Ridgefield

Meaningful Movies: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” which tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon. During World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Holly Yasui, filmmaker and daughter of Minoru Yasui, will be at the Old Liberty in person for the post film discussion.

Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase from Seasons Café in the lobby. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the group’s Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com.

Meaningful Movies: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” which tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon. During World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Holly Yasui, filmmaker and daughter of Minoru Yasui, will be at the Old Liberty in person for the post film discussion.

Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase from Seasons Café in the lobby. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the group’s Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com. In the meantime, you can see a trailer for the film below:

Never Give Up! – Trailer from Minoru Yasui Film on Vimeo.

Laughing on Last Saturday

Did you know that the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield hosts a stand-up comedy series on the last Saturday of every month? It’s called “Laughing on Last Saturday,” and you can find the region’s funniest talent on stage at 7:30 p.m. The next evening of comedy is happening on Saturday, Sept. 30—this month featuring headliner Todd Armstrong.

Laughing on Last Saturday is a partnership with Stage Left Entertainment, the brainchild of comedians Don Frost and Lonnie Bruhn. Each month, they’ll host and feature local, established and credited headlining comedians. Armstrong has been deemed “Portland’s Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central, has been featured on Portlandia, and has worked alongside many well-known comedians, including Amy Schumer (!) and Bill Burr. To learn more about Armstrong, visit www.armtoddstrong.com.

Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door while supplies last, or in advance by calling 360-887-7260. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. A word to parents: comedy shows may contain adult content, so it’s best to leave the kids and teens at home. To find out more about upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Command and Control,” from the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc. “Command and Control” tells the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night. Command and Control reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States—a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the groups Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com.

Oktoberfest in Ridgefield

It’s September, and that means it’s time for…Oktoberfest! Ridgefield’s Overlook Park will be brimming with beer and preztels, sausage and kraut, schnitzel and strudel…and more beer!…from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. This is a free, family-friendly event with German-style food, live music, and carnival games.

Don’t miss the Wiener Dog Races at 5 p.m., or the free movie in the park at 6 p.m. The kids can play carnival games all day for $5, and entry into the Bier Garten is $10 and that includes the first full pour. There’s also a $20 VIP package that includes a mug, the first pour, “Royal Throne” access, and other perks. Featured breweries include Fortside, Backwoods, Barrel Mountain, and Everybody’s Brewing.

The best thing is—well, besides all the beer, food, and fun—that proceeds from this event benefit go straight back into the community, benefiting the library building fund, arts programs at Ridgefield High School, and into the businesses of Ridgefield’s Main Street Association so that they can continue to host the extremely popular First Saturday events in downtown Ridgefield.

Oktoberfest in Ridgefield

It’s September, and that means it’s time for…Oktoberfest! Ridgefield’s Overlook Park will be brimming with beer and preztels, sausage and kraut, schnitzel and strudel…and more beer!…from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. This is a free, family-friendly event with German-style food, live music, and carnival games.

Don’t miss the Wiener Dog Races at 5 p.m., or the free movie in the park at 6 p.m. The kids can play carnival games all day for $5, and entry into the Bier Garten is $10 and that includes the first full pour. There’s also a $20 VIP package that includes a mug, the first pour, “Royal Throne” access, and other perks. Featured breweries include Fortside, Backwoods, Barrel Mountain, and Everybody’s Brewing.

The best thing is—well, besides all the beer, food, and fun—that proceeds from this event benefit go straight back into the community, benefiting the library building fund, arts programs at Ridgefield High School, and into the businesses of Ridgefield’s Main Street Association so that they can continue to host the extremely popular First Saturday events in downtown Ridgefield.

Fourth of July in Ridgefield: Fun Run, Parade & Fireworks!

