Step into Health on your lunch hour

Looking for a new lunch time routine? Step into a weekly serious of one-hour walks throughout Friday Harbor. This free drop-in program sponsored by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, takes place from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on six Wednesdays, October 4 – November 8.

Participants will receive a free Step into Health shirt while supplies last, and will be entered into a weekly prize drawing. Come walk with Island Rec staff and Trails volunteers.

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$5K donation given to Island Rec for summer programs

FANS (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) gave Island Rec $5,000 for summer programs. The funds were donated by individuals and businesses on San Juan Island to (FANS). The gift will again provide financial support to popular programs like Music on the Lawn, Movies in the Park, swimming lessons, Eddie and Friends dog park, and San Juan Island Trails.

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Island Rec – Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series starts July 5.

Island Rec's 2017 Music on the Lawn Summer Concert Series kicks off July 5 with the Army Brass Band and the Army Rock Band Patriots.

This long-standing concert series is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15, located at the San Juan Historical Museum, which is at 405 Price Street. It is a perfect time to grab a blanket or bring a chair and have a picnic. Get ready to get up and dance as well as this year we have an exceptionally dancer friendly groups of musicians lined up.

July 5 – Army Brass Band and the Army Rock Band Patriots – this will be a battle of the bands where each group will be taking turns trying to outdo the other. This will be a very fun and lively show for all ages.

July 12 – Tapwater – this very popular band hails from Portland and is a boisterous sextet with lots of vocals, drums, piano, saxophones, guitars and as much as the ferries will allow them to bring on board. This is a very danceable and strangely exotic band playing roots music.

 

July 19 – Blues on Tap – this award-winning blues band from Seattle knows how to work their craft, and have visited the island many times to a very appreciative audience.

July 26 – Uncle Funk and the Dope 6 – This upbeat Funk & Rock band is from Port Townsend and will jumpstart the deadest of batteries. Imagine Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, Prince, Elton John and whatever fun band you’ve heard and mash them up.

August 2 – Jbots – this local rock band is as good as they come and impresses all audiences. Pop Rock & Roll at its best.

August 9 - Uncle Otto – this dynamic local acoustic band with svelte harmonies sings the hits of the 70’s. Think, CSN&Y, The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dan Hicks, mixed with some reggae all rolled into one very big play list.

 

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New class at Island Rec – Gentle Yoga for Adults

Island Rec's new class,  Yoga for Ages 55+, is  perfect way to help you maintain a supple body and a peaceful mind. The health benefits of yoga have been widely accepted and promoted by the mainstream medical field. This class will help you to improve joint mobility, balance and reflexes, and mental clarity. It will also increase your stamina and youthful posture and muscle tone.

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