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April 15, 2014
  (published bi-weekly)


Lopez Chamber Visitor Center and Office - Fall-Winter office hours:
Tuesday, and Thursday thru Saturday 10-3. Closed Sunday, Monday, and 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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FYI, you can look on this website under "Calendar" to see what else is happening on Lopez!  Check it out!

Tour De Lopez Registration is underway. Register online through our website, or print and mail the forms with your check. The event will be Saturday, April 26th this year, 2014. We are again capping ridership at 900, so register early. Go to Tour De Lopez.

The Lopez Island Vineyards' Tasting Room is now open on Saturdays from 12 noon until 5pm.

Volunteers are needed for Tour de Lopez, both on Friday evening and Saturday, during the event.  Please contact the Chamber office if you would like to help out.  The event is great fun to work, and we have found over the years that the participants are a wonderful group of people. 

Bids are being solicited by the Chamber for two "Welcome to Lopez Village" signs.  The sign will need to be less than 15 square feet with no height restriction.  Posts are required to be 4x4.  We will need to apply for a "Right of Way" permit and call for a utility locate inspection once we have a design to provide to the County.  We have a sketch to show bidders, however it is not to scale and not professionally done.  Please respond via e-mail, phone or come by and visit us at the Chamber office.

Our Village Park restroom building has had major renovations.  Both restrooms have new sinks and toilets.  The second shower is now installed and both shower floors are new. Check it out!

Canoe Island between Lopez and Shaw islands is home to Canoe Island French Camp. Summer sessions for ages 9-16 begin on June 22 and run through August 28. No language prerequisite. Registration open now! www.CanoeIsland.org



Book Launch Party For Gretchen Wing's New YA Novel 7-8:30pm, Lopez Island Library - meeting room, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd, Lopez Village, Come celebrate the launch of Gretchen Wing's young adult novel, The Flying Burgowski, in the library's main room. A dramatic reading, featuring Lopez students, will be followed by an Author Q & A, and an audience art project on the theme of "If I Could Fly." Refreshments will be served. Contact: Gretchen Wing Phone: (360) 468-4305


"To the Redwood Forest" - Student Field Trip Presentation 6:45pm, Lopez School - Multi Purpose Room, 86 School Road, Lopez students in grades 6-7-8 share photos and learning from their recent 9-day experiential education trip from Lopez Island to the Redwood Forest and back. Iconic Northwest destinations included Bonneville Dam, Timberline Lodge, the Warm Springs Indian Reservation & Tribal Museum, the High Desert Museum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Redwood National & State Parks, Oregon Dunes, and Evergreen Aviation Museum (home of the "Spruce Goose"). Slide show begins at 6:45pm; student presentations begin at 7pm. Contact: Jeanna & Richard Carter Phone: (360) 468-3516

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014

Spring Artist Guild Show: Ginny Neece5-7pm, The Hamlet/Gathering Place, 224 Weeks Road, Lopez Village, "Ready to Pick" Join Ginny Neece and friends for the Opening Reception of Ginny's show. The show will be on display in the Gathering Place from April 18 - June 4, 2014. More Info: www.lopezartistguild.org

Vita's Wine Tastings Every Friday Starts Today 5-7pm, Vita's Wildly Delicious, 77 Village Road, Vita's Building, Lopez Village, Join your friends and come to Vita's every Friday from 5 to 7, for wine tasting, socializing, and general absurdity star baloney bunk craziness gibberish gobbledy gook horse feathers lunacy nonsense and twaddle. The patio is open; the forecast is warm and yummy. Contact: Bruce Botts Phone: (360) 468-4268

Good Friday Evening Praise and Worship Service at Center Church 6:30pm, Center Church, 312 Davis Bay Road, You are invited to our Good Friday Evening Praise and Worship Service, with Sister Deborah A. Young and a special guest. Phone: (360) 468-3528


Open Golf Tournament 9am, Lopez Island Golf Club, 589 Airport Rd, 18-hole Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Junior Golf Programs on Lopez Island. Mixed Scramble format followed by lunch and prizes. Entry fee: $40 Sign in at 9 AM Tee off at 10 AM. Donations welcome for hole sponsorship and raffle prizes. For registration and Information, Contact: Joyce Kruithof Email: joyce.kruithof@lopezislandgolf.com Phone: (360) 468-4992 More Info: www.lopezislandgolf.com

Procession of the Species Celebration 3pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Get out the costumes, masks, giant puppets, art and instruments and proceed through Lopez Village to celebrate the natural world and earth day. Free, all ages, rain or shine. Offered by Lopez Island Conservation Corps Contact: Amanda Wedow Phone: (360) 468-2951 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org

Book Signing Event for Gretchen Wing's New YA Novel 5-6pm, Lopez Bookshop, 210 Lopez Rd, Plaza Building, Lopez Village, Come meet Lopez Island's newest author, Gretchen Wing, and hear a short reading from her young adult novel, The Flying Burgowski. Then, ask the author questions, and get your copy signed! Refreshments will be served. Contact: Gretchen Wing Phone: (360) 468-4305

Fundraiser: Middle School Talent Show 7pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Come one, come all to the Community Talent Show 2014! See talented Lopezians show their skills...from singing and music to juggling and comedy (if past years are any indication) and don't forget the FOOD and SILENT AUCTION! All proceeds benefit Lopez Middle School Programs. Adults $5, Children $3, Families $12, Admission: By Donation Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org

