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


February 18, 2017
  (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.

This is available through www.rockisland.com - NOW FREE TO ROCKISLAND CUSTOMERS


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

Registration for the 14th annual Tour De Lopez is now open! The bite of Lopez, featuring local vendors will be April 28th and the ride itself will be Saturday, April 29th.   Register Online: Active.com    More Info: Tour De Lopez Home Page 

A new restaurant, Ursa Minor, is slated to open at the end of April. Chef/Owner Nick Coffey states the new eatery will have “partner closely with local farmers, fishermen and foragers to create a cuisine that reflects the San Juan Archipelago. The ultimate vision for Ursa Minor is to serve as a destination that is uniquely Lopez, where tourists can come to have an experience that reflects the idyllic island setting yet is familiar enough for locals to return again and again.” More Info: Ursa Minor in Seattle Met Magazine

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.

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

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



SATURDAY February 18, 2017

Lopez Spirit Award Potluck for Kate Scott!! 5pm Music, dancing and stories in honor of Kate. Bring a potluck dish to share. Please bring your own place-setting. No host bar provided. Free Admission. Location: Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA) 204 Village Road Phone: 360-468-2203

SUNDAY February 19, 2017

Joe Reilly in Concert- CD Release Party! 4pm Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, and educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan who writes songs from his heart. Joe's songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. The core of his message is an invitation to heal our relationships with ourselves, with each other, and with the earth. Joe uses his music to bring people together and build community across lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and nationality. Joe is excited to return to Lopez for his 11th annual community concert, a special solo acoustic performance, and bring with him his latest release, The Circle, community songs for kids of all ages. We hope you will join us! Advance Ticket Purchase: $10, youth $5. Tickets available on LCCA website and at the door. Tickets at Door: $10, youth $5 More Info: www.joereilly.org  Location: Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA) 204 Village Road Phone: 360-468-2203

TUESDAY February 21, 2017

Lopez Island Photographic Society Meeting 7pm The heart of our meetings is a "show and tell." Here we share and talk about the photos we've taken in response to the "theme of the month." There is also usually a lesson about some aspect of photography or a learning exercise/hands on experience. We have had scheduled field trips as well as impromptu shoots. A recent example of this would be the splendid opportunity to photograph the Milky Way in August. OR a member may announce via e-mail "I'm going out to photograph >>>subject>>>> this evening, Who would like to join me?" If you have an interest in or a passion for photography, please come help us help each other. Membership is free and you just might take home knowledge and new ideas that will help provide you with a lifetime of photographic enjoyment.  For further information, please call or email. Location: Lopez Island Library Meeting Room 2225 Fisherman Bay Rd.  Contact: Gary Zerbst Email: zeman@rockisland.com Phone: 360-468-4544

Retirement Planning for Business Owners 10am-11am Put your Retirement Plan to Work.
Small business owners have many considerations when running their businesses, but often don't have time to consider future financial requirements. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on retirement planning for small business owners, entitled Put your Retirement Plan to Work, on February 22nd from 10-11 a.m. on San Juan Island, sponsored by Jonathan Piff of Edward Jones. Advance registration is required. Edward Jones financial advisor Jonathan Piff will provide critical information to help business owners decide on the retirement plan that is right for them, including information on 401(k)'s SEP IRA's, solo defined benefit plans, and Roth and SIMPLE IRA's. Free workshop; advance registration is required: https://EDCretirement.eventbrite.com. Contact: San Juan Economic Development CouncilEmail: info@sanjuansedc.org Phone: 360-378-2906 Location: San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street, Friday Harbor WA. 

WEDNESDAY February 22, 2017

Baby & Toddler Storytime, 10:00am - 11:30am 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

THURSDAY February 23, 2017

South End Ladies' Social 4pm Come join the monthly South End Ladies' Social at South End Restaurant from 4 to 6 pm. Tapas and drinks will be available. All are welcome. Location: Southend Restaurant Phone: 360-468-3257

Author Ana Maria Spagna at Lopez Bookshop 7pm Lopez favorite Ana Maria Spagna returns to the Bookshop with her new young adult novel, "The Luckiest Scar on Earth." Fourteen-year-old Charlotte moves from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Washington's Cascade Mountains, where she hopes to continue training for the national snowboarding championships. After her father signs an anti-development petition, she loses access to the local resort and takes to the backcountry, where she meets nature on its own terms. When adventure turns to tragedy, Charlotte learns that even our deepest scars can be lucky ones. Contact: Lopez Bookshop Email: lopezbookshop@rockisland.com Location: Lopez Bookshop, 210 Lopez Rd., Plaza Building, Lopez Village

SATURDAY February 25, 2017

VEX IQ Tournament 10am Come watch 34 teams compete in this VEX IQ tournament on Lopez! Location: Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Contact: LCCA Phone: 360-468-2203

Ready! SET! GO Lopez! Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong (Emergency Preparedness Class) 1pm-4pm Raise your Emergency Preparedness IQ.  A FREE, fun, informative afternoon event for Islanders of all ages. Test your knowledge! Learn what can go wrong on our island, and how to be ready, from locals who know! Get ideas for making home, neighborhood, or business-based Disaster readiness kits...and more! Location: Grace Church, 70 Sunset Ln. Contact: Tracie Red ElkPhone: 360-468-2991

Intuitive Development and Fine Tuning 2pm-4pm Are you interested in developing, fine tuning, or expanding your intuition? How can you tell if it is intuition or your own imagination or fears? Learn some of the language, categories, terminology. Identify your strengths. Learn techniques and strategies for strengthening your natural abilities and get a repetoire of ways to expand them. These classes are continuing but will be re-organized as people spend more time and newbies come in. There will be group information, work and individual input. Q & A time will be available. 
Location TBA. Call or message to register or ask questions. $25 per person. Contact: Brenda Austerino Phone: 360-468-2025

"A Life On the Edge: An Evening with Jim Whittaker and Leif Whittaker" 7pm-8pm 
In May of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. He was also part of the first American team to summit K2 & fifty years later, he is still regarded highly for his mountaineering, as one of the founders of the outdoor recreation industry & as a keynote speaker. Jim Whittaker's son Leif Whittaker reached his first summit when he was 15 years old & since has climbed many of the world's tallest mountains including Aconacagua, Mount Vinson and Mount Everest twice. He is a passionate mountaineer as well as an avid outdoor enthusiast. His writing & photography has appeared in Powder, Backcountry, the Ski Journal & his first book "My Old Man and the Mountain" was just published October of 2016. He is a Climbing Ranger for the US Forest Service. Both Leif Whittaker's new book & Jim Whittaker's book "A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond" will be available for sale/signing at the event. Contact: Jen Krajack Email: jen@lopezlibrary.org
Phone: 360-468-2265 Location Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA)  204 Village Road

WEDNESDAY February 29, 2017

Baby & Toddler Storytime, 10:00am - 11:30am 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



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
P.O. Box 102, Lopez Island, WA, 98261

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