October 28, 2010 - Ridgefield Events
It's almost Halloween, and the downtown Ridgefield merchants are passing out treats from 3 to 6 on Saturday in honor of the day. At least one store will have someone dressed up in a costume. Come and bring your family to this traditional event.
Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church is hosting a "Trick-or-Treat thru Our Building" from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Halloween Night. As community children are out and about on Halloween, they are invited to come by and go "knocking" room-to-room for treats in the warmth and safety of the church building; and their parents are invited to a cup of coffee and a goodie in the Fellowship Hall. 1410 S. Hillhurst Road, one mile north of Ridgefield High School. Information: 887-8312.
Have you sent in your ballot yet? Ballots must be postmarked by November 2, next Tuesday. This is an important election - as my dad used to say, "Don't complain about the government unless you voted." I was shocked to learn that some of the people running for office hadn't voted in years.
I was happy to see the new fence at Overlook Park taking form. John Maul of Boulder Creek Landscaping has replaced the laurel hedge with a variety of plants, and now the concrete has been poured for a basalt and iron fence. The crew from Canyon Masonry is doing a great job of placing the stone.
First Friday in Ridgefield happens next week, November 5. Most of the downtown stores will be open until 8 pm with food and refreshments. Pick up a booklet at any participating store, and get the book stamped as you visit each store. At the end of the evening, turn in your completed booklet for a chance to win the "Money Tree." Each participating store has donated items for this month's prize, and the tree is on display at First Independent Bank. The drawing for a winner will be November 20, during the gala "Thanks" event.
Breast Cancer Awareness will be addressed tonight, Thursday, October 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Dharma Salon, 109 South 65th Avenue, suite 105. A pink hair extension can be purchased for $10 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. First come, first served. Information: Christine, 887-5838.
Ridgefield Business Association is open to everyone, and works to make Ridgefield a better place to live and work. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Fire Station and are open to everyone. Social hour at 6:30, business meeting at 7:00. Last month's After Hours Social at the Old Liberty Theater was a huge success, and will be repeated at East Fork Cellars/Pacific Northwest Best Fish in February. Dues are $75 a year, and provide many advantages. A new map of Ridgefield merchants is in the works, and a tri-fold flyer listing members will be ready soon. If you want to have your business listed in the flyer and map, join the association. Information: 957-4064.
Reminder - property taxes are due November 1.
Ridgefield Lions Club will participate with other Lions clubs to replace the heating and air conditioning system at the Piano Hospital/Washington School for the Blind. Information: 887-8635, www.ridgefieldlions.org.
East Fork Cellars host the Cellar Rats, tomorrow, Friday, October 29, at 7 pm. Advanced reservations are recommended. Those who come in costume will get a free glass of wine. Information: 727-3066.
Have you seen the improvements to the former realty building on Pioneer? A new foundation has been poured, and three large windows open the building to the street. Barb and Joe Blystone are remodeling the store and will reopen soon as 'The Mercantile', with creative items of all kinds. We were sorry when Barb closed her 'Dancing Rabbit' boutique, and look forward to having her back in business.
Ridgefield Coffee Roasters small-batch, 100% organic, 100% fair trade coffee is available at Starliner Market, Pioneer Café and Ridgefield Floral. The company supports local charitable events and the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Information: 241-9711, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ridgefield United Methodist Church will host its annual Bazaar and Salad Bar Luncheon, Friday, November 5, from 11 am to 3 pm. Luncheon will be from 11:30 - 1 and costs $7 for adults and $3 for children. Information: Patti Meuler, 887-3923.
Downtown Ridgefield merchants will kick off the holiday season with a gala 'thanks' event on November 20. Many stores will be open late and have special offers throughout the store. Put the date on your calendar and plan to come down and support your local merchants. Information: Mary, 727-3588.
Have you heard of the 3/50 project? You'll hear more of it during the coming weeks.
The Clark County Fair Pie Ladies will host their second annual Pie Clinic Series November 11 and 19 at Southridge Community of Christ, 400 NE 179th Street. Registration is $25, with proceeds donated to the Share House Thanksgiving dinner.
Ridgefield Lions Club will place American flags in downtown Ridgefield on Veteran's Day, November 11.
Saturday, December 4, is the 27th annual "Walk & Knock" food drive. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success - contact Missy at 901-0740 if you can help. More about this important event in future mailings.
Pacific NW Best Fish will host a wine tasting/cooking demo November 19 from 4:30 to 7. Muffin with Le Sous Chef will be back with some great Thanksgiving appetizer ideas and Hip Chicks Do Wine is back by popular demand. There will be a beer-by-the-glass booth and live music with Mario Carboni and his piano. Information: 887-4094.