Topic: Recreation

Island Rec Board Vacancy

Written on October 22, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

San Juan Island Park & Recreation Commission Vacancy San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, a junior taxing district on San Juan Island seeks to appoint a new person to its board to fill the position vacated by Commissioner Tracy Roberson’s resignation. The appointment to the Board will run until the November 2017 election. Persons  Continue Reading

Salmon Derby Sold Out

Written on October 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Its Official – Roche Harbor Salmon Derby sold out on Monday Oct. 17th! Yep, that is a record previously held by the 2009 Derby that sold out on Nov. 5th! However, if you were hoping to compete and haven’t registered yet, you may still consider getting on the waiting list, as they usually receive a few cancellations prior  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on October 15, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

This is the final Know Your Island Walk of the year: Joining Forces for a Community Trail, hike and learn about the creation of the trail connecting town and American Camp. We will walk the middle section of this 6 mile trail, and hear about its beginning and the community cooperation, both public and private  Continue Reading

Roche Salmon Derby

Written on October 12, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Last year, the available entries for the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby sold out by Thanksgiving, and for this year, they are already close to selling out again. Find all the info you need including entry forms at the derby website. They accept entry forms 4 ways: CALL in to the Market , (360) 378-5562 FAX  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 10, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Alison Caruso is looking for volunteers to help put on this fun event… Transform a 10,000 square foot space into a haunted walk through in one weeks time… The actual event will be: Friday October 28th 5-10pm (note this will be for ages 10 & up as we will have people scaring people) $10 per  Continue Reading

Hip Hop Hooray!

Written on October 8, 2016 at 11:06 am, by

Just got this note from Chloe Klein… I am teaching a family friendly Hip Hop class to benefit Beyond Type1, to help my amazing friend Henry Jensen raise money toward his goal! Sunday, October 16th at 2pm at the Grange. Come dance with us and if you are unable to join in person, PLEASE donate  Continue Reading

Campfire Pajama Storytime with Nancy Stewart

Written on October 1, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

On Friday, Oct. 7 the San Juan Island Library will host its 2nd annual Campfire Pajama Storytime with special guest children’s musician Nancy Stewart. Nancy has been a professional musician since her youth and toured nationally as a lead guitarist and vocalist. Along the way she became passionate about the connection between early literacy and  Continue Reading

Fall Farm Parade

Written on September 27, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 2016 Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 1. Now in its sixth year, the parade will once again depart the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30, travel down Argyle, Spring Street, turn left on First Street, and terminate at the Grange Hall. Anybody with  Continue Reading

Island Rec Needs Help…

Written on September 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

We need 30 volunteers each for two shifts on Saturday, October 1st to assist Island Rec staff and the folks with Northwest Playground for a community playground build. We are going to literally create an amazing new play space for the children in our community in ONE day. Island Rec will be providing lunch for  Continue Reading

Skyline Garden Club Hosted Excursion

Written on September 25, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

John Christianson, of Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon, often shares his in depth knowledge of all things garden nursery related. This time he will share his knowledge of alternatives to overused plants/dwarf shrubs and trees. His presentations are always filled with common sense and good humor. This is an opportunity one will not want to  Continue Reading

Salmon Fishing Lifestyle Tips with Merri Ann

Written on September 21, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another San Juan Island lifestyle video. This time – Salmon Fishing!

Know Your Island Walk

Written on September 20, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

On this leisurely 2-3 hour interpretive walk up Young Hill, discover how to beneficially relate to Nature in and around you through your senses. Nature’s maverick genius Mike Cohen will teach us as we walk. Meet at the English Camp parking lot at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 24th.

Keith and Kate

Written on September 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Keith Busha shares this invitation… This coming Tuesday at 5:00 Kate Schuman and I will wrap up this Summer’s music series at the San Juan Golf Club. It’s open to the public. There’s food, bar, friends and music without a cover charge. Kate began this series and we have enjoyed every minute of our time  Continue Reading

Greeting Ceremony Dinner & Auction

Written on September 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

On September 23 at 5:30 p.m., The Whale Museum will host the 10th Annual “Greeting Ceremony” Dinner & Auction The event will be held at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor, beginning on the patio at 5:30 p.m. with a happy hour & silent auction; the no-host bar will include wine from Northwest Totem Cellars; San Juan Roasters is brewing  Continue Reading

And if You Happen to be on Orcas…

Written on September 19, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

You’re Invited to a very special reading and signing event at Darvill’s on Orcas Island on September 22nd at 6:00pm. Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Award Nominee Staff Favorite at Darvill’s , Powell’s & University Bookstores Please join William Stewart Sparrow and Inland Waters Press for a fun filled evening of storytelling and laughs at Darvill’s! This gripping memoir became an instant  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on September 15, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

You’ve seen announcements here many times for this monthly event, but what exactly is a contra dance anyway? Well I just had to know so I asked the organizers and here’s what I found out… It’s similar to square dancing, but you end up forming more of a line than a square. Also, each couple dances with  Continue Reading

Discover San Juan Island 2016 Prize Drawing Winners

Written on September 12, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Discover San Juan Island 2016 is a wrap! The San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan County Land Bank, and San Juan Island Library are happy to report the summer-long adventure a success, handing out over 350 discovery kits to islanders and visitors alike. On Friday, September 9th, three lucky adventurers’ names were chosen  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor Salmon Derby

Written on September 11, 2016 at 9:42 am, by

Entry forms are available for the next Roche Harbor Salmon Derby. Here’s a note from Debbie about how you can get registered… Here we go! Please find the link below for the entry form for the 2017 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic! Some of our anglers have already signed up and a reminder that this SOLD OUT for 2016  Continue Reading

Learn the Dance!

Written on September 9, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

It’s nearing time for another Thrill the World dance. Krista Strutz shares this heads-up… Initial preparations are starting for another Thriller event, and I’d love it if you could put a shout out about dance lessons on the Update. The actual event will happen at Brickworks on Saturday, October 29th at 2:30 – the Official  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Star Party

Written on September 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by

Join the National Park Service and Island Rec to honor the 50th Anniversary of San Juan Island National Historical Park. 7:00pm Bat Talk ‘n Walk 8:00pm Cake 8:30pm Owl Prowl ‘n Star Walk. Large telescopes will be available for viewing. Rochelle Kelly, (a PhD candidate at the University of Washington studying our local bats), will  Continue Reading

A Big Thank You from the Fair!

Written on September 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

To all of those in San Juan County – exhibitors, volunteers, vendors, & entertainers – the San Juan County Fair Board and Fair staff give you a standing ovation! Be sure to check out the Fair website for a “Best of 2016” highlight list including Best of Show, Best of Class, and Special Award winners  Continue Reading

Leave No Trace

Written on September 7, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will visit September 8-10 The traveling trainers are back and they’re bringing Big Foot along to share their message of sustainable minimum impact practices to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Click here for more information about Leave No Trace and be sure to check out the flyer at right to see what’s  Continue Reading