Ridgefield is a small town with a big heart, renowned for its charming Fourth of July celebration that captures the town’s all-American spirit. There will be something for everyone: free outdoor entertainment, a fun run, contests and games, food and beverages, including a pancake breakfast and a salmon barbecue, arts and crafts, a pet-and-kid parade, street dancing, entertainment by Tony Starlight, a pie eating contest, and—the pièce de résistance—a giant Independence Day parade. Funding for this community event is raised through private and business donations, vendor fees, and other application fees—not to mention the unsung but deeply appreciated efforts of many, many volunteers. Around 5,000 people are expected to attend this year. And yes, there will be fireworks! For complete details, visit www.ridgefield4th.com.

The Independence Run follows an out-and-back course on rolling rural roads, starting and finishing in downtown Ridgefield. Walkers are welcome, too! Race-day registration opens at 7 a.m., the Kids’ Dash begins at 7:30 a.m., and the 5K and 10K adults races start at 8 a.m. The advance registration fee for the 5K is $30 with a t-shirt or $20 without; the registration fee for the 10K is $40 with a t-shirt or $30 without. To register online, click here. All fees are $5 more on the day of the run. For more information, visit http://www.runridgefield.com/july4th.html.

The Fourth of July also marks the Old Liberty Theater‘s 20th anniversary. The theater—as well as Seasons Café in the lobby—opened for business on July 4, 1997. To celebrate two decades as a family owned and operated small business, Seasons Café is serving a very patriotic (and delicious) dish from 8 a.m. to noon: Belgian-style waffles with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and homemade whipped cream! The Old Liberty will be serving up waffles on weekend mornings from here on out—but you can be one of the first to try them!

Red White & Blue: First Saturday in Ridgefield

You can also pick up some fresh produce or get your kids involved in crafts at the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market, get blown away by exploding science experiments at the Ridgefield Community Library (don’t worry, they’re SUPPOSED to explode!), enjoy root beer floats, enter a gunny sack race, and cool off with a misting tower. The Ridgefield Art Association will also be on hand with children’s art projects. Drop by Seasons Café at the Old Liberty Theater any time from 8 a.m. to noon for Red, White, and Blue Waffles: Belgian waffles with strawberries, blueberries, and homemade whipped cream.

And of course you can also enjoy the summer weather by walking through downtown and visiting the shops, biking along the waterfront, hiking a trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, or playing in one of the four downtown Ridgefield parks. For more information about this and other First Saturday events, visit http://ridgefieldwa.us/things-to-do/community-events/first-saturdays/.

Fourth of July in Ridgefield

Ridgefield is a small town with a big heart, renowned for its charming Fourth of July celebration that captures the town’s all-American spirit. There will be something for everyone: free outdoor entertainment, a fun run, contests and games, food and beverages, including a pancake breakfast and a salmon barbecue, arts and crafts, a pet-and-kid parade, street dancing, entertainment by Tony Starlight, a pie eating contest, and—the pièce de résistance—a giant Independence Day parade. Funding for this community event is raised through private and business donations, vendor fees, and other application fees—not to mention the unsung but deeply appreciated efforts of many, many volunteers. Around 5,000 people are expected to attend this year. And yes, there will be fireworks! For complete details, visit www.ridgefield4th.com.

The Independence Run follows an out-and-back course on rolling rural roads, starting and finishing in downtown Ridgefield. Walkers are welcome, too! Race-day registration opens at 7 a.m., the Kids’ Dash begins at 7:30 a.m., and the 5K and 10K adults races start at 8 a.m. The advance registration fee for the 5K is $30 with a t-shirt or $20 without; the registration fee for the 10K is $40 with a t-shirt or $30 without. To register online, click here. All fees are $5 more on the day of the run. For more information, visit http://www.runridgefield.com/july4th.html.

The Fourth of July also marks the Old Liberty Theater‘s 20th anniversary. The theater—as well as Seasons Café in the lobby—opened for business on July 4, 1997. To celebrate two decades as a family owned and operated small business, Seasons Café is serving a very patriotic (and delicious) dish from 8 a.m. to noon: Belgian-style waffles with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and homemade whipped cream! The Old Liberty will be serving up waffles on weekend mornings from here on out—but you can be one of the first to try them!

