Topic: Recreation

hird Saturday Contra Dance

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

There’s a Third Saturday Contra Dance coming up on Saturday… WHERE-Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN-Saturday March 16th, 7 till 9 PM PRICE-$10 donation at the door, $5 students This month our caller is Amy Carroll, and our band is Forrest Carroll and Friends. Amy and Forrest have been here for our dances several times,  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Build-a-Racer Workshop

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

This year Island Rec is offering a how-to workshop on building your car for the Hill of Thrills race, led by STEM veteran Cecil Dent. Utilize tools and workshop space at the FH High School’s STEM building. Get ideas and hands-on assistance to craft and assemble alongside Cecil. Attendance of the workshop starts at a  Continue Reading

2019 Annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale is coming soon! Just in time for spring planting – and spring is coming. There are hundreds of natives in containers, including flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Plants from the Salish Seeds project are included. They grow species native to county grasslands, oak savannahs and prairies. Plants are  Continue Reading

NPS Issues Decision on the American Camp Visitor Center Replacement Project

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – San Juan Island National Historical Park today announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the 2018 Replace American Camp Temporary Visitor Center Environmental Assessment (EA). The FONSI, which was signed by National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Stan Austin, identifies the selected alternative and is  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival 2019 Theme & Poster Contest

Written on March 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 29th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 4th, 2019! We are pleased to announce…. I am Super Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s festival theme.  Continue Reading

Seniors Vs. Staff Basketball Game

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:56 am, by

The FHHS Seniors vs Staff basketball game is on! Tip off for the annual GRAD NIGHT fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, March 8th at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm at Turnbull Gym for pre-game dinner and silent dessert auction. Throughout the evening, this entertaining event affords many fun opportunities for community members to support the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike Fest

Written on February 28, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The upcoming Friday Harbor Bike Fest is the third annual bike ride sponsored by the San Juan Lions Club. In the past this event was known as the Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. This year’s event is being held on June 1st to coincide with the 30th annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. There will be  Continue Reading

14th Annual Spelling Bee

Written on February 27, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Rotary Club will hold its 14th Annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 7th at 3:30 PM at the San Juan Community Theater. Doors open at 3:00 PM. This year’s spellers include students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School. All island schools were invited to participate. The contest  Continue Reading

Garden Fever Party

Written on February 27, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Planning a Garden this Summer – We are planning a party just for you! Join the San Juan Island Garden Club members in sharing stories, problems, research, advice, questions, failures, triumphs and laughter during our GARDEN FEVER PARTY! There will be raffles, “flower bingo”, speakers, sweet pea starts and what all. Browse seed and nursery  Continue Reading

Scouting (BSA)

Written on February 22, 2019 at 8:06 am, by

There is a parent meeting coming up for folks interested in scouting. Eric Stone says to contact him (at the address below) for more information on the meeting to be held on March 20th at 6:30 pm Boy Scouts of America, has made several radical changes. Scouting (BSA) as it is now called, has changed from  Continue Reading

Time to Make Early Resident Camping Reservations

Written on February 16, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early resident camping reservations accepted until February 21st at 4:00 pm for San Juan County Parks. San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round!  Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Futsal! Indoor Soccer Games

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

We are excited to announce that Island Rec is offering another installment of Futsal! Join Coach Van for skill work and games in this fast paced, dynamic indoor soccer game. Sessions are held Wednesday evenings at the Fair Building; February 27th – March 27th for ages 8-18. Ages 8-10 will play 5:30-6:30 pm  ages 11-14  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Junior Detectives CSI Camp

Written on February 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Island Rec staff and members of the sheriff’s department for some whodunnit fun! Kids will be able to take their own finger and foot prints to take home with them, and follow clues to solve a mystery. Each day we’ll practice different tools of the mystery-solver’s trade, culminating in a search and rescue scavenger  Continue Reading

Hosted Excursion: Northwest Flower Garden Festival

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

Herald the start of spring with gardening enthusiasts at this annual celebration. The NW Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle is the second-largest garden show in the United States. The display gardens will have 28,000 blooming bulbs in 20 plus full-scale display gardens to inspire everyone. Stroll the marketplace with over 300 exhibitors. There are  Continue Reading

Organ Recital at St. David’s

Written on January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

Richard Lind will perform a recital of French, German, Canadian, and American organ music at 3 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The recital is called THE MYSTICAL ORGAN, and includes organ music composed by Jean Langlais, Charles Tournemire, César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Denis Bédard, Olivier Messiaen,  Continue Reading

Adult Night Swim

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is offering Adult Night Swim this February at SJI Fitness! Drop-in for some adult-only pool time to play games or swim laps in the evenings. Sessions are held Thursdays; February 7th – February 28th for ages 18 and up from 7:30-9pm. There is a registration rate of $35.00; or $10.00 per night. For  Continue Reading

Beaches and Birding

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Does your family want some time outside this winter, time that includes scavenger-hunt-like fun and multi-sensory exploration? Try birding – it’s as easy stepping out your door! Winter is the ideal season to take up bird watching as feathered friends flock to the Northwest. Join Wolf Hollow’s Shona Aitken at Third Lagoon Preserve to learn  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

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

This month’s caller is Marlin Prowell from Bellingham. He runs the very successful dances in Bellingham and is a skilled and very well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local contra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fiddle,  Continue Reading

San Juan Booster Draft Tournament

Written on January 11, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Fundraiser for Sea Scouts – Send an email to Eric Stone to Sign Up Today – Tournament Will Be: February 2nd at the Friday Harbor Yacht Club from 9:00 to 3:00. Every participant will go home with 60 new Ravinica Allegiance cards plus enough mana for a new deck. Prizes for top winners. Cost is  Continue Reading

Boo Boo’s Boxing

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

BooBoo is adding a new class to her repertoire – starting Thursday, Jan 17, she’ll be offering a co-ed class once a week. Attached is a flyer with her winter schedule. As always, no previous boxing experience necessary. “She puts on a great, what I call, boxing-circuit training/boot camp kind of class!” ~ T.W.

New Workshops at The Studio

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Happy New Year. The Studio wanted to share 3 new workshops that we are offering this January and February! Sharalyn Lehman will instruct a Pilates for Runners workshop that will run for 2 Sundays. This workshop will focus on how to utilize Pilates to improve running, work on technique to run smarter and safer, and  Continue Reading