American Legion Honors Vets

Folk Music Tickets

Two tickets to the Honey Whiskey Trio performance on Friday, November 16, at the Reedwood Friends Church in Portland are available for $20 each at the library. A local couple has season tickets to the Portland Folk Music Society events and they will be out of town for this performance, so have donated their tickets to benefit the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Los Angeles based Honey Whiskey Trio tells stories through song and stomp, highlighting the musical traditions of American Folk Music. The three sisters began singing together in each other’s living rooms as an emotional and musical release. They solidified their style as American Folk and picked up instruments to further enhance their vocally driven sound. They create, arrange, and explore music from the front porches, music halls and hymn books of early America.

If you would like to attend this performance, call the Ridgefield Library at 360-906-4770. First caller wins the tickets.

Myrtle’s has a new look!

Myrtle’s Tea House is reopening November 14 as Myrtle’s Tea House & Home Décor.

Come enjoy delicious homemade scones paired with a pot of your favorite tea, or try the new teas that have been added to the list! Be sure to explore the refreshed gift shop with all your favorite tea time goodies, plus a fine selection of home decor necessities!

No reservations are needed. Myrtle’s is open noon to 5:00, Wednesday through Saturday, and is located at 321 North 3rd Avenue.

Clark County Open Studios This Weekend

Clark County Open Studios is a chance for you to visit artists in their studios, talk to them about their art, and hopefully purchase a piece of art. This year four artists are from Ridgefield. They are Robert Bickel (painting), Lauren Rengani (painting), Anne Gilmour (fiber), and Kathleen Duncan (wood). The signs like the one above mark the location of each studio.

Tour guides are available locally at Seasons Coffee Shop, Lava Java, and other locations around the County. The studios are open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Home Tour This Weekend

Used Book Sale Saturday at Seasons

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library are launching their first “Mini Pop-Up” Used Book Sale inside Season’s Coffee Shop on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 am to 1 pm. Stop in and enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, tea or a special treat as you browse from a small selection of hand-picked gently used books at can’t be beat prices! Proceeds benefit the Library Building Fund and Library Programs.

Meaningful Movies

The Meaningful Movie this month is “Immigration Paradox,”  The movie takes a critical and in-depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history–immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez set out to understand why people would risk their lives to come to the U.S. Her quest takes a shocking twist when she musters enough courage to cross the line at a protest and has an encounter with someone whom she believed was her enemy.

From there on her journey, spanning seven years searching for answers and solutions to this complex social issue, takes her and the audience to places never before considered in the immigration debate. THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX is a feature length documentary that exposes the missing information to the immigration issue by interviewing an array of people from various backgrounds,  that include economics, sociology, philosophy, history, policy, and activism. This documentary will move you beyond the villain or victim scenario, the heated rhetoric and sensationalism to reveal the bigger picture.

No matter what your viewpoints or beliefs are regarding this deeply emotional issue; the information exposed in THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX will surely leave you shocked.

The movie is this Wednesday, October 24, at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield. Previews start at 6:45pm, film at 7. The movie is free, but donations are accepted and welcome.

The discussion following should be great with immigration attorneys and SW WA League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) members, Eulalia Soto and Yessenia Martinez. They will be joined by Lindsay Luis who is the National LULAC Youth President and Phuong Tran, Ridgefield business owner and first generation immigrant. There is much to discuss especially with the latest news of migrants from Central America.

Ridgefield Main Street Meeting

Please join the Ridgefield Main Street group Thursday, October 18 at 8:30 am to hear Mayor Don Stose update us on happenings and plans in the city.

Meeting is at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse and Saloon, 121 N Main Ave. Complimentary coffee is served, and breakfast is available.

Sale to Benefit Family Resource Center

Barb Blystone of The Mercantile store is having a Fall Sale and Cold Weather Clothing Drive to benefit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13 from 10am to 5pm. Come out and pick up a gift for the upcoming holidays from her vast stock of creative and thoughtful items.

Bring a coat, hat or gloves for a local child, or donate money for the RFRC.

The sale is at her home, located across from the Carty section of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge at 28823 NW Main Ave in Ridgefield. There will be a sign near the driveway.

Hallowe’en Hall

Family fun Halloween Hall is back for its 3rd year! There will be pirates, ghosts, witches, a straw bale maze, Dance Fusion “thriller” performances plus games and a special contest for those brave enough to enter the HALL! Admission is $5 at the door. Wear your Halloween Costume. Also on Friday, October 19th a VW Club will join us starting at 5 pm for a ‘Trunk or Treat’. Come join the fun.

Photos from BirdFest

Weren’t we lucky to have such great weather for BirdFest? Especially after yesterday’s downpour. People from all over the area were having a great time, listening to music, attending the demonstrations, going to the Birders’ Marketplace and the Farmer’s Market, etc.

Ridgefield’s own Tim Dawdy was there with his group

Another group played at Davis Park

The Port of Ridgefield trailed carried people around town.

All-in-all, it was a typical Ridgefield celebration. Thanks to all of you who made it possible.

Neighbors on Watch

Citizens of Ridgefield who are interested in making their neighborhoods safer are encouraged to join Chief of Police John Brooks to discuss ideas for creating Ridgefield Neighbors on Watch (NOW) tonight, Wednesday October 3, at Clark County Fire & Rescue, 911 North 65th Avenue. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30.

The topics will include the biggest neighborhood security concerns, community security, volunteer opportunities, community emergency response teams and lots of Q&A.

Neighbors on Watch citizen volunteer programs help reduce crime and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, foster cooperation between citizens and police officers, increase crime awareness and educate citizens on crime prevention, and provide an opportunity for communities to bond through service.

Meaningful Movies this Wednesday

On Wednesday, September 26th, Meaningful Movies will show the documentary “Trans“. This film is an up-close and very personal journey into the transgender world through the memorable stories and the unusual lives of a remarkable cast of characters. The extraordinary news is that we have Jamison Green coming to speak after the film. Dr. Green is a nationally recognized transgender rights advocate. This is great opportunity for us all to talk to an expert in the field of transgender rights.

In other news, last month’s conversation with Don Steinke about climate change and initiative 1631 is available as a podcast.  With the Sound Cloud app, you can listen on the go. We realize that Wednesday nights are not ideal for many people and we hope that this will help you stay informed. If you have comments and want to continue the discussion, please do so on our Facebook page.

Fundraiser at the Sportsman’s

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce

Join the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce for the first meeting of the fall, Wednesday, September 26, at Windy Hills Winery, 1346 South 38th Court.

Networking 11:30 to noon. Then lunch, a professional education presentation by Gabriel Larson on Finding a Top-Performing Employee, and Chamber & Community updates.

Free to Members | $15 with Lunch
Free to Platinum Sponsors | Lunch Included
Non-members $10 | $20 with Lunch

Purchase lunch at ridgefieldchamberofcommerce.com/events

Apply for membership and sponsorship packages at RidgefieldChamberofCommerce.com