Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce

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October 15 2014
  (published bi-weekly)

 

Lopez Chamber Visitor Center and Office - Fall/Winter office hours:
Wednesday thru Saturday 11am - 3pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
The Lopez List will go out every other Wednesday. 

Don’t forget, you can add your event to the Community Calendar on the Chamber’s Website!  Instructions are on line under Calendar, click on “Post an Event” and just follow the instructions.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FYI, you can look on this website under "Calendar" to see what else is happening on Lopez!  Check it out!

Thank you to all of you that participated in the discussions about the future of the Chamber. The meeting at the Islander was very productive and a great discussion to reaffirm our mission. ​Please thank Monte Cook, Marjo Davidson, Rhea Miller and Liz Metcalf for stepping up to join the Board. Onward!

Washington State Ferry Reservation System Outreach Meeting: This coming Saturday, October 18, there will be 4 back-to-back meetings at the Lopez Library, at 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm. The first 3 meetings will include a presentation and a Q&A, and will also offer account sign-up assistance, The 5pm presentation is a short session with no Q&A, no account signup.  Each presentation is only 15 minutes long, with the rest of the meeting for questions and account signup.

San Juan Island Cheese and Island Grown are proud to present the first annual "Bite of the San Juan Islands" on Sunday, October 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. The event will showcase the amazing quality of chefs and farmers/food/beverage producers on our islands. It will be held Lopez is being represented by Barn Owl Bakery and Lopez Island Vineyards.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Shannon Borg at (360)317-6563 or marketing@visitsanjuans.com.

Lopez Island Savor Specials for the second half of October:

  • The Bay - Savor Special 3-Course Dinner for $33, Oct. 1-31.
  • Bay House and Garden Cottages – Savor 2 for 1 Special, Oct 1-31.   Book one night and stay FREE the 2nd night.
  • Lopez Islander Resort Restaurant - Savor Special 4 Course Dinner for $30, Oct. 1-31.

There will be a Crowdfunding Workshop on Monday, Oct 27 from 9am-3pm at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Offered by the San Juan County EDC, Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to use online communities like Kickstarter to ask for monetary pledges from individuals.  Lunch is included, cost: $35 per person in advance, $45 at the door.   Advance registration is required; please call 360-378-2906 to reserve your space, or email:  info@sanjuansedc.org

The San Juan County Arts Council (SJCAC) is seeking 4-5 new members for the Board of Directors to begin November, 2014. Applicants need not be artists but should care about the arts and bring management, development and collaboration skills to advance the state of the arts in the county. Interested individuals should respond by October 20th. Please email Dennis Ryan, SJCAC President at info@sjcartscouncil.org

OCTOBER ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014

School Bond Info Meeting5:30pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, 204 Village Road, Lopez Village. Lopez Island School Superintendent Bill Evans hosts an informational session about the upcoming Bond on the ballot for the November 4th, 2014 election. This event is free and open to the public. Mr. Evans welcomes your considerations during the question and answer time.  Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014

Open Mic Poetry Reading at The Joinery8-10pm, next to the Thrift Shop on Eads Lane, Lopez Village.  Presented by Lopez Library and DVSAS.  This Open Mic poetry reading is being held at the Joinery to benefit DVSAS. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a portion of the $5-10 sliding scale requested donation will benefit DVSAS. Sing, tell a story, play an instrument, dance or read a poem. All ages welcome. (Open mic at the Lopez Library still be held Oct. 9th and 23rd.)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014

Desiderium: Reception, New Oil Paintings of Christa Malay5-7pm, Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road, New Oil Paintings of Christa Malay in support of the Lopez Island Children's Center. Reception with local wine and food. One extra day of viewing, Saturday from 11am until 4pm. Contact: Christa Malay (Malay Fine Art Studios) Phone: (360) 468-2159 More Info: www.christamalay.com

"God's Not Dead" (Rated PG)7pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Dove Awards 2014 Winners: 'God's Not Dead' wins Inspirational Film of the Year.  Stars Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White and Dean Cain. 114 minutes, child care not provided.  Contact: LCCA, Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014

Desiderium: Art Show, New Oil Paintings of Christa Malay11am-4pm, Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road, New Oil Paintings of Christa Malay in support of the Lopez Island Children's Center. One extra day of viewing Contact: Christa Malay (Malay Fine Art Studios) Phone: (360) 468-2159 More Info www.christamalay.com

Washington State Ferry Reservation System Meetings: - 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 5pm, Lopez Island Library, Fisherman Bay Road at Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Village. There will be 4 back-to-back meetings. The first 3 meetings will include a presentation and a Q&A, and will also offer account sign-up assistance, The 5pm presentation is a short session with no Q&A, no account signup.  Each presentation is 15 minutes long, with the rest of the meeting for questions and account signup.

KLOI Interview Re Lopez School District Capital Projects Bond1pm, 102.9FM Lopez Island Community Radio.  Carol Steckler interviews Bill Evans, Lopez Island School District Superintendent and Clive Prout, School Board Member about the upcoming Capital Improvements Bond. Also listen to a dialogue with citizens sharing their views. Tune in or stream online.

