Topic: Recreation

Superintendents Wanted

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Do you have a passion for Fine Arts, Food Preservation or Sheep?  The San Juan County Fair is still seeking open class department superintendents for the Fine Arts, Food Preservation (Co-Superintendent) & Sheep.  Open class department superintendents oversee the organization of volunteers during fair, may assist in finding department judges, and help with department layout,  Continue Reading

$126 Million in Outdoor Recreation Grants

Written on July 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

State Invests $126 Million in Grants to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities and Preserve Habitat and Working Farms and Forests Editor’s note: San Juan County receives $3,987,448.00 – see below… OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board today announced the award of more than $126 million in grants to a suite of 333 projects that  Continue Reading

Summer Activities at Zylstra Lake

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

There’s a lot going on at the Land Bank’s Zylstra Lake Preserve this summer and beyond. This 285-acre preserve was acquired in 2017 with goals of providing public access to the land and water, supporting wildlife conservation, and enabling compatible farming activities. Although not yet open to the public, the months ahead hold a number  Continue Reading

Summer 2019 Update from the SJC Land Bank

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

The Land Bank would like to share some of the things we’ve been doing for the community recently. At Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan there are now three trails open with more on the way! Instead of hiking up the road, two new trails (one multi-use, one pedestrian) now make their way through the  Continue Reading

Baseball Field Construction

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

Work to complete one more athletic field – this one for baseball — got under way on June 10 at the John O. Linde Community Park by Mike Carlson Construction. The San Juan Island Community Foundation is overseeing the work through an oversight committee , Island Rec director Maddie Ovenell said. Island Rec operates and  Continue Reading

Calling All Island Writers!

Written on June 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The wheel is turning, and time rushes on… time for all you Island Writers to cultivate your roots by preparing your entries for the 2019 “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” San Juan County Fair! “But”, you say, “the Fair is months away—August 14-17.”  True, but the deadline for the Written Word entries is July  Continue Reading

Island Rec Summer Sailing Courses

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Sailing is an activity that can be pursued and enjoyed for a lifetime! Courses are offered cooperatively between San Juan Sailing Foundation and Island Rec. Join expert instructors on the waters of Percich Pond or Jackson’s Beach. Island Rec has classes for kids and adults available with skills ranging from introductory to advanced. Set  Continue Reading

Survey Says – Fair Feud Needs Your Help!

Written on June 18, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Fair planning is underway, and we would like your help by answering these important questions to our Fair Feud survey.  During Fair week, you can watch local teams battle it out in the semi-final rounds on the Community Stage at 5:30pm on Thursday, August 15th and again at 5:30pm on Friday, August 16th.  Our semi-final  Continue Reading

Rock n Roll Regatta at the Port

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor is hosting their first ever Rock & Roll Regatta with 92.9 KISM Radio at the end of this month. This is going to be an awesome event with some really great fun things happening. Check out the schedule below: Friday June 28th 6:00 – 10:00 AM Morning Show with 92.9  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Just a reminder that the next Art for Fun art pARTy at SJIMA is this Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Our painting is the “Garden Gate”, with wisteria and a humming bird! The cost is $35. To register and for more info, go to http://www.sjima.org.

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on June 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This month’s dance features two of our favorites, Eric Anderson and Joe Micheals, trading calling and musical duties, and who are bringing their friends Sande Gillette on fiddle and Betsey Cooper on flute to join them. A very versatile group promising a great dance here on the island. As always with contra dance, all dances  Continue Reading

Orca Sing 2019

Written on June 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas and celebrate Orca Action Month. This year’s event is the 20th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 22, with the music beginning at 7 p.m. This year,  Continue Reading

2019 Friday Harbor Fireworks Information

Written on June 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Do you remember how great the fireworks were last year? The Chamber needs your help in raising some fireworks funds! Thanks to a generous matching grant from Kings Market and lodging tax funds from the Town of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has once again commissioned local talent and pyrotechnical director,  Continue Reading

Kiwanis 4th of July Pig War Picnic

Written on June 12, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Save the Date! You’re not going to want to miss this year’s Pig War Picnic.  Live Music, Kids Games, Beer Garden and much much more.    If you were there last year, you joined hundreds of island families who brought their kids, friends, and relatives to our one-of-a-kind community picnic.  We are expecting an even  Continue Reading

2019 Three Lakes Triathlon and Kings Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10k

Written on June 12, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Prepare to share the road with cyclists, runners and race officials this weekend. Attention Drivers, on Saturday June 15th the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its 7th year with cyclists and runners on the roadways and on the 18th Annual King’s SJI Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k runners will be on the roads  Continue Reading

Tribal Gallop BellyDance and Drum Troupe

Written on June 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Susan Derr Drake and Paul Drake share this announcement with you… Lalalalalalalalaaaa… in high notes, fast moving tongues and hands covering mouths, Zagarettes can be heard when Tribal Gallop arrives to BellyDance and Drum. New to Friday Harbor, Susan Derr Drake, a Certified Tribal BlackSheep BellyDance Instructor and her Doumbek-drumming husband, Paul, offer classes and  Continue Reading

Island Rec Summer Swim Lessons

Written on June 8, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

As beach days approach, have confidence in your little ones in water this summer by signing up for Island Rec swim lessons! Our instructors promote swim skills and water safety in a fun, positive environment. Lessons located at SJI Fitness. Call the Island Rec office at (360) 378-4953 or visit our website for more information.

2019 Garden Tour

Written on June 3, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The 2019 Garden Tour is sponsored by the San Juan Island Garden Consortium. It’s June 8th from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Ace Hardware, Browne’s Garden Center and Griffin Bay Books. Proceeds contribute to community projects of each organization.

Know Your Islanders Talk: Paul Walsh – Space Case

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Paul Walsh is an amateur astronomer and the content editor for astromart.com. He’s also a poet, a webmaster, an actor, a meadow mowing maniac, and a very happily married man. All that aside, come hear what he has to say about SPACE.   Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library and  Continue Reading

Seaweed Ramble

Written on May 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

  Island Rec is offering a one-day class that will visit and traverse the intertidal seaweed flora at Cattle Point. Dr. Ryan Drum will lead the day’s excursion to attempt to identify all of the different seaweeds encountered! Dr. Drum is a Waldron Islander of 40 years and has a PhD in Botany. He has  Continue Reading

Got a Team for Fair Feud?

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Would you like to be part of this year’s exciting FAIR FEUD competition at the 2019 San Juan County Fair? Do you have a fun group of five people in your family or business? Would your team like to demolish the Town of Friday Harbor team, which has taken the trophy two years in a  Continue Reading

Couch to 8.8K

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Do you want to run the annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run on August 17th, but aren’t sure where to start? Tackle training together by joining the Couch to 8.8k running group with coaches Heidi and Morgan! This is a 9-week running program; meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays for progressively longer runs leading up to the  Continue Reading