Topic: Recreation

Island Rec – Back to Fitness

Written on September 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Casey Wade and Morgan Johnston, Tuesdays and Thursdays this Fall for a 6 week, back to fitness boot camp at John O. Linde Community Park. This class runs from September 24 – October 31st, 8:20-9:10am. We will focus on body-weight workouts, and meeting you wherever you’re at in your fitness journey. All Abilities and  Continue Reading

Fall Open House Saturday at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Written on September 7, 2019 at 6:04 am, by

Saturday, September 7, the San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting another open house at the preserve from 10am until 4pm. Walk the preserve, hear what we’ve learned from some our ecological assessments – including wildlife, wetlands, and water quality – AND share your vision!  Directions:  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Fall Youth Dance Classes

Written on September 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This fall Island Rec is offering 2 new dance classes taught by Rachelle Radonski! Rachelle has been teaching tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical dance for 24 years. She has also designed multiple programs for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Her passion and love of teaching makes her  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Ongoing Classes and Groups at the Mullis Center

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Even while we cherish our late summer days there is a twist to the seasons this time of year.  Kids head back to school and while I’ve been out of school for a long time I still feel the  Continue Reading

Fall Open House at Zylstra Lake Preserve

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

The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting another open house at the preserve where you can walk the preserve, hear what we’ve learned from our ecological assessments – including wildlife, wetlands, and water quality – AND share your vision! Saturday, September 7th from 10am to  Continue Reading

September Native Plant Sales from the Salish Seeds Project

Written on August 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County! The Land Bank is hosting three sales in September featuring native plants produced by the Salish Seeds Project. Nursery gates will open to the public September 8th on San Juan Island, with pop-up sales Sept. 21 on Lopez and Sept.  Continue Reading

Hosted Excursion

Written on August 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Whatcom Dahlia Society Show and Garden Spot Nursery Dahlias are easy to grow. There is a huge range of colors and forms and they can be enjoyed in abundance from mid-July until the first frost. They come in all colors of the Rainbow and are FUN! The Annual Dahlia Show, open to the public and  Continue Reading

Photographic Shenanigans

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude The library booth at the Fair was the scene of some photographic shenanigans for four days last week. Beth Helstien, the library’s outreach and volunteer coordinator, snapped photos of fairgoers and then used the Green Screen Wizard app to fit their faces into pictures on the covers of well known books.  Continue Reading

Cub Scouts Join Night

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come and join the Cub Scouts! When: this Thursday evening 6:30 pm to 8 pm Where: in the basement of the American Legion Post on First Street Who: boys and girls grades K-5 Why: to bond with your child in a structured and safe character building environment Contact Unit Commissioner Eric Stone for more details  Continue Reading

New Island Rec Swim Class

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec is offering a new installment of swim lessons this fall for various ages and skill levels. Our featured class is: All Swim (Ages 6+). The only prerequisite of this class is a desire to be a better swimmer. Multiple instructors take your child to the next level. There is structured time for water  Continue Reading

State Recruiting Members to Serve on the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

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

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting for two new members for its Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which awards grants to improve parks, trails, boating amenities and access to shorelines. It also awards grants to conserve working lands, such as farms and forests, and to protect pristine wildlife and natural areas. During  Continue Reading

Author Event at the Library

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister  San Juan Island fans of Northwest author Erica Bauermeister take note: She’s returning to the island on Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm at the Library to present her latest novel, The Scent Keeper. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are thrilled to host Erica again and  Continue Reading

America’s Boating Course

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Fall edition of America’s Boating Course will be starting September 11th and running for four Wednesday evenings at Skagit Valley College from 6:30-9:30 pm. This is a good way to get the Washington State Boaters Education Card and we include On-the-Water-Training as part of the course. A comprehensive boating information manual is also included  Continue Reading

13th Annual Concours d’Élégance

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Time to put away your Fair ribbons and head to San Juan Vineyard, THIS Saturday, August 24 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, for the 13th annual Concours d’Élégance. This year, the Concours will include the raffle of a Tesla (child’s size) electric vehicle and silent auction of car memorabilia. Lunch will be served under  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Update Regarding Turtles at the Carnival

Written on August 17, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Near closing time on Thursday evening, County Fair staff received a report that small turtles were being distributed as a prize in one of Paradise Amusements’ carnival games and that some of the turtles were being mistreated by the recipients.  Friday morning,  staff investigated the situation with the carnival manager and with SJC Sherriff’s Office  Continue Reading

Channel Your Inner Rock Star

Written on August 10, 2019 at 7:52 am, by

Come Sing Rock Classics and Hits with Members of the Chameleons, Desolation Sound, and Special Guests. Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you ready to belt your heart out live? Well, here’s your chance to live out your rock star dreams, Sign up by Thursday, August 15th at 4:00pm in  Continue Reading

Island Rec – New Recreation Specialist on Board

Written on August 7, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to welcome John Fyrqvist as their new Recreation Specialist. John will primarily be organizing youth, teen, and family programs and events. After growing up on San Juan Island, John spent a decade in the Midwest where he graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He is thrilled to be returning to  Continue Reading

NPS Programs Commemorate 160th Anniversary of Pig War

Written on August 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park Presents Special Programs Commemorating 160th Anniversary of Boundary Crisis San Juan Island National Historical Park will be presenting a series of special programs from August 22 – 25, 2019 to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the 1859 Boundary Crisis known as the “Pig War.” The peaceful actions in response  Continue Reading

FAIR 2019: Food does not mix with Furry and Feathered Friends

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is happening very soon! Our data shows that there are two very important activities most fairgoers make a priority. Eating Fair food like corn dogs, barbeque and elephant ears rates high on everyone’s list. The other favorite is to visit all the barns and see the farm animals like horses,  Continue Reading

Submissions For The 2020 Orcas Island Lit Fest Are Now Open

Written on August 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Local Artists, Writers and Musicians Encouraged to Apply. The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a call to all San Juan County artists, authors and musicians that the submissions window for the 2020 Lit Fest is open until September 15. The third annual Orcas Island Lit Fest will take place April 17-19, 2020. Applicants are  Continue Reading

2019 Councours d’Elegance

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

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite you to their 13th annual Concours d’Elegance car show at the San Juan Vineyards on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM welcoming custom and classic vehicles. This year’s event poster is a stunning  Continue Reading

42nd Annual 8.8K Loop Run

Written on July 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

42 Years Running! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in the 42nd Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run/Walk scheduled for a 9:00am start on Saturday August 17, 2019. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this race. Register for $25 for kids 12 and under and $30 for racers  Continue Reading