The descriptive panels are in place at Overlook Park in downtown Ridgefield! Designed by Adam McIsaac, the panels represent scenes from the Refuge – oak trees, fish, heron, wild flowers. Still to come are the glass insert that fit into each panel.
So many people get credit for working on designing and implementing this park from the gleam in Allene Wodaege’s eyes over ten years ago to seeing the park now as a vibrant part of our town. Come out and enjoy it during our fine summer weather.]]>
BASIC SKILLS CLASSES:Friday and Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm.
TOURING SKILLS CLASSES:Sunday 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
GUIDED SUNSET PADDLE: Wednesday Evening, September 3rd & 17th. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
MOONLIGHT PADDLE: Friday, September 5th. Limited Reservations.
BACHELOR ISLAND GUIDED: Saturday, September 13th.
WET EXIT RESCUE CLASSES: Sunday, September 14th.
Visit www.ridgefieldkayak.com for daily rental information, classes or guided trips.]]>
Summer concerts are not quite over in Clark County. Concerts on the Lawn presents an evening with The Warm Reception Band this Wednesday, August 27, at Occasions by Abacus, 24415 NE 10th Avenue in Ridgefield. Admission is $5. The band features six horns and performs the cool sounds of funk, soul, Motown, pop, swing, and more. The concert runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m.]]>
Things were hopping last night at the Pickled Heron in Ridgefield, where artists and artist-would-bes gathered to paint a picture of town hall and the Ridgefield clock. The event raised money for the Main Street Program, which is working to revitalize the downtown area.
Kay Stringfellow, owner of the Pickled Heron, donated everything for the evening: canvases, paint, brushes, etc. Merrilee Lee won a frame for her painting from the company where Kay buys her framing materials.
Thank you Kay, for a great evening!
The Pickled Heron is at 418 Pioneer Street in downtown Ridgefield and has a full stock of art supplies in their lower-level store. They’re usually open Tuesday through Friday from noon to six, but call before coming to make sure Kay is in the store, 606-4939.]]>
Barbara’s dog is called “The World Awaits” and shows a relief map of the world representing the whole world of experiences, opportunities, and explorations that are open to people who use service dogs. The plants and flowers wrapped around the front legs represent the natural wonders that are open to people who use service dogs, and the collar of intertwined doves, which are symbols of love and peace, represent the feeling that flows between dogs and the people they serve.]]>
The focus of this workshop will be on aspects of composition and color management. Required materials include a limited color palette consisting of dioxyzine violet (any brand), Thalo green or viridian (any brand), Grumbacher cadmium orange or barium orange, cadmium yellow medium, and titanium white. Please bring these paints as well as any preferred solvent and medium to the class along with a 9” x 12” stretched canvas, canvas board, or panel. Personal easels are optional as table easels are available.
In Clark County for the summer, artist James “Jim” Toenjes has been painting our local landscape in four colors. Come and experience the power of what a few colors of paint can accomplish. Jim will also cover the methods for obtaining exacting hues and values of what we experience firsthand in the outdoors.
This is a “hands-on” workshop. Fee for the two day workshop is $90 per person. The shop is limited to the first twelve participating painters registering.
For more Information, contact Jim Toenjes at 760-409-6934 or jimtoenjes@Gmail.com, or call Kay at the Pickled Heron, 887-606-4939. The Pickled Heron is at 418 Pioneer Street, and is a full service art store.]]>
Sunny skies, comfortable temperatures and the prospect of free root beer floats, raffle prizes, and words from the Port about Ridgefield’s readiness for growth drew hundreds of Ridgefield citizens, elected officials, and other well-wishers to Ridgefield’s Overlook Park recently.
In addition to ice cream, party-goers were treated to music by the Hometown Harmony Quartet, Stir Crazy and Scott(Howard)Richardson, a local bagpiper. Ridgefield High School cheerleaders also entertained the crowd with their rendition of the event slogan, “We’re Ridgefield. We’re Ready. Bring it On!” by performing a cheer to those words.
About 20 lucky raffle ticket holders won gift certificates or goods and services from area businesses and organizations. Items included free dinners, massage therapy and even a ride in a limo with Ridgefield’s mayor Ron Onslow and his wife.
Port commissioners and CEO Brent Grening focused their messages on the investment made by the Port and others in the community that ready Ridgefield for inevitable population growth, pointing to improvements made by the port’s effort on the waterfront, sewer system upgrades, the highway interchange and the investment made in Ridgefield’s schools.
“We’re in the path of progress as Portland grows. Because our community has had the patience to see these projects through that make this a great place to live and conduct business, we are growing, and we will continue to grow, but with quality growth in mind,” said Grening.
At his turn at the microphone, Commissioner Scott Hughes emphasized the port’s economic development efforts.
“The port is working to bring good, living wage jobs to this community. That’s what we’re doing now, and we’re going to keep doing that,” Hughes said.
The event wound down with music and mingling as the sun edged toward the horizon, showcasing a picturesque landscape view from the park.]]>
Old Liberty Theater presents, Scotland’s Music United, Saturday, Aug. 30th 2014 at 7:30 pm.
Recently returned from living in Scotland, duo performers David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge and Scotland’s international fiddle champion Rebecca Lomnicky will perform captivating Scottish music which bridges the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland – two worlds united, into one heartfelt & rousing concert.
Admission is $15. Tickets available by phone at 360 887-7260 or at the door. All ages welcome, doors open at 6:45. the Old Liberty Theater is at 115 North Main Avenue in Ridgefield.]]>
Come support these students this Friday, August 22, at a multifamily yard sale/car wash/bake sale in the Church of the Nazarene parking lots, 747 Pioneer Street. Please do not enter the church.
The yard sale and bake sale are from 9 to 5, and the car wash from 10 to 3. Get your car washed, grab a goody and browse the sale.
Some items for sale include:
Black futon bunk bed with top mattress
Custom made sewing table with six drawers. When not in use the machine is hidden.
Like new, 2-in-1 stroller/baby carrier
Oak kitchen table
Two outdoor tables with 4 chairs. One table has a marble top.
This educational tour is not affiliated with View Ridge Middle School or the Church of the Nazarene, but with Worldstride. For more information about the Worldstride program, click here.]]>