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December 10, 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.

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!

Support your local businesses by shopping local!

THE BAY: Beginning the day after Thanksgiving through December 31st, for every $100 gift certificate you purchase at The Bay, you receive a $20 bonus gift certificate good January through June of 2015. 

LOPEZ VINEYARDS: Dinner Holiday Packs available featuring a selection of three wines for a complete dinner and dessert pairings, with a box of wine filled chocolates- save $10.00!  Shipping Available.

JUST HEAVENLY FUDGE FACTORY: Buy 3 holiday gift bags or 1 lb tins and get your 4th one FREE. We will ship your gift of fudge. Open: Dec. 1-24, 11-5.

VILLAGE CYCLES: 25% off fenders, lights and helmets Dec 1-10. Hours until Christmas: Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10-4.

PAPER SCISSORS ON THE ROCK: We have a New Location! Located at 214 Lopez Road, in the Carpenter's Plaza across the street from Caffe La Boheme.

TDL shirts half off at the Lopez Chamber Office!!!

Ferry Reservations begin January 5, 2015! Please visit the following website for information on the new and upcoming Washington State Ferry reservation system: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/TakeaFerry/ , or www.takeaferry.com  You will find many helpful links on this page to information regarding the reservation system. Washington State Ferries is now accepting Guest and Universal reservations for travel beginning Jan. 5, 2015.



Free Concert with Lance Brittain and Friends at the Library7-8:30pm, Lopez Island Library,
Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd, Lopez Village,  
Lance Brittain, founder of the Shark Reef Rounders, and friends will be offering a night of acoustic music around the library fireplace. Come early for the best seating in the main salon of the Lopez Library. Enjoy this free musical event, sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library. Contact: Lou Pray Email: lpray@lopezlibrary.org Phone: (360) 468-2265


Friday Wine Tastings are Back at Vita's, Dinner Available/ Holiday Sale at Vita's5pm, 77 Village Road, Lopez Village,  Yes, a cozy, autumnal gathering every Friday at Vita's from 5 to 7 or 8. Special guests, door prizes, dinner, and good cheer. Please come and bring a friend.  At our Holiday Sale from 5-7pm you will have a chance to view and purchase the art and craft of Janis Miltenberger (Lamp-worked glass) and Anne Dawson (Fabric art). (Other times they will be open by appointment- call me at Vita's for info.) Holiday Sale also Saturday Dec 13th, 10am to 4pm!  More Info: www.icantbelieveihaventbeentoavitaswinetastingyet.com  Contact: Bruce Botts  Phone: (360) 468-4268

Friday Night Dinner at Vortex5:30-7pm, Vortex Café and Juice Bar, 135B Lopez Road, Lopez Village,  Lasagna, garlic bread, green salad, chocolate mousse with hazelnut crust, tea, lemonade.  Gluten-free and vegan options available.  Reservations not necessary, take-out available – bring your own containers if possible.  Adults $16, kids pay their age.  Contact: Vortex  Phone: (360) 468-4740

Shotgun Messengers "Sin City Invasion"9pm, Lopez Islander Resort/ Tiki Lounge, 2864 Fisherman Bay Road,  LIVE MUSIC!!! Friday December 12, 2014!! Shotgun Messengers "Sin City Invasion" will be here so get your dancing shoes ready! WAHOO!! Music will start about 9:00PM so come down and enjoy the music and play some pool. Pool tournament also starts about 9:00PM. Contact: Bill Diller (Lopez Islander Resort)
Phone: (360) 468-2233 More Info: www.lopezfun.com


Annual Christmas Cookie Sale to Benefit Seniors10am-2pm, Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road,  Cakes, pies, cookies, breads.  Stop by for a sample.  Coffee/tea $1.00.  Proceeds go to pay for "Meals on Wheels" and the maintenance of Woodmen Hall.  If you wish to donate a baked item please bring it by on Friday between 3:30-5:00pm. Contact: Angie Clothier  Phone: (360) 468-3092

Holiday Art & Craft Sale at Historic Port Stanley School10am-3pm, Port Stanley Schoolhouse, 2970 Port Stanley Road, Join 12 Island Artists for Holiday Shopping, Treats and Good Cheer, with a Festive Atmosphere!

Holiday Sale at Vita's - 10am-4pm, Vita's Wildly Delicious, 77 Village Road, Vita's Building, Lopez Village,  Holiday Sale this Saturday upstairs at Vita's! You will have a chance to view and purchase the art and craft of Janis Miltenberger (Lamp-worked glass) and Anne Dawson (Fabric art). (Other times they will be open by appointment- call me at Vita's for info.) Contact: Bruce Botts (Vita's Wildly Delicious) Phone: (360) 468-4268

Ugly Sweater Party at the Dump!4pm, Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District, 2419 Fisherman Bay Road, What better place to have an ugly sweater party than the Dump?  Wear your ugliest, tackiest, kitchy or just plain awful holiday sweater and come out to a winter celebration at the Take It or Leave It (TIOLI). Lopez Island Coffee Roasters will be filling your ugly mugs with wonderful warm goodness; there will be games, prizes, musical performances, a photo booth, and more.  This is a Zero Waste event. Come dressed warmly, and feel free to bring ugly holiday cookies, kitchy treats, and savory or sweet finger food for the potluck. More Info: www.lopezsolidwaste.org

