Reminder – 3Peaks Benefit Tomorrow

Just a reminder – 3Peaks Public House and Taproom, 24415 10th Avenue NE will donate a percentage of all food and drink sold from 5 to 9 pm tomorrow, Thursday.

Come eat, drink, and be merry and help raise money for the new library at the same time. Tevis and I will be there to greet you and make sure you have a good time.

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Eat drink and be merry!

Come to 3Peaks Public House and Taproom next Thursday, June 22, when a percentage of all drinks and food sold will go to benefit the library. Tevis and I will be there to greet you and thank you for your donations. The event runs from 5 to 9 pm, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the evening.   3Peaks is at 24415 NE 10th.

Clean Up Day

Tomorrow (Saturday) is our annual Clean Up Day in Ridgefield. Meet at the library at 9 am to volunteer for a number of jobs, geared toward all levels of strength.

The focus this year will be on four different areas: painting the police department building’s trim work, beautifying the  pop-up park at Mill and Main, cleaning up the alley behind the hardware store, and cleaning and organizing the library shelves and preparing craft material.

Come prepared to work and have fun at the same time.

Main Street Program this Thursday

Join us for the Ridgefield Main Street Monthly Community Meeting at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse on Thursday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. for our 2nd Quarter Roundtable Discussion. Complimentary coffee provided, and breakfast service is available.

Lions Club at Clark County Fair

The Lions Club will be serving burgers again this year at their famous corner booth at the Clark County Fair. While they are trying to increase membership in the club, they still need many, many volunteers to help at the booth. They have set up a sign-up list on their website www.ridgefieldlions.com and ask that anyone interested, signup for any 6 hour shift. You will get free entrance to the fair for the day and have a good time with the other Lions in the booth.
As a note, the Lions will not be serving their salmon dinner at the 4th of July, but will be serving burgers in the park at the festival. Please support them, as 100% of the money raised by the Lions is returned to our community. If you are interested in joining the club, you can contact King Lion Dean Stenehjem at dean.stenehjem@gmail.com or call Membership Director Sandy Schill at 887-0329.

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Every  year the Fort Vancouver Regional Library sponsors a Friends’ Fair, when Friends from the branch libraries meet to talk about what they’ve accomplished over the past year and what they plan to accomplish in the future. It’s a fun-filled day where lots of ideas are tossed around. A nice luncheon is served and you get to meet Friends from the other libraries in the area.

The date is July 29 and it’s from 9 to 2:30. A group from the Ridgefield Library plans to car pool, so if you’re interested in going, call Sean at the library for more information. 360-906-4770.

Polyroux Music Festival – a Reminder

Opus School of Music and The Old Liberty Theater present Polyroux Music Festival this Saturday, June 3. There are two performances: 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.

The festival showcases up-and-coming artists and bands of any age from Southwest Washington.  All ages are welcome.

Family Discovery Day

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring Family Discovery Day on June 10 at their stake, 21630 NE 29th in Ridgefield.

It’s a family event, with activities for younger kids and classes for youth and adults.  This is about finding out where we come from and how to search out our family tree. Click here to find a list of class descriptions.

Reminder_ Memorial Day Service tomorrow

American Legion Post 44 Ridgefield will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 am tomorrow at the Ridgefield Cemetery. We will recognize, remember and honor America’s war dead, in particular the five men from Ridgefield who died in WW1, 100 years ago.

Windy Hills Winery Opens this Weekend

This from winemaker Bob Mayfield: “They said it couldn’t be done, and they were almost right. After nearly two and a half years of planning and building, Windy Hills Winery is finally going to open. Owner Dave Kelly texted me at 1 pm Friday to let me know we got the final OK from the county, and here we go! We’ll be open Memorial Day Weekend, noon to five, SaturdaySunday and Monday. The winery is at 1360 S. 38th Ct. in Ridgefield.

“The Windy Hills lineup consists of two vineyard designated Pinot Noirs, a bodacious Reserve Pinot blend, a Tempranillo, and a party red blend. We needed to source juice from elsewhere to fill out our roster, so we grabbed some amazing Viognier (seriously!), Malbec, Syrah, and a Bordeaux blend, all from Walla Walla. We’re starting with two tasting menus, $10  for a flight of five wines, wines by the glass, and beer from a Hood River brewery, whose name I cannot remember.

“As wine maker, I will be releasing my wines under the label Spudders Crest (I just got labels approved this morning!), and I’m starting with an estate rosé of Pinot Noir, though I have to call it Homegrown (don’t ask), and a fabulous Sunnyside Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir. I also have an O! Naturelle wine (no sulfites added) that I hope to release next week, a couple more rosés, and in a couple weeks a Cheep Cheep White Wine, an Auxerrois, some fruit wines, and a hopped apple cider. Phew!

“BTW, I promise, I will not spam anyone, and will only send out emails to people who really want them.

“And finally, Windy Hills is a fabulous building, a first class event center (I know what you’re thinking, how did I get involved?), just a gorgeous location.

“That’s all for now. I hope to see ya’ll soon. It’s gonna be crazy!”

Cheers, Bob

Night Hike at Refuge

Join host, ethnobotonist and author Kat Anderson at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse for a special presentation, “Beauty, Bounty and Biodiversity,” and night hike on May 26 from 7-8:30 pm.

“Kat Anderson will share connections with California and Pacific Northwest tribes, by examining traditionally managed edible wildflower gardens of California. She will also explore the implications that these gardens have for fostering pollinator habitat, increasing biodiversity, and the ways in which these plants have evolved to meet the needs of people.”

Then at 8:30 pm explore the Oaks to Wetlands Trail on a naturalist guided hike, “The Refuge at Dusk”. RSVP required, email sarah_hill@fws.gov to save your spot today!

 

Polyroux Music Festival

Opus School of Music and The Old Liberty Theater present Polyroux Music Festival Saturday, June 3. There are two performances: 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.

The festival showcases up-and-coming artists and bands of any age from Southwest Washington.  All ages are welcome.

Memorial Day Service

American Legion Post 44 Ridgefield will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 am Monday. We will recognize, remember and honor America’s war dead, in particular the five men from Ridgefield who died in WW1, 100 years ago.

Our 30 minute program will include a rifle salute and taps, after our flag is displayed at half staff. Please Join us at Ridgefield Cemetery. The weather looks very promising. There will also be a ceremony at LaCenter Cemetery at noon.

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.