Screen-Free Week - April 29 to May 5 - is a national initiative to promote the benefits of limited screen time for children and families. On San Juan Island, children in grades K-5th have been invited to do the Screen-Free Week challenge, promoted through the local schools and the public library. More than 20 families have signed up for the full program, which includes special activities and store discounts.
Other families not signed up are encouraged to participate in the open activities that do not require prior registration. For more information, please contact the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center at 360-378-5246 or the San Juan Island Library at 360-378-2798. No prior Registration Required. Free.
Participate in these Screen-Free Week activities for families:
Special Children’s Contra Dance hosted by the Monday Night Contra Dancers Monday, April 29 from 6-7 pm at the San Juan Island Grange. Blast back to the past to learn dances that people danced before the invention of iPhones, tablets, and video games. Free, light refreshments served.
Kickball Game hosted by Island Rec Tuesday, April 30 from 3:15-4:30 pm at the John O. Linde Community Park. Get outdoors and get moving. Engage in a friendly, spirited game of kickball. Free, beverages provided. *Rain date location is the Fairgrounds main building.
Family Bingo Night hosted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Tuesday, April 30 from 6-7:30 pm at the San Juan Island Library. B-I-N-G-O, It’s a fun-filled night of Bingo. Don’t worry if you are new to this crowd-pleasing, entertaining game. The wonderful members of Soroptimist will show you how to play. All materials provided. Free. Light refreshments served.
San Juan Island Screen-Free Week is sponsored by the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center, the San Juan Island Library, Island Rec and these other community partners: San Juan Fitness Center, Friday Harbor Elementary School, Griffin Bay Bookstore, Monday Night Contra Dancers, San Juan County Health & Community Services, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, San Juan County Land Bank, Serendipity Books, San Juan Island Museum of Art, San Juan County 4-H, Pintail Marine, and the Prevention Coalition.