Topic: Recreation

Tie-Dyeing at the Farmers Market

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Feel like putting a little free spirit in your summer? Join Island Rec on Saturday, June 1st for Tie-Dyeing at the Farmer’s Market! Island Rec staff will be stationed at the Brickworks Building, 150 Nichols Street, from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Shirts will be available for purchase or bring your very own, “plain white  Continue Reading

Get Ready for Fair! It’s Going to be a “Wheel” Good Time!

Written on May 16, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, gardens are growing, the sun is shining and birds are chirping!  This year’s Fair theme “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” reminds us of the cyclical nature of the seasons and the cycles of life. Now is the perfect time to start planning your fair entry to ensure you  Continue Reading

New Director for Camp Eagle Rock

Written on May 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to welcome CJ Woods as our new Director for Camp Eagle Rock; Island Rec’s summer day camp program for K-5th graders. CJ is a student at the University of Idaho where he is currently pursuing a physical education and health degree. His ultimate goal is to receive his master’s degree in  Continue Reading

Big Fun at Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 15, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

About 45 participants showed up for the 3rd annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor last Friday. The weather couldn’t have been better and good times were had by all.

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

This month our caller is Carol Piening from Olympia and our band is The Possum Carvers from Port Townsend, featuring Scott Marckx on fiddle, Jeanie Murphy on banjo and Chris Cooper on guitar, wonderful old-time music and energetic cheerful calling by Carol. As always with contra dance, all dances are taught, no need to bring  Continue Reading

Youth Heritage Project

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s an educational and recreational opportunity for high school aged youth and teachers… It’s the Youth Heritage Project (YHP) – an annual multi-day heritage field school that engages participants by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources in Washington. YHP engages students hands-on as they expand their knowledge about historic preservation and develop an  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 2, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

A week from Friday is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. The event is located at  Continue Reading

4th of July Parade Theme Announced

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “Parade of Stars”, past and present… The event has been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m.  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – I Am Super this Saturday!

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:54 pm, by

       Island Rec is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Children’s Festival this Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Community organizations that you know and love will be providing all kinds of creative and hands-on activities. Children will have the opportunity to unleash their inner super hero with crafted masks, capes, and arm bands! Island Rec is  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Written on April 30, 2019 at 10:34 am, by

This year we have over two thousand organic vegetable starts and perennials, all lovingly grown and nurtured by San Juan County Master Gardeners. We’ve sold out quickly in previous years and didn’t want that to happen again! But do come early to the Mullis Center, Saturday May 11th at 9am. We have a few special  Continue Reading

Opening Day Boat Parade

Written on April 27, 2019 at 5:58 am, by

This just in from yacht club member Chris Reed… All are invited to the Friday Harbor waterfront at 2:15pm on Sunday, May 5th, for the island’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade – visualize a 4th of July parade on the water.  The parade can best be viewed from Spring Street Landing and adjoining waterfront locations.  Continue Reading

Hitting ‘Em Outta the Park

Written on April 24, 2019 at 9:57 am, by

At last week’s FHHS Lady Wolverines softball game at Darrington, senior Thea Seitz hit not just one, but two home runs in the 2nd inning! Two grand slams over the fence. Bases were loaded both times, giving Thea 8 RBI’s in one inning! Very impressive. The team went on to win the game 26-6, improving  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race

Written on April 18, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce the fourth running of the now famous Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race on Sunday, May 19.  This is a classic old-fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people run their homemade, non-motorized contraptions down Grover Street by the elementary school. The racing categories are ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-adult. There  Continue Reading

Temporary Skate Park Closure

Written on April 17, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The SJI Skate Park at the fairgrounds is getting a new fence. The park will be closed beginning April 19 for approximately 2 weeks. Island Rec apologizes for the inconvenience. Questions? Please Call (360)378-4953

Spring Riot Workshop

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Join florist Siri Thorson in exploring the intersection of Dutch Master opulence and contemporary floral design. Working with local and organically grown spring blooms, students will create a modern centerpiece inspired by the still life painters of the 17th and 18th century. Basic principles of foam-free floral design using a flower frog will be covered,  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Messy Me

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Messy Me returns for even more sensory-engaging fun! We’ll play around in the elementary school gym with different sensory bins filled with mediums such as water, kinetic sand, and slime! Meet us April 26th from 2:30-4pm, this activity is free and is meant for children ages 2 to 5 and their chaperones. For more information,  Continue Reading

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Written on April 13, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

If you thought looking for Easter eggs was kid stuff, try finding one in the dark! Bring a flashlight and a basket and join us at this special egg hunt just for teens. Beach Bonfire after. Find a Golden egg and win a gift card! Friday April 19th from 8:30-9:30pm at Jackson Beach, for grades  Continue Reading

28th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on April 10, 2019 at 9:01 am, by

Save the Date: June 1st and 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm be one of the hundreds who attend this year’s annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet! Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22  Continue Reading

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on April 9, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. It is located  Continue Reading

Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament Winners

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

Congratulations to first place Marcus Lum of Mount Vernon, second place Joe Kantor of Anacortes, and third place San Juan Island local Roger Paul for being big winners in the 8th Annual Table Tennis Tournament this weekend in our Singles bracket. In our Doubles tournament, Joe Kantor and Hiroshi Kakaki of team Paddle Pals took  Continue Reading

Safe on the Rocks 5k

Written on April 3, 2019 at 5:35 pm, by

Safe San Juans wants to remind you of this event coming up this weekend… Join us on April 6th for the SAFE San Juans’ third annual Safe on the Rocks 5k. This is in honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This well-lit fun run and walk will feature glow sticks, glow paint and  Continue Reading

Jackson Beach Easter Egg Hunt

Written on April 3, 2019 at 9:52 am, by

San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association Hosts Annual Jackson Beach Easter Egg Hunt The San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association will again host the annual Jackson Beach Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. The egg hunt is free but we are seeking donations to the San Juan Island Food Bank (money or  Continue Reading