Ridgefield News

November 11, 2010 - Ridgefield Events

I'm happy to report that Barb Blystone will open the Dancing Rabbit Holiday Shop in the former credit union building at 220 Pioneer next Wednesday, November 17. The shop will be open for business during the holidays while Barb and Joe finish remodeling their new venture, which will be called the Mercantile. Stop by and welcome Barb back into business - we've all missed her.

Congratulations to East Fork Cellars, that won a bronze medal for its Pinot Noir in the Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick November 5th and 6th. Wines from 95 regional wineries of all sizes were showcased at this year's festival. Wine enthusiasts say the award could help put Clark County on the map for its regional Pinot Noir production. Have you visited some of our local wineries lately? Most are open for tastings on week-ends.

Volunteer at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, November 20 and December 4th come out to the refuge and help with the restoration of oak woodland wildlife habitat along the Oaks to Wetland hiking trail. Meet at the Carty Unit kiosk of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge: 28908 NW Main Ave. Wednesday, November 17, work with invasive species. Meet at the River "S" unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Visit the volunteer page for more information or contact Jill Peoples at Jill.Peoples@fws.com or (360) 887-3883 to sign-up. Bring your work gloves and dress for the weather. All events are from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

A campaign to wear blue on Fridays has been started to help support our troops. Americans who supported our troops used to be called the silent majority, but they're no longer silent. You can demonstrate your love for God, country and home by wearing blue every Friday until the troops come home. It will let our troops know the once silent majority is on their side, more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

Sounds like a good idea to me.

This Saturday, November 13, the Ridgefield library will host a National Gaming Day event, and family board gaming session from 1-4 in the Community Center. Information: 887-8281.

Tryouts for the Latigo 'n Lace equestrian drill team will be Monday, November 15 from 5-7:30 pm at the Clark County Fairgrounds and Mondays, November 22 and 29, 5-7:30 at South Ridge Farms, 19909 NW 61st Avenue. The team is looking for new riders ages 13-30, with well-trained western gaited horses ages 5-18. Information: Joan Moore, 887-4093.

If you're looking for a project to keep your hands busy while watching TV in the evening, or while you wait for appointments, you might be interested in knitting or crocheting bandages for lepers in Vietnam. Leprosy is still prevalent in third-world countries, and the bandages are used to bind sores and limbs on these people who are often forgotten by their countrymen. You use #10 mercerized cotton and #2 double-ended needles to make a soft cotton bandage 4" wide and 48" long. Google 'leprosy bandages' to get directions and see pictures of the bandages in use.

The Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Community Center on Monday, November 22 from 1:30 to 6:30 pm. To make an appointment, call 695-8522, or go to redcrossblood.org with sponsor code ridgefield. This is an easy way to make a difference in our community.

Looking for gifts for the holidays? Shop your local Ridgefield stores first, and support our home-town merchants. Most of the stores downtown will be open late Saturday November 20 with special events and prizes. Come down and see what's happening!
The Sportsman's Bar and Grill will have hot cider and cookies, Opus Music Showcase will perform at the Old Liberty Theatre from 6:30 - 8 pm ($5 donation, ages 8 and under are free - tickets at the Old Liberty), and the library will have a free children's movie at 2 pm at the Community Center. They can't announce the title, but the movie is based on a book by Maurice Sendak, and the title is a variation of "Let the Wild Rumpus Begin."
Alcove Art Gallery will give 10% off a single item that day, and each purchaser during November and December will have a chance to win the lovely stone ware pot thrown by Robin Hominiuk. There will be hot spiced cider and cookies to make your day more festive.
Ridgefield Floral is donating the prize for this month - a basket of Melissa and Doug toys.

More information next week!

Pacific NW Best Fish will host a wine tasting / cooking demo November 19 from 4:30 to 7 pm. They will have beer by the glass and live piano music. Sounds like fun. Information: 887-4094, kelly@pacificnwbest.com.

Inspiration Plantation has farm fresh eggs for sale, $4 a dozen. Please bring your own container if possible. They also have butternut and acorn squash for 50 cents a pound. Please call or e-mail before you come, to make sure the products are available. Jen Schwab, 503-810-6020, inspirationplantation@gmail.com.


17TH ANNUAL RIDGEFIELD HOMETOWN ART & CRAFT BAZAAR, Saturday, December 4, 9 am - 4 pm at the Community Center.

Over 50 vendors selling their best handmade items, such as quilts, aprons, potholders, dolls, knitting and handmade cards and books.

Ridgefield's master woodworkers, jewelers, potters, glass artists, photographers, painters and for the dog lovers we have special items and treats for sale. Grandma's corner will be back for your sweet tooth and several great food vendors also.

Allen Wodaege will sell White Elephant items, with the proceeds going to buy a piece of art for Overlook Park.

Come join us for a City Wide Celebration with music around town, horse carriage rides, and a visit with Santa Claus. A chance to bring in the holiday season in an old-fashioned small town atmosphere. For information call Vic Schell 360-601-7587, silverseagull@comcast.net.

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