Empty Bowl Benefits Resource Center

The High School National Honor Society is hosting an Empty Bowl event to benefit the Resource Center for families and individuals in need, and the public is invited to attend.

It’s Saturday, December 2 from noon to 2 pm at the middle school.  Art club members and art students have been working all year to make ceramic bowls which they will sell filled with soup.  The soup will be sold with the handmade ceramic bowls, and also individually in regular bowls. This is a community event – Vinnie’s Pizza, Pacific NW Best Fish Co., End of the Road Grill, and El Rancho Viejo are donating the soup for the event.

This is Hometown weekend, so plan to take a lunch break to support our kids and the Family Resource Center.

Fall Showcase

Opus School of Music presents their Fall Showcase of Music Sunday, November 19, from 4-5 pm at the Ridgefield United Methodist Church, 1410 South Hillhurst Drive. It’s free with two cans of food for the local food bank.

Come and find out what talented young musicians we have in town.

Confluence 9th Anniversary

Confluence Vineyard is holding a 9th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday, November 18, starting at 1 pm. Confluence is at 19111 NW 67th Avenue. Come and help Jae and Greg celebrate!

Reminder: Dedication Tomorrow

Our new ‘Wings of the World” sculpture will be dedicated tomorrow, Saturday, November 18, 4:00 at Overlook Park.

This beautiful sculpture of a soaring eagle was created by Sharon Agnor and commemorates the lives and efforts of five significant people who had the vision for and helped create Overlook Park: Allene Wodaege, Jim Maul, Sydney Reisbick, Amy Montoya, and David Dines.

This community gathering will include a history of Overlook Park, music and refreshments. Please come.

RMS Meeting

Marie Moalwy

Please join us for our Ridgefield Main Street Community Meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 8:30 am at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Saloon.

A special thank you to Mayor Ron Onslow for bringing us a very special guest speaker. Marie Mosley, City Manager of Kennewick, WA, is traveling all the way to Ridgefield to present to us on a unique opportunity in Kennewick , which has many aspects that pertain to our own Ridgefield. The presentation deals with growth, infrastructure housing, business and relationships of each.

Invitations to attend have also been extended to the City Staff, RBA, Port, Planning & Parks Commissions, Arts, and more. This presentation is of interest to every person, every business, and every organization in Ridgefield. As always, complimentary coffee is provided by the Sportsman’s. Breakfast service is available.

Meaningful Movies

Meaningful Movies presents “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”  on Wednesday, November 22, at the Old Liberty Theater. This is Al Gore’s follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth”. To learn more check out this New York Times review.
The big news is that we will have Ridgefield’s own Marc Rappaport who has is an innovator in renewable energies and has designed geothermal-solar systems and biomass power projects. I am excited to learn more about his work after the film.
The film will start at 7 pm, doors at 6:15 pm. Please consider taking a break from Thanksgiving prep and bringing your relatives down to the Old Liberty! Stay up late with us and talk about our changing climate and what we can do about it.
   Contributed by Megan Dudley

Open House Tomorrow

All the artwork that won’t fit on my walls (and more) will be for sale tomorrow at our Open House from 1 to 5 pm. Come and take advantage of this benefit for the Ridgefield library. Prices range from $1 to $100.

Lots of Ridgefield ‘stuff’ – note the granite monoliths from Eagle’s View Park at the left of the picture above.

My note cards are displayed alphabetically so it will be easy to find your favorites if you have some. The box at the right has small originals, mostly done plein air.

This is the room where I give watercolor classes. A new series will start in January, I take beginner through intermediate students, and so far everyone I’ve taught has produced outstanding work.

The Open House will also benefit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center. There will be a box for gently used clothing as well as a donation jar. Help support our local families with your donations.

The Open House will be from 1 to 5 pm at 114 North 4th Avenue. I’ll have fruit punch and light refreshments, and would welcome finger foods if you want to bring some to share. We’re the second house north of Pioneer – look for a blue house with a lot of trees (and leaves!).

 

A Thanksgiving Tradition Continues

Hello Ridgefield Neighbor,

We are a group of local Ridgefield residents who want to ensure that the children of our community have a good Thanksgiving dinner. To that end, since 1995, we have been collecting donations and putting together a Thanksgiving “basket” of food for local residents who ask for assistance at this time of year. Last year we helped 32 families have a Thanksgiving meal like the one listed below.