Chimera's Holiday Party5-7pm, Chimera Gallery, Plaza Building, Lopez Village,  Chimera Gallery invites you to help us celebrate the season. Raffle winners will be picked at the party. All proceeds from the raffle support the Lopez School Art program. Show runs December 13th to December 29th. Gallery hours for December: Monday & Thursday through Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-3; Open every day December 11-24.  Contact: Chimera Gallery Phone: (360) 468-3265  More Info: www.chimeragallery.com

The View From Casa Chepitos: A Journey Beyond the Border6pm, Lopez Library Meeting Room, Fisherman Bay Road at Hummel Lake Road, Lopez Village,  Slideshow and lecture by author Judith Gille, winner of a 2014 Nautilus Award & Writer's Digest Grand Prize, with readings from her book, capturing the author's life in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Contact: Lopez Library Phone: (360) 468-2265 More Info: www.lopezlibrary.org

Contra Dance7pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Admission Ticketed.  Tickets at the Door: Adults $10, Youth $7. Come join us for our first winter contra dance! Matt, Carol and Dave will be playing great tunes and Tony Mates will be calling the dances. No experience necessary. Individuals and couples welcome.  We hope to see you there! Offered by Matt and Diana. Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org

To the Nines - The Galley Restaurant and Lounge Christmas Party9pm, The Galley Restaurant and Lounge, 3365 Fisherman Bay Road,  Not to be missed! Everyone comes, a lot of people bring food to contribute to the table, the Galley puts out food, we all share merriment. This year, we are giving the party a theme. It is to be "To The Nines", with everyone being encouraged to 'dress to the nines'. Also, there will be a suggested $9 donation, which will be passed along to Jeff and Debbie Walvatne, in the wake of their total-loss house fire. Join us, won't you? Contact: Jeff Nichols (The Galley Restaurant and Lounge) Phone: (360) 468-2713 More Info: www.thegalleylopez.com


Carols at the Hamlet2:30pm, The Hamlet/Gathering Place, 224 Weeks Road, Lopez Village,  Go Tell It on the Mountain, The Holly and The Ivy, favorite Christmas carol sing-a-longs, please join us for the beautiful harmonies of The Lopez Carolers, 15 friends and neighbors bringing holiday spirit to The Lopez Hamlet.

Lion Christmas Ship at Odlin Park Dock3:30-4:30pm, Odlin County Park, Off of Ferry Road 1 mile from ferry landing,  Santa and Elves are coming. It's a 50+years Lopez tradition. Share hot chocolate, cookies, bonfire and fun. Contact: Lauren Stephens Phone: (360) 468-4408


Pinochle Night at Woodmen Hall7pm, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road.  Location Contact: Angie Clothier Location Phone: (360) 468-3092


Coal Road To China- movie and panel discussion6pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village,  Admission By Donation: A fabulous film on the coal issue. You will learn and appreciate what Elders for Sustainable living has done to help folks become aware of what is happening in our country regarding coal, how much is left, how it affects our atmosphere and quality of life, and what can be done to preserve our earth. The directors of this film will lead a panel discussion and a local geologist will discuss the geological ramifications of coal today. Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org


Friday Wine Tastings are Back at Vita's, Dinner Available5pm, 77 Village Road, Lopez Village,  Yes, a cozy, autumnal gathering every Friday at Vita's from 5 to 7 or 8. Special guests, door prizes, dinner, and good cheer. Please come and bring a friend. More Info: www.icantbelieveihaventbeentoavitaswinetastingyet.com Contact: Bruce Botts Phone: (360) 468-4268

REFLECTIONS 20147pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village,  Venue: Free; A Praise & Worship Event. A Time of Praise & Worship With Inspirational Reflections... with Inspirational Writers (in a variety of categories: poetry, short stories, plays/skits), Musicians, Speakers and Testimonies, and an Art Display. A Potluck Buffet Is Being Planned For This Inspiring Community and Family Event. Event Theme: Scripture, I Corinthians 13:12. Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org


The Stanley Greenthal Ensemble Winter Solstice Concert7:30pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village,  The Stanley Greenthal Ensemble with Christos Govetas, Kim Goldov & Kip Greenthal. Celtic and Balkan tunes & seasonal songs and poems, strings plucked & bowed, clarinet & drums will fire up the longest night of the year. Admission: Ticketed. Tickets in advance: Adult $15, Youth $6. Buy Tickets Online. Tickets at Door: Adult $15, Youth $6 Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org www.stanleygreenthal.com ,


Festival of Lessons & Carols4-5:30pm, Grace Episcopal Church, 70 Sunset Lane off of Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Village,  The Community Lessons & Carols Choir, directed by Kim Foley, will be joined by organist Marge Stensrud. Special instrumental interludes will be provided by Celia Rosenberger and a small ensemble. This is your opportunity to sing favorite Christmas carols, hear lovely music and readings tell the Christmas story -- all in the beautiful candlelit setting of Grace Church. Reception to follow. Contact: Phyllis M Potter Phone: (360) 468-3477
Email: gracechurchlopez@rockisland.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
P.O. Box 102, Lopez Island, WA, 98261

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