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Ridgefield Events - May 2010

Saturday will be the fourth week of the Ridgefield Farmer's Market. They're offering a free cup of coffee on Saturday, May 29 at the co-op booth, courtesy of the Old Liberty Theater and Ridgefield Hardware Store. Stop by between 9am and 1pm to see what's on hand this week.

G & H Little Farms is donating an assortment of garden plants for this week's raffle, and there will be free tomato plants at the co-op booth while they last.

There should be plants, flowers, sausage, bread, roasted nuts, garden pots, jewelry, greeting cards and other great stuff for sale. Information: Bob Mayfield,

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 4Rivers Yoga will be offering a Tai Chi class every Tuesday from 6:00-6:50 p.m. Information: Jodi Swanson,

Ridgefield High School will offer summer school classes from June 21 through July 30 for students who need to make up a failed class. Contact Karen Stolberg or Paul Hulbert for more information. 619-1332.

The Refuge has scheduled Saturday, June 5 to remove invasive yellow flag irises from slough edges and wetlands. Meet at the River S Unit kiosk at 9am. Wear rubber boots, bring gloves, water, a snack and dress for the weather. Shovels and other tools will be provided. Work days are open to all, but please register in advance. Contact Lori Summer or Lynn Cornelius 887-3883,

LOOKING AHEAD - Write it on your calendar!

This year the 4th of July celebration will be held on Saturday, July 3rd. The calendar of events is posted on the website at with all the contact numbers listed. Now is the time to groom those horses and build your floats for entry in the famous Ridgefield parade. Information: Sandy Schill, Festival Director, 887-0329


Celebrate First Friday on June 4th at Alcove Art Gallery, which will commemorate its first year of operation with a gala party from 5 to 9pm. There will be wine and punch, munchies and a huge cake. Come view the new show, which goes up on Tuesday June 1, and meet the artists of this cooperative gallery.

The artwork will be displayed outdoors under canopies and Fourth Avenue will be closed north of Pioneer to make room for the displays.


In conjunction with the One Year Celebration of Alcove Art Gallery, Bill and Susie Bishop will hold an Open House, First Friday, June 4th, 114 North 4th Ave. with wine and appetizers from 5-8 PM.

* Wildlife Carving demonstration by Bill Bishop in his studio
* Lee Ann King's photographs, check out her Plankhouse Photo
* Information concerning summer activities at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge by Refuge Staff and Susan Bishop, FRNWR Board Member

Congratulations Alcove Gallery! The Bishop's email


4Rivers Yoga will have an Open House on First Friday to show visitors their new studio. Stop by and say hello to Jodi Swanson.


There will be more information about First Friday events in next week's mailing


Ridgefield High School Band will perform June 10th, 7:00 pm in the commons at the school. Come and hear our student musicians!


June 17 there will be an ice cream social at Cedar Ridge, sponsored by the City. Come and meet your city officials.

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