FYI, you can look on this website under "Calendar" to see what else is happening on Lopez! Check it out!
The Chamber office is now on a new fall/winter schedule, open Wednesday through Saturday 11am-3pm, and closed Sunday through Tuesday. Accordingly, the Lopez List will now go out every other Wednesday.
Savor the San Juans is taking place again this October and will be a mixed medley of food, farms and art including winemaker's dinners, harvest festivals, farm events, and specials at some of the finest lodgings and restaurants on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island.
Lopez Island Savor Specials during the month of October:
- Midnight's Farm/Lopez Island Three Farms Tour - October 4 (see Lopez List and Chamber Calendar for details).
- Jones Family Farms Community Pig Roast - October 5, community pig roast and potluck (see Chamber Calendar for details).
- The Bay - Savor Special 3-Course Dinner for $35, 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.
San Juan Island Cheese and Island Grown are proud to present the first annual "Bite of the San Juan Islands". The event will showcase the amazing quality of chefs and farmers/food/beverage producers on our islands. It will be held on Sunday, October 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. If you are interested, please contact Shannon Borg at (360)317-6563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On his trip through the San Juans recently, Lopez Island was visited by Seth Kugel, The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times. He has some nice things to say about our island. Here is a link to his online article (which also features Vancouver, BC, and Portland): http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/travel/in-the-northwest-3-trips-planned-by-others.html
Upcoming Lopez Village Planning Committee Public Meeting; meet the Committee and staff! Learn more about the project and comment on the Lopez Village Subarea Plan. Draft vision and goals on: October 7 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
Upcoming School Bond Information Session. Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30pm at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Lopez Island School Superintendent Bill Evans hosts an informational session about the upcoming Bond, on the ballot for the November 4th, 2014 election.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
Brian Wight Concert – 7pm, Lopez Island Community Church, 81 Lopez Road, Lopez Village, Come enjoy an evening of acoustic music! Brian Wight is a guitarist based out of Nashville. Suggested adult donation $5-10, all youth free. Sponsored by the 3Vs local youth organization and hosted at the Community Church. More Info: http://noisetrade.com/brianwight
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
Evening Meal at School – 5:30pm, Lopez School - Multi Purpose Room, 86 School Road, Evening Meals at School are communal, organic meals of local, seasonal food served four times during the school year in the Lopez School cafeteria. Chef Jean Perry (owner of Vortex Café) collaborates to create the gourmet menus, while a team of 25 volunteers glean and donate produce, handle publicity, create floral centerpieces, set tables, serve food and clean up afterwards. More Info: www.lopezlocavores.org
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
"Miracle Man" Kevin Zoerb Back to Work: Community BBQ – 12-3pm, Opalco Crew Station, 4232 Center Road, A community BBQ is scheduled on Friday, October 3rd from 12 – 3:00 p.m. at the Lopez Crew Station to celebrate Kevin's Zoerb's amazing story and return to work. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings will be provided. All are welcome. Contact: Orcas Opalco Phone: (360) 376-3537
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014
Savor the San Juans/Lopez Island Three Farm Tour – 10am-3pm, Beginning at Midnight's Farm, 3042 Center Road, with a tour of Barn Owl Bakery and the farm's composting facility, 11:30 to historic Cousins Farm for history of farming on the island and a tour of the vegetable garden, then 1pm at beautifully restored Sunnyfield Farm and goat dairy. Admission of $20/children under 12 free provides fabulous tastings along the way. Contact: Agricultural Resources Committee of San Juan County Email: email@example.com More Info: www.sjcarc.org
March for the Elephant- 2014 – 11am-12pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, October 4th is International Day for the Elephant. Come join the Lopez Island March for the Elephant in support of stopping the trade in ivory. Awareness will help legislate change! Show your support by coming to this one hour march around Lopez Village. Meet at the Community Center parking lot. Please make posters if you like. Contact: Ann Goss Phone: (360) 468-3663
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
Annual Blessing of the Animals – 10-11am, Grace Church Parish Hall, 70 Sunset Lane, Lopez Village, Grace Church is once again hosting the annual Blessing of the Animals service in honor of St Francis of Assisi on the first Sunday of October. All members of the Lopez Community are welcome to attend with their well-behaved companion animal of choice for this simple service. Refreshments for both "man and beast" will be provided after the service. Contact: Grace Church Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (360) 468-3477
Jones Family Farm Community Pig Roast – 1-5pm, Jones Family Farms, 1934 Mud Bay Rd, Join us for a community pig roast and potluck at Jones Family Farms, featuring pork that is pasture-raised on this Lopez Island farm. Jones Family Farms pork is mouthwateringly delicious, and the meal will be filled out with your potluck dish to share. This event is free, and everyone is welcome. Location may change, so stay tuned for updates.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
Jet Noise Meeting with Congressman Rick Larson – 2pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Rd, Lopez Village, San Juan County Council member Jamie Stephens will present the jet noise data collected by San Juan County to the Congressman. He will address citizens concerns and answer questions. Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203, More Info: www.lopezcenter.org
Lopez Village Plan Review Committee Public Outreach Meeting – 5pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Meet the Committee and staff! Learn more about the project and comment on the Lopez Village Subarea Plan. We will be drafting our vision and goals. For meeting notices, agendas, draft documents and other project information visit the project website: http://ww.sanjuanco.com/cdp/LopezVillage/lv_default.aspx
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
School Bond Information Session – 5:30pm, October 8th AND October 15th, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 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 and open to the public. Mr. Evans welcomes your considerations during the question and answer time. Sponsored by Lopez Island School District #144 Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
Open Mic Poetry Reading at the Lopez Library – 6-7pm, Lopez Island Library Community Room, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd, 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 recently published book "The Light You Find". Contact: Jen Krajack Email: email@example.com More Info: www.lopezlibrary.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014
Teen Poetry Slam – 2pm, Lopez Island Library - meeting room, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd, Lopez Village, Poetry Slam just for teens. Read your own poetry or favorite poems by other poets. Phone: (360) 468-2265 More Info: www.lopezlibrary.org
October Fest Family Fun! BBQ, Bands and Beer – 3-7pm, Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road, SO LONG SUMMER, HELLO FALL! BRING THE FAMILY!! ENJOY THE FUN!! MUSIC, FOOD, BEER, WINE, GAMES and the famous CHICKEN DROP! The Field Boats, Lance Brittain and Gary Alexander on the stage! Presented by The Friends of Woodmen Hall. Proceeds will help with the new ramp. Contact: Connie Kyser (Friends of Woodmen Hall) Phone: (360) 468-3275 More Info: www.friendsofwoodmenhall.org
"Ancient Stories" Reception at Chimera – 5-7pm, Chimera Gallery, Lopez Village Plaza, Lopez Village,
ANCIENT STORIES, WOVEN AND FELT. New work by Sally Anaya, Marie Luckhurst, and Island Fibers. Show runs October 11 through November 7. October hours: Monday, Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact: Chimera Gallery Phone: (360) 468-3265 More Info: www.chimeragallery.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
Open Mic Poetry Reading at the Lopez Library – 6-7pm, Lopez Island Library Community Room, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org More Info: www.lopezlibrary.org
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
Desiderium: Reception, New Oil Paintings of Christa Malay – 5-7pm, 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
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
Desiderium: Art Show, New Oil Paintings of Christa Malay – 11am-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