Lopez Chamber Visitor Center and Office -
Summer Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 3pm Closed Sunday, Monday. Come on by and talk with us, we'd love to see you!
Fall Hours: Beginning October 7th, the Lopez Island Chamber's office and visitor's center will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm. Stay tuned for possible future changes to our hours.
The Lopez List Newsletter will go out every other Wednesday. Please note that the following Lopez List will go out Wednesday, September 23rd. Starting in October the Lopez List will be moved to Fridays, and will still be released every two weeks. The first Lopez List in October will be Friday, October 9th.
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
FYI, you can look on this website under "Calendar" to see what else is happening on Lopez! Check it out!
LOPEZ CHAMBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Mark your calendars for our upcoming General Membership Meeting Tuesday, September 29th 5:30 – 7pm at the Islander Resort! Please come and see what the Lopez Chamber is working on currently, and come participate in the meeting and let us know what you think! Tell us about your summer! Be prepped about 2016 Membership. No host Bar. Refreshments provided. The Islander will be happy to take your dinner order!
CAFÉ LA BOHEME: We welcome Café La Boheme's new owners, Robert and Bridie Spreine! Thank you, Robert for the last 13 years of Lopez Spirit and service to the Lopez Community through your humor and classy service at your coffee shop. Café La Boheme will be closed September 30th, and will re-open on October 1st under their new ownership!!
CHAMBER'S OFFICE HOURS: Beginning October 7th, the Lopez Island Chamber's office and visitor's center will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm. Stay tuned for possible future changes to our hours.
To make a ferry reservation, please visit - www.takeaferry.com You will find helpful links on this page regarding the reservation system.
2015 TDL T-shirts and sweatshirts ON SALE at the Lopez Chamber office! Office Hours: 10am-3pm Tuesday through Saturday. Open Wednesday through Saturday beginning October 7th.
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!
► SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Pajama Party with the Pope – 6am, Lopez Island Library, 2225 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Village, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD -- 6am (YES, "am") Join us for a live streaming of the Pope's speech to congress. Come in your PJs, we'll have coffee, muffins, and fruit. Hosted by Kai, Kim and Liz, who met in 2014 on the Great March for Climate Action-- walking from L.A. to D.C. We will have copies of highlights from the Pope's encyclical, honor Climate Activists who are completing an 18 day fast in conjunction with the Pope's arrival, and share how you can add your name to the Interfaith Power & Light pledge. Contact: Liz Lafferty Phone: (360) 468-4212 More Info: ww.lopezlibrary.org
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
LOPEZ ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE – 11am-5pm, (closed 1:30pm-2:30pm), Lopez Island Community Church
81 Lopez Road, Lopez Village, Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration. For information and to schedule an appointment please call Don Langrock at (360) 468-4404. Sponsored by the Lopez Island Lions Club. Please bring photo ID to the blood drive. Contact: Don Langrock Phone: (360) 468-4404 More Info: www.bloodworksnw.org
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
National Public Lands Day – 10am-2pm, Odlin County Park, Off of Ferry Road 1 mile from ferry landing, Also at Spencer Spit State Park, Join volunteers for a day of stewardship and education on Lopez Islands' north end. Activities will include footbridge construction, trail work, marine invertebrate identification, a nature walk and an all-day kids table at Odlin County Park. At Spencer Spit State Park you will find kayak rides, Leave No Trace sea kayak instruction and a beach clean-up. Activities will commence at 10 am and finish at 2 pm with a wrap up and raffle with fabulous prizes from 1:30 pm to 2 pm. Kid friendly snacks and refreshments will be available. Contact: Roseamber Sumner Phone: (360) 468-2091
Super Wide Groove/ Get Funky Dance Party! – 7:30pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Tickets: $10, youth $7. Join Super Wide Groove & friends for a fun night of dancing to Soul and Funk music from the '60's & '70's! Super Wide Groove is Nick Teague, Susie Teague, Kenny Ferrugiaro, Colin Doherty, Todd Goldsmith, Beth Geever and Bill Johnson. Come early as last year was a sellout. Contact: LCCA Office Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
Lopez Chamber General Membership Meeting – 5:30-7pm, Lopez Islander Resort, 2864 Fisherman Bay Road, Please come and see what the Lopez Chamber is working on currently, and come participate in the meeting and let us know what you think! We would also love to hear about what your Lopez summer was like. Be prepped about 2016 Membership. No host Bar. Light refreshments served, The Lopez Islander will be happy to take your dinner order! Contact: Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce Email: email@example.com Phone: (360) 468-4664 More Info: www.lopezisland.com
► OCTOBER ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
Café La Boheme opens under new ownership!! - 6:30am-4pm, 211 Lopez Road, Plaza Building, Lopez Village, We welcome Café La Boheme's new owners, Robert and Bridie Spreine! Thank you, Robert for the last 13 years of Lopez Spirit and service to the Lopez Community through your humor and classy service at your coffee shop. Café La Boheme will be closed September 30th, and will re-open on October 1st under their new ownership!! Serving locally roasted organic coffee, Italian Sipping Chocolate, Tea and Chai. Wi-Fi AND the N.Y. Times. Open daily 6:30am to 4pm. Contact: (360) 468-3533
