Main Street Program

Join the Main Street Program Thursday, May 18th for their monthly Community Meeting at the Sportsman’s, 121 N. Main – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mayor Ron Onslow will present on “Alleys – The Possibilities”. Learn about what can be done to transform and beautify these forgotten roadways.
Ron attended a Statewide Convention of the Main Street  program and his speech will highlight what he learned.
Complimentary coffee will be served, and breakfast is available.

Abbey Roadster at Jollie’s

Abbey Roadster will be at Jollie’s Restaurant and Lounge Saturday, May 13 starting at 8:00. Jollie’s is at 17701 NE Union Road and there is no cover charge. This show is for ages 21 and older. 360-573-3141.

Clyde Bourbon at Old Liberty

Clyde Bourbon is a widely recognized guitarist who plays musical traditions from around the globe. He combines elements of jazz, Spanish, Latin and gypsy guitar styles into each performance.

He’ll be at the Old Liberty Theater, 115 North Main Avenue at 7:30 pm Saturday, May 13. Tickets are $18 to $20.

360-887-2160 or www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Training Event Saturday

Reminder: Important training event Saturday May 13 at 9:00 a.m. at Sportsman’s on how to administer the opiate-reversing medicine Narcan/Naloxone and save someone’s life. This will be taught by Sandi Kendrick, Clark County Health Dept., and all attending will leave with a prescription for a kit. Register at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c44adad23a0fd0-narcannaloxonetra

Opiate Reversing Medicine

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A real problem has risen with the use of opiates. This class will teach how to administer the opiate reversing medicine Norcan/Naxolone is case of an overdose.

Quick Draw

The Ridgefield Art Association celebrated its 25th anniversary  last night at the Community Center. It was the second annual Bruce Crockett Memorial Quick Draw, and a small crowd helped raise money to buy a pug mill for the high school art department.

Nine artists created new work during the evening and it was auctioned off at the end of the evening. 3 Peaks provided wine and food centered around Cinco de Maya.

Members of the art association will be at Overlook Park this morning during the Farmer’s Market – stop by and see what kinds of artwork your friends and neighbors are creating.

Billionaire Movie this Saturday

Greg Palast’s “A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” will be shown at the Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Avenue, Ridgefield, this Saturday, May 6th, 2017.    Doors open at 6:45pm, screening starts at 7:30pm.

The movie stars Rosario Dawson, Ice-T, Shailene Woodley, Richard Belzer, Willie Nelson, Ed Asner, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

This screening will be free of charge and open to the public.  It is sponsored by Indivisible Greater Vancouver members and friends, but they will gratefully accept donations of any amount. (This is a low-key fundraiser and they hope to at least cover costs.) Ten dvds of the documentary will be available for purchase.

Patrons may purchase beer, wine, other drinks and refreshments at the theater.

 

Pre-Order Plants

For the first time in the history of the Ridgefield Garden Club it is possible to pre-order a limited variety of plants and pick them up the day before the plant sale starts. Orders must be placed before this Thursday, April 27. Call Jeanne Androvich, 360-887-2579 or email her at jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com and she can send you a picture of what’s available and an order form. This is a good deal as you’ll be able to pre-order these beautiful urns and pick them up on Friday before the main sale. Other items, such as vegetables, flats of flowers, shrubs, etc. will not be available that day.

The sale opens to the public at 9am on Saturday, May 6, at the school maintenance building at Third and Pioneer. Popular items in past years have been the plants grown by members because we know they thrive in our climate, but there is also a wide variety of hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, shrubs and even some trees.

Come and support the Garden Club. Proceeds from this year’s sale will go to buy and maintain the beautiful hanging baskets downtown.

Home and Garden Fair

The 26th annual Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair is this weekend at the Clark County Event Center. This local tradition is the perfect kick off to the home improvement season with a huge plant sale, free kids activities, and plenty of ideas and supplies needed for your next home project. The event is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The free show features hundreds of local home and garden businesses, a showcase of full-size landscape displays hosted by the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals, as well as guest presentations sponsored by the Building Industry Association and the Clark County Think! campaign.

The plant sale, one of the biggest in the region, is coordinated by the Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County and brings together more than 50 vendors selling trees, shrubs, vegetable starts, native plants, flowers, succulents, yard art, fairy gardens and hanging baskets. The Salmon Creek Farmers Market will also host a collection of local market vendors on the midway.

Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items for local food banks or cash for Operation Warm Heart are encouraged. Event Center parking is $6 per vehicle and the utility provides free shuttle bus service from the Fisher’s Landing and 99th St. transit stations. Visitors can also bring burned out compact fluorescent light bulbs for safe recycling and receive two free LED bulbs in exchange. More information is available at www.homeandgardenideafair.com.