Live Music: Isle Zen- 9pm, Lopez Islander Resort, 2864 Fisherman Bay Road, At Lopez Island Resort Tiki Lounge, Isle Zen Rocks The Lopez Islander.Rumor has it Pirate Fishermen are invading . Contact: Albert Leo Phone: (360) 468-4344 More Info: www.lopezfun.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

Easter Brunch at the Bay – 10:30am, The Bay, #9 Old Post Road, Lopez Village, Join us for Easter Brunch specials on Sunday, April 20th. The Bay will open at 10:30am with brunch specials and our lunch menu. Contact: Tim Shea, The Bay Café Phone: (360) 468-3700 More Info: www.bay-cafe.com

4-H Easter Egg Hunt 2-3pm, Odlin County Park, Off of Ferry Road 1 mile from ferry landing, We will begin at 2 pm sharp. This is for ages 0 to 5th Grade.

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

All Islands Community Land Trusts Gathering 10:30am, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Offered by Lopez Community Land Trust, The event costs $10, and includes lunch. This is a gathering of people interested and involved in community land trusts throughout the islands. We will be learning from and exploring with each other around the role of CLT's in the county. Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

Bite of Lopez - Tour de Lopez Pre-event 4:30-8pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA) 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Everyone is invited to join us for the 1st Bite of Lopez. The tents are up and ready for the Big Event (Tour De Lopez) the next day so enjoy tapa's style (small bites) food sold by several of our local restaurants and chefs. Eat in or take out. Registered for Tour De Lopez? Then early check-in will be available as well as 2014 T-shirts, sweatshirts & hats for sale. Raffle tickets for great local prizes will also be for sale. Pick up dinner before heading to your accommodations. Contact: Lopez Island Chamber Phone: (360) 468-4664

Lopez Poets Honor National Poetry Month with Reading 7pm, Lopez Island Library, Corner of Fisherman Bay Rd & Hummel Lake Rd, Lopez Village, Lopez poets will read from their just-published poetry chapbook, "How to Save the World". The book is dedicated to John Sangster who was a member of the Poets Only Writing Group. The event honors National Poetry Month and is sponsored by SHARK REEF Literary Magazine and the Lopez Library. Come early to get a good seat. Contact: Lorna Reese Email: lornareese@gmail.com


11th Annual Tour de Lopez All day event, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, This will be the 11th annual Tour de Lopez of beautiful Lopez Island. The ride offers 4 routes of varying length & difficulty on the rural roads of Lopez. Offered by the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce, Lunch & music will be on the LCCA grounds & Outdoor Pavilion, Admission: By Registration. Fee: Adult $45, Youth $25 Contact: Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce Email: lopezchamber@lopezisland.com Phone: (360) 468-4664 More Info: www.lopezisland.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014

Poetry Reading2-3:30pm, The Hamlet/Gathering Place, 224 Weeks Road, Lopez Village, Poets, Poetry & Enchantment, Readings by Alie Smaalders and Lorrie Harrison. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of poetry. Alie and Lorrie take you down the poets' path sharing how poems survive, and flourish, in translation and reading from some of the their favorite poets, both new and known.

Live Music: Tracy Grammer7:30pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, TRACY GRAMMER rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic American folk" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. Grammer tours the United States and Canada regularly, and has traveled to Europe and Japan. She holds the record for the most consecutive appearances at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival ~ a lucky 13. Tickets: Adult $15, Youth $7 Contact: LCCA Ofice Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.tracygrammer.com


FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

A dinner you can't refuse! Amore 6pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Italian dinner fundraiser for youth baseball programs and for the Lopez High School baseball team. Admission: By Donation Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org


OPALCO Annual Meeting on the ferry 9am, Washington State Ferries San Juan Islands Interisland Boat, OPALCO will hold its annual meeting onboard one of the Washington State Ferries. Our 2014 Election includes two open positions on the Board for District 1 (San Juan, Pearl, Henry, Brown and Spieden islands) and two member initiated bylaw amendments. Ballots arrive by mail. Candidate bios available online. Catered Brown Bag Lunch. Phone: (360) 376-3549 More Info: www.opalco.com

2014 Salish Sea Early Music Festival at Grace Church 7pm, Grace Episcopal Church, 70 Sunset Lane off of Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Village, Trio and solo sonatas and solo harpsichord music with harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright from Indiana University (Bloomington), viola da gambist Susie Napper from Montreal and Jeffrey Cohan on baroque flute. Presented by Jeffrey Cohan and John Lenti. Phone: (360) 468-3477

Benefit Concert: Edith Edwards, Lyric Soprano and Becky Edwards, Piano- 7pm, Lopez Island Community Church, 81 Lopez Road, Lopez Village, This concert will provide a delightful mix of popular songs from the past, art songs, opera arias, spirituals and religious selections. Admission: Donation at the door. All donations will go either to the City of Angels Orphanage or the City of Refuge Senior Home--both in Tijuana, Mexico. Your choice. Refreshments will be available for sale at the Intermission as an additional fund-raiser. Contact: Edith Edwards Phone: (360) 468-2794

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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