Stephanie Hammer reads from her novel - "The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior" – 7-9pm, Lopez Bookshop, 210 Lopez Rd., Plaza Building, Lopez Village, "The Puppet Turns of Narrow Interior is a masterpiece of mash-up, a fever dream of crime fiction, steam punk, and academic farce that reveals the great and powerful voice of Stephanie Hammer. This is a novel that takes huge chances and pays them off. Funny, weird, and absolutely original." ~ Tod Golberg, Gangsterland. Stephanie is a terrific writer and a vibrant reader and presenter - sure to be a fun evening. Contact: Lopez Bookshop Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (360) 468-2132 More Info: www.lopezbookshop.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
Dance Workshop – BodyVox – 4pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Free Dance Workshop. Sponsored by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org
REVERIE/ BodyVox Dance Company – 7:30pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA),
204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Reverie creates a world of beauty, strength and delight with a bit of humor and the richness which all of that affords. Both complex and refreshingly simple, Reverie is inspired by the impressionist era and builds from an overriding belief in the power of beauty. Tickets in advance: Adult $18, Youth $8 Tickets at Door: Adult $20, Youth $10 Buy Tickets Online: http://www.lopezcenter.org/goto.php?page=mylcca&request=tickets This production is sponsored in part by The Western Arts Federation (WESTAF) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015
HOW BIRDS FLY: Photographs and Stories – 7pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, In this presentation, Lopez Island photographer Peter Cavanagh will explain how birds fly and discuss the debt that airplane flight owes to the study of bird flight. The talk, which will be illustrated by Peter's photographs of birds taken around the world, will include the evolution of flight, the basics physics and anatomy of flight, and stories about the flight of unusual birds and people who have studied them. Sponsored by Friends of the San Juans Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.petercavanagh.us
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015
Author Ana Maria Spagna Reading at Lopez Bookshop – 7-9pm, Lopez Bookshop, 210 Lopez Rd., Plaza Building, Lopez Village, Ana Maria Spagna is a masterful teller of true stories, and her latest book, "Reclaimers," is no exception. For most of the past century, Humbug Valley, a forest-hemmed meadow sacred to the Mountain Maidu tribe, was in the grip of a utility company. Washington's White Salmon River was saddled with a fish-obstructing, inefficient dam; and the Timbisha Shoshone Homeland was unacknowledged within the boundaries of Death Valley National Park. Until people decided to reclaim them. "Reclaimers" tells the heroic stories of the people, many of them wise women, who persevered for decades with little hope of success to make changes happen in these three places. Contact: (360) 468-2132 More Info: http://www.lopezbookshop.com/events/
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
Evening Meal at School – 5:30pm-7pm, Lopez School - Multi Purpose Room, 86 School Road, The Lopez Locavores invite you to our season's first community dinner as a part of the month-long "Savor the San Juans" celebration. Enjoy Lopez's bountiful, organic harvest: Shepherd's pie with vegetables, Lopez lamb and tomatoes (veg. option available); roasted carrot and beet salad with feta cheese, red onion and hazelnuts; Lopez apple dessert. All are welcome - donations only. More Info: www.lopezlocavores.org
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015
Lopez Island Historical Society Presents: Salmon Was King – 5-7pm, Lopez Island Museum, 28 Washburn Place, Lopez Village, Your name could be drawn as the winner of original art Steve Hill, Bob McCabe and Ralph Bladt created for us to celebrate this year's exhibit theme: Salmon Was King. You may get your raffle tickets from the museum (where you can see the originals) or from our website: www.lopezmuseum.org where you can see images of the art and order raffle tickets online. Winner need not be present. Thank you for supporting the Lopez Island Historical Museum. Contact: Lopez Island Historical Society Phone: (360) 468-2049 More Info: www.lopezmuseum.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015
Lopez Island Fall Farm Tours - Day 1 – All Day Event, Various Farms around Lopez Island, Part of the 8th Annual 'Savor the San Juans – A Month-long Medley of Food, Farms & Art' through the islands. This movable feast for the senses pulls together all of the elements of a memorable post-summer vacation getaway, including wine tastings, harvest festivals, farm tours and events. Sponsored by the Agricultural Resources Committee of the San Juans. More Info: http://www.visitsanjuans.com/events/lopez-island-fall-farm-tours-day-1
Wurst Golf Tournament with Zydeco Blues – 11am-7:30pm, Lopez Island Golf Club, 589 Airport Road, 11am for golf, 5pm for music and food. The Wurst Golf Tournament will feature golf, zydeco blues band, sausages/sides/oysters & beverages and a silent auction. Come to play golf or come for the music and food. Proceeds Benefit the Lopez Children's Center. Call 468-3896 if you would like to participate, volunteer to help or would like to be a sponsor. Contact: Jane Hobbs (Lopez Children's Center) Phone: (360) 468-3896 More Info: www.lopezchildrenscenter.com
Garfileld High School Jazz Band I – 2:30-4:30pm, Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road, Returning each October please join us for an afternoon of great music brought to you by the award winning Garfield High School Jazz band under the direction of Clarence Acox. Tickets $15.00 Contact: Carolyn Jacobsen Phone: (360) 468-2240 Location Contact: Angie Clothier Location Phone: (360) 468-3092
Terry Wean in Concert – 7:30pm, Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), 204 Village Road, Lopez Village, Admission: By Donation. Suggested Donation: Adult $10, Youth $5. SPEND AN EVENING WITH TERRY WEAN, SINGER SONG WRITER, POET, STORY TELLER. Original songs, traditional songs, covers (Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon,). Poetry readings, stories, sing alongs, lullabies and protests. BLACKBERRY PIE AUCTION. Donations only, all proceeds benefit Lopez Community Center. Contact: LCCA Phone: (360) 468-2203 More Info: www.lopezcenter.org
Remember, you can look on the Chamber website under “Calendar” to see what is happening on Lopez! Check it out!
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