What started as a mission to teach our children the value of volunteerism, grew into an endeavor that brings those children back as adults to continue helping us serve this community.

Due to the rising food costs, we are seeking donations to continue this philanthropic tradition. We have received donations from the Ridgefield Lions, Friends of the Library, Teachers and other individuals. A typical basket consists of the following items and costs approximately $50.

A turkey

5-10 pounds of potatoes

Dressing

Corn

Beans

Gravy

Rolls

Milk

Pumpkin pie

Olives

Cranberry sauce

Whipped cream

Butter

Your cash donation would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call or email:

Marney Hefflin at       360-606-9815 email:   marney98642@aol.com

Carla Bonebrake at     360-601-8662 email:   ltcarla@comcast.net

Checks can be made out to Carla Bonebrake and sent to the address below.

Carla Bonebrake

PO Box 1055

Ridgefield, WA 98642

Thank you for taking the time to read this and making a donation.

American Legion Honors Vets this Saturday

Ridgefield Post 44 The American Legion will have a Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 330 pm this Saturday on 3rd next to Veterans Memorial and Fire Station. Brief Remarks and National Anthem followed by Rifle Salute is the format. We plan a very uplifting patriotic ceremony that all will enjoy.
Bryan Laycoe
Commander

Open House Next Sunday

So  many people who knew Richard Hanford and Nancy McQuillan, the former owners of the house we bought, have been asking to see what we’ve done to the house that we have decided to hold an open house. It will be next Sunday, November 12, from 1 to 5:00, and you’re invited. The address is 114 North 4th Avenue in downtown Ridgefield.

It will be a fund raiser for the Ridgefield Family Resource Center, so I am asking people to bring a donation of either cash or goods. They need personal hygiene items, non-perishable (unexpired) food items, and gently used or new shoes and coats.

And of course we can’t forget the library. I am selling all my artwork that doesn’t fit on our walls at very low prices. This includes original framed watercolor paintings, 11 x 14″ matted prints, note cards, hand painted cards, etc. All money collected from that sale will go to the library building fund.

I’ll provide finger food and fruit punch, but since there’s no telling how many people will show up, it would be nice if everyone brought something to share. Nothing elaborate – just something to nibble on while you tour the house and garden.

Just a warning – there’s still lots to be done to the house and especially the yard, so don’t expect a finished product!

Spudder Bunco

A Sale

Celebrate at the Sportsman’s

Wings of the World Dedication

Our new ‘Wings of the World” sculpture will be dedicated Saturday, November 18, 4:00 at Overlook Park.

This beautiful sculpture of a soaring eagle was created by Sharon Agnor and commemorates the lives and efforts of five significant people who had the vision for and helped create Overlook Park: Allene Wodaege, Jim Maul, Sydney Reisbick, Amy Montoya, and David Dines.

This community gathering will include a history of Overlook Park, music and refreshments. Please come.

 

Recap of Meaningful Movies

What a week! I think this was our most powerful showing yet. It was amazing to have Holly Yasui, the filmmaker, there to answer questions and inspire us. I may be biased as this story is important in my own family history (see my grandma’s picture below from the concentration camp in Jerome, AK) but we had the largest turnout yet and great participation from Mrs. Uhacz’s high school students. Several times the students asked in various ways “what can we do to fight back when we see an injustice?” Answers from the audience ranged from getting involved in direct action to stopping and considering what your gift is to contribute. Rheta Rubenstein talked about using the arts to get your message heard, our moderator Chris Dudley suggested stopping and having a “good think” before deciding how to get involved which per Kathy Winters of FYI98642 involves first putting away your iPhone!

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park is showing Shadows of Liberty on 11/9 at 5:30 pm. It presents the true story of today’s disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media and government that they don’t want you to see.
Up next for us here in Ridgefield on Thanksgiving Eve (11/22) is “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. This is Al Gore’s follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth”. To learn more check out this New York Times review.
The big news is that we will have Ridgefield’s own Marc Rappaport who has is an innovator in renewable energies and has designed geothermal-solar systems and biomass power projects. I am excited to learn more about his work after the film.
The film will start at 7 pm, doors at 6:15 pm. Please consider taking a break from Thanksgiving prep and bringing your relatives down to the Old Liberty! Stay up late with us and talk about our changing climate and what we can do about it.
   Contributed by Megan Dudley