Welcome to Samish Island!

“No Island Like Samish Island”

The Samish Island Community Center’s (SICC) mission is to encourage community development and interaction through educational and social activities among islanders. To that end, it also maintains the community center property as the primary place to gather.

We acknowledge that Samish Island is within the aboriginal territory of the Samish Indian Nation. They were and are respected for their spiritual, cultural, and traditional values and practices, such as weaving, carving, and building of longhouses. The Samish People lived here in stewardship of the lands and waterways of the Salish Sea since time immemorial.   https://www.samishtribe.nsn.us/

Upcoming Events—Quick Glance

These will be updated as time passes and new events and information are forthcoming. We look forward to seeing you!

4/8  INFO: Climate Change and Effects on Sea Level Presentation by Doug HeltonRegional Operations Supervisor for NOAA’s Emergency Response Division, and Bill Dewey, Director of Public Affairs for Taylor Shellfish, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
5/7   INFO: Advanced Care Planning Workshop with Dick Stuart
6/24 SOCIAL: All Island Garage Sale 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
7/4   SOCIAL: July 4th Parade
7/29 SOCIAL: Arts Festival
8/5 MUSIC: Blues on the Bluff Music with Ezekiel’s Bones, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
10/29 SOCIAL: SICC Halloween Party
12/2 SOCIAL: Holiday Kickoff @ SICC

2023 Arts Festival – July 29, 2023

Now Accepting Vendor Applications


 The Arts Committee is now accepting vendor applications for the 2023 Arts Festival.  Below are links to:

Vendor Application

Vendor Instructions


Applications are due by May 1, 2023.


The NEW Samish Island Cookbook project is underway.

We’re looking for recipe contributions by Samish Island cooks.  It’s time to update the 2002 Cookbook, though some of its recipes are also keepers.  Please read the attached pdf for details about the project, and how you can contribute new recipes and vote for your favorites from the old book too.

IMPORTANT – we need your recipes and ideas by the end of March!

Samish Island Stories

We’d like to make the community center (SICC) more personal and reflective of our community. So we are asking you to provide us with your memories.

We are looking for old family, or outdoor photos, a drawing or craft, a favorite old hat, or school or garden awards… see example. Flat items—original pictures or a copy—to be donated with a simple wood picture frame to make it all part of a collection. We will make a special display at the community center to share your stories. If you need help with a frame or can donate one for this project, we’ll do our best to put it together with Samish style.

Please dig out those memories and text or call Marnie for pick up or delivery or with questions. SICC is aiming for a reveal in the next few months. Stay tuned.

Marnie Pennington, SICC Board – At Large.
text/cell 206 445 5257