Okay. You’ve got my attention. This better be good. I do not have time for frivolity because, as you can see, I am quite busy. My glasses say it all.
If you’re into making:
costumes, set designs, small home décor projects, totes, handbags, or crafty projects, don’t miss this fundraiser!
A community member who helped close a Hanover Fabric store donated multiple bins of mostly home décor fabric. Some with multiple yardages. Most are one yard or less. VERY reasonable prices!
When? Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Friends of the Ridgefield Library can see the fabric and buy EARLY—Friday, Feb. 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm!)
Where? The Ridgefield Community Center (small room)
Questions? Contact Lorna at email@example.com or 360-953-3921.
We’ve tried to make shopping as easy as possible for you.
Those of us who know about the world of fabric sorted, consulted, and assessed the fabric. Plus, we tossed around ideas about how to avoid the plague this year.
We lined up some of our best, most dedicated volunteers.
We measured, priced, and labeled every piece of fab—whoa! Wait just a minute! Iix nay on the Ihemicals cay! We know nothing about the chemical composition of the fabrics. Do we look like microscale metamaterials physicists? I rest my case! What was my case, anyway?
Now, all that’s left is for you sewers (um, er, people who sew), crafters, and costume or set designers to come down to the Ridgefield Community Center on Saturday, February 9 between 10 am and 2 pm. You can enter for free, but please don’t leave empty-handed!
Wow wee, Miss! Golly, this’ll make a fine Sunday bonnet for my ‘lil girl. I gotta have it, Miss. Even if it takes every doggone cent I got! Ya see, Miss, I got me plenty of time at sea with nothin’ ta do but ta get me perty good at the ole needle and thread. I made Stewart here his headband: yes, I did!
This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library. All proceeds go to support current and future programs and to help build our new library.
Friends don’t keep any money for themselves. Honest. There won’t be any pulling of tricks from our sleeves; we are clearly a sleeveless kind of group!
As always, thank you for supporting YOUR public library!
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Tagged Arts and crafts, bags totes purses, drama sets, fabric sale, free admission, great prices, home decor fabric, pillows curtains, Ridgefield Community Center, upholestry
Don’t know about you, but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve been this flexible. But … we’ve been waiting a LONG time to get the official word about our new library’s home, too. So, let’s shimmy, shake, and swing in celebration! And turn up your heating pad to the “Yup, I acted like a young-un’ again” setting.
You’ve probably heard the unofficial word that the Ridgefield Community Center is going to be converted into our new, bigger, modern Ridgefield Community Library.
Yup! Even I’ve heard that rumor.
Well, it’s not a rumor anymore! It’s official.
The Memorandum of Understanding among the Ridgefield Community Center, the FVRL Foundation and the Trustees of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is signed, which allows the planning for the new Ridgefield Library to proceed.
This means we can get serious about building the library because we have a site.
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.
The thermometer on the sign outside the library has changed to reflect that the generous donation of the building qualifies for the matching grant through the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. The building’s appraised value will be matched!
Woohoo! Yippee! Hurrah! Whoop whoop! Huzza! Yahoo! [Insert your preferred exclamation of joyful excitement.]
We gratefully thank the Ridgefield Community Center Association. And a big thanks to each and every one of you who have supported us and will continue to help us as we raise the much-needed funds to complete this valuable project for YOUR community!
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Tagged New Library Site, Ridgefield Community Center, Thank You, We appreciate you, Your community
Gee, they look as if they are having fun, but we weren’t thinking of that kind of painter.
Have you ever wondered if you could paint something beautiful?
No, not paint a house, fence, or your face, but put paint a picture on paper and have it look like something:
worthy of sharing with family and friends
Well, here is your chance!
On Saturday, November 17, from 9-11 am AND Monday, December 3, from 9-11 am, Ridgefield’s renowned artist, Kathy Winters, will expertly guide you in creating your very own Christmas cards in watercolor, ready for personalizing, signing and sending.
No experience in painting is necessary, and all materials will be provided. She will hold the workshop in her downtown Ridgefield studio.
The size of this workshop is limited, so CALL Kathy NOW to register (360-887-2160). She can answer any questions you may have as well.
The fee for the class is $45 ($40 if you’re a member of the Friends of Ridgefield Library).
You could sign up for both! $80 ($75 for FOL members). All proceeds benefit the Library Building Fund and current library programs.
Give it a try! This may be the beginning of something really wonderful!
I don’t know. Clearly, it’s fabulous. And my friends and family will be so hoppy that I’m finally doing something constructive with my nervous energy. But it’s supposed to be carrots. lots and lots of carrots. I don’t even get hungry when I look at it …
As always, thank you to everyone who supports the library by attending these FUNdraising programs!
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Tagged Discount for members, Holiday cards, Hurry, Kathy Winters, painting workshop, watercolor, your inner artist
Is it possible to have too many books? The Friends Fall Used Book Sale is just around the corner, so it’s a timely question. Let’s ask some passersby …
I can’t say much ’bout too many books. But I sure as shootin’ are haulin’ too many buffalo chips. Ain’t nobody toll me pioneerin’ were gonna be so dang smelly!
