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  • First Saturday: Make a Difference Day
    9:00 am-2:00 pm
    11/06/2021

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Kick off our second Make A Difference Month on Saturday, November 6th with a Community Service Day!

    This November, find us at Abrams Park for a community-focused First Saturday! There will be multiple volunteering projects to participate in and we will serve lunch to volunteers in Bennett Hall from Noon-1PM. All vendors will be located at Abrams Park.

    For this event, we would especially love to see non-profit organizations as vendors! If you haven’t been to a First Saturday event before, we would love to have you! As a reminder, non-profits do not have to pay to be a vendor. Click here to complete the vendor application and reserve your spot!

    VOLUNTEER EVENTS

    You are invited to participate in any of these volunteer projects! Check in at Bennett Hall at Abrams Park to sign waivers and get directions. Save time by completing Volunteer Registration before you arrive! After you are finished, come back to a heated Bennett Hall for a free volunteers pizza lunch from 12PM-1PM. Please dress for the weather and bring work gloves.

    • 9AM-12PM Abrams Park Nature Play Area: Join us for Phase 2 of building the Abrams Park Nature Play Area on Saturday, November 6th from 9AM-12PM. Volunteers ages 7+ are invited to join in and help continue the build of this new play area.
    • 9AM-12PM Abrams Park General Projects: Help out with various projects around Abrams Park.
    • 10AM-12PM Ridgefield Main Street: Help Ridgefield Main Street beautify Downtown Ridgefield by re-planting their flower pots OR by helping with Downtown Clean-Up. Main Street Volunteers can gather at the Pioneer Street Game Park (in between Pioneer Street Cafe and Fin & Feather)

    H.U.G.S. DRIVE FOR RIDGEFIELD FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

    H.U.G.S. stands for Hats, Underwear, Gloves, and Socks! This Make A Difference Month support the Ridgefield Family Resource Center with donations of these essential items. Donation bins will be available in all city offices October 29th through November 12th during business hours, as well as at the First Saturday event at Abrams Park on Saturday, November 6.

    KIDS ACTIVITIES – 9AM-2PM

    • Card-Making Station: Craft your own thank you or encouragement card for a member of your community!
    • Ornament Making Station: Make a “Make A Difference Month” ornament for our tree in the Hometown Celebration Tree Decorating Contest!
    • Orienteering: Practice the sport of navigation in Abrams Park! Check out the orienteering map and learn how to use a compass and map to navigate while learning about Ridgefield organizations.

    Columbia Play Project Returns! Bring the kids to join Columbia Play Project’s coloring activity for the young and young-at-heart and learn how this community organization is bringing exploratory play spaces in Clark County. Learn more about the Columbia Play Project on their website.

    START YOUR MAKE A DIFFERENCE MONTH CHALLENGE

    The Make A Difference Month Challenge returns for a second year! Complete weekly challenges that benefit our community throughout the month of November and track your progress. If you complete each weekly challenge you will receive an “I Made A Difference” certificate with thank you card from Mayor Stose.

    VENDOR MARKET – 9am-2pm

    First Saturday vendors as well as additional local non-profit organizations will be at Abrams Park from 9AM-2PM.

    Scheduled Vendors: 4 Guys Homemade Gifts, Alpenrose, Catholic Community Services, Clark County Historical Museum, Columbia Play Project, Compassion 360, Friends of Clark County, Harvest of Peace Microgreens, HS Taekwondo, Ink & Stitches, Jeanne Saxton, Keebler Coffee Roasters, Glenice Falter, Ohana Soft Play, Pig Feathers Farm and Gift, PNW Suds Soapery, Purpose Stones, RAM and Co., Ridgefield American Legion Post 44, Ridgefield Community Gleaners Association, US Army Vancouver Recruiting, Vancouver Chinese Association, Villages Clark County, Yoonique Tea.

    Visit the Make A Difference Month webpage for more information on Make A Difference Month!


    Looking for vendor information? Visit our First Saturdays Vendor page.

  • Volunteer: Nature Play Area Abrams Park Phase 3
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    11/06/2021

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Lend a helping hand in constructing a new Nature Play Area at Abrams Park! Volunteers age 7 and up are welcome to come from 9AM to Noon to work on placing logs and other items for the third building phase of this new play area. Water will be provided.

    If you have them, please bring gloves, hand tools such as shovels, and a wheel barrow – if you don’t have those available come with just your helping hands!

    To Volunteer: Visit our Volunteer page to complete one-time Volunteer Registration and Waiver then RSVP for the event! Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian signature on registration. Volunteer registration only needs to be completed once. 

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  • Ridgefield Main Street Monthly Community Meeting
    8:30 am-9:30 am
    11/11/2021

    510 Pioneer St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    510 Pioneer St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Community meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. 8:30 am in the Columbia Assembly Room at the RACC.

    All are welcome!

    Check the Ridgefield Main Street Website for updates.

