The Masters Gardeners “plant-problem diagnostic clinic” meets twice each month, April through September, first and third Thursdays, at the Farmers Market on Orcas and San Juan islands, and at Sunset Builders Supply on Lopez.
It may well be the “make-it-up-as-you-go” nature of the annual bicycle tour hosted by Lopez Island, the Tour de Lopez, that makes this springtime event the true kick-off to the tourist season in the San Juans. It's Saturday, April 25; get a head start on the festivities at the 2nd Annual Bite of Lopez, Friday, the day before the ride.
Not long after her return to San Juan Island, Erin Graham was recruited to join San Juan Island Fire & Rescue by a firefighter friend. She had no idea that she even wanted to be a firefighter, but is now very active in the department.
Sponsored by San Juan Island National Historical Park, in partnership with the Land Bank, "Community Arts in the Park" is a competition that celebrates ecology through art. This year’s theme is “Wildflowers & Birds of the San Juan Islands.” Click on this story to find out how to enter.
Chris Troutner graduated from college with a degree in electrical engineering and went straight to work, but never lost touch with his original intent: to spend as much time as possible in the San Juans. In fact, it intensified.
Here's your chance to double-down in the celebration department. Join the Land Bank's Lincoln Bormann and poets Sam and Sally Green on a nature-inspired poetry walk at Lime Kiln State Park Saturday, April 25, 1-4 p.m.
When it came time to dream up a community service project, Mark Morang combined his two favorite pastimes and came up with one grand fundraiser. Join in the "Pet Pirate Booty Treasure Hunt," Saturday, at Friday Harbor animal shelter.
These days her house is parked on the northeast end of the island, amidst sprawling acres of evergreens and a waterfront view. She has several permaculture gardens planted throughout the property and even keeps chickens.
Experienced cyclist and Island Bicycle shop owner Paul Ahart will instruct attendees how to tune-up, repair gears, and properly clean their pedal-powered fun machines. By the end of the class, your bike will be tuned, cleaned and ready to hit the island roads.
Since arriving in Friday Harbor, Zula and Michaella have had an array of first-time experiences, like flying on an airplane, learning to swim and riding a bicycle. In her spare time, Zula takes hip-hop classes and Michaella recently joined the San Juan Singers.
The Pig War crisis of 1859 will get an airing out with San Juan Island National Historical Park's historian, Mike Vouri, on KPLU Public Radio's "Sound Effect" program, scheduled 10 a.m., Saturday April 11.
Weekly San Juan Singers rehearsals are a bit like a big family reunion. You may not know everyone there, but you’re drawn together by a shared sense of community and purpose. What could be better than that?
Friday Harbor Holistic Health’s Nicholas Corrin will host the weekend workshop, Art of Self Care: Intro to Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Feb. 21-22, at Brickworks.