Red, White & Blue: First Saturday in Ridgefield

Ridgefield’s First Saturday in July will get you in the patriotic spirit. Come to Ridgefield from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, for “Red, White & Blue Historical Fun.” Gain a new understanding of old Ridgefield on this day full of play and discovery. Enjoy in a red, white, and blue costume contest, play some games, savor cool treats for kids and grown-ups, go on a heritage-based scavenger hunt, meet the town elders, visit the wine and beer garden, and tap your toes to live music.

You can also pick up some fresh produce or get your kids involved in crafts at the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market, get blown away by exploding science experiments at the Ridgefield Community Library (don’t worry, they’re SUPPOSED to explode!), enjoy root beer floats, enter a gunny sack race, and cool off with a misting tower. The Ridgefield Art Association will also be on hand with children’s art projects. Drop by Seasons Café at the Old Liberty Theater any time from 8 a.m. to noon for Red, White, and Blue Waffles: Belgian waffles with strawberries, blueberries, and homemade whipped cream.

And of course you can also enjoy the summer weather by walking through downtown and visiting the shops, biking along the waterfront, hiking a trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, or playing in one of the four downtown Ridgefield parks. For more information about this and other First Saturday events, visit http://ridgefieldwa.us/things-to-do/community-events/first-saturdays/.

Laughing on Last Saturday: Stand-Up Comedy at the Old Liberty Theater

Did you know that the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield hosts a stand-up comedy series on the last Saturday of every month? It’s called “Laughing on Last Saturday,” and you can find the region’s funniest talent on stage at 7:30 p.m. The next evening of comedy is happening on Saturday, April 29, featuring headliner David Crowe.

Laughing on Last Saturday is a partnership with Stage Left Entertainment, the brainchild of comedians Don Frost and Lonnie Bruhn. Each month, they’ll host and feature local, established and credited headlining comedians. This month’s headliner is a 20 year veteran of the comedy stage. After winning both the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competitions, then performing for POTUS—yup, the President of the whole United States!—the same year, his career took off and has never stopped. On stage, Crowe is armed with a panoply of facial expressions, a host of accents, and a captivating geeky charisma. He’s been featured on Showtime with his own One Hour Comedy Special, “Crooked Finger,” along with numerous appearances on Comedy Central, Bob&Tom Radio, SiriusXM, and Pandora. To learn more, visit www.davidcrowe.com.

Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door while supplies last, or in advance by calling 360-887-7260. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine.

Art Alive! Youth Art Month Kick-Off Concert

March is the third annual Youth Arts Month in Ridgefield, a collaborative partnership among the Ridgefield School District, Ridgefield Art Association, Ridgefield Community Library, Dance Fusion Northwest, the City of Ridgefield, and other local businesses. The purpose is to showcase the amazing talents in the local community as well as to provide opportunities for young people to discover their creative powers through the literary, visual, and performing arts.

Ridgefield Community Education will offer free arts and craft classes ranging from watercolor painting to ceramics to block carving, printmaking, and more. There are also several events planned where kids can express themselves creatively and learn to appreciate different art forms, such as dance, photography, and storytelling. All month long, there will be musical concerts, plays, and art exhibits around town. Through these events and activities, kids may not only discover a new talent or passion—but the community also gains an awareness of the importance of the arts.

The month-long celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, with a concert at the Old Liberty Theater at 7 p.m. Immediately before the show, from 6 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to enjoy a reception at Sportman’s Steakhouse and Saloon, right next door to the theater on 121 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, including a complete schedule of Ridgefield Youth Arts Month events, visit http://www.ridgefieldsd.org/youth-arts-month–2.

