Fall Open House Saturday at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Written on September 7, 2019 at 6:04 am, by

Saturday, September 7, the San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting another open house at the preserve from 10am until 4pm. Walk the preserve, hear what we’ve learned from some our ecological assessments – including wildlife, wetlands, and water quality – AND share your vision!  Directions:  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Fall Youth Dance Classes

Written on September 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This fall Island Rec is offering 2 new dance classes taught by Rachelle Radonski! Rachelle has been teaching tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical dance for 24 years. She has also designed multiple programs for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Her passion and love of teaching makes her  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Ongoing Classes and Groups at the Mullis Center

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Even while we cherish our late summer days there is a twist to the seasons this time of year.  Kids head back to school and while I’ve been out of school for a long time I still feel the  Continue Reading

Fall Open House at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Written on August 29, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting another open house at the preserve where you can walk the preserve, hear what we’ve learned from our ecological assessments – including wildlife, wetlands, and water quality – AND share your vision! Saturday, September 7th from 10am to  Continue Reading

September Native Plant Sales from the Salish Seeds Project

Written on August 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County! The Land Bank is hosting three sales in September featuring native plants produced by the Salish Seeds Project. Nursery gates will open to the public September 8th on San Juan Island, with pop-up sales Sept. 21 on Lopez and Sept.  Continue Reading

Hosted Excursion

Written on August 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Whatcom Dahlia Society Show and Garden Spot Nursery Dahlias are easy to grow. There is a huge range of colors and forms and they can be enjoyed in abundance from mid-July until the first frost. They come in all colors of the Rainbow and are FUN! The Annual Dahlia Show, open to the public and  Continue Reading

Photographic Shenanigans

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude The library booth at the Fair was the scene of some photographic shenanigans for four days last week. Beth Helstien, the library’s outreach and volunteer coordinator, snapped photos of fairgoers and then used the Green Screen Wizard app to fit their faces into pictures on the covers of well known books.  Continue Reading

Cub Scouts Join Night

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come and join the Cub Scouts! When: this Thursday evening 6:30 pm to 8 pm Where: in the basement of the American Legion Post on First Street Who: boys and girls grades K-5 Why: to bond with your child in a structured and safe character building environment Contact Unit Commissioner Eric Stone for more details  Continue Reading

New Island Rec Swim Class

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec is offering a new installment of swim lessons this fall for various ages and skill levels. Our featured class is: All Swim (Ages 6+). The only prerequisite of this class is a desire to be a better swimmer. Multiple instructors take your child to the next level. There is structured time for water  Continue Reading

State Recruiting Members to Serve on the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

Written on August 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting for two new members for its Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which awards grants to improve parks, trails, boating amenities and access to shorelines. It also awards grants to conserve working lands, such as farms and forests, and to protect pristine wildlife and natural areas. During  Continue Reading

Author Event at the Library

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister  San Juan Island fans of Northwest author Erica Bauermeister take note: She’s returning to the island on Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm at the Library to present her latest novel, The Scent Keeper. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are thrilled to host Erica again and  Continue Reading

America’s Boating Course

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Fall edition of America’s Boating Course will be starting September 11th and running for four Wednesday evenings at Skagit Valley College from 6:30-9:30 pm. This is a good way to get the Washington State Boaters Education Card and we include On-the-Water-Training as part of the course. A comprehensive boating information manual is also included  Continue Reading

13th Annual Concours d’Élégance

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Time to put away your Fair ribbons and head to San Juan Vineyard, THIS Saturday, August 24 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, for the 13th annual Concours d’Élégance. This year, the Concours will include the raffle of a Tesla (child’s size) electric vehicle and silent auction of car memorabilia. Lunch will be served under  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Update Regarding Turtles at the Carnival

Written on August 17, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Near closing time on Thursday evening, County Fair staff received a report that small turtles were being distributed as a prize in one of Paradise Amusements’ carnival games and that some of the turtles were being mistreated by the recipients.  Friday morning,  staff investigated the situation with the carnival manager and with SJC Sherriff’s Office  Continue Reading

Channel Your Inner Rock Star

Written on August 10, 2019 at 7:52 am, by

Come Sing Rock Classics and Hits with Members of the Chameleons, Desolation Sound, and Special Guests. Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you ready to belt your heart out live? Well, here’s your chance to live out your rock star dreams, Sign up by Thursday, August 15th at 4:00pm in  Continue Reading