Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce
Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce
Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce

E-Newsletter

July 14, 2016
  (published bi-weekly)

Lopez Chamber Visitor Center and Office -

Fall/Winter Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-3pm.

The Lopez List Newsletter will go out every other Friday. 

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.

LOPEZ VILLAGE PARK IS A WI-FI HOTSPOT
This is available through www.rockisland.com - NOW FREE TO ROCKISLAND CUSTOMERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

2016 Fireworks apparel and 2016 Tour de Lopez apparel are available at the Chamber office.  Some 2015 Tour de Lopez apparel is also available at a discount.

WA STATE FERRIES: Recent changes in the reservation system: Please note that when sailing with a reservation from Anacortes to the San Juans, you must be through the ticket booth 30 minutes before your departure time or you will lose your reservation. (The old rule was one had to be in line for the ticket booth.)  The second change is you can now make reservations 2 hours ahead of a sailing instead of 3 hours.

To make a ferry reservation, please visit - www.takeaferry.com  You will find helpful links on this page regarding the reservation system.

Members: Please bring in your brochures to the Chamber Office. Your Brochures help greatly the advertisement of your business. Thanks!!

Support your local businesses by shopping local

JULY ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY July 15, 2016

Ladies Social Tennis Every Friday morning 9-10am Come join us this summer!  All levels; no prior sign up; no cost. Location: Tennis Courts Just South of the School on Center Rd.

Wine Tasting at Vita’s Wildly Delicious 5pm-8pm  $7 for 3 pours, Food plates $10-$12 Contact:Bruce Botts (Vita's Wildly Delicious)Phone: 360-468-4268

SATURDAY- July 16, 2016

Antique Two-Cylinder John Deere Tractor Tour 10:30am-6:15pm The sixth, and perhaps the last, tour of Lopez Island. These tractors and owners plus family and friends have enjoyed this tour of Lopez Island beginning in year 2004. Tour is a special event sponsored by the Cascade Two-Cylinder Club. Tractor owners, many of whom have farming backgrounds have restored these old tractors, mostly from the late 1940s and through the 1950s to like-new condition. Location: Location Contact: Ken Rose at 468-3243 or rose@rockisland.com OR: Jim Smith at 468-3243 or smithjames118@gmail.com

Tour Route
10:30 AM- Start engines, Begin parade.
10:45-11:15 AM -Spencer Spit State Park for rest stop and visit Spencer Spit.
11:45 AM- Start parade en-route to Lopez Village  via Cross Rd. to Military Rd. to Lopez Rd. Tractors gather on Lopez Rd prior to entering village.
12:15 to 12:30 PM- Arrive Lopez Village. Park tractors on Lopez Community Center grounds. Drivers observe directions from parking attendants. Tractors will be on public display during lunchtime.
12:30 to 2:15PM- Guests are invited to enjoy lunch available from an assortment of restaurants, deli’s, Village Market or bring-your-own and to explore Saturday Market and other shops…. or explore the Historic Museum or take a stroll around the area.  Village map and suggestions are available from Lopez Members.
 2:15 PM- Return to Tractors and prepare for Start.  Start engines and assemble for a round-trip sight-seeing tour to the peninsula via Fisherman Bay Rd and Bayshore Rd.
3:00 PM-Drive to historic Land Bank Preserve  via Peninsula Rd. Gather at Preserve for sightseeing and stroll on trails.
4:15 PM- Return to village via Bayshore Rd and Fisherman Bay Rd. Arrive at Village and take a brief restroom pause at village park.
4:30 PM- Depart for ferry landing.  Decision on routing will be made, depending on drive time remaining.  Park tractors in lineup for 6:15 PM ferry to Anacortes.

SUNDAY July 17, 2016

Theology and Film 6pm Join us to explore the intersection of theology and film. Throughout the summer we will be meeting to discuss how media and the arts can better inform our understanding and relationship with each other and God. This first week we will watch Goodwill Hunting together at 6pm and then at 8pm we will discuss and hear feedback! Popcorn and light snacks will be provided but feel free to contribute some as well! Location: Grace Church Contact: Katherine Phone: 503-515-5939

TUESDAY July 19, 2016

Camera Club Meeting 7pm Lopez camera club, all welcome!  Location: Lopez Island Library Meeting Room Contact: Gary Zerbst E-mail: zeman@rockisland.com

Literary Salon 7pm-9pm Monthly Literary Salon, giving readers the opportunity to discuss and share their favorite recent read. This is a “no-guilt” salon. Taking place on the third Tuesday of every month, participants can show up without anything to share, drop-ins are welcome. You may also request to be placed on an e-list which will remind you of the next Salon and send you the most recent booklist. Just call or drop by with your email address for this service.  Location: Lopez Library Fireside Contact: Lopez Island Library Phone: 360-468-2265

Taverna Tuesdays at Vita’s Wildly Delicious 5pm-9pm This Tuesday, and every Tuesday throughout the summer, Vita's will also be open in the evening. Besides the usual food fare and good cheer, there will be wood-fired pizza, Darts, Corn-hole, Dominos, Backgammon, Cribbage and other games you may wish to provide. Please plan your life accordingly. Contact: Bruce Botts (Vita's Wildly Delicious) Phone:360-468-4268