Ridgefield Junction Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Ridgefield Junction Neighborhood Association will be Monday, May 8, from 7-8:30pm at the Dollar Tree Warehouse Conference Room, 8400 South Union Ridge Parkway.

Come and find out what’s happening and what’s proposed for our (formerly) little town. There will be reports from the Ridgefield Business Association, the National Wildlife Refuge, Clark Fire District, Clark College,Ridgefield School District the Port of Ridgefield, an update on the Cowlitz Casino, Clark Regional and the City of Ridgefield. There be election of Directors.

Marc Krsul is President of the Ridgefield Junction Neighborhood Association.  He may be contacted at 2 S 56th Place #203, Ridgefield, WA 98642.

The current Board of Directors are: Steve Benshoof, Joe Burton, Phuong Tran, Victoria Haugen, Phil Jordan, Marc Krsul, Leanne Martin, Duane Matson, Marie Stephenson, Lee Wells, Bruce Wiseman and Jim Wilson.

Neighborhood associations are volunteer groups and not agents of Clark County government. Newsletter information and views are solely those of the neighborhood association and not of Clark County. Clark County Public Information and Outreach Office supports these volunteers by printing and distributing their newsletters.

For more information, email Victoria Haugen at vah@miller-wagner.com

Save the Date

Greg Palast’s “A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” will be shown at the Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Avenue, Ridgefield, on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Doors open at 6:45pm, screening starts at 7:30pm.

The movie stars Rosario Dawson, Ice-T, Shailene Woodley, Richard Belzer, Willie Nelson, Ed Asner, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

This screening will be free of charge and open to the public.  It is sponsored by Indivisible Greater Vancouver members and friends, but they will gratefully accept donations of any amount. (This is a low-key fundraiser and they hope to at least cover costs.) Ten dvds of the documentary will be available for purchase.

Patrons may purchase beer, wine, other drinks and refreshments at the theater.

 

Garden Club Plant Sale

The Ridgefield Garden Club is holding their annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, May 6th.  The popular RIDGEFIELD GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE will be open to the public from 8 am to 5 pm at the Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building located at 304 Pioneer Street in historic downtown Ridgefield.  A wide selection of hanging baskets and planters, plus bedding plants and vegetable starts, and much more, will be available for sale.

This year the Ridgefield Garden Club is trying something new.  They’re offering business owners and members of the community the opportunity to PRE-ORDER beautiful hanging baskets and gorgeous planters now through Thursday, April 27th!  PRE-ORDERS will be available for pick up on Friday, May 5th between 3 pm and 7 pm at the RSD Maintenance Building (304 Pioneer Street). By pre-ordering you will be assured of getting exactly what you want without wondering if that item will be sold out by the time you get there.

Contact Ridgefield Garden Club Co-Vice President Jeanne Androvich by telephone, 360-887-2579, or email  jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com to receive an ORDER FORM or for more information.

Proceeds from the PRE-PLANT SALE and Saturday’s PLANT SALE will help fund the Club’s many community beautification projects including paying part of the cost to buy and maintain the hanging baskets downtown!

Main Street Meeting Thursday

 

Join us Thursday, the 20th at 8:30 am for monthly community meeting of Ridgefield Main Street at the  Sportsman’s.
Guest speaker is Lee Rafferty, Executive Director of the Vancouver Downtown Association, who is sure to present some thoughtful ideas.

Cedar Tree Christian School Presents Anne of Green Gables

Cedar Tree Classical Christian School drama will perform L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables adapted by Sylvia Ashby on Friday, April 21  at 6:30pm and Saturday, April 22 at 2:00pm and 6:30pm at Manor Grange (17901 NE 72nd Avenue, Battle Ground, WA).

Tickets are available for $8 at http://www.cedartreeschool.org/events/april-21-22-anne-of-green-gables-drama/ or by calling the school office at (360) 887-0190.

Founded in 1999, Cedar Tree has provided Clark County with a tradition of premier academic excellence. Located near the county fairgrounds, Cedar Tree is the only registered K-12 classical Christian school in Southwest Washington. Its curriculum promotes Christ-centered wisdom and eloquence. The school is located at 20601 29th Ave., Ridgefield, WA 98642

Landscape Design with Dave Teberg

Dave Teberg will teach a class in Landscape Design through Ridgefield Community Ed. Tuesday, April 18- May 9 from 6-7 pm at View Ridge Library.

Learn the basics of landscape design and the tricks designers use to not just create a landscape, but to evoke an emotional response.  Topics will include plant identification, plants to avoid, using environmental themes, solving common problems (poor soil/bad drainage), deck and patio design, low maintenance yards and BBQ/fire pit design.

Participants will design a landscape and share/discuss designs with the class.

Great for new or existing landscapes!

To register contact Terri Cochran at terri.cochran@ridgefieldsd.org.  The class costs $39.