Topic: Recreation

2016 Fair Update

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

The Fair is getting near, about 40 days away! Planning is well underway with vendors, entertainers, and exhibitors all excited to showcase at the Fairgrounds from August 17th through the 20th (Wednesday-Saturday). This year’s Fair theme is “Barn and Raised in the Islands” with beautiful poster art by the talented Jill Bliss of San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

They’re Moving In Already

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm, by

It seems it will be near the end of August before Downriggers Restaurant opens in their new location at Spring Street Landing, however there are 3 businesses downstairs that are open already and have been for about a week or so. San Juan Safaris / San Juan Outfitters is moved in and has added a coffee & snack  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn with the Henry James Band

Written on July 6, 2016 at 2:09 pm, by

The opening of the Music on the Lawn series begins tonight WEDNESDAY JULY 6 at 6:30 PM on the lawn at the Historical Museum, 405 Price Street. Brought to you by Island Rec! Come on out and support this wonderful event! Tonight it’s the Henry James Band – Old school and way cool. Blistering slide work  Continue Reading

Winning Parade Entries Announced

Written on July 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm, by

Here are the winners in various categories for this year’s parade: $600 Best Use of Theme, Float – winner Islanders Bank $400 Best Use of Theme, Non-Float – Building Blocks Preschool $300 Best Use of Theme, Children/Youth – Julie and Gianni, “Animals of American Camp” $300 Judges Special Choice – Cutthroat Pirates $200 Best Costumed Group  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Written on July 6, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Head on over to the Fairgrounds, this Friday July 8th for the final Drive-In of the season—Dirty Dancing! Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Parking is first come, first served and will start at 8:00 pm, taller vehicles and/or vehicles  Continue Reading

Rene Bibaud of Ropeworks

Written on July 5, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

This Wednesday, July 6 at 1:30 PM, the San Juan Island Library Presents Rene Bibaud’s Ropeworks Show, held on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Rene is a performance artist and former coach with the world-famous Cirque Du Soleil Troupe. She combines her skills as a professional rope jumper, educator, entertainer and athlete to create  Continue Reading

Fireworks

Written on July 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm, by

In case you missed it, here are some shots of the fireworks over Friday Harbor this July 4th. Click any thumbnail below to enlarge.

2016 July 4th Parade Photos

Written on July 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm, by

What a great day for a parade. The weather turned out great and then just about whole island showed up to line the street and watch the parade go by. (click any thumbnail to enlarge)

Parade Volunteers Wanted

Written on July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

Represent the Friday Harbor Film Festival in the 4th of July parade! Join the fun! There is room for riders in the FHFF truck, and we need walkers to pass out FHFF magnets and greet the crowd. How Do You Participate? Stop by the Friday Harbor Film Festival office, this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (July  Continue Reading

The Islands’ Best-Kept Secret? Mount Grant Preserve

Written on July 1, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

SJ Preservation Trust shares this update on Mount Grant… Quick: From what publicly accessible high point in the San Juan Islands can you see three of Washington’s five volcanoes? If you guessed Mount Constitution, guess again. The answer is Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan Island. The sweeping 360-degree views from Mount Grant’s summit take  Continue Reading

John O. Linde Community Park

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

There’s a lot of progress happening over there at the new ball fields at the north end of Carter Avenue. Did you know the official name is “John O. Linde Community Park”? Earlier this year, the school district and Island Rec put together a naming committee that came up with a list of potential names  Continue Reading

Dance With Salish Sea Ballet at the Fair

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers to perform on stage at the San Juan County Fair in August. No experience necessary. Rehearsals for ages 7 and up take place on Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center). We will perform original choreography based on this yearʼs theme: “Barn And Raised In The Islands”. Dancers  Continue Reading

Fiesta San Juan

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

We’re having a party! The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 4th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 17th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and Silent Auction items to  Continue Reading

Historical Scavenger Hunt

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:27 am, by

San Juan Island Historical Scavenger Hunt Here’s a fun way to explore San Juan Island this summer, and perhaps win a cool prize for your family at the same time! San Juan Historical Society and Museum, in partnership with Ernie’s Café, is sponsoring a Historical Scavenger Hunt, with the prize winners being drawn on October 1,  Continue Reading

Come Play Summer Bingo with Soroptimists

Written on June 23, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Bingo comes back to Friday Harbor!   On both Saturday, June 25 and July 2 Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor again will hold Bingo at the Mullis Center. Doors open at 1:30 PM and play will begin at 2 PM. The games will be sponsored by Friday Harbor Electric and by Vacation Doorways. This is a  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on June 22, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

Trails Committee member Bill Severson will take us on a search for the “Hidden world” quarry. Meet at the Lime Kiln State Park parking lot, remember to bring your Discover Pass. This 3-mile walk has some significant ups and downs. Dogs on leashes okay. Saturday June 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm For more information,  Continue Reading

Pilates in the Park

Written on June 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Jen and Jackie over here at The Studio… We just wanted to send a quick note to let folks know that we will be running our Free Pilates in the Park Special Session again this summer. This is a free 45 minute Pilates mat class held weekly in Sunken Park. This year we decided to  Continue Reading

Island Writers at the Fair!

Written on June 18, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Calling All Island Writers for the San Juan County Fair! Do you enjoy writing poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction? How about writing for children, or writing about the Fair theme? Writers of all ages are welcome to submit original, unpublished works. While the limit of entries is 4 entries per person, your imagination is  Continue Reading

Seahawks Mascot and Drumline to Appear in FH Parade

Written on June 17, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Seattle Seahawk Mascot Blitz And Blue Thunder Drumline Join 2016 Independence Day Parade The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the nationally recognized Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade, is proud to announce the return of ever popular Seattle Seahawk mascot Blitz for the 2016 event. This year Blitz will be joined by the  Continue Reading

Beginner Swim Lessons

Written on June 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm, by

In the Update mailbag today we find a note from Amy Wynn at SJI Fitness… I am so excited to be teaching beginner swim lessons this summer with Susan Williamson at San Juan Fitness. We’ve designed a program for beginners of 5 half-hour lessons, Monday through Friday. We’ve noticed in the past how quickly children progress when they have  Continue Reading

FREE Drop-In Soccer Clinics June 18

Written on June 14, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Island youth get the chance to work on their soccer skills during free drop-in clinics on Saturday, June 18 at the Friday Harbor Elementary School fields. Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec (FANS) and Challenger Sports are sponsoring the clinics, aimed at children ages three to 12. Coaches from the British Soccer Camp program will  Continue Reading

And They’re Open…

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

In case you missed the announcement the other day – there’s a new store in town. “My RC Vision”. It is located at 135 Spring Street. That’s just inside the arcade there between Spring Street General Store and Spring Street Deli. They just had a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday with the Chamber of Commerce  Continue Reading