Ridgefield News

December 9, 2010 - Ridgefield Events

Robin Hominiuk's Studio Tour and Pottery Sale continues this weekend, Saturday, December 11, from 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 5. You've seen her work at Alcove Art Gallery - now visit her studio at 27000 NE Bjur Road and see more of her wonderful pottery. She has lots of ideas for the holidays. Information: 887-5120.

Ridgefield's Church of the Nazarene presents its annual Singing Christmas Tree at 7:00 on the following dates: December 12, 14, 17 and 19. There is also a service at 11 am on December 19. I suggest you get there early - seats go fast! Information: www.ridgefieldnazarene.org, 887-3576.

They will have a Christmas Eve Family service from 6-7 pm, and a New Year's Eve Service from 9 pm to 1 am.

The church has family night on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, with classes for 3-6th graders, also middle school and high school students. Starting in January there will be Divorce Care, Marriage Enrichment and Celebrate Recovery sessions.

When you have a choice of where to shop this year, you might consider Sears. By law, stores are required to hold open jobs for employees who are called up for military duty. Usually people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up for active duty.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called-up reservist employees for up to two years. Perhaps there are other companies doing this too, I don't know.

If you have a choice of where to buy that special gadget, consider Sears. Find a manager and tell them why you're there so the company gets the positive reinforcement and feedback it deserves. I have never seen this program advertised, but it says a lot for Sears' commitment to our country. Information: webcenter@sears.com, 800-349-4358.

Santa will be visiting Confluence Vineyards and Winery this Saturday, December 11, from 3-5 pm and he is also hoping to collect canned food for Neighbors Helping Neighbors, so bring your donation of non perishable canned food items to help our neighbors. Confluence is at 19111 NW 67th Avenue. Information: 887-2343.

Sue Haley is the Featured Artist at Alcove Art Gallery this month. Her one-of-a-kind beaded necklaces and bracelets are always popular, and there are now hand-made origami boxes to put them in. Come and browse for that special item - the Alcove has lots of wonderful gift ideas, many with a Ridgefield theme.

Friday, December 10, from 4:30 to 7 pm, Pacific NW Best Fish hosts "Dropping of the Yule Log" featuring Mario Carboni and Sandy 'Rocking the PNWB House', wine by the glass from Marshal's Winery, Seasonal Christmas Brew by the bottle, Cooking Demo with Rebecca of River Wave Foods, freshly cooked Dungeness Crab on the dock and BBQ oysters on the half shell. Information: www.pacificnwbest.com, 887-4268 and 887-4094.

Marrilee at Ridgefield Wellness and Nutrition is proud to say her Weight Loss People are now '80 years younger' and have lost over 458 pounds. She will start a new Weight Loss Challenge early in January. Information: 904-6019, www.shopherbalife.com/merrilee.

You might want to check out her Artisan Studio with locally crafted gifts at a reasonable price. Some of these items are available nowhere else.

Merry Movies Monday at the Old Liberty Theater features 'Prancer' on December 13, and 'White Christmas' on December 20th. Doors open at 6 pm and the free movies begin at 7. Come and enjoy these old-time favorites. Merry Movies Monday is sponsored by Columbia Credit Union.

Molly's Revenge will give a 'Celtic Christmas Celebration' concert at the Old Liberty with special guest Moira Smiley and the Portland Irish Dance Academy at 7:30 pm Saturday, December 18. Admission is $18 in advance or $20 at the door if seats are still available. Information: www.oldlibertytheater.com, 887-7260.

Allene Wodaege would like to thank everyone who donated items for her White Elephant Sale at Hometown, and the volunteers who manned the booth. Almost $1200 was raised to buy a piece of art for Overlook Park. There is a committee looking into what art should be purchased - if you have ideas, give Allene a call, 887-3596.

WARNING! Washington Traffic Safety Commission announced enhanced patrols targeting drunken drivers this holiday season in the 'Drive Hammered, Get Nailed' program. It started Thanksgiving and will run through January 2. Last year more than 41,000 people were charged with DUI - don't add to that number!

Ridgefield will receive $104,350 from the state's Transportation Improvement Board to 'rubble-ize' bumpy concrete panels on the former state highway 99 on the east edge of the city limits. Once the concrete is pounded into rubble the road will be overlaid with asphalt. The city will contribute $11,594 to match the state grant.

Have a good week. Keep dry. Get out when the sun shines. Hug your kids. Be kind to your spouse - it's a wonderful life!

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