Main Street Program

Please come to the Ridgefield Main Street Program this Thursday, July 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Sportsman’s Public House, 121 N Main Ave., for our monthly Community Meeting.

Our guest speaker is F. Dean Maldonado (FDM), principal developer on the Rosauer’s project, and also the developer for the new construction project on Mill at Main. He will be sharing information on the Mill St. plans (which includes new facilities for the Police Dept.), as well as updating on what’s happening at the Rosauer’s site.

As always, complimentary coffee and tea will be served, and breakfast service is available.

Tuesdays in the Park

Tuesdays in the Park start this Tuesday, July 16, with a Family Game Night in Davis Park from 5 to 7pm. Bring down the whole family for an evening playing board and lawn games, enjoy an ice cream sundae bar and a classic water balloon toss. It’s fun for all!

Chamber at Raptors

Following the July 16 Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce R-BIZ Networking event at Vancouver Clinic (4-6p), join the group for a fun Chamber Night at the Ridgefield Raptors, 6:35-9 pm.

Discount tickets are $8, if purchased online by July 14 at 11:59 pm. $12 at the gate. Purchase tickets here:

There will be a raffle prize, food, beverages & fun!

All raffle funds, $5 a ticket, support the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Business Student Scholarship for a Ridgefield High School senior entering a business-related field of study.

Join the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce for a special R-Biz Networking event at Vancouver Clinic’s brand new Ridgefield location at 5515 Pioneer Street on July 16, 4-6pm. This is an exclusive opportunity for local business leaders to tour the facility, network with others and enjoy refreshments, apart from the public Open House.

Vancouver Clinic is one of Clark County’s largest private-sector employers and is heavily invested making our region a better, healthier place to live. The new clinic offers primary care, including pediatrics, and urgent care. Nearby Vancouver Clinic locations in Salmon Creek and Battle Ground will continue to meet the specialty care needs of residents in North Clark County. You can make appointments now, with patient care at this location starting August 5.

Dorothy Dwyer Celebration of Life

A Memorial and Celebration of Life for Dorothy Dwyer will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, July 16, at the Historic Covington House, 4217 Main Street in Vancouver

Red, Wine and Blues

Confluence Winery will present “Red, Wine and Blues with Norman Sylvester” on Sunday, July 7, starting at 1 pm.

Music will be provided by rising blues star Tevis Hodge Jr, and Portland’s elder statesman of the blues, Norman Sylvester. Expect to have a wonderful afternoon and evening of music, barbecue, and of course, some of the best wine the state of Washington has to offer.

Confluence produces wine using only the highest quality grapes from Walla Walla and Yakima Valley in Washington State and is at 19111 NW 67th Avenue.

Street Dance at Hook’um

Anyone remember when we used to have a street dance on July 3rd?

Hookum Brewing Company is bringing it back. Wednesday July 3rd, 5 to 9 pm. 3rd Avenue and Simon in Downtown Ridgefield.

Meaningful Movies

The Meaningful Movie this month is ‘Coming of Age in Aging America.’ It’s at the Old Liberty Theater Wednesday, June 26. Chuck Green from the Clark County Commission on Aging will moderate the discussion after the movie, which suggests that America’s social and economic institutions must change to adapt to a world where half the population is at least 50 years old.

Lobby conversations and refreshments at 6:30, previews start at 6:45 and the documentary is at 7:00.

The event is free but donations are accepted and welcomed.

Help Spruce up Ridgefield’s Parks and Trails

Have some extra time to help spruce up some of Ridgefield’s great parks and trails? Citizens meet the 2nd week of every month at 9am to donate some time in our great community. The next opportunity is at Davis Park on Tuesday July 9th. It’s easy to sign up for a Tuesday or Wednesday of your choice on the attached link:

R Biz Networking

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly R-Biz networking event tonight at Windy Hills Winery from 5 to 7 pm.

Ridgefield Main Street Meeting

Sen. Ann Rivers will be guest speaker at the Ridgefield Main Street Community Meeting this Thursday, June 20, 8:30 a.m. She will update us on the results of the latest legislative session in Olympia and more. Please join us at the Sportsman’s Road House, 121 N. Main Ave. Complimentary coffee provided, and breakfast service is available.

Rediscover Ridgefield

Visit Kennedy Farm for face painting, a bounce house, and Kona ice, then go to Seven Wells Estates for free nibbles and wine by Simply Thyme and Windy Hills Winery.

Rally, the Ridgefield Raptors mascot will give away baseball tickets at both locations. It’s all free, and takes place from 1 to 4 pm today.

Kennedy Farm is at 4132 South Kennedy Drive and Seven Wells Estates is at 1604 South 47th Place, both in Ridgefield. Information: 888-208-0506 or

Bgi Paddle Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Big Paddle! Events take place at the Ridgefield waterfront at the foot of Mill Street, and there’s also the Farmers’ Market and other fun events at Overlook Park.

At the waterfront enjoy an interpretive paddle on a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard in the morning, or a Recreational Paddle in the afternoon. On land, explore vendors at Paddler’s Village, live music all day, a Hookum Brewing Co. beer garden, a self-guided waterfront hike into the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and an all ages obstacle course. There will also be a Kayak Polo demonstration and scrimmage by the Portland Kayak Polo club, and a Kayak Carnival featuring land-based games using paddling gear.

In downtown Ridgefield experience Ridgefield First Saturdays at Overlook Park with the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market, a Follow-the-Fish trail, live music, a wine garden with Windy Hills Winery, face painting, and Big Games. Big Games will include frisbee checkers, giant Jenga, cornhole, and sidewalk chalk. Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library will be hosting a used book sale.

Registration is required for the Interpretive and Recreational paddles, so they may be filled by now. Rentals are available, but you must reserve ahead of time, contact Alder Creek Kayak.

Trolley rides between Overlook Park and the Waterfront will be available.

Today is Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces .The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day was observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1971.

Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer vacation season in the United States.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, particularly to honor those who died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Two other days celebrate those who serve or have served in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans;[4] and Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance celebrated earlier in May, specifically honoring those currently serving in the U.S. military. Information from Wikipedia

Two services will be held today in Ridgefield: The American Legion will host a program at the Ridgefield Cemetery from 9:30 – 10:30 am and there will be a service at Northwood Park Funeral Home and Cemetery at 11 am.

Memorial Day Service

Northwood Park Funeral Home and Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 27th at 11 am. Northwood Park is at 16407 Ne 15th Avenue in Ridgefield.

There will be Military Honors by the Battle Ground AFJROTC, patriotic music, and Chaplain Tom Yates will speak. The Patriot Guard Riders will also be on hand as we pause to remember our Veterans.