Screening of the movie "Sleeping With the Enemy"7-9pm, Lopez Library Meeting Room, Fisherman Bay Road at Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Village.  Sponsored by DVSAS and the Lopez Library.  Suspense thriller starring Julia Robert about a woman who goes to great lengths to escape her abusive partner.  Rated R (caution, may be triggering for abuse survivors).  Snacks and drinks provided or bring your own.  Contact: Jen Kraqjack, Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: (360) 468-2265

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

The Alpine Life: A Season of Mountain Travel in Alaska & Washington7-8pm, Lopez Island Library Meeting Room, Fisherman Bay Road & Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Village, Jeff Huntington recounts his first season as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. Adventure & beauty in expedition travel –3 slideshows set to music of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, The Southern Talkeetna Mountains and The Northern Picketts. Part of the Lopez Library's Winter Wanderlust Series. (A wee bit ahead of winter solstice) Contact: Jen Krajack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: (360) 468-2265.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014

Silent Vigil - 5pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, Center Pavilion, 204 Village Road, Lopez Village,     In 2013, twenty-six people in Washington State were killed as a result of domestic violence. If you walk along Fisherman Bay Road, you will find silhouettes and biographies of those that died. This event is a formal ceremony to remember their names. We will remember not only the names of those that died, but the women and men who are experiencing relationship violence right now in our community. Your presence says to the community that you support survivors and will not tolerate violence. The vigil will be held rain or shine. DVSAS 24-Hour Crisis Line: (360) 458-4567 Event Contact: Kristina Moen (DVSAS) Phone: (360) 468-3788 More Info: www.dvsassanjuans.org

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

Open Mic Poetry Reading at the Lopez Library6-7pm, Fisherman Bay Road & Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Village, Open mic poetry reading around the fireplace at the Lopez Library. Poets and would-be poets read their work. October 9th, 16th and 23rd. Poetry open mic events culminate on October 30th at 5:00 pm with a visit from award winning poet Terry Martin reading from her new book "The Light You Find" published August 2014 by Blue Begonia Press. Contact: Jen Krajack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: (360) 468-2265.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

Garfield High School Big Band2:30-4pm, Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road, Returning this fall for the 7th year. Please join us for an enjoyable afternoon of music performed by this high school group. Tickets $15.00 available at Paper, Scissors on the Rock and Students Free.  Offered by Dean and Carolyn Jacobsen, Lopez School Music Advocacy Foundation.  Location Contact: Angie Clothier Location Phone: (360) 468-3092

Best Potluck of Local Foods: LCLT Annual Harvest Dinner5pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Celebrating 25 years, LCLT is joining with the Lopez Locavores in presenting "Bounty: Lopez Farms, Food and Community.". A slide show by local photographers Steve Horn, Summer Moon Scriver and Robert Harris of Lopez Farms, farmers and food will be presented.  Please bring your own table setting and a potluck dish of your favorite Lopez foods.  Prizes for best presentation and best use will be given.  No host wine bar, silent auction.  More Info: www.lopzclt.org  Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203.

Pumpkin Carving and Lopez School Multi-Purpose Room5-8pm, Lopez School Multi-Purpose Room, 86 School Road, 5th grade students will be hosting the annual Pumpkin Carving event in the school's multipurpose room. This event will be a potluck; bring a dish to share. Pumpkins are available for $5 each and pie for $2 a slice. At 7pm the lights turn off, pumpkins are illuminated and a spooky kid-friendly tale will be spun! Bring your carving tools and wear a costume! See you there!! All proceeds support the 5th graders' trip to Islandwood

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014

Bite of the San Juan Islands1-4pm, Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor, A showcase of local chefs/farmers/food/beverage producers in our islands.  Lopez businesses Lopez Island Vineyards and Barn Owl Bakery will be participating in this event.  More Info: http://www.visitsanjuans.com/events/san-juan-island/bite-of-san-juan-islands  Contact: Shannon Borg Phone: (360) 317-6563 Email: marketing@visitsanjuans.com

 Gretchen Wing and Friends KLOI Benefit Concert4pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Join local singer-songwriter Gretchen Wing and her musical friends Chicken Biscuit, Lane Langford, Dylan Weber & Kim Smith, Becky Johnson and Beth Geever for an evening of original and traditional folk and who-knows-what-else! All proceeds to benefit our local radio station. (KLOI's ever-so-brief annual meeting will occur during intermission.) Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014

A Fireside Evening with Award Winning Poet Terry Martin6-7pm, Lopez Island Library, Corner of Fisherman Bay Road and Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Village, Recipient of many awards and author of many publications and books, the author will read from her new book of poems, The Light You Find.  She will be available for book signing.  Contact: Jen Krakack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: (360) 468-2265

NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Book Launch of New Young Adult Novel/Author Q&A4pm, Lopez Island Library, Corner of Fisherman Bay Road & Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Village.  Join local author Gretchen Wing as she presents her new young adult novel, Headwinds (Book 2 of The Flying Burgowski trilogy). Two of Lopez School's finest actors will bring the characters to life in a dramatic reading. Author Q & A, book signing, and refreshments will follow. What better way to spend a dark November afternoon than drifting above the clouds with Jocelyn Burgowski?  Contact: Gretchen Wing Phone: (360) 468-4305 More Info: www.gretchenwing.com


Remember, you can look on the Chamber website under “Calendar” to see what is happening on Lopez!  Check it out!


Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce has no affiliation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 


Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce
(360) 468-4664
www.lopezisland.com
P.O. Box 102, Lopez Island, WA, 98261
lopezchamber@lopezisland.com

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