Ridgefield News



Columbia Credit Union is giving away $10 worth of free gas at the Ridgefield Junction ARCO for the first 200 cars to show up between 11 am and 2 pm today, Friday, October 9.

This offer was seen on www.TheBetterMove.com. You can link to your Facebook or Twitter account to see other freebies. Thank you Colleen Boccia for this information.


BirdFest and Bluegrass is this week-end. Lots of things going on throughout Ridgefield - check their website for the latest updated schedule: www.RidgefieldFriends.org. If you've never gone, you're in for a treat!


The East Fork Cellars Musical Variety Show on October 14th will feature Old School Country Western Music. It will be a night of classic country music played by the some of the most talented musicians in the Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington area. Enjoy fresh seafood from Pacific Best Fish Cafe (next door) and a glass of wine in a casual fun filled atmosphere. The show will be from 6:30 and 9:30 pm. Information 727-3055.


Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene will hold a Divorce Care Class from 6 to 8 pm starting October 20. Childcare is provided with programs for children. Call the church to register or just show up. 887-3576.

The Grief Share Class for those who have lost loved ones started October 6th, but I think you could come to the one next Wednesday.


INNERgystics workouts at Northwest Workouts Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:15 am. First class is free, or the new student special offers two weeks of unlimited classes for $!5. Information: Stacy Hope, 425-941-8801, stacyhope@comcast.net.


Are you a bicycler? You might want to check out the first draft of the Bicycle-Pedestrian plan for Clark County at co.clark.wa.us/bidandped/index.html.


Our own Sarah Grant from First Independent will participate in the Portland Marathon on Sunday, October 10. Sarah trained for this event, which was a goal of hers. Good luck Sarah! Information: 699-4276.


Shorty's Nursery's Fall Sale runs through Sunday, October 10, with 25-50% off special items. Information: 887-3936, www.shortysgardenandhome.com.


Allen Creek Farm will hold their annual free Chestnut Festival on Saturday, October 9 from 11 am to 5 pm. They're at 29112 NW 41st Avenue. Visitors can enjoy samples of roasted chestnuts, see how harvesting is done and learn about chestnut growing. Information: Carolyn Young, 887-3669.


Kids Yoga Classes at 4Rivers Yoga on Wednesdays after school. Cost is $25-30 per month, or an $8-$10 drop fee. If enrolling more than one child, each additional child is 15$ off. Information: Jodi Swanson, RYT, 360-936-6139 jodi@4riversyoga.com


Alcove Art Gallery features the artwork of Marilyn Hocking this month. This pastel and oil artist is donating a portion of her sales to a local cancer group. Hours are 11-6, Wednesday through Friday and 10-5 Saturday. The group will also exhibit artwork at the BirdFest Birder's Market in the Community Center. Information: 624-4259.


The Stitchery Group meets at the Ridgefield Library Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm. Drop-ins are welcome. Bring your knitting, spinning, crocheting, quilting and mending projects and meet with other like-minded people. Information: 887-8281.


Ridgefield Lions Club holds dinner meeting the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm, and business meetings the second and fourth Mondays at the Community Center. Information: George Espinosa, 72703994 or 608-1826.


Allene Wodaege is looking for donations for a White Elephant Sale to buy a piece of art for Overlook Park. She needs them by November by November 27 so she can get them priced in time for our Hometown Celebration on December 4th. Call her at 887-3596 or drop them off on her porch.


LOOKING AHEAD -

The City is participating in Nat'l "Make a Difference Day" on Saturday, October 23. Our project is "Bringing Ridgefield's Cemetery Back to Life!"

Location: Ridgefield's Historic Cemetery.....on Cemetery Rd east of Hillhurst Rd.
Time: 9am

We will welcome all volunteers to participate in removal of invasive plant species: blackberries, ivy & hawthorn; cutting/trimming trees and chipping them for mulch; cleaning up the beautiful cemetery woods for all to enjoy, trimming & cleaning along gravestones.

Bring trimming shears, weed eaters, small & large clippers, chainsaws, shovels, rakes, tractors and a lot of helping hands. There is a lot to be done and we will have only one work day. Lunch and beverages provided, courtesy Mayers Meats, Odwalla beverages, and Chef Joe Melroy...ALL INVITED!

If some would like to help and cannot physically, foods/treats are welcome.

This is a very big Community Event and we will all benefit. The Cemetery Committee of Ellen, Charlotte & Carey, plus City workers and mayor Ron Onslow will be there to help direct.

Info on the country-wide project is on the web at daytabank.handsonnetwork.org (Although Ridgefield's project is not listed.) Thank you mayor Ron Onslow for this information.


Next public meeting for the Downtown/Waterfront Integrated Project is scheduled for October 19, 6-I pm at the Community Center.


Did you hear about the helicopter that delivered the game ball at Ridgefield's Homecoming football game last week? Sounds like something that could happen only in Ridgefield. I love this little town! If you'd like pictures, I can e-mail them to you.

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