Topic: Recreation

News from the SJC Fair

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Last call for Island Writers & Learn How to Prepare Your Fair Entries! Still hear that beat?  That should have been the quickening heart rate of all you Island Writers preparing your entries to the drum beat of the 2018 “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” San Juan County Fair! But wait, it’s not too late!  Although  Continue Reading

Library Says Thanks

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Thank You to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund On behalf of the entire San Juan Island Library Youth Services staff, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund for their generous support of our Middle Grade Book Club. For the 2018-2019 school year,  Continue Reading

Contra Dance this Saturday

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Third Saturday contra dance in Friday Harbor! Please join us for our July contra dance, on Saturday July 21st, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.  This time we are featuring Jay Finkelstein as our caller, and Quit Thinkin’ as the band. Jay is one of our favorite callers, hailing from Seattle and providing a  Continue Reading

Port Says Thanks

Written on July 14, 2018 at 9:39 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor would like to thank the many local businesses and community members who helped get the 2018 summer season kicked off with a BANG during the Port’s Pirate Festival over June 22-24 and Rock the Dock on the 4th of July! During Pirate Fest, Friday night’s Movie Night in Fairweather Park  Continue Reading

Celebrate and Support the Canoe Journey

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

On Friday, July 20, tribal members from British Columbia will arrive on San Juan Island in ocean going canoes as part of the Tribal Canoe Journey “Power Paddle to Puyallup.” This inter-tribal Canoe Journey will end in the territory of the Medicine Creek Nation, which Puyallup Tribe will be hosting July 28 – August 4,  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Master Plan Update

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair and Fairgrounds is undergoing a Master Plan update and we are looking to our Island’s communities for vision and future direction.  There will be pop-ups this week on the ferry served islands and on the interisland ferry, during travel times. There is also an online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJCFMasterPlan and a booth  Continue Reading

Showcasing our Community at the San Juan County Fair

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s another in a series of opinion articles on the SJC Fair… We are one community here in the San Juans. Sure, we have Orcas, San Juan, Waldron, Lopez, Shaw, Stuart and 122 other islands that have names, but we are still ONE community with many personalities. We all come together at the San Juan  Continue Reading

Saturday Activities With Our National Parks

Written on July 7, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

GEOLOGICAL HIKE: 9:00 am – 11:00 am. These easy to moderately difficult walks up Young Hill near English Camp, and Mt. Finlayson near American Camp, focus on the geology of the San Juan Islands over the last 230 million years of earth’s history. From tectonic movement, to accretion, to uplift, volcanism, glaciation, erosion, and more, these  Continue Reading

Fair Food and Fund Raising

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fair Food and Fund Raising – by Brad Fincher The 2018 San Juan County Fair is fast approaching! Different people associate different things with the Fair. For some it is the carnival. For others it is 4-H events, and for even more it is seeing your friends who you haven’t seen since last year’s fair.  Continue Reading

She Rocks Movement Camp

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

This summer Island Rec is offering a movement camp for girls ages 9-13, taught by Jen Horn at The Studio SJI. Jennifer is a BASI Certified Instructor, PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, Certified Bootybarre Instructor, Indo-Row Certified Coach, BOSU Complete Certified Trainer, TRX/RIP Suspension Training Qualified Trainer, Certified Piloxing Instructor and Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Health  Continue Reading

2018 SJC Fair Beer and Wine Booth

Written on July 2, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Dear Beer and Wine Fans –  The 2018 San Juan County Fair is approaching! I will again be setting-up and the Beer and Wine booth.  Pete Rose will manage the booth in my absence. And—I am looking for volunteers to help watch over the booth. If you would like to help, please click this link to  Continue Reading

FANS Donates $5,000 to Island Rec

Written on June 29, 2018 at 7:20 am, by

With a hearty thank you to its many donors, Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec (FANS) recently made one of its semi-annual contributions to Island Rec to supplement its scholarships and programs. In late June, FANS cut a check for $5,000—money raised so far this year through the nonprofit group’s annual membership and business drives.  Continue Reading

Fourth of July Parade Street Closures and Detours

Written on June 28, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Parking and vehicle access on Spring Street will be restricted during the 2018 Fourth of July Parade from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (depending on the exact start of the parade.) The Parade will start at the corner of Marguerite and Spring Street, travel down Spring Street to First Street, and end at the  Continue Reading

Registration open for 2018 Pod Nods at The Whale Museum

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

  Pod Nod overnight marine adventures return this summer to The Whale Museum! These popular “pajama party” sleepovers are geared for children ages 6 to 11 and will be held on the following Fridays: July 13 August 10 August 24 Pod Nods are led by Museum Educators with assistance from other adult professionals. Youth participants  Continue Reading

Libraries Rock!

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Island Library Announces 2018 Bookmark Contest Winners The San Juan Island Library is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 bookmark contest. The bookmark contest is held annually to help kick off the library’s summer reading program, which officially started on Thursday, June 14. The summer reading program is free and open  Continue Reading

Island Rec Soccer Camps

Written on June 21, 2018 at 10:36 am, by

This summer Island Rec will be offering two youth soccer camps: Western Washington University Summer Soccer Camp and Summer Soccer Technical Training with Coach Van. Click to see dates, times and details about each camp…

The Land Bank Says Thank You!

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Islanders, thank you for “Getting Outdoors” and joining the Land Bank at our Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House last weekend. The response was incredible, with almost 200 visitors over the six-hour event, and on a busy June Saturday to boot! It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the property and to hear the community’s positive  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce the 2018 Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. This long-standing concert series is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15, located at the San Juan Historical Museum, which is at 405 Price Street. It is a perfect time to grab a blanket or bring a chair and have a  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on June 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Climbing Mt. Finlayson , Bill Severson will take us on one of his favorite hikes. There is a steep section, however Bill will take a slow pace and speculate along the way on who the mountain was named after and how high they thought it was at the time. Saturday June 23, 1-4 pm Terrain  Continue Reading

Salish Solstice Festival

Written on June 17, 2018 at 6:16 am, by

Come celebrate the longest day of the year and the start of a new event at the Fairgrounds. It’s the Salish Solstice Festival at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Thursday, June 21st from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Bring a blanket, your folding chairs, and your picnic basket and ring in the solstice.  Artisan vendors on site to  Continue Reading

Orca Sing 2018

Written on June 16, 2018 at 5:51 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.  This year’s event is the 19th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, Fred West and Seattle’s City Cantabile Choir will  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Fireworks

Written on June 15, 2018 at 10:35 am, by

Here’s a note from SJI Chamber Director Becki Day… 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, Nick Gislason, a fifth generation San Juan Islander, with the Lopez  Continue Reading