Everyone hopes for pleasant weather this weekend for the Garage Sales, but “The Sales” will go on, rain or shine. The Women’s Club Sale at Pioneer Hall promises a fine selection and I’m adding addresses daily to the Sale Map. Call me to add yours, and I’ll cruise the alleys before printing them. Copies will be on the Café, Library and Pioneer Hall porches. Don’t forget that the VFW will serve hot dogs with all the trimmings both days at Community Hall.
During this time of “spring cleaning” and taxes, some may have a mountain of document shredding to deal with. I’ve discovered that OfficeMax stores (there’s one in Longview) offer a service with CINTAS. For 79¢ per pound, OfficeMax weighs your papers and places them in a secure container while you watch. The CINTAS Document Service is the only one with access. (The OfficeMax and/or CINTAS websites have details.) Other shredding services such as DMA in Longview offer personal shredding by appointment. It would be great if a shredding service could or would come out here once or twice a year. Maybe a Fire Dept. or Firewise project?
Meanwhile, the AARP “55-Alive” safe driving course will be held next Thursday, May 2, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Community Hall. Bring a bag lunch if desired. Myron Nelson of the Castle Rock Senior Center says this will be his last trip to Ryderwood to teach these classes, so it may not be as convenient in the future. I haven’t checked recently, but I’m pretty sure you can also take the course online at the AARP website.
Other things going on this weekend include Acoustic Saturday Night at the Café (7 p.m.) on, you guessed it, Saturday night; followed by Ice Cream Social and Card Bingo starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday in Community Hall.