Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion Post 44 will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 29th, at Ridgefield Cemetery. It will commence at 9:30 AM and conclude with a rifle salute and bugle taps at 10AM.

We will remember those who died in battle and their Legacy of Valor. We will also recognize the end of WW1 100 years ago. The program will be heartfelt as we especially recognize those who died in the war and who rest in our cemetery.

    Note from Kathy – this is always a very touching ceremony and is especially meaningful for young adults and older children.

Fire and Rain at Sportsmans’ this Sunday

Initiative 1631

Don Steinke is planning to gather signatures for Initiative 1631 this Saturday at the Ridgefield Farmers Market. He’s looking for one or two assistants at 9 am and one or two assistants at noon. In Don’s words, “the most important thing we can do in the next six weeks to fight climate change is to get Initiative 1631 on the ballot.” Initiative 1631 will place a fee on the pollution from refineries and on power plants and use the funds to invest in clean energy projects such as wind and solar.

If you, or someone you know is able to help, notify Don at crVanWash@gmail.com or 360-903-3052.

He’s collected 1300 signatures so far and statewide over 60,000 people have signed the petition.

The job is easy.  All you need to do is hold the sign that’s provided and ask people if they have signed yet.

Our sign says

Washington Voters

Sign here

For clean air

And clean energy

Yes on 1631

May’s Meaningful Movie

The Meaningful Movie for May is “He Named Me Malala” about the amazingly resilient and inspiring Malala Yousafzai who is a champion of girl’s education around the world.

There will be a discussion after the movie, led by a panel including Mrs. Jill Uhacz an English teacher from Ridgefield High School who has been recognized time and again for her thought provoking curriculum and Dr. Buki Okafor who is from Nigeria and is a local pediatrician with Northwest Permanente. Dr. Okafor will update us on the state of girl’s education in Nigeria.

The movie is Wednesday, May 23rd – doors open at 6:15 pm, film starts at 7pm, discussion to follow film. The movie is free, but donations are welcome.

Sportsman’s Memorial Day Tribute

This is a kick-off event for a program that will give a percentage of profits to military organizations.

Library meeting is a GO

At the meeting of the Library Board of Trustees on Monday, May 21, at the La Center Community Center, the location of the new Ridgefield Library will be announced, and the public is invited.

The La Center Community Center is at 1000 East 4th Street, and the starting time is 4:45. Let’s get as many people out to show our excitement about finally having a location for the library!

Now the real fun begins – raising enough money to furnish the inside of the building. We’ll do it!

 

Family Fun Nigh at Sportsman’s

RMS Meeting Thursday

Join us Thursday, May 17, for the Ridgefield Main Street Program, and learn about the NEW Chamber of Commerce launching in Ridgefield June 15.

April Salsbury, President of the Ridgefield Business Association, will be our guest speaker. You will hear about why the change to a Chamber has come about. You can also learn about how it differs from Ridgefield Main Street, and why both are essential to our little city.

Meetings are held at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse and Saloon, 121 N Main, 8:30-9:30 am. As always, complimentary coffee is served and breakfast service is available.

R Biz Tonight

Juncition Neighborhood Meeting Tonight

Reminder –  the Ridgefield Neighborhood Junction meeting is tonight, May 14, 7:00 at the Dollar Tree warehouse, 8400 South Union Ridge Parkway. Representatives from many local organizations will bring us up-to-date on what’s happening and is projected to happen in our community.

Representatives from the city, schools, Vancouver Clinic. Clark College, Clark Regional, Ilani, the Cowlitz and others will be present. Come and get a vision of the future.

Ridgefield Neighborhood Junction Meeting

The Ridgefield Neighborhood Junction meeting will be next Monday, May 14, 7:00 at the Dollar Tree warehouse, 8400 South Union Ridge Parkway. Representatives from many local organizations will bring us up-to-date on what’s happening and is projected to happen in our community.

Representatives from the city, schools, Vancouver Clinic. Clark College, Clark Regional, Ilani, the Cowlitz and others will be present. Come and get a vision of the future.

Garage Sale June 9

SAVE THE DATE – GARAGE SALE!

Have stuff you need to get rid of?

Ridgefield Mini Storage is hosting a garage sale on Saturday, June 9th from 9am to 4pm, and invites you to participate.

They will provide you with a unit to set up and sell all your stuff! RMS will also do the marketing for you.

(Facebook, Craigslist, newspaper, City of Ridgefield, school district, etc)

Cost to participate is $25, and all proceeds will go to the Ridgefield School District.

Space is limited call to reserve your spot 360-684-4549. Ridgefield Mini Storage is at 7555 South Union Ridge Parkway,
www.ridgefieldministorage.com

First Saturday, Part III

It is the Third Anniversary of First Saturday. Join us to usher in a fresh new season complete with Maypole dance, Farmer’s Market season grand opening, outdoor games, scavenger hunt, art, food and more!

This is the schedule of activities

9:00AM – Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, third and Pioneer

9:00-3:00PM – First Saturday, Spring & Cinco de Mayo Activities at Overlook Park

Ridgefield Farmer’s Market 2018 Grand Opening

Ridgefield Art Association Spring Art Fair & Sale

Wine Garden with Windy Hills Winery & Spudder’s Crest Wines

Fun outdoor games & activities

Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Ridgefield Main Street

Make flower crowns with Blue Heron Floral 

Fun outdoor games & activities

Live music, chips & salsa and snacks

9:00AM – Blue Heron and May Day Themed Kayak Paddle and SUP Tour @ Ridgefield Kayak/Alder Creek. Preregister at www.aldercreek.com.

10:00AM – Make a May Basket @ Ridgefield Community Library, then pick up flowers at merchants around town to fill your basket.

11:00AM – First Saturday Anniversary Celebration featuring a Maypole Dance performance by DanceFusion NW at Overlook Park

11:30AM – First Saturday Anniversary Celebration @ Overlook Park With Cinco de Mayo cupcakes and pinata fun

Noon-4:00PM – Cathlapotle Plankhouse Season Opening Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

7:30PM – Three Together Concert @ Old Liberty Theater

AROUND TOWN

Breakfast with May-Pole Syrup @ Sportsman’s Steakhouse @ Saloon

Sweet & Savory Waffles @ Season’s Coffee/Old Liberty Theater

Planting Seeds Activity @ Ridgefield Floral & Gifts

5th Anniversary Celebration & Customer Appreciation Day with prize drawings @ Main Street Studio

Sidewalk Sale @ Ridgefield Hardware Store

Golden Retriever Statue to be Unveiled

Please join us in front of City Hall on Friday, May 4, as we unveil the bronze golden retriever statue generously donated by Tevis Laspa, sculpted by Georgia Gerber. If you know Tevis, you know his love for golden retrievers, arts and the community. Leash up your pups and walk on over! Treats for 4-legged and 2-legged guests will be provided!

First Saturday, Part II

This is the Ridgefield Garden Club’s 80th year, and they will again celebrate with a huge plant sale on First Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 9 am – no one will be admitted before then, as the ladies need to time to finish setting up inside. The sale takes place at the school maintenance shop, 3rd and Pioneer, and goes until the plants are sold.

There will be lots of hanging baskets, shrubs, perennials, etc., as well as oodles of home-grown plants and a few garden decorations. Some of the money raised will go towards the landscaping at our new library (to be), so come and see what these hard working ladies have to offer.