Topic: Recreation

First Annual Daffodil Frolic At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Written on March 23, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park Join the San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park’s first-ever Daf­fodil Frol­ic, a spring cel­e­bra­tion of thou­sands of Daf­fodils and Iris­es. (Sor­ry, the deer ate the tulips.)While you are at the park, enjoy our 150 sculp­tures, nine new sheep, “Sound­henge,” new West­cott Bay trails, “Whim­sy Woods,” three orca fins, “Starfish” for kids,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Island Rec’s Kids Hiking Club, Teen Open Gym

Written on March 20, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Hik­ing Club Third-fifth graders can join this club and explore some trails from 1–3 p.m., Wednes­days. Par­ents must drop-off and pick up at each trail­head. Sign up for one or all. Dates and Loca­tions: March 24: Mount Fin­layson March 31: Lime Kiln State Park April 7: Eng­lish Camp and Young Hill April 14: Mount Grant April  Con­tin­ue Reading

Visit Washington State Parks For Free March 19

Written on March 16, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Wash­ing­ton State Parks Wash­ing­ton State Parks invites vis­i­tors to help cel­e­brate the agency’s 108th birth­day on Fri­day, March 19, by enjoy­ing a state park for free that day. The state parks in the San Juans include Lime Kiln Point on San Juan Island, Moran on Orcas Island and Spencer Spit on Lopez Island. March 19 is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Breaks Down Levy Renewal

Written on March 12, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Island Rec Island Rec’s levy fund­ing request will be on the April 27 bal­lot for San Juan Island vot­ers. The request is for a renew­al of the exist­ing prop­er­ty tax levy rate of 38.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed prop­er­ty val­ue. To val­i­date the elec­tion Island Rec needs 2,550 peo­ple to vote and then  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Library Presents Kids Virtual Magic Show

Written on February 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library will bring Magi­cian Jeff Evans to host “The Amaz­ing Mag­ic Show” by Zoom at 2 p.m., Thurs­day, Feb. 18. The show is a just-for-fun vir­tu­al mag­ic show with fam­i­­ly-friend­­ly com­e­dy and audi­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion.  Jeff Evans is one of the Pacif­ic Northwest’s most tal­ent­ed and cel­e­brat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Presents Online Kids Cooking Class

Written on February 6, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Join Annalee Dunn, own­er of Tiny Onion Cook­ing in Belling­ham, for a one-hour live Zoom kids cook­ing extrav­a­gan­za. Kids will learn to make scones and herbed egg cups. For those less inde­pen­dent in the kitchen, par­ent accom­pa­ni­ment is encour­aged. The Zoom link to class, as well as an ingre­di­ent list, will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Adds New Online Fitness Classes

Written on January 25, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Island Rec Adult online fit­ness class­es are open for reg­is­tra­tion. Sign up for the whole month of Feb­ru­ary, or choose one of our drop-in options. To reg­is­ter, vis­it Gen­tle Yoga and Destress Live & On-Demand Com­bo NEW! Join yoga teacher, Kate­ri­na Wen and learn ways to deal with stress and anx­i­ety. A great class  Con­tin­ue Reading

Calling Islanders! Secure Camping Reservations

Written on January 14, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Parks and Fair San Juan Coun­ty Parks and Fair staff is again offer­ing advance camp­ing reser­va­tions for peo­ple who reside in San Juan Coun­ty year-round. Proof of res­i­den­cy is required. Choose from San Juan Coun­ty Park, San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds (RVs only), Odlin Coun­ty Park, and Shaw Coun­ty Park for any dates  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Hosts Online Textile Event

Written on January 13, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library San Juan Island Library presents “Judy New­land: Explor­ing Tex­tiles Through Time and Place” at 7 p.m., Wednes­day, Jan. 27, via Zoom. Through tex­tiles, we can explore art, soci­ety, pol­i­tics, reli­gion and more, mak­ing con­nec­tions between cul­tures and through time. Join Judy on an adven­ture using nat­ur­al dyes, mate­r­i­al cul­ture, land­scape, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

FANS Donates $4K To Island Rec

Written on January 12, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From FANS Fam­i­lies And Neigh­bors Sup­port (FANS) Island Rec donat­ed $4,000 to Island Rec this Decem­ber, thanks to the very gen­er­ous and ded­i­cat­ed indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es that donat­ed to FANS this past year. Thank you to all who have donat­ed, and we wish you a won­der­ful 2021.

BooBoo Hosts Island Rec Online Fitness Class

Written on January 7, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Here is a new Zoom fit­ness class to kick off the New Year! Join Boo­Boo James for the class “Fan­tas­tic Full Body Fusion” from 5:30–6:15 p.m., Tues­days and Thurs­days, from Jan. 12-Feb. 11.  This is a total body work­out, no equip­ment nec­es­sary, except for some­times a broom. This class is for ages 14 and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series

Written on January 6, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Direc­tor Series will present a var­ied selec­tion of not-to-be-missed doc­u­men­taries to bright­en your life dur­ing the win­ter of 2021. All can be accessed online at at extreme­ly low prices.  Here is the line­up for Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary: Jan. 7–17: The impor­tance of pub­lic lands “A  Con­tin­ue Reading

Virtual Open Mic For Writers

Written on January 3, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library Join a vir­tu­al Open Mic for Writ­ers at 7 p.m., Sat­ur­day, Jan. 9. The event is host­ed by the San Juan Island Library. Held on the sec­ond Sat­ur­day of the month, Open Mic Night is for any­one inter­est­ed in writ­ing. Don’t be shy, come read your work or just lis­ten.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Gingerbread Contest Winners Announced

Written on December 29, 2020 at 7:30 am, by

By Katie Schmidt, San Juan Builders Asso­ci­a­tion Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners of the San Juan Builders Asso­ci­a­tion’s Gin­ger­bread Con­test! It was so hard pick­ing win­ners as each entry was absolute­ly won­der­ful. Thank you to all who par­tic­i­pat­ed. You can pick up your entries between 4–6 p.m., Tues­day, Dec. 29 at 260 Spring St. I will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Kick Off 2021 With Virtual Resolution Run

Written on December 23, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Island Rec Start your year off right! Join Island Rec for the 6th annu­al Res­o­lu­tion Run/Walk 5K. This year, the event is vir­tu­al. We are sprint­ing into the new year with enthu­si­asm and health and fit­ness as our goal. How does a vir­tu­al race work?  You still have to go all 5K (3.1 miles); your com­put­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Changes Whale Watching Licenses, Budgets For Fish Habitat Restoration

Written on December 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm, by

Com­mer­cial Whale Watch­ing Sea­son Reduced to Three Months  By Wash­ing­ton Fish and Wildlife The Wash­ing­ton Fish and Wildlife Com­mis­sion approved rules estab­lish­ing require­ments for com­mer­cial whale watch­ing oper­a­tors and for the com­mer­cial view­ing of South­ern Res­i­dent killer whales and approved changes to spring bear spe­cial per­mits dur­ing its Dec. 18 meet­ing. The com­mis­sion also heard  Con­tin­ue Reading