Topic: Recreation

Great Islands Clean-up

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:57 am, by

Earth Day is this Sun­day and it is also the day for the 2018 Great Islands Clean-up. Peo­ple are encour­aged to clean-up around their own homes and neigh­bor­hoods to help our islands be “Lit­ter Free by the Sea”. Vis­i­tors and locals alike are asked to watch out for clean­ers along the roads this day to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hanging Basket Class

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:51 am, by

Here’s a heads up from the SJI Gar­den Club… Plant Now for Sum­mer Glo­ry! Par­tic­i­pants in this class will assem­ble a 12” hang­ing con­tain­er with grow­ing medi­um, choice starter plants for sun or shade expo­sure and plen­ty of free advice. Bring your own gloves, tools, bev­er­age and snack. Though a con­tain­er and plants are pro­vid­ed you may  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIMA Quilting Workshop

Written on April 20, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

A fun Impro­vi­sa­tion­al Quilt­ing Work­shop June 24 with not­ed author and instruc­tor, Katie Ped­er­sen extends the design and quilt­ing skills of any quil­ter and design­er. Katie is an out­stand­ing and inno­v­a­tive instruc­tor. This class is part of the many activ­i­ties around the exhi­bi­tion Con­ver­sa­tions With Gee’s Bend at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) open­ing Memo­r­i­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

Turn Island Paddle and Beach Clean Up

Written on April 18, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Join San Juan Kayak Expe­di­tions and pad­dle out to Turn Island Wildlife Refuge to clean up the beach­es and trails. SJKE will pro­vide dou­ble fiber­glass kayaks, top of the line kayak gear, trans­porta­tion to and from the launch site and beach instruc­tion. Earth Day — April 22, 2018 from 12:30 to 3:30pm The trip starts  Con­tin­ue Reading

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Don’t Miss the Annu­al Mas­ter Gar­den­ers Spring Plant Sale! Hun­dreds of organ­ic veg­etable starts and peren­ni­als, all lov­ing­ly grown and nur­tured by San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers, will be on sale at the Mullis Cen­ter, Sat­ur­day May 12th at 9am – just in time for Mother’s Day! Please arrive ear­ly as favorites sell out quick­ly. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Children’s Festival – Starry Starry Night

Written on April 14, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce that the 28th Annu­al Children’s Fes­ti­val is Sat­ur­day May 5, 2018. Dozens of com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions will be pro­vid­ing all kinds of hands-on activ­i­ties: cre­ate your own pass­port with Rotary, Solar Sys­tem explo­ration with Light­house Preschool and many more. This year we will also be joined by the Flight Muse­um with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dudley Dance

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Join the SJI Grange for a “Dud­ley Dance” at the Grange Hall in Fri­day Har­bor on Mon­day April 23rd. Dud­ley Lauf­man is a leg­endary con­tra dance caller and musi­cian who has spent a life­time call­ing and play­ing dances through­out rur­al New Eng­land. His influ­ence and pop­u­lar­i­ty cre­at­ed the wave of inter­est in old-time danc­ing and music  Con­tin­ue Reading

Green Drinks Celebrates San Juan’s Environmental and Agricultural Communities

Written on April 11, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The fields and seas are com­ing back to life after a long win­ter – it’s the per­fect time to refresh your com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tions at the Green Drinks Spring Par­ty. All are wel­come to join us at Brick­works (150 Nichols St., Fri­day Har­bor) on Thurs­day April 19th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. This is an upbeat,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Smart Car Parade

Written on April 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Do you love a Smart Car? Do you love a Parade? OK, well it’s not exact­ly San Juan Island, but some of you may be San Juan Islanders that own a Smart Car and might be inter­est­ed in this. Bob and Bec­ki Tay­lor in Belling­ham are spon­sor­ing a smart car ral­ly for the Belling­ham Ski  Con­tin­ue Reading

Play with Words – Tips on Writing Nature Inspired Poetry

Written on April 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm, by

Our nat­ur­al world pro­vides kids with every­day explo­rations that spark the sens­es, insight won­der, and give them tan­gi­ble expe­ri­ences to share through writ­ing. Join Tan­ja Williamson from the Land Bank, and Rae­na Par­sons from San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park, at the West­side Lake Bird Blind for tips on writ­ing nature inspired poet­ry. Sat­ur­day, April  Con­tin­ue Reading

2018 San Juan County Fair Poster is Here

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Fair is excit­ed to announce the col­lab­o­ra­tive cre­ation of Grace Brown and Kris­tine Brown of San Juan Island. Their inter­pre­ta­tion of the 2018 theme “Rockin’ the Sal­ish Sea” was cho­sen by the Fair Board as the 2018 Poster! Prints of this poster will be avail­able to busi­ness own­ers who are will­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

Written on March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am, by

Island senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Cen­ter the third Fri­day of the month is Field Trip Fri­day with Cal­lie McK­ay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skag­it Coun­ty Senior Cen­ter in Burling­ton fol­lowed by a vis­it  Con­tin­ue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Two Grand­par­ents and a 13-Year-Old: Self-Dri­v­ing the Back Roads of Namib­ia Join Val and Leslie Veirs as they recount their 2‑week trip to Namib­ia with their 13-year-old grand­son, Liam Reese. Dri­ving over a thou­sand kilo­me­ters, they encoun­tered the old­est and high­est sand dunes in the world, mobs of south­ern fur seals, ancient pet­ro­glyphs of giraffes, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

FH Grange Talent Contest

Written on March 22, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Do you have a tal­ent you want to prac­tice in pub­lic, and maybe win a prize?  Fri­day Har­bor Grange #225 and Com­mu­ni­ty Trea­sures are spon­sor­ing a Tal­ent con­test at the Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School on April 5th at 6:30 pm. There are 3 cat­e­gories: Vocal, Instru­men­tal, Vari­ety – Per­form­ers using skill, tim­ing, grace, dex­ter­i­ty of body  Con­tin­ue Reading

High School Sailing Competition

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Sailors Take 3rd, Orcas Wins The Quar­ter­mas­ter Rank­ing Regat­ta While the week­end of March 17 and 18 beck­oned many to their gar­dens, it was a hard-fought week­end of sail­ing for the Islands’ high school sail­ing teams. Held at Dock­ton Region­al Park, on Mau­ry Island in love­ly Quar­ter­mas­ter Har­bor, teams from Belling­ham to Hood  Con­tin­ue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

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

Get to know our Nation­al Park Super­in­ten­dent Elex­is Fredy as she leads us along the Bell Point and West­cott trails at Eng­lish Camp.  Elex­is will tell us about the new totem pole, our trib­al part­ners, for­est health and the new group camp­site.  Ter­rain is mod­er­ate, dis­tance is 4 miles and dogs on lease are wel­come.   Con­tin­ue Reading