  • Veterans Day Memorial
    10:00 am-10:30 am
    11/11/2021

    113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    American Legion Post 44, City of Ridgefield, Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue, Battleground Jr. Air Force ROTC, RHS Choir, First responders, will offer a CELEBRATION for all Veterans, their families and their supporters from 10:00 to 10:30. We welcome the entire community to experience this heart warming event. Experience a patriotic uplifting program with songs and rifle salute. Tents will be provided.
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  • Bloodworks Northwest Pop Up Donor Center
    2:00 pm-6:00 pm
    11/18/2021

    3101 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    3101 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    “Someone Else Will Donate Blood” – BE THE SOMEONE
    Just 10% of people eligible to donate blood do so on a regular basis. LET’S CHANGE THAT.

    Pop-Up Donor Center @ Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex
    November 18th, 2PM-6PM
    November 19th 9AM-4PM
    Click here to Schedule Your Appointment

    Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare. Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe action to support local hospitals and patients. Pop-Up Donor Centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

    • Emergency Demand Puts Additional Pressure on Fragile Blood Reserves – Inventory May Not Be Replenished for Several Weeks. Supporting multiple patients with catastrophic hemorrhages is further depleting an already tenuous blood supply. One teenager brought in recently to a Northwest hospital with a gunshot wound required 70 units of blood.
    • Donating blood is a simple act that can mean so much to those in need. That “someone” could be a loved one or friend. Local blood supplies are dipping due to high patient demand. Don’t wait until a person close to you needs blood, act now by booking your appointment to donate.
    • Together we give. Together we live. It’s a chain reaction, this thing that happens when you give blood. It connects us, just like music. We are bound by blood.
    • It only takes a little over an hour to give blood. From your screening to the donation chair, it’s super easy. We may not always think about how important it is to donate, but the need for patients is always there.

    Appointments and masks are required at all Bloodworks donation sites and no guests under the age of 16 are permitted onsite. Same-day appointments available at most locations. There is no deferral from donating if you receive the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Novavax, or AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. For more information, please visit bloodworksnw.org/coronavirus.

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  • Bloodworks Northwest Pop Up Donor Center
    9:00 am-4:00 pm
    11/19/2021

    3101 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    3101 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    “Someone Else Will Donate Blood” – BE THE SOMEONE
    Just 10% of people eligible to donate blood do so on a regular basis. LET’S CHANGE THAT.

    Pop-Up Donor Center @ Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex
    November 18th, 2PM-6PM
    November 19th 9AM-4PM
    Click here to Schedule Your Appointment

    Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare. Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe action to support local hospitals and patients. Pop-Up Donor Centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

    • Emergency Demand Puts Additional Pressure on Fragile Blood Reserves – Inventory May Not Be Replenished for Several Weeks. Supporting multiple patients with catastrophic hemorrhages is further depleting an already tenuous blood supply. One teenager brought in recently to a Northwest hospital with a gunshot wound required 70 units of blood.
    • Donating blood is a simple act that can mean so much to those in need. That “someone” could be a loved one or friend. Local blood supplies are dipping due to high patient demand. Don’t wait until a person close to you needs blood, act now by booking your appointment to donate.
    • Together we give. Together we live. It’s a chain reaction, this thing that happens when you give blood. It connects us, just like music. We are bound by blood.
    • It only takes a little over an hour to give blood. From your screening to the donation chair, it’s super easy. We may not always think about how important it is to donate, but the need for patients is always there.

    Appointments and masks are required at all Bloodworks donation sites and no guests under the age of 16 are permitted onsite. Same-day appointments available at most locations. There is no deferral from donating if you receive the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Novavax, or AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. For more information, please visit bloodworksnw.org/coronavirus.

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  • Turkey Trot 5K & 10K Run/Walk
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    11/25/2021

    330 N 5th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    330 N 5th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Click Register Now to sign up to join us for our fifth annual Turkey Trot.

    Thanksgiving Day is a day for family, friends, and a chance to stop and be grateful for all that we have. This event allows our community to come together and do just that. It is the perfect way to start the day and work up an appetite for all that turkey and pie! And the best part is that all proceeds for this event equally benefit the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation and the Ridgefield Family Resource Center.

    The race, held on Thursday, Nov. 25th, begins at 9:00 am and includes a 5K and 10K Walk/Run, both of which start and end at Union Ridge Elementary School in downtown Ridgefield. This is a fun run/walk so there will not be a formal timer.

    Race packet pick up and in-person registration will be on Wednesday, Nov. 24th, from 4 to 6 pm and race day from 8 to 9 am in the Union Ridge Elementary School Gym. We will have a limited number of extra T-shirts available for in-person registration.

    At race packet pick up, please bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Ridgefield Family Resource Center. Each item will earn you a ticket that could be worth $100 in local restaurant gift cards.

    To guarantee yourself a race T-shirt, participants must register by midnight on November 11th.

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