We both love books and more books. A novelette by Daphne du Maurier entitled “The Birds” is a particular favorite. We disagree, however, on a fondness for birds. I wonder why?
I don’t know about you, but that wasn’t very helpful. Let’s ask one more person. He’s John Q. Benham of Avoca, Indiana. His private collection of books numbers over 1.5 million. As they have filled up his house, most of them must be kept in his six-car garage, a two-story building, and piled under tarpaulin outdoors.
John may or may not be in this picture. If he’s not, I hope he’s heading over to Ridgefield for our used book sale next week!
So, People, it looks as if the majority of people we spoke with believe that you can’t have too many books.
It’s a good thing that the Friend’s Fall Used Book Sale is coming up soon! Here are the details:
Thursday (10/18) from 6 to 8 pm: Members-Only Appreciation Reception and Early Access to the sale. If you want to become a new member or are renewing your membership, fill out the membership form in advance or at the door. We’ll have delicious treats for you to savor while you browse the tables and shelves packed with books, two raffles for a free bag of books, and many great door prizes. The Reception is in the small room of the Community Center and the used book sale is in the large room.
Friday (10/19) from 11 am to 7 pm: The sale is open to members and the public. Anyone may still join the Friends! This year, we are having a “Marketplace” in the small room of the Community Center (where you will be paying for your purchases). You will find a variety of A+ gift items for that special “someone” for the holidays (or any day).
Saturday (10/20) from 11 am to 3: pm: Same as Friday, only the hours are shorter. There may be a special sale the last hour. You’ll have to come on down to find out!
As always, we appreciate everyone who comes along and buys “merch” that helps fund our current library and goes towards the building project for our new library.
We also are in need of helping hands to set up before, staff, and clean up after this major event. If you have even an hour or two and feel like making a difference in your community, please contact Jeanne at (360) 887-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love you to do some things with us!
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Tagged community center, fall event, Food, get involved, hand made gifts, membership drive, one dollar books, used book sale, Used books, Volunteers needed
What? Red? White? Glow? I can’t even figure out where I am and why I’m wearing this funny hat! I don’t even play the saxophone…
And if you walk, skip, march, saunter, jog, or simply go to the Ridgefield Community Library, you will find TWO gift baskets that the Friends of the Library are offering for their October silent auction. Bid on one basket or bid on both!
What’s inside these beautifully-wrapped baskets you should get for yourself or as a gift for someone you REALLY like?
They each have two bottles of wine, chocolate, a wine-related book (stories more than wine info), glasses, and a few additional goodies. One basket features red wine; the other features white wine. Each bottle comes from one of four of Ridgefield’s wineries.
Are you feeling glowy yet?
Remember, ALL proceeds of the auction will be used to support the Ridgefield Library Building Fund and other programs and services provided by the Ridgefield Community Library.
Cheers to everyone who supports the library! But hold the wine. Give me more of that chocolate in that basket!
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Tagged Chocolate, come to the library, food and drink, gift basket, Silent Auction, Wine
Ho hum. It’s not that that I’m sick or tired or bored. It’s just that everything seems so…I don’t know…BLAND lately.
If you need to put a little more zippity in your doodah, we’ve got just the thing for you.
Come on down to the library and bid on August’s Silent Auction item.
It’s an exciting Celebración basket full of fun and delicious items from around the Hispanic World including:
1 Gorgeous multicolored blanket from Mexico
1 Rainstick from Peru
1 “Celebración” cookbook with recipes celebrating Latino family life
1 New World Kitchen book by Norman Van Aken
1 Nuevos Sabores para ensaladas book published by William Sonoma
1 bottle of Organic extra virgin olive oil from Portugal
1 bottle of Tempranillo Reserve red wine from Spain
1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
1 bottle Tia Lupita hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Cholula chipotle hot sauce from Mexico
1 jar of Belinda’s Jalapeno sauce from Costa Rica
1 container of Crema Catalana (crème brulee) mix from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rose from Spain
1 bottle of Sangria rojo from Spain
1 Chipolte chili chocolate bar from World Market
This basket has a retail value of $150.00.
All items were donated by the Friends of Ridgefield Library.
I LOVE spicy stuff! Just look at me. But how does this silent auction thing work? I mean, I’m flexible and want to give it go, but I need details!
How does it work?
Every month, the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library host a Silent Auction to help raise money to support current library programs and the new library building fund.
We rely on the generous donations of our members or the public for the items which are usually valued anywhere from $25 to over $100 dollars. The auction lasts the entire month. You must come into the library to see the item, to place your bid on the bid sheet and to see if you’ve been outbid. The person with the highest bid at the end of the month wins the item and will be contacted at the end of the month.
Sure! Everyone is welcome to trot on down to the library. But pace yourselves because we’re still a little library until we expand into a BIGGER, BETTER library with YOUR help!
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Tagged gift basket, Hispanic food and drink, Silent Auction