Topic: Recreation

Winter Visitors

Written on October 11, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

From Shona Aitken at Wolf Hollow… When someone mentions visitors to the islands, most of us immediately think of crowds of people streaming off the ferries in the middle of summer. But there are also wild creatures that are only here part time. Ospreys, Turkey Vultures, swallows and many hummingbirds and warblers spend the summer  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Touch A Truck

Written on October 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

School’s out early this Friday! SO grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes. Join Island Rec at FHES Playground for Touch a Truck. 11am-1pm this Friday Oct 12th. Kiwanis will be there in their K-Boose providing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out on the raffle to win a ride to  Continue Reading

Make and Take Class

Written on October 11, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club presents a Spring Blooming Layered Bulb Planter class (a.k.a: Lasagne Containers II) Spring containers can be the most rewarding plantings because they are a way to start gardening early. During this class you will create a glorious spring blooming layered bulb planter. The planter will provide flowering bulbs from  Continue Reading

Apply now to become a WSU Master Gardener!

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Love to problem solve? Interested in gardening? Looking for a fun way to get involved? Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees receive over 60 hours of training, both in the classroom and online. The training is taught by local and regional experts and  Continue Reading

KYI: Know Your Island Walks…

Written on October 9, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

by Theresa Simendinger… KYI Walks are Great Events to Find New Areas and Trails on San Juan Island On September 22 seven brave folks, in spite of morning-long rains, met at Horsetrail Road for a tour of the Mitchell Hill area …led by a horse! The mare above is Zanzibar, a Tennessee Walker who did  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop: Operating Instructions for a Garden That Fits YOU

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:30 am, by

Would you like your garden to be a remarkable reflection of who you are and what you care about? To be a landscape that supports wildlife and creative exploration? Join keynote speaker Lorene Forkner Edwards and the San Juan County Master Gardeners at their popular Annual Gardening Workshop for inspiration and truly workable ideas to  Continue Reading

BooBoo’s Boxing Fall Classes

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

BooBoo wants you… in her boxing class! Here’s her new Fall schedule…

Pressing Cider with Boy Scout Troop 4090

Written on September 23, 2018 at 10:31 am, by

Thanks to Kelley Balcomb-Bartok for this fun fall news… Boy Scout Troop 4090 had fun pressing cider out of apples from the orchard at the Center for Whale Research. The troop pressed twenty gallons of juice they are calling, Orca Survey Cider. Said Kelley, “Once it was me in the trees. Thankfully, I have passed that  Continue Reading

Island Rec Offers Cardio Yoga

Written on September 22, 2018 at 5:02 am, by

Another round of cardio yoga is about to begin and what a great way to kickstart your day in a truly balanced way with Katerina Wen! This class is a dynamic, fun and energetic package of cardio-friendly yoga poses, strong breath-work and spiraling whole body movements. An optimal self care package for modern people who seek to gain the quickest results for the least  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk: Horse Trails on Mitchell Hill

Written on September 18, 2018 at 6:16 am, by

For September’s Know Your Island walk, follow San Juan Islander Theresa Simendinger and her horse Zanzibar on a walk along her favorite trail; the Horse Trails on Mitchell Hill. She will make stops along the way and tell us about building trails for horses, how to share the trail, what it is like to take  Continue Reading

Zylstra Lake Preserve Open House

Written on September 16, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

There will be an Open House at Zylstra Lake Preserve on Sunday September 30 from noon to 4:00 pm, at Zylstra Lake Preserve, San Juan Island… The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting an open house at the preserve where you can learn about the project,  Continue Reading

Art Over the Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Sip & Shop – 8 Local Artists Offer their work for sale at the SJI Grange in Friday Harbor, September 22 & 23, 2018 Come join us at the San Juan Island Grange for two days of art and fun! Eight San Juan Island artists, including Patti Barker, Shannon Borg, Alison Engle, Gail Garrett, Maria  Continue Reading

Hawaiian Hula Class

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Hula is a way of life in Hawaii – a celebration, a moving meditation, an expression of gratitude for the Earth, its living residents and Spirit ancestors. Join Alice Hibberd to experience hula as a dance of gratitude, learning how basic hand and body movements express a tale of the Earth, Sea and Spirit. Classes  Continue Reading

Food, Glorious Food!

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

For the fall Family Art Days at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), food inspires the art classes. Imagine waving fields of grain, cattle grazing in fields, printing with potatoes and eating your still life model! Family Art Days are fun for the whole family, and everyone can leave with their work of  Continue Reading

Marimba Classes

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

There’s a new introductory class for beginning marimba students coming up.  This will be a short 4 week session beginning September 19 and going through October 9.  The classes will be held Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 at Island Marimba Studio. This is a fun opportunity for people to join in and see what playing marimbas is  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike & Brew

Written on September 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

It’s this Saturday!  Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew offers a choice of three bike routes exploring the back roads of San Juan Island. We have: The Mount Grant Grinder, for those who like a serious challenge in altitude gain The Metric Century for a roughly 62-mile ride (100 kilometers- yes, 100!) The Scenic Loop for families and  Continue Reading

Second Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

Written on September 11, 2018 at 6:13 am, by

Join us at the Mullis Community Center for this classic small-town event. Enjoy a delicious lunch and an afternoon of BINGO! This is a great way to start off your weekend. We meet every 2nd Friday of the month.  This Friday enjoy Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons, and Chef Eugene’s Famous  Continue Reading

2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby

Written on September 11, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

NEWSFLASH – This event is Sold Out! Here’s the lastest from Debbie this morning: Well that was a flurry of phone calls; emails; text messages and a fax machine on fire! 2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby is SOLD OUT as of today 9/11/18. That beats the record set last year on 10/6! Thank you for  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Kayak Essential Skills Clinic

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

This clinic is about taking the skills learned from our Essential Skills I Kayak Clinic and putting them into practice in open water. We’ll learn strategies for launching from a beach or dock, how to handle various tidal conditions, practice compass use and navigation, paddling techniques, group kayaking, how to tow and raft, and on-water  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another installment of her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about fishing; what goes on behind the scenes with the crew while fishing.

SJC Fair Says “Thanks!”

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Thank you for making this year’s “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” themed Fair a splashing success!   We’d like to pacific-ly thank our many volunteers, exhibitors, performers, vendors and sponsors who are otter-ly fin-tastic.  We dolphin-ly couldn’t have done it without your support.  Check out our “best of” the Fair awards listing and photos to reminisce  Continue Reading

Burn Ban Lifted

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Burn Ban for campfires and barbecues is lifted in San Juan County As of noon on August 29, 2018, the burn ban for campfires and charcoal barbeques is lifted in San Juan County. Recent humidity levels, rising fuel moistures, and precipitation in the county have warranted a lift on the burn ban enacted last  Continue Reading