Thurs Dec. 31
Writers and Artists: SHARK REEF Deadline. The deadline for submitting writing and/or visual art to SHARK REEF’s spring 2010 issue is December 31, 2009. We welcome submissions from anyone who lives in the islands or has ever visited here. SHARK REEF endeavors to give voice to serious writers who have made a true commitment to work hard to produce original writing of high quality. We are particularly passionate about publishing the work of the “common man and woman” whose writing emerges from first-hand experience. As all evaluation of art is subjective, we make no bones about the fact that our selections are informed by our own tastes, whims, and fancies and invite you to submit your best work. Please check our submission guidelines at sharkreef.org.
Sat Jan. 2
Country Dance Series: Shake off the winter doldrums by contra and square dancing to live music! A first Saturday contra and square dance series will be held at your Community Center for the first four months of 2010. All dances will be taught and called. Refreshments will be offered by LCCA, who is sponsoring the series. No partner is needed and all ages are welcome. Check the bulletin boards for a schedule of the upcoming dances, bands and callers. The first dance of the series will be held at 7 p.m. at the Center. The dances will be taught and called by Tony Mates and old time Appalachian music by Carol Noyes, Eric Hall and Matt Hummel. Presented by the Lopez Country Dance Cooperative.
Sat Jan. 9
Annual Report to the Lopez Community on Local Salmon Research: At 4 p.m. at LCCA. Hundreds of thousands of juvenile salmon spend each summer on the south end of Lopez. Kwiaht and Lopez volunteers are studying what they eat, how long they stay, where do they come from, and what can we do to improve their chances of survival. It`s been a year since Lopez volunteers reported their initial findings to the community: juvenile salmon come here from every major watershed in western Washington and BC. And much of what salmon were eating was insects! This summer local volunteers caught five times as many juvenile salmon, and have learned much much more about their diet, behavior, and needs. Be among the first to find out what new has been learned! Listen, enjoy some food with us, and join the adventure. Admission by donation.
Sun Jan. 10
Dinner and Auction Fundraiser for Class of 2011: 5 p.m. at LCCA. See article in today’s paper for more information.
Replacement Maintenance and Operations Levy ballot being sent out in the mail to all registered voters. Feb. 9 is final due date for mail-back.
Soup: Come one, come all. Every Monday and every Friday, 12 – 3 p.m. The Love Dog Cafe serves hot soup and fresh bread. No charge. Hope to join you there.
Loss Support Group: There have been an amazing number of deaths on Lopez this last year and many of us have experienced the loss of someone close to us. In healing from grief, it is helpful to “tell the story” again and again. The loss support group is the perfect opportunity to explore ways of healing from our deep emptiness. Everyone (whether the loss is fresh or quite old) is welcome to join the Loss Support Group meeting at Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support office (178 Weeks Road) the last Friday of the month at 1:15 p.m.
Peace Vigil: Every Fri from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (across from the Love Dog) Imagine Peace…come stand in awareness at the “Peace Vigil.”
Tai Chi on Lopez: Tai Chi will resume it normal schedule of class every Wednesday. Advanced at 9 a.m. and beginning at 10 a.m. to be held at the Community Center. For more information, call Terry Marshall at 468-4340.
Lopez AA Meetings At the Children’s Center: Monday, 7:30 p.m. Monday Big Book 7:30 p.m., Friday 12X12. Then Wednesday Women’s Meeting 4:00 p.m. Call Peggy 468-4648 for directions. Saturday 12 p.m. is the regular AA meeting. Al-Anon is Fridays at 9 a.m. is in the Parish Hall of Grace Episcopal Church.