Lopez Letter

The Lopez community is strong, adaptable and creative. Our local organizations and businesses are working hard (and smart) to offer services in the safest way possible. Here are some opportunities to engage in and enjoy our community!

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Events & Announcements 

Saturday Farmer’s Market Opens! May 16th

The 2020 season is about to begin. It will look a lot different this year. Until the state and county open the current Stay Home Stay Safe guidelines, we will only have vendors of essential products. These will include some food, produce and plant starts.

Wednesday, May 20th Vita’s will be open and offering take-out & take-and-bake!

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11 to 3 and (Wine sales Wednesday through Saturday 3 to 5)

Everything will be packaged to go. You can come and order at our take out window (the front door) or call us 360-468-4268 for pick up. For Take and Bake: email vitas@rockisland.com to order

We will be observing social distancing and all Covid 19 safety procedures

Take Out: Panini: Reuben, Smokin’ Italian, and Ringmaster’s Beautiful Daughter, Asian Noodle Salad, Potato Salad, Ginger Molasses Cakes, Almond Cakes

Take and bake: Beef and Pork Meatloaf, Chicken Risotto, Mac n’ Brie, Black Bean Chile Jack Chicken, Wild Oregon Shrimp Cakes (6 cakes with chipotle sauce)


Just Heavenly Fudge Factory Open

Hours: Thursday – Monday 1pm – 5pm Saturday Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm

Lopez Island Creamery Ice Cream take-home pints, ice cream cake, ice cream cones & milkshakes. Order ahead by calling (253) 372-2019 or visit Just Heavenly Fudge or on our Main website (tap the Order Local Lopez button). Order ahead preferred, but walk-ins allowed. Please wear a face covering and practice 6 ft social distancing.



Virtual Events

Vote for the Lopez Winter Picture Contest Winner

Go to our Facebook Page to vote for the winner of the Lopez Visitor Center Winter Photo Contest. Don’t fret if you missed the deadline- the spring contest will be up next!


The Village Square

The Village Square Program Series is a collaborative effort between the Lopez Island Library and other community organizations to keep the people of Lopez informed about the local responses, relief efforts, and recovery movements taking place in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch conversations on the Library Website

Village Square: Accessing Food on Lopez During COVID-19 (& Beyond): Friday, May 15th at 1pm

The focus of this week’s episode will be how Lopezians can access food locally during the pandemic. Panelists will discuss what food assistance is available, the perspective from farms and groceries, and how to support the local food system as a gardener and/or as a consumer. The following panelists will be featured:

Brian Kvistad, Owner & Operator of Blossom Grocery
Katy Hill & Stephanie Stratil, Lopez Fresh Coordinators, Lopez Island Family Resource Center
Marney Reynolds, on behalf of the Lopez Island Garden Club, Master Gardeners, & Lopez Locavores
Faith Van De Putte, Agriculture Resource Committee Coordinator, & Co-owner of Midnight’s Farm.

We will also hear the weekly update from Jamie Stephens, the Lopez district representative of the San Juan County Council.

On Friday May 15th at 1pm, join through zoom here  Or dial: 1 253 215 8782 and enter Webinar ID: 836 0423 1395

The program will be recorded and available to watch by Saturday, May 16th


Living Room Concerts

The Lopez Library Presents a Virtual Concert series, featuring local musicians performing online from their living rooms to your living rooms!

Living Room Concert with Hawk Arps: Thursday, May 21st at 7pm

Hawk will perform his unique style of music on Marimba, Vibes, Piano and Vocals. To watch the concert, go to the Library Facebook Page


Crafting with Claudia! Saturday, May 23rd at 11am

Claudia will be making an easy fold and sew waterproof paper wallet, based on the tutorial from Creativebug. Participants are encouraged to watch the tutorial to get a sense of the project and start thinking about how you’d like to decorate your wallet; gather your supplies; and then join the program. The activity is recommended for ages 10+. Younger crafters are also welcome to participate, but may need a grown-up helper. To participate contact claudia@lopezlibrary.org for zoom login info and any other questions.


Cozy Mystery Book Club Goes Virtual: Wednesday May 27th at 6:30pm

Cozy up in your own home with your choice of beverage and snack for the Lopez Library’s first Zoom (videoconference) Cozy Mystery Book Club. What’s a ‘Cozy?’ No, not that thing you put on your teapot. In the mystery world, a cozy is a traditional whodunit where the focus is on an amateur sleuth in a small community. This kind of mystery is distinguished by what it doesn’t have―no graphic violence, intimacy, or language―the emphasis is on the clues and characters. Join Zoom Meeting Here


QiGong Class online Thursday mornings at 9am

To view the class click this link on Thursday at 9am: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4329450733


Inspirational/Prayer Gathering on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays at 8:30AM to 9AM 

It is a way to share written pieces that inspire or delight, give strength, and calm and to have a chance to be quiet and reflect on good things, gentle ideas, loving comfort. All are welcome to come and listen and/or share.
Email brenaster@aol.com for a zoom link (different each week) to join


Organizations & Information

UW Lopez Island Clinic: Clinic Information Guide During Covid-19

Lopez Island Family Resource Center: Covid Support Page

Lopez Recovery Network: An organizational tool to support care and services that local activists are providing

Lopez Island Community Response Hub: Coordinating volunteer efforts and meeting community needs