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Ridgefield Events - July 2010

The Parade of Homes opens tomorrow at Pioneer Canyon in Ridgefield. It will be open daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays, through July 25. Four homes are on the tour, and there are another 25 additional homes available for touring. A 1/2 price coupon is attached to this newsletter. It is good on Wednesdays, July 14 and 21st. Directions are printed on the couon.

Ridgefield Community Education will present Liz Perry, speaking about Medicaid Asset Protection, Thursday, July 22 from 6:30 to 8:15pm. Cost is $15, and the class will be held at Ridgefield High School. The class will be useful for people whose spouses or parents need long term care. To register, call 619-1303, www.MedicaidLawyerinVancouver.com.

Bird's English Garden has free tickets and maps for the Earth Friendly Garden Tour which will be held this Saturday, July 10, from 10am to 4pm. The tour is a good place to get ideas for your own garden. Information: Carolyn Gordon, 397-6060, gordonc@wsu.edu

Misty Mamas will be at the Old Liberty Theatre this Saturday, July 10. This show is hosted by the Lewis River Mobile food bank and they're hoping for a sold-out show. Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 7pm. Information: 263-8987

Deadline for voter registration for the August 17th primary is Monday, July 19. This is the last day to submit a mail-in voter registration form to to register online.

Citizens who are not registered to vote anywhere in the state of Washington have until August 9 to register in person at the County Elections Department. 397-2345

The Agave Denim Outlet store is having a summer warehouse sale Saturday July 10 form 10am to 5pm. There will be live music. Bring used clean jeans for homeless shelters and receive 10% off any purchase. Agave is located at 6210 South 11th Street. Information: www.AgaveDenimOutlet.com, 887-5400.

The 16th annual Clark County Rural Heritage Fair, with a display of antique tractors and equipment, is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18 from 7am to 5:30pm at Schurman's Iron Ranch, 23100 NE 10th Avenue. The event will include blacksmith demonstations, steam engines, a swap meet, crafts, vintage tractors, children's games and stationary gas engines. Tractor pulls will take place both days, 11am to 5 pm. Overnight parking and camping are available. Cost is $7 per person. Children ten and under are free. Information 573-6349.

Mary Hunter is in the process of compiling photographs, paintings, memories and information regarding our beautiful city of Ridgefield, Washington for a book titled "Discovering Ridgefield." Can you help?

Over the past year, Mary has discovered many talented writers, artist, authors, and photographers in Ridgefield. She would like to possibly include their work in "Discovering Ridgefield." This book will be sold in and around Ridgefield with proceeds to benefit Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

If you are a writer, photographer, artist or lover of Ridgefield, please call Mary to find out if your work could be published in "Discovering Ridgefield." All chosen entries will be given name recognition next to their works. Information: 241-9711, 887-2353.

Our thanks to all the help and support of several Lion members, friends of Lions, the Ridgefield 4th committee, the generous citizens of Ridgefield and our guests. The Lions club Salmon/Chicken BBQ was a success. These proceeds will be distributed among many worthy and worthwhile causes throughout the coming year.

Thanks you all
George Espinosa

King Lion 2010-2011

LOOKING AHEAD:

Artists in the Vineyard art festival will take place on July 24 and 25th at Confluence Vineyard and Winery. Art, music, food and wine in a bucolic atmosphere. More information later, but mark the date on your calendar and be sure to attend. Information: 887-2160 or www.ArtistsintheVineyard.com

National Night Out, Tuesday, August 8, 6-8pm in Davis Park. Fun and food for everyone.


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