Guemes Island Community Center Association

Enriching and Connecting Our Island Community

 

Events Calendar

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Guemes Island, Skagit County, WA, USA

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Note:
Ferry times are provided as a courtesy and without guarantee.

Ferry departs from Guemes approximately 8 minutes after the listed times below. Crossing time approximately 5 minutes. Round-trip time approximately 20-25 minutes.

*Wednesday 9:15 AM to Guemes and 2:00 PM from Guemes are hazardous materials runs only. No other vehicles or passengers may travel on these runs.
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Community Messages


You'll be happy as a lark to hear that Trivia Night is back by popular demand! Whether you're crazy as a loon, silly as a goose, dumb as a dodo, or a wise old owl, come and enjoy a night of trivia challenges on March 29 at the Guemes Island Community Center.

 

Renowned trivia host Wren Schultz is back again this year!

  • Cash bar opens at 6 p.m.; Trivia at 6:30
  • Great snacks and prizes
  • $10 per player; optional game packs $3
  • Tables of 4; come as a team or join one (sorry, 21 and older only)
  • Childcare possible if there is interest by March 15 deadline

 

Early bird reservations by March 15 have a chance for a bonus prize drawing.

You can wing it alone or reserve a table for your whole flock. Space is limited (we sold out last year). Don't be a chicken. Get your ducks in a row and reserve your seat(s) now by emailing the following information to myguemes@gmail.com:

  • Number of seats/tables you wish to reserve
  • Name, phone, and email of the person reserving seat(s)
  • If childcare is desired, please indicate number of children in your party

Registered participants will check-in and pay at the door.

Luminary Tradition Continues

Workshops Begin in March - Register Now!

In 2017 Guemes Islanders, friends, and family came together to learn the craft of creating lighted paper and reed luminary lanterns. The varied creations lit up South Shore for the 1st and 2nd Guemes Earth Day Luminary Parades - and the tradition continues.

 

The 3rd annual Guemes Earth Day Luminary Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 and, once again, it will be preceded by a series of luminary workshops taught by luminary artist and Guemes resident, Loalynda Bird, beginning in March.

 

Click here to learn more about the luminary workshops and to register.

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Island News


Neighbors Helping Neighbors- Guemes Connects is one of many island organizations that address a need or provide a service to residents.


The Connects volunteers provide on-island skilled, compassionate assistance with respite care, transportation, home maintenance, medical equipment, housing, and meals for shut-ins. The organization’s mission is to foster a network of support for the Guemes Island community. They are committed to meeting the needs of anyone needing assistance regardless of age, illness, disability, race or religion.

Guemes Connects sponsors The Gathering Lunch, a weekly lunch program open to everyone, residents, visitors, and workers. Meals are prepared and served by volunteers every Thursday from 11:30 to 12:15 from October through April at the Guemes Church. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for this “home cooked” meal. Check the Events Calendar on myguemes.org for the weekly menu. Free blood pressure checks are available from 11:15 to 12:30. Take-home meals are available by request for shut-ins only.

The following coordinators can help if you have a need or know someone who needs occasional assistance.
  • Meals – Lorraine Francis 360-293-8364
  • Respite Care – Sue Nichol 206-755-7937 or Juby Fouts 360-293-2704
  • Home Maintenance/Yard Care – Bill Clark 360-299-3230
  • Medical Equipment – Juby Fouts 360-293-2704 or Barb Ohms 360-298-1885
  • Housing Assistance – Ron Knowles 360-588-9922
  • Transportation – Susan Rombeek 360-293-0777 or Anne Passarelli 360-299-2549
Please give the Transportation Coordinators 24-hour notice so they can arrange rides. If you cannot reach a coordinator or wish to volunteer your time or skills, please contact Lorraine Francis or Juby Fouts. Additional volunteers or new Gathering Lunch cooks are always welcome.
Read more

Meet Your Neighbor

Neighbors Helping Neighbors- Guemes Connects is one of many island organizations that address a need or provide a service to residents.


The Connects volunteers provide on-island skilled, compassionate assistance with respite care, transportation, home maintenance, medical equipment, housing, and meals for shut-ins. The organization’s mission is to foster a network of support for the Guemes Island community. They are committed to meeting the needs of anyone needing assistance regardless of age, illness, disability, race or religion.

Guemes Connects sponsors The Gathering Lunch, a weekly lunch program open to everyone, residents, visitors, and workers. Meals are prepared and served by volunteers every Thursday from 11:30 to 12:15 from October through April at the Guemes Church. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for this “home cooked” meal. Check the Events Calendar on myguemes.org for the weekly menu. Free blood pressure checks are available from 11:15 to 12:30. Take-home meals are available by request for shut-ins only.

The following coordinators can help if you have a need or know someone who needs occasional assistance.
  • Meals – Lorraine Francis 360-293-8364
  • Respite Care – Sue Nichol 206-755-7937 or Juby Fouts 360-293-2704
  • Home Maintenance/Yard Care – Bill Clark 360-299-3230
  • Medical Equipment – Juby Fouts 360-293-2704 or Barb Ohms 360-298-1885
  • Housing Assistance – Ron Knowles 360-588-9922
  • Transportation – Susan Rombeek 360-293-0777 or Anne Passarelli 360-299-2549
Please give the Transportation Coordinators 24-hour notice so they can arrange rides. If you cannot reach a coordinator or wish to volunteer your time or skills, please contact Lorraine Francis or Juby Fouts. Additional volunteers or new Gathering Lunch cooks are always welcome.
Read more

Thank Yous

The Guemes Island Community Center Association thanks all our generous donors who responded to our recent financial appeal letter. Your support enables us to continue to provide programs, events, and services that enrich and connect our island community. Our 105-year-old Community Hall is available for your next event. Find information here on our homepage under "Helpful Links."

 

Donations are welcomed throughout the year and can be made by clicking here and using your PayPal account or a credit card on our secure website. Thank you again for your community-minded support.

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Thanks also to all of you who took the time to add or edit your listings to ensure that the island directory continues to be a valuable asset to the community.

 

A limited number of "Spring Edition" printed directories will be made available on an as-requested basis for $5.00. A sign-up sheet is available in the library. Payment will be collected upon delivery.

 

It's never too late to make your updates,  which you can do from the "Guemes Directory" drop-down menu at the top of this page. Additions or edits made after the Spring printing will be included in future printings.

Ferry Haul Out & Shuttle Service

The Guemes Island Ferry is scheduled to be out of service February 24 through March 18, 2019.  During the ferry shut down, passenger-only service will be provided by Arrow Launch Service. In addition, Skagit Transit will provide shuttle service on Guemes Island starting February 24.

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Fun(?) Factoids

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