First Saturday

This will be a big week in Ridgefield, with the Garden Club Plant Sale, the Ridgefield Art Association’s Spring Show, First Saturday’s doings, etc. I’ll be putting in snippets of what the expect during the coming week.

The Art Association will sell postcards, as shown at left, as well as 6 x 6″ pictures painted by the members. The original paintings sell for $30 each, and will go fast I’m sure, so get there early. Look for them  under the big tent at Overlook Park.

Toastmasters

Ridgefield Toastmasters Meeting6:30-7:30PM each Tuesday in the Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church at 1410 S. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. Have fun becoming the speaker and leader you want to be. We provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment. The first three weekly meetings are free, with a small membership fee if you wish to continue and become a member of Toastmasters International. You may call Gene at 802 989-0624 for more information.

Drug Take-Back Day

The Battle Ground Police Department, in partnership with the Ridgefield and La Center Police Departments, Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance, and La Center United, is hosting Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28th.

Anyone with expired or unneeded medication may dispose of them safely and free of charge at the Battle Ground Police Station located at 507 SW 1st Street in Battle Ground between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Appropriate disposal of expired or unneeded prescription and over-the-counter drugs helps keeps homes and the community safe by reducing accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of medications. Pass it on!

Toastmasters

Ridgefield Toastmasters Meeting6:30-7:30PM each Tuesday in the Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church at 1410 S. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. Have fun becoming the speaker and leader you want to be. We provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment. The first three weekly meetings are free, with a small membership fee if you wish to continue and become a member of Toastmasters International. You may call Gene at 802 989-0624 for more information.

Post 44 Recognized

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Ridgefield American Legion Post 44 was recognized as Post of the Year at the recent Spring Conference of District 5 , Washington Department of American Legion.

Commander Bryan Laycoe was recognized as Legionnaire of the Year for the District. The District covers the southwest corner of the state. Post 44 is so proud to give back to the community.

Main Street

The Main Street Program meets at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Saloon, 121 N Main Ave. Please join us this Thursday at 8:30-9:30 am to hear Sen. Ann Rivers speak, updating us on what’s happening in Olympia.
Complimentary coffee, and as always, breakfast service is available.
Looking forward to seeing you!”

Toastmasters

Ridgefield Toastmasters Meeting6:30-7:30PM each Tuesday in the Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church at 1410 S. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. Have fun becoming the speaker and leader you want to be. We provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment. The first three weekly meetings are free, with a small membership fee if you wish to continue and become a member of Toastmasters International. You may call Gene at 802 989-0624 for more information.

R Biz Networking

Toastmasters

Ridgefield Toastmasters Meeting6:30-7:30PM each Tuesday in the Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church at 1410 S. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. Have fun becoming the speaker and leader you want to be. We provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment. The first three weekly meetings are free, with a small membership fee if you wish to continue and become a member of Toastmasters International. You may call Gene at 802 989-0624 for more information.

Reminder – Meaningful Movies Tomorrow

March 28th, 7 pm at the Old Liberty Theater, Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Community Library present the Oscar-nominated short documentary “Heroin(e)”. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Fire Chief John Nohr, Police Chief John Brooks, Clinical Director of the Ridgefield Recovery Village Dallas Carroll, Ann Donnelly – Mental Health Advocate, Brad Anderson – Chief of Addiction Medicine for Kaiser Permanente and others.

We will discuss the current state of the opioid crisis in our area, available resources and ideas to address this epidemic. The film is free, snacks, ice cream, beer, wine, coffee and tea available for purchase.

Lava Java Hosts Book Signing

Lava Java is hosting a book signing on Friday, March 30th from 7:30 -10:30 am.  Author Dan Cox has written “A Bigger Piece of Blue’, and he’s from Ridgefield.

Come to the Mayor’s Ball

There are still a few tickets left for the Mayor’s Ball, this Saturday starting at 6 pm. It’s at Hunter’s Ranch at Rolling Hills. Proceeds go to Ridgefield Main Street Program to buy sunshades for Overlook Park.

This is always a fun event and you won’t want to miss it. Cost is $65 per person. Call Ron at 360-721-1095 to reserve a spot.

State of City Address March 29

Mayor Ron Onslow delivers the State of the City Address Thursday, March 29th 6:30-8:30 pm at the Ridgefield High School Performing Arts Center.

Join us for an evening beginning with light appetizers while you socialize with local leaders and other members of the community.

The presentation will include a performance by a  talented Ridgefield High School pianist, a slide show with pictures of the area growth, hot spots in Ridgefield and community events.

Mayor Onslow’s speech will focus on the ‘Growth, Inspiration and Opportunity’ that we are all experiencing. He will review 2017 highlights and accomplishments, discuss future projects that are planned at the Junction and downtown, and celebrate the enriching environment, small town charm and natural beauty that we all enjoy in Ridgefield!

Carolyn Long Town Hall

60-70 people attended Carolyn Long’s Town Hall last night at the Ridgefield Community Center. She spoke on a number of subjects in response to questions from a very involved audience.

In case you were unable to attend, her campaign Kick-off will be Friday March 30 from 6-8 pm at the Clark County Square Dance Center, 10713 NE 117th Court.

IQ Sponsors Easter Egg Hunt