Ridgefield News

February 3, 2011 - Ridgefield Events

French Troubadour, Eric John Kaiser will be playing and singing his lovely French sounds Saturday, Feb. 5th 2-5 pm at Confluence Vineyards and Winery, 19111 NW 67th Avenue. Come relax with a glass or bottle of wine! Information at www.confluencewinery.net

This the week of First Friday, and most of the downtown stores will be open until 8:00, with specials and refreshments. Brave the weather and come down and see what's happening!

Here's a list of stores and what they have for you:

Ridgefield Floral - Valentine's Day specials

Alcove Art Gallery features the artwork of Patricia Thompson, and is offering 10% off purchases of $20 or more during the month of February. Wine and refreshments

Zebrun's Starliner - $5 wine tasting from Luetta, Romance, and Chocovin and $5 appetizer menu. Store & café open for dinner 4:00 - 8:00

Dancing Rabbit - free gift for first ten purchasers, wine and refreshments

Organic Boutique - Valentine's Day specials, organic refreshments

4Rivers Yoga

Ridgefield Wellness and Nutrition Club - tasting room will be open. Visit the Artisan Market

Vinnie's Pizza - $3 off a Large/Giant House Pizza; $2 off a Small/Medium House Pizza

Sportsman's Bar & Grill - First Friday Prime Rib $11.99 & $14.99

Old Liberty Theater - RHS jazz choir - 6:00pm (free)

Pioneer Street Cafe - Bret from Countryside Ride plays at 7:00. Happy hour specials

Congratulations to the Ridgefield High School vocal jazz group. They took first place in the 1A Division at the 49th annual Clark College Jazz Festival. 71 groups competed and more than 1,200 musician performed at this event.

Have you seen the new book case in the foyer of the Community Center? In a combined effort of the Ridgefield Community Center and the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, a book case has been installed with books for sale. Hard backs and trade (oversized) paperbacks are $1, and paperbacks are 50 cents. Donations are on the honor system in a locked box on the shelf. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library and are given to the community through programs and supplies given to our library. Book donations are very welcomed and can be dropped in the large round barrel in the entrance to the Community Center. Check often: best sellers often pop up and go fast! Information: 727-3387.

Saturday February 12th – Inspiration Plantation Farm Tour - 1:00-3:00pm

That's right... Farm tours are back!!! Join Matt & Jen for a walk around Inspiration Plantation! See, hear and learn all about the past, present and future of this diversified family farm in Ridgefield. If you've wanted to come out for a visit, mark your calendar as this event promises to be a fun day at the farm! This is a free event and please be sure to dress appropriately! Information: 503-997-8757, 503-810-6020.

Volunteer at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Saturdays and Wednesdays, (2/5, 2/9, 2/16, 2/19, 2/23, 2/26) from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Come out to the refuge and help with habitat restoration through invasive species removal and tree planting and maintenance. For more information contact Jill Peoples at Jill_Peoples@fws.gov or (360) 887-3883.

There will be a new GriefShare support group (for those who have lost a loved one) class starting on Wed. February 9 from 6-8 pm at the Ridgefield Nazarene Church. A daytime class may be started too - if you are interested in a daytime class call the church at 887-3576 or e-mail secretary@ridgefieldnazarene.org.

There will be a soccer team fundraiser at the Old Liberty Theater, 6:00 pm on February 5. The 'Chronicles of Narnia' will be shown. Cost is $4 for children and $6 for adults. Information: 904-2715.

Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting a 13 week Financial Peace University program beginning Sunday, February 13, at 2:00 pm at the Ridgefield North County Campus, 2 South 56th Place, suite 203. The cost is $99.50 per family unit. Please call the church office, 574-7081, for more information. The church holds worship services every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and there is an intergenerational, interactive Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

First Independent Bank will spotlight local businesses in their lobby to help promote the companies. Organic Boutique and the Dancing Rabbit will be spotlighted in February, with the display changing bi-weekly. Contact Debbie at First Independent (699-4276) to be put on the list.

Correction: The phone number for the Fire Department in the article last week about better fire insurance rates should be 887-4609. I transposed the numbers.

All 11 Clark County Wineries will be celebrating Valentines Day with the Annual Wine and Chocolate Pairing weekend .....Feb. 12-13th....bring your sweetheart out to taste some delicious wines.....visit swwawines.com for details of each winery's events

Hydrovolts, a Seattle-based startup, is about to build prototypes of their small-scale turbine that generates electricity from slow-moving waterways. Three quarter sized turbines will be built by Attbar, Inc. a fiberglass manufacturer, at a small manufacturing plant in Ridgefield. The turbines are meant to generate energy from irrigation channels that deliver water in much of the world. Source: The Columbian on-line.

Rotary District 5100 is accepting applications for an ambassadorial scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The scholarship is a 12-month academic award to study at a university abroad. During their studies, Rotary scholars act a ambassadors of goodwill and appear at Rotary Club meetings, schools, civic and community events and other forums to further international understanding. Additional information and applications are available online at www.rotary.org or through the district web site at www.ridistrict5100.org. This is a wonderful opportunity, and it would be good to see students from Ridgefield applying for the scholarship.


The community garden is alive and well. There will be a volunteer day in late February/early March, and after that the City of Ridgefield will start taking plot requests. Keep tuned for exact dates and what's involved. It's exciting to think that this project is happening in our little Ridgefield!

An interview with Inspiration Plantation's Farmer Matt will be featured in the movie screening of 'Patch: A Time to Build Up Farms'. The movie was filmed by a a local high school student and will be shown at Neighbors Market, 1707 Main Street in Vancouver at 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 26. Information: 503-997-8757, 503-810-6020.

May 14, 2011 will be the Bi-Annual Community Center Fundraiser. The committee hopes to raise $10,000 to help cover the cost of keeping the community center working. They are still in the planning stages and are looking for volunteers to host tables, also any items that could be used for the silent / oral auction.

For more information and/or questions, please email Marney Hefflin at marney98642@aol.com or call 606-9815.

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