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2016

Baby & Toddler Storytime, 10:00am - 10:30am Join us each Wednesday morning for rhymes, songs, bounces and stories! For babies, toddlers and caregivers. In the Helen Anderson Children's Room. Location: Lopez Island Library, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd. Contact: Jen Krajack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: 360-468-2265

Preschool Storytime, 11:00am - 11:30am  You're never too young to become a fan of stories, books, and sing-alongs.  Focused on preschoolers.  Y preescolar bilingue la hora del cuento primera miercoles de cada mes. In the Helen Anderson Children's Room. Location: Lopez Island Library, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd Contact: Jen Krajack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: 360-468-2265.

THURSDAY July 21, 2016

Coffee with the Birds 9am Join us at Spencer Spit Park for a relaxing morning of birding. Bring your coffee mug; we'll supply the fresh brewed coffee, cream and sweetener! Hot chocolate for the kids. We'll enjoy a slideshow of birds found on Spencer Spit, and then explore the marsh, shoreline, and forest in search of birds. * Discover Pass is required for entry. Remember entry is always FREE when you hike or bike into Spencer Spit. Led by: Eric Setterberg and Laurel Vukovic Location: Meet at the Nature Center at Spencer Spit State Park Contact: Spencer Spit State Park Phone: 360-468-2251

FRIDAY July 22, 2016

Ladies Social Tennis Every Friday morning 9-10am Come join us this summer!  All levels; no prior sign up; no cost. Location: Tennis Courts Just South of the School on Center Rd.

Meet & Greet with Dr. Brook Brouwer 4pmJoin us in welcoming new WSU Extension Director Dr. Brook Brouwer at the Lopez Meet & Greet at the public library. Light refreshments will be served. Location: Lopez Island Library Meeting Room Contact: Lopez Island Library Phone: 360-468-2265 Website: sanjuan.wsu.edu

Wine Tasting at Vita’s Wildly Delicious 5pm-8pm $7 for 3 pours, Food plates $10-$12 Contact:Bruce Botts (Vita's Wildly Delicious)Phone: 360-468-4268

SATURDAY July 23, 2016

"Lands Unknown" With Landscape Architect Nathan Hodges 4pm Is climate change already impacting Lopez Landscapes? What can we expect in the coming decades as the changing global climate comes to our shores, forests and gardens? What can we do to create a landscape on Lopez that can adapt and also buffer our shifting and uncertain climate? Join Nathan Hodges as he examines this discussion through the lens of shorelines, pollinators and more, exploring shifting trends and possible adaptations. Free to all. Sponsored by Friends of the Lopez Library as part of the SOL (Science on Lopez) programming.
Location: Lopez Island Library Community Room Contact: Lopez Island Library Phone: 360-468-2265

TUESDAY July 26, 2016

Taverna Tuesdays at Vita’s Wildly Delicious 5pm-9pm This Tuesday, and every Tuesday throughout the summer, Vita's will also be open in the evening. Besides the usual food fare and good cheer, there will be wood-fired pizza, Darts, Corn-hole, Dominos, Backgammon, Cribbage and other games you may wish to provide. Please plan your life accordingly. Contact: Bruce Botts (Vita's Wildly Delicious)Phone:360-468-4268

WEDNESDAY July 27, 2016

Baby & Toddler Storytime, 10:00am - 10:30am Join us each Wednesday morning for rhymes, songs, bounces and stories! For babies, toddlers and caregivers. In the Helen Anderson Children's Room. Location: Lopez Island Library, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd. Contact: Jen Krajack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: 360-468-2265

Preschool Storytime, 11:00am - 11:30am  You're never too young to become a fan of stories, books, and sing-alongs.  Focused on preschoolers.  Y preescolar bilingue la hora del cuento primera miercoles de cada mes. In the Helen Anderson Children's Room. Location: Lopez Island Library, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd Contact: Jen Krajack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org Phone: 360-468-2265.

THURSDAY July 28, 2016

Coffee with the Birds 9am Join us at Spencer Spit Park for a relaxing morning of birding. Bring your coffee mug; we'll supply the fresh brewed coffee, cream and sweetener! Hot chocolate for the kids. We'll enjoy a slideshow of birds found on Spencer Spit, and then explore the marsh, shoreline, and forest in search of birds. * Discover Pass is required for entry. Remember entry is always FREE when you hike or bike into Spencer Spit. Led by: Eric Setterberg and Laurel Vukovic Location: Meet at the Nature Center at Spencer Spit State Park Contact: Spencer Spit State Park Phone: 360-468-2251

FRIDAY July 29, 2016

Ladies Social Tennis Every Friday morning 9-10am Come join us this summer!  All levels; no prior sign up; no cost. Location: Tennis Courts Just South of the School on Center Rd.

Wine Tasting at Vita’s Wildly Delicious 5pm-8pm $7 for 3 pours, Food plates $10-$12 Contact:Bruce Botts (Vita's Wildly Delicious)Phone: 360-468-4268

                                                                       

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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