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  • 06
    November 6, 2021

    Volunteer: Nature Play Area Abrams Park Phase 3

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Abrams Park
    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. 

  • 06
    November 6, 2021

    First Saturday: Make a Difference Day

    9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Abrams Park
    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!


    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. 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.


    • 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.


    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.

  • 10
    November 10, 2021

    Recycling Done Right Webinar

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Learn how to be an expert recycler. Understand why only certain items can go into your Big Blue recycle cart and Binny the glass bin. When in doubt, throw it out.

    Zoom link will be emailed after workshop registration is complete. Register to attend this workshop here: https://clarkcountycomposts.org/classes-and-workshops/workshop-registration

    This event is hosted by the Clark County Master Composter/Recycler Program

  • 11
    November 11, 2021

    Ridgefield Main Street Monthly Community Meeting

    8:30 am-9:30 am
    Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center (RACC)
    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.

  • 11
    November 11, 2021

    Veterans Day Memorial

    10:00 am-10:30 am
    Overlook Park
    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.