Art Alive! Youth Arts Month in Ridgefield

content_1474990679-RYAM-LogoMarch is the third annual Youth Arts Month in Ridgefield, a collaborative partnership among the Ridgefield School District, Ridgefield Art Association, Ridgefield Community Library, Dance Fusion Northwest, the City of Ridgefield, and other local businesses. The purpose is to showcase the amazing talents in the local community as well as to provide opportunities for young people to discover their creative powers through the literary, visual, and performing arts.

Ridgefield Community Education will offer free arts and craft classes ranging from watercolor painting to ceramics to block carving, printmaking, and more. There are also several events planned where kids can express themselves creatively and learn to appreciate different art forms, such as dance, photography, and storytelling. All month long, there will be musical concerts, plays, and art exhibits around town. Through these events and activities, kids may not only discover a new talent or passion—but the community also gains an awareness of the importance of the arts.

The month-long celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, with a concert at the Old Liberty Theater at 7 p.m. Immediately before the show, from 6 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to enjoy a reception at Sportman’s Steakhouse and Saloon, right next door to the theater on 121 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, including a complete schedule of Ridgefield Youth Arts Month events, visit http://www.ridgefieldsd.org/youth-arts-month–2.

Get Wild in the City

National wildlife refuges are community assets offering recreational and learning opportunities for everyone, no matter what age. You’ve probably already been to at least one of our local wildlife refuges—Ridgefield, Steigerwald Lake, Franz Lake, and Pierce—but there’s still so much more to explore and discover. You can find out everything you ever wanted to know about these local, wild gems by attending a drop-in National Wildlife Refuge Open House at the Cascade Park Library from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, with short presentations at noon and 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Community Room; the library is located in East Vancouver at 600 N.E. 136th Ave., adjacent to Firstenburg Community Center.

Just a short drive north or east of Vancouver, these public lands offer accessible trails, unique wildlife observation opportunities, ways to learn about and experience regional Native American culture, and fun, easy ways to volunteer and make a difference in your community. At the open house, refuge staff and volunteers will give information about local wildlife, recreational opportunities, conservation projects, habitat restoration, environmental and cultural projects, and how to get involved. There will be hands-on activities for all ages and refreshments provided. Bring (or become!) a kid and color a reusable bird-print bag, then get your picture taken in a bird costume.

This event is sponsored by the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex and its partners, the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards.

Arts and Culture Tour

La Center and Ridgefield invite you to undertake an Arts and Culture Tour this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Area writers and artists will display and sell their works at multiple historical venues in both towns. The venues will provide historical and cultural information and the writers and artists will give out small items. The self-guided tour begins at Summit Grove Lodge in Ridgefield, where visitors will be given a souvenir bag, map and tour card and door prizes.

The Arts and Culture Tour is absolutely free and all ages are welcome. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family to meet local artists and writers and to learn about local history. In addition to Summit Grove Lodge, venues include the La Center Museum, The Trellis Gift Shop, and the 4th St. Bar and Grill. The event is hosted by Entrepreneurial Women Writers and Artists, a group that provides practical knowledge and services for women writers and artists through workshops, materials, and participating in selling events. To learn more, visit http://www.e-w-w-a.com/. Summit Grove Lodge is located at 30810 S.E. Timmen Rd. in Ridgefield.

Arts & Culture Tour

La Center and Ridgefield invite you to undertake an Arts and Culture Tour this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Area writers and artists will display and sell their works at multiple historical venues in both towns. The venues will provide historical and cultural information and the writers and artists will give out small items. The self-guided tour begins at Summit Grove Lodge in Ridgefield, where visitors will be given a souvenir bag, map and tour card and door prizes.

The Arts and Culture Tour is absolutely free and all ages are welcome. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family to meet local artists and writers and to learn about local history. In addition to Summit Grove Lodge, venues include the La Center Museum, The Trellis Gift Shop, and the 4th St. Bar and Grill. The event is hosted by Entrepreneurial Women Writers and Artists, a group that provides practical knowledge and services for women writers and artists through workshops, materials, and participating in selling events. To learn more, visit http://www.e-w-w-a.com/. Summit Grove Lodge is located at 30810 S.E. Timmen Rd. in Ridgefield.

Above image: “Day Three,” a porcelain bowl by participating artist Jane S. Poole, past president of the Battle Ground Art Alliance and member of Cedar Creek Writers.

Stand-Up Comedy at the Old Liberty Theatre

The Old Liberty’s next stand-up comedy night is Saturday, Jan. 28, hosted by Don Frost with special guest Lonnie Bruhn and featuring other local and regional comedians. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so you can grab snacks, wine, and beer from Seasons Cafe in the lobby, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, available at the door on the night of the performance or by calling 360-887-7260. For more information about upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theatre is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield.

Stand-Up Comedy at the Old Liberty

Although 2016 wasn’t a very funny year in any literal sense, in terms of material for stand-up comedy, it was—and continues to be, perhaps unfortunately—a goldmine. What is definitely fortunate is that the North Bank has a bevy of local comedians who are ready to get up on stage and make you laugh, even while real life may make you want to cry a little. There’s the monthly Comedy On Tap at the Kiggins Theater, and now there’s a stand-up comedy series at the Old Liberty Theatre in downtown Ridgefield.

The Old Liberty’s next stand-up comedy night is Saturday, Jan. 28, hosted by Don Frost with special guest Lonnie Bruhn and featuring other local and regional comedians. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so you can grab snacks, wine, or beer from Seasons Cafe in the lobby, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, available at the door on the night of the performance or by calling 360-887-7260. For more information about upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theatre is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield.

First Saturday in Ridgefield: Health & Fitness Festival

Ridgefield’s first First Saturday of 2017 will help you get started on some of your New Year’s resolutions with a Health & Fitness Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. This community event, which will be held at the warm and cozy Ridgefield Community Center, will feature more than 25 health and wellness vendors with offerings ranging from YMCA and Red Cross to yoga, massage, kayaking, horticulture therapy, and financial health. You can also pick up some fresh produce at the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market and browse original artworks by members of the Ridgefield Art Association.

The festival will spotlight free activities with exercise and fitness professionals who will get your whole family moving. There’s a fun run in Overlook Park, free body scans, stretching, the plank challenge, drum circle, and Zumba. Outside the community center, you can find the Pink Lemonade Project vehicle and food vendors. Free t-shirts will be given to the first arrivals, and there will be prize drawings for everyone! For the day’s complete schedule, click here.

And of course you can also get some exercise by walking through downtown and visiting the shops, biking along the waterfront, hiking a trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, or playing in one of the four downtown Ridgefield parks. The Ridgefield Community Center is located at 210 North Main St. in downtown Ridgefield. The event’s sponsors are the Vancouver Clinic and Tailored Fitness.

Get Fit in Ridgefield

Ridgefield’s first First Saturday of 2017 will help you get started on some of your New Year’s resolutions with a Health & Fitness Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. This community event, which will be held at the warm and cozy Ridgefield Community Center, will feature more than 25 health and wellness vendors with offerings ranging from YMCA and Red Cross to yoga, massage, kayaking, horticulture therapy, and financial health. You can also pick up some fresh produce at the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market and browse original artworks by members of the Ridgefield Art Association.

The festival will spotlight free activities with exercise and fitness professionals who will get your whole family moving. There’s a fun run in Overlook Park, free body scans, stretching, the plank challenge, drum circle, and Zumba. Outside the community center, you can find the Pink Lemonade Project vehicle and food vendors. Free t-shirts will be given to the first arrivals, and there will be prize drawings for everyone! For the day’s complete schedule, click here.

And of course you can also get some exercise by walking through downtown and visiting the shops, biking along the waterfront, hiking a trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, or playing in one of the four downtown Ridgefield parks. The Ridgefield Community Center is located at 210 North Main St. in downtown Ridgefield. The event’s sponsors are the Vancouver Clinic and